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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Express Yourself February 5, 2016
Scotty Stoughton, the founder and producer of Winter Wondergrass, about his unique festival. And April Verch about her remarkable career as a stepdancer, fiddler and singer and songwriter.
Express Yourself January 29, 2015
Two live bands on today's show. Applebutter Express, from Tampa, brings their Beachgrass music to the show ahead of their gig at the Black Nugget. And Delta Moon brings their acclaimed 2 slide guitars blues sound to the show before their gig at Steve's Guitars.
Express Yourself January 22, 2016
Paul Andersen of Huts for Vets and Brian Porter, former Marine, about the maltreatment of vets returning to civilian life. They are participants in a seminar series at the Basalt Library which continues on February 4. We also heard from Alejandra Rico and David Starbear about ecstatic dancing every third Friday at the Launchpad. And Kort McCumber and James Moors play a couple tunes live before the gig tonight at Steve's Guitars.
Express Yourself January 15, 2016
Nicolette Toussaint about painting a puma in watercolors and Cleopatra, Queen of the Tile. Todd Rundgren about Donald Trump and about his album Healing, prior to his gig at the BellyUp. And The Outer Vibe played a couple tunes and talked about their career path so far.
Express Yourself January 8, 2016
After a month-long hiatus, Express Yourself welcomes Valle Musico, local jazz/world fusion band, which has a new CD. All four of the band members joined the show to talk about the project before their release party at Steve's Guitars. And we heard from four local artists about their pieces in the upcoming Valley Visual Arts show: Staci Dickerson, Launa Eddy, Katrina Byars and Brian Colley. The show opens next week at the Launchpad.
Express Yourself December 11, 2015
Author and photographer Jonathan Waterman about life lessons from his adventures in the Arctic. Corey Simpson, the new Associate Artistic Director of Thunder River Theatre about his new position there and his debut directing Bakersfield Mist at TRTC. And Hiroya Tsukamoto plays a couple gorgeous tunes before his gig at Steve's Guitars tonight.
Express Yourself November 27, 2015
The Madam of the Poetry Brothel, Alya Howe, about the upcoming Salon at Justice Snow's on December 5, and the upcoming Poetry Brothel on December 16. And singer/songwriter Walter Parks about his Swamp Chandelier, Okefenokee hollers and Richie Havens.
Express Yourself November 20. 2015
Capoeira Angola with Amanda Trakas. A sneak preview of KDNK's Labor of Love Auction. A short chat with Kendl Winter of The Lowest Pair, playing Steve's on Sunday night. And a truncated phoner with Mike Finders of FY5 before their gig at Steve's tonight, the 14th anniversary of Friday nights at Steve's. We also hear 3 songs from their new CD Eat the Moon.
Express Yourself November 13, 2015
Bonedale Ballet's new show, Dance Celebrations and Nutcracker Variations. A Concert Fundraiser for Carbondale Rhythm Collective's Marimba Project. And historian Darrell Munsell about his new biography of renowned Western painter and longtime Redstone resident Jack Roberts.
Express Yourself October 30, 2015
Dancer Alya Howe about tangoing with a vacuum, and her residency at the Launchpad. And the Moab Folk Festival's founder and producer Melissa Schmaedick about her festival, which this year is next weekend, Nov. 6-8.