So, the big news this week = I think we’ve made Colorado radio history. The show is now on at The Zephyr / KZYR / Vail – as of last night. It will air every Sunday night 6PM-8PM. That puts the show on in Aspen, Boulder, Carbondale, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Vail and Westcliffe. I know of no other show about Colorado music that has enjoyed this kind of success. Thank you to KZYR and all the stations that air this show … my wife Pattie (RIP) would be proud (today’s her b-day).
The big “winners” in last week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) were My Blue Sky and Gabrielle Louise, whose vote totals easily eclipsed all the other new adds last week … although the only song that really didn’t show well, with a 50/50 thumbs up, was Katherine Homes Wild and Free. New adds this week from Faceman, The Drunken Hearts, Johnny Johnston and Big Gigantic.
The first new release for 2017 came in this week from the very enigmatic Faceman. The new album, Wild and Hunting, which took two years to produce, will officially be released in February 2017 at a location tbd – and they’re building a giant terrarium to play in. . . more details to come. The album features a special cast of characters that includes trumpeters Ron Miles, Jon Gray, and Steve Illich, trombonist David Dinsmore, saxophonist Troy Thill, pedal steel guitarist Jeff Rady, vocalists Bonnie Sims (Of Bonnie and The Clydes), Lauren Stovall (of Railspitters), and Brianna Straut (of Tomohawk Fox), and screamers Scott McCormick and Courtney Whitehead. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Bricker, one of Colorado’s leading engineers and producers over the past decade plus, out of his studios at Mighty Fine Productions.
The lead single, Heavy Heart, features Denver legacy artist Ron Miles.
Faceman is throwing a big party at The Oriental Theater called ‘FACEMAN‘s 100 Year Storm’. It features 100 bands over two days (Friday November 18th and Saturday November 19th). There will be three stages and music playing 100% of the time. The band is working with Justin Hicks and Katie Webster of ‘Incite’ (also work as carpenters for the Denver Center Theater Company) who are building a giant tornado with cows floating around and stuff. The music covers almost every genre and will feature a few youth bands as well.
IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT
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 EP41
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
(R) = request
The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
(D) FaceMan “Heavy Heart” from Wild and Hunting (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I Need Never Get Old” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Chuck Pyle “Nighthorse” from Higher Ground – songs of Colorado (2007)
(N) The Drunken Hearts “Happy” from Love & Thirst (2016)
Finnders & Youngberg “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
Esme Patterson “Tumbleweed” from Woman To Woman (2014)
Eros and the Eschaton “Helicopter” from Weight of Matter (2016)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Liars” from Gregory Alan Isakov w/Colorado Symphony (2016)
Romano Paoletti “Can You Run” from Story of a Lifetime (2010)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Jeeju’s Jeeju” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)
Leftover Salmon “River Rising” from Euphoria (1997)
(D) Johnny Johnston “Goin’ Back to Colorado” from Colorado Blue (2016)
Lara Ruggles “Moon in My Heart” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Science Partner “Child Stars” from Rocky Mountain News (2012)
Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
The Apples in Stereo “Nobody But You” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) Big Gigantic “No Apologies” from Brighter Future (2016)
The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)
Selasee and the Fafa Family “Time for Peace” from Time for Peace (2015)
Joshua Novak “Infomaniac” from Ephemeron (2013)
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Rich Lamb “Deja Blues” from Music Along the Way (2008)
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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