The world is alive with the sound of progressive rock. Has been since the late '60s — although today progressive rock in all of its manifestations (don't get me started!) tends to waft more from the underground and therefore under the radar of the general music listener.
Hosted by an evolutionary anomaly named Ribo, it was the purpose and the pleasure of Deep Art to dig up some of these buried treasures from around the world and present them on community-based public radio. Deep Art kicked things off in 1984 via the airwaves of KDNK-fm in Carbondale, Colorado, and eventually moved over the hill to the airwaves and streaming of KVNF-fm in Paonia, Colorado. After intermittent activity throughout 2009, Deep Art radio finally called it a day.
For the most part, progressive rock is produced by those who willingly take chances, who defy borders and boundaries and common convention. By the very nature of their art, these artists do not readily reap the benefits of the commercial and ordinary and over-exposed. To help remedy that situation, Deep Art symbiotically served as a conduit between these progressive musicians and those looking for something... well, different. And everybody benefitted!
Within a few years after the first broadcast, the Deep Art Web site was launched to give a progressive rock sheen to the realm of hyperspace. This site changed appearances many times over the years. CD reviews came and went, updates waxed and waned, new ideas were aired out and thrown out. Even 'Ribo' morphed into 'Ribeau' (and then back again). But through it all, Deep Art remained independent and non-commercial. For better or worse, it was what it was...