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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP40

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HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT

Feat. Richie Furay w/Tori Pater and Friends, Bobby Messano, and Perpetual Motion

7:30-8:30 = Richie Furay
8:45-9:15 = Perpetual Motion
9:30-10PM = Bobby Messano
10:15-11PM = Tori Pater

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 7:30 PM – doors open at 6:30 pm

Swallow Hill – Daniels Hall – 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210

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NEWS, NOTES AND MUSIC

There are 10 episodes of the show left this year, including the BEST OF – which will air the last weekend of the year, and the first weekend of January as I take my final vacation of the year.

It was a hellova week for new music and video adds.  That’s sure to carryover into the first week of November as bands and artists get their end of year releases out.

Not only did I receive the new releases I broke in this week’s show but others I couldn’t get to, and I’m still expecting the new album from Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Live at Red Rocks) and others due out in early November.

Every week I get exposed to some new Colorado music I’ve never heard before.  This week it came by way a couple of friends on FB.

One band is Sunsquabi, out of Boulder.  They’re headlining the region’s largest non-arena venue, and no doubt one of the most prestigious, the Fillmore Auditorium on Nov 11.  Here’s their latest .. it’ll show up in the Playlist this coming week.

I don’t get to play much from the loud rock styles on my program, or rap or most of what’s considered modern hip-hop.  That doesn’t mean there are not some incredible acts in those genres.

A friend turned me onto modern metal band Random Hero this weekend.  Their single “”Impossible” hit #33 this week! Up three spots on Billboard’s Main Stream Rock Chart.  That’s one hell of an accomplishment, so can’t help but share it with you.  



VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

The Burroughs have been considered one of the region’s most explosive live music shows since they debute on the scene about four years ago now.  Their newest single amplifies the energy they are know for onstage.



MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP40

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

Rick Roberts “Two Lovely Women” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) The Burroughs “Touch the Sky” from Got To Feel (2017)


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Churchill “Lock Your Heart Down” from War Within EP (2013)
(D) Pandas & People “Bourbon” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Andy Palmer “the Monk” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) Patrick Dune “Pleasure Row” (2017)


Gabrielle Louise “If the Static Clears” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Fire & Brimstone” from Missing Link (2017)
(N) Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Brown Water (Apocalypse Blues)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Strawberry Runners “Garden Hose” from In the Garden, In the Night (2017) 


Darryl Purpose “The Meaning Of My Love” from Still The Birds (2016)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
(D) Tennis “No Exit” from We Can Die Happy (2017)


Na’an Stop “Lazy Susan” from Na’an Stop (2017)
Juno What?! “Take Control of Your Body” from Shameless (2011)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Katie Herzig “Strangers” (2017)


Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2017)
Tia Fuller “Ode To Be ~ So In Love W/ All Of You” from Angelic Warrior (2012)



NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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July Video Picks

Normally on the 1st I put up the Video Picks of the Month with the TOP 40 … no TOP 40 for Aug 1 … but here are the videos I added in July.  Enjoy.  There are 7 this month.

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S8|EP29 JULY 2014 + OSBTM EP1|PT2

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOk.  I. Am. Brain-dead.  Gonna be a very crazy week – and I just got done a crazy week.  So, DPUMS 2014 is done.  Video from the acts that I did sound for at the South Broadway Christian Church on my youtube channel.

On to the next weekend.  Emcee Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live with Manabi on Thursday in Fort Collins.  Friday and Saturday The Colorado Sound Presents The Samples & the Matt Skinner Band on Friday night and then a full day of music on Saturday with the Richie Furay Band and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Very much looking forward to hosting the Richie Furay Band Saturday night.  That’s like a dream come true for this goat.  …

Guess what’s NOT happening this month?  The TOP 40 spins chart for July spins.  Not gonna happen – sorry.  At least not until after all this craziness subsides (maybe next week?).  I do have to say how much of an honor it was last week to have so many people walk up to me around the region and say they heard the show on KUNC.  Thanks you guys!

The Colorado Sound is supported by contributions, and by the generous support of our sponsors – Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre and by SpokesBUZZ – pls visit their sites to see what’s up.  I’ll be on hand at the Mish on SPT 6 to present The Motet, whose latest self titled album has been among the most popular this year so far.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC
EP1|PT2 with Chris Daniels

Taking two hours of conversation and finding a couple of 15-20 minute segments was a lot harder than I originally envisioned.  PT1 and PT2 are available on the OSBTM page.  Here’s PT2 for you to download.  Make sure to grab the Soundcloud app so you can listen on your smartphone or in the car when you’re out and about.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Katie Herzig is returning home to Fort Collins to open for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo for this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  

 PLAYLIST S8|EP29 July 2014

(D) = debut of EP/LP or single
(N) = new single from previously debuted EP/LP

Someone who heard the show this weekend came up to me yesterday and asked about India.Arie — if you missed the story, that’s the reason for the show LOL.  She is a Denver/Aurora native.  She went to Rangeview High School and her brother, J’on, went to North high school  Her dad is Ralph Simpson (Denver Rockets/Nuggets) still (to the best of my knowledge) lives in Denver.

