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.

4/6 Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald: The long-standing fine singer-songwriter duo from Nevada City will be live in our studio. We’ll round out the program with more music from around California.
4/13 Great Live Concerts: A variety of concert recordings from recent years. Curawaka, Starling Arrow, Spell Songs, Faun, more.
4/20 New & Recent Releases: The latest by San Miguel Fraser, Lúnasa, Welsh harper Catrin Finch, Connie Kaldor and David Francey from Canada, and American roots singers Sarah Jarosz, Allison Russell, Tanya Tucker, Ismay, Tom Rush, and the latest from the Bear’s Sonic Journals series.
4/27 Earth Day: Music celebrating this place we all live, from the late Laura Nyro, Nevada City duo BrightSide Blue, Australians Olivia Rosebery and Xavier Rudd, local groups Wildchoir and MaMuse, and more.
5/4 Wanderings: Songs about rambling around by Tim O’Brien, Laura Love, Andy Irvine, James Taylor, Utah Phillips, Rhiannon Giddens, Sylvia Barnes, Niamh Parsons.
5/11 Heart of Americana: American roots and alt country by Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Olney, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle with his tributes to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, Rissi Palmer, Miko Marks.
5/18 The Way of Beauty: Music evoking the Dineh/Navajo conception of hózhó, living in beauty and balance. Lyla June Johnston, Sharon Burch, Martha Tilston, the old band Trapezoid, anything beautiful.
5/25 Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen and wounded from past wars. Songs by Richard Thompson, Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Gerry Hallom, Sandy Denny.
6/1 Summer Surprise—Watch This Space
6/8 England and Scotland: Recent music from around that island.
6/15 Summer Solstice: Music for the longest days.
6/22 KALW On-Air Folk Festival: It’s five hours of continuous live music by some of the Bay Area’s finest talent, hosted by the Saturday afternoon gang.
6/29 Ensemble Sounds: Varied vocals and instrumentals.

I went to the beach this morning, took time to remember the bliss of being alive, and got to witness a small pod of dolphins who reminded me how important it is to play!

I then met a woman with a daughter who is nonverbal, 19 years old. She told me her daughter’s first language is music. So I grabbed my guitar and sang for her. The life and divine recognition that came into her eyes when I sang to her was beyond anything I could ever describe. Her ancient soul shone through those eyes in such grace 🥹

To carry this music as a vessel in service to the most high is a calling greater than I ever imagined growing up singing in my room alone, longing to surrender to the song as a way of being in this life. It’s happening.

Music breathes life 🎶🌞🌱

Thank you creator for music 🌀🌈🐬

Sierra Marin