Interview and music with Ottmar Liebert in Studio C.
This week features an informal Studio C visit from Santa Fe guitarist/composer Ottmar Liebert. Just returned from a European tour, Liebert and his trio Luna Negra were preparing to reunite with the New Mexico Philharmonic for an April 4th performance at Popejoy Hall.
In addition to two brief pieces from Studio C, this feature contains cuts from Liebert's most recent releases "Bare Wood" and "Three-Oh-Five".
The Joseph General Band live in Studio A, with interview.
Part 2 of the interview and performance of the Joseph General Band.
Tonight we feature 9-piece powerhouse The Joseph General Band. To celebrate the release of their first live in-studio recording this squad of seasoned and versatile players decided to give us an extended set of their Reggae originals live in Studio A.
For this performance The Joseph General Band are: Joseph General: lead vocals Carlo Johnson: guitar John Williams: keyboards Jerome "Scoobie" Obichon: drums Billy Lorne: percussion John Zamora: guitar Delmone Taylor: tenor sax Lydia Garcia: vocals
Engineered by Eli Willard with Steve Nery Post-production by Roman Garcia
Michael Anthony and Paul Gonzalez live in the Control Room on Afternoon Freeform. Music and interview.
Guitarist Michael Anthony is one of the most storied Jazz musicians in New Mexico and a frequent guest on KUNM's "All That Jazz" program. In this session, Monday host Paul Gonzalez sets the sound board, brings out his trumpet, fits it with a Harmon mute and plays impromptu duets with Anthony.
The set includes a Gonzalez original dedicated to Anthony and excerpts of their live on-air conversation. Personel for this session:
Electric guitar: Michael Anthony Trumpet: Paul Gonzalez
Sound engineer: Paul Gonzalez Videographer: Jefferson White
Claire Lynch Band live in Studio A. Full session audio.
This session features The Claire Lynch Band in live performance from our own Studio A on "Friday Freeform" February 27, 2015.
A nationally-recognized Bluegrass performer and songwriter since her work with the Front Porch String Band in the 80s, Lynch launched her own band in 2005. The past decade has seen her and the group rise to the top tier of Bluegrass artists while her own compositions transcended the form, appearing on a wide range of others' albums.
The quartet drove through the snow to make it to KUNM and dedicated the song "Snow Day" to the historic storm that followed them into town.
The Claire Lynch Band are Claire Lynch, Mark Schatz, Jarrod Walker & Bryan McDowell.
Roman Garcia engineered the session live from Studio A with production assistance from Steve Nery and Eli Willard. Jefferson White, videographer. Harry Norton was the live host.
Ribab Fusion from Morocco visit for awhile in the KUNM Control Room with Carol Boss on Afternoon Freeform. They perform a few songs on "ribab" and other instruments, and chat about their music. Video only.
Sat. 3/14 7p: A set of Blues classics and originals from Zia Conservatory 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.
Kito Peters performing in Studio A. Full session audio.
Until now, award-winning Santa Fe songwriter Kito Peters had been joining us as a solo performer for "Ear to the Ground." For this week's feature he brings multi-instrumentalist (and co-producer) John Kurzweg to perform songs from the new CD "Design Flaw."
As usual, Peters unveils some brand new songs destined for the next album. Recorded by Roman Garcia in Studio A, January 15, 2015.
Kito Peters: lead vocal. rhythm guitar John Kurzweg: lead guitar, vocals
We've also included one solo song from last year's Studio C session.
Next 2 The Tracks Live in Studio C. Full session audio.
Tonight's featured artist is the Albuquerque/El Paso trio Next 2 the Tracks recorded live in Studio C.
When they came by in December of last year the band had just completed a coast-to-coast tour and were ready to record their fully road-tested songs. Now that the CD titled "She" is out we wanted to re-visit these early acoustic versions of some of the songs.
Next 2 the Tracks are: Christian Talamantes: vocals, acoustic guitar Jonny Bang: bass, vocals Todd Selau: djembe, vocals
Boris and the Saltlicks live in Studio A, February, 2014.
This week we revisit a Studio A session from February with Boris & the Saltlicks performing songs from their 2014 release "Might Crash." For this session The Saltlicks -- a band of anywhere from two to five pieces is a duo:
Boris McCutcheon: vocals, acoustic guitar Brett Davis: electric guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Engineered by Roman Garcia Camera by Jefferson White
Tonight's feature is the first part of a two-part Studio A session with the instrumental trio Pray for Brain.
After releasing their debut CD "None of the Above" this spring, Pray for Brain have discovered a sizable online audience in India. We caught them just after they'd booked themselves for a tour to meet their unlikely fan base with a host of unrecorded tunes.
Pray for Brain are: Mustafa Stefan Dill: Guitars Christine Nelson: Stand-up Bass Jefferson Voorhees: Drums, percussion
Engineered by Ethan Stein with Kevin Kisiel. Video by Jefferson White.
In tonight's feature we catch up with Albuquerque rockers Double Plow for a high energy session of originals plus a preview of their appearance at Launchpad's "Night of the Living Cover Bands" as rock immortals Queen.
Double Plow are: Dwayne Norris: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, "Freddie" Jimmy James Norris: lead guitar Jason Orona: bass, vocals Frank Tijerino: drums, cowbell Engineered & edited by Roman Garcia
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.
On this feature we catch up with one of Albuquerque's hardest working trios, Wildewood, playing originals from their just released second album "The Other Side" along with two cover songs recently added to their repertoire.
Meredith Wilder: vocals, electric guitar Alex McMahon: vocals, electric guitar, pedal steel Greg Williams: drum kit, harmonica
Engineered by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles. Video by Jefferson White.
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.
Cole Mitchell and the Curs Live in Studio A. Pt. 1 audio.
Cole Mitchell Pt 2 audio.
In tonight's feature we catch up with veteran New Mexico songwriter Cole Mitchell and his latest edition of The Curs.
Health issues kept Mitchell away from the stage for a few years, but he's returned with a new perspective and a trunkload of new songs. He shares some tunes from his new album "Souvenirs ..." plus a few songs from his well-remembered rock outfit The Saddlesores.
For this performance The Curs were: Cole Mitchell: vocals, acoustic guitar Louie Silva: acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, vocals Robert Silva (former Saddlesore): bass, vocals
Engineered by Ethan Stein with Kevin Kissiel. Video by Roman Garcia.
Today's feature is a preview of an upcoming Studio A session with the Albuquerque trio Wildewood. Since their self-titled debut release last spring the group has been rolling out new material live before local audiences. As their second release approaches, the band stopped by our Studio C to offer an unplugged take on the newer material & to talk about the last year.
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.
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.