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First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Hurray For The Riff Raff, 'Small Town Heroes'

Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album, Small Town Heroes, comes out Feb. 11.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 1:29 pm

New Orleans is a tricky place to put into song. To a degree matched only by California and New York City, the Big Easy makes and is made by the American geographical zeitgeist, and has captured the imaginations of songwriters since its founding. It seems massively daunting, if not impossible, to tell a story about Storyville that hasn't been told before.

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Music News
4:42 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

Karen Marie Richardson (right) plays the title role in the Long Beach Opera's staging of Queenie Pie, the jazz opera Duke Ellington left unfinished when he died in 1974.
Bryan Frank Long Beach Opera

Duke Ellington added more than 3,000 songs to the American music vault before his death in 1974. He also started composing what he hoped would be a great American street opera — which composers have spent 40 years adapting, trying to figure out what the Duke wanted for his unfinished opus.

But before you imagine soothing arias or boisterous trills and vibrato, let me stop you: Ellington's opera is very much a work of jazz.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 3, 2014
1:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks Feb 3, 2014

St Paul & The Broken Bones/Half The City/Single Lock

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1. St Paul & the Broken Bones / Half The City / Single Lock - These guys in their White Shirt-Suit & Tie looks  have brought back Honest To Goodness Soul and they will definitely make our world a better place in which to Live and Dance and  Carry On...

3. Isa & Joe Alan / Lifelines / Isa & Joe Alan - Our homies are making a big splash and their new CD is jam packed with 11 tracks that will make you proud, pleased and pumped!

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Music Interviews
12:17 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Music For Folks Who've Been Through A Few Things

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 9:57 am

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Shelby Earl always loved music, and straight out of college in Seattle, she went to work in the music industry. She worked as a booking agent, then at a record label, an eventually at Amazon's music department.

SHELBY EARL: So, all of those little blurbs you see all over the music page on Amazon - those are written by people. And I was one such person.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 27, 2014
12:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 27, 2014

Lake Street Dive/Bad Self Portraits/Signature Sound

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MUSIC
9:17 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Talkin Music: The Reminders

MC Big Samir of the Colorado Springs based hip hop group The Reminders talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 20, 2014
4:47 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 20, 2014

Springsteen/High Hopes/Columbia: Cannot help but put this one at the top of the list already - Every track makes you dance, makes you think and makes you grateful!

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New Releases For Week of Jan 20, 2014

MUSIC
11:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Talkin Music: Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien plays some original tunes on Talkin Music

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia singer songwriter, Bill O'Brien.

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MUSIC
1:30 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Talkin Music: Monika Evstatieva

On this episode of Talkin Music, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and DJMJ speak with Monika Evstatieva, the director of NPR's All Things Considered.   Monika selects all the music you hear on the program and shares her secrets for finding the perfect music to accompany the news.

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MUSIC
8:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Talkin Music: Emancipator

KVNF's SaraTonin speaks with Portland Oregon based electronic artist, Emancipator.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014
5:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 13, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014
4:02 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014

John Butler Trio/Flesh & Blood/Vanguard
10 fine tracks that cover a lot of territory; striking, beautiful, hot, lyrical & excellent.

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 13, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 6, 2014
2:42 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 6, 2014

Tommy Castro & Painkillers/The Devil You Know/Alligator
Lots of great guests (Marcia Ball, Joe Bonamassa, Tab Benoit, Holmes Brothers...) join the great Bluesman for a great CD!

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 6, 2014http://kvnf.org/new-releases-week-jan-6-2014

Sugar's Picks Dec 23, 2013
5:44 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 23, 2013

Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings/Give The People What They Want/DapTone
Wow! Positively the Best! The Hottest! Get up and Dance!

Take A Look At The Final Four New Releases at KVNF for 2013 and Click Below to Check 'Em Out...

New Releases / Final Four For the Year of 2013!

MUSIC
4:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Talkin Music: David Starr

KVNFs Willie Chicken catches up with local musician, David Starr.

