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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP42

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

Last night we celebrated another RMMR event to raise money for professional working musicians affected by natural disasters.  Thanks to the RMMR board of directors and various members who came out to volunteer and support the cause at the Fox Theater in Boulder, and thanks especially to Cyril Neville for performing.  All in all a small crowd enjoyed an excellent evening of local Colorado musicians putting their efforts where their hearts are.

Thanks to KHEN LPFM in Salida for adding the show to their Saturday and Tuesday rotation.  They will air one hour of the show each Saturday at 5PM, and repeat on Tuesday night at 8.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

There are a few videos in this week’s post, but the featured video this week goes to Hollow.  The Hollow is a fairly new band, formed in 2013.  Not very many strictly local bands go the extent of promoting video release shows.  The Hollow did one in Fort Collins and in Denver, before debuting the video to the public this week.


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 EP42

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “Cross the River” from Zephyr (1969)
(D) Ivory Circle “We Could Be In Love” (2017)


Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Infamous Stringdusters “Colorado” from Let It Go (2014)
(D) Tim Ostdiek “Until The Harvest Comes” from Roots Below (2017)


Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(D) Pretty Lights “Rainbows & Waterfalls” (2017)


SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ryan Dart “Lost at Sea” from Pain, Love and Drought (2017)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Hillbilly Hellcats “Hillbilly Love” from Our Brand (1998)
(D) Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)


Big Head Blues Club “Hidden Charms” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Chimney Choir “Ace of Spades” from (ladder) (2012)
(N) Kyle Emerson “Sun In Your Eyes” from Dorothy Alice (2017) 


The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) SunSquabi “Cinnamon feat. Late Night Radio” from Deluxe EP (2017)


String Cheese Incident “Believe” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Them Changes” from Blues With Horns, Vol. 1  (2017)
Erik Applegate “Leave Me Be” from Two’s Company (2017)



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

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News Notes and Spins – April 1, 2014

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013One year ago today I launched The Colorado Sound Live365.  Yes, I jumped in without accounting for future costs.  This past November I was freaking out a bit.  Thanks for the many incredible personal donations that got me thru until now.

We are now officially beginning year 2 thanks to the support of a couple of very good friends – Dani Grant and Chuck Grewe.  Dani owns the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and founded SpokesBuzz.  Chuck and his brother Bill own Colorado Case Company. Chuck and I were in a band together in the 90s.  Thanks to their generous support each month I’ll be able to stretch out a bit and market what we’re trying to do statewide … and that’s where you come in.

I get asked all the time what’s it take to make an impact.  The answer is really simple – it takes listeners.  It takes LOTS of listeners .. thousands .. not just a dozen or even a hundred, or two …it takes THOUSANDS of listeners to have an impact.  It takes THOUSANDS of listeners bugging local community and public radio stations to be aware of and to play Colorado music – to interview Colorado talent … print can only do so much – radio is the key.

Internet radio is cool – but it’s not in many dashboards, so while I would love for you to dial up The Colorado Sound Live 365 in your car as I do, I have to be aware that most of us are not carrying around smart phones tied into our car stereos, with unlimited data plans for streaming.  But there is something you can do.

You can call the stations on our reporting list, and thank them for what they do play, and request them to do more.  In some cases, as I’ve noted below, I am no longer publishing results from any station that does not air at least 10 Colorado titles in a given month.  That seems fair – we’ll highlight those that do… and those that don’t?  Well, it’s up to you.

If your favorite local non-comm community/public station doesn’t show up, call them up and ask what it would take for them to play more than ten current titles … there are over 300 to pick from after all.

And, yes, please do hit The Colorado Sound Live365 link here and watch some Colorado videos on The Colorado Sound TV page …

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a  Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES.  Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more.  www.spokesbuzz.org.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre   The Colorado Sound presents Head for the Hills, May 17.  Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  Check out this performance from H4TH at the Mish in 2012 …

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VIDEO PICKS OF THE MONTH – MARCH

Great new videos from Musketeer Gripweed, Big Gigantic, and more … 8 in all this month … just over a half hour of viewing pleasure.

