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Sights & Sounds: Chris Cain

Suzy Tyler
Chris Cain

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During the pandemic, we're offering suggestions for ways to experience art and culture from home and at social distance events. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with blues guitarist Chris Cain

Club Fox Wednesday Blues
Redwood City’s Club Fox has launched this weekly streaming event that allows music lovers and artists to enjoy live music experience from home.

Western Garden Book
Something anyone can enjoy where no computer or phone required is gardening. Chris has enjoyed the magic of his partner's Suzy Tyler green thumb in their garden. She suggests newbies read the Western Garden Book which is in its 8th edition. The book is like a "garden bible" with info on 8,000 plants and tips on gardening in your climate.

Can’t Stop the Blues
Watch performances on this virtual blues venue Facebook page. It features multiple artists in different places around the world. Fans get to interact directly with the musicians on Facebook. And many of the shows are recorded at one of Chris' favorite spots, Greaseland Studios in San Jose.

Chris Cain's latest single is "I Believe I Got Off Cheap." Look out for his new album Raisin’ Cain later this year. And watch his Club Fox performance online.

Precious has lived in and loved the Bay Area since 2012 when she moved from Atlanta, Georgia. Her reporting interests include the politics of race and gender and pop culture as a reflection of our changing cultural landscape. Prior to joining KALW, Precious worked with a variety of community development, social impact and economic equity focused organizations. Before moving to the Bay Area, she practiced law in her hometown.
Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.