Roman Garcia

Production Director
-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:22 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Leeches Of Lore

Easily one of the best rock bands in Albuquerque, they've also been making a name for themselves nationally. The basic trio is Steve Hammond on electric guitar and vocals, Noah Wolters on keys and Andy Lutz on drums, often incorporating numerous other local musicians.

     Principal songwriter Steve Hammond is adept at melding country and metal genres almost seamlessly, and with an oddball sense of humor that often draws comparisons to Ween or similar hybrid musical surrealists.

The Leeches performed live on Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on October 14th.   Engineered by Simon Welter.  DJ Caterwaul hosted the show.

Find more Leech lore at leechesoflore.com.

Music
3:47 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Live In-Studio: Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Tue. 10/14 10p: Leeches of Lore play a live set on Music to Soothe the Savage Beast.  Easily one of the best rock bands in Albuquerque, they've also been making a name for themselves nationally.  The basic trio is Steve Hammond on electric guitar and vocals, Noah Wolters on keys and Andy Lutz on drums, often incorporating numerous other local musicians.

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-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:35 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Best of Globalquerque 2014

In assembling KUNM's 5-hour coverage of the 10th annual Globalquerque! Festival of World Music and Culture in September, we had to leave out some great performances. Below you can find full audio from the action on all three stages over both days of the Festival.

Working with the Audio Excellence group and NHCC's technical staff were KUNM engineers Roman Garcia, Ethan Stein, Eli Willard, Marshall Broyles and Alex Williams. Video by Jefferson White.

To find links to any of these artists go to www.globalquerque.org.

 

Lo'Jo (France) Plaza Mayor stage

 

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana) Plaza Mayor stage


 

Los Texmaniacs (Texas) Plaza Mayor stage


 

Afro-Cuban All Stars (Cuba) Plaza Mayor stage


 

Oumar Konate (Mali) Plaza Mayor stage


 

Golem (New York) Plaza Mayor stage


 

Beto Jamaica (Colombia) Journal Theater stage


 

Liu Fang (China) Journal Theater stage


 

Calypso Rose with Kobe Town (Trinidad and Tobago) Journal Theater stage


 

Robert "Tree" Cody and Native Wisdom (Maricopa/Intertribal) Journal Theater stage


 

Gaby Moreno (Guatemala) Journal Theater stage


 

Eli Secody (Dine) Fountain Courtyard stage


 

Los Primos featuring Lenore Armijo (New Mexico) Fountain Courtyard stage


 

DVA (Czech Republic) Fountain Courtyard stage


 

The Cowboy Way (New Mexico) Fountain Courtyard stage


 

Liu Fang with Rahim AlHaj (China, Iraq) Fountain Courtyard stage


 

Lo'Jo (France) Fountain Courtyard stage


 
-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Sweet Life Live at Summerfest

Sweet Life

    Led by veteran vocalist, master musician, multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist Rodney Bowe alongside multi-lingual, multi-genre vocalist/musician Sina Soul, Sweet Life brought the funk to the main stage at the 5th annual Route 66 Summerfest street festival.  KUNM was there to capture the performance. 

Details at their website: www.onlysweetlife.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:45 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Chris Dracup Live at Summerfest

Local guitar legend Chris Dracup

    Chris Dracup, a life long resident of New Mexico, began performing at the age of sixteen in his hometown of Taos, NM.

Since then he has been a singer and lead guitarist with some of New Mexico's favorite bands, including "The Muttz", "The Rattle Cats", "The Chris Dracup Trio" and "The Chris Dracup Project".  

KUNM was there at the Route 66 Summerfest street festival to capture their live set.  

Mixed by Eli Willard.  

Find details on Chris Dracup at http://www.chrisdracup.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:42 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Mala Maña Live at Summerfest

Mala Maña is Albuquerque's own all-female vocal and percussion ensemble, playing a variety of traditional and original Latin American music. They took the stage mid-afternoon to open the festivities at Route 66 Summerfest and KUNM was there.

Find out more about Mala Maña at www.malamanamusic.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:29 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Las Alegres Ambulancias live at IFAM

Las Alegres Ambulencias on stage at the International Folk Art Market

One week after their in studio appearance, Las Alegres Ambulancias took the stage at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.

This 9 piece group visiting from Columbia came to the 11th annual Folk Art Market to share their unique Afro-Columbian music and culture. KUNM was there to capture it live!

-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:39 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Las Alegres Ambulancias

Las Alegres Ambulancias (Happy Hearses) originally from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia are bringing their Afro-Colombian music and culture to New Mexico.

During their live performance for Raíces show (on July 5th), the 9 band members shared their 500-year old cabildo/lumbalu traditions. Their drummers and voices shook KUNM!

Find out more about the band: http://lasalegresambulancias.com/.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:17 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Austin Piazzolla Quintet

The Austin Piazzolla Quintet
Credit Ryan Obermeyer

Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. APQ continues in the Nuevo Tango tradition with unique arrangements of Piazzolla's classic compositions, breathtaking original compositions, and talented improvisation. The quintet features some of the finest talent on the Austin music scene today, with experienced musicians coming from diverse backgrounds and educated at some of the world's finest music schools.

The group dropped by our studios for a live performance and interview with Afternoon Freeform host Harry Norton.

The ensemble consists of James Anderson (violin), Jonathan Geer (keyboard), Mike Maddux (accordion), Tony Rogers (cello) and Pat Harris (bass).

Find info about the band here at http://apqtango.com/

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:16 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Chicharra Live from Studio A

In the heat of a summer afternoon in the desert, Chicharra [CHEE-CHAR-A] emerges.   This is a band from Albuquerque, N.M. featuring: Monica Demarco [voice/bass] Marisa Demarco [voice/bass], Mauro Woody [voice/bass], and Henry Hutchinson [drums].  In English, "chicharra" is "cicada," and the vocal harmonies of the band reflect that. 

Chicharra performed a live set from KUNM's Studio A for Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on March 11, 2014.  Engineered by Simon Welter, hosted by Derek Caterwaul.

Facebook.com/chicharraNM.

Ear to the Ground
2:08 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Live and Local - From Samba to Swing

Charlie Christian Project

Sat 1/19 7p: Live Jazz at the Albuquerque Amphitheater.  Two acts took the stage this summer as part of the Jazz Under the Stars series put on by the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Bert Dalton Brazil Project—Led by pianist, Bert Dalton, The Brazil Project performs a blend fo traditional, contemporary, and original Brazilian music featuring samba, bossa nova, the excitement of carnival and top-flight jazz and Latin improvisations.

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Ear to the Ground
1:50 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Live and Local - Certified Organic

Sat. 1/12 7p:   Hear "Certified Organic"  recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum as part of the 2012 Jazz Under the Stars series.  The group combines the sophisticated sounds of a jazz quartet with the soul of a blues band and mixes it with the grooves of a funky party band. Built around the inimitable sound of the Hammond B3 organ, Certified Organic features some of New Mexico’s finest players: Stu MacAskie (B3), Glenn Kostur (saxophone), Dimi DiSanti (guitar) and John Bartlit (drums). 

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Ear to the Ground
1:40 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Supersax - Live Jazz Under the Stars

Sat. 1/5 7p: Tonight we showcase Supersax New Mexico, recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum Ampitheater August 11, 2012.  Supersax is five saxophones, trumpet and a rhythm section playing orchestrated Charlie Parker tunes. The performance was part of the Jazz Under The Stars presented by the NM Jazz Workshop.  KUNM Production Director Roman Garcia, engineered the live recording, mixed it for broadcast and hosts tonight’s show. Enjoy. 

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