Bestselling author Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next series), songwriter Amy Black, and Colorado bluegrass band, Free the Honey.
Hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers. Broadcast on 92. 1 FM and online at http://www.myrebelradio.com/.
Welsh author, Jasper Fforde, wrote a bestselling, seven-volume fantasy series (Thursday Next novels) before trying his hand at young adult fiction. The Eye of Zoltar, has just been released. It is Book Three in his Chronicles of Kazam series. He has been a bestselling fantasy author since 2001 when his novel The Eyre Affair debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. Since then, he has published ten more books, several of them bestsellers. Fforde spent 20 years in the film industry before writing full-time. He lives and works in Wales.
Amy Black is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood: both sets of her grandparents lived in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Her latest CD is This Is Home, which features Will Kimbrough on guitar. Her previous release was a 4-song EP, The Muscle Shoal Session, recorded in that city at FAME studio with legendary keyboardist, Spooner Oldham.
Free the Honey is a folk quartet from western Colorado who perform old time and original tunes that encompass hints of gospel, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and gypsy. Their latest release is the EP, “In Our Hands.”
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