Sitting in for Derk Richardson, Betty Beasley fills two hours with a flow of eclectic music that includes tracks by Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Abbey Lincoln, Sharon Van Etten, Jay Farrar, Chris Thile, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Charles Lloyd with Lucinda Williams, Caetano Veloso, Tin Hat Trio, Aretha Franklin, Django Reinhardt, Al Green, Mavericks … Continued

In the first hour, fingerstyle guitarist Kinloch Nelson makes his Bay Area radio concert debut and talks with host Derk Richardson about his under-the-radar career. Tompkins Square Records recently released a collection of tracks recorded 1968 – 1970 and coaxed Nelson to the West Coast for a few rare performances. Listen to Nelson apply his … Continued

The Hear and Now

The Hear and Now Fall Fund Drive Special, with Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson

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In the first hour, Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson continue their Fall Fund Drive special with songs celebrating nature–by Prince, Marvin Gaye, Spirit, The Band, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Beatles and others. In the second hour, Derk plays music by Monica Pasqual, Vienna Teng, Lambchop, Van Morrison, Phil Ochs, Fotheringay, and more.

Singer-songwriter Monica Pasqual joins host Derk Richardson in the performance studio, with Tony Ferro engineering. At the piano, she sings five songs, including several from her new album, You Can’t Kill Light. The album and tickets to Pasqual’s October 19th CD release concert at the Freight & Salvage are among the thank-you premiums offered for pledges … Continued