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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.

DJ Cody Lee’s Best of 2018

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

Finn O'Sullivan Live on KDNK

Jun 18, 2018

Finn O'Sullivan visited KDNK from Boulder for an interview and live performance on "Pal n' Friends". Finn is the 2017 winner of C'Town's Handmade Songs contest.

KDNK hosted local artists Pearl & Wood live in the Broadcast Learning Center during Cody Lee's show Monday Night Harmonia on April 30th. They performed 5 songs and volunteer DJ Payj Gibbons interviewed them. Thanks to Steve Skinner for training a team of volunteer DJs on using the station's live broadcast equipment to sound engineer the performance.

The set list was:

"Whiskey Ginger"

"Behind the Tent"

"Come Together (cover)"

"Painted My Nails Blue"


Gavin Dahl

Rosewood Divine performed live in the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center during Paula Stepp's show Acoustic Renegade. The broadcast was part of a training attended by multiple KDNK deejays and AZYEP youth, led by Steve Skinner. Interviews were conducted by Gavin Dahl and Mountain Maes.

Honey Dewdrops

Sep 7, 2017

The Honey Dewdrops talk about their harmonies, their experience at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, their love of Carbondale and their interactions with audiences. They also played Lowlands, The Loneliest Song and Nobody in This World. 

Parker Whittington on mandolin, Harris Jackson on guitar, Mac Benning on the banjo and Ashton Taufer on bass comprise a promising new string band from Glenwood Springs called Lookout Mountain Showdown. They dropped by Express Yourself to play a few original tunes before their gig tonight for First Friday at Phat Thai. They played Blue Sky, Ashton's Tune and Romania. We hope to hear more from this talented new band.

One of the quintessential Colorado bands dropped by KDNK on their way to their sold out Wheeler gig. They didn't have to do that! Especially ahead of a sold-out gig. But they did, and that is a testament to their good-hearted decency. And it's a testament to their support of Community Radio in Colorado. They played a couple tunes from their new CD Petals, Season Song and Home in Your Heart. And they played a couple older tunes, Remember a Beginning and Rogue River.

David Starbear

Carbondale-based artist and chef David Starbear stopped by the KDNK studio to perform two songs as an "opening act" before Elephant Revival's visit to the station. He played songs inspired by his own journeys to support the water protectors at Standing Rock, "Good Medicine" and "Agua Sagrada" which means sacred water.

The Deer Live on KDNK

Feb 24, 2017

"I'm drinking up morphine/Straight from the vial/Me in my darkness/You in my mind."

The Deer, Austin's answer to Elephant Revival, has an elliptical way with a lyric and delicate but complex melodies that surround and suffuse the words, and it adds up to something psychedelic and irresistable. They were in town to play at Steve's Guitars and they dropped by KDNK to say hello and play Winter to Pry and Up Into Roses from their recent CD Tempest and Rapture. They also played an older song, Shades of Tiffany

James McMurtry plays "Choctaw Bingo" live in studio on July 12, 2011.

Euforquestra plays live at Sopris Park, for Carbondale Summer of Music on the 4th of July in 2010.

DJ Phathead and Izm White Freestylin' live in studio at KDNK on November 28th, 2010. 

Todo Mundo plays live on KDNK from the stage at Mountain Fair in 2014.

Lake Street Dive Plays "My Heart's in It's Right Place" live in our Carbondale studio on July 20th, 2011.

Tom Paxton performs "Suzie Most of All" live in-studio.

This El Paso band impressed with their blend of Mexican folk, African and Caribbean music. The whole Mountain Fair was dancing to this long jam "Radio Mexica" on July 25, 2014.

The Infamous Stringdusters burned up the stage at Sopris Park during Carbondale Summer of Music 2009. Tight, almost jazzy, in trading off their solos. They nail this traditional tune, "Deep Elem Blues."

Photo by Gavin Dahl

Paper Bird soared through KDNK's Beyond Beyond, landed, warbled, answered a question, warbled again, and then took off for Basalt's Lions Park where they sang in harmony for an appreciative crowd on August 25th. While they were here we played the first single from their upcoming release, produced by valley resident John Oates. Then they played "Sleepwalker" and "Make You Mine" live in the studio. Then some crazy song about Turkey Gum that was 4:20 long ushered them away and gone.

Lewis Cooper

Carbondale’s favorite jam band with a long tune perfect for a Summer afternoon at Mountain Fair on July 25, 2015.

Philip Rosenthal

Eliza Gilkyson drops by just about every year. Here she performs a very tender new tune, and her voice catches at just the right places. Recorded live in-studio on August 6, 2014.

Steve Skinner

Another band who experienced hell and then wrote heavenly songs about it. Recorded at the KDNK studio on April 26, 2011.

Jay Blakesberg / Retna LTD.

Taj brought along his beautiful copper-colored Resonator and he croaked out one of his signature tunes for an adoring crowd. Recorded in-studio on Miss Management August 15, 2013.

The Oklahoma wonderboy joined Express Yourself on December 20, 2012 just after his first appearance on eTown and just before his New Year’s gig at the Ryman in Nashville.


A sweet duet live in studio on Luke Nestler's Express Yourself before their gig at Steve’s Guitars. On August 3, 2012. 

Stewart Oksenhorn

Hard to believe that this tune once got Dan in a heap of trouble. The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

Darrell Scott Plays "Someday"

Mar 19, 2012

Darrell is one of the most talented visitors ever to grace KDNK’s airwaves, and one of the nicest men you could ever meet. I just love it when a talented musician is also humble about it. Recorded in studio on March 19, 2012.

Courtesy Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival, the up and coming transcendental folk band from Nederland, perform at their first Mountain Fair.

Steve Skinner

Riley Skinner, one of the most talented young musicians the Roaring Fork Valley has recently produced, takes the Mountain Fair stage in 2011 as the winner of the Singer/Songwriter competition in this year’s Fair, which KDNK broadcast. Find more Riley Mae Skinner music here.