The Hear and Now

The Hear and Now Presents the Broken Shadows Family Band – February 27, 2014

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What do you get when you combine trumpet, upright bass, tambura, global percussion (tupan drum, derbekki, riqq), and vocals? It’s the Broken Shadows Family Band, brought together by trumpeter, composer, singer Darren Johnston (The Nice Guy Trio, Cylinder, Meklit Hadero, Brass Menazeri, The Gonifs). And since their “internationalist folk songs” can’t be pigeonholed, you’ll just have to tune in at 10 p.m. to hear it for yourself. (They’ll likely add violin for their Friday concert at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco.) In the second hour of the show, Derk Richardson pays tribute to the late John Fahey (who would be turning 75 on Feb. 28), preview a bit of this weekend’s Other Minds festival at the SFJAZZ Center, and give away some tickets to see the Pat Metheny Unity Band.


Suzy ThompsonCajun Two Step MedleyRetroSuzy Thompson
John SchottThe TorchIn These Great TimesTzadik
The Broken Shadows Family BandLetting Go, Driftwood, Suk's Song, Wayside/Back in Time/Tiny Gods, Songs of Seven MilesLive in the KPFA performance studion.a.
Pat Metheny Unity GroupKQUKinNonesuch
John FaheyJaya Shiva ShankarahOld Fashioned LoveTakoma
John FaheySunflower River BluesJohn Fahey | Leo Kottke | Peter LangTakoma
John FaheyRequiem for Mississippi John HurtThe Great Santa Barbara Oil SlickWater
John Fahey and Cul de SacThe New Red PonyThe Ephiphany of Glenn JonesThirsty Ear
John FaheyCharley Bradley's Ten-Sixty-Six BlueRed CrossRevenant
Sean SmithWhat Blooms in Summer Dies in WinterImaginational Anthem Vol. 2Tompkins Square
John FaheyOrinda-MoragaThe Transfiguration of Blind Joe DeathTakoma
Henry Kaiser & David LindleyHappy CampersMusic for Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the WorldFractal Music
Myra MelfordRed BeachLife Carries Me This WayFirehouse 12 Records
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