Here’s The Colorado Sound TOP 5 for July, since I won’t have the time to pull spin data from across the entire network this month. The rest of my week is now devoted to a) producing the next episode of The Colorado Sound, and b) getting ready for The 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival. I hope you’ll join us this weekend.
THE COLORADO SOUND TOP FIVE FOR JULY 2014
1. Richie Furay – Hand in Hand — New album due out in September. Easily a contender for BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2014 (Colorado releases).
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep — New release Sept 23. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED contender to break out from Colorado, FBR has been diligent in their approach to more national exposure and acclaim. This record follow up on the highly critically praised album Maestro and the Elephant.
3. Pandas & People – S/T — I don’t typically get calls about music heard on the show. This time, KUNC music director Benji McPhail called to let me know he had received calls requesting this band on KUNC after they heard a cut on my show. BEST NEW BAND 2014 consideration.
4. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head — The “Incident” has managed to convey their live show into an enjoyable romp in the studio with the help of producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). This will likely go down as their most successful and popular studio records.
5. Katey Laurel – Periscope — Colorado is blessed with an abundance of great female singer-songwriters. I would not be surprised one bit to see this record become the launching pad for greater successes – in much the same way as Katie Herzig’s “Apple Tree” was for her in 2008.