KUNM Studio Sessions

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

Klas

Klas kicking back.

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 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.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:08 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

The Doubleclicks Live on The Children's Hour

The Doubleclicks live in studio

The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who write songs that are all at once snarky, geeky and sweet.

Aubrey and Angela Webber joined us on The Children's Hour during their summer tour and performed live for us.

Their kid's CD, "Worst Superpower Ever" is available at iTunes, Amazon and their website, thedoubleclicks.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
1:29 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Las Alegres Ambulancias live at IFAM

Las Alegres Ambulencias on stage at the International Folk Art Market

One week after their in studio appearance, Las Alegres Ambulancias took the stage at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.

This 9 piece group visiting from Columbia came to the 11th annual Folk Art Market to share their unique Afro-Columbian music and culture. KUNM was there to capture it live!

-KUNM Studio Sessions
4:05 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Saving Damsels

Saving Damsels live.
Credit Saving Damsels

Tonight's feature is a rebroadcast of our July 11, 2013 visit with Albuquerque Native soul rockers Saving Damsels.  The group arrived fresh from the national stage, their second CD "Find My Way" having received the Native American Music Award (NAMY) for Best Rock Recording.

For this session Saving Damsels were:
JJ Otero: lead vocals, guitar
Chuck Hawley: lead guitar, mandolin
Doug Bellen: keyboards, vocals
Joe Pacheco: bass
Isell Garcia: drums

Roman Garcia engineered the original session.

Keep up with Saving Damsels at www.savingdamsels.com.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
4:44 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

The Desert Diamond Band

Desert Diamond Band
Credit Desert Diamond Band

For this week's feature we step back six whole days to Desert Diamond's live appearance in Studio A on KUNM's "Singing Wire."

This as-yet unrecorded group from Laguna Pueblo includes veterans of many Native Rock and Country bands and features original songwriting.  

The Desert Diamond Band are:

Keith Day: lead vocals, guitar
Dominick Pancho: lead guitar
Phillip Riley, Jr.: bass
Anthony Duran: drums

Live engineering and post-production by Roman Garcia.
Find them at www.facebook.com/thedesertdiamondband.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:39 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Las Alegres Ambulancias

Las Alegres Ambulancias (Happy Hearses) originally from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia are bringing their Afro-Colombian music and culture to New Mexico.

During their live performance for Raíces show (on July 5th), the 9 band members shared their 500-year old cabildo/lumbalu traditions. Their drummers and voices shook KUNM!

Find out more about the band: http://lasalegresambulancias.com/.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Rahim Alhaj

Rahim Alharaj

For tonight's feature we hear Rahim Alhaj's all-original set from the KUNM Members' Concert held on May 16th at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre.

Rahim Alhaj: Oud
Issa Malouf: percussion

Live sound: Travis Hill; Recorded/Mixed: Eli Willard; Edited: Roman Garcia.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
6:07 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Iyah Band Live

For tonight's feature we hear The Iyah Band's all-original set from the KUNM Members' Concert held on May 16th at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre.  

The Iyah Band are:
Ijah Umi: vocals, keyboards
Jah Son: guitar, vocals
Otiamba Umi: bass
Irving Trujillo: drums

Live sound by Travis Hill; recorded and mixed by Roman Garcia.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
4:28 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Alex Maryol unplugged

This broadcast features Santa Fe's Alex Maryol & his 1970s steel string Guild guitar in solo performance from October of 2013.

Maryol's 2013 release "Six" reflected on his re-locations to Chicago & back to New Mexico & charts his expansion as both a player & a songwriter. He speaks with Matthew Finch about his journey as soloist, bandleader & duet partner.

Camera and video by Jefferson White.

-KUNM Studio Sessions
5:17 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Austin Piazzolla Quintet

The Austin Piazzolla Quintet
Credit 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/

-KUNM Studio Sessions
12:43 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

HiSS

On May 14 we welcomed rock trio HiSS into Studio A to record their originals and two covers, all developed as students in the Rock 101 program.
 
HiSS are:
Camelia Ceniceros: lead vocals, guitar
Bela Ceniceros: bass, keyboards, vocals
Beia Smith-Shaw: drums, vocals

Engineered and edited by Roman Garcia, video by Jefferson White.

The band was joined by Kyle Ruggles and Kevin Herig of Rock 101 to talk about how a group whose eldest member is 13 developed so rapidly.

Keep up with HiSS at www.hissofficial.com. Learn more about the Rock 101 program at www.rock101nm.com.

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