“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.
Can the art of confession truly help to redeem oneself? Or should our trials and tribulations be chalked up to human frailty? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined author and expert commentator Paul Wilkes. They will be discuss how you can renew yourself and find inner peace through the practice of honesty.
Sam Cooke discovered Womack and his brothers singing gospel music and signed them to his own label to sing secular music as The Valentinos. Womack has done it all. From session guitarist, to singer/songwriter, to producer, he's worked with Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha, The Box Tops and countless others. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates this soul legend on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!
The Sanskrit word Triveni translates as "the place where three sacred rivers meet. With Drew Gress and Eric Harland, bass and drums, trumpeter Avishai opens on Don Cherry's "Art Deco", tips his hat to Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, then welcomes his sister Anat on clarinet for the second half of a wonderful set.
The Macrotones’ imperial afrofunk assault aims to slay. While rooted in groove-fertile afrobeat, the 10-strong militia’s heart pounds with a more sinister urgency. Their commanding horns, drilling percussion section and puzzle-piece precise ideal of songcraft propels minds and dancing feet alike. Placed on bills with reggae, hip-hop and math-rock defenders, the Macrotones have found common ground among devotees of all jams.
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”