News Notes and Spins – THE BEST of 2012

chrisk w new hatIn reflection – what is the power of a recording – video and/or audio – that it makes its way to the uppermost partitions of the temple of our soul, our heart, our mind, our singing voice in the quiet space of our car or standing in the throng of a concert crowd? How do we assign such luminance to a single record, that it shines above all others in our collection? (btw, I have a friend who is about to say “we’ve fallen into the Chris abyss.”) What is it that makes a record our favorite of the year?

A full disclaimer is in order – during the course of 2012, I assisted several Colorado artists and bands in getting their recording to djs around the state – which I am paid to do. In the past twelve months I’ve sent out records on behalf of: Three Twins Broadband, Bonnie & the Clydes, Chris Daniels, Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band, Jeff Brinkman, Katie Glassman, Kathryn Mostow, Susannah Thompson, and Sofie Reed, all of whom put out excellent records in 2012 – some of which did very well at radio and/or with the critics and fans who participated in our poll.

In the decades I’ve been involved with music and radio here in Colorado the question has too often been asked, why can’t Denver (Colorado) be recognized as a major player in the national music scene?

My hope is that shows like The Colorado Sound (heard on a number of stations) and stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and CPR’s OpenAir 1340 have helped to shift that perception and helped to elevate the righteous claim to fame our brothers, sisters, sons and daughters deserve today.  Colorado has become big talk the past decade – deservedly so.

OpenAir 1340 and KRFC deserve special notice in elevating our awareness of Colorado music – each with its own flavor, but both of which have shifted the focus of their airtime to what’s going on here in this state.  KRFC’s TOP 5 most spun album/ep titles were from here … and overall,  80% of their TOP 10 were Colorado releases.  Much love to all the folks at both places who have placed such importance on our local scene — I can’t name a place off the top of my head anywhere in the country that has achieved that in a major metro market area.

Congratulations to the latest round of inductees into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame:  the Astronauts, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, KIMN AM, Barry Fey, and Harry Tuft … all very well deserving … next up in that category are inductees due this year – Chris Daniels, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

So, what’s my favorite? Well, my favorite albums of the year won’t be known to anyone except my wife and maybe one or two very close confidants. Equally I’ve allowed anonymity for the several djs, music journalists, and members of the industry who participated in voting in the POLL I sent out this past month.

The only BEST OF selections I sought no outside influence with is BEST VIDEOs of 2012 — these choices are strictly mine. My #1 pick for video of the year came to me late, like as I was typing out this column.  It comes from one of my best friends, and a client-musician who I am very happy to endorse, promote, and work on behalf of.

Chris Daniels and I got to be friends about the time he released “Spark,” an album I thought at the time truly was a career defining release.  His subsequent treatment for leukemia, and the inspiration that arose within him to write and perform the songs on his newest album “Better Days,” means for me that the current record is far and away his life’s career affirming record.  The video for “Sister Delores” was more than enough emotionally, on the eve of this report, to make it my VIDEO PICK of 2012.  God bless you my friend – I truly do respect, love, and honor you for your contributions these past many decades.  Thank you for inspiring me…. and for being my friend.

And with that … have a SUPER FANTASTIC year of music in Colorado in 2013 … much love to you and thank you for your support in 2012.

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteGOAT’s TOP VIDEO PICKS of 2012

from:  Chris Daniels, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, the Epilogues, Churchill, Xiren, Flobots, SHEL, and OneRepublic

