The Colorado Sound – V4 EP25 2012

Short week kids … no new recordings in this week’s show … got one track deeper into the latest from Katie Herzig.  Otherwise I was screamin’ busy.  Had kids in town visiting.  Had a new grand-baby (yes, I really am that old LOL).  Helped Peggy at the Fort Collins DBA wrap up the lineup for the Fort Collins Jazz Experience on Saturday July 14 —> I’ll be hosting again this year and am excited to introduce Free Bear and Jababa in front of Hazel Miller.

Free Bear is Danny Meyer (Saxaphone), Stephen Thurston (Keys), Patrick McDevitt (Bass), and Alejandro Castano (Drums).  Each has developed his own original music project and has contributed to notable locals as  The Thurston Group, Art Lande’s Funko Moderno, THiCK CHiCK Live, 9th and Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, the Legacy Jazz Orchestra, and the Future Jazz Project.

Jababa is a 7 pc horn funk-jazz band out of Boulder .. they are currently finishing up their new album in advance of appearing on the main stage at this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival.

I’m really looking forward to seeing each of these new bands appear on the Old Town Sq stage next Saturday beginning at 5PM …

On a side note – I do sound at Oskar Blues in Longmont – and this past Friday we had the Yawpers appear again.  Keep your ears open for a new record they’re working on at UI in Boulder …. and as well … there’s something “special” about this band I don’t see very often.  It’s no wonder they are only one of two Colorado acts that band guru Mark Bleisner has currently taken on – Danielle Ate the Sandwich the other.  Also heard that Rose Hill Drive drummer Nate Barnes is now playing with John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light … they will be appearing on Aug 11 at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Mountain Ave stage.

Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
(N) Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “Rings” from Changing Color (2011)
The Congress “Minutes” from The Congress (2010)
The Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
Rose Hill Drive “Speed Dial” from Americana (2011)
Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Flash Cadillac “Good Times Rock & Roll” from Sons of the Beaches (1975)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Live Monsters (1998)
Jim Stranahan “Upside Down and All Around” from Free For All (2010)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Hazel Miller Band “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Head for The Hills “One Foot In the Grave” from Live (2012)
Oakhurst “I’ll Be Alright” from Barrel (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Rich Man” from Live and Learn (2011)
Kinetix “Can’t Undo” from Let Me In (2010)
Le Divorce “Under the Boxcars” from The Sting and The Light (2011)
The Samples “My Town” from Samples (1990)
Coles Whalen “Beautiful Without Me” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Chris Daniels “Medical Marijuana” from Better Days (2012)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Raincheck “Shadow Valley” from Raincheck (2012)

News, Notes and Spins – July 1, 2012

We are now officially half way through 2012.  I always wind up thinking what’s tracking HOT for the year about now … what are going to be the top releases of 2012 before anything new breaks big after the summer season.  So far, the following records are leading the score board.

The Lumineers – #1 in June, May, April and March spins.  “The Lumineers” has been the most successful national export of Colorado music this year, so far, followed somewhat closely by Tennis‘ latest “Young and Old.”  The album has managed a top 10 position in July, and top 4 going back to March and has placed the band in some pretty impressive national spotlights.  Otis Taylor is among the handful of top 5 acts so far in 2012 also.  “Otis Taylor’s Contraband” manages a top 10 finish this month, with top 5 finishes in each of the preceding four months.

So far in the first six months, other releases that have managed to make a significant impact statewide have been those by Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Bad Weather California, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams, Longest Day of the Year, and Leftover Salmon.  I also expect we’ll see the O’Brien Party of 7 extend their top 5 debut this month into a top 5 or 10 release for the year.

STATION NEWS AND NOTES

No word yet from KAFM (Grand Junction) on their search for a new program director.

Regional market vet Benji McPhail has been named music director and on air host at national top 20 ranked public radio station KUNC (Greeley).  Benji recently had been doing weekends at Open Air 1340 (Denver), preceded by stints at KGNU (Boulder), KCUV (Denver), KKPL/99.9 The Planet (Fort Collins), and KBCO – now well over more than a decade doing radio regionally.  Within only a couple of weeks since arriving at KUNC, the on-air sound has changed noticeably.

