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Born in Staten Island, New York, recording artist Rob Dehlinger performs all over the world. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he does over 200 shows a year as a vocalist and trumpet player, and is the frontman of “ Robert Dehlinger's Alpha Rhythm Kings ”. Rob has shared the stage with an eclectic array of artists, including Ledisi, Wanda Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Bolton, Theodore Bikel, and Meat Loaf.    Dehlinger composed the original score for the 2016 film...
Topics: Robert Dehlinger, internet archive
Craig is a San Francisco based guitar player specializing in head arrangements of popular pieces that were composed between the 1890's and the early 1930's. His main inspirations are period cylinder and disc phonograph records and sheet music, all of which he collects. He was featured in the film soundtracks for Crumb and Ghostworld. He used to play gigs around San Francisco every night, but since Covid his main gig is livestreaming nightly with Meredith Axelrod.
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Alisa Amador   (uh-LEE-suh AH-mah-dohr)  is a boston-born Latinx singer-songwriter. It was in green rooms, living room rehearsals, and cramped mini vans that she received her first musical education, singing backup vocals since the age of five for her parents’ Latin band, Sol y Canto. While pursuing a degree in Gender Studies and Dance, she spent evenings studying Jazz, Funk, Choral music, vocal improvisation, and Folk Music of North and South America. Today, Alisa’s work is rooted in a...
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Phil learned to play the piano at the age of 4 from his grandmother. After playing the organ at his church, the road called to him leaving to tour with Joan Baez. Phil was a founding member of The Brothers Figaro (with Bill Bonk!). After opening for John Haitt, Billy Bragg and Jill Souble, the Brothers called it quits but continued playing together backing folk legend, John Prine. This led Phil to a nine year stint with Prine, touring and recording the Grammy award winning  The Missing Years ...
Topics: phil parlapiano, internet archive
Katsumi Asazawa R &B & reggae artist, composer, guitarist Performing BEYOND COLORS Katsumi writes: I am a lifelong musician involved in many bands over the years. I have traveled to Europe with an R&B band, performed in many nightclubs and other venues throughout California and Canada. I have performed in predominately reggae, blues, rock and jazz bands. I’m local from the Bay Area and live in San Francisco.  I have a lifelong relationship with Ed Gordon and together we write...
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Justin Farren is a folk-pop singer from Sacramento, where he lives in a house built with his own two hands - or as he likes to refer to it, “a living museum of my own mistakes.” The Sacramento News & Review described him as “a storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head-full of funny, tender and engaging observation.” His fourth Full Length album , Pretty Free,  is set for release today! It was recorded in a shed in Justin’s own backyard. The majority of the songs...
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Rob Reich  has performed in concert halls, circus tents, dance clubs, and chapels. This breadth of experience has made him a foremost performer and composer in the Bay Area. Reich’s music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. His many musical projects include serving as long-time musical director for Circus Bella. Reich recently released an album of original swing music, “Swings Left”. He’s also known for his work...
Topics: Rob Reich, internet archive
Dr. Ksenija  Komljenović  (Belgrade, Serbia) is an award-winning percussionist, educator, and composer. Throughout her ... https://us02web.zoom.us/j/999844343?pwd=QVVydVJxVyswRmUreTJVaUZicXp4dz09 https://www.marimbaone.com/community/marimbaoneartists/dr-ksenija-komljenovi
Topic: Ksenija Komljenovic
Back pOrchEstra is a Shelter-in-Place-inspired West Coast musical outfit ...a small combo befitting the newfound minimalism of the current times... going back to the basics... dishing out new original material and yet also some reworked ancestral, historic American Roots heirloom selections. Formed for the first time this lockdowned summer (2020), they have conducted several live shows and live streaming episodes as well as a recent foray into the Big-Pink-style living room recording facilities...
Topics: Back pOrchEstra, internet archive
Sebastien Debande started his career as a professional musician while living in Chengdu, China. First performing feverish funk-rock jams in bars, often as long as 7 hours non-stop, as Chengdu youth danced to their music. Then in the band, Red Water, touring throughout Sichuan and neighboring provinces, they played for rock festivals, parties of local mafia bosses. and even ended up playing in Lhasa, Tibet, in Front of the head of the Tibetan communist Party, (for which they performed Rage...
