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Rick Bockner & Bruce Hipkin on Folk U Radio

In last month’s special edition we heard from local emerging artists Jemma Hicken and Josie Simpson. Today we’re going to be speaking with, and hearing some music and stories by local music fixtures Bruce Hipkin and Rick Bockner.

We invite you to join us on CKTZ 89.5 FM for another special episode of Folk U Radio featuring local musicians with guest show host Immanuel McKenty.

Growing up and studying as a composer in England, Bruce Hipkin was the piano teacher here on Cortes for many years. He shares some stories and insights from his years teaching the youth of Cortes. And Rick Bockner, well, Rick hardly needs an introduction! But let’s say, he’s been a lot of places and done a lot of things. We’ll be hearing about some of them, as well as his years in San Francisco rock and roll band Mad River.

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This program was originally broadcast on Aug 13, 2021 and repeated Friday May 27, 2020.