MMMM – Monday April 18, 2011

MMMM …. an irregular Monday Morning Music Meeting … takes less than five minutes … HOT new adds to The Colorado Sound.

FEATURED ARTIST/RELEASE – MOLLY COTTRELL S/T EP Sample Tracks:  Not What I Need [single, 2010], Undecided Blue, Fellow Travelers (Molly Cottrell, EP, 2011)
Genre/Style:  neo-soul, vintage r&b/soul, gospel
RIYL:  Otis Redding, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse
Notes:  “Not What I Need” produced by Ryan West (Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna).  There’s a link to free downloads (hi-res available) on Molly’s website.  One word = delectable.  Molly has one seriously cool sounding voice, a compliment that Ryan West also passed on.  She’s got mad skillz and deep soul.  Molly has been among us for four years, attending school at the University of Denver-Lamont School of Music, majoring in voice.  I hope she intends to stay in Denver for many more years.  The EP is very nicely co-produced and recorded, mixed, and mastered by DU/Lamont School of Music graduate and two-time Downbeat award winning recording engineer Drew Sowell (the Foote., Ellison Park, N.E.R.D.) at Sowell Sound Productions  and Lamont Recording Studios.

3 MINUTE RIDE – A ROCKNROLL ROADTRIP  The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
Sample Track:  Blackjack Betty
RIYL:  Black Crowes, Drive By Truckers, Lucinda Williams
Genre/Style:  Rock, alternative-country-rock
Notes:  #1 most spun Colorado release at KAFM (Grand Junction) last month, breaking the RMMN TOP 40 at #19.

John Statz – Ghost Towns
Sample Track:  Ghost Towns
RIYL:  Tom Petty, Ryan Adams
Genre/Style:  Rock, roots, alternative-country-rock
Notes: Originally from the Madison, Wisconsin area – Ghost Towns was mostly recorded there w/Madison players, with a couple of tracks recorded in Bupapest (the Budapest Sessions EP was just released).  Ghost Towns has been nominated for a Madison Area Music Award for “Folk/Americana Album of the Year,” from the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA), an award that John also won in 2007.  Welcome to Colorado John 🙂

a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Sample Track:  Pants Off Dance Off
Genre/Style – Notes:  rock, unique, experimental, folk, americana, blues, jazz, traditional, modern, complex, tongue-in-cheek, lo-fi, irreverent.

Veronica – Emerging from Troubled Days
Sample Track:  Hurley Wax
Genre/Syle:  rock, garage rock, roots rock, punk
Website: (free download)
Notes:  In one way or another this band has been around since about 94, when Baldo Rex guitarist Ted Thacker wanted a side-project.  “Frederick” needs a radio edit, but that song and Hurley Wax are the go-to tracks on the album.

Stingray Jones & the Mad Men – Bad Girl [single]
Genre/Style: rock, roots, country-rock
Notes:  this band features Glenn Esparza on guitar (Goldie & the Bears, The Jars,  Savage Henry, Wish We Were Floyd, Chute Nine, Sherry Jackson)


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