On tonight’s program, we feature songs, both old and new, that were based on classical works. Following those songs, we continue with a pot pourri of songs from the past and the present. As usual, there will be announcements of French films currently playing, plus news of events interesting to French speakers and those interested in things French.
Recorded in March at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, the St. Paddy’s Day Hoot for Slim was curated by local musician and writer Jim Walsh, who’s been hosting the Mad Ripple Hootenanny for years. Last month he organized this special event for a man and local musician known as “everybody’s friend.”
Bob “Slim” Dunlap played with the Replacements and released two solo CDs, “Times Like This” and “Old New Me.” Earlier this year Slim suffered a stroke, and is currently recovering. Live from Minnesota presents the St. Paddy’s Day Hootenanny for Slim, with performances by Gini Dodds, Frank Randall, Katy Vernon, Jen Markey, Joe Fahey and Ben Glaros.