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KDNK presents

April 2, 2010
KDNK presents

KDNK presents the second "Fostering Local Sound" event

KDNK community radio presents "Fostering Local Sound" at Steve's Guitars on Friday April 2, from 6-9 pm. The concert will be broadcast live on KDNK from 7-9 pm. People are invited to bring a light potluck dish and/or drink and mingle from 6-7 pm.

The evening will be hosted by KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner and will feature four local songwriters playing a short acoustic set.

7:00-7:25 Nelson Oldham
7:30-7:55 Jacob Russo
8:00-8:25 Ananda Bank
8:30-9:00 Matt Johnson

Nelson Oldham is a founding member of the Redtones.  He plays guitar, sings and writes songs.

Nelson's musical influences are all over the map.  "My parents had a great record collection.  Elvis, Kingston Trio, Mamas and Papas, Blood Sweat and Tears. I used to play that stuff all the time." His teenage vinyl was the catalyst for Nelson to emerge as a songwriter, bringing skeletons of songs to the band to add flesh and soul. Some songs made it to life, and others went back into the closet. "Song ideas usually come to me as a snippet in my head.  If the soundbite is big enough to start rolling, it snowballs into something."  

At first glance, Jacob Russo may come off as a very soft-spoken, young musician. When he takes to the stage however, the audience is immediately captivated by his songs and the pure sense of feeling behind them. Folk music is a term that broadly describes the unique blend of styles that come together in each song, in which this singer/songwriter uses to celebrate life, death and everything in between.

Ananda Bank is a local gal with a great voice, a swinging sense of style and a fabulous sense of humor. Her songs will make you think, drink and smile.

Matt Johnson is a seasoned songwriter who has performed and recorded original music for many years. His recordings, both solo and with "Boneyard" reflect a bottomless depth of feeling and a sense of place and mystery. Matt's travels throughout Europe, Africa and the desert Southwest influence and shape his beautiful original songs.

"Fostering Local Sound" is sponsored by the Town of Carbondale and Valley View Hospital Foundation.

For more information contact Steve Skinner at 963-0139 or e-mail steve@kdnk.org.