Entertainment

The KPFA Crafts Fair features live music both days in the Mezzanine Food Court from noon until 5pm.
There will be plenty of room there to sit, relax, and enjoy the music.

Saturday, December 20th
 11:00AM: Eric and Suzy Thompson
These virtuoso roots musicians specialize in the down-home sounds of the American South. Their musical palette includes Appalachian story-songs and bluegrass breakdowns, classic country blues, Louisiana Cajun dance music, and paso dobles from Puerto Rico. Eric's flatpicking on guitar and mandolin is exceptional for its purity of tone, speed, and soulfulness; Suzy is a powerful singer, an award-winning fiddler and Cajun accordion player who has apprenticed with older generation Louisiana Cajun musicians under an NEA Fellowship. Founding members of many influential roots music groups including the Black Mountain Boys, Any Old Time, the Klezmorim, and the California Cajun Orchestra, Eric and Suzy have also worked with Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, the Savoy Doucet Cajun Trio, the Texas Sheiks and many other fine musicians.
 1:00PM: Casey Mattson with Tommy O’Mahony
 
Pianist, Casey Mattson, grew up in Santa Cruz playing an eclectic range of instruments in an array of musical styles. He studied jazz with trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown at Cabrillo College from 2009-2011, and received the Smith Dobson Memorial Scholarship and the Ray and Sue Brown Scholarship in music. Currently, Casey studies at the Jazzschool- now known as the California Jazz Conservatory - and is working toward his undergraduate degree in Jazz studies. A high in demand freelancer, Casey has played in various Jazz, Funk and R&B groups around the Bay Area for the last two years. He is accompanied by bassist, Tommy O’Mahony.
 1:00PM: Henry Moser & Tommy O'Mahony
Guitarist, Henry Moser and bass player Tommy O’Mahoney, are recent graduates of the California Jazz Conservatory. They improvise in the groove, combining elements of jazz, soul and folk in a set of tasty covers and eclectic originals penned by Moser. Tommy & Henry are active in the Bay Area music scene, playing in a number of bands: The Shams, Occidental, Jonathan Korty, and Fenton Coolfoot, to name a few.
Sunday, December 21st
 11:00AM: Terrence Brewer
East Bay jazz guitarist, composer and arranger, Terrence Brewer has been described by writer Andy Gilbert as, “an accomplished improviser with an exquisite tone… His sound is marked by a balance and maturity more often found in much older players. His graceful, well-constructed solos flow thematically out of his compositions, rather than turning his tunes into mere launching pads for displays of technique.” Brewer has led his own instrumental and vocal groups, and has performed with legendary artists such as Pete Escovedo, Herb Gibson, Kim Nalley, Duwaan Muhammad, Calvin Keyes, Bruce Forman, Scott Amendola, Khalil Shaheed, Michael Zilber, Tuck and Patti, Chuck Bennet, and many others. His 2014 release, “Mi Historia” is a passionately fiery and grooving tribute to the Latin Music styles that Brewer grew up idolizing.
 1:00PM: Pete Madsen
Pete Madsen is an exemplar of fingerstyle, bottleneck slide, blues, and ragtime solo guitar.  He plays at the KPFA Crafts Fair for the first time this year in our new venue at the Craneway Pavilion. One can also catch Pete gleefully indulging in more electric guitar-driven musical genres such as surf, rockabilly and blues with his band, Buzzy Frets, at a variety of Bay Area music venues.  He is also a respected teacher of blues guitar technique.  We welcome Pete and his acoustic guitar to the KPFA Crafts Fair!
 3:00PM: Teja Gerken
German born Teja Gerken became a serious student of the instrument after his family moved to California in the mid '80s.  Playing contemporary steel-string finger style, Teja’s weaves together influences of folk, jazz, classical, and world music into a unique blend that reflects his diverse musical interests.  Teja employs alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive effects, and other extended guitar techniques, as well as a keen sense of melody and movement.  He is equally comfortable playing Irish traditionals, the occasional jazz standard, or improvising on themes by classical composers. Early this year, Teja co-founded Peghead Nation an online e-leaning environment with video instruction for guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and dobro.
   

THE KPFA CRAFTS FAIR LIVE BROADCAST
9AM – NOON
ON 94.1 FM KPFA & KPFA .ORG
FROM THE CRANEWAY PAVILION IN RICHMOND

Saturday, December 20th
HOSTS: KRIS WELCH & WES “SCOOP” NISKER

Sunday, December 21st
HOSTS: VICTORIA Z & SALLY PHILLIPS
With Special Guests

 

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