The Well Pennies are an indie folk/pop duo consisting of husband and wife team, Bryan & Sarah Vanderpool. With a sound that blends '60s folk, '70s pop and a little Americana, The Well Pennies strive for a vibe that is new and old at the same time; taking influence from Feist, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Nickel Creek.
Tune-in for their in-studio on KSUT Thursday (8/30) at 2:30. They're performing at the Four Corners Folk Festival Friday afternoon at 3:30.
The 17th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival takes place on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs this weekend, featuring performances by: The Wood Brothers, Sara Watkins, Darrell Scott, Railroad Earth, Loudon Wainwright III, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and many more. The full lineup, tickets, and festival information are online @folkwest.com. Be sure to stop by the KSUT booth.
KSUT will be featuring a second CD this Friday at 12:35 PM, in celebration of the 17th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival, this one from a little known, but wonderful duo called The Milk Carton Kids. Their debut CD "Prologue" was released last summer, and they perform at the festival Saturday afternoon at 1:45.
Singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry wrote this foreward to Prologue:
The second installment of The Wood Brothers’ live set, ‘Live, Volume 2: Nail and Tooth’, will be released this week on Southern Ground Records. KSUT will feature it on Friday at noon, as a little preview of what to expect from their performance later that day (7 PM) at the Four Corners Folk Festival.
At 65, Loudon Wainwright III is older than his father ever was, and it’s got him thinking, and writing, and singing. As he puts it, the new album deals with “death ‘n’ decay” and he’s approached the subject from all angles, with his customary insight, honesty, and rueful humor. But pondering the imponderables can be a lonely business, and so, like never before, Loudon has brought in friends and family to help him with the heavy lifting.
Please tune-in Wednesday at 1:15 for a live performance and interview with the internationally renowned California Guitar Trio. These three virtuosos —Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo met at a 1987 Guitar Craft course, in which legendary guitarist Robert Fripp instructed them in the "new standard tuning".
Traveler, the new album from world-renowned musician Jerry Douglas, is his first first solo release since his acclaimed 2009 Christmas album "Jerry Christmas".
The project features special guest vocals from Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, Keb’ Mo’, Marc Cohn and Alison Krauss and Union Station. The 11-track album also features legendary musicians Dr. John (piano), Béla Fleck (banjo), Del McCoury (harmony vocals), Sam Bush (harmony vocals and mandolin) Omar Hakim (drums) and Viktor Krauss (bass), among others.
Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform Saturday (8/11/12) at Three Springs in Durango as part of their "Do it For the Love" tour. Gates open at 1; Zach Heckendorf performs at 3:45; with Michael Franti at 5. There will be food and beverage vendors, with beer sales benefiting United Way of Southwest Colorado. Tickets available at Animas Trading in Durango or frontgate tickets.com; kids 12 and under are free. Durango Transit will run a free shuttle service from noon until 8:30 pm, between the Transit Center and Three Springs.
With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. A voice that he describes as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It’s a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band’s Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks from what promises to be a major new British singer/songwriter.
“Having fun with the songs of Allen Toussaint” is how Jon Cleary describes his new record, a celebration of great songs put through Cleary’s unique set of funky filters. Featuring Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, there are unexpected twists and turns on this journey through the Toussaint songbook that will keep surprising you till the last piano glissando fades away.
Jon Cleary will perform at the Telluride Jazz Celebration. Tune-in to KSUT Friday at noon for a warm up when we feature his new CD Occapella.