TOP 40 Spins MARCH 2014

312 titles tracked
169 (54%) titles were reported as played at least once.
(CC) = Colorado Connection
(D) = album/ep debut on chart
(R) = reenter
[date] = Date added to reporting list

(D) 1. Eurforquestra – Fire (self) Urban Contemporary/funk/reggae [February 22, 2014]
(2) 2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock [January 25, 2014]
(4) 3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
(7) 4. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Bluegrass [October 1, 2013]
(10) 5. The Motet – The Motet (self) Urban Contemporary [January 4, 2014]
(3) 6. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(8) 7. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/country [November 1, 2013]
(D) 8. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine (self) Americana/roots [March 1, 2014]
(5) 9. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner (Remington Road Records) Americana [December 21, 2013]
(6) 10. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [November 1, 2012]
(14) 11. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life (Concord) Urban Contemporary [February 11, 2014]
(D) 12. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana/roots [February 22, 2014]
(20) 13. 3 Twins – De Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana/roots [June 20, 2013]
(2) 14. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(R) 15. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP (self) Rock [January 4, 2014]
(R) 16. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [December 1, 2012]
(D) 17. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP (self) Rock [March 14, 2014]
(31) 18. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
(D) 19. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots (Department of Biophysics) Rock [January 1, 2014]
(R) 20. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches (self) Bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(25) 21. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013]
(32) 22. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013}
(9) 23. Paper Bird – Rooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [February 16, 2013]
(12) 24. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [January 19, 2013]
(30) 25. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open (self) Rock [November 1, 2012]
(15) 26. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
(13) 26. Mosey West – Bermuda (self) Rock [November 2, 2013]
(35) 27. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues [December 7, 2013]
(R) 27. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13 (Frog Pad) Bluegrass [September 1, 2013]
(D) 28. The Fray – Helios (Epic) Pop/rock [February 15, 2014]
(D) 29. The Samples – America (Honey Badger) Rock/AAA [January 25, 2014]
(R) 30. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good (Cu Cuy Records) Blues [August 1, 2013]
(34) 31. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [January 16, 2013]
(R) 32. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow (self) Folk [January 9, 2013]
(32) 32. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together (SpokesBUZZ) Rock/various [December 14, 2013]
(16) 33. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(27) 34. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin (self) Americana [June 1, 2013]
(25) 35. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions (self) Pop/various [November 1, 2013]
(D) 36. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [March 1, 2014]
(11) 36. Tennis – Small Sound (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [November 1, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 MARCH
17. Land Lines – Land Lines
18. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
19. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
21. The ReMinders – Born Champions
22. Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
23. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
24. P-Nuckle – The System (self)
25. Churchill – The War Within EP
26. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
28. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
29. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
30. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
31. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
33. Kristina Murray – Unravelin’

ADDED TO TRACKING MARCH
Big Gigantic – The Night Is Young
Birch Street – Birch Street
Branded Bandits – Branded Bandits
Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
Chemistry Club – Miranda [single]
Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
Garuud Effekt – Cut Me [single]
Good Gravy – Sliver of the Moon
Gungor – I Am Mountain
Highway 50 – Highway 50
Ivory Circle – Beat the Drum [single]
Jim Stranahan – Migration to A Higher Ground
Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls
Matt Fuller Group – Waiting For Violet
Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires
Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
Rachel & the Ruckus – S/T
Running Out of Road – Running Out of Road
Ryan D White – This is How We Lose Our Minds
Stolling Scones – Like Ripples Across the Pond
String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
Trout Steak Revival – Live at Swallow Hill
Williams Brothers Band – Live at the Mesa Theater

