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Fog City Blues: Bob Dylan – Travelin' Thru

Nov 6, 2019

Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 showcases never-before-heard recordings from Bob Dylan’s journeys to Nashville, including sessions with Johnny Cash and outtakes from John Wesley Harding.

Fog City Blues: All Hallow's Eve... Eve

Oct 30, 2019

On the eve of All Hallows Eve, Fog City Blues gets scared with some old-school ghosts, graveyards, and ghoulish goings-on. Wednesday 10/30 at 9 pm.

 


Fog City Blues: Live in the studio, Volume 4

Oct 23, 2019

19 on-air performances from the past few years are compiled on a fourth volume of Live From the Fog City Blues – local artists playing original blues (and beyond) live in the KALW studio. 


Fog City Blues: High Holidays with Jeremiah Lockwood

Sep 25, 2019

As part of the High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, Jeremiah Lockwood and his musical guests create sacred, spiritual experiences, weaving together old-world cantorial singing and American blues and gospel, along with spiritual music from around the world.

Fog City Blues: It's My Anniversary

Sep 4, 2019
Photo: Juliet Spear Gardner

Your friendly neighborhood host was wed 8 years ago today at the Oakland Museum of California. Tune in tonight at 10 pm for bluesy tunes of love, marriage, and Wayne Thiebaud cakes.

Fog City Blues: Midtown Social

Jul 31, 2019

In a city that thrives on its diversity, sun-soaked California retro-soul band Midtown Social unites a fractured San Francisco undergoing swells of monumental change with an uplifting and outright funky new full-length studio album, Fantastic Colors.

Fog City Blues: Rockin' Soul Sounds from Outer Space

Jul 24, 2019

Guest DJ Honeycomb Brown presents songs of space travel, stars, planets, the Moon, and extra-terrestrials from the 50s/60s this Wednesday 7/24 at 9 pm.

Fog City Blues: To the Moon

Jul 17, 2019

Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on July 16, 1969 and landed on the Moon four days later. To mark the 50th anniversary of humankind's first visit to another world, we'll listen to songs of moonlight and more this Wednesday 7/17 at 9 pm.

Fog City Blues: Canada, America, and Baseball

Jul 3, 2019

On the eve of the 4th of July, just two days after Canada Day, celebrate a shared national pastime -- Wednesday 7/03 at 9 pm.

Fog City Blues: Barrio Manouche

Jun 19, 2019

Barrio Manouche is an acoustic SF-based international septet (Spain, Quebec, France, Brasil and California) playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artists from around the globe.

Fog City Blues: A Bay Area Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest

Apr 30, 2019

UnderCover Presents is honoring A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders, an album that bridged the gap between hip-hop and jazz. The show takes place May 16-18 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Fog City Blues: 10th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Apr 22, 2019

Otis Rush, who passed away last year, would have been 84 on April 29. Albert King would have been 96 on April 25. Inspired by the birthdays of these two left-handed blues guitar giants, Fog City Blues presents its 10th annual Left-Hand-A-Thon -- celebrating the blues from the other side. 

Fog City Blues: Rainbow Girls

Feb 20, 2019
Bobby Cochran Photography

Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of the Bay Area. 

Fog City Blues: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Dec 26, 2018

Still working on your New Year's Eve plans? Tune in Wednesday December 26 at 9 pm as host Devon Strolovitch surveys some of the musical options in the Bay Area, blues-wise and beyond.

Fog City Blues: PC Muñoz

Dec 19, 2018

PC Muñoz‘s body of work includes Grammy-nominated contemporary classical music, CMJ-charting funk music, an award-winning haiku CD, and compositions for film and dance.

Fog City Blues: Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule

Nov 28, 2018

Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra and their recording After A While have received nominations for five Blues Music Awards. 

Fog City Blues: Blues Gives Back

Nov 14, 2018

The 2nd annual, one-of-a-kind, star-studded blues concert to benefit Freedom House, Northern California’s first safe house for adult female survivors of human trafficking.

Fog City Blues: Quinn DeVeaux

Aug 22, 2018

Quinn DeVeaux has the smoothest yet dirty spank voice you've heard in decades, with all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days. 

Fog City Blues: Fog Swamp

Jul 18, 2018

Fog Swamp is a San Francisco-based assemblage of first-call musicians that performs original swamp rock.

Fog City Blues: Tiffany Austin

Jun 27, 2018

Tiffany Austin’s self-released Nothing But Soul made quite a splash, including sterling reviews in Downbeat and on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her eagerly awaited follow-up, Unbroken, confirms the Bay Area vocalist’s status as one of jazz’s elite singers and a formidable songwriter as well.

Fog City Blues: Loving Janis

Mar 21, 2018

Vocalist Kyra Gordon with pianist and arranger Larry Steelman bring hypnotic and far-out arrangements of two iconic singers: Janis Ian and Janis Joplin. 

Fog City Blues: Elwood's Valentine Special

Feb 14, 2018

Following an hour of blues in the Bay Area and beyond, stay tuned for a special Valentine's Day broadcast of the House of Blues Radio Hour with your host, Elwood Blues. Wednesday 2/14 at 9 pm. 

Fog City Blues: La Gente & friends

Jan 10, 2018

La Gente is a San Francisco based, international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. 

Philosophy Talk: What's Next? Death & the Afterlife

Dec 22, 2017

How could you, as a person, survive the destruction of your body?


Fog City Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy

Nov 8, 2017

Evolutionary Blues … West Oakland’s Music Legacy is a new film documenting the trajectory of the Oakland Blues: how it evolved and what it has become.

Fog City Blues: All Saints

Nov 1, 2017

For the day after Halloween, Fog City Blues presents a not-so-Catholic All Saints Day tribute to the hallowed men and women who have made musical appearances in the blues canon and beyond. Wednesday 11/01 at 9 pm.

Fog City Blues: It's Devon's birthday

Oct 25, 2017

After marking many a blues-man and -woman's birthday over the last 10+ years on the air, Fog City Blues celebrates its own.

Fog City Blues: Meklit, Lalin, & Friends

Oct 18, 2017

Meklit's new album, When the People Move the Music Moves Too, was released June 23, 2017 on Six Degrees records, and within hours went to #4 on the iTunes World Music Charts. 

Fog City Blues: Tom Petty – Live and Kickin' It

Oct 11, 2017

Legendary musician TOM PETTY, leader of one of America's top rock 'n' roll bands for nearly 5 decades, passed away October 2 from a cardiac event. This special, hosted by music historian Paul Ingles, showcases some of Tom's legendary live performances. Wednesday 10/11 at 10 pm.

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