Artist Interviews

Bonte Lane

Bonte Lane aka Pam Rosenthal is guiding a playful sound exploration workshop on July 17, 31, and August 14 at the Third Street Center at 7pm.

Niceness


Niceness, a group that describes itself as “”positively grounded Rocky Mountain roots reggae” integrates elements of soul, funk, latin, and hip-hop. KDNK presents Niceness at The Temporary tonight, July 13, at 9pm.

Jill Cohn Balanced on the Rail

Jul 10, 2018

Jill Cohn, a new resident of the Roaring Fork Valley but a longtime performer here, has a new CD called Balanced on the Rail. It received its World Premiere on Jupiter J's Sunday morning show, Amen Sistah, on KDNK. Two new songs from the record, Balanced on the Rail and Possibilities, bracketed a live performance of two more songs, The Shoe Song and Legends, as well as a loving simpatico chat with Jupiter J. Two sweet ladies Amen-ing each other on a sweet Summer Sunday morning. Life is good.

The Guest House

Two firebrand local women, Olivia Pevec and Lindsay Gurley, collaborate on a workshop for women called St. Brigid's Fire: A Women's Blacksmithing, Embodiment and Empowerment, which links yoga and blacksmithing. Here they talk about that and about channeling your inner force in a productive manner.

Johannes Linstead

Jul 6, 2018

Guitarist Johannes Linstead spoke with KDNK's Terry Glasenapp about the art of guitar.and the art of meditation before a series of local gigs in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Brownout

 


Beto Martinez, founding member and guitarist for the Austin-based Latin Funk band Brownout, spoke with KDNK's Luke Nestler. Brownout performed "Fear of a Brown Planet," a psychedelic reworking of Public Enemy’s "Fear of a Black Planet," at Belly Up.

Lipbone Redding

Jun 27, 2018

Lipbone Redding started his mutual love affair with KDNK in 2007 and has renewed it many times over the years. This time he visited Beyond Beyond and talked about his new digi-only release and played three new tunes from it, Return of the Beautiful, Ready Set Go, and Living in a Caravan. No lips were boned this time, but there was some pretty and intimate songwriting and singing.

This band is sort of a bluegrass super-group from North Carolina. They visited B Sides on KDNK before their two Sunday gigs in Carbondale in Sopris Park and Steve's Guitars. They talked about their new release dropping next month and played some songs from that live in the studio.

Nationally touring standup comedian Adam Cayton-Holland speaks to KDNK about peforming for tough crowds, how the Denver comedy scene has changed, his TV series called Those Who Can't on the TruTV network, plus the Colorado Rockies, Denver Comic Con, #MeToo, and his forthcoming book.

Duane Betts

Jun 15, 2018

Duane Betts joins the Devon Allman Project at a show in the Ute Theatre on Saturday. KDNK's Big Daddy spoke with Duane about what show-goers will see.

Mike Jones, co-founder of Roaring Fork Aikikai, describes what aikido is, and what its practice looks like.

Surkhaab

May 3, 2018

The Venerable Gyalten Samten stars in a film that explores the themes of illegal immigration and women's empowerment called Surkhaab. A former Bollywood actress turned Buddhist nun, she appeared on Beyond Beyond to talk about her film and its screening at the Crystal Theater. John Bruna, of the Way of Compassion Foundation, describes the Compassion Festival coming to Carbondale in August, which benefits from the screening of Surkhaab tonight.

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"

"#MeToo"

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.

Shook Twins In-Studio

Apr 21, 2018

The Shook Twins dropped by to play a new tune and an oldie but goodie before their gig at the Temporary. We started things off with their new single, which they dropped a month ago, called Stay Wild. And then they played a new tune live called What Is Blue, followed by the oldie, Window. We ended things with a favorite from their 2014 CD What We Do, Shake.

Western Centuries

Apr 20, 2018

Western Centuries joined Express Yourself before their gig at Steve's Guitars and played three songs from their brand new CD Songs From the Deluge: Borrowed Time, Warm Guns and Wild You Run.

