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Paula Poundstone’s laugh riot at the Community Concert Hall
February 15, 2012, 10:11 pm
Filed under: KSUT event picks, KSUT happenings, KSUT news

Paula Poundstone had over six hundred friends of KSUT holding their sides and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughing during her debut Durango performance last Saturday night.  Check out the KSUT flickr page for photos from the show and the pre-show VIP reception at the Rochester Hotel.  Thank you to all who attended this benefit for KSUT and thanks to our sponsors, The Rochester Hotel, Ska Brewing Company, Wildcat Canyon Liquors and Zia Taqueria.

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Patty Larkin, Eric Bibb and Guy Davis join us live in-studio on Thursday

Three great musicians will join us for three separate in-studio performances on Thursday afternoon.

We’ll kick things off with Patty Larkin shortly after 1:00 PM. Patty celebrated 25 years in the recording industry in 2010 with her CD “25” featuring love songs reworked and newly recorded with a host of musician friends. She’s performing Thursday and Friday night at the Millwood Junction in Mancos. A singer-songwriter and amazing guitarist, Patty remains a core artist of the KSUT Music Blend and we look forward to a great session.

Eric Bibb will join us shortly after 2:00 PM for some traditional live blues. Bibb was last here in 2010 on his “Booker’s Guitar” tour, paying homage to the Delta Blues of Booker White. This time, he’ll be performing at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College along with fellow bluesman Guy Davis on their “Blues Pilgrims” tour.

Guy Davis will be joining us as well at approximately 2:30 for his first in-studio performance on KSUT. Blues guitarist, banjo player and actor, Davis is about to release “The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed with the Blues”, an audio play that combines Davis’ original songs with those of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and others. We look forward to some blues and storytelling to top off our afternoon of live guests.



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.



The Black Lillies in-studio with us on Friday morning at 11:00

We love The Black Lillies and we’re so happy to have them back in the area for the Four Corners Folk Festival at 12:15 on Saturday. As a bonus, they’ll be joining us live in-studio Friday morning around 11:00. Their session with us last year was one of KSUT’s best of 2010. Tune-in!

At the risk of being redundant: we’ll also be featuring their new CD “100 Miles of Wreckage” Friday at noon.



Friday’s day prize = Santana and Michael Franti at Sandia Casino Resort
August 25, 2011, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, KSUT fund-drive, KSUT happenings, KSUT programming, music

Music lovers get ready for our Friday day prize: a pair of tickets to the sold-out Santana and Michael Franti show at the Sandia Casino Resort in Albuquerque on Saturday, September 17. This includes one night’s lodging and a gourmet picnic from Dietz Market and wine from Wildcat Canyon Liquors. The drawing takes place at 6 PM following All Things Considered.

Tune-in for guest host Tami Graham during Morning Edition. We’ll be offering 2 prizes around Morning Edition:

1) a package featuring ‘Dinner and a Show’: a pair of tickets to see Chris Purika and dinner for two at The Millwood Junction in Mancos;

2) a pair of tickets to the Lake City Uncorked Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, September 17.  This drawing takes place following Morning Edition.

Jim Belcher will talk to Keb Mo on Friday morning sometime in the 10:30-11:30 range. We’ll feature Keb Mo’s new CD The Reflection at noon. He headlines the Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day Weekend.

Local singer-songwriter Tyller Gummersall joins Bruce at 2:00 for some live music and conversation.

Call in your support 563-0255, 800-569-5788. Thank you!



Thursday is ‘Gear Head’ day – pledge for your chance to win a $1000 shopping spree at four of Durango’s outdoor stores
August 24, 2011, 11:05 pm
Filed under: KSUT fund-drive, KSUT happenings

Wow, we’re psyched for ‘gear head’ day and the chance to offer a $1000.00 shopping spree, ($250 per store), from four of our fine local and generous outdoor sporting goods stores: Backcountry Experience; Four Corners River Sports; Pine Needle Mountaineering; and Gardenswartz. The drawing takes place at 6 PM.

Tune-in for guest host Keith Roush of Pine Needle Mountaineering during Morning Edition. We’ll be offering a package featuring 4 tickets to the Durango Nature Studies screening of Telluride Mountain Film on tour, Friday, November 4 at the Smiley Theatre, plus a $75 tab at Carver Brewing Co. This drawing takes place following Morning Edition.

At 10 AM, Denny Rahilly will host Kathryn Moller and Fred Wildfang from the Fort Lewis College Theater Department about their Centennial Anniversary performance.

At noon, it’s Mavis Staples live from the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.  Amanda Kiessel from Backcountry Experience joins us to help pitch.

At 2 PM, Tim Kroes from the Adaptive Sports Association joins Stasia Lanier.

Andy Corra of Four Corners River Sports joins Jen Simon around All Things Considered.



Wednesday’s day prize – Mesa Verde Fall Friends’ Tour
August 24, 2011, 4:39 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, KSUT fund-drive, KSUT happenings, KSUT programming

Wednesday’s fabulous day prize is the Mesa Verde Fall Friends’ Tour, featuring lodging at Far View Lodge, dinner at the famed Metate Room, a half day guided ranger tour – plus a private wine tasting and tour of Sutcliffe Vineyards in McElmo Canyon – all for 4 people. Drawing tonight at 6!