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'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.

This week's Feature CD is "The Nocturne Diaries," which is the latest from folkie Eliza Gilkyson. Not only can you hear this CD in its entirety at noon on Friday — and win lunch at Zia Taqueria if you answer our trivia question — but you can also see Eliza's trio perform live at the Mancos Opera House on Thursday, Aug. 7 and hear her trio live in the KSUT Studios at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7.

While she’s released five studio albums, sold 40 million albums and won 9 Grammys, Norah Jones can’t seem to get enough of changing things up. By our count, this is the 100th recording project with which she’s been involved in this short century, so it’s safe to say she’s a serial collaborator. And she kills ‘em all.

Legendary Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen joins us in the KSUT studios at 1:06 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 for a live performance and interview. Robert Earl will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Animas City Theatre in Durango.

Tune-in to KSUT Friday (7/18) shortly after 1 PM for a live performance and interview with Todo Mundo - who are also performing at Buckley Park in Durango that evening, in a co-production by KSUT and Music in the Mountains.

This week's feature CD is the latest studio album from Phish, "Fuego" - a fun, spirited, rocking record. Hear the album in its entirety at noon Friday and, if you correctly answer our trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

This week's Feature CD is "Love and Hate," the latest by Joan Osborne. Joan is one of the headliners at this weekend's The Ride festival in Telluride, playing from 2:45-3:45 Saturday afternoon in Town Park. Hear the CD in its entirety at noon this Friday. If you correctly answer our weekly trivia question at around 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

To celebrate Fourth of July this Friday, KSUT has two Feature CDs for you to hear at noon. First, we'll hear the latest by newgrass favorites the Infamous Stringdusters. "Let It Go" is a light-hearted album by design. Then it's the latest by Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, "Our Year." The Bruce & Kelly show comes to the Durango Mountain Resort as part of Music in the Mountains on July 25th. Because it's the Fourth, we won't have a Zia Trivia contest ... but you can enjoy listening to both of these CDs in their entirety while getting ready for your Independence Day cookout!

This week's Feature CD, "Songs," is the sophomore effort by Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright. "Songs" is Fullbright's follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut, "From The Ground Up." Many KSUT listeners saw him live in concert last Labor Day at the Four Corners Folk Festival. Hear the new CD in its entirety at noon this Friday. If you correctly answer our trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. Friday, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

Ray Lamontagne is back with his fifth solo album, "Supernova," a critically-praised record produced by Dan Auerbach that's this week's Feature CD on KSUT Public Radio. Hear "Supernova" in its entirety at noon this Friday.  Ray's one of Sunday's headliners at this year's Telluride Bluegrass Festival. 

If you correctly answer our trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. you might win free lunch at Zia Taqueria!

KSUT will broadcast live from Pagosa Folk N' Bluegrass Festival from noon until 2:30 PM on Saturday (6/7). If you can't make it to Reservoir Hill, tune-in and catch full sets by the Railsplitters and MilkDrive. 

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

In honor of their performance at the Pagosa Folk N' Bluegrass Festival this weekend, KSUT is featuring their CD 'No More Rain' Friday, June 6 at 12 noon.

 

The Jon Stickley Trio joins us at 11 a.m. this Friday (June 6th) for an in-studio performance and interview with Jim Belcher. The JS3 plays the Pagosa Folk'n Bluegrass Festival this weekend and will perform tunes from their self-titled debut. Four Corners fans first fell in love with Jon's virtuosity in the Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band — a Durango outfit that won the RockyGrass band competition in 2005. He's since appeared regionally as a member of the Biscuit Burners, Town Mountain and Shannon Whitworth's band.

The Shook Twins will appear at the Pagosa Folk'n Bluegrass Festival from June 6-8, so this week's KSUT Feature CD gives you a chance to familiarize yourself with this Oregon duo before heading up to Reservoir Hill. Hear their album, "What We Do," in it's entirety at noon on Friday. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30 and you could win a $10 Zia gift card.

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