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Katie is currently working with renowned producer Julie Wolf on a new album slated for release in early 2023. Her previous album,  Wildwood , was produced by JT Nero (Birds of Chicago) and features Allison Russell; that record’s “Worry My Friend” hit #6 on the folk radio charts in 2019. Her song “Crowns” spent a month at #1 on the charts in 2015. Katie is also a playwright; her latest musical  The Fisherman’s Daughters  (2021) tells the story of two sisters in 1908 who fight the...
Topic: Katie Dahl
Austin plays beautiful Spanish Flamenco guitar, both traditional and modern styles, with a blend of classical standards and well known contemporary pieces. Austin has been playing guitar for 20 years and has studied with some of the best Flamenco guitarists in the area. He plays weekly at Tapa the World in Sacramento. Austin also speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Mandarin.
Topic: Austin Najera
Born in Italy to a Sicilian-American father and a Guatemalan mother, Cristina Vane has always had a tenuous relationship with identity and place. She grew up between England, France and Italy, and was fluent in four languages by the time she moved to her fathers’ native United States for university at 18. Despite this, (and perhaps because of it) she had no sense of belonging to any one culture or country. What she did have, however, was an intense love of music. Powered by her signature take...
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Piers Lawrence is a jazz guitarist and composer born in New York City, raised in San Francisco and Switzerland, where he attended the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne. He is an alum of the Harlem-based, Jazz-Mobile Orchestra and studied with jazz greats  Barry Galbraith  and  Ted Dunbar . Piers has played Broadway shows including 'Guys and Dolls', 'Dancin', 'Hubie', and 'Your Arms Too Short to Box With God', he has toured and recorded with  Wilson Picket ,  The Main Ingredient , ...
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Gary Vogensen is a freelance guitarist, singer, harmonica player, music teacher, and bandleader. The first half of his career involved touring and recording with major artists in blues, outlaw country, and rock including Etta James, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. He can be seen on guitar with The Blues Broads on the current PBS Special “Live from the Freight” (from local venue, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley) and “Best of...
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A gifted composer and instrumentalist, Bill’s music has been described as cinematic, adventurous, and innovative. Bill was featured in Guitar Player Magazine for his collaboration with Erdem Helvacioglu on the critically acclaimed CD, “ Fields and Fences ”.  You can find out more about Bill at http://billwalkermusic.com/   Please also consider supporting him via his paypal: billwalker@baymoon.com
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Bisi is the world music fusion artist whose music is a unique blend of folk, reggae, soul, rock, r&b, world beats, and afrobeats. Bisi brings his own personal experiences into his songs making them soulful and engaging. His performances create unique moments for the audience. Bisi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and now lives in San Francisco. He is the globetrotting & exploring performer using his music as the intersection for dance, music & philosophy. Bisi is a child of the...
Topics: Bisi Obateru, internet archive
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Peaer is the project of songwriter Peter Katz, NYC-based guitarist and music teacher. Drawing from songwriters such as David Bazan, Cass Mccombs, and projects such Duster and Tera Melos, Peaer aims to blend tender craft with forward-thinking harmony and rhythm. Peaer’s music can be found on Spotify and Bandcamp, among other places ( peaer.bandcamp.com ).
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Guitarist Nick Rossi has an international reputation as a student and practitioner of traditions and techniques from the classic jazz eras of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. In addition to his accomplishments and dedication to the instrument, he is renowned as a local bandleader as well as a writer-historian. A longtime San Francisco resident and lifelong Californian, Nick is also an amateur painter. You can find out more about Nick at his website:  https://www.nickrossiarts.com/bio...
Topics: nick rossi, internet archive
With an eclectic blend of austere serenity and kinetic vibrancy, Amelia Romano takes what is known about conventional harp and surpasses every time. Pulling from her roots in the cultural hotbed of San Francisco, Amelia not only plays music from the repertoire but reprises them and creates originals. Latin American music, jazz and classical are all genres that she touches but her music defines its own path.
