Insight Music

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LATEST SHOW | Friday, October 26, 2018

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Insight Music: CapRadio's Student Musician Showcase

On this month’s Insight Music we feature classical and jazz musicians from Davis High, Folsom High, Rio Americano High and the Sacramento Youth Symphony who participated in CapRadio's first ever Student Musician Showcase.


  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    Luong Family Quartet

    This string quartet from the Sacramento Youth Symphony is made up of Brandon, 16, and Connor, 14, on violins, Olivia, 12, on cello and Isabella, 9, on viola. They're all members of the Luong family.

  • Emily Zentner / Capital Public Radio

    Amati Trio

    The Amati Trio is made up of pianist Janet Liu, violinist Sue Bin Park and cellist Nina Martin, three seniors at Davis High School.

  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    Folsom High Jazz Combo

    This pianoless quartet includes Brian Nipper on tenor sax, Matthew Wang on trombone, Sophia Augustine on bass and Eli Strombom on drums.

  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    The “tRio” From Rio Americano High

    Pianist Jake Nalangan, bassist Maddy Hill and drummer Joseph Bly make up the tRio.

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Insight Music: Topograf / Fashionista Boyfriend / Animals In The Attic / Sparks Across Darkness

Topograf, Fashionista Boyfriend, Animals in the Attic and Sparks Across Darkness bring us the perfect road trip songs to send us into Labor Day Weekend on this month's Insight Music.

Friday, August 10, 2018

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Insight Music: Drop Dead Red / POOR Majesty / Sun Valley Gun Club / Honyock

Drop Dead Red, POOR Majesty, Sun Valley Gun Club and Honyock join us to tell us about their music and perform live in studio.

Friday, June 29, 2018

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Insight Music: The Gold Souls / Evil Seagull / Jessica Malone / Hannah Jane Kile

Insight Music is joined by The Gold Souls, indie musician Evil Seagull, folk singer Jessica Malone and singer-songwriter Hannah Jane Kile performing live in Capital Public Radio's studios.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Insight Music: SpaceWalker / Ideateam / Salt Wizard / Misner & Smith

SpaceWalker soars to "Divinity & Beyond." Ideateam shares "Kinetic" new album. Salt Wizard goes darker with "Creature Sounds." Misner & Smith traces their influences back to the "headwaters."

Friday, April 27, 2018

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Insight Music: Lillian Frances / Mino Yanci / The Lique / Joe Kye

Lillian Frances makes dreamy synth pop collages on "Timeism." Mino Yanci explores musical freedom with a jazz fusion streak. The Lique blend jazz and hip-hop for "Times Like These." Joe Kye explores his musical and cultural identity on "Migrants."

Friday, April 6, 2018

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Insight Music: The Philharmonik Shares News Songs / Surf Noir Band Ani Maul / Sibling Duo me&you / Pregnant Performs Experimental Pop

The Philharmonik shares songs from his debut album. Surf noir band Ani Maul perform two songs from “Anxiety.” Siblings duo me&you are "Chasing Trails." Pregnant performs experimental pop held together with "Duct Tape."

Friday, February 23, 2018

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Insight Music: Classical Pianist Lara Downes Honors Bernstein / Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen / Element Brass Band

Pianist Lara Downes pays tribute to Leonard Bernstein before his 100th birthday. Mike McMullen honors his mother and mentors on "Picture Book." Element Brass Band debuts a new album, "Cali Got A Brass Band."

Friday, January 26, 2018

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Insight Music: LaTour / Death Party At The Beach / Bru Lei / Life In 24 Frames

LaTour boogies down as a family. Death Party At The Beach surfs on new wave influences. Bru Lei explores the art of self portraits on "Selfie." Life In 24 Frames bandleader Kris Adams sings about fatherhood.

Friday, December 29, 2017

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Insight Music: Vista Kicks / Hammond & Bafus / The Gold Souls

Vista Kicks perform tracks from "Booty Shakers Ball." Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus improvise together on "Masonic Lawn." The Gold Souls debut a new single and set their sights on a full-length album in 2018.