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On June 15, Ainsley Wagoner performed live for the Internet Archive. Ainsley creates ethereal music as Silverware.  Her music can be found on Bandcamp ( https://silverware.bandcamp.com/ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/silversilverwareware ), Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/silllverware/ ), and Spotify ( https://open.spotify.com/artist/5U2u4QhS0rzS8IRRbXUuIu?si=P2G24oOkS7KXR3OTMnsJ6A ). She just released a 2-single 7" record last year along with a music video.  Ainsley is...
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Theresa is a composer, cellist and vocalist active at the intersection of music, experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her works include The Unlearning (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's Disasters of War etchings, O Sleep, an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life. In 2018, Theresa founded fo'c'sle, a record label dedicated to adventurous music from the Bay Area and beyond....
Topics: Teresa Wong, internet archive
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A gifted composer and instrumentalist, Bill’s music has been described as cinematic, adventurous, and innovative. Bill was featured in Guitar Player Magazine for his collaboration with Erdem Helvacioglu on the critically acclaimed CD, “ Fields and Fences ”.  You can find out more about Bill at http://billwalkermusic.com/   Please also consider supporting him via his paypal: billwalker@baymoon.com
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Rob Reich  has performed in concert halls, circus tents, dance clubs, and chapels. This breadth of experience has made him a foremost performer and composer in the Bay Area. Reich’s music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. His many musical projects include serving as long-time musical director for Circus Bella. Reich recently released an album of original swing music, “Swings Left”. He’s also known for his work...
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Guitarist Nick Rossi has an international reputation as a student and practitioner of traditions and techniques from the classic jazz eras of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. In addition to his accomplishments and dedication to the instrument, he is renowned as a local bandleader as well as a writer-historian. A longtime San Francisco resident and lifelong Californian, Nick is also an amateur painter. You can find out more about Nick at his website:  https://www.nickrossiarts.com/bio...
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Raj   Raina  is a graduate from Stanford University ‘18 in mathematics (masters in 2019), with minors in creative writing and computer science. During and after college,  Raj  was involved in the Standup Comedy scene around San Francisco, performing regularly at Cobb's Comedy Club, The Punchline, Tommy T’s and so on; he also plays finger style guitar. In his free time, aside from playing the guitar and making people laugh,  Raj  loves reading and playing/watching tennis. He's writing...
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Jonathan Kipp is a percussionist, accordionist, teacher, and accordion repairman based in San Francisco. He plays a wide variety of styles, from classical to folk, acoustic to electronic, jazz to pop to avant garde. These days you can find him accompanying the Turkish bands Nakarat and Metanastys.
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Austin plays beautiful Spanish Flamenco guitar, both traditional and modern styles, with a blend of classical standards and well known contemporary pieces. Austin has been playing guitar for 20 years and has studied with some of the best Flamenco guitarists in the area. He plays weekly at Tapa the World in Sacramento. Austin also speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Mandarin.
Topic: Austin Najera
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Ammon Chung, also known as abc_sadboy, is a multi-instrumentalist who is classically trained in viola. His work reflects his American born Chinese background by blending classical training and 90s dream pop while incorporating Chinese scales. Chung has played with YoYo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and was a guest artist for the Utah Symphony. His work has also been used commercially for Coca Cola, Snapchat, Cadillac, and others. Please support him via his venmo: @abc_sadboy (5546)
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Crafting a hypnotic live show that “stirs audiences with a magical trance” (Eugene Weekly), Mia and  Jonah  are a mesmerizing indie folk duo that seamlessly produce "songs of singular beauty, played and sung without pretense” (SF Chronicle). Since they met in the San Francisco Bay Area in the fall of 2003, they have gone on to produce 3 LPs and 1 EP together as well as tour nationwide (Rooms for Adelaide/2008). Their music has been described as, “visionary” (Nascent Mag), and...
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Bisi is the world music fusion artist whose music is a unique blend of folk, reggae, soul, rock, r&b, world beats, and afrobeats. Bisi brings his own personal experiences into his songs making them soulful and engaging. His performances create unique moments for the audience. Bisi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and now lives in San Francisco. He is the globetrotting & exploring performer using his music as the intersection for dance, music & philosophy. Bisi is a child of the...
