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: http://veronica.bandcamp.com/album/emerging-from-troubled-days (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)