- May 31, 2023
We were thrilled to have Paula Boggs Band return to the KBCS Studio for an in-studio performance. Paula and KBCS Music Director, Iaan Hughes, talked about her latest album Janus, and as the album title might imply, delved into beginnings and transitions. Janus is a personal and potent album pulling from Paula’s own history, yet ...
- April 19, 2023
Genre crushing duo Tuck & Patti stopped by the KBCS studio before their show at Jazz Alley for a wide ranging conversation about musical partnerships, early influences, covering Cyndi Lauper, and how music is community; it was all really quite lovely.
Oh! They also played 3 songs live, plus Tuck showed Iaan Hughes what a 13#11th ...
- April 17, 2023
We spent a nice Friday afternoon hanging out with Willy Tea Taylor this past Friday listening to his tough but tender songs, talking about the lost art of the knuckleball, why he plays tenor guitar, and a shared love for Jim Harrison books.
- April 14, 2023
KBCS Music Director, Iaan Hughes, sat down with This Girl to chat about Diva Ranch: A Country Drag Show at the Tractor Tavern on April 16th. This conversation goes everywhere from country music as Drag performance, to the silliness of Kid Rock shooting beer cans, to the multiple laws being written to ban Drag performances ...
- April 12, 2023
Sometimes, rather than beginnings and endings, we need songs about being in the middle of things. That’s just what Abby K. does and does so well. Her latest album is called Where We’re At and we were thrilled that she shared moments from it with us yesterday. She was joined by the very talented Jonathan Plum ...
- April 11, 2023
Jon Pontrello stopped by the KBCS studio recently to play his song about PNW icon Peter Bevis. Peter had a hand in everything from the Fremont Troll, to the infamous Lenin statue, to the ill-fated Kalakala. Jon’s song is wonderful and fitting tribute to a complex person.
Jon shares the stage at The Tractor Tavern tonight ...
- April 11, 2023
We spent a rainy Monday with Sue Quigley and talked bears and god and how sometimes we are…compelled? Goaded? Motivated? Ahh! Inspired! to take new paths.
Sue has curated the 2nd annual Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices on Thursday, April 13th in West Seattle. Think your favorite Art Walk, but with musicians!
- April 7, 2023
Amy Lou Keeler and Lisa Maria, the wonderful Eastern Canadian duo that is Mama’s Broke stopped by the KBCS studio on Monday, April 3rd to chat with music director Iaan Hughes. They talked about love as both briar and rose, song cycles, and going beyond traditional covers when working with old ballads like “Barbara Allen.” ...
- April 7, 2023
We were thrilled that Stephanie Anne Johnson stopped by the KBCS studio this week to chat about their new album Jewels with Mike Biggins, our host of Monday night’s Soul Folks and Sunday morning’s Sunday Folks. Stephanie, accompanied by Jeff Fielder (Amy Ray, Mark Lanegan), also performs a few new songs for us.
You can listen ...
- October 16, 2015
Saturday, October 17th at 2:30pm on Raizes, host Samia Panni presents Brazilian percussion master Gaúcho and cavaquinho player Naoyuki Sawada.
They will be performing at a Pagode house party with Brazilian percussion master Jorge Alabê, Saturday, October 24th at Jaam Rek Studio in Seattle.
Gaúcho has recently moved to Seattle and is master percussionist at the samba school Escola de ...
- December 13, 2014
Saturday at 6:00 pm on Musica de la Raza, tune in for a live performance by Mexico-born contemporary indie folk rocker, Diane Gameros and traditional Mexican folk-musician Edna Vazquez. Both perform at The Royal Room, Sunday 12/14
- December 11, 2014
Local musicians Camelia Jade and Mike Antone are our guests on Sabor!, Saturday, December 13th.
- December 5, 2014
Listen to Jane Siberry play acoustic versions of new and classic songs, and talk with KBCS’ Steve Ramsey about her writing process.
- April 2, 2014
Saturday, April 5th Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini performs live in the KBCS studios.
Samia Panni, host of our Brazilian music show, Raizes, talks with Faquini about his new album and his upcoming performance at The Royal Room in Seattle.
- March 14, 2014
Fabulous Seattle singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira performs live on KBCS Music+Ideas. Naomi is playing this Friday, March 14th, at the Columbia City Theatre.
- February 28, 2014
Valerie Holt and Anne Mathews, members of the The Lonely Coast, perform live in the KBCS studios. The band performs this Saturday, March 1st, as part of Balkan Night NW at St. Demetrios Greek Church in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle.
- February 27, 2014
Local Reggae artist Clinton Fearon and members of the Boogie Brown Band perform live on the Reggae Party, Thursday February 27th .
Clinton Fearon releases his new album, Goodness, in France the 24th of March and in the United States on the 17th of May.
The band is also launching a Kickstarter campaign for the Goodness Tour 2014.
- May 8, 2013
A new work by Robin Holcomb, Britta Johnson and Curtis Taylor
World premiere commission at the Northwest Film Forum May 16-18th
Part of the series Live at the Film Forum
The border between ambition and hard luck is a blind spot. We Are All Failing Them is a song cycle, performed live with film and objects, that engages ...