We’ve got a full slate of new music in this week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting). It was one hellova week for new music adds with debuts and new song adds from My Blue Sky, Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck, Brent Cowles, OneRepublic, piKziL, The Drunken Hearts, Gabrielle Louise and Katherine Homes.
My Blue Sky is best known as one of the top tribute bands in the region, winner of two Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition events, in 2014 and 2015, before deciding themselves to not participate in 2016… instead taking the time to record an album of originals and covers that demonstrate their skill at interpreting some of the most well known southern blues rock from bands like the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, and Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie). Their self titled debut shows they’re capable of writing jams worthy of the bands they pay tribute to. ***personal bias = I spent the 90s playing in a band that covered a LOT of ABB and Gov’t Mule***
The Drunken Hearts is another band shaped in the southern rock jam band tradition with a decidedly more country rock flair on “Want You Back” from their debut EP called Love & Thirst. Other songs on the ep carry the same vibe – and there are even a couple of nods to the twin guitars you might have heard from the ABB or the Outlaws or Marshall Tucker Band …nicely produced and mixed, their harmonies and tight playing are a direct complement to the influences they most emulate. ***same personal bias as above***
IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY – BLUES TRAVELER
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK …
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation. I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.
In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.
It’s not a competition. It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.
PLAYLIST S10 EP39
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
(R) = request
Dianne Reeves “never Too Far” from Never Too Far (1989)
(D) My Blue Sky “Kick Off Them Shoes” from My Blue Sky (2017)
Brothers Keeper “Cold Rain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(N) Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Fairytale” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Young Ancients “Yellowbird” from Fishstory (2015)
(D) Brent Cowles “Cold Times” [single] (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Nina Storey “Strangely Optimistic” from Think Twice (2013)
Annie Booth “Blues for Narcissism” from WANDERLUST (2014)
Dave Beegle “Monsters (w/Beth Quist)” from Clear the Tracks (2000)
(N) piKziL “Here’s the News” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “The Exit Parade” from Soft Civil War (2006)
Post Paradise “Ordinary” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
(D) The Drunken Hearts “Want You Back” from Love & Thirst (2016)
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
(N) Gabrielle Louise “If The Static Clears” from If The Static Clears (2016)
(D) Katherine Homes “Wild and Free” from Speak (2016)
The Northern Empty “That Old Door Frame” from Suzie (2016)
Leftover Salmon & Cracker “Low” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)
A HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies! They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show. Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pubin Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger,andCyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasters coffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).
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