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.
We dug into our archives for great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years. Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member.
Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release, The Flower of Muscle Shoals. Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.
KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:
Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as "island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul." Ali Lightfoot interviewed Zach at the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest.
Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk. KVNF'sAli Lightfoot spoke with the musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came." Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival.
KVNF's Ali Lightfoot, Rick Watts and Thomas Smith are joined by Jack Young of the Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge to discuss the upcoming KVNF fundraiser. Hear music from John Cowan, Grant Farm, Jim Lauderdale and Drew Emmitt, just some of the performers at this year's fest.
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