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Podcast: Lunde Station on KRFC 88.9fm Live@Lunch Radio Show

Bob Montgomery, Erik Lunde, Malini Bartels (Host), Ryan Lennartson, Eric Straumanis, Shawn Keefer. Not Pictured: Jordan (Tech)

An Original Roots Rock Americana band that gets people dancing, Lunde Station is a lively 5 piece rock band that draws its inspiration from the deep well of American roots music and gets its spirit from the catchy original songs of Fort Collins Singer-Songwriter & Rhythm Guitarist Erik Lunde. Formed in Fort Collins in 2012, the band features the exceptional lead guitar work of local guitar whiz Eric Straumanis, drums and backing vocals by Ryan Lennartson, electric bass and vocals by Shawn Keefer, and accordion and organ by Bob Montgomery.

Their first appearance together on KRFC’s Live@Lunch was on December 27, 2013 with Malini Bartels as host and Jordan as tech.

Podcast: KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch~ Justin Roth, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, John Mieras and Lara Ruggles

Justin Roth, Lara Ruggles, Adam Bender (Sound), Danielle Ate The Sandwich and John Mieras. Photo credit: AngelMtn.com ©2014

Enjoy this LIVE one hour music/interview radio show with FOUR singer/songwriters in-the-round including  Justin Roth, Danielle Ate The SandwichJohn Mieras and Lara Ruggles.

About the Artists…..

Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk. He has toured with John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters, including Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox. His guitar playing has earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, and Pat Donohue. Roth’s fan-funded fourth solo album, Now You Know, which he recorded, produced, played and sang every single note himself in his home studio, was recently voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report. “Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth's] intricate guitar work…beautifully written lyrics.” – San Francisco Art Magazine More info at http://justinroth.com

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Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of nationally-recognized independent folk musician and songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Danielle has shared the stage and collaborated with acts such as Pomplamoose, Lauren O’Connell, Leo Kottke and Mumford & Sons. Beginning her career at small shows and open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, Danielle has toured nationally since 2009, playing for a loyal fan base of online followers. Her videos on youtube have gained millions of combined views and have given Danielle the opportunity to write and play music full time. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has recorded four independent albums. Her 2010 release, Two Bedroom Apartment, reached number 5 on iTunes’ top selling singer/songwriter charts. In June 2012, she released a new, full length, studio album, Like A King. Danielle currently lives in Fort Collins, CO.

Denver’s Westword describes Danielle as, “cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.”

The Denver Post says, “Danielle Anderson is a tender singer-songwriter, a brazen humorist, a fearless young woman. Performing as Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Anderson wields a ukulele, a guitar and her own words to tell stories about people.

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John Mieras is an independent singer-songwriter from Colorado. He moved to Boulder and completed a masters degree in choral music following a degree in music education. His formal training was augmented early on by picking bluegrass fiddle tunes with his beloved grandpa, Papa who always said, “I taught Johnny 3 chords and he took it from there.” John was on to writing his own songs that very day.

John was always interested in songwriting and patterned his early music after his heroes, Lennon & McCartney. His current favorite influences include new stars of alt and indie folk, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Gregory Alan Isakov, Anais Mitchell, and Storyhill.

John is most recently a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, singer-songwriter category with his song, “Yesterday (I Wish There Was a Way)”.

John finds inspiration in his family, students, songwriting friends, and the mysterious beauty of music.

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Lara Ruggles lived an isolated adolescence in rural Arizona. Loneliness, unrequited love, and the influence of imposing landscapes were central inspirations behind her first songs. Lara’s music is intensely soulful and unafraid to acknowledge the dark places within the range of the human emotional experience. She engages with her audiences in an unabashedly genuine way, telling raw stories and allowing her own vulnerability to be a point of connection and empowerment. In 2011 Lara released her debut EP, Out of an Eggshell and in 2012 she was a finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. Lara is currently recording her debut full-length album in partnership with grammy-winning producer/engineers Steve Vidaic and Mike Yach, to be released on Immersive Records early next year.

The Colorado Music Buzz said, “An incredible lyricist and expressive singer with both power and beauty, Lara Ruggles as composer is fearless, taking some of her songs into a mostly unexplored, even modern classical, landscape. Lara’s an accomplished Pianist, Guitar player, and Folk Artist to be reckoned with – by cracking open her debut Out of an Eggshell. With broad natural talent, her songs flow melodically and emotionally, captivating the listener into the aura of her passionate sphere with her voice…lush and evocative.”

The Tucson Weekly said, “It was recently announced that Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair Tour, which rounded up some of the biggest female musicians of the day a decade ago, is being revived in 2010. While she’s not yet big enough to warrant an invitation, Colorado singer-songwriter Lara Ruggles would fit the bill well. Her slightly ethereal songs, backed by her piano- and guitar-playing, fit nicely into the template forged by McLachlan (and Tori Amos, Jewel and the young Joni Mitchell)—and she sings the hell out of them.”

Podcast: Mary Sue on KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch~One Hour LIVE Radio Show

 

Shannon, Vincent and Mary Sue

Mary Sue grew up in choir and piano lessons, then moved to guitar and song writing. She is currently signed as both a songwriter and performer with Lyric House Publishing in Denver, and is working with producers Shane Robbins and Steve Parker.

Shannon and Mary Sue at KRFC

 

Shannon Fitzsimmons accompanies Mary Sue during this one hour LIVE interview/music radio show.

 

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.”