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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Kori Stanton

KVNF visits the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble at their practice studio in Hothckiss, CO. Kori Stanton talks with all eight members about composing new music and their upcoming performances at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. These concerts will wrap up David Alderdice's 2019/2020 'World in Paradise Music Series'. This program features four new pieces that the group is working on for their upcoming album. 

Special thanks to our sounds team: Jeff Reynolds, Adam Smith and Daniel Be. 

KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with award winning country musician, Ryan Bingham at the 26th Annual Blues and Brews Festival in Telluride, CO. Ryan shares his inspiration behind his newest album 'American Love Song' and also talks about what he's working on in 2020. 

Kori Stanton

Denver based band Black Canyon talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about the inspirations behind their upcoming album which features experimental sounds and a lot of improvisation. The four band members spent several days writing and recording at the original location of KVNF on Garvin Mesa in Paonia, CO. 

Kori Stanton

Singer-songwriter, Moriah Woods stopped by KVNF to share a few of her newest songs off her recent album 'Old Boy'. The singer resides in Poland but spent most of her youth in Paonia, CO. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with her about her process of writing and recording 'Old Boy'.

Jim Brett

Enjoy a special Holiday edition of Talkin Music featuring the Paonia Madrigal singers, directed by Gretchen Nicoloff. The audio was recorded live at Alfread Eames Cellars annual barrel tasting. KVNF's Kori Stanton chatted with some of the attendees and madrigal singers. Happy Holidays from KVNF!

Kori Stanton

Songwriters, Wyatt Espalin, Jackson Emmer and John Statz stop by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about their "Americana Troubadour Round" tour and played a few original songs in the Bamboo Room.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Stand and Sway

Stand and Sway is an americana and roots duo made up of musicians, Ara Lee and Beth Wood. The duo stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about their music, poetry and performed a few songs from their first album together called 'Deep Blue'.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Artwork: MrOZ, Photo: Kori Stanton

Colorado blues muscian and 2019 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner, Cary Morin stops by KVNF to play a few songs and talk with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album which is slated to come out in 2020. 

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Kori Stanton

Norwegian band Darling West stops by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton in the Bamboo Room and perform a few songs including a couple unreleased tracks off of their upcoming album 'We'll Never Know Unless We Try' which is due out in February 2020. 

Talkin Music: Anders Osborne

Oct 23, 2019
Brandt Vicknair

New Orleans blues musician, Anders Osborne has played at Blues & Brews in Telluride "15 times" and at the 26th Annual Blues & Brews, KVNF's Kori Stanton caught up with Anders at Mountain Lodge in Mountain Village on the last day of the festival.

Kori Stanton

Canadian musicians, Belle Plaine, Blake Berglund and their band stop by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton about Belle Plain's recent album 'Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath' which features a song about Belle's grandmother Laila Sady Johnson, who survived being hit by a train. Belle and Blake are on tour and hope be back to visit and perform in Western Colorado early 2020.

Glenn Reigelman

KVNF's Kori Stanton spoke with blues musician Samantha Fish at the 26th Annual Blues & Brews in Telluride. The two sat poolside in Mountain Village and talked about Fish's new album Kill or Be Kind which Fish says is "All about the guiatr".

Grammy winning, iconic world music drummer, Glen Velez and acclaimed rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler stopped by KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton before their concert at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Velez and Cotler opened the World Music in Paradise Series produced by local musician and teacher David Alderdice. Alderdice joined in for a couple of songs in the Bamboo Room.

Composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto stopped by KVNF to perform a few of his immersive songs in the Bamboo Room. Hiroya talks with Kori Stanton about how he was awarded a music scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and how traveling and meeting new people inspires his music and music.

Kori Stanton

Soul singer, songwriter and guitarist Ron Artis II stopped by KVNF in Paonia, CO to talk about his new album "Love is Love" which is due out on Sept. 9th, 2019. Ron played a few unreleased tracks for our listeners and talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton about the evolution of his music and how on this record he was hearing strings and horns instead of the rock and roll sounds we heard on his previous album "Soul Street".

Kori Stanton

Steel Betty is a traditional and original folk-grass band from Austin, TX. The trio stopped by KVNF to talk about their debut album "So Darn Lonesome" that comes out Sept. 14th, 2019. Maddie, Mc D and Micah spoke with KVNF’s Kori Stanton about their passion for bluegrass music festivals and what it’s like being a band in Austin.   

Kori Stanton

Desi Valentine is a pop singer and songwriter who is from London and currently based out of Los Angeles, CA. Desi and his band performed at the final concert for the Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray, Colorado. KVNF's Kori Stanton spoke with Desi before the show and talked with him about his musical theater background including being part of the original cast of 'The Producers' and what it was like working with Mel Brooks.

Kori Stanton

In a sea of glowing hula hoops, smiling faces and moving bodies... perhaps you could find KVNF's Kori Stanton attending and covering the 7th Annual ARISE Music Festival held at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO.

Irish band I Draw Slow stopped by KVNF before their show at Pickin in the Park in Paonia, CO. Kori Stanton spoke with the band about the last eleven years and the major differences between performing at home and in the states. I Draw Slow also debuted one of their newest songs called "Terminal Bird" which was inspired by their time traveling through airports while on tour.

Talkin Music: Omicron J Trauma

Aug 2, 2019
Kori Stanton

Rock band Omicron J Trauma stops by KVNF to talk with Talkin Music host/producer Kori Stanton about their musical backgrounds, how the three band members connected in Dallas, Texas and about their new EP titled You Should Have Thought About That.

Special thanks to Jeff Reynolds for engineering this program.

Denver based duo, The Ordinary Two stops by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton before their concert at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, CO. Two duo talks about their recent self titled EP and shares a couple pre-releases with KVNF listeners.  

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. 

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