Music

  • LondonWe begin today with a look back at the 2006 biographical opera, “Every Man Jack,” composed by Libby Larsen.

    Mezzo Soprano Jennifer as Charmian London, and Jack London played by Rod Gilfrey.

  • backlit crime dark 143580Every inmate inside San Quentin prison has at least one story to tell. Some of them have now been melded into music by a North Bay singer-songwriter. She talks about that process on today’s North Bay Report.

    Some of them have now been melded into music by a North Bay singer-songwriter. She talks about that process on today’s North Bay Report.

     
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    Mixed in with the regrets, longing, anger and remorse shared by the inmates in her writing sessions, Auld also found the ingredients for a love song of sorts—one that she says is the essence of mixed emotions.

     
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  • BrianG Norbays2018 AwardsKRCB FM Radio 91 is proud to announce long-time Sonoma County air personality and our own Morning Music show host Brian Griffith has won the 2018 NorBay award for Best Radio DJ in the North Bay! The readers of the North Bay Bohemian cast their votes this summer and the winners were published August 1st. Brian is also the music director at Radio 91 and listeners have enjoyed his eclectic mix of music for many years.
     
    Tune in each weekday from 9:00 am – noon to hear for yourself what all the fuss is about.
     
  • Last May, Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas posted a typically wry tweet about his dream music line-up: "If I curated a festival it would be an 8 hour long buffet and then Bonnie Raitt rides in on a motorcycle with dessert in the sidecar.

  • clouds cloudy colorful 301417A look back at last Saturday’s Day of Remembrance at Santa Rosa Junior College.

    Let’s listen to the music and poetry that brought the audience of several hundred to tears… and to their feet repeatedly on a crystal clear and warm fall day. You’ll hear MC Pat Kerrigan of KSRO and young poet Vicente Reyes of Mark West Charter School. Tenor Mark Kratz and soprano Linnea Hill started things off with the National Anthem.

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  • AP 17177642566081 804x450Traveling at the speed of 45 RPM, we sink into the record grooves of some of our favorite songs and talk to the studio wizards who produced them. First stop is Nashville, home to Music Row as well as Easy Eye Sound, the recording studio of Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach. We talk with Auerbach about his journey in music, from hearing vinyl on his parents’ turntable in Akron, Ohio, to cutting records with some of Nashville’s legendary session players
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    Then we head to French Louisiana to chat with Cajun music maven Joel Savoy of Valcour Records about documenting and expanding the region’s traditional sounds. Heading east to the Fertile Crescent of American music and our hometown, we remember New Orleans’ Harold Battiste, who started All For One Records—the first African American owned label in the South—and arranged hits for Sam Cooke, Dr. John and Sonny & Cher, among others. Plus, more jukebox gold from Little Anthony & the Imperials, June Carter and the Lovin’ Spoonful.
     
  • Listening to "All in Due Time" is a little like watching a universe being born, as it evolves from the first furtive, jittery signs of life and gradually expands into a hurtling, multivalent ecosystem all its own.

  • acoustic adult band 363905For much of American history, music has demonstrated a consistent power to unify movements and effect change.

    But is that still true?

    The earliest music of the civil rights movement, recounts David Walls, overlaid new words onto familiar hymns, making those songs easily learned and remembered.

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