Played a bunch of music by the great Pinetop Perkins, who passed away yesterday at the age of 97.
New releases include Ha Ha Tonka, Hot Tuna, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Mason Porter, and Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis featuring Norah Jones.
We also had a phone interview with Paul Metsa. Paul, Angie and I are putting together a benefit show for Japanese Earthquake relief. It’ll be happing Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29 at Rudolph’s BBQ in Minneapolis.
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Tonight we debuted the release of the new Easy Star All-Stars First Light album (with an Easy Star set); celebrated Lee “Scratch” Perry’s birthday (3/21) with a Scratch set; and included a bunch more new music…
Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, is our guest on this program. Mr. Ritchie speaks on the importance of learning foreign languages and of visiting other countries to learn of their cultures and their view of the world.
He also speaks of the duties of the Secretary of State and of his experience in the position.
Tea Obreht calls in to talk about her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife. Tea Obreht was recently named one of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty.
Sarah Stonich joins us in the studio as well to talk about her newest book, Shelter, a memoir of place. Sarah Stonich is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novels These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus.