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.

Singer-songwriter, Noah Cornelius and his band play some music and chat with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot before their show at The Blue Sage in Paonia. 

The Dirty Bourbon River Show is a New Orleans big brass band.   Drawing from a diversity of musical backgrounds – these 6 musicians play a revolving set of instruments to create what they call 'circus rock.'  North Fork musician Jon Hickam and KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with front man Noah Adams,   saxophone player Matt Thomas and vocalist Sandra Love after their show at The Paradise Theater in Paonia.

Jon Hickam, Lazer Kid Kotowich and David Alderdice make up the North Fork band The Grizzly Pears.   They play a mix of New Orleans style street jazz, grinder blues, and cabaret music fresh from western Colorado farm country.  Here,  they talk about the formation of the band and play a few tunes.

Doug Dicharry of The Ben Miller Band  plays every instrument under the sun.   During a typical set he might play drums, mandolin, spoons, trombone, trumpet, and washboard.    KVNF DJs Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot chased him down after his performance at Telluride Blues and Brews to find out more about him.

Hillstomp is a blues duo consisting of Henry Hill Kammerer and John Johnson.  Ali Lightfoot and Cyn Holder spoke with Henry before his show at Telluride Blues and Brews. 

Cyn Holder

New Mexico native CW Ayon speaks with Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot after his performance at the 2015 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.  Ayon plays a unique version of  hill country blues on a simple kick-snare, guitar and harmonica set-up.   

Ali Lightfoot  speaks with the winner of the 2015 Telluride Blues Challenge, Isaac Aragon.    Aragon competed against five other finalists at the festival.    Here,  he talks about the experience of  performing in front of 10 thousand people on the main stage.  

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with lead singer Dave Shaw and drummer Andrew Campanelli of the New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists.   Adam caught up with them back stage after their performance at Telluride Blues and Brews.

Elizabeth Woods Darby

Once a year,  40 or 50 blues dancers descend upon Paonia and other parts of the Western Slope.  Wonder what this new dance phenomenon is all about?   Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jared Tarr,  one of the directors of Aspen Blues Recess to find out about the  movement and the music that inspires it.

We Dream Dawn performs at the KVNF studios.  Front man,  Sage discusses farming, music festivals and new language for the new paradigm with Ali Lightfoot.

KVNF Pickin DJ Lauren Ziccardi speaks with Eric Berry of the band- Trampled by Turtles and the gospel group - The McCrary Sisters.

Leah Song of the band Rising Appalachia talks with KVNF's Dallas Meck and Ali Lightfoot after her performance at the Arise Music Festival.

Dallas Meck

Nathaniel Rateliff talks about his new album and why it's full of lighthearted songs on dark topics.  Plus- he shares stories about  his Tonight Show appearance,  navigating the music industry and the downside of legal marijuana.

Dallas Meck

Anna Horton and Joel Ludford who make up folk-jazz duo  "Handmade Moments" stopped by the KVNF studios to chat with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Paonia Town Park.

Denver based hip hop artist Kokayi Danladi speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show at NOFO in Paonia.

Travis Mann and his band have been creating a craze on Nashville’s historic “Lower Broadway” since his arrival in 2005.   Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with Travis about his growing up in Paonia,  life in Nashville and his upcoming show for Celebrate the Fork in August.

The Blackberry Bushes are a Bluegrass and Americana Stringband from Seattle WA.  They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before their show in Ridgway.

The Nashville based band stops by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway town park.

Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor.  KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.

The 6-piece band from Charleston, SC,  plays in KVNF's Bamboo Room before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with Widespread Panic's  front man before their appearance at The Ride Festival.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with indie rock musician Kristen Ford and plays some songs off her latest EP "Tighten It Up."

Musician Russ Chapman plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Film editor Davis Coombe talks about his latest film,  "Keep On Keepin On" a documentary about  jazz legend  Clark Terry.  

Paonia musicians Ky Burt and Melanie Jean play some music and discuss plans for a crowd funded tour where they hope to perform free concerts for organizations around the country that build community.

Paonia musician Mike Gwinn talks about the connections between blues and jazz and plays songs where they intersect.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Betty Palik,  a producer for the documentary film "Rocksteady – The Roots of Reggae."   This documentary tells the story of the Rocksteady era which was from 1966 to 1969 in Jamaica  and considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music.  A blend of ska, soul and R&B, Rocksteady developed the rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician and producer Justin Walden (AKA Scarecrow Adams). 

Paonia musician Brodie Kinder plays some tunes off his new EP "222" with his band The Killer Bees.

Lea Petmezas

Looper and multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot about his hard-to-classify sound,  his early experiences as a musician and how he started looping.