STATION BY STATION

Airplay tablulated from Feb 28 2014 – March 29 2014 for titles released Nov 1 2012 – March 29 2014
KRCC – Frozen (no report)
KUVO – dropped from reporting status
STATIONS REPORTING FEWER THAN 10 COLORADO TITLES DO NOT SHOW UP IN THE STATION BY STATION LISTING, BUT ARE INCLUDED IN THE OVERALL SPINS DATA

MotetKAFM (Grand Junction) [22]
1. The Motet – The Motet
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
4. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale) [24]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

MotetKDUR (Durango) [16]
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
2. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerKGNU (Boulder) [22]
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

Young AncientsKRFC (Fort Collins) [100+]
1. Young Ancients – Y/A
2. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
5. Good Gravy – Sliver of the Moon

MotetKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

BHTM Black BeehiveKUNC (Greeeley) [13]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange

esmeOpen Air 1340 (Denver) [60+]
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

dianne reeves_beautiful lifeTHE COLORADO SOUND [52]
1. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
3. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
3. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of A Million Plots

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

RailsplittersAMERICANA / ALT-COUNTRY / BLUEGRASS
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
3. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
4. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
5. Young Ancients – Y/A

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues/R&B
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
4. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow
4. Taarka – Adventures in Vagabondia
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Tennis – Small Sound
4. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman

dave and the gin mill gypsiesJazz/Instrumental
1. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean
3. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
4. Joshua Trinidad – Maritime
5. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams

The_Fray_HeliosPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. The Fray – Helios
2. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
3. Ivory Circle – Beat the Drum [single]
4. Katey Laurel – Periscope
5. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill

BHTM Black BeehiveRock / AAA / ALT
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
5. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots

eurforquestra, fireUrban Contemporary/EDM/Hip Hop/Soul/Reggae
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
5. P-Nuckle – The System

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News, Notes & Spins – August 1, 2012

I am brain dead right now.  It’s been one crazy major event after another all summer, with two more to go – The 5th Annual Carbon Valley Music Festival that I produce for the city of Dacono (Aug 4), and then three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest a week later in Fort Collins.

Anyone who’s into live music – and especially festivals that feature locally homegrown and groomed acts – are in the right place here in Colorado.  It really is a very remarkable place.  I don’t get off the Front Range too often, so I don’t know about all the events that take place in our mountain locales… but those along the Front Range are treated to a number of great events every year, culminating in what has become the premiere festival concert event for Colorado acts – Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins (Aug 10-12) featuring a veritable who’s who of Colorado talent including this sampling -> Air Dubai, Allegaeon, Arliss Nancy, Bad Weather California, Bunny Gang (featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly), Cassie Taylor & the Soul Cavalry, Chad Price, Chuck Pyle, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Delta Sonics, Devotchka, DubSkin, Euforquestra, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Future Jazz Project, Great American Taxi, Haunted Windchimes, John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light, Juno What?!, Katie Glassman Quintet, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Liz Barnez, Megan Redmond, Mosey West, Musketeer Gripweed, Rob Drabkin, Selasee and Fafa Family, Shakedown Street, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club,  The Lionel Young Band, The Patti Fiasco, The Swayback, Wendy Woo … and fo’reals many many others (some 90 in all I believe).

And since this column is about Colorado Music & Radio – a big ovation to KRFC Fort Collins for broadcasting many of the sets live on the air during this year’s 3 day event.

I’m equally as proud and enthusiastic about the one day event we put on in Dacono  – For our 5th annual event we’ve added a Colorado ONLY spirits tasting and competition event (including among others 303 and Breckenridge distilleries) – and a youth music, arts and entertainment venue of its own focused on youth performances and education.  The inaugural venue this year will be very music focused, and presented partly by the wonderful Colorado Blues Society who will be presenting music educators Ronnie Shellist and Dan Treanor … our main stage show features the Lionel Young Band, 3 Twins Broadband, Quemando, Buckner Funken Jazz, Katie Glassman Quintet, Bad Brad & the Fat Cats, and the Danny Meyer Trio.

