Wheeler Opera House

Writ Large Twice

Nov 17, 2017
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Alya Howe, the curator of the Writ Large series, is joined on Express Yourself by Samuel Bernal Urbina and Bill Kight, two storytellers who live in our community.

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

Noam Pikelny In-Studio

Mar 10, 2017

I don't know if all banjo players are as inherently humorous as their instrument, but Noam Pikelny assuredly is. He dropped by before his Wheeler gig and talked about his new CD Universal Favorite. Turns out it was recorded the day after his hometown team's historic World Series win last fall, and the last day of recording was the day before a momentous election. So it was recorded when hell froze over. Twice. Auspicious!

Rodney Crowell

Mar 10, 2017

Truly accomplished artists are often gracious human beings, and Rodney Crowell is no exception. Here he shares some insights into his creative process, his memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks and his new CD, slated to drop at the end of March, called Close Ties.

One of the quintessential Colorado bands dropped by KDNK on their way to their sold out Wheeler gig. They didn't have to do that! Especially ahead of a sold-out gig. But they did, and that is a testament to their good-hearted decency. And it's a testament to their support of Community Radio in Colorado. They played a couple tunes from their new CD Petals, Season Song and Home in Your Heart. And they played a couple older tunes, Remember a Beginning and Rogue River.

John McEuen live at KDNK

John McEuen dropped by the Wholly Bozos show on KDNK with his musical buddy Matt Cartsonis. They brought some nitty and some gritty along with great big smiles, not to mention a beautiful guitar. John played a couple tunes live and told a few stories about Aspen in the early 70s, his new CD Made in Brooklyn, and about his show at the Wheeler commemorating the Will The Circle Be Unbroken sessions. John McEuen and community radio go together like banjo and that high lonesome sound.  Come back soon, John!

Ricky McKinnie, a 30-year member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, is a second tenor in the group, and while his wisdom might be aphoristic, it is nonetheless heart-felt, just as his group of gospel singers is, which is what you'd expect from a gospel group that has been singing for 80 years.  KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Ricky on the eve of his four-date Colorado tour, which includes a stop at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, December 16th.

Josh Behrman of Mountain Groove Productions about some upcoming shows at the Wheeler, including a celebration of Will the Circle Be Unbroken with John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. KDNK's Raleigh Burley talks with the new director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society. And Luke talks with Rhiannon Giddons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops..