Afternoon Freeform

  Wed. 7/20 1:30p:  Carol Boss welcomes singer-songwriter Kristina Jacobsen to Freeform.  She's an ethnomusicologist who plays guitar and lap steel.  She leads the "all-girl" Merlettes and the UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble.  Joining Kristina will be Folk/Country/Americana singer-songwriter Eryn Bent.  Both will be performing at this weekend's Art of the Song Coffeehouse.

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Wed. 7/6, 1:30p: Mamadou Kelly is kicking off his U.S. tour in NM. Hear him first on Freeform hosted by Carol 
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Covering Prince

Apr 25, 2016
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 Wed. 4/27, 1:30p: A spectacular performer, gifted songwriter and  producer, Prince is the man behind songs that you may not even know were his.  Carol Boss spins some outstanding covers, a few of which are identified more with the cover artist than with Prince himself. 

Center for Southwest Research

Mon. 3/21 1:30p: UNM was founded as a coed university in 1889.  After some research at UNM, a university communications representative with the help of the librarian archivist was able to dig up this photo showing the first female graduates.  The size of the graduate class was 80 and the women got their degrees in teaching. In honor of Women's History Month, you'll hear a few selections from the KUNM library that address women's rights, struggles and history. Tune in to hear that and, of course, some terrific freeform selections.

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Mon. 2/15, 1:30p: I  accompany you during the afternoon with music from the milky way to around the corner...: from fresh music pearls such as the Celtic electric harp of Alan Stivell to today´s Grammy nominee Malawi´s Zomba Project. Host: Cristina Baccin

Jimmy King

01/14 1:30p: Scott Denton devotes the entire show to a career spanning retrospective of David Bowie's music and influence.

Thu. 12/17 1:30p:  Host Scott Denton will feature recent and forthcoming releases from Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Prince, Ennio Morricone, Love, Sun City Girls, Dave Rawlings Machine, Big Star, New Order, Wilco, The Allman Bros. and more, plus artists playing in New Mexico in coming months, vintage gems, and forgotten favorites.  

 

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Wed. 12/9, 1:30p: David Berkeley joins Carol Boss as he performs music from his new release, Cardboard Boat.

Check out David's website for the great reviews he's garnered from the NY Times, Rolling Stone, No Depression, San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe and many more.  davidberkeley.com

Thu. 12/3 1:30p: Join me for Afternoon Freeform on air, online or using the Two-week Archive.  Recent and forthcoming releases featured today will include Weather Report, The Velvet Underground, Ty Segal, Kandia Kouyaté, Dexter Story, Gloria Ann Taylor, Mekons, Animal Collective, Mary Halvorson, Kurt Vile, Jesse Malin and more, plus artists playing in New Mexico in coming months, vintage gems, and forgotten favorites.  

Shows I host, available on the Two-week Archive:
Other Voices, Other Sounds (avant-garde) 11-22, 9-11pm
 

Fri. 11/13 1:30p: Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest winner Run Boy Run will be live on your radio this Friday on Freeform. They’re not all boys and they won’t be running, but they will be playing live in our studio. From the frontier of bluegrass, Run Boy Run on Freeform with maryB.

Marya Errin Jones

Thu. 11/12 1:30p:  Host Brandon Kennedy - Local musicians Casey Mraz and Monica Demarco are play live in the studio at 2:30. 

Two of the most creative forces on Albuquerque’s music scene have come together to form an exciting duo.  Violinist Muni Kulasinghe and drummer Jefferson Voorhees visited Carol Boss in our studio on August 19 to debut  their dynamic improvisational collaboration.  Muni is a co-founder of New Mexico’s popular Le Chat Lunatique and Jefferson plays currently with his band, Pray for Brain.

Tue. 8/18 3:30: Freeform host Jered Ebenrek invites two members of "Lindy Vision" into the studio to discuss their new album "the art of being synthy" and the state of music in today’s media landscape.  This is how they describe themselves on their band website:

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Mon. 7/13, 3p: The powerful sweetness in her voice melts your heart in a warm, charming embrace: Tracey Whitney, a former voice of Ray Charles´Raelettes, joins us  to share her achievements, projects, and dreams. We tried to find out how the enchantment of this land is inside her dreams since she relocated from Los Angeles. Besides, Ms. Whitney was inspired to sing something a cappella in her unique, velvety voice: "Georgia in my mind":

Tracey Whitney next concerts (more information here):

Adobe Brothers

Wed. 6/3 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes local music legends, the Adobe Brothers, to Freeform for a live performance in the studio.  They play a wide variety of acoustic music including bluegrass, Celtic, old-timey, Latin folk music and western swing. The Adobe Brothers have been playing together for more than 30 years and will be performing this weekend at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.