It was an unusually slow month for new titles.  I had to look at Aug 2 2011 to confirm – but yeah, we only had about 1/3 as many new titles added this year as last.  No reason that I can figure out either.  It’s just been a slow year for new releases it seems.  By this time last year, I was tracking 348 current titles.  This year I’m tracking 302.  That looks like about a 12% dropoff Y-T-D.  The upside there is that there are more Colorado titles being reported as played.  July 2012=157 titles reported as played vs. 136 in July 2011.  That may be partly due to the number of reporting stations, and the emergence of Open Air 1340 on the scene the past year – regardless, it’s great to see so many wonderful titles getting played around the state.

Speaking of new stations reporting – welcome back Radio 1190 (Boulder).  The station is under new management, since former GM Mike Flanagan moved onto Open Air 1340 – and they’ve got a new music director who is very excited about sharing what Colorado titles they’re supporting on air.  To submit for airplay consideration, reach out to …

Melissa Cisewski
Music Director
Radio 1190 KVCU
melissa@radio1190.org
303-492-7405

KBUT (Crested Butte) is happy to announce the hiring of its new General Manager, Jerry Lunsford. Jerry brings extensive experience in community radio, most recently with KWMR in West Marin, California. Coloradoans may be familiar with Jerry as the longtime organizer of Camp Runamuck at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

KHEN (Salida) has begun a planned multi-year collaboration with the CSO (Colorado Symphony Orchestra) to bring Colorado’s highest quality classical music to the Salida area.  The events will include a special daytime concert and other music education opportunities for local public-, private- and home-schooled children.  The collaboration reinforces KHEN’s role as a vital community asset and voice, and enhances Salida’s reputation as a destination to hear the finest classical music. It also enables the CSO to move towards becoming a truly statewide orchestra in Colorado, serving all citizens. The collaboration further aligns perfectly with, and augments, Salida’s new Creative District, one of only two such districts in the state. To complement and promote the concert series, a new KHEN radio program dedicated exclusively to recordings of the CSO, is currently being developed and is planned to begin sometime this fall.  Watch for details.  For more information, contact KHEN at 719-539-1069. KHEN website = http://www.khen.org/

TOP 40 TITLES – July 2012

(302 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk/bluegrass [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamgrass [Apr-12]
(1) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(2) 5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(4) 6. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(3) 7. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(4) 8. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/Americana [Jun-12]
(12)9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(12) 10. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(16) 11. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana/pop [Mar-12]
(15) 12. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/southern rock [May-12]
(D) 13. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(9) 14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(11) 15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern [Jun-12]
(30) 16. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(8) 17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country [May-12] *
(33) 18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(18) 19. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(R) 20. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [Jun-12]
(13) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 22. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(D) 22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1 (Kindercore) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Jul-12]
(R) 22. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(D) 22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting (self) Rock/roots rock [Jun-12]
(28) 23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm & blues [Apr-12]
(10) 23. The Say So – The Romantic (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(R) 24. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 24. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(20) 25. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/roots rock [Apr-12]
(25) 25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-11]
(20) 26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(29) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(22) 30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/large band [Apr-12]
(D) 31. Glowing House – Days Run Out (self) Indie/alternative/folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Oakhurst – Barrel (self) Americana/jamgrass [Jan-12]
(32) 33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat (self) Hip-hop/rock/alternative [Jul-11]
(26) 33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Jun-12]