Topic: Amelia Romano
Trio Czinka Panna is an old-world family ensemble (father-mother-son) performing Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and Romani (‘Gypsy’) music (as well as Klezmer, Italian, French and romantic film music and other repertoire). The name Czinka Panna is derived from a famous Romani violinist who lived north of Budapest from 1709-1772. She was said to be the first to establish a family gypsy orchestra with her children and relatives joining on string instruments and the cimbalom. She was respected...
Topics: Trio Czinka Panna, Internet Archive
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Dan Lee is a native San Francisco musician who performs under the name Scrabbel. He is also a preschool teacher. He has toured the US and Europe multiple times as the keyboard player in the indie rock band The Aislers Set. His most recent project has seen him explore his Korean roots by creating music blending traditional Korean drumming with rock and roll. The project has been funded by Individual Artists grants from the SF Arts Commission and was performed live at a sold out show for CAAMfest...
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Zelma Stone is the music project of San Francisco-based Chloe Zelma Studebaker. Earlier this year, Zelma Stone released a record called Dreamland that was featured on NPR’s Best New Music segment. Channelling feelings of pain into a healing process of creation, Zelma Stone’s music has a palpable sense of resilience, compassion, and vulnerability in its slowly swaying bedroom pop. The band is currently working on their follow-up record for 2021. You can find out more about Zelma Stone via...
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Aliza Hava (“aLEEza Hah-vuh”) performed and co-produced concerts at the United Nations headquarters in NYC. She earned a position as Chair of the UN International Day of Peace NGO Music Committee, and went on to produce live concerts on six continents in partnership with over forty civic society, governmental, and environmental organizations. While living part-time in the Middle East, Hava represented UN-related peacebuilding initiatives and worked with Israeli and Palestinian musicians...
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Dillon Vado is a drummer, vibraphonist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a graduate of the California Jazz Conservatory. In 2014, Dillon won 1st place in the Jazz Search West competition on vibraphone. Dillon was also acknowledged as the Most Promising Young Jazz Artist of 2017 from the Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards. He has performed with Art Lande, Hafez Modirzadeh, Marcus Shelby, Erik Jekabson,  Jeff  Denson, Alan Hall, Kate McGary and Jovino Santos Neto. He can be heard...
Topics: Dillon Vado, internet archive
Country auteur, Dougie Poole’s music has been described as an “intersection of experimental pop and outlaw country.” His newest album, The Freelancer’s Blues, was released this June. To learn more about Dougie, you can visit his website at: https://dougiepoole.bandcamp.com .
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Bettie Wood is a drag performer and costume designer based out of Ashland, Oregon. Bettie’s performances include a variety of styles, ranging from campy to creepy and everything in between. More of Bettie’s work can be found on Instagram @bettiewoodqueen or through her work with the GreenHAUS, Ashland’s premiere drag collective.
Topics: bettie wood, internet archive
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Coco is a member of our team and will be sharing their inventive work with us this morning! Below is the mysterious and intriguing bio, website, and instagram for their work. Instead of pausing for an intro at the hour, Coco will perform an unbroken 10 minute piece for us starting at 9:55 am PST. We encourage people to tune in early to experience the full piece! website:  https://asmr.software ig: @asmr.hex bio:...
Topics: Coco Walsh, internet archive
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Celine Mogielnicki performed for the Internet Archive. Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is a versatile artist, recognised for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced” (NY Times) singing and recently hailed for singing “perfect in diction and phrasing…with powerful gradations of emotions” (Milbrook Independent). Recent, Pre COVID performances included Beethoven’s Mass in C and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras #5 with the National Music...
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Clive Wright is an electronic musician and visual artist who lives in Joshua Tree, CA and is often found playing duets with plants. His work can be found at: https://desertskymusic.com/ https://www.patreon.com/clivewright https://www.youtube.com/user/desertskymc https://music.apple.com/us/artist/clive-wright/193500391?fbclid=IwAR2s5kHQ8wbX81a1e1pAAov-X8sWwZgzqbY0dUTRqspxv0Na8Yc9595QIVg
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On June 15, Ainsley Wagoner performed live for the Internet Archive. Ainsley creates ethereal music as Silverware.  Her music can be found on Bandcamp ( https://silverware.bandcamp.com/ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/silversilverwareware ), Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/silllverware/ ), and Spotify ( https://open.spotify.com/artist/5U2u4QhS0rzS8IRRbXUuIu?si=P2G24oOkS7KXR3OTMnsJ6A ). She just released a 2-single 7" record last year along with a music video.  Ainsley is...
