Get ready for an evening of new bluegrass music this week, as I feature the world-class instrumentalists Brad and Ken Kolodner, and the new album from Steve Spurgin. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Laurie Lewis, Bearfoot, and Jackstraw, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Have you noticed that more people are choosing tattoos these days? Are tattoos going main stream? What do tattoos mean to people who have them? What do tattoos mean to the larger culture? On Thursday’s AU Tom Williams talks with University of Connecticut Sociology professor Clinton Sanders, author of "Customizing the Body—The Art and Culture of Tattooing." He’ll also speak with a tattoo artist and owner of Sailor Jim's Electric Tattoo from Logan, Utah, a dermatologist, and a woman who is having her tattoos removed.
This week brings you the third installment in the “cosmopolitan collaborations” series, featuring musical match-ups such as the Chieftains with the Decemberists, Keith Richards with Lee Scratch Perry, Sting with Anoushka Shankar, David Byrne with Caetano Veloso, and many others.
Sportswriter John Feinstein has lived every fan’s dream: behind-the-scenes access to many of the great sports figures of our time, including Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, and Martina Navratilova as well as encounters with less-heralded but fascinating players and coaches in the Patriot League, the U. S. Military Academies, and at golf’s Q School.