Sunday I experienced a “fainting” spell while out on a 20 mile bike ride that landed me in the ER (by ambulance). Monday I experienced a broken thumb and bruised ribs while out on a 15 mile bike ride that landed me in the ER (I drove myself). On both days I did not make it more than 3.5 miles into my ride. I blame the weather for getting me too excited. Along the way I talked about music – Colorado music – with those who attended to me.
Every person I spoke with was between 25 and 50 yrs old. With a few notable exceptions no one knew any of the current crop of bands making “headlines” regionally. Yeah, everyone knew BHTM was from here … and a couple of folks knew about OneRepublic and the Fray, but beyond that there were generally blank stares and “I don’t go out very often” comments.
Broadcast radio and Pandora were the sources for music – not any other source was mentioned. I did of course let everyone know they could listen to Colorado music online at The Colorado Sound Live365 … need to remember to keep business cards in my pocket though so I don’t have to write down the url everytime … www.live365.com/stations/thecoloradosound.
While suffering through all of this (i did a lot of maniacal laughing actually …esp thinking about the medical bills to follow) I was graced with a private listen to the new Megan Burtt album coming out this August. I won’t spoil the fun, but this one will leave you with a huge grin, shaking your head at just how amazingly talented my friend truly is. Of course hard core fans know this already.
Happy to report this morning that Richie Furay’s new album “Hand In Hand,” that I’ve been playing on the show since last summer, will finally be released to the general public on March 31. It is currently the #1 most added album at Americana radio nationally – though no word yet on whether those folks servicing the record to radio actually even know we have radio in Colorado … more on that to follow in the days and weeks ahead.
While checking out the Americana Music Association radio airplay charts I noticed the latest Leftover Salmon release, High Country, at #21 – down from #18 LW and 19 the week before.
Well, off to the doctor to assess the damages … I’ll be sure to let folks know where to tune in for Colorado music … hope you’ll do the same today.