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Pizza Quest with guest Tim Lorsch, on his one-man show, “The Suitcase”

Welcome back to Pizza Quest!

This week’s guest is a long time friend of mine (we go back to 7th grade together, circa 1963), Tim Lorsch, Nashville musician/sideman, who has created a one-man performance piece called, The Suitcase.  The show was inspired when Tim unexpectedly received an old suitcase that had formerly belonged to his great uncle before being sent to Auschwitz, where he was killed by the Nazi’s. The suitcase triggered a flood of family memories and emotions, so Tim packaged it all into a one hour performance and has been taking it on the road, performing it in venues across the country. You’ll learn all about it when you join us in this episode of Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart. You’ll also learn a lot about “looping,” a technique Tim uses to layer his music into overlapping montages used in the show and, also, in his recordings in general.

Note: If you would like Tim to bring The Suitcase to your town, go to his website at  and write to him at  


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American Pie
Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

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