What do you get for becoming a member of KRCB Radio, other than the personal joy and satisfaction that comes from knowing that you're supporting great home-grown radio where you live. We have tons of CDs, concert and theater tickers, books, TaylorMaid Coffee and more...
- Coupon for Taylor Maid Coffee – 10 oz. can
- Sonoma Six-Pack – 6 CDs by Sonoma County musicians. Many of the artists that participated in the Oliver's Markets Real Music Program (a fund-raiser for the Redwood Empire Food Bank) donated their CD's for our fundraiser! We've bundled up 6 CD's to give as a member premium.
- Bonus CD – Choice of one of Doug Jayne’s many fine CDs
- $15 Dip Certificate for The Melting Pot, A Fondue Restaurant at San Mateo Caltrain Station (while supplies last)
Check out these cool CDs, available at the $60 Membership level:
Markus James: Head For The Hills. Markus James has traveled to Timbuktu to unlock the secrets of the blues and found a connection between what he heard in the deserts of Mali to the fife and drum music of northern Mississippi. Like Corey Harris and the Dickinson brothers, James’ preoccupation with exploring the drum-based blues of North Mississippi has led to an album that is interesting, compelling and entertaining.
John Knutson: Shake the Blues. The recording, done in Sebastopol, CA, at Studio E, is first class; warm and spacious. John is joined by David Grisman on mandolin and Bill Fouty on stand-up bass. They sound like they’ve been playing together for years. Tight, yet loose; ragged but right, it’s an acoustic journey through the soundscape of blues, jazz, and Americana. Thirteen of John Knutson’s original songs played on six of his hand crafted Knutson Luthiery instruments.
Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age. A loving tribute to the guitar-based music from the '50s and '60s that first inspired Bill to pick up the instrument. Songs by The Kinks, The Byrds, Junior Wells, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others are re-worked. Totally unique interpretations; very satisfying.
The New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River. What an awesome thing this is! Bob Dylan found a box of lyics and unfinished songs from 1967-ish (when he was blossoming into "Bob Dylan") and offered them to T Bone Burnett. T Bone decided to create a band to write and record these songs. Members are Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons). He created a studio atmosphere that was homey (like Big Pink) and furnished it with cool instruments (mellotrons!) and the results are a marvel. Take your time and enjoy this very cool project. The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. the seventh studio album from the Alt-Rock band. Produced by the band and long-time collaborator Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Neko Case), it is The Decemberists’ first full-length studio album since 2011’s The King is Dead, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in Jan of 2011. From the soaring first single ‘Make You Better’ to the acoustic ruminations of the Nick Drake influenced ‘Lake Song’ and triumphant closer ‘A Beginning Song’, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, is the band’s most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the Decemberists have always been known for their sense of scope and daring-from “The Tain,” an eighteen-and-a-half minute 2004 single based on an Irish myth to their last two ambitious, thematic albums, The Hazards of Love and The King is Dead. This time, though, Meloy explains that they took a different approach: “Let’s make sure the songs are good, and eventually the record will present itself.”
Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love. The first album in 10 years by Sleater-Kinney (guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss), who came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA, in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as ”America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006. No Cities To Love was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator John Goodmanson.
And at the $80 Membership level, you can get this two-CD set of Lucinda Williams:
Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. 20 songs (18 original) on 2 discs. Great guitar from Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White; Elvis Costello's rhythm section (Pete Thomas & Davey Farragher) lay down the soulful grooves. This album simmers (including an epic version of JJ Cale's "Magnolia") from start to finish. Rich. Like a yummy, satifying meal for your ears.
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