MUSIC

Richmond Fontaine / You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To / Fluff & Gravy: Reportedly the final release from Willy Vlautin and that band of huge talent, the lyrics are poignant, humorous, heavy.

Rufus Du Sol / Bloom / Foreign Family Collective: "Dreamy Vocals, Moody Synths & Driving Kicks" says it all about this group that writes, produces and performs a remarkable array of sound. The 11 tracks are not enough; you will want more!

Handmade Moments in a horse-drawn wagon
Teya Cranson

Sultry, Sensual, and Sexy: these are words that describe the music of Handmade Moments, aka Anna Horton and Joel Ludford. The Moments, as they are sometimes called, have built a solid reputation for the intricate interplay between their acoustic instruments and their impressive vocals. They've composed a modern sound made of two distinct traditions: folk and jazz.

An incredible array of music for the week! David Bowie, John Trudell, Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell, Basia Bulat, DJDS - Gotta Pick One:

The James Hunter Six / Hold On / Daptone: The label is stellar and only features the cream of the crop - James Hunter is a Soulful R&B master and stretches on this one with a sweet taste of  Rock, Bossa Nova and a whole lot of "Get Up And Dance" music.

Sugar's Pick For Week Of January 18, 2016

Boss Selection / Volume 1 / Orange Stella: Producer/Recording Artist Sunny Levine brings together 12 tunes (Riding on A Love Train, Wouldn't It Be Wild, Flip & ReWind...) and his dream lineup of artists (Rashida Jones, Pete Yorn, James Gadson, Hugh Masekela...) to create a broad sweep of the musical spectrum.

Legendary rock musician David Bowie, who influenced generations of musicians and fans, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.

Sugar's Pick Of The Week - January 11, 2016

Tedeschi Trucks Band / Let Me Get By / Fantasy: Recorded at their home studio in Florida, all original TTB material, jam packed with those powerful vocals & the tightest 12 piece band around, all the while "combining inspired Memphis Soul, Electric R&B, Country, Rock & Classic Song Craft..." it will be a favorite for 2016!

Denver-based hip hop artist Kokayi Danladi came to Paonia  to perform a benefit show at NOFO last summer.

Joe Cocker / The Life Of A  Man / Sony:

A retrospective of  the legendary artist's incredible repertoire - Bittersweet and beautiful -  The liner notes by his brother are most touching - Listen and give thanks...

Desdemona Dallas

Kristen Ford's one ­woman band performance includes guitar, percussion and variety of effects pedals, creating a unique musical experience.

Here, the Boston based multi-instrumentalist delivers a high energy  set at the Terror Creek Vineyard outside Paonia Colorado.   

Sandy Wilt

After nearly a decade of performing all over the West with their “60s’ infused” rock group The Strolling Scones, Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe have evolved the band into a more compact unit, simply called The Scones. Here the band plays some songs off their latest CD release, "Light in the Forest" and chats with Ali Lightfoot.

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Linda Wolf

Ali Lightfoot speaks with photographer Linda Wolf about her new book which chronicles the legendary 1970 Joe Cocker tour. The Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishman Memory Book features over 150 never-before published photographs and intimate quotes.  

For more information about Linda Wolf and to order a copy of the book, visit:  www.lindawolf.net

It's A Holiday Soul Party | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Daptone

Sugar's Pick November 23rd, 2015:

Stick Figure / Set In Stone / Ruffwood: Written,  produced & recorded by self taught musician Scott Woodruff, The Roots/Dub/Reggae CD stands out as a sonic journey and deserves a listen.

Sugar's Pick November 16, 2015:

Givers / New Kingdom / Glassnote: Lafayette, Louisiana is the home base for the "AfroBeat, Dancey Pants, Indie Pop, Love Music" - Gotta give it a listen...

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, with The Railsplitters

Sugar's Pick For Week Of November 9, 2015

Ephemerals / Chasin Ghosts / Jalapeno: The 7 piece Group, based in Classic Soul, shifts to Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and back again via a NY/ International/Urban/London scene. Their breakthru album, "Nothing Is Easy" was a favorite and they have created another rich and deep blend of genres and sound. 

Singer-songwriter, Noah Cornelius and his band play some music and chat with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot before their show at The Blue Sage in Paonia. 

Sugar's Pick for the Week of November 2, 2015:

Billy Gibbons & The BFG's / Perfectamundo / Concord:   ZZ Top's legendary Guitarist & Vocalist spent a little time as a Latin Percussionist  student of Tito Puente and he blends that Cuban-Afrom sensibility with his Blues ridden Rock on this first solo release. Lots to listen to.

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 3 - Davina & The Vagabonds, with Dustbowl Revival.

The Dirty Bourbon River Show is a New Orleans big brass band.   Drawing from a diversity of musical backgrounds – these 6 musicians play a revolving set of instruments to create what they call 'circus rock.'  North Fork musician Jon Hickam and KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with front man Noah Adams,   saxophone player Matt Thomas and vocalist Sandra Love after their show at The Paradise Theater in Paonia.

Malia James

The remarkable Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats played Paonia Town Park on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Opening act was Jelly Bread, a very funky 4-piece from California. (Jelly Bread set was not recorded.)

Jon Hickam, Lazer Kid Kotowich and David Alderdice make up the North Fork band The Grizzly Pears.   They play a mix of New Orleans style street jazz, grinder blues, and cabaret music fresh from western Colorado farm country.  Here,  they talk about the formation of the band and play a few tunes.

Doug Dicharry of The Ben Miller Band  plays every instrument under the sun.   During a typical set he might play drums, mandolin, spoons, trombone, trumpet, and washboard.    KVNF DJs Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot chased him down after his performance at Telluride Blues and Brews to find out more about him.

Hillstomp is a blues duo consisting of Henry Hill Kammerer and John Johnson.  Ali Lightfoot and Cyn Holder spoke with Henry before his show at Telluride Blues and Brews. 

Liz Vice / There's A Light / Ramseur: The Portland Singer mixes it up with a Soulful/Gospel/R&B sound rising from an obvious deep rooted spirituality.

Anderson East / Delilah / Elektra: A Stand Out release from the Southern R&B/Soul Singer with a real flair.

Sugar's Pick October 5, 2015

Lawson Rollins / Infinite Chill - The ReMix Sessions / Infinita: A Sweet & Subtle blend of Electronica, Jazz & World with Shahin Shahida, Flora Purim, Airto, Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Percussion, Drums, Piano, Guitar & those outrageous French/Brazilian Vocals!

Cyn Holder

New Mexico native CW Ayon speaks with Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot after his performance at the 2015 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.  Ayon plays a unique version of  hill country blues on a simple kick-snare, guitar and harmonica set-up.   

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