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Podcast: Shelley King on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

Cary Morin, Shelley King, Steve Amedee
and John Magnie after their radio show

“The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock — or combinations of and variations on those themes — she delivers the goods straight from the heart with a voice that’s splendidly rich and warm and as big as all outdoors. Writing “a proverbial trunk full of instant hits and yet-unheard classics,” as the Austin Chronicle describes her songs, King has risen from the vibrant music scene in the Texas capital city to charm fans across North America, Europe and Japan, win two Austin Music Awards, and be named the Texas State Musician for 2008. And now she truly finds her sweet spot on her aptly titled new album Welcome Home. Recorded and co-produced with John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes — rated by All Music Guide as “stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion” — it’s a roots music tour de force where the spirit of the church meets the soul and spices of the South and the many moods and modes of the human heart.

On a unique collaboration between Shelley King and members of The Subdudes (John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Amedée), King and her long-time musical heroes produced and performed together on the studio album, Welcome Home. What resulted is an instant classic! King’s lustrous soothing voice and soulful songs are at the forefront of this recording supported by layers of effortless “subdudes” harmony and superb musicianship. The first single, “Summer Wine,” received radio airplay around the world.”

Podcast: Shook Twins on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

Shook Twins at KRFC 88.9 FM Radio

“Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. 

 

The twins are the main songwriters but they have recently started backing up their band members, Niko Daoussis (Cyber Camel) and Anna Tivel (Anna and the Underbelly) and adding their stunning songs to the mix. 

 

Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.” 

 

Podcast: Catie Curtis on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

Steve Brockway (Quantum Arts), Catie Curtis and Dean Arnold (Host du jour) at KRFC

Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. Her credits include touring with Lilith Fair, and winning Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (with co-writer Mark Erelli) and recording a duet with Kris Kristofferson. Her songs appear in numerous films and tv shows. She has been called a “folk-rock goddess” by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times.”

Podcast: More Than Physics on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio

Malini Bartels (Host), Darius Bell (Host Shadow), Dale Agan (Sound Tech), Adam (Tech Shadow), Clint Wilcox (Hand Pan), Jonathan Sadler (Tabla, Marimba, Cymbals)

More Than Physics aims to take music, art, physics, engineering, and steel to a completely new level. Clint and Jonathan are a dynamic duo of mad percussion scientists, always pushing the limits of their instruments. Jonathan’s limitless creativity and musical energy combined with Clint’s master percussion and craftsmanship skills have given birth to a truly amazing product. The future holds many amazing science/music experiments with new and creative instruments combined with aged and well known instruments as well as many special guest performers. “

Podcast: Sean Kelly of The Samples on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

In honor of Sean Kelly performing with The Samples at New West Fest Bohemian Nights this year, we wanted to share his Live@Lunch radio show from a few years ago. Enjoy!

Sean Kelly in the KRFC green studio

“25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.

Sean started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice and a mind for melodies led to songs like Little Silver Ring, Feel Us Shaking and Wild River. For many fans, these aren’t new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.

The Samples are more than a band – they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.”

Podcast: Michael Kirkpatrick on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch

“Singer. Songwriter. Folk and Rock musician. Michael Kirkpatrick is a modern day minstrel. He sing about nature, dreams and sensuality. The original music comes to you straight from Michael’s soul–unfiltered, passionate and true. Michael often covers other artists material, but only after finding that special character that makes the song his own.”

 

 

Podcast: Yawpers on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

The Yawpers is  “A stripped down, brazen rock and roll band from Colorado, accompanied by over-driven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. Inspired by Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world,” the Yawpers have created a sound that is equal parts frenetic, earnest, and menacing, all while bringing together disparate pieces of the American musical lexicon. Though less than two years old, the Yawpers have played over 200 shows on both coasts, and everywhere in between, and have shared the stage with: the Heartless Bastards, the Black Angels, Cracker, the Nadas, the Supersuckers, Quiet Corral, the Delta Spirit, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, the Stone Foxes, Joe Buck and many others. Following the release of an EP in 2011, their critcally well received LP, “Capon Crusade”, released in late 2012, debuted at #1 on the Colorado Music Charts, and is now in its second printing.”

