Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)
Once Roland (that's meeeee!) gets an idea in his head, it can be very difficult to change to a different idea - - at least, that's what my mother used to tell me. So...in the last couple of weeks, I've become addicted to Something Completely Different shows that feature three musical groups or individuals that somehow fit together - - and, yes, the operant word is "somehow".
This week’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features a set from genre-bending jam grass heroes Leftover Salmon, fresh off their busy summer festival touring schedule. You’ll also hear songs from Americana sweetheart Elizabeth Cook, who can be counted on to mix the humorous with the poignant. Cris Jacobs makes his return to the show, earning plenty of new fans in the process. West Virginia fan favorites Quiet make their Mountain Stage debut, and things kick off with the funky creole sounds of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
This week on eTown: José González / Mandolin Orange; ECHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ruth Libby
In this back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Swedish indie folk artist José González and his band for a first visit to eTown. Also with us is North Carolina-based musical duo Mandolin Orange. It’s a musical combination like no other this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a woman who is keeping office supplies out of landfills and getting them into the hands of teachers. Be sure to tune in or podcast!
In this week’s encore broadcast, eclectic Americana multi-instrumentalists Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys make their first visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage to share their forward-looking take on American roots music. Also joining us for the first time is Swedish/Icelandic female folk duo My Bubba who share their sparse and beautiful music, as well as stories about their experiences in circus school and side jobs as locomotive engineers.
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, Comcast 961, w/app @iTunes store & Google Play)
As many of you know, I love to pick three musicians or groups that I feel complement each other in some fashion, build a show around them, in which I repeat the trio ten times for a total of thirty songs (or thereabouts). So...it's happening again, friends, this coming Tuesday.
Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about. Including the story of two teenagers who decide to invent children to babysit, as an excuse to get out of their own house.
Tune in Sunday evening, July 30th at 6:00 pm, when Mouthful welcomes back Carmen Snyder, executive director of FarmTrails, and several others to talk about summer's sweetest little fair, the Gravenstein Apple Fair, which this year has expanded to include our precious pollinators and their luscious gift of honey.
Philadelphia's Sheer Mag emerged from a grungy residence called "The Nuthouse" and built a rabid fanbase by playing arena-sized '70s rock to small crowded rooms. They visit World Cafe to share some stories of their gritty DIY beginnings and to perform tracks off their debut full length album, Need To Feel Your Love.
Suzanne M. Lang talks with Thais Nye Derich about her path of self-examination and learning to discover that she, like many other women, was a victim of the medical establishment that denied her the human right of birthing her own child. Second Chance, A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after Cesarean is not just a book about childbirth, but about control over our own lives and simply, about being human.
It's summertime, and the living is easy on American Routes, where we've got cool tunes from Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Martha and the Vandellas, and the Beach Boys to help you beat that summer heat. We'll hear memories of Sea Breeze, NC, a historically Black resort community that was an early site of integration in the Jim Crow South... And visit with some surfers at Mission Beach, San Diego.
Listen to American Routes with host Nick Spitzer every Friday at 12:00 noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Monday, July 24 – Main Stage West – 2017-2018 Season Announcement
Roland chats with Elizabeth Craven about the upcoming 2017-2018 Main Stage West lineup of shows, which include Grace, Mary Shelley's Body, Daddy Long Legs, Buried Child, Lungs and Eurydice. The season runs from September 8th, 2017 through May 27th, 2018. More information is available at: www.mainstagewest.com
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.
Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)
The Easy Leaves- Sage Fifield (Guitarist, Vocalist) and Kevin Carducci (Bassist, Vocalist) - are headlining this weekend's Rivertown Revival in Petaluma. But before that event starts Saturday morning at 11:00 am, The Easy Leaves are stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM Radio 91 to chat with Brian on the Radio, talk about their upcoming appearance at Rivertown Revival, and probably play a few tunes too! They're always a great time when the come to the studio!
On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.
During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department started sending jazz musicians overseas with the tactical aim of using their hot licks to thaw relations with Eastern Bloc countries. Jazz great Dave Brubeck recalls how Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. “Ambassador Satch,” won international hearts and minds with his trumpet. Band member Arvell Shaw saw Armstrong literally disarm Russian guards in East Berlin. Meanwhile, fear of nuclear war with the Soviets infiltrated American popular consciousness resulting in gospel, bluegrass and pop odes to and protests against atomic weapons.
Brian on the Radio welcomes Jade Jackson to Studio A - Wednesday morning, July 12th in the 10:00 am hour. They talk about all sorts of things music, Mike Ness and her new album Gilded. She and her band even play a few tunes!
Listen Wednesday morning in the 10:00 am hour on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
This week on Mouthful, we look back to an archive episode about puer tea, with Larry and Yang-Su of Pure Puer in Santa Rosa. From sourcing directly from farms in the Yunnan province of China to their own aging room , Larry and Yang-Su share everything you need to know about this rare, remarkably healthy, and delicious tea.
Listen to Mouthful - Smart Talk about Food, Wine & Farming in the North Bay and Beyond, with host Michele Anna Jordan, every Sunday night at 6:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.
Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday July 6th in the 10 am hour, when Kingsborough will stop by Studio A to chat with Brian on the Radio! They will talk about the release of their 2nd album 1544, maybe play a song or two, and promote their album-release concert happening Saturday night, July 8th, at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Get the new album here: www.kingsboroughmusic.com.
When: Tuesday, July 11th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9; Comcast 961; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @ iTunes store or Google Play)
I certainly hope you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different, "The Glorious Fourth", as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. In honor of that July 4th extravaganza, we're presenting three more American idols on Tuesday, July 11th.
Over and over again, I've had to keep presenting Fake Time on these Something Completely Different promos. "Next Tuesday it's the Fourth of July...actually, it's the Second of July. Next Thursday is the Fourth of July, but what that really means..." and stuff like that. Well, every once in a while the stars line up just right, and this Tuesday is REALLY the Fourth of July...every once in a while...like...RIGHT NOW!
So...not exactly right now...but Tuesday, for sure. And what you'll be experiencing is...
Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Colorado singer/songwriter Darryl Purpose. After a time studying guitar, he went to Las Vegas as a teenager and began a career as a professional card player. He was soon known as the world’s fastest card counter. Banned from casinos on six continents, he still calls this the “only real job he’s ever had.” In 1996, Darryl began to tour nationally as a solo singer/songwriter. Eight years, six CDs and a thousand shows later, he was headlining the top folk venues and festivals across North America.