The Bob Edwards Show, February 4 - 8, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Ashok Rajamani talks to Bob about his memoir The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story. Next,Ronnie Dunn spent 20 years as “The Voice” behind the hit superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn. Now, a year after the two amicably split to pursue solo careers, Dunn is touring behind his solo album,Ronnie Dunn. He speaks with Bob about what’s driving him to start over as a “new artist” after being part of one of popular music’s most successful acts. His song Cost of Livin is nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at this year’s Grammy Awards. Finally, Bob speaks with musician Bonnie Raitt. In 1970, Raitt took a leave of absence from Radcliffe College to embark on her first tour — with The Rolling Stones. Needless to say, she did not return to school. Raitt’s soulful vocals and scathing slide guitar work have been praised by roots music aficionados for years. Raitt has won 9 Grammy Awards and her newest album Slipstream has just been nominated for Best Americana Album.
Thursday, February 7, 2013: A key purpose of President Obama’s November trip to Asia was to help manage US relations with a rising China by strengthening ties with other Asian countries. In a new book titled The China Fallacy,Donald Gross argues that the United States can benefit economically from China’s rise, strengthen Chinese advocates of human rights and democracy, and avoid a new Cold War. Then, Bob talks to Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval about his life, music, and fellow musicians. He’s just been nominated for Grammys in Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement. Finally, Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has won a stunning 19 Grammys. He sits down with Bob to recount his over thirty five-year career and to discuss his CD Day Trip. Metheny is nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.