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Mar 22, 2023

Katie Cash

A life in music  Katie Cash is a busy woman. The guitarist, singer and songwriter is currently performing with three projects—the all-woman rock band Skip...
Mar 15, 2023

Rick Estrin

Can’t stop the blues Rick Estrin is the lead singer, harmonica player and main songwriter of Rick Estrin and & the Nightcats. Estrin first made...
Mar 8, 2023

Cardboard People

Upbeat music from the heart of the pandemic  On their soon to be released self-titled debut, Cardboard People give 10 songs that mix cheerful dance...
Mar 1, 2023

The Lost Church

Building the future of the arts one show at a time The Lost Church on Columbus Street in North Beach gives the impression of a...
Feb 22, 2023

Blown Away

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout returns after the COVID shutdown Two years ago, Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout was going to celebrate its 30th consecutive...
Feb 15, 2023

Kathy Kallick

Surviving the pandemic with a song in her heart Kathy Kallick has been one of the Bay Area’s premier bluegrass musicians, since she first came...
Feb 8, 2023

Easy Queen

Oakland trio rocks the queer community and beyond The musicians in Easy Queen are members of Oakland’s queer community. The trio—guitarist, songwriter Audrey Howard; drummer...
Feb 1, 2023

Megan Slankard

Music making, before and after the pandemic When she recorded her latest album, California & Other Stories, songwriter and guitarist Megan Slankard decided to try...