Long gone are the days when only marginally popular styles of sedate classical and down tempo acoustic music dominated KUNC’s set lists – today it’s a much more steady dose of  records that would likely make many critics best of lists from throughout the past 40+ years – emphasis on current/contemporary  adult .  Benji has great ears … and with just him and Wendy Wham on the mics, the mid-day energy has noticeably brightened as a result of a more contemporary focus on the music …and Benji’s many years on the air regionally at more commercially oriented stations.

KUNC has supported some regional artists throughout the years – especially favoring the likes of guitarists Dave Beegle and Jerry Palmer out of Loveland and Fort Collins … and singer songwriters such as NoCo residents Wendy Woo and Liz Barnez. And I know that Benji has supported music from here in Colorado at every stop he’s made, going back to when we first met in 2001 and he was the program director at KKPL.  Benji has settled into one very classy deal with KUNC … this will be fun to listen to.

Check out their playlists now – http://kunc.org/programs/kunc-music

In somewhat less happy news – legendary market PD John Hayes is out as program director at KRFC (Fort Collins).  The board of directors executive committee decided to not retain John – reversing the board decision in 2010 to install a professional programming staff.

In a letter to its members, executive director Brian Hughes says the station will go back to a programming committee approach – a direction that was abandoned by a previous board; “…the duties of the Program Director will be distributed between key volunteers (Genre Captains/ Programming Committee) BOD Committee (Community Advisory Board) and ED.”

The Community Advisory Board cannot determine policy for the station, and cannot be made up of volunteers at the station, so it won’t have any skin in the game other than to provide feedback to the board of directors on if the station is meeting the needs of the market that the station serves.

In the past many months, the most noticeable change at KRFC has been the move from block programming, with almost nothing but specialty shows during prime time hours of 6A-6P, to a broader “mix” format.  The other most noticeable change has been a somewhat dramatic increase in how much Colorado music has been aired.  KRFC stands out today as one of the top 2 stations in the state where it comes to how much Colorado music they broadcast.

John Hayes has been a professional colleague and friend of mine for many many years.  We competed against each other as programmers working literally across the street from each other back in the late 80s… he at KTCL, I at KSQI (K-SKY).  He was also the program director for Jack FM, part of the group that also launched KCUV in Denver.   I don’t doubt one bit we’ll be hearing his voice on a frequency or online sometime soon.

In one last bit of news this month – welcome KDUR (Durango) to the group of reporting stations from around the state.  I got to spend some time with music director / interim program director Jon Lynch recently on the phone.  He was very excited about the Colorado acts that make their way to Durango – and shared that there are lots of titles he doesn’t have and would like — they’ve got a “bin” in the control room for Colorado music, and the on air personalities do love to dig into it.  So, get thee some music to Jon and the crew at KDUR (Durango).   Good to have Durango repped now on the list … 🙂

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – June 2012
(312 titles tracked / 136 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Folk/rock/pop
(3) 2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop
(11) 3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country
(7) 4. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative
(D) 4. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk
(2) 5. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/rock
(4) 6. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop
(10) 7. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk
(D) 8. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country
(5) 9. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues
(D) 10. The Say So – The Romantic (self) Rock/alternative
(26) 11. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk
(23) 12. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/rock
(26) 12. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative
(9) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/roots rock
(13) 14. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative
(D) 15. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock
(R) 16. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factoy (self) Americana/rock
(R) 17. Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) Folk/folk-rock
(22) 18. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock/roots rock
(R) 19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative
(19) 20. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative
(6) 20. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/roots rock
(14) 21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country
(21) 22. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz
(24) 23. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country-rock
(R) 23. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/Americana
(R) 24. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down (Mad King Records) Folk  
(R) 25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (Suburban Homes) Indie/New Alternative
(D) 26. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz 
(27) 27. Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock
(12) 28. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Rhythm and blues
(R) 29. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock 
(25) 30. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New Alternative
(15) 30. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana
(24) 31. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/blues
(R) 32. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat (self) Hip Hop
(26) 32. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon (self) Rock  
(R) 32. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock
(17) 33. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Contemporary adult Pop/country crossover

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 IN JUNE
8. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live (self)
16. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
18. Instant Empire – Instant Empire (self)
20. Grass It Up – Alabama Tory (self)
22. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records)
27. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music)
28. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self)
28. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (Woo Music)
28. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self)
29. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age (Bent Wheel)
30. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self)
30. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self)
31. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings)
32. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records)

