Cited by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest living guitarists, Mickey (McHouston) Baker worked as a session musician before going solo. Baker is widely regarded one of the most important creative forces bridging rhythm and blues with rock.
CD: Mississippi Delta Dues Song: "Good Advice" Label: Sunnyside
Michael Brook is a Canadian composer, inventor, producer and guitarist. He's known for his minimalist film scores, and for his work on albums by U2 and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His latest CD includes guest vocals from Lisa Germano, also featured on this episode.
CD: Rock Paper Scissors Song: "Strange Procession" Label: High Wire Music
Lisa Germano was the fiddler player on John Mellencamp's 1987 hit "Paper and Fire." As a solo artist, she turned to gloomy, introspective music. She was previously featured on All Songs Considered episode 38.
CD: In The Maybe World Song: "After Monday" Label: Young God Records