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VivNesbit JohnDillonViv Nesbitt & John DillonArt of the Song explores universal truths common to all creative expression. We hope you’ll find useful tools and information here to help you explore your own creative process, whether it be music, writing, visual arts, or just living your life as a work of art. We all have a song to sing…

Bruce Molsky Quarantine

Bruce Molsky bailed on college and big city life for a cold-water cabin in Virginia in the 1970s to soak up authentic Appalachian Mountain music at the feet of its legendary pioneers, old masters who are now long gone. His passion for the music has made Bruce one of the most revered ambassadors of the form.

Art of the Song can be heard Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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DANNY OKEEFEThis week on Art of the Song our guest is singer-songwriter Danny O’Keefe. Probably best known for his 1970s hit Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues, his songs have been covered by numerous artists including Elvis Presley, Allison Krause, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins and Willie Nelson.

We spoke with Danny about his concept album, Looking Glass and The Dreamers, to be released in the Fall of 2020. The album began as a dream Danny had in 1968 that after many years has now manifested as a musical history of the Nez Perse Indians of the Pacific Northwest.

Art of the Song can be heard Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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Holly Near

This week on Art of the Song we visit with singer/songwriter/activist Holly Near as part of our Live From Caffè Lena series. An insightful storyteller through her music, Holly has been singing for a more equitable world for over 50 years. She released her 31st album in 2018.

One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism. A skilled performer, Holly is an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage a unique integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.

Art of the Song can be heard Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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FlipSyde2This week on Art of the Song we explore the music and mission of FlipSyde. Mixing together rap, guitars, political awareness, and introspection, the Bay Area's Flipsyde utilize their diverse backgrounds to create ambitious, soul-stirring music. MC Piper & I met during an 8-day course led by Anna Deavere Smith along with 30 other attendees explored the power of story to create connection and positive change.

Piper was born to an American mother, Brazilian father, and learned Portuguese growing up. Vocalist Steve Knight was born in Alabama and did a tour of duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. Guitarist Dave Lopez originally fled to the U.S. from Chile as a kid in search of a better life. In 2003 the guys found each other in Oakland Piper and Knight had been working on a song called "Someday." When Dave heard it he couldn’t resist grabbing his guitar and turning it into a jam, which turned into a band, which became Flipsyde.

Art of the Song can be heard Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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