The Colorado Sound S8|EP30 + Carbon Valley Music Fest Recap

Chris K CVMF 2014I’ve had the privilege of producing the show for the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for seven years.  This year was the first time we expanded to a two night show.  It was also the first time we had seven regional distilleries present for the spirits tasting and competition event.  We also brought in a new lighting director and expanded the kids’ activities.

I was beyond thrilled to present four very legendary Colorado artists this year- Richie Furay, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), and Sean Kelly (the Samples).   Presenting Richie was one of the highlights of the many years I’ve introduced bands to audiences around Northern Colorado, and one of the highlights of my life in music.

Richie’s “Kind Woman” has always been one of my most favorite songs of all time.  Nearly every second of his performance of that song is in the recap video below — along with footage from Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Chris Daniels with Richie Furay, Mojo Mama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and the Mojo Music Academy Band Camp program … I’m sorry I was unable to get any video of Alterity.

A BIG thank you to the folks who came up to me all weekend and said they heard the show on KUNC … folks came from Conifer, Aurora, Boulder, and Fort Collins.  I got mad compliments about stage, sound, and lights all weekend .. much love  to my buddies from Mighty Fine Productions (sound), Marshall Austin Productions (stage), and Maniac Productions (lighting)

Here’s a recap of the weekend …

PLAYLIST S8|EP30

The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(N) Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)The Samples “Save It For a Rainy Day” from Return to Earth (2001)
AdrienneO “Just Happened” from Lines EP (2014)
(D) Felonius Smith “Delivery Man” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Lissa Hanner “Colorado Colors” from My Colorado (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
(D) Molina Speaks “Denver (ft. Randy Runyan)” from Everyday Denver (2014) H*Wood “One Love” from One Love (2013)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil” from Private Eyes (1976)
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Kiss and Tell” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
(N) Ark Life “Proud of Me Out There Mama” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “New Friends” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP40 Oct 2012

LOL … I almost forgot to post this week’s playlist… only thing made me remember was a post or two on my facebook page thanking me for playing some of this week’s new music from Boa & the Constrictors and Eef .. two of the new blues records this month.  This time of year is one of the most exciting for new releases, and this week was no exception.  The Boa & the Constrictors record was an advance, so I can’t share anything from that with you, sorry to say… as is the new Beats Noir! record, “Where the Sun Goes Down,” and I’m With Her‘s “Songs We Said Goodbye To,” which is due to drop officially on Nov 2.

On another note, I’m always looking for great recordings from the past and happen to have come across one I’m hoping to add to the library soon — from an old friend Victoria Woodworth .. check out this video from a recording done at Caribou Ranch in 1980.

PLAYLIST

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Sixteen Horsepower “Black Soul Choir” from Sackcloth ‘n’ Ashes (1996)
Ending People “Beat of My Heart” from Fill Your Lungs (2012)
Flashbulb Fires “Dark Ghost (I’ve Got Arms)” from Gasconader (2012)
Rebel Tongue “Lose Hope” from Movin’ On (2012)
(D) Boa & the Constrictors “Married to the Blues” from Married to the Blues (2012)
(D) Eef “I Ain’t Gonna Wait Forever” from Bluesalicious (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My Name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
(D) Shawn Waggoner “Placebo” from Goodbye Raven (2012)

(N) I’m With Her “Lost My Way” from Songs We Said Goodbye To (2012)
Words In Flight “Only A Dream” from Music Is… (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Ain’t Gonna Work” from Euphoria (1997)
Andrew Vogt “Phil Woodshed” from Cats Afoot (2010)
(D) The String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day[single] (2012)
Kyle Hollingsworth “She” from Then There’s Now (2009)
Katie Glassman “Bye Bye Boise” from Snapshot (2012)
Robert Cline Jr. “Mockingbird” from All The Right Reasons (2012)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Halo” from Strange (2012)
Devotchka “The Enemy Guns” from How It Ends (2004)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
(D) The Babysitters “Gigantic Sunglasses” from Have A Seat (2012)
(D) Beats Noir! “Where the Sun Goes Down” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
Petals of Spain “I Gotta Know” from I Gotta Know (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Dangerous To Touch” from Punches & Hugs (2012)
(N) Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger “Illegal Snakes” from Split Shot (2012)

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 4 EP 9

(D) = album debut   (N) = new track from album debuted

Drew Emmitt “Take The Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Love.45 “Release Me” from Into The Ether (2009)
The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010)
The Longest Day Of The Year “Took All Winter” from Turn Into the Ground (2012)
(N) Tennis “My Better Self” from Young and Old (2012)
Petals of Spain “You Had Me From the Start” from Late Night Visitor (2011)
(D) Broken Tongues “Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?” from Crooked Skyline (2012) (D) Blender Cats “Somethin’s Gotta Give” from Just Like This (2012)(N) Harry Tuft & Friends “Treasures Untold” from Treasures Untold (2011)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore “New Boots” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Josh Quinlan Quintet “Playa Negra” from Mountain Time Standards (2011)String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
The Broken Everlys “The Mighty Quinn” from Stoned In Juarez (2010)
(N) Katie Glassman “Snapshot” from Snapshot (2012)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Just Don’t Care” from Live @ Hodis (2012)
Turn 4 “Sante Fe Breakdown” from What You Do About It (2011)
(D) Mr. Anonymous “Rockin’ an Swing” from Champion Sound (2012) … featuring Ranking Roger  (English Beat) and Ranking Jr. Sherri Jackson “Maple Tree” from Sherri Jackson (1997)
(D) Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
(D) Ronnie Shellist “Trust Is Gone” from ’til Then (2012)Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Andrew Vogt “Groomzilla” from Cats Afoot (2010)