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In-Studio @ KBCS

  • KBCS In-Studio with Kirk Reese

    November 7, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Kirk Reese
    We had a great conversation with Tacoma based roots musician Kirk Reese this past August. We talked about passing guitars down through generations, playing open mics and how to wander creatively. We also talk about where you should not wander! (Hint: gated communities). Kirk can often be found performing around town both solo and with the Grit ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Andrew Duhon

    October 9, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Andrew Duhon Andrew Duhon stopped by the KBCS studio on Wednesday, October 4th and we had a terrific conversation about PNW logging roads, how walking in a circle may not take you back to where you started from and being inspired by nature in songwriting as both metaphor and our place within in it. That took us ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Paula Boggs Band

    May 31, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Paula Boggs Band 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 ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Tuck & Patti

    April 19, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Tuck & Patti 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 ...
  • KBCS In-studio with Willy Tea Taylor

    April 17, 2023KBCS In-studio with Willy Tea Taylor 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.
  • KBCS In-Studio with This Girl

    April 14, 2023KBCS In-Studio with This Girl
    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 ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Abby K.

    April 12, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Abby K. 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 ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Jon Pontrello

    April 11, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Jon Pontrello 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 ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Sue Quigley

    April 11, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Sue Quigley 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!
  • KBCS In-Studio with Mama’s Broke

    April 7, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Mama's Broke 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.” ...
  • KBCS In-Studio with Stephanie Anne Johnson

    April 7, 2023KBCS In-Studio with Stephanie Anne Johnson 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 ...
  • In-Studio: Brazilian musicians Gaúcho and Naoyuki Sawada

    October 16, 2015In-Studio: Brazilian musicians Gaúcho and Naoyuki Sawada
    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 ...
  • In-Studio: Diana Gameros & Edna Vazquez

    December 13, 2014In-Studio: Diana Gameros & Edna Vazquez
    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
  • In-Studio: Camelia Jade and Mike Antone on Sabor!

    December 11, 2014In-Studio: Camelia Jade and Mike Antone on Sabor!
    Local musicians Camelia Jade and Mike Antone are our guests on Sabor!, Saturday, December 13th.
  • Jane Siberry live in-studio

    December 5, 2014Jane Siberry live in-studio
    Listen to Jane Siberry play acoustic versions of new and classic songs, and talk with KBCS’ Steve Ramsey about her writing process.
  • Brazilian Guitarist, Ian Faquini:Live In-Studio

    April 2, 2014Brazilian Guitarist, Ian Faquini:Live In-Studio
    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.
  • Naomi Wachira live on KBCS

    March 14, 2014Naomi Wachira live on KBCS
    Fabulous Seattle singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira performs live on KBCS Music+Ideas. Naomi is playing this Friday, March 14th, at the Columbia City Theatre.
  • Balkan singers “The Lonely Coast” on the Caravan

    February 28, 2014Balkan singers "The Lonely Coast" on the Caravan
    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.
  • Clinton Fearon LIVE on Reggae Party!

    February 27, 2014Clinton Fearon LIVE on Reggae Party!
    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.
  • We Are All Failing Them @ NW Film Forum

    May 8, 2013We Are All Failing Them @ NW Film Forum
    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 ...