MUSIC

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.

Jim James / Eternally Even / Capitol: The voice is mellower, the instrumentals softer and the lyrics and message  as powerful as ever...

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.

Jamie Lidell / Building A Beginning / Jajulin: The anxious wait for the latest from the   British "Poly-Genre Wizard" is over, and he never disappoints with his ability to carry the banner of Funk/Soul/Rock/Pop and here he is inspired by family and love and better than ever!

Van Morrison / Keep Me Singing / Caroline: There is a lot of great music out there but it is almost impossible to not "Pick" the 36th studio album from the legendary IrishMan; the songs are original ("Share Your Love With Me" is the exception; a hit by Aretha in the 70s...), but the voice and lyrics are familiar and irresistible...

Toby King and Robin Nicholoff of the local band, Take Five share some music and stories with Ali Lightfoot.

Smoove & Turrell / Crown Posada / Jalapeno: These Brits have a true Soul Sound with a Gritty, Dance Floor twist along with powerful Social Commentary - Well worth a listen...

Kan Wakan / Molasses / Murmur: The LA Based Jazz & Electronica  infused project is led by the Bulgarian born Gueorguil Linev with lush vocals from Elle Olsun...

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. 

Various Artists / The Musical Mojo Of Dr John-Celebrating Mac & His Music / Concord: 2 full discs, 22 tunes made famous by the New Orleans legend, joined by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Aaron & Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Allen Toussaint, Jason Isbell, Widespread Panic, Irma Thomas...The list is long and the music is The Best...

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. 

Sonny Knight & The Lakers / Sooner Or Later / Secret Stash: The elder Soul Man has a great story and with his 7 piece hot-hot-hot band of younger souls, & 10 super tunes, you can only give thanks for his talent and his perserverance and for "Sooner or Later..."

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.   

Melissa Etheridge / Rock and Soul / Stax: Recorded in Memphis, the tribute to Stax Records & Southern Soul features a  dozen tracks covering a wealth of classics ("Respect Yourself," "Hold On," "Born Under A Bad Sign"...) plus 2 original trax penned by that powerful guitarist performed by that signature raspy voice...

Robert Glasper Experiment / ArtScience / BlueNote: The Grammy Award Winning band is back after 3 years with a fine fusion of Jazz/HipHop/Funk/Soul/Rock/Blues/Electronica..., and with the songwriting, production and vocals shared by all 4 members; their unforgettable energy and sound is as good as ever and  better than ever...

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.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad / Make It Better / Rootfire CoOperative: A Great sound from a Great band with a Great Intention to "Make It Better" with that Reggae Dub beat and Great lyrics; "Walk Right Talk Right," "Really True..."

Polyrhythmics are an all original 8-piece Afro-beat and funk orchestra from Seattle.  They played in Ridgway Town Park in July and Ali Lightfoot spoke to members of the band and singer Lucky Brown, after their show.

Carl Broemel / Fourth of July / Stocks In Asia: The 2nd solo album for the guitar savant of My Morning Jacket (On Rolling Stone's "New Guitar Gods" list) features his lowkey side with stellar songwriting and his own stand out vocals, along with 2 tunes featuring Neko Case & Laura Veirs - Really enjoyable...

Roger Blevins, Jr. of the funk soul outfit Mingo Fishtrap,  sits down with Ali Lightfoot after his show in Paonia Town Park.   Here, he talks about the importance of love and compassion during this election cycle and explains why Mingo Fishtrap's new album is  "politically charged as hell."

The Frightners / Nothing More To Say / DapTone: Jamaican Rock Steady, Reggae, Ska and a nod to R&B make this 11 track wunderkind a "must listen" and "must dance to..." With the  passing of the dominant lead singer, Dan Klein, the band will hopefully continue to regale their fans with the magic of that Caribbean sound blended with an irresistible soulfulness and lushness...

Michelle Amiott

The 6 piece Denver band, Paper Bird stopped by the KVNF studios before their show in Paonia Town Park.  Hear some of their new songs  and find out about all the changes to their sound, their hometown and how it was working with John Oates as a producer.

Macy Gray / Stripped / Chesky: You know that voice, that Soulful sound, and now she is stretching into the Jazz World with guest musicians like Wallace Roney & Russell Malone and covering Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" plus showing off her songwriting skills with her own original tunes - She does it all with her familiar ease and sultriness...

New Orleans based songwriter Colin Lake talks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park. 

Thirty Three & 1/3 (3+31/3) / Richie Hart - Bobby Deitch - James Hart / Hohenberger Music: With  history & pedigree & a true "Family Affair" sensibility,  this Funky/Jazzy/Extremely Cool ensemble needs to be heard - If you are hip to Eric Krasno and the group Lettuce, you will recognize the sound & the irresistible tempo, lush vibes and soulfulness,  and you may find yourself playing it again and again...

This award winning songwriter and master guitarist sat down to chat with Ali Lightfoot before his sold out show at Belly Up in Aspen.

Nick Waterhouse / Never Twice / Innovative Leisure: A sterling Singer/Songwriter, a remarkable Producer, a hot GuitarPlayer, and on this release he has put together a Powerhouse Gang of musicians & instrumentation (Waterhouse & Leon Bridges wrote "Katchi!") - He crosses the R&B/Soul/Rock/Jazz genres with ease and style...Wow!

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.  

Matt Brown / Walk Into The Light / Rock Ridge: Known as a Blue Eyed Soul Singer, the Washington state musician stretches a bit on "Walk Into The Light,"  with a genre bending collection of tunes, a memorable voice and stylistic guitar playing...

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