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KUNM Studio Sessions

A showcase of local and visiting musicians recorded in performance at KUNM.
 

When Dave Payne left the venerable roots band Saltine Ramblers for solo projects he did so without a regular band.  By his second album the Salt Cedar outfit was in place & Payne's writing took on a new trajectory.

As their self-titled album rolled out, they decided to play us as-yet unrecorded songs, plus two covers of New Mexican songs from a distant time.

Recorded in Studio A by John Strader on October 1, 2019, the band are:

Dave Payne: vocals, guitar
Dave Devlin:  electric guitar, pedal steel, dobro, vocals
Cory Minefee: electric bass, vocals
Cheese: drums, vocals

Follow Dave Payne on Facebook.

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

A duo hailing from New York, New York, Lily and Horn Horse play Afternoon Freeform. Their pop stylings contains both experimental and bubblegum sounds.


MEET BAZ FRANCIS

Oct 2, 2019

In this feature we make the acquaintance of songwriter/performer Baz Francis, newly arrived from Los Angeles.  Francis shares acoustic solo versions of songs from his LA bands Mansion Harlots & Magic Eight Ball as well as one from his solo album "The Face that Launched a Thousand Shipwrecks."  

Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch on September 25, 2019.

Francis tours frequently, but is just now developing a presence in New Mexico.  Keep up with him on Reverb Nation https://www.reverbnation.com/magiceightball or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ilovemagiceightball

Albuquerque songwriter Clark Andrew Libbey was already building a career as both solo performer & regular member of a number of Albuquerque bands, but when the chance to do his originals country style he couldn't resist & The High Desert Playboys were born.  To celebrate their debut on Slow Start Records the band came to Studio A to play songs from "Country Music for your Trip to Mars."

 

Recorded by Ethan Stein with Chip Borton on September 19, 2019, the High Desert Playboys are:

 

Clark Andrew Libbey: vocals, guitar

Kristen Rad: electric violin, vocals

Jeff Wilson: upright bass

Ryan Goodhue: keyboards, vocals

Mikey Hale: drums, vocals

Fifth Beatles: Cara Haynes, Bud Melvin

 The band can appear as anything from a duo to a 6-piece.  Follow them at www.highdesertplayboys.com


The Rahim Alhaj trio

Sep 19, 2019

For this special feature Albuquerque's renowned composer/oud master Rahim Alhaj & his trio perform original tunes from the 2018 album "One Sky" and discuss the dynamics of presenting music from a group of Iraqi, Iranian & US nationals to audiences worldwide.

Recorded by Chip Borton with John Strader in Studio A on  August 28, 2019, the Trio are: Rahim Alhaj, oudSourena Sefati: santourNick Baker: percussion Most of the Rahim Alhaj catalog is available from Smithsonian Folkways.  Keep up with him at www.rahimalhaj.com


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/

Sol de la Noche

Sep 3, 2019

SOL DE LA NOCHE This feature finds the Albuquerque alt-Latino outfit Sol de la Noche returning to the show after 5 years of growth & change, including the reunion of lyricists Diego Manrique & Freddy "Flowpez" Lopez whose collaboration pre-dates the formation of the original band. Recorded live in Studio A on August 27, 2019 by Roman Garcia with Chip Borton & John Strader Sol de la Noche are: Diego Manrique: vocals, acoustic guitarFlowpez: rap, percussionJessica Pacheco: vocalsKendall Jones: electric guitarMatthew Jaeger: bassAlex Flores: tromboneMichael Christmas: saxMark Gallegos: drums Find their latest album "Al Natural" plus links to solo projects & performance schedule at www.soldelanoche.com


Rue Badly Part 2

Aug 19, 2019

RUE BADLY

 Shortly before he exited Albuquerque for the heady climes of Portland, Oregon, Wyatt Granger brought his rock quartet Rue Badly for a farewell session in Studio A during which he laid down some of the new songs he'll be taking with him. Recorded on August 14th in Studio A by Roman Garcia with Ethan Stein & Marshall Broyles Rue Badly are: Wyatt Granger: vocals, guitar, loopsKendall Jones: guitarMatt Clethchtaka: bassKenny Broyles: drums Granger will be posting new music from his west coast base on Instagram, Sound Cloud & other platforms.  Search for ruebadlymuzak


Sol Fire

Aug 13, 2019

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, radio host and DJ, Maria Elena Ipiotis had guests Amado & Buddy Abeyta visit the KUNM studio. She spoke with them and they played a few songs live as well as a few off of their new EP.


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/

7.27.19 Raíces "Los Indie Rockers" Angel Garcia, Carlos Mendoza, Mina Gonzalez & Evan Rico, with Maria Elena


A.S.K. IN PERFORMANCE

 Albuquerque garage rockers Alien Space Kitchen celebrate the release of the latest in their "Thematic e.p." project, playing songs from "Give Punk a Chance" & adding a preview of the upcoming e.p. "Return of the Muckrackers." Recorded in Studio A by Chip Borton with John Strader on July 8, 2019. Alien Space Kitchen are: Dru: vocals, guitarNoelle: vocals, drumsMess: bass Keep up with this busy outfit at www.alienspacekitchen.com or on Facebook or Bandcamp


Kito Peters

Jul 1, 2019

KITO PETERS

 For this feature Santa Fe songwriter Kito Peters returns for a rare acoustic solo visit.  With a second Album of the Year award from the NM Music Awards to his credit for the album "Soapbox" & a new album entitled "Streets of Gold" just out, Peters decided to stick to tradition & instead brought four new as-yet unrecorded songs. Follow Kito Peters music on Bandcamp.

Danny T. stopped by Singing Wire for a live performance and to talk about their new release "Hands of Silence".

Learn more about the band on facebook.


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