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KUNM Studio Sessions

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

This "Ear to the Ground" feature finds us catching Albuquerque's The Noms in an unplugged session on April  3rd.  Just days later they were to begin laying tracks for their debut album.

The Noms are:
Mike Mares:  vocals, guitar, egg
Michelle Baumann:  vocals, mandolin, guitar, egg
Josh Herrera:  keyboards, vocals, melodica
Joey Santiago:  cajon, glockenspiel, chimes, vocals, egg
Kevin Cummings: lead guitar, vocals
Aaron War: acoustic bass

Engineered/edited by Roman Garcia with Jefferson White and Steve Nery
Camera/video: Jefferson White

Keep up with The Noms at www.thenoms.com or look for NomNation on Facebook.

Wildewood

Mar 31, 2014
wildewoodband.com

When they arrived at KUNM's studios back in June of '13, the group had been together less than two years and already released a digital EP as well as their self-titled debut album.  In the months since this session, Wildewood has been busy performing both as a trio and as soloists across the state, and have made appearances in Austin and the West Coast. 

Currently at work on a new record, Wildewood are:
Meredith Wilder: vocals, electric guitar
Alex McMahon: vocals, pedal steel, electric guitar
Greg Williams:  drums, percussion, harmonica

Recorded by Ethan Stein with Kevin Kissiel.
Post-production by Eli Willard.

Find Wildewood online at: www.wildewoodband.com

Recorded on March 21, this edition features the Balkan sounds of Santa Fe's Rumelia.  After recording their debut CD "Lost and Found" the group has expanded their repertoire of traditional songs from Southern and Eastern Europe and the Balkans to over 200 pieces.  Performing currently as a quartet, Rumelia played for us in this trio format.

Alicia Shaw: lead vocals, dumbek 
Sitara Schauer: parlor guitar, violin, vocals
Deborah Ungar: accordion, clarinets, vocals 

Engineered by Roman Garcia with Marshall Broyles

Camera/Video by Jefferson White

Find out more about this group at www.rumeliamusic.com

In the heat of a summer afternoon in the desert, Chicharra [CHEE-CHAR-A] emerges.   This is a band from Albuquerque, N.M. featuring: Monica Demarco [voice/bass] Marisa Demarco [voice/bass], Mauro Woody [voice/bass], and Henry Hutchinson [drums].  In English, "chicharra" is "cicada," and the vocal harmonies of the band reflect that. 

Chicharra performed a live set from KUNM's Studio A for Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on March 11, 2014.  Engineered by Simon Welter, hosted by Derek Caterwaul.

Facebook.com/chicharraNM.

The release of "Might Crash" marked songwriter Boris McCutcheon's return to Albuquerque after eight years living off the grid and raising a family in Ojo Sarco, NM. 

For this February 26th Studio Session McCutcheon (acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica) is joined by fellow Saltlick Brett Davis on tenor banjo, lap steel , electric guitar and second vocals to play songs from "Might Crash" and to talk about this latest chapter. 

Studio A production by Roman Garcia
Camera/video by Jefferson White

Find this artist online at borismccutcheon.com or on Facebook.  

Jazz Brasileiro

Feb 13, 2014

In November of 2013 Albuquerque's Jazz Brasileiro returned to play live on KUNM, but this time with a difference.  The working duo of Debo Orlofsky (vocals) and Toney Cesarano (guitar) were for this Studio A recording joined by John Bartlitt on drums and David Height on bass in Studio A with Roman Garcia at the controls.

With membership in local groups Shades of Tjader, Alpha Blue, The Rebbe's Orchestra, Saudade, Folked Up, Tijerina, & Enchantment (for starters), this seasoned ensemble gave us a lush if all-too brief tour of Brazilian classics. 

Find Jazz Brasileiro's CD & schedule on Reverb Nation.

01/25/2014:

Willy J & the Storytellers return to "Ear to the Ground" for the first time in four years with a new self-titled EP & a new lineup.  For this performance we hear the normally plugged-in trio in their acoustic duo form playing songs from the new EP plus one as yet unrecorded gem.Willy J on vocals & guitar; bassist Jason Hagney on vocals; find them here:
willyjandthestorytellers

Engineered by Matthew Finch

Folked Up

Jan 27, 2014

1/11/14 -- Albuquerque Trio Folked Up recorded live in Studio C.  Folked Up are Glen Salas & Evan Woodward (vocals, basses, guitars), John Bartlitt (percussion, vocals); find them & preview their forthcoming album at folked-up.com

The Handsome Family

Jan 27, 2014
Jason Creps, 2014

12/21/13 -- The Handsome Family play songs from the album  "Wilderness" recorded live in Studio A, April 2013.  Brett Sparks, Renee Sparks, David Gutierrez & J. Ledbetter; find books, paintings, albums, rarities and other scientific materials at handsomefamily.com

Next 2 The Tracks

Jan 27, 2014
next2thetracks.com/

12/7/13 -- Next 2 The Tracks recorded live in Studio C.  Christian Talamantes (vocals, guitar), Todd Seelau (djembe, vocals), Jonny Bang (bass, vocals); find albums, video and their never-ending road schedule at next2thetracks.com.

Mala Maña

Nov 30, 2013
Paul Blackburn

Sat. 11/30/13  -- Mala Maña recorded live in Studio A.  Fresh off their West Coast debut, New Mexico's own Women's Voice & Drum ensemble brings Colombia's coastal rhythms to traditionals and borderless originals in this session from Studio A; find them at malamanamusic.com.

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