Apr 19, 2023
Uke It Up
Ukulele Orchestra invades Berkeley In 1999, well-known ukulele fan George Harrison wrote, “Everyone I know who is into the ukulele is crackers; you can’t play it and not laugh!” Another George would agree. George Hinchliffe, co-founder of George Hinchliffe’s...
Apr 19, 2023
Nell & Jim Band
Timeless songs of migration, immigration and assimilation Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally both have roots in America’s deep South, musically and personally. On Western Sun, the third album they’ve made as Nell & Jim Band, they explore themes...
Apr 12, 2023
New Earth Farmers
All one planet, all one family Nicole Storto and Paul Knowles, the songwriters who front New Earth Farmers, met in a record store in Arizona, flipping through the latest country albums. “We discovered both our dads had Johnny...
Apr 5, 2023
Hardcore honky-tonk music from Oakland Jill Rogers and Crying Time have been packing Bay Area clubs with their brand of hardcore honky-tonk music for a long time. The Oakland band’s blend of cover tunes, and the originals Rogers...
Mar 29, 2023
Songs of love, loss and redemption On her new album, Heartbreak Residue, Briget Boyle deals with the emotional, social and societal losses of the past few troubling years. The singer/songwriter said the songs aren’t precisely autobiographical, but they...