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Sights and Sounds: Tom Heyman's Picks

Angela Lilley Bennet
Tom Heyman

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 through social distancing. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with Tom Heyman--a singer, songwriter and  host of "The Sad Bastard Club" web series. 

A Trip In the Country

Local singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet hosts the internet radio show "A Trip In the Country." Fans know Chuck from his days as the frontman of the rock group Green on Red. He now writes and performs a mix of alternative-country and rock. Chuck Prophet has collaborated with such greats as Solomon Burke and Alejandro Escovedo. He opened for Lucinda Williams. Chuck's show streams every Friday at 2:00 pm at gimmecountry.com.
Kid Andersen's Youtube Channel
San Jose music legend Kid Andersen has produced more than 100 blues and soul records at his Greaseland Studios. Fans can enjoy live recorded jam sessions and performances on his YouTube channel. The latest series is the Greaseland Fridays with Friends Festival. Greaseland is Kid's home and watching his videos reminds you of having jam sessions at a friend's house.

Kanopy is a video streaming service available free of charge through your local public library. You can find all sorts of films: documentaries, foreign films, classics, indie, etc. Visit your local library’s website for more information and sign up with your library card.

Tom Heyman's latest album "Show Business, Baby" is available on all streaming platforms. Watch his live-music series "The Sad Bastard Club" on YouTube.

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.
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.