Stasia Lanier

Four Corners Music Director; Music Blend & 'San Juan Sunrise' Programmer

Stasia has been involved at KSUT in different capacities, including programming, operations, marketing communications and management for over two decades. Today she continues the station's music acquisition efforts, is a popular on-air host, provides design and marketing assistance, and represents KSUT as an active community member.

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The Kathy Kallick Band, one of the headliners for this weekend's Durango Bluegrass Meltdown (4/21-23), will join KSUT for some live music and conversation on Friday afternoon at 2:06 PM.

The west coast band is known for their powerful mixture of original and classic material, and their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. 

KSUT welcomes Ken Brott back as Program and Operations Director for Four Corners Public Radio. 

Continuing KSUT's celebration of Women's History Month, this week's Sunday Special features Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy Winner, Bonnie Raitt. 

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will be joining Chris Aaland for an in-studio interview and performance today (3/22) at 2:06 on the radio. Tune-in to hear these two legendary Americana artists. Their show is sold out!

Legendary musician Chuck Berry died Saturday in St. Charles County, Missouri - he was 90 years old. In his honor, KSUT will broadcast the hour long special "Chuck Berry and His Disciples."

KSUT's Ted Holteen & Tami Graham

The KSUT staff is deeply grateful for the fantastic support we received during our Spring Membership Drive.

VuHaus adds a new Colorado affiliation to its growing network of public media organizations.  The ‘VuHaus Colorado’ page is a collaboration of six public radio stations in the state that are part of the Colorado Music Strategy, a partnership between Colorado Creative Industries and Bohemian Foundation.  VuHaus is the country-wide collective of the most influential public media stations, showcasing their music video content at VuHaus.com.

KSUT Celebrates Women's History Month in March With Special Programming on the Sunday Special.

Athena Delene Photography

The Nederland, Colorado, quintet Elephant Revival return to the KSUT studios on Tuesday afternoon at 1:06 for some live music and conversation. 

KSUT's on-air Spring Membership Drive is 3/8-14. Become a new or renewing member, or increase your sustaining membership, for a chance to win a trip to the Big Easy! 

Hugh Felt is a Four Corners bluegrass icon.

He's been hosting the award-winning show The Grass is Bluer on KSUT for 23 years.

But now, he's decided to hang up his headphones and spend more time playing the banjo.

Join KSUT as we honor and celebrate Hugh Felt, with a special final edition of The Grass is Bluer.

We'll have lots of live music and great memories.

Listen this Wednesday evening at 7 on KSUT.

 

A long time KSUT favorite, Lynne Rosetto Kasper – who's hosted The Splendid Table since its inception 21 years ago, is leaving the host's chair and will retire at the end of 2017.

Award-winning writer and cookbook editor Francis Lam, a veteran of "Top Chef Masters" and the New York Times Magazine will take over as host on March 10, splitting duties with Kasper through the end of the year.  

KSUT is featuring local band the Lawn Chair Kings, and their new CD 'Virtually Acoustic' this week.  Known for their catchy tunes and good-time performances, they remain a steady force in Durango  and the KSUT listening area.

Tune-in for the Lawn Chair Kings feature at 11:10 AM on Friday 1/13, which wraps up with our weekly trivia question at 11:30, and your chance to win free lunch at Zia Taqueria.

KSUT will feature the Infamous Stringdusters this Friday, checking out their brand new CD 'Laws of Gravity', and listening to some of their back catalog.

Our artist feature begins at 11:10 AM, during the Morning Blend, and concludes with our weekly trivia contest and your chance to win lunch from Zia Taqueria at 11:30.

Each week KSUT plays a set of new and back-catalog songs from a featured artist at 11:06 AM, and gives listeners a chance to win lunch from Zia Taqueria for answering a music trivia question.

On December 2, we'll focus on Dr. John and take a listen to some tracks from the new CD Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and his Music.

KSUT will be featuring Bob Weir's new album 'Blue Mountain', on Friday, 10/14, at noon. Producer Josh Kaufman partnered with Weir on the album, which features songwriting collaborations with Josh Ritter and performances with members of The National.

KSUT will feature the new Norah Jones CD Day Breaks, on its release date, October 7, at noon.  Her stunning sixth solo album, is a kindred spirit to the singer’s breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.

