The Broncos are going to the Super Bowl! Yeah, I can’t help it. Second to my love of music in Colorado I love Broncos football. And yes, <sheepish grin>, I fell asleep for 10 mins during the 4th quarter and my daughter-in-law took a picture of that and posted it. LOL.
I’m very excited for some of the events and opportunities focused on music and musicians and music industry support coming up here over the next several months regionally.
One of the biggest events, if not THE biggest event, of the year that’s focused on locally produced music is FoCoMX, held annually in April in Fort Collins. The date for this year’s event – the 8th Annual – is April 22-23.
The unofficial kick off to the spring-fall festival season, FoCoMX features over 200 acts, spread across the city of Fort Collins. The focus is on bands from Fort Collins / Loveland / Greeley, but over the past few years has expanded to include other regional acts. Bands have until Feb 1 to get in an application, here.
Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …
THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS RICHIE FURAY A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band. Friday, February 5at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium. Show info and tickets
Wednesday February 10 2016 – A Special Night for the Kresges with appearances by Chris K, Danny Shafer, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Erica Brown (Afrosippi Band), “MJ” Merrian Johnson (Afrosippi Band) and The Subdudes – Tommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedee and Tim Cook. I cannot begin to express how humbled and honored I am that my friends are doing this for my family. TICKETS
Friday February 12 4:30-6:30pm – GOATZ! Chris K, Chris Jackowski and Richard Hartrick at Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel. No Cover. Our first public performance without Miss Pattie. We’ll be playing songs by Merle Haggard, Rodney Crowell, John Fogerty, Dave Alvin, Steve Goodman and originals by Chris & Pattie.
February 19 – 21, 2016, Breckenridge Creative Arts, orBreckCreate, and SpokesBUZZ will launch the Colorado Music Convergence, a weekend gathering and showcase for independent artists, bands and industry professionals from around the state.
SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music. INFO
Required: enthusiasm and effectiveness * strong leadership skills and likability * compelling communication skills, public speaking experience * organizational skills * desire to move beyond ideas into execution * ability to develop and manage annual budget.
Preferred: background in the music industry * nonprofit experience with fundraising focus * Quickbooks/accounting experience * business marketing experience * entrepreneurial focus
The Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016. Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Corey Harris “Basehead” from Greens From the Garden (1999)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Stephen Stills “Down the Road” from Down The Road (1972)
Poco “Calico Lady” from Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
Firefall “it Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
Ivory Circle “Walk With Me” from Equilateral (2014)
Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Slow Caves “Rover” from SpokesBUZZ Band Together Volume VI (2015)
Red Fox Run “Love Isn’t Love” from Red Fox Run (2015)
The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)
Tinkers Punishment “June Cleaver” from If This Can’t Last Forever (2000)
Shovels & Rope “Birmingham” from O’ Be Joyful (2012)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Dressy Bessy “Lady Liberty” from Kingsized (2016)
Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
Joel Ansett “Kingdom Come” from The Nature of Us (2016)
The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from Spokesbuzz Volume 6 Band Together (2016)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Fortune Teller” from Live at Red Rocks 2015 (2015)
(D) The Epilogues “Loser Denial” from Loser Denial (2016)
(D) Blue Canyon Boys “Time” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Tom Gershwin “Stompin’ at the Savoy” from Sweet Pastimes (2013)