Press List

Here is our short press list. If you find anything that needs updating please let us know.


Tom Diamant
c/o Arhoolie Records
10341 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
NOTE: Tom hosts Panhandle Country, bluegrass and roots country format radio program (alternate Sunday afternoons, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on KPFA – 94.1).

Harry Duncan
390 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
NOTE: Harry is producer and host of the weekly In The Soul Kitchen show which airs Sunday nights from 8-10 pm on KCSM, the Bay Area’s jazz station. In The Soul Kitchen is a rich musical stew of soul, blues, jazz, gospel, roots reggae, Latin, African and World Music.

Ray Edlund
33501 S. Highway 1
Gualala, CA 95445
NOTE: Ray hosts Pig in a Pen, bluegrass and roots country format radio program (alternate Sunday afternoons, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on KPFA – 94.1).

Tim Lynch
NOTE: Tim hosts Dead to the World, a very popular show (Tuesday nights on KPFA – 94.1) with music strongly oriented to “dead heads” and a broad variety of the American roots music that influenced the Grateful Dead members. Show is now on Wednesdays, 8-10 pm. 

Andrew Gilbert
2231 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
NOTE: Andrew is a major writer of previews for the Express, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, and other widely read local papers.

Larry Kelp
1505 Keoncrest Drive
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 527-1579
NOTE: Larry hosts a folk and acoustic music format radio program (Wednesday nights on KPFA – 94.1).

JoAnn Mar
1200 Virginia Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 527-2198
NOTE: JoAnn and her partner Bob Campbell host a Celtic music format radio program (Saturday afternoons on KALW – 91.7).

Derk Richardson
858 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 658-8585
NOTE: Derk hosts an eclectic format radio program (Thursday nights at 10 pm on KPFA – 94.1 FM) and frequently has live guests on his radio show in advance of performances. Derk is also senior editor at Afar magazine (travel/culture), writes for Oakland Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and The Absolute Sound (audiophile).

Jessie Schiewe
Twitter: @J_SCHIEWE

Bonnie Simmons
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 654-4720
NOTE: Bonnie hosts an eclectic format radio program (Thursday nights on KPFA – 94.1). Please mail CD’s to 450 59th Street, Oakland, CA 94609.

Dore Stein
Tangents Radio
301 Gambier Street
San Francisco, CA 94134-1341
NOTE: Dore has hosted and produced Tangents since 1985 (Saturdays 8:00 pm to midnight on KALW – 91.7 and webcasts at Playlists are uploaded in real time at Dore describes Tangents as “Genre-bending, cross-cultural, hybridized, music-between-the-cracks radio.” 

Mary Tilson
c/o KPFA
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
NOTE: Mary hosts “America’s Back 40” on Sundays from 1 to 3 pm.

Peter Thompson
4077 Oakmore Road
Oakland, CA 94602
NOTE: Peter hosts Bluegrass Signal and does an extensive calendar of Bay Area events on KALW – 91.7 FM.
Kevin Vance
2339 Oregon, Apt. C
Berkeley, CA 94705
NOTE: Kevin hosts folk music show A Patchwork Quilt (Saturdays 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. on KALW – 91.7 fm), and Across the Great Divide, folk and acoustic music format radio program (Sunday afternoons, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, on KPFA – 94.1)

attn: Arts Calendar
KCBS Radio

865 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 765-4000
NOTE: Arts calendar of events for the Bay Area on local CBS-owned station.


BAY AREA NEWS GROUP (Contra Costa Times, The Oakland Tribune, Marin Independent Journal, East Bay Community Newspapers, San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo Times, and others)
For print:
Story ideas and press releases may also be emailed to:
Randy McMullen (A&E Editor) at

Jim Harrington at

Jon Kawamoto (editor for Piedmont/Claremont weekly) at; (510) 748-1658

Tony Bravo
San Francisco Chronicle – Datebook
NOTE: Sue is Editor of the SF Chronicle’s Sunday Datebook, the 60-page supplement which is the single most important entertainment publication in the Bay Area.

Leba Hertz

Arts and Entertainment Editor
Joshua Kosman

Music Critic


Olivia Jerram

Arts & Entertainment Editor


750 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, CA 95190
Randy McMullen (A&E Editor) at 


1516 Oak St.
Alameda, CA 94501
FAX: (510) 748-1680
NOTE: The Berkeley Voice is a neighborhood paper published in conjunction with the Montclarion and the Piedmonter.


318 Harrison St, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 879-3700
NOTE: The Express is the major weekly for our immediate area: Berkeley, Oakland, and other parts of the East Bay.

Create music event

anything other than music such as benefits, spoken word, etc:

Irish Herald
1201 Howard Avenue, Suite 203
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-3765
(650) 344-3056 fax
Managing Editor: John J. Gallagher

Publishers: Seán Canniffe, Tadhg Canniffe

NOTE: The Irish Herald is a thick monthly paper with extensive coverage of cultural events throughout northern California.
Catherine Barry

local events website that covers Irish music, dance art, literature, and community events

835 Market Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94107

Submit an event


Kathleen Lawton
1700 Hillsdale
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 358-6822
NOTE: Kathleen hosts Crazy ‘Bout the Blues (Friday, 9:00 pm, on KCSM – 91.1).

Tom Mazzolini
c/o KPFA
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
NOTE: Tom hosts Blues by the Bay (Saturday afternoons, 12:00 pm, on KPFA – 94.1).


KALX Promotions Department –

KALX Interview Coordinator – Max Diez

KCSM – 91.1 San Mateo

KPIG – 107.5 FM Santa Cruz & 1510 AM San Francisco

KRCB – 91.1 Santa Rosa

KRSH – 95.9 Santa Rosa

Robin Pressman hosts Evening Muse Mondays 7-10pm

KWMR – 90.5 & 89.3 West Marin County
Lyons Filmer (program director)

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