This Quarter


ere are our weekly listings for the spring months. Watch this list for further details to be filled in and other possible updates.

4/7 Tom Rapp: Remembering the very lovely and reflective, sometimes cosmic, music of the late mainstay of the band Pearls Before Swine, which flourished in the late 60s and early 70s, but also from his brief return to music in the late 90s.
4/14 New and Recent Releases: The latest by Altan, The Gloaming, and Lúnasa from Ireland, Balkan singing by Kitka, new acoustic music by Mr. Sun and the Mammals, the folk singing of Joan Baez and John McCutcheon, and more.
4/21 Earth Day: Music to celebrate our oneness with the Earth and summon us to the struggles before us, from Dougie MacLean, Karine Polwart, Moira Smiley, Trevor Hall, Joanne Rand, Australia’s Xavier Rudd, and more.
4/28: KALW On-Air Folk Festival: It’s five hours of continuous live music from the KALW studios. The festival will start with the local world-fusion band Baraka Moon, The Seamus Egan Project, and the heavenly harmonies of Misner & Smith.
5/5 Cinco de Mayo: To commemorate the Mexican holiday, music from or about Mexico and the Latin American world, from Quetzal, Lila Downs, Tish Hinojosa, Los Cenzontles, Danit.
5/12 KALW Spring Fundraising Drive: Featuring some of the best in new releases that have come out this past year....
5/19 Folk/Classical: Music dipping into classical forms, or the work of musicians bringing together folk and classical backgrounds, by Moira Smiley & VOCO, Muszik√°s, the Danish String Quartet, Steve Tilston and Maggie Boyle, Four Shillings Short, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.
5/26 The Return of Mz. Miranda: Guest host Sandy Miranda will bring her usual surprises to delight our musical senses.
6/2 Preview of the San Francisco Free Folk Festival: Pete Kronowitt and Jeremy Friedenthal will give us the low-down on the upcoming June 9th festival.
6/9 The West Coast: Varied music from California, Washington, and Oregon, with an emphasis on the Bay Area. Diana Rowan, Janam, Diana Strong and Myra Joy, plus Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Brian Cutean, Joanne Rand, Peia, and more.
6/16 Introducing New Voices in Folk and Americana: Night Tree, Kristine Barrett, Windborn, Red Tail Ring, The Early Mays, The Belle Hollows, Ordinary Elephant, Stray Birds, Mandolin Orange, Joan Shelley, Pieta Brown, and other new voices.
6/23 Summer Solstice: Music for the longest days of the year from the Gaia Consort, Damh the Bard, Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, the Watersons.
6/30 TBA

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
—Howard Thurman