Update on the Minneapolis case of CeCe MacDonald an African-American transwoman who was assaulted by three white strangers, defended herself and now faces murder charges.

4/19 in a nutshell…
The runaway highlight of this week’s RSST has got to be yours truly making a complete monkey out of myself mis-remembering the night “Live from Studio 5” airs… and repeatedly! ‘5’ comes on Wednesday night before “In Your Ear”, NOT Thursday night before “Voice Cried Softly”! A little parallel timestream seepage while wide-awake dreaming, perhaps… anyway, skassengers were exposed to “Ska from Studio 5”, Mutant Frogs’ gift to Doug The Thug and his merry band of mischief-makers, holding forth as they do every Wednesday night 10:-mid. before Angie hits the airwaves. The GotchaSKAllipop was dubbed live on the Echo Chamber by d.j. babyswiss and slightly re-dubbed by Cozy here on RSST, and a Russian theme dominated the 4(+1)@4. Sherwood caught Lounge Disco Fever, and the “Ooh” actually premiered the “Ska from Studio 5” in custom bumper-timed edit form, henceforth known as “CBTE”. We needed more alphabet soup around here, anyway…

More music of Paco de Lucia, and more conversation with Susana di Palma about her latest flamenco theater work, Zorro.

We have Daniel Topete joining us for his debut, so we’re gonna see how there los angelenos get down!

Live from Minnesota presents…

The Cory Wong Quartet at the Artists’ Quarter

The Cory Wong Quartet performs at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul. The band features Cory Wong, Kevin Gastonguay, Andy Schuster and Zach Schmid. Songs in this segment include “Pougkeepsie,” “Flee” and “One/October Snow.”

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National Poetry Month Spectacular

Johnny Winter called in from someplace on the road on his way to Kansas City. We chatted with Johnny and his producer Paul Nelson. Their cellphone crapped out a few times, but we weaved our way thru the interview. Ah, the beauty of live radio.

Teague Alexy stopped into the studio with his new CD “This Dance” in hand. We played a couple tracks from it plus Teague performed a few tunes live in the studio.

I also played a couple tracks by Leon Helm, who passed away the next day. “Rain Down Tears” was from his 1977 release Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars, an album I play often on the show. Another track by Levon was “When I Go Away”, an especially moving piece from his Electric Dirt release of 2009.

Also, we played a track from Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, on which Levon played drums and bass.

Next week, we’ll have an interview with Charlie Parr.

If you want to check out the playlist, click the “more” link. You’ll also be able to listen to the show from there via the archives.

A review of recent world-class musician’s visits.