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. Our two hours will include performances by local band StringFire! (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, and Annie Turano), with their mix of English country, Scottish country, and contra dance music; noted bluegrass musicians Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum; and Healing Muses, healing harp music by Patrice Haan and Margaret Davis.
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 Hirschhorn, 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, Light in Babylon, Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai, Balkan/American band Janam, the Ale Möller Band, Quetzal from East L.A., and more. Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino will be in live.
8/26 Hymns, Chants, and Mantras: Tina Malia; Marta Sebestyen; the women’s choral group Libana; Peia Luzzi, Eivør Pálsdóttir, DakhaBrakha, 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 Hard Times Come Again No More, Continued: Public radio & KALW are trying to weather the financial storms for the next four years. With your help, we can do it!
9/23 1967: Another look at the Summer of Love—Jefferson Airplane; the Youngbloods; Country Joe & the Fish; the Charlatans; Sopwith Camel; Fred Neil; Victoria; voices of Tom Donohue of KMPX; Stephen Gaskin; Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, and others from the Houseboat Summit; more.
9/30 England Revisited: A spectrum of English music.

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