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Who are we in this year of stronger-than-whatever-redux-make-us-together-greater-they-all-want-to-get-into-that-big-beautiful-house-how-did-we-get-here sloganeering.  This election season women and men citizenry have been degraded when often it's blessedly only the candidates degrading themselves.  It's time to bathe in the fresh water of the Merced River and breathe cool clean mountain air and discover ourselves again in a national park -- one of our nation's great treasures -- so come with us today to Yosemite National Park to find Our Better Selves.....  SEDGE welcomes:  

JESSE COLIN YOUNG, songwriter and lead singer of the popular group The Youngbloods in the 1960s. Everbody Get Together, Try to Love One Another Right Now... A spirit from another time.  He'll sing Love is but a song to sing, Fear's the way we die, you can make the mountains ring --- as we look at Half Dome in the Sierra.

CHRIS SMITHER, folk/blues singer and guitarist whose music draws deeply from blues, folk, modern poets and philosophers.

ROSS HANNA, the late grandson of John Muir who helped sustain the legacy of his grandfather (October 1922 - June 2014).

PHIL FRANK, the late great cartoonist who created Farley (March 1943 – September 2007).

GERRY BLOCH, oldest person to climb El Capitan, at age 81, and his guide MIKE CORBETT.

YVONNE GRANGER, Park Service Ranger.

TOM BOPP, Yosemite music historian and performer. 

MIKE GREENSILL, who hiked in a piano!

SEDGE talks with     

JEANETTE WINTERSON - author of Gut Symmetires, Oranges Aren Not The Only Fruit, Sexing the Cherry, Art Objects,  and many other explorations of memory, time, experience and identity with candor and humor

GEORGE TAKEI
His authobiography describes how his father coped with his Japanese heritage and prepared him for leading the pluraistic Star Trek cres as SULU

U. UTAH PHILIPS & ROSALIE SORRELS
The late, great story teller tells us how to develop better narrative "gaffs" and the demonstrate the hilarity and compassion in folk music. "Soup!" - the solution to all social ills.

THE FOREMEN
Sing comically about folk music.

And a pre-fame lagniappe with MICHAEL FRANTI

MIKE GREENSILL, piano
DIANE HIDY, piano




A day of dappled summer light and good humor and music from the main stage of the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival in Laytonville, California. SEDGE welcomed:

Musician

U. UTAH PHILLIPS

the late great story teller, union organizer, rail rider, and songsmith (1935-2008).

Musician

GREG BROWN

one of America's best loved folk and blues musicians.

Musician

ROSALIE SORRELS

a.k.a. Rosa Bizarrio, the famous outlaw Queen.(Her birthday today!)

Musician

ARLO GUTHRIE

folk singer who, like his late father, Woody, is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice.

Photo of KWF stage courtesy
Kate Wolf Memorial Festival

Musician

BRUCE COCKBURN

one of North America's great political songwriters.

Musicians

THE WAYBACKS

performers of a bluegrass offshoot self-described as "crabgrass", as our house band.
West Coast Live broadcasts Saturdays from 10am to noon Pacific Time, unless otherwise stated. Guests attending the show are asked to arrive 30 minutes early, at 9:30am.