News Notes and Spins – April 1, 2014

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013One year ago today I launched The Colorado Sound Live365.  Yes, I jumped in without accounting for future costs.  This past November I was freaking out a bit.  Thanks for the many incredible personal donations that got me thru until now.

We are now officially beginning year 2 thanks to the support of a couple of very good friends – Dani Grant and Chuck Grewe.  Dani owns the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and founded SpokesBuzz.  Chuck and his brother Bill own Colorado Case Company. Chuck and I were in a band together in the 90s.  Thanks to their generous support each month I’ll be able to stretch out a bit and market what we’re trying to do statewide … and that’s where you come in.

I get asked all the time what’s it take to make an impact.  The answer is really simple – it takes listeners.  It takes LOTS of listeners .. thousands .. not just a dozen or even a hundred, or two …it takes THOUSANDS of listeners to have an impact.  It takes THOUSANDS of listeners bugging local community and public radio stations to be aware of and to play Colorado music – to interview Colorado talent … print can only do so much – radio is the key.

Internet radio is cool – but it’s not in many dashboards, so while I would love for you to dial up The Colorado Sound Live 365 in your car as I do, I have to be aware that most of us are not carrying around smart phones tied into our car stereos, with unlimited data plans for streaming.  But there is something you can do.

You can call the stations on our reporting list, and thank them for what they do play, and request them to do more.  In some cases, as I’ve noted below, I am no longer publishing results from any station that does not air at least 10 Colorado titles in a given month.  That seems fair – we’ll highlight those that do… and those that don’t?  Well, it’s up to you.

If your favorite local non-comm community/public station doesn’t show up, call them up and ask what it would take for them to play more than ten current titles … there are over 300 to pick from after all.

And, yes, please do hit The Colorado Sound Live365 link here and watch some Colorado videos on The Colorado Sound TV page …

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SUPPORT FOR THE COLORADO SOUND PROVIDED BY 

CCCLogoPMS300ConvertedColorado Case Company:  Colorado made insulated soft cases, gig bags, case covers and rigid cases for most instruments.  This premium, professional grade, brand is designed, engineered and tested to provide incredible thermal protection for your valuable musical instrument.  We specialize in unusual and hard to fit instruments.  Info at www.coloradocase.com

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a  Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES.  Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more.  www.spokesbuzz.org.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre   The Colorado Sound presents Head for the Hills, May 17.  Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  Check out this performance from H4TH at the Mish in 2012 …

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VIDEO PICKS OF THE MONTH – MARCH

Great new videos from Musketeer Gripweed, Big Gigantic, and more … 8 in all this month … just over a half hour of viewing pleasure.

TOP 40 Spins MARCH 2014

312 titles tracked
169 (54%) titles were reported as played at least once.
(CC) = Colorado Connection
(D) = album/ep debut on chart
(R) = reenter
[date] = Date added to reporting list

