This Quarter


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

7/1 Local Treasures: Laurie Lewis stops by to chat and play a few songs from her Grammy-nominated CD The Hazel and Alice Sessions. We’ll shine the spotlight on some of the Bay Area’s other talented musicians—The Shots, the T-Sisters, Scott Nygaard & The Websters, Sean Hayes, The Tuttles, Amelia Hogan.
7/8 New Discoveries: Michele Flannery is guest hosting and will reveal her latest musical discoveries.
7/15 KALW On-Air Folk Festival: The festival is returning after an 18-month absence! It’s five hours of live performance by some of the Bay Area’s local talent. Hosted by JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson.
7/22 Folk/Jazz: New work by June Tabor and Melanie O’Reilly, plus songs by Marta Topferova, Catriona McKay, and more.
7/29 Sandy’s Gumbo: Guest host Sandy Miranda returns with special ingredients for her musical stew of delectable delights.
8/5 Lammas/Lughnasadh: Songs for the start of the harvest season from Robin Williamson, Shirley Collins, the old Scottish band Ossian, Linda Hirshhorn, and the Irish choral group Anuna.
8/12 New and Recent Releases: The latest by Steve Earle & The Dukes, Slaid Cleaves, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, The Nile Project, Quercus with June Tabor.
8/19 Bridges: Notable collaborations featuring Iranian-American singer Mamak Khadem, Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai, Martin Simpson, Erik Marchand, Quetzal from East L.A., and more.
8/26 Hymns, Chants, and Mantras: Tina Malia; Marta Sebestyen; the women’s choral group Libana; Linda Tillery; Norse, Native American, and Tibetan chants.
9/2 Labor Day: Our annual tribute to working people.
9/9 Hard Times Come Again No More: Public radio & KALW are trying to weather the financial storms for the next four years. With your help, we can do it!
9/16 England Revisited: A spectrum of English music.
9/23 Music & Conversation with Tim O’Brien: Tim talks about growing up in his home state of West Virginia and the influence Appalachian mountain music has had on his songwriting. We’ll hear songs from Tim’s early days with Hot Rize and his sister Mollie O’Brien, as well as selections from his latest CD, Where the River Meets the Road.
9/30 TBA

When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these are traditional signs of a dark age. Another is that people are poisoned by self-doubt and become cowards.
—Pema Chödrön