TOP 40 ALBUMS/EPS

TOP 40 OVERALL – 2012
A ONE HOUR sampling of the TOP 20

1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [1 -Mar-12]
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [1-May-12]
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [1-Feb-12]
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Country/Folk [1-Jul-12]
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [1-Sep-12]
6. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Country/Rock [1-Jan-12]
7. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Rock/Country [1-Apr-12]
8. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Rock/alt-country [1-Nov-11]
9. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [1-Feb-12]
10. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [1-Jan-12]
11. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [1-Mar-12]
12. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [1-Apr-12]
13. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [1-Apr-12]
14. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock [1-Jun-12]
15. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Country/Rock [1-Mar-12]
16. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock [1-Jun-12]
17. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk [1-Jun-12]
18. Churchill – The Change EP (A&M/Octone) Rock [1-Mar-12]
19. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Country/Folk [1-Jul-12]
20. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [1-Mar-12]
21. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Country/jazz [1-Jan-12]
22. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [1-Jun-12]
23. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [1-Sep-12]
24. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Country/Folk [1-May-12]
25. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/Folk [1-Aug-12]
26. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Funk/Soul/R&B [1-Sep-12]
27. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock [1-Feb-12]
28. Musketeer Gripweed – Straight Razor Revival (self) Rock [1-Apr-12]
29. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [1-Feb-12]
30. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana/rock [1-Mar-12]
31. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Country/Folk [1-Sep-12]
32. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Hip-hop [1-Aug-12]
33. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP (self) Rock/Pop [1-Nov-11]
34. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/Pop/Singer-songwriter [1-Dec-12] *
35. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [1-Apr-12]
36. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [1-Aug-12]
37. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock [1-May-12]
38. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [1-Apr-12]
39. Glowing House – Days Run Out (self) Indie/New Alternative [1-Jun-12]
40. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Rock [1-Oct-12]

TOP 20 PEOPLES’ CHOICE
30 contributors ranked their TOP 20 in order.  A #1 vote garnered 20 pts… a #20 vote garnered 1 pt.  167 titles received at least 1 pt.
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days
5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
6. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
7. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
8. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
9. Mosey West – Merica
10. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
11. The Knew – Man Monster
12. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
13. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
14. FaceMan – Feeding Time
15. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
16. Glowing House – Days Run Out
17. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
18. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons
19. Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
20. Oakhurst – Barrel [EP]

TOP 20 Radio Spins 2012
I went back and reviewed the TOP 40 radio charts for the 12 months Dec 2011 through November 2012.  A #1 chart position garnered as many points as there were 2012 releases charted in that month; a song that was #1 in a month in which 30 titles counted received 30 pts etc.  110 titles received spin points based on their TOP 40 chart position in any given month of 2012.
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
6. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
7. The Swayback – Double Four Time
8. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
9. Chris Daniels – Better Days
10. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
11. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
12. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
13. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
14. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
15. Churchill – The Change EP
16. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
16. Mosey West – Merica
17. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
18. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
19. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
19. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

BY GENRE/FORMAT

lumineersAmericana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
5. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground

otis taylor_contrabandBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. John Oates Band (CC) – The Bluesville Sessions
5. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone

Image _ ColoradicaliTunesDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
4. Air Dubai – Day Escape
5. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down

danielleatthesandwich_likeakingFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
4. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
5. SHEL – SHEL

bad wx cali kissedIndie/New Alternative
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn

tia fuller_angelicJazz
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. Eric Gunnison – Trios
5. Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz

coles whalen I wrote this for youPOP/CROSSOVER/ADULT CONTEMPORARY
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Places – No More Wasted Days
3. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
4. Katie Herzig (CC) – The Waking Sleep
5. The Fray – Scars and Stories

yawpers_capon-crusade_coverROCK/AAA/AOR/ALT
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Mosey West – Merica
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
5. The Knew – Man Monster

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP45 Nov 2012

Thanksgiving week … lots to be thankful for … a new grand daughter, Emily Irene (yes, I’m that damned old LOL) …a reasonably healthy family …some amazing friends (that means you) …and a library of the greatest songs I can find from here in Colorado.  This week’s short playlist comes via Spotify because there were not enough on YouTube… so you need Spotify.  Have a great week and don’t forget – the next News Notes & Spins comes up next weekend.

India.Arie “Talk to Her” from Voyage to India (2002)
Olivia Rudeen “Almost June” from Olivia Rudeen (2012)
Monroe Monroe “The Salesmen” from Interiors (2013)
The Congress “Hundred Miles” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Kinetix “Can’t Undo” from Let Me In (2010)
Rob Roper “The Man in the Movies” from The Other Side of Nowhere (2013)
I’m With Her “Hang Among the Stars” from Songs We Said Goodbye To (2012)
Sofie Reed “Why You So Negative” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
David Williams & Deco Django “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie” from Django Jazz (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
Honkytonk Homeslice “Burnin’ Down” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
Dan Fogelberg “Full Circle” from Full Circle (2003)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “The Calm Within the People” from Thumbs Up (2013)
Corey Harris “Eh La Bas” from Greens From the Garden (1999)
Dianne Reeves “Today Will Be A Good Day” from When You Know (2008)
Jeff Brinkman “Kiss” from Strange (2012)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Tyler Ward “The Way We Are” from Hello. Love. Heartbreak (2012)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Epilogues “The Shadow King” from Cinematics (2012)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Grant Sabin “Devil of Mercy” from Anthromusicology (2013)
Strange Americans “Engine” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)

