Live Music on KDNK

Sometimes KDNK's listeners are graced by the presence of musicians performing live on the air from the studios of KDNK.

KDNK also broadcasts concerts from the Carbondale Mountain Fair and the CCAH Summer of Music series.

We love connecting the live music community in the Roaring Fork Valley. It's what we do. What you hear on this page is tangible proof of that.

Enjoy.
Elephant Revival- Cosmic Pulse (Carbondale Mountain Fair 7.29.11)

Elephant Revival- Cosmic Pulse (Carbondale Mountain Fair 7.29.11)

Elephant Revival, the up and coming transcendental folk band from Nederland, at their first Mountain Fair.

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The Elders- Moore Street Girls (KDNK In-Studio 7.14.9)

The Elders- Moore Street Girls (KDNK In-Studio 7.14.9)

The Elders- The boys whoop and holler in KDNK’s studio, and left us all grinning our appreciation and feeling like a tornado of blarney swept through.

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Farewell Drifters- You Were There (KDNK In-Studio 8.5.11)

Farewell Drifters- You Were There (KDNK In-Studio 8.5.11)

This young band visits Express Yourself and shows us all why they are on their way up. Their enthusiasm matches their chops. We’re glad we caught them before they get too huge to visit KDNK.

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Farewell Drifters- Heart of a Slave (KDNK In-Studio 8.5.11)

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Infamous Stringdusters- Deep Elem Blues (Carbondale Summer of Music 7.12.9)

Infamous Stringdusters- Deep Elem Blues (Carbondale Summer of Music 7.12.9)

The Infamous Stringdusters burned up the stage at Sopris Park. Tight, almost jazzy, in trading off their  solos. They nail this traditional tune.

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Band of Heathens- Right Here with Me (KDNK In-Studio 1.8.10)

Band of Heathens- Right Here with Me (KDNK In-Studio 1.8.10)

Band of Heathens have now played Carbondale at least eight or ten times. They ain’t dumb. They’ve always gotten what KDNK is all about, and so we always welcome their return to our studios.

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Hayes Carll- KMAG YOYO (KDNK In-Studio 6.23.11)

Hayes Carll- KMAG YOYO (KDNK In-Studio 6.23.11)

Hayes Carll gave us a great acoustic version of the title track to his new CD. Tall, poetic and polite, he visited the studio before his PAC3 show.

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James McMurtry- Choctaw Bingo (KDNK In-Studio 7.12.11)

James McMurtry- Choctaw Bingo (KDNK In-Studio 7.12.11)

James McMurtry played one of his signature tunes with his 12-string. His picking was precise and memorable, and because it was solo acoustic, you could actually hear all the words and it was easy to realize he’s a true, and funny, poet.

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Bobby Mason- Find My Way Back Home (KDNK In-Studio 1.8.10)

Bobby Mason- Find My Way Back Home (KDNK In-Studio 1.8.10)

Bobby Mason does not lack soul. The longtime local rock n roller lays it all on the line with this heartfelt original during his visit to the Shimmy Shack.

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Johnny O Band- Just the Blues (KDNK Blues & Barbecue 8.22.9)

Johnny O Band- Just the Blues (KDNK Blues & Barbecue 8.22.9)

Consensus opinion holds that Johnny O’s 2009 KDNK Blues and Barbecue gig was the best in its ten-year history. This cut shows why. This hometown hero wails and nails it.

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Euforquestra- Unknown (Carbondale Summer of Music 7.4.10)

Euforquestra- Unknown (Carbondale Summer of Music 7.4.10)

Euforquestra is the best Colorado band out there, and their Fourth of July performance shows why. Maybe they didn't salute the flag from the stage, but they certainly saluted all their many influences on this long jammy track.

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Kyle Hollingsworth Band- Rosie (Carbondale Mountain Fair 7.31.11)

Kyle Hollingsworth Band- Rosie (Carbondale Mountain Fair 7.31.11)

Kyle and his band funked it up and made it shine during this year’s Mountain Fair closeout show.

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DJ Phathead and Izm White- Freestylin' (KDNK In-Studio 11.28.10)

DJ Phathead and Izm White, both KDNK DJs, freestyled their way into KDNK lore.

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Riley Skinner- Catholic Song (Carbondale Mountain Fair 7.30.11)

Riley Skinner, one of the two most talented young musicians the Roaring Fork Valley has recently produced, takes the Mountain Fair stage as the winner of the Singer/Songwriter competition in this year’s Fair, which KDNK broadcast.

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Lake Street Dive- My Heart's in It's Right Place (KDNK In-Studio 7.20.11)

Lake Street Dive- My Heart's in It's Right Place (KDNK In-Studio 7.20.11)

Easygoing speakeasy jazz from the Boston-area band, Lake Street Dive. They got that swing, and that meant everything to KDNK listeners that day.

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Walt Smith- I See What I Choose (KDNK House Concert 6.30.09)

Walt Smith- I See What I Choose (KDNK House Concert 6.30.09)

Pianist Walt Smith holds a permanent place in the history of Roaring Fork Valley music. He plays this original tune during a house concert broadcast on KDNK’s Swing Swing Swing show.

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Subdudes- All the Time in the World (KDNK 25th Birthday Concert 4.11.08)

Subdudes- All the Time in the World (KDNK 25th Birthday Concert 4.11.08)

The Subdudes are another band that really gets community radio. They played this signature tune during KDNK’s 25th Birthday Party broadcast from the Carbondale Rec Center.

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