With John Schaefer on vacation this week, Soundcheck is turning to special guests to fill the host chair and revisiting some of our favorite interviews and studio performances.
First: Popular children's illustrator and author Sandra Boynton headed to Music City for her latest musical project – a book and star-studded album, Frog Trouble. She talks about her about the country music from her childhood that inspired her to embark upon the project, and about the challenges of breaking into the Nashville music scene.
Then, country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran songwriter Rodney Crowell recently teamed up for the album Old Yellow Moon – which won a Grammy for Best Americana Album earlier this year. They perform a special session recorded at WNYC's The Greene Space.