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There's a young and vibrant music scene right here in Utah. From Provo to Ogden and beyond, bands are playing in house concerts, live venues and local record labels are making them available to the public. RadioWest brings some of the newest and the best bands into the studio to talk about and to play their music live.

Local Music: Salazar

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A somber vibe echoes through the debut album of indie-folk band Salazar. It's the vibe of "saudade," a Portuguese idea that singer-songwriter Alexander Woods says can't be directly translated. It describes the deep longing you feel for somebody or something that’s going away and might not come back. Woods and the musicians of Salazar join us Thursday as we continue our series on Local Music. We'll talk to them about "saudade," about their music, and about the band of musician-friends known as Dirty Provo.

Salazar and fellow Dirty Provo band Bat Manors are playing on Saturday, June 13, at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo. Doors at 8 P.M. DETAILS

 

Salazar is Landon Young (bass guitar), Kyle Hooper (keyboard/backing vocals), Mike Dixon (guitar/pedal steel guitar), Bret Meisenbach (drums), and Alexander Woods (vocals/guitar). The band's debut album, Saudade, was released in 2014.

 

Salazar in the RadioWest studio performing "Truman"

https://vimeo.com/130574102">Salazar, "Truman" from https://vimeo.com/user9551640">KUER's VideoWest/RadioWest on Vimeo.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.