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

 

The Colorado Sound V4 EP33 Sept 1-7 2012

First things first:  Make sure you check out News Notes & Spins – under the charts category … for the Aug Top 40 and more …

Thanks to Andy Rok for making sure I got new Bop Skizzum music to debut exclusively this week.  Much love to those folks – the new material sounds great.   Also new this week – The Yawpers debut full length.   I just received and am looking forward to some other new releases breaking on the show next week – including one from a relatively new artist on the scene who has the support of an all-star lineup of support from some of the the top bands in the state:  Keith Moseley, Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Chris Misner and Tyler Grant (Grant Farm & Drew Emmitt Band), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon & Emmitt Nershi Band), Chris Thompson and Stef Briggs (Coral Creek), Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), and Liza Oxnard (Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet) …and new music from a band that Westword’s Dave Herrera had in his HEAVY ROTATION last week – The Royal. 

The Playlist

(D) = album debut on show
(N) = new track from previously debuted album

John Denver “Paradise” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” from Mr. Bojangles (1970)
Rick Roberts “Glad to be Goin’” from She Is A Song (1973)
Joe Cocker “One Word (Peace)” from Hymn For My Soul (2008)
(D) John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(N) Chris Daniels “Wildcat” from Better Days (2012)
(N) Ending People “Amazing Grace” from Fill Your Lungs (2012)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Bop Skizzum “Leave It At the Door” from Coloradical (2012)
The Knew “Old and Young” from Man Monster (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
(D) The Yawpers “All Night Long” from Capon Crusade (2012)
Reed Foehl “River Song” from Stoned Beautiful (2007)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
Grant Farm “The Nine Pound Hammer” from Grant Farm (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Gulf of Mexico” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012)
Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One In The World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) SHEL “The Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
Adam Revell & Essence Rider “Quintessence” from Triple Leaf (2010)

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)

Colorado Entertainment Company Launches Tornadic Records and Offers World Wide Digital Distribution

Tornadic Entertainment has launched a record label called Tornadic Records. It now gives the ability for artists to distribute their content around the world digitally.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2011

Tornadic Entertainment, LLC has just launched their record label called Tornadic Records. They now offer state of the art world wide digital distribution of music content through their partner Wiggins Media Group Worldwide (WMGW). Tornadic Records now seeks music content of all genres and styles from talented and professional artists for world wide distribution.

Its partner, WMGW, has an existing catalog of CD and DVD titles that are distributed in over 60 countries, covering music from various genres such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, World, R&B, and Dance. WMGW distributes over 60 independent production companies and record labels enabling independent content owners to reach hundreds of outlets around the world with a comprehensive and unique technology platform that provides distribution and marketing services with efficiency and control via top digital, mobile, and online retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, Verizon, Amazon.com, Emusic and Rhapsody, etc. Lastly, WMGW has accounts with online video sites such as YouTube; so that artists can put their music videos online and get residual income from the views.

Tornadic Records helps give artists the tools as well as consultation to best market and sell their music content to the world. Tornadic Records stands by their artist’s side, and comes up with a plan that will best fit to help market the artist’s content. Additionally, Tornadic Records teaches artists to take advantage of all forms of social media platforms such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to market their material to the masses.

Unlike its competitors, Tornadic Records along with its partner do not have any fees or charges for its rendered services as they are only commissioned based and get paid when the artist gets paid. Also unlike their competitors they offer free advice and consultation to their artists to help give them the knowledge to best sell their content around the world.

David L. Ulery is CEO of Tornadic Entertainment. He has interned for Band Recordings (B&), which is a subsidiary of Doghouse Records, where he helped with promotions and advertisements for their artists. He has also worked as a co-producer on the short film Cerise where he helped raise over 6,000 dollars through crowd funding. Mr. Ulery has worked for TV shows on major networks such as MTV, TLC, Discovery, and ABC. Mr. Ulery expects to receive his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver this December.