News Notes and Spins – Nov. 1, 2012

Tia Fuller, Katie Herzig, Sera Cahoone, Corey Harris, Jill Sobule, Phillip Bailey, and India.Arie, among others, all have one thing in common… they are all original Colorado natives who moved to other places… Sera to Seattle.  Tia to NYC.  Katie to Nashville.  India.Arie to Atlanta, Philip and Jill to Los Angeles… Corey first to Maine and then to Virginia.  They’re not the only ones — artists move to or move from here all the time.  Dan Fogelberg, Joe Cocker, John Denver, Glenn Frey, John Oates, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tommy Bolin, and countless others have lived here… some for a couple of years, others longer; some are still here.

No one has told the story better than legendary former local rock critic, radio dj, local music historian and author, and current Colorado Music Hall of fame director G. Brown, whose book “Colorado Rocks!: A Half-Century of Music in Colorado” is a must have for anyone even casually interested in what’s gone on here musically much of the past 60 years now.  Expect to pay a few times what it originally sold for however.  The book has been out of print for at least a few years now and very good to excellent condition editions can run you $50-75 +/- …I’ve seen wrapped editions listed for upwards of $125.

Occasionally, an album from one of these artists shows up on our monthly charts.  Most recently it’s been Tia Fuller’s wonderful new album “Angelic Warrior,” which features resident and native jazz great Dianne Reeves on one vocal track, “Body and Soul.”  Katie Herzig’s latest has shown up here and there as well the past year, as has the O’Brien Party of Seven release that features former Colorado resident Tim O’Brien with sister and current Colorado residents Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore and their kids.

Columbine High School (Littleton) graduate Sera Cahoone is an accomplished singer-songwriter on the Sub Pop label out of Seattle, where she moved when she was 21.   Her latest, “Deer Creek Canyonhas been picking up some spins at KUNC and KRCC and I have no doubt will continue to pick up spins throughout the state in the coming couple of months.

The question is always, do we include those who grew up here as kids, went to our local schools, and maybe our colleges and universities, and then moved on to other places?  KUNC’s music director, Benji McPhail, made it a point – when he emailed me that they had put Sera’s new album in rotation as a Colorado artist release.   Sera’s new album, “Deer Creek Canyon” is all about the place she grew up, and where her mom still lives.  Sera may have moved to Seattle years ago, as a young woman seeking her own life and stories, but has remained a much loved native Coloradoan with a great musical story of her own to tell – largely influenced by her life and experiences here.

Still, some folks contend that unless an artist is actually living here and contributing to the live music scene they cannot justifiably be considered a “local” artist.  IF that’s the case there are a lot of acts we would have to consider as long gone and no longer local… including the likes of the Apples in Stereo (Kentucky) or Slim Cessna (Rhode Island) or Todd Park Mohr (Chicago) … hmmmm … yeah, no.  😉

Speaking of Coloradoans who were not born here, but were raised here, went to school here, and are as much as part of who we are as anyone – legendary jazz guitarist, Denver East High School grad, and University of Northern Colorado alum Bill Frisell (born in Baltimore) has teamed up with local jazz trumpeter and Denver University alum Ron Miles (born in Indianapolis) for an exquisite album called “Quiver.”  As adventurous as it is, I expect it will do well with jazz djs around the state in November and December – watch for it.

STATION NEWS:

OpenAir 1340 on air personality and web director Brandee Castle has left her post at Colorado Public Radio.  CPR will be listing her open position on their employment page within the next couple weeks.  However, she will still be involved with OpenAir in some capacity in the future so it’s not a true goodbye.

