Matthew Finch http://kunm.org en The Desert Diamond Band http://kunm.org/post/desert-diamond-band <p></p><p>For this week's feature we step back six whole days to Desert Diamond's live appearance in Studio A on KUNM's "Singing Wire."<br /><br />This as-yet unrecorded group from Laguna Pueblo includes veterans of many Native Rock and Country bands and features original songwriting. &nbsp;<br /><br />The Desert Diamond Band are:<br /><br />Keith Day: lead vocals, guitar<br />Dominick Pancho: lead guitar<br />Phillip Riley, Jr.: bass<br />Anthony Duran: drums<br /><br />Live engineering and post-production by Roman Garcia.<br />Find them at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/thedesertdiamondband" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/thedesertdiamondband</a>. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:44:23 +0000 Matthew Finch 47779 at http://kunm.org The Desert Diamond Band Rahim Alharaj http://kunm.org/post/rahim-alharaj <p></p><p>For tonight's feature we hear Rahim Alharaj's all-original set from the KUNM Members' Concert held on May 16th at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre.</p><p>Rahim Alhaj, Oud<br />Issa Malouf, percussion</p><p>Live sound: Travis Hill; Recorded/Mixed: Eli Willard; Edited: Roman Garcia.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:20:41 +0000 Matthew Finch 47376 at http://kunm.org Rahim Alharaj Iyah Band Live http://kunm.org/post/iyah-band-live <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For tonight's feature we hear The Iyah Band's all-original set from the KUNM Members' Concert held on May 16th at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre. &nbsp;<br /><br />The Iyah Band are:<br />Ijah Umi: vocals, keyboards<br />Jah Son: guitar, vocals<br />Otiamba Umi: bass<br />Irving Trujillo: drums<br /><br />Live sound by Travis Hill; recorded and mixed by Roman Garcia.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:07:32 +0000 Matthew Finch 46390 at http://kunm.org Iyah Band Live Alex Maryol unplugged http://kunm.org/post/alex-maryol-unplugged <div><iframe width="300" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uvNmA3XkRIY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p></p><p></p>This broadcast features Santa Fe's Alex Maryol &amp; his 1970s steel string Guild guitar in solo performance from October of 2013.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Maryol's 2013 release "Six" reflected on his re-locations to Chicago &amp; back to New Mexico &amp; charts his expansion as both a player &amp; a songwriter. &nbsp;He speaks with Matthew Finch about his journey as soloist, bandleader &amp; duet partner.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Camera and video by Jefferson White.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:28:44 +0000 Matthew Finch 45829 at http://kunm.org HiSS http://kunm.org/post/hiss <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a-BMoeZYOIY" width="300"></iframe></p><p></p>On May 14 we welcomed rock trio HiSS into Studio A to record their originals and two covers, all developed as students in the Rock 101 program.<br />&nbsp;<br />HiSS are:<br />Camelia Ceniceros: lead vocals, guitar<br />Bela Ceniceros: bass, keyboards, vocals<br />Beia Smith-Shaw: drums, vocals<br /><br />Engineered and edited by Roman Garcia, video by Jefferson White.<br /><br />The band was joined by Kyle Ruggles and Kevin Herig of Rock 101 to talk about how a group whose eldest member is 13 developed so rapidly.<br /><br />Keep up with HiSS at <a href="http://www.hissofficial.com" target="_blank">www.hissofficial.com</a>. Learn more about the Rock 101 program at <a href="http://www.rock101nm.com" target="_blank">www.rock101nm.com</a>. Mon, 19 May 2014 18:43:37 +0000 Matthew Finch 45435 at http://kunm.org Trio Luz http://kunm.org/post/trio-luz <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xktyLbV_1Jk" width="300"></iframe></p><p></p><p>"Trio Luz" is the impromptu name for the ensemble which delivered their first public performance in our own Studio A on May 8th.</p><p>Although the group is newly minted these musicians bring a wealth of experience to this performance of Sephardic songs; their unique orchestrations revealing a new urgency in this centuries-old tradition.&nbsp; They will perform at the finale of this weekend's Festival Djudeo-Espanyol in Albuquerque.<br /><br />Engineered by Roman Garcia with video by Jefferson White, "Trio Luz" are:<br /><br />Consuelo Luz: vocals, charango, tamborine<br />Joaquin Gallegos: flamenco guitar, vocals, palmas<br />Jeremy Bleich: oud, melodica, vocals, palmas<br /><br />Find Consuelo Luz recordings at <a href="http://www.consueloluz.com" target="_blank">www.consueloluz.com</a>.<br /><br />Joaquin Gallegos &amp; Jeremy Bleich are active in the local groups Tierra Sonikete and the Kodama Trio respectively, among many others.&nbsp; Find them on Facebook.