We begin with a brand new interview with jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. He tells Bob about his latest album, a tribute to the songs of Johnny Mercer. Then, more with Pizzarelli. He grew up surrounded by music royalty, including his father, Bucky. Benny Goodman and Les Paul were regular guests in their home, and John has played with some of the most memorable artists of the past half century: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor and Paul McCartney to name a few. Pizzarelli will share the stories of his life. His book is titled World on a String: A Musical Memoir.
For Father’s Day weekend, Bob talks with bestselling author Michael Lewis – not about the latest financial scandal on Wall Street, but about the unexpected joys and challenges of being a dad. Lewis is the author of Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.
Bob talks with Bobby Bare and his son Bobby Bare Jr. They’ll discuss their relationship, as well as the CD they co-produced which celebrates the songwriting of Shel Silverstein. It’s called Twistable, Turnable Man and features contributions from My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Todd Snider, Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffith. The Bares each sing a song as well with Sr. covering “The Living Legend” and Jr. singing the grown-up lead vocals with his daughter on “Daddy What If.”