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.

1/2 In Memoriam: Remembering the many musicians who passed away during 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic: John Prine, Emy Phelps, Jerry Jeff Walker, Justin Townes Earle, Michael Smith, Judy Dyble, Peter Green, Michael McClure, Johnny Nash, David Olney, Lyle Mays, Joseph Shabalala.
1/9 Emerging Voices: Some rising talents and sources of inspiration: Diné musician/poet/activist Lyla June Johnston, Johanna Warren, Nessi Gomes, Rising Appalachia, Xavier Rudd, Swiss musician Adaya, Israeli band Forestt, Mexican women’s duo Luna Santa.
1/16 Tribute to Tony Rice: A belated salute to legendary bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, who passed away on Christmas morning. In the second hour, a sampling of new and recent releases by Goat Rodeo, Bonny Light Horseman, Molly Tuttle, Kris Delmhorst, Becky Buller, MIPSO, and Storyhill.
1/23 California: Music from our state—Quetzal, MaMuse, Achilles Wheel from Nevada City, Steve Baughman, Three Mile Stone, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Misner & Smith, Mary Youngblood.
1/30 On the Road: Musicians reflecting on a life of hard traveling. Songs by Nanci Griffith, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams, Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler, Andy Irvine, Jay Farrar, Shawn Colvin, and more.
2/6 Bridges: Cross-Cultural Collaborations featuring Habib Koite and Eric Bibb; Ali Farka Toure and Corey Harris; Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi; Seckou Keita and Scottish, Irish, and Welsh collaborators.
2/13 Valentine’s: Celebrating Valentine’s a day early with romantic songs that will break your heart.
2/20 Continental: Music from around Europe.
2/27 Michele K-Tel Returns: Michele Flannery is guest host.
3/6 International Women’s Day: Women’s voices and instrumental talents from all over.
3/13 The Celtic-American Roots Connection: Irish and American musicians in collaboration—Tim O’Brien & The Crossing, Steve Earle & Sharon Shannon, The Chieftains’ Down the Old Plank Road, and songs from The Transatlantic Sessions.
3/20 Spring Equinox: With a special emphasis on the world’s forests, in recognition of International Forest Day.
3/27 Potpourri: A mixed grab bag of favorite songs—odds and ends that may have been missed over the years.

In this moment when we face horizons and conflicts wider than ever before, we want our resources, the ways of strength. We look again to the human wish, its faiths, the means by which the imagination leads us to surpass ourselves.

If there is a feeling that something has been lost, it may be because much has not yet been used, much is still to be found and begun.

—Muriel Rukeyser