Artist Interviews

Eugenia Bone


Eugenia Bone is a journalist, author, chef and mushroom enthusiast. Discovering the joys of mushroom hunting in Colorado led to her involvement with the New York Mycological Society as its former president. Eugenia has written many books on the topic and will present this weekend at the Mushroom and Wild Foods Festival in Eagle and in Paonia on August 6th.

Uche Ogbuji

Mountain Fair's featured poet Uche Ogbuji performed his poem "Salute to the First Nations" on Saturday, July 27. Uche joined Raleigh Burleigh for a quick interview on the following day.

Jyemo Juju

Jul 19, 2019

Jonny Jyemo is an A-list go-to drummer for many Colorado bands. But for his own band, The Jyemo Club, he lets someone else pound the skins while he directs the chaos of a ten-piece band. He also picks up the rhythm guitar, charango and Andean flutes. Jonny calls his music Busta Music. It's multi culti world rebel music with elements of Afro-Cuban, cumbia, funk and reggae. The Jyemo Club headlines Saturday at this year's Mountain Fair. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Jonny about his band and his CD So Near So Far.

Tony Kamel

Prior to playing a sold-out show at Steve's Guitars, Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about their grammy-nominated album North of Despair.

Jesse and his psychotropic folk band from Austin, The Deer, return to Carbondale for two shows next week: Friday night at the Carbondale Mountain Fair, and the following night at Steve's Guitars. The Deer, Austin’s answer to Elephant Revival, have an elliptical way with a lyric and delicate but complex melodies that surround and suffuse the words. It all adds up to something psychedelic and irresistable. The Deer have played Steve’s Guitars several times, and in the process have become Carbondale favorites. We caught up with Jesse while the band drove through Nevada. 

Storyteller and Guitarist Roy Book Binder

Jul 16, 2019

Roy Book Binder has been touring around he world for more than 50 years, not only honing his chops, but collecting some amazing stories as well. He shared both on KDNK with Chef Mike of the Blues Kitchen prior to his house concert at the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse on Wednesday. More info about that show may be found here. Here he tells a great story about Jorma Kaukonen and performs three songs, It Could Have Been Worse, The Good Book and The Full Go-Round.

Bite Me

Jul 11, 2019

  Bite Me is a new DIY film written by and starring Woody Creek native Naomi McDougall Jones. Bite Me is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. Naomi brings the film home to our valley on her Joyful Vampire tour and here she appears on KDNK's Beyond Beyond to talk about the film and the state of the independent film industry.

Andy Taylor


Artist Andy Taylor shares on Express Yourself about painting landscapes as a meditation. Andy's current exhibition, Open to the Unexpected, is hanging at the Ann Korologos Gallery through July 20th.

Let Them Roar

Let Them Roar created the new single, "I See My Light," to raise funds for sanctuary leaders in Colorado who are taking a stand against being separated from their families. Megan Tackett spoke with the band before debuting that single in Carbondale on Friday, June 21.

They blew us away last year at Mountain Fair with their Sunday morning set and here they are again. They dropped by the Roots Branches and Buds show to say hello on their way to Telluride Bluegrass, performing three tunes live in-studio: The Well, Oshu and Bwana. We also heard Pirulito recorded from that Mountain Fair set.

Amy Hadden Marsh

Singer/songwriter Josh Rogan is in the valley this weekend for a few gigs. He spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about music and life in Virginia. Josh Rogan plays the Redstone Inn by the pool Sunday at 3 PM.

Heather Mae

Social activist and accomplished performing artist Heather Mae joins Megan Tackett of Express Yourself to share about her upcoming show at Steve's Guitars on June 20

KDNK Hosts Ukelele Fest Organizer Stephanie Askew

May 30, 2019

KDNK DJ Bruce Garr interviews Roaring Fork Musician Stephanie Askew about an upcoming Ukulele Festival and summer concerts at the Redstone Castle.

Gabrielle Louise is joined by Jamie Payne on guitar, performing a preview on Express Yourself for her show at Steve's Guitars on May 24 at 8:30.

Steve's Guitars presents Ladies in the Round with Natalie Spears and Ellie Barber of Pearl and Wood, as well as Lizzy Plotkin and Gillian Grogan. The show is on Friday, May 3rd at 8:30. The ladies graced KDNK with a preview during Express Yourself.

