From The Center: Live Broadcast Series

NEW! From The Center brings the music to you. Enjoy these shows from home, tune in to KVMR, or watch on YouTube to join us for these LIVE one-time only broadcasts.

Keb’ Mo’

Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music. His 14 Albums and 5 GRAMMY Awards span the Roots, Blues and Americana categories. Thank  you to our show sponsors, Natural Selection Food & Wine & Mother Truckers

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

Jake takes the ukulele to places no one has gone before, performing awe inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. Thank you to our show sponsor, Lamb’s Victorian Inn

John McEuen & The String Wizards Present: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, best known for its evergreen bestselling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and for its version of the song “Mr. Bojangles.” McEuen is one of the seminal figures who conceived and originated the fusion of folk, rock and country, a unique sound still hugely popular today.

An Evening with Leo Kottke

Grammy nominated acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. Influences range from the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps.

An Evening with Amy Grant

Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. Thank you to our sponsor, Nevada City Winery.

Tyler Rich

California-born country singer and songwriter with a knack for full-bodied songs about love. Opening: Temecula Road, named one of Radio Disney’s NEXT BIG THING artists.

From The Center: Kyle Ledson

Kyle Ledson Since age 3, Kyle Ledson has embraced acoustic music as his very best friend. He first picked up a fiddle from the free fiddle music lessons offered to the kids at the Strawberry Music Festival. Every morning we’d wait in line to sign up for a slot with an instructor. The Kid’s on Bluegrass program at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival held by the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) was Kyle’s next exposure to kids playing instruments. This really inspired Kyle as he saw these teenagers really doing something with their music. Kyle participated in the Kid’s on Bluegrass program yearly hosted by Frank Sullivan and Kyle wrote a bluegrass song for the kids to play together called “Bluegrass Heart.” Mostly self taught, Kyle has learned the secret backroads of the fretboard and sharpened his flat picking skills to make the mandolin (and now guitar) sing. Kyle started writingRead More

Postponed: Ayla Nereo

With a particular joy for bridging musical styles, Ayla’s songs seem a genre unto their own, as she weaves between vocal looping, produced beats, live drumming, orchestral string arrangements, Celtic melodies, disco rhythms, electronic soundscapes, and even dashes of hip-hop wordplay. Calling us to listen deeper, her songs are elegant masterpieces of lucid storytelling, with lyrics ringing as anthems for planetary healing, human potential, beauty, and compassion.