This Quarter


ere are our weekly listings for the winter months. This will be the first quarter resuming our two hours of programming, now beginning at 2 P.M. Pacific Time. Watch this list for further details to be filled in and other possible updates.

1/7 In Memoriam: Remembering musicians who passed away in 2022—Mick Moloney, Dennis Cahill, Mary McCaslin, Norma Waterson, Kelly Joe Phelps, Johnny Harper, Judy Henske, Tony Barrand, Bob Neuwirth, Mickey Zekley (Lark Camp), Loretta Lynn, Naomi Judd, and guitarist Danny Kalb.
1/14 Martin Luther King: Songs honoring civil rights and freedom fighters by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Kim & Reggie Harris, Luka Bloom, Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, Pierce Pettis, Christy Moore, Mavis Staples, Crys Matthews.
1/21 One Host’s Favorites: For the year 2022. Gone Gone Beyond, Olivia Fern from the Lake District, folk/reggae/rap artist Sierra Marin from Carlsbad, Mattea Luna from Berlin, Zoë Pollack, Colorado’s Birds of Play, MaMuse, Xavier Rudd.
1/28 Songs to Brigid / Songs to Pachamama: Goddess songs for Imbolc and early spring from Anúna, Lisa Thiel, and Ruth Barrett, and from Nessi Gomes, Nicolas Losada, and Alonso del Río. Offerings by Carolyn Hillyer from Dartmoor will bridge the two worlds.
2/4 New & Recent Releases: The latest by Bonnie Raitt, Guy Davis, Dr. John, Valerie June, Peter Rowan, Bonnie Light Horseman, and songs from “Feels Like Home,” Linda Ronstadt’s Musical Odyssey. Deidre McCalla joins us live in studio to talk about her new recording, “Endless Grace,” her first release in nearly twenty years.
2/11 Valentines: Poet David Whyte, June Tabor, Nessi Gomes, Martha Tilston, Still on the Hill, the Solstice Ensemble, the late Jamie Byrd, John Prine.
2/18 Post-Valentine’s: Valentine’s hangover, with love-gone-awry stories by the late author Harvey Pekar and singer-songwriter David Berkeley and songs by Loudon Wainwright, Nellie McKay (I Want to Get Married), June Tabor & Maddy Prior, Richard Thompson.
2/25 International Women’s Day: Transformative songs by Rhiannon Giddens, Mariee Sioux, Joy Harjo, Lyla June Johnston, English vocal group Lady Maisery, Portuguese Angolan singer MonÁxi, Indonesian singer Sandrayati, Carolyn Hillyer and Charlotte Mabon from Devon, Sierra Marin from SoCal, Orka Teppler from Tel Aviv, more.
3/4 Folk Festival: It’s back after a three-year hiatus! Five hours of continuous live music from the KALW studios 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. hosted by JoAnn Mar, Peter Thompson, and Kevin Vance.
3/11 Remembering David Lindley: We’ll share some of the amazing multi-instrumentalist’s work with the Kaleidoscope, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Henry Kaiser as they explored the music of Scandinavia and Madagascar, Hani Naser, and Wally Ingram.
3/18 St. Patrick’s: Irish music by some of the leading lights of traditional music—Clannad, Altan, T & The Maggies.
3/25 Mark O’Connor: Mark has a new memoir out, Crossing Bridges: My Journey from Child Prodigy to Fiddler Who Dared the World. We’ll talk about Mark’s new memoir and have him play us a few tunes.

It is said that Coyote appears crazy in his dancing to those who cannot hear his mystical music. We have come to an earthen moment wherein we must make all the connections we are able with the whole of life, no matter how at-risk that puts our public-facing facade of normality. Look at the vapid homogeneity of the wealth-based, earth-denuding, dominant culture: is this the approval we seek? When we turn to the sweet, ragged edges of society, we see the people carrying violins, mandolins, pens, microscopes, walking sticks. The ones with ink on their hands, paint on their faces, mosses in their hair, shirts on sideways because they have been awake all night in the thrall of a new idea. This is where the art of earth-saving lies. We are creating a new story—one of vitality, conviviality, feralness (escape!), wildness, nonduality, interconnectedness, generosity, sensuality, creativity, knowledge of the earth and all that dwells therein.

—Lyanda Lynn Haupt