The Sopris Sun

Renowned pianist Robin Sutherland passed away on December 21, 2020. His last concert in the Roaring Fork Valley was a benefit for The Sopris Sun on August 12 at the Redstone Castle. He spoke with Megan Tackett on Express Yourself about his local ties and fondness for music.

Andy Thorn's New 420 Video

Apr 25, 2019

Andy Thorn, banjoist for Leftover Salmon, has a new solo record ready to drop soon. He has also debuted a new 420 video and song, Blazing New Frontiers, the story of America's first Licensed Pot Broker, who also happens to be Thorn's wife.

Gavin Dahl

Prior to playing a show at Steve's Guitars on April 19, local musician M. Kelly Blue stopped by Express Yourself to share about her new CD and personal miracle.

National Parks Development


KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joins artists Will Gurley and Bobby Martin at The Launchpad where their work is on display. Both exhibits play with the notion of preservation and encroaching development. The artists host a special closing reception in conjunction with 5Point Film on April 26 from 5 to 6pm. Will Gurley also speaks about “The Art of Business” the following day at The Thunder River Theatre. The full schedule of community events related to 5Point is available here.

Renee Ramge Photography

Dan Rosenthal joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about the ski and music trip he took with Pam, visiting all 38 IKON resorts in North America while performing music to promote climate action and sustainable living.

Birds of Play live in-studio with Travis Cox

Apr 6, 2019

Alex Paul & Birds of Play appeared live on KDNK with The Only Travis Cox ahead of performing at Steve's Guitars on April 6, 2019.

Jessica FIchot

Musician Jessica Fichot draws inspiration from her international background to fuse genres like French chanson, Shanghai jazz and gypsy swing. She joined host Megan Tackett on Express Yourself ahead of her performance at Basalt Regional Library on Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30.


Joining host Megan Tackett by phone, Dean Mahoney shares about the harmonious New York-band Upstate ahead of their weekend performance at Steve's Guitars.

Carbondale Arts

Artist Jeff Stevens joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to discuss his exhibit “It Was Dark Inside the Wolf,” now hanging at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery! The premise is to artistically explore our daily habits of information consumption using mixed media and collage.

Lindsay Jones


KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interview local artist Lindsay Jones at Anderson Ranch’s Ranch Art Jam at The Collective in Snowmass on Tuesday, March 19…

Ottmar Liebert

Mar 15, 2019

Ottmar Liebert's first album was recorded for $3000 in a shack beside a gravel pit. That album went on to become the bestselling acoustic guitar album of all time. Fourteen studio recordings and five Grammy nominations later, and after nearly 50 years acquaintance with his instrument, Ottmar is rightly considered a guitar master that seduces audiences with an understated but dazzling technique and memorable melodies. Ottmar and his collaborator, bassist Jon Gagan, bring their nouveau flamenco improvisations to the Ute Theatre in Rifle tomorrow evening. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Ottmar about his flamenco discovery path, his coining of the term nouveau flamenco, his twin practices as a guitarist and Zen meditator, and even his fingernail care.

Jan Garrett and JD Martin have released their 9th studio album, Better Angels, and they visited KDNK to talk about it.  Host Steve Cole spun Better Angels, Home of the Brave and Count Me In from the album. 

It's been two years since John graced KDNK with a lively in-studio, but his appearance is still remembered fondly. He brings his multi-media extravaganza, his Nitty Gritty stories and songs, and some fond reminiscences of Aspen in the 70s to the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday. There's a lotta gray hair on the stage, but there's more passion and humor than you can shake your walker at! Tickets and info here.

The Tierro Band with Bridget Law performed three songs live before their gig at the Temporary: Morocco, I Do and Isla. They also talked a little about their new record which will drop this Summer and this year's version of the Arise Festival. 

Artist Larry Day

Feb 1, 2019

Larry Day has two thriving artistic careers: storyboarding for corporations as varied as Disney and All State Insurance, and illustrating children's books. He also has a watercolor piece in the current Valley Visual Art Show. Here he talks about that piece and his art practices and how he learned to create connections with audiences as varied as corporate executives and children reading picture books.