I sometimes have to just sit and laugh at how busy I am nowadays trying to keep up with all the music and musicians that exist here in Colorado. I’m sure I’ll be bemoaning life here coming up in December, which is traditionally my slowest month of the year, but for now let’s just say I’m living on the wings of the dream I had 14 years ago now when my wife encouraged me to engage in my passion for local music, and the musicians who bring it to us.
Not all hits come easily, nor when the single, ep, or lp are initially released to the public. Sometimes it just takes a while … example from the past = Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” released initially on their 1973 debut, but that didn’t become a huge national hit until 1976. I bring this up, because I spent last weekend absorbed in Nina Storey’s newest album “Think Twice,” that I “debuted” a new cut from on this week’s show. It’s an exquisite album, from a Colorado native, who has had to move geographically in order to advance her career. Maybe with a little help from her friends here in Colorado we can “break” a hit single from the album… do check it out.
I got very good news this week that the show is doing very well in the 2PM time slot on KUNC FM .. heard on 20 FM frequencies statewide, including along the Northern Front Range at 91.5FM, the Denver/Golden area at 91.7FM, and in Boulder at 102.7FM.
There are only 2 places you can download our podcast series Offstage …Beyond the Music – at KUNC FM and at iHeartMedia’s Radio 94.9 Colorado, heard only in NoCO and online every Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM. Thanks to those stations and their respective teams for hosting the podcast on their sites. You’re more than welcome to stream the podcast here, but if you want to take it on the go, I ask that you please visit the station websites to download it.
Thanks also to my friends who provide funding for the show: Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and SpokesBUZZ. Pls visit their websites to see why I’m so thrilled to have them on board.
A final note before we get to the music … if you’re involved with music in Colorado and you have new music to share, or a new video, pls get in touch with me so I know about it. Sometimes I just can’t find it all on my own 😉
No VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK this week .. instead, as I’ll now do every other week, here’s the most recent OSBTM episode. Enjoy.
OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC EP4|PT1 with Richie Furay
PLAYLIST S8|EP38 2014
(D) = debut of LP, EP, or single
(N) = debut of track from already debuted LP or EP
Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
Joe Walsh “Turn to Stone” from Barnstorm (1972)
(D) Claymore Disco “Light Ahead of Me” from Light Ahead of Me (2014) (D) The Burroughs “Anna” from the burroughs (2014) String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014)
Kate LeRoux “Doing It All For Love” from Phoenix (2014)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Up On The Hill Where We Do the Boogie” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Steep Grade, Sharp Curves” from The Show (2009)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Brad Goode “Tight Like This” from Tight Like This (2010)
Tommy Bolin “Wild Dogs” from Teaser (1975)
Lothar & the Hand People “Machines” from Presenting… (1968)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth “Happening Now” from Speed of Life (2014) Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
The Samples “After the Rain” from Underwater People (1992)
Buffalo Springfield “Kind Woman” from Last Time Around (1968)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
(D) Born to Wander “I Can’t Help It” from Born to Wander (2014)
Ron Miles “Say It Loud” from Westword ’96 Music Awards Showcase (1996)