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News, Notes & Spins – November 1, 2010

I love this time of year.  I love the weather.  I love that there are more new releases that come out every October than at any other time of year.  At least it seems that way to me.  Look at October’s spins and there seems to be a record number of DEBUT titles.  Leading the charge is Fierce Bad Rabbit, which on the strength of spins at KCSU, KRFC and the Colorado Sound is one of the highest charting DEBUTs I’ve tracked the past few years.  This being the first of November (or thereabouts) the next couple of monthly reports will no doubt focus on end-of-year stuff … your picks, and the top spins of 2010.  Have a great November — and for my friends in RMCR, see ya all soon 🙂

MUSIC CHART LEGEND
DEBUT = 1st time appearing on chart
(NC) = not charted in previous month
(XX) = last month’s chart position

Colorado TOP 40 Spins October 2010
(235 titles listed, 117 reported as played)
(1) 1.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners (Remington Road) folk, americana
(2) 2.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints (self) Americana, alternative country
(DEBUT) 3.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread (FBR) rock, alternative
(17) 4.  Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time (Yep Roc) indie pop
(DEBUT) 5.  Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention (OA2) jazz
(DEBUT) 6.  Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster (self) americana, folk-rock
(14) 7.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder Records) modern folk
(DEBUT) 8.  Chris Thompson – The Road Ahead (self) rock, jamband
(3) 9.  Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady (BIG) rock, adult alternative
(DEBUT) 10.  the Heyday – Till We See the Sun (self) rock
(DEBUT) 11. Brad Goode – Tight Like This (Delmark) jazz
(10)12.  John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) rock, adult
(21) 13.  Jeff Brinkman – To the Bones (Devonshire Records) rock, adult alternative
(4) 14.  White Water Ramble – All Night Drive (self) bluegrass
(9) 15.  Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound (self) bluegrass
(25) 15.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (Telarc) blues, trance blues
(26) 16.  Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister (2Dolla Reccas) americana, bluegrass
(DEBUT) 17.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day (self) rock, jamband
(16) 18.  Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil (Bent Wheel) rock, adult alternative
(8) 19.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment (self) folk, pop, modern
(NC) 20.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight (self) folk, americana
(23) 21.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy (self) neo-acoustic, new grass
(NC) 22. Something Underground – Intention and Release (self) rock, pop
(19) 23.  Greg Harris Vibe Quintet – Glass Gold (Greg Harris) jazz, vocals
(11) 24.  Kinetix – Let Me In (Steel Giant) rock, pop
(24) 25.  The Foot. – Primary Colors (self) rock, adult alternative
(NC) 26.  Bailey Stauffer & the Katy Janes – Bend or Break (self) rock, alt-country
(NC) 26.  Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes (self) electronic
(NC) 27.  Dan Craig – Alchemy (self)  rock, folk-rock
(NC) 27.  David Rynhart – By the Hollow Tree (self) rock, adult alternative
(NC) 27.  Fuzzy Killing Machine – Enjoy & Destroy (Chair 8 Records) rock, alternative
(16) 28.  Bobby Walker – Way Back When (BWM) blues, r&b
(6) 28.  John McVey – Unpredictable (self) folk, singer-songwriter
(17) 29.  Lonesome Traveler – Looking for A Way (self) bluegrass
(26) 30.  30db – One Man Show (SCI Fidelity) rock, adult
(15) 30.  After Midnight Jazz Band – Midnight in Madison (self) jazz, trad, vocal
(DEBUT) 30.  Air Dubai – Wonder Age (self) pop, hip-hop
(8) 30.  Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back in My Hometown (Fossyl Records) blues
(NC) 30.  Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped (House of Soul) jazz
(DEBUT) 30.  Jubilant Bridge – Power Lines (Get Over It) folk

Fell out of Top 40 in October
(5) Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
(7) Eric Shively – Eden’s Light
(12) Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud
(13) Gabrielle Louise – Mirror the Branches
(17) Dominant 7 & the Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels
(19) Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable
(19) Eddie Turner – Miracles and Demons
(20) Candy Claws – Hidden Lands
(20) Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
(20) Tequila Mockingbird – Luck & Trouble
(21) Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
(22) Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
(23) Euforquestra – Soup
(24) Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
(24) Tickle Me Pink – On Your Way Down
(25) Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
(26) Hello Kavita – To A Loved One
(26) Selasee – African Gate

