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KUNM Studio Sessions

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

Wild Humans

Jan 8, 2019

WILD HUMANS

 The Albuquerque acoustic ensemble Wild Humans completed work on their album debut "Of Course" in early 2018, but after sending exclusive copies to their Kickstarter backers the album remained unreleased & the band went quiet. 2019 dawned with the release of the album "Wild Humans" a top-to-bottom recasting of the "Of Course" tracks.  Founding members Julian Wild & April Lisette returned to Studio C with the new album in hand & the story of its reincarnation. Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch the performers were:Julian Wild: guitar, vocalsApril Lisette: vocals Follow Julian Wild and Wild Humans on Facebook.


Kate & Lizzy Vargas

Jan 2, 2019

KATE & LIZZY VARGAS

With the release of "For the Restless & Wandering" Americana artist Kate Vargas has a third album under her belt, but a national tour is still off in the future.   For this Studio C session, the Corrales-raised/NYC-based songwriter is joined by her partner in the trio The Reckless Daughters, sister Lizzy Vargas. Recorded by Matthew Finch on December 20, 2018, the players are: Kate Vargas: vocals, guitarLizzy Vargas: vocals Special thanks to Roman Garcia for the use of his late-model Martin guitar. Follow Kate Vargas (& soon, The Reckless Daughters) at www.katevargas.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


Ryan Montaño Quintet

Dec 10, 2018

RYAN MONTAÑO QUINTET

 In this feature Albuquerque jazzman Ryan Montaño leads his quintet in a session of originals from his just-released album "Truth Journey." Recorded in Studio A by Roman Garcia on November 29, 2018 the players are: Ryan Montaño: trumpetSteve Figueroa: keyboards, samplesClaudio Tolousse: electric guitarMarcus Schiebold: bassThomas Primozic: drums In addition to his musical career, Montaño is an accomplished videographer & actor.  Follow him at www.ryanmontano.com


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.


Lara Manzanares

Nov 21, 2018
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Lara Manzanares is a singer/songwriter, weaver and designer currently based in Corrales.  Her debut album "Land Baby" boasts an A-List of Santa Fe musicians and was recognized with a Best Album award from the New Mexico Music Awards.  

The Glass Key Trio

Nov 12, 2018

THE GLASS KEY TRIO 

 This Santa Fe Folk/Jazz/Noir ensemble is relatively new to the scene, but is comprised of players who are both well-traveled & well-seasoned.We caught up with them shortly before their Albuquerque debut at the Outpost Performance Space. Recorded by Roman Garcia in Studio A on November 5, 2018 the Glass Key Trio are: Jeremy Bleich: acoustic guitar/composerPaul Brown: upright bassMilton Villlarubia III: drums Follow this project along with other musical endeavors of Jeremy Bleich aon bandcamp or Facebook or search for Grasshopper Music


Jonah Michea Judy

Oct 23, 2018

Songwriter Jonah Michea Judy has a history of restlessness, both musically & geographically.  For this feature he performs original songs from his just-released full-length "Appalachian Grandbaby" & talks to DJ Lila about a career that spans acoustic & EDM music, comedy & the building of tiny houses. Recorded on October 17, 2018 by Jalila Arthur  Follow this artist at www.jonahmicheajudy.com or find his video work on Youtube


Alchemie

Oct 16, 2018

Alchemie is not a duo; it's a band made up of two Albuquerque  musicians who slip between genre boundaries to create songs that are by turns heartfelt & comic.  This session finds them playing songs from their 2017 release "Dark" as well as an exceptionally sly American standard.

 Recorded in Studio C on October 12, 2018 by Jalila Arthur, Alchemie are:Nancy Haubrich: vocals, keyboardsRobert Danielson: vocals, drum kit Keep up with Alchemie's new songs, videos & gigs at www.alchemielab.com


Mystic Journey

Sep 25, 2018

MYSTIC JOURNEY

 In this feature we meet Santa Fe's Mystic Journey.  This multi award-winning instrumental ensemble combines the energy of global roots music with an irrepressible spirit of improvisation.  Typically a four-piece, this session finds the group in their original duo format. Recorded by Roman Garcia on September 20, 2018, Mystic Journey are: Suzanne Teng: double ocarina, alto flute, ditza, hulusa, Native American fluteGilbert Levy:  drums, percussion, hang, veena Keep up with Mystic Journey's albums, performances & instrument store at www.mysticjourney.net


Sage Harrington

Sep 19, 2018
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SAGE HARRINGTON

 This session features Albuquerque songwriter Sage Harrington playing songs old & new on her 1920s Martin ukulele, offering a preview of the annual ABQ Uke Fest in late September where she will be one of the featured instructors/performers. In addition to her solo work & as part of the duo Sage & Jared's Harry Gland Band (with Jared Putnam), Harrington has expanded her ukulele work to include instruction both in person & online. Interview & production by Jalila Arthur, Studio C, September 13, 2018. Find out more about Sage Harrington's instruction work as well as Sage & Jared's upcoming album plus her own projects, including Sweet William (musical adaptations of the poems of Sara Teasedale) at www.sageharrington.com. Find out more about the Festival at www.abqukefest.com


Synyster Vail

Aug 27, 2018

SYNYSTER VAIL

 For this feature DJ Lila brings the duo version of Albuquerque's Synyster Vail before our mics to play live & acoustic & to share songs from their forthcoming album "Still Underground." Recorded in August of 2018 in Studio C Synyster Vail are: Ruben "Syn" Vail and Edgar Wonder Keep up with Synyster Vail on Soundcloud or Face Book


Burying Caesar

Aug 1, 2018

BURYING CAESAR FROM STUDIO C

 Burying Caesar began when founders Roddy Cochrane & Hovey Jude Corbin were still in their teens.  Their second album "Alabaster Bay" finds the duo expanding their studio  skills & reaching to astrophysics for song inspiration. Recorded on July 24, 2018 by Matthew Finch, this brief Studio C session captures Burying Caesar in their simplest acoustic form: Roddy Cochrane: lead vocalsHovey Jude Corbin: guitar vocals Follow Burying Caesar on Faceboook.


BILL PALMER'S TV KILLERS

 A few weeks after his solo acoustic visit songwriter/Frogville producer Bill Palmer returned with his electric band The TV Killers for a set of old & brand new songs. Recorded by Roman Garcia in Studio A on July 18, 2018 the band were: Bill Palmer: vocals, guitarStephanie Hatfield:  bass, vocalsJustin Lindsey:  guitar, pedalsMatthew Tobias:  drums The band's most recent release is "So You Might See Me."  Keep up with Bill Palmer's TV Killers on Facebook; find out more about his work as a producer at www.frogvillestudio.com


3 On A Match

Jul 2, 2018
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This Session finds us crossing the space/time continuum for an appointment with Kabaret Kulture in the persons of 3 On A Match.

In recognition of the impending July 4th holiday the trio bypassed the American Standards in their repertoire to focus on the songs of Weimar Germany. Recorded live in Studio A by Roman Garcia on June 26 3 On A Match are known by: Ta-ta Tina: vocalsHerrmann Isterda: piano, vocalspre-Doctor Debonnaire: bass The trio time travel regularly & can be found performing in both musical, theatrical & pedestrian venues.  Keep up with the at 3onamatch.com


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