Ameranouche is a musical trio performing acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, bebop, and jazz swing influences played on traditional French jazz guitars and bass. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Richard "Shepp" Sheppard from the band to find out how they derived this unique blend of sound, and what the audience should expect at their show at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Friday, May 13th.

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Missy Raines is one of the most decorated bass players in bluegrass music, and she will bring her new sound described as "Americana bluegrass with jazz roots” to the Sunflower Theatre on Sunday, May 8th, at 7:30pm. Sunflower Theatre Director Kim Welty spoke with Missy about her music and what to expect at her show in Cortez.

Singer Songwriter Amber Cross

Apr 7, 2016
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Amber Cross is a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. She will be performing her rootsy bluegrass, country, and honky tonk songs at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm. KSJD's Don Raney (aka Doc) spoke with her about her music and what the audience can expect at her show.

Eric Hisaw LIVE @ KSJD

Jan 22, 2016

Eric Hisaw sits down with KSJD's Tom Yoder to talk about his early roots in music, influences, and songwriting in the KSJD studios the morning before his performance at the Sunflower Theatre on January 22nd, 2016.

Mulebone on Dog House Blues

Jul 23, 2015
Glen Arbor Sun

Roots blues duo Mulebone called in to Dog House Blues and talked with show host Doc about their music, how they first met, and even played a song from their van parked in a Wisconsin suburb!

Folk musician Awna Teixeira stopped by the KSJD studios to talk with Choctaw Ridge host Billy and KSJD's Tom Yoder, and performed a couple songs before her show at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Wednesday, July 15th. Get your tickets at

Chuck Pyle - The "Zen Cowboy"

Jul 10, 2015
Chuck Pyle

Chuck Pyle is a western musician who has become known as the "Zen Cowboy". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck about how he got his nickname, his beginnings as a musician, the Chuck Pyle Finger Style of guitar playing, and his take on religion.

Tickets to Chuck Pyle's show at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Saturday, July 11th can be purchased at

Joe McMurrian Interview, May 12th, 2015

May 12, 2015
Joe McMurrian

KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with acoustic country & blues musician Joe McMurrian about his music and why as an accomplished visual artist, he chooses to connect to people through music.

Tickets to Joe's performance with special guests Sweetwater Station at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Friday, May 15th, at 7pm can be purchased at

An Evening of Jazz with Bob Newnam & Friends

Feb 19, 2015
Tom Yoder

With so many talented musicians in the Four Corners area, it was only a matter of time before several of them organized a collaborative concert. An Evening of Jazz with Bob Newnam & Friends will take the stage at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium on February 21st to showcase 14 different vocalists and musicians who play horns, guitars, piano, flute, drums and more.

The Moetones New Album "Heartbreaker Ball"

Nov 21, 2014

The Moetones are one of the most prolific live bands in the Four Corners area, entertaining audiences with their own brand of rock and rock style. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with front man Moe from the Moetones about their new album "Heartbreaker Ball", how he got started making music, and where the band is headed from here.