This has been an exhilarating week. Four days of doing sound for or emceeing three shows and a festival – and countless people coming up to me and saying they heard the show. When I walk around crowds at shows I work and people tell me they heard and love the show I’m blown away.
In response to the handful of queries about the Colorado Sound on KUNC (and its statewide network) — KUNC airs only HOUR 2 of the show on Saturday at 2PM following American Routes. HOUR 1 is heard on KRFC (Front Range), KDNK (Carbondale / Glenwood), KWMV (Westcliffe), KFVR (Pueblo), and Radio 94.9 (Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley). See Stations and Times.
If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to download the current episode of “Offstage …Beyond the Music” .. each new episode or part of an episode will be published here every other week. Grab EP1|PT1 of my conversation with Chris Daniels.
A correction / retraction is in order. In the show this week, and in this blogpost I incorrectly wrote/stated that the Deadwood Saints were from Portland — this was a typo in the original press release. I followed up with SpokesBUZZ PR to make sure there were not TWO Deadwood Saints – one in CO and one in OR … there’s only one .. .from Fort Collins. Glad I got that taken care of. For more on the BandSwap program go here. SpokesBuzz is a major supporter of The Colorado Sound. Please go see what they’re up to; it’s pretty cool.
RICHIE FURAY – HAND IN HAND
I debuted another new track from the upcoming Richie Furay album “Hand In Hand,” due out this September. For old fans, this is a lifetime achievement record – worthy of anything he’s ever done in the past with Buffalo Springfield or Poco. At 70, this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Coloradan still has a remarkable voice, with some pretty stellar guests pickin alongside him … among whom is honorary Coloradan Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle), Keb Mo (guitar), Pate Wasner (keys, piano … Vince Gill, Alison Kraus), and Richie’s vocal sidekick, his daughter Jesse.
This is easily at the top of my list for album of the year in Colorado. The album was impeccably well produced by Richie and Colorado Grammy Award winning engineer, producer and pedal steel guitarist John Macy, in Nashville and Denver. Songs of note include the title track, and “We Were the Dreamers.” “Love at First Sight” is a 10th wedding anniversary song written for his daughter Jesse and her husband Tom, that took 10 years and a shower to complete. Richie’s wonderful stories about each song in the liner notes is an elegant touch, on what is truly one of the most elegant records in my collection – Colorado or not.
THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS
I am beyond excited to present the Richie Furay Band at the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono, on Saturday, August 2nd. Admission to the show is FREE and ALL AGES.
This year’s festival is the most ambitious the City of Dacono and I have worked on together over the past 7 years. It has been expanded to include a show on Friday night from 5-9. We are bringing back the Samples (featuring founding member / lead singer and songwriter Sean Kelly) to headline the debut of our Friday night show. Joining them will be the Matt Skinner Band who I had the pleasure of working with this weekend on two shows in Fort Collins and in Lyons.
Saturday’s show is going to be fun I think. Five youth acts lead off the day from 1:45 to 5PM, including students from Mojo Music Academy in Longmont, along with Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and Alterity. Mojomama kicks off the main part of the evening at 5, with Chris Daniels & the Kings, celebrating their 30th anniversary at 6:30. The Richie Furay Band goes on at 8:30 — and ends at 10 with a fireworks display.
Here is some video of the Matt Skinner Band from Friday night July 18 in Fort Collins …
COMING TO THE MISH
Friday August 22nd, 8:00 PM with special guest Dr Fameus of The Disco Biscuits and The Echo Chamber
This 100% improvisational dubstep duo EOTO consists of String Cheese Incident members Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The duo mixes the organic sounds of live drums, bass and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a cacophony of catchy dance music. An Eoto fan best described it as “a raging dance party that nobody should miss. An indescribable feeling that lingers for hours“. For information. For tickets.
The Rainy Daze “That Acapulco Gold” [single] (1967)
Beast “Floating (Down By the River)” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) Lion Drome “Winter” from Curve of the Earth (2014) Ivory Circle “We Will Run” from Equilateral (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “In Danger” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
OneRepublic “Everybody Loves Me” from Waking Up (2009)
Whiskey Blanket “Blatto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
(D) Analog Son “A Trip Around the Sun” from Analog Son (2014) Bob Lind “Colorado Line” from Colorado Line (1971)
Acoustic Junction “Penny For Your Thoughts” from Love It For What It Is (1993)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
(D) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Dreaming of Things to Be” from Living Asleep (2014) Drag the River “Not that Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
(N) Richie Furay “Hand in Hand” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Sofie Reed “Down by the River” from Red Hen (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Jackhammer” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jeff Brinkman “Ordinary Day” from Strange (2012)
(D) Paa Kow “Life Is Good” from Ask (2014)