AUGUST 17, 2019
Mary Flower
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Mary Flower is that rare breed of American roots artist. Her devotion to the art form is both lovingly and historically accurate, yet her creativity lends it vitality and energy that it might continue, evolve and flourish.
Saida Dahir
A Muslim Somali refugee living in Salt Lake City, Saida Dahir’s poetry  reflects her life experience as a Somali refugee on an array of topics including gun violence and her decision to wear a hijab. This collection of poems was recorded on the eve of her high school graduation as she continues on in the fall at UC Berkeley.
Skip The Needle
Born from a group of friends jamming. Shelley Doty – guitar, Kofy Brown – drums, Katie Colpitts – guitar and Vicki Randle (the Tonight Show, Mavis Staples) bass. If Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde and Chaka cloned a baby, this band would be the result. Skip the Needle is reckless, eclectic, fearless and fun, dedicated to love, and like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
Anai Adina (Anai Morales)
Singer/Violinist Anai Morales is a High School senior from Delano, Ca. and is a member of Mariachi Mestizo, a  youth ensemble that has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF). Enriching Lives Through Music (ELM) is a Latino youth symphonic orchestra from San Raphael, CA. This is collaborative recording for Anai ranging from solo guitar and voice to 19 piece Mariachi to over 30 pieces in an ensemble comprised of both Mariachi and orchestral instrumentalists.
Betty Reid Soskin
Betty Reid Soskin is a 97 year old African-American Park Ranger at The Rosie The Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park. In 2018 she was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of The Year. A master story teller, her life experiences are recorded here in front of a live audience.