The biggest problem with being IN THE business is that I often have to miss industry events I really want to be a part of. That goes for Chris Daniels‘ induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this weekend. I missed it. I missed seeing the legendary Judy Collins, and fellow Coloradoans Bob Lind and others … I missed it. I was busy doing sound, and working on various other RMMN related tasks (like getting artist cds out to radio).
If you haven’t made plans yet to attend the Denver Music Summit coming up Nov 22-24, mark your calendars, and head to www.facebook.com/denvermusicsummit for details. The inspiration for the Denver Music Summit was a research study developed by WESTAF for Create Denver, titled “Listen Local: Music in the Mile High City.” … The summit gives working musicians the professional skills and connections needed to develop their careers and fosters connections to build a sustainable music community … so definitely hit up the fb page for more info on how you might participate in this event.
One of the debuts this week is In Good Company: Megan Burtt & Friends – the Colorado Sessions Vol. 1, a splendid “compilation” of songs co-written by Megan and several of the top acts in Colorado today, including Chris Daniels, John Magnie, SHEL, and about 8 others. Expect to hear more from this effort over the next few months while we’re waiting for the new Megan Burtt album to get done and into our hands. In the meantime, make plans on attending the premiere of this event. This does look to be a sold out show.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK: I was hanging out with some friends this week and the conversation got around to the band the Informants. My buddy asked me what became of them … here’s the answer.
PLAYLIST S7EP41 NOV 2013
Jimmy Ibbotson “Saints and Sots” from More Than Mountains (2000)
Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “Things Are Changing” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(D) Tennis “Mean Street” from Small Sound (2013)Navy “Something Good” from Spirit Groove (2013)
Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Elephant Revival “Birds and Stars” from These Changing Skies (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff “Nothing to Show For” from Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2013)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “The Exit Parade” from Soft Civil War (2006)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Rich Man” from Live and Learn (2011)
El Toro de la Muerte “Dancer” from Dancer These Days (2011)
(N) The Railsplitters “Where You Are” from The Railsplitters (2014)Darryl Purpose “Orange Raincoat” from Next Time Around (2012)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)
Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
(D) Lissa Hanner “Colorado Cowgirl” from My Colorado (2014)
(D) Yonder Mountain String Band “Rad Doll” from EP13 (2013)
Toad In the Hole “Wiser” from APT 203 (2013)
(D) Whiskey Blanket “Dinner with Ghouls” from From the Dead of Dark (2014) (D) Megan Burtt & Chimney Choir “Rise and Shine” from In Good Company: Megan Burtt & Friends – the Colorado Sessions Vol. 1 (2014)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park (radio edit)” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Star Jaguar feat. Erin McKeown “The Jailer: Part 2” from The Jailer: Part 2 (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Crosstown Traffic” from Stealing the Covers (2008)
Raincheck “Shadow Valley” from Raincheck (2012)