Topics: Bisi Obateru, internet archive
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Forest Sun was born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents. Forest wrote songs with Rory Block when he was six years old, learned to juggle with WavyGravy when he was 9, and studied drumming with the late African master percussionist Babatunde Olatunji as a teenager. In college he played in a band with SNL star Maya Rudolph. They opened for No Doubt at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz before Forest left to study art in Spain. A pioneer of the DIY movement he recorded his...
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Pianist Tin Yi Chelsea Wong’s international career spans a wide variety of performance spaces. Appearances include San Francisco Botanical Garden, Salzburg Wienersaal, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. An advocate of contemporary music, she premiered Lukas Janata’s  Echi , Ilya Demutsky’s  Skomoroshina , Ryan Brown’s  Mortal Lessons , and many other new works. With a focus on extended techniques, Tin Yi Chelsea Wong invented the Harmonic Capo, currently advancing the...
Topics: Chelsea Wong, internet archive
Trio Czinka Panna is an old-world family ensemble (father-mother-son) performing Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and Romani (‘Gypsy’) music (as well as Klezmer, Italian, French and romantic film music and other repertoire). The name Czinka Panna is derived from a famous Romani violinist who lived north of Budapest from 1709-1772. She was said to be the first to establish a family gypsy orchestra with her children and relatives joining on string instruments and the cimbalom. She was respected...
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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Michael Bard has spent the last 30 years in the Northwest as a composer, professional musician and audio post-production engineer. Educated at the University of Illinois (Urbana) and Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) he now owns  Studio Bard, LLC , which is a full service music and audio post-production company in Portland, Oregon. Under the StudioBard umbrella, are three other companies:  AudioLandscapes , which specializes in writing and producing...
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Katsumi Asazawa R &B & reggae artist, composer, guitarist Performing BEYOND COLORS Katsumi writes: I am a lifelong musician involved in many bands over the years. I have traveled to Europe with an R&B band, performed in many nightclubs and other venues throughout California and Canada. I have performed in predominately reggae, blues, rock and jazz bands. I’m local from the Bay Area and live in San Francisco.  I have a lifelong relationship with Ed Gordon and together we write...
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Justin Farren is a folk-pop singer from Sacramento, where he lives in a house built with his own two hands - or as he likes to refer to it, “a living museum of my own mistakes.” The Sacramento News & Review described him as “a storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head-full of funny, tender and engaging observation.” His fourth Full Length album , Pretty Free,  is set for release today! It was recorded in a shed in Justin’s own backyard. The majority of the songs...
Topics: justin farren, internet archive
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Stephen Morris brings a soulful, pop and sprinkle of R&B sound to the music industry. As a singer and songwriter, Stephen describes his work as feel-good music, positivity that speaks to a listener’s life experiences. Stephen has also been a strong advocate for social justice and equality. Stephen has made it a personal goal to spread equality awareness through his music. Stephen has had experience headlining at the House of Blues in San Diego and at the...
Topics: Stephen Encarnacion Morris, internet archive
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Dan Bailey Tribe  presents soul funk reggae inspired by the wanderlust of an endless summer. A native of New York’s infamous Hamptons, Bailey’s South African roots and his command of the West African djembe channel a vibration of celebration. As a boy, he taught himself guitar and received the gift of rhythm from his godfather Babatunde Olatunji, world-renowned Master Drummer and cultural ambassador. Bailey studied Olatunji’s unique method of teaching West African djembe and by the age...
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We met the wonderful Jess Sah Bi last week and now we get the pleasure of hosting his musical partner, Peter. Together, they are one of the most popular musical acts in West Africa, performing to stadium-sized audiences at home in the Ivory Coast and throughout Benin, Burkina Faso, and Togo. Their album, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, originally thrust them into stardom in the late '80s. The album was inspired both by classic American country and folk music and the traditions of Ivorian village...
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Rob Reich  has performed in concert halls, circus tents, dance clubs, and chapels. This breadth of experience has made him a foremost performer and composer in the Bay Area. Reich's music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation. His many musical projects include serving as long-time musical director for Circus Bella. Reich recently released an album of original swing music, "Swings Left". He's also known for his...
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Davey Mandesea is a musician writing, recording and teaching from his home studio in southern New Hampshire. You can find out more about him and listen to his music at   https://daveyfmandesea.bandcamp.com .
