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Jun 08, 2023

Meli Levy stops by for Morning Music (Aired: June 8, 2023)

Meli Levy moved to Sonoma County after an intensive spiritual retreat. Born in Tennessee, she’s lived in Seattle, New York state, and Detroit and is pleased to settle here. Her new EP “Crowned” is out now. Listen to her live performance and conversation from Studio A.
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Jun 08, 2023

Seth Hayes on Morning Music (Aired: June 8, 2023)

Seth Hayes moved his family from SF to Sonoma county 10 years ago and we’re all better for it. His 2021 release “Be Like Water” is featured regularly on KRCB. He’s working on a new album, but he’s not in any hurry. Listen to his chat and live performance with Brian in Studio A, joined by farmer-muse Arann Harris.
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Jun 06, 2023

Well-travelled Doug Levitt stops by Morning Music (Aired: June 6, 2023)

Doug Levitt has quite a backstory; Fulbright scholar, foreign correspondent for outlets like CNN and ABC, and now singer/songwriter. He has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles via Greyhound bus to talk with everyday Americans, and more importantly - listen to them. Hear his thoughtful chat with Brian Griffith and…
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May 10, 2023

Brett Cline stops by Midday Music (Aired: May 8, 2023)

Brett Cline, founder of The Lost Church, is transforming his mellow Santa Rosa listening room into a rollicking Boogie Dance Palace for one night with his band Edge City Fever. He joined Doug on Midday Music for some good conversation. Have a listen!
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May 04, 2023

Ismay stops by for a visit with Brian on Morning Music (Aired: May 4, 2023)

Avery Hellman, better known as Ismay, is an artist from the Bay Area that has known Brian since her first foray into the music business. Brian says, "It’s wonderful to see the development of a songwriter over time. Ismay has become more self-assured and her music reflects that." Ismay is opening for Misner & Smith at…
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Mar 01, 2023

MUSIC NEWS: Chris Pierce chats with Brian during Morning Music (Aired: March 1, 2023)

Chris Pierce could be dubbed a modern troubadour. While considering himself a folksinger, he also writes and plays with blues and rock sensibilities. A native of Southern California, he has been able to have his music placed in television and movies. To top it all off he makes wine! He spoke with Brian about all this…
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Feb 16, 2023

MUSIC NEWS: Misner & Smith join Brian for Morning Music (Aired: February 15, 2023)

Sam Misner and Megan Smith have been performing their original tunes and beautiful harmonies in the North Bay for many years. In fact, Sam grew up in Sonoma County. They recently returned to Studio A to sing and chat with Brian, their first visit since the pandemic. They are recording a new album and previewed a…
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Jun 22, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Brennen Leigh chats with Brian for Morning Music (Aired: June 22, 2022)

Brennen Leigh has collaborated with a lot of artists who have become friends, many of them featured on KRCB. Noel McKay, Melissa Carper and most recently Ray Benson have all chatted with Brian. Brennen has teamed up with Ray & Asleep at the Wheel for “Obsessed with the West”, a delightful collection of Western Swing…
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Jun 15, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Nicki Bluhm chats with Brian for Morning Music (Aired: June 15, 2022)

Nicki Bluhm has a new collection of tunes. “Avondale Drive” is the second album she’s put out since her move from the Bay Area to Nashville. She spent Wednesday morning talking with Brian about it’s development and how it is different from her past work.…
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Jun 14, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Stevie Coyle Joins Doug for Midday Music (Aired: June 14, 2022)

Stevie Coyle checked in with Doug about growing up in Southern California, his first guitar, his band The Waybacks, and his duo, The Quitters, who will perform at The Occidental Center For The Arts on Father's Day! Hear music and conversation...
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Jun 10, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: The Sam Chase stops by Morning Music on KRCB (Aired: June 10, 2020)

