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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Lucinda Williams, The Ghosts of Highway 20, disc 2, feature CD 2/26

Feb 15, 2016

Lucinda Williams has just released her new double CD The Ghosts of Highway 20. After 11 highly acclaimed studio albums, Williams is in the most prolific period of her nearly four-decade career, as she continues to challenge herself creatively. 

Standing at the crossroads of modern bluegrass and newgrass, The Infamous Stringdusters are a band that is “stretching bluegrass from within” (NY Times). For their sixth studio album, Ladies & Gentlemen, the band invited a dozen of their favorite female singers to join them.

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions.  A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album “Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. 

The annual Cayamo Roots Music Cruise, billed as a 'Journey Through Song', features an eclectic lineup of Americana and Indie artists and is known for its once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Let Me Get By, feature CD, 1/22

Jan 20, 2016

Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, will be releasing their third CD 'Let Me Get By', at the end of this month. KSUT will be featuring a preview of the new release in its entirety, at noon on Friday, 1/22.

KSUT will present Martha Scanlan in concert Saturday, January 16 at the Henry Strater Theatre. As a warm-up, we'll be featuring her latest CD, 'The Shape Of Things Gone Missing, The Shape Of Things To Come', on Friday 1/15 at 12 noon. 

The stunning album is the result of a relative hiatus from the road; five years spent immersed in working and living on a 120 year old small family cattle ranch in a remote corner of Southeastern Montana. Tongue River Stories was recorded on location there four years ago. 

KSUT will feature 'Sermon on the Rocks', the new album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter on Friday, January 8 at 12 noon. The album appeared on several listener polls and industry 'best of' lists as we wrapped up 2015, including KSUT's.

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit with their new album It’s A Holiday Soul Party.

The 11-song set of original and traditional songs is the group’s first holiday record, and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album Give The People What They Want.

James Taylor has released 'Before This World', his first album of new songs in 13 years. Recorded at his home studio, Taylor enlisted the longtime members of his band for the sessions, as well as special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Sting.

Adele's new CD '25' continues to receive rave reviews and break records, in a time when blockbuster CD sales are a rarity. And, you can 't help but root for her. She's candid, true to herself, powerful and above all incredibly talented. KSUT is jumping on the band wagon this week in celebration of Adele's triumphant return, featuring '25' in its entirety, Friday, December 4 at 12 noon. 

Leon Bridges has songs and vocals that clearly harken back to classic singers like Sam Cooke and Percy Sledge – yet Bridges has his own timeless voice.  His soul, R&B and gospel-influenced songs and clean, direct vocals have landed him on NPR's 'Songs We Love' list, as well as accolades and glowing reviews worldwide.  Through word of mouth, fans quickly and organically gravitated to the 25 year old Fort Worth native's well-crafted songs and honeyed voice.

KSUT will feature Bridges' new CD 'Coming Home', Friday, 11/27 at 12 noon.

Darlingside are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility. The four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every piece collaboratively, pooling ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. Playful vocal permutations swing from four-part unison to CSNY-inspired group harmonies, underpinned by rich, carefully crafted soundscapes.

Son Little’s new album is, in its purest form, American music. The artist formerly known as Aaron Livingston knows his nation and its sounds well. He was born to a preacher and a teacher in Los Angeles, where he learned how to listen and how to play before moving east to New York and New Jersey. He dropped in and out of schools and scenes in Manhattan then Philadelphia, and there he collaborated with acts like The Roots and RJD2.

Dar Williams' growth as an individual over her two-decade career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. This is best typified by the release of Emerald, a timely and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, the Hooters, and more.

With Dar in the region for the Moab Folk Festival this weekend, KSUT will feature Emerald, Friday, 11/6, at 12 noon.

Writer, comedian and longtime banjo ace Steve Martin has been especially active on the musical front in recent years, issuing a couple of highly acclaimed bluegrass efforts both on his own and with the Steep Canyon Rangers. He also forged a fruitful partnership with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, which debuted on 2013’s Love Has Come for You.

