Featured artists include Esperanza Spalding, Allen Toussaint, appearing at the 11th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival
June 18-20, 2009; new releases from Jay Epstein, Corey Wilkes, Sean Jones, Hugh Masekela and Bobby Sanabria.
Rush Merchant III joins us in the studio talk about his new CD of poetry and music, Creation.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Aaron Brown about his book, Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range. He will be reading from the book Thursday, June 4 a 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in the HarMar Mall, in Roseville. and Friday, June 5, 1 p.m., at Common Good Books in St. Paul.