MUSIC

Walter Wolfman Washington / My Future Is My Past / Anti: With Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville & Jon Cleary playing with the 74 year old New Orleans legend, the result may be Mellower and Jazzier than anticipated but truly Soulful and Beautiful with production by Ben Ellman of Galactic...

Ali Lightfoot

Otis Taylor and members of his band led a Trance Blues workshop at Hotchkiss High School this week.   Ali Lightfoot documented the process and talked with Otis Taylor and the school's music teacher Jeannette Carey about the project.

David Starr / South and West / David Starr: Songs written and produced by Coloradan David Starr in Nashville and Cedaredge showcase his artistry, talent and musicianship  described as: "...Classic, acoustic, songwriter/troubador stuff that harkens back to the best of the James Taylor/Joni Mitchell era..."

Paonia singer songwriters  Sam Heart, Carrie Williams and Gustavo Brett share original songs that will be featured as part of Songwriter's Alchemy - an evening where 4 local musicians swap songs and play them live.

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Aaron Lipp dropped by the KVNF studios ahead of his solo performance Wednesday evening at Remedy Juice Bar Cafe at the Cirque in Paonia for  a chat with Crossroads host Adam Gall.

Jay Douglas / Lovers Paradise / MegaCity: Old School Reggae (Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica) mashed up with Old School Soul (Involved in the Toronto Music Scene...), Jay Douglas is "Perhaps The Greatest Reggae Veteran Most People Have Never Heard Of..." and with 17 "Best Of" and newer tracks, he should become very well known...

Kyra Vogt

The New Orleans band Bon Bon Vivant makes original music combining Cabaret Nouveau, Indie Gypsy and bawdy blues.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot caught up with them after their performance at the 2018 French Quarter Festival.

Tom Misch / Geography / Beyond The Groove: The debut release on his own label proves that the British Singer, Jazz Guitarist/Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter brings a remarkable blend of Dance, Jazz, Disco, R&B & Techno to the table with guests DeLaSoul, Goldlink, Poppy Ajudha & Loyle Carner. Listen and Love...

Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Shawn James talks with Ali Lightfoot before his show at Mesa Theater in Grand Junction.

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco / You're Driving Me Crazy / Legacy: The vocals from Van are familiar and his songwriting continues to  captivate, and Joey's Hammond organ joined by his band members with Guitar, Drums and Tenor Saxophone make the 15 tunes a treasure trove of Jazzy, Bluesy, haunting melody and message.

The Grand Junction based funk rock reggae band Zolopht has been playing together for almost 10 years now.  Ali Lightfoot catches up with the band's percussionist, Greg Indivero about the grand junction music scene,  the Colorado festival circuit and keeping things creative at the day job. 

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / Close But No Cigar / Colemine Records: The Seattle trio (Delvon Lamarr on Organ, Jimmy James on Guitar and David McGraw on drums) plays a sweet blend of RetroSoul/Jazz Funk/R&B/Rock and the ten tracks will make you love the organ all over again...

Durand Jones & The Indications / Durand Jones & The Indications / Dead Oceans-ColeMine Records: Durand Jones is a genuine Soul singer with the nostalgic sound  of James Brown/Marvin Gaye/Smokey Robinson/The Meters and with his bandmates of  funky horns, organ, guitar and his own OutOfThisWorld vocals; 8 tracks is not enough!

Roots of Creation / Grateful Dub / Bomb Shelter: With the 6 member Roots of Creation and featured guest performances by Stephen Marley, Melvin Seals, G. Love, Asher and Haley Jane;  the 13  selected Dead covers are "Reggaefied"  and a fitting, danceable, fabulous tribute...

Paul Thorn / Don't Let the Devil Ride / Perpetual Obscurity: A Rockin Blues/Gospel release from the son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Ex Boxer and Musician Extraordinaire...With guest appearances from  Blind Boys of Alabama, McCrary Sisters, Preservation Hall Jazz Horns and Bonnie Bishop; it is a winner - Everyone should play his version of  "Love Train" every day...

This lively SoCal band stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and discuss life on the road,  their cameo on Portlandia and the metal bands at Berklee School of Music.

Yarley G / Vivid Echoes: A Compilation / Yarley Music: The Haitian migrant is on a Musical Mission to forge a little more peace and love in a troubled world with his talent and passion, and with an impressive guest list, he is doing a great job... 

The Seattle-based musician, writer and activist talks with Ali Lightfoot about her recent residency at Elsewhere in Paonia and her songs exploring environmental issues and social justice movements.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman / DapTone: The final studio album from the amazing Performer and her Band, released in 2017, it is finally here and could be Sugar's Pick Of Every Week - She will be missed, but her Music, Talent and Soul will have you cherishing her and the tunes she left behind for a very long time...

Singer songwriter Jordyn Pepper visits the KVNF studios to play some tunes and talk about her journey from being a Colorado farm girl to a Nashville musician.  

Anderson East / Encore / Elektra: Blue Eyed Southern Soul at it's Very Best from the 29 year old Alabama/Nashville star who gathers "...inspiration from the Dashing Song Interpretation of Joe Cocker and the Grandness of Van Morrison's Caledonia Soul Orchestra..." He will rock your world...

Hollie Cook / Vessel of Love / Merge: The British "Tropical Pop" singer has created a unique blend of Reggae and "Lovers Rock" and with her West London background, (Father was drummer for Sex Pistols & Mother was backup singer for Culture Club,) the production is undeniably lush and sensual...

KVNF DJ Adam Gall sits down with songwriter and producer Jeffrey Foucault for a discussion about his love of John Prine, his special relationship with drummer and tour partner Billy Conway and his upcoming album Blood Brothers.

Bahamas / Earthtones / Brushfire: Toronto based Afie Jurvanen gets a little funky and a little provocative with 11 excellent original tracks ("Bad Boys Need Love Too," "Opening Act," "Any Place...") Drums, Bass & Guitar and vocals that will sweep you away...

Local bluesman, Harry Harpoon visits with Ali Lightfoot and shares some new music.

Calexico / The Thread That Keeps Us / Anti: Undeniably provocative and indicative of the tumult of the times we are living in, Joey Burns and John Convertino and bandmates have created a lush and comforting collection of tunes that succeed in soothing while stimulating our senses and our minds...

KVNF's Paige Blank catches up with folk singer and humorist, Loudon Wainwright III at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

The South Carolina quintet Ranky Tanky creates a modern rendition of their ancestral music - Gullah.  Ali Lightfoot spoke with the band's trumpet player Charlton Singleton about their unique sound at the 2017 Telluride Jazz Festival.

Ashli Hara

Gabrielle Louise visits the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk about her latest CD "Live at Etown Hall," as well as her upcoming "Give Where You Live" concert at the Paradise Theater.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Susan Ellinger,  pianist and artistic director at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts the Paonia.   Ellinger talks about the making of her debut CD, 'The Viennese Style' featuring late Sonatas of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

 

 

 

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