ADDED July 2012
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
Chris Daniels – Better Days
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
Eef – Bluesalicious
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 JULY 2012
7. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
17. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
23. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
23. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
24. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
27. Churchill – The Change
30. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
31. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
32. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40
3 Twins Broadband – Cry at the Movies / How Couldya Not [singles] *
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Andy Ard – How Easy It Is
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – Begin
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Cassie Taylor – Blue
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Churchill – The Change
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
Eef – Bluesalicious
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Eric Gunnison – Trios
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
The Foot. – Cloud Control EP
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Full Belly – New Voice
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
Head for the Hills – Live
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Hindershot – Curse Us All
The Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
In the Whale – Cake
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jaden Carlson – Tell Me What You See
Jami Lunde – Big Black Birds
JD Feighner – JD Feighner [assorted singles]
Jeff Bostic – Crutch [single]
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Juno What?! – Late Night Live
Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl *
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kevin Dooley – Moonlight Highway *
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul
Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
Matt Smiley – Quartet Art
Medic – Grace and Gravity
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Moon Duo – Mazes
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Petals of Spain – I Gotta Know [single]
Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
Pretty Sure – Subtle Sabotage
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]
Raven and the Writing Desk – Bonedale [EP]
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Russ Hopkins – Space Junk Motel
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
Sam Lee – Better Half
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
SoundRabbit – Don’t Forget to Remember
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Sun Red – Breathes Ages
Swing Hero – Swing Hero
Talk All Night – Oxen Aux Out
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Whiskey Bottles – Ain’t No Crime
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

In order to be tracked I need to have a copy of the album, ep, or single, in physical and/or digital format.  Pls send to Rocky Mountain Music Network 1208 Macoy Ct. Dacono, CO 80514 or email me at chriskmusic@gmail.com.

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

KDUR (Durango)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
3. Broken Spoke – Before There Were Easy Riders
3. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Tennis – Young & Old

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Matt Smiley Quartet – Quartet Art
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers

RADIO 1190 KVCU (Boulder)
1. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
2. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
3. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
3. Poet’s Row – Exquisite Corpse
3. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

The Colorado Sound
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days*
2. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
5. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
5. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
5. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Hazel Miller Band – Coming to You Live… From KUVO
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Places – No More Wasted Days
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Rachel James – Not Giving Up [EP]

ROCK/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. The Knew – Man Monster
5. Johnny Hickman – Tilting

*serviced to CO media by Rocky Mountain Music Network

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News Notes & Spins – June 1 2012

Last month I focused my personal editorial on the fact that, statewide, community/public radio programmers are broadly unaware of music from here in Colorado – a predicament I believed might ultimately only be addressed by legislation dictating the level of local content on our over-the-air broadcast stations …much in the same vein as Canada’s mandate that 35% of their content be Canadian.

The prevailing argument against that idea is that Canada’s law is national and not something that in general we have to worry about in the US – as the VAST amount of music being aired is from the US … and that on a state by state basis, there would be no way for most states to implement such a mandate on their broadcast stations, since most states don’t have sufficient content to make the idea fly.

Since last month’s rant I’ve given this issue considerable thought.  I’ve experimented a bit and asked a question or two – all in an effort to find a way to address this issue without more government intervention, something I am wary of in the least and generally opposed to in principle.  I found two issues to be prevalent, knowledge and access.

There is no simple way for on-air programmers to discover Colorado talent.  There is no website such as a Reverbnation or MySpace for Colorado, specifically dedicated to the music of our state, and no easy way to sort artists by state at Reverbnation, Bandcamp, or other online music services.  Further, content would have to be filtered for language, something a lot of artists don’t think of when posting content online – since they obviously don’t have to.  There are no language prohibitions online.

Solving the knowledge dilemma is not easy.  Locally, it would mean that someone at a station has to be hip to what’s going on statewide, and then be able to educate on-air djs/programmers.  Even if a centralized Colorado specific version of something like MySpace were created, it would require that programmers know about it – not something that most djs would do, I’m sorry to say.

Most programmers, especially those who are “older” I’ve discovered, are more interested in playing stuff from their personal collections, than searching out new music they are not familiar with.  So, what if we who are in the business of getting people to know “force-fed” product to individual djs, by sending it to them directly; would that help in some measurable way?  It’s possible, and something worth considering as more and more independent programmers appear resistant to playing what exists in station libraries, instead preferring what they discover themselves.

