KUNM

KUNM Studio Sessions

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

To celebrate the opening of the 2018 season of the Santa Fe Bandstand summer concert series we feature the 5-piece ensemble Eileen and the In-Betweens in a performance of as-yet unrecorded music.  As with their previous albums these timely songs speak in equal measure of resistance & compassion.

 Recorded by Roman Garcia in Studio A on June 21, 2018 the band for this session was: Eileen Shaughnessy: lead vocals, guitar, banjoColin Baillio: bass, pedal steel, vocalsLazarus Letcher: viola, vocalsJackie Chacon: drums, percussionStephanie Graner: vocals Our 5th Beatle for this session was Baby Moon. Keep up with Eileen and the In-Betweens on BandCamp or at www.eileenshaughnessy.com Find out about the Bandstand Summer Series at www.santafebandstand.org


Javier Ortega

Jun 19, 2018

This Session features Javier Ortega in solo performance.  After making his mark locally as a guitarist & singer in a wide range of bands, Ortega left for 13 months of work & writing in Chile.  He returned to Albuquerque a different kind of songwriter & quickly assembled a team of top local artists for an Outpost show that was released as the album "10 Years And a Day."

 Here he gives us solo versions of three of those songs & talks about his sojourn, the importance of the Hummingbird & Full Circle Productions music camps in assembling that one-night-only band, & where he heads next. Recorded on June 13 by Matthew Finch in Studio C. Ortega plays out both solo & as a member of the electric band Phercad.  Follow him on Face Book at javierortegasongwriter.


Coco O'Connor

Jun 5, 2018
All Access Music

COCO O'CONNOR SOLO ACOUSTIC

 Since emerging from her Bluegrass roots in Alabama, singer/songwriter  Coco O'Connor has charted a musical course through Country, Roots & Rock styles, but she calls her newest release "This Ol' War" her most "totally me record" yet. For this Studio C visit she & her guitar lay down the folk side of her new work.  In the interview this Santa Fean explains how she chose to make such a personal record in a Nashville studio. Recorded by Matthew Finch, June, 1 2018, the musicians are: Coco O'Connor: vocals, guitarFifth Beatle: Taylor O'Connor Follow Coco here: cocooconnor.comLearn more about Wolf Rescue here: saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org


ZOLTAN & THE FORTUNE TELLERS  For this session we capture Albuquerque's Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers playing songs from "Mad As A Hatter" shortly before the CD's official release.  This latest edition of the Fortune Tellers thrives on deception: audiences caught up in the humor of the trio can easily miss their finely honed chops as musicians.  Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers are: Zoltan Szekely: vocals, acoustic guitarByron Ripley: tuba, vocalsFernando Garavito: drums, vocals, hotel bells Recorded by Roman Garcia on May 15, 2018 in Studio AInterviewer: Jalila Arthur Follow Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers on bandcamp or at zoltanszkly.wixsite.com 


Lindy Vision

May 16, 2018

LINDY VISION LIVE Tonight we feature the Albuquerque indie rockers Lindy Vision.  Since emerging in 2014 the trio has been releasing albums & EPs at an impressive pace, and for this session they premiered newly-written songs,  along with material from their 2017 album "Jute." Recorded on May 8, 2018 by Roman Garcia,Lindy Vision are: Dee Dee Cuylear: vocals, synthNa Cuylear: guitar, vocalsCarla Cuylear: drums, vocals, sampler In-studio interview by Tanya Cole; Fifth Beatle: Jesse Mortensen. Follow Lindy Vision at www.lindyvisionmusic.com or on Facebook

Sunburnt Stone

May 7, 2018

April's annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow features an ever-expanding presence of contemporary Native artists who hold forth on Stage 49 at the Gathering & other Albuquerque venues during the days just before & after the event..  For his April 26th edition of "Freeform" host Brandon Kennedy invited Native poets, rappers & songwriters to perform live.  One of these groups is the rock outfit Sunburnt Stone.

