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KAFM TUNED IN: KAFM plays host to local legends live in studio

Pete Langford and Bobby Walker
Katherine Lopez |


Oct. 18: Miss Emily’s Moving Party, Mesa Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20: Rusted Root, Mesa Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22: Darin Caine Hellhound Express, KAFM Radio Room, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27: Dave Mason, CMU Moss PAC, 7:30 p.m.



Oct. 23 — Catfish Hole

Oct. 30 — Thomasina Russell

Nov. 13 — Preston Creed from Salt Lake City

We have had some great local, regional and national acts on my KAFM show, Broaden Your Bandwidth, but none made more of an impression on me than the show on Oct. 9. Bobby Bones and Piston Pete were not only in the house, but the owned the house.

Bobby Walker and Pete Langford, two local music legends, entertained not only with music, but with great story-telling. Bobby and Pete have been playing together off and on since high school, and while I am not going to give away ages, that was a while ago. They had a high school band called Electric Mud, which in itself is a great name. Since then they have played all over the world.

Bobby is always jetting around the country and the world playing the music he loves from blues festivals back in the South, to around the world with yellow dog artist Eden Brent. Bobby’s new CD “Feelin’ Good” is great; it’s one of the new favorites at KAFM. You can pick up a copy of the CD at Triple Play Records, or some of the tracks can be downloaded from http://www.BobbyWalkerMusic.com.

Not all of the tracks are available on the website as Bobby is very particular about the audio quality of his work, and it shows on the CD. The duo of Bobby and Pete are going to be doing a few gigs around town, so if you get a chance, make sure you go and listen. Pete can always be heard with Stray Grass, another great show every time.

Speaking of great shows, this is the KAFM fall membership drive month and on Oct. 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. we will be having a special Broaden Your Bandwidth show. We will have Catfish Hole in studio; this will be the worldwide debut of this band. Catfish Hole is the side project for some members of one of KAFM’s favorite local bands, Drop Top Lincoln, who are trying to stay busy while guitarist Casey Smart is deployed in Afghanistan. Last time I heard, Casey is doing well, we wish him well and cannot wait for his safe return.

Catfish Hole is described by Chris Howard as Southern Rock influenced by bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Georgia Satellites and more recently, The Cadillac Three. It’s hard-driving twang rock with familiar covers and a few originals scattered in. Band members are: Scotty Waters – vocals (Drop Top Lincoln); Jeff Boyd – guitar, harmonica, vocals (Lainey’s May); Chris Howard – lap steel, guitar, bass, vocals (Drop Top Lincoln); Brandon Grange – drums, percussion (Denver-based band DIG). Knowing these boys it’s going to be a party for sure. Tune in or stop by and say hello, and, of course, become a member of KAFM.

The Harley Rider, aka Boyd Franklin, is the host of Broaden Your Bandwidth, the second Wednesday of every month 5:30-6:30 p.m. on KAFM, and on alternating Wednesday mornings 6-9 a.m. on 16 Watt Awakening. Contact him at http://www.facebook.com/TheHarleyRider.

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