India.Arie “Brother’s Keeper” from Songversation (2013)
Sally Taylor “Tomboy Ride” from Tomboy Bride (1998)
Kinetix “Ridin’” from One Life (2014)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Full Belly “New Voice” from New Voice (2011)
Tallgrass “Gone” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
The Samples “The Whole World Can Sing” from America (2014)
Rachel & the Kings “Love Coming Down” from Edge of Me EP (2014)
Mercury Project “Mongo” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Deliah’s Barber Shop” [single] (2014) — Seriously, I just can’t let this one go without featuring the story and video:  “”Delilah’s Barber Shop” was recorded live at the legendary Sun Studio on July 7, 2014, for the 60th Anniversary of Rock & Roll Celebration in Memphis, Tennessee, and was released on July 15, 2014. The song was written by Jonny Barber, and performed by The Rhythm Razors: Jonny Barber on vocals and guitar, J.M. Van Eaton on drums, Matt Ross-Spang on lead guitar, and Mike Baird on standup bass. More at jonnybarber.com.”  
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(N) Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
60,000,000 Buffalo “Country Girl Again” from Nevada Jukebox (1972)
Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady`” from Green Eyed Lady` (1970)
(N) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystal Ball” from Living Asleep (2014)
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Garuud Effekt “Cut me” from Cut me (2014)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
The ReMinders “Africa On My Mind” from Born Champions (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Leftover Salmon “Delta Queen” from Leftover Salmon (2004)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie” from Louie, Louie (1993)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
(N) Analog Son “La Espana” from Analog Son (2014)

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NEW ADDS – KUNC

Just received notice from KUNC music director Benji McPhail that he has added the following Colorado cuts to rotation.

Katie Herzig – Drug
Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore –  Train Home
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner

Musketeer Gripweed – End Of The Day

String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day
String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head

You Me And Apollo – I Don’t Want To Be Loved

Young Ancients – Live A Little
Young Ancients – Nobody Loves You

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How Do You Define…. and why does it matter?

…singer-songwriter

puzzled emotoconYou ever stop and think about how you perceive and personally define styles or genres of music?  What does AAA mean?  Americana?  Rock?  Pop?  Can you articulate the difference between Rhythm & Blues and contemporary R&B?  Neither can most people – even those we’d think might or should know …such as event talent buyers.

So, I’m on the phone this week – doing what I do – consulting on matters related to music in Colorado, and I get asked “how do you define singer-songwriter?”  My immediate off the cuff answer was “everyone in music is a singer songwriter if they sing songs they write.”  That’s true.  If you sing songs you write you are in fact a singer-songwriter.  But the definition goes well beyond that.

The question came about because the person I was consulting had gotten push back from event buyers for being a singer-songwriter.  For many people in the scene – event buyers especially – the term brings a less than likable meaning – that of solo (or duo) act that sings soft wimpy ballady acoustic “folk” type songs – the type you hear in coffee shops and many brew pubs regionally today.

folk singerAccording to Allmusic.com,  “…the term Singer/Songwriter refers to the legions of performers that followed Bob Dylan in the late 60s and early 70s. Most of the original singer/songwriters performed alone with an acoustic guitar or a piano but some had small groups for backing. Their lyrics were personal, although they were often veiled by layers of metaphors and obscure imagery. Singer/songwriters drew primarily from folk and country, although certain writers like Randy Newman and Carole King incorporated the song-craft of Tin Pan Alley pop. The main concern for any singer/songwriter was the song itself, not necessarily the performance.”

Examples of singer songwriters also include:  Simon & Garfunkle, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Lennon, Van Morrison, and James Taylor from the 70’s and from the more contemporary listings, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Sara Bareilles to name a few.

This point is worth repeating; The main concern for any singer/songwriter was the song itself, not necessarily the performance.”

So why does it matter?  It is the performance issue that drives many buyers away from so called singer-songwriters.  Many buyers don’t see the singer-songwriter as a performer – as an ENTERTAINER (despite the Billy Joels and Elton Johns, who few think of as singer-songwriters, but rather pop and/or rock acts).