The Bikes of Wrath

Apr 20, 2018

The young Aussies of the new film The Bikes of Wrath visit Express Yourself to talk about what they found on Route 66 following the ghost of Tom Joad. 

Zoe Rabinowitz, Associate Artistic Director of the Yaa Samar Dance Theatre, based in Palestine, talks about her company's unique artistry and the challenges of producing dance in the West Bank, and her company's residency in Carbondale with Dance Initiative.

5Point Film Festival

Apr 13, 2018

5Point Film's Program Director Meredith McKee appeared on Express Yourself to talk about this year's 5Point Film Festival. Next week's version is the eleventh.

Eddy The Chief Clearwater Tells a Tale or Two

Apr 10, 2018

Eddy Clearwater has seen a lotta miles and sung a lotta blues. He's 83 years young and full of stories. KDNK's Mike Miller got him talking about arriving in Chicago on a Greyhound at age 15 and about his new CD and this summer's touring schedule. He also talks about his famous headdress and the origin of his surname.

Gavin Dahl

Antibalas vocalist Amayo and trumpeter Eric Biondo stopped by KDNK on their way to Aspen for a free show at the intersection of Galena and Cooper tonight at 9pm, with DJ Naka G opening up at 8pm. They talked about their west coast tour, the passion that keeps them going as a band after 20 years, and the brand new album Where the Gods Are at Peace.

Alya Howe curates the Writ Large storytelling series in the Roaring Fork Valley. She brought in Kate Howe, Cindy Hirschfeld and Nicole Haag to Express Yourself to talk about the power of storytelling. 

Disappeared by CJ Box

Mar 23, 2018

Wyoming author CJ Box has published 17 Joe Pickett novels since 2001. With very sympathetic characters, taut plots, plausible villains and lucid descriptions of his native state, each book has outsold any previous one, adding up to more than 10 million altogether. Mr. Box has a new Joe Pickett novel to be released next week called The Disappeared. I spoke with CJ Box as his hype machine revved into gear.

Students from Basalt and Roaring Fork High Schools have been working with professional artist mentors to create two original 30-minute shows of spoken word, songs, poetry, puppetry, dance and mime. The show plays three times at Thunder River Theatre this weekend. 

Shere Coleman, one of those professional artist mentors, visited Express Yourself to talk about her art and also the show at Thunder River Theatre.

Grizzly Goat In-Studio

Mar 16, 2018

Grizzly Goat visited Express Yourself before two local gigs, at Glenwood Brew Garden and Steve's Guitars, and blew us all away with their music. Their melodies are memorable, they definitely have an easy and precise way with a lyric, their harmonies are super-tight, and they are all multi-instrumentalists--their musicianship is superb. They played Gentle Wild Spaces, Colorado and Little Jackie. Colorado was the highlight of the week for this reviewer. Look for them to return in August and also search out their new album Burning the Prairie.

Stephanie Seguin and Savanna LaBauve are this year's Artists in Residence at the Carbondale Clay Center. They joined Express Yourself to talk about their sculptural ceramic art and their artistic process. They also described what exactly their residencies entail.

Ira Sherman

Jeweler and metal sculptor Ira Sherman has created kinetic sculpture originally designed to protect the wearer from unwanted sexual advances. Now it's a whimsical hit at the Green Is the New Black Fashion Show. In fact, last year Ira won Best in Show with his work. This year he has a new look and he visited Beyond Beyond to tell us about it.

Olivia Siegel

Jackson Emmer has an accomplished new CD and he dropped by Express Yourself to talk about it prior to his gig at Steve's Guitars.

The Aspen Times

Corey Simpson directs The Price, the new production at Thunder River Theatre. Owen O'Farrell and Bob Moore are two of the actors. All three appeared on Express Yourself to talk about the piece.

I celebrate myself
and what I assume you shall assume
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

So begins this nation’s first great poem, Song of Myself, written by Walt Whitman and first published in 1855. Ever since then, the father of free verse has lived in the American imagination as the embodiment of a free man, unfettered, unbound by any dogma or dictum. Kim and Valerie Nuzzo have created a one-man stage show called Multitudes about Walt Whitman. I spoke with Kim about Walt Whitman and his life and times.

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