Luke Nestler

Program Director & Music Director & DJ

A 38-year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, a DJ since 1989, on KDNK staff since 2004.

Ways to Connect

Music Meeting IV featuring music from Xanthe Alexis, Bombay Royale and Clozee. And Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer surprises and delights wtih her poetry and her personality.

Music Meeting IV

Sep 22, 2017

Cody brings Xanthe Alexis to the table. Luke brings Bombay Royale. And Gavin hips us to Clozee. So we dance from Colorado Springs to Australia to France. 

It's always fun to talk with Rosemerry, the Western Slope Poet Laureate. This chat comes complete with a mindblowing surprise ending. Rosemerry offers a workshop today at the Basalt Regional Library along with James Nave, presented by Under Alya's Umbrella. Check out Rosemerry's website here.

Bronco Babble

Sep 22, 2017
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Sarah, Jane and Luke talk about the blowout statement win over the Cowboys, Crybaby Jay, how the B- Boys better not overlook the Bills, and Goin' to Kansas City as a theme song for Bronco Babble. Catch Bronco Babble every Thursday at 4:00 until the joyous end in February.

Bronco Babble

Sep 20, 2017
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The first Bronco Babble of the new season, last Thursday before the Cowboys game. Luke, Jane and Sarah babble babble 'bout out our Babble-licious Broncos.

She's a creative dynamo with a new project, Nature in Translation, commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. KDNK's Luke Nestler found out all about it.

Express Yourself

Sep 15, 2017

KDNK's Jill Rubin with Andrea Stewart of the Carbondale Chamber who helped organize next week's Carbondale Business Conference  and Luis Benitez of Colorado Creative Industries who will present at the Conference. And Luke sits down with Alya Howe, creator of Nature in Translation, a piece commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. 

Devin Pool, Aspen landscape photographer, and Tania Stavreva, Bulgarian concert pianist, visited the show to Express Themselves.

Aspen photographer Devin Pool visited KDNK to Express himself prior to the opening of his show at the Korologos gallery in Basalt. 

Her enthusiasm runneth over. And her fingers moveth quickly upon the keyboard. Bulgarian concert pianist Tania Stavreva impresseth. 

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. 

All about this year's No Man's Land Film Festival, the third one, which returns to Carbondale on September 14. And Music Meeting III, featuring Erika Ryann, Toussaint Morrison and Razteria.

Music Meeting III

Sep 1, 2017

This one features Erika Ryann, Toussaint Morrison and Razteria.

Aisha Weinhold, co-founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival, along with a featured filmmaker, Catherine Aeppel. This film festival, born and bred in Carbondale, is one of  only two film festivals in the world devoted to women's adventure filmmakers. It returns to Carbondale starting September 14.

Express Yourself

Aug 25, 2017

Today's show features a conversation with a new voice on KDNK Jill Rubin and her guest Paul Manes, a noted artist with a show that hangs at the Launchpad until September 1. And we hear the second Music Meeting. All of that and maybe more on Express Yourself.

Another Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017
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The second in the series of music sharing conversations between Music Director Luke Nestler, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Station Manager Gavin Dahl, this one features SteLouse, Jesca Hoop and the Heliocentrics.

Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017
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The first in a series of conversations about new releases between Station Manager Gavin Dahl, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Music Director Luke Nestler. This one features Cualli, The Como Mamas and the Secret Sisters.

A dance piece by Deb Colley and a live in-studio from The Brother Brothers.

The Brother Brothers

Aug 18, 2017

Adam and David Moss are The Brother Brothers. They brought their seamless harmonies to Express Yourself prior to their gig at Steve's Guitars. We heard their song Cairo, IL from their new EP and they played Bird in a Tree, Tugboats, and Notary Public live in the studio.

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

Express Yourself

Aug 11, 2017
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Sondie Rieff of the Our Town One Table event about this year's version the day before the eclipse. Aspen author Jill Sheeley about her 12-book-long career in writing, spanning a Christmas book, two cookbooks, 9 children's books, and a young adult novel. And Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens talks about their new CD Duende. 

The third author involved in next week's reading at the Carbondale Branch Library, Jill Sheeley, is noted for her series of children's books based on her dog Fraser. She will read from a new book, The Adventures of Kip in Aspen and Snowmass.

Local author Corrie Karnan has a new children's book Secrets of the Fairy Cave set in the famous cave outside of Glenwood Springs. Another local author, Linda L. Flynn, has written a new young adult novel called Dream Glasses: Book 1 of the Rosethorn Series. Both have a reading on Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm at the Carbondale Branch Library, and both appeared on Express Yourself.

Dan Young, a local landscape painter with a three-decade career, talks about his creative process and his place in the art market. His newest show hangs at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt until early September.

Express Yourself

Aug 4, 2017

Katy Marshall about the effort to keep Humpty Dumpty in Carbondale. Linda Flynn and Corrie Karnan talk about their new books, which receive a reading at the Carbondale Branch Library on August 16. And landscape artist Dan Young about his new show at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt and about his 30 year career as a landscape artist.

If the circus came to Frenchman Street, it might find the March Fourth Marching Band. The ensemble marches into this year's Mountain Fair at the very end, on Sunday night at 5:15. Check out this video and then pick your jaw up off the floor. No telling if they're bringing the stilt walkers, but they sure do bring the pizzazz.

Josh Hoyer sings and plays the keys with a lot of feeling. Josh plays the Fair with his band on Saturday night after the Yawpers, making that night the strongest of the Fair musically. Here he speaks with KDNK's Luke Nestler on Express Yourself. This video proves the man and his band are deep.

The song, Savage Blue, courtesy of the KEXP Presents series of videos, introduces Noah Shomberg, the drummer for the wild and crazy Denver band The Yawpers, who play Mountain Fair Saturday evening from 5:15-6:30. Check out the entire KEXP video here.

The band played a couple tunes live on Beyond Beyond before their Mountain Fair gig, Milonga and Rumo au Bosque. We discovered they are working on a new tune called Rumba & Raga. And their new drummer has more tattoos than he can count. Valle Musico plays the Fair on Saturday from 12:30-2pm

Frank Martin, guitar slinger and singer/songwriter has produced a new CD Blue on Blue on Blue. He joins Express Yourself with his producer Dave Taylor, of Cool Brick Studios, to talk about the project and play a couple tunes from the album, Pick Up Your Feet and Leaving Cheyenne. Frank's Trio plays Mountain Fair on Saturday morning at 11. More info at frankmartinmusic.com .

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