Angie Pykonen of KFAI’s In Your Ear was my guest this afternoon.
We gave away ticket to the Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women show coming up at Bunkers, Friday, August 27th.
Played a mini-tribute to drummer Richie Hayward, who passed on last week. He’s best known for his long history of work with Little Feat, but also played with many, many artists thru the years.
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Tonight we debuted the excellent new Blue King Brown double-CD “Worldwize Part 1: North & South”. Also brand new tonight: the very cool “Haffi Win” album from Ammoye + Rise Ashen. Rounding out the new music list were Eric Blowtorch, Nickodemus, Kris Naphtali, Lucy Woodward, The Soundheads, Uptown Rebel, and O. De Lanzac.
Our guest on this program is watercolorist Charlotte Laxen. Charlotte speaks of her first trip to France, which lead her to devote her life to her art. One summer, she was a teacher of painting at Giverney, in the gardens of the 19th century Impressionist, Claude Monet. She continues to paint and exhibit in galeries in Lake City and plans to exhibit in the Twin Cities. Watch for her! We play songs of Yves Duteil, her favorite French singer.
On Tuesday, August 17th, Antonia Felix joins us to talk about her newest biography, Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream. Antonia Felix is the author of many biographies of political and music figures, including Condolezza Rice, Wesley Clark, and Harry Connick, Jr.
We also talk with Jennifer Dodgson of the Loft and John O’Dell about the Loft’s upcoming Novel-Writing Conference, taking place November 5th through 7th and featuring Charles Baxter, C.J. Hribal, and many other award-winning novelists.