HowellDevine and Dirk Hamilton perform live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, July 19

Over the past six years, since the release of the debut recording, Delta Grooves, HowellDevine has matured into one of the hardest working and most distinctive blues groups in Northern California. On the trio’s latest and fourth CD, Howl (released by Little Village Foundation), Joshua Howell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Pete Devine (drums, washboard, jug), and Joe Kyle, Jr. … Continued


Joe Rut performs live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, July 12

Join host Derk Richardson as he presents Bay Area singer-songwriter Joe Rut in the KPFA performance studio. Rut is celebrating the release of his seventh album, Nekkid, a solo acoustic set recorded live this March at Santo Recording in Oakland. While his previous album, Stolen Tools & Stereos, featured such special guests as mandolinist David Grisman, pedal … Continued


Megan Keely and Probosci perform live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, June 21

Tune in for another double-header of live music from the KPFA performance studio: First up, San Francisco-based Filipino-American singer-songwriter Megan Keely. Her new album, Bloom, “is Keely’s contribution to the national fight against abuses of power. Keely turns fear and uncertainty into unflinching beauty and empowerment with her new collection of original songs.” Watch the … Continued



The Hear and Now – Thursday, June 7: Singer-songwriter-guitarist Maurice Tani performs live, plus an interview with filmmaker Bob Sarles

Maurice Tani calls his original West Coast country sound “Supercalifornigraphic.” The native San Franciscan is a storytelling singer-songwriter who happens to tear up the stage with his guitar playing. Previewing his Friday, June 8, concert at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Tani performs live in the KPFA performance studio with Henry Salvia on piano … Continued






Berkeley Choro Ensemble performs live at 10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, on The Hear and Now

It’s week five of The Hear and Now’s six-week marathon of live music from the KPFA studio, and we feature the Berkeley Choro Ensemble–flutist Jane Lenoir, clarinetist/saxophonist Harvey Wainapel, percussionist Brian Rice, and guitarist Ricardo Peixoto. The ensemble will celebrate the release of its album, The View from Here, in a concert Saturday, Feb. 10, at … Continued


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