music http://kalw.org en Fog City Blues + Blues Power Hour this Wednesday http://kalw.org/post/fog-city-blues-blues-power-hour-wednesday <p>This week Fog City Blues revisits an interview with Bay Area blues harp legend <a href="http://rickestrin.com">Rick Estrin</a>, who performs&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">this weekend</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Redwood City and Seaside. Rick talks to host Devon </span>Strolovitch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his early days in the Bay Area blues scene and plays tunes from some of the greats he met as an up-and-comer. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:45:35 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 46873 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-teen-musician-tatyana-martinez-channels-old-school-sound <p></p><p>Eighteen-year-old Tatyana Martinez turned to writing poetry as a young girl to cope with big changes in her life. Over time, her poetry evolved into music. She now works for the youth run recording studio <a href="http://sunsetyouthservices.org/programs/#UpStarRecords">Upstar Records</a>, inside San Francisco’s <a href="http://sunsetyouthservices.org/">Sunset Youth Services</a>. The youth center supports young people and their families with things like parenting classes, food assistance, and job training at Upstar. When she’s not helping young musicians make music, Martinez writes and records her own songs with the goal of putting out her own album. She shares the story behind her songs in this installment of Bay Area Beats.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Audrey Dilling 46687 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Teen musician Tatyana Martinez channels old school sound Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes http://kalw.org/post/blues-legend-sugar-pie-desanto-still-hits-high-notes <p></p><p>She began winning talent shows up and down Fillmore Street at 18, when she weighed just 85 pounds, wore size 3 shoes and went by her given name, Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:33:38 +0000 Hana Baba & Produced by Ashleyanne Krigbaum 46406 at http://kalw.org Blues legend Sugar Pie DeSanto still hits the high notes Bay Area Beats: San Francisco rapper A-1 http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-san-francisco-rapper-1 <p></p><p class="p1">San Francisco rapper A-1 comes in pairs his songs with video that often goes viral, including one shot spontaneously at the riots that followed the San Francisco Giants win of the World Series in 2010. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, A-1 talks about the evolution of his sound.</p><p class="p1"><em>Click the audio player above to listen to the story.</em></p><p class="p1"><em>Hear more of A-1's music and watch his videos <a href="http://www.a-1music.com/">here</a>.</em></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:06:15 +0000 Todd Whitney 45374 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: San Francisco rapper A-1 StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-patricia-chin-chinatown-chorus-line <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.425;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:15pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:24:12 +0000 Judy Silber 44975 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line