Upcoming Shows

Dawn to Midnight
Dawn to Midnight

Thursday, June 20 @Midnite on KOWS
Dawn to Midnight
This week’s encore episode takes us back to June 2022 and takes us from sunrise to sunset and then back. We’ll take another journey on the roller coaster of life on the big blue marble using music as our rails. We’ll rise and shine in the cold grey light before dawn and follow summer rain with the summer wind as sundown approaches. This week’s theme is a fusion of sunrise, sundown and a misty moonlight rhapsody featuring the music of Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Chet and Les, Bobby Bare, Mahalia Jackson and a couple dozen others. We’ll take you from dawn to midnight as we bring on the best of America’s music from digital, vinyl and ethereal dustbins of the past 100 years. Join us once more for music from long ago, today, and far away here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

Episode 463
Episode 463

Thursday, June 20 @9am on KOWS
Saturday, June 22 @3am on KOWS
Blue Moon Americana Episode 463
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town…just one of the albums featured on this week’s episode of Blue Moon Americana on Sonoma County Community Radio. Other throwback sounds will include the brothers Everly and Statler, Billy Joe Royal, Gene Pitney and Townes Van Zandt as we celebrate today’s summer solstice. There’s some pretty sweet new sounds rolling in as we approach the high seasons including new tracks from Pokey LaFarge, Bonny Light Horseman, Los Lonely Boys, Stephen Clair and a almost a dozen others with our Americana rundown always complementing the KOWS Americana Hours heard each morning in the 5 to 7am slot. Host Dave Stroud will also be throwing in a couple fun tracks from the past, one from Moose and The Pelicans and he’ll be warming up for Friday morning’s Deeper Roots Swamp Pop Fest. Tune in. to West Sonoma County’s favorite little community station, KOWS 92.5 FM Occidental.

Tex Mex Fest
Tex Mex Fest

Friday, June 21 @9am on KOWS
Tex Mex Fest
We took a journey to the south in last week’s show and this week, we head further west where we’ll share a vibrant and dynamic genre that reflects the rich cultural fusion of its geographic origins, combining traditional Mexican folk music with contemporary American influences of country, rhythm and blues, and rock. With the accordion and bajo sexto, drums, bass and guitar punching a hefty rhythm whose lyrics are often filled with catchy hooks and danceable beats, it is prominently featured in festivals, celebrations and public events across the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. We’ll share some of the influentials from across the border like Lydia Mendoza as well as the mainstays and popular artists of the past half century including Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm, The Texas Tornados, Flaco Jimenez, The Mavericks and a dozen others in this week’s Deeper Roots fest.

J.J. Cale Tribute
J.J. Cale Tribute

Saturday, June 22 @9am on KOWS
J.J. Cale Tribute
When J.J. Cale’s first album came on the scene in 1972, it exuded something different…some kind of “timeless cool” with it’s imposing John Bunyan raccoon album cover and understated country sound setting it apart from everything else out there. Not psychedelia, not rock exactly, and certainly not the LA sound that was hip at the time. It was, as it has since been coined, the “Tulsa sound”. Many have covered John Weldon Cale’s music and many have become rock standards while others languish only to be rediscovered year after year by new listeners who hear that “timeless cool” and those breezy treasures he left us. We’ll feature a number of covers today, as well as his own originals in a show that will take you down a river whose currents are slow but determined.

A Century of America's Music