bluegrass

12:43pm

Sat June 22, 2013
Bluegrass Signal Sat. 6:30 pm

Windy Hill Live Today 6:30 pm

Windy Hill

"Bluegrass Signal" welcomes members of Windy Hill to the KALW studios.  The band started many years ago by two high school friends in Menlo Park.  Their music is inspired by the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin.  Henry Warde (mandolin), Ryan Breen (banjo), and Thomas Wille (guitar) usually form the band's power trio and Kyle McCabe (bass) holds down the beat.

4:04am

Tue April 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday

Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist

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."

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1:06pm

Thu August 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Dark Hollow

Bluegrass band Dark Hollow say bluegrass is booming in the Bay Area.
Courtesy of Dark Hollow

The band Dark Hollow says there's a bluegrass revival in the Bay Area, and they're claiming some credit for it. Dark Hollow has been performing traditional songs, and adding some of their own, for over seven years now. They’re sure to be playing some selections from their new album when they take the stage at The Sand Dollar Restaurant in Stinson Beach on Sunday, August 5. It's an afternoon show, from noon to 3 pm.

5:12pm

Sun April 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

KALW's On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday 3 to 8 pm

KALW's Saturday music hosts join forces to present a five-hour folk extravaganza of continuous live music performed  by some of the Bay Area's finest talent.   Enjoy the Scottish fiddling of Alasdair Fraser, the powerhouse vocals of Teresa Trull and Barbara Higbie, the original songs of Caren Armstrong, and the homegrown bluegrass of Them Boys and the Sycamore Slough String Band.  Here's the schedule:

 

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9:14am

Mon February 13, 2012
Bluegrass Signal

Bluegrass Signal: A salute to Dudley Connell

Dudley Connell with the Johnson Mt. Boys c. 1981

Now on KALW's Local Music Player:  The incomparable singer who first came to prominence with the Johnson Mountain Boys in the early '80s.

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