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.

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JT Thomas

Rushad Robert Eggleston is an American composer, wild jazz vocalist, kazoo player & performer, who has toured extensively in 49 states and 15+ countries. Eggleston is known for inventing words, and for his imaginative world called The Land of Sneth. Rushad recently performed at the Ridway Summer Concert Series and stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about his musical background and how he envisions his music evolving in the near future.

Kori Stanton

Deliberate Kin is a bluegrass/americana/singer-songwriter duo based out of Kansas. Amanda Jo and Alex have been performing together for many years but recently decided to take their new duo on the road along with their two girls. In this Talkin Music KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with Deliberate Kin before their show at TADA Your Art Space in Delta. The duo talked about their new album Things Happen and debuted their newest single Hard Things in the Bamboo Room.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Talkin Music: Ley Line

Jun 29, 2019
Kori Stanton

Austin based multilingual band Ley Line stopped by KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton about their musical journey, how they found each other and also performed a few new singles in the Bamboo Room. 

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program!

Kori Stanton

Luke Powers is a americana, singer, songwriter and guitar player who is originally from Louisville, Kentucky.  Luke has recently relocated to Paonia, CO and is getting ready to release his newest album “Time to Shine” which features musicians from Sheryl Crow's band and Lynyrd Skynyrd's band.  KVNF’s Kori Stanton spoke to Luke in the station’s Bamboo Room and got a sneak peak of a few pre-releases off his upcoming album.

This program is in honor of former Paonia resident Thomas Lawley. Thomas was a huge music lover and community connector. Thomas moved to the North Fork Valley in 1970 and was a Paonia resident until 1986. During his time in the North Fork he was a community leader, KVNF DJ and often the Master of Ceremonies. In Febuary 2019 Thomas died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico after battling cancer for four years. He was 72. Thomas and his wife Paula produced the infamous Hippie Reunion in Paonia in 2010. Thomas was also the festival Director for Carbondale's Mountain Fair for 17 years.

Kori Stanton

Erica Tucceri is an Australian musician, composer and flutist. Erica spent the month of May at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia focussing on several music projects including interviewing people from the North Fork Valley and she’s also been working on two albums simultaneously. Erica stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about her many music projects and also performed an original piece on the flute in the Bamboo Room. Follow along Erica’s musical journey on her website: ericatucceri.com

Kori Stanton

Taylor Scott, Denver based international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter stopped by KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton about his new album All We Have. Taylor performed a couple of songs off his new album and also a prerelease of song he's anticipating will be on his next record. Taylor has toured with Otis Taylor and played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes.

Ellen Sander, author of Trips, Rock Life in the Sixties stopped by KVNF during her Colorado book tour. Ellen talked with Kori Stanton about her augmented edition of Trips, poetry, Jimi Hendrix and what it was like being a rock journalist in the midst of rock and roll.

Kori Stanton

Clifton Hanger is a rock and roll jam band that is based out of the North Fork Valley. The band members stopped by KVNF to talk with DJ Lawrence Hancock about their music and performed a few original songs. Keep an eye out for these guys and catch them live this summer! Tour dates and album updates can be found on their facebook page

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engieneering this program. 

Kori Stanton

Local singer-songwriter, Gabrielle Louise is recording a new album with her band and stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton. They talked about the evolution of her music, Joni Mitchell and her upcoming birthday concert on May 18th at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Gabrielle also provided KVNF listeners with an exclusive sneak peak of a few tracks off of her upcoming album.

Kori Stanton

Singer, songwriter and Master River guide Jenner Fox stopped by KVNF to play a few songs off of his new album called 'Buffalo'. Jenner talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton before his show at Remedy in Paonia. Jenner talked about house concerts, how he recently signed a record deal and how his music is greatly inspired by his time meeting people as a river guide.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Phil Emerson

Singer-songwriter, Ayla Nereo talks with KVNF DJ Chelsea Bookout about her new album "By The Light of the Dark Moon" and about her first headlining tour. Chelsea met up with Ayla in Boulder after her sold out show at the Fox Theater last month. 

Kori Stanton

American electric blues singer and songwriter Sugaray Rayford stopped by KVNF before his "party" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia. He talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album Somebody Save Me, his upcoming tour schedule through 2023 and about his musical journey over the last 20 years.

Kori Stanton

Lydia Violet and bandmade/tour manager Jax Lavender stopped by KVNF to perform a few songs and talk about Lydia's Music As Medicine Project. Lydia and friends recently produced a local Spring Family Festival at Blacklight Studios in Paonia. Lydia started her musical journey at three years old when she picked out her first violin. She has toured and performed with Rising Appalachia, Ma Muse, Ayla Nereo and many more.

Kori Stanton

Once a year the Valley Youth Orchestra throws a dinner concert and this year's concert "Tapestry of America" included four original pieces. Two of the pieces were composed and performed by youth musicians Anwen Borgo and Conner Hogan. The third original piece "Inner Spirit" was composed and conducted by mentor Justin G. Russell Jr.  North Fork Valley percussionist and composer David Alderdice also composed and performed his original piece "Days 4 & 5" with the Combined Orchestra.

Kori Stanton

Durango based band Stillhouse Junkies visit KVNF before their show at Remedy in Paonia. Kori Stanton talks with the trio about their new album Hillbilly Poetry and their upcoming schedule including performing at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in April.

Kori Stanton

Nashville-based musician Steve Poltz stopped by the KVNF studios to talk with Ali Lightfoot and play some songs from his new album Shine On. Steve clues us in on why track 9 is the misfit on any album and shares stories about an obsession with Rickie Lee Jones and the time his musician-friend Jewel made goths cry.

Musician Moriah Woods shares some new songs and talks about honest expression,  opening for Pokey Lafarge and spring break in Poland.

DJ Adam Gall talks with singer songwriter Jeffrey Foucault about his creative process and latest projects.

Paonia band Pure Weed plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot about making music connections in the hemp fields,  famous Paonia punks and how to pick an alias.

Carrie Szabo

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with Stefan and Carrie Szabo of National Park Radio in Ouray after their show at The Wright Opera House. 

Ali Lightfoot

KVNF visits with the hip hop group Nappy Roots before their show at Mesa Theater in Grand Junction.  Skinny DeVille,  Buffalo Stille,  Ron Clutch, Fish Scales and 808 Blake talk about their Kentucky roots, 90s hip hop and what it takes to maintain the American Dream.

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with the folk duo Penny and Sparrow at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival.

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with Hubby Jenkins at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival. 

KVNF's Ashley Krest talks with members of the North Fork ensemble before their CD release party for "Music For Everyday Life."

Composer and multi-media artist Lane Shi talks with Ali Lightfoot about her work and residency at Elsewhere in Paonia.  

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks to musician Sam Baker at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival.  

KVNF DJ Geitz talks with musician and activist Robby Romero about growing up in Hollywood, hanging out with Dennis Hopper and the Dali Lama and working for the rights of indigenous people.

Willi Moore

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and musician Valerie June have a cosmic conversation about serendipidy,  poetry and obscurity at the 2018 Telluride Blues and Brew Festival. 

Willi Moore, Photo and Illustration

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot talks with pianist Marco Benevento at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Marco shares stories about his first synthesizer, his first job (playing piano at the country club) and his love for New Orleans.

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