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Shannon Bodrogi is one of the singers and songwriters in the band SOAR. She lived in the Sunset in San Francisco for the past decade, and this year moved to Seattle to focus on her small art business Psiclops Press. She is a printmaker and textile artist, with a focus on printed fabrics and embroidery. Shannon currently teaches an embroidery workshop through the Vera Project. You can find more information on her classes and art practice as  shannonbodrogiart.com . The art and music in...
Topics: Shannon Bodrogi, internet archive
Born in Staten Island, New York, recording artist Rob Dehlinger performs all over the world. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he does over 200 shows a year as a vocalist and trumpet player, and is the frontman of “ Robert Dehlinger's Alpha Rhythm Kings ”. Rob has shared the stage with an eclectic array of artists, including Ledisi, Wanda Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Bolton, Theodore Bikel, and Meat Loaf.    Dehlinger composed the original score for the 2016 film...
Topics: Robert Dehlinger, internet archive
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Jonah Spear is a guitarist and songwriter from the Boston area. He’s played in many different bands in the Boston area but is now primarily doing solo work and working on recording his debut album of originals. You can find his music on Spotify under the name Jonah Spear, or on bandcamp at  jonahspear.bandcamp.com Please consider supporting him via Venmo: @Jonah-spear-1 (4644)
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Gary Vogensen is a freelance guitarist, singer, harmonica player, music teacher, and bandleader. The first half of his career involved touring and recording with major artists in blues, outlaw country, and rock including Etta James, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. He can be seen on guitar with The Blues Broads on the current PBS Special “Live from the Freight” (from local venue, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley) and “Best of...
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Alisa Amador   (uh-LEE-suh AH-mah-dohr)  is a boston-born Latinx singer-songwriter. It was in green rooms, living room rehearsals, and cramped mini vans that she received her first musical education, singing backup vocals since the age of five for her parents’ Latin band, Sol y Canto. While pursuing a degree in Gender Studies and Dance, she spent evenings studying Jazz, Funk, Choral music, vocal improvisation, and Folk Music of North and South America. Today, Alisa’s work is rooted in a...
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Mike has been making a lot of noise for the last 20 years. During that time, he’s performed as a drummer, DJ, and computer musician. Currently, he’s writing for his mathrock project, Everett. Mike is also a web developer, and spends a lot of time working on very silly projects. He’s hoping to complete a country music generator in 2021. Please consider supporting Mike and his projects via venmo: Christopher-Lanier-2 (8266)
Topics: mike lanier, internet archive
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From the TED stage to NBC’s The Voice, Sonia Rao uses her music to uplift and soothe, and as a means to work towards social justice. Forbes praised her politically charged song “Louder” for galvanizing the AAPI vote in November’s election and raising awareness for Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action. The raw and emotional quality of her music lends itself well to the screen, and after having her songs featured on more than 35 television shows, Sonia was named BMI’s Spotlight Indie...
Topics: Sonia Rao, internet archive
Ingrid is a Romanian/American musician and self-taught filmmaker who begun her film journey with nothing but an Iphone 4, a few friends and an idea. Four years later, she has made 14 short films, directed a feature documentary, “Free Trip to Egypt,” released in 2019 and is writing/directing a second feature documentary about real vampires, “Strigoi, the Real Vampires of Transylvania.” Ingrid has composed and performed the scores for her short films and is in the process of releasing her...
Topics: Ingrid Serban, internet archive
Jacob’s dream and life goal is to be a worldwide performer, both solo and collaborating with other musicians. He will be transforming his website and social media diligently over the next few weeks. He invites everyone to witness the transformation! He has a single out on all streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, etc.) called “Dig My Garden”, and just had two more new singles released in February. You can learn more about Jacob on his website Jacobphilipbenning.com ,...
Topics: Jacob Benning, internet archive
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Phil learned to play the piano at the age of 4 from his grandmother. After playing the organ at his church, the road called to him leaving to tour with Joan Baez. Phil was a founding member of The Brothers Figaro (with Bill Bonk!). After opening for John Haitt, Billy Bragg and Jill Souble, the Brothers called it quits but continued playing together backing folk legend, John Prine. This led Phil to a nine year stint with Prine, touring and recording the Grammy award winning  The Missing Years ...
