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Blues to Americana, Folk to Country from Capital Public Radio.


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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Band Humble Wolf

May 25, 2016

Sacramento band Humble Wolf joins Insight to talk about Concerts in the Park and their latest album "Black and White.” You’ll meet Jayson Angove, Chris Winger, David Albertson and Jesse Sherwood and hear them perform in our studio.

Middle America At The Dawn Of Outlaw Country

April 8, 2016

Early in Heads, his deep exploration of American psychedelic culture, Jesse Jarnow details how the Berkeley-based visual artist Rick Shubb drew up a peculiar new world map.

When The Page Becomes A Mirror: A Chat With Radical Face

April 7, 2016

As Radical Face, Ben Cooper has written song after song about a fictional family. They make up not just one album but a trilogy of them, called The Family Tree. All of the characters on the first two albums, The Roots and The Branches, were made up.

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Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies At 79

April 6, 2016

Outlaw, "Okie from Muskogee", poet of working class values and a fixture in country music for 50 years, Merle Haggard died Wednesday, April 6, his 79th birthday.