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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This week, KSUT is featuring the new album from dobro master Rob Ickes, and newcomer Trey Hensley. Co-produced by Ickes & Hensley, 'Before the Sun Goes Down', seamlessly blends contemporary bluegrass with the spare studio stylings of classic ’60s and ’70s country music. Accompanied by some of the finest musicians in Nashville, the duo tackles a diverse group of songs, putting a fresh spin on the music of Jimmy Martin, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills.

 Fresh off her induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen Peters is about to release her new album Blackbirds. Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the album features a who’s who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more.

 Family, the new collaborative album from Teddy Thompson, his father Richard, mother Linda, brother Jack, younger sister Kami, her husband James Walbourne, and nephew Zak Hobbs, collectively dubbed Thompson; has engendered glowing reviews from around the world.

KSUT will feature the new solo project from Bryan Ferry, Avonmore, at noon on Friday.

This week's Feature CD is Jenny Lewis' "The Voyager", which can be heard in its entirety at noon on Friday 12/26 on KSUT. Lewis's third solo album, post her tenure with the band Rilo Kiley, is lyrically direct and informed by break ups, adult life, and other personal challenges. It's a very enjoyable and melodic collection of pop (but in a good way) songs.  This one can be found on countless year end top pick lists, we concur. 

Correctly answer the trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. and you could win free lunch at Zia Taqueria.

"Blood Oranges in the Snow" is the new holiday-themed record from the Ohio-based folk duo Over The Rhine. After 25 years as a band, the new release marks the group’s third seasonal effort following 1996’s The Darkest Night Of The Year and 2006’s Snow Angels. The trend isn’t surprising considering Over The Rhine’s husband-and-wife core, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, so often employ the strings and bells of pristine acoustic folk—tones and styles ideally suited for holiday music.

An Americana Christmas is a collection of classic Christmas songs and brand new holiday recordings from the icons and today’s current stars of the Americana genre. It features 16 songs, including 6 brand new recordings exclusive to the collection. Artists include John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Valerie June, The Band, Bob Dylan and more.  KSUT will play the CD in its entirety 12/12/14 at noon. Take a chance at our trivia question at 12:30, for your chance to win free lunch at Zia Taqueria.

The Alvin brothers cut their musical teeth in the Blasters in the early 1980s. Since leaving the band in the mid '80s, Dave Alvin has gone on to become a staple on KSUT and one of the most revered Americana acts around. The brothers recently reunited to release their first album as a duo, "Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy" — this week's Feature CD on KSUT. Tune in at noon this Friday (Dec. 5) to hear the album in its entirety. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

This week's Feature CD is the debut from The New Basement Tapes, a musical supergroup consisting of Jim James, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith and Rhiannon Giddens. The five of them wrote music to accompany poems and lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967, during which time he and The Band recorded tracks for his 1975 record, "The Basement Tapes." The result is "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," which will air in its entirety at noon this Friday (Nov. 27). Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

This week's Feature CD is "Nostalgia," the latest from Annie Lennox. Hear the album in its entirety at noon Friday (Nov. 21) on KSUT. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m., you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

This week's Feature CD is "Wild Animals," the latest by Minnesota newgrass band Trampled by Turtles. We'll play the album in its entirety at noon on Friday. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m., you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

KSUT is thrilled to host The Duhks, live in-studio, Friday (11/7) at 11 AM.  The band performs at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Thursday evening (11/6) at 7:30.

The Duhks' innovative approach to modern bluegrass music is reminiscent of other great young grassrock bands such as Nickel Creek and Yonder Mountain String Band.

The Montreal-based folk quartet, The Barr Brothers, joined by harpist Sarah Page have just released their second album, Sleeping Operator.  Their songs are blues and folk-tinged, exploring an array of styles including West African kora music. KSUT will play the CD in its entirety, Friday (11/7) at 12 noon.

Stick around for our weekly trivia question at 12:30 and your chance to win free lunch at Zia Taqueria.

This week's Feature CD is the latest by newgrass favorites Greensky Bluegrass,  "If Sorrows Swim." Featuring a former Durangotang on dobro and lap steel guitar, Anders Beck, it's the fifth studio effort in the group's catalog.

