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.

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Talkin Music: Satsang

Jun 3, 2021
Greyson Christian Plate

Satsang's lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus calls into KVNF from his home in Montana. McManus talks with Kori Stanton about the band's upcoming record "All. Right. Now." which comes out at the end of June and features Trevor Hall and G. Love.

Betsy Anne Phillips

Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris AKA Freddy & Francine talk with Kori Stanton about their recent album "I Am Afraid To Die!"

Zea Stallings from Denver band The Copper Children talks with KVNF on his way to play Cohere Gathering 2021. Stallings shares some backstory on their 2019 record "Speaking In Spirits" and mentions that the band has a new album in the works.

The Frequenzies hail from the North Fork Valley bringing our listeners funk, pop, and rock on their upcoming EP "Face In The Flames." On this episode of 'Talkin Music' we hear the full unreleased EP and Kori Stanton talks with band members David Connolly (vox + guitar) and Josh Livudais (guitar). The full band features Jeremy Wagner on drums and Tyler Timbrel on bass.

Kimberly Crist

John Statz is a Denver based singer-songwriter who moves between folk and Americana. John caught up with KVNF's Kori Stanton and shared several songs off of his most recent album "Early Riser" and talked about a few tour dates coming up this Summer in Western Colorado.

Tara Gracer

Denver based Americana/funk band Magic Beans gives 'Talkin Music' a sneak peak of their upcoming album "Slice of Life." The new record drops on Friday, April 30th, 2021. Guitarist and vocalist Scott Hachey talks with Kori Stanton about recording the new album in his home studio with the band and shares some details behind the music. Keep an eye out this Summer for tour dates all throughout Colorado!

KVNF notched 12 stories on the list of 2021 Top of the Rockies winners.

Adam Smith

The news department at KVNF Mountain Grown Public Radio was recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association with four awards on Monday, April 19th.

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."

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