KSUT is featuring the latest release, Signs of Light, from Indie-folk rockers The Head and The Heart, Friday 9/30 at noon.  In 2014, after four years of non-stop touring, the six members of the Head And The Heart pointed their individual compasses to new cities, new relationships and new adventures. Pianist Kenny Hensley learned to fly planes and enrolled in kung-fu training in China, while bassist Chris Zasche packed up a camper and went off the grid in the Canadian Rockies.

KSUT will give listeners a preview of the new CD from John Prine  For Better, Or Worse, a duet album and follow up to the Grammy nominated In Spite of Ourselves, on Friday 9/23 at noon. In this timeless album, produced by Jim Rooney, John sings with country sweethearts Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Kacey Musgraves, Fiona Prine, Amanda Shires, Morgane Stapleton, Susan Tedeschi, Holly Williams, and Lee Ann Womack.

The Chicago band Wilco's 10th studio album, Schmilco, is KSUT's feature CD of the week, 9/15 at noon. We're fundraising this week, and will be offering a limited number of the CD for your pledge of support, while it's playing.

Schmilco features 12 new songs written by Jeff Tweedy and is the band’s third release on their own dBpm Records. It follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise in July 2015.

The North Carolina fraternal Americana quartet, the Avett Brothers, released their ninth album 'True Sadness' over the summer. KSUT will feature the CD Friday 9/9 at noon.

True Sadness was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin who has been working with the band for years. He challenged them to fine-tune each track - a big change for a band accustomed to playing it straight and live. Check out the result on the Four Corners Feature CD.

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott returns to the KSUT listening area for this weekend's Four Corners Folk Festival, on the heels of his new CD Couchville Sessions. KSUT will feature the new release Friday, 9/2 at noon.

KSUT is featuring the brand new release from our friends the New Orleans Suspects, Kaleidoscoped, this Friday 8/26 at noon, just hours before their Durango concert. Durango Acoustic Music (DAM), presents the high energy NOLA-based band at the VFW Hall at 7:30. 

The Suspects branch out a bit on 'Kaleidoscoped', continuing to embrace their deep roots in New Orleans rhythms, with open boundaries. Guests include Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, Tower of Power's Lee Thornburg, and Big Chief Juan Pardo. 

Check it out before the show on KSUT!

KSUT is teaming up with VuHaus, a digital media company that produces music performances and interviews from public radio stations around the country and uploads a new song to our website each day. Click here to see today's video.

This week, KSUT is featuring another artist performing at this year's Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend.  Sierra Hull was first recognized as a virtuoso mandolin-player at age 11, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. 'Weighted Mind' is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull's career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall.

The O'Connor Band, the family band led by acclaimed musician and composer Mark O'Connor, has just released their new album Coming Home, on Rounder Records. KSUT will be featuring the full CD, Friday, 8/12 at noon as a preview to the band's performance at the Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend.
 

The new Soulrocker album features songs that infuse acoustic, electronic, reggae, dancehall and natural elements, all with the message of people coming together to support each other and the planet. KSUT will play it in its entirety, Friday at noon, as a warm up to our 40th Anniversary Celebration on 8/6! 

KSUT will feature Bruce Hornsby and his long-running band, The Noisemakers' new CD Rehab Reunion this Friday. The  iconoclast pushes the envelope once again, putting his piano aside and writing and recording solely on the dulcimer throughout.  “Some may ask, ‘Why?’, ‘What in the world?’” Hornsby says of Rehab Reunion.

KSUT will feature Sam Bush's new album Storyman this Friday at noon. The freewheeling collection  gleefully picks and chooses from jazz, folk, blues, reggae, country swing, and bluegrass to create a jubilant noise only classifiable as the "Sam Bush sound." Many of the songs are stories––several of them true––and the legendary mandolin player co-wrote every one of them with friends, including the late Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff Black, bandmate Stephen Mougin, and others.

One of New Orleans musical gems, The Stooges Brass Band, headlines KSUT and Music in the Mountains annual Party in the Park this Saturday (7/16) in Durango's Buckley Park. As a warm-up, KSUT will feature their new CD 'Thursday Night House Party' this Friday at noon.

Whether they're second-lining in New Orleans, or performing across the country, the Stooges Brass Band immerse crowds in a high-energy, cut loose vibe that's contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of the Crescent City.

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