Express Yourself

FRIDAYS 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And there is no shortage of nationally renowned touring acts visiting the many venues here. It all adds up to a crowded entertainment scene. KDNK's Express Yourself program highlights the many cultural offerings available to us. This is the program to listen to if you're curious about the latest theatre production in the local schools or the latest and greatest nationally touring band to visit a local stage. Live music, in-depth interviews and the occasional giggle. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

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Jason Segal describes the proposed Peach Valley River Park. And a SoL Theatre troupe troops in to talk about their Holiday Show, A Christmas Story.


Music Meeting 6, featuring new music from La Misa Negra, Noga Erez and Kan Wakan. And Bridget Law, former founding member of Elephant Revival, about her new project with her husband, the trance jam quartet Tierro Band with Bridget Law. 

Eden Vardy of the Aspen T.R.E.E. organization about the free Farm to Table Community Meal at the Hotel Jerome. Alya Howe, Samuel Bernal Urbina, and Bill Kight about the next two Writ Large events, one at the Temporary and one at the Wheeler. And singer/songwriter White Buffalo about his new CD, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights.

Cody, Gavin and Luke discuss Lukas Nelson, Willie Watson and El Javi. And America's Doyenne of Death, Caitlin Doughty, discusses here new book From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World in Search of a Good Death.

Express Yourself

Oct 27, 2017

Thrill the World Carbondale's organizers, Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica, along with two young zombies in the Flash Mob, Charlie and Simon Cox, talking about the big event on Saturday. And then we had two blues men join the show before their Loyal Brothers gig, Husky Burnette and Sam Gillis. They played a couple tunes live and talked about the blues.

The Drunken Hearts stopped by Express Yourself before their Belly Up gig. And artist Chris Hassig about his new show at the Launchpad, The Line of Totality.

Poetess Jodie Hollander talks about her new book of poems, My Dark Horses and about the art and craft of her rather musical poetry. And she reads three poems from the book. Paul Black describes the Cohere Gathering 2017. And harpist and singer Xeraphine plays a couple tunes and describes her Cohere Gathering workshop.

Peter Gilbert of Dance Initiative about this year's Spectrum Dance Festival. Susan Wrubel, new ED of AspenFilm, about this year's FilmFest. Ivo Marloh, director of All the Wild Horses, one of this year's featured films. And musical interludes from Beppe Gambetta, Conor Oberst and the North Mississippi Allstars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Express Yourself

Aug 11, 2017
Craig Silberman

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.

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.

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.

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 .

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough play three tunes from their new record Mockingbird Soul and talk about their collaboration. And drummer Noah Shomberg of the Denver Band The Yawpers, about their aesthetic, their new CD, and their upcoming Mountain Fair gig.

Express Yourself

Jul 14, 2017

Helen Kline, the organizer of the first Marble Author's Fair, along with two of the local authors involved, Charlotte Graham and Nicole Beinstein. And Josh Hoyer, who headlines this year's Saturday night at Mountain Fair, about his band.

Express Yourself

Jul 7, 2017

Two songs from the up and coming jam band Dangermuffin, along with a conversation with lead singer of that band, Dan Lotti. And the Cowboy Corral serenades us with some golden Western songs.

Express Yourself

Jun 30, 2017

Alya Howe, curator of Writ Large, with two of the storytellers involved in the current iteration at True Nature on Saturday night, Genevieve Villamizar and Patrick Curry. Then Sloan Shoemaker and Justin Patrick of Wilderness Workshop about this weekend's Wildfest. The local Americana band Callin' Old Souls, comprising William Steindler, Kenna Crampton and Cody Lee, play two original tunes, Uncle Ray and The Devil and the Mare. Callin' Old Souls play the Nugget on July 5.

Tribute to DJ Phathead

Jun 23, 2017
Photo by Mark Burrows

A tribute from KDNK Local News, a heartfelt on-air obituary from Express Yourself host Luke Nestler, and archival mic breaks of the Master in action.

Express Yourself

Jun 23, 2017
Photo by Mark Burrows

Emma Bielski of the Marble Hub about informing visitors to Marble how it works there with tourism. Cody Lee, Gavin Dahl and Luke Nestler in the first Music Meeting, spotlighting the Secret Sisters, the Como Mamas and Cualli. And a heartfelt tribute to dearly departed DJ Phathead.

Express Yourself

Jun 16, 2017

Alya Howe, Sarah Graf and Stefano Da Fre about the first Salon at the Launchpad on Saturday night. Chris Bank about this summer's Glenwood Summer of Music Concert Series. And Sue Lavin, Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe about the new Thunder River Theatre production.

Sue Lavin, the director, along with Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe, two of the actors, in Thunder River Theatre's new production of The Memory of Water, by Shelagh Stevenson. Tonight is opening night of The Memory of Water, with seven more performances scheduled over these next three weeks. Tickets and information here.

The Outer Vibe

Jun 9, 2017

How and why the Outer Vibe's cinematic surf disco has survived for 16 years. The band also talks about their recent move to Nashville. The Outer Vibe play Steve's Guitars on Saturday night at 8:30.

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