Talkin' Music

Talkin’ Music,  brought to you each Thursday, highlights local or locally performing musical artists from a variety of genres with interviews, music and live performances.

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Violinist Rachel Priday has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras, including the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Seattle, National Symphony Orchestras and the Boston Pops.  Here, Rachel and pianist Susan Ellinger discuss their upcoming show Appalachian Spring, a program of violin and piano duos celebrating the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season.  

Elephant Revival's Bonnie Paine discusses the influences for the haunting and beautiful sound of their 2016 release  "Petals,"  and describes the highly collaborative and creative process making the video for the title track.  

Andy Dunnigan of the Bluegrass band The Lil' Smokies talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Samantha Burroughs

Cowboy poet Topher Dalrymple backed by Devon Alves on guitar make up this illustrious duo.

Colorado raised songwriter  Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot about living in Poland, what inspires her sound and her new album "The Road to Some Strange Forest."

Talkin Music: Flobots

Dec 16, 2016
Flobots

For the last few years, the Denver Hip Hop group Flobots have been touring the U.S. leading workshops focused on  music and its role in revolution.  Their new record exploring this theme, titled "No Enemies"  will be released in early 2017.  Ali Lightfoot had a chance to sit down with Brer Rabbit and Johnny 5 before their show at the Paradise Theater to discuss this project and get their take on Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter and how to start a revolution around the dinner table.

Ali Lightfoot

This North Fork band brings you all original songs combining Americana, Country, Blues, Jazz and Island influences.   They stopped by the KVNF studios to chat and share some music.  

Desdemona Dallas

The duo Handmade Moments mix modern folk, beat-boxing, a multitude of instruments and political commentary to make for one the best shows you can catch when they tour through Colorado.  Joel and Anna stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk with Ali Lightfoot about Standing Rock,  President Trump and the towns they'll keep going back to.

Telluride Blues and Brews

A tribute to the late great soul singer Sharon Jones including her music and an interview with Ali Lightfoot conducted in September of 2015.  Here Sharon discusses how performing helped her heal after her first cancer diagnosis,  how Amy Winehouse stole her act,  and how the inmates at Rikers Island encouraged her to pursue a career in music.

KVNF's Christi Gubser speaks with the LA based Americana Soul duo, Freddy and Francine,  featuring Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris.   She caught up with the couple back stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Con Brio front man Ziek McCarter speaks with KVNF's Amber McDaniel at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

Luther Dickinson  is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars and for a time among the many lead guitarists for The Black Crowes.    He performed at Telluride Blues and Brews with his band - North Mississippi Osborne,  his collaboration with musician Anders Osborne.

Toby King and Robin Nicholoff of the local band, Take Five share some music and stories with Ali Lightfoot.

Rock musician Israel Nash speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot backstage at the 2016 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.  They discuss the importance of radio, touring and making music that requires introspection. 

KVNF DJ Christie Gubser speaks with David Wax and Suz Slezak of the  band The David Wax Museum.  Christie caught up with them at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado. 

Mark Sink

Gabrielle’s new album, “If the Static Clears,”  releases on Sept. 30.    Here,  she tells Ali Lightfoot about her recent TED talk, her approach to navigating the music industry and some stories behind the songs.   

Talkin Music: Humbird

Sep 15, 2016

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician Siri Undlin whose solo project Humbird combines soundscapes characterized by traditional folk music, flute loops and field recordings.    Siri talks about her 3 month residency at Elsewhere Studios and plays some tunes.

New Orleans based songwriter Colin Lake talks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park. 

This award winning songwriter and master guitarist sat down to chat with Ali Lightfoot before his sold out show at Belly Up in Aspen.

This Dublin 5 piece band is rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.   Here they chat with Ali Lightfoot  about American politics,  Irish country music,  and the importance of music during turbulent times.  

Multi-intrumentalist and storyteller Lipbone Redding made a return trip to Paonia to perform at the Cherry Days Festival this July.   Here, he plays a few tunes and catches up with Ali Lightfoot.

This Canadian band chats with Ali Lightfoot before their show at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

This high energy group whose sound has been tagged “Bayou Americana,” opened up the free concert series in Ridgway Town Park last week.  The New Orleans based band stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show.

The T Sisters sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with  the sisters before their performance at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.

KVNF DJ Rob Miller sits down with Grammy award-winning musician Jerry Douglas for a great conversation at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. 

KVNF's Rachel Boschen interviews performers from the first annual Bite the Mic festival in Montrose.   Features interviews with:   Kreature of Habit, Black Lab and the Banjo, Erik Stucky,  Darcy Figgs,  Johnson County Coroners, Sergio Sabaleta,  Taylor Malone,  The Poachers, Rico, Vince Lovato, and the Blue Gators

Ali Lightfoot discovered this talented crooner singing at her  local grocery store.   In this segment, Sam and Ali discuss the healing power of  music and tell stories about how famous singers were discovered.

The St. Louis folk trio stopped by the KVNF studio to play some songs and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show at Revolution Brewery.

Talkin Music: Miner

May 13, 2016

KVNF DJ Tara Styck interviews Kate and Justin of the California band, Miner.

Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Laura Palmisano

Crawford resident Jeneve Rose Mitchell sings her heart out and talks about her experience as a semifinalist on the final season of American Idol.

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