The new album by Brenda Earle Stokes is Solo Sessions, Vol. 1. In this interview, Stokes talks about this unexpected album; learning 700 songs in 11 weeks on a cruise ship; life in NYC during the pandemic; the idea of the depressed artist; the opportunity for optimism; and more.
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Theme music by The Respect Sextet
Logo by Dave Vrabel
Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll
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