The other issue is access.  Physical or digital?  I asked that question of the music and program directors at stations around the state …the answer?  Both.  Most stations are not yet outfitted to easily catalog and air digital content.  Most have not yet digitized their physical product sufficiently enough to do away with their existing cd libraries.  And most find that their djs (especially their older djs) are uncomfortable with trying to access and air digitized content with existing studio “dj assist” software – preferring the older technologies such as compact discs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records.

One option that’s been floated is the idea of creating a cloud based solution, enabling one or more stations to access content they already own or can access and share collectively.  This as opposed to needing large hard drives and specialized software on site to deal with large collections – in some cases, collections that contain over 50,000 album titles.

Interestingly, however, it seems that most of the djs at those stations have internet access, a laptop, or some other tool used to collect, store, and play digital content, leading further I believe to the individualization of the content being broadcast.  Some djs I’ve learned are streaming content from online services – something that station management may have to look into as a possible violation of DMCA rules.  It is an interesting idea however – it just makes me wonder what the legal ramifications are.

All that said – we are among the lucky places where local content receives as much notice and airplay as it does here in Colorado – and for which I personally am very grateful.  Thank you to all the programmers, music directors, and on-air talent who take the time and make the effort to support … much love my friends.

In station news this month –

Check out the music blog at KWMV (Westcliffe) … http://musicblog.kwmv.org/ or easily access it by a big red button on their homepage at www.kwmv.org.  They also have a new late night dj show with one of the Custer County Youth Radio alumni, The Midnight Hour with Cameron “Carmine” Kessler on Saturday morning from midnight to 2 a.m.

Lindsay Isbell, the music director at KSJD (Cortez) writes in this month: “We have moved!  We are now thrilled to be working and broadcasting from our new home at the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Cortez.”  The new [physical/street] address is 2 E. Main St. Cortez, CO 81321.  However, all mail should be sent to P. O. Box 116 in Cortez.

Tedi Gillespie at KAFM (Grand Junction) reports that “I have now been named Executive Director.  I was serving as Interim for 4 months and now they’ve made it official and permanent.”  The station got a power increase to 300 watts last November and a second phase of improvements will mean renovations to the control and production studios.   Tedi also reports that KAFM will be looking for a Program Director in the near future.

From Sally Kane, executive director at KVNF in Paonia:  KVNF has been selected to be an incubator station for the Association of Independents in Radio “Localore” grant.  Our project is called “iseechange.” It’s an experiment in citizen science reporting. We’re hosting a community   conversation with citizens and scientists talking about what’s changing in their backyards and across the state with regard to weather and climate. Julia Kumari Drapkin is the multi media producer who joined our station for a year to coordinate the project.  The content is available to be shared with RMCR (Rocky Mountain Community Radio) stations statewide. More info is available at http://www.kvnf.org/.

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – May 2012
(303 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(16) 2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/rock [Apr-12]
(D) 3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [May-12]
(2) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(3) 5. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(8) 6. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [Apr-12]
(5) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 8. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live (self) Rock/adult [May-12]
(13) 9. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/rock [Mar-12]
(D) 10. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(9) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(12) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(20) 13. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(21) 14. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(25) 15. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Feb-12]
(14) 16. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/roots [Oct-11]
(R) 17. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(D) 18. Instant Empire – Instant Empire (self) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-12]
(D) 19. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(D) 20. Grass It Up – Alabama Tory (self) Bluegrass [May-12]
(24) 21. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Apr-12]
(18) 22. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(29) 22. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(D) 23. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 24. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(11) 24. Musketeer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/blues/southern rock [Apr-12]
(29) 25. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 26. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon (self) Rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 26. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [May-12]
(17) 26. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(19) 27. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(22) 27. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(27) 28. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-11]
(R) 28. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (Woo Music) POP/adult [Jun-11]
(R) 28. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-11]
(D) 29. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age (Bent Wheel) Rock/singer-songwriter [Apr-12]
(23) 30. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) Alternative Adult/reggae/funk/world [Mar-12]
(26) 30. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(D) 31. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(29) 32. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Rock/alt-country-rock [Jan-12]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 May 2012
6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
22. Eric Gunnison – Trios
28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP
29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
34. Spires – S/T EP

