Hongell-Darsee in Studio A, chatting and playing songs from "The Wandering Ballad".
This session recorded April 29, 2015 features Albuquerque's ballad archaeologists Hongell-Darsee performing songs from their CD "The Wandering Ballad" along with new work from the upcoming Mountain King project.
For this session the musicians were:
Johanna Hongell-Darsee: vocals, flutes, electronics Scott Hongell-Darsee: bass, electric guitar, bowed guitar Frank Bramlitt: percussion
Roman Garcia, engineer Jefferson White, videographer
Pray for Brain live music and chat in KUNM's Studio A
On July 12, the Albuquerque instrumental trio Pray for Brain returned to Studio A with new orchestration of tunes from their debut CD "None of the Above" and some new material to top it off. Recorded in Studio A by Ethan Stein, Pray for Brain are:
Mustafa Stefan Dill: electric double-neck oud-guitar Christine Nelson: upright bass Jefferson Voorhees: drums, percussion
Post-production thanks to Jefferson Voorhees and Mustafa Stefan Dill. Pray for Brain are at work on a new recording project. Find them at www.7dmedia.com.
Albuquerque songwriter Kristina Jacobsen has appeared on KUNM with the classic country outfit The Merlettes as well as performing her own songs from the album "Three Roses." For this feature she returns with her guitar & three new songs, each inspired by a different region of the world.
Kristina Jacobsen: vocals & guitar.
Recorded in Studio C on July 6, 2016 by Matthew Finch.
This program features the band Baracutanga, one of Albuquerque's most adventurous progenitors of Latin Music in a preview of their performance at the inaugural Festival Chispa. In the interview segment Tom Frouge of Avokado Artists talks about launching this new festival of "Alt-Latino" Music in Albuquerque.
Recorded at UNM's Johnson Field on April 16, 2016 by Eli Willard with Roman Garcia, Barracutanga are:
Special thanks to Marshall Broyles on ASUNM. Online editor Jefferson White.
For tonight's feature we step back two years for a session with the Todd Tijerina Trio, playing songs from his then-new CD "Shine On." Recorded just before the 2014 midterms, the set includes Tijerina's Motivate the Vote song"Get in Line."
Recorded on October 30, 2014 the trio are: Todd Tijerina: vocals, guitar Doug Heidt: bass Donnie Frank: drums
Recorded by Kevin Kissiel Keep up with Todd Tijerina solo & acoustic as well as the Tijerina Trio at www.tijerinaband.com.
Freefall is an Albuquerque-based improvisational trio. In our previous feature we heard excerpts of the piece "4/7/16" and spoke to the musicians about their approach to playing structured improvisation. The piece's title derives from the date of the performance and is presented without edits or post-production flavoring.
Recorded on April 7, 2016 Freefall are: James Whiton: electric bass & loops Greg Williams: drums & percussion Muni Kalasinghe: violin.
Engineered by Roman Garcia with Jefferson White, Chip Borton & Tai Merino
Follow Freefall on James Whiton's Facebook & SoundCloud pages.
C. Daniel Boling chats with and plays for Matthew live in Studio C.
In today's feature Albuquerque songwriter C. Daniel Boling plays songs from "These Houses," his 7th full-length releases. Through a decades-long career in the Parks Service and BLM, Boling never stopped writing and performing his songs -- he now performs full-time. In the interview Boling discusses the balladeer impulse & the songwriter's craft.
Recorded in Studio C on March 31, 2016 by Matthew Finch.
This session finds us exploring India's Ghazal song form from its early 20th century incarnation to its role in classic Bollywood. While this music is performed often in Albuquerque and elsewhere in New Mexico, it's rare to find it outside of private gatherings.
(New content added April 4, 2016.)
Recorded on March 17, 2016 in Studio A, the musicians are: