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CapRadio Reads Playlist: John Lescroart

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Music is a big part of the human experience. It accentuates everything we do. It helps us relate to people and situations. And even books.

That’s why I prepare a playlist for every author who comes to CapRadio Reads. When we read a book was about Russia, I included everything from folk music to Pussy Riot. For the selection set in Minnesota, there were some current singer/songwriters as well Bob Dylan. And a polka.

John Lescroart is our next guest author. I’ll interview him on Tuesday, June 13 with a live audience. What to play? Easy. John comes with his own built-in playlist.

In addition to having written almost 30 novels, Lescroart has played with Joe Craven and with his own band. He offers a nice blend of country and rock sounds, with some great solos and technically challenging harmonies. His deep, kind of raspy voice works, whether it’s a romantic tune or a rocker about life in general.

The stakes are high when a bestselling novelist forays into another, equally public, form of performance.

In both arenas, John Lescroart kills it. 


Donna Apidone

Morning Edition, Classical & CapRadio Reads Host

Donna Apidone came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 after working in commercial and public radio in other states. She hosts Morning Edition, the midday classical show and CapRadio Reads. She loves to emcee community events and fundraisers.  Read Full Bio 

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