Didn’t He Ramble, the new solo album from acclaimed singer songwriter Glen Hansard has been released on Anti Records, his first following 2012’s solo debut Rhythm & Repose, which Billboard hailed as “Hansard at his most engaging,” while The Wall Street Journal furthered, “Hansard’s distinguishing trait as a songwriter is a heavy-handed earnestness.”

Patty Griffin has released Servant Of Love,  the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s tenth album. It marks the third time she has collaborated with producer Craig Ross.

Remember that mixtape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album 'Mixtape of the Open Road' is a self-described musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his 'soul marinated voice'.

Alligator Records will release 'Outskirts Of Love', the genre-smashing new release from trailblazing vocalist Shemekia Copeland on September 11 – the same day KSUT will feature the CD at 12 noon.

We're happy to welcome Colorado-based, progressive, acoustic string band The Railsplitters back to the KSUT listening area this weekend, for their performance at the Four Corners Folk Festival. The band's latest CD, 'The Faster It Goes', is our feature CD this week, as we give folks a preview of some of the talent gathering on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs. Tune-in Friday at 12 noon.

Blues icon Buddy Guy has released his new studio recording Born To Play Guitar.  The album features guest appearances by Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Kim Wilson and Billy Gibbons.  Morrison joins Buddy on the heartfelt “Flesh & Bone,” a song dedicated to the late great B.B. King.  On “Come Back Muddy”, Guy reminisces about the good ole days with his friend Muddy Waters.  The album is produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge.

GRAMMY-award winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales. Despite all of the ground that Haynes has covered on his musical journey, the impressive thing is that he still has many miles to explore.

Dwight Yoakam will visit KSUT's home town on Saturday, August 1, performing at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio. Alas, he won't be dropping by the station, but we will be featuring the new CD 'Second Hand Heart' in his honor. 

While the guy has one of the most  impressive catalogs in country music, it's his most recent projects that resonate with KSUT's blend of music, remaining firmly in country/roots territory, with nothing left to prove to the commercial country crowd. 

We're pretty impressed with the new Amy Helm CD 'Didn't it Rain', and look forward to playing it for you on Friday 7/24 at 12 noon on KSUT. This solo project is also the result of the final recording sessions of her father Levon Helm, who acted as the project’s executive producer as well as adding his unmistakable drumming on three tracks.

Jason Isbell's new CD, 'Something More Than Free' is KSUT's feature this week. Hear it in its entirety Friday at 12 noon.

A great follow up to Isbell's celbrated breakthrough album 'Southeastern', the former member of the Drive-By Truckers continues to unleash his storytelling skills on this fine project.

Mike + Ruthy – “one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos” (Folk Alley) – have re-emerged with an ace ensemble and their stunning new album Bright As You Can.  Surrounded by friends and family, Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar are forging their own take on Americana, not just musically, but in their non-traditional approach to life and parenthood which has informed the songwriting and emotional range of Bright As You Can. The album is in many ways a heartfelt musical expression of Merenda and Ungar’s life and adventures together.

Outlaw music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have reunited for 'Django and Jimmie', KSUT's feature CD this Friday, July 3, at 12 noon - as we kick off the July 4th holiday weekend.  

KSUT will feature the new CD from Yonder Mountain String Band, 'Black Sheep', on Friday, June 19 at 12 noon.  Yonder kicks off this weekend's Telluride Bluegrass Festival with a sold out NightGrass show on Wednesday, plus more performances throughout the long weekend. 

KSUT will be featuring the new release from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, 'The Traveling Kind', on Nonesuch Records, Friday, May 12 at 12 noon. 
 

The North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange is in the lineup for the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival, taking place this weekend (5/5-7) on Reservoir Hill. They've also got a brand new CD, entitled 'Such Jubilee', which will be featured on KSUT Friday, June 5 at 12 noon. 

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