Led by dynamic young singer-songwriter Nate Cook and guitarist Jesse Parmet, emerging Boulder trio The Yawpers (named after Walt Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”) recall a grittier version of Wilco, with as much raw country sensibility as twisted indie imagination.

Equally akin to Deer Tick, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Elvis, The Yawpers give a fresh blend of alt-country and rock ‘n’ roll. Their debut full-length album, Capon Crusade, is available online and in stores.”

Podcast: Marc Black on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

Photo courtesy of Marc Black
Photographer:Susan Black

Marc Black is an eclectic folk-rocker who carries the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life with all its social and political challenges…one song at a time. He’s been hailed by noted folk artist Happy Traum for his “timeless” songs featuring “deep grooves, excellent playing [and] top-notch guitar and vocals.”

He’s performed and recorded with many luminaries including Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel and Rick Danko.  Levon Helm also invited Marc to play one of the Midnight Rambles.

Marc’s song subjects range from his love for Rachel Maddow, good coffee and just about everything in between.  His fingerstyle blues is reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins.  And his recent CD, Pictures of the Highway, reached #6 on the Folk DJ Chart.

Traveling with his gps and his Guild D40, Marc spends most of his time on the road— playing festivals, clubs, arts centers, libraries and house concerts.  He was named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio’s Fame Games and was a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition.  Sometime a Spark, his song about Mohamed Bouazizi and the Arab Spring, caused an international stir that led to an interview on Tunisian State Radio.

He’s currently completing a duet CD entitled Champions of Love with piano great, Warren Bernhardt.  (http://www.warrenbernhardt.com/).

While still in high school, his band, the Blades of Grass, reached the top forty and performed along side the biggest acts of the day including the Doors, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. He has since recorded more than a dozen CDs including one ‘pick hit’ in Billboard Magazine and another that was recognized as a ‘minor masterpiece’ by famed music producer John Hammond Sr.

In the 1980s, Marc won the American Library Association Award for Best Children’s Album for producing American Children, a collaboration with such talented artists as Richie Havens, Taj Mahal and Maria Muldaur.  ASCAP has featured Marc in performance at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his Youtube videos have been viewed more than 50,000 times!

Over the past couple of years, he’s occasionally turned to a more topical songwriting style.  One tune, No Fracking Way – recorded with John Sebastian and Eric Weissberg (of “Dueling Banjos” fame), and some 100 Woodstock, NY citizens — has been sung at rallies as far away as South Africa, Ireland and Australia.”

Podcast: SHEL on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

SHEL is…SHEL at KRFC 88.9FM Radio

  •  Sarah (Violin, Bass) Immensely gifted as a violinist and vocalist, Sarah also shines with her bass chops. She is the primary designer of SHEL’s original graphics and videography. She is also the undisputed ambassador of fun at every show!
  • Hannah (Piano, Keyboards) An award-winning young composer and pianist, Hannah sings and helps arrange SHEL’s unique vocal harmonies. She studied piano performance and composition at Colorado State University.
  • Eva (Mandolin, Electric Mandolin, Cello) Lead vocalist and one of the primary writers, Eva plays both acoustic and electric mandolin, and is involved in every phase of arranging and production. Eva records much of the band’s tracks in their home studio.
  • Liza (Drums, Percussion) Equally proficient on the Djembe and Roland HandSonic drum, Liza’s natural polyrhythmic ability was spotted at an early age. Her creative approach to percussion enables her to create the unique rhythmic patterns that help define SHEL’s music.
SHEL with Host, Elizabeth Hudetz,  at KRFC 88.9FM Radio

SHEL with Host, Elizabeth Hudetz, at KRFC 88.9FM Radio

 

Podcast: Leelah on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch Radio Show

Leelah with L@L Host that day, Malini Bartels
Not pictured: Drew Jostad|Sound Engineer

Leelah (LILA, sanskrit for “The Play of Life”) is an all original world beat spiritual rock band with Gwyn Tash, Jake Van Vonderen, Bruce Bertea, Kenny Workman and Duffy Laudick. The essence of Leelah is to invoke a spiritual connection to Divine through devotional lyrics and self inquiry. An eclectic blend of musicians and musical backgrounds create a band whose music is an artful expression of healing, growth and the mystical.