Elvin Bishop / Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio / Alligator: A much needed, refreshing approach to the world around us via Elvin Bishop's unique take on the Blues with his sense of humor, his" muscular guitar & soulful slide," accompanied by Bob Welsh on Piano & Guitar and the irrepressible Willy Jordan on Vocals. Charlie Musselwhite & Kim Wilson drop by too - Take a leap and jump into the Fun Pool with Elvin & friends!

Amos Lee / Spirit / Republic: After a  dozen years & 6 studio releases, "Spirit" (Released in 2016 & Self Produced) represents a stretch from Amos'  Acoustic Roots into a world inhabited by Rock/Soul/Piano Jazz & A New Orleans "Spirit" -

Candy's picks for the best of 2016, all genres. A tradition at KVNF. Enjoy.

Neil Young / Peace Trail / Reprise: With his 37th Album, recorded in 4 days, Neil may have mellowed but his political message is true and strong and important...

Colorado raised songwriter  Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot about living in Poland, what inspires her sound and her new album "The Road to Some Strange Forest."

Talkin Music: Flobots

Dec 16, 2016

For the last few years, the Denver Hip Hop group Flobots have been touring the U.S. leading workshops focused on  music and its role in revolution.  Their new record exploring this theme, titled "No Enemies"  will be released in early 2017.  Ali Lightfoot had a chance to sit down with Brer Rabbit and Johnny 5 before their show at the Paradise Theater to discuss this project and get their take on Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter and how to start a revolution around the dinner table.

Ali Lightfoot

This North Fork band brings you all original songs combining Americana, Country, Blues, Jazz and Island influences.   They stopped by the KVNF studios to chat and share some music.  

Desdemona Dallas

The duo Handmade Moments mix modern folk, beat-boxing, a multitude of instruments and political commentary to make for one the best shows you can catch when they tour through Colorado.  Joel and Anna stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk with Ali Lightfoot about Standing Rock,  President Trump and the towns they'll keep going back to.

Telluride Blues and Brews

A tribute to the late great soul singer Sharon Jones including her music and an interview with Ali Lightfoot conducted in September of 2015.  Here Sharon discusses how performing helped her heal after her first cancer diagnosis,  how Amy Winehouse stole her act,  and how the inmates at Rikers Island encouraged her to pursue a career in music.

David Gray / The Best Of David Gray / IHT: 14 tracks from the past releases of the  talented English Singer/Songwriter plus 2 new tunes; all of which are worth listening to again... and again...

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...