Artist Interviews

Skye Skinner, the new ED for the ArtBase in Basalt describes this ninth edition of the 10 x 10 Art Auction. More than 130 artists have donated art to the ArtBase and all of it inspires during trying times. All the art is viewable online and bidding happens there too. Find all the details at theartbase.org


Charles Morris feels a beckoning shift in our culture right now, and wants to seize the opportunity to change things for the better. He is the recipient of the Art Base Live scholarship, and he used that money to pay the licensing fees to show a documentary called The Mask You Live In at all of the Garfield County Libraries, a series of screenings which was interrupted by the quarantine. Charles began things by describing the flash card he received from Wewer.


Lara Whitley is a master scavenger of Aspen's mining-era dumps, finding bits of glass and trash that she incorporates intod sculptures, the most notable of which was an installation in an aspen grove called Ghost Cabin. She is also the Creative Strategy Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficience and the Artist-in-Residence at the Aspen Community School. And, she is the founder and curator of the Imagine: Climate intitative which debuted last year. Her piece in the Flash Card Project is a stylized toilet paper tree called Diminishing Supply.


Ingrid Magidson is a local artist with a studio on Missouri Heights and a global art career, including museum exhibitions. Her piece of the Flash Card Project is called Meditation/Transformation, and it's apparent from my chat with her that her life and her art both spring from an attitude of gratitude.


Artist Wewer Keohane conceives her art-making process as her individual and indisputable connection to the divine. That connection encompasses several decades of making art, publishing four books, obtaining two doctorates, establishing the Oneirica Art Ranch at her home in Cattle Creek, and serving as the curator of the newest exhibition at Carbondale Arts, the Flash Card Project. Here she talks about that show and how the pandemic has changed her life and her art-making.


Gavin Dahl / KDNK

For this week's Booked program, KDNK's Gavin Dahl caught up with local band Let Them Roar rehearsing in Sopris Park. They are inviting the community to roar too with free songwriting workshops on Thursday nights at 6, organized by Garfield County Libraries. Get more info here

El Javi

Denver-based flamenco guitarist Javier Gutierrez, “El Javi,” was scheduled to perform a benefit concert at Thunder River Theatre Company for KDNK's birthday this weekend. He, like countless other musicians across the world, has been forced to adapt around the circumstances spurred by COVID-19. In additional to now sharing guitar playing tutorials on YouTube, Javier performs live on Facebook every Monday at 6pm. Click here to hear how Javier experienced the onset of closures and gig cancellations from a festival in Mexico.

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Whippoorwill, a Fort Collins-based, alternative folk-rock trio were set to play in Carbondale last month at Steve's Guitars but the concert was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s shows in April are also cancelled following Governor Jared Polis' statewide stay-at-home public health order. For KDNK, Laura Palmisano brings us an interview with Alysia Kraft of Whippoorwill.

Walalla Buckeroo

Local musician Olivia Pevec is performing daily songs at noon to raise awareness for LET THEM ROAR's efforts to produce a new studio album. She joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the project and her time in quarantine.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

Luke Maxson, Alex Goldberg, and Ryan Bannigan form the Denver-based, jazz-trio Smirk. They stopped by KDNK prior to their 5pm performance at the Harvey Preston Gallery on March 7. KDNK will live broadcast that concert as part of 2020 membership drive outreach.

Bradman

Local musician and videographer Brad Manosevitz, known to many as "Bradman," joined KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share a few of his new songs and provide an update about the Streamin’ Steves initiative with Grassroots TV. Steve's Guitars will host a fundraising sale and silent auction on the weekend of April 3rd towards raising the $18,000 necessary for HD cameras and improved live streaming services.

Ley Line

Ley Line returns to Steve's Guitars on Saturday, February 22, at 8:30.

Grimnymph Live on KDNK

Feb 10, 2020

Grimnymph stopped by KDNK to play a live set with the Mammoth during 'Life, The Universe & Everything'. Check out the video here.

Reckless Rooster


Matheiu Robinette, AKA Reckless Rooster, is a full-time, touring one-man-band. He joined Raleigh Burleigh and Barbara "Babs" Frota on Express Yourself to share about his music.

