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Novelist Tom Perrotta’s book Mrs. Fletcher, now out in paperback, is about how a single mother and her son are both transformed when he goes off to college. Perrotta’s previous novels Election and Little Children were both adapted to film.  His book The Leftovers, about the people left behind after many others have instantly disappeared in what may or may not be the Rapture, was adapted into a popular HBO series.

We hit up Preservation Hall in the French Quarter for a potent dose of trad jazz, as bandleader and fourth-generation Creole musician Charlie Gabriel tells of his Caribbean roots, jazz funerals, and New Orleans’ hybrid rhythms. Then we head to the Lonestar state to hear the reworking of jazz into Texas swing, as played by the Quebe Sisters. The fiddling siblings tell of their sheltered upbringing outside Ft. Worth and their fiery baptism into western swing.

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Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day Mix

On this Memorial Day edition of the Café, we’re pairing up different versions of songs and asking, “which came first?” You might be surprised to find out who first performed “Ring of Fire”, and how Jeff Beck could have beaten Stevie Wonder to the punch with his recording of “Superstition” if only his album hadn’t been delayed.  
 

Tuesday, May 29th – Encore: Mary Gauthier

Mountain Stage welcomes back NRBQ, Kat Edmonson and Lindsay Lou, with first time appearances from The Matchsellers and The Wooks.

Mountain Stage can be heard every Monday night at 10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download our free KRCB App for your iOS or Android device from the App Store & Google Play!  

This week on Ric on the Radio: Bob Dylan, pt 4, with special guest, Dr. Rick Flinders. Our fourth and final installment on the life and music of Bob Dylan. Dr. Flinders and I will examine Dylan's later output, from Time Out of Mind (1997) to the present. We will discuss Dylan's Nobel Prize and his fascination with Frank Sinatra. This date just happens to be Dylan's birthday! Thurs May 24, 9-11pm.

This week we feature highlights from Dale Watson’s 2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards, held in Memphis, Tennessee.

California Update for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
Editor B / Flikr

• Technology company IBM is proposing to get into the education business in California.

• Legislative Democrats have settled on their top priorities in California budget negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Bradford.

Rockin’ Johnny cut his teeth on the Chicago scene with the likes of Jewtown Burkes and the Taildragger. Since then he’s released 7 critically acclaimed albums, most on famed Delmark Records. Johnny led one of the most requested house bands in Chicago working with Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Willie Buck, Paul De Lay and many more, before relocating to California. He just released his second studio effort as a Californian, both recorded at the renowned Greaseland.

This week on the BGS Radio Hour we’ve got new music from The Travelin’ McCourys and Parker Millsap, a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to play deep inside a cave in the Tennessee Mountains with Brandi Carlile, and we bring you music from some of this year’s nominees for the Americana Music Awards including Margo Price, Jason Isbell, and Molly Tuttle.

Here is who to listen for this week on World Café with host Talia Schlanger: 

Monday, May 21st – Nashville: Ashley Campbell 
 

Ashley Campbell didn’t plan on a music career - she initially joined her father, the original Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell, on the road just hoping for a fun vacation. Fast forward several years and she now has a debut album, The Lonely One. She talks about how studying improv comedy influenced her songwriting and shares memories of her late father.

Adam Maida

Cryptic messages on a cell phone. A teeter totter at a construction site. These are some of the clues people find when they revisit scenes to try and make sense of a death. “Forensics for Beginners” 

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / on demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play! 

Jason Baldwin

Tonight at 9pm, join special guest David Petri and Jon Gonzales for a sweet night of live on-air acoustic lovin', along with a smattering of songs written by local songwriters from the North Bay!  

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is three-time Woody Guthrie Award winning singer/songwriter, KC Clifford. Music has always been a guiding force in KC’s life, and her talent and love of performing on stage revealed itself at an early age. She was two when she first sang in public and composed her first song at age seven. KC Clifford studied opera at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, but found her true voice in folk music while earning a degree in vocal performance at Belmont University in Nashville.

Listen to Connections with Michelle Stewart - now on every Thursday night from 7 pm to 9 pm. Michelle plays a wide variety of music spanning many decades and styles. It's not uncommon to hear Patsy Cline and Bruno Mars in the same show. Occasionally Connections follows a theme for two hours, and other times it's a fun surprise.  

In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny shares some of his original songs from his latest  CD as a solo artist. Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys, who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage.

It’s all about food. Suzanne Lang talks with Adam Federman on his book Fasting and Feasting, the Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray. Gray became somewhat of a cult figure when she published Honey from a Weed in 1986. 

