Harpist, composer, improviser, and educator Zeena Parkins joins host Derk Richardson in the studio, sharing her latest music, including her major composition Captiva–which she will perform Saturday night (Feb. 2) in a benefit concert at Mills College in Oakland–plus selections from herTriplicates duo with Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly), a brand new mix of her piece “Tensor,” and … Continued

Jazz pianist/composer David Lopato‘s music is deeply informed by his study of Javanese gamelan in Indonesia. The most palpable evidence is his critically acclaimed double CD, Gendhing for a Spirit Rising. The New York native and resident is visiting the Bay Area for a pair of concerts on January 12 and 13–and a visit to KPFA to … Continued

Host Derk Richardson welcomes guitarist Pete Madsen and singer Celeste Kopel as they perform music from their recent CD, From the Delta and Beyond, live in the KPFA performance studio, with Tony Ferro engineering. The new album surveys the blues from Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, and Skip James to T-Bone Walker, Willie Dixon, and K.C. Douglas. As I wrote on Peghead … Continued

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch, known for his work in the Bay Area with The Court and Spark and Hiss Golden Messenger, returns to KPFA on tour in support of his new album, Lost Time Behind the Moon. His band includes Lauren Barth on bass and vocals, Jesse Aycock on guitar and lap steel, Dylan Aycock on drums, and … Continued