Early Music / Don Landstra

Early Music airs Sundays from 8 to 9am.  Says Don: “Like many of us, I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to music. I dug R&B as a kid. In the 60s; Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, etc. From Folk to Celtic to Lightning Hopkins to Ernest Tubb in the 70s. I heard my first Early Music in the 80’s on KPFA fm, community radio in Berkeley, CA., where I grew up. There were two EM programs then, Mary Berg had Sunday morning and Joseph Spencer had a weeknight program.

“It was Mr. Spencer that turned me on to Jordi Savall and other noted EM musicians…I was hooked! I was a member of the San Francisco Early Music Society for years; J. Spencer was the director back then. He also had the Recordstore/Cafe, “The Musical Offering” in Berkeley.

“I love to sing and got into singing music of the old masters of the Renaissance and Baroque eras with various chorus in the area, including The San Jose Symphony Chorus, Stanford University Chorus, and others in the Bay Area.

“Here in PT, I’m part of Rain Shadow Chorus and sing and play the harmonium in a local Kirtan group.

“Early Music is about simple harmonies, clear, pure lines. Music that entertains the performer and the listener alike. I’m kind of an EM junkie; Oma and I go to Seattle and Victoria among other places today to enjoy this passion.

“Let me know if you have any questions or comments: this is OUR Community Radio Station.” Email Don.