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Rose Hill Drive on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch~Oct. 2011

Rose Hill Drive

Nate Barnes, Daniel Sproul, Jacob Sproul & Jimmy Stofer

“Boulder-based rock and roll band Rose Hill Drive has returned to debut the addition of new member bass player Jimmy Stofer and an entire album’s worth of brand-new material. In 2003, guitarist Daniel Sproul, his vocalist brother Jacob and childhood friend drummer Nate Barnes began practicing in the basement of the house on Rose Hill Drive in Boulder, Colorado that the Sproul brothers grew up in. Since then, they’ve released two full-length albums, 2006′s self-titled debut and 2008′s “Moon Is The New Earth,” several EPs, and developed a worldwide fan base. In 2009, the trio went on hiatus. In the ensuing months, Jacob switched from bass to guitar, bassist Stofer came on board, and the newly formed quartet began writing new material, which eventually became the band’s third studio album, 2011′s “Americana.” Stofer was previously a member of such local favorites as Hello Kavita and Dualistics. Rose Hill Drive’s raw, emotive rock has earned the group high praises from both critics and fellow musicians alike.

Nate Barnes, Daniel Sproul, Jacob Sproul and Jimmy Stofer

The band toured with Stone Temple Pilots this summer and has opened for Wilco, The Black Crowes, Queens Of The Stone Age, VanHalen, Aerosmith, and The Who, among others.

John-Alex Mason on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch~Feb. ’09

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Colorado musician John-Alex Mason this morning (10/19/2011) and our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and band-mates. We wanted to share a wonderful performance/interview by John-Alex in the KRFC Live@Lunch studio as a tribute to him and his great spirit.

This Saturday night(10/22/2011), John-Alex was scheduled to play at the Boulder Outlook with Gary Allegretto. Gary and Rob Wilson’s band will be performing a Memorial Concert for John-Alex. 8:00 – 10:30. There is no cover. The Outlook is also holding a Memorial Service followed by a Blues Jam this Sunday. Many of John-Alex’s friends and musical colleagues will be there to play for him.

A Night Out For New Members

Without the support of our members and a vibrant local arts community, it would be very hard indeed to create radio that is local, noncommercial and volunteer powered. This pledge drive we’ve teamed up with Hodi’s Half Note and OpenStage Theatre to connect our new members with that vibrant local scene.

The result? Our first 300 new members will have their choice of a pair of Hodi’s concert tickets or a pair of OpenStage Theatre tickets. Live local, listen local, donate local and have a night out on KRFC.

DETAILS:

Basic memberships begin at just $40 with additional premiums like CDs, totes, and apparel for memberships above $60.

Become a member!

HODI’S HALF NOTE:

KRFC New Member Tickets are valid for any show November 2011 thru October 2012, excluding a handful of shows listed over $12 door-price. A jam-packed calendar of shows is available at HodisHalfNote.com, including KRFC Presents: Good Gravy and Springdale Quartet on November 12th, 2011. The vouchers will gain new members admittance at the door. Hodi’s age-restrictions and capacity limits apply.

OPENSTAGE THEATRE:

KRFC New Member Tickets are valid for the 2011-2012 OpenStage Season. The RockyHorror Show Oct 29 – Nov 27, 2011. A Child’s Christmas in Wales Dec 2 – Dec 30, 2011. The 39 Steps Jan 7 – Feb 5, 2012. Othello Feb 18 – Mar 18, 2012. The Ladies Man Mar 31 – Apr 28, 2012. T.B.A. Jun 1 – Jul 1, 2012. Vouchers must be redeemed for tickets at the box office and do not directly gain admittance at the door. We recommend you make reservations early by contacting the Lincoln Center at (970) 221-6730.

