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KUNM Studio Sessions

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

Floozy

Mar 7, 2016

Albuquerque trio Floozy released their second album "His Name Is Fabio" while we were reconstructing studios last year, but with new videos coming out and the outdoor music season upon us it seemed high time to bring them back into Studio A.

Recorded on February 13, 2016, Floozy are:
Bronson Elliott: lead vocals, guitar, accordion
Tanya Nunez:  upright bass, vocals, banjo, narration
Lauren Addario: drum kit

Engineered by Ethan Stein
Edited by Eli Willard

Keep up with the band at www.floozynation.com.

Luis Ricardo Martinez Serra

Kristina Jacobsen has made a name for herself locally with The Merlettes and UNM's honky-tonk band, but to celebrate the release of "Three Roses" she arrived in full songwriter mode. In this excerpt of a longer session, Jacobsen plays her originals and talks about the appeal of classic Country to a classical musician with roots in three different countries.

(Part 2 with additional content added on 22 Feb 2016.)

Recorded on January 20, 2016 in Studio A by Roman Garcia the band are:

Kristina Jacobsen: vocals, acoustic guitar
Alex McMahon: pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Meredith Wilder: harmony vocals

Keep up with this artist and her various projects at www.kristinajacobsenmusic.com.

This session re-unites songwriter Cali Shaw with the all-star crew that played on his second album "Under the Olive Tree." The vibe was so exceptional in the studio that night we decided to run it almost unedited.

Recorded in Studio A on January 21, 2016 The Cali Shaw band are:

Cali Shaw: vocals, acoustic guitar
Alex Maryol: electric guitar
Dan Spanogle: bass, vocals
Josh English: drum kit
Nick Baker: vibraphone, accordion, bongos
Muni Kulasinghe: violin
Meredith Wilder: vocals

Engineered by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles.

Keep up with Cali Shaw at www.calishawmusic.com.

David Berkeley

Feb 8, 2016

Singer/songwriter writer David Berkeley has appeared on KUNM a number of times, and while we've asked him about his work as a prose writer we've never gotten a chance to hear how his prose projects inform his songs and vice versa. Until now.

For this session David brought his band of "Santa Fe champions" along with the just-released story collection The Free Brontosaurus to give us a taste of this project in its natural environment.

Recorded on January 30, 2016 the performers are:
David Berkeley: vocals, acoustic guitar, readings
Ben Wright:  electric guitar, harmony vocals
Josh Martin: electric bass, harmony vocals
Paul Feathericci: drums, percussion

Engineered by Ethan Stein

Keep track of David Berkeley at www.davidberkeley.com.

Since her debut CD release at age 18 Meredith Wilder has become one of the most high-profile musicians in Albuquerque's Americana scene.

Splitting time between the trio Wildewood and half a dozen other projects, Wilder has continued with her own song-writing and brought us songs from her second solo album, the just-released "The Coming of the Night." Included here are songs which emerged from an on-line writers group Wilder frequents.

Recorded January 18, 2016 by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles the band are:

Meredith Wilder: guitar, lead vocal
Colin Baillio: upright bass
Sage Harrington: harmony vocals

Keep track of Meredith Wilder and the other two members of Wildewood and all their far-flung projects at www.wildewoodmusic.com.

Lone Piñon

Jan 20, 2016

On January 13, 2016 we opened Studio C up for a visit from neo-traditionalists Lone Piñon. The trio has appeared at the Albuquerque Folk Festival, ¡Globalquerque! and local venues in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.   

As their debut CD "Trio Nuevo Mexicano" rolls out, the group brought folkloric and classic songs from both Mexico and Northern NM and spoke about the very different roads that brought them to embrace these traditions.

Lone Piñon are:

Jordan Wax: violin, vocals
Greg Glassman: guitar, vocals
Noah Martinez: guitarron.

Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch.