I made a few calls to verify that my thinking was in line with realities on the ground.  I wondered why “singer-songwriters” need not apply in most cases.  The answer was “energy.”  What I took from that was not “energy” but FAMILIARITY.  Bring an Elton John or Bob Dylan tribute band to the party and you’re in.  Bring in Bob Dylan performing solo songs on an acoustic guitar that no one has yet become familiar with and he’s out.  Why?  FAMILIARITY = ENERGY and ENERGY = FAMILIARITY.

It’s not that folks expect to hire cover bands …and tribute bands fall into a different role in the scene – accepted as something more than a cover band.  It’s that folks who put on events desire music that the average attendee can “move along to” (read:  “sing along to”) even if they’ve never heard the song before.

If you avoid using the term singer-songwriter, as an artist what do you say you do musically?  Americana?  What’s that?  What’s different between pop and rock?  Is country “country” if it doesn’t sound like what’s on commercial country radio – or is that even country to begin with and when is it “too country?”  How bout the differences between Rhythm & Blues (R&B) in the classic context, and R&B in the contemporary context?

One event buyer/planner this week asked me to find them “Colorado sounding” acts.  When pressed, I came away with an answer that what was meant was acts in the bluegrass, jam-grass, jamband, reggae. jamband oriented funk and hip-hop, and “Americana” (read: non Nashville sounding country) styles of music.  At no time was I asked for singer-songwriter, folk, rock, pop, blues, soul, jazz, or country.

My best advice?  Leave the genres to those who care (uh … hello?)  and define based on comparatives, on “if you like so and so you’ll like _____________”  … choose “__________ compliments so and so in a mix,”  NOT “_________ sounds like so and so.

And even if you are, don’t call yourself a singer-songwriter … most singer songwriters I know can do solo, duo, trio, quartet, or even orchestra shows – and are not simply a gal or guy with a guitar …or Bob Dylan without a band …a “folk” singer.

When we think of great Colorado singer-songwriters, here are a few I think are definitely worth mentioning …we do love singer-songwriters in Colorado.  Turns out they’re among our most revered treasures.

 

#coloradorocks #coloradovideos #colordaosingersongwriters #leaderofthepack #localmusicmatters

 

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP07 FEB 2014

boninwf back stage nite 1 2012(Sunday, Feb 23, 11AM)  I’m slammed.  I have to get six projects done and out the door by the end of the week LOL.  Oy … shit happens, right?  So, let’s get straight to it.

Building an income from self-employment is a difficult task.  It’s vastly different than getting up and going to a job everyday because at least there (unless you’re on commission) you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to generate income.  Someone else is responsible for making sure there’s money in the bank to pay you.

As a musician we fret about work (no pun intended LOL).  We hate making cold calls to strangers asking for a gig.  We hate asking for money – all too often we don’t how much is reasonable to ask for, and all too often we settle even when we think the deal is not equitable nor reasonable.

It’s the same thing that keeps most people out of sales, and being self-employed.  It’s the hard part of the business that we wish we could do without.  I cannot recount those who have confided in me how much they hate that part of being a musician.   Twice this week a musician has said to me, “I want someone else to do that work for me.  I hate it.  I just want to play.”  The reality on the street is that for at least 95% of us it just doesn’t work that way.

The overwhelming percentage of those whose music we experience are doing this for the joy of it … of course, wishing we could do it as full time employment …which like most things in life gets more challenging the more people there are doing the thing we also want to do and make a living at.

The aspiration drives the effort we all put out, to do this thing we cannot live without; it is such an ingrained part of who we are as personalities.  Much love to those who are efforting to realize their dreams, whatever they are.

And thanks for supporting the working musicians and those who provide to them a place to play in our communities … it is truly and deeply appreciated.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I love pop.  Always have.  I love cotton candy and sticky sweet chewy bubble gum.  I love ALT-country AND hip-hop … jam-bands and rap-bands.  I dj’d professionally in clubs and at dances from 74-86 in Colorado, Connecticut, and North Dakota.  I still get a big smile when remembering rockin’ the tables with some Sugarhill Gang and Curtis Blow for the first time.  Diversions … H*Wood speaks to me…  “This ain’t no dance song, but get your dance on. Take the time to celebrate where you came from.”  Right on H*Wood. Peace.  

