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Mollie O'Brien March 27, 2015

Mollie O'Brien March 27, 2015

Mollie O'Brien about her singing, her husband and guitarist Rich Moore, and whether or not she has paid her dues.
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Technicolor Tone Factory February 6, 2014

Technicolor Tone Factory February 6, 2014

A four year old band based in Boulder just found legs enough to make it up to the Roaring Fork Valley for the first time to play the Wheeler Saturday night, February 7. One of the guitarists, Jarrod Guaderrama, tells us all about the band.
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Technicolor Tone Factory

A tune called Funkygrass, performed live at the Boulder Theatre.
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BEST OF 2014

Human Experience
Lipbone Redding
Ireesh Lal
Femi Kuti Soundtrack
Sharon Jones & Dap Kings
Hip Adbduction
Todo Mundo
See I

Best of Big Daddy’s Rock “N” Blues on KDNK – 2014
1)  Mulebone – Keep on Movin’                                                
2)  Bobby Rush – If That’s the Way You Like It, I Like It        
3)  Tommy Castro – Second Mind                                              
4)  Eden Brent – Everybody Already Knows                                            
5)  Joe Bonamassa – Living on the Moon                                      
6)  Leslie West – Feeling Good (w/Dee Snider)                          
7)  Chris Smither – Can’t Shake These Blues                                
8)  Reverend Shawn Amos – Something Inside of Me (E. James)
9)  Imelda May – Right Amount of Wrong                                  
10)  Paul Rodgers – Born Under a Bad Sign                                
11)  Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
12)  Col. Bruce Hampton – Pharoah’s Kitchen                          
13)  The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer – Do Watcha              
14)  Danielia Cotton – Gimme Shelter                                          
15)  Gary Clark, Jr. – Three O’Clock Blues (BB King)                  
16)  Johnny Winter – Can’t Hold Out (w/Ben Harper)                  
17)  Charlie Musselwhite – Gone Too Long (Billy Boy Arnold)  
18)  Scott H. Biram – Gotta Get to Heaven                                  
19) The Holmes Brothers – My Word is My Bond                        
20) Lincoln Durham – Annie Departee

Tom Hardin
1. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Fault Lines
2. Black Keys- Gotta Get Away
3. Benjamin Booker- Violent Shivers
4. Jim Keaveny- Out of Time
5. Anders Parker- Don't Let the Darkness In
6. The Afghan Whigs- Algiers
7. The Widowers- Giant
8. Billy Joe Shaver- The Git Go
9. Sturgill Simpson- Turtles All the Way Down
10. M. Lockwood Porter- Love Me Like I'm Not Around

Best Beyond Beyond Top 19
Mercan Dede- Sunrise/Sunset
Eccodek- Singing in Tongues
Mexican Dubwiser- Electric City
Bossacucanova- Our Kind of Bossa
Rodrigo y Gabriela- 9 Dead Alive
See-I- Knowledge Shine Bright
Todo Mundo- Conexion
Somi- Lagos Musi Salon
Abstrakto- Abstrakto
Toure Raichel Collective- The Paris Session
Captain Planet- Esperanto Slang
Funk Art- Man Is a Monster
Mariachi el Bronx- Mariachi el Bronx III
Dhafer Youssef- Birds Requiem
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe- New Ammo
Euforquestra- Fire
The Motet- The Motet
Lawrence Blatt- Emergence
The Piano Guys- Wonders

Best Roots Branches & Buds Top 28
Parker Millsap- Parker Millsap
Marty Stuart & His Fabuous Superlatives- Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
Caroline Rose- I Will Not Be Afraid
Leonard Cohen- Popular Problems
Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy
Secret Sisters- Put Your Needle Down
Chuck Mead- Free State Serenade
Les Claypool's Duo de Twang- Four Foot Shack
Amy LaVere- Runaway's Diary
St. Paul & Broken Bones- Half the City
Lucinda Williams- Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Brigitte DeMeyer- Savannah Road
Trigger Hippy- Trigger Hippy
Katie Glassman- Dream a Little Dream
Tom Caufield- Tales from a Wine Dark Sea
Marlon McClain- TBC
Willie Nelson- Band of Brothers
First Aid Kit- Stay Gold
Sean Rowe- Madman
Mike Farris- Shine for All the People
The Hello Strangers- The Hello Strangers
Clothesline Revival- The Greatest Show on Mars
John Hiatt- Terms of My Surrender
Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Selwyn Birchwood- Don't Call No Ambulance
Hurray for the Riff Raff- Small Town Heroes
Steelism- 615 to Fame
JD & the Straight Shot- Where I've Been

