Q – I brought the whole family to see your show at City Winery Saturday night. Earlier in the week, I had taken my sons to see a performance of Moliere’s <The Misanthrope.>

Late in your show, my younger son said to me, “He sounds just like Alceste in this song!” So, on behalf of my twelve-year-old, I would like to ask you if Moliere has had any influence on your songwriting.

It was good to see you again; I think you have two new, young fans.

A – Well, many thanks for bringing the kids. I know no Moliere, and after a brief wiki once over I’m quite embarrassed by this. I have just bought Richard Wilbur’s translations for my Kindle!