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 August 26, 2016
Jimmie Benedict and April Crow about this year's version, the 21st, of the Labor Day Art Show on the lawn of the Redstone Inn. Then we spoke with Prima about the first Visionary Summit in Paonia next weekend, honoring the memory of psychotropic pioneer and Paonia native Terence McKenna. Then we dove deep into sustainability with friend and elder Will Evans prior to his CMC class Successes and Failures of Sustainability.
Express Yourself August 19, 2016
Ali Lufkin on the phone from Leadville about the show she's promoting, folksinger Sara Thomsen. Kent Reed of the Hudson Reed Ensemble about the 10th edition of Shakespeare in the Park, As You Like It. And folksinger Jill Cohn about her new CD, men holding open doors for women, and her gig tomorrow night at the Marble Distillery.
Express Yourself August 12, 2016
Sue Schnitzer about libraries, This Land Is Your Land, and singing the alphabet backwards. Sue performs at the next concert in Sopris Park on Sunday. Then we have Sondie Rieff about this year's version of Our Town 1 Table. And then we chat with Mark Johnson, one of the two guitarists in the band Delta Moon, who performs at this year's KDNK Blues & Barbecue.
Express Yourself August 5, 2016
Jason Kishell about his whimsical sculptural pottery and his Wilderness Workshop artist residency. Chris Gustin about his career in pottery and his role as juror for the new Carbondale Clay Center and Launchpad exhibit. And Steve Skinner along with John Franklin, who together make up the Moogzuki Orchestra and their new CD.
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.