Roots Music & Beyond

    Saturdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

    Saturdays, 6-8 a.m.

    Description

    Americana to world music sounds, folk to funk, bluegrass to blues and beyond

    HOSTS

    First Saturday of the month: Tom Nixon tomenixon10@gmail.com

     Tom Nixon of The Nixon Tapes takes listeners on a dithyrambic musical romp through all eras and areas making the familiar sound unfamiliar and vice versa. 

     

     

    Mark, Tom & Art

     

    Second Saturday host: Rick Frystak rickfry@aol.com

    With an accent on string music, second Saturday host Rick Frystak will be selecting the finest in jazz, vocal and ensemble music on vinyl and CD with a highlight on early-morning exploration. In-studio mixes, modernist progressive folk and pre-war hillbilly sounds meet contemporary new music, state-of-the-art dissonance and rare private pressings along with the latest releases. You can't take your ears off of it!

    Third Saturday hosts (alternating): Art Podell art@artpodell.com Jim Moran moranjimk@sbcglobal.net

    Alternating third Saturday hosts Art Podell, a bona fide Greenwich Village folkie, one-half of the legendary duo Art and Paul and an original member of The New Christy Minstrels, and Professor’ Jim Moran, host and creator of www.compvid101.blogspot.com, remember the folk music revival of the early 60’s, that era’s heroes, famous and unsung, the groups that achieved national fame then and the young artists of today who carry the torch.

    Fourth Saturday host: Mark Humphrey mxxkor@gmail.com

    Fourth Saturday host Mark Humphrey may play a classic recording made on a show date or offer other timely tie-ins to the vital variety of our musical roots.

    Fifth Saturday (quarterly) host: Mary Katherine Aldin mkaldin@aol.com

    Fifth Saturday host Mary Katherine Aldin, a KPFK music programmer since 1977, usually chooses roots-driven bluegrass, folk, Cajun and Americana sounds to get your day off to a tuneful start. 

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    Schedule

    • Sojourner Truth wMargaret Prescod

      10:00am - 11:00am

      Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, communities of color and other communities are responding.

    • Rising Up w Sonali Kolhatkar

      11:00am - 12:00pm

      Rising Up is a daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, activism in the public interest

    • Background Briefing with Ian Masters

      12:00pm - 1:00pm

      Goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.

    • Expansion Zone

      1:00pm - 2:00pm

      With Sonia Barrett. Explores the human experience from vast perspectives. We examine the life and our quest to understand who and what we are.

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