Express Yourself

FRIDAYS 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And there is no shortage of nationally renowned touring acts visiting the many venues here. It all adds up to a crowded entertainment scene. KDNK's Express Yourself program highlights the many cultural offerings available to us. This is the program to listen to if you're curious about the latest theatre production in the local schools or the latest and greatest nationally touring band to visit a local stage. Live music, in-depth interviews and the occasional giggle. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

Ways to Connect

Woodworker Dave Kodama talks with station manager Gavin Dahl about his career, his work at Kenichi Woodworking, and his collaboration with Liz Heller for the art opening tonight at Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen called Beyond the Square. 

Norm Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive Magazine, speaks to station manager Gavin Dahl about what it takes to keep the nonprofit publication going after more than 100 years. He also talks about his former radio station, WORT in Madison, Wisconsin. The Progressive is supporting KDNK by donating subscriptions to lucky members during our Fall Membership Drive.

After nearly 20 years as a fine furniture maker in the Roaring Fork Valley, Brad Reed Nelson stretches into new territory with an exhibit at the ArtBase in Basalt that features site-specific installations rather than his furniture. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke to Brad about his furniture and his show at the ArtBase, which opens with a reception next Friday, September 14 at the Charles Wyly Gallery at 5pm.

Jody Guralnick Creates Art Inspired by Fungi

Sep 5, 2018
Jody Guralnick

Artist Jody Guralnick's show The Fifth Kingdom is inspired by the intricate networks of growth and decay that pattern our world. Here she joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about her work.

Paul D Miller is a multimedia artist and author better known as DJ Spooky. Station manager Gavin Dahl talks with him in the studio at KDNK about his new record Phantom Dancehall and his forthcoming book Digital Fictions.

Sandy Boyd

Jimmie Benedict is president of the Redstone Art Foundation board. She spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh this week about the 23rd Redstone Art Show taking place this weekend.

Alicia Sirkin

Following a season of intense drought and fire, it’s quite possible that folks are feeling a bit stressed out. Holistic life coach Alicia Sirkin joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about a healing art that has made a profound impact in her own life.

Beatriz Soto

Beatriz Soto, Wilderness Workshop's new latino outreach coordinator, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about upcoming bilingual hikes.

Per-Fume of Prayer: Reclaiming Shock and Sorrow

Tanya Blacklight and Christine Palafox have organized a number of ceremonial dances and prayer in the North Fork Valley. Tanya joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the power of those events and a short film documenting them that will premier at the Inspired: Art at Work Symposium in Paonia.

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MountainFilm's in Aspen is currently underway! Gena Buhler, executive director for the Wheeler Opera House, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the weekend lineup.

Craig Childs

In addition to celebrating one year at the Temporary this weekend, the Arts Campus at Willits is also premiering Summer Solace, a multi-media, story-telling performance with adventure author Craig Childs. Craig joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the event.

Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Ireland. She does textiles, writing and social actions. Her work mediates complex ideas associated with readings of place. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and socially engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imaging the future. She's involved with the Inspired: Art at Work symposium in Paonia August 24-26th

Printmaker and Carbondale Arts gallery manager Brian Colley joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to discuss his popular new tapes, his prints at the PRINT WORKS show at R2 Gallery at the Launchpad, and his participation in the Roaring Fork Drawing Club.

Leah Concialdi, Frank Roddy and Casey Hrdlicka comprise only 30% of their band Atomga. But they did a good job introducing the KDNK audience to their band's sound. Atomga Beer from Brazil, the mathematics of polyrhythms and snippets of Fela Kuti and Bixiga from Sao Paulo complete this audio snapshot of the Denver Afrobeat band which headlined KDNK's Hoot.

Callin' Old Souls are a local band featuring singer/songwriter William Steindler, Kenna Crampton on vocals and Bruce Alberino on percussions.  William shares his songwriting process, influences, and a few songs.

Banjira Live on KDNK

Aug 7, 2018

Banjira is a Carbondale acoustic trio. Sonny Morehouse, Eric Baumheier and Aja McAdams have been playing together a couple of years and have created a sound infusing African rhythms with banjo and guitar. They played three songs live on Express Yourself and also talked about the origin of their sound.

Justine Johnson

Keith Turner, guitar player and co-founder of The Dendrites, talks with KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl about winning Best Ska Band in Westword, the signficant influence of The Skatalites, and the band's excitement about playing the 47th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. Today at 5:15pm they hit the gazebo stage and KDNK's airwaves during the live broadcast. Tune in live here.

Meta Sarmiento, a National Poetry Slam semifinalist and winner of Spoken Word for the World, talks with KDNK about his free poetry workshop "Mahal" at the Basalt Library on Friday July 27th at 10AM, as well as the poetry slam he's hosting at The Temporary in Basalt on Wednesday July 25th. His latest book of poems is "Tie Your Shoes Kid" and his debut hip hop album is "Apt 207." 

Emmy-award winning writer and stand up comedian Sara Schaefer speaks with station manager Gavin Dahl ahead of her tour stop at the Wheeler Opera House tonight. 

Alya Howe, artistic director of performing arts organization Under Alya's Umbrella, talks about the Poetry Market this Sunday July 22nd at 8pm at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.  

Niceness, a group that describes itself as “”positively grounded Rocky Mountain roots reggae” integrates elements of soul, funk, latin, and hip-hop. KDNK presented Niceness at The Temporary on July 13. Bonte Lane aka Pam Rosenthal is guiding a playful sound exploration workshop on July 17, 31, and August 14 at the Third Street Center at 7pm.

The Guest House

KDNK's Terry Glasenapp spoke with noted guitarist Johannes Linstead. And KDNK's Luke Nestler had some fun with local firebrand ladies Olivia Pevec and Lindsay Gurley.

Prayer for Rain

Jul 6, 2018
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The most beautiful sound in the world, some original poetry by KDNK's Luke Nestler and a very beautiful song by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Natalie Merchant.

Weather Sounds Ambient Mixture

The most beautiful sound in the world during a drought, courtesy of Stardust Vibes-Relaxing Sounds.

Hawk Newsome is the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and the Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both attended ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat with them over a lunch break as they talked about the Movement and issues facing people of color in the United States.

This show features two gems from South Africa, Hugh Masekela from a 1994 Glenwood Summer of Jazz concert, and Vusi Mahlasela from a 2011 appearance on Express Yourself where he played a song that sounded like a prayer, and explained all about Ubuntu, Africa's great gift to the world.

Roaring Fork Aikikai celebrates its first anniversary. The owner of that business, Mike Jones, talks about what aikido is and what its practice looks like. Then we reprise one of the best segments of the year. Meta Sarmiento, a slam poet from Guam, explains his art and reads some very emotional poems. 

There's no shortage of girl/boy duos in roots music. It might even be a genre. Mandolin Orange is one of the better ones. They wowed a full house at Steve's Guitars on February 17, 2016. Thanks to Steve Standiford and Grassroots TV for allowing us to broadcast the audio of live music from Steve's Guitars.

Two accomplished painters talked about their art and their creative process on previous shows in the past year.

Hot Buttered Rum is one of the tighter bluegrass bands around. This is their debut performance at Steve's Guitars on March 2, 2016. Big thanks to our partners Steve Standiford and Grassroots Community TV for making this audio available to KDNK.

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