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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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.

KSUT goes south of the border for this week's feature CD, "9 Dead Alive" by the flamenco duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. We'll play the album in its entirety at noon Friday. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

You can own this week's feature CD, "A Dotted Line," which is the latest release by acoustic trio Nickel Creek. This CD is available for pledges of $84 or more atwww.ksut.org, through the mail, and phoned-in pledges to 970-563-0255 on Wednesday May, 21st during KSUT's one-day Festival Fund Drive.

This week's feature CD is Johnny Cash's brand-new "Out Among the Stars" album. "Out Among the Stars" contains songs that Cash cut in 1981 and '84 and never released because there simply was no market for his music at the time - something that's tough to imagine. The CD is critically acclaimed, though, as representative of one of the most creative and happy periods of Cash's life. Hear it in its entirety at noon Friday; correctly answer our weekly trivia question at 12:30 p.m. and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria. 

Prior to their performance of "Grace" at the Community Concert Hall on Friday night (May 2), ETHEL will be in the KSUT studios for an interview and performance at 11 a.m. Friday. Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), ETHEL invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry.

This week's feature CD is the latest by Rodney Crowell, the critically-acclaimed "Tarpaper Sky." Hear the album in its entirety at noon on Friday. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30 p.m. and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria. 

The Americana Project presents 13 year old guitar prodigy Jaden Carlson in a benefit concert Thursday (5/1) at Pagosa Springs High School Auditorium at 7 PM.  We look forward to having Jaden join us for live music and conversation Thursday at 2 PM.

This week's feature CD is "Song in My Head," the first studio album in nine years by Colorado jam band the String Cheese Incident. We'll feature the album all week long and play it in its entirety at noon Friday. Correctly answer host Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 p.m. Friday and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria.

Prior to the screening of her "Music from the Big House" documentary and performance with the San Juan Symphony, Canadian blues singer Rita Chiarelli will join Jim Belcher for an interview and songs live in the KSUT studios at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday (April 23). Known as Canada's Queen of the Blues, Chiarelli performed with inmates in Louisiana's Angola Prison, which was once the bloodiest correctional facility in America. The documentary will be screened free at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Arts Center.

This week's feature CD is the debut by St. Paul & the Broken Bones, "Half the City." Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And the Birmingham, Ala.-based group delivers on those promises. "Half the City" is the compelling full-length debut of the sextet, who have already created a maelstrom of interest with their roof-raising live shows and self-released four-song 2012 EP.

Hear The Railsplitters before they play this week's 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown when they come to the KSUT studios for an interview and live performance Friday (4/11) morning at 11. A Colorado band, The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass acts. Calling on genre influences from roots/Americana, country twang, 50's doo wop, modern pop and, of course, good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll, they've been wowing listeners at home in Colorado and beyond.

This week's feature CD is from one of the headliners of the 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown (April 11-13), Blue Highway. The quintet commemorated its 20th anniversary by releasing their 11th album. They last played the Meltdown's second-ever festival and are long overdue for an encore. Hear "The Game" in its entirety at noon on Friday and, if you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria. 

Join us Tuesday (4/8) afternoon at 1:30 for an interview with filmmaker Christine Funk about her documentary, "The Tao of Bluegrass: A Portrait of Peter Rowan." The film will be shown at 12 noon Sunday at the Animas City Theatre during the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.

In honor of the 20th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, this week's feature CD is "RS" by The Railsplitters. A Boulder-based quartet, their original take on the music, instrumental and vocal virtuosity, variety in tune selection (featuring powerful female and male leads and harmonies along with impressive instrumentals), and contagious enthusiasm and soul all leave audiences clamoring for more. Hear "RS" in its entirety at 12 p.m. Friday. If you correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30, you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

In honor of their Thursday performance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, this week's feature CD is the latest live record from Los Lobos, "Disconnected in New York City." Hear the album in its entirety at noon on Friday 3/28. Correctly answer Jim Belcher's trivia question at around 12:30 and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!

On Eve, Angelique Kidjo's new album named for her own mother as well as the mythical “mother of all living,” the Beninese born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter builds on this ever-evolving legacy with a 13-track, three interlude set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions of female empowerment.

Prior to her performance at the Henry Strater Theatre on Wednesday, March 19, Eilen Jewell will appear live in the KSUT studios at 2 p.m. that same day. Tune in to catch what will surely be a great KSUT/Henry Strater Theatre production later that night! Tickets are available at henrystratertheatre.com and cost $15 in advance and $18 day of show.

Patty Larkin will join us live in the KSUT studios at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, prior to her appearance at the Durango Arts Center later that night. Patty's song, "Wolf at the Door," is a highlight of KSUT Roots & Rhythms Vol. 2, released a decade ago. She's been a favorite of Four Corners folk audiences for decades thanks to her introspective lyrics, lush production and guitar pyrotechnics.

Let It Go, the new album from Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters, will be released April 1 on the band’s own High Country Recordings. The new album is a milestone for the group - Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass) - that showcases their eight-year evolution from IBMA Award-winning bluegrass torchbearers to multi-dimensional string explorers, mixing tight song craft and a flare for improvisation.

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