Markus James August 14, 2015Markus James headlines this years KDNK Blues & Barbecue. Here he tells a few stories about his experiences recording his latest CD in the North Mississippi hills.
Markus James July 2012
Here's our first long conversation with Markus three years ago before his Mountain Fair gig. He tells some great stories about his experiences chasing the blues to Mali.
MOUNTAIN FAIR 2015
From the Tibetan blessing and the drum circle on Friday afternoon to the blues on Sunday evening, KDNK will broadcast the entire Mountain Fair. All the music, all the local color, all the things that make the Fair memorable, even mystical. If you can't make it to the fair, tune into KDNK, and if you need a break from the crowds but don't want to miss any of the action, keep it tuned to KDNK.
Below are a few of the performers featured on the Main Stage at this year's Fair. For more information about the Carbondale Mountain Fair visit the website of the Fair's organizers, the Carbondale Council on the Arts & Humanities: www.carbondalearts.com
Eva Holbrook of SHEL July 23, 2015Lead vocalist and mandolinist of the band SHEL, which plays this year's Mountain Fair on Sunday afternoon.
Ivory Deville July 17, 2015
Johnny Elkins of the band Ivory Deville from LA. Ivory Deville plays this year's Mountain Fair on Saturday afternoon at 2:30
Moon Hooch July 17.2015Moon Hooch is one drummer and 2 sax players. This bi-saxual attack will get you onto the dance floor. They open the Mountain Fair at 5:15pm on Friday.
Jessica Helen Lopez July 17, 2015A mother, a slam poet in a long line of storytellers in her family and an activist. She is one of the featured poets who will share their work from the Main Stage at this year's Mountain Fair.
John Michel of Brothers Keeper July 22, 2015The drummer for the local band that closes this year's Mountain Fair.
Free Summer Music 2015
Dean Magraw July 3, 2015A classic musician's musician, this Minnesota guitarist introduces himself to KDNK listeners prior to his gig at the Four Mile B&B.
Technicolor Tone Factory February 6, 2014A 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.
Technicolor Tone FactoryA tune called Funkygrass, performed live at the Boulder Theatre.
Tom Paxton October 20, 2014Fifty years into a folksinging career, Tom proves himself gracious, humble and still a damn good singer in this recent in-studio.
James Surls June 6, 2014James talks about his new sculpture for the Carbondale roundabout, his creative process, and the first piece of art ever created.
Albert Mazibuko March 11, 2014A member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo since 1969, Albert Mazibuko talks about his group's sound and history before his gig at the Wheeler.
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.
Dennis McNally Part 1 May 17, 2013The 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.
Del McCoury and Sam Bush March 13, 2013Dreamweaver got Del telling stories on the telephone and then Sam rang in like a good duet should.
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
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.
ContactsFor anything music-related at KDNK, we invite you to reach out to us:
Luke Nestler, Music Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette O'Kane, Assistant Music Director email@example.com