OpenAir’s First Birthday Bash will take place at the Hi-Dive in Denver on November 9th at 9pm.  Meet the OpenAir hosts and catch live performances from A. Tom Collins, Flashbulb Fires, and Bonnie and the Beard.  Since OpenAir launched on Oct. 31, 2011, more than 80 bands, most of which have Colorado ties, have visited CPR’s Performance Studio to record their music and talk with OpenAir hosts, making them a leader in promoting music from here in Colorado on broadcast radio.

KBUT (Crested Butte) has hired a new general manager/executive director.

Okay — Time for an experiment.  I got served notice recently that it would be nice if I linked each entry to a website where folks could check out the music … that’d be a bit more time consuming than I’d prefer, so here’s a link to a playlist I have up on Spotify that features a lot of this month’s Top 40 most spun titles.  You will need a Spotify account for this to work.

VIDEO PLAYLIST This month’s video playlist begins with a classic from Victoria Woodworth, recorded at Caribou Ranch in 1980.  It also includes a new video and song from Jeff Finlin, a new video from Chris Daniels, along with Flobots, The Yawpers, The Epilogues, Churchill, SHEL, Sofie Reed, a live performance video from Leftover Salmon, Achille Lauro, and Petals of Spain.

TOP 40 TITLES OCTOBER 2012

(278 titles tracked / 159 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(2) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(13) 2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(4) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana / AAA  [Jul-12] *
(12) 5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana / bluegrass [Sep-12] *
(14) 6. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Alternative Rock / AOR [Jun-12]
(3) 7. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA [Apr-12]
(R) 8. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) AOR / AAA [Jun-12]
(1) 9. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) AOR / AAA / Alternative Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 10. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-12]
(22) 11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(16) 12. Churchill – The Change EP (A&M/Octone) AAA/adult alternative  [Mar-12]
(5) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(18) 13. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana /country-swing [Jan-12] *
(15) 14. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/Americana [Apr-12]
(8) 15. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Alternative/Modern Rock [Mar-12]
(7) 16. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} ( Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/Americana [May-12]
(27) 17. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 18. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sound Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 19. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Americana/AAA [Oct-12]
(D) 20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Oct-12]
(25) 21. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Aug-12]
(9) 22. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues [Aug-12] *
(D) 23. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(10) 24. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(R) 27. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) AAA/AOR [Apr-12]
(D) 28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot (self) Jazz [Oct-12]
(21) 28. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) AAA/AOR [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) AAA/Adult Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 29. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) AAA/Americana [Jun-12]
(22) 29. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(31) 30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(11) 31. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(23) 31. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Rhythm and Blues (Apr-12)
(D) 33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(R) 34. Head for the Hills – Live (self) Americana/bluegrass [May-12]

ADDED: OCTOBER 2012
Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
Boa & the Constrictors – Married to the Blues
Bonnie and the Beard – Cascavel
Bronze – Snake Oil
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
Gasoline Lollipops – Dawn
Greyweather – Greyweather
I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
Jill Brzezicki – The Horizon
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors – Golden Plates
Leslie Brown – Tenderly
Meet the Giant – The Polymer EP
Polarity – King of Hearts
Prettymouth – Satan in Clothes
Rich With Friends – One Step Closer
School Knights – FRE​(​EP)
Shawn Waggoner – Goodbye Raven
Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day [single]
Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
The Babysitters – Have A Seat
The Epilogues – Cinematics
Trichome – Trichome EP

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 OCTOBER 2012
7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
20. The Moetones – Lowbrow
24. The Royal – Forever
26. Mosey West – Merica
28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
4. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDUR (Durango) HOT SPINS
A Shoreline Dream – “333”
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
The Moetones – Lowbrow

KGNU (Boulder)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
4. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers –    The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
3. Churchill – The Change EP

KUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Polarity – King of Hearts
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
4. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

The Colorado Sound
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Eef – Bluesalicious
4. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
5. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Tennis – Young & Old
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Jazz
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
5. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Places – No More Wasted Days
4. Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
5. The Royal – Forever

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Knew – Man Monster
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. The Epilogues – Cinematics
5. Churchill – The Change EP

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network

News Notes and Spins – October 1 2012

EDIT 10/7/2012:  Welcome Radio 1190 back into the mix …. they got their Sept spins to us a bit late, but we’ll take em 🙂 … see station spins below.

