This weekend, hundreds of people from across the state, and from as far away as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State will be coming to Northern California to get a little taste of Texas. That’s because this weekend is the 6th annual Tejano Conjunto Festival in Sacramento, a celebration of Latino music from Texas that made its way across the West. Julie Caine and Lisa Morehouse visited a band playing the festival and bring us this preview.
You might be a little perplexed when you listen to this song; could it be the musical stylings of The Lemon Hammer? Is that the sound of Berkeley boy Alexis Harte? Well, we’re not sure. But we know this much: Alexis and the band play folk and blues, and they’re taking the stage at the 60th annual Sausalito Art Festival on Monday September 3rd – that’s Labor Day – at 11:15 am.
Alan Farley continues his exploration of the lyrics of Ira Gershwin with Gershwin biographer Philip Furia. For these broadcasts, they sample "The Firebrand of Florence," which Ira Gershwin created with Kurt Weill, plus a look at the songs in the film, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim." Hear the broadcast anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.