Topics: phil parlapiano, internet archive
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Zachary James Watkins is an Oakland-based sound artist and is one-half of the ecstatic duo Black Spirituals. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish, The Microscores Project, The Beam Foundation, Somnubutone, the sfSoundGroup and the Seattle Chamber Players. He has shared bills with Earth, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and designed the sound and composed music for the plays “I have loved Strangers.” His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for...
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Zelma Stone is the music project of San Francisco-based Chloe Zelma Studebaker. Earlier this year, Zelma Stone released a record called Dreamland that was featured on NPR’s Best New Music segment. Channelling feelings of pain into a healing process of creation, Zelma Stone’s music has a palpable sense of resilience, compassion, and vulnerability in its slowly swaying bedroom pop. The band is currently working on their follow-up record for 2021. You can find out more about Zelma Stone via...
Topics: velma stone, internet archive
Goh Nakamura is a singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube’s front page brought his music videos over a million views and earned him a new fanbase from all over the world. As a session musician, his guitar and vocal work has been featured in films directed by Ridley Scott such as A Good Year, American Gangster and Body of Lies. His track “Daylight Savings” also appears in the film Feast of Love. Nakamura made his acting debut in Dave Boyle’s...
Topics: Goh Nakamura, internet archive
Dillon Vado is a drummer, vibraphonist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a graduate of the California Jazz Conservatory. In 2014, Dillon won 1st place in the Jazz Search West competition on vibraphone. Dillon was also acknowledged as the Most Promising Young Jazz Artist of 2017 from the Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards. He has performed with Art Lande, Hafez Modirzadeh, Marcus Shelby, Erik Jekabson,  Jeff  Denson, Alan Hall, Kate McGary and Jovino Santos Neto. He can be heard...
Topics: Dillon Vado, internet archive
Sebastien Debande started his career as a professional musician while living in Chengdu, China. First performing feverish funk-rock jams in bars, often as long as 7 hours non-stop, as Chengdu youth danced to their music. Then in the band, Red Water, touring throughout Sichuan and neighboring provinces, they played for rock festivals, parties of local mafia bosses. and even ended up playing in Lhasa, Tibet, in Front of the head of the Tibetan communist Party, (for which they performed Rage...
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Jacob Richards is a Los Angeles-based drummer, composer, and creative coder who specializes in building new systems for performance that prioritize improvisation. He leverages technologies such as virtual reality, trigger electronics, and live coding to explore computationally mediated improvisation. His solo drums and electronics project BATTERY was  interviewed in January 2017 by Bandcamp . He recently published a 360 VR music video app on the iOS and Android mobile platforms for songwriter...
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Katie is currently working with renowned producer Julie Wolf on a new album slated for release in early 2023. Her previous album,  Wildwood , was produced by JT Nero (Birds of Chicago) and features Allison Russell; that record’s “Worry My Friend” hit #6 on the folk radio charts in 2019. Her song “Crowns” spent a month at #1 on the charts in 2015. Katie is also a playwright; her latest musical  The Fisherman’s Daughters  (2021) tells the story of two sisters in 1908 who fight the...
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Halley   Neal  is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin,  Halley ’s sound combines inspirations of folk music from the 70's and late 90's. Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019,  Halley  was chosen from the graduates to perform a song at Berklee’s Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena. The concert honored the 2019 Berklee honorary doctorates, Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, who...
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Forest Sun was born in upstate New York to folksinging back-to-the-land hippie parents. His dad used to chop wood with neighbor Garth Hudson of the Band and literally built the floor that Bob Dylan stood on at manager Albert Grossman’s Bearsville studios in Woodstock, NY.  His mom heard Pete Seeger and Joan Baez play when they filmed a TV show in her uncles living room in Boston, and dated one of the Chambers Brothers before she met his dad.  Weaned on a diet of Jackson Browne and Toots...
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Coco is a member of our team and will be sharing their inventive work with us this morning! Below is the mysterious and intriguing bio, website, and instagram for their work. Instead of pausing for an intro at the hour, Coco will perform an unbroken 10 minute piece for us starting at 9:55 am PST. We encourage people to tune in early to experience the full piece! website:  https://asmr.software ig: @asmr.hex bio:...
