The Colorado Sound – S7/EP08 March 2013

grizzly goat adamsHi.  New Instagram shot … shows my “Grizzly Goat Adams” side my wife says … LOL .  Ok…not much time to sit and chat this morning.  The monthly news, notes, and Top 40 is now 2 days past schedule, and I’m only hoping I’ll get it done sometime today (Sunday March 3).  In the meantime I received more new music this past week than I had time to listen to.  But I did manage to get a fair amount into the show again this week.  Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, not everything you hear this week will be heard again sometime soon.  I’ve already got 342 songs curated for 2013, and I’m not done importing.  I have 538 in catalog from 2012.  I’ll be doing some weeding this week to be sure.

In the meantime … news … Wendy Woo had surgery yesterday.  A late night post from her husband Charles Snyder while I was at the Skylark doing sound for Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams caught my attention… he told me in a follow up “she had to have surgery on her vocal cords to remove polyps. She had to cancel her next twelve shows which she’s really bumbed about, however the surgery went well and she should be back in a couple of months.”  Good luck to Wendy.  She’s been a staple in our scene for over a decade now, and continues to be a crowd favorite.

Speaking of Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams – they spent the day yesterday, and will be back spending the day today, at Might Fine Productions finishing tracks for their upcoming new release.  The guys are really excited, and based on what I’ve heard of new material done live it will be another fan favorite.  Don’t expect a lengthy song list this time though – this will be a “smaller” batch of songs and there may be <hint fellows> vinyl in the offering (?).    Also finishing up mixing for a new album at Colin Bricker’s place => Lionel Young Band … bassist Kim Stone blasted out Thursday “Mixing the new Lionel Young Band CD at MFP Studio’s.”  Nice 🙂

Bumped into Kerry and Paul from the Informants last night also … could a new EP be in the making???

Birthday wishes this week to:  Jazz vocalist Erienne Romaine (22).  CJ Nicolai (Reckless Red).  Greta Cornet (FoCoMA, Road 34, 3 Twins Broadband, 12 Cents for Marvin, Mama Lenny & the Remedy). Rebecca Folsom (50).  Chris Citrus Sautoff  (Swallow Hill instructor and all around funk-meister guitarist and sitarist). Pianist Jon Wirtz (33).  Bassist Glenn Tapia (44).  And Colorado native and songstress Katie Herzig is celebrating… congrats to all our friends and family in the scene celebrating one great year of life among us.

I think that’s it … now for our Video Pick of the Week … and the Playlist … the NEWS NOTES & SPINS column should be up tonight … tomorrow morning at the latest, I promise.

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK

THE PLAYLIST

Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
(D) The Centennial “Meantime” from Nervous System (2013) Elephant Revival “Quill Pen Feather” from It’s Alive (2012)
Pete Kartsounes “Believer” from The Only Way I Know (2011)
Katya Chorover “Little Bird” from Big Big Love (2012)
Strange Americans “Roses On Ice” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Lionel Young Band “Drivin’ Wheel” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Fox Street Allstars “Saturday Night” from Tough Talk (2013)
(D) Confluence “Stay” from I Haven’t Really Been Living (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Zuba “Planet Of Love” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013)
You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “God Alone” from Dancer These Days (2011)
(N) Jeremy Dion “Halleluhjah” from Golden Some Day (2013)
(N) Dennis Wanebo “Running on Gravity” from Running On Gravity (2013)
(D) Andy Palmer “The Monk” from Hazard of the Die (2013)(N) WhiteWater Ramble “Standard Deviation” from Roots & Groove (2013)
(D) Paper Bird “As I Am” from Rooms (2013)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger “Illegal Snakes” from Split Shot (2012)

The Colorado Sound – VOL 4, EP15 2012

It is soooo great to see the daytime temps up in the 70s and 80s again along the Front Range.  Time to drop the top, make a half dozen mix cds and get some open air listening in while I’m scurrying back and forth between festivals – which for me started last week with FOCOMX (340+ bands in 37 venues) … next up for me is the CHUN People’s Fair – 1st wkend in June at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver.  In the meantime, as folks keep asking me what I’m really diggin nowadays …..