Scott Darsee

Wed. 5/20 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee to the studio.  They will perform unique modern arrangements of some medieval and traditional ballads and songs.  Their music originates from Scandinavia, Ireland, UK, India and North America.

***If you missed the live show, you can still listen using our Two Week Archive

Wed. 5/6 1:30p:  Carol Boss welcomes the Americana/Folk/Bossa Nova/Jazz duo to the studio for a live intimate concert. 

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  Thu. 1/15 1:30p: Host Scott Denton and Lucinda Williams discuss music, songwriting and her latest album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.  Williams will perform at the Lensic in Santa Fe, February 18.

 

Robin And Linda Williams dropped in on KUNM's Afternoon Freeform with Carol Boss, chatted and sang a few songs to celebrate the release of their latest album, "Back 40."

The video clip features two of four songs they played, "Those Old Green Hills" and "Middleton Waltz". The audio link has the entire session.

Catch up with Robin and Linda online at robinandlinda.com.

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Wed. 8/20, 3p: We´ll travel through Rahim AlHaj poetic world with his powerful oud, one of civilization's most ancient string instruments.

Twice Grammy nominated, Mr. AlHaj is considered among the few oud virtuoso players. From Bagdad to Albuquerque, we´ll travel with Iraqi musician performer and composer Mr. Alhaj as he shares a journey for peace through stories, poetry, dreamlike music, and the fresh breeze of an ancient culture.

    

Wed. 8/13 1:30p: Robin and Linda Williams perform on Freeform this week. The revered music masters play a blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country. Their songs have been covered by many of the greats of country and folk. They're on tour celebrating 40 years of making music together.

 

 

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/

Cipriano Vigil

May 5, 2014
Cipriano Vigil

During his live performance for RAÍCES (May 3rd), Cipriano Vigil, New Mexican musicologist and musician shares his songs, and his new book, “New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano” (UNM Press, 2014).

Find out more about Cipriano Vigil at newmexicofolkmusictreasure.com

The Black Lillies

Apr 24, 2014
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The Black Lillies, led by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Cruz Contreras, are currently on tour. They stopped by KUNM to perform live on Afternoon Freeform (April  23) with Carol Boss. The band’s blend of country, alt-rock, neo-folk and Appalachian soul has earned them critical acclaim nationwide and their most recent album, Runaway Freeway Blues, was included on numerous Best Albums of the Year (2013) lists.

Cruz Contreras: guitar, bass, vocals
Trisha Gene Brady: vocals
Tom Pryor: guitar
Robert Richards: bass, guitar
Bowman Townsend: percussion

Find out more about The Black Lillies: theblacklillies.com.

From Portland, Casey Neill was in our Control Room between concerts of his solo tour presenting a new album "All You Pretty Vandals."

During his live performance for Afternoon Freeform (April 16th), he shared his songs filled with irony, romance, stories, and social commentary.

Find out more about Casey Neill at caseyneill.org.

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Wed. 4/16 3p: Casey Neill joins us in the studio, stopping by between concerts of his solo tour presenting a new album All You Pretty Vandals. Be ready to travel throughout the American landscape with Casey Neill´s songs filled with irony, romance,  stories, and social commentary.

Casey Neill performs locally:

Wednesday, April 16th,

12 pm (noon): Special Collections Library (423 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM)

6:30pm: Taylor Ranch Library (5700 Bogart NW, Albuquerque, NM)

Wed. 2/6 1:30p: The American/Brazilian group Nation Beat joins Carol Boss in the studio for live music. This world beat fusion project has pioneered a synthesis of music from northeastern Brazil and the deep American South.  They play a 21st century mashup inspired by Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, funk and country-blues.

A Halloween Freeform

Oct 29, 2012

Wed 10/31 1:30p: Four KUNM Freeform DJs join Carol Boss to spin some of their favorite creepy, ghoulish, wacky Halloween tunes.  Travis Parkin, Mello, Mary B, Brandon "Dead" Kennedy and Carol Boss will be mixing their spook-tacular brews just for you.

   

Wed 9/19/12 1:30p: They have been described as "among the most innovative musicians in Pakistan."

Interview with Nels Cline

Sep 13, 2012

Thursday Afternoon Freeform host Scott Denton speaks with Nels Cline, veteran solo/collaborative musician, composer, and bandleader in free jazz, experimental and rock genres, as well as lead guitarist for Wilco (appearing at the Santa Fe Opera September 18th). 

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