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.

Ways to Connect

Talkin Music: The Noah Cornelius Band

Nov 6, 2015

Singer-songwriter, Noah Cornelius and his band play some music and chat with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot before their show at The Blue Sage in Paonia. 

Talkin Music: Dirty Bourbon River Show

Oct 30, 2015

The Dirty Bourbon River Show is a New Orleans big brass band.   Drawing from a diversity of musical backgrounds – these 6 musicians play a revolving set of instruments to create what they call 'circus rock.'  North Fork musician Jon Hickam and KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with front man Noah Adams,   saxophone player Matt Thomas and vocalist Sandra Love after their show at The Paradise Theater in Paonia.

Talkin Music: The Grizzly Pears

Oct 27, 2015

Jon Hickam, Lazer Kid Kotowich and David Alderdice make up the North Fork band The Grizzly Pears.   They play a mix of New Orleans style street jazz, grinder blues, and cabaret music fresh from western Colorado farm country.  Here,  they talk about the formation of the band and play a few tunes.

Talkin Music: Doug Dicharry of The Ben Miller Band

Oct 23, 2015

Doug Dicharry of The Ben Miller Band  plays every instrument under the sun.   During a typical set he might play drums, mandolin, spoons, trombone, trumpet, and washboard.    KVNF DJs Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot chased him down after his performance at Telluride Blues and Brews to find out more about him.

Talkin Music: Hillstomp

Oct 23, 2015

Hillstomp is a blues duo consisting of Henry Hill Kammerer and John Johnson.  Ali Lightfoot and Cyn Holder spoke with Henry before his show at Telluride Blues and Brews. 

Talkin Music: CW Ayon

Oct 2, 2015
Cyn Holder

New Mexico native CW Ayon speaks with Cyn Holder and Ali Lightfoot after his performance at the 2015 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.  Ayon plays a unique version of  hill country blues on a simple kick-snare, guitar and harmonica set-up.   

Talkin Music: Isaac Aragon

Oct 2, 2015

Ali Lightfoot  speaks with the winner of the 2015 Telluride Blues Challenge, Isaac Aragon.    Aragon competed against five other finalists at the festival.    Here,  he talks about the experience of  performing in front of 10 thousand people on the main stage.  

Talkin Music: The Revivalists

Sep 25, 2015

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with lead singer Dave Shaw and drummer Andrew Campanelli of the New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists.   Adam caught up with them back stage after their performance at Telluride Blues and Brews.

Talkin Music: Blues Dancing

Sep 17, 2015
Elizabeth Woods Darby

Once a year,  40 or 50 blues dancers descend upon Paonia and other parts of the Western Slope.  Wonder what this new dance phenomenon is all about?   Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jared Tarr,  one of the directors of Aspen Blues Recess to find out about the  movement and the music that inspires it.

Talkin Music: We Dream Dawn

Sep 14, 2015

We Dream Dawn performs at the KVNF studios.  Front man,  Sage discusses farming, music festivals and new language for the new paradigm with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2015

Sep 8, 2015

KVNF Pickin DJ Lauren Ziccardi speaks with Eric Berry of the band- Trampled by Turtles and the gospel group - The McCrary Sisters.

Talkin Music: Rising Appalachia

Aug 28, 2015

Leah Song of the band Rising Appalachia talks with KVNF's Dallas Meck and Ali Lightfoot after her performance at the Arise Music Festival.


Talkin Music: Nathaniel Rateliff

Aug 20, 2015
Dallas Meck

Nathaniel Rateliff talks about his new album and why it's full of lighthearted songs on dark topics.  Plus- he shares stories about  his Tonight Show appearance,  navigating the music industry and the downside of legal marijuana.

Talkin Music: Handmade Moments

Aug 12, 2015
Dallas Meck

Anna Horton and Joel Ludford who make up folk-jazz duo  "Handmade Moments" stopped by the KVNF studios to chat with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Paonia Town Park.

Talkin Music: Kokayi Danladi

Aug 4, 2015

Denver based hip hop artist Kokayi Danladi speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show at NOFO in Paonia.

Talkin Music: Travis Mann

Jul 31, 2015

Travis Mann and his band have been creating a craze on Nashville’s historic “Lower Broadway” since his arrival in 2005.   Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with Travis about his growing up in Paonia,  life in Nashville and his upcoming show for Celebrate the Fork in August.

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. 

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