Afternoon Freeform

A diverse music showcase uncovering common roots in music from different places and times.

Wed. 6/6 1:30p: Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier brings her guitar for some live music on Freeform with Carol Boss.

Wed. 4/11 1:30p: The  Grammy winning Carolina Chocolate Drops prove that old-time, fiddle and banjo music can evolve.

This is National Blood Donor Month and In our first theme-driven set we'll be playing a handpicked collection of our favorite sanguine selections which includes some bloody good artists like Wyonie Harris, Willie Nelson. Bon Iver, Gavin Bryers, Tom Waits and others..

Live In-studio: Stephanie Hatfield and Bill Palmer

Nov 15, 2011

Tue. 11/15 1:30p : New Mexico Americana Rock artist Stephanie Hatfield joins us along with her husband and fellow musician Bill Palmer.  Hatfield has a new CD out called "Tracks". 

Wed. 9/21 at 130pm: Tune in for a live musical serenade and interview with acclaimed Louisiana singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. She is joined by fiddler Tania Elizabeth.

Host: Carol Boss

Mary Gauthier will be performing with Over the Rhine and Richard Shindell at the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, Sept 22nd. For show info, visit AMPConcerts

From AMP Concerts:

Wed. 7/27 at 3pm: Lovely and talented songstress Shannon McNally will drop into the KUNM studios to serenade us with her amazing tunes.

More about Shannon McNally

Slideshow photo: Shannon McNally at Twangfest, June 2010 (source: flickr/fivepics)

Mon. 7/25 at (roughly) 140pm: Pistolera/Moona Luna will drop by the KUNM studios for a short performance and interview with DJ Peggy Hessing. Pistolera is a critically acclaimed New York band whose accordion-driven dance music has fans around the world dancing cumbias to the group's socially conscious songs?en espa?ol?about immigrants' rights, war, racism, feminism, and life on the border. Their alter ego Moona Luna is a bilingual family band.

Thurs. 7/15 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays two themed sets featuring some of "the best music you've never heard."

In our first theme-driven set, we'll be serving up a handpicked selection of mostly obscure and unheralded original versions of songs that went on to be big hits for other artists. Featured in the set will numbers by Gloria Jones, Yma Sumac, Arthur Alexander, Tim Hardin and John D. Loudermilk.

Thurs. 6/30 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays three fabulous theme-drive sets featuring some of the "best music you've never heard."

New Mexico is about to wrap up one of the hottest Junes on record and in our first theme-driven set, we'll be frying the airwaves with a collection of our favorite heat wave selections. Featured artists include Arrow, Ray Charles, Los Manolos, and Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae.

Mon. 6/20 at 130pm: Take a trip with DJs Mello and Tahnee, spinning afternoon cruising jams.

Hosts: Mello and Tahnee

Thurs. 5/19 at 2pm: Travis Parkin brings you three theme-drive sets featuring some of the very "best music you've never heard."

2011 has brought us one of the windiest springs on record here in New Mexico and in our first theme driven set we'll do our best to blow you away with a few of our favorite breezy melodies. Featured artists include J.J. Cale, Lyle Lovett, Gllian Welch, and Jamie Cullum.

Also on today's program, 10 of our favorite songs about songs with selections from The Escorts, Justin Walden, Townes Van Zandt, Nouvelle Vague and others.

Wed. 3/23 at 2pm: A singer, songwriter, guitarist and kantele player (Finnish folk harp), Diane Jarvi is a versatile performer of folk and world music. Diane will be joined by Dan Newton (aka Daddy Squeeze) on accordion.

In addition to her own compositions, Jarvi is known for her intimate and authentic interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads, jazz standards and cabaret songs from around the world. On Wild Gardens, her latest CD, Jarvi travels through the gardens of France, Finland, Sweden, Chile, the British Isles and Texas.

Thurs. 3/10 at 1:30pm: Travis Parkin plays three more excellent theme-driven sets featuring some of the best music you've never heard.

Tues. 2/22 at 2:30pm - Lucio Urbano is joined by New Mexico folk musician Richard Martin.

Click here for Richard Martin's website.

Thurs. 2/24 at 1:30pm: Travis Parkin plays three themed sets featuring some of "the best music you've never heard."

Thurs. 1/27: This week, host Travis Parkin's eclectic themed sets include "We Got the Boogie" and "State of the Union." Plus, a set of songs written by Jerome Kern in honor of (what would have been) his 126th birthday.

In today's first theme-based set, We Got the Boogie, we'll be playing a handpicked selection of our favorite Boogie Woogie compositions from a range of musical genres. Featured artists include Eddie Heywood, Cuarteto Don Ramon, John Lee Hooker, T. Texas Tyler and others.