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: 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.

Talkin Music: Kipori Woods

Aug 14, 2014

Blues man Kipori Woods stops by the KVNF studios before his show at the  Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

Local Motion: Backyard Concert

Aug 6, 2014
Andrew Cullen

Folk and blues guitarist, Marisa Anderson and alternative country artist, Jesse Hadden chat with Ali Lightfoot before their backyard performance in Paonia.

Talkin Music: Orion Freeman

Jul 31, 2014

Singer songwriter, Orion Freeman stops by and plays a few songs before his show in Paonia.   Local musician, David Alderdice joins him on drums.

Talkin Music: Kid Kotowich

Jul 25, 2014

Canadian musician Kid Kotowich stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk about her  stint as a jazz trombonist and vocalist for The Happy Pals – a well known jazz band in Toronto. 

Talkin Music: Andrew Bird

Jul 21, 2014

Multi instrumentalist, Andrew Bird speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Talkin Music: Arise Festival

Jul 11, 2014

DJ SaraTonin speaks with musician, Tierro about the 2014 Arise Festival coming up in August.

Talkin Music: Sam Bush

Jul 8, 2014

DJ Lou Wren speaks with Sam Bush, at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Talkin Music: Gabrielle Louise

Jun 26, 2014

Singer songwriter Gabrielle Louise visits with Ali Lightfoot and plays some tunes.

Talkin Music: Chatham County Line

Jun 26, 2014

North Carolina bluegrass band Chatham County Line perform at the KVNF studios.

Talkin Music: Paonia Cherry Days Festival

Jun 16, 2014

Paonia Cherry Days Festival organizers, Tina Walker and Skip Naft, talk about all the music and entertainment planned for this year's festival.

Talkin Music: Moriah Woods

May 29, 2014
Ali Lightfoot

Paonia singer songwriter, Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot shares her music.

Talkin Music: Mt Thelonious

May 22, 2014

The acoustic trio Mt Thelonious  dropped by the KVNF studios  to play a few tunes before their show at the Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

Talkin Music: Sean Hayes

May 9, 2014

San Francisco-based indie folk soul artist, Sean Hayes speaks with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin Music: David Jacobs-Strain & Michelle McAfee

Apr 21, 2014

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with the duo of David Jacobs- Strain and Michelle McAfee.