Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area

This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area (Podcast #423) In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and the Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs, emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, like Diana Gameros' new album interpreting Mexican songs from her youth, or Joseph Childress's LP drawing from his travels around the western United States. Marissa Kay was inspired to write the first song and title [...]

Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, Little Spiral get “Sparkly AF” at the Lost Church

Things are going to get sparkly on Saturday night at the Lost Church. San Francisco musicians Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, and Little Spiral are bringing their talents to the intimate venue nestled in the 16th Street / Mission neighborhood of the city. Marissa Kay is a rock singer-songwriter whose 2017 album Trans Is Love married strong production and powerful themes for an all around impressive debut. Jane Frank weaves the autobiographical with a 1950s style doo-wop folk-pop, making for endless ear-delights. Meanwhile, Little Spiral, aka Suzanne Yada, writes pop songs "at the intersection of technology and heart." Get your tickets [...]

‘Trans Is Love’: Marissa Kay’s on-point new album

Monday was #TDOR — Trans Day of Remembrance. The statistics can be bleak, with as many as 41% of transgender people attempting suicide in their lifetime and average lifespans for some (specifically trans women of color) that don't push much past 35, not to mention the quadrupled murder rate. But there are some who also consider #TDOR to mean Trans Day of Resilience, highlighting the work of trans artists to bring our attention not only to surviving, but to thriving. One such artist in our midst here in the Bay Area is Marissa Kay, who released her album Trans Is [...]

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