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: The Blackberry Bushes

Jul 17, 2015

The Blackberry Bushes are a Bluegrass and Americana Stringband from Seattle WA.  They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before their show in Ridgway.

Talkin Music: Humming House

Jul 10, 2015

The Nashville based band stops by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway town park.

Talkin Music: Otis Taylor

Jul 10, 2015

Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor.  KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.

Talkin Music: Sol Driven Train

Jul 3, 2015

The 6-piece band from Charleston, SC,  plays in KVNF's Bamboo Room before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

Talkin Music: John Bell of Widespread Panic

Jul 3, 2015

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with Widespread Panic's  front man before their appearance at The Ride Festival.

Talkin Music: Kristen Ford

Jun 26, 2015

Ali Lightfoot speaks with indie rock musician Kristen Ford and plays some songs off her latest EP "Tighten It Up."

Talkin Music: Russ Chapman

May 29, 2015

Musician Russ Chapman plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Davis Coombe

May 14, 2015

Film editor Davis Coombe talks about his latest film,  "Keep On Keepin On" a documentary about  jazz legend  Clark Terry.  

Talkin Music: Ky Burt & Melanie Jean

Apr 24, 2015

Paonia musicians Ky Burt and Melanie Jean play some music and discuss plans for a crowd funded tour where they hope to perform free concerts for organizations around the country that build community.

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn

Apr 24, 2015

Paonia musician Mike Gwinn talks about the connections between blues and jazz and plays songs where they intersect.

Talkin Music: History of Rocksteady

Mar 13, 2015

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Betty Palik,  a producer for the documentary film "Rocksteady – The Roots of Reggae."   This documentary tells the story of the Rocksteady era which was from 1966 to 1969 in Jamaica  and considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music.  A blend of ska, soul and R&B, Rocksteady developed the rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae.

Talkin Music: Justin Walden

Mar 5, 2015

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musician and producer Justin Walden (AKA Scarecrow Adams). 

Talkin Music: Brodie Kinder and The Killer Bees

Feb 27, 2015

Paonia musician Brodie Kinder plays some tunes off his new EP "222" with his band The Killer Bees.

Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

Feb 23, 2015
Lea Petmezas

Looper and multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot about his hard-to-classify sound,  his early experiences as a musician and how he started looping. 

Talkin Music: Triptihkal

Jan 30, 2015

The Montrose band Triptihkal plays some music at the KVNF studios before their show at Louie's in Paonia.

Talkin Music: Gustavo Brett

Jan 16, 2015

Musician Gustavo Brett plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: The Blue Gators

Jan 9, 2015

Members of the Montrose band The Blue Gators play music and talk with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Joe Cocker

Dec 26, 2014
JT Thomas

We dug into our archives for great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years.  Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member.

Talkin Music: Sean Barna

Dec 5, 2014

Drummer-turned-songwriter Sean Barna speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his recently released EP "Cutter Street."

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

Nov 21, 2014

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

KVNF Field Sessions: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

Nov 20, 2014
Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with this KVNF Field Session performance in a barn outside Paonia, Colorado.

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Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

Oct 24, 2014

Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as "island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul."   Ali Lightfoot interviewed Zach at the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest.

Talkin Music: The Record Company

Oct 24, 2014

KVNF's Amber McDaniel speaks with Chris Voss of LA based blues band  The Record Company.

Talkin Music: Wendy Woo

Oct 6, 2014

Colorado musician Wendy Woo speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Patrick Sweany

Sep 29, 2014

Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining  old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk.   KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with the  musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. 

Talkin Music: Shakey Graves

Sep 18, 2014
Ali Lightfoot

Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves  speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came."    Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival. 

Talkin Music: Jim Lauderdale

Sep 17, 2014

Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the San Juan String Fest.

Talkin Music: Baskery

Sep 2, 2014

The three sisters that make up the Swedish band, Baskery,  stop by KVNF to play some tunes and chat with KVNF's Willie Chicken.

Talkin Music: San Juan String Fest

Aug 25, 2014

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot,  Rick Watts and Thomas Smith are joined by Jack Young of the Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge to discuss the upcoming KVNF fundraiser.  Hear music from John Cowan, Grant Farm, Jim Lauderdale and Drew Emmitt, just some of the performers at this year's fest.

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Talkin Music: Kevin Russell

Aug 14, 2014
John Gutierrez

Shinyribs front man Kevin Russell plays some tunes and chats with Ali Lightfoot and Willie Chicken.