KCRW live music never gets old

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Lee Fields performs with a seven-piece band at KCRW. Photo by Andres Herrera.

Last week we welcomed soul legend Lee Fields, complete with a seven-piece band, to KCRW HQ. We all experienced the show together in real time, live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. It was a powerful reminder of the spontaneity and energy of live music.  Whether you’re listening on the car radio stuck in traffic on the 405, or under headphones while strolling the Venice boardwalk — we’re tuned in, in unison, digging the same music and conversation together.

After all of these years watching KCRW’s signature performance broadcasts unfold with surprises, warmth, humor, and sometimes drama (though usually more joy than stress), it never gets old. And damn did it feel good — that visceral energy coursing instantaneously across the studio and over the airwaves — to be doing it live again.

At KCRW, we’re here to meet you from wherever you may be tuning in. You have a standing invitation to drink in the community and improvisation that we strive to build for you. And you make it possible. 

If you can, make a year-end donation today. I will always be forever grateful for your support.


P.S. Donate by tomorrow at midnight to be automatically entered to win a VIP pass for two* to the Frieze LA art fair, which lets you preview the fair and access exclusive events. And to enhance your experience, I’ll be curating a playlist perfect for soundtracking your stroll through paintings, sculptures, installations, and more.

*No contribution necessary to enter. Rules can be found at KCRW.com/give