2015 LP/EP/SP Titles

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOkay .. I have to admit, this has been one seriously messed up year as far as new releases are concerned.  Not only have there been far fewer that I have normally identified by this time of the year, stations have been playing fewer than in the past couple of years.  I’m not sure why this is to be honest.  I realize we don’t track everything .. there’s no metal or rap in this list as nearly all of the stations I survey are of the AAA and/or CMJ format with strong focus on Americana, bluegrass, funk, etc.

I lost all my spin data from Jan through March (Q1) and have only been able to capture spin data in April and May (Q2) … so I have suspended my monthly TOP 40 spins chart for the time being.  With this being my busy season, perhaps I can get back to it again this fall/winter .. we’ll have to wait and see.

There are 138 titles represented in this list.  If you are aware of some titles not on it that should be, please inform me.  I’ve been maintaining this list now for over five years and I’d to keep it as up to date as possible.

Much love,
goat

2015 TITLES – LP/EP/SP

Amy Kress Secret Music Album
Analog Son Stomp and Shout Album
Andy Sydow Trailhead Album
Anthony Ruptak Between The Hangman and The Halo Album
Audi Y Zentimiento Simplemente Audi Album
Ben Gallagher Heart Shaped Rocks Album
Ben Haugland A Million Dreams Album
Ben Markley~Clint Ashlock Quintet The Return Album
Bud Bronson & the Good Timers Fantasy Machine Album
Cary Morin Tiny Town Album
Charles McPherson The Journey Album
Chella & The Charm Chella & The Charm Album
Chris Daniels & the Kings Funky To the Bone Album
Chuck Pyle Cover Stories Album
Clouds & Mountains Slumber Album
Cracker Berkeley To Bakersfield Album
CRL CRRLL Good Influence Album
Dana Landry Quartet Standard Elevation Album
Dana Landry Trio Memphis Skyline Album
Danielle Ate the Sandwich The Drawing Back of Curtains Album
Dexter Payne Quartet + 1 Pra Voce Album
Eef & the Blues Express All Rivers Run To The Sea Album
Elise Wunder In the Darkness of My Light Album
Equally Challenged EQC2 Album
Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep Album
Finnders & Youngberg Eat The Moon Album
Fox St. Authentic Western Dress Album
H2 Big Band It Could Happen Album
In The Whale Nate & Eric Album
Instant Empire Lamplight Lost Album
J. Miller Band One More High, One More Low Album
Jack Hadley The St. Louis Sessions Album
Jayme Stone Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Album
Jeff Austin The Simple Truth Album
John Statz Tulsa Album
Judge Roughneck Pick You Up Album
Kenny Knight Crossroads Album
Kyle Hollingsworth Speed of Life Album
Land Lines The Natural World Album
Leftover Salmon High Country Album
Longest Day Of The Year Carapace Album
Max Wagner Gratitude Album
Michael Kirkpatrick Honey Rider Album
Michal Menert Space Jazz Album
Mojomama Mojomama Album
Montropo Follow Me Album
Moors and McCumber Pandemonium Album
More Than Physics Predictions Album
Motion Trap Palebluedot Album
Natalie Walker Strange Bird Album
Otis Taylor Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat Album
Paa Kow Ask Album
Patrick Lee Remixes Vol 1 Album
Paul Mullikin Quintet Time Is Now Album
Pete Kartsounes Unwind Album
Peter Sommer Narrando Historias Album
Quemando Paradise Album
Ragged Union Hard Row to Hoe Album
Richard Dean Accidental Human Album
Richie Furay Hand In Hand Album
Rossonian Late Kids Album
Ryan Chrys Up From The North Album
Sean Curtis Band Kind of Like Wyoming Album
Selasee and the Fafa Family Time for Peace Album
SHEL The Lab Sessions Album
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Totem Album
Stelth Ulvang and as always the infinite cosmos Album
Stereo Twins Good News Album
Steve Kovalcheck Trio Stomping Ground Album
Taarka Making Tracks Home Album
The Echo Chamber Synesthesia Album
The Knew Schmew Album
The Longest Day of the Year Carapace Album
The Montgomery, Hermann, & Quinlan Sextet Hear, Here Album
The Navigators All About the Ride Album
The Railsplitters The Faster It Goes Album
The River Arkansas Golden Light Album
The Seers Deaf In June Album
The Symbols Smile Album
Todd Adelman Highways & Lowways Album
Trout Steak Revival Brighter Every Day Album
Twin Shadow Eclipse Album
Various artists SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together Album
Wendy Woo Band Tipping Point Album
Yonder Mountain String Band Black Sheep Album
Young Ancients Fishstory Album
Zach Heckendorf Speed Checked By Aircraft Album
All Chiefs, No Indians The Danger Mission EP
AMZY We Don’t Walk We Dance EP
Blue Grama Shadows EP
Chemistry Club Copia 1 – The Electric Hush EP
Dirty Few Party or Don’t EP
Doves & Wolves Doves & Wolves EP
Edison Ghosts EP
Elin Palmer Elin and Friends EP
Esme Patterson What Do You Call A Woman EP
Gipsy Moon Autumn’s Retreat EP
In The Whale Full Nelson EP
Ivory Circle Isoceles EP
Juno What?! Stranger EP
King Cardinal One A Giant EP EP
Lunde Station Another Country EP
Modern Suspects Modern Suspects EP
Nathaniel Rateliff Closer EP
Pan Astral Color Field EP
Rose Quartz Axis of Love EP
Shaley Scott Rescue Me EP
Sol Pride Love Revolution Party EP
Sour Boy Bitter Girl Mule EP
Stephen Melton S/T EP
Strawberry Runners Strawberry Runners EP EP
The Raven and the Writing Desk Some Get Started EP EP
The Sound and Color The Sound and Color EP
Tim Ostdiek Temporary Home EP
Toad In the Hole Wallflower EP
Wasteland Hop Symbiotic Clock EP
4H Royalty forty-fives Single
Ark Life Very Fine Friends Single
Blue Rider Lightning Single
Chimney Choir Motion Single
Dearling Do You Love Me Single
Dearling Landslide Single
Inner Oceans 8 Cousins / Everything’s Alright (Single) Single
John Common The River Is Moving Single
Kramies The Fate That Never Favored Us Single
Lauren Brombert Love’s Carousel Single
Medic If I Could Stay Single
Mile Heist Club Codename Sugarplum Single
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats I Need Never Get Old Single
Plum Behind Your Man Single
Plume Varia Vernor | Forge Single
Post Paradise Ordinary Single
Racing On the Sun Self Destruct Single
Sunboy Aphrodisia Single
Tennis Easter Island Single
Treehouse Sanctum Pilot & Crew Single
You Me and Apollo Finding Peace Single

