In-Depth conversations with authors, musicians, artists, artisans and dreamers. The Wine Muse is every 3rd Thursday of the month with cohost William Pollard. Linda Rez got her start in print journalism as editor of a weekly newspaper. During her time there she started a column called "The Devil's Advocate" where she invited two different people every week with polar opposite view points to weigh in on the same topic, side by side. She believes the truth can only triumph if every viewpoint is heard and respected.She is also a musician, (piano, keyboard and flute), writer of poetry and short story fiction, and a crazy horsewoman. Her favorite saying is, "Your GIFT is your DESIRE!" Go for it. Create. Believe. Make your life count!


  • New Music: Helen Austin, Emma Hallows, 9th Floor Mannequin  Frankie Colt

    New Music: Helen Austin, Emma Hallows, 9th Floor Mannequin & Frankie Colt

    07/03/2014 Duración: 46min

    Linda Rez from RST Radio and music reviewer Dan Davis from Street Rock Review introduce and interview four hot new musicians and play their new songs: Helen Austin and her latest project with the Big Little Lions, Jarrod Pedone and Ninth Floor Mannequin, Frankie Colt, and Emma Hallows. We'll play their music and have conversations with all four artists.  We'll even find out which food they'd save if it were the end of the world. Helen Austin is just coming off a win for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and is also nominated for a Juno Award, the American equivalent of the Grammys.  We'll play her yet-to-be-released song from The Big Little Lions' album, Paper Cage, as heard on MTV. We'll also talk to Florida's Frankie Colt and play some of her latest music with The Sweet Tease.   You won't want to miss Ninth Floor Mannequin's latest release, Green and Blue for Blackness:  Amazing, unique and layer after layer of surprises. And the UK's Emma Hallows--starkly honest and heart-wrenching music that's taki

  • Grand Obsession Author Perri Knize: The Soul of a Piano

    Grand Obsession Author Perri Knize: The Soul of a Piano

    04/03/2014 Duración: 31min

    Journalist and author Perri Knize set out on a journey to find a piano, but after finding the one she loved and buying it, a grand piano she came to know as Marlene, something went wrong from the time she first played it to the time it was delivered to her home.  Not willing to give up on Marlene, she scoured the world for the answer to restoring her.  This GRAND journey opened up larger questions about the nature of our existence and the metaphysical properties of musical instruments.  Why do some instruments speak to some people? Can music change us physically and even reset and properly align our internal rhythms?  What gives a piano, or any instrument, its soul?   Join host Linda Rez from Minstrel and Muse as we find out how Marlene is doing today and have an in-depth discussion with Perri Knize about the nature of humankind and our deep need for music.  We highly recommend the book, Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey.

  • W.S. Fluke Holland Drummer for Johnny Cash  Carl Perkins

    W.S. "Fluke" Holland Drummer for Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins

    26/02/2014 Duración: 44min

    He was the drummer for Johnny Cash for 37 years, played during the original "Million Dollar Quartet" gathering at Sun Studio, was the first to ever play a set of drums at the Grand 'ol Oprey, and was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.  Host Linda Rez has a conversation with "The Father of Drums", W.S. "Fluke" Holland.   He shares these stories from the music history he lived: *The car accident that slowed down Carl Perkin's career on the heels of Blue Suede Shoes. *Thoughts about Sam Phillips of Sun Studio. *What really happened on the day of the "Million Dollar Quartet" jam session. *How he helped bring The Statler Brothers to the attention of Johnny Cash. *The Bob Dylan Johnny Cash sessions *What he and Johnny Cash talked about in private. *The thing that turned Johnny Cash's career around. *The REAL Johnny Cash  

  • Mendoza, Argentina, Malbec Capitol of the World

    Mendoza, Argentina, Malbec Capitol of the World

    21/02/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    Join us LIVE every third Thursday for the Wine Muse World Wine Tour!   Our first stop will be Mendoza, Argentina to taste the '11 Catena Malbec.   Hosts Linda Rez and wine writer and reviewer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine welcome listeners to call in with their thoughts as we share a glass of wine together.   In preparation for the show, here's some information about the Mendoza, Argentina wine region from  Click Here From the New York Times: "There is something lyrical and renegade embedded in the Argentine soul, not to mention a breezy self-regard that Catena says is the key to what makes Argentina arguable the most exciting wine country on earth right now, a place where Old World and New World are held in balance and ever wine exudes its own personality.  "It's that Argentine arrogance," Laura Catena says with a laugh. "You would never just copy your neighbor, because what you're doing is already the best."  Catena Winery      

  • Best Picture Nominees 2014 Academy Awards

    Best Picture Nominees 2014 Academy Awards

    14/02/2014 Duración: 56min

    Join hosts Linda and Janey as they introduce the movies nominated for Best Picture 2014 Academy Awards.  American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street--they'll play the clips and give you the inside scoop. They'll also give you their predictions for the night's big wins! Join in on the fun.

