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4:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Winner Is ...

Fantastic Negrito is the winner of the first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
Brian Gibel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 9:22 am

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 9, 2015
1:56 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

Sugar's Picks Feb 9, 2015

JJ Grey & Mofro / Ol' Glory / ProVogue

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

1. JJ Grey & Mofro / Ol' Glory / ProVogue: The Florida musician does it all, covers tons of territory with his Blues/Rock/Soul (Think George Clinton, Otis Redding  & Steve Cropper influences!) sound  & his live show is exceptional.  Described as "A preacher who never found the church..." Give a listen!

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MUSIC
8:36 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Talkin Music: Triptihkal

The Montrose band Triptihkal plays some music at the KVNF studios before their show at Louie's in Paonia.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 2, 2015
3:52 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Sugar's Picks Feb 2, 2015

Kristin Diable / Create Your Own Mythology / Thirty Tigers

Take A look at Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of Feb 2, 2015.

1. Kristin Diable / Create Your Own Mythology / Thirty Tigers: The New Orleans native has "that" sound that will remind you of other memorable voices but she makes every tune her very own.

2. Gov't Mule / ScoMule & Dub Side Of The Mule  & Stoned Side Of Mule / Evil Teen: An incredible sampler encompassing 3 releases featuring Warren Haynes & pals with  Jon Scofield, Toots Hibbert, &  a Stones' cover. Wow!

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Sugar's Picks January 26, 2015
5:10 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Sugar's Picks January 26, 2015

Raul Midon / Don't Hesitate / Mack Ave.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of January 26, 2015

1. Raul Midon / Don't Hesitate / Mack Ave: His guitar sings, his guests Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller & Liz Wright are exceptional, & his songwriting with Bill Withers (Mi Amigo Cubano) has been long awaited.

2. Jamie Cullum / Interlude / Blue Note:  Jazz is his forte, but he covers a lot of territory on his piano with standard vocals and he can Rock.

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MUSIC
2:48 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Air Marshal Whistleblower

Former air marshal Robert MacLean blew the whistle after he was informed that missions on overnight, long-distance flights were being canceled. The announcement came just days after air marshals were warned of terrorist threats.
LM Otero AP

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 5:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7-to-2 vote, ruled in favor of a fired air marshal on Wednesday. In a decision of great interest to federal employees and air travelers, the court said that the air marshal's alert about safety concerns was shielded by the federal whistleblower protection law.

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Sugar's Picks January 19, 2015
5:37 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Sugar's Picks January 19, 2015

The Brothers Landreth / Let It Lie / Thirty Tigers

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of January 19, 2015

1. The Brothers Landreth /Let it Lie / Thirty Tigers: The Canadian foursome were listed in the "20 Best Things We Saw At Americana Music Fest 2014" by Rolling Stone, and their version of Southern Rock, Soul, Blues... is a refreshing sound.

New Releases For The Week Of January 19, 2015

MUSIC
10:15 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Talkin Music: Gustavo Brett

Musician Gustavo Brett plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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KVNF Concert
4:26 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

The Mighty Diamonds: Live at The Paradise Theatre

KVNF Presents:
 

The Mighty Diamonds:

KVNF Presents the original classic Reggae Harmony Trio from Kingston, Jamaica, The Mighty Diamonds with the Yellow Wall Dub Squad. This amazing Roots Reggae band is doing a "Tribute to Bob Marley 70th Birthday Celebration Tour."

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Sugar's Picks January 12, 2015
2:31 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Sugar's Picks January 12, 2015

TBird & The Breaks / Harmonizm / TBird & The Breaks

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out all The New Music For The Week Of January 12, 2015

1. TBird & The Breaks / Harmonizm / TBird & The Breaks: Out of Austin with a New Orleans twist, their "Chunk Music" draws on Funk, HipHop, Soul & Rock and Roll; What more can you ask for? And they do a tear it up cover of "Fooled Around & Fell In Love..."

2. Brika / Voice Memos / Art House: A debut album from a Miami Singer/Songwriter with a sensual, electro sound and 11 Radio Friendly tracks.

MUSIC
10:15 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Talkin Music: The Blue Gators

Members of the Montrose band The Blue Gators play music and talk with Ali Lightfoot.

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Sugar's Picks January 5, 2015
1:09 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Sugar's Picks January 5, 2015

She & Him / Classics / Columbia

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of January 5, 2015

1. She & Him / Classics / Columbia: Actress/Singer  Zooey Deschanel and Musician M. Ward create a sultry, well produced sound with Piano, Guitar, Ukelele, Tambourine, and Sensual Vocals.

2.. Paul Kelly / Presents The Merri Soul Sessions /Gawd: A little bit of everything for everyone done very well, with an emphasis on Soul and Rock.

KVNF Concert
4:43 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Zach Deputy Live at The Paradise Theatre

One of the pre-eminent practitioners of “live looping”, Zach Deputy’s one-man show of "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul" has the energy and sound of a 6-piece band. Ensconced behind an array of microphones and technology, Zach and his nylon stringed guitar weave 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.

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MUSIC
1:07 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70 In Colorado

Joe Cocker passed away at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer.
Credit Olaf Heine

Joe Cocker, the British-born blues and rock singer, passed away Monday morning at his home in Crawford, Colo. at the age of 70. He died of lung cancer.

Cocker is known for hits such as his cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “You Are So Beautiful”.

Here’s Cocker during a 2007 interview with KVNF talking about what he remembers most about Woodstock. 

"I hate to say it to whoever asks, but I do get asked that a lot," Cocker says. "And it’s because I wasn't there that long. We flew in. I got straight out of the helicopter and went up on stage. It was late morning, did the show. Somebody gave me a big spliff backstage and I was back on the helicopter and out of there."

Cocker's performance at the 1969 music festival rocketed his career. 

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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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Sugar's Pick December 8, 2014
12:57 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Sugar's Picks December 8, 2014

Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol

Sugar's Pick For December 8, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: I love it and a bunch of KVNF DJs do too!

No New Releases For Week of December 8, 2014

MUSIC
9:52 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Talkin Music: Sean Barna

Drummer-turned-songwriter Sean Barna speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his recently released EP "Cutter Street."

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Sugar's Picks December 1, 2014
4:31 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Sugar's Picks Week of December 1, 2014

Mary J Blige /The London Sessions / Capitol

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & lick Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of December 1, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: Her powerful voice & soulful songwriting stand out & Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith & a few others lend a hand.

2. Kai Exos / Telegraph /VMP: The Canadian born & American bred singer discovered his roots through Gospel music and has expanded his musical horizons to cover a variety of genres.

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014
11:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014

Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule / Evil Teen

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 24, 2014

1. Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule... / Evil Teen: A sampler featuring a nice take on The Stones by Warren Haynes & Friends...

New Releases For The Week Of November 24, 2014

MUSIC
12:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

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