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Durango Bluegrass Meltdown weekend is upon us

We love this old video clip of The Outta Hand String Band in front of Animas Trading from the 2005 Meltdown. Just a reminder of the fun to be had around town this weekend.

Get a complete lineup and schedule of events at durangomeltdown.com.


Paula Poundstone – still some tix left, but going quick, 247-7657. Join us for some laughs in support of KSUT. Check out this great feature in the Durango Herald.

The Durango Herald’s Arts & Entertainment Editor Ted Holteen spoke with Paula Poundstone about her upcoming Durango performance on Saturday night (2/11). Read it here.

Paula Poundstone tickets are selling quickly. Do you have yours? Join us for a pre-show reception at the Rochester.

KSUT presents stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone in live performance, Saturday, February 11, at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 7:30 pm.  The event, a benefit for KSUT, will be Poundstone’s first Durango appearance. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a pre-show drink and appetizer reception with Poundstone at the Rochester Hotel and premium seating are now available here.

The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.”  Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”. Join us – it’s going to be a blast!

Sponsored by Ska Brewing Company, Wildcat Canyon Liquors, Zia Taqueria and The Rochester Hotel.

KSUT Presents Paula Poundstone in live performance at the Community Concert Hall

KSUT Public Radio presents stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone in live performance, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 7:30 PM.  The event, a benefit for KSUT, will be Poundstone’s first Durango appearance. A limited number of VIP tickets, including a drink and appetizer reception with the artist at The Rochester Hotel prior to the show, and premium seating will be available.

Paula’s off-kilter sensibility and impeccable timing made her a perfect fit for NPR’s “oddly informative”, and incredibly popular weekly news quiz program,“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” which she joined as a regular panelist seven years ago, and can be heard on KSUT Sundays at 2 PM.
Purchase tickets here, or by phone 970-247-7657
$75 VIP ticket (includes premium seating, private reception with Paul at The Rochester Hotel with wine/beer and appetizers prior to the show)

KSUT’s 18th Annual Member Party and Silent Auction coming up Saturday night at Ska. Have you registered?

All kinds of great music and cool loot being assembled this week for KSUT’s 18th annual Member Party and Silent Auction at Ska Brewing on Saturday night. Don’t miss the fun in support of public radio, register online here.

Check out our pre-event online auction here.

Please join us for a great night of fun and fundraising for KSUT.

Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival this weekend. Tune-in for interview about the event Wednesday morn; in-studio performance with ‘Brother’ on Friday afternoon.

Rob Rawls will be interviewing John Cater (chair) and Jessica Polatty (co-chair) of the Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Wednesday morning at 10:06, following BBC. Tune-in for an overview of this weekend’s events – featuring traditional athletic competitions, Celtic music, dancing and children’s activities.

On Friday afternoon at approx 1:15 (we’re depending on flights arriving on time), we’ll be joined by the Australian celtic rock band “BROTHER” for some live music and conversation. We’re psyched to have bagpipes and a digeridoo in the studio. You may have seen BROTHER on NBC’s  ‘ER’, maybe heard their music on the classic ‘Baraka’ soundtrack or UPN’s  ‘ Twilight Zone.’  The band has shared stages with Joe Walsh, John  Entwhistle, Linkin Park, and Alicia Keys and are the only independent band to have played the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion, BROTHER is wholly original.  The band’s powerhouse live performances are an energetic celebration, captivating and engaging the audience from the first song to the last.

Angus, founding member of BROTHER, arrived in Los Angeles from Australia with his brothers a decade ago as little more than fresh-faced farm boys.  In LA, they found themselves busking at Venice Beach, the Hollywood Bowl and Universal Studios to survive.  Since those days, BROTHER evolved its trademark sound while touring extensively in the United States and in Canada, Japan, France, Egypt and Australia.

They did it all free from standard industry trends and pigeon-holes.  BROTHER has self-released 12 albums, sold more CDs in the USA than any other independent Australian act and has regularly been cited as a role model within the independent scene.

BROTHER live today is a powerhouse celtic tribal trio.  Tune-in!

Over The Rhine joins us in-studio Friday at 1:30

The southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, otherwise known as Over the Rhine, will be joining us live on KSUT Friday afternoon at approximately 1:30. We’ve always had an affinity for this duo – their songs, their sound, and especially their latest CD “The Long Surrender”.  We’re really looking forward to having them live on KSUT and encourage you to tune-in for what’s likely to be a very cool session.

Over the Rhine, along with Mary Gauthier and Richard Shindell will perform Friday evening at the Smiley Theater in a Durango Acoustic Music production. They’re all in the area participating in “Conversations On A Musical Train: Roots on the Narrow Gauge” which includes a trip on the Durango & Silverton train.