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:09:17 +0000 Matthew Finch 45122 at http://kunm.org Tribute Trio http://kunm.org/post/tribute-trio <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tonight we step back into the Studio A archives to excerpt this live recording of The Tribute Trio.<br /><br />The Trio came together initially with a simple premise: to celebrate the great piano-led jazz trios of the 20th century they would go both broad and deep.&nbsp; In a year long series of concerts that criss-crossed New Mexico they played full shows in the spirit of one trio/composer per month. &nbsp;<br /><br />The artists celebrated included Oscar Peterson, Lenny Tristano, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Ray Brown and others.&nbsp; This performance was recorded early in the series in 2010 by Roman Garcia. The series finale featured original pieces -- "Dedications" -- based on all they'd absorbed along the way.<br /><br />The Tribute Trio are:<br />John Rangel: piano<br />Michael Glynn: bass<br />Cal Haines: drums<br /><br />The Tribute Trio have released two CDs of those originals.&nbsp; Find them at <a href="http://www.tributetrio.com" target="_blank">www.tributetrio.com</a>. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:07:33 +0000 Matthew Finch 44504 at http://kunm.org Tribute Trio The Lymbs http://kunm.org/post/lymbs <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tonight's feature is an in-studio visit by Albuquerque's <em>The Lymbs</em>. For this Studio C session the rockers went acoustic and spoke about their debut ep "Casa de Amor," the challenges of writing songs for a rock duo, and their upcoming West Coast tour.<br /><br />Gage Bikerstaff: vocals, guitar<br />Jeff Bell: djembe, shakers<br />Engineered/edited by Matthew Finch<br /><br />Find The Lymbs at <a href="http://www.thelymbs.com" target="_blank">www.thelymbs.com</a>, Facebook or Twitter. They plan to post a tour diary beginning in May 2014. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:51:14 +0000 Matthew Finch 44166 at http://kunm.org The Lymbs Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band http://kunm.org/post/sage-jareds-happy-gland-band <p></p><p>With Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam scheduled to join <em>Cactus Tractor</em> and others at the relaunch party for the online mag <em>Pyragraph</em> we thought it was a good time to rebroadcast this Studio A performance by <em>Sage &amp; Jared's Happy Gland Band</em>.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Recorded by Roman Garcia with Eli Willard, this recording captures <em>The Happy Gland Band</em> as their debut CD came out:</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Sage Harrington: vocals, 1920s Martin ukulele, banjolele</div><div>Jared Putnam: vocals, 1930s Kaye upright bass</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Keep up with <em>The Happy Gland Band</em> and their release "Flooded Away" at <a href="http://www.sageharrington.com" target="_blank">www.sageharrington.com</a>.</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Keep up with Jared Putnam's other musical endeavors at <a href="http://lechatlunatique.com" target="_blank">www.lechatlunatique.com</a>.</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:49:27 +0000 Matthew Finch 43858 at http://kunm.org Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band Local Folk Artists "The Noms" http://kunm.org/post/local-folk-artists-noms <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tNbXbQtqZhk" width="300"></iframe><div></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">This "Ear to the Ground" feature finds us catching Albuquerque's <em>The Noms</em> in an unplugged session on April&nbsp; 3rd.&nbsp; Just days&nbsp;later they were to begin laying tracks for their debut album.</span></span></p></div><p><span><span class="audio-caption"><em>The Noms</em> are:<br />Mike Mares:&nbsp; vocals, guitar, egg<br />Michelle Baumann:&nbsp; vocals, mandolin, guitar, egg<br />Josh Herrera:&nbsp; keyboards, vocals, melodica<br />Joey Santiago:&nbsp; cajon, glockenspiel, chimes, vocals, egg<br />Kevin Cummings: lead guitar, vocals<br />Aaron War: acoustic bass</span></span></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">Engineered/edited by Roman Garcia with Jefferson White and Steve Nery<br />Camera/video: Jefferson White</span></span></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">Keep up with <em>The Noms</em> at <a href="http://www.thenoms.com/" target="_blank">www.thenoms.com</a> or look for NomNation on Facebook.</span></span></p><div><span><span class="audio-caption"> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:22:46 +0000 Matthew Finch 43544 at http://kunm.org Wildewood http://kunm.org/post/wildewood <p></p><p>When they arrived at KUNM's studios back in June of '13, the group had been together less than two years and already released a digital EP as well as their self-titled debut album.