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KUNM Studio Sessions

A showcase of local and visiting musicians recorded in performance at KUNM.
 

Lindy Vision

May 16, 2018

LINDY VISION LIVE Tonight we feature the Albuquerque indie rockers Lindy Vision.  Since emerging in 2014 the trio has been releasing albums & EPs at an impressive pace, and for this session they premiered newly-written songs,  along with material from their 2017 album "Jute." Recorded on May 8, 2018 by Roman Garcia,Lindy Vision are: Dee Dee Cuylear: vocals, synthNa Cuylear: guitar, vocalsCarla Cuylear: drums, vocals, sampler In-studio interview by Tanya Cole; Fifth Beatle: Jesse Mortensen. Follow Lindy Vision at www.lindyvisionmusic.com or on Facebook

Sunburnt Stone

May 7, 2018

April's annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow features an ever-expanding presence of contemporary Native artists who hold forth on Stage 49 at the Gathering & other Albuquerque venues during the days just before & after the event..  For his April 26th edition of "Freeform" host Brandon Kennedy invited Native poets, rappers & songwriters to perform live.  One of these groups is the rock outfit Sunburnt Stone.

Founders Andrew Wilson & Daryl Young emerged from the New Mexico Metal scene, but with this new project found a different direction.  Broadcast live from Studio A on April 26, 2018 Sunburnt Stone were: Andrew "Buzzy" Wilson: vocals, guitarNichole Tsosie: percussionPat Hepburn: bass Daryl Young (guitar) was unable to join the band that day, but D-Dat member Delbert Anderson sat in on trumpet for the first tune. Engineered live by Roman Garcia with Ben Montoya.  Hosted by Brandon Kennedy. Find Sunburnt Stone's music & schedule at www.sunburntstone.com


MOUNTAIN HEAD
 Since forming in 2014 the Albuquerque garage rock duo have released two eps with a third -- "Act Natural" -- on the way.  This session brings Mountain Head to our mics for one of their final performances ... for now.As one member heads off to the West Coast they simply decided that no garage was big enough to accommodate them, and they would pursue solo work for the time being. Recorded in Studio A by Roman Garcia on April 24, 2018 Mountain Head are: Wyatt Granger: vocals, guitar, effectsAudrin Baghaie: drums, vocals Look for Mountain Head's latest ep on Bandcamp, Sound Cloud & other online sites. 


The Timewreckers

Apr 25, 2018
The Timewreckers

Albuquerque has been a hotspot for great alternative honky tonk outfits for years now. Check out this interview with and live performance by The Timewreckers with Marty Adamsmith, engineered by Roman Garcia in KUNM’s studio A. After the performance, Marty is also joined by August March, the Weekly Alibi music editor, for a discussion about the Timewreckers’ origins, impact, and future on ABQ’s live music scene.

The Timewreckers are:
Austin Morrell - Guitar, vocals
Dustin Foster - Bass
Alec Wilkes - Guitar
Lynn Ambrosino - Keys, vocals
Zach Leyba - Drums


Liner Notes from the album Elemental

Songwriters Kristina Jacobsen & Meredith Wilder have performed in support of each other's work for many years, but with the inaugural Songs from the Rez Artists' Retreat their collaboration as songwriters was born.

 They dropped by KUNM to play songs from their new ep "Elemental," an album recorded in a Colorado cabin. Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch in February, 2018 (& 2017 for an early version of "Leave Home to Come Home"), the musicians are: Meredith Wilder: vocals, acoustic guitar

Kristina Jacobsen: vocals, lap steel, acoustic guitar

 Keep track of the many ongoing projects of both artists here: if two: www.meredithwilder.me           www.kristinajacobsenmusic.com The album "Elemental" can be accessed at  

https://meredithwilder.bandcamp.com/album/elemental


Silver String Band

Mar 14, 2018

In this feature we catch up with Albuquerque's Silver String Band.  The 5-piece features string players known locally for work in Peg Leg Joe, Squash Blossom Boys & other ensembles, but it's the musical restlessness of this group that marks them as something new.

