Fog City Blues

12:45pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

Fog City Blues + Blues Power Hour this Wednesday

This week Fog City Blues revisits an interview with Bay Area blues harp legend Rick Estrin, who performs this weekend in Redwood City and Seaside. Rick talks to host Devon Strolovitch about his early days in the Bay Area blues scene and plays tunes from some of the greats he met as an up-and-comer. We'll also hear tracks from the brand new album by Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, You Asked For It...

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4:35am

Mon June 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

Wednesday: Mark Naftalin pays tribute to Horace Silver & Jimmy Scott

Fog City Blues is off this week, but Mark Naftalin returns with a special two-hour broadcast of the Blues Power Hour. The first hour will include musical tributes to two recently-departed musical greats: composer-pianist Horace Silver and vocal balladeer extraordinaire Jimmy Scott.  The second hour will feature a “45 Party” (the “45” is a medium of recorded sound, in this case, not a firearm).  Blues Power Hour with Mark Naftalin ~ Wednesday, 7/02 at 9 pm.

1:52pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

3 hours of Fog City Blues: Gypsy Swing and more

The Public Radio Party continues Wednesday night with a special 3-hour Fog City Blues. North Bay quintet Beso Negro return to play songs from their latest release, Burn It Down. One of the performances from their last visit is featured on "Live From the City Blues Vol.1," which is available exclusively as a thank-you gift together with the brand-new "Live From the Fog City Blues Vol.2." We'll listen to tracks from the new compilation, and KALW General Manager Matt Martin will also stop by to play selections from his #PubRadioParty Mixtape.

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5:01pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

A special Blues Power Hour this Wednesday at 9 pm

Michael Bloomfield and Mark Naftalin live at the Fillmore West, Jan. 1969

Fog City Blues is off for the week, but the blues continues with a special two-hour edition of Mark Naftalin's Blues Power Hour, featuring recordings of guitarist Mike Bloomfield live at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Mark will also play with selections from his infinite collection of blues 45s.  Blues Power Hour with Mark Naftalin ~ Wednesday, 4/02 at 9 pm.

3:27pm

Mon January 23, 2012
five years of fog city blues

Fog City Blues celebrates 5 years on KALW!

Listen anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.  Host Devon Strolovitch celebrates five years on KALW with a special night on Fog City Blues featuring cameo appearances by Elvin Bishop, Quinn Deveaux, Carmen Getit of Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, and Mark Hummel.  Devon will also be giving away tickets to Mark's Blues Harmonica Blowout at Yoshi's Oakland.  Wednesday night at 9pm.

Video Promo: Fog City Blues 5th Anniversary Special

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