Singer-songwriter Peter Case: Live on The Hear and Now – July 13, 2017

Singer-songwriter Peter Case went from street singing in San Francisco in the early 1970s to forming the influential bands the Nerves (1974) and the Plimsouls (1978) to going acoustic in the mid-’80s and building his long-running solo career. Tonight he joins host Derk Richardson in the KPFA studio. He’ll bring his guitar and play some songs live and … Continued

The Hear and Now presents a Garden of Memory preview with Sarah Cahill and Lucy Mattingly – 10 p.m., Thursday, June 15

Hear and Now host Derk Richardson talks with pianist Sarah Cahill and Lucy Mattingly, both on the board of directors of New Music Bay Area, which presents the annual summer solstice walk-through concert, the Garden of Memory, at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. The organizers will explain the history and logistics of what is often the … Continued

Clarinet Thing and the Stray Horns play the Music of Duke Ellington, live on The Hear and Now, Thursday, April 20, 10 p.m.

Derk Richardson hosts a Duke Ellington mini-festival, with Clarinet Thing and the Stray Horns performing live in the KPFA studio– a preview of the “Celebrating Duke’s Birthday” concerts coming up on April 22 and April 29 at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland. (These will the last events in Jim Bennett’s In the Moment Concert Series … Continued

Geoff Muldaur and Jim Kweskin perform live on the combined Bonnie Simmons Show / The Hear and Now, Thursday, Dec. 8

As program hosts Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson combine forces during the KPFA Winter Fund Drive, they present roots music legends Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin, joined by fiddler/singer Suzy Thompson, live in the KPFA studio, with Tony Ferro engineering. Cohorts since the early 1960s and the heyday of Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, … Continued