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Ross Hammond And Jon Bafus Improvise Together On “Masonic Lawn” And In Studio

Ross Hammond / Courtesy

Ross Hammond / Courtesy

Guitarist Ross Hammond and drummer Jon Bafus share music from their new improvised album "Masonic Lawn.”
Ross Hammond blends jazz, folk, blues and a diverse array of influences on his acoustic guitar, resonator, lap steel and 12 string.
Jon Bafus is the drummer and leader of Gentleman Surfer, which started as a solo project in 2006 and evolved into a four-piece band, incorporating jazz, psychedelic rock and other influences.
Together they "mash polyrhythms with Appalachian melodies, roots music and blues into duo improvisations." The custom-released album was limited to 50 copies, with a unique polaroid of the Masonic Lawn cemetery in Sacramento included with each CD.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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