Tonight we debuted the new Kevin Kinsella album “Great Design” (out on ROIR 6/28) – an excellent, eclectic mix of reggae, alt-folk, and rock. Also new tonight: the “Fire In The Hole Meets Zion Train” EP (Universal Egg); “General Smiley meets McPullish at Dub Cove” (Charlie’s); and more from Prince Blanco, AB2G, Lee “Scratch” Perry (with Bill Laswell), Jaja Matsimela, and Turban.
Tonight’s guest is Nathalie Joly who will speak about the International Institute’s upcoming gala, which will have a French theme. Major entertainers (Phil Brunelle, Vocal Essence, Maria Jette) will delight the guests as they dine on escargots, a wide variety of meats, salads, French pastries and desserts. The evening will include an auction of fantastic gifts: trips to Florida, stays in France, wine selections and others. All this to raise funds for the International Institute.
We talk with Howard Blum about his new book, The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush. He is the author of eight nonfiction books and one novel. His works include the New York Times bestsellers American Lightning, Wanted!, The Gold of Exodus, and Gangland. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
We also speak with Johan Harstad about his book Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?