VIDEO: Psychedelic Folk Night at the Sanctuary

Apr 4, 2017

Psychedelic folk revival singer and songwriter Joanne Rand and Rob Diggins stopped by the studio to visit KHSU Magazine host Claire Reynolds.

Joanne explains the creation process of her 16th album, and talks about the upcoming CD release concert of, Roses in The Snow in Drought. The concert is happening this Saturday, April 8th at the Sanctuary in Arcata. 

"You use the gifts that you've been given, in the place where you are," says Melanie DeMore. "For me, that's how you become an activist." DeMore, a founding member of Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir is giving a free concert at the Kate Buchanan Room Saturday at 7pm.

DeMore talks to Lorna Bryant about 'leading with love', confronting fear, and musical pounding sticks. 

By Eric Draper [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Legendary singer-songwiter Graham Nash is performing at the Van Duzer Theater, March 24th at 8pm. This Grammy award-winning musician is a two-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Graham Nash's passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, social and environmental justice. 

Russ Cole spoke with Graham Nash ahead of his Humboldt performance.

Deep history and playful innovation.

Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.

The band visited the KHSU studios during Fogou to talk with Vinny DeVaney and Bob Doran.

Le Vent du Nord performs at Arcata Playhouse: March 15, 8pm


Katie Whiteside

CenterArts is presenting three acoustic Hawaiian guitar masters to create a soul-stirring celebration of Hawaiian music. They stopped by KHSU to talk with Artistic Director with the Humboldt Music Academy, Gregg Moore.


Carol Jacobson and Alexandra Gellner of the Eureka Symphony spoke with KHSU's Wendy Butler about 'The Snowman', one of the many acts in the Holiday Concert Dec. 2nd and 3rd at the Arkley Center, and the importance and benefits of having a musical education. 

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is returning to Humboldt County on December 10th. Born and raised in Hawaii, his musicianship on the uke is unparalleled.

Jake will be performing in the Van Duzer Theater on the Humboldt State University campus. 

Showtime: December 10,  8pm   


Ticket office: 707.826.3928


Today on Ethnic Excursions, Halimah the Dreamah welcomed Kingfoot and their "world cowboy" aesthetic to the studio. KingFoot plays all original Modern Americana. 

They perform at Redwood Curtain Brewery on Friday at 8pm.

  • Kevin Johnson on Bass
  • Jimmy Foot on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin and Accordion
  • Joe King on Guitar and Ukulele


Humboldt's Absynth Quartet performed new music from an upcoming release on KHSU. The band has been performing in various incarnations since the late 9os, and is one of a handful of local acts to tour extensively across the nation.  

AQ will play at the Arcata Playhouse (tickets) Thursday night, along with a film from Steven Vander Meer (below). They also perform at a Shredfest in October, Rampart skatepark benefit.

Katie Whiteside

Leah Crenshaw-Pepke is a hard working singer who gigs all over Humboldt County as a member of multiple bands, she also has a day job and a home life, and big changes on the horizon.


Harmony Ranch

Riders In The SkyAmerica’s favorite singing cowboys ride back into the Van Duzer to round up an unforgettable evening of heavenly harmonies, way-out Western wit, and adventure. This time they’ve created a special multi-media romp featuring audience favorites from legendary Roy Rogers’ long career wrapped up in the Riders’ Grammy-winning high-yodeling style. Film clips of Roy’s greatest moments on screen with Trigger, Dale Evans, and the Sons of the Pioneers are featured in a pure and priceless evening of family-friendly entertainment.

  Humboldt's own Midnight Band Practice specializes in music from the 30s and 40s. They performed live on Ethnic Excursions this week.

Singer Katie Belknap was raised by artists and musicians in Austin, Texas. She moved here in 2001 for school and stayed for the people, beauty in nature and mild climate.

Guitarist Daniel Nickerson is a musician, writer, and artist who traveled through Arcata and the Sanctuary three times in early 2015, and the fourth time came back to stay. 
Hear their full set here:

Tune in to Sabór Latíno this Sunday at 12pm for live marimba & voice music from Stephanie Webster and Jack Van Geem

Via Marimba One:

Stephanie Webster is a Mexican-American musician who focuses on the folk music of her ancestors and other related cultures.  She typically performs programmatic recitals that utilize her voice, various instruments and guest performers. Her past private instruction has been under the tutelage of Conrad Susa, Dr. Martin Rokeach and Dr. Frank La Rocca (composition) and Dr. Lino Rivera (piano).  

During a break from touring with Natalie Merchant, the famed percussionist spoke with Dan Aldag of Bright Moments. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom performs at the Kate Buchanan Room, Humboldt State University on April 10th.