Happy autumn.  We are now about 90 days away from posting our annual Best Of the Year poll – generated by the top scoring records of the year with the results from polling regional radio djs, music journalists and assorted Colorado music fans.  I would imagine we’ll see a couple dozen new releases before we close things off on Dec 1 — so if you’re in the process of getting an album out, now is the time.

Speaking of new releases – watch for Opie Gone Christmas #4 to come out this fall – Jake Schroeder called me to say that they were working feverishly on getting it done soon – and it will include the incomparable Dianne Reeves, Chris Daniels and others.

Happy B-day Chris Daniels who turned 60 on Sept 29 …

…Jake also let me know that 99.5FM The Mountain (KQMT) has canceled Mountain Homegrown, the wonderful Colorado music program he hosted the past 9 years.  The station cited budget reasons for discontinuing the program that was on every Monday night at 10PM.

KDUR has a new music director, Stella Dickson.  Reach out to her and say hi.  KDUR is very dedicated to airing Colorado music, so getting to know Stella is important <hint>
KDUR
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
970.247.7288
http://www.kdur.org

TOP Video Picks – October 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from The Yawpers, Flobots, John Oates and more … run time 35 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – September 2012

(250 titles tracked / 144 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(3) 2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(14) 3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA/jamband [Apr-12]
(1) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/AAA/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(21) 5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(5) 6. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(7) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Feb-12]
(2) 7. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(13) 8. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(4) 9. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(23) 10. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Aug-12]
(32) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(D) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(D) 13. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Pop/funk [Sep-12]
(R) 13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(26) 14. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(12) 15. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 16. Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) Rock/AAA/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(R) 17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(22) 18. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country [Jan-12] *
(R) 19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(R) 20. Chimney Choir – ladder (self) Folk/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 20. The Moetones – Lowbrow (self) Rock/garage [Sep-12]
(D) 21. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 22. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 23. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine/Mad King Records) Folk (Aug-12)
(D) 24. The Royal – Forever (self) Pop/rock [Sep-12]
(D) 25. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Entertainment) Rock/alternative/hip-hop [Aug-12]
(11) 26. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(18) 27. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(D) 28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions (WBA Records) Blues [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(R) 30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep (Mercer Street Records) Pop/adult contemporary [Dec-11]
(D) 30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Sep-12]*
(6) 31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/jamband [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) Pop/AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak (Alison Records) Jazz [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Feb-12]

ADDED: SEPTEMBER 2012
A Shoreline Dream – 333
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Black Postcards – Light At the End
Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
Chris McGarry – Bare Bright Halos
Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz
Olivia Rudeen – S/T [EP]
OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
Stella Luce – Resurrection
Stuart Davis – Music For Mortals
Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
The Moetones – Lowbrow
The Royal – Forever
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
Words in Flight – Music Is…
Wovenhand –  Laughing Stalk

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 SEPTEMBER 2012
8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails
25. Places – No More Wasted Days
26. Musketeer Gripweed – Straight Razor Revival
26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats
28. Cassie Taylor – Blue
28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
31. Hindershot – Curse Us All
31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

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

KDUR (Durango)
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. The Moetones – Lowbrow
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

KOTO (Telluride)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm –  The Grant Farm
4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Radio 1190 (Boulder)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
5. Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light

The Colorado Sound
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm
5. JD Feighner – JD Feighner [EP]

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. SHEL – SHEL

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Tennis – Young & Old

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
5. Mango fan Dango – Indigo Dreams

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. The Royal – Forever
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
5. Cassie Taylor – Blue

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Knew – Man Monster
4. Churchill – The Change
5. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

*Serviced to radio/press by Rocky Mountain Music Network

 

News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2012

Happy September 🙂  As the concert season begins its wind-down to the last few in October, I expect we’ll begin to see more releases coming out.  So, September-November are very important months as we also wind down the new release year and begin thinking about our favorite albums of the year – in anticipation of our year-end best of charts.  Hope you’ve been keeping track here and at your favorite stations around the state.  Picking this year’s best of is going to be tough.  While the total number of records to cross my desk is less than a year ago at this time, the quality of the releases this year has so far been pretty freaking amazing.  Good luck in picking your favorites.   The deadline for new record submissions for best of 2012 consideration will be October 31, giving those records at least enough time to get reviewed and/or played around the state for our annual panel of print music critics, radio personalities, and select industry purveyors.

