Hear The Railsplitters before they play this week's 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown when they come to the KSUT studios for an interview and live performance Friday (4/11) morning at 11. A Colorado band, The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass acts. Calling on genre influences from roots/Americana, country twang, 50's doo wop, modern pop and, of course, good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll, they've been wowing listeners at home in Colorado and beyond.
This week's feature CD is from one of the headliners of the 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown (April 11-13), Blue Highway. The quintet commemorated its 20th anniversary by releasing their 11th album. They last played the Meltdown's second-ever festival and are long overdue for an encore. Hear "The Game" in its entirety at noon on Friday and, if you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.
Join us Tuesday (4/8) afternoon at 1:30 for an interview with filmmaker Christine Funk about her documentary, "The Tao of Bluegrass: A Portrait of Peter Rowan." The film will be shown at 12 noon Sunday at the Animas City Theatre during the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.
In honor of the 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, this week's feature CD is "RS" by The Railsplitters. A Boulder-based quartet, their original take on the music, instrumental and vocal virtuosity, variety in tune selection (featuring powerful female and male leads and harmonies along with impressive instrumentals), and contagious enthusiasm and soul all leave audiences clamoring for more. Hear "RS" in its entirety at 12 p.m. Friday. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!
In honor of their Thursday performance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, this week's feature CD is the latest live record from Los Lobos, "Disconnected in New York City." Hear the album in its entirety at noon on Friday 3/28. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!
On Eve, Angelique Kidjo's new album named for her own mother as well as the mythical “mother of all living,” the Beninese born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter builds on this ever-evolving legacy with a 13-track, three interlude set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions of female empowerment.
Prior to her performance at the Henry Strater Theatre on Wednesday, March 19, Eilen Jewell will appear live in the KSUT studios at 2 p.m. that same day. Tune in to catch what will surely be a great KSUT/Henry Strater Theatre production later that night! Tickets are available at henrystratertheatre.com and cost $15 in advance and $18 day of show.
Patty Larkin will join us live in the KSUT studios at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, prior to her appearance at the Durango Arts Center later that night. Patty's song, "Wolf at the Door," is a highlight of KSUT Roots & Rhythms Vol. 2, released a decade ago. She's been a favorite of Four Corners folk audiences for decades thanks to her introspective lyrics, lush production and guitar pyrotechnics.
Let It Go, the new album from Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters, will be released April 1 on the band’s own High Country Recordings. The new album is a milestone for the group - Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass) - that showcases their eight-year evolution from IBMA Award-winning bluegrass torchbearers to multi-dimensional string explorers, mixing tight song craft and a flare for improvisation.
This week's feature CD is the latest from Lake Street Dive, "Bad Self Portraits." The four-piece group describes their music as a blend of jazz and soul, but it's rock & roll vibe comes out front and center on this album, which is getting rave reviews. Since it's fund drive week, listen for your chance to pledge, help us complete our funding puzzle and pick up a copy. We'll play the CD in its entirety at noon on Friday, March 7.