Hear it in its entirety at noon this Friday (Oct. 31). If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m., you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

We are honored to have been voted 'Best Radio Station' in the Durango Herald Reader's Choice Awards again this year. Many thanks for all of the local support!

KSUT is featuring the new CD from singer-songwriter Pieta Brown, 'Paradise Outlaw' on Friday, 10/24 at 12 noon.

Paradise Outlaw was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Wisconsin with a supporting cast that includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown's troubadour father, Greg Brown and various members of an experimental group of players she calls the Sawdust Collective. Paradise Outlaw boasts some of Pieta's most emotionally resonant compositions, and some of her most expressive performances, to date.

Hear this week's Feature CD — Jackson Browne's latest, "Standing in the Breach" — at noon Friday (Oct. 17). Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

This week's Feature CD on KSUT is Marcia Ball's latest, "The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man." Hear the CD in its entirety at noon this Friday and if you answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m., you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

In celebration of blues icon Chris Smither’s 70th birthday and 50th anniversary as a songwriter, Signature Sounds has released 'Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither'. The album features friends and peers like Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, and Dave Alvin performing gems plucked from Smither’s deep catalog. Music fans know that Chris Smither has written a countless number of masterful songs during his 50-year career, but hearing this eclectic set of interpretations is a startling reminder of the depth of Smither’s catalog.

Tune in to KSUT at noon this Friday (Sept. 26) to hear this week's Feature CD: the brand-new Hot Rize CD, "When I'm Free." It's their first studio album since 1990. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

Since their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Featuring twelve new original compositions, If Sorrows Swim is a compelling snapshot of the evocative songwriting and fluid instrumental interplay that has made Greensky Bluegrass a word-of-mouth underground sensation.

KSUT's Feature CD this week is "Swimmin' Time," the latest album from award-winning Americana duo Shovels & Rope. Hear the album in its entirety at noon this Friday and if you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

Elephant Revival will join Stasia Lanier in the KSUT studios for a performance and interview at 1:06 p.m. Friday,  just prior to their performance at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs that night. We love this band, tune-in!

Steep Ravine joins Jim Belcher in the KSUT studios for songs and conversation at 2:30 p.m. Thursday prior to their performance at the Four Corners Folk Festival. You can catch them twice on Reservoir Hill on Friday ... At 2 p.m. Friday to open the festival, and once the Main Stage closes down around 8:30 p.m., when Steep Ravine will play the Late Night Stage.  

The Oh Hellos make their local debut at the Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend. We're featuring their CD 'Through the Deep Dark Valley' in its entirety Friday 8/29 at noon.

The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced musicians hailing from the great state of Texas. The siblings bend and blend styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock. Joined on stage by a rotating cast of characters, The Oh Hellos weave a sound that is one moment intimate, the next explosive and joyful. Check them out!

This week's feature CD is the latest from Dr. John, "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch." Teaming with the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Shemekia Copeland, the Night Tripper pays tribute to a hometown hero, Louis Armstrong. Hear the album in its entirety at noon this Friday. If you correctly answer our trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

We have not one, but two Feature CDs this week on KSUT: Lake Street Dive's last two releases, "Fun Machine" and "Bad Self Portraits."

KSUT presents Lake Street Dive in concert this Saturday night on the Smiley Building lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. with an opening set by The Brothers Comatose at 7.

Hear both CDs in their entirety at noon Friday (Aug. 15). If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria. And if you'd like tickets to the concert, visit www.ksut.org or drop by Animas Trading Company.

This week's Feature CD is the latest from the Old Crow Medicine Show, "Revival." We'll play tracks from it throughout the week and the entire album at noon on Friday, August 8. Correctly answer our weekly trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. Friday and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

KSUT is pleased to be nominated for the Durango Herald Readers' Choice Awards for Best Radio Station. If you love KSUT, please vote for us to win here.  Voting for 'Best Radio Station' is listed under professional services and ends this Sunday,  August 10 at 5 PM. The Herald requires you to register, sorry about that, but it only takes a minute. Many thanks for your vote and support for KSUT!

Longtime Four Corners favorite Eliza Gilkyson will join us in the KSUT Studios for a performance and interview at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. Eliza's latest CD, "The Nocturne Diaries," came out earlier this year. Following her KSUT performance, the Eliza Gilkyson Trio will appear live at the Mancos Opera House at 7:30 p.m. that same day.

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