ADDed
Air Dubai – Wonder Age
Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
Brad Goode – Tight Like This
Brett Brady – After All
China Venture – Blows the Fuck Up
Clam Daddys – People Like Us
Chris Thompson – The Road Ahead
Feverbird – Feverbird
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
Heyday, the – Till We See the Sun
Jenn Cleary – Back to the Wheel
Jim Bradford – Redraw the Line
Jonathan Stark – Comfort
Joshua Novak – Dead Letters
Jubilant Bridge – Power Lines
Lawn Chair Kings – Lawn Chair Kings II
Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
Matt Shupe – The Greying Heart
Michael Adam – The Maybe EP
Munley & the Lepercalians – Petr & the Wulf
Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
Otem Rellik – Elephant Graveyard
Overcasters – The Whole Sea is Raging
The Raven & the Writing Desk – Somnambulist
Remember May – Feather
Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett w/the Wailers – Wailin’ for Justice
Thrifty Astronaut – Caffiene Heartache
Waiting On Trial – W.O.T.
Wonderlic – Wonderlic

DROPPed
Andy Ard – What She Did
Apples In Stereo – #1 Hits Explosion
Asia Jazz Project f/ Molina Soleil & Aju – Sacred Paths
Candy Claws – In the Dream of the Sea Life
Coles Whalen – The Whistle Stop Road Record
Danny Shafer – One Morning
Devil Got Five – Devil Got Five
Dubskin – No End In Time
Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
Erik Applegate – Red Skies
Gadzukes! – New & Used
In the Whale – Songs About You
Inactivists – Love Songs and Other Songs About Love
Jen Korte & the Loss – Jen Korte & the Loss
Los Rojos Calientes – Corazon
M. Pyres & New Past Tense – Apart The Echo
Martin Gilmore – Martin Gilmore
Mary Louise Buirgy & Pamela Robinson – A Call To Prayer
Post Paradise – Here to Anywhere
Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
2. Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
3. The North 17th Street Band – Dirt on the Tires
3. White Water Ramble – All Night Drive
4. Bobby Walker – Way Back When
4. The Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
5. Head for The Hills – Head for the Hills
5. John McVey – Unpredictable
5. Otis Taylor – Clovis People Vol. 3

KCSU (Fort Collins)
1.  Fierce Bad Rabbit- Spools of Thread
2.  Act So Big Forest Compilation- Volume 1, Triton
2.  Brett Brady – After All
2.  China Venture – Blows the Fuck Up
2.  Fly and Family Stone- Demo

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
3. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
4. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
5. Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
5. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints
5. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
5. Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil
5. Lonesome Traveler – Looking for A Way
5. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1.  Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
2.  Apples In Stereo – #1 Hits Explosion
3.  Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back in My Hometown
4.  the Reminders – Recollect
5.  the Changing Colors – Ghost of Red Mountain
6.  Eric Shively – Eden’s Light

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
2.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This
2.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2.  Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams – Sinners and Saints
3.  Musketeer Gripweed – Dyin’ Day
3.  Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
4.  Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
5.  Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil
6.  Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
7.  The Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
7.  Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
7.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight

KUNC (Greeley)
1.  Andy Hackbarth – the Last Love Song
2. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
3.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
4.  Jerry Palmer – Cherry Picking

KUVO (Denver)
1.  Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
2.  Greg Harris Vibes Quintet – Glass Gold
3.  Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud
3.  Brad Goode – Tight Like This
4.  Dominant 7 & the Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels
4.  Erik Applegate – Red Skies
4.  Jeff Jenkins – The Healing

KVCU (Boulder)
1. Munley & the Lepercalians – Petr & the Wulf
2. Overcasters – The Whole Sea is Raging
3. Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
4. Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Risk Assessment
4. Otem Rellik – Elephant Graveyard
4. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
4. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Buried Behind the Barn

KVNF (Paonia)
1.  Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
2.  Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
3.  Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
3.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
4.  Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
5.  Gabrielle Louise – Mirror the Branches
5.  Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Sinners and Saints
5.  Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime

The Colorado Sound
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Spools of Thread
2. the Heyday – Till We See the Sun
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams – Sinners and Saints
4. Boulder Acoustic Society – Champion of Disaster
4. Brad Goode – Tight Like This
4. Chris Thompson – The Road Ahead
4. Lynn Baker Quartet – Azure Intention
4. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners

Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM goood!)