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Evie Ladin, (pronounced EEvee LAYdin) is a Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller. Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. Evie tours internationally with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has produced numerous albums and instructional DVDs....
Topics: Evie Ladin, Keith Terry, internet archive
Honey Son is the brainchild of Mars Wright that lives somewhere between alternative R&B and ambient -- involving a toolkit of loopers, samplers, and instruments to compliment sweet, syrupy vocals. His work is an experimental lamentation via sonic toolkit and voice. He often performs music with his daughter, Olivia, and is based in Austin, Texas. You can learn more about Honey Son’s work at their  website .
Topics: Mars Wright, Honey Son, internet archive
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Dan Bailey Tribe  presents soul funk reggae inspired by the wanderlust of an endless summer. A native of New York’s infamous Hamptons, Bailey’s South African roots and his command of the West African djembe channel a vibration of celebration. As a boy, he taught himself guitar and received the gift of rhythm from his godfather Babatunde Olatunji, world-renowned Master Drummer and cultural ambassador. Bailey studied Olatunji’s unique method of teaching West African djembe and by the age...
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Ali   Yağız   Şen , aka Jarolim Gayri, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, is an Oakland-based musician, singer/songwriter, performer, bouzouki teacher, writer and an academic linguist. He’s performed with numerous acts in the Bay and in Turkey, including Metanastys, Orchestra Euphonos, Balkalicious Fire Drive and Hadi Dede. Lately, he’s been working on producing his first album of his originals, inspired by all the musics of the world he has passionately listened to in his life,...
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Davey Mandesea is a musician writing, recording and teaching from his home studio in southern New Hampshire. You can find out more about him and listen to his music at   https://daveyfmandesea.bandcamp.com .
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John Huber is a Chicago-based musician and educator. He is a Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music and leads a bluegrass band called The Wandering Boys. He plays guitar and is the bandleader for local singer-songwriter Andrew Sa. In regular times he hosts a weekly concert series and an annual folk music festival. You can find more about John and his music on instagram at @johnjhuber or via his band,  @wanderingboys. Please also consider supporting him via venmo: @JohnHuber...
Topics: john huber, internet archive
A modern songwriter inspired by the swampy grit, juke-joint swagger, and countrified twang of old-school American roots music, King Corduroy has been chasing his singular muse for years, making his own kind of “cosmic southern soul music” along the way. It’s a sound anchored by a genuine reverence for the good stuff — including Texas electric blues, Memphis soul, New Orleans voodoo funk, the Tulsa groove and Mississippi Delta blues — and updated to suit the unique experience of a...
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Shannon Bodrogi is one of the singers and songwriters in the band SOAR. She lived in the Sunset in San Francisco for the past decade, and this year moved to Seattle to focus on her small art business Psiclops Press. She is a printmaker and textile artist, with a focus on printed fabrics and embroidery. Shannon currently teaches an embroidery workshop through the Vera Project. You can find more information on her classes and art practice as  shannonbodrogiart.com . The art and music in...
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Theresa Wong is a Bay Area-based composer, cellist and vocalist. Her works include  The Unlearning  (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's  Disasters of War  etchings,  O Sleep,  an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life and  Venice Is A Fish,  a collection of solo songs. At the heart of her work is a desire to expand the sonic possibilities of materials and to explore their potential in many modes of...
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Mary Fineman is an award-winning composer, pianist, singer/songwriter and teacher from Oakland, Ca. Originally from Baltimore, she studied and taught piano at Concordia University in Montreal. For many years she worked as a freelance accompanist for instrumentalists and dancers (and one classical whistler). Her music trajectory changed radically in 2003 after visiting an “energy healer”. She suddenly began hearing her own music and started composing in earnest, creating music that crosses...