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Sugar's Picks Dec 16, 2013
4:35 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 16, 2013


3 CDs, 54 trax (16 Never Before Released) from the legend! A solid educational & musical experience.

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New Releases Week of Dec 16, 2013

MUSIC
4:05 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Talkin Music: Marc Cary

KVNF's DJ Hurricane speaks with New York based jazz pianist,  Marc Cary.

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Sugar's Picks Dec 9, 2013
1:43 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 9, 2013

Various Artists/Celebrating 10 Years of Fort Knox Five/Fort Knox
Hip Hop, Electro, Dub, Reggae, Disco!?

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New Releases For Week of Dec 9, 2013

MUSIC
11:32 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Talkin' Music: Talkin' Blues

Stavin' Chain and an unknown fiddle player, performing in Lafayette, LA in June of 1934.
Credit Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Lomax Collection [LC-DIG-ppmsc-00343 DLC]

For this very special, one-hour edition of Talkin' Music, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the blues. 

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Sugar's Picks Dec 2, 2013
3:53 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 2, 2013

Billie Joe + Norah/Foreverly/Reprise
Lead singer from GreenDay & Norah Jones doing Americana tunes from the Everly Brothers!!?? Give it a try!

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New Releases For The Week of Dec 2, 2013

MUSIC
3:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Talkin Music: Honey Don't

This Paonia-based duo just released a new CD called "Heart Like a Wheel."  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot talks with Bill Powers and Shelley Gray about their new tunes and events that inspired the album.   

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Sugar's Picks Nov 25, 2013
3:03 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 25, 2013

Blood Orange/Cupid Deluxe/Domino
Brit Producer/Composer Sings, Plays Guitar, Bass, Keybords, Drums & collaborates with fab vocalists & rappers to create a Soulful Rock Electro CD!

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New Releases For Week Of Nov 25, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 18, 2013
2:29 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 18, 2013

Honey Don't/Heart Like A Wheel/2 Dolla Reccas
Bill & Shelley are better than ever! Plus Sticky Mulligan & a gang of hot musical talent!! Don't miss Shelley on track 8! Yahoo!

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New Releases For The Week Of Nov 18, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 11, 2013
5:31 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 11, 2013

Dave Stewart/Lucky Numbers/Weapons Of Mass Entertainment

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New Releases For The Week of Nov 11, 2013

MUSIC
2:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Talkin Music: Molly O'Brien

Photo courtesy of: Mollie O'Brien

Singer, Mollie O'Brien speaks with Marty Durlin.  Molly has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy- winner Tim O'Brien.  She has also released five positively received solo albums.  She is currently based in Denver, and regularly tours and performs with her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, as a duo.  Mollie and Rich will be performing at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on Friday November 8th.

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Sugar's Picks Nov 4, 2013
2:28 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

Sugar's Picks Nov 4, 2013

Kraak & Smaak/Chrome Waves/Jalapeno
It's Electronica with a Soul & maybe even a Jazzy heartbeat along with a variety of guest voices creating a magnificent sound!

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New Releases For The Week of Nov 4, 2013

MUSIC
4:40 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Talkin Music: Lou Reed

Brian Cambria and Ali Lightfoot host a special tribute to Lou Reed,  including interviews and a retrospective of his work.

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Sugar's Picks Oct 28, 2013
3:50 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Sugar's Picks Oct 28, 2013

Eric Bibb/Jericho Road/Stony Plain
The Blues is at the forefront but there is an undercurrent of Jazz, Folk & Very Soulful Lyrics!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of Oct 28, 2013

New Releases For Week Of Oct 28, 2013

Sugar's Picks Oct 21, 2013
2:04 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Sugar's Picks Oct 21, 2013

James Booker/Classified-Remixed & Expanded/Rounder
Listen to every Track, Read the complete Liner Notes & Get Ready!

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New Releases For Week of Oct 21, 2013

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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