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Johnnyswim (Episode #304H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano grew up as professional musicians: he training at the Douglas Anderson School of Arts in Jacksonville, Forida, she touring the world as a backing singer for her mother, Donna Summer. Meeting after Sunday service at a church in Nashville, the pair formed a songwriting partnership, marrying in 2009. With a style reminiscent of The Civil Wars, this powerful duo possesses a uniquely modern, sensual sound, delivering artistically rendered folk-pop songs.

Infamous Stringdusters (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Known for complex, groove-friendly songs along bluegrass themes, the Infamous Stringdusters is another band that breaks boundaries, blending virtuosity and innovation to the delight of fans. Through years of touring, the group has been called "a future supergroup," "phenomenon," "intricately improvisational" and "flawless" by critics. Three-time International Bluegrass Music Award winners, this band is described as walking the fine line between traditional folk-grass, strong songwriting and resilient jamming.

Johnnyswim (Episode #304H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano grew up as professional musicians: he training at the Douglas Anderson School of Arts in Jacksonville, Forida, she touring the world as a backing singer for her mother, Donna Summer. Meeting after Sunday service at a church in Nashville, the pair formed a songwriting partnership, marrying in 2009. With a style reminiscent of The Civil Wars, this powerful duo possesses a uniquely modern, sensual sound, delivering artistically rendered folk-pop songs.

Infamous Stringdusters (Episode #303H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Known for complex, groove-friendly songs along bluegrass themes, the Infamous Stringdusters is another band that breaks boundaries, blending virtuosity and innovation to the delight of fans. Through years of touring, the group has been called "a future supergroup," "phenomenon," "intricately improvisational" and "flawless" by critics. Three-time International Bluegrass Music Award winners, this band is described as walking the fine line between traditional folk-grass, strong songwriting and resilient jamming.

Old Crow Medicine Show (Episode #301H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Few bands in recent memory have done as much to bring new audiences and young fans to bluegrass/old-time music as the atomic-powered string band OCMS. But frontman Ketch Secor's fine original songs, including the gold-certified hit "Wagon Wheel," and the band's solid musical chops please more traditional fans, as well. Add in a stage show equivalent of a moonshine-Red Bull highball and you have the makings of a great night in the cave and one incendiary half-hour of television.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 20, 2014 -- 5:30 AM

Alison Brown Quartet (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 -- 11:30 PM

Whether lyrical Celtic music, sophisticated polyrhythmic jazz or pedal-to-the-metal bluegrass, the Alison Brown Quartet does it all. Performing at the highest level, this band offers hybrid compositions that are as pleasing as they are complex. Often compared to fellow banjo prodigy Bela Fleck, Brown holds the honor of International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she has toured with Alison Krauss and Michelle Shocked and is the driving force of Nashville's indie label, Compass Records.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 -- 5:30 AM
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