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...

Rising Latin alternative artists, Jenny and the Mexicats, stopped by the KVNF  studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway. 

Various Artists / Quiero Creedence / Concord Picante: A Latin Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring 14 of their hits performed by Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Billy Gibbons, and numerous Latin American musicians including the opening track "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" with Juan Gabriel.

Eric Krasno / Blood From A Stone / RoundHill: The remarkable but "little known" guitarist for SoulLive and Lettuce brings his voice to the forefront on this CD and with his friend Derek Trucks on one searing track, plus his R&B/Soul sensibility fueled by the Blues & Rock; this release is jam packed; only wish there were more than 10 tracks!

Multi-intrumentalist and storyteller Lipbone Redding made a return trip to Paonia to perform at the Cherry Days Festival this July.   Here, he plays a few tunes and catches up with Ali Lightfoot.

Raging Fyah / Everlasting / VP/DubRockers: "Regarded as one of Jamaica's most promising young acts..." the 5 musicians create an authentic Roots-Reggae sound with a modern lyricism...

This Canadian band chats with Ali Lightfoot before their show at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

This high energy group whose sound has been tagged “Bayou Americana,” opened up the free concert series in Ridgway Town Park last week.  The New Orleans based band stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show.

ZuluZuluu / What's The Price / Sound Verite: With a nod to the masters of Funk and an opening track originally penned by Stevie Wonder, lush vocals, serious synths & rhythms, the 7 tracks on this CD are exceptional...

The T Sisters sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with  the sisters before their performance at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.

Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Getaway / Warner Brothers: Their first studio album in 5 years, produced by Danger Mouse, 13 jam packed, unique, lyrically potent and lush tracks, make this a stand out release.

KVNF DJ Rob Miller sits down with Grammy award-winning musician Jerry Douglas for a great conversation at the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. 

The Motet / Totem / Motet: In a  week filled with a lot of great music; the Denver based "Funk Revivalist"  band wins out with their Funk/Jazz/Afrobeat / Upbeat sound and with 12 tracks co-written by everyone in the 7 piece ensemble, you will be up and testifying...

KVNF's Rachel Boschen interviews performers from the first annual Bite the Mic festival in Montrose.   Features interviews with:   Kreature of Habit, Black Lab and the Banjo, Erik Stucky,  Darcy Figgs,  Johnson County Coroners, Sergio Sabaleta,  Taylor Malone,  The Poachers, Rico, Vince Lovato, and the Blue Gators

Quantic  Presenta Flowering Inferno / 1000 Watts / TruThoughts:  Will "Quantic" Holland's third Reggae & Dub release will get you on the dance floor and with U-Roy, Alice Russell, Hollie Cook & Christopher Ellis in the mix; all 14 tracks are worthy of praise.