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KALW's On-Air Folk Festival Returns!


KALW’s On-Air Folk Festival Returning to 91.7 this Saturday November 9 from 3 to 8 pm

It’s Five Hours of live performance in the KALW studios by talented musicians and singers, mostly from the Bay Area hosted by JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson.  Here’s the line-up:

3:00 pm: THE PACIFIC BOY CHOIR  The Bay Area’s Grammy-winning vocal ensemble returns to KALW.  The choir is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year of presenting exceptional music performance and education.  Their repertoire covers classical, gospel, jazz, and world music.

3:45 pm: SARAH McQUAID  Accompanying herself on guitar, Sarah makes her debut on KALW.  She’ll perform songs she wrote from her latest release “If We Dig Any Deeper, It Could Get Dangerous.”

4:15 pm: IRENE SAZER & ERIK PEARSON  When she’s not performing with The Real Vocal String Quartet, fiddler Irene Sazer joins forces with frequent collaborator/multi-instrumentalist Erik Pearson.  Both of these versatile artists cover a lot of musical ground—world music, folk/old-time, jazz, and everything in between.

5:00 pm:  PAUL GRIFFITHS  A San Francisco based songwriter and performer, originally from Manchester, England, Paul regularly performs around the SF Bay Area and beyond in various configurations with his full bands, The Scofflaws and The Bogues. Paul will debut his new record “Just in Time.”

5:45 pm:  DILLBILLY  A songbird from the rural Midwest, whose music covers folk, Americana, roots, alt-country, and rock influences.  Dillbilly celebrates a new CD “Heather Mae.”

6:30 pm: SKILLET LICORICE  Elise Engelberg (fiddle, banjo) and Matt Knoth (banjo, guitar) play everything from hot fiddle breakdowns to dreamy waltzes, slinky blues to sparkling ragtime. They’ll be joined by Kathy Hill Harris (guitar, bass) whose timing is so impeccable, you'd probably think she works in a watch factory or something … and you'd be right!

7:20 pm: JUBILEE Miles and Teo Quale (Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band) plus Aerie and Tuki Walker (Daisy & the Walker Sisters, Where To Now) are some of the top young acoustic musicians in California, award-winning instrumentalists who push the boundaries of bluegrass and old time to include jazz, Celtic, newgrass, and other influences.