No reports this month from KBUT (Crested Butte), KDUR (Durango), Radio 1190 (Boulder) and KUVO (Denver).  KDUR and Radio1190 staff have been busy with new admissions to their respective schools, and some of the KBUT staff took well deserved summer vacations.  A rare report from KSJD (Cortez/Mancos) – thanks to the on-air folks there for spinning enough Colorado titles to show up this month 🙂   Much love to those folks.  Other stations regionally have been very busy with administration/managment changes.    Here are a few job openings regionally.

POSITION: Program Director
KAFM Community Radio
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970/241-8801

General Description: This job description does not list all of the duties of the job. The Program Director (PD) is responsible for all on air operations. Duties include selection, supervision, training and nurturing of on-air staff as well as ensuring the technical operations and legal compliance . The PD ensures all programming for KAFM including music, news, community affairs and Spanish language programming is of the highest quality and and is consistent and reflective of KAFM’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the PD is part of the station’s management team.

Job Status: 25 – 30 hours per week
Part-Time Salary – 25-30 Hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: nine paid holidays, 14 paid vacation days, Employee Assistance Program, KAFM is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION: Part-time news reporter. KOTO Community Radio, Telluride.

Duties include news writing, reporting, on-air shifts and other duties as assigned. We are seeking a competent dynamic team member. Twenty hours per week to start with potential for growth. Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples to: news@koto.org. No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION: San Miguel Educational Fund seeks an Executive Director for KOTO Community Radio.

The ED will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for all aspects of administration including financial management, planning, fundraising, public radio grant compliance and customer relations. The ED will represent SMEF to corporate and foundation funders, donors, partners, subscribers and the community at large. A minimum of five years non-profit and/or public radio management required. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit cover letter and resume to Board President Todd Creel: todd@telluriderealestate.net No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

TOP Video Picks – September 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from:  Jeff Finlin, SHEL, the Epilogues, the Lumineers, Sofie Reed, Great American Taxi, Churchill, and Bad Weather California … run time 30 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – August 2012

(313 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Americana/folk [May-12]
(3) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(8) 5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana/country-folk [Jun-12]
(22) 6. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(6) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 9. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(R) 10. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(25) 11. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(10) 12. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Americana/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(9) 13. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Mar-12] 2012
(2) 14. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(11) 15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(12) 16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/alt-country-rock [May-12]
(D) 17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (Paper + Plastick Records) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(4) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(22) 20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/country [Jul-12]
(21) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(16) 22. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 23. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 24. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(24) 25. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(R) 26. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/southern rock [Apr-12]
(13) 26. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Pop/rock [Jul-11]
(27) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(24) 27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 28. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Pop/blues [Aug-11]
(R) 28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/country-rock [Jul-11]
(29) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(17) 30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(R) 32. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(7) 32. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(19) 32. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]

ADDED August 2012
Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
The Moetones – Lowbrow
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
SHEL – SHEL
Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 AUGUST 2012
14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)
20. Raincheck – Raincheck
20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting
23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
23. The Say So – The Romantic
25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
31. Glowing House – Days Run Out
32. Oakhurst – Barrel
33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40 August 2012
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Black Postcards – Inception
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
Curious Ghost – A Curious Ghost Pt 1
Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fool For A Song – Fool for a Song [EP]
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Glowing House – Days Run Out
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Johnny Hickman – Tilting
Jon Boland – Lightening In the Wires
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Oakhurst – Barrel [EP]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Reckless Red – Reckless Red
Reverend Hooch – Reverend Hooch
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
Ryan Dart – The Shift
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – SHEL
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Still City – Brittle Bones
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
Strip the Stars – S/T [EP]
Tom Hagerman – Idle Creatures
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
3. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
5. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KSJD (Cortez/Mancos)
1. The Moetones – Lowbrow
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
1. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Churchill – The Change

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
5. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs

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

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Air Dubai – Day Escape
1. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
2. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Force Publique – Force Publique

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
5. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Places – No More Wasted Days
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Churchill – The Change
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
5. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

* = serviced to radio by Chris Kresge dba Rocky Mountain Music Network