Wed October 8, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

Dougie MacLean's 40th!

Dougie MacLean

From his humble beginnings in rural Scotland, Dougie MacLean has achieved great success in the world of Scottish folk and traditional music.  His recent honors include the OBE (Order of the British Empire) and induction into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame.  This Saturday at 3 pm on Folk Music & Beyond, we'll celebrate Dougie MacLean's 40th anniversary in music.  Dougie will talk about his close connection with the land and family and we'll hear some of Dougie's most evocative songs.


Thu September 11, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond this Sat. 3 pm

Eliza Gilkyson Live This Saturday 3 pm

Eliza Gilkyson

A special live performance this Saturday with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson.  Her songs are deeply moving, honest, and reflect a generosity of spirit.  She'll perform a few songs from her new CD "The Nocturne Diaries."


Tue January 7, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

Folksinger John McCutcheon Live!

John McCutcheon

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."


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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Wed December 5, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 12/8/12

Leonard Cohen Special

Leonard Cohen

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.

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