(D) 1. Eurforquestra – Fire (self) Urban Contemporary/funk/reggae [February 22, 2014]
(2) 2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock [January 25, 2014]
(4) 3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
(7) 4. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Bluegrass [October 1, 2013]
(10) 5. The Motet – The Motet (self) Urban Contemporary [January 4, 2014]
(3) 6. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(8) 7. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/country [November 1, 2013]
(D) 8. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine (self) Americana/roots [March 1, 2014]
(5) 9. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner (Remington Road Records) Americana [December 21, 2013]
(6) 10. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [November 1, 2012]
(14) 11. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life (Concord) Urban Contemporary [February 11, 2014]
(D) 12. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana/roots [February 22, 2014]
(20) 13. 3 Twins – De Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana/roots [June 20, 2013]
(2) 14. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(R) 15. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP (self) Rock [January 4, 2014]
(R) 16. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [December 1, 2012]
(D) 17. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP (self) Rock [March 14, 2014]
(31) 18. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
(D) 19. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots (Department of Biophysics) Rock [January 1, 2014]
(R) 20. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches (self) Bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(25) 21. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013]
(32) 22. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013}
(9) 23. Paper Bird – Rooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [February 16, 2013]
(12) 24. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [January 19, 2013]
(30) 25. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open (self) Rock [November 1, 2012]
(15) 26. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
(13) 26. Mosey West – Bermuda (self) Rock [November 2, 2013]
(35) 27. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues [December 7, 2013]
(R) 27. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13 (Frog Pad) Bluegrass [September 1, 2013]
(D) 28. The Fray – Helios (Epic) Pop/rock [February 15, 2014]
(D) 29. The Samples – America (Honey Badger) Rock/AAA [January 25, 2014]
(R) 30. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good (Cu Cuy Records) Blues [August 1, 2013]
(34) 31. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [January 16, 2013]
(R) 32. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow (self) Folk [January 9, 2013]
(32) 32. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together (SpokesBUZZ) Rock/various [December 14, 2013]
(16) 33. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(27) 34. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin (self) Americana [June 1, 2013]
(25) 35. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions (self) Pop/various [November 1, 2013]
(D) 36. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [March 1, 2014]
(11) 36. Tennis – Small Sound (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [November 1, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 MARCH
17. Land Lines – Land Lines
18. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
19. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
21. The ReMinders – Born Champions
22. Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
23. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
24. P-Nuckle – The System (self)
25. Churchill – The War Within EP
26. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
28. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
29. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
30. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
31. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
33. Kristina Murray – Unravelin’

ADDED TO TRACKING MARCH
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young
Birch Street – Birch Street
Branded Bandits – Branded Bandits
Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
Chemistry Club – Miranda [single]
Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
Garuud Effekt – Cut Me [single]
Good Gravy – Sliver of the Moon
Gungor – I Am Mountain
Highway 50 – Highway 50
Ivory Circle – Beat the Drum [single]
Jim Stranahan – Migration to A Higher Ground
Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls
Matt Fuller Group – Waiting For Violet
Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires
Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
Rachel & the Ruckus – S/T
Running Out of Road – Running Out of Road
Ryan D White – This is How We Lose Our Minds
Stolling Scones – Like Ripples Across the Pond
String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
Trout Steak Revival – Live at Swallow Hill
Williams Brothers Band – Live at the Mesa Theater

STATION BY STATION

Airplay tablulated from Feb 28 2014 – March 29 2014 for titles released Nov 1 2012 – March 29 2014
KRCC – Frozen (no report)
KUVO – dropped from reporting status
STATIONS REPORTING FEWER THAN 10 COLORADO TITLES DO NOT SHOW UP IN THE STATION BY STATION LISTING, BUT ARE INCLUDED IN THE OVERALL SPINS DATA

MotetKAFM (Grand Junction) [22]
1. The Motet – The Motet
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
4. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale) [24]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

MotetKDUR (Durango) [16]
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
2. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerKGNU (Boulder) [22]
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

Young AncientsKRFC (Fort Collins) [100+]
1. Young Ancients – Y/A
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
5. Good Gravy – Sliver of the Moon

MotetKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

BHTM Black BeehiveKUNC (Greeeley) [13]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange

esmeOpen Air 1340 (Denver) [60+]
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

dianne reeves_beautiful lifeTHE COLORADO SOUND [52]
1. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
3. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
3. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of A Million Plots

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

RailsplittersAMERICANA / ALT-COUNTRY / BLUEGRASS
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
3. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
4. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
5. Young Ancients – Y/A

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues/R&B
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
4. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow
4. Taarka – Adventures in Vagabondia
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Tennis – Small Sound
4. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman

dave and the gin mill gypsiesJazz/Instrumental
1. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean
3. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
4. Joshua Trinidad – Maritime
5. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams

The_Fray_HeliosPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. The Fray – Helios
2. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
3. Ivory Circle – Beat the Drum [single]
4. Katey Laurel – Periscope
5. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill

BHTM Black BeehiveRock / AAA / ALT
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
5. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots

eurforquestra, fireUrban Contemporary/EDM/Hip Hop/Soul/Reggae
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
5. P-Nuckle – The System

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