In this episode: Before the world convenes in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, we find out where exactly Sochi is -- and what kind of music scene it has. Plus, we hear samples of what’s playing in Russia today, from a young DJ’s ambient electronica to an aging pop star’s national hockey anthem. Shaybu, shaybu!
Then: Hurray For The Riff Raff is the country-folk project of Alynda Lee Segarra a former freight train-hopper who left her home in the Bronx at 17 and made her way to New Orleans. She plays a stripped down set of brand new songs with fiddler Yosi Perlstein.
And Mark Wheat of Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current joins us with a Pick Three of can’t-miss new songs.