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...!
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.
Take A look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Releases For The Week Of March, 2, 2015
1. Tuxedo / Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One / Stones Throw: The 2 Grammy nominated artists have teamed up and created a debut album that is jam packed with Classy, Soulful, Electronica tinged tunes with strong vocals and a Dance fever.
KVNF Community Radio presents a Roots Reggae and Rocksteady Revival featuring the incredible Melodians at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on Saturday, March 14th, at 8 PM. The Melodians are one of Jamaica's greatest Rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late '60s and early '70s that included the internationally famed "Rivers of Babylon" and "Sweet Sensation."
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of February 23, 2015
1. Elle King / Love Stuff / RCA: Every song will get to you, she can do it all, and you will be thinking of your favorite female singers and then realize that she is her own nasty self with a powerful voice and soulfulness and star power!
2. Father John Misty / I Love You Honeybear / SubPop: Sure glad that we got the clean Radio Version of the CD, because his voice (sans FCC unapproved language) is worth the ride.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of February 16, 2015
1. Rhiannon Giddens / Tomorrow Is My Turn / NoneSuch: Produced by TBone Burnett, the solo release from the Carolina Chocolate Drops Singer/MultiInstrumentalist covers a rainbow of musical genres; Gospel, Country, Jazz, Blues, Folk... And her voice will carry you away.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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?