Dreamfarm Radio on KENW FM

10 pm Saturday
  • Hosted by Julie Lavender

Julie Lavender brings listeners right into the family barn with its soaring posts and beams. Each week, she welcomes accomplished independent jazz musicians and encourages their dreams, as they perform their music and talk about what inspires them. Julie also shares her own music and artistic passion. Dreamfarm Radio features original music, breaking down barriers between musical genres to explore a broad spectrum of jazz sounds.

February 17 - Love Songs from the Farm

A special selection of some of DreamFarm Radio’s loveliest love songs.

Show Logs/Playbook:
Velvet Arms of Midnight - by Julie Lavender
How Sweet It Is - Cover by James Taylor
I Never Dreamed - Original by Julie Lavender
Comes Love  - Cover by Stept, Brown and Tobias
Never Let Me Go - Cover by Livingston and Evans
Hero by Julie Lavender
Te Amare - Cover by Rodriguez
When I Fall In Love - Cover by Young and Heyman    

February 24 - A World of Guitar II

Peter Jansen/Guitar
Aaron Larget-Caplan/Guitar


Returning to the farm, two masterful guitarists, each with their own distinct musical trajectories, join forces to create an exploration that traverses jazz, classical, and pop terrains to bring us a world of guitar.

March 3 - "Traditions" The Music of Caetano Veloso

Bertram Lehmann/World Percussionist and Ethnomusicologist
Celebrating the music of internationally lauded Brazilian Vocalist and Composer, Caetano Veloso

March 10 - Slow Burn

Ian Ethan Case

Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Ian Ethan Case, best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar is increasingly gaining recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them.

One of only about five musicians worldwide to tackle the double-neck guitar in earnest, he fluidly combines a variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by his multi-layered compositions, which, taken together, have begun to establish the instrument's musical validity perhaps more so than the work of any other artist.

March 17 - ”Requiem for Indigo Montoya”

John Funkhouser/Piano

Boston area pianist, bassist, composer, educator and bandleader, John Funkhouser, returns to the farm to share his more of his latest compositions and musical collaborations.  Funkhouser takes an active interest in a wide spectrum of music, including all kinds of jazz, from avant-garde to straight ahead to New Orleans Jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, folk music of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Africa, American popular music, including funk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and hip-hop, Classical from Gregorian chant to 21st century music, Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music of India, Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, and all kinds of hybrids between these various traditions.  Find out where he takes us next!

March 24 - Inner Spirit

Kim Richmond/Alto Sax

Twice Grammy-nominated composer, arranger and woodwind master, Kim Richmond, is a versatile musician and sought after studio and concert player, based in the Los Angeles area. His first love is jazz, and his primary jazz voice is the alto saxophone. You will love hearing the rich and varied colors of his fabulous collaborative work with Clay Jenkins in their 7 piece jazz ensemble.

March 31 - Sister

Bonnie MacLeod / Singer, Composer, Pianist and Entertainer

Veteran singer, composer, pianist, and entertainer, Bonnie MacLeod joins Julie in the barn for a super fun time doing vocal favorites and character pieces along with her brilliant original solo piano pieces. Bonnie brings her sassy songs sass and sunshine to the farm.