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Arts & Culture
KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday
It's five hours of continuous live music performed in the KALW studios this Saturday 3 to 8 pm, featuring some of the Bay Area's finest talent, hosted by JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson. Here's the line-up:
3:00 pm Xandra Corpora, former lead singer with the Bay Area funk-blues band Con Brio. Her powerful, expressive voice has been called "strikingly soulful."
3:30 pm Krista Detor, literary singer-songwriter from Indiana. Her most recent CD is "Chocolate Paper Suites," a series of five three-song suites, inspired by the works of Lorca, Dylan Thomas, and Darwin, among other thinkers, artists and experiences.
4:15 pm Diana Jones, award-winning Southern rural roots singer based in Tennessee. Her original, plain-spoken song-stories are inspired by old-time and Appalachian mountain music.
5:00 pm T Sisters, three sisters who sing traditional and original songs, influenced by blues, bluegrass, country and jazz, in classic three-part harmony.
6:30 pm Kathy Kallick & Annie Stanninec, both members of the Kathy Kallick Band, play some old time songs and tunes, driven by Annie's expressive fiddling and Kathy's soulful singing.
7:15 pm Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist, warming up for this year's Festival of the Mandolin. Both Sharon's mandolin and Scott's guitar playing are eclectic, inventive, and lyrical.