&nbsp; In the months since this session, <em>Wildewood</em> has been busy performing both as a trio and as soloists across the state, and have made appearances in Austin and the West Coast.&nbsp;<br /><br />Currently at work on a new record, <em>Wildewood</em> are:<br />Meredith Wilder: vocals, electric guitar<br />Alex McMahon: vocals, pedal steel, electric guitar<br />Greg Williams:&nbsp; drums, percussion, harmonica</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Recorded by Ethan Stein with Kevin Kissiel.<br />Post-production by Eli Willard.</p><p>Find <em>Wildewood</em> online at: <a href="http://www.wildewoodband.com/" target="_blank">www.wildewoodband.com</a></p><p></p><p></p><div> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:09:25 +0000 Matthew Finch 43226 at http://kunm.org Wildewood Balkan Folk Music from Rumelia http://kunm.org/post/balkan-folk-music-rumelia-3 <p><iframe align="left" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Yfa9zvpGYrM" width="300"></iframe></p><p>Recorded on March 21, this edition features the Balkan sounds of Santa Fe's Rumelia.&nbsp; After recording their debut CD "Lost and Found" the group has expanded their repertoire of traditional songs from Southern and Eastern Europe and the Balkans to over 200 pieces.&nbsp; Performing currently as a quartet, Rumelia played for us in this trio format.</p><p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Alicia Shaw: lead vocals, dumbek&nbsp;<br />Sitara Schauer: parlor guitar, violin, vocals</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><br />Deborah Ungar: accordion, clarinets, vocals</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><p></p><div>Engineered by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles</div><p></p><div>Camera/Video by Jefferson White</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Find out more about this group at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rumeliamusic.com/" target="_blank">www.rumeliamusic.com</a></div><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:12:35 +0000 Matthew Finch 42925 at http://kunm.org Boris and the Saltlicks http://kunm.org/post/boris-and-saltlicks <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PdmWJW2VsSo" width="300"></iframe></p><p>The release of "Might Crash" marked songwriter <span class="il">Boris</span> McCutcheon's return to Albuquerque after eight years living off the grid and raising a family in Ojo Sarco, NM.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>For this February 26th Studio Session McCutcheon (acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica) is joined by fellow Saltlick Brett Davis on tenor banjo, lap steel , electric guitar and second vocals to play songs from "Might Crash" and to talk about this latest chapter.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Studio A production by Roman Garcia<br />Camera/video by Jefferson White</p><div>Find this artist online at <a href="http://borismccutcheon.com" target="_blank">borismccutcheon.com</a> or on Facebook.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:24:12 +0000 Matthew Finch 42680 at http://kunm.org Cigar box blues from Zia Conservatory http://kunm.org/post/cigar-box-blues-zia-conservatory <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jyNlFA7yvxs" width="300"></iframe></p><p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: normal;">Sat. 3/14 7p: A set of Blues classics and originals from <em>Zia Conservatory</em> in their first studio recording, made March 1 in Studio A. In the interview we hear about the roots and history of the venerable cigar box guitar, and Peña speaks about his own journey as a master craftsman of these instruments.</div><p></p><p></p><div>Hector Peña: vocals, harmonica, 3-string cigar box guitar<br />Jackie Jones: vocals, 4-string cigar box guitar<br />Devon Hall: cajon, percussion<br /><br />Produced by Roman Garcia with Jefferson White, video.</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div></div><div></div><div>Find these artists at&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/ziaconservatory" target="_blank">facebook.com/ziaconservatory</a>. More information on cigar box guitars can be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddogguitars.com/" target="_blank">www.reddogguitars.com</a>and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cigarboxnation.com/" target="_blank">www.cigarboxnation.com</a>.</div><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:54:09 +0000 Matthew Finch 42474 at http://kunm.org Jazz Brasileiro http://kunm.org/post/jazz-brasileiro <div><p></p><p></p><p>In November of 2013 Albuquerque's Jazz Brasileiro returned to play live on KUNM, but this time with a difference.&nbsp; The working duo of Debo Orlofsky (vocals) and Toney Cesarano (guitar) were for this Studio A&nbsp;recording joined by John Bartlitt on drums and David Height on bass in Studio A with Roman Garcia at the controls.