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Scenic Route: Diving into Paul Metsa’s new book and CD – Alphabet Jazz

Paul Metsa is a lifelong musician, writer, poet, and artist at heart from Virginia, MN known for his band Cats Under the Stars and playing with Minneapolis West Bank greats like Willie Murphy and Spider John Koerner. In his new book Alphabet Jazz, he details the memories of so many Twin Cities musical personalities who have passed on, as well as some of his own family members and dear pets, amidst poetry, song lyrics, and lost letters. With the book is a companion CD reflecting the songs in the book and his music over the years. He speaks with Will Moore on the Scenic Route and reads passages, even one written by a dog…