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Arts & Culture
KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Sat. 3-8 pm
Join KALW hosts JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson for another five hour live music extravaganza 3 to 8 pm this Saturday featuring a diverse range of musicians from around the Bay Area and beyond. Our eclectic folk festival will cover Celtic, gypsy swing, bluegrass, old-time, Balkan, world-jazz, Jimi Hendrix, and everything in-between!
Here's the line-up:
3:00 pm Steve Baughman—a fine Celtic fingerstyle guitarist and music instructor. He'll perform selections from his new CD "Farewell To Orkney" and tell us about his latest DVD project with Zen banjo and the meditative aspect of old time clawhammer playing.
3:30 pm TriBeCaStan—an eclectic band based in New York whose mission is to tear down boundaries between world, folk, and jazz. The Washington Post hailed them as “an international jazz and folk festival unto themselves, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect."
4:15 pm Dirty Cello—led by one of the Bay Area's most eclectic crossover cellists Rebecca Roudman, this band is the opposite of clean and classical. Dirty Cello's music covers soulful blues, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and rock.
5:00 pm Pete & Anne Sibley--a harmony singing duo performing old time and traditional folk songs
6:30 pm The Bearcat Stringband -- Robin Fischer (fiddle), Rowan McCallister (mandolin, clawhammer banjo, vocals), Ryan Finch (guitar, vocals), and Allegra Thompson (acoustic bass, vocals) -- playing a mix of bluegrass, old time, honky-tonk, and Cajun musics.
7:15 pm Bill Evans--“It's one thing to be a strong progressive banjo player; another to excel at the traditional end of the spectrum. To be able to add an indelible mark to the whole history of the instrument is getting ridiculous. High kudos to Bill Evans.” - Tony Trischka