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
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
The Crooked Jades (quartet version) perform live in the KPFA performance room, with Tony Ferro engineering, as a preview to their Friday night (June 9) reunion concert at St. Cyprian’s in San Francisco (presented by SF Live Arts). Tune in to hear Jeff Kazor (vocals / guitar / ukulele), Lisa Berman (vocals / slide guitar / … Continued
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
Clarinetist and vocalist Beth Custer and guitarist Will Bernard renew their creative relationship playing duets in the KPFA performance studio, with host Derk Richardson and engineer Tony Ferro. It’s a preview of the duo’s Feb. 17 concert at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco.
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
Tune in at 10 p.m. Thursday night to hear renowned jazz vocalist Jenna Mammina with her “pop” quartet, Jenna and the Charmers, performing live with a studio audience. The band, which appears Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Back Room in Berkeley, includes drummer Jeremy Steinkoler (of Mo’Fone), Ryan Lukas on bass, and Steve Bissinger on guitar. … Continued
Tune in Thursday night at 10 p.m. as host Derk Richardson presents Amendola vs. Blades, the touring and recording duo of drummer Scott Amendola and Hammond organist Wil Blades, live in the KPFA studio, with Tony Ferro engineering. This special radio concert celebrates the release of the Amendola vs. Blades debut recording, “Greatest Hits.” The … Continued