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.

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with this KVNF Field Session performance in a barn outside Paonia, Colorado.

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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.

KVNF's Amber McDaniel speaks with Chris Voss of LA based blues band  The Record Company.

Colorado musician Wendy Woo speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot.

Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining  old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk.   KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with the  musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. 

Ali Lightfoot

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. 

Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the San Juan String Fest.

The three sisters that make up the Swedish band, Baskery,  stop by KVNF to play some tunes and chat with KVNF's Willie Chicken.

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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John Gutierrez

Shinyribs front man Kevin Russell plays some tunes and chats with Ali Lightfoot and Willie Chicken.

Blues man Kipori Woods stops by the KVNF studios before his show at the  Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

Andrew Cullen

Folk and blues guitarist, Marisa Anderson and alternative country artist, Jesse Hadden chat with Ali Lightfoot before their backyard performance in Paonia.

Singer songwriter, Orion Freeman stops by and plays a few songs before his show in Paonia.   Local musician, David Alderdice joins him on drums.

Canadian musician Kid Kotowich stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk about her  stint as a jazz trombonist and vocalist for The Happy Pals – a well known jazz band in Toronto. 

Multi instrumentalist, Andrew Bird speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

DJ SaraTonin speaks with musician, Tierro about the 2014 Arise Festival coming up in August.

DJ Lou Wren speaks with Sam Bush, at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Singer songwriter Gabrielle Louise visits with Ali Lightfoot and plays some tunes.

North Carolina bluegrass band Chatham County Line perform at the KVNF studios.

Paonia Cherry Days Festival organizers, Tina Walker and Skip Naft, talk about all the music and entertainment planned for this year's festival.

Ali Lightfoot

Paonia singer songwriter, Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot shares her music.

The acoustic trio Mt Thelonious  dropped by the KVNF studios  to play a few tunes before their show at the Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

San Francisco-based indie folk soul artist, Sean Hayes speaks with Ali Lightfoot.

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with the duo of David Jacobs- Strain and Michelle McAfee.

The Hurricane speaks with jazz pianist, Lisa Hilton about her new album Kaleidoscope.

Amber McDaniel speaks with the husband and wife duo, "You Knew Me When."

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Mike Gwinn about his new CD,  "Still Goin 70 in a 55,"   Local producer and musician,  Dave Snider joins them.

KVNF's Willie Chicken interviews local musicians John Hutchison and David Snider.

Talkin Music: Lucius

Feb 20, 2014
JT Thomas

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius the morning after their sold out show at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.