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Don’t miss an in-studio performance with the Turtle Island Quartet and Mike Marshall Wednesday at 12:15

We’re pretty thrilled to welcome the Turtle Island Quartet to the KSUT studios Wednesday (5/9) at 12:15 PM. They  perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Wednesday evening. The “Turtles” will be joined by Mike Marshall, one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile string instrumentalists.

Its name derived from Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet has been cited as a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings, and called the quintessential American string quartet of the 21st century. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy for Best Classical Crossover, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. The repertoire consists of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals.

Mike Marshall has been a part of the new acoustic music scene since the early 1980s. He has performed and recorded with many musicians in a variety of styles, including bluegrass, classical, jazz and Brazilian music. In addition to several instruments within the mandolin family, Marshall also plays the guitar and violin.


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.

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.

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.

This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
January 26, 2012, 5:18 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, KSUT programming, music, NPR programming

Houston’s Icehouse Music has released “This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark” in celebration of Clark’s 70th birthday.

The tribute includes 30 tracks by 33 Americana artists who are friends and colleagues of Clark or who have been influenced by his remarkable compositions.

“Let’s give her a good go and make ol’ Guy proud of us…” said Rodney Crowell kicking off the collection on the first day as he readied to record “That Old Time Feeling.” The double CD set was recorded live in studio with a core house band that included multi-instrumentalist Shawn Camp, guitarist Verlon Thompson, & pianist Jen Gunderman.  The tribute was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas with a rotating cast of other musicians including multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines, bass players Glenn Fukunaga, Mike Bub and Glenn Worf, and drummers Kenny Malone and Larry Atamanuik.

Folks mostly laughed throughout the sessions. Swapped stories. Enjoyed company. Picked and grinned like those dusky evenings over at Guy and Susanna’s near Old Hickory Lake in the 1970s. Fittingly, Crowell issued our collective mission statement the very first day.

The collection was produced by grammy-winner Tamara Saviano —who is also working with Clark on his definitive biography—and frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp.

Clark was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941.

KSUT will feature disc 1 on Friday at noon.

Disc: 1
1. That Old Time Feeling (Rodney Crowell)
2. Anyhow I Love You (Lyle Lovett)
3. All He Wants Is You (Shawn Colvin)
4. Homeless (Shawn Camp)
5. Broken Hearted People (Ron Sexsmith)
6. Better Days (Rosanne Cash)
7. Desperadoes Waiting For A Train (Willie Nelson)
8. Baby Took A Limo To Memphis (Rosie Flores)
9. Magdalene (Kevin Welch)
10. Instant Coffee Blues (Suzy Bogguss)
Disc: 2
1. Dublin Blues (Joe Ely)
2. Magnolia Wind (Emmylou Harris & John Prine)
3. The Last Gunfighter Ballad (Steve Earle)
4. All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad (Verlon Thompson)
5. The Dark (Terri Hendrix)
6. LA Freeway (Radney Foster)
7. The Cape (Patty Griffin)
8. Hemingway s Whiskey (Kris Kristofferson)
9. Texas Cookin (Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott & Tim O Brien)
10. Stuff That Works (Jack Ingram)

Fresh Air’s Terry Gross is a guest on tonight’s (1/25) Colbert Report
January 25, 2012, 11:37 pm
Filed under: KSUT programming, NPR programming

Tune in to Comedy Central tonight (Wed., Jan. 25) when Fresh Air’s Terry Gross goes toe-to-toe with recent candidate for President of South Carolina, Stephen Colbert. Terry will be the featured guest on The Colbert Report, appearing in the second half of the show.

KSUT to carry President Obama’s State of the Union Address and NPR’s special coverage
January 23, 2012, 6:06 pm
Filed under: KSUT programming, NPR programming

KSUT will broadcast President Obama’s State of The Union Address Tuesday evening (1/24), along with NPR’s live anchored special coverage beginning at 7 PM. Melissa Block will host. She’ll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson. NPR’s special coverage will feature reporting and reaction from their correspondents on Capitol Hill, as well as analysis of the speeches from correspondents and outside contributors.