Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Festival season arrived this weekend in the way of Longmont’s Winter Walkabout – 52 acts, 17 venues – one day, 10 hours. Hurtin’ dawgs (feet for the uninformed), and ringin’ ears (even with ear protection). OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! Congratulations to everyone involved.
Unlike other festivals such as FoCOMX (Fort Collins), the Westword Music Showcase or UMS (both Denver), this event was not as musically diverse. As much as the festival planners may have intended for diversity, this event was remarkable for the singer-songwriters and more “Americana” blues and folk based talent represented.
The festival also heavily favored female fronted talent, including the fabulous opening set by Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, a packed out Speakeasy performance from Mojomama, and a very rarely seen Megan Burtt who’s been dealing with some severe health issues since last summer.
Long time Larimer Lounge, Globe Hall and Lost Lake booking manager Tony Mason announced his resignation this past week on Facebook: “”It comes with extremely mixed feelings to announce that I’ve resigned from my position as lead talent buyer for Lost Lake, Larimer Lounge & Globe Hall and have accepted a new job in Texas,” he wrote. “I appreciate the time (all 8+ years of it!!) I had at these clubs, but I am ready to move on to BIGGER and better things. More news coming soon on this very exciting/scary transition in my life. Onwards and upwards my friends. Here’s to the next chapter!”
I msg’d Tony to arrange an interview this March, before he departs for Texas, to talk about his time here in Colorado and what he’ll be doing in Texas (and I can only assume Austin).
AND .. I got to sit down with Don Stasburg from AEG Live this past week. It’ll take me a week to edit down the 48 minute interview, so look for it on the show hopefully in the next week or two … ALONG with the PREMIER of a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
You make a big difference in what gets played on the show. Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here. You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
The Astronauts – Little Ford Ragtop – Competition Coupe/Orbit Kampus (1964)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – It’s Hard (To Break The Ice) – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (2010/1975)
(D) Dechen Hawk – I Want You Around (2020)
Analog Son – Sunshine (feat. Ivan Neville) – Black Diamond (2017)
Thunder and Rain – House of Light – Passing in the Night (2020)
The Subdudes – Lost Religion Blues – Lickskillet (2019)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Time Will Tell – The Weatherman (2013)
The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights – Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) King Cardinal – Long Goodbye (2020)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
Ryan Fourt – Air-Gun (Daisy’s Revenge) – Big Slick (2015)
Rare Silk – American Eyes – American Eyes (1985)
(D) Ren Elizabeth – Lessons from the Underground – A Stranded Player (2020)
Strange Americans – No Punches – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
The Reminders – Foundation – Unstoppable (2019)
Love.45 – Unbroken – Into The Ether (2009)
The Samples – We All Move On – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
Lizzy Plotkin – Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
(D) Augustus – Be Your Man (2020)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
During my interview with AEG’s Don Strasburg (coming in an upcoming episode of the show), I put him on the spot and asked which local talent he was impressed with … one of the four he mentioned was Zach Heckendorf. This is his most recent video, put out Dec 30th.