The Band of Heathens are helping KDNK and Carbondale Arts celebrate the first birthday of the Carbondale Creative District with a hootenanny tonight at the 4th Street Plaza. KDNK's Amy Kimberly spoke with founding member, singer and co-songwriter of the Band of Heathens, Ed Jurdi, about their new CD Duende and about how the band expresses their authenticity.
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.
Dan Young, a local landscape painter with a three-decade career, talks about his creative process and his place in the art market. His newest show hangs at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt until early September.
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.
The band played a couple tunes live on Beyond Beyond before their Mountain Fair gig, Milonga and Rumo au Bosque. We discovered they are working on a new tune called Rumba & Raga. And their new drummer has more tattoos than he can count. Valle Musico plays the Fair on Saturday from 12:30-2pm
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 .
The song, Savage Blue, courtesy of KEXP Live series of videos, introduces Noah Shomberg, the drummer for the wild and crazy Denver band The Yawpers, who play Mountain Fair next weekend on Saturday night.
Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough visited Express Yourself before their gig at Steve's Guitars to talk about their new CD Mockingbird Soul, trusting each other on stage, and their songwriting process. They also played three tunes from the CD, Little Easy, October Song and Mockingbird Soul.
Cowboy Corral is a local ensemble of men and women singing those great old Western songs. They stopped by Express Yourself before their wanderings around town during First Friday festivities and sang a medley of hits, a tribute to Cowboy Randy and KDNK and even did a little yodeling. We hope we can rope them into returning to KDNK's airwaves.
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.
Deb Jones and Laurie Doctor about their art in the new Carbondale Arts exhibition. And the organizers of the benefit gala in Glenwood Springs next week in support of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.
Sandy Haber, Brad Vierheller, Paul Valentine and Doug Whitney joined Express Yourself to talk about the gala benefit next week at Glenwood Vaudeville benefitting the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.
Laurie Doctor proves to be articulate not only about her art, but about how and why that art is an expression of soul. Laurie partnered with Deb Jones to participate in the new Carbondale Arts exhibit which opens tonight at the Launchpad with a reception at 6pm.
Deb Jones, founder of The Wyly Community Arts Center and artist in the Roaring Fork Valley since the 1970s, about her participation in the new Carbondale Arts exhibit, Correspondence, which opens with a reception tonight, and about her art, her process, and her current project.
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. More info at frankmartinmusic.com.
Thunder River Theatre's first production aimed at kids is Lilly's Plastic Purple Purse. Wendy Moore, the director of the production, and Corey Simpson, artistic director of TRTC, join Express Yourself to talk about that, and some of what's coming up at Carbondale's theatre.
The Roaring Fork High School Jazz band rolled into Express Yourself to play four songs: Manteca, Harlem Nocturne, Jaime's Retreat and Spain. They also talked a little bit about their recent string of local gigs and their encounters with some high profile jazz musicians. 8 musicans blew some cool jazz for a Friday afternoon.
Erik Wardell, creative director of the 5Point Film crew joins two young filmmakers from the Isaacson School for New Media at CMC, Rachel Mayoral and Danny Feria, who created a short film called Big Air Max, which receives its premiere at next weekend's 5Point Festival.
Leah Dyjak finishes up a residency this winter at Anderson Ranch next week. She is part of a pop-up exhibition at the Harvey Meadows gallery in downtown Aspen which opens tonight with a reception at 6pm.
Parker Whittington on mandolin, Harris Jackson on guitar, Mac Benning on the banjo and Ashton Taufer on bass comprise a promising new string band from Glenwood Springs called Lookout Mountain Showdown. They dropped by Express Yourself to play a few original tunes before their gig tonight for First Friday at Phat Thai. They played Blue Sky, Ashton's Tune and Romania. We hope to hear more from this talented new band.
Frederic Hambalek, of Germany, about his new short, Mountain Fever. Halfdan Ullman Tondel, of Norway, on his playful film about loneliness, Fanny. And Peter Edlund, of Seattle, about his stoner comedy short Mixtape Marauders.
Judy Milne and Carla Reed of the local watercolor artists group Alaprima. Alaprima has a new show at the Launchpad which opens tonight and runs through April 14. Here they talk about their art, their sanctuary, their creative process, and their tight-knit group of artists.
Jill Cohn paid another visit to KDNK ahead of her gig at Justice Snow's. As a new resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Jill has found rejuvenation and an end to a year-long writer's block. She performed two new tunes, The Secret of the Soul, and No One Really Knows, both world premieres.
KDNK faves Let Them Roar performed two brand new songs live in the studio, Snow Moon and We Are the Broken Ones, as well as Miles of Wire ahead of their Justice Snow's gig next Wednesday night. Always good to see them and find out what's new for them.
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!