B.B. King passing away overshadowed everything this past week. Like other icons his legacy and his influence permeates much of our culture. One simply does not talk about blues without B.B. King being present. And of course, there’s a Denver connection … or two.
If you know nothing else about B.B. King you know The Thrill is Gone, the hit that launched him into both the blues and rock and roll stratosphere. The Thrill is Gone was produced by Bill Szymczyk, who for a brief moment would co-own Denver based Tumbleweed Records, and was a radio dj. He also produced the first album recorded at Caribou Ranch, Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm, during the time that Joe was living in the Denver area.
Connection number two: B.B. King and Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Crossroad Blues from 100 Years of Robert Johnson … a duet with Todd Park Mohr.
RIP Mr. King
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June 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday. A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.
June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.
June 13 – Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00
August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono. Lineup TBA. The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now. Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.
August 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, andWilliam’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka
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PLAYLIST S9|EP20 2015
The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
(D) Elin Palmer “Morning Light” from Elin Palmer (2015)
Gromet “Sink or Sail” from Colorado Captain (2010)
Rachel & the Kings “Not Giving Up” from Tonic (2013)
Taarka “River’s Eddy Blues” from Making Tracks Home (2015)
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats “Thunder On the Mountain” from Eyes on the Prize (2013)
Grant Farm “Engineer” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Instant Empire “Dead Air” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Dubskin “Release Me” from Release from Fear (2011)
Keith Oxman “Caught Between the Lion and the Twins” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)
The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)The Rainy Daze “That Acapulco Gold” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) Doves & Wolves “Arkansas” from Doves & Wolves (2015)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
The Lovely & Talented “Death Of The Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Otis Taylor “Ain’t No Cowgirl” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
Todd Adelman “The Devil is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) The Knew “Rally and Rumble” from Schmew (2015) Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(D) Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)