MMMM – Monday April 5, 2010

MMMM – Monday, April 5, 2010

And the hits keep pouring in… as I expected, April and May are the months when we see a deluge of new releases, as bands gear up for the summer concert season and the lucrative merchandising opportunities that come with festivals and outdoor concerts of all types.  Among the biggest releases to hit my desk this week was the new Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder Records)… I previewed this album in one of my Songs of the Day posts recently.  Let me just say the entire album is remarkable and will easily make best of lists with music journalists and radio programmers regionally.

(30 second samples of featured titles)

The Apples in Stereo – Travelers In Space and Time (Yep Roc/Simian)
Genre/Style: Indie Pop
Website: www.applesinstereo.com
Notes: Free Download of Dance Floor is available at the band’s website.  From the promo notes:  “I wanted to make a futuristic pop record, to reach out to the kids of the future.  It’s what I imagine more highly-evolved pop might sound like: shiny soul music with robots and humans singing together.” It is that …

Chadzilla – Lil’Roo (single)
Genre/Style: Rock
Website: http://chadzillamusic.com/
Notes: Free Download of Lil’Roo available at the artist’s website.  Chadzilla is the touring drummer for Slim Cessna’s Auto Club and the leader of Chadzilla and the Asteroids.  He is also the creator of House of Rock (a teen to adult rock ensemble) at the Swallow Hill Music Association.  This is the first single off of Chadzilla’s upcoming album “View From the Backseat – Part 1.”  The official release date is TBD.

Bill McKay – Bill McKay
Genre/Style: jamband, r&b, funk, blue-eyed soul
Website: www.myspace.com/billmckay1
Notes: Bill McKay is the keyboardist for Leftover Salmon and the Fox St. Allstars.  He also toured with the Derek Trucks band for five years and was a founding member of the Denver based Double Parked, a band that also featured guitarist Adam Stern, who shows up on this album throughout – along with Chadzilla, who co-produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered with Bill.

The Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo
Genre/Style: Americana, country
Website: www.thehollyfelds.com
Notes: Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo appears to be official name of the 7” vinyl single that the band is releasing in May.  There are two songs on the radio advance cd – “Either Way” (sampled) and “How to Be Gone.”  Once again the girls show off their wonderful harmonies and classic country roots.

Gadzukes! – New & Used
Genre/Style: Americana, old-timey, ukulele, trad-jazz mixed with trad-country
Website: www.gadzukesmusic.com/
Notes: Not too many folks will take on the challenge of covering such American songbook classics as Stompin’ at the Savoy (1934 Benny Goodman), or Jimmy Webb’s 1967 classic By the Time I Get to Phoenix on the same recording – let alone do these and other standards featuring ukuleles as the dominant instrument.  Nancy Thorwardson and Patrick Cullie are those brave souls.  The album actually came out last summer – but I only recently got a copy when I did sound for the band.  It’s not only great to hear songs my parents introduced me to being recorded today, it’s even nicer that it was done so uniquely.

The Colorado Sound – Vol. 2, Episode 12 2010

Devotchka “Vengo! Vengo!” from Una Volta (2003)
The Subdudes “Work Clothes” from Street Symphony (2007)
NEW – Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travelers in Space and Time (2010)
NEW – The Foot. “High Design” from Primary Colors (2010)
NEW – The Rouge “Lady Luck” from Blasting Room session (C. Jak) (2010)
The Autumn Film “Always the Same” from The Ship and the Sea (2010)
Candy Claws “The Sun Is My Girl” from In the Dream of the Sea Life (2009)
NEW – Wentworth Kersey “Sun and Moon” from ((O)) (2010)
Andrea Ball “Letter” from Dial Tone (2010)
Hello Kavita “Colorado” from To A Loved One (2009)
Ash Ganley “Lonely World” from Cruel Waters (2008)
Rebecca Folsom “Not A Child” from Shine (2004)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Mughal Impressions” from Videsh (2009)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters “Runaway Train” from Riviera (2002)
NEW – Jon Ridnell “Angels” from Reliance (2010)
Great American Taxi “Reckless Habits” from Reckless Habits (2010)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Surfing the Red Sea” from New Country Blues (2009)
Houses “Me & Mr. Kelly” from Summer (2009)
Carbon Choir “Bullet Past Your Head” from High Beams (2010)
Gritch “Sunday Morning Train (Electronic)” from Sunday Morning Train (2009)
NEW – Nathaniel Rateliff “Early Spring Till” from In Memory of Loss (2010)
Rainville “Pass That Bottle Down” from Collecting Empties (1999)
NEW – The Haunted Windchimes “Don’t Take My Baby Away” from Honey Moonshine (2010)
Six Months to Live “Knock Three Times” from This Is What Happens (2009)
Wendy Woo Trio “Crisis” from Luxury (2007)
Dave LeMieux & The House Of Soul “Finding the Groove” from Jazz Shaped (2010)

