The Colorado Sound – V4 EP18 2012

Video – it’s the way things are done.  In a CNBC special on The Future of TV we learn that the lines between traditional television and internet television have blurred – and that changes in the next ten years will greatly overshadow changes made over the previous 25 years.  At a local level, video and radio will merge — more and more radio will ustream video along with audio content.

Talent advisers, agencies, and buyers will increasingly rely on video instead of audio demos as a way to vet acts for festivals, muni-events, private events, and other gigs – and as a means of promoting the event itself.  People want to SEE what they’re getting as well as HEAR what they’re getting.  TASTE, TOUCH, and SMELL come next… but that’s really in the future.  3-D hologram tv and video is not too far off however.

I launched a video channel under The Colorado Sound banner over at YouTube –  I attempted to embed the entire thing here, but no go …. so here’s a couple of featured videos from this week’s youtube channel rotation …

Zach Heckendorf has fast become one of our rising stars in Colorado, since he graduated high school in 2011 (?) and had his debut produced by Brett Dennen.  He’s on his way to “all the right places,” according to Ricardo Baca at the Denver Post.  “All The Right Places” was shot at various locations around Denver and Colorado, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Mile High Stadium, Caribou Ranch Recording Studio, and Union Station.  Zach is the first artist to record at Caribou Ranch since it burned down in 1985.  Zach opens for Michael Franti & Spearhead at Red Rocks on June 8.  

I started off the show this week, as I have every week the past couple of months, with a nod to a Colorado legend, who many people don’t know lived here from the 70s until his passing in 2007 … Dan Fogelberg originally came to Colorado along with some pals like Glen Frye and Don Henley – who were working out the Eagles in Aspen in the early 70s.  Dan didn’t care for Aspen – too busy and too much partying apparently.  He wound up buying Chris Hillman’s (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros., Manassas, The Desert Rose Band) place in Nederland.  In 1980, he bought land in Pagosa Springs.  He built a ranch and recording studio and moved there permanently in 1982.

Dan Fogelberg “As The Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)

Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Stick To My Guns” from White Rabbit (2010)
(N) Rob Drabkin “Graceland” from Rob Drabkin Live {1-19-12 Bluebird Theater} (2012)
Megan Burtt “It Ain’t Love” from It Ain’t Love (2010)
(N) In The Whale “Heels” from Cake (2012)
(N) Megan Redmond “Crazy Daisies” from Dreamland (2012)
John Denver “Paradise” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Finnders and Youngberg “Driftwood” from FY5 (2011)
Rob Roper “Me” from Misfit (2011)
Coles Whalen “Beautiful Without Me” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
Dressy Bessy “Who’d Stop The Rain” from Electrified (2005)
(N) Tennis “Robin” from Young and Old (2012)
Keith Oxman “All Dudes” from Doing All Right (2009)

In the second hour of this week’s show, I began with 2 original Colorado legendary acts – Leftover Salmon, formed in 1990 by merging Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt’s respective projects at the time …and Otis Taylor, who’s history runs deep and includes time spent with Zephyr.  Otis is today considered one of the most original and unique bluesmen in the country – a unique approach that is just now beginning to influence a new generation of blues artists here and around the world.

(N) Leftover Salmon “Bayou Town” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Otis Taylor “Hands On Your Stomach” from Respect The Dead (2001)

The Lovely & Talented “Angelitos” from The New American Fable (2010)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Mama Lenny & the Remedy “Not A Girl To Keep” from Punches & Hugs (2012)
Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett “Love Grows” from Wailin for Justice (2010)
Zach Heckendorf “Tye Dye March” from The Cool Down (2011)
Rose Hill Drive “Telepathic” from Americana (2011)
(N) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Pet Store” from Things People Do (2009)
Houses “Me & Mr. Kelly” from Summer (2009)
(D) Joe Sampson “Moon Up Above” from Kill Our Friends (2012)
Bare Bones “Come In/Stay Out” from Bare Bones (2011)
H2 Big Band “Blue Brews” from You’re It! (2011)

Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at

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