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Chris Stills and Abbie Gardner (Episode #2213H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Chris Stills is the son of American rock musician Stephen Stills and French singer-songwriter Veronique Sanson and was raised between Paris and Los Angeles. His multicultural influences are infused in his work as a singer-songwriter and actor. Since his debut album on Atlantic Records, Chris has toured the world performing and recording with a variety of brilliant artists including, Don Was, Leanne Rimes, Ryan Adams, Government Mule, Smashing Pumpkins, Lucinda Williams, Ricky Lee Jones, and others. His songs have been featured in numerous movies and television including the hit Showtime series, 'Shameless' and films like 'American Hustle' and most recently 'I, Tonya'. Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with the Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature truly unique use of the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing between a solid rhythmic backbone and ripping lead lines, all in support of her voice and award-winning songs. WoodSongs Kid: Kevin Beddingfield is a ten-year old hot shot banjo picker from Flag Pond, Tennessee.

Aubrey Logan and Gaelynn Lea (Episode #2212H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Lea performs from her electric wheelchair and holds her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies. She recently won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. In addition to performing and recording, Lea also loves to do speaking engagements about disability awareness, the power music, and leading an enriching life. Aubrey Logan is known as "The Queen of Sass." Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well...fun! Her heart wrenching musical stories has audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stiches. Her appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Grammy Awards and a PBS special and London Live have kept her in the public eye and millions of fans have watched her head-spinning videos on YouTube and Facebook. WoodSongs Kid: Elle Hack is a ten-year-old singer from Benton, Kentucky.

Lee Roy Parnell and Samantha Fish (Episode #2211H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Lee Roy Parnell is known as a triple-threat artist for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf songwriting skills. After earning a regular spot at the famed Bluebird Cafe and a publishing contract, Parnell launched his solo career on Arista Records, which produced many country hits, including "A Little Bit Of You" and six other Top 10 hits. Parnell has released his first album in 11 years 'Midnight Believer'. Samantha Fish has quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions. WoodSongs Kid: Gabriella Rose is a ten-year-old ukulele singer from Tampa Bay, Florida.

John Gorka and the War and Treaty (Episode #2210H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more. The War and Treaty are the husband & wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount. The band's blend of roots music, bluegrass, folk, gospel and soul boasts a sound that's both stirring and sensual, driven by joy, determination and an unceasing upward gaze. It's music inspired by darkness and despair that ultimately finds a higher spiritual purpose. WoodSongs Kid: Although only 8-years-old, Ashlyn Smith flat-picks the guitar well beyond her years. Her hometown is Louisville, Kentucky.

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