ADDED JUNE 2012
Andy Flattery & the Afternoons – Night Run
Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
Bonnie & the Beard – Cascavel
Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy EP
Johnny Hickman – Tilting
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller
Offbeat Revolution – All Around
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall and Rise
Russ Hopkins – Space Junk Motel
SoundRabbit – Don’t Forget to Remember (The singles)
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
SuCh (Sue Charles) – Stretch Marks
The Knew – Man Monster
The Love Royale – Another Winter [single]
The Say So – The Romantic

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

KDNK (Carbondale) [HOT SPINS]
Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
OtisTaylor – Contraband
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KDUR (Durango)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. The Crags – Big Divide
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons
5. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
4. Mosey West – Merica

KUVO (Denver)
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
3. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
4. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
4. Eric Gunnison – Trios

KVNF (Paonia)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. The Congress – Whatever You Want
5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

The Colorado Sound
1. Robert Cline, Jr – All the Right Reasons*
2. The Say So – The Romantic
3. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
4. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
4. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
*serviced to media by Rocky Mountain Music Network

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
5. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
4. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
5. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. JD Feighner – Feel the Way I Do [single]
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader

Jazz
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
3. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear
3. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Andy Flattery & the Afternoons – Night Run EP
2. SoundRabbit – Don’t Forget to Remember
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
3. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. The Say So – The Romantic
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
4. The Congress – Whatever You Want
5. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin

TOP Current Colorado Videos on YouTube

  1. The LumineersHo Hey / 2.1 millions views / published March 11, 2012
  2. TennisOrigins / 106.4k views / published February 14, 2012
  3. Katie Herzig – Free My Mind / 38.5k / published September 20, 2011
  4. Churchill – Change / 36.7k views / published December 12, 2011
  5. Danielle Ate the SandwichFaith In a Man / 15.7k views / published June 3, 2012

New Videos – June Adds

  1. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Faith In a Man / 15.7k views / published June 3, 2012
  2. Ballistic (featuring Xiren) Stay Away / 4k views / published June 5, 2012
  3. Megan Redmond – Falling / 2.9k views / published February 2, 2012
  4. Talisker Skye – Away / 2.5k views / published June 4, 2012
  5. Johnny HickmanAnother Road / 955 views / published June 24, 2012


The Colorado Sound – V4 EP24 2012

Another hot weekend … though I see our friends higher up in the mountains are enjoying more spring like weather 😉

Gotta tip the ole goat’s hat to our friends out fighting fires around the state.

This week’s featured video is about Harry Tuft, one of our most legendary musicians and educators.  Any chance I get to highlight something he’s involved with the better … this video more or less details his store and what he’s about today.

The Tenor of the Times: Harry Tuft and the Denver Folklore Center

Find the rest of this week’s featured videos at Colorado Sound Video Picks on YouTube.

This week’s pick videos by:
Johnny Hickman
Talisker Skye
Megan Redmond
Ballistic (feat. Xiren)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
The Epilogues
Churchill

Playlist – V4 EP24 2012

Leftover Salmon “Sing Up To The Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Bobby Walker “Barefootin’” from Way Back When (2010)
(D) Russ Hopkins “Different Girl” from Space Junk Motel (2012)
Megan Redmond “Falling” from Dreamland (2012)
Sherri Jackson “Tell Me” from Catalyst (2000)
(D) New Ben Franklins “Detroit Party Jesus” from [peter gabriel] (2012)
Overcasters “Storm of Crows” from Curses/Prayers (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Ruby” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
(D) Fingers of the Sun “Send Yourself to Sleep” from Sleepy (2012)
60,000,000 Buffalo “Cocaine Shuffle” from Nevada Jukebox (1972)
(N) The Say So “American Girl” from The Romantic (2012)
(N) Arliss Nancy “Saint Forgot” from Simple Machines (2012)
Convergence “Bee Cee Beat” from I Can Be There (2008)
Zephyr “I Am Not Surprised” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Johnny Hickman “Another Road” from Tilting (2012)


Robert Cline Jr. “Another Day, Another Dollar” from All The Right Reasons (2012)
Ethyl & the Regulars “Long Gone, Long Forgotten” from Fill ‘Er Up With … Ethyl & the Regulars (2009)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Baby You’re Gone” from Wrong Side Up (2012)
Dan Craig “Alchemy (What Is This Alchemy)” from Alchemy (2010)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
(D) The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster(2012)
Gary Stites “Shine That Ring” from Shine That Ring (1960)
The Jekylls “Think I Thought” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
(N) Strange Americans “Alamosa” from A Royal Battle (2012)
J. Shogren “Hand Grenade” from American Holly (2009)
Chie Imaizumi “The More the Merrier” from Unfailing Kindness (2006)

The Colorado Sound – Wk June 23-29 – and wkend events

Hi guys … okay … there is NO new show this week.  I had a software issue that I need to deal with, so KRFC is running a repeat of the Best of 2011 show, and all the other stations are running repeats of the Best of 2010 show.

