Artist Interviews

KDNK staff and DJs interview a variety of musicians and artists.

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Paper Bird August 24, 2016

Paper Bird August 24, 2016

Paper Bird soared through KDNK Beyond Beyond, landed, warbled, answered a question, warbled again, and then took off for Basalt's Lions Park where they sang in harmony for an appreciative crowd. While they were here we played the first single from their upcoming release, produced by valley resident John Oates. Then they played Sleepwalker and Make You Mine live in the studio. Then some crazy song about Turkey Gum that was 4:20 long ushered them away and gone.
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Alyssa Szecelina & Alya Howe July 28, 2016

Alyssa 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 at Mountain Fair, 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.
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Pearl & Wood July 26, 2016

Pearl & Wood July 26, 2016

Ellie 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.
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Cruz Contreras July 12, 2016

Cruz Contreras July 12, 2016

Cruz 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.
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Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons July 14, 2016

Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons July 14, 2016

Jack 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.
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Nicki Bluhm June 10, 2016

Nicki Bluhm June 10, 2016

Nicki Bluhm about horses, the Gramblers, road testing songs, and why she'll never write a protest song.
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Mike & Ruthy June 10, 2016

Mike & Ruthy June 10, 2016

Mike & Ruthy stopped by Express Yourself before their gig at Steve's to reminisce a bit about the Mammals, play a couple tunes and tell a Pete Seeger story.
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Richard Carter June 3, 2016

Richard Carter June 3, 2016

Richard Carter has made a distinguished art career from his base in Basalt for nearly 50 years. And now he brings a new show to the Launchpad for the first time on June 3. Here he is on KDNK's Express Yourself show.
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Lisa Dancing Light May 20, 2016

Lisa Dancing Light May 20, 2016

Lisa Dancing Light about her new song "The Song of Love," her long career in music in the Roaring Fork Valley, and her gig at the CRMS Barn.
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Bob and Mary Noone May 13, 2016

Bob and Mary Noone May 13, 2016

Bob and Mary Noone brought a lot of jazz to Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs for many years. Here they talk with Walter Gallacher about their experience bringing us all that jazz.
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