  • Celebrate National Drink Wine Day: Winemaker from Terra Blanca

    Celebrate National Drink Wine Day: Winemaker from Terra Blanca

    07/02/2014 Duración: 51min

    Join hosts Linda Rez and wine writer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine for The Wine Muse World Tour every third Thursday of the month.  We'll choose a wine and announce it a month ahead of time so that our listeners can taste, review and share their thoughts during the show.  Call in or TWEET in with the hashtag #WineMuse. Tonight's show kicks off the world tour in Washington state.  We'll have a conversation with winemaker Keith Pilgrim who, with his wife ReNae, owns the Terra Blanca winery in Columbia Valley.  We'll be tasting their Terra Blanc Arch Terrace Cabernet '09.  Keith will share the inspiration and history behind the bottle.  Light-hearted, fun, and open to all.  Grab a glass and this wonderful bottle of cabernet and call us! Here's the information for our next show: Wine Muse World Tour stops at Mendoza, Argentina to taste Malbec.   

  • How to Taste  Rate Wine: WINE MUSE World Wine Tour

    How to Taste & Rate Wine: WINE MUSE World Wine Tour

    17/01/2014 Duración: 45min

    How to Taste Wine: Wine Muse WORLD Tour! Wine reviewer and writer William Pollard from Wild 4 Washington Wine stops by Minstrel & Muse to share his expertise and tips on tasting wine to help us kick-off our Wine Muse World Tour--a new wine from a new world region every third Thursday of the month.  Listeners are invited to join us for the tasting while William walks us through.   What do acidity, tannin, color, clarity and smell say about a wine?  How do you detect cork taint? First Virtual Wine Tasting: February 20, 2014 5:00 PM PST Call in or Tweet in LIVE hashtag #WineMuse. Wine of the Month: Mendoza, Argentina, Malbec, Catena 2011  Buy Online ahead of the show. Join us for a TEST RUN of our virtual tasting: February 6th at 5:00 pm. We'll be tasting the Terra Blanca Cabernet Arch Terrace Wine Folley Website (Lots of information on terminology and tasting comparisons)

  • 2014 Grammy Nominee All Girl Bluegrass Band Della Mae

    2014 Grammy Nominee All Girl Bluegrass Band Della Mae

    12/01/2014 Duración: 38min

    This is an interview with Kimber Ludiker, founder of the all-girl 2014 Grammy nominated band, Della Mae.   Bluegrass in Pakistan, a grandpa fiddling in the night, and other wonderful stories and songs in this episode. Della Mae's Website

  • The Music of Victoria Contreras V

    The Music of Victoria Contreras "V"

    07/01/2014 Duración: 36min

    Minstrel & Muse presents "The Music of "V".  An entertaining conversation with Victoria Contreras, singer, songwriter and performer from Seattle, WA.   V shares the music from her latest EP album, Burn, past performances with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, working with Producer Martin Feveyear, and Andrew Joslyn. Music Video from V: Feelin That

  • 2014 Grammy BEST Folk Album Interview with The Greencards

    2014 Grammy BEST Folk Album Interview with The Greencards

    07/01/2014 Duración: 25min

    Host Linda Rez from Minstrel and Muse chats with Kym Warner of the wildly popular, 2014 GRAMMY nominated Newgrass band, The Greencards.  Their album, Sweetheart of the Sun, was nominated for BEST Folk Album of the year!   Hear the music and get the inside scoop about the album critics are raving about--Sweetheart of the Sun. More about The Greencards

  • Cami Bradley NBCs Americas Got Talent Finalist

    Cami Bradley NBC's America's Got Talent Finalist

    11/09/2013 Duración: 19min

    This is an interview with AGT finalist Cami Bradley.

  • Best Indie Album 2013, Sonia Kahleels Shark

    Best Indie Album 2013, Sonia Kahleel's Shark

    30/07/2013 Duración: 50min

    Indie Rock Cafe chose Sonia Kahleel's album, Shark, as one of the best of 2013.  We'll play the music and get to know Sonia--her inspiration and her journey.  

  • Cindy Cashdollar: The Queen of Steel

    Cindy Cashdollar: The Queen of Steel

    26/07/2013 Duración: 01h12min

    Minstrel and Muse from Real Sisters Talk Radio is honored to welcome 5 time Grammy winning, Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar to the show for an in-depth interview and a whole bunch of her amazing songs. Cindy is one of the most sought after sidemen in the business and has played with Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and many other legends in the music industry. She shares the music and stories from her CD Slide Show and her work with Ryan Adams, Geoff Muldaur & the Texas Sheiks, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Asleep at the Wheel and The Carper Family. Song List: 1. Midnight in Old Amarillo, 2. Sliding Home, 3. Badlands (Badlands), 4. Locust Grove, 5. Twin Guitars Special, 6. Keep My Heart, 7. Something I Can't Do, 8. Speedin' West, 9. Spanish Fandango, 10. Slide Show, 11. Living In The Moment, 12. Easy Plateau (Cold Roses), 13. The World Is Going Wrong (Geoff Muldaur & The Texas Sheiks, 14. California's Burning (Dave Alvin & Th

  • Come Into Madeleine Peyrouxs Blue Room

    Come Into Madeleine Peyroux's Blue Room

    25/07/2013 Duración: 14min

    Madeleine Peyroux's newest album released spring 2013 and soared right to the #1 Jazz spot on iTunes and Amazon.  In this work she gives her own interpretation to the famous Ray Charles' album, "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music." Join Minstrel and Music as we play the songs and tell the story behind the making of the album. Madeleine Peyroux's website Let the music do the talkin'!  

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