Kevin Vance

4:03pm

Fri June 20, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 6/21/2014 at 5pm

Conspiracy of Venus sing

Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the women of CoV interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller. 

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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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