Well, Colorado pretty much got shut out of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards last night. There was no Pretty Lights, no Lumineers, no Gerald Alright …all prior Grammy nominated acts …and no Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. I’m particularly surprised that the Lumineers did not get enough votes to earn a nomination for their album Cleopatra, that went #1 in both the US and Canada last year.
All that said, Denver’s Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) earned another Grammy for his part as a producer on the multiple Grammy winning “25” by Adele. Native Denverite Bill Frisell did earn a nomination for Best Instrumental album for Wish Upon A Star, and former Denver resident Rene Marie was nominated in the Best Vocal Jazz Category for her album Sound of Red. Of course, my pick for album of the year for 2016 went to the Lumineers, for Cleopatra.
Last week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) was interesting. Seems like we’ve locked in a pretty steady core group of readers who let me know what they like each week … Patrick Dethlef’s “I Was Your Age,” received a resounding “DELETE IT” vote, along with Spiral Cell‘s “Taste.” Last week’s winners included the emotional “Sweat” from Michael Hornbuckle and what’s turned out to be a very well received release from the Steve Law Band, who have had two KEEP IT tracks voted on over the past two weeks.
This week’s MMMM includes shares from Dearling, Flobots, and Ginny Mules. The new Flobots album is due out in May.
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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S11 EP06
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
(R) = request
Zephyr “I Am Not Surprised” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Dearling “Wild Blue” from Inheritance (2017)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
(D) Selina Albright “Eat Something (feat Kay-Ta Matsuno)” from Conversations (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Failing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Johnny Hickman “Another Road” from Tilting (2012)
(D) Flobots “Pray (Extended Version)”– single (2017)
Big Gigantic “No Apologies” from Brighter Future (2016)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
(D) Erik Applegate “Leave Me Be” from Two’s Company (2017)
The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
(D) Heartstring Hunters “Rich In Love” from Heartstring Hunters (2016)
John Statz “Queen of the Plains” from Tulsa (2015)
The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010)
(N) Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)
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