I will be out and about this weekend, doing sound and/or emceeing.  I hope to see you … please find me and say hello.

Saturday – June 23 – Westword Music Showcase – I’ll be doing sound AND hosting ROOSTER AND MOON (955 Bannock Street)

12:00 – 12:30 – Alphabets
12:45 – 01:15 – Kevin Costner Suicide Pact
01:30 – 02:00 – Men In Burka
02:15 – 02:45 – Iuengliss
03:00 – 03:30 – Randy Ramirez (the Heyday)
03:45 – 04:15 – A Mouthful of Thunder
04:30 – 05:00 – Safe Boating Is No Accident
05:15 – 05:45 – Lizzie Huffman
06:00 – 06:30 – Coles Whalen
06:45 – 07:15 – Patrick Dethlefs

Sunday June 24 – Colorado Brewers’ Fest./Fort Collins – I will be emceeing two stages.

Bohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Park Stage
11:00-12:15pm Lion Souljahs Roots Reggae
12:45-2:00pm Beats Noir Hip Hop/Jazz/Funk
2:30-4:00pm Wasteland Hop Indie/Hip Hop
4:30-6:30pm Fierce Bad Rabbit Indie

Showmobile Stage
11:30am-12:30pm Special Guest Band Rock
1:00-2:15pm Blue Canyon Boys Traditional Bluegrass
2:45-3:45pm Mama Lenny & the Remedy Blues/Soul/Funk
4:15-5:45pm Liz Barnez Americana Folk Rock

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP23 2012

I love the summer but not the heat.  LOL.  I love all the great opportunities we have to get outdoors and see live music in our communities.  If you’re around next weekend, I’ll be appearing as emcee at the Westword Music Showcase on Saturday June 23 (venue tbd), and at the Colorado Brewers Festival on Sunday June 24 … with a great lineup that includes Lion Souljahs, Beats Noir, Wasteland Hop, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Blue Canyon Boys, Mama Lenny & the Remedy, Liz Barnez …

in the meantime .. thanks for tuning into the show this week.  KRFC will no longer be rebroadcasting on Tuesday night, so your only chance to hear it in NoCo is on Saturday nights at 8PM.

Colorado Sound Video Picks (click to go)
Talisker Skye
Patrick Dethlefs
Megan Redmond
SuCh (Su Charles)
Ballistic featuring Xiren
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Storm of Crows
The Epilogues
Rebel Tongue
Otis Taylor Band

The feature video this week is from former Tickle Me Pink bassist/vocalist Sean Kennedy who pays tribute to lost friend and bandmate Johnny Shou.

(D) = album debut on show  (N) = song debut on show

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
Rebel Tongue “Do For Love” from Movin’ On (2012)
Charlotte Sass “Not Alone” from Lighter Things (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Wake Up” from Untying the Not (2003)
Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
(D) Bonnie and the Beard “Open Water” from Cascavel (2012)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Railbenders “Whiskey Drinkin’ Man” from Southbound (2001)
12 Cents for Marvin “Social Suicide” from The B-Load (2007)
Mesita “In A Life After” from Here’s to Nowhere (2011)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Biggest Heartache on the Block” from The Spark (2005)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)
The Samples “Here and Somewhere Else” from Here and Somewhere Else (1998)
Drew Emmitt “Take The Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Soundrabbit “September” from Dont Forget to Remember (2012)
Jekylls “What I Want” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
The Heyday “Good Old Days” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Hello Kavita “Colorado” from To A Loved One (2009)
(N) The Say So “Safe to Say I’m a Mess” from The Romantic (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Nobody But You” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) SuCh (Su Charles) “Mesmerized” from Stretch Marks (2012)
Spoke In Wordz “Sugar Pills” from Sugar Pills (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Zen and the Art of Samba” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)