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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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. 

This week, KSUT will feature the new CD from My Morning Jacket, 'The Waterfall', Friday 5/15 at 12 noon.  

Over the past 15+ years, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket have quietly put together a body of work that warrants them a place in the highest echelons of modern American independent music. The band have blended folk, country and space rock into a heady brew of Southern gothic capable of concocting both sublime beauty and oppressive drama in equal measure.

This week, KSUT will feature the new CD from My Morning Jacket, 'The Waterfall', Friday 5/15 at 12 noon.  

Over the past 15+ years, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket have quietly put together a body of work that warrants them a place in the highest echelons of modern American independent music. The band have blended folk, country and space rock into a heady brew of Southern gothic capable of concocting both sublime beauty and oppressive drama in equal measure.

KSUT gives you an advance listen to the new CD from longtime Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings backing singers, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe. Known as Saun & Starr, the gals are set to release their debut full-length album, 'Look Closer', on May 19th. 

KSUT will feature the new Van Morrison album, DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE on Friday, May 1 at 12 noon.

One of today's finest acoustic bands, Balsam Range, is headlining at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, April 17-19. To give you a preview, KSUT will feature their latest recording, 'Five' on Friday, April 17 at 12 noon. 

Steve Earle's new CD 'Terraplane' takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song, “Terraplane Blues.” It is Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, some of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack.

KSUT will feature 'Terraplane', Friday, April 3 at 12 noon.

"Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its new album. Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys  is the venerable Texas swing band’s third salute to the late great King of Western swing, following 1993′s Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and 1999′s A Ride With Bob." - Rolling Stone

Mark Knopfler has just released his eighth studio album, ‘Tracker’, featuring 11 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including British author Beryl Bainbridge and poet Basil Bunting. The songs contain Mark’s usual wryly, but accurately observed vignettes of real life wrapped up in a musical accompaniment of distinctive subtlety.

Brandi Carlile releases her new CD  ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter' this week, and KSUT will be featuring the full disc Friday, 3/6 at noon.  The 12-song album features pristine harmonies and represents the start of a fresh chapter for Carlile and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, also known as “The Twins.”

‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’ was recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal before gathering at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State.

KSUT will feature the new CD by core artist Robert Earl Keen on Friday, February 27 at noon. Debuting at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart this week, Keen's album 'Happy Prisoner' has proved to be a successful first venture into the world of bluegrass for the legendary Texas songwriter. 

Along with critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR's Fresh Air and others, the stylistic risk-taking of 'Happy Prisoner' has also been embraced by Keen's loyal fans.

The legacy of Colorado's Leftover Salmon continues with the release of 'High Country', featuring 12 great songs and the addition of  legendary Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne as an official band member. The album was produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and includes special guests Casey Driessen, Andy Hall (Infamous Stringdusters), Joey Porter (The Motet) and Kim Dawson. KSUT will feature 'High Country', Friday, 2/13 at 12 noon in its entirety.  

KSUT will feature the new CD from the Punch Brothers, ‘Phosphorescent Blues’, Friday, February 6, at 12 noon.