Music during COVID

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Ghost Tapes is a modern soul, funk and R&B band out of Denver, CO. On their second full album, FIG, the band explores themes of stuggle, death, rebirth and growth. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with all five members via Zoom just before the album release. This program features the debut of Ghost Tapes' song "Spilled Milk" which was written by the band's lead singer Ishka B. Phoenix about the late Denver musician and artist Colin Ward.

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Denver based folk/hip-hop/electronic duo Grim & Darling talk with KVNF about their recent album release "Three." After a little break Colorado musicians Jessa Love and Jordan Polovina found themselves back in the studio during the 2020 pandemic.

2020 was a challenging year for musicians but that didn't stop new music from coming out. 'Talkin Music' Host and Producer, Kori Stanton and News Director and Morning Edition Host, Gavin Dahl share some of their favorite songs from Colorado musicians in 2020. 

Jessica Hanson is a multi-instrumentalist, looping violinist, and composer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Hanson recently released a Christmas inspired EP called 'Noel Noctis' which includes non-traditional renditions of holiday classics like "O Come, O Come Immanuel", "What Child Is This", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." All four songs and pieces are featured in this Talkin Music as well as an original song called 'Kaleidoscope' which Hanson released in the middle of 2020.

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Durango musician Cody Tinnin talks with KVNF about his upcoming solo album "Perennial" and shares several unreleased songs on this Talkin Music. Tinnin is one third of the bluegrass trio Stillhouse Junkies which is also based out of Durango, CO.

Diana Yahklef

Denver based pop singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Williams talks with KVNF and shares some of her 2020 releases including a world debut of her brand new song "Freedom."

Talkin Music: CITRA

Nov 5, 2020
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Denver rock band CITRA talks with KVNF about their newest singles from 2020 and how music has been helping the band get through the pandemic. CITRA is currently working on writing new music and plans to release a new album this winter.

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The TIERRO Band with Bridget Law performed for the third week of the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' on October 2nd, 2020. Tierro and Bridget talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton before the outdoor concert at Poulos Park in Paonia, CO. 

Talkin Music: Niceness

Oct 22, 2020
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Niceness frontwoman and songwriter, Koral Delatierra and keyboardist and vocalist, David “Bassie” Christeson talk with KVNF's Kori Stanton about their upcoming album "Realize".

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LA folk-punk musician, Sunny War stops by KVNF before her performance for the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' to talk about her recent EP 'Can I Sit With You'. 

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Colorado Singer-songwriter, Jackson Emmer, talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album 'Alpine Coda' from his home studio in Carbondale.

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Daniel Rodriguez stops by KVNF before his performance for the "Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series" brought to you by Pickin' Productions and the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Rodriguez talks with Kori Stanton about his new record "Sojourn Of A Burning Sun."

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"Music is my life partner" says singer-songwriter Xanthe Alexis in an interview with KVNF's Kori Stanton. The mystical songstress' music has been described as "medicine" and her new record 'The Offering' is just that. This episode of Talkin Music features several songs from the new record which was recorded in the foothills of Tava Mountain near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist, composer, recording artist, music therapist and teacher talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton about her new album '18 Wings'. The new record is an homage to Loire's late father. '18 Wings' is Loire's debut solo album although she has many notable collaborations with Grammy winning musicians and composers including Glen Velez and Hans Zimmer.

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KVNF talks with musicians Colin Kelly and Jim Herlihy from Boulder rock band, Augustus about their upcoming album 'Color TV & Tall Tales'. The band's fifth album comes out on October 9th, 2020. 

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Singer-songwriter, Alexa Wildish (yes, that's her real last name) calls into KVNF via Zoom to talk about her new self titled EP. Alexa is currently based in Nashville but spent many years in Boulder, CO. This program features four new cuts off of her EP and will take listeners on a whimsical and powerful ride. Check out Alexa Wildish's new EP and virtual Voice Studio here.

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KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with Rob Miller of Pickin' Productions about the music industry during the pandemic and how Colorado is putting the Arts at the forefront.

Durango based funk/rock/hip hop/pop band Elder Grown talks with KVNF about writing new music and the summer music scene in Durango, CO. The band's saxophonist, Sam Kelly, speaks with 'Talkin Music' Host, Kori Stanton, about his hopes for the music industry post pandemic.

Click HERE to watch Elder Grown's video for 'I Like You'.

Jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen talks with KVNF from his home in Harlem, New York. Emmet speaks with Kori Stanton via Zoom about his Masters Legacy Series, life in Harlem during COVID-19 and about his experience working with legendary jazz musicians.

Sarah Shuel

Denver based band Float Like A Buffalo calls into KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton about the band's music, dance moves, and what the future holds for the music industry.

Charla Harvey

Denver based Saxophonist Sarah Mount calls into KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton about her music and many collaborations including Sarah Mount and the Rushmores, Sam and Sarah, Minor Music, and The Pamlico Sound whose music is feat

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Americana duo, Darling West calls in to KVNF from their home in Oslo, Norway to talk about their recent album "We'll Never Know Unless We Try". Mari and Tor Egil talk with Kori Stanton about several of their songs from their new album and about the affects of the worldwide pandemic. To stay connected to their fans, Darling West has been releasing new videos on their 'Friday Sessions' on their YouTube page every Friday.

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KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with electronic-rock band Papadosio about their mushroom themed album 'Microdosio'. Billy and Sam Brouse call in to KVNF from Ashville, North Carolina and talk about the reality of what it's like being touring musicians and releasing an album during the pandemic.

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Musician, producer and music teacher Joel Michael calls in to KVNF via Zoom from his home in Chiang Mi Thailand. Joel talks with Kori Stanton about his new conceptutal EP 'Returning to Leave' which comes out May 29, 2020 and shares several unreleased tracks.