folk music

A Patchwork Quilt Sat. Sept. 12 5pm

Sep 7, 2015

Kevin plans on letting out the stops and having fun on today's show playing favorite songs and artists, and offering access to the Patchwork Quilt CD Grab Bag as our way of thanking you for your support of KALW!

Radio Flor -- Cascada De Flores

May 29, 2014

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.

Garrin Benfield and Happy Birthday, Pete!

May 2, 2014

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,  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".

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.

Folksinger John McCutcheon Live!

Jan 7, 2014

Folk singer extraordinaire John McCutcheon returns to the KALW studios this Saturday (1/11) at 3 pm for the start of his left coast tour in the Bay Area.  John will sing a few songs from his latest CD "22 Days", a tribute to Sarajevo cellist Vedran Smailovic.

Misner & Smith will follow John at 4 pm—the local duo of Sam Misner and Megan Smith.  They'll perform songs from their new CD "Seven Hour Storm."

Happy Birthday Folk Music & Beyond!

Oct 20, 2013

Join us this Saturday (10/26)  at 3 pm for Folk Music & Beyond's  25th birthday celebration!  The show started October 1988 and we've been going strong, thanks to your support and the support of our local music community.  We'll stroll down memory lane and listen to highlights from the many live concerts that have taken place in the KALW studios these past 25 years.

GUATEMALA CITY - Just over two years ago, on July 9, 2011, the Argentine singer-songwriter Facundo Cabral was murdered on a desolate early morning street in Guatemala City. This is the story of that tragic night, as told by producer Gabriela Llanos and her father, Percy.

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA - Fue hace poco más de dos años, en la madrugada del 9 de julio 2011, en una calle desolada de Guatemala, que el cantautor argentino Facundo Cabral fue asesinado. Esta es la historia de esa trágica noche, narrada por la productora Gabriela Llanos, y su padre, Percy.