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.

4/1 Emerging Voices, Expanded Edition: Olivia Fern, Nattali Rize, Priscilla Momah, Dustin Thomas, Hang Massive, Hot Damn Scandal, Balkan Bump, Alexia Chellun, Charlotte Mabon, Satsang, Yael Deckelbaum, the Freedom Family Band.
4/8 English and Scottish Contemporary: A new album by Karine Polwart and music by Sam Lee; Martin Simpson; Iona Fyfe; Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita; Olivia Fern; Devon artists Charlotte Mabon, Carolyn Hillyer, Zoë Pollock, and Susie Ro.
4/15 New and Recent Releases: The latest by John Doyle & Mick McAuley, local singer Amelia Hogan, Téada, fiddler Lissa Schneckenberger, Martin Hayes, Mr. Sun. And a tribute to the late, great saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
4/22 Earth Day: KALW presents a whole day of Earth Day programming. (We are preempted.)
4/29 On the Road Again: Songs inspired by life on the road by Kate MacLeod, Zöe Mulford, Mary Black, Mary McCaslin, Anne Hills, Charlie Parr and more.
5/6 Ensemble Sounds: Wookiefoot, Gone Gone Beyond, Mamalama, Wildlight, Faun, Irish bands, classic bands such as Muszikas and Pentangle.
5/13 Out on the Rolling Sea: Sea songs and shanties by Siobhan Miller from Scotland, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span from England, New England singer-songwriter Cindy Kallet, Taj Mahal.
5/20 Conscious Music: Música medicina and its varied offshoots. Nessi Gomes, Ayla Schafer, Zoë Pollock, Curawaka, Alonso del Río, Danit, Nicolas Losada, Jesús Hidalgo.
5/27 Birds of a Feather: Among our celebrated birds will be ravens and corvids. Songs by John Gorka, Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch, Peter Rowan, Malinky, Mary McCaslin, Jackson Browne, and more.
6/3 British & Irish Potpourri: Catching up on older releases that fell under the radar screen.
6/10 West Coast: Music from up and down our coast, featuring amazing new women’s mostly vocal supergroup Starling Arrow, Sebastopol duo MaMuse, San Francisco duo Noctambule, Nevada City duo BrightSide Blue, more.
6/17 Summer Solstice: Songs for long sunny days from Marya Stark, Tina Malia, Karine Polwart, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Hawaiian singer Hāwane Rios, more.
6/24 San Francisco Free Folk Festival Preview

Trust is the container
Surrender is the stream
And so divinity may flow
Within this waking dream

Refinement is the pathway
Leading to the mountain peak
Intention keeps us on the path
Of which no words can speak

The stars provide a beacon
Reflecting back the glow
Creator light shines to and through us
Helping us to know

Tune into the current
The ocean of the one
Awaken to this present
The gift that god has sung

Sierra Marin