The Colorado Sound – V4 EP10 2012

Ok, so I like keep telling folks – if it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know jack — so how was I supposed to know that the new Big Head & the Monsters “Sexy and I Know It” is a cover of the LFMAO track?   Huh?  Well?  If it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know it … (with extremely few exceptions).    I had to go to youtube to check out the LFMAO version (also finding Todd’s solo version … see below).  Can’t say as I care much for LFMAO’s version, but then I’m not a Venus beach type anyway — give me some “303” – speaking of which, Broken Tongues is representin’ – check out their intro video below … … Todd’s version of the song is much better IMO LOL.

I had one very great nearly three hour hang over a couple pints of Irish ale with Katie Glassman this week … after doing sound for her trio last week I became enthralled with the uniqueness of her voice – vocally and musically.  Turns out that before Sir Paul McCartney did his swing album, Katie had envisioned doing one of her own, complete with five songs that ultimately appeared on Paul’s disc … so, she does the Beatles classic Honey Pie and would love to get it to Sir Paul.  Anyone got his number?  If so, please pass it along to Katie.

Katie’s Snapshot gets my nod for featured album of the month on the Colorado Sound.  John Macy at Silo along with friends like bassist Eric Thorin who arranged / co-arranged four of the tracks, and an all-star band that includes keyboardist Eric Moon and E-tones drummer Christian Teele as well as over a dozen other world class session players and award winners  make it one seriously fun record … especially if you’re into Texas country-swing-jazz with a dollup of airy indie-pop cuteness drizzled throughout Katie’s vocal stylization.

The Lumineers is counted as a debut this week – although I’ve had this particular track for several weeks now, Dualtone just sent the album out – and it’s picking up mad adds at stations around the state, including  KBCO (Boulder), KFMU (Steamboat), KSMT (Breckenridge), KSPN (Aspen), and KYSL (Breckenridge) – making it a sure shot for a #1 Out of the Box (OTB) DEBUT for the month.

And just because it’s too much fun, I included the newly released video from the Hickman-Dalton Gang in this week’s post … ’bout one of the best country videos I’ve seen come out of CO the past couple of years… it forces at least a big grin and some foot stompin. … lay that one in next to Gary Bragg’s hilarious Free Range video

Here’s what got played on this week’s show.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do It in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) Chimney Choir “ace of spades” from (ladder) (2012)
Juno What?! “You Can’t Stop It” from Shameless (2011)
Tommy Metz “Dreams Will Collide” from The Blossom Frontier (2010)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Rebel Tongue “Lose Hope” from Movin’ On (2012)
Coles Whalen “Wrecking Ball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Kelly J “I Didn’t” from It’s A Jungle Out There (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
(D) Overcasters “Moonshift” from Curses/Prayers (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Sampa” from Brand New (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Pretty Lights “Future Blind” from Making Up a Changing Mind (2010)
(D) The Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)

(N) Broken Tongues “The Way” from Crooked Skyline (2012)

Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
(N) Hickman Dalton Gang “Construction Man” from Vol. II (2011)

Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters  “Sexy and I Know It” [single] (2012) – The cut I played on the show is a full band version that BTHM keyboardist and local producer/engineer (Hickman Dalton Gang among others) sent to me .. that he described to me as having been worked on in many different places out on the road this winter.  The video is Todd rockin it solo.

(N) Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Soul Merchants “Crowns of Glory” from Soul Merchants (2007)
(N) Varlet “In My Pocket” from The Drifter (2012)
Jim Stranahan “Caliente” from Free For All (2010)

The Colorado Sound – Vol 3, EP 46 2011

NEWS & NOTES: John Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True” from Mississippi Mile (2011)
Lionel Young Band “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Rumba” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Petals of Spain “Working 9 to 5” from Late Night Visitor (2011)
The Dirty Lookers “Whiskey, She’s A Liar (Radio Edit)” from Audio Voyeur (2011)
Mosey West “Cold Prediction” from Vaca Money (2011)
(D) Vices I Admire “Hero” from Venom & Pride (2012)My Body Sings Electric “Rings” from Changing Color (2011)
Rachel James “We Don’t Care” from Not Giving Up (2011)
Katey Laurel “Two Birds” from Two Birds (2011)
The Still City “Punk Rock Kids” from Brittle Bones (2011)
Driftwood Fire “Appalachian Hills” from How To Untangle A Heartache (2011)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Mr. Pain” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
(NT) Signel-Z “Morning Light” from Io Rise (2011)
Peter Sommer “Looks Like This” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)
John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(NT) Full Belly “Too Blessed to be Stressed” from New Voice (2011)
(D) Giddyup Kitty “Ghost of Angelina” from Tracks (2011) Medic “Grace & Gravity” from Grace & Gravity (2011)
The Fray “Heartbeat” from Heartbeat (2012)
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
(NT) Air Dubai “Summer Solstice” from Day Escape (2011)
(NT) Signal Path “Gangsterer Than Me” from The Prosaic Fades (2011)
(D) Demon Funkies “These Strings” from Back on the Monkey (2012)(NT) Bob Rea “Someday’s Gone” from Ragged Choir (2011)
(D) Kathryn Mostow “I’m Still Here” from Rich Girl (2011)The H2 Big Band  “Big Spender” from You’re It! (2011)

John Denver’s Estate Introduces New Series Of Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

October 13, 2011 – Denver, CO – The estate of legendary singer and songwriter John Denver is proud to introduce a new series of previously unreleased live recordings, which will be available exclusively for purchase as downloads on via Bandcamp. The first release will be available beginning this Saturday, October 15th.

The first release, “John Denver Live In Saratoga Springs, August 5, 1990,” has been digitally transferred from its original cassette format and mastered for high quality download.Many of Denver’s live concerts were recorded directly from the sound board, which results in the highest possible quality audio recording. With today’s technology, it is now easier than ever before to make these amazing, never-before-heard recordings available directly to fans. To purchase and download, please visit

Denver was an American folk singer and songwriter who became one of the most popular singers of the 1970s. In his early career he toured the folk circuit, and in 1965 joined the Chad Mitchell Trio. By 1969, he had decided to pursue a solo career and released his first album, “Rhymes and Reasons,” including the original track “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” which was previously a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. He released two more records in 1970, and then in 1971 came his breakthrough album, “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” which contained the instant classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” After that, the hit singles really started to flow, including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Back Home Again,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” and “Calypso.”

Denver undertook a large amount of television work in support of his music, and formed a special association with The Muppets, with whom he appeared several times. He released sixteen albums at the height of his career in the 1970s and went on to release nine more in the 1980s and seven in the 1990s. Until his death in 1997, Denver remained committed to the issues that interested him most, including ecology and human rights. He was an committed spokesman for causes he believed just, and his musical voice remains equally eloquent today, whether he’s telling us how good it feels to be home or how important it is to keep reaching for higher ground.

“John Denver Live In Saratoga Springs, August 5, 1990” track listing:

Rocky Mountain High
Higher Ground
Home Grown Tomatoes
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Will I Ever Catch Another Butterfly
Leaving On a Jet Plane
Raven’s Child
Wild Montana Skies
I’d Rather Be a Cowboy
Whispering Jesse
Seasons of the Heart
For You
Fly Away
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
The Flower That Shattered the Stone
Annie’s Song

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