Thursday, May 1, 2014
Dee Perry welcomes critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Pond who plays tonight at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights celebrating the 10th anniversary of his landmark album - Emblems. Plus we share a conversation with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples prior to an appearance by her biographer Greg Kot this weekend at the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. And we hear from the playwright of the new production from Michael Oatman and The New African Theater - Straight Yellow Jacket - for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Matt Pond, musician
Mavis Staples, musician
Michael Oatman, director
Maxie Rockymore, playwright
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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.
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