It's the KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday from 3 to 8 pm--our musical extravaganza features five hours of continuous live music by some of the Bay Area's finest talent! Hosted by JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson.
3:00 pm The Pacific Boychoir is led by director and founder Kevin Fox. The Pacific Boychoir Academy is the only United States boychoir school outside of the East Coast. The choir's repertoire includes classical, African freedom songs, Afro-American spirituals, and world music.
4:00 pm Sylvie Simmons is a well known figure in the world of rock journalism. Last year, Sylvie decided to branch out. Her debut recording came out last year and features eleven of her original songs about love and love gone wrong.
4:30 pm Eli Conley is a transgender singer-songwriter originally from Virginia. His debut CD "At The Seams" was released a few years ago. Eli calls his music "modern day folks songs for misfits" and "country-tinged folk with a queer bite."
5:00 pm Real Vocal String Quartet perform original and traditional songs with unique arrangements that cover music from Appalachia to Kenya to Brazil.
5:45 pm Robin Flower & Libby McLaren will showcase songs from their brand new recording "One On One."
6:30 pm Old Belle is a San Francisco-based group that creates original acoustic music full of harmony and groove, influenced by everyone from Doc Watson to Hank Williams. Members are: Tonya Newstetter (lead vocals, guitar), Ashley Conrad (mandolin), Niki Savage (fiddle), and Mike Gubman (bass)
7:15 pm The Dim Lights are a family bluegrass band based in Pacifica. Providing a fresh take on traditional bluegrass, they showcase the talents of teenage fiddling phenom Dana Frankel. The band also includes banjo master Larry Cohea. Mom and Dad — Avram and Vicki Frankel — anchor the band on guitar and bass.