The Hear and Now – July 26, 2018

The Hear and Now

From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson.

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Over the past six years, since the release of the debut recording, Delta Grooves, HowellDevine has matured into one of the hardest working and most distinctive blues groups in Northern California. On the trio’s latest and fourth CD, Howl (released by Little Village Foundation), Joshua Howell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Pete Devine (drums, washboard, jug), and Joe Kyle, Jr. … Continued


Bay Area singer-songwriter Joe Rut plays a live concert in the KPFA performance studio. Rut is celebrating the release of his seventh album, Nekkid, a solo acoustic set recorded live this March at Santo Recording in Oakland. While his previous album, Stolen Tools & Stereos, featured such special guests as mandolinist David Grisman, pedal steel great Bobby Black, and … Continued


It’s a double-header of live music from the KPFA performance studio: First up, San Francisco-based Filipino-American singer-songwriter Megan Keely. Her new album, Bloom, “is Keely’s contribution to the national fight against abuses of power. Keely turns fear and uncertainty into unflinching beauty and empowerment with her new collection of original songs.” Watch the video of “Daydream Ditty” … Continued


Trumpeter and singer Darren Johnston, a musician of many projects, returns to the KPFA airwaves with a live in-studio performance with The Pipes, a trio that features Cory Wright (clarinet and bass clarinet) and Steven Lugerner (bass clarinet). Tony Ferro engineers the sound. The second hour includes music by Fleetwood Mac (for the late Danny Kirwan), … Continued


Maurice Tani calls his original West Coast country sound “Supercalifornigraphic.” The native San Franciscan is a storytelling singer-songwriter who happens to tear up the stage with his guitar playing. Previewing his Friday, June 8, concert at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Tani performs live in the KPFA performance studio with Henry Salvia on piano … Continued


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