Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release, The Flower of Muscle Shoals. Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.
KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of November 17, 2014
1. The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest: T Bone Burnett does it again with Dylan lyrics, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddons & Taylor Goldsmith making the music come alive.
2. Bryan Ferry / Avonmore / BMG: The British Rocker is back with 8 new tracks and 2 covers and joined by Ronnie Spector, Flea, Maceo Parker, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr & More...
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1. Arthur Russell / Various Artists / Master Mix Red Hot / Yep Roc: The Cellist/Composer/Electronic Pioneer Arthur Russell is honored for his mastery in this tribute release featuring a variety of talents (Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange...)
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of November 3, 2011
1. JD McPherson / The Warm Covers / Rounder: Hailing from Oklahoma, JD & his band mix it up on the 4 track EP (You'll be begging for more) with their own take on Rock & Roll, R&B and Roots - Covering a Billy Boy Arnold tune ("I Wish You Would") and a Nick Lowe tune ("Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"), they make it all their own.
Ali Lightfoot speaks with musicians Justin Thompson, Gabrielle Louise, Brodie Kinder and Mel Williams before their Paonia Murder Ballad Medley show at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts to celebrate Halloween.
Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as "island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul." Ali Lightfoot interviewed Zach at the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 20, 2014
1. Kindness / Otherness/ Mom & Pop: Adam Bainbridge ("Kindness") incorporates Jazz, Disco, R&B, Funk, Pop, Piano, Horns, Bass, plus Robyn, Blood Orange, Kelela and more to create a beautiful mixture of sound and sensuality.
2. Making Movies / A La Deriva / United Interests: The Kansas City group is based on 2 Panamanian Brothers, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and they tastefully blend Latin, BiLingual, Afro Cuban Rhythms.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 13, 2014
1. Kevin Kinsella / Riding Higher Still / VPpal-ITown Music: As a youth he opened for Toots & The Maytals & went on to found "John Brown's Body" and "10Ft Ganga Plant" and comes to us now with his own brand of Roots Reggae sound.
Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk. KVNF'sAli Lightfoot spoke with the musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of September 29, 2014
1. Various Artists / Take Me To The River / Stax: Legendary Southern Blues/ Soul/R&B artists (Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Booker T, Charlie Musselwhite...) team up with the newer interpretive artists (Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, P-Nut..) and make for a unique mix of music from the soundtrack.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014
1. Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve: Great musicianship from the California guitarist who has been a session player for everyone from DangerMouse to Norah Jones, is coproducer on the next Alabama Shakes release and is joined here by Don Was, Jim Keltner & Fiona Apple.
Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came." Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 15, 2014
1. Mindi Abair / Wild Heart / Heads Up: Pretty girl that can play her Sax and sing and she is right there with her guests Trombone Shorty, Keb Mo, Booker T Jones, Joe Perry, Waddy Wachtel & Gregg Allman!
2. Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten in Hand: First studio album in 25 years from Bluegrass music's legendary Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster, Pete Wernick and Bryan Sutton (replacing the late Charles Sawtelle)!
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out the New Music For The Week of September 8, 2014
1. Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce: A bittersweet favorite from the Blues/Rock legend who left too soon - Joined by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Stezer & more, it is a rocking tribute...
2. Trigger Hippy / Trigger Hippy / Rounder: Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Black Crowes Steve Gorman, plus Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik do it all under the name of Trigger Hippy & it is hot!
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 1, 2014
1. Kyle Hollingsworth / Speed Of Life / Sci Fidelity: He plays keyboards; electric piano, Hammond organ, clavinet & synthesizer - You may know him from String Cheese Incident & his collaborations with Robert Hunter - The CD was recorded during the flood in Boulder 2013 and has many great Colorado artists joining him.
The 5th & final week of the Ridgway Summer Concert Series featured Peter Rowanwith Dirty Kitchen, along with opening act Bruce Hayes. (Dirty Kitchen bandleader Frank Solivan was absent due to the recent death of his mother. Our condolences to the Solivan family.)
KVNF's Ali Lightfoot, Rick Watts and Thomas Smith are joined by Jack Young of the Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge to discuss the upcoming KVNF fundraiser. Hear music from John Cowan, Grant Farm, Jim Lauderdale and Drew Emmitt, just some of the performers at this year's fest.
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Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of August 18, 2014
1. Bernhoft / Islander / Big Picnic: He's Norwegian and he is Soulful! 11 great tracks! Play them all...
2. Next Level Sound Station / Sunken City Soundtrack / Next Level Sound Station: The Reggae/Dub Soundtrack offers an "Authentic Jamaican Sound" with Blake Colie of "The Lions," Black Shakespeare, Nuby Dan & Jared Meeker - It will take you back...