From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP’s programming. While the KEXP Live Performances section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, now you can subscribe to a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sessions.
This week we’re delivering a very special performance from Michael Franti, recorded live on KEXP from Sonic Boom Records in Ballard on 10/13/06. KEXP celebrated Ballard – the Seattle neighborhood that pledged the most during the 2006 Spring Pledge Drive – with a day-long celebration. Hear the crowd sing and cheer along with Michael Franti as he performs soulful acoustic originals at Sonic Boom.
Michael Franti (MP3)
Also check out Music That Matters Vol. 21. Michael Franti talks about his visit to the Middle East where he filmed a documentary and wrote songs for his new album Yell Fire. This audio movie mixes Michael’s first hand stories with tracks from the new record. Produced by KEXP DJs Michele Myers and Kevin Cole. Download the podcast now…
Music That Matters Vol. 21 (MP3)