</p></div><div>With membership in local groups Shades of Tjader, Alpha Blue, The Rebbe's Orchestra, Saudade, Folked Up, Tijerina, &amp; Enchantment (for starters), this seasoned ensemble gave us a lush if all-too brief tour of Brazilian classics.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>Find Jazz Brasileiro's CD &amp; schedule&nbsp;on <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/jazzbrasileiro" target="_blank">Reverb Nation</a>. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:14:42 +0000 Matthew Finch 41283 at http://kunm.org Jazz Brasileiro Willy J And The Storytellers http://kunm.org/post/willy-j-and-storytellers <div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>01/25/2014:</p></div><div>Willy J &amp; the Storytellers return to "Ear to the Ground" for the first time in four years with a new self-titled EP &amp; a new lineup.&nbsp; For this performance we hear the normally plugged-in trio in their acoustic duo form playing songs from the new EP plus one as yet unrecorded gem.</div><div>Willy J on vocals &amp; guitar; bassist Jason Hagney on&nbsp;vocals; find them&nbsp;here:<br /><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=2&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CC4QFjAB&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FWilly-J-and-The-Storytellers%2F137002723030500&amp;ei=eaHmUuyjAcmEogTn0IC4BA&amp;usg=AFQjCNGmu7wsiptwUrUINfo-Xdr__50TbQ&amp;bvm=bv.59930103,d.cGU" target="_blank">willyjand</a><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=2&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CC4QFjAB&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FWilly-J-and-The-Storytellers%2F137002723030500&amp;ei=eaHmUuyjAcmEogTn0IC4BA&amp;usg=AFQjCNGmu7wsiptwUrUINfo-Xdr__50TbQ&amp;bvm=bv.59930103,d.cGU" target="_blank">thestorytellers</a></div><p></p><div>Engineered by Matthew Finch</div> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:17:31 +0000 Matthew Finch 40570 at http://kunm.org Willy J And The Storytellers Folked Up http://kunm.org/post/folked <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>1/11/14 -- Albuquerque Trio Folked Up recorded live in Studio C.&nbsp; Folked Up are Glen Salas &amp; Evan Woodward (vocals, basses, guitars), John Bartlitt (percussion, vocals); find them &amp; preview their forthcoming album at&nbsp;<a href="http://folked-up.com" target="_blank">folked-up.com Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Matthew Finch 40565 at http://kunm.org Folked Up The Handsome Family http://kunm.org/post/handsome-family <p>12/21/13 -- The Handsome Family play songs from the album &nbsp;"Wilderness" recorded live&nbsp;in Studio A,&nbsp;April 2013.&nbsp; Brett Sparks, Renee Sparks, David Gutierrez &amp; J. Ledbetter; find books, paintings, albums, rarities and other scientific materials at <a href="http://handsomefamily.com" target="_blank">handsomefamily.com Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:46:11 +0000 Matthew Finch 40562 at http://kunm.org The Handsome Family Next 2 The Tracks http://kunm.org/post/next-2-tracks <p></p><p>12/7/13 -- Next 2 The Tracks recorded live in Studio C.&nbsp; Christian Talamantes (vocals, guitar), Todd Seelau (djembe, vocals), Jonny Bang (bass, vocals); find albums, video and their never-ending road schedule at <a href="http://next2thetracks.com" target="_blank">next2thetracks.com</a>. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:39:25 +0000 Matthew Finch 40561 at http://kunm.org Next 2 The Tracks Mala Maña http://kunm.org/post/mala-ma <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Sat. 11/30/13 &nbsp;-- Mala Maña recorded live in Studio A.&nbsp; Fresh off their West Coast debut, New Mexico's own Women's Voice &amp; Drum ensemble brings&nbsp;Colombia's coastal rhythms to traditionals and borderless originals in this session from&nbsp;Studio A; find them at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://malamanamusic.com/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">malamanamusic.com</a>.</p><p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:11:35 +0000 Matthew Finch 40217 at http://kunm.org Mala Maña KUNM Broadcasts Live from Route 66 Summerfest http://kunm.org/post/kunm-broadcasts-live-route-66-summerfest <p></p><div>KUNM will go live from Nob Hill in Albuquerque starting at 7pm with highlights of the days&#39; performances. &nbsp;Then we&rsquo;ll join the main stage &nbsp;for a New Orleans style party with &nbsp;The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. &nbsp;Tune in and celebrate Summer with us!</div> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:52:29 +0000 Matthew Finch 15702 at http://kunm.org KUNM Broadcasts Live from Route 66 Summerfest Soulman Sam http://kunm.org/post/soulman-sam <p>&nbsp;Sat. 3/3 7p: Santa Fe&#39;s &quot;Soulman Sam&quot; as recorded on KUNM&#39;s &quot;Afternoon &nbsp;&quot;Freeform.&quot;</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:27:28 +0000 Matthew Finch 9529 at http://kunm.org Soulman Sam