Logged Titles – Jan ’09-March ’10

Someone asked me if I’d post the entire list of album titles we currently have logged … here it is .. Release dates Jan ’09 thru March ’10

May-09    20XIII – Take Two and Call in the Morning
Nov-09    A Melodic Daydream – A Little Weird
Nov-09    Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
Oct-09    Adam Bodine Trio – The Chauffer
Mar-09    Adam Stern – Twang Shui
May-09    After Midnight – Autumn Leaves
Feb-10    Almost Legends – Eyes
Aug-09    Aloft in the Sundry – Fore (ep)
Mar-10    Andrea Ball – Dial Tone
Sep-09    Andy Ard – What She Did
Aug-09    Andy Irvine – Soul Clap
May-09    Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck – Queen of This Mess
May-09    Arliss Nancy – Dance to Forget
Sep-09    Asia Jazz Project f/ Molina Soleil & Aju – Sacred Paths
Apr-09    Bad Weather California – Young Punks
Mar-10    Barbara Ernst – April Child: Mistura Bela (Beautiful Mix)
Feb-09    Ben Markley – Second Introduction
Mar-10    Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Smokestack Lightening (single)
Feb-09    Bill Frisell – The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs
Apr-10    Bill McKay – Bill McKay
Apr-09    Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
Jan-09    Bobby Walker – Git It
Jan-09    Bonnie Lowdermilk – Up To Now
Aug-09    Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
Sep-09    Candy Claws – In the Dream of the Sea Life
Mar-10    Carbon Choir – High Beams
Oct-09    Chad Price – Smile Sweet Face
Nov-09    Chris Daniels & Bmaster – We’ll Meet Again
Feb-10    Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
Aug-09    Churchill – Churchill
Sep-09    Coles Whalen – The Whistle Stop Road Record
Apr-09    Cowtown – No End of Love
Feb-09    Dan Craig – the Accidents e.p.
Feb-10    Dango Rose – Banjo Poems
Mar-09    Danielle Ate The Sandwich – Things People Do
Mar-10    Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
Mar-10    David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind
Oct-09    Death Hickey Blues – Raleigh St.
Jan-09    Debajo del Agua – The World Upside Down
Sep-09    Devil Got Five – Devil Got Five
Jan-10    Dovekins – Dovekins
Feb-09    Drag the River – Bad at Breaking Up
Jan-09    Dualistics – Dualistics ep
Sep-09    Dubskin – No End In Time
Aug-09    Dwarf Planets – Far and Away Sessions
May-09    Eileen Simon – The Visit
Jan-10    Ellyn Cornelison Rucker & Ross Cornelison – Every Time We Say Goodbye
Sep-09    Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
Sep-09    Erik Applegate – Red Skies
Jul-09    Erik Lunde – Another Country
May-09    Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…
Oct-09    Euforquestra – Soup
Nov-09    Everything Absent or Distorted – The Lucky One
Jul-09    Fafi aka 3Percent – Groove or Die
Jun-09    Fierce Bad Rabbit – Everything Is Alright
Mar-10    Fierce Bad Rabbit – All I Have is You (single)
Nov-09    Flashbulb Fires – Glory
Mar-10    Flobots – Survival Story
Aug-09    Flying Dragon Orchestra – Flying Dragon Orchestra
Aug-09    Fred Hess – Hold On
Mar-09    Glove Trucker – Tengo Sueno
Mar-10    Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
