News Notes & Spins – August 1, 2011

There isn’t always much to say. July has been a long hot month. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ve got two regional festivals I will be participating in – the Carbon Valley Music Festival on Aug 6 in Dacono, CO, featuring the Drew Emmitt Band, the Hazel Miller Band, Onda, Boa and the Constrictors, Bonnie & the Clydes, Lalla Rookh & the Frederick High School Gold Tones Jazz Band

… and Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, Aug 12-14 … featuring some 80 acts on 9 stages … you’ll find me once again emceeing the main stage beginning Friday evening.

Aug 8 is apparently the day set for the new programming at KRFC Fort Collins … while the impending changes at 1340 AM with ex- radio 1190 GM Mike Flanagan driving is set for some time in September.  Best wishes all around.

Here’s what got played at radio in July.

TOP 40 ALBUM SPINS – July 2011
(136 titles reported / 348 titles listed)
(LM) TM
(D) = debut, first time on chart)
(R) = re-entered chart)

(1) 1.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass, americana
(15) 2.  Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (woomusic) Rock/pop, contemporary adult
(D) 3.  Rose Hill Drive – Americana (Slowly and Shirley) Rock, modern/hard rock
(R) 4.  Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits (Thirty Tigers) Rock, americana
(3) 5.  Devotchka – 100 Lovers (Anti-) Indie/adult alternative
(D) 6.  Jim Stranahan – Free For All (Capri) Jazz
(D) 6.  Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass 
(4) 7.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds (Ruff Shod Records) Folk, americana
(D) 8.  Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock, country-rock, americana
(R) 9.  Rene Marie – Voice of My Beautiful Country (Motema) Jazz, vocal
(D) 10. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II (self) Americana, country-rock
(D) 11. The H2 Big Band – You’re It! (Jazzed Media) Jazz 
(5) 12. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records) Americana, blues
(7) 13. Rob Roper – Misfit (self) Rock/pop, contemporary adult
(14) 14. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/pop, contemporary adult
(R) 15. Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark) Jazz    
(20) 15. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread (self) Rock/pop, alternative/indie
(D) 16. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear (self) Jazz, piano
(D) 16. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds (self) Americana, folk    
(17) 17. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Americana, folk-rock
(21) 18. Adam Stern – High Country Gentleman (self) Various, instrumental guitar
(21) 18. Dave Sonner – the American Campus (self) Rock/pop, americana
(D) 18. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Rock/pop, singer-songwriter
(8) 19. Gary Bragg – High Plains Storm (Q&B Records) Americana, country*
(R) 20. Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes (self) Americana, classic country
(D) 20. Judy Wexler – Under A Painted Sky (Jazzed Media) Jazz, vocal
(R) 21. Andy Hackbarth – The Last Love Song     (January Records) Pop, adult contemporary
(R) 21. Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil (Bent Wheel) Rock/pop, contemporary adult
(R) 21. Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love (self) Rock/pop, contemporary adult
(22) 21. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Rock, adult alternative
(R) 22. Bop Skizzum – Push (self) Funk/R&B/Soul 
(12) 22. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO (self) Jazz, r&b, vocals
(R) 22. Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day (self) Rock, blues, jamband
(12) 22. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (Telarc) Blues, trance-blues
(17) 22. Veronica – Emerging from Troubled Days (self) Rock, alternative
(D) 23. Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders (Broken Spoke) Americana, alt-country
(17) 23. Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family – Land of Fire (Black Eye Watching) World, African
(6) 23. Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum) Pop, indie
(2) 24. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko) Blues    
(R) 25. My Body Sings Electric – Changing Color (self) Rock, modern/alternative
(D) 25. Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon) Americana

Fell Out of TOP 40 – July
(9)  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New*
(10) Peter Sommer – Tremolo Canteen
(11) Bop Skizzum – Beauty Queen
(13) John-Alex Mason – Jook Joint Thunderclap
(13) Tyler Gilmore’s Ninth and Lincoln w/ Cuong Vu – Static Line
(14) Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners & Saints
(14) The Quiet American – Vol. II
(15) The Chain Gang of 1974 – Wayward Fire
(16) Dotsero – Storyhouse
(16) Eric Forsyth – The Thin of Thick Things
(16) Katey Laurel – From Here
(16) The Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
(17) Kenny Perkins – Wild Frontier*
(18) Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man – Joie De Vivre
(18) Molly Cottrell – Molly Cottrell
(19) Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
(20) Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway*
(20) The Heyday – Till We See the Sun
(21) Signal Path – The Prosaic Fades
(22) Bobby Walker – Way Back When*
(22) Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment

ADDED – July 2011
Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
Air Dubai – Soul and Body [single]
Alan Baird Project – Spark the Revival
Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Chimney Choir – Chimney Choir
Ernie Martinez – Blue Range
Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Grass It Up – Live
Great American Taxi – Blair Mountain [single]
H2 Big Band – You’re It!
Kim Jones – Lucky Girl*
Matt Nasi Band – Unsafe and Sound [single]
No Fair Fights – The Sound of Burning Bridges
Paper Bird – Carry On
Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Tennis – Is It True? [single]
The West – The West
Thief River – Thief River
Tony Rosario – Mexican Train
Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

REPORTING STATION CHART
No Report this month = KGNU (Boulder), KBUT (Crested Butte), KCSU (Fort Collins), Radio 1190 KVCU (Boulder)

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
2. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3. Tony Rosario – Mexican Train
4. Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
4. Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
4. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
4. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
4. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Bobby Walker – Way Back When*
1. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
2. Adam Stern – High Country Gentleman
2. Beth Quist – New Moon
2. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Rose Hill Drive – Americana
3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

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KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1.  The Chain Gang of 1974 – Wayward Fire
2.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
3.  Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
3.  Grass It Up – Live
3.  The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
4. Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
5. Paper Bird – Carry On
6. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
2. Justin Roth – Now You Know
3. Katey Laurel – From Here
4. Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
4. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
4. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KUVO (Denver)
1. Judy Wexler – Under A Painted Sky
2. Jim Stranahan – Free For All
2. Rene Marie – Voice of My Beautiful Country
3. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
4. John Oates – Mississippi Mile

The Colorado Sound
1. Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds
1. Rose Hill Drive – Americana
2. Dave Sonner – the American Campus
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – Vol. II
3. Rob Roper – Misfit

(*serviced to radio and press by Rocky Mountain Music Network)

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