The Colorado Sound S8|EP38

Chris K profile pic Oct 2014I sometimes have to just sit and laugh at how busy I am nowadays trying to keep up with all the music and musicians that exist here in Colorado.  I’m sure I’ll be bemoaning life here coming up in December, which is traditionally my slowest month of the year, but for now let’s just say I’m living on the wings of the dream I had 14 years ago now when my wife encouraged me to engage in my passion for local music, and the musicians who bring it to us.

Not all hits come easily, nor when the single, ep, or lp are initially released to the public.  Sometimes it just takes a while … example from the past = Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” released initially on their 1973 debut, but that didn’t become a huge national hit until 1976.  I bring this up, because I spent last weekend absorbed in Nina Storey’s newest album “Think Twice,” that I “debuted” a new cut from on this week’s show.  It’s an exquisite album, from a Colorado native, who has had to move geographically in order to advance her career.  Maybe with a little help from her friends here in Colorado we can “break” a hit single from the album… do check it out.

I got very good news this week that the show is doing very well in the 2PM time slot on KUNC FM .. heard on 20 FM frequencies statewide, including along the Northern Front Range at 91.5FM, the Denver/Golden area at 91.7FM, and in Boulder at 102.7FM.

There are only 2 places you can download our podcast series Offstage …Beyond the Music – at KUNC FM and at iHeartMedia’s Radio 94.9 Colorado, heard only in NoCO and online every Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM.  Thanks to those stations and their respective teams for hosting the podcast on their sites.  You’re more than welcome to stream the podcast here, but if you want to take it on the go, I ask that you please visit the station websites to download it.

Thanks also to my friends who provide funding for the show:  Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and SpokesBUZZ.  Pls visit their websites to see why I’m so thrilled to have them on board.

A final note before we get to the music … if you’re involved with music in Colorado and you have new music to share, or a new video, pls get in touch with me so I know about it.  Sometimes I just can’t find it all on my own 😉

No VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK this week .. instead, as I’ll now do every other week, here’s the most recent OSBTM episode.  Enjoy.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC EP4|PT1 with Richie Furay

PLAYLIST S8|EP38 2014

(D) = debut of LP, EP, or single
(N) = debut of track from already debuted LP or EP

HOUR 1

Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
Joe Walsh “Turn to Stone” from Barnstorm (1972)
(D) Claymore Disco “Light Ahead of Me” from Light Ahead of Me (2014)  (D) The Burroughs “Anna” from the burroughs (2014) String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014)
Kate LeRoux “Doing It All For Love” from Phoenix (2014)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Up On The Hill Where We Do the Boogie” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Steep Grade, Sharp Curves” from The Show (2009)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Brad Goode “Tight Like This” from Tight Like This (2010)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin “Wild Dogs” from Teaser (1975)
Lothar & the Hand People “Machines” from Presenting… (1968)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth “Happening Now” from Speed of Life (2014)  Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
The Samples “After the Rain” from Underwater People (1992)
Buffalo Springfield “Kind Woman” from Last Time Around (1968)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
(D) Born to Wander “I Can’t Help It” from Born to Wander (2014)
Ron Miles “Say It Loud” from Westword ’96 Music Awards Showcase (1996)

S8|EP29 JULY 2014 + OSBTM EP1|PT2

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOk.  I. Am. Brain-dead.  Gonna be a very crazy week – and I just got done a crazy week.  So, DPUMS 2014 is done.  Video from the acts that I did sound for at the South Broadway Christian Church on my youtube channel.

On to the next weekend.  Emcee Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live with Manabi on Thursday in Fort Collins.  Friday and Saturday The Colorado Sound Presents The Samples & the Matt Skinner Band on Friday night and then a full day of music on Saturday with the Richie Furay Band and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Very much looking forward to hosting the Richie Furay Band Saturday night.  That’s like a dream come true for this goat.  …

Guess what’s NOT happening this month?  The TOP 40 spins chart for July spins.  Not gonna happen – sorry.  At least not until after all this craziness subsides (maybe next week?).  I do have to say how much of an honor it was last week to have so many people walk up to me around the region and say they heard the show on KUNC.  Thanks you guys!

The Colorado Sound is supported by contributions, and by the generous support of our sponsors – Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre and by SpokesBUZZ – pls visit their sites to see what’s up.  I’ll be on hand at the Mish on SPT 6 to present The Motet, whose latest self titled album has been among the most popular this year so far.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC
EP1|PT2 with Chris Daniels

Taking two hours of conversation and finding a couple of 15-20 minute segments was a lot harder than I originally envisioned.  PT1 and PT2 are available on the OSBTM page.  Here’s PT2 for you to download.  Make sure to grab the Soundcloud app so you can listen on your smartphone or in the car when you’re out and about.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Katie Herzig is returning home to Fort Collins to open for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo for this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  

 PLAYLIST S8|EP29 July 2014

(D) = debut of EP/LP or single
(N) = new single from previously debuted EP/LP

Someone who heard the show this weekend came up to me yesterday and asked about India.Arie — if you missed the story, that’s the reason for the show LOL.  She is a Denver/Aurora native.  She went to Rangeview High School and her brother, J’on, went to North high school  Her dad is Ralph Simpson (Denver Rockets/Nuggets) still (to the best of my knowledge) lives in Denver.

India.Arie “Brother’s Keeper” from Songversation (2013)
Sally Taylor “Tomboy Ride” from Tomboy Bride (1998)
Kinetix “Ridin’” from One Life (2014)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Full Belly “New Voice” from New Voice (2011)
Tallgrass “Gone” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
The Samples “The Whole World Can Sing” from America (2014)
Rachel & the Kings “Love Coming Down” from Edge of Me EP (2014)
Mercury Project “Mongo” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Deliah’s Barber Shop” [single] (2014) — Seriously, I just can’t let this one go without featuring the story and video:  “”Delilah’s Barber Shop” was recorded live at the legendary Sun Studio on July 7, 2014, for the 60th Anniversary of Rock & Roll Celebration in Memphis, Tennessee, and was released on July 15, 2014. The song was written by Jonny Barber, and performed by The Rhythm Razors: Jonny Barber on vocals and guitar, J.M. Van Eaton on drums, Matt Ross-Spang on lead guitar, and Mike Baird on standup bass. More at jonnybarber.com.”  


Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(N) Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
60,000,000 Buffalo “Country Girl Again” from Nevada Jukebox (1972)
Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady`” from Green Eyed Lady` (1970)
(N) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystal Ball” from Living Asleep (2014)
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Garuud Effekt “Cut me” from Cut me (2014)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
The ReMinders “Africa On My Mind” from Born Champions (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Leftover Salmon “Delta Queen” from Leftover Salmon (2004)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie” from Louie, Louie (1993)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
(N) Analog Son “La Espana” from Analog Son (2014)