The Sam Chase dropped by Studio A to personally bring a copy of the new release “You Call This an Album” written by him and featuring his crackerjack band the Untraditionals. Joining Sam and Brian was Chandra Johnson, longtime fiddling bandmate. Check out the new tracks.
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Jun 08, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Local musician Kayatta joins Doug for Midday Music (Aired: June 8, 2022)

Local musician Kayatta brings her unique sound to The Railroad Square Music Festival on Sunday June 12. She performs at the Metro Chamber Stage at 4:15pm. Kayatta spoke with Doug Jayne about her music and the challenge of being a female artist.…
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May 18, 2022

Johnny & June Forever stop by Morning Music with Brian (Aired: May 18, 2022)

Danny & Essence perform as Johnny & June Forever - A Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. They stopped by to promote their upcoming show on Friday May 20th in the Abbey at HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol. Doors open at 7pm. Show at 8pm. It's their first public performance in over two years!
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May 02, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Rickie Lee Jones chats with Doug for Midday Music (Aired: April 29, 2022)

Rickie Lee Jones burst on the scene in 1979 with her smash debut album Rickie Lee Jones, a hit single with Chuck E's in Love, and an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Rickie Lee spoke with Doug Jayne recently and talked about music, her memoir, Last Chance Texaco, Rice-A-Roni, and her upcoming shows at the Blue Note…
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Apr 28, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Ian Noe joined Brian for Morning Music (Aired: April 28, 2022)

Ian Noe called Brian to chat about his new release “River Fools & Mountain Saints”. The Kentucky singer-songwriter talks about his inspirations, from the characters he witnesses in Appalachia to fingerpicking lessons with John Prine. Check out the conversation below. (Photo credit: Melissa Stilwell Photography)
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Apr 18, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Taylor Rae joins Brian for Morning Music (Aired: April 18, 2022)

Taylor Rae is a promising young artist originally from the Santa Cruz mountains who now calls Austin home. Her new release “Mad Twenties” is a fully realized collection of original tunes. Hints of jazz, country and Americana flow through the album, making it impossible to pidgeon-hole. Rae joined Brian to talk about…
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Apr 01, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Willie Nelson's Ranch and more at SXSW (Aired: March 31, 2022)

Recently, Steve Mencher joined Doug Jayne on Midday Music. Steve is KRCB’s former news director, and current producer of our award-winning environmental podcast, Living Downstream. Steve recently attended SXSW and shared the experience. Great music, wonderful films, and insider tips on attending the festival. Hear his…
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Apr 01, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: The Real Sarahs stopped by the studio today (Aired: April 1, 2022)

The Real Sarahs perform at the Hopmonk in Sebastopol this Saturday. But first, they stopped by the KRCB 104.9 studios to chat with Brian for Morning Music. Their minimalist approach to instrumentation really highlights their skillful harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. Hear for yourself below.…
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Mar 30, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: The Musers stop by for Midday Music (Aired: March 30, 2022)

Megan McLaughlin and Tom Kuhn of the Musers stopped by during Doug Jayne's Midday Music show and played a few live tunes. The also talked about what's coming up for the band and their show at the Hopmonk in Sebastopol on Saturday, April 2nd. Hear the full conversation below.…
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Mar 30, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Sarah Jarosz chats with Brian on Morning Music (Aired: March 30, 2022)

A four-time Grammy Award-winner and ten-time nominee, Sarah Jarosz is touring her Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite and her 2020 Grammy-winning World on the Ground. She'll be playing the Mystic Theater in Petaluma on April 2nd. She joined Brian for Morning Music on Wednesday. Hear the conversation below.…
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Mar 09, 2022

MUSIC NEWS: Lucy Kaplansky joined Brian for Morning Music (Aired: March 8, 2022)

New York singer/songwriter and friend of the station, Lucy Kaplansky talked with KRCB Music Director Brian Griffith about her upcoming show at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato on March 11, and more! Check it out here! Her new album, Everyday Street, is her first solo album since 2012. Available as a download or at her…
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Mar 05, 2022

