Nikles and Canote Candlelight Concert

KPTZ partners with Trinity United Methodist Church’s Candlelight Concert series to present Bobbi Nickles and Jere Canote on the air May 26 from 7-8pm with no intermission. Nikles and Canote are a local fiddle and guitar duo. This concert is also being presented as an in-person event at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Port Townsend based fiddler Bobbi Nikles has performed in a wide array of bands: old-time, Irish, Jazz combos, and contradance bands. Her fiddling is luscious and rhythmic. She has contributed to Strings magazine with articles on bowing technique and instrument evaluation and she founded and directed the acclaimed day camp “Fiddlekids” in Berkeley CA. She teaches at camps, workshops, and in her private studio, and has been on staff at the PT elementary school YEA Music! program and at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddletunes. Her playing incorporates a 30-year depth of knowledge and experience. Bobbi has appeared on KPTZ’s programs “Tossed Salad” and “Cats in our Laps,” where she performs the closing theme music.

It all started for Jere when he received a guitar for Christmas while in high school in California. He began singing and performing with his twin brother Greg as the Canote Brothers.  They moved to the Puget Sound area in the early 1980s and played for nearly two decades with dance caller and musician Sandy Bradley, doing festivals and a weekly live radio show on KUOW. Along the way, Jere picked up the banjo, the ukulele, and the harmonica. The twins then forged a career performing and teaching their own brand of Americana. They have taught all over the country and have often been featured at Centrum’s Fiddle Tune Festival. Jere moved to Port Townsend in 2015 and found a kindred musical spirit in Bobbi Nikles!  They specialize in lively fiddle tunes, antique swing & blues, and country songs old and new!

Nature Now #408
Reviving Pinto Abalone Population

(First airdate: April 17, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Port Townsend Marine Science Center aquarist Ali Redman and “abalone mom” Dana Africa about efforts to bring health to our decimated population of Pinto Abalone through helping to rear baby abalone for eventual release back into the wild waters of the Salish Sea.

Tossed Salad for 4/19/2019

Here’s hoping your Tossed Salad isn’t a bit wilted after surviving the Ides of April (aka Tax Day). While Phil Andrus is away on vacation, Al Bergstein will sit in and bring us a refreshing selection:
1:00 – Roger Dunsmore – poet                        
2:00 – Bob Rosen, “South County Report”       
2:30 – Dave Thielk/Jonathan Arp – Recyclery update
3:00 – Update on Brazilian Choro week in Port Townsend
3:30 – Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
4:00 – Interview with singer/songwriter Beth Wood
4:30 – Reed Everette, reading Copper Canyon poetry  

Blue Heron Middle School

(First airdate: March 19, 2019) Preparing kids for Emergencies. Missy Nielsen of Everybody Can unpacks the needs and activities of the Blue Heron Middle School Parent Teacher Association with Frank De Palma and Debbie Sonandre.  Find out how you can help education in our community and no child is needed to step up!

Compass for the Week of 4/15/2019

This week on the Compass, we take you to lectures by a New York Times number-one best-selling author, held in Chimacum and Quilcene, where the audiences were as excited as little kids… because that’s exactly who they were.

Tossed Salad for 4/12/2019

If you haven’t sent in your tax return yet, listen in today to sooth your fevered mind as you fill out the forms. Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad combo to keep your mind lively:
1:00 – Jere and Greg Canote
1:45 – Tom Jay, “A Word Studied, a Poem Read”
2:00 – Coffee With A Cop, with Sheriff Joe Nol, featuring: Officer Garin Williams of PT School District, and father of a son with autism; Anna McEnery, JeffCo Developmental Disability Coordinator; Carl Hanson, Chair of the JeffCo Developmental Disability Advisory Board, and Kelly Matlock, mom of a man with autism with an interesting law enforcement story to tell.
2:45 – Sue Thompson and Jack Dwyer, vocals, guitars and other instruments of the day
3:30 – Blue Heron Presents: Battle of the Bands
4:00 – Choir of St Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Church
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond, reading

Nature Now #407
Marine Science Center

(First airdate: April 10, 2019) Nan Evans goes on a virtual “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center with Ali Redman, Aquarist at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and AmeriCorp Member Marley Loomis.