KDNK staff and DJs interview a variety of musicians and artists.
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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 dark til dark, got their hands dirty, and soothed their soul with what we know now as the blues, 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.
Patti Hawn & Brian Stanton August 16, 2013
Brian Stanton is the writer and performer of "Blank," an autobiographical play about his search for his birth mother, and his identity. Patti Hawn is the author of a memoir called "Good Girls Don't," about her experience of giving up her firstborn for adoption, and then finding him 40 years later. The two perform together at the Thunder River Theatre.
Cary Morin August 16, 2013
A fine guitarist and songwriter, Cary Morin headlines this year's KDNK Blues & Barbecue. Originally from Montana, and a member of the Crow Nation, Cary writes very human songs that transcend politics or racial identity and remind us of the beauty of this world.
Kent Reed August 16, 2013
Longtime theatre guy Kent Reed, of the Hudson Reed Ensemble, about the proliferation of acting talent in the Roaring Fork Valley, and about the upcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and Juliet.
Bonzo Terks August 13, 2013
Another great jazz/progressive rock band from Chicago visits the Carbondale Beer Works this Saturday night. They've got a great name for a band: Bonzo Terks. Luc Parcell called in to the Beyond Beyond show.
Marbin August 9, 2013
These guys really have it going musically. Their new album "Last Chapter of Dreaming" proves it. If you like guitar heroics in a progressive rock context leavened with a jazzy saxophone you'll love this. And when they visited Express Yourself before their gig at the Beer Works, they proved themselves funny and engaging.
Kelley Hunt August 9, 2013
Blues pianist and singer Kelley Hunt returns to Steve's Guitars, and I had a chance to catch up with her by phone.
Red Molly July 12, 2013
Abbie Gardner, on the phone from a sweaty New Jersey, on why three-part harmonies cut close to the bone. She also admitted that she fell off a ski lift once. She was surprised she was about to play at 11,000 feet at the Sundeck.
Spectrum Dance Festival July 19, 2013
Peter Gilbert, of Dance Inititive, brings some high energy break dance, and the Zikr Ensemble to Carbondale this weekend. It's not just music in Carbondale. It's dance too, and the Spectrum Dance Festival really brings it this year.
Junior Brown May 10.2013
Junior Brown brings his band to the PAC3 next Thursday, May 16. With a basso profundo voice, a unique instrument and the chops to play it, and years and years of playing honky tonks honing his craft, Junior has ascended the country music food chain to occupy a unique and lofty niche.