The Sweet Yoke

I’m solid with soul, swing, folk, funk, country, cajun, bop, bluegrass, reggae, r & b, dixieland, doo-wop and so on. But a while back I figured I could expand my tastes a bit more so I made an effort to try to appreciate classical music – beyond Copland and Philip Glass (if he even counts). Opera seemed like an even bigger leap but Renee Fleming keeps tapping me on the shoulder. Maybe it’s the idea that once you stop looking for something, you find it.

Anyway, Renee is on board for this week's Mystery Train, sitting quite comfortably between Roberta Flack and Patsy Cline. You can hear it Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 10pm on WRUR 88.5 FM.

She kept stranger company last month.