We are lucky to have someone as hard working and sincere as Jared Thompson in our Indianapolis music community. We are happy to have him on the show anytime he wants to share music or his thoughts. On this episode, he shares both.

We play music from his newest album with Premium Blend, Vices. The album is strong, groovy, and the writing is stellar. Each Premium Blend album gets deeper and more focused

We also chat with Jared about the current social justice unrest that is happening right now in our country. Jared speaks frankly to us and that frankness is much needed and appreciated.

We wanted to keep the conversation going, so we asked Jared if he would want to do a separate podcast that we would produce and promote continuing the open, frank, and honest talk about race relations, social injustice, and how music/art fits into all of that. He agreed and we can’t wait to start getting his interviews and putting those shows together!

Here are some of the books and groups that were mentioned through the show:

Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad

Derald Wing Sue
Race Talk: And The Conspiracy of Silence

James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time

Showing Up for Racial Justice – Indianapolis