Also featured is Elaine Khosrova, a gastronomic rock star who specializes in stories about food history and culture, and Suzanne talks with Elaine about her book,  Butter, a Rich History

To celebrate the release of Bruce Holbert’s third novel, Whiskey, here is a reprise of two previous conversations between Bruce and Suzanne M Lang on the release of his first novel, Lonesome Animals, followed by the truly amazing The Hour of Lead. Bruce is a gritty and poetic writer who explores character and landscape with a unique voice. We’ll feature a conversation about Whiskey on a future episode, but this show will bring you up to speed on the emergence of Bruce Holbert.  

Anson Funderburgh is a blues guitar master who is best known as the band leader for the Texas hallmarks Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. Recently he’s been part of the Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue and touring with the Andy T Band. Stephanie Tice is a blues producer, promoter and vlogger who recently released two commercial projects, Howlin at Greaseland all-star compilation and the Rockin’ Johnny studio album.  

Here is who to listen for this week on World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger: 

Monday, May 14th – Caroline Rose 
 

Caroline Rose's new album is a dramatic departure from the alt-country sound of her first two albums. On Loner, her razor-sharp wit and smart lyrics tackle subjects like single motherhood to fighting the patriarchy. We'll discuss that, her sonic evolution, and ambitions as a producer.   

Tuesday, May 15th – Lindi Ortega 
 

When: Friday night @ 8:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM Radio 91 (91.1 FM & 90.9 FM; streaming online at krcb.org; all over the Bay Area on Comcast Cable channel 961; and on the FREE KRCB App available in iTunes and Google Play)

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:

Anna Parini

Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old author of a book about divorce, and other stories from the heart of heartbreak.  

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / on demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play! 

This week on Ric on the Radio: 1984. An in-depth look at one of those seminal years in rock history. Like 1967, or 1977, so many great albums were released in 1984. We'll hear from Lou Reed, The Raincoats, The Gun Club, Box of Frogs, Let's Active, REM, Minutemen, Husker Du, Meat Puppets, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Bangles, XTC, The Smiths, Pretenders, Van Halen, Metallica, Julian Lennon, Spinal Tap and more!

Check out the "Blues Day" programs every Tuesday night, beginning at 7:00 pm, on KRCB-FM Radio 91:

7:00 pm - Lady Spins the Blues with host Mary Carroll

9:00 pm - Friends of the Blues with hosts James "Skyy Dobro" Walker  or D'Arcy "Shuffle Shoes the Blues Guru" Ballinger

11:00 pm - Blues America with host Drew Verbis

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Join KRCBKQEDNPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company for a celebration of the Tiny Desk Contest community in Petaluma! This event will feature a live performance by 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner Naia Izumi, as well as some of our favorite local artists who entered the Contest this year: 

*La Misa Negra
*Eki Shola
*SOL Development 

Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. He has never lived in the country; he was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago during the Motown era making his path into the blues much different from his famous father. When he commands the stage the similarities of his powerful vocals with that of his father is uncanny; giving blues fans a sense that the spirit of Muddy Waters is alive. In 2015, Mud earned a Blues Music Award for his album, ‘For Pops.’ Mud celebrates the release of his fourth studio effort, ‘They Call Me Mud’ on Severn records.

Tonight on Lady Spins the Blues - we will be honoring Candye Kane, an amazing blues singer who, after courageously fighting pancreatic cancer for eight years, was taken from us in 2016. In her 54 years, she exemplified the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit in overcoming numerous obstacles to become not only a great artist, but also a great human being. 

Join us tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 on KRCB-FM for a musical tribute to a blues singer whose life was, ultimately, an inspiring tale of survival, redemption and inspiration.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce travels to the campus of Radford University in Radford, VA for this week’s episode. We’ll hear performances by folk music mainstay John Gorka, award-winning Nashville singer and songwriter Shawn Camp, plus emerging Toronto folk-rockers The Weather Station and Virginia songwriters Scott Miller and Dori Freeman.  

This week on The BGS Radio Hour we’ve got an interview with Tyler Mahan Coe, host and producer of the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast, arguably the best podcast about country music there ever was, and we celebrate our Artist of the Month for May - the one and only John Prine.

Outbeat News for Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

• Hawaii is set to become the 12th state to outlaw conversion gay conversion therapy as a practice on minors. 

• The Matthew Shepard Foundation announced that olympic athlete Adam RIppon will be honored with the Making A Difference Award. 

• San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution to designate an in the south of market a gay leather district.

• The opening line-up for this year’s Frameline Film Festival happening June 14 through 24 has been announced.

California Update for Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018
Andrew Bowen / Capital Public Radio

• California Republicans gathered over the weekend in San Diego for their state party convention, but after hearing from their two leading candidates for governor, they did not make an endorsement.

• California Republicans are defending seven seats in Congress this year. At the party's convention in San Diego, officials seemed aware of a potential voter backlash against the president.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Andrew Bowen.

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