A Hear and Now New Year’s Eve, 10 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020

Tune in at 10 p.m., immediately following the Bonnie Simmons Show, as host Derk Richardson ushers out the old year–2020, good riddance!–with two hours of specially selected music leading up to the midnight hour and the turning of the year.



Over the Rhine, (Merle Haggard’s) If We Make It Through December, Blood Oranges in the Snow

Vienna Teng, Atheist’s Christmas Carol  (live on KPFA Dec. 28, 2017)

Aimee Mann, Hold On, Come on Up to the House, Women Sing Waits

Fairport Convention/Sandy Denny, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Unhalfbricking

Claudia Schmidt, (Pete Seeger’s) Old Devil Time, New Goodbyes, Old Helloes

Simon & Garfunkel, Hazy Shade of Winter, Bookends

The Beatles, Eleanor Rigby, Revolver

Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone, You Are Not Alone

Rosanne Cash, Time, Come on Up to the House, Women Sing Waits

Ian & Sylvia, (Phil Ochs’s) Changes, Play One More

Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game (orchestral version), Travelogue

Van Morrison, Celtic New Year, Magic Time

Joey DeFrancesco (organ), What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (with George Coleman, tenor sax), Home for the Holidays

Over the Rhine, New Year’s Song, Blood Oranges in the Snow

Sasha Dobson, Simple Things, Simple Things EP 

The Magnetic Fields, It’s Only Time, I

Phil Ochs, The Party, Pleasures of the Harbor

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, Well Did You Evah?, High Society

Harry James Orchestra with Kitty Kallen, It’s Been A Long, Long Time

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra, I’ll Be Seeing You

Calexico, Hear the Bells, Seasonal Shift

Tim Hardin, How Can We Hang on to a Dream

Rachel Efron, Hold Me in the Dark, Human as I Came

John Fahey, Auld Lang Syne

Johnny Cash, We’ll Meet Again, American IV: The Man Comes Around