Alfredo Muro on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch~October 2011

Guitarist Alfredo Muro was born in Lima, Peru. At the age of ten, he began teaching himself to play the guitar and was soon awarded a scholarship to study with Maestro Jose Pepe Torres at his Guitar Academy. Many years and awards later, Muro continued his studies with two of Peru’s greatest guitar masters, Octavio Ticona and Carlos Hayre, gaining mastery of harmonic theory and the rich variety of Peruvian folklore. After four years of intense studies he moved to the United States to broaden his musical skills studying with great masters Manuel Lopez Ramos, Frank Costa and John Doan. Since then, Muro has established a prodigious repertoire ranging from classical music to Latin American and Spanish music, and from Baden Powell and Jobim, to Bach and Albeniz. Mr. Muro has a special love of Brazilian music. He has studied and mastered the intricate styles of Choro, Samba, Frevo, Bossa Nova and Afro-samba. Alfredo Muro has been described as a Latin virtuoso, but his musical styles and tastes are far more versatile, ranging from standard classical repertoire to jazz. His forte is South American music in its many guises: folk, jazz, Brazilian, classical. Whatever the style, it’s the emotional content of his music that carries the day. While on tour in Europe, Muro played in 1984, for the late Pope John Paul the Second at a “Special Audience” at the Vatican. He has been invited to several international guitar festivals around the world. He has performed in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Germany, Canada, Dominican Republic and in many venues throughout the United States, including the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Concert Series, and the Smithsonian Institution. Muro has released six CD’s: “Journey Through The Strings” “The Musical Sea” “Alfredo Muro and Friends Live at St. Gertrude Monastery” “Alma Brasileira, Volume 1” “Alma Brasileira, Volume” and his latest solo guitar works  “Latin Impressions ”released on June 2009, was pre-nominated for the Latin Grammy . Another important project in progress is the publication of his arrangements of selected Brazilian solo guitar works.

Holler!ween IX Benefits KRFC Oct. 22

Holler@ween IX

October 22, 2011 at Grant Family Farms

Tent opens @ 7pm –  Music starts @ 8pm

Bourbon Toothpaste – Lonesome Traveler – The Holler! – More TBA…

$25 suggested donation gets you music, camping and beer. You must have a costume!

Bring 2 cans of food for our Larimer Food Bank food drive and your own cup.

Get pre-sale tickets, directions, and more info here.

Talented musicians and crew have created this event year after year to be anything but your typical “party”.  This is a gathering of local music fans and their friends, and their friends… etc.  This used to be an event where everyone knew each other by name, but it’s hard to keep track when they get into the hundreds.  However, the initial idea should remain that this is a celebration of community and good music amongst friends.  No one should be a stranger.  This isn’t the kind of party someone just stumbles upon.  We aren’t inviting the world… just people we think would enjoy and appreciate this kind of celebration and leave it to those people to continue to spread the vibe we’ve created.  By this idea, everyone at Holler!ween is no more than a few degrees separated from everyone else, and it really creates something special.

Get Your KRFC Fall Pledge Drive Shirt

Full of Colorado pride? Love to live local? We’ve got the shirt for you!

A limited run of royal-blue KRFC Colorado flag tees are headed to the screen press over at Go West T-Shirt Company. Thanks to Max, Hilary and all the talented hands at Go West for taking our post-it note design and turning it into an awesome member premium for the 2011 Fall Pledge Drive coming up October 21-29.

Show your support for our community! KRFC membership at the $120-level scores you a shirt, plus a CD from our treasure trove of albums, and a day of programming dedicated to a person, place or thing of your choice. Plus, we’re sending every new member joining us this fall out for a night of live music or live theatre!

KRFC’s 2011 Fall Pledge Drive Phone Bank

Our Fall 2011 membership drive is coming up on October 21 through October 29th.  The pre-drive letters have been mailed, reminding us all to renew our support, and we are moving forward!

Do you like answering the phones and talking to our listeners? Well, they like talking to our volunteers!

The Phone Bank sign up sheet is now posted in the KRFC lobby.  We have 3 hour shifts and 2 hour shifts.  New this year:  we will have one person assigned to the phones for the 8 – 10 pm shift (except the last day) so we have lots of spots to fill.

You can begin or renew your membership now by donating online.