News, Notes & Spins – July 1, 2010

Happy July. Happy Summer. I don’t have much to say actually (shock, huh?) To those who air the music – thank you for your support. To those who make the music – thank you for the words and melodies. Now onto the charts for this past month.

KBUT (Crested Butte) – So my buddy Chad (program director) is all excited about the news down there … they got FCC approval for a full power transmitter in Gunnison- giving our friends at KBUT deeper reach outside of Crested Butte. Chad tells me it’s going to take three years to get the job done, but they’re very excited about it. Also, they’re coming up on their summer fund drive – so if you’re out that way please support.

KVNF (Paonia) – Kort McCumber will perform in the intimate setting of the Talmage Lounge at KVNF Community Radio, 233 Grand Ave. in Paonia, Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00 pm. “Americana at its best: equal parts folk, country blues, and bluegrass with a healthy dose of something fresh.” Tickets available at KVNF or by calling 527-4866 during business office hours. Tickets are $10.00.

MUSIC CHART LEGEND
DEBUT = 1st time appearing on chart
(NC) = not charted in previous month
(XX) = last month’s chart position

Top 40 Colorado Spins – June 2010
(228 titles logged/125 reported as played in June)
(1) 1. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time (Yep Roc) indie pop
(5) 2. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime (Romano Paoletti) americana, country
(3) 3. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister (2Dolla Reccas) americana, bluegrass
(7) 4. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (Telarc) blues
(2) 5. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits (Thirty Tigers) americana, roots rock
(8) 6. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) rock, adult
(4) 7. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder) folk, modern folk
(30) 8. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Beautiful (single) (BIG) rock, adult
(11) 8. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t (2Dolla Reccas) americana, bluegrass
(15) 9. 30db – One Man Show (SCI Fidelity) rock, adult
(9) 10. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues (SCI Fidelity) bluegrass
(21) 10. Greg Harris Vibe Quintet – Glass Gold (Greg Harris) jazz, vocals
(DEBUT) 11. Chris McGarry – and the weary eyes reply (self) folk
(NC) 12. Kinetix – Let Me In (Steel Giant) rock, pop
(NC) 13. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills (Head for the Hills) bluegrass
(DEBUT) 14. Bobby Walker – Way Back When (self) blues, r&b
(33) 14. Bop Skizzum – Push (self) funk, soul
(26) 14. Carbon Choir – High Beams (Carbon Choir) rock, alternative
(DEBUT) 14. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment (self) folk, pop, modern
(NC) 14. Flobots – Survival Story (Universal Republic) rock, alternative
(19) 14. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine (Blank Tape) americana
(27) 15. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped (House of Soul) jazz, vocals
(22) 15. Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back in My Hometown (Fossyl Records) blues
(NC) 16. Flashbulb Fires – Glory (self) rock, indie/alternative
(10) 17. GT and the Sidewinders – Across America (self) americana, rockabilly
(25) 18. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show (Frog Pad) rock, newgrass
(DEBUT) 19. Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud (self) jazz
(DEBUT) 19. Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable (Elephant Tree Music) rock, adult alternative
(DEBUT) 19. Eric Shively – Eden’s Light (Half-vast Records) alternative country-rock
(25) 20. the Autumn Film – The Ship and the Sea (self) indie/adult alternative
(31) 20. the Big Motif – the Big Motif (Hapi Skratch) rock, jam, funk, blues
(NC) 20. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain (Rebel) bluegrass
(NC) 20. Todd Adelman & the Love Handles – Todd Adelman & the Love Handles (Porch Lantern) americana, country-rock
(NC) 21. Houses – Spring EP (Great White North) folk rock
(NC) 22. The Foot. – Primary Colors (self) rock, adult alternative
(DEBUT) 23. the Mile Markers – Take to the Road (self) folk, bluegrass
(25) 24. Andrea Ball – Dial Tone (Andrea Ball) rock, indie/alternative
(17) 25. Euforquestra – Soup (self) reggae, ska
(NC) 25. Hard Pressed – In A Different Time (self) folk, bluegrass
(NC) 26. the Knew – The Knew’s Pulperia (self) rock, alternative

