The Colorado Sound S7 EP36 OCT 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013(Sunday OCT 6 2013)  I spent last night emceeing the Spokesbuzz Bandswap show at Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins.  bandswapColorado bands Common Anomaly, Echo Chamber, and the Epilogues all performed with Madison Wisconsin’s Sexy Ester filling in the middle (that’s didn’t come out right did it? … Hmmmm … better get off this train of thought real fast) .. but the girl did rock a fab mohawk and pretty little red boots … very happy to have been a part of something so cool.  If you haven’t had the chance yet to check out what bandswap is all about, hit the link …

…Spokebuzz will be advancing their newest compilation to radio in November – the official release date set for mid-December I believe.  The current lineup of Spokesbuzz bands is:  Better Thank Bacon, Common Anamoly, Grant Farm, Justin Roth, Lindsey O’Brien Band, Maxwell Hughes, Shatterproof, The Deadwood Saints, The Echo Chamber, the Yawpers, Wasteland Hop, and Winchester Holiday.

I got to chat with Lindsey O’Brien a bit.  We haven’t had any time to catch up since she moved back to Chicago last January – and who is expecting – in January maybe?  She and and guitarist P-Mann were both very excited about a new single they recorded yesterday at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins for the new Spokesbuzz compilation.

So the whole flood thing is far from over and now that the gov’t has partially shut down so too have many of the sources of federal funding meant to help out our friends and neighbors … to that there’s a wonderful compilation out right now that features 28 live tracks from both CO jambands and national ones .. the compilation called River’s Rising: Front Range Flood Relief 2013 was put together by jam scene fixtures and Colorado residents Tony Hume and Annabel Lukins who called upon their musical friends to help flood victims. frontrangealbumcoverThe compilation features 28 live tracks from Colorado bands like Leftover Salmon, Jeff Brinkman, Elephant Revival, String Cheese Incident, DeVotchKa, Yonder Mountain String Band, Head for the Hills, and the Motet, and national jam acts including Furthur, Widespread Panic, Dumpstaphunk, Umphrey’s McGee and Soulive.

Video Pick of the Week

It’s not too often when something comes through here that surprises me – so this brand new effort featuring Shawn King (DeVotchKa) and Stephen Brackett (Flobots) with Boston native Erin McKeown comes through and does just that – surprises me.  This will no doubt be the great “fall season” (3rd quarter?) single of 2013 – although because it’s digital only I don’t expect to see it spun at most of the mountain stations…


Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
The Soul Thieves “Starting Tonight” from Microphone In the Sugarbowl (2000)
Mercury Project “Refuge” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Toad In the Hole “Peace” from APT 203 (2013)
Damon Wood’s Harmonious Junk “The Phoenix” from Sirens and Pipers (2013)
Silversmith “Can We Try This Again” from Silversmith (2013)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
(D) Dave Tamkin “Drift” from Cedar (2013)
Paper Bird “As I Am” from Rooms (2013)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “I Come From the Country” from New Country Blues (2009)
Darryl Purpose “Orange Raincoat” from Next Time Around (2012)
Aakash Mittal Quartet w/ Ron Miles “Monsoon Blues” from Oceans (2013)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “(All I Have To Do Is) Dream” from Symphonion Dream (1975)
Firefall “Livin’ Ain’t Livin’” from Firefall (1976)
Poco “Regret” from All Fired Up (2013)
Eric Shiveley “Crybaby” from Crybaby (2011)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
(D) Star Jaguar feat. Erin McKeown “The Jailer: Part 2” from The Jailer: Part 2 (2013)
Wheelchair Sports Camp “A is for Anything” from Blank Spaces EP (2013)
(N) Pretty Lights “All I’ve Ever Known” from A Color Map of the Sun (2013)
DeVotchKa “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(D) Distant Correspondent “Listen” from Distant Correspondent (2013)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Raincheck “Boogalues” from Raincheck (2012)

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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