THE COLORADO SOUND IS SUPPORTED BY

CVMF LOGO LRG

The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logo

colorado case logoMish Logo JPG

CVMF LOGO LRG

 

 

The Colorado Sound S9 EP26

RDP_1271BWCrushed.  Absolutely crushed.  I’ve never been so busy.  Truth: some days I feel it would be easier to have a “real job” with an expected number of hours, and time off to just do leisurely things.  I enjoy no such luxury as I attempt in my final decades to tell as much of the story as I am able about music and musicians in Colorado.  Well, that and doing sound and/or emceeing and/or producing shows and/or rehearsing with the new lineup of Goatz!, back after a nearly six year hiatus (new recordings and/or videos coming  in August).

Hmmm … seems I slipped into the “Chris abyss” (coined by Morris Beegle from Hapi Skratch Entertainment) on that first paragraph.

I completely and utterly screwed up this month’s edition of Offstage …Beyond the Music with Freddi Gowdy.  I got new equipment last month to solve a long standing production quality issue, and didn’t get it right.  So for July, as we celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast series, I’ve decided to pull out segments from some of my favorites of the past year .. starting off with one from the very first episode with Chris Daniels last July … 

jill-sobuleJill Sobule is one of our native artists who has long gone unnoticed as such among local music fans.  She grew up in Denver, went to St. Mary’s, and to CU before heading off to Spain and other parts on her musical journey. So to lead things off this week I did an artist two-fer with one of her biggest hits, and something from her most recent album “Dottie’s Charms” from 2014 – that was largely influenced by a charm bracelet she found at the bottom of a drawer, “…hung with about 20 pewter charms, including an airplane, the Statue of Liberty and a disc bearing the name Dorothy.”   See playlist below to listen to the song via YouTube.

THE COLORADO SOUND IS SUPPORTED BY

CVMF LOGO LRG

The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logo

colorado case logoMish Logo JPG

CVMF LOGO LRG

 

 

_______________________________________________________

PLAYLIST S9 EP26 

HOUR 1

Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
(D) Jill Sobule “I Swear I Saw Christopher Reeve (Mackinac Island Charm)” from Dottie’s Charms (2014)

Mojomama “Tell It Like It Is” from Mojomama (2015)
Fox St. “Somethin About You” from Authentic Western Dress (2015)
Matthew Moon “It’s Alright” from I Thought U Should Know (2002)
Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015)
String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Selina Albright “Brighter” from Brighter (2013)
OneRepublic “I Lived” from Native (2013)
Pandas & People “Still Young” from Pandas & People (2014)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)

Hour 2

The Astronauts “Money” from Everything Is A-ok (1964)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Summer Means Fun” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) The Symbols “Alone” from Smile (2015)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Liz Barnez “Laughin’ Yellow” from Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Chemistry Club “Miranda” from Miranda (2014)
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Ben Haugland “Birds of A Feather” from A Million Dreams (2015)

The Colorado Sound S9 EP25 JUNE 2015

Life is crazy right now.  It’s summer.  It’s concert/festival season.  I’m booked out every night of the week it seems.  This week’s show included the final episode of OFFSTAGE BEYOND THE MUSIC with June’s guest John Magnie of the Subdudes & Young Ancients.  July’s guest is Freddi Gowdy, formerly of the Freddi Henchi Band, currently performing with Chris Daniels & the Kings.

