A Patchwork Quilt

Saturdays 5-6:30pm
hosted by Kevin Vance
Kevin Vance

Music from Celtic & American traditions, plus talks with singers & songwriters.

Hear the latest broadcast via our Local Music Player page.  And see playlists here.

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12:35pm

Thu May 29, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5/31/2014 at 5pm

Radio Flor -- Cascada De Flores

Jorge Liceaga, Kevin Vance, and Arwen Lawrence

Members of Cascada De Flores, a Bay Area folkloric group specializing in music from Mexico and Cuba, will be Kevin's guests this Saturday on A Patchwork Quilt.  They have a new album, Radio Flor, re-enacting the golden age of radio, when everyone you heard, announcers, musicians, actors, poets, and storytellers were always performing live from the studio.  Imagine listening to la estacion XEW in Mexico City or La Cadena Azul en La Habana, Cuba in the 1930s and '40s.

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12:51pm

Sat May 24, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5/24/2014 at 5pm

Bob Dylan's birthday

Cate Blanchette as "Jude Quinn" from the 2007 film "I'm Not There"

It's Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday today.  We'll celebrate.

We'll hear his songs sung in Women's voices, such as Joan Baez, Odetta, Nanci Griffith, and a singer from Bhutan named Lhamo Dukpa.

A Patchwork Quilt can be heard Saturdays at 5pm on 91.7 FM KALW in San Francisco and online at kalw.org.

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1:27pm

Fri May 16, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5/17/2014 at 5pm

A Conspiracy Of Beards

A Conspiracy Of Beards

They're Your Men.  A Conspiracy Of Beards is an all-male choir devoted to singing the songs of Leonard Cohen will fill our studios Saturday at 5pm on A Patchwork Quilt.  

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8:52am

Fri May 2, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt 5/3/2014

Garrin Benfield and Happy Birthday, Pete!

Garrin Benfield

This Saturday at 5pm on A Patchwork Quilt,

Kevin's first guest will be singer/songwriter /guitarist Garrin Benfield.  You can learn more about his music at his website, http://www.garrin.com/.  Then the final hour, we'll celebrate Pete Seeger's birthday.  He would have been 95.  David Dunaway, Pete's biographer, will come in and share a chapter from his radio series about Pete, "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and announce a new website called "Remembering Pete Seeger".

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6:44pm

Thu April 24, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt 4/26/2014

Johnny Harper And Carnival play the music of The Band

Johnny Harper & Carnival

Johnny Harper And Carnival perform music of The Band live in the KALW studio this Saturday afternoon at 5pm here on 91.7 KALW San Francisco.

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