May-09    Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
Apr-09    Gritch – Sunday Morning Train EP
Aug-09    GT and the Sidewinders – Across America
Jul-09    Handpicked Holler! – Road to Gemini
Aug-09    Hard Pressed – In A Different Time
Dec-09    Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
Oct-09    Hello Kavita – To A Loved One
Jun-09    Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
May-09    Houses – Spring EP
Aug-09    Houses – Summer EP
Oct-09    Houses – Fall EP
May-09    Jasco – Ain’t Just Blues
Sep-09    Jen Korte & the Loss – Jen Korte & the Loss
Jan-09    Jeremy Dion – Finally
Jan-10    Joel Decatur – Seeking the House-Builder
Jan-10    John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
Dec-09    Jon Ridnell – Reliance
Feb-09    Jon Snodgrass – Visitor’s Band
Mar-10    Jonathan Tierstan & Ten Tiers – Ten Tiers
Aug-09    Juno What?! – Late Night
Apr-09    Keith Oxman – Doing All Right
Apr-09    King For A Day – Ghost In the Mainstream
May-09    Kort McCumber – Ain’t the Same As Before
Jan-10    Kosmos – Skeptics In Love
Aug-09    Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
Dec-09    Leftover Salmon – Celebrating 20 Years of Leftover Salmon
Jul-09    Lelah Simon – Third Week of April
Jan-09    Lionel Young – Beautiful Day
Jan-10    Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
Sep-09    Los Rojos Calientes – Corazon
Jun-09    Love.45 – Into the Ether
Sep-09    M. Pyres & New Past Tense – Apart The Echo
Aug-09    Maree McRae – Urgency
Sep-09    Martin Gilmore – Martin Gilmore
Aug-09    Marty Jones & the Great Unknowns – Drink & Song
Sep-09    Mary Louise Buirgy & Pamela Robinson – A Call To Prayer
Nov-09    Mary Stribling – Litlting Little Heart
Jan-10    Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
Jan-09    Matt Skellenger – Parentheticals
Jan-10    Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love
Jan-09    Meryl Romer – So Sure
Jun-09    Michaela Ray – Blues With A Backbone
May-09    Mighty Eighteen Wheeler – Stimuls Package
Oct-09    Mike Schikora – This Cowboy’s In Love
Jun-09    Mojomama – My Heart for You
Mar-10    Molina Soleil & Aju f/ DJ Icewater – Soulaju
Dec-09    Moonspeed – Flowers of the Moon
Oct-09    Moors & McCumber – Moors & McCumber
May-09    Motorhome – Almost Vegas
Mar-09    Nancy Thorwardson – Something In the Air
May-09    Neil Bridge 7+ – “Yes, I Am Still Here”
Jan-10    New Ben Franklins – New Ben Franklins
Jul-09    Ode to the Marionette – Uncomfortable Situation
May-09    Other Side of Clearview – Sweet Release
Jun-09    Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Jan-10    Paean – Songs For Us To Sing
Jun-09    Palmer Divide – Shenandoah Train
Oct-09    Papa Juke – Junkin’ at Jack’s
Jun-09    Paper Bird – A Sky Underground ep
Jun-09    Paul Soderman – This House is Blue!
Oct-09    P-Nuckle – Stand Up and Bitch
Sep-09    Post Paradise – Here to Anywhere
Jan-09    Poudre River Band – The Bellvue Dome
Oct-09    Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes
Dec-09    Quillion – To the Hilt
Dec-09    Railbenders – Like A Wheel
Mar-09    Redline Rockets – RPM Thousands
