Short week kids … no new recordings in this week’s show … got one track deeper into the latest from Katie Herzig. Otherwise I was screamin’ busy. Had kids in town visiting. Had a new grand-baby (yes, I really am that old LOL). Helped Peggy at the Fort Collins DBA wrap up the lineup for the Fort Collins Jazz Experience on Saturday July 14 —> I’ll be hosting again this year and am excited to introduce Free Bear and Jababa in front of Hazel Miller.
Free Bear is Danny Meyer (Saxaphone), Stephen Thurston (Keys), Patrick McDevitt (Bass), and Alejandro Castano (Drums). Each has developed his own original music project and has contributed to notable locals as The Thurston Group, Art Lande’s Funko Moderno, THiCK CHiCK Live, 9th and Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, the Legacy Jazz Orchestra, and the Future Jazz Project.
Jababa is a 7 pc horn funk-jazz band out of Boulder .. they are currently finishing up their new album in advance of appearing on the main stage at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival.
I’m really looking forward to seeing each of these new bands appear on the Old Town Sq stage next Saturday beginning at 5PM …
On a side note – I do sound at Oskar Blues in Longmont – and this past Friday we had the Yawpers appear again. Keep your ears open for a new record they’re working on at UI in Boulder …. and as well … there’s something “special” about this band I don’t see very often. It’s no wonder they are only one of two Colorado acts that band guru Mark Bleisner has currently taken on – Danielle Ate the Sandwich the other. Also heard that Rose Hill Drive drummer Nate Barnes is now playing with John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light … they will be appearing on Aug 11 at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Mountain Ave stage.
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
(N) Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “Rings” from Changing Color (2011)
The Congress “Minutes” from The Congress (2010)
The Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
Rose Hill Drive “Speed Dial” from Americana (2011)
Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Flash Cadillac “Good Times Rock & Roll” from Sons of the Beaches (1975)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Live Monsters (1998)
Jim Stranahan “Upside Down and All Around” from Free For All (2010)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Hazel Miller Band “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Head for The Hills “One Foot In the Grave” from Live (2012)
Oakhurst “I’ll Be Alright” from Barrel (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Rich Man” from Live and Learn (2011)
Kinetix “Can’t Undo” from Let Me In (2010)
Le Divorce “Under the Boxcars” from The Sting and The Light (2011)
The Samples “My Town” from Samples (1990)
Coles Whalen “Beautiful Without Me” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Chris Daniels “Medical Marijuana” from Better Days (2012)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Raincheck “Shadow Valley” from Raincheck (2012)