Best Of Insight: In-Studio Performances 2016
There were so many fantastic in-studio performances on Insight in 2016 that it was hard to choose just 10.
So we went with 11 instead.
The year started off strong with an amazing performance from cellist Tina Guo – who is so good, she was nominated for a 2017 Grammy – and the hits just kept coming.
Singer-songwriter Rebecca Peters released a new single and R&B singer Zyah Belle won her first two SAMMIES and made the move to Los Angeles.
We also heard new songs from Andrew Castro, Joe Key and Jason Chu and Tom Brosseau.
Cellist Tina Guo performed as a guest artist for numerous symphonies, and performed at the Playboy mansion and the Grammies. She's also been featured on scores of major films. Guo joined Insight to talk about her many music stylings.
Sammie nominee and Indie folk/soul singer Rebecca peters joined us in February to preview music from her single "Run."
Musician Zyah Belle was nominated in 2016 for the “Artist of the Year” and “Best R&B/Soul” artist Sammie awards put on by the Sacramento News & Review. She talked on Insight about the studio album she's currently working on.
Sammies nominee Hannah Jane Kile released her second album "Little Blue Heron in time for her opening show for Patty Griffin at the Mondavi Center back in March. She performed live on Insight.
Sacramento band Humble Wolf joined Insight to talk about Concerts in the Park and their latest album "Black and White.” Jayson Angove, Chris Winger, David Albertson and Jesse Sherwood performed in our studio in May.
A three-piece rock 'n' roll band from Auburn released its first album in May and celebrated at Old Ironsides in Sacramento that same night. Named Shotgun Sawyer, the group played in our studio.
Musician Tom Brosseau stopped by the Insight studio for a live in studio performance before his September show at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen. He talked about releasing the third album in a trilogy and his search for a place that feels like home.
Rated the best in the nation by the Monterey Jazz Festival earlier in April, the Sacramento State Jazz Vocal Group performed with the Monterey Jazz Festival last weekend. The group previewed its September benefits concert in studio.
Violinist Joe Kye and Jason Chu joined Insight in October to perform music and talk about their previous performance at the Mondavi Center with Science Friday's Ira Flatow. The pair also talked about their joint album titled "Arrivals."
Musician Andrew Castro previewed his new album "Can I Play for You?" in November. He told us the inspirations drew from a show he played at a small house in Southern California. You can find the full story here.
Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono returned to Insight in November to promote their new album "Etchings in Amber," coupled with a live performance in studio.