Okay, so it’s Monday morning, March 8. I’m having my coffee and wondering what new feature to add to this here new site… Since Tuesday is the traditional reporting day to the trades, I thought maybe a Monday morning music meeting would be cool. A place to write about new releases that came in during the past week – and that maybe got tested over the weekend. Whatcha think? I can launch it on Monday and those of you who are music directors around the state can post your comments as you see fit during the week? What new Colorado music did you add to your libraries? What releases are impressing your djs? Let’s talk….

New in the RMMN offices this past week.

Tommy Metz aka iuengliss – The Blossom Frontier
Genre/Style: electronica/dance, pop
Website: You’ve got two choices here. You can go to http://tommymetz.com/ and download the entire new album for free, or go to http://www.myspace.com/tommymetz for information and to hear the trax he’s posted there.

Molina Soleil & Aju w/ DJ Icewater – Soulaju
Genre/Style: hip-hop, neo-soul
Website: http://www.myspace.com/soulaju
Notes: Impressive act heavy on multiculturalism (Aju speaks 5 languages). They have an impressive touring schedule that includes stops throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Oregon, California to name a few. According to their website: Molina Soleil & Aju are set to release “Soulaju” on March 23rd, 2010. It features the production of DJ Icewater, who has toured internationally with the Pharcyde and Shing02, and has recently mixed albums for artists like Lyrics Born and Jern Eye.

Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
Genre/Style: Americana, country, folk
Website: http://romanosmusic.com/
Notes: produced by Eric Thorin (Drew Emmitt Band). Features Eric Thorin, Sally Van Meter, Caleb Roberts, Eben Grace, Todd Moore, John McVey and Mollie O’brien and others. His grandfather, “Ragtime” Bob Darch, was the only living inductee of the Ragtime Hall of Fame. Romano’s mother, Norma Jean, was always a singer and was signed by Smokey Robinson of Motown Records.  He spent a lifetime with both of these people learning his craft.  It shows in his performances on the record.

David Williams & The Wildgrass Band featuring Kristina Murray – The Crazy Kind
Genre/Style: Americana, country, folk, bluegrass
Website: The best place I’ve found to sample tracks is at the CD Baby page for this album – cdbaby.com/cd/dwilliamswkmurray or hit http://myspace.com/davidwilliamssongs
Notes: The album features performances by Rockygrass mandolin winner Jordan Ramsey, Rockygrass banjo winner Chris Elliott, national fiddle champion (Weiser, ID) Katie Glassman and renowned Colorado bassist Duane Webster.
From website: David is  the 2009 EMMY AWARD WINNER IN COMPOSITION AND WRITING. Influenced by everything from gypsy jazz to folk, delta blues, swing, rockabilly, bluegrass & folk. As a singer-songwriter, David’s known for his way with words and melodies, which conjure up the American musical landscape.  His songs touch on everything from the difficulties of love to the people and places along old Route 66, or a carnival from his childhood, or swing tunes reminiscent of Tin-Pan-Alley—in a wide range of CDs released over the last 30 years.

As musician, David has recorded and performed with Greg Brown, Dave Moore and others; and he studied and performed with the great Jethro Burns, of Homer and Jethro fame.  He has played at many of the large folk music festivals in North America, such as Vancouver and Winnipeg, where he has been recognized as both a songwriter and instrumentalist.

Recently, he has written a new musical/play about Django Reinhardt.  His group DECO DJANGO specializes in this infectious music from the 1930s.

David has also published a number of books with Alfred A. Knopf and Ghost Road Press, as well as short stories and poems. He holds a Ph.D. in English, and he has been a writer in residence at a number of colleges and universities in the US.  A working cartoonist, his work appears around the world through Carlton Cards and Soultrader of London.

He is an ALA and NAPPA award-winning albums for children and is currently the songwriter for the new PBS children’s show The Big Green Rabbit.  As DIRTY LINEN says, no one else writes kids songs like DW.

The Crazy Kind is not a kid’s music record.  David Williams is most definitely one of Colorado’s most literary country-folk artists.