News, Notes & Spins – May 2010

It’s May 1st.  The past month has been a bit crazy here at the house while I’ve been in the midst of a semi-major remodel — so I have not spent nearly enough time keeping up with what’s been going on in Colorado radio in general.. and on top of that, I’ve been busy working for Bohemian Nights, for the upcoming Bohemian Nights at New West Fest taking place the weekend of Aug 20th this year in Fort Collins.  I do wish I could tell you who they’ve had me booking for this year’s show, but as you no doubt guess – I’m under a no-tell contract … let me just tease you by saying that one of this year’s headliners has deep Colorado roots going back to the early 1970’s 😉

I can tell you that I’ve also booked this year’s Carbon Valley Summer Festival which takes place on Saturday Aug 7th, and I’m very excited about that lineup as well.  This year, I decided to pay tribute to some of Colorado’s most legendary musicians … including our headliner Flash Cadillac that got their start back at CU in 1969 … also re-appearing this year is our headliner from last year who had to play to a very thin audience in really not nice weather — Bobby Walker, who got his start back in the early 70s at UNC (Greeley) before going onto Mesa State … a legendary Colorado country act, and a legendary Colorado rock guitarist also make their way to the Dacono Centennial field stage this August … and like the Bohemian Nights show, it’s FREE and ALL AGES …

KRFC Fort Collins has concluded their spring membership-fund drive and according to station GM Chris Kennison garnered a nifty 50 new members as of two days before the conclusion of the drive.  And if all goes well, the final tally for the drive will be among the best we’ve had, so thanks to you who contributed.  Once again, as I’ve collected and tallied the numbers, KRFC has hands-down aired more Colorado music – outside of my show – than any other single radio station in the state.  In the past month station djs have aired over 260 unique Colorado titles as well as aired some 20 Live at Lunch episodes.  Hard rockers need not despair either — Night Howlers “wolfie” has howled about some of the hottest hard rock and metal in the state on his Saturday night midnight prowl … check out playlists for that here.

That’s it … here’s the charts …

TOP 40 Colorado Spins – April
(1) 1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
DEBUT 2. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
DEBUT 3. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
(2) 4. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
(7) 5. Euforquestra – Soup
(10) 6. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
(3) 7. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
(4) 8. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
DEBUT 9. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
(19) 10. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
(NC) 11. the Informants – Crime Scene Queen
(11) 12. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
DEBUT 12. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
(13) 13. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
(NC) 14. the Motet – Dig Deep
(NC) 15. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
(8) 16. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
DEBUT 16. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
(8) 17. Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
(NC) 17. Shel – Try to Scream
(NC) 18. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Everything Is Alright
(NC) 18. Todd Adelman & the Love Handles – Todd Adelman & the Love Handles
DEBUT 19. Carbon Choir – High Beams
(NC) 20. Everything Absent or Distorted – The Lucky One
(NC) 20. GT and the Sidewinders – Across America
DEBUT 20. Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo
DEBUT 21. Chain Gang of 1974 – White Guts
DEBUT 22. the Big Motif – Big Motif
(14) 22. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
(NC) 23. Arliss Nancy – Dance to Forget
DEBUT 23. Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
(6) 24. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
DEBUT 24. The Foot. – Primary Colors
(NC) 25. Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck – Queen of This Mess
(6) 25. Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
(NC) 25. Six Months to Live – This Is What Happens
(18) 26. Hello Kavita – To A Loved One
(NC) 26. Martin Gilmore – Martin Gilmore
(NC) 26. Tequila Mockingbird – Luck & Trouble
(NC) 27. Candy Claws – In the Dream of the Sea Life

DEBUT = 1st time appearing on chart
(NC) = not charted in previous month
(XX) = last month’s chart position

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Gotta Be Girls – ’56 Chevy
2. Jaden – Midnight Sky
3. Head for The Hills – Head for the Hills
3. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
4. GT & The Sidewinders – Across America
5. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
5. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
6. Stray Grass – Stray Grass
6. String Cheese Incident – Trick or Treat
7. The Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
1. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
1. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
1. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
2. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
2. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
3. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
3. Flashbulb Fires – Glory

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Euforquestra – Soup
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
1. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
1. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
1. the Motet – Dig Deep
2. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
2. Colcannon – Three Days in May
2. Dango Rose – Banjo Poems
2. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2. Chris Daniels & Bmaster – We’ll Meet Again
3. Hello Kavita – To A Loved One
4. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
4. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
4. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
5. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
5. the Big Motif – Big Motif
5. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
5. Gadzukes! – New & Used
5. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

KOTO (Telluride)
1. the Motet – Dig Deep
2. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
2. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
2. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
3. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
4. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
4. the Beautiful Loser Society – The Long Slow Decline
4. David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind
4. Euforquestra – Soup
4. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Euforquestra – Soup
2.  The Subdudes – Flower Petals
3.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
4.  Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
4.  Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
4.  SHEL – Try to Scream
5.  Arliss Nancy – Dance to Forget
5.  Barbara Ernst – April Child: Mistura Bela (Beautiful Mixture)
5.  The Informants – Crime Scene Queen
6.  Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
2. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
3. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. Palmer Divide – Shenandoah Train
4. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
4. Carbon Choir – High Beams
4. Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…
4. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
4. the Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo
4. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain

KUVO (Denver)
1. Barbara Ernst – April Child: Mistura Bela (Beautiful Mix)
2. Ricky Sweum – Pulling Your Own Strings
3. Neil Bridge 7+ – “Yes, I Am Still Here”
4. Erik Applegate – Red Skies
4. Fred Hess – Hold On
4. Keith Oxman – Doing All Right
4. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
1. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
2. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
3. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
4. Euforquestra – Soup

The Colorado Sound
1. the Informants – Crime Scene Queen
2. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
3. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
4. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
4. The Foot. – Primary Colors
5. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
6. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
6. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
6. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Everything Is Alright

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