The Colorado Sound S7 EP13 April 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSome great new music broke on this week’s show – including the first single from Rob Drabkin‘s upcoming 2nd full length due out in June … and a debut by Durango resident Thom Chacon that features Bob Dylan’s legendary rhythm section.  Also shared this week, another cut from the new Paper Bird album, “Rooms.”

In News & Notes, April is Public Radio Music Month.  Please text, msg, email, call your local public radio station and thank them for supporting Colorado Music.  Two major Colorado music events to post about … FoCoMX on April 19 and 20 … and the Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Festival and Expo, April 22-28.  I’ve been invited to speak on two panels during those events, on April 20, and April 22.

I did not come across a new video this week.  I have been, however, enamored of SHEL’s re-imagination of the Led Zepplin classic “Battle of Evermore” … and happened on a video of the girls performing it about two years ago …

The Playlist – S7 EP13 April 2013

The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Leslie Brown “Welcome to the Machine” from Tenderly (2012)
SHEL “Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Farmington Hill “10 Miles” from Bridge to Nowhere (2013)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Paper Bird “Blood & Bones” from Rooms (2013)Achille Lauro “Hard Pressed” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Take to the Oars “Morning Coffee” from The Bow & the Stern (2013)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
No Fair Fights “Kiss From A Rose” from The Sound of Burning Bridges (2011)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
John Denver “Rocky Mountain High” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(N) The Congress “You’ve Got A Friend” from Loft Tapes (2013)
Juno What?! “Shameless” from Shameless (2011)
(D) Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)Bonnie and The Clydes “Feel The Wheels Turn” from Wrong Side Up (2012)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(N) Euforquestra “Free” from Let Us In (2012)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate”  [single] (2013)Katie Herzig “Free My Mind” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
(D) Joshua Trinidad “The Coast” from Maritime (2013)

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)

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 http://www.JohnDenver.com 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 http://bit.ly/qGhSCk.

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:

Windsong
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
Druthers
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