MUSIC

Take  A Look At Our Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of July 20, 2015

The Blackberry Bushes are a Bluegrass and Americana Stringband from Seattle WA.  They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before their show in Ridgway.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorite At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of July 13, 2015

Leon Bridges / Coming Home / Columbia: The 25 year old Fort Worth native debuts  his "Old Soul"  retro sound with greatness.

New Releases For The Week Of July 13, 2015

The Nashville based band stops by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway town park.

Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor.  KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of July 6, 2015

1. Galactic / Into The Deep / ProVogue:  They have it all going on and with Guests Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau and a few others, the New Orleans Funk sound is alive and well.

2. Van Morrison / Duets / RCA: 16 Trax from a legend and with guests Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, Georgie Fame, Joss Stone, George Benson, PJ Proby and 11 others, what can you do but play it again and again...

The 6-piece band from Charleston, SC,  plays in KVNF's Bamboo Room before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with Widespread Panic's  front man before their appearance at The Ride Festival.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF And Click Below To Check Out All The New Releases For The Week Of June 29, 2015

1. Jackie Greene / Back To Birth / YepRoc: Musically passionate and a relentless writer of the perfect lyric, Jackie Greene's 7th album is a testament to his courage,  talent and soulfulness.

New Releases For The week Of June 29, 2015

Ali Lightfoot speaks with indie rock musician Kristen Ford and plays some songs off her latest EP "Tighten It Up."

Felix Belmont
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Guinness World Records lists a 95-year-old woman from Ohio as the world’s oldest professional DJ. However, KVNF’s Felix Belmont turns 97 Sunday, June 28.

Felix has been a volunteer DJ at KVNF for over 35 years.

He hosts a program called Stop Time where he plays big band music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. And, he might just be the oldest volunteer DJ in public radio and...maybe the world.

KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke to Felix ahead of his birthday. 

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of June 15, 2015

1. James Taylor / Before This World / Concord: His first album of new songs in 12+ years, reminiscent of his 70's enduring work, he is back with guests YoYo Ma & Sting on a 10 track release.!

2. Robert Glasper Trio / Covered / Blue Note: The Grammy winner has returned with his acoustic Jazz trio and the 3 make remarkable music!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of June 8, 2015

1. Beat Funktion / Olympus / Do Music: The "Six Piece Groove Machine" from Sweden is back with a remarkable concept album, inspired by Greek Mythology and filled with Jazz, Funk, Dance, Reggae, Rock, Improv...

2. Aquilo / Calling Me / B3SCI: The English duo bring their Electro-Pop sound to "Calling Me" with "A ravishingly refined set of dreamily sad electronica..."

3. Willy Nelson & Merle Haggard / Django & Jimmy / Legacy: Country Music!

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1. David Snider / Echoes Of The Masters / David Snider: 14 tracks that cover a lot of territory with style, heat and Jazzy Funk.

Musician Russ Chapman plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Take A Look At  Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of May 18, 2015

1. Various Artists / Buy This Fracking Album / Movement Music Records: "Listen To the Music - Spread The Message" - Michael Franti, Rusted Root, DJ Logic & Friends, Bonnie Raitt, John Butler Trio, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Roots Underground, Meshell Ndegeocello, Natalie Merchant and 13 more artists voice an important message! Play It & Play It Often!

It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

Film editor Davis Coombe talks about his latest film,  "Keep On Keepin On" a documentary about  jazz legend  Clark Terry.  

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of May 11, 2015

1. JB Hutto & His Hawks With Sunnyland Slim / Hawk Squat / Delmark: Everyone gets the blues and with this reissue of the 60s recording by the Chicago Slide Guitarist (18 total tracks, 6 previously unissued + liner notes & photos!) you will love hearing the Blues from a master.

New Releases For The Week of May 11, 2015

The first thing you notice when you get on Willie Nelson's tour bus is a pungent aroma. Parked outside a gigantic casino and performance venue in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson offers NPR's David Greene a joint, which Greene declines. Nelson says he understands.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of May 4, 2015

1. Fort Knox Five / Pressurize The Cabin / Fort Knox Five: Lots of folks,  lots of funk; lots of fun; all covering a lot of territory.

New Releases For Week of May 4, 2015

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 27, 2015

1. Otis Taylor / Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat / Otis Taylor: The  Colorado favorite & International Blues sensation does it again; better, stronger, cooler and hotter than ever!

2. Saun & Starr / Look Closer / DapTone: The  Background Vocalist/"Dapettes" for Sharon Jones and The DapKings (DapTone Records) step forward with an all analogue production from the House of Soul!

Paonia musicians Ky Burt and Melanie Jean play some music and discuss plans for a crowd funded tour where they hope to perform free concerts for organizations around the country that build community.

Paonia musician Mike Gwinn talks about the connections between blues and jazz and plays songs where they intersect.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 20, 2015

1. Bhi Bhiman / Rhythm & Reason / Thirty Tigers: From the opening track "Moving to Brussels" to the final cut "Closer To Thee" the music and the soulfulness will take you to great places.

2. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds / The Weather Below / Party Fowl: "Rambunctious, Raucous & Righteous;" Arleigh Kincheloe and company can definitely Rock,  get real Bluesy and Funky.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Releases For The Week of April 13, 2015.

1. Calexico / Edge Of The Sun / Anti: These guys cover a lot of the globe & with a classy roster of guest artists (Neko Case, Sam Beam, Pieta Brown, Amparo Sanchez...) the international flavor is even sweeter.

2. Xavier Rudd & The United Nations / Nanna / Nettwerk: Mixed by  Errol Brown at Tuff Gong Studios, the multi-instrumentalist stretches as he always does  and the soulful reggae breeze  is very cool.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 6, 2015

1. The Word / Soul Food / Vanguard: Robert Randolph on Pedal Steel, John Medeski on Keyboards, a few North Mississippi Allstars plus Ruthie Foster & Amy Helm!

2. Jose James / Yesterday I Had The Blues-the Music of Billie Holiday / Blue Note: "God Bless The Child," "Lover Man," "Body & Soul" and 6 more trademark tunes offered by a very talented artist.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of March, 30, 2015

1. Beth Hart / Better Than Home / ProVogue: The LA artist manages Blues/Soul/Jazz/R&B fusion and she handles the Piano, Guitar, Bass, Cello & Percussion too!

Omari Banks / Move On / Keynote: The Anguillan Cricketer has turned his focus to his music and the Reggae/Island vibe is equally skilled and entertaining.

New Releases For The Week Of March 30, 2015

Zach Deputy
Lea Petmezas

One of the pre-eminent practitioners of 'live-looping', Zach Deputy’s one-man show weaves a tapestry of instrumentation and voices in an ever-evolving, improvised arrangement that is ultimately based on a composition but allowed to breathe with the audience.

Zach Deputy’s show transforms clubs and open fields alike into sweaty dance parties for fans of R&B, soul, jam, Caribbean music and electronica.

Zach performed at Avalanche Dairy outside Paonia, Colorado for an adoring audience of goats.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of March 23, 2015

1. JeConte / Down By The Bayou / Red Parlor:  Combining the sound of New Orleans  with a Northern Californian Rock sensibility, real Blues, West African influence, and backed by a hot band featuring Anders Osborne, JeConte covers a lot of territory!

2. AJ Ghent Band  / Live at Terminal West / Blue Corn: The Lap and Pedal Steel Guitar player (Col.  Bruce Hampton's Band) can Rock behind a Blues vibe.

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