May-09    Reed Foehl – Once An Ocean
Jan-09    Rhythm Angels – Girls Like Us
Jul-09    Ricky Sweum – Pulling Your Own Strings
Jan-09    Rob Drabkin – On These Heavy Feet
Oct-09    Robin Davis – Robin Davis
Mar-10    Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
Feb-09    Ron Holleman – Shambhala Jazz
Dec-09    Rosalie – Metaphors for Hard Living
Jan-10    Runaway Express – Howlin At the Moon
Jun-09    Saints – Saints
Aug-09    Savage Henry – Step Lively
Nov-09    Scott Von – The Age of Plenty
Aug-09    Shel – Try to Scream
Nov-09    Six Months to Live – This Is What Happens
Aug-09    Sonnenblume – Sonnenblume
Feb-09    SoundRabbit – Tree Trunk Airplanes
Jan-10    Sour Boy, Bitter Girl – Songs About the Landscape or Songs About Wolf Army
Aug-09    Speakeasy, Tiger – The Public
May-09    Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
May-09    Stanleytones – Women Make Me Act Like A Fool
May-09    Stella Luce – Zugenruhe
Oct-09    String Cheese Incident – Trick or Treat
Mar-09    Taarka – Seed Gathering for a Winter Garden
Mar-10    Tage Plantell – Words and Music
Oct-09    Tango Red Tapestry – The Window EP
Jan-10    Tequila Mockingbird – Luck & Trouble
Sep-09    The Apples In Stereo – #1 Hits Explosion
Mar-10    The Autumn Film – The Ship and the Sea
Dec-09    The Beautiful Loser Society – The Long Slow Decline
Mar-10    The Big Motif – Big Motif
Oct-09    The Changing Colors – Ghost of Red Mountain
Jan-10    The Congress – The Congress
Jan-09    The Delta Sonics – Never Enough
Jan-10    The Don’t and Be Carefuls – Risk Assessment
Dec-09    the Epilogues & the Photo Atlas – Friendship EP
Oct-09    The Grippe – The Grippe
Mar-09    The Hollyfelds – Black Heart Blue e.p.
Mar-09    The Honey Gitters – Barrel-Sniffer’s Holiday
Sep-09    The Inactivists – Love Songs and Other Songs About Love
Aug-09    The Informants – Crime Scene Queen
Mar-10    The Intervention Band – Homey
Mar-10    The Jurassicasters – The Jurassicasters
Feb-09    The Kirkpatrick Project – Opportunity
Mar-10    The Knew – The Knew’s Pulperia
Oct-09    The Mitguards – Lookin’ For Something True
Jul-09    The Motet – Dig Deep
May-09    The North 17th Street Band – Dirt On the Tires
May-09    The Piggies – Rusted Bullets
Oct-09    The Reminders – Recollect
Nov-09    The Stone Project – An Art to Life
Jan-09    The Subdudes – Live at the Rams Head
Aug-09    The Subdudes – Flower Petals
Jul-09    The Trampolines – Between the Lines
Sep-09    Todd Adelman & the Love Handles – Todd Adelman & the Love Handles
Mar-10    Tommy Metz – The Blossom Frontier
Jan-09    Trinity Demask – Crucible
Aug-09    Trucker’s Daughter – Broken Down Love
Nov-09    Ukulele Loki’s Gadabout Orchestra – Gadabout Orchestra
Dec-09    Various Artists – Love, Everyday Joe’s | Vol. 3: Wake Up, O Sleeper
Dec-09    Vices I Admire – The Politics of Apathy
Apr-09    Weekend Weather – Heat Lightning
Nov-09    Weird Turn Prose – Sundowner
Jun-09    Wendy & Robin – Saving Grace
May-09    Wentworth Kersey – (O)
Sep-09    Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
Jul-09    Yvonne Meek – Mosaic
Jan-09    Zonky Tonk Zydeco – Zydecoliosis