Fell out of the Top 40 – JUNE
(12) Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
(13) Tequila Mockingbird – Luck & Trouble
(4) Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
(18) Colcannon – Three Days in May
(20) Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo
(23) Juno What?! – Late Night
(23) Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes
(24) Kyle Hollingsworth – Then There’s Now
(27) the Informants – Crime Scene Queen
(28) the Jurassicasters – The Jurassicasters
(29) Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love
(30) Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
(30) Erik Applegate – Red Skies
(30) Lelah Simon – Third Week of April
(32) Tin Horn Prayer – Get Busy Dying

JUNE Drops
20XIII – Take Two and Call in the Morning
After Midnight – Autumn Leaves
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck – Queen of This Mess
Arliss Nancy – Dance to Forget
Eileen Simon – The Visit
Ethyl & the Regulars – Fill ‘er Up With…
Gregory Alan Isakov – This Empty Northern Hemisphere
Houses – Spring EP
Jasco – Ain’t Just Blues
Mighty Eighteen Wheeler – Stimulus Package
Motorhome – Almost Vegas
Neil Bridge 7+ – “Yes, I Am Still Here”
North 17th Street Band – Dirt on the Tires
Other Side of Clearview – Sweet Release
the Piggies – Rusted Bullets
Reed Foehl – Once an Ocean
Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
Stanleytones – Women Make Me Act Like A Fool
Wentworth Kersey – EP Two
Stella Luce – Zugenruhe

JUNE Adds
Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud
Arliss Nancy – Truck Stop Roses
Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable
Autumn Burn – Ashes of a Tormented Soul
Bobby Walker – Way Back When
Chris McGarry – and the weary eyes reply
Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
Eef – Life without You
Eric Shively – Eden’s Light
Gristle Gals – On the Lam
Jeremy Facnitz – Music from the Original Motion Picture
Julie Geller – You’re With Me
Kal Cahoone – Build the Fire
Lonesome Traveler – Looking for a Way
Mandy Harvey – Smile Sweet Face
Nick O’Connor – Lady in Pink
Tickle Me Pink – On Your Way Down
Tyler Grant – Up the Neck
Wovenhand – The Threshingfloor

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
2. Dovekins – Dovekins
3. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
3. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
4. Bobby Walker – Way Back When
4. Colcannon – Three Days in May
5. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
5. Hard Pressed – In A Different Time
5. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
2. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Loose Cannon Bluegrass – Loose Cannon Bluegrass
2. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
3. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Beautiful (single)
3. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
3. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. GT and the Sidewinders – Across America
2. Euforquestra – Soup
2. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
2. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. the Mile Markers – Take to the Road
2. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
2. Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
3. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
4. the Apples In Stereo – #1 Hits Explosion
5. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
2. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
3. Hard Pressed – In A Different Time
3. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
3. the Motet – Dig Deep
4. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. 30db – One Man Show
2. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
3. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
3. Carbon Choir – High Beams
3. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
2. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
3. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
3. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
3. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
3. Tickle Me Pink – On Your Way Down
4. Greg Harris Vibe Quintet – Glass Gold
5. Jerry Palmer – Cherry Picking
5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

KSJD (Cortez)
1. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
1. the Beautiful Loser Society – The Long Slow Decline
2. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
3. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Beautiful (single)
1. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
2. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
3. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
4. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
6. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
6. Hard Pressed – In A Different Time
6. Kort McCumber – Ain’t the Same As Before
7. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs

The Colorado Sound
1. Kinetix – Let Me In
1. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
2. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Beautiful (single)
3. Bop Skizzum – Push
3. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
4. Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
5. 30db – One Man Show
5. Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back In My Hometown
5. Bobby Walker – Way Back When
5. Greg Harris Vibe Quintet – Glass Gold
5. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

The Colorado Sound Vol. 2, Episode 22 2010

U.S. PipeGet Up” from United Sound Pipe (2009)
Add – Kyle Hollingsworth Let’s Go Outside” (single) (2010)
Chris McGarryIn With One Vice Out With the Other” from And the Weary Eyes Reply (2010)
Eric ShiveleyCelia” from Eden’s Light (2010)
Paper BirdLost Boys” from A Sky Underground (2009)
String Cheese IncidentOutside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
The Foot. High Design” from Primary Colors (2010)
John Common & Blinding Flashes of LightSame Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2009)
Ash GanleyConnected By Water” from Universe Acceptable (2010)
Romano PaolettiCan You Canoe” from Story of a Lifetime (2009)
Adam Bodine TrioRicochet Rations” from Blue Mud (2010)

