Artist Interviews

Highlights from KDNK's best artist interviews.

Pearl & Wood

Jan 5, 2018

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.

Grand Junction psychobilly band The Tankerays dropped by Express Yourself to show off their new CD Aztec Death Whistle. We played a couple tunes from the CD and they talked about making the music and about their New Year's Eve gig at Carbondale Beer Works.

Author, Singer-Songwriter  and architect Heather Hoeksema describes the Singular Butterfly plays a couple original tunes before her reading at Explore Booksellers next week.

Painter Terry Gardner

Dec 22, 2017

KDNK's Claire de L'Arbre spoke with noted painter Terry Gardner about his painting process. Terry is featured in the Holiday Show at Korologos Gallery in Basalt. And he has some work in the prestigious Coors Western Art show at the National Western stock show next month.

Otis Taylor has created an entirely original genre of blues called Trance Blues. Here he talks about that and his new CD, Fantasizing About Being Black.

To the layman, wood block printmaking seems severely painstaking. To Leon Loughridge, one of Colorado's masters of the form, it is both refuge and challenge. Leon is part of a holiday show at the Ann Korologos gallery called Home for the Holidays: Small Works, Big Statements which hangs until January 6. Leon is also featured in the Coors Western Art show at the National Western Stock Show next month. 

Five delightful young women joined Express Yourself to talk about Sopris Theatre Company's new production of Uncommon Women and Others. Joanna Caldwell, Susie Brady, Hadley Hebert, Ciara Morrison and Christina Katelli talk about Wendy Wasserstein's first play, written in the 1970s, about women in her generation living with the complicated promise of the second wave of feminists.

Bridget Law, founding member and fiddler for Elephant Revival, talks about her life without Elephant Revival, including her new band with her husband called The Tierro Band with Bridget Law. 

Music Meeting 6

Nov 24, 2017

Cody brings the sophomore release from La Misa Negra. Gavin highlights Noga Erez. And Luke offers Kan Wakan. From Oakland to Israel to LA via the Balkans and Sun Valley.

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.

The White Buffalo

Nov 17, 2017

Jake Smith is The White Buffalo. He has a brand new album, his 6th studio recording, called Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights. His current tour brings him to the Belly Up tonight.

From Here to Eternity

Nov 3, 2017

With two published books, including this new one, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, and with hundreds of thousands of views on her You Tube channel Ask a Mortician, Caitlin Doughty is the Doyenne of Death. Here she talks about some  interesting funeral practices around the world on Express Yourself.

The modern classic by Tom Stoppard visits the New Space Theatre at CMC in Spring Valley the last two weekends of October for seven performances, including two Sunday matinees. You can get more information here. And you can get your tickets here. KDNK's Luke Nestler speaks here with the play's director, G. Thomas Cochran, and the two young actors playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Nick Garay and Brendan Cochran.

Avon poet Jodie Hollander came by to Express Herself before her reading and workshop at the Basalt Regional Library. Jodie packs a lot of musical punch into a short line and her new book, My Dark Horses highlights that. She described her creative process and read three poems, He's, The Box and My Dark Horses.

Peter Gilbert has done more than most to elevate dance in the lower Roaring Fork Valley to a place of greater visibility. Peter's organization, Dance Initiative, brings the sixth Spectrum Dance Festival to the Launchpad in Carbondale this weekend, and here he describes this year's gathering.

Susan Wrubel has only been on the job for three weeks, but the new Executive Director of Aspen Film gave us a succinct overview of this year's festival.

Music Meeting IV

Sep 22, 2017

Cody brings Xanthe Alexis to the table. Luke brings Bombay Royale. And Gavin hips us to Clozee. So we dance from Colorado Springs to Australia to France. 

She's a creative dynamo with a new project, Nature in Translation, commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. KDNK's Luke Nestler found out all about it.

Aspen photographer Devin Pool visited KDNK to Express himself prior to the opening of his show at the Korologos gallery in Basalt. 

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

Honey Dewdrops

Sep 7, 2017

The Honey Dewdrops talk about their harmonies, their experience at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, their love of Carbondale and their interactions with audiences. They also played Lowlands, The Loneliest Song and Nobody in This World. 

Music Meeting III

Sep 1, 2017

This one features Erika Ryann, Toussaint Morrison and Razteria.

Aisha Weinhold, co-founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival, along with a featured filmmaker, Catherine Aeppel. This film festival, born and bred in Carbondale, is one of  only two film festivals in the world devoted to women's adventure filmmakers. It returns to Carbondale starting September 14.

Another Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017
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The second in the series of music sharing conversations between Music Director Luke Nestler, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Station Manager Gavin Dahl, this one features SteLouse, Jesca Hoop and the Heliocentrics.

Music Meeting

Aug 25, 2017
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The first in a series of conversations about new releases between Station Manager Gavin Dahl, Assistant Music Director Cody Lee and Music Director Luke Nestler. This one features Cualli, The Como Mamas and the Secret Sisters.

The Brother Brothers

Aug 18, 2017

Adam and David Moss are The Brother Brothers. They brought their seamless harmonies to Express Yourself prior to their gig at Steve's Guitars. We heard their song Cairo, IL from their new EP and they played Bird in a Tree, Tugboats, and Notary Public live in the studio.

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

Heathens at the Hootenanny

Aug 11, 2017

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.

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