Talkin Music

Talkin Music,  brought to you each Thursday, highlights local or locally-performing musical artists from a variety of genres with interviews, music and live performances. During COVID KVNF aims to continue to provide a platform for musicians who would typically tour through the Western Slope of Colorado and bring our listeners new music and exposure to diverse artists.

Ways to Connect

Seth Beamer

Americana, rock, folk, singer-songwriter Andy Sydow talks with KVNF from his home studio in Denver. Sydow's EP "Time. Love. Everywhere." drops on April 9th, 2021.

Kori Stanton

Violinist Sarah Off stopped by KVNF's Bamboo Room to debut several pieces from her new release "Alone." The new album was composed by North Fork Valley's Dylan Fixmer and recorded by Daniel Be.

Scotty Kenton

"The future is bright" for A.J. Fullerton and his newest release The Forgiver and The Runaway. A.J. called into KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton and debut a few songs from the new record which drops Friday, March 26th.

Lady Gang

Denver musician and loop artist Lady Gang AKA Jen Korte chats with 'Talkin Music' host Kori Stanton about her brand new album Full Throttle.

Shot by DILATE

LA singer-songwriter Kaleena Zanders talks with Kori Stanton about how the pandemic has given her time to focus on writing and recording her own music. This vocal powerhouse has been featured on many tracks and collaborations and plans to release her own EP later this year. 

Renee Ramge Photography

Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears talk with KVNF about their brand new album "Just Over The Ridge." This Western Colorado duo connected through Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature and have been playing music together ever since.

Charla Harvey

Graham Good & The Painters is made up of seven musicians who mostly reside in and around Denver, Colorado. The band is gearing up to release their first full album sometime in 2021 and kindly allowed KVNF to debut four songs in this Talkin Music.

Elliott Hickam

North Fork Valley musician Jon Hickam talks with KVNF about his debut solo album "Pickin' and Grinnin' with Willis Pickem." The new album features background vocals by Jon's father, Robert Hickam, cajon by his son Elliott Hickam and shakers by David Alderdice.

Merne Judson III

Ghost Tapes is a modern soul, funk and R&B band out of Denver, CO. On their second full album, FIG, the band explores themes of stuggle, death, rebirth and growth. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with all five members via Zoom just before the album release. This program features the debut of Ghost Tapes' song "Spilled Milk" which was written by the band's lead singer Ishka B. Phoenix about the late Denver musician and artist Colin Ward.

Sarah Shuel / Sonder Music Management

Denver based folk/hip-hop/electronic duo Grim & Darling talk with KVNF about their recent album release "Three." After a little break Colorado musicians Jessa Love and Jordan Polovina found themselves back in the studio during the 2020 pandemic.

2020 was a challenging year for musicians but that didn't stop new music from coming out. 'Talkin Music' Host and Producer, Kori Stanton and News Director and Morning Edition Host, Gavin Dahl share some of their favorite songs from Colorado musicians in 2020. 

Jessica Hanson is a multi-instrumentalist, looping violinist, and composer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Hanson recently released a Christmas inspired EP called 'Noel Noctis' which includes non-traditional renditions of holiday classics like "O Come, O Come Immanuel", "What Child Is This", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." All four songs and pieces are featured in this Talkin Music as well as an original song called 'Kaleidoscope' which Hanson released in the middle of 2020.

Renee Cornue

Durango musician Cody Tinnin talks with KVNF about his upcoming solo album "Perennial" and shares several unreleased songs on this Talkin Music. Tinnin is one third of the bluegrass trio Stillhouse Junkies which is also based out of Durango, CO.

Diana Yahklef

Denver based pop singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Williams talks with KVNF and shares some of her 2020 releases including a world debut of her brand new song "Freedom."

Tiffany Tomkinson, Centerpoint Photography

Seattle singer-songwriter Erika Lundahl talks with KVNF about her new album 'Daughter, You're a Storyteller' which dropped October 30th, 2020. Lundahl talks with 'Talkin Music' host Kori Stanton about her songwriting process, BLM protests in Seattle and the decision to release this new record in the middle of the pandemic.

Talkin Music: CITRA

Nov 5, 2020
Joel Rekiel

Denver rock band CITRA talks with KVNF about their newest singles from 2020 and how music has been helping the band get through the pandemic. CITRA is currently working on writing new music and plans to release a new album this winter.

Kori Stanton

The TIERRO Band with Bridget Law performed for the third week of the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' on October 2nd, 2020. Tierro and Bridget talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton before the outdoor concert at Poulos Park in Paonia, CO. 

Talkin Music: Niceness

Oct 22, 2020
Aurelie Slegers

Niceness frontwoman and songwriter, Koral Delatierra and keyboardist and vocalist, David “Bassie” Christeson talk with KVNF's Kori Stanton about their upcoming album "Realize".

Kori Stanton

LA folk-punk musician, Sunny War stops by KVNF before her performance for the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' to talk about her recent EP 'Can I Sit With You'. 

Olive & West Photography

Colorado Singer-songwriter, Jackson Emmer, talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album 'Alpine Coda' from his home studio in Carbondale.

JT Thomas

Daniel Rodriguez stops by KVNF before his performance for the "Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series" brought to you by Pickin' Productions and the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Rodriguez talks with Kori Stanton about his new record "Sojourn Of A Burning Sun."

Inaiah Lujan

"Music is my life partner" says singer-songwriter Xanthe Alexis in an interview with KVNF's Kori Stanton. The mystical songstress' music has been described as "medicine" and her new record 'The Offering' is just that. This episode of Talkin Music features several songs from the new record which was recorded in the foothills of Tava Mountain near Colorado Springs, CO.

Creatrix Photography

Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist, composer, recording artist, music therapist and teacher talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about her new album '18 Wings'. The new record is an homage to Loire's late father. '18 Wings' is Loire's debut solo album although she has many notable collaborations with Grammy winning musicians and composers including Glen Velez and Hans Zimmer.

Augustus

KVNF talks with musicians Colin Kelly and Jim Herlihy from Boulder rock band, Augustus about their upcoming album 'Color TV & Tall Tales'. The band's fifth album comes out on October 9th, 2020. 

Jacob Blumberg

Singer-songwriter, Alexa Wildish (yes, that's her real last name) calls into KVNF via Zoom to talk about her new self titled EP. Alexa is currently based in Nashville but spent many years in Boulder, CO. This program features four new cuts off of her EP and will take listeners on a whimsical and powerful ride. Check out Alexa Wildish's new EP and virtual Voice Studio here.

Kori Stanton

KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with Rob Miller of Pickin' Productions about the music industry during the pandemic and how Colorado is putting the Arts at the forefront.

Kori Stanton

Long time KVNF DJ's, Felix Belmont and Dennis Grunkemeyer talk with Kori Stanton about the behind the scenes of their former radio shows 'Stop Time' and 'Flight of Fancy'. 

Durango based funk/rock/hip hop/pop band Elder Grown talks with KVNF about writing new music and the summer music scene in Durango, CO. The band's saxophonist, Sam Kelly, speaks with 'Talkin Music' Host, Kori Stanton, about his hopes for the music industry post pandemic.

Click HERE to watch Elder Grown's video for 'I Like You'.

Jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen talks with KVNF from his home in Harlem, New York. Emmet speaks with Kori Stanton via Zoom about his Masters Legacy Series, life in Harlem during COVID-19 and about his experience working with legendary jazz musicians.

Sarah Shuel

Denver based band Float Like A Buffalo calls into KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton about the band's music, dance moves, and what the future holds for the music industry.

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