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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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 Appalacia, 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.

Talkin Music: Stillhouse Junkies

Mar 21, 2019
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.

Willi Moore

Rhythm and Blues artist Son Little talks with Ali Lightfoot about working with Mavis Staples, his first love song and his dream of starting a band made up entirely of bass players.  Ali caught up with Son Little before his show at the 2018 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

The North Carolina Folk band River Whyless and Quebec's Les Poulet a Colin talk with KVNF at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

This Texas based musician talks with Ali Lightfoot about making his album Maria the Gun, crossing borders all over the Americas and how his van became home.

Ali Lightfoot

Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins of the Austin band Wild Child talk with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot backstage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.  The band shares stories about their new album and its multiple producers,  making sweet songs for dark times and their most popular love song (which is actually about a cat.)

KVNF speaks with Regina Spektor at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.  Regina talks about the different approaches to studying music in the US and Russia,  her early days playing in NYC's east village and her creative process.  

Ali Lightfoot

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks with duo about their latest CD Everywhere I Go,  touring America (pre and post  Trump) and meeting Gillian Welch.

Brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benallyof the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona make up the band Sihasin.  Ali Lightfoot talks to them about their environmental activism,  a trip to the white house and how their music has evolved to be more hopeful over the years.

The two bands have joined forces for a performance at The Telluride Bluegrass Festival.   They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and share stories about their trip to India,  the Roots of Freedom project and how to break an accordion.

Paonia singer songwriter Steve Clisset plays some music and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

One-man-band Forest Beutel plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot about touring with punk bands, cats on leashes, and how to stay hopeful during troubled times.

Talkin Music: Kuinka

Jun 1, 2018

Kuinka blends folk, indie, pop, electronica and bluegrass for a sound all their own. Currently touring for their new EP “Stay Up Late,” they stopped by KVNF to play some music and chat with Ali Lightfoot before their show at the Old Mad Dog Dog Cafe in Crawford.

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