Obama admin: time to make radio pay for its music

Read full story here.

I’ll quickly throw my two or three cents in on this debate.  As a radio professional and musician I stand in favor of the Performance Rights Act.

I’ve been in terrestrial-radio (T-radio henceforth) since the mid-seventies.  While never a recording artist, I have appeared on T-radio as a performing musician.  My current program, the Colorado Sound, represents many DIY musicians who receive no compensation whatsoever from T-radio (or many other sources, but that’s for another blog post sometime).  If they record a song written by someone else, that writer receives a royalty via their association with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC when that song is played on T-radio, but the performing artists themselves receive nothing.  And, generally speaking, at the most local level, whatever airplay they might receive will have marginal affect on any real world sales – so the free T-radio promo and advertising argument is pretty slim imo.

It used to be that T-radio had a direct promotional benefit, and for some it still does. However, whatever direct benefit exists today only exists for a very very slim percentage of the musicians who are out there  working hard at producing records.  The NAB (National Assoc. of Broadcasters) argues that any new fees on their business will benefit the recording industries top four companies – and that those companies by and large are foreign/overseas companies.

That’s a fair enough statement – except for one thing:  If the NAB is opposed to the RIAA backed overseas foreign owned companies making money at their expense, why are they airing that music?    It is also true that these companies own the huge catalogs of recordings that T-radio airs, and that the companies bought and paid for – so yes, those fees will go to those companies… and to the hundreds and thousands of smaller independent labels and DIY musicians who are not owned by the big four… and that only receive marginal acceptance at mainstream T-radio.

Readdressing the copyright royalty issues in this country is messy business.  The original laws were written at the dawn of the recording and radio industries, nearly a century ago.  Successful lobbying by the NAB and other pro T-radio groups has maintained what is obviously a highly pro T-radio biased regulation all these years.  Successful lobbying by the RIAA, the musicFIRST Coalition and others has created new fees that cost satellite, cable, and Internet radio stations while feeding musicians’ hopes and dreams of making some kind of a living from having their performances publicly “broadcast.”  I’m glad to see the Commerce Department take a stand for fairness in this deal.

News, Notes & Spins – April 1, 2010

There’s something about spring that makes this old goat jump… smack into the weeds beginning to show in the yard, the grass that doesn’t seem to want to come up through the rock and clay “soil,” home improvement projects that I have no business attempting in the first place as limited as my carpentry skills are … and music … lots and lots of music, especially of the outdoor live variety.  I can’t wait for the first downtown live show under the stars or on a warm (or not) Sunday afternoon… LOL … got that old spring fever I guess.

I want to throw some props out to Dave Herrera at the Westword for contributing to this blog.  Every week, Dave posts the playlists of shows like mine, the Mountain Homegrown Show (99.5FM the Mountain), Locals Only (KTCL), Local Shakedown (Radio 1190/KVCU), and the Colorado Wave.  And, every week I tabulate those spins into my spreadsheet so I can keep track of what’s getting played so I can chart it here each month.  So for that, thanks brother Dave 🙂

This past month I logged 201 current titles (going back to Jan 09 release date) into the spreadsheet that goes out to radio stations around the state.  Of those 201 titles, 110 received at least 1 point in the scoring system used for our charts each month – meaning that title got at least one spin at one station or show in one week during the tracking period for this month’s chart.  Of course this also means that 91 titles got no registered or reported spins this past month.

As I survey and chart Colorado music programs and radio stations I am always amazed at the music I believe they would likely play and that I wind up thinking they just don’t have in their collections.  I don’t know the exact reasons why more bands, artists, labels, and out of state promotion companies don’t service all of the independent stations and Colorado music programs that exist throughout the state … That has always baffled me.  In some of these cases, I’ve spoken directly to the “band” or label about servicing their record to radio and encouraged them to get the music out there — yet month in and month out I find many of those very titles I think might do well just don’t show up in our tracking.

When you read the charts here and ask why “X or Z” got so high up on the charts – it is first and foremost because they got their recording to the most number of stations and/or specialty shows… and they let those stations know in big bright letters that the recording is from a Colorado band/artist.  I cannot stress enough how important that piece of information is.  I talk to djs and programmers all over who might have a recording filed, but don’t know it’s from Colorado.

Typically, these generally independent programmers at public/community and college radio and specialty shows play what they know.  If they don’t know something is from Colorado and have no personal knowledge about that act they are not likely to play it.  So all the more reason to reach out and let radio folks know who’s who and what you do as musicians in this great state… especially jazz recordings.

