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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 -- 10:30 AM

CAKE's John McCrea


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Originally hailing from Sacramento, California, the rock band CAKE is known for its eclectic influences and singer John McCrea's distinctive voice and often-sarcastic lyrics. Oakland resident McCrea joins us in the studio for a live performance, and to discuss the band's latest album "Showroom of Compassion," as well as his career and political work.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • John McCrea, singer and co-founder of CAKE
  • Kelly Corrigan, creator of Notes and Words, a benefit for Children's Hospital Oakland, and New York Times bestselling author of "The Middle Place" and "Lift"

More info:

McCrea will appear at Notes and Words on Saturday April 28 at Oakland's Fox Theater, a benefit for Children's Hospital Oakland.

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