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: 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.

Talkin Music: Montrose Summer Music Series

Jun 2, 2017

Series Director Dave Bowman gives us a preview of all the music you can catch every first Friday at the Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose.

Talkin Music: Pickin Productions

May 26, 2017

Rob Miller started Pickin' Productions in 2008,  producing two free summer concert series in the towns of Paonia and Ridgway.  Now celebrating ten years of bringing music to the western slope, Rob is starting a brand new series in Moab, Utah as well as one in Crawford, Colorado.  He’s also booking a live music series for Delicious Orchards in Paonia.  Here, Rob speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his work and some of the artists you can catch this summer.

Talkin Music: Telluride Jazz Festival Preview

May 19, 2017
Ali Lightfoot

Music festival director Steve Gumble talks with Ali Lightfoot about his first year producing the Telluride Jazz Festival.    Gumble founded SBG productions in 1994  with the creation of Telluride Blues and Brews.     Here, Steve gives us a preview of the performers you can hear at both festivals this summer.

Talkin Music: The Two Tracks

May 11, 2017

The Wyoming-based band sits down with Ali Lightfoot to talk about their new album "Postcard Town," and how small towns and wide open spaces inspire their sound.

Talkin Music: New Orleans Spring 2017

May 1, 2017
Ali Lightfoot

This program features interviews from Ali Lightfoot's trip to New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival.  Jazz pianist Jesse McBride, Tank and the Bangas' Albert Allenback,   and Aurora Nealand are all featured. 

Talkin Music: Ayla Nereo

Apr 20, 2017
Feather Groves

KVNF Youth Radio DJ Jackson Bookout speaks with musician Ayla Nereo about her childhood,  her music and how she feels about soccer.  

Talkin Music: Justin Evan Thompson

Apr 17, 2017

Singer songwriter Justin Evan Thompson is joined by Melanie Jean and Gabrielle Louise to play a few tunes and discuss his latest projects.

Talkin Music: Scones-Kinder Band

Mar 25, 2017

The Scones-Kinder band dropped by the KVNF studios to share some music and talk about The Summer of Love, Up with People and their new video for the song "Dead End Street."

Talkin Music: Rachel Priday

Mar 9, 2017

Violinist Rachel Priday has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras, including the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Seattle, National Symphony Orchestras and the Boston Pops.  Here, Rachel and pianist Susan Ellinger discuss their upcoming show Appalachian Spring, a program of violin and piano duos celebrating the beauty and burgeoning spirit of the season.  

Talkin Music: Elephant Revival

Mar 2, 2017

Elephant Revival's Bonnie Paine discusses the influences for the haunting and beautiful sound of their 2016 release  "Petals,"  and describes the highly collaborative and creative process making the video for the title track.  

Talkin Music: The Lil' Smokies

Feb 24, 2017

Andy Dunnigan of the Bluegrass band The Lil' Smokies talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Green Appaloosa

Feb 9, 2017
Samantha Burroughs

Cowboy poet Topher Dalrymple backed by Devon Alves on guitar make up this illustrious duo.

Talkin Music: Moriah Woods

Dec 29, 2016

Colorado raised songwriter  Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot about living in Poland, what inspires her sound and her new album "The Road to Some Strange Forest."

Talkin Music: Flobots

Dec 16, 2016
Flobots

For the last few years, the Denver Hip Hop group Flobots have been touring the U.S. leading workshops focused on  music and its role in revolution.  Their new record exploring this theme, titled "No Enemies"  will be released in early 2017.  Ali Lightfoot had a chance to sit down with Brer Rabbit and Johnny 5 before their show at the Paradise Theater to discuss this project and get their take on Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter and how to start a revolution around the dinner table.

Talkin' Music: 3 Tinkers

Dec 8, 2016
Ali Lightfoot

This North Fork band brings you all original songs combining Americana, Country, Blues, Jazz and Island influences.   They stopped by the KVNF studios to chat and share some music.  

Talkin Music: Handmade Moments

Dec 2, 2016
Desdemona Dallas

The duo Handmade Moments mix modern folk, beat-boxing, a multitude of instruments and political commentary to make for one the best shows you can catch when they tour through Colorado.  Joel and Anna stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk with Ali Lightfoot about Standing Rock,  President Trump and the towns they'll keep going back to.

Talkin Music: Tribute to Sharon Jones

Nov 28, 2016
Telluride Blues and Brews

A tribute to the late great soul singer Sharon Jones including her music and an interview with Ali Lightfoot conducted in September of 2015.  Here Sharon discusses how performing helped her heal after her first cancer diagnosis,  how Amy Winehouse stole her act,  and how the inmates at Rikers Island encouraged her to pursue a career in music.

Talkin Music: Freddy and Francine

Nov 17, 2016

KVNF's Christi Gubser speaks with the LA based Americana Soul duo, Freddy and Francine,  featuring Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris.   She caught up with the couple back stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.

Talkin Music: Con Brio

Nov 10, 2016

Con Brio front man Ziek McCarter speaks with KVNF's Amber McDaniel at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

Talkin' Music: Luther Dickinson

Nov 8, 2016

Luther Dickinson  is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars and for a time among the many lead guitarists for The Black Crowes.    He performed at Telluride Blues and Brews with his band - North Mississippi Osborne,  his collaboration with musician Anders Osborne.

Talkin Music: Take Five

Oct 28, 2016

Toby King and Robin Nicholoff of the local band, Take Five share some music and stories with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Israel Nash

Oct 13, 2016

Rock musician Israel Nash speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot backstage at the 2016 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.  They discuss the importance of radio, touring and making music that requires introspection. 

Talkin Music: The David Wax Museum

Oct 7, 2016

KVNF DJ Christie Gubser speaks with David Wax and Suz Slezak of the  band The David Wax Museum.  Christie caught up with them at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado. 

Talkin Music: Gabrielle Louise

Sep 30, 2016
Mark Sink

Gabrielle’s new album, “If the Static Clears,”  releases on Sept. 30.    Here,  she tells Ali Lightfoot about her recent TED talk, her approach to navigating the music industry and some stories behind the songs.   

Talkin Music: Humbird

Sep 15, 2016

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician Siri Undlin whose solo project Humbird combines soundscapes characterized by traditional folk music, flute loops and field recordings.    Siri talks about her 3 month residency at Elsewhere Studios and plays some tunes.

Talkin Music: Colin Lake

Aug 18, 2016

New Orleans based songwriter Colin Lake talks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park. 

Talkin Music: Ryan Bingham

Aug 12, 2016

This award winning songwriter and master guitarist sat down to chat with Ali Lightfoot before his sold out show at Belly Up in Aspen.

Talkin Music: I Draw Slow

Aug 4, 2016

This Dublin 5 piece band is rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.   Here they chat with Ali Lightfoot  about American politics,  Irish country music,  and the importance of music during turbulent times.  

Talkin Music: Lipbone Redding

Jul 15, 2016

Multi-intrumentalist and storyteller Lipbone Redding made a return trip to Paonia to perform at the Cherry Days Festival this July.   Here, he plays a few tunes and catches up with Ali Lightfoot.

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