This Quarter


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

1/6 In Memoriam: Remembering musicians who passed away last year, including Rosalie Sorrels, Bruce Langhorne, Larry Coryell, Maggie Roche, Jimmy LaFave, D.L. Menard, Gurrumul, Glen Campbell, Sam Shepard, Tom Petty, Katie Lee, Jon Hendricks, Irish author Eddie Stack, and local town crier Redmond O’Colonies.
1/13 Turn It Around: Music arising from contemporary issues: immigration, the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Occupy movement, permaculture, more, by Michael Franti, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Ayla Nereo, Quetzal.
1/20 Blues/Gospel: Recent releases in acoustic blues and gospel music, including Eric Bibb, Ruthie Foster, Bill Miller, and Howell/Devine. The show also features a return appearance by the Conspiracy of Beards, the Bay Area’s a capella group that sings the songs of Leonard Cohen.
1/27 Imbolc: Songs for Brigit, the saint and the goddess, and the beginning of the Celtic spring.
2/3 New and Recent Releases: The latest by the Wailin’ Jennys, Misner & Smith, Stills & Collins, fiddler Liz Knowles & Open the Door for Three, Dougie MacLean.
2/10 Pre–Valentine’s Day: Mystic love songs, from Bruce Cockburn, Cathie Ryan, the late Freyda Epstein, In Gowan Ring.
2/17 Romance in the Air: Romantic songs and ballads for Valentine’s. Also, Darol Anger & Mr. Sun: After an absence of several years, Darol returns and brings his virtuosic fiddle playing to KALW. He’s accompanied by his new string ensemble Mr. Sun—Joe Walsh on mandolin, Grant Gordy on guitar, and Aidan O’Donnell on bass.
2/24 Up and Coming: Young musicians who are emerging as a global force for social and ecological awareness—Wildlight, Rising Appalachia, Peia Luzzi, guitarist Estas Tonne, Storia, Mirabai Ceiba, Nessie Gomes, Ali Dineen.
3/3 Mz. Miranda Returns: Guest host Sandy Miranda will bring us her usual musical surprises.
3/10 New Favorites from England and Scotland: Dougie MacLean, Alasdair Roberts, Karine Polwart, the Furrow Collective, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.
3/17 St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating this special event with music by some of Ireland’s leading musicians.
3/24 Spring Equinox: Linda Waterfall, Kathleen Tracy, Maria del Mar Bonet, Mamak Khadem.
3/31 TBA.

How ridiculous the development of history would seem to us if it were to come to an end in our time!
—Claudio Naranjo