Free Summer Music 2016
MOUNTAIN FAIR 2016
From Lightning Heart's blessing and the drum circle on Friday afternoon to the blooming of the Black Lillies 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
Cruz Contreras of the Black LIlliesCruz Contreras talks about his band, the Black Lillies, the sound of a southern belle saying his name, the important parts of his band's sound, and happy audiences in a trying time. The Black Lillies close out Mountain Fair this year, playing Sunday night at 7.
Sneaky Pete & the Secret WeaponsJack Tolan, native of the Roaring Fork Valley and frontman for the Jackson Hole funk band Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons, talks about his band and their local debut at this year's Mountain Fair. They are the first band to play this year, right after the Drum Circle and the Blessing.
Tango Alpha TangoTango Alpha Tango from Portland will rock Mountain Fair on its first night.
Mountain Fair Music OverviewKDNK's Merle spoke with CCAH director Amy Kimberly and fellow KDNK DJ Leslie Johnson about the music at this year's Fair.
All the Juicy DetailsKDNK's Cheshire Kat spoke with Amy Kimberly and Deb Colley about a lot of the behind-the-scenes Mountain Fair stuff.
Another Mountain Fair Music OverviewAmy Kimberly visited Express Yourself back in June to stoke everyone's Mountain Fair fires early.
Pearl & WoodEllie Barber and Natalie Spears joined their drummer Mark Zoller on Barn Darlington's show to play their unique music on the air before their gig at Mountain Fair on Sunday at noon. Together they are called Pearl & Wood, and they employ drums, cello, bass and banjo as they put their own spin on old time music and modern indie rock, and here they even provide some unique harmonizing and body percussion.
Alya Howe & Alyssa SzecelinaAlyssa Szecelina, a local 18 year old poet, who wowed Mountain Fair last year when she read one of her own poems from the Main Stage and Alya Howe, the driving force behind live poetry at Mountain Fair, talk about this year's fair, last year's performances, and whether an 18 year old needs to read Shakespeare.
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
Cody Lee, Assistant Music Director email@example.com