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.
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).
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).
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
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)
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.
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.
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).
Wed. 7/4 2p: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an exclusive interview with Bonnie as well as comments from Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maia Sharp, Freebo, Bill Payne, Ann Powers and more. Hosted by Paul Ingles.
This is National Blood Donor Month and In our first theme-driven set we'll be playing a handpicked collection of our favorite sanguine selections which includes some bloody good artists like Wyonie Harris, Willie Nelson. Bon Iver, Gavin Bryers, Tom Waits and others..
Fri. 10/7 at 2:30pm: Jose Conde and the Nu Latin Groove join host Mary B for a live performance in the KUNM studios. But don't say we didn't warn you: one dose of their positively infectious rhythms and you won't be able to keep from dancing!
Mon. 7/25 at (roughly) 140pm: Pistolera/Moona Luna will drop by the KUNM studios for a short performance and interview with DJ Peggy Hessing. Pistolera is a critically acclaimed New York band whose accordion-driven dance music has fans around the world dancing cumbias to the group's socially conscious songs?en espa?ol?about immigrants' rights, war, racism, feminism, and life on the border. Their alter ego Moona Luna is a bilingual family band.
Thurs. 7/15 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays two themed sets featuring some of "the best music you've never heard."
In our first theme-driven set, we'll be serving up a handpicked selection of mostly obscure and unheralded original versions of songs that went on to be big hits for other artists. Featured in the set will numbers by Gloria Jones, Yma Sumac, Arthur Alexander, Tim Hardin and John D. Loudermilk.
Thurs. 6/30 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays three fabulous theme-drive sets featuring some of the "best music you've never heard."
New Mexico is about to wrap up one of the hottest Junes on record and in our first theme-driven set, we'll be frying the airwaves with a collection of our favorite heat wave selections. Featured artists include Arrow, Ray Charles, Los Manolos, and Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae.
Thurs. 5/19 at 2pm: Travis Parkin brings you three theme-drive sets featuring some of the very "best music you've never heard."
2011 has brought us one of the windiest springs on record here in New Mexico and in our first theme driven set we'll do our best to blow you away with a few of our favorite breezy melodies. Featured artists include J.J. Cale, Lyle Lovett, Gllian Welch, and Jamie Cullum.
Also on today's program, 10 of our favorite songs about songs with selections from The Escorts, Justin Walden, Townes Van Zandt, Nouvelle Vague and others.
Wed. 3/23 at 2pm: A singer, songwriter, guitarist and kantele player (Finnish folk harp), Diane Jarvi is a versatile performer of folk and world music. Diane will be joined by Dan Newton (aka Daddy Squeeze) on accordion.
In addition to her own compositions, Jarvi is known for her intimate and authentic interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads, jazz standards and cabaret songs from around the world. On Wild Gardens, her latest CD, Jarvi travels through the gardens of France, Finland, Sweden, Chile, the British Isles and Texas.