Finest Kind, the a cappella trio from Ottawa, Canada will be our in-studio guests this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond." They are among Canada's leading singers in the "Anglo-Celtic" tradition. Their harmony vocals have been called "soaring and glorious" by fellow Canadian musician David Francey. They've been together since 1991 and their repertoire spans British Isles, Celtic, American roots, Canadian, Hank Williams, Carter Family, Rudyard Kipling, old time, bluegrass, and everything in between.
Listen this coming Saturday at 3 pm for All Things Leonard, our tribute show to the great Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The Conspiracy of Beards will join us in the KALW studios. This 20-man a capella ensemble sings the songs of Leonard Cohen in multi-part harmonies.
Folk Music & Beyond presents award-winning songwriter-storyteller David Francey from Canada this Saturday August 4th 3:00 pm. David performed recently at a Bay Area house concert with Mark Westberg on guitar. He shares his compelling and heartfelt songs, along with his funny and entertaining stories.
The French-Canadian band Genticorum from Quebec performed live this Saturday (4/14) on Folk Music & Beyond. This talented trio is at the forefront of Quebecois music and is among the many young bands leading the revival of interest in the old folk traditions of Quebec. Members of Genticorum are Pascal Gemme on fiddle and foot percussion, Yann Falquet on guitar, and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand on flute and bass.