Tom McDermott

Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Garrison Keillor Heads To The Big Easy; Der Vampyr Awaits Opera Lovers; Tom McDermott's Bamboula

Garrison Keillor.
A Prairie Home Companion

This week on Inside the Arts, Garrison Keillor takes A Prairie Home Companion on the road as he heads for the Big Easy. We talk with him about a host of subjects — from poetry to retirement. 

Then, Marschner's The Vampire ushers in a new season for the New Orleans Opera. And we round things out with jazz from pianist and composer Tom McDermott. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Music Inside Out
1:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Tom McDermott's Memory Piano

Credit Gregg Goldman

The day we visited Tom McDermott's home, the sound of James Booker's "Classified" greeted us. It was a sweet gesture: walking into a man's home to the sound of your radio show's theme music.

McDermott knows how to communicate with a piano.

Blame it on Rio... and ragtime. McDermott has a piano playing style that smacks of sweet melodies, savory harmonies, and spicy Brazilian rhythm. And he serves up all three this hour. Pull up a chair, and enjoy.

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