Founders Andrew Wilson & Daryl Young emerged from the New Mexico Metal scene, but with this new project found a different direction.  Broadcast live from Studio A on April 26, 2018 Sunburnt Stone were: Andrew "Buzzy" Wilson: vocals, guitarNichole Tsosie: percussionPat Hepburn: bass Daryl Young (guitar) was unable to join the band that day, but D-Dat member Delbert Anderson sat in on trumpet for the first tune. Engineered live by Roman Garcia with Ben Montoya.  Hosted by Brandon Kennedy. Find Sunburnt Stone's music & schedule at www.sunburntstone.com


MOUNTAIN HEAD
 Since forming in 2014 the Albuquerque garage rock duo have released two eps with a third -- "Act Natural" -- on the way.  This session brings Mountain Head to our mics for one of their final performances ... for now.As one member heads off to the West Coast they simply decided that no garage was big enough to accommodate them, and they would pursue solo work for the time being. Recorded in Studio A by Roman Garcia on April 24, 2018 Mountain Head are: Wyatt Granger: vocals, guitar, effectsAudrin Baghaie: drums, vocals Look for Mountain Head's latest ep on Bandcamp, Sound Cloud & other online sites. 


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


Liner Notes from the album Elemental

Songwriters Kristina Jacobsen & Meredith Wilder have performed in support of each other's work for many years, but with the inaugural Songs from the Rez Artists' Retreat their collaboration as songwriters was born.

 They dropped by KUNM to play songs from their new ep "Elemental," an album recorded in a Colorado cabin. Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch in February, 2018 (& 2017 for an early version of "Leave Home to Come Home"), the musicians are: Meredith Wilder: vocals, acoustic guitar

Kristina Jacobsen: vocals, lap steel, acoustic guitar

 Keep track of the many ongoing projects of both artists here: if two: www.meredithwilder.me           www.kristinajacobsenmusic.com The album "Elemental" can be accessed at  

https://meredithwilder.bandcamp.com/album/elemental


Silver String Band

Mar 14, 2018

In this feature we catch up with Albuquerque's Silver String Band.  The 5-piece features string players known locally for work in Peg Leg Joe, Squash Blossom Boys & other ensembles, but it's the musical restlessness of this group that marks them as something new.

 Playing tunes from the forthcoming album "Keep Running" (plus an early gem) Silver String Band are: Jakob Chavez: vocals, mandolinPaul Hunton:  vocals, upright bassLars Fabricius-Olsen:  banjo, vocalsEmily Anslover:  violinKyle Malone: acoustic & electric guitar. Recorded on March 8, 2018 by Roman Garcia with Ben MontoyaKeep up with Silver String Band at www.downtofolk.com


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

Photo taken by Mark Weber

The leaves were already falling last October when Thursday "All That Jazz" host Mark Weber invited local Jazz luminaries Lewis Winn (Albuquerque) & Milo Jaramillo (Isleta Pueblo) to come up for some impromptu duets, beginning the live broadcast with the classic "Autumn Leaves."

 Performed live on-air on October 26, 2017 & engineered by Mark Weber the players are: Lewis Winn: Langston AlphacasterMilo Jaramillo: 5-string bass Both players can be found in multiple ensembles around New Mexico, Winn most notably in the Alpha Cats, Jaramillo in the trio Red Hot & Red.


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/

This feature spotlights the music of Tin Pan Alley as performed by The Muldawers (Banjo Judy & Michael) for their new CD "Back In Time."  The duo give a pocket history lesson in the roots of American Pop Music & season the proceedings with live performances.  They also talk briefly about the work in senior homes & hospitals, as well as Judy's work holding free ukulele sessions in Albuquerque libraries & the Watermelon Music space.

Recorded live in Studio C on December 28 by Matthew Finch, the duo are:

 Michael Muldawer: vocals, guitarBanjo Judy Muldawer: vocals, ukulele Keep up with all their projects & find 150 song charts for ukulele (including a special beginner's section) at www.banjojudy.com


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