Skip directly to content
Browse by:

Enjoy This Post?

Share This Post

Listen: Devendra Banhart Performs from "Ma" on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on October 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00

Devendra Banhart stopped by KCRW on Monday to perform six songs from his new album, Ma, plus an earlier tune from his album Mala, on Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with Raul Campos. Hear it here. Banhart's twenty-five city US tour, which began in Ventura, CA, last night, continues with shows in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more in the months ahead.


Devendra Banhart, who kicked off his twenty-five city North America tour in Ventura, California, last night, stopped by the KCRW studios in Santa Monica on Monday to perform five songs from his new album, Ma, on Morning Becomes Eclectic. You can listen to the session—including live takes on "Is This Nice?," "Carolina," "Kantori Ongaku," "Taking a Page," and "My Boyfriend's in the Band" from the new album, plus "Never Seen Such Good Things" from his earlier album, Mala—from the on-air broadcast below. Also below is an online exclusive performance of the Ma track "October 12" and his chat with KCRW's Raul Campos.

Banhart's tour continues at the Fillmore in San Francisco tonight, followed by shows in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more in the months ahead. He heads to Europe to tour in January and February. For details and tickets, see below and visit Banhart has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every US headline-show ticket sold will go to World Central Kitchen to fight hunger around the world, and in Canada to support Rainbow Railroad to help LGBTI people around the world escape persecution and violence.

To pick up a copy of Ma, head to your local record store, Amazon, iTunes, and the Nonesuch Store; the album can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.


Oct 18 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Oct 19 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 20 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Oct 22 The UC Theatre Berkeley, CA
Oct 24 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Oct 25 The Yost Theater Santa Ana, CA
Oct 26 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
Oct 27 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 30 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Nov 1 The Slowdown Omaha, NE
Nov 2 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Nov 3 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Nov 5 The Hi Tone Memphis, TN
Nov 7 Levitation Festival Austin, TX
Nov 23 Tecate Bajío Festival León, Guanajuato, MEXICO
Nov 25 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, MEXICO
Nov 30 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI
Dec 1 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
Dec 3 The Olympia Montreal, QC
Dec 4 The Wilbur Boston, MA
Dec 5 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Dec 7 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Dec 8 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Jan 22 Palladium Warsaw, POLAND
Jan 24 Tempodrom Berlin, GERMANY
Jan 25 Palac Akropolis Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jan 26 Felsenkeller Leipzig, GERMANY
Jan 28 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BELGIUM
Jan 29 Carlswerk Cologne, GERMANY
Jan 30 Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Feb 1 Annabel Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Feb 2 Doornroosje Nijmegan, NETHERLANDS
Feb 4 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
Feb 5 Salle Pleyel Paris, FRANCE
Feb 8 X-tra Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Feb 9 Teatro Dal Verme Milan, ITALY
Feb 11 Sala Riviera Madrid, SPAIN
Feb 12 Teatro Victoria Eugenia San Sebastian, SPAIN
Feb 13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, SPAIN
Feb 15 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
Feb 16&17 Capitolio Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Mar 26-29 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN
Devendra Banhart: KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," October 2019 by Chris Ho

Related Posts

  • Friday, June 11, 2021
    Friday, June 11, 2021

    Brad Mehldau’s Variations on a Melancholy Theme is out now. The recording features the pianist/composer and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which commissioned this orchestral version of the work—a theme and eleven variations plus a cadenza and postlude. The album also includes an encore, “Variations ‘X’ and ‘Y.'" "I imagine it as if Brahms woke up one day and had the blues," Mehldau says of the piece, which combines the classical form with jazz harmonies. "While the theme evokes melancholy, I let it be used as a springboard for other happy, wild, violent, and reckless emotions as the variations progress." You can watch a video for Variation 4 here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
    Friday, June 11, 2021

    Rhiannon Giddens’ new album, They're Calling Me Home, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, released earlier this year on CD and digital, is now on vinyl. Giddens and Turrisi, who both live in Ireland when they aren’t on tour, have been there since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The two expats found themselves drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland during lockdown. Exploring the emotions brought up by the moment, Giddens and Turrisi decamped to Hellfire, a small studio on a working farm outside of Dublin, to record these songs over six days. 

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On