Nearly all of the public/community stations in our network have jazz shows, yet I find Colorado jazz grossly under represented — and again, it’s an issue I believe where those titles are not being serviced throughout the network.

With that, here’s the spins chart for this month…

Top 30 Spins March 2010
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
4. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
5. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
6. Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
6. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
7. Euforquestra – Soup
8. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
8. Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
9. David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind
10. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
11. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
12. The Congress – The Congress
13. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
13. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
14. Barbara Ernst – April Child: Mistura Bela (Beautiful Mix)
14. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
15. Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With… Ethyl & the Regulars
16. Rob Drabkin – On These Heavy Feet
17. Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love
18. Hello Kavita – To A Loved One
18. The Knew – The Knew’s Pulperia
19. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
19. Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes
19. The Subdudes – Flower Petals
20. Ode to the Marionette – Uncomfortable Situation
21. Colcannon – Three Days in May
21. Fierce Bad Rabbit – All I Have is You (single)
21. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Euforquestra – Soup
2. David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind
3. Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…Ethyl & the Regulars
4. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
4. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
4. Jaden – Midnight Sky
5. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
5. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
5. The Subdudes – Flower Petals
6. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
1. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
1. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
1. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
1. String Cheese Incident – Trick or Treat
2. Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
2. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
3. Bill Frisell – The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs
3. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow

KCSU (Fort Collins)
1. Paean – Songs For Us To Sing
2. Dovekins – Dovekins
3. Sam!! Well, Hell… – It’s a Long Story, So It Goes…
4. Rad Vibes – Mind Is The Maker…
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – “All I Have Is You” (single)

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Euforquestra – Soup
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
1. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
1. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
1. The Motet – Dig Deep
2. Colcannon – Three Days in May
2. Dango Rose – Banjo Poems
2. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
2. Tequila Mockingbird – Luck & Trouble

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
2. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
2. Chris Daniels & Bmaster – We’ll Meet Again
2. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
2. Reed Foehl – Once An Ocean
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
3. Bad Weather California – Young Punks
3. Fred Hess – Hold On
3. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Rob Drabkin – On These Heavy Feet
2. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
3. Blue Canyon Boys – House Full of Sorrow
3. Euforquestra – Soup
3. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
2. The Changing Colors – Ghost of Red Mountain
2. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Houses – Fall EP
3. Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…Ethyl & the Regulars
3. Flashbulb Fires – Glory
3. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
3. Ode to the Marionette – Uncomfortable Situation
3. Tango Red Tapestry – The Window EP

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Chuck Pyle – The Spaces In Between
3. Flower Petals – The Subdudes
4. Colcannon – Three Days In May
4. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
5. The Delta Sonics – Never Enough
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Everything Is Alright
5. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
5. Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love
5. Runaway Express – Howlin’ At the Moon

KUVO (Denver)
1. Barbara Ernst – April Child: Mistura Bela (Beautiful Mix)
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
3. Ben Markley – Second Introduction
3. Erik Applegate – Red Skies
3. Fred Hess – Hold On
3. Keith Oxman – Doing All Right
3. Ricky Sweum – Pulling Your Own Strings

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
3. Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…Ethyl & the Regulars
3. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
3. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
4. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
4. Euforquestra – Soup
4. Flobots – Survival Story
4. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
4. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show

The Colorado Sound
1. Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
1. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
2. Andrea Ball – Dial Tone
2. David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind
2. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show
3. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
3. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
3. Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open

Video Tuesday – March 30, 2010

As I was driving back and forth from attending the wonderful Patty Griffin/Buddy Miller show last night in Denver,  I spent the time listening to the new cd by the Haunted Windchimes, Honey Moonshine, which was one of the featured releases in this week’s MMMM.  Here’s the video for the song I featured this week, My Baby Back.

My “date” for the show last night was a guy I’ve known for over 20 years and never attended a social event with, former KTCL/KCUV program director John Hayes … so natch we talked about radio, and Colorado music over the years, including Leftover Salmon – and the various side projects — so I found this vid shot at Denver’s Botanical Gardens that has each of the members shredding their asses off.  Have a great day folks 🙂