Topics: Coco Walsh, internet archive
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Celine Mogielnicki performed for the Internet Archive. Soprano Celine Mogielnicki is a versatile artist, recognised for her “delicious” (Opera Today) and “finely balanced” (NY Times) singing and recently hailed for singing “perfect in diction and phrasing…with powerful gradations of emotions” (Milbrook Independent). Recent, Pre COVID performances included Beethoven’s Mass in C and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras #5 with the National Music...
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Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel are a Nashville based Indie Alt-Americana Duo. Hailing from Georgia, the other one, where Argonauts sailed to steal The Golden Fleece and where wine was invented 8000 years ago, Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel deliver a unique sound we rarely experience in such potent doses today. With influences including Kate Bush, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, and David Bowie their music is a genre bending musical experience akin to twisting kaleidoscope. Huffington Post calls them...
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Arielle Silver is a consummate storyteller whose rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her many homes, tours, and travels across the American heartland. The daughter of a guitar-strumming architect and a bookworm religious educator, Arielle was raised on folk festival fields and synagogue pews. Her concerts and educational workshops for creative spirits of all kinds are moving experiences that celebrate the timeless power of music and stories to connect,...
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Hank Mason is a musician from Queens, New York. He spent years accompanying some of the city’s most renowned ballet companies, including American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Group, while also making a name for himself as a composer and performer of electronic music. He released his first album, ‘Memory Buffer’, a series of studies for a beloved drum machine, in October 2020.
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Born in Italy to a Sicilian-American father and a Guatemalan mother, Cristina Vane has always had a tenuous relationship with identity and place. She grew up between England, France and Italy, and was fluent in four languages by the time she moved to her fathers’ native United States for university at 18. Despite this, (and perhaps because of it) she had no sense of belonging to any one culture or country. What she did have, however, was an intense love of music. Powered by her signature take...
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As a violist and violinist, Katrina "Katie" Wreede has earned a gold record and been featured on Entertainment Tonight and CNN International and performed for several presidents and members of royal families, including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. With her 25 years of experience, Katrina can play contemporary pop, indie and classic rock, jazz, Latin, swing and classical to please all ages and tastes - Lady Gaga, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Disney, Beatles, Fleetwood...
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On Friday, September 25, 2020, Sam Post performed for the Internet Archive. Sam Post is an acclaimed pianist and composer who delights audiences with his signature mix of original compositions—ranging in style from neo-Baroque to hip-hop—along with the classics. The Washington Post has praised his abilities at the piano (“confident, sensitive...a pianist with drive and intelligence”), the Bay Area Reporter lauded his chamber symphony (“Post has created a breathtaking musical joy...
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The Undercurrent is a San Francisco-based indie duo of Wendy Chuah and Paul Zielinski. They write, self-record and produce music that has a soulful, indie pop sound with a distinct California vibe. The Undercurrent released their debut album “In Between” last fall and pre-Covid, frequently performed at venues like Rickshaw Stop and The Independent.  Check out their music on Spotify and watch their “Quarantunes” music videos on YouTube ! They’re also about to release a brand new...
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John Huber is a Chicago-based musician and educator. He is a Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music and leads a bluegrass band called The Wandering Boys. He plays guitar and is the bandleader for local singer-songwriter Andrew Sa. In regular times he hosts a weekly concert series and an annual folk music festival. You can find more about John and his music on instagram at @johnjhuber or via his band,  @wanderingboys. Please also consider supporting him via venmo: @JohnHuber...
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Mary Fineman is an award-winning composer, pianist, singer/songwriter and teacher from Oakland, Ca.   Originally from Baltimore, she studied and taught piano at Concordia University in Montreal. For many years she worked as a freelance accompanist for instrumentalists and dancers (and one classical whistler). Her music trajectory changed radically in 2003 after visiting an “energy healer”. She suddenly began hearing her own music and started composing in earnest, creating music that...
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Mathieu Crochemore is a French guitar player and singer influenced mainly by jazz, blues and soul music. His style is around the playing of Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrel or Grant Green. He manages a musical label, Soulful People with different projects with french and international musicians. Fanny   Viss  is dancer and choreographer in residence with the Compagnie Fusion Arts and the Cie Frichti Concept for the creation of the show "Extension". She has also taught at the Jean...
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Theresa Wong is a Bay Area-based composer, cellist and vocalist. Her works include  The Unlearning  (Tzadik), 21 songs for violin, cello and 2 voices inspired by Goya's  Disasters of War  etchings,  O Sleep,  an improvised opera for an 8 piece ensemble exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life and  Venice Is A Fish,  a collection of solo songs. At the heart of her work is a desire to expand the sonic possibilities of materials and to explore their potential in many modes of...
