Our intrepid mountaineer Hanz Over Di Money is heading slowly towards the top, climbing one famous peak after another. Watch his progress on our Facebook Page, Instagram App or click on the little camera icon on our homepage. Call KZSC at 831-459-4036 or DONATE ON-LINE with a credit card. Every pledge helps Hanz catch his breath and take another step upward to the top of Pledge Drive Mountain. Together we can reach the top by this weekend. Go Hanz Go!
The Beatles recorded 25 takes of “Hey Jude” at Abbey Road Studios in two nights, July 29th and 30th, in 1968. Here’s a new find from the film archives of this recording session. If you love The Fab Four like we do, you’ll want to listen in Thursday mornings from 6-9 each week when The Great 88 presents the greatest band of all time in all their glory during “Here, There & Everywhere” on KZSC. Support community radio and 3 hours of Beatles during the On-Air Pledge Drive this week!
An all-star lineup of extraordinary Irish musicians are touring as the “Masters of Tradition” and will be in concert at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:30pm. This is a unique opportunity to hear Martin Hayes, All-Ireland fiddle champion six times over, Dennis Cahill, Martin’s guitar accompanist of choice who completely supports Martin’s dynamic playing, Iarla O Lionaird, vocalist who has received two Grammy nominations for his work with the Afro Celt Sound System group, and members of the Mairtin O’Connor Band on accordion, fiddle, guitar and uilleann pipes. They’ll perform in a mix of duos, trios, and full group collaborations. The New Yorker claims this touring group is “not to be missed.” Sponsored by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.
There have been student broadcasters at UC Santa Cruz for 45 years, but what was college radio like before that? Is it very different now? Here’s an interesting look at college radio from 1956. Notice standard student attire at the station included suit and tie. Some things never change.
The 2nd annual Seabright Stringfest takes place this Saturday, March 2nd outdoors on the Seabright Brewery/Java Junction patio in Santa Cruz on. This day-long FREE event is a cavalcade of bands performing from 11 AM until midnight. The day begins with a kids’ show by Bob Reid, followed by a variety of bluegrass, old-time string band, Celtic, folk and world music. Eleven bands will appear, including locals Bean Creek, The Abbott Brothers, Earl White Stringband, and The Percolators plus The Flatiron String Band from Portland and the Black Crown String Band from the Bay Area. More info and the performance schedule can be found at fiddlersjam.com.
Friday, March 1st is the Day of The Hawaiian Guitars. Both Makana and Maunalua honor the traditional Hawaiian style and make it their own, performing at two locations. Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon are in the band Maunalua. Their rich harmonies and glorious guitars will take you to Hawaii on a musical flight non- stop…well, at least until 9 pm! Maunalua take the stage starting at 6 pm at Pono, 120 Union Street in downtown Santa Cruz.
The Carriage House Theatre will be the place for Hawaiian guitar moving into the future as Makana performs his blazingly brilliant and original style of Hawaiian slack key guitar at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga also on Friday, March 1st at 8 pm. Montalvo also offers a pre-show cocktail party in the historic Villa.