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.
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Express Yourself July 22, 2016
KDNK's January Jones about the incipient effort in Leadville, Save the Tabor Opera House. Founding frontman, guitarist and songwriter of the band The Black Lillies, who close out Mountain Fair on Sunday of next weekend. And KDNK's Gavin Dahl's piece about a tribute to Ro Mead.
Express Yourself July 15, 2016
Jack Tolan, guitarist and singer of the Jackson Hole funk band Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons. They open Mountain Fair this year right after the drum circle. We also dig into the archives for a short 2010 conversation with Darrell Scott about his just-released masterpiece, A Crooked Road. And then the Nashville indie folk rock band You Knew Me When play a couple tunes and tell a couple stories.
Express Yourself July 8, 2016
Cami Britt and Debbie Wild about Cami's scholarship to the Roaring Fork Leadership program. Isaac Foust about his new business Nature's Garden Delivery. And the Vancouver BC band Red Haven play a couple tunes before their gig at Steve's Guitars.
Express Yourself June 24, 2016
Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH, reviews Mountain Fair Music coming in 35 days. And Ananda Bank talks about Le Freak, the new burlesque production.
Express Yourself June 10, 2016
Nicki Bluhm tells us why she'll never write a protest song. And the Mike & Ruthy Band stopped by before their gig at Steve's to play a couple songs and tell us a story about Pete Seeger.
Express Yourself June 3, 2016
The 8th annual Aspen Fringe Festival arrives next week. David Ledingham, the co-Artistic Director, tells us about it. And local artist Dick Carter has had a thriving art career for nearly 50 years. His first downvalley show opens tonight at the Launchpad. Here he talks about mandalas, mentoring, and the downvalley art scene.
Express Yourself May 27, 2016
Bo Persiko, local teacher and therapist, about Islam and the new class he's teaching at CMC. And the New West Guitar Group talk about their decade-long career in chamber jazz and playing a Tears for Fears and a Dave Brubeck cover before their gig at Steve's.
Express Yourself May 20, 2016
Music Promoter Josh Behrman about this year's Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival. And 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.
Express Yourself May 13, 2016
Bonedale Ballet about their new production, Dancers and Dinosaurs. Meg Madorin and Laura Anne Samuelson, in residency at the Dance Initiative, about the piece they are building with Co-Motion, which debuts at the Launchpad on June 3 and 4. And Walter Gallacher with Bob and Mary Noone about their many years of producing the Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz.
Express Yourself May 6, 2016
Danedelion Days with Stacy Stein & Sue Grey. Molly Lord about her upcoming workshop in Carbondale matching archetypes and music. And a couple songs by Chimney Choir, in town to rock the Thunder River Theatre during the Colorado Creative Industries Summit.