Topics: theresa wong, internet archive
Adrian Applin is a Bay Area based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Adrian’s musical style is broad and eclectic and while the genres may shift, all of his songs are connected by the common thread of his powerful, versatile vocals. Music has always been a part of Adrian’s life; from a young age he began performing R&B and Motown tunes with his father and his band, which had a profound influence on his musical development. Adrian most...
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Jennifer S. Cheng’s work includes poetry, lyric essay, and image-text forms exploring immigrant home-building, shadow poetics, and the feminine monstrous. She is the author of MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Award, and HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She is a 2019 NEA Literature Fellow and graduated from Brown University, the University of Iowa, and San Francisco State University. Read more at www.jenniferscheng.com...
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New York City’s The Scooches are a collective that expands and contracts, sometimes playing with as many as 8 members, and often playing as a duo, trio, or quartet, with Betina Hershey (songwriter, guitar, vocals) and Nick Russo (fretted instruments) being the core duo. Playing an eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly, blues, traditional jazz, dixieland, old-time music, folk, roots music & Americana. Nick Russo (guitar/banjo/resonator/composer) Leading the...
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Piers Lawrence is a jazz guitarist and composer born in New York City, raised in San Francisco and Switzerland, where he attended the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne. He is an alum of the Harlem-based, Jazz-Mobile Orchestra and studied with jazz greats  Barry Galbraith  and  Ted Dunbar . Piers has played Broadway shows including 'Guys and Dolls', 'Dancin', 'Hubie', and 'Your Arms Too Short to Box With God', he has toured and recorded with  Wilson Picket ,  The Main Ingredient , ...
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Same Girls is an East Bay new wave band led by singer/songwriter Taifa Nia. Drawing inspiration from classic movements, like Motown and Grunge, Same girls blend an idiosyncratic sound with their 21st century sensibility. Their first studio album, “Young Minded” was released by Text Me Records. You can find more about them and their work on Spotify and on instagram. They were also featured on KQED Arts !  Please consider supporting them via venmo: @taifa-nia
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As a songwriter and recording artist, Bill signed with Geffen Records and released one album with his band, The Brothers Figaro. For the next 12 years, he circled the globe as a multi-instrumentalist touring sideman with John Prine, Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Richard Thompson, Randy Newman, Lisa Loeb, and Grant Lee Buffalo -- taking the stage at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and many iconic L.A. venues, including The Wiltern, Pantages, and the Hollywood Bowl.  Bill has performed live...
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Chris Reed, is the lead singer of the California Rock-Reggae project  Sunny State  and the CEO and Director of Programming and Education for  Modern Minded  and Arts Initiative. Between European and South American tours, Reed has been passionately starting sustainable band, theatre and performing arts programs since 2006. In that time, he has taught more than 50,000 students across California how to proudly nurture their artistic talents.   Chris is a father of two daughters, a...
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Cory Cullinan — also known as family performing artist Doctor Noize — is a Stanford music graduate, elected member of the Recording Academy Board of Governors (best known for putting on the Grammys), a Recording Arts professor at University of Colorado Denver in the school year and Stanford in the summers, an oft-commissioned musical theatre composer and composer for film and TV, and the owner of Reach Studios in Colorado. He’s CEO of Doctor Noize Inc., where he’s produced...
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Kiva Uhuru is a vocalist and guitarist in downtown San José who is weaving together the sounds of blues, folk, and neo-soul to create their own language of lyrical storytelling. Kiva experiments with live-looping and improvisation, to provide a musical experience that is as equal parts genuine as it is ephemeral. Kiva got their start busking in the street as a high-schooler, and hopes to find new ways to be present with audiences in virtual spaces.
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“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway.” Born with wanderlust in her DNA, Mare lived in eight different places before she was ten. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to adapt and fit in fast,” she says. “We picked up Wisconsin accents in two weeks. Eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.” For Turkish-born...
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HAOPINAKA - Vanessa Alputila and Peter Garellick. Vanessa Alputila was born and raised in Ambon, an island famous throughout Indonesia and the world for itsʻ naturally musically gifted people. As a child, she grew up singing in church choirs and also learned the traditional folk songs of Ambon and Kei islands. Vanessa later developed a passion for Hawaiian music, which so much reminded her of the music of her childhood. She learned to play ukulele and began singing and performing for...
