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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Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin are this year's Resident Artists at the Carbondale Clay Center. They talked about their sculptural ceramics and their creative process. We also heard from the The Two Tracks out of Sheridan, WY about their brand of folk-rock. And Hamilton Pevec reveals a little of the mystique surrounding the Green Is the New Black Fashion Show. This year's version is the 10th.

Thunder River Theatre's Corey Simpson, who directs the new production of The Price and Owen O'Farrell and Bob Moore, two of its actors, about one of Arthur Miller's more obscure plays. And Jackson Emmer talks about his accomplished new CD Jukebox. He plays the title track live in the studio, and also Dreamers and Fools.

Les Sylphides by Bonedale Ballet, photographing Spirit Bears in British Columbia with Sandy Kaplan, and some sweet acoustic music from local band Feeding Giants.

Chloe Benjamin about her new bestseller, and Kim Nuzzo about portraying an American icon.

Jeffrey Foucault, Myrlin Hepworth and Logan Phillips all do what they do best.

Lisa Singer and Doug Graybeal talk about their painting. And Brandon McDuffey, along wtih Ian Morrison, talk about their new short film, Silverline Valentine.

Jessica Brandi Lifland

Red Hot Patriot: The Kickass Wit of Molly Ivins, a one-woman play, visited the Temporary for a two-night stand. The director Richard Pegg and the star of the show, Rhonda Brown, talk about the fearless journalist and commentator. Then we hear about the fascinating process of Benjamin Timpson's art. And cowboy poet Vess Quinlan talks about the origins of cowboy poetry and some of his experiences at The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Two vastly different approaches to verse from Basque New Person David Romtvedt and Filipino Slam Poet from Guam Meta Sarmiento. They have some surprising commonalities, however, as we discover on Express Yourself.

We hear all about the first Salon of the New Year from four participants, the Rassle the Castle race in Redstone and the 34th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

Poet and collagist DJ Hill, recently arrived from Minnesota, reads two of her poems, Drive-By Shoes and Haikus and After. She also describes her collage art. Then two talented guitarists, John Hatanaka and John Stuckey, play two original tunes Daisy and Naraja. All three artists are involved in a First Friday event at the Roadside Gallery. 

We hear a newer tune by Pearl & Wood, Petal Dress,and a couple tunes from their 2016 Mountain Fair performance, Shortnin' Bread and All About the Bass. Cellist Ellie Barber and Drummer Mark Zoller update us on recent news with one of Carbondale's favorite bands, including the imminent arrival of a new EP.

Author, singer/songwriter and architect Heather Hoeksema describes the Singular Butterfly and she talks about tuning her guitar to 432 Hz.

A Painter & a Picker

Dec 22, 2017
Luke Nestler / KDNK

KDNK's Claire de L'Arbre spoke with painter Terry Gardner about his creative process. Terry is featured at the Holiday Show at Korologos Gallery in Basalt. And KDNK's Terry Glasenapp with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member John McEuen last winter about his new album and the Will the Circle Be Unbroken sessions. John brings his show to the Ute Theater next week.

Master Printmaker Leon Loughridge, and Master Bluesman Otis Taylor expressed themselves.

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.