KUNM Studio Sessions

-KUNM Studio Sessions
6:09 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Ottmar Liebert

Ottmar Liebert.

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".

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:58 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Joseph General, Pt 1 and 2

Joseph General.

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

Keep up with Joseph General on Facebook or at josephgeneralband.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:46 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

The Lymbs

This session features Albuquerque rock duo The Lymbs playing songs from the new ep "Moon," their third record in three years.  Recorded on February 26, 2015, The Lymbs are:

Gage Bickerstaff: vocals, guitar, keyboards
Jeff Bell:  drums, keyboards
Andrew Raymond:  fifth Beatle

Session engineer: Ethan Stein with Kevin Kissiel and Nicole Candelaria
Post production:  Roman Garcia
Videographer:  Jefferson White

To keep up with The Lymbs both locally and on tour start here:
www.thelymbs.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:34 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Lunasa

On March 5, 2015, the Irish instrumental quintet Lunasa stopped by Thursday "Freeform" on their way to a show at The Macey Center in Socorro.

Lunasa is:
Kevin Crawford: "d" flute
Trevor Hutchinson:  bass
Ed Boyd:  guitar
Sean Smith:  fiddle
Cillian Vallely:  Uilleann pipes, low whistle

Session engineer: Roman Garcia
Host:  Brandon Kennedy

Lunasa tour frequently in the USA.   Keep up with them at www.lunasa.ie.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:41 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Hangin' With Uncle Mike

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

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:25 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Claire Lynch Band

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.

Keep up with the band at www.clairelynch.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:50 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

A Visit with Ribab Fusion

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.

Video by Jefferson White.

Keep up with Ribab Fusion on the web at www.ribab-fusion.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:03 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Zia Conservatory Redux

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. 

(A rebroadcast from last year.)

Hector Peña: vocals, harmonica, 3-string cigar box guitar
Jackie Jones: vocals, 4-string cigar box guitar
Devon Hall: cajon, percussion

Produced by Roman Garcia. Video by Jefferson White.

Find these artists at facebook.com/ziaconservatory. More information on cigar box guitars can be found at www.reddogguitars.comand www.cigarboxnation.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:03 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Kito Peters in Studio A

Kito Peters

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.

Find both musicians here:
www.kitopeters.com
www.johnkurzweg.com

-KUNM Studio Sessions
6:08 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

UNM Songwriting Showcase

Credit Drawing by Dustin Harvey

From December 2014 - we offer highlights from the UNM Songwriting Showcase.

Presented originally by professors David Bashwiner & Kristina Jacobsen-Bia the featured songwriters are:

Wyatt Granger, Pip Ridgway, Gregorio Hernandez, Gena Bradshaw, Sarah Rose, Jaime Jesus, Juan Pablo Fernandez Cohen, Marshall J. Broyles, & Lydia O'Neal.

Special thanks to Production Assistant Marshall J. Broyles.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:01 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Klas

Tonight's featured artist is Klas recorded live & solo in Studio A.

Klas Aahman is one-third of the Stockholm/Rosewell-based rock group Secret Circus.  We catch him in his one-man band mode as he expands his solo work while his bandmates remain in Sweden.

Engineered by Roman Garcia, video by Jefferson White.

Find Klas on Facebook or follow the full band at www.secretcircus.se.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:37 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Next 2 The Tracks

Next 2 The Tracks

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

Recorded in Studio C by Matthew Finch.

Keep up with the band at www.next2thetracks.com or on Facebook.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
4:48 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Boris and the Saltlicks redux

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

Keep up with Boris & the Saltlicks future gigs & past albums at www.borismccutcheon.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:52 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Pray for Brain: Pt 2

As promised in last week's "Ear to the Ground", and following a post below, this is Part 2 of our live session with Pray for Brain.

Engineered by Ethan Stein with Kevin Kisiel.  
Video by Jefferson White.

Check post below for more details about the band.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:46 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Pray for Brain in Studio A Pt. 1

Christine, Jefferson and Stefan are "Pray for Brain"
Credit M. Stefan Dill

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.

Keep up with this band on their website www.pray4brain.com or on Facebook/PrayForBrain.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:28 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Robin and Linda Williams on Freeform

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.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:51 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Todd Tijerina Band Pt 2

As promised in last week's "Ear to the Ground", and following a post below, this is Part 2 of our live session with Todd Tijerina and his band.

Check post below for more details about the band.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:20 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Todd Tijerina Band Pt 1

Live at Madrid Blues Fest 2014
Credit Charline Matthews

Tonight's featured artist is Albuquerque's Todd Tijerina Band, part one.

Tijerina came to local prominence as a Blues specialist, but his new CD "Shine On" finds him moving into new territory, as you can hear in this performance with this latest edition of the band:

Todd Tijerina: vocals, guitar
Dave Heidt: bass, vocals
Donnie Frank: drums, vocals

Engineered & edited by Kevin Kisiel.

Keep up with the group & hear selections from the new CD "Shine On" at www.tijerinaband.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:46 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Double Plow

Double Plow live.

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

Find Double Plow on Facebook and reverbnation.com.

-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.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:10 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Wildewood

Wildewood's new album is called "The Other Side."
Credit Wes Naman

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.

Wildewood is:

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.

Keep up with Wildewood at http://www.wildewoodband.com.

-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


 
Ear To The Ground
3:21 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Cole Mitchell and The Curs

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.

Find out more about Cole Mitchell at www.colemitchellmusic.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
7:13 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cielito Lindo Performs on The Children's Hour

Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music

Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music performed in our studio on August 23, 2014.  

The band consists of four brothers in the Lucero family ages six to twelve, on guitars and vocals.  They were joined by their father on bass guitar.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
3:34 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Wildewood Acoustic

Wildewood
Credit Kate Burn Photography

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.

Wildewood are:
Greg Williams: harmonica, snare drum
Alex McMahon: vocals, guitar
Meredith Wilder: vocals, guitar

Matthew Finch was the audio engineer.

Keep up with Wildewood at www.wildewoodband.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
2:08 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Youngsville

Youngsville
Credit theyoungsville.com

This "Ear to the Ground" feature previews the forthcoming local compilation CD from The ABQ Music Lab with a Studio A performance by contributing band Youngsville:

Carlos Garcia: vocals, guitar
Mickey Sanchez: bass, vocals
Ryan Sclarrotta: drums, vocals

We also get some time with the brains behind the Music Lab series & the compilation, Clark Libbey & Joey Gonzalez.

Engineered by Roman Garcia.

Keep up with Youngsville at www.theyoungsville.com.
Follow the ABQ Music Lab at www.facebook.com/MusicLabABQ for news on the live music series, find the compilation at www.musiclab.bandcamp.com.

Ear To The Ground
10:57 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Indie Folk Band Cactus Tractor

Tonight's feature finds us in Studio A on July 24th with the Albuquerque 7-piece Cactus Tractor in an all-acoustic performance.

For this night Cactus Tractor was:

Samuel Sullivan: harmonica
Stef Graner: vocals, accordion, charrango, banjo, washboard, Chupper horn
Christy Cook: vocals, violin, guitar, tenor ukulele, mandolin, Hula horn
David Bashwiner: vocals, guitar, mandolin
Matthew Tobias: drums
Paul Hunton: vocals, bass, guitar
Brandon Baca: vocals, guitar

Audio engineering and post-production by Ethan Stein with assistance of Kevin Kissiel.
Jefferson White: videographer.

Keep track of Cactus Tractor online at www.cactustractor.com or on Facebook.

-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.

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