Ericka Ambrin joined Brian for Morning Music (Aired: March 4, 2022)

Erica Ambrin is a singer/songwriter living in Sonoma County who captivates the audience with her soulful voice and dynamic style. She has shared the stage with Nappy Roots, The Wailers, Martin Luther, Anuhea and was a contestant on American Idol. She chatted with KRCB Music Director Brian Griffith about why her music…
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Mar 02, 2022

Freedy Johnston talks with Doug Jayne about his upcoming gig at The Lost Church

Doug Jayne has been a fan of Freedy Johnston for a long time. Johnston's breakthrough album on Bar None Records was 1992's Can You Fly. Johnston then signed to Elektra Records and in 1994 worked with producer Butch Vig on his biggest record, This Perfect World. This album featured the radio hit “Bad Reputation,” which…
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Mar 01, 2022

Rebecca Roudman of Dirty Cello joins Doug for Midday Music

Rebecca Roudman fronts the popular NorCal group, Dirty Cello. This week the band releases a new CD, "Dirty Cello Smokes the 60s." It's a revisit of classic rock like you've never heard! To celebrate, Dirty Cello performs two nights at Hopmonk in Sebastopol: Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12. Rebecca joined me…
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Feb 16, 2022

Sam Chase talks with Brian Griffith about his upcoming release and John Prine

Sam Chase of The Sam Chase & the Untraditional joins KRCB Music Director Brian Griffith to talk about his new release due later this spring. It's tentativelycalled “You Call This an Album?” He also talks about his upcoming show at the Hopmonk, Sebastopol, and John Prine. Have a listen!
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Dec 22, 2021

Female folk harmony group Bad Luck Magpies visit Studio A

Credit: Michael O'Brien/KRCBSo much fun having the female folk harmony group Bad Luck Magpies visit Studio A to play and chat about their upcoming show at the Lost Church. The three singers from a variety of different bands have created an exciting new group that blends their beautiful voices and lush instruments.…
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Dec 13, 2021

John Sebastian joins Brian Griffith for Morning Music

Brian had a nice chat with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and founder of the Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian. They spoke of the new release “Exploring the Lovin’ Spoonful Songbook” featuring Arlen Roth and special guests, John’s accidental Woodstock performance and how not to make Bonnie Raitt angry. (Photo: Courtesy of…
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Dec 13, 2021

Amanda Shires chats with Brian Griffith on Morning Music

Brian had a lovely chat with his friend Amanda Shires during Morning Music on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. They talked about her new holiday album “For Christmas," a recent health scare that sent her to the hospital, and her fight for women’s reproductive rights. Learn more about Amanda Shires. Hear Morning Music with…
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Dec 08, 2021

Bruce Cockburn chats with Doug Jayne during Midday Music

Bruce Cockburn is one of the most beloved and celebrated singer-songwriters in the world. Just prior to starting a tour to promote his new album, Greatest Hits 1970-2020, Bruce took the time to speak with Doug Jayne about Canada, The Beatles, and the first time he heard himself on the radio! The interview aired…
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Dec 01, 2021

Tom and Dick Smothers along with Marc Maron join Doug Jayne on a Wednesday afternoon

December 1 was an exciting day at KRCB 104.9! Doug Jayne came to work early to do a phone interview with Bruce Cockburn. Jayne told Cockburn he was particularly excited because two of his heroes, the Smothers Brothers, were in the next studio recording an interview with Marc Maron for his "WTF" podcast. "When my show…
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Nov 02, 2021

Sarah Baker tells Doug Jayne about writing the music for “I Married the War”

Sarah Baker spoke with Doug Jayne during Midday Music on November 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Baker)The conversation is just beginning. I Married the War, Wives of Combat Veterans Tell Their Stories, premiers virtually November 6th at 7:00 pm Eastern The groundbreaking film tells the stories that expose the…
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