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Cory Pesaturo is an American musician from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Pesaturo is an accordion player, who also plays the piano, clarinet, and saxophone. He began playing at the age of nine, and in 2002, became the youngest person to win the National Accordion Championship. He most recently won the 2011 Primus Ikaalinen World Championship and was the first ever American contestant.     Additionally, Pesaturo won the Coupe Mondiale World Digital Accordion Championship in Auckland, New Zealand,...
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Sarah grew up in Berkeley, and is a pianist who has recently and upcoming concerts at Gualala Arts, the Barbican Centre in London, BAMPFA, San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox, the Huddersfield Festival in the UK, and the National Gallery. She also hosts a weekly radio show, Revolutions Per Minute, on KALW, 91.7 FM, and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. You can learn more about her and her work at  her website .
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Anne Roos performed the celtic harp for the Internet Archive on March 8, 2021. She has also performed on the 2015 Grammy® Award Winning New Age Album, her music has flown around the world in United Airline’s inflight music service, and she has appeared on countless podcasts, radio programs, and TV shows in her 30 years of playing.  Anne is livestreaming mini-concerts, that can be viewed at  crowdcast.io/harpistanneroos  and has a patreon as well:  patreon.com/harpistanneroos . Find out...
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Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Nandi Weser brings a melodic and soulful R&B sound to the music industry. As a singer and songwriter, Nandi describes her work as feel-good music that speaks to a listener’s life experiences. Nandi has also been a strong advocate for social justice and mental health. With a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Nandi has made it a personal goal to spread mental health awareness through her work and through her music. Nandi shared “I realize the power...
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Ivan Forde (b. 1990) works across printmaking, digital animation, sound performance, and installation. Using a wide variety of photo-based and print-making processes (and more recently music and performance), Ivan Forde retells stories from epic poetry casting himself as every character. His non-linear versions of these time-worn tales open the possibility of new archetypes and alternative endings. By crafting his own unique mythology and inserting himself in historical narratives, he connects...
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Beaming with sun-streaked alt-pop sensibilities, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Devon effuses optimistic poppy bops. With comparisons to HAIM and Sara Bareilles, Devon aims to spread a message of self-love and to inspire self-discovery through her music. Her new uplifting and bubbly album ‘Helium’ will be released via AWAL on October 5th. “Raw, passionate rendering” - Popdust “Bubbly and beaming” - WXPN “Uplifting, bubbly pop” - WHYY (NPR) Follow Devon on...
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Jennifer Bryce was moved to sing at age 7 when she first heard a recording of Ella Fitzgerald. Since then her musical influences have ranged from Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, Etta James to Meredith Monk. She has appeared in clubs and festivals throughout the Bay Area: Yoshi’s, Rasselas, Mason Street, to name a few as well as toured in the Northeast and Europe. Jennifer is the recipient of a Whammie Award for her vocal stylings. Her recording “At Last” is available on iTunes. Please...
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The collective minds of The Moondrops come together to create a unique and ambitious yet catchy and familiar brand of psychedelic pop. Lush soundscapes, driving grooves, and relatebly thought-provoking lyrics work together to inspire a sound that pushes the boundaries of modern indie rock with a sense of moving forward. The Moondrops are known for their energetic and inclusive live shows. Lately, however, the band has shifted focus to their recorded sound and will be releasing a cohesive set...
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Ian Scarfe is a San Francisco based pianist and musical entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, and appears in collaborative and solo performances around the world. He is a prolific member of Groupmuse, a house-concert-series that brings classical chamber music into a house-party environment. As an organizer, he creates concert experiences and other musical events at an incredibly diverse range of venues, from the intimacy of house concerts, to...
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Bandleader for Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, Josh Friedman is currently putting the finishing touches on their 5th studio album.  Former manager for the Palo Alto chapter of the West Coast Songwriters, Josh is a versatile musician with an omnivorous appetite, sharing the stage from Slightly Stoopid to Howard Hewitt (Shalamar), been featured on the electric guitar in the Cabrillo Music Festival, is a current member of progressive rock band Fractal, and recorded as a studio musician...
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