music

MUSIC
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
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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COMMUNITY
11:06 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Local Motion: KVNF Volunteer DJs

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Many of are listeners aren't aware that what makes us special as a community radio station is our DJs.  All of the DJs you hear, playing the music that you love and that keeps you going through the day, they're all volunteers.  They come in when they can, they schedule their lives around our music shows, they are the roots of our programming.  Without them, this wouldn't be KVNF.
 

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MUSIC
5:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Redman On Music And Marijuana: Now Is The Time For Some Action

Redman onstage at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on November 26th, 2014.
Polina Yamshchikov for NPR

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Quick survey: you're going to the Word Wide Rollers Tour, presented by a group of weed connoisseurs called the Smoker's Club. Among the featured performers is a rapper named Berner and a DJ named TreeJay. The tour poster shows a Smokey the Bear type blunting in the woods. What do you pack?

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KVNF LIVE
1:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

KVNF Live! - Baskery, with the Broke Down Van Jazz Band, 8/28/14

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Baskery, with opening act The Broke Down Van Jazz Band (aka Jon Hickam & Lindsay "Laser Kid" Kotowich)

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KVNF LIVE
5:14 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

KVNF Live! - Drew Emmitt Band, with Simpler Times Bluegrass, 8/14/14

Credit Jeff Reynolds

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 3 - The Drew Emmitt Band with Simpler Times Bluegrass

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KVNF LIVE
1:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

KVNF Live - Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, 8/14/14

Credit Jeff Reynolds

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 2 - Miss Tess & The Talkbacks with Kipori Woods

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KVNF LIVE
7:09 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

KVNF Live! - Shinyribs, with Locust Honey, 8/7/14

Credit Jeff Reynolds

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 1 - Shinyribs, with opening act Locust Honey

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KVNF LIVE
6:48 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

KVNF Live! - Afrolicious, with The Congress

Credit Jeff Reynolds

Week 4 of the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series features the San Francisco-based dance-fusion collective Afrolicious, with opening act The Congress from Denver.

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KVNF LIVE
6:16 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

KVNF Live! - Fox Street, with Gold Magnolias,

Fox Street
Credit Jeff Reynolds

Week 3 of the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series features Fox Street, with opening act The Gold Magnolias. Recorded Thursday, June 19th, 2014.

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KVNF LIVE
4:52 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

KVNF Live! - The Brothers Comatose, with Finnders & Youngberg

The Brothers Comatose
Credit Jeff Reynolds

Week 2 of the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series features The Brothers Comatose with opening act Finnders & Youngberg.  Recorded Thursday, June 12, 2014.

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Talkin' Music
5:24 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Talkin' Music - Willis Alan Ramsey & Alison Rogers

KVNF's Wednesday Morning Music Mix host Jeff Reynolds visits with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey, whose iconic 1972 self-titled album influenced almost every songwriter who came out of Texas in subsequent years. Ramsey's wife & musical partner Alison Rogers joins him. The two will perform in concert Friday, Oct. 18th in Montrose. The long-awaited 2nd album is previewed in the interview.

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KVNF LIVE
1:41 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

KVNF Live! - Atomga, with the Sand Sheff Trio

View from the stage
Atomga

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, recorded 8/15/13, Paonia Town Park

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KVNF LIVE
4:27 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

KVNF Live! - Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Rob Miller

KVNF Live! Week 8 - recorded at the final concert of this year's Ridgway Concert Series, Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

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MUSIC
2:20 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

KVNF Live: The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops Perform Live at KVNF
Travis Bubenik, KVNF

On Thursday, June 28th, Oakland-based blues and soul crooners the California Honeydrops stopped into the KVNF studios for a live set. The band played later that night in Ouray as a part of the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series.

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8:42 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Armageddon Nervous (The Apocalypso Song)

Local artist John Hutchison shares his thoughts on "The Apocalypse" in this song & video.
Song Written & produced by: John Hutchison Video by: David J. Jacobson - www.wordsandpicturestellastory.com Thanks to everyone who made this happen: www.strollingscones.com (Helen Highwater, Rick Stockton), Justin Hess, Karen Mills Cochran, Alton Chinn, Bob Rasmussen, Don Huber.