Insight Music

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LATEST SHOW | 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."


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    Pianist Lara Downes Honors Legacy Of Bernstein On 'For Lenny'

    Cody Drabble

    Classical pianist Lara Downes released “For Lenny” in the centennial year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. She performs classics and lost gems from the Bernstein catalog live in the Insight studio.

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    Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen Honors His Family And Mentors On 'Picture Book'

    Cody Drabble

    Jazz saxophonist Mike McMullen shares his new album "Picture Book" and reflects on the relationships and mentors who made his musical life possible.

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    Element Brass Band Marches Along With 'Cali Got A Brass Band'

    Chris Remington

    Element Brass Band debuts their 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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Insight Music: PRVLGS / Jolie Holland And Samantha Parton / Separate Spines

PRVLGS performs "Lift" and "Math Bossa" from their upcoming album. Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton reunite on "Wildflower Blues" years after the Be Good Tanyas ended. Separate Spines explore a full spectrum of emotion on "Cut Up The Rainbow."

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Insight Music: Jessica Malone / Andrew Castro / Blue Oaks / The Christian DeWild Band

Jessica Malone debuts music from "The Waiting Hours E.P." Andrew Castro stops by with tracks from his "Solo E.P." Blue Oaks shares "To Be Kind Is Sin." The Christian DeWild Band records a live taping for Insight Music in the CapRadio Garden.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Insight Music: Petaluma / Write Or Die / Christopher Fairman / Tycho

Petaluma discusses recording secrets and talks about growing their band. Write Or Die discusses their politically conscious message and work on their full-length album. Christopher Fairman draws inspiration from Oakland. Tycho returns to Sacramento.

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Insight Music: The Live Album

This month, Insight Music explores the best new albums and live performances from the Sacramento music scene.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Insight Music: Contemporary Classical In Sacramento

What is the sound of contemporary classical music? Insight Music explores that question through three very different groups.

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Pop Goes Sacramento: Conversations With Emerging Artists

Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner takes us through an eclectic mix of artists that made Sacramento their home. From "sadboi hip-hop" to deep spiritual connections to nature, Hobo Johnson, So Much Light and Hannah Mayree are June's Insight Music artists.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jazz And Swing, Traditional Or Contemporary, Right At Home In Sacramento

CapRadio's new, monthly showcase of the music and musicians that make up our region's vibrant and diverse scene debuts with the focus on jazz and the festival that's been promoting it for more than four decades.