Floodgate Operators Perform Live on KDNK

Jan 18, 2020

DJ Mammoth hosted Crested Butte's Floodgate Operators on Life, The Universe & Everything ahead of their performace at Silver City Aspen on Saturday, January 18.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

At 26-years-old, Taylor Scott has toured around the world with Otis Taylor, produced an album with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and regularly plays alongside drummer Larry Thompson of Aspen's Starwood. Taylor stopped by KDNK to perform a few tunes before his show at Steve's Guitars on Friday, January 10.

John McEuen

Multi-intrumentalist John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to preview his upcoming concert at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue on Thursday, January 7 at 7:30. John McEuen was last interviewed on KDNK by Terry Glasenapp, host of the Wholly Bozos, in January of 2017.

Valle Musico

Valle Musico is celebrating the release of Columbra, their new album. Artists John Ramo and Bruce Imig are joined by Ralph Pitt of Mad Dog Ranch Studios on Express Yourself with Gavin Dahl. Valle Musico performs at the Snowmass Club on New Year's Eve from 6 to 8pm.

The Rad Trads

The Rad Trads is a unique band for sharing the spotlight between five distinct singer-songwriters. Michael Fatum, Michael Harlen, Alden Harris-McCoy, and Patrick Sargent spoke with KDNK's Cody Lee and Raleigh Burleigh ahead of their performance at Vail Snow Days on Saturday, December 13.

General Mojo's

Dune Butler of Seattle psyche-rock band General Mojo's joins Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about their upcoming show at Steve's Guitar's on Wednesday, December 11.

Sir Kempson Performs Live In-Studio

Nov 27, 2019

Alt-country trio Sir Kempson stopped by KDNK to perform a few tunes during Soul Sista Drea's show The Chapel of Eclectic Tunes on Sunday, November 24. Sir Kempson is originally from the Grand Valley and now based in Carbondale, Colorado.

Humbird

Humbird's Siri Undlin stopped by KDNK during the Les is More show to preview their performance at Steve's Guitars on November 21, 2019.

Babs Frota

Local singer-songwriter Jill Cohn graced KDNK with a brand new single from her latest album Balanced on the Rail. She is interviewed by Gavin Dahl and KDNK volunteer Barbara "Babs" Frota.

Marbin


Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band from Chicago. The band's founders Danny Markovitch and Dani Rabin shared stories about their music and touring before playing at Steve's Guitars on November 1.

MinTze Wu

 

The Kreutzer Sonata: In Words and in Music interweaves the narratives of Tolstoy’s novella Kreutzer Sonata with the music of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Beethoven’s monumental masterpiece that inspired the story. This is an excerpt of a new ensemble-piece production by BenFeng Music Studio, of which MinTze Wu is the founder and artistic director. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with MinTze about her upcoming performance of this piece at the Christ Episcopal Church of Aspen on October 18.

La Pompe Jazz

The Arts Campus at Willits presents Pumpkin Jazz throughout the month of October. This series begins Saturday, October 5, with La Pompe Jazz performing gypsy jazz at the Ann Korologos Gallery from 5 to 9pm. KDNK's Cody Lee spoke with David Lawrence about La Pompe's new album and the upcoming show.

Naomi Pulver Performs Live in Studio

Oct 2, 2019
Naomi Pulver

DJ Mammoth, AKA Jake Perry, invited local musician Naomi Pulver to perform live on Saturday, September 28, for his show "Life, The Universe & Everything."

 

Bob Sima is a singer-songwriter, spiritual teacher and musical mystic. Shannon Plummer is a shamanic practitioner, intentional creation coach, artist and singer. They perform at the Third Street Center on Friday, September 27th at 7pm. The event is co-presented by The Spiritual Center and Davi Nikent.

Carbondale Arts


Jack Brendlinger's bronze sculptures are produced with the lost wax technique. With age, his work has become abstract, gravity defying, modern, and filled with whimsical characters. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh joined Jack at The Launchpad to learn more. The show remains on display through October 4.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

 

Local fabric artist Etar’s Transcultural Bonding In Clothing highlights her experiences working with locals in Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by The Launchpad to speak with Etar about these gifts from her soul. The show remains on display through October 4th.

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