Artist Interviews

Mondo Mando Madness at the Ute

Jan 23, 2019

Sam Bush, perhaps the best mandolinist of our time, plays Friday night at the Ute Theatre in Rifle at 8:00. KDNK's Bob Schultz spoke with Sam a couple years ago, right after the release of his CD Storyman. 

Artists Deva Shantay and Alice Bedard-Voorhees join Express Yourself host Megan Tackett right before the opening of this year's Valley Visual Arts show to talk about their pieces in the show and their creative process.

Ben Timpson visits Express Yourself for the second time. His curiosity and commitment to his very laborious artistic process remain undimmed. Here he talks with KDNK's Luke Nestler about the piece he has in this year's Valley Visual Art Show. And he explains his newest projects, one of which revolves around abused, raped and murdered Native American women both on and off the reservation, and how they are forgotten not only by the nation, but also by their community. Ben calls the series Metamorphosis, and the descriptor works on many levels.

Pearl & Wood Live @ KDNK

Jan 14, 2019

Pearl & Wood chat with Cody Lee about their upcoming EP release @ Steve's Guitars and play a few songs.

The Earls of Leicester

Jan 10, 2019

The Earls of Leicester are a bluegrass supergroup of sorts. Their sound hearkens back to the 50's and 60's as embodied by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. KDNK's Bob Schultz spent some time with Jerry Douglas, dobroist and founder of the Earls prior to their gig at the Wheeler Opera House on Sunday, January 13.

Artist Ali O'Neal appeared on Express Yourself to talk about her art and her new show at CMC Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs on Friday, January 11 from 6-8pm. The show is a collaboration between CMC and the Carbondale Creative District.

Let Them Roar

Jan 2, 2019

The ladies of Let Them Roar, Olivia Pevec and Sophia Clark, dropped in to Express Yourself to talk about a new song, their current configuration as an acoustic quartet and their sold out New Year's Eve gig at Steve's Guitars.

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Angilina and Mike Taylor founded 5028 Footwear to bridge their many passions. These locally-made, small batch shoes also benefit mental health by providing $5 from each sale to Aspen Strong. Megan Tackett spoke with Angilina and Mike about their business on Express Yourself.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Sean Jeffries is the technical director for Thunder River Theatre Company's many different shows. He spoke with Megan Tackett on Express Yourself about the particular challenge of doing light and sound for a cabaret.

Michael Conti

Director Michael Conti of Crazy Wisdom Films discusses his new documentary The Unruly Mystic: John Muir with Megan Tackett on KDNK. The local premier sold out, so the film is back for an encore screening at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale on Friday night, December 14th at 5:15. The Unruly Mystic explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism and Father of America's National Parks.

DJ Cody Lee’s Best of 2018

Americana
1)Western Centuries/Songs from the Deluge/Western Centuries/Country
2)  Ry Cooder/The Prodigal Son/Perro Verde/Rock
3) Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton/Been On Your Side/Free Dirt/Folk
4) I’m With Her/See You Around/I’m With Her/Folk
5) Wylie & the Wild West/2000 Miles from Nashville/Hi Line/Country
6) Jordie Lane/Glasselland/Jordie Lane/Folk-Rock
7) Neil Young + Promise of the Real/Paradox/Reprise/Rock-Folk
8) Mountain Man/Magic Ship/Nonesuch/Folk
9) Kaia Kater/Grenades/Smithsonian Folkways/Folk
10) Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio/Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here/Alligator/Blues
11) Dead Horses/My Mother the Moon/Dead Horses/Folk
12) Motel Mirrors/In the Meantime/Last Chance/Rock-Country-Soul
13) Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis/Wild! Wild! Wild!/Bloodshot/Country-Rock-Soul-R&B
14) Tommy Emmanuel CGP/Accomplice One/The Players Club/Folk
15) John Craigie/Live-Opening for Steinbeck/John Craigie/Folk
16) Charley Crockett/Lonesome as a Shadow/Son of Davy/Rock-Country-Soul-R&B
17) Pharis and Jason Romero/Sweet Old Religion/Lula/Folk
18) Cary Morin/When I Rise/Cary Morin/Blues-Folk
19) The Wood Brothers/One Drop of Truth/Honey Jar/Rock
20) Colter Wall/Songs of the Plains/Young Mary/Country

Friday Fun Night

Jammin Jim, host of Friday Fun Night in Glenwood Springs, speaks with Megan Tackett on Express Yourself about this evening of art, dance, games, juggling, magic and more for kids. Taking place at the new Community Art Center in Glenwood Springs, Friday Fun Night is also an opportunity for parents to enjoy a night out.

Robby Romero In-Studio

Nov 15, 2018
Robbie Romero and Dennis Banks

Apache activist and musician Robby Romero shared his new single Born on the Rez on KDNK's Beyond Beyond. Produced by Don Was and including Jim Keltner and Kris Kristofferson, among others, the song features a swelling gospel chorus, some blues harmonica, and drums that sounded from the center of the Earth. He also shared some inspiring words about the continuing power and relevance of the Standing Rock protest. It was a wide-ranging conversation with KDNK's Luke Nestler that also featured a couple of original live songs.

