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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Talkin Music: Erika Lundahl

Mar 2, 2018

The Seattle-based musician, writer and activist talks with Ali Lightfoot about her recent residency at Elsewhere in Paonia and her songs exploring environmental issues and social justice movements.

Talkin Music: Jordyn Pepper

Feb 23, 2018

Singer songwriter Jordyn Pepper visits the KVNF studios to play some tunes and talk about her journey from being a Colorado farm girl to a Nashville musician.  

Talkin Music: Jeffrey Foucault

Feb 9, 2018

KVNF DJ Adam Gall sits down with songwriter and producer Jeffrey Foucault for a discussion about his love of John Prine, his special relationship with drummer and tour partner Billy Conway and his upcoming album Blood Brothers.

Talkin Music: Harry Harpoon

Feb 2, 2018

Local bluesman, Harry Harpoon visits with Ali Lightfoot and shares some new music.

Talkin Music: Loudon Wainwright III

Jan 23, 2018

KVNF's Paige Blank catches up with folk singer and humorist, Loudon Wainwright III at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Talkin Music: Ranky Tanky

Jan 9, 2018

The South Carolina quintet Ranky Tanky creates a modern rendition of their ancestral music - Gullah.  Ali Lightfoot spoke with the band's trumpet player Charlton Singleton about their unique sound at the 2017 Telluride Jazz Festival.

Talkin Music: Gabrielle Louise

Dec 18, 2017
Ashli Hara

Gabrielle Louise visits the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk about her latest CD "Live at Etown Hall," as well as her upcoming "Give Where You Live" concert at the Paradise Theater.

Talkin Music: Susan Ellinger

Dec 11, 2017

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Susan Ellinger,  pianist and artistic director at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts the Paonia.   Ellinger talks about the making of her debut CD, 'The Viennese Style' featuring late Sonatas of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

 

 

 

Talkin Music: Reckless Kelly

Dec 5, 2017
Cody and Willy Braun

Cody and Willy Braun began touring as children in their father's band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys.   The brothers have continued to tour coast to coast for over two decades in their country band,  Reckless Kelly.    Ali Lightfoot caught up with Willy Braun last summer before a show to discuss the band's grammy winning CD packaging,  growing up off-the-grid and the family's annual music festival in Idaho. 

Hundreds of local students took part in the annual Colorado Choral Directors Select Honor Choir Performance in Grand Junction in November.    Doctor Monte Atkinson of Colorado Mesa University’s Music Department was the conductor.  CMU’s Vocal Arts Ensemble and The Grand Valley Childrens Choir were also part of the show.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with Choir Directors and performers about this annual event that bring choirs together from all over the state.

3hattrio (three hat trio) plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Talkin Music: Front Country

Nov 11, 2017

The band Front Country blends everything from old grass to new-wave power pop.    Lead singer and songwriter Melody Walker talks with Ali Lightfoot about being outspoken in Nashville,  millennials taking over the world and what she's learned from pop vocal coaches.

Talkin Music: Ben Sollee

Oct 30, 2017
Paige Blankenbuehler

Ben Sollee is a Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter and composer who plays a mix of  a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B.  Sollee is known for his activism around Mountain Top Removal Strip Mining in Appalachia and collaborations with environmental and social justice organizations. KVNF's Michelle Amiott spoke with Sollee at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Talkin Music: Ben Sollee

Oct 30, 2017
Paige Blankenbuehler

Ben Sollee is a Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter and composer who plays a mix of  a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B.  Sollee is known for his activism around Mountain Top Removal Strip Mining in Appalachia and collaborations with environmental and social justice organizations. KVNF's Michelle Amiott spoke with Sollee at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Talkin Music: Miles Mosley

Oct 12, 2017
Amber McDaniel

With his bold and innovative style,  LA born musician Miles Mosley has been described as the "Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass."   In addition to his solo career,  he has toured and recorded with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Miss Lauren Hill and Rihanna.    Miles performed at this year's Telluride Jazz Festival and took time to speak with Ali Lightfoot before his show.

Talkin Music: Andy Frasco

Oct 4, 2017

Ali Lightfoot and Taya Jae talk with Andy Frasco after his performance at Delicious Orchards in Paonia.  Find out why Andy's reputation precedes him in this candid discussion about his Jewish Catholic upbringing, performance anxiety,  and his early obsession with Damien Rice.

Talkin Music: Gasoline Lollipops

Sep 25, 2017
Michael Emanuele

Gasoline Lollipop's frontman Clay Rose talks to Ali Lightfoot about the new album in the works,  alt country and his early folk influences.

Talkin Music: Mountain Harvest Festival 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Music Director Melanie Jean gives us a preview of this year's festival and shares music from some of the performers.

Talkin Music: AJ Fullerton

Sep 12, 2017

A.J. Fullerton is an award-winning  singer, songwriter and blues guitarist raised in Western Colorado. At only 22 years old, A.J. has quickly gained wide acclaim in Colorado.  He sat down to talk to Ali Lightfoot about his latest release titled Kalamath and share some new songs.

Talkin Music: Session Americana

Sep 6, 2017

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot catches up with this Boston based group before their show in Paonia Town Park.

Talkin Music: Maggie Koerner

Aug 25, 2017

New Orleans based singer Maggie Koerner sat down with Ali Lightfoot at the 2017 Ride Festival to talk about her new album "Dig Down Deep," touring with Galactic, her love of Kendrick Lamar and the importance of keeping it real. 

Talkin Music: Freddy & Francine

Aug 23, 2017

DJ Christi Gubser catches up with Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris of the Americana Soul duo- Freddy and Francine,  before their performance in Paonia Town Park.

Talkin Music: Battle of Santiago

Aug 11, 2017

Michael Owen and Magedelys Savgine of the Toronto-based group The Battle of Santiago sat down with  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

Talkin Music: Yonder Mountain String Band

Aug 7, 2017

KVNF DJ Lauren Ziccardi speaks with members of Yonder Mountain String Band at the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Talkin Music: Lukas Nelson

Jul 27, 2017

Lukas Nelson talks with KVNF DJ Willie Chicken and Ali Lightfoot about growing up with dad Willie Nelson,  his literary influences and what it means to be a country outlaw these days. 

Ta;lkin Music: Angela Perley and the Howlin Moons

Jul 20, 2017

The Columbus Ohio-based rock band band, Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons played a show for the Montrose Summer Music Series back in June.   They stopped by the KVNF studios for a chat before their show.

Talkin Music: Scruffy Pearls

Jul 14, 2017
Ali Lightfoot

Scruffy Pearls is a NYC based band fronted by Carly Brooke.  This dynamic 5 piece band performed at the KVNF studios and talked with Ali Lightfoot about their newly released debut album and first trip to Colorado.

Talkin Music: The Deslondes

Jul 10, 2017
Michelle Amiott

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot took a road trip to the California desert to interview the 5 piece country band - The Deslondes.   Sam Doores, Riley Downing and Dan Cutler discuss their creative process and their new album, Hurry Home, which was released this June.  

The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project Ensemble invites KVNF to one of their rehearsals to share some new music and talk about their North Fork collective.   This band includes:  David Alderdice, Arlyn Alderdice, Jeannette Carey, Daniel B, Matt Drbohlav, Rebecca Drbohlav, Osha Foster, & Jen Sanborn.

     

Talkin Music: Lesley Kernochan

Jun 16, 2017

Americana Folk artist Lesley Kernochan stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before heading to The Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  Lesley has an eclectic background as a saxophonist, contemporary composer, operatically trained coloratura,  musical saw player, and singer/songwriter. Her most recent record is A Calm Sun.

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