January 18 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-eight years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. In this episode of Live from the Freight & Salvage, Earle gives a raw and honest solo performance, recounts stories of growing up in Nashville, Tennessee and the musical roots of his family, and speaks out about the opioid crisis in the United States.
December 21 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a joyous holiday concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum Winter Solstice series and solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman joins multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, guitarists Alex DeGrassi and Todd Boston, and cellist Ellen Sanders.
November 15 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
November 16 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters have created a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music. Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies. The T Sisters are Bay Area natives, born and raised in Berkeley, California. They are joined on stage for this show by Andrew Allen-Fahlander on mandolin and electric guitar, Steve Height on bass, Marlon Aldana on drums, and Nathan Bickart on the keyboard. Also featured are special guest performances by Mike Marshall, Jazz Mafia Horns, and by the T Sisters' father,…
October 19 at 8:00pm on KRCB TV
November 8 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
DakhaBrakha is a world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine, that was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art "DAKH" by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means "give/take" in the old Ukrainian language. Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, DakhaBrakha has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating the bright, unique and unforgettable image of DakhaBrakha. It will help to open up the potential of Ukrainian melodies and to bring it to the hearts and consciousness of the younger generation in Ukraine and the rest of the world as well. At the crossroads of Ukrainian…
November 1 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson and Angela Strehli, all highly regarded vocalists in their own rights, have joined forces as The Blues Broads. Reflecting more than two centuries of collective experience in blues, country, gospel and rock, the awesome aggregation is nothing less than a roots music “super group” of the first order. Dorothy Morrison is the singer and co-author of the classic “Oh Happy Day”, recorded with The Edwin Hawkins Singers. It has sold over 7 million copies internationally. Tracy Nelson, founder of the legendary group Mother Earth, whose signature composition “Down So Low”, has been recorded by among others, Etta James, Linda Rondstadt, and most recently Cyndi Lauper. Angela Strehli, who has devoted…
October 25 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was assembled in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a young farmboy turned factory worker. Joseph took the name Ladysmith from his hometown, which lies in the province of kwaZulu Natal, halfway between the city of Durban (where members of the group live today) and Johannesburg. The word Black being a reference to the oxen, the strongest of all farm animals, Joseph's way of honoring his early life on his family's farm. Mambazo is the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s vocal strength, clearing the way for their music and eventual success. Their philosophy in the studio was and continues to be just as much about preservation of musical heritage as it is about…
October 18 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
In 2015, Grammy nominated singer Perla Batalla began pondering songs to include in a followup CD to her 2007 tribute release to friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. As a longtime singer and touring band member with the legendary songwriter, Perla knew there was much of Cohen’s body of work she still wanted to perform and record. Cohen's passing in November 2016 reaffirmed Batalla’s mission of sharing the lesser-known songs of Canada's poet laureate to a younger public mostly familiar with the well-covered, “Hallelujah”. She also wanted to dispel the too common mischaracterization of Cohen as “The Godfather of Gloom”. Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen reveals the timelessness of Cohen's art through Batalla's signature crosscultural style, to…
October 11 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Upright bassist Craig Akin and percussionist and electric guitarist Eben Pariser fill out the sound, giving the show a broad range of musical options—from complex and hard-hitting to sparse and delicate.
(Photo by Whitney Kidder)
October 4 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
Since the great 21st century rediscovery of Bettye LaVette returned her to prominence, she has worked extensively in the rock and folk idioms, with her unique takes on songs by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, and Dolly Parton. But never before has she devoted an entire album to the material of one songwriter - Bob Dylan. Her latest album, Things Have Changed, spans more than five decades of Dylan songs, from 1964’s immortal “The Times They Are A-Changin’” up to “Ain’t Talkin’,” the epic final track on his 2006 album Modern Times.