I spend my days listening to music from here in Colorado. I am frequently blown away. Lately it’s been new releases from Megan Burtt and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, both of which deserve plenty of national attention and one of which is.
This weekend I got into a conversation about the state of Colorado music – and talk got around to Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and how they just landed at #1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative singles chart. A brilliant song + #1 Billboard chart action => ?Grammy nomination?? …can you name each of the Grammy nominees and winners from Colorado the past several years? It’s a pretty impressive list that includes Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Chris Daniels, Pretty Lights, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and the Lumineers.
Big Birthday Hugs to my pal Chris Daniels who posted over the weekend that “…FUNKY TO THE BONE is nominated for 4 different Grammys in the 58th Grammy Awards! It is the preliminary round – but we are up for BEST BLUES ALBUM Category 49! There are 143 artists in that category like Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and on an on — so making it to an actual nomination is going to be pretty impossible – but hey – I’m alive and that’s a miracle in and of itself – …”
Chris Forsythe, age 42, a lifelong resident of the Colorado Springs area, passed away suddenly on October 14, 2015 at his home. He was a sound engineer for the Black Sheep, a musician, a father, son, brother, uncle and friend to the music community of Colorado. More info.
Speaking of spending my days listening to Colorado music …I listen a lot in my car and at the gym via my Verizon data plan to The Colorado Sound Live365 … based on the most heard tracks the past 30 days it seems like (if you’re listening) it’s during the morning mix set .. which is heavy on the classics. If you’d like less “old” / more “new,” with more snap-crackle-pop then listen noon-6PM … at 6PM it’s the Jazz Dinner time … at night it gets edgier.
Beginning Saturday Oct 24, The Colorado Sound will be presented on KCMJ in Colorado Springs. The show will air from 3PM-5PM on Saturdays. KCMJ is currently only streaming; they’re working on raising the remaining $10K needed to erect a tower, purchase a transmitter etc. to get on the FM dial at 93.9FM.
That brings The Colorado Sound up to 60 hours of programming a week, aired on 39 frequencies.
The KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight OCT 20-23
- Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids
- Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
- Wednesday 12:20 pm
- Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
- Friday 1:20 pm
- 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
- 91.7FM Denver, Golden
- 102.7FM Boulder
- online at KUNC.org
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
I’ve been waiting for a new Dressy Bessy with anticipation for a while now. They have a new album due out on February 5, 2016 on Yep Roc Records called Kingsized. This is the first single … Lady Liberty.
The Colorado Sound is supported by listener donations, and by local businesses and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are very limited. If you have an organization or business that would like a bit more statewide exposure during the upcoming holiday season please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Colorado Sound is supported by the Mishawaka Amphitheater … and yes, they have shows year round … during the cold months indoor in the SpokesBUZZ lounge … see www.themishawaka.com for upcoming events.
The Colorado Sound SUPPORTS SpokesBUZZ … a Colorado 501C3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and to developing the professionalism of our local artists. More info atwww.SpokesBUZZ.org
PLAYLIST S9|EP40 2015
Townes Van Zandt “Colorado Girl” from Townes Van Zandt (1969)
Judy Collins “Someday Soon” from The Very Best of Judy Collins (2001)
(N) Post Paradise “Generator” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Andy Palmer “Good Son” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Beki Hemingway “Lay It Down” from I Have Big Plans for the World (2013)
Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Elephant Revival “Shadows Past” from Sands of Now (2015)
(D) The Fremonts “How Often” from The Fremonts EP (2015)
Acoustic Junction “The Wind” from Acoustic Junction (1995)
Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
Chip Stephens Trio “Cookin’ At the Continental” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Not Dead Yet” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(N) Liz Barnez “If I Had A Gun” from Welcome Back (2015)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(N) Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “Next To Me” from Born to Love the Blues (2015)
String Cheese Incident “Song in My Head” from Song In My Head (2015)
(N) Andy Hackbarth “Mountains” from Panorama Motel (2015)
(N) Eldren “Deathville” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
In The Whale “Mail” from Full Nelson (2015)
The Knew “Modern Woman” from Schmew (2015)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Dressy Bessy “Automatic” from HollerandStomp (2008)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)