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Jill Sobule is an award winning artist with the ECR Music Group, has released a dozen of albums spanning three decades of recording, tackling such topics as the death penalty, anorexia nervosa, shoplifting, reproduction, the French Resistance, adolescent malaise, LGBTQ issues, and the Christian Right, to name a few - with her trademark wit and aplomb.  Jill Sobule’s recording career began in 1990 with the album Things Here Are Different (MCA), produced by Todd Rundgren. Radio took...
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A native of Japan, pianist Ken Iisaka has appeared in such places as Berliner Philharmonie, National Gallery of Canada, Gasteig München, and in such cities as Shanghai, Tōkyō, Fort Worth, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and Victoria, BC as a soloist and chamber musician. Iisaka maintains a multi-faceted career, as an AI engineer, a pianist, a teacher, and also as a writer for the San Francisco Classical Voice and Pianist magazine.Iisaka resides in Foster City, surrounded by 4 pianos, a...
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Ammon Chung, also known as abc_sadboy, is a multi-instrumentalist who is classically trained in viola. His work reflects his American born Chinese background by blending classical training and 90s dream pop while incorporating Chinese scales. Chung has played with YoYo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and was a guest artist for the Utah Symphony. His work has also been used commercially for Coca Cola, Snapchat, Cadillac, and others. Please support him via his venmo: @abc_sadboy (5546)
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Unpinnable Butterflies is the overarching project name for songwriter and film composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel. Also a filmmaker under that original moniker, it was through this parallel career that Gabriel first brushed shoulders with some of his musical heroes: photographing a long list of luminaries including U2, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Lil' Wayne, Ani DiFranco, Lyle Lovett, Counting Crows, James Taylor, The Black Keys, Nicki Minaj, and...
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“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway.” Born with wanderlust in her DNA, Mare lived in eight different places before she was ten. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to adapt and fit in fast,” she says. “We picked up Wisconsin accents in two weeks. Eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.” For Turkish-born...
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Kiva Uhuru is a vocalist and guitarist in downtown San José who is weaving together the sounds of blues, folk, and neo-soul to create their own language of lyrical storytelling. Kiva experiments with live-looping and improvisation, to provide a musical experience that is as equal parts genuine as it is ephemeral. Kiva got their start busking in the street as a high-schooler, and hopes to find new ways to be present with audiences in virtual spaces.
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From the TED stage to NBC’s The Voice, Sonia Rao uses her music to uplift and soothe, and as a means to work towards social justice. Forbes praised her politically charged song “Louder” for galvanizing the AAPI vote in November’s election and raising awareness for Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action. The raw and emotional quality of her music lends itself well to the screen, and after having her songs featured on more than 35 television shows, Sonia was named BMI’s Spotlight Indie...
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Theresa is a composer, cellist and vocalist active at the intersection of music, experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her works include The Unlearning (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings, O Sleep, an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life. In 2018, Theresa founded fo'c'sle, a record label dedicated to adventurous music from the Bay Area and beyond....
Topics: Teresa Wong, internet archive
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Cory Pesaturo is an American musician from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Pesaturo is an accordion player, who also plays the piano, clarinet, and saxophone. He began playing at the age of nine, and in 2002, became the youngest person to win the National Accordion Championship. He most recently won the 2011 Primus Ikaalinen World Championship and was the first ever American contestant.     Additionally, Pesaturo won the Coupe Mondiale World Digital Accordion Championship in Auckland, New Zealand,...
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Anne Roos performed the celtic harp for the Internet Archive on March 8, 2021. She has also performed on the 2015 Grammy® Award Winning New Age Album, her music has flown around the world in United Airline’s inflight music service, and she has appeared on countless podcasts, radio programs, and TV shows in her 30 years of playing.  Anne is livestreaming mini-concerts, that can be viewed at  crowdcast.io/harpistanneroos  and has a patreon as well:  patreon.com/harpistanneroos . Find out...
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Forest Sun was born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents. Forest wrote songs with Rory Block when he was six years old, learned to juggle with WavyGravy when he was 9, and studied drumming with the late African master percussionist Babatunde Olatunji as a teenager. In college he played in a band with SNL star Maya Rudolph. They opened for No Doubt at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz before Forest left to study art in Spain. A pioneer of the DIY movement he recorded his...
