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California Guitar Trio and Sugar Blue (Episode #1911H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

The California Guitar Trio has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly explores the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. CGT's 14 albums, streamed over 47 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group's mercurial muse. The trio's most recent release 'Masterworks' showcases its classical side, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Part, and Schubert.
Sugar Blue is the Grammy Award winner who has played with legends from Willie Dixon to The Rolling Stones. He's been called "One of the foremost harmonica blowers in all of Modern blues..." (Rolling Stone Magazine). He began his career as a street musician and made his first recordings in 1975 with legendary blues figures Brownie McGhee and Roosevelt Sykes. Sugar Blue has played and recorded with musicians ranging from Willie Dixon to Stan Getz to Frank Zappa to Johnny Shines to Bob Dylan. He is perhaps best known for his signature riff and solo on the Rolling Stones' hit "Miss You. " His new release is 'Voyage' on M.C. Records. WoodSongs Kid: Matt Chalk is young bluesman from Grove City, Ohio. This sixteen-year-old received a Generation Blues Scholarship from the Blues Foundation last year.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Bobby Rush and Dallahan (Episode #1910H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Bobby Rush is known as 'The King of the Chitlin Circuit' and considered one of the greatest bluesman currently performing. Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music including first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He has been honored with four Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. 'Porcupine Meat' is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and cements Bobby Rush's legacy as blues' most vital artist of his generation.
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. This Scottish band of award winning musicians latest release is 'Matter Of Time'. WoodSongs Kid; Lissy Taylor was born in Staffordshire, England and now enjoys living in Lexington, Kentucky. This sixteen year-old has her own distinctive vocal sound and signature acoustic style.

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