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A Sweet Story Brings Award-Winner To KVMR's Intimate Community Room For Feb. 17 Local Debut

Award-winning singer-songwriter Crys Matthews makes her Nevada County debut in a special KVMR 89.5 FM Community Room concert Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, but that's just the beginning of a sweet story.

Sure, it's a couple weeks off, but this may be one concert you'll be sorry you're not at, if it sells out. 

Meet 'Gaelic Americana' Music Artist Kyle Carey

That sly KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer folk disc jockey Laurie DesJardin is at it again. 

Four years ago, the Nevada City eclectic radio station's first house concert in its new home featured the acclaimed harmonies of Brother Sun, in a show Laurie lovingly produced. 

This time around, she's found another rising folk star:  self-proclaimed "Gaelic Americana" artist Kyle Carey, a 31-year-old New Hampshire native who somehow found herself in the Celtic waters, nourished herself there and...

Singing 'We Shall Overcome' for the 37th Time, King Day Concert & KVMR Celebration Set For Monday

One thing you can count on this Monday at KVMR 89.5 FM's 37th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert is you'll hear a stirring version of "We Shall Overcome."

It'll be sung by the Bethel AME Choir of Marysville as it has every year, and the local Trinity Community Choir, which joined the annual event earlier this decade.   So will the audience, who will sing and sway back and forth, many holding hands, arms around each other. 

"We've still got to sing it," said one Bethel choir veteran. "We must keep the fight going."

How Folk Icons Seeger, Phillips Have Influenced John McCutcheon's Many Shows Here

There are two late folk icons who have roles in bringing folksinger/multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon back here once again for the twenty fourth or so time with a solo concert this Saturday 7:30 p.m. at the Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School on Ridge Road, Grass Valley. 

One, of course, is Nevada County's  revered U. Utah Phillips, who, back in 1997,  received the third ever lifetime achievement award from the prestigious Folk Alliance International following two guys named Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. 

McIntire, 22 Others Win Honors at KVMR Volunteer Appreciation Gala

KVMR 89.5 FM Board of Directors member -- and volunteer broadcaster -- Diane McIntire was named the non-profit radio station's 2018 Volunteer of The Year at the radio station's Volunteer Appreciation Extravaganza this week. 

Nearly 300 broadcasters and volunteers packed Nevada City's Miner's Foundry Tuesday night for the festivities, with over 20 volunteers honored by the station's paid staff and departments.

McIntire's record made it an easy selection, said KVMR co-volunteer coordinator Edy Cassell. 

'Real Deal' Blues Live Concert on Sunday Night At KVMR 89.5 FM

Well, it's just one of those captivating weeks at KVMR 89.5 FM, with a live broadcast of what many call a truly "real deal" intimate blues concert 7 p.m. this Sunday from the station's 30-seat community room and then a showing of the classic 1983 Eddie Murphy-Dan Aykroyd  comedy, "Trading Places", in a special free -- yup, free -- screening for KVMR members next Wednesday, Dec. 4,  7 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, downtown Nevada City.