 Playing tunes from the forthcoming album "Keep Running" (plus an early gem) Silver String Band are: Jakob Chavez: vocals, mandolinPaul Hunton:  vocals, upright bassLars Fabricius-Olsen:  banjo, vocalsEmily Anslover:  violinKyle Malone: acoustic & electric guitar. Recorded on March 8, 2018 by Roman Garcia with Ben MontoyaKeep up with Silver String Band at www.downtofolk.com


Sun. 2/18: Longtime Albuquerque comedian Kevin Kennedy joins KUNM's Spoken Word Hour host Marty Adamsmith in the studio to play his cat song and do some impersonations.

Video courtesy of Andrew J. Brown http://groundworkcrew.com

Photo taken by Mark Weber

The leaves were already falling last October when Thursday "All That Jazz" host Mark Weber invited local Jazz luminaries Lewis Winn (Albuquerque) & Milo Jaramillo (Isleta Pueblo) to come up for some impromptu duets, beginning the live broadcast with the classic "Autumn Leaves."

 Performed live on-air on October 26, 2017 & engineered by Mark Weber the players are: Lewis Winn: Langston AlphacasterMilo Jaramillo: 5-string bass Both players can be found in multiple ensembles around New Mexico, Winn most notably in the Alpha Cats, Jaramillo in the trio Red Hot & Red.


Ryan Painter

Jan 12, 2018

Ryan Painter is a country-inspired singer-songwriter from Aztec, NM. Hear about his restless heart here: www.ryanpaintermusic.com

Crushed!?

Jan 12, 2018

This band's explosive live performances incorporate controlled chaos. Crushed!? is: Joel Sheets on vocals, Jake Snider on guitar, Jimmy Wallace on bass, Greg Silva on drums, and Adam Smith on guitar. More information on their current tour here: https://www.facebook.com/crushedisdabomb/

This feature spotlights the music of Tin Pan Alley as performed by The Muldawers (Banjo Judy & Michael) for their new CD "Back In Time."  The duo give a pocket history lesson in the roots of American Pop Music & season the proceedings with live performances.  They also talk briefly about the work in senior homes & hospitals, as well as Judy's work holding free ukulele sessions in Albuquerque libraries & the Watermelon Music space.

Recorded live in Studio C on December 28 by Matthew Finch, the duo are:

 Michael Muldawer: vocals, guitarBanjo Judy Muldawer: vocals, ukulele Keep up with all their projects & find 150 song charts for ukulele (including a special beginner's section) at www.banjojudy.com


Sadé Patterson

Dec 23, 2017

Sadé Patterson's distinctive voice brings holiday cheer to KUNM's Christmas day afternoon free form. Follow her work via social media: https://www.instagram.com/sadaisy93/

Beautiful William

Dec 6, 2017

BEAUTIFUL WILLIAM

 This Studio Session catches the duo Beautiful William performing songs from their debut recording "There Will Come Soft Rains" & talking about adapting the early 20th century poetry of Sara Teasdale to contemporary music. Recorded on December 2, 2017 by Matthew Finch in Studio C, Beautiful William are: Sage Harrington: vocals, soprano ukuleleMeredith Wilder: vocals, electric & acoustic guitar A follow-up project with more Teasdale adaptations is in the works already; keep up with this project at beautifulwilliam.com


For this Thanksgiving Weekend feature we assembled live recordings from singer-songwriter Boris McCutcheon's last two visits plus a solo acoustic gem from 2010.

 Recorded live by Roman Garcia in Studio A in 2017 & 2014 the musicians are: Boris McCutcheon: vocals, acoustic guitarBrett Davis: banjo, electric guitar, vocals Based in northern New Mexico, Boris McCutcheon performs regularly across the region, both solo & with The Mighty Saltlicks.  Keep up with him on Facebook or at www.borismccutcheon.com.


This brief visit features The Gabrielle Louise Trio with NM native Justin Evan Thompson.  They stopped into Studio C mid-way through the New Mexico leg of their Made for Something More tour. Recorded by Matthew Finch on November 9 in Studio C, the Trio are: Gabrielle Louise: vocals, acoustic guitarJustin Even Thompson: electric guitar, vocalsJohn Stilwagen: keyboard, accordion "If the Static Clears" is Gabrielle Louise's latest album.  Find her at www.gabriellelouise.com

