We were joined by Paul Riedner this morning, a veteran who found a way to connect his war experiences with music as a way of reintegrating to civilian life and who decided other veterans should have access to the arts to also find connections through expression. He wrote a grant—got it—and created an opportunity for veterans to have an expenses-paid, week-long arts retreat just outside of Red Wing. Veterans of all ages and wars are welcome to apply for the retreat. The application is very simple and is due by the end of business April 1st. Learn more here: http://www.redwingartsassociation.org/. Check out the playlist to see the music Paul brought us and what I played from new releases by Vernon Dixon, Vance Gilbert and—yes—Johnny Cash.