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Sarah grew up in Berkeley, and is a pianist who has recently and upcoming concerts at Gualala Arts, the Barbican Centre in London, BAMPFA, San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox, the Huddersfield Festival in the UK, and the National Gallery. She also hosts a weekly radio show, Revolutions Per Minute, on KALW, 91.7 FM, and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You can learn more about her and her work at  her website .
Topics: Sarah Cahill, internet archive
Soulful, vibrant and creative are just a few words that just describe creative, “Scooter” Brown. Brown is a native of east St. Louis, Illinois. Growing up, Scooter was exposed to music at a very early age. His father had a huge record collection that gave him a taste of the world of music. Scooter chose the alto saxophone as his primary instrument at the age 11. Upon graduating from Lincoln Middle School he went on to east St. Louis Senior High School where he was exposed to the jazz St....
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Laura Gibbs - Musiczoom for the Internet Archive
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Pianist Tin Yi Chelsea Wong’s international career spans a wide variety of performance spaces. Appearances include San Francisco Botanical Garden, Salzburg Wienersaal, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. An advocate of contemporary music, she premiered Lukas Janata’s  Echi , Ilya Demutsky’s  Skomoroshina , Ryan Brown’s  Mortal Lessons , and many other new works. With a focus on extended techniques, Tin Yi Chelsea Wong invented the Harmonic Capo, currently advancing the...
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Tom Finch , a California native and multi-instrumentalist for over thirty years is Influenced by rock, funk, blues, and jazz styles! A Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame inductee, Tom has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada, and is featured on many albums with groups such as Big Brother & the Holding Co, Jazz Iguanas and Pamela Parker as well as leading his own groups. Tom has played with a variety of artists some of which include Joan Baez, Norton Buffalo, Steve Smith, Kai...
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Zachary James Watkins is an Oakland-based sound artist and is one-half of the ecstatic duo Black Spirituals. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish, The Microscores Project, The Beam Foundation, Somnubutone, the sfSoundGroup and the Seattle Chamber Players. He has shared bills with Earth, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and designed the sound and composed music for the plays “I have loved Strangers.” His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for...
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Goh Nakamura is a singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube’s front page brought his music videos over a million views and earned him a new fanbase from all over the world. As a session musician, his guitar and vocal work has been featured in films directed by Ridley Scott such as A Good Year, American Gangster and Body of Lies. His track “Daylight Savings” also appears in the film Feast of Love. Nakamura made his acting debut in Dave Boyle’s...
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Bandleader for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, Josh Friedman is currently putting the finishing touches on their 5th studio album.  Former manager for the Palo Alto chapter of the West Coast Songwriters, Josh is a versatile musician with an omnivorous appetite, sharing the stage from Slightly Stoopid to Howard Hewitt (Shalamar), been featured on the electric guitar in the Cabrillo Music Festival, is a current member of progressive rock band Fractal, and recorded as a studio musician...
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Emerald Rae is a fiddler and folksinger from the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Roots Music Report hails her as  “a spell-caster of no small skill… maxing out her axe’s potential in the service of her consistently compelling melodies”  and recognizes her self-titled 2018 release as  “one of the year’s more fetching releases” . She was chosen as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, has appeared at Philadelphia Folk Festival and is currently on tour around...
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Steve Lucky & Miss Carmen Getit, the bandleaders of the  Rhumba Bums , bring their six piece band together for the first time since the pandemic started. Playing vintage rhythm & blues and jazz, swing, and boogie woogie, the Rhumba Bums are renowned for their high-energy, highly entertaining show. “The Rhumba Bums abide by Cab Calloway’s advice: ‘Live what’s in your soul and sing your friggin’ heart out” (Downbeat Magazine) Muddy Waters’ pianist Pinetop Perkins called...
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Rogue folk duo Adrian + Meredith have always been ones to march to their own beat, and have never been apologetic for the art they create. Since the duo joined forces in 2015, they have been pounding the pavement, putting their own spin on Americana. Their music embodies the spirit of the human story with a nod to punk, the heart of folk, flavor of Polka, and bounce of swing. Their live show will have you on your feet dancing, clapping, and stomping along. 2019 was filled with 175+ dates...
