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Liner Notes
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Developed by Host Max Jacobs at KALW in January 1995, Liner Notes invites current musicians to explore the inspirations behind their music. In each hour, Max sits down with a musician to spin the records that made them want to make music. Whether it’s the first song they heard their grandmother sing or an unexpected guilty pleasure, the show delves into the stories and songs behind what drives those who create.

Latest Episodes
  • Rather than attempt to say something profound about the year's best in music, the team thought it'd be better to just let everyone listen. So here are you…
  • Rooted in Afrobeat, and raised on Paul Simon and SigurRos, the Oakland band Waterstrider is hard to define, but who cares what you call it when it sounds…
  • Rooted in Afrobeat, and raised on Paul Simon and SigurRos, the Oakland band Waterstrider is hard to define, but who cares what you call it when it sounds…
  • As Sean Rowe's voice started to drop into the baritone region, it was a John Lee Hooker song from the 50s that gave him a glimpse into what he might be…
  • As Sean Rowe's voice started to drop into the baritone region, it was a John Lee Hooker song from the 50s that gave him a glimpse into what he might be…
  • On this week's Liner Notes, host Max Jacobs sat down with SF musician Kelly McFarling to explore the inspiration behind her work. This classically trained…
  • On this week's Liner Notes, host Max Jacobs sat down with SF musician Kelly McFarling to explore the inspiration behind her work. This classically trained…
  • On this week's Liner Notes, Host Max Jacobs sat down with the frontman for the punk band Fleshies (no "The"). His diverse record collection helps paint a…
  • On this week's Liner Notes, Host Max Jacobs sat down with the frontman for the punk band Fleshies (no "The"). His diverse record collection helps paint a…
  • Liner Notes invites today's musicians to explore the inspirations behind their work. In each hour, host Max Jacobs sits down with a musician to spin the…