Public Radio Music Month 2013
April is Public Radio Music Month! Help us celebrate Classical, Jazz, Opera, Blues, Rock and more.
CapRadio Love Story 2013
"Liu Yang River" Chu-Fang Huang
From the "Insight Studio Sessions series
"Going Home Parkton" Julian Lage and Jorge Roeder
More from the Insight Studio Sessions
Local Labels: Lefse, Test Pattern & Crossbill Records
When it comes to local record labels Sacramento is home to
those that One hyper local, the other produces album by artists
almost exclusively outside town.
Since founding in 2009, Lefse Records has released records by
Youth Lagoon, Neon Indian, Teen Daze, How To Dress Well, Mister
Lies and Psychic Twin. Lefse's roster is an embarrassment of
rapidly rising bands. Some of the hipper set may tell you
many are already well established names. Let's not forget NPR
placed Youth Lagoon on their SXSW showcase this
Matt Kilbourne has the enviable job of helping sign artists to the
label. He often uses NPR's All Songs Considered podcast to
vet potential bands.
Describing it as a "micro label" Test Pattern Records is the project of brothers Matt and Ross Levine. A champion of local bands TPR has released albums by Soft Science, Forever Goldrush and helped produce the CD editions for records by Knock Knock and Flowerss.
Soft Science spent time at Capital Public Radio in 2011. Here's a link to their interview
Michael Leahy & Crossbill Records
For years Michael Leahy has been quietly running a record label featuring artists that make a huge noise. Crossbill Records in Davis, CA has been in operation since 2005 releasing records by Appetite, Matt Bauer, Dana Falconberry, Jake Mann and The Loom.
Listen as Leahy describes the first CapRadio appearance by Sea of
Bees which happened in our shop back in 2010.
Robin Hilton (NPR Music) named Songs for the Ravens one of his favorite albums of 2010. Many other outlets have since showered praise on Crossbill albums from Dana Falconberry, Jason Lytle and Brass Bed.
April is not only Public Radio Music Month but Jazz Appreciation Month too. Who better than CSUS Director of Jazz Studies Steve Roach to tell us why America's art form remains vibrant?
Drop by The CSUS Department of Music site for jazz performance dates and more.
Greg Sabin of The Freebadge Serenaders
Genial and jolly Greg Sabin is a local powerhouse in the realms
of music and financial planning (plus he writes for Mental Floss
Magazine so you know he's a bright guy). He's the banjo half of the
banjo/washboard duo The Freebadge Serneaders (the washboard half
being Patrick Skiffington).
Greg's been listening to the jazz on Capital Public Radio for
quite a while:
The Serenaders joined Nick in the
CapRadio Studio back in 2010 for a little Discount Jazz.
Check out their performance
here and find out how Cap Radio has helped spread the word
about the band.
And DO check out photographer Kiny McCarrick's swell photos of The Freebadge fellas while you're listening
Celebrate jazz as the universal language of freedom with a live concert from Istanbul, Turkey. More than 80 events in 30 countries are part of the festivities. Watch a replay of the concert any time, on-demand.
Don’t miss this soulful chapter of the Acid Jazz Experience. Eddie Palmieri is featured in a great salsa set with Ray Barretto & The Blackout Allstars, Luisito Quintero, Pete Escovedo (remixed), and La India.
This Saturday is "Record Store Day". Several stores are still standing seven years after Sacramento-based retail giant Tower Records went out-of-business. And they're seeing a bump up in business as a new generation rediscovers vinyl albums.
Capital Public Radio's Gary Vercelli talks about Jazz Appreciation and Public Radio Music Month, and the latest Jazz releases.
In talking with Capital Public Radio’s Gary Vercelli, John Pizzarelli reflects back on 32 years of work as a professional musician, recounting the influences of Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, and his prolific father.
Arts and Theater critic Jeff Hudson talks about upcoming classical acts visiting the region in the coming weeks, including violinist Anne Akiko Meyers at the Reno Philharmonic.
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