Given that International Women’s Day would be in a few days and KFAI would celebrate it with 24 hours of programming for the 25th time (!!!) we heard from Cibo Matto’s fabulous “Viva La Woman” to kick off the show. The next two hours were a romp in new local music (Bernie King, The Fattenin’ Frogs) really cool singin’ (Sally Seltmann, Manhattan Transfer), and hot swingin’ (Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake). Hope you had fun!
We heard new music this morning from Sally Seltmann, The Autumn Defense, Angelique Kidjo and new music from The Jack Brass Band in advance of their release show. It was a nice mix of jazz, singer-songwriters, electronic beats and new stuff happening locally. Check out the playlist!
We were joined by Paul Riedner this morning, a veteran who found a way to connect his war experiences with music as a way of reintegrating to civilian life and who decided other veterans should have access to the arts to also find connections through expression. He wrote a grant—got it—and created an opportunity for veterans to have an expenses-paid, week-long arts retreat just outside of Red Wing. Veterans of all ages and wars are welcome to apply for the retreat. The application is very simple and is due by the end of business April 1st. Learn more here: http://www.redwingartsassociation.org/. Check out the playlist to see the music Paul brought us and what I played from new releases by Vernon Dixon, Vance Gilbert and—yes—Johnny Cash.