ADDED MAY 2012
3 Twins Broadband – Cry at the Movies / How Couldya Not [single]
Andy Flattery & the Afternoons – Night Run EP
Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Head for the Hills – Live
Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Matt Smiley – Quartet Art
McCumber & Moors – Gravity
Molina w/ Diles – Name and Town
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Raincheck – Raincheck
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons
Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
The Ghost of Joseph Buck – The Ghost of Joseph Buck
The Knew – Major Nights [single]
Xiren – Not A Love Song [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
4. Mosey West – Merica

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s

KDNK (Carbondale) [HOT SPINS]
Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
The Swayback – Double Four Time
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

KGNU (Boulder)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Moors & McCumber – Gravity
4. Tennis – Young & Old

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Mosey West – Merica
4. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
5. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
4. Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache

KUVO (Denver)
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Raincheck – Raincheck
5. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
4. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
5. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers

The Colorado Sound
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
5. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
5. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
3. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
4. Head for the Hills – Live
5. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
3. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
4. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Instant Empire – Instant Empire

Jazz
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want
4. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
5. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon

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TOP 5 VIDEOS

1.  The Lumineers – Ho Hey

2.  Tennis – Deep In the Woods

3. Zach Heckendorf – All The Right Places

4. Great American Taxi – Poor House

5.  The Epilogues – The Fallout

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News Notes & Spins – May 1 2012

What does it say about the programmers and djs at community radio stations when they don’t really recognize music from the community (state) in which they are licensed to broadcast? OUCH – oh no he didn’t! Uh, yeah, I did.

Every month, I comb through literally hundreds of daily playlists from stations all around the state in order to cull and tabulate the monthly spins charts. And here’s what I’ve found out over the past few years — the VAST MAJORITY of djs doing shows statewide on community radio stations don’t ever touch upon music by a Colorado act, known or unknown. TRUTH.

That’s taking nothing away from those who do. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m deeply thankful to those djs, programmers, and radio stations that do make a concerted effort to get Colorado music on the air. Stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and OPEN AIR 1340 AM (Denver) have made that commitment very obvious. On average you’ll hear somewhere in the ballpark of 13-15% of their airtime devoted to recordings from here in the state. That’s on top of the hours they devote to live in-studio appearances by Colorado acts. The rest? …less than 5% on average per month.  In many cases I’ve been hard pressed to find even five individual album titles played, let alone five with more than a spin or two a month.  There are some stations that statistically don’t air any current Colorado releases at all – in any genre.

Here’s an interesting comparison: Under the Canadian Commercial Radio Policy, 35% of all music aired each week on all AM and FM stations must be Canadian. We have no such rules in the US, even for COMMUNITY/PUBLIC radio.

35%! I can’t even begin to imagine what community radio in Colorado would sound like if we did that.  Imagine if 1 out of every 3 songs you heard was from a Colorado act … and that’s only 33%. Hell, all I’m asking for is 16.6% (2 songs per hour on average).  What kind of impact would radio have then?

Scott Foley hosts a show and serves as the de facto Colorado music genre captain, as well as the Americana music genre captain at KRFC.  When a few of us were discussing this subject on my Facebook page he wrote, “There needs to be a relationship between artists and their community stations. [As Chris has pointed out before,] we can’t support an artist if they don’t make their music available to us. Likewise, the relationship should include in-studio time, station sponsored concerts and events and even artist support during membership drives. These are mutually beneficial opportunities that allow a station to sink stronger roots into its community.”

