Sarah Siskind and Travis Book to play at KAFM Radio Room
May 12 at 8pm
The KAFM Radio Room presents Sarah Siskind and Travis Book at 8pm on May 12. Sarah Siskind is seen as one of today's most eclectic songwriters with songs covered by Alison Krauss, Randy Travis, Bon Iver, the Infamous Stringdusters, April Verch and more. Krauss released both Siskind songs as singles, and in 2008, her rendition of "Simple Love" was nominated for a Grammy.
In 2009, Sarah stepped into the artist spotlight with her own album "Say it Louder" (Red Request Records/Thirty Tigers). Although she has been making records since the tender age of 14, (including the 2002 release "Covered" which featured world-renowned guitarist Bill Frisell), "Say it Louder" is making the biggest splash among fans and critics alike. Bonnie Raitt calls it "a masterpiece" while "Big Al" Anderson (NRBQ) calls it "one of the best records ever made." Bon Iver, the indie-rock sensation who has been covering Siskind's material live, states "Sarah's music changed my life." Bob Boilen of NPR was so crazy about "Say it Louder" that he featured it on NPR's "All Songs Considered", his exclusive video-cast "Tiny Desk Concert" series, and in June, the title track "Say it Louder" was named NPR's Song of the Day. A fourth NPR showcase was featured in the fall of 2009 when Sarah was interviewed and performed live on World Cafe Live with David Dye.
In October of 2009, "Say it Louder" was named Americana Album of the Year in the Nashville Music Awards, where the other nominees were Buddy and Julie Miller, Justin Townes Earle, Chuck Mead and Todd Snider. Armed with a striking vocal sound of her own and sharp musicianship, the respect Sarah has garnered as a songwriter and an artist in Nashville has quickly spread across the country and beyond.
"Bonnie Raitt lists Sarah among her new favorite artits and calls SAY IT LOUDER "a masterpiece!""
- Bonnie Raitt
"This woman is huge; she's a superstar."
- Frank Goodman, Puremusic.com
Don’t miss Sarah Siskind with Travis Book of the Stringdusters on May 12 at 8pm. Tickets are just $15.
Radio Room concert series are held in the KAFM Radio Room, located at 1310 Ute. The Radio Room is a live music venue in an intimate environment, with only 75 seats and great acoustics. KAFM Community Radio is a public access radio station serving Mesa County in Western Colorado. KAFM has been on-air since 1999 and is programmed by a passionate staff of over 130 volunteers. Besides providing great concert venues for the Grand Valley, The Radio Room also hosts Lifelong learning events featuring programs presented by people making a difference both locally and from afar.
Beyond Radio Programs at the Radio Room
The Gallery at the Radio Room, is another on-going program of the Beyond Radio series sponsored by KAFM and supports local and regional artists. The Gallery, located at 1310 Ute Avenue, is open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 1 pm and at all events at the Radio Room. The Gallery is also open by appointment. Call 241-8801 to arrange an appointment. A portion of all gallery sales goes to benefit KAFM Community Radio.
Reel Time @ the Radio Room KAFM now proudly offers alternative and independent films that are not available at any other venue. There are increasingly a large number of movies and documentaries that do not have mainstream or art house distribution and are not commercially viable for most theatres, but have considerable artistic merit. Reel Time @ the Radio Room will feature just such a film on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm.
Lifelong Learning Series presents topics and speakers from around the world and around the community. Listeners and supporters will find this series unlike anything else they have ever been exposed to.
It's knowledge for knowledge sake... and its fun! The Beyond Radio Series intends to explore all the things that make life in the 21st century interesting... and they do it with the people who have firsthand experience. Essentially, this is about storytelling from those who can share their unique experiences and perspectives.
These lectures are free but reservations and donations are appreciated.
If you would like to know more about this exciting series, call 241-8801 ext 223 or visit us at www.kafmradio.org.
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