folk

NĀ MELE: TRADITIONS IN HAWAIIAN SONG
Jerry Santos

Na Mele: Jerry Santos

 

When we hear his distinctive voice, there is no mistaking the music of Jerry Santos. And when we listen to his lyrics, there is no mistaking his connection with the memories and emotions of our own lives. In this NA MELE, Jerry has woven together a story of home. “The idea of home was the driving force for the content. Most of the songs speak to the idea of ku‘u home, a personal, endearing way to refer to our place in the world. It becomes ku‘u because we attach to it our familiarity, what the wind and the rain are like, how the mountains smell, what is in the river, who our people are, our attachment to them and the things we have learned by being of a place,” Jerry says.

 

Jerry mixes “All of That Love from Here” with his signature song, “Ku‘u Home ‘O Kahalu‘u,” as well as “Tewe Tewe,” a playful song that pays tribute to the slippery o‘opu. He also performs “Seabird” and “Ku‘u Makamaka,” among other songs. Joining Jerry are musicians Kamuela Kimokeo and Hoku Zuttermeister.

 

 

 



Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65

PETER, PAUL AND MARY AT NEWPORT 1963-65

 

This special captures the spirit of the times when folk music dominated the Top 40 charts, providing the soundtrack for enormous, unprecedented changes in the American social-political landscape. Songs include “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Wasn’t That a Time.”

 

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BRANDI CARLILE IN CONCERT:
A BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND SPECIAL

Brandi Carlile in Concert - A Bluegrass Underground Special

 

From Bluegrass Underground’s new subterranean home within The Caverns, PBS Arts presents a very special performance by the amazing Brandi Carlile and her band. With the singing Hanseroth twins for backup, a four-piece string section, driving guitars and rhythm section, Brandi Carlile’s set offers up tender ballads, soulful lyrics, complex arrangements, searing roots rock.

 

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Self taught, Seattle-based and Grammy nominated for Americana Album of the Year, Brandi Carlile’s style revolves around pop, rock, alt-country, and folk. Her songs serve up personal stories of parents and childhood, of divorce, marriage and religion, of love and of loss. Here are stories of forgiveness, reconciliation, of climbing out of bed every morning open to love.

 

 

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
James Bay / Rhiannon Giddens

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: James Bay / Rhiannon Giddens

 

Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut album Chaos and the Calm. North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn.

 

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