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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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.

Local percussionist David Alderdice and friends play music from the Blue Sage World Music Concert Series  "Near Eastern Sounds"  program.

On this episode of Talkin' Music, Elsewhere resident Clay Hamilton plays some music and discusses her two-month stay in Paonia.   

Americana artist Nathan McEuen plays live in the KVNF studios and discusses life on the road.   Find out how Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired his latest album.

Brooke Warren

The Minneapolis band Davina and the Vagabonds is lead by the powerful and expressive vocalist and pianist Davina Sowers,  backed by dueling horn players, standup bass and drums.    The KVNF Field Session Crew filmed Davina and the Vagabonds doing a set on Black Bridge in Paonia.   This episode of Talkin Music documents that video shoot. 

The South African electronic duo Goldfish speak with Ali Lightfoot before their show at Belly Up in Aspen.

Grand Junction based singer songwriter Will Whalen shares some songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

The Brothers Comatose

The Brothers Comatose, a southwestern-tinged, rowdy stringband from San Francisco, dropped by the KVNF Bamboo Room the day after their recent engagement at Fly Me To the Moon Saloon in Telluride. They chatted with KVNF DJ Adam Gall, and shared a few tunes.

The band is touring in support of their new CD, 'City Painted Gold.'

Alicia Rose

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef. (He’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story.) All of the music of America is in Tony’s music.

Sandy Wilt

After nearly a decade of performing all over the West with their “60s’ infused” rock group The Strolling Scones, Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe have evolved the band into a more compact unit, simply called The Scones. Here the band plays some songs off their latest CD release, "Light in the Forest" and chats with Ali Lightfoot.

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