Marty Adamsmith

Host

Marty Adamsmith studied linguistics at the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas at El Paso. He performs standup and improvisational comedy in Albuquerque, having studied improv at The Box Performance Space. He hosts Afternoon Freeform at 1:30PM every other Monday and Spoken Word Hour on the third Sunday of each month at 8PM, as well as contributing segments called Nobody's Ever Gonna Read This to KUNM's University Showcase program on third Fridays, airing at 8:25AM. He can be reached by email at martyadamsmith@kunm.org

Sweet Roll

Feb 13, 2020

Albuquerque neo-soul band Sweet Roll is appearing this Friday - Valentine's Day - at Meow Wolf to play some romantic, Frontier-cinnamon-roll-inspired tunes. They discuss their unique sound in an interview with Marty Adamsmith.  Appearing on the Studio A session are: 

Rayna Torres - Vocals

Zach Leyba - Drums

Josh Prigge - Bass

Bryce Fletcher (Reighnbeau) - Dual Keyboards


Internationally award-winning pianist and composer, Elizabeth Capra, joins with looping cellist, composer and multidisciplinary artist, Keely Mackey, and looping violinist and composer, Robb Janov, to play some tunes in our studio in anticipation of their performance at Fusion Forum Theatre tonight.

More information available here.

In anticipation of Halloween, KUNM offers here a studio session with local noir fiction writers reading distinctly Burqueño spooky stories.

Featured here are:

Justin Bendell

Tori Cárdenas

Mitch Marty

Steve Brewer

Ana June

with commentary from Spoken Word Hour host Marty Adamsmith and poet Gigi Bella

Albuquerque songwriter August James is appearing this Thursday, September 19th, at 7PM, at Insideout in downtown Albuquerque. More information here: https://holdmyticket.com/event/343853

Follow August on Bandcamp to get an email about the upcoming album: https://augustjames.bandcamp.com/

Maríon Carrillo joins Marty Adamsmith for playing his tunes live and chat on Spoken Word Hour.

More information on the artist can be found at https://marioncarrillo.com/

Shrewd

Dec 19, 2018

SHREWD are a 4-piece Rock outfit from Albuquerque who made their album debut with "Keep Your Live Down" recorded in the original Burt's Tiki Lounge.  Marty Adam Smith brought the band into Studio A in November of 2018 to record tracks that were then remixed by Johnny Limits.   Always on a first-name basis, the band were: Moe, vocals & guitarKevin, guitarSteve, bassAaron, drums Find SHREWD on Facebook


Hurdle

Nov 30, 2018

Transplanted from Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Hurdle’s members met in the Duke City to birth their own brand of music which includes ingredients from pop, rock, country, zydeco, indie, and spices.  With double entendre lyrics that cover a realm from gambling to back-and-forth power struggles in interpersonal relationships, there are no restrictions to this acoustic group’s arrangements.

When asked what the key to the chemistry between its members, drummer Karl Wulffraat replied, “Hold on a sec.  I gotta answer this text.”

Newest to the ensemble, accordionist/banjoist Bud Melvin answered “I’m just in it for the salted nuts.”

Matt Corson, vocalist/guitarist/unspiritual advisor, rolled his eyes, tuned his guitar and waited for Karl to randomly giggle at his text conversation which lasted another 3 minutes.  

 

In late October, Hurdle performed some tunes in Studio A and chatted with Marty Adamsmith in Studio C at KUNM. Take a listen.


The Timewreckers

Apr 25, 2018
The Timewreckers

Albuquerque has been a hotspot for great alternative honky tonk outfits for years now. Check out this interview with and live performance by The Timewreckers with Marty Adamsmith, engineered by Roman Garcia in KUNM’s studio A. After the performance, Marty is also joined by August March, the Weekly Alibi music editor, for a discussion about the Timewreckers’ origins, impact, and future on ABQ’s live music scene.

The Timewreckers are:
Austin Morrell - Guitar, vocals
Dustin Foster - Bass
Alec Wilkes - Guitar
Lynn Ambrosino - Keys, vocals
Zach Leyba - Drums


Sun. 2/18: Longtime Albuquerque comedian Kevin Kennedy joins KUNM's Spoken Word Hour host Marty Adamsmith in the studio to play his cat song and do some impersonations.

Video courtesy of Andrew J. Brown http://groundworkcrew.com

Ryan Painter

Jan 12, 2018

Ryan Painter is a country-inspired singer-songwriter from Aztec, NM. Hear about his restless heart here: www.ryanpaintermusic.com

Crushed!?

Jan 12, 2018

This band's explosive live performances incorporate controlled chaos. Crushed!? is: Joel Sheets on vocals, Jake Snider on guitar, Jimmy Wallace on bass, Greg Silva on drums, and Adam Smith on guitar. More information on their current tour here: https://www.facebook.com/crushedisdabomb/

Sadé Patterson

Dec 23, 2017

Sadé Patterson's distinctive voice brings holiday cheer to KUNM's Christmas day afternoon free form. Follow her work via social media: https://www.instagram.com/sadaisy93/