Fred Johnson, Part 2

 Fred Johnson returns to Studio A, and like their first visit the Albuquerque trio laid down a host of songs drawn from multiple Jazz, Folk, Celtic & Latin traditions mixed with keenly observed originals.Recorded by Roman Garcia on October 24, 2017 in Studio A, Fred Johnson are: Sean O'Connor: vocals, acoustic & electric banjoJoe Silva: vocals, guitarMark Weaver: tuba, drums Follow Fred Johnson on bandcamp


Fred Johnson Trio

Nov 13, 2017

Fred Johnson, Part 1

 Fred Johnson returns to Studio A, and like their first visit, the Albuquerque trio laid down a host of songs drawn from multiple Jazz, Folk, Celtic & Latin traditions mixed with keenly observed originals.Recorded by Roman Garcia on October 24, 2017 in Studio A, Fred Johnson are: Sean O'Connor: vocals, acoustic & electric banjoJoe Silva: vocals, guitarMark Weaver: tuba, drums Follow Fred Johnson on bandcamp


Saudade

Nov 1, 2017

This session features the 5-piece Brazilian band Saudade in live performance.  The Albuquerque ensemble began as a duo over a dozen years ago & has since expanded both their musical palette & source material.  This rare studio visit was recorded in Studio A on October 12, 2017 by Roman Garcia, interview by Matthew Finch. Saudade are: Debo: vocals, percussionBob Gusch: clarinet, sax, flute, percussionLisa Lopez: keyboardsMickey Patten: bassJefferson Voorhees: drums, vocals. Keep up with Saudade at reverbnation.com/saudadeabq


Acceptable Losses

Oct 25, 2017

This time the Generation Listen Podcast brings us a Studio A visit with Albuquerque rockers Acceptable Losses, playing road-tested originals that often reference their lives on tour.

 Recorded by Roman Garcia in October 2017, Acceptable Losses are: Wake Gardner, front manAiden Gardner, guitarJosh Galloway, bassTrey Baker, drums Special thanks to Jalila Arthur & Fawaz Lawal. Find Acceptable losses on bandcamp and facebook.


Kito Peters

Oct 16, 2017

Santa Fe's Kito Peters is one of the most prolific songwriters in the State of New Mexico, but it's a rairity to hear him play live.  To celebrate the release of his new album "Dark Rain" (Album number what?  Not even he knows) Peters brought his guitar & four as-yet unrecorded songs to share.

 Recorded on October 11 by Matthew Finch.  Keep up with Kito Peters at www.kitopeters.com


joewestmusic.com

This week we feature a visit with Santa Fe's tireless songwriter/impresario Joe West as he brings the latest edition of his Halloween-themed Theater of Death show to Madrid's Engine House Theater.

This year's edition is titled "The Marijuana Morality Plays" and along with cast member Catie Lord, Joe shares songs from the upcoming production along with a song from his latest solo album "Rodeo of the Soul." Recorded in Studio C on October 6th by Matthew Finch the players are: Joe West: vocals, keyboardCatie Lord: vocals, ukulele Keep up with Joe West performances & productions at joewestmusic.com


dukecityriots.com

Sat. 9/9 7p: Duke City Riots has upcoming gigs at Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho Saturday September 9th, 8:30 PM and in Albuquerque Saturday September 16th, 9:30 PM.

Their "songs of protest forged in the fires of revolt" are timely but would rock in any historical era. They chat about their work with host Marty Adamsmith.  Shannon Haworth-drums, C.S. Parker-bass & vocals, & Ron Ruest-guitar.


markweber.free-jazz.net

     As part of a show celebrating the melodic possibilities of the upright bass we re-air a live duet performance from Mark Weber's Thursday edition of "All That Jazz" from May 18, 2017 featuring two of Albuquerque's most in-demand jazz players: Colin Deuble: double bassCal Haines: drums Recorded off-air & mixed live by Mark Weber.  Post-production by Cal Haines


The Dogbone Trio

Jul 17, 2017

The Dogbone Trio is a 26-footed instrumental outfit best found on early morning dog walks.  This feature captures the Trio (sans canines) in what was then their ninth performance ever, rehearsals included, mixing composed originals, covers & improvisations.

Recorded by Roman Garcia on July 7, 2017 The Dogbone Trio are:

Jefferson Voorhees: drum kit
Maren Hatch: upright bass
Micah Hood: trumpet, electronics

Follow the continuing adventures of The Dogbone Trio on Facebook


Alex Maryol

Jul 10, 2017

For this feature, songwriter/guitarist Alex Maryol & bassist Justin McLauchlin present songs from the forthcoming album "In the Meantime."