Tom Paxton October 20, 2014

Tom Paxton October 20, 2014

Fifty years into a folksinging career, Tom proves himself gracious, humble and still a damn good singer in this recent in-studio.
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Steve Molitz September 26, 2014

Steve Molitz September 26, 2014

Steve Molitz, the last original member of Particle and the keyboardist, talks about the excitement he has for his new rhythm section and for the new songs they have come up with. He also shares his passion for the way he and his bandmates approach their music and their lives. Particle headlines Fall Fest this year in Marble on Saturday, October 4.
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James Surls June 6, 2014

James Surls June 6, 2014

James talks about his new sculpture for the Carbondale roundabout, his creative process, and the first piece of art ever created.
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Albert Mazibuko March 11, 2014

Albert Mazibuko March 11, 2014

A member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo since 1969, Albert Mazibuko talks about his group's sound and history before his gig at the Wheeler.
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Taj Mahal August 15, 2013

Taj Mahal August 15, 2013

Nowadays Taj Mahal is an esteemed elder in the blues community. His longevity in the music business gives his music and his voice a resonant credibility. In the valley for the American Renewable Energy Day sessions in Aspen, Taj paid a visit to KDNK to check in with us. From sustainability to talking about those folks who worked from can't see til can't see and created a music that soothed their souls, Taj wowed us all with his majestic vibe. Oh yeah, and he played his beautiful Resonator and croaked a couple songs, including Fishin' Blues. This in-studio was a highlight of the Summer.

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Taj Mahal Part 2

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Dennis McNally Part 1 May 17, 2013

Dennis McNally Part 1 May 17, 2013

The author of "A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead," makes several long stories short, including the heavy burden Jerry Garcia bore until he finally laid it down in 1995. You'll like it even if you're not a Deadhead.
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Dennis McNally Part 2 May 17, 2013

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Del McCoury and Sam Bush March 13, 2013

Del McCoury and Sam Bush March 13, 2013

Dreamweaver got Del telling stories on the telephone and then Sam rang in like a good duet should.
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Sarah Jarosz on Smokin' Grass July 21, 2012

Sarah Jarosz on Smokin' Grass July 21, 2012

A young phenom descends into our midst tonight at the PAC3. She's only 21, but her music is accomplished and beautiful, and if you read the credits of her newest CD you'll find names like Bela Fleck, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas. They already know what Carbondalians are about to find out: her sweeter-than-pie voice is bell clear and her songwriting is superb.   www.sarahjarosz.com

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KDNK provides public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world.

KDNK is format-free. The DJs play what they’d like.

So what  you hear on KDNK Community Radio is the best of a whole universe of music filtered through the intelligence and passion of our 100 volunteer DJs. It will always move you, in a way that tight formats and commercial blather never will.

We have 15,000 CDs in our library, 5000 record albums in the attic, and 30,000 tracks in our on-air digital system. We also have DJs with extensive collections of their own.

It all comes together in a wondrous musical gumbo. Former Music Director Skip Naft said it well, “There’s an amazing tolerance and lack of fear at KDNK. It’s wacky and goofy and stupid sometimes and proud of it. KDNK also has its serious and grown-up side, but it knows how to let its freak flag fly.”

Enjoy the music.


For anything music-related at KDNK, we invite you to reach out to us:

Luke Nestler, Music Director   luke@kdnk.org
Lynette O'Kane, Assistant Music Director   lynette@kdnk.org   

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