Join me for part one in a series of interviews with the musicians who played on Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks Minneapolis sessions! We talk about the making and release of the new Dylan release More Blood, More Tracks box set — 6 CDs featuring NYC outtakes where Dylan recorded these songs for the first time, and the remastered 5 songs from the Minneapolis sessions that appeared on Blood on the Tracks record recorded in 1974 and released in 1975.
I talk with four of the original players in the studio, including Kevin Odegard, Billy Peterson, Peter Ostroushko, and Gregg Inhoffer. Chris Weber joins us on Skype, and Bill Berg and Jon Bream join us on the phone.
This week I interview liberal pundit, author, and Leinenkugel’s fan Charles P. Pierce.
Charles has been a working journalist since 1976. He is the author of four books, most recently 'Idiot America.' He writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.
"Ain't Gonna Whistle Dixie Anymore" video debut, Paul Metsa (with Wee Willie Walker, Sonny Earl) Live at Actions for Change Concert in Parkland, FL
A dramatic new video will premier online this week underscoring the hateful legacy of gun and racial violence in America to accompany the new Civil Rights anthem “Ain’t Gonna Whistle Dixie anymore,” which will be one of the featured live performances September 30 during the annual Actions for Change Concert in Parkland, Fla., -- site of the February 2018 tragic school shooting in which 14 students and 3 staff members died.
Cats Under the Stars Acoustic Quartet will be celebrating their 43rd Anniversary (to the day!) featuring original members Paul Metsa, Tim O'Keefe, Jack Pasternacki, and Joe Luoma. They will be joined by special guest Camile Baudoin of the Radiators.
This is my favorite gig of the year. Hats off to Baby Grant Johnson (graduate of Minnehaha Academy) who started pure as the driven snow, got into punk, and now is a great Folksinger and git picker. The Paul Metsa Acoustic Quartet (Mari Harris, Randi Starr Hudson, Sonny Earl) will go on at 9:30pm. NO COVER and the longest running Folk Festival in the Twin Cities! The bartenders are superb and the vibe all around cool!
This event is a FUNDRAISER for HOMEWARD BOUND DOG RESCUE and will also have DOGS FOR ADOPTION (3-5PM.) It is also DOG FRIENDLY! It features great musicans playing outdoors in the summertime, great food and adult beverages (kids are welcome with supervised guardian) for a great cause.