Rickie Lee Jones has released seventeen record albums and received two Grammy Awards. She lives in New Orleans.
Howie Klein grew up in a working class family in Brooklyn. After college, he went to Europe for the summer and stayed away for nearly 7 years, 2 of them driving across Asia and living in places like Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal and India. When he returned to the U.S. he was a radio dj on the first punk rock radio show in America and then co-founded an indie record label, 415 Records. Eventually he went to work at Warner Bros Records where he was general manager of Sire Records and then president of Reprise Records. He retired from the increasingly corporatized, artist-unfriendly record business about 3 years ago. After a couple of years as an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal, he settled down in Los Angeles where he works trying to help elect progressives to Congress, cooks, hikes and swims. He serves on the Board of People For the American Way and blogs under the nom de guerre "Down With Tyranny." He likes Bernie Sanders, raw food, and grassroots activism and has a new favorite band every week; this week it is East L.A.'s Las Cafeteras. He hates fascism.