The Aspen Choral Society has been invited to perform Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall on November 25.  Choir Director Paul Dankers stopped by Express Yourself to share the excitement. The Aspen Choral Society will also be performing Messiah at Grace Church in Basalt on December 14, at The Wheeler Opera House on December 15, and at St Stephens in Glenwood Springs on December 16.

Dj Hill

DJ Hill will premier her Homespun Mercies, a compliation of poems written over two decades, at the opening reception for The Red Brick Center for the Arts exhibition More Than Thread on November 15. In addition to making available copies of her book at this reception, DJ Hill's mixed-media piece called "Release," which graces the cover of Homespun Mercies, will be on display. DJ stopped by KDNK's Express Yourself to share about her work.

Renee Ramge Photography

Pam and Dan Rosenthal have a goal of skiing all the Ikon pass resorts in North America this winter while performing music to promote climate action and sustainable living. Pam and Dan will also be celebrating their 30th anniversary during this tour.

Gabrielle Louise

Activist and musician Gabrielle Louise and filmmaker Naropa Sabine stopped by Express Yourself to speak with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about their music video for Industry, a new single from Gabrielle that tells the story of Paonia’s push to preserve the North Fork Valley.

Carbondale Arts

Mauricio Lopez-Marquez and Francisco Nevarez Burguño of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet are joined by two dance students, Jose Monge and Solana Teitler, on Express Yourself with Megan Tackett and Raleigh Burleigh to share their love of Día de los Muertos and folklórico dance.

Raleigh Burleigh

Local singer-songwriter Leah Grams Johnson stopped by The Gospel of Music to chat with DB about two songwriting clinics she will lead at the Carbondale Library on October 25 and November 1 at 6pm.

Dance Initiative

Chuck Wilt is one of six dancers in residence at The Launchpad in Carbondale from New York City. Chuck and his company UNA Projects will be performing at Dance Initiative’s 7th Annual Spectrum Dance Festival on October 19 and 20. Chuck stopped by Express Yourself to share with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the event.

Rock Mountain Scots

Before marching in procession to the 4th Street Plaza to kick off Carbondale's 17th Annual Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest, the Rocky Mountain Scots stopped by KDNK to play a number live in the on air studio. Fran Page, founding member and executive director for Aspen Dance Connection, joined in to share about the organization's work of bringing cultural experiences to the Roaring Fork Valley.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

The first-ever Shining Mountains Film Festival features the Aspen premier of Neither Wolf Nor Dog on Monday, October 8. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with director Steven Lewis Simpson about his adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn and the experience of working with the late Chief Dave Bald Eagle.

Gavin Dahl

Actor Wes Studi, star of movies like Geronimo, Dances With Wolves, Last of the Mohicans,  Avatar, and Hostiles, stopped by the station this week. He hopped on the mic with KDNK’s Luke Nestler and Gavin Dahl, joined by local filmmaker Anuk Bald Eagle to tout the film they’re premiering at the Shining Mountain Film Festival next weekend in Aspen, called Whitewashed. It premiers next Sunday, October 7th at 6:30pm at the Wheeler Opera House.

Daniel Rodriguez

 


Daniel Rodriguez, a founding member of Elephant Revival, has embarked on a solo career. To note the release of his first single, Steal the Night Away, and the kickoff of his tour with Fruition across the heartland, Daniel spoke by phone with KDNK’s Gavin Dahl.

Jace Luck & Elan Bouchet talk with KDNK's Cody Lee about their Hip Hop Showcase at The Temporary in Basalt at 6pm, on Wednesday October 3rd.  

La Pompe Jazz Live @ KDNK

Sep 21, 2018

Denver's La Pompe Jazz chat with KDNK's Cody Lee and play live in the KDNK studio ahead of their gig at The Temporary in Basalt. 

Carbondale Clay Center Throws Down on Saturday

Sep 20, 2018
Carbondale Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center's biggest fundraiser of the year is this Saturday, September 22! To learn more, Megan Tackett spoke with executive director Angela Bruno about the Throwdown Hoedown.

After nearly 20 years as a fine furniture maker in the Roaring Fork Valley, Brad Reed Nelson stretches into new territory with an exhibit at the ArtBase in Basalt that features site-specific installations rather than his furniture. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke to Brad about his furniture and his show at the ArtBase, which opens with a reception next Friday, September 14 at the Charles Wyly Gallery at 5pm.

Jody Guralnick Creates Art Inspired by Fungi

Sep 5, 2018
Jody Guralnick

Artist Jody Guralnick's show The Fifth Kingdom is inspired by the intricate networks of growth and decay that pattern our world. Here she joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about her work.

Paul D Miller is a multimedia artist and author better known as DJ Spooky. Station manager Gavin Dahl talks with him in the studio at KDNK about his new record Phantom Dancehall and his forthcoming book Digital Fictions.

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