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Sugar's Picks May 18, 2015
4:03 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Sugar's Picks May 18, 2015

Various Artists / Buy This Fracking Album / Movement Music Records

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!

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1:47 am
Fri May 15, 2015

B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

B.B. King performs at Bluesfest Music Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2011.
Mark Metcalfe Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 12:11 pm

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.

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MUSIC
11:34 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Talkin Music: Davis Coombe

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

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Sugar's Pick May 11, 2015
6:59 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Sugar's Pick May 11, 2015

JB Hutto & His Hawks With Sunnyland Slim / Hawk Squat / Delmark

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

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10:06 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

In his new memoir, It's A Long Story, Willie Nelson writes about his early career as a DJ in Fort Worth. He can still recite what he'd say on the air.
David McClister Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:14 am

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.

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Sugar's Pick May 4, 2015
5:28 pm
Sun May 3, 2015

Sugar's Pick Week Of May 4, 2015

Fort Knox Five / Pressurize The Cabin / Fort Knox Five

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

Sugar's Picks April 27, 2015
10:57 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Sugar's Picks Week Of April 27, 2015

Otis Taylor / Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat / Otis Taylor

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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!

MUSIC
3:22 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Ky Burt & Melanie Jean

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.

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MUSIC
2:44 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn

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

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Sugar's Picks April 20, 2015
2:23 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Sugar's Picks April 20, 2015

Bhi Bhiman / Rhythm & Reason / Thirty Tigers

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.

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Sugar's Picks April 13, 2015
10:47 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Sugar's Picks April 13, 2015

Calexico / Edge Of The Sun / Anti

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.

Sugar's Picks April 6, 2015
6:33 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Sugar's Picks April 6, 2015

The Word / Soul Food / Vanguard

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.

Sugar's Picks March 30, 2015
12:00 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Sugar's Picks March 30, 2015

Beth Hart / Better Than Home / ProVogue

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

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1:19 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

KVNF Field Sessions: Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy gets ready for his performance for KVNF Field Sessions
Credit 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.

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Sugar's Picks March 23, 2015
10:40 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Sugar's Picks March 23, 2015

JeConte / Down By The Bayou / Red Parlor

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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Sugar's Picks March 16, 2015
1:45 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Sugar's Picks March 16, 2015

Emile Haynie / We Fall / Interscope

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of March 16, 2015

1. Emile Haynie / We Fall / Interscope: The debut studio album from the American producer featuring guests Andrew Wyatt, Lykke Li, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson, Lana DelRey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Father John Misty...!

KVNF Field Sessions
6:28 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

KVNF Field Sessions: The Mighty Diamonds

Formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, The Mighty Diamonds are a significant part of Reggae history.  

Here they create a Roots Reggae experience for the KVNF Field Sessions in a greenhouse at The Living Farm in Paonia.

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MUSIC
10:53 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Talkin Music: History of Rocksteady

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Betty Palik,  a producer for the documentary film "Rocksteady – The Roots of Reggae."   This documentary tells the story of the Rocksteady era which was from 1966 to 1969 in Jamaica  and considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music.  A blend of ska, soul and R&B, Rocksteady developed the rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae.

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Sugar's Picks March 9, 2015
11:34 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Sugar's Picks March 9, 2015

Katie Pierson / Guitars & Microphones / Kobalt

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of March 9, 2015

1. Katie Pierson / Guitars & Microphones / Kobalt: The former Singer & Guitarist of the B-52s offers a solo CD and she can still rock.

2. Richie Furay / Hand In Hand / eOne:  The former Buffalo Springfield member will provoke memories and the music of the  Colorado Rockies of  of yesteryear.

New Releases For The Week Of March 9, 2015

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4:14 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Talkin Music: Justin Walden

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician and producer Justin Walden (AKA Scarecrow Adams). 

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