Stasia Lanier

Four Corners Music Director

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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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.

KSUT will feature the new Decemberist's album 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World' on Friday 1/30/15 at 12 noon.

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.