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A native of Japan, pianist Ken Iisaka has appeared in such places as Berliner Philharmonie, National Gallery of Canada, Gasteig München, and in such cities as Shanghai, Tōkyō, Fort Worth, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC, and Victoria, BC as a soloist and chamber musician. Iisaka maintains a multi-faceted career, as an AI engineer, a pianist, a teacher, and also as a writer for the San Francisco Classical Voice and Pianist magazine.Iisaka resides in Foster City, surrounded by 4 pianos, a...
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Forest Sun was born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents. His dad used to chop wood with neighbor Garth Hudson of the Band and literally built the floor that Bob Dylan stood on at manager Albert Grossman’s Bearsville studios in Woodstock, NY.  His mom heard Pete Seeger and Joan Baez play when they filmed a TV show in her uncles living room in Boston, and dated one of the Chambers Brothers before she met his dad.  Weaned on a diet of Jackson Browne and Toots...
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Carlos Calvo is a singer/songwriter/guitarist residing in Los Angeles. As a performer he has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Colin Hay. Carlos is co-creator of Tasting Notes, which is an interactive music and whiskey tasting experience developed exclusively for the Jack Daniel’s whiskey company. As a teacher, he has taught household names such as Adam Levine, and coached actors on set such as David Duckovny and Selma’s David Oyelowo, to name a few. He stays busy working as a session...
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Named to the Chicago Tribune’s  “50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years,”  Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his poetic, poignant lyrics. With a craftsmanship and emotional depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer.  Sing Out Magazine proclaimed that:  “Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter....
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The students are participating in the 6th Annual Sanaa Music Workshop and are being led by Amina Scott. Nigel Valle- Guitar Bella Mess- Trumpet Akeel Haroon- Tenor Saxophone Christian Mitchem- Bass John Rhodes- Drums Second Line Arts Collective provides music education programming from recess to record deals. We address two gaps in music instruction: early music education and music business/career sustainability. We inspire a love of music and move musicians to the center of the economic power...
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Halley   Neal  is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin,  Halley ’s sound combines inspirations of folk music from the 70's and late 90's. Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019,  Halley  was chosen from the graduates to perform a song at Berklee’s Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena. The concert honored the 2019 Berklee honorary doctorates, Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, who...
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Jonathan Kipp is a percussionist, accordionist, teacher, and accordion repairman based in San Francisco. He plays a wide variety of styles, from classical to folk, acoustic to electronic, jazz to pop to avant garde. These days you can find him accompanying the Turkish bands Nakarat and Metanastys.
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Critically-acclaimed Japanese-born pianist, composer and interdisciplinary creator, Motoko Honda has created a distinctive sound through her holistic approach to music, her collaborative sensibility to multiple art forms and inspired use of innovative technologies. One critic said: “Imagine Radiohead teaching Franz Liszt how to rock a Kaoss Pad; or John Cage facing off with Bud Powell over prepared piano” (Matthew Duersten,  stompbeast.com ). With stylistic influences ranging from jazz to...
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Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Stephen Morris brings a soulful, pop and sprinkle of R&B sound to the music industry. As a singer and songwriter, Stephen describes his work as feel-good music, positivity that speaks to a listener’s life experiences. Stephen has also been a strong advocate for social justice and equality. Stephen has made it a personal goal to spread equality awareness through his music. Stephen has had experience headlining at the House of Blues in San Diego and at the...
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Jacob Richards is a Los Angeles-based drummer, composer, and creative coder who specializes in building new systems for performance that prioritize improvisation. He leverages technologies such as virtual reality, trigger electronics, and live coding to explore computationally mediated improvisation. His solo drums and electronics project BATTERY was  interviewed in January 2017 by Bandcamp . He recently published a 360 VR music video app on the iOS and Android mobile platforms for songwriter...
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Please join us at 9:55 am PST for a performance by Mars Wright from Honey Son with his daughter Olivia! Mars Wright typically performs by himself as “Honey Son” -- with a toolkit of loopers, samplers, and instruments to construct songs somewhere in the vein of R&B. However, on occasion he is joined by his lovely daughter Olivia. You can learn more about Honey Son  here .
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