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5:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Redman On Music And Marijuana: Now Is The Time For Some Action

Redman onstage at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on November 26th, 2014.
Polina Yamshchikov for NPR

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Quick survey: you're going to the Word Wide Rollers Tour, presented by a group of weed connoisseurs called the Smoker's Club. Among the featured performers is a rapper named Berner and a DJ named TreeJay. The tour poster shows a Smokey the Bear type blunting in the woods. What do you pack?

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Sugar's Pick December 8, 2014
12:57 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Sugar's Picks December 8, 2014

Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol

Sugar's Pick For December 8, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: I love it and a bunch of KVNF DJs do too!

No New Releases For Week of December 8, 2014

MUSIC
9:52 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Talkin Music: Sean Barna

Drummer-turned-songwriter Sean Barna speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his recently released EP "Cutter Street."

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Sugar's Picks December 1, 2014
4:31 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Sugar's Picks Week of December 1, 2014

Mary J Blige /The London Sessions / Capitol

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & lick Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of December 1, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: Her powerful voice & soulful songwriting stand out & Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith & a few others lend a hand.

2. Kai Exos / Telegraph /VMP: The Canadian born & American bred singer discovered his roots through Gospel music and has expanded his musical horizons to cover a variety of genres.

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014
11:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014

Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule / Evil Teen

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 24, 2014

1. Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule... / Evil Teen: A sampler featuring a nice take on The Stones by Warren Haynes & Friends...

New Releases For The Week Of November 24, 2014

MUSIC
12:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

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

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MUSIC
2:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

Credit Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release,  The Flower of Muscle Shoals.   Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.

KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:

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Sugar's Picks November 17, 2014
12:11 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 17, 2014

The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of November 17, 2014

1. The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest: T Bone Burnett does it again with Dylan lyrics, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddons & Taylor Goldsmith making the music come alive. 

2. Bryan Ferry / Avonmore / BMG: The British Rocker is back with 8 new tracks and 2 covers and joined by Ronnie Spector, Flea, Maceo Parker, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr & More...

Sugar's Picks November 10, 2014
7:03 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Sugars Picks November 10, 2014

Arthur Russell-Various Artists / Master Mix-Red Hot / Yep Roc

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 10, 2014

1. Arthur Russell / Various Artists / Master Mix Red Hot / Yep Roc:  The Cellist/Composer/Electronic Pioneer Arthur Russell is honored for his mastery in this tribute release featuring a variety of talents (Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange...)

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Sugar's Picks November 3, 2014
6:48 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 3, 2014

JD McPherson / The Warm Covers EP / Rounder

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of November 3, 2011

1. JD McPherson / The Warm Covers / Rounder:  Hailing from Oklahoma, JD & his band mix it up on the 4 track EP (You'll be begging for more) with their own take on Rock & Roll, R&B and Roots - Covering a  Billy Boy Arnold tune ("I Wish You Would")  and a Nick Lowe tune ("Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"), they make it all their own.

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MUSIC
2:10 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Talkin Music: Murder Ballad Medley

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musicians Justin Thompson,  Gabrielle Louise, Brodie Kinder and Mel Williams before their Paonia Murder Ballad Medley show at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts to celebrate Halloween.

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MUSIC
11:54 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

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.

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MUSIC
11:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Talkin Music: The Record Company

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

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Sugar's Picks October 20, 2014
2:28 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 20, 2014

Kindness / Otherness / Mom & Pop

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 20, 2014

1. Kindness / Otherness/ Mom & Pop: Adam Bainbridge ("Kindness") incorporates Jazz, Disco, R&B, Funk, Pop, Piano, Horns, Bass,  plus Robyn, Blood Orange, Kelela and more to create a beautiful mixture of sound and sensuality.

2. Making Movies / A La Deriva / United Interests: The Kansas City group is based on 2 Panamanian Brothers, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and they tastefully blend  Latin, BiLingual, Afro Cuban Rhythms.

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Sugar's Picks October 13, 2014
1:56 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 13, 2014

Kevin Kinsella/ Riding Higher Still / VPPal-ITown Music

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 13, 2014

1. Kevin Kinsella / Riding Higher Still / VPpal-ITown Music:  As a youth he opened for Toots & The Maytals & went on to found  "John Brown's Body" and "10Ft Ganga Plant" and comes to us now with his own brand of Roots Reggae sound.

2. Hozier / Hozier / Columbia: 13 Tracks, profound lyrics, distinctive voice.

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MUSIC
4:58 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Talkin Music: Wendy Woo

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

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Sugar's Picks October 6, 2014
1:40 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 6, 2014

Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of October 6,2014

1. Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440: With Quincy Jones as mentor & producer, her own  huge talent  & sassy voice, her 2nd CD is rich with Soulful, Jazzy, Pop tracks & well worth the listen.

2. Prince / Art of Official Age / WB: Everybody should  love Prince - Opening liner notes tell it all: "there used to be a time when music was a spiritual healing 4 the body, soul & mind..."

MUSIC
11:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Talkin Music: Patrick Sweany

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. 

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Sugar's Picks September 29, 2014
1:53 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Sugar's Picks September 29, 2014

Various Artists / Take Me To the River / Stax

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of September 29, 2014

1. Various Artists / Take Me To The River / Stax: Legendary Southern Blues/ Soul/R&B artists (Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Booker T, Charlie Musselwhite...) team up with the newer interpretive artists (Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, P-Nut..) and make for a unique mix of music from the soundtrack.

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Sugar's Picks Sept 22, 2014
2:17 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Sugar's Picks Sept 22, 2014

Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

1.  Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve: Great musicianship from the California guitarist who has been a session player for everyone from DangerMouse  to Norah Jones, is coproducer on the next Alabama Shakes release and is joined here by Don Was, Jim Keltner & Fiona Apple.

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