Recorded on July 1, 2017 in Studio C by Matthew Finch, the duo are:

Alex Maryol: vocals, guitar
Justin McLauchlin: bass, vocals.
Both musicians ran their acoustic instruments through amps, as they do in a typical performance.

Keep up with Alex Maryol's Kickstarter campaign & future performances at www.alexmaryol.com


Cactus Tractor Sgt. Pepper
cactustractor.com

On May 23rd, Albuquerque's Cactus Tractor came by to offer an acoustic preview of two very different projects.  After playing a pair of newly-written songs the band peeled back the curtain on their upcoming re-make of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."  In between they talk about approaching the Beatles landmark album by starting with the original charts & orchestration.

 Recorded in Studio A by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles, for this performance Cactus Tractor were:

David Bashwiner: vocals, guitar
Stephanie Graner: vocals, banjo
Brandon Baca: vocals, guitar
Christy Cook: vocals, ukulele
Baby Lily: bg vocals, percussion

Cactus Tractor can go from 5 to 14 pieces, depending on the project.  Find them at www.cactustractor.com

On Dec 13, 2016, Albuquerque band Eileen & the In-Betweens returned to Studio A, playing all new songs from their new album "We Ain't Givin' Up." They also chatted with Matthew Finch about their music and upcoming release.

For this performance Eileen & the In-Betweens are:
    Eileen Shaughnessy: lead vocals, guitar
    Lazarus Letcher: viola, vocals

    Ben Martinez: keyboard, trumpet
    Tanya Nuñez: bass
    Kenny Broyles: drums, vocals
    Christy Cook: vocals
    Stephanie Graner: vocals  

Recording by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles and Ben Montoya. 
Video by Jefferson White and Marshall Broyles.

Watch footage of Eileen & the In-Betweens performing live in Studio A

Shaughnessy performs both with the In-Betweens and solo. Keep up with THEM at eileenandtheinbetweens.bandcamp.com, and with HER at eileenshaughnessy.com.

Fred Johnson Part II

May 15, 2017
Matthew Finch

Tonight's feature performance -- the second of two -- is a Studio A session with Fred Johnson.  This trio of long-time Albuquerque musicians came together strictly for the joy of playing, but quickly found themselves inside a sound that could adapt to multiple musical styles, including some of their own back catalog songs.

Recorded by Roman Garcia on May 2, 2017 Fred Johnson are:

Joe Silva: vocals, guitars
Sean O'Connor: vocals, banjo
Mark Weaver: tuba, percussion

Keep up with Fred Johnson recordings and performances on Bandcamp.

Fred Johnson

May 9, 2017
Matthew Finch

Tonight's feature performance -- the first of two -- is a Studio A session with Fred Johnson.  This trio of long-time Albuquerque musicians came together strictly for the joy of playing, but quickly found themselves inside a sound that could adapt to multiple musical styles, including some of their own back catalog songs.

Recorded by Roman Garcia on May 2, 2017 Fred Johnson are:

Joe Silva: vocals, guitars
Sean O'Connor: vocals, banjo
Mark Weaver: tuba, percussion

Keep up with Fred Johnson recordings and performances on Bandcamp.

Julian Dossett

Apr 20, 2017
Brister Street Records

Shreveport-born Julian Dossett arrived in Albuquerque last year with the solo album "3 Poisons" newly-released on Brister Street Records.  For this performance his recently-formed Blues trio works out on Dossett originals.

Recorded live in Studio C on April 14, 2017 by Matthew Finch, the players are:

Julian Dossett: vocals, archtop guitar
Michael Graff: lead guitar
Kevin Maher: drums

Keep up with Julian Dossett at bristerstreet.com.  He is repped locally by Jams of Enchantment.

Vaivén

Mar 29, 2017

Vaivén is a Flamenco trio consisting of Albuquerque guitarist/composer Calvin Hazen with Santa Fe stalwarts John Gagan and Robbie Rothschild.
For this visit, the as-yet unrecorded Vaivén performed as a duo.

Recorded on March 24, 2017 by Roman Garcia the Vaivén Duo are:

Calvin Hazen: guitar
John Gagan: upright bass

Follow Vaivén on Reverbnation.


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