If you can’t get excited about a new Leftover Salmon record, you’re just not not a true Colorado music lover.  So, HELL YEAH I’m excited to get Aquatic Hitchhiker.  Vince Herman messaged me this week … record’s on the way.  I’m stoked.   It’s the first new album of all original tunes in like 8 years!  Hope to have it in time for EP16 next week.  Here’s a taste of what we can expect on the new album, courtesy of eTown.  If you can’t tell I’m excited, you don’t this old goat too well 😉 

Megan Redmond – Dreamland — a tasty bit of crossover pop country/americana from this young lady who is playing damn near every festival event of the summer from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2012.  Not since Katie Moffatt in the early 70s has there been, to the best of my knowledge, a top female pop country artist break out of Colorado.  Her 6 song debut ep is full of songs she wrote or co-wrote, and was produced in Nashville with some top session players.  The first single, “Falling,” was placed on industry news leader ALLACCESS.COM’s “Cool New Country” highlight list… then landed on Clear Channel Media’s show on hot new country propelling “Falling” onto the Top 100 Country charts on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS. 

Rebel Tongue – Movin On … several years ago now I got hipped to U.S. Pipe – a band that featured lead MC Azma Holiday.  That band broke up.  Azma and some of the members of the Pipe moved on – to REBEL TONGUE.  I knew Azma as a rapper – NOW I know him as a soulful singer and rapper with a group of funk masters backing him up.  Give me a band with a wickedly tight and groovin rhythm section, a couple of horns, and a front guy who OWNS an audience and I’m a sucka for love like this anytime.  Here’s the official teaser they came up with.  

Mosey West – Merica — Hmmmm …. over the past two years this band, originally called Merica before changing their name to Mosey West, has reaped more praise and more accomplishments here locally than just about any band I can name outside of those who have gained national attention — i.e. The Lumineers or Tennis.  Expect even greater praise and accomplishments in 2012.   I expect this record is going to be listed on many critics lists as a “best of 2012.” 

I’m not going to include an outtake of News & Notes this week.  Over the next couple of days, I’ll present the story about Biodiesel for Bands in text form.  It’s a great story – a great opportunity – and a great idea.  So watch here for that …

PLAYLIST – V4 EP15

Tommy Bolin “Bustin’ Out for Rosey” from Private Eyes (1976)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Highway” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Lifeboat Etiquette “Eggs & Oranges” from Sabateur (2012)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Coles Whalen “Cannonball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Zach Heckendorf “All the Right Places” from The Cool Down (2011)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Petals of Spain “Lady Luck” from Lady Luck (2011)
Vices I Admire “Hero” from Venom & Pride (2012)
Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003)
(D) Jeff Finlin “East by West” from Live Songs For the Ice Age (2012)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Zen and the Art of Samba” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” [single] (1960)
(N) The Jekylls “What I Want” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
(D) Megan Redmond “Falling” from Dreamland (2012)
Places “The Fire” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
(N) Broken Tongues “Bad Finger Boogie” from Crooked Skyline (2012)
(N) Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Not A Girl To Keep” from Punches and Hugs (2012)
The Foot. “Empty Hands” from Primary Colors (2010)
The Outfit “Strange Bones” from Broken West Wishbone Test (2011)
(N) The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
The Broken Everlys “Sweet Disorder” from Stoned In Juarez (2010)
(D) Mosey West “Gone” from Merica (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Euphoria” from Euphoria (1997)
(D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)

The Colorado Sound – Vol 4 EP 9

(D) = album debut   (N) = new track from album debuted

Drew Emmitt “Take The Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Love.45 “Release Me” from Into The Ether (2009)
The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010)
The Longest Day Of The Year “Took All Winter” from Turn Into the Ground (2012)
(N) Tennis “My Better Self” from Young and Old (2012)
Petals of Spain “You Had Me From the Start” from Late Night Visitor (2011)
(D) Broken Tongues “Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?” from Crooked Skyline (2012) (D) Blender Cats “Somethin’s Gotta Give” from Just Like This (2012)(N) Harry Tuft & Friends “Treasures Untold” from Treasures Untold (2011)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore “New Boots” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Josh Quinlan Quintet “Playa Negra” from Mountain Time Standards (2011)String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
The Broken Everlys “The Mighty Quinn” from Stoned In Juarez (2010)
(N) Katie Glassman “Snapshot” from Snapshot (2012)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Just Don’t Care” from Live @ Hodis (2012)
Turn 4 “Sante Fe Breakdown” from What You Do About It (2011)
(D) Mr. Anonymous “Rockin’ an Swing” from Champion Sound (2012) … featuring Ranking Roger  (English Beat) and Ranking Jr. Sherri Jackson “Maple Tree” from Sherri Jackson (1997)
(D) Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
(D) Ronnie Shellist “Trust Is Gone” from ’til Then (2012)Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Andrew Vogt “Groomzilla” from Cats Afoot (2010)