I would normally be pulling spin data yesterday thru tomorrow for the 1st of the month NEWS NOTES & SPINS column … but I have made the decision to suspend that monthly post until further notice.  There are a few reasons.

  • I lost all my data for Jan, Feb, March, and May .. so 1/3 of the year’s data is gone.
  • Fewer stations are playing enough current Colorado titles to make it worth my time to cull spins from their dj playlists.
  • Fewer Colorado titles are being played than at any time in the five years I’ve been doing the monthly charts, again making it less worth the 1 1/2 days it takes for me to build that chart.
  • And finally … I reformed my band, Goatz!, a tremendous time drain getting ready for our first show back on August 9 at the Mishawaka with Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings w/ Freddi Gowdy, and my son’s band Williams Reserve.      Here’s what our band is up to as we gear up for the event … 

I will be emceeing every Thursday night as part of the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Fort Collins.  This week is The Jurassicasters, featuring Dave Beegle.

THE COLORADO SOUND IS SUPPORTED BY

CVMF LOGO LRG

The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logo

colorado case logoMish Logo JPG

CVMF LOGO LRG

 

_____________________________________________________

PLAYLIST S9 EP25

Hour 1

Zephyr “Sun’s a Risin’” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014)
Tommy Bolin “Savannah Woman” from Teaser (1975)
Plum “Behind Your Man” from Behind Your Man (2015)
Born in The Flood “I Am the Walrun” from Mountain Homegrown Vol IV (2005)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Sofie Reed “Pilot Car” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
The Informants “Crime Scene Queen” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Instant Empire “Dead Air” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
In The Whale “Mail” from Full Nelson (2015)
Richard Dean “Blue Coal Miner” from Accidental Human (2015)
Dana Landry Trio “Frank’s Tune” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “Phoenix” from Phoenix (1979)
(D) Yonder Mountain String Band “Insult and an Elbow” from Black Sheep (2015)
Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Beautiful People” from Speed of Life (2014)
Young Ancients “Yellowbird” from Fishstory (2015)
Raven and the Writing Desk “Running” from some get started (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

UPDATE – JUNE 15

Some how or another June has gotten the better of me, and stolen the time I normally devote to posting here.  Sorry for that.  Truly.  There was no new show this past week.  I was in New Jersey attending to family business.  I did, however, get to go to the Greeley  Blues Jam.  Gotta say, the Burroughs and the Frails stole the show on the Colorado music stage.

CVMF LOGO LRG

The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

The Colorado Sound S8|EP30 + Carbon Valley Music Fest Recap

Chris K CVMF 2014I’ve had the privilege of producing the show for the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for seven years.  This year was the first time we expanded to a two night show.  It was also the first time we had seven regional distilleries present for the spirits tasting and competition event.  We also brought in a new lighting director and expanded the kids’ activities.

I was beyond thrilled to present four very legendary Colorado artists this year- Richie Furay, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), and Sean Kelly (the Samples).   Presenting Richie was one of the highlights of the many years I’ve introduced bands to audiences around Northern Colorado, and one of the highlights of my life in music.

Richie’s “Kind Woman” has always been one of my most favorite songs of all time.  Nearly every second of his performance of that song is in the recap video below — along with footage from Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Chris Daniels with Richie Furay, Mojo Mama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and the Mojo Music Academy Band Camp program … I’m sorry I was unable to get any video of Alterity.

A BIG thank you to the folks who came up to me all weekend and said they heard the show on KUNC … folks came from Conifer, Aurora, Boulder, and Fort Collins.  I got mad compliments about stage, sound, and lights all weekend .. much love  to my buddies from Mighty Fine Productions (sound), Marshall Austin Productions (stage), and Maniac Productions (lighting)

Here’s a recap of the weekend …

PLAYLIST S8|EP30

The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(N) Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)The Samples “Save It For a Rainy Day” from Return to Earth (2001)
AdrienneO “Just Happened” from Lines EP (2014)
(D) Felonius Smith “Delivery Man” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Lissa Hanner “Colorado Colors” from My Colorado (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
(D) Molina Speaks “Denver (ft. Randy Runyan)” from Everyday Denver (2014) H*Wood “One Love” from One Love (2013)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil” from Private Eyes (1976)
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Kiss and Tell” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
(N) Ark Life “Proud of Me Out There Mama” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “New Friends” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)