5 Star Motelles

Nov 25, 2015

It's been a long time since "Ear to the Ground" featured an all-the-way-live performance on a Saturday night.  This Studio Session features Albuquerque's 5 Star Motelles live on-air from Studio A on November 21, 2015 in a mix of retro originals & updated girl group classics from their self-titled LP.

5 Star Motelles are:
Marisa Demarco: vocals, bass
Amy Dalness: vocals, keyboards, ninja effects
Laura "Coco" Marrich:   vocals, guitar
Mauro Woody:  vocals, guitar
Giovanna Anderson:  drums, vocals

Engineered live by Roman Garcia.

Keep track of 5 Star Motelles at motelles.com.

This feature captures Albuquerque's Justin Evan Thompson & band in Studio A on November 5, 2015.  To celebrate the release of his debut CD as a solo artist, Thompson brought us some of the players who helped make the album "Hymns for a Manchild," including the Colorado-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Louise.

Justin Evan Thompson: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Gabrielle Louise: vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul Hunton: electric guitar
John McMillan: bass

Engineered by Roman Garcia.  
Special thanks to Jalila Arthur & Jefferson White

Keep up with Justin Evan Thompson on Facebook.

Clark Andrew Libbey

Nov 2, 2015

In this week's feature rocker Clark Andrew Libbey steps away from ensembles (Broken Fables, The Shacks, Bellamah, etc) to give us a solo acoustic taste of his new album "Food Or Cash" along with some newly-written songs.  In the interview, he discusses the need for working musicians to develop a business plan.

Clark Andrew Libbey: vocals and guitar

Recorded in Studio A, October 30, 2015 by Roman Garcia.

Keep up with Clark Andrew Libbey on Reverbnation or Facebook.

On September 25th and 26th KUNM Production Director Roman Garcia and team headed to the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque for the 11th Annual Globalquerque! Festival of World Music and Culture.

  The five-hour live broadcast could not include full performances, and a few artists were left out entirely.

Not to worry, we still recorded everything from all three stages, so browse the audio files below (categorized by stage they performed on), click, and enjoy!

AJ Woods

Aug 17, 2015

Albuquerque singer/songwriter AJ Woods joined us in Studio C on August 13 for an original set along with tour partners Wildewood.

AJ Woods: vocals, guitar, harp
Alex McMahon: dobro, tenor banjo
Greg Williams: drums & toys
Meredith Wilder: vocals

Keep up with AJ Woods on Facebook and bandcamp.
Keep up with Wildewood at www.wildewoodband.com.

ABQ Summerfest 2015

Jul 22, 2015

Albuquerque's SummerFest series came to Nob Hill on July 18 for a full day open air extravaganza that concluded with a seasonal downpour.  KUNM's Roman Garcia and Eli Willard were on site to record the Main Stage performers:

Mystic Vic Blues Band
NuMethods
Alex Maryol Band
Honey House
Leni Stern African Quartet
Roomful of Blues
 

Final mix/editing by Eli Willard.  Special thanks to John from Audio Excellence.

Sol De La Noche

Jul 15, 2015

This week's feature spotlights Albuquerque's Sol de la Noche in a mix of Diego Manrique originals and classics from Colombia, Cuba & beyond.  At any particular time this group can perform as anything from a duo to an 11-piece band.  For this performance Sol de la Noche were:

Diego Manrique: vocals, guitar
Gabriela Garza: vocals, percussion, melodica
Diego Flores, bass
Oscar Gamboa: percussion
Jose Chicas: trumpet

Recorded in Studio A by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles.

Keep up with the band at www.soldelanoche.com.

Click to see video.

Carol Boss visited with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill when they came through town on her show "Afternoon Freeform" on 89.9 KUNM. They chatted a bit and played three of their lovely irished-tinged songs for fiddle and guitar.

Martin Hayes, fiddle
Dennis Cahill, Guitar

Carol Boss, host

Videography by Jefferson White

This week's feature brings together two 2014 sessions with the Albuquerque trio Wildewood. 

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