Two Bay Area rising-star acts–singer-songwriter/pianist Rachel Efron, and the Nice Guy Trio (trumpeter Darren Johnston, accordionist Rob Reich, bassist Daniel Fabricant)–play live in the studio tonight and chat with host Derk Richardson.
Both have fantastic new CDs–Efron's "4AM" and "Here Comes the Nice Guy Trio"–and upcoming CD release shows. Efron (http://www.rachelefron.com ) peforms with her full ensemble Weds., Nov. 4, at Yoshi's Oakland. The Nice Guy Trio (http://www.myspace.com/niceguytrio ) plays Mon., Nov. 2, at Yoshi's San Francisco, with special guests Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Sameer Gupta (percussion), Meklit Hadero (voice), and David Phillips (pedal steel). http://www.yoshis.com