PLAYLIST S8 EP7 FEB 2014

String Cheese Incident “One Step Closer” from One Step Closer (2005)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) Young Ancients “Nobody Loves You” from Young Ancients (2014)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Loaded Gun” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Eldren “We Just Want The World” [single] (2014) The Motet “Rich in People” from The Motet (2014)
Dubskin “Warrior Stomp” from Release from Fear (2011)
Monocle Band “Falling” from Monocle Band (2013)
The Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Andy Rok & the Real Deal “Second Class Citizen” [single] (2014)
Ben Haugland “Lift” from The Point Of No Return (2012)
Jimmy Ibbotson “Saints and Sots” from More Than Mountains (2000)
C.W. McCall “Wolf Creek Pass” from Best of CW McCall (1997)
(D) Katie Herzig “Walk Through Walls” from Walk Through Walls (2014)Whiskey Blanket “Blatto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
(N) The Fray “Hurricane” from Helios (2014)Kristina Murray “Rough Corners” from Unravelin’ (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “Ashes to Ashes” from Native Stranger (2013)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Devotchka “Curse Your Little Heart” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
(N) Dianne Reeves “I Want You” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Hazel Miller “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Adam Stern “Locked Up” from High Country Gentleman (2011)

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The Colorado Sound – S7/EP08 March 2013

grizzly goat adamsHi.  New Instagram shot … shows my “Grizzly Goat Adams” side my wife says … LOL .  Ok…not much time to sit and chat this morning.  The monthly news, notes, and Top 40 is now 2 days past schedule, and I’m only hoping I’ll get it done sometime today (Sunday March 3).  In the meantime I received more new music this past week than I had time to listen to.  But I did manage to get a fair amount into the show again this week.  Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, not everything you hear this week will be heard again sometime soon.  I’ve already got 342 songs curated for 2013, and I’m not done importing.  I have 538 in catalog from 2012.  I’ll be doing some weeding this week to be sure.

In the meantime … news … Wendy Woo had surgery yesterday.  A late night post from her husband Charles Snyder while I was at the Skylark doing sound for Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams caught my attention… he told me in a follow up “she had to have surgery on her vocal cords to remove polyps. She had to cancel her next twelve shows which she’s really bumbed about, however the surgery went well and she should be back in a couple of months.”  Good luck to Wendy.  She’s been a staple in our scene for over a decade now, and continues to be a crowd favorite.

Speaking of Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams – they spent the day yesterday, and will be back spending the day today, at Might Fine Productions finishing tracks for their upcoming new release.  The guys are really excited, and based on what I’ve heard of new material done live it will be another fan favorite.  Don’t expect a lengthy song list this time though – this will be a “smaller” batch of songs and there may be <hint fellows> vinyl in the offering (?).    Also finishing up mixing for a new album at Colin Bricker’s place => Lionel Young Band … bassist Kim Stone blasted out Thursday “Mixing the new Lionel Young Band CD at MFP Studio’s.”  Nice 🙂

Bumped into Kerry and Paul from the Informants last night also … could a new EP be in the making???

Birthday wishes this week to:  Jazz vocalist Erienne Romaine (22).  CJ Nicolai (Reckless Red).  Greta Cornet (FoCoMA, Road 34, 3 Twins Broadband, 12 Cents for Marvin, Mama Lenny & the Remedy). Rebecca Folsom (50).  Chris Citrus Sautoff  (Swallow Hill instructor and all around funk-meister guitarist and sitarist). Pianist Jon Wirtz (33).  Bassist Glenn Tapia (44).  And Colorado native and songstress Katie Herzig is celebrating… congrats to all our friends and family in the scene celebrating one great year of life among us.

I think that’s it … now for our Video Pick of the Week … and the Playlist … the NEWS NOTES & SPINS column should be up tonight … tomorrow morning at the latest, I promise.

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK

THE PLAYLIST

Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
(D) The Centennial “Meantime” from Nervous System (2013) Elephant Revival “Quill Pen Feather” from It’s Alive (2012)
Pete Kartsounes “Believer” from The Only Way I Know (2011)
Katya Chorover “Little Bird” from Big Big Love (2012)
Strange Americans “Roses On Ice” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Lionel Young Band “Drivin’ Wheel” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Fox Street Allstars “Saturday Night” from Tough Talk (2013)
(D) Confluence “Stay” from I Haven’t Really Been Living (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Zuba “Planet Of Love” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013)
You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “God Alone” from Dancer These Days (2011)
(N) Jeremy Dion “Halleluhjah” from Golden Some Day (2013)
(N) Dennis Wanebo “Running on Gravity” from Running On Gravity (2013)
(D) Andy Palmer “The Monk” from Hazard of the Die (2013)(N) WhiteWater Ramble “Standard Deviation” from Roots & Groove (2013)
(D) Paper Bird “As I Am” from Rooms (2013)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger “Illegal Snakes” from Split Shot (2012)

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