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July 19, 2016
The Newport Folk Festival puts a high value on artists who speak truth to power. The best of this year's lineup features musicians with messages, who challenge popular perceptions of folk music.
July 18, 2016
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs songs from her new album, Undercurrent.
July 14, 2016
At the age of 13, Oakland musician Blackie Farrell was inspired by music he heard blasting from car radios and local music clubs. Since then, his songs have been recorded and performed by many artists. He joins us on Insight today to share his music.
July 7, 2016
Sacramento soul singer Zyah Belle has a new project and a new album. She’s celebrating both with a headlining show Friday, July 8 at Harlow’s in Sacramento. Today on Insight, we catch up with Belle since her Sammie award in April.
July 5, 2016
For the fiddle player of Nickel Creek fame, asserting herself as a songwriter hasn't always come naturally — but on her third solo release, she leaned into the process.
July 5, 2016
Musician Dave Nachmanoff is no stranger to philosophy. He joins us on Insight today talk about the meaning behind each track on his new album "Spinoza's Dream."
June 24, 2016
Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O Death" in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou.
June 23, 2016
The band's sound has changed markedly over the years, but its songs remain rooted in a search for self-improvement, and in a kind of fundamental decency.