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.
Saving Damsels live in Studio A. Full session audio.
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
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.
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).