Kerri Pastine of the Informants added; “My assumption would be that the DJs aren’t getting out and discovering all of the local music there is, but then again, I really don’t know how they get turned on to it all, as there’s so much.”

This is a complex issue for sure. The people who volunteer their time to do shows at these stations are our neighbors and our friends, our parents and our children here in the state.  I believe we all want the same result – a greater awareness of the communities we live in – that is what lies at the heart of community radio.

The solution may be as simple as getting the music straight to those who do the shows. Maybe … since what they tend to play is music they are already familiar with  …so if we can get the music directly into their hands they’ll play it …. MAYBE. We’ll see … I’m hopeful 🙂

/rant

In radio news, KBUT (Crested Butte) has a nation wide search going for a new General Manager. As of April 17th, KBUT General Manager Ryan Stringfellow has decided to step down from his position. He plans to return to Grand Junction with his family to pursue an advanced degree in Education from Colorado Mesa University. Read Ryan’s farewell message here: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21032.

KBUT is now in the midst of a national search for it’s next General Manager. Interested parties can learn more at the KBUT website: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21031. Applications are due by Monday, May 7th.

It’s spring membership drive time at nearly all of the public/community stations statewide. I know that KRFC (Fort Collins) is engaged in theirs as I write and others are also, or are about to become. Please support your local community/public radio station. Without our support, these stations truly cannot survive. For some of them (KOTO in Telluride for example) all or nearly all of the money they receive to support their efforts comes directly from supportive listeners. AND – please do request that they play more Colorado music when you make that contribution.

ONTO THE CHARTS

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – April 2012
(309 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New alternative [Mar-12]
(5) 2. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(4) 3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(D) 4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(8) 5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(23) 7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Americana/country [Oct-11]
(D) 8. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/folk-rock/alt.country rock [Apr-12]
(6) 9. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(7) 10. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(D) 11. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/roots rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(D) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(30) 14. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Alt-country-rock [Oct-11]
(27) 15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [May-11]
(D) 16. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Rock/bluegrass/country [Apr-12]
(11) 17. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(D) 18. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(11) 19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(12) 19. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(R) 20. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(10) 21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(20) 22. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 23. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World/funk [Mar-12]
(D) 24. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/big band [Apr-12]
(2) 25. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country-jazz [Feb-12]
(14) 26. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 27. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(15) 28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP (self) Pop/alternative [Nov-11]
(9) 29. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(13) 29. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(21) 29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/adult alternative [Apr-11]
(32) 29. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Alt-country-rock [Jan-12]
(D) 30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House (self) Electronic/dance [Dec-11]
(R) 31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records) Blues/country-blues [Apr-11]
(30) 31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Rock/adult alternative [Mar-11]
(D) 33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner (self) Alt-country [May-11]
(R) 34. Spires – S/T EP (self) Indie/alternative [Nov-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
16. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
17. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
18. Mosey West – Vaca Money
19. Paper Bird – Carry On
22. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
22. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
24. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
25. Turn 4 – What You Do About It
26. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
29. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
31. Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
31. Varlet – The Drifter
32. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
32. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
32. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II
33. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
33. J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado
33. Juno What?! – Shameless

ADDED APRIL 2012
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
The Congress – Whatever You Want
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
Lifeboat Etiquette – Saboteur
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
Mosey West – Merica
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
Saturn Cowboys – Follow the Light to the West
UMConscious – Everybody [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Tennis – Young & Old

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
3. Chimney Choir – Chimney Choir
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Musketeer Gripweed –  Straight Razor Revival
2.  Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Hugs & Punches
3.  Tennis – Young & Old
4.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5.   Mosey West – Merica

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Kyle James Hauser – Oh Oh
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factor
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
5. Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
4. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
5. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Churchhill – The Change EP
4. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
5. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
5. Juno What?! – Late Night

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair

Jazz
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
5. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
5. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. The Swayback – Double Four Time
5. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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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

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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.

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