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.

MC Big Samir of the Colorado Springs based hip hop group The Reminders talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia singer songwriter, Bill O'Brien.

On this episode of Talkin Music, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and DJMJ speak with Monika Evstatieva, the director of NPR's All Things Considered.   Monika selects all the music you hear on the program and shares her secrets for finding the perfect music to accompany the news.

KVNF's SaraTonin speaks with Portland Oregon based electronic artist, Emancipator.

KVNFs Willie Chicken catches up with local musician, David Starr.

KVNF's DJ Hurricane speaks with New York based jazz pianist,  Marc Cary.

Talkin' Music: Talkin' Blues

Dec 2, 2013
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Lomax Collection [LC-DIG-ppmsc-00343 DLC]

For this very special, one-hour edition of Talkin' Music, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the blues. 

This Paonia-based duo just released a new CD called "Heart Like a Wheel."  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot talks with Bill Powers and Shelley Gray about their new tunes and events that inspired the album.   

Singer, Mollie O'Brien speaks with Marty Durlin.  Molly has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy- winner Tim O'Brien.  She has also released five positively received solo albums.  She is currently based in Denver, and regularly tours and performs with her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, as a duo.  Mollie and Rich will be performing at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on Friday November 8th.

Brian Cambria and Ali Lightfoot host a special tribute to Lou Reed,  including interviews and a retrospective of his work.

KVNF's Wednesday Morning Music Mix host Jeff Reynolds visits with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey, whose iconic 1972 self-titled album influenced almost every songwriter who came out of Texas in subsequent years. Ramsey's wife & musical partner Alison Rogers joins him. The two will perform in concert Friday, Oct. 18th in Montrose. The long-awaited 2nd album is previewed in the interview.

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks to Isa and JoeAlan about life in Boulder and the new CD they're recording.

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and Amber McDaniel catch up with rock and blues musician, Anders Osborne,  at the 2013 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

KVNF’s  SaraTonin  covers this year’s  Sonic Bloom music festival.  Hear music and interviews with  Govinda, David Starfire and Lucent Dossier.

  J.T. Nero and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago, came by the KVNF studios with their band on August 22, 2013 before they played "Pickin' in the Park" in Paonia Town Park. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot-

KVNF DJ Joanna Calabrese speaks with a festival organizer, pie eating contest winners and bands at the 2013 Crestone Music Festival.

Bluegrass and country artist, Bradford Lee Folk,  speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park.

J.P.Whipple ("Barefoot John") is a musician, songwriter, writer, artist and eccentric. 

KVNF DJ Cynthia Hines speaks with American singer and songwriter Amy Helm.

American pianist,  Kara Huber, talks with Ali Lightfoot.

DJ, Sarah Tonin, visits with the band leader of the March Fourth Marching Band at the Zephyros Farm Party in Paonia.

The band is the first in the KVNF Live summer concert series, which starts on June 6, broadcasts live at 7pm on Thursdays on KVNF, and runs throughout the summer.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with writer-artist-director-actor-comedian-songwriter, Stuart Davis.

Carbondale musicians, Matt Haslett and Jackson Emmer, play a few tunes and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show at Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Annette Pretorius and pianist, Susan Ellinger about the classical series they have developed at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts.  Hear music from  Susan Ellinger, along with principal players from the Grand Junction Symphony in a performance of piano concertos arranged for string quartet and piano.

Old time music scholar and musician, Roy Andrade,  talks about working on an archive of Doc Watson's work and his  upcoming visit to Paonia with his band, The New Reeltime Travelers.  

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with musician, Tim O'Brien. 

KVNF DJ, The Hurricane, speaks with Country Roots artist, Marc Berger.

Jazz vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist, Curtis Stigers talks with Ali Lightfoot about his new album and upcoming benefit show in Montrose.

Blues and folk artist, Paul Sammons, plays some of his new music and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot interviewed local musician Donny Morales. Hear what he said, and listen to what he played in the studio!