The Colorado Sound S9 EP43 NOV 2015

The Colorado Sound is produced every week on Wednesday.  It gets sent out to stations on Thursday to air the next week as the station chooses.  Mostly it’s heard over the weekend.  On Saturday morning I learned that Colorado folk legend, Zen Cowboy Chuck Pyle died the night before, Friday November 6.  Because the show is pre-produced, there was no way for me to mention it in this week’s episode.

For me, Chuck was a shadow … I never really got to know his music well until I collected his cds for this show — hence the inexplicably prophetic programming of his classic “Colorado” this week.  And he wasn’t that old to be honest – not as old goes today.  Or maybe he was and I just never thought about it.  He was 70 when he moved on to “Higher Ground” – one of the few reasons he gave for moving to Colorado to begin with in 1965.  RIP Chuck – may YOUR Colorado forever be in our heart.

Here are six hand picked videos … 4 of which are live performances.  To see more, check out Chuck Pyle YouTube Channel



Coral Creek / Coral Creek
(Coral Creek Music – 2016)

“…the band has followed in the footsteps of their forefathers, and very quickly gotten not just up to speed, but on their own plane.” – Marquee Magazine (Boulder) Nov 1, 2015

  • Styles:  Americana, country-rock, jamband, rock
  • If You Like: Buffalo Springfield, Flying Burrito Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth
  • Produced by Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth).
  • Engineered and Mixed by Todd Divel at Silo Sound (Denver)
  • Notes:  features dual lead singers  Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band) with instrumental contributions from Rob Garland (bass), Jack Watson (drums), Luke Bulla (fiddle – Lyle Lovett Large Band, Kentucky Thunder), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Arthur Lee Land (Great American Taxi), Scott Messersmith (formerly of The Motet) and Tanya Shylock (True Blue Band)


Joel Ansett / The Nature of Us
(Joel Ansett Music – 2016)

  • Styles:  soul, blue-eyed soul, pop
  • If You Like:  Hall & Oates, John Mayer, Bill Withers, OneRepublic, The Fray, Meese
  • NOTES:  Joel is a relative newcomer to the Denver scene — a musical immigrant from Seattle by way of (apparently?) Pennsylvania where no doubt he picked up some of the very clean Philly-soul embodied on the record.


KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

NOV 10-13  

  • Lionel Young Band (DEBUT)
  • Savage Cabbage (DEBUT)
  • 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


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 for more information.

mishawakaThe 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 for upcoming events.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoThe 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

The Colorado Sound PLAYLIST CS S9|EP43


The Christines “In Your Space” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
Augustus “Bloodbath” from Into Frames (2015)
Garuud Effekt “Cut Me” from Cut me (2014)
Chuck Pyle “Colorado” from Higher Ground – Songs of Colorado (2007)
(N) Liz Barnez “Simple Song” from Welcome Back (2015)
Longest Day Of The Year “Last Gray Day” from Carapace (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Joel Ansett “Kingdom Come” from The Nature of Us (2016)
Euforquestra “Road Funk” from Fire (2014)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)


Acoustic Junction “Penny for Your Thoughts” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
Mollie O’Brien “Eleezah” from Big Red Sun (1998)
(D) Coral Creek “Way Back” from Coral Creek (2016)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Strange Americans “Rocks Rolls” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Old Soul “Oldest Religion” from Old Soul (1996)
Natalie Walker “Trust” from Strange Bird (2015)
Juno What?! “You Can’t Stop It” from Shameless (2011)
(N) The Yawpers “Doin It Right” from American Man (2015)
(N) Von Stomper “Let It Roll” from Americado (2015) 
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Jeeju’s Jeeju” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at

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