Bobby WalkerBarefootin’” from Way Back When (2010)
Big Jim Adam & John StilwagenAlmost Home” from Back In My Hometown (2009)
Yonder Mountain String BandComplicated” from The Show (2009)
Todd Adelman & the Love HandlesThe Time Was Wrong” from Todd Adelman & the Love Handles (2009)
Reed FoehlWolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
KinetixAnything” from Let Me In (2010)
XirenGrace” from Trip-R (2008)
Yo, Flaco!American Music” from Goin’ At It (2002)
Add – WovenhandA Holy Measure” from The Threshingfloor (2010)
Danielle Ate the SandwichWhere Do the Good Ones Go?” from Two Bedroom Apartment (2010)
Lonesome TravelerHowlin’ Harlan Wind” from Looking for a Way (2010)
Emmitt-Nershi BandRoad of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
Chip Stephens TrioCookin’ At the Continental” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

MMMM – Monday June 21, 2010

Happy Father’s Day – the day after of course, but I’m working on this on Father’s Day – so…. I don’t have much really to say in advance of you checking out this week’s featured releases —- both of which fall into that gray area between rock and country-rock and folk/singer-songwriter… both certainly good enough to rank well on our Best of poll at year’s end.  Enjoy … and get hold of the artist if you’d like a copy to play at your station or on your specialty show.  I’ve known both these guys for many years .. not only do I like them as people, but I’ve always loved their voices, and their songwriting.  Oh yeah —- happy first day of summer too! 🙂


Eric Shiveley – Eden’s Light (Half-Vast Records/Dutchmen World Wide) Genre/Style: Americana, 50s/60s, country-rock, folk
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Shiveley/25710084113
Recommended/sampled tracks: #3-Celia, #9-Greetings from Deming, #13-You Don’t Know Me At All, #2-That’s All I Need to Know

Notes: Eric is a DIY award winning documentary film maker, musician, and engineer living and working in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.  In fact, the award he won (Oxford International Film Festival – Emerging Artist) was for the documentary he did of himself, building his recording studio over a two year period —- then he decided to record an album.  There are certain influences explicit in both the writing and the performance, among them – Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison.  Eric seemingly is infatuated with the way records were made in the late fifties and particularly the early sixties – evident in his use of copious amounts of very spacious reverb throughout the record, and specifically in cuts like “Greetings from Deming” (#2 sample track) and “That’s All I Need to Know” (#4 sample track).  There are a few guest musicians on the album, but all in all this is a one-man-show – a true DIY project.
Upside: gifted artist, great vibe, strong/passionate vocals, songwriting
Downside: inconsistent DIY production techniques – especially at times in his overuse of reverb
Overall: if Eric sends this one out to all of the RMMN stations, I predict this record to be well received by the programmers, and played well into the end of the year.  there are several excellent tracks that fit what public radio in the region is all about musically. Contender for DIY album of 2010

Video for “You Don’t know Me At All” from “Eden’s Light.” Uses footage from the documentary “Everyone But You.” Edited by renowned Italian director Sophie Catalano.

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Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable (Elephant Tree Music)Genre/Style: rock, alternative adult contemporary, country-rock
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/ashganley
Recommended/sampled tracks: #1-Universe Acceptable, #2-Missing from My Heart, #7-River of Time, #10-Connected By Water
Guest musicians: Eben Grace (electric/lead guitars), Mark Diamond (bass), Christian Teele (drums), Andria Ganley (backup/harmony vocals)

Notes: following the 2008 release of “Cruel Waters,” Ash embarked on a two year mission to record two separate records.  This is the first of those two releases, and Ash says it’s all about the finances as to when the 2nd in the series is released.  Based on this record, I’ll look forward to it.   Ash has never shied away from writing about spiritual matters of the heart, and he certainly doesn’t here – calling into question our acceptance of the universe, things that are missing from our hearts, the fact that we’re lost on a river of time, and how all we need is inside — namely love.  On this release, Ash and his wonderful wife Andria have never sounded better singing together.

Ash and Andria shine here as one of Colorado’s reigning husband and wife singing duos, their harmonies exceptionally well executed .. their trust and respect for one another’s talents coming across in every line sung together.  Ash also reaches deeper vocally than I’ve heard him on his two previous releases “Cruel Waters” and “Dark Fuel.”  On “Connected by Water,” Ash digs more deeply into his baritone as he sings, “When I step foot in the river, I can’t see the other side.  We’d all like to know what’s above and below, so we send up our prayers to the sky” — not only reaching deeply for his notes, but into his inner spiritual depths as well.