Colorado Playlist S10 EP13 2016

I got into a nostalgia thing last week and wound up picking 8 tracks from the 90s to lead off each hour of the show — and new music showed up from The Lumineers, Sound of Ceres, Slow Caves, The Haunted Windchimes, and A.J. Fullerton.  Samples down below with this week’s playlist and Monday Morning Music Meeting.

This was the first year I attended the Fort Collins Music Experiment (FOCOMX 8) as an artist (Goatz!) and not as one of the sound/production team, or as an emcee.  It was an entirely different perspective on things as I moved around town on foot, stopping in various music rooms for a few songs, or some cases an entire 45 minute set – more to observe and enjoy than to actually work.

It was a great pleasure for me and my bandmates Chris Jackowski (lead guitar/vocals), Richard Hartrick (mandolin/fiddle/vocals) and Janeen Bogue (stand-up bass/vocals) to make our inaugural appearance.  Can’t say I wasn’t nervous. LOL.  Truly.


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I spent a lot of time driving I25 this weekend .. and my one constant companion was the new release by Darryl Purpose called “Still the Birds.”  Expect this to be a featured disc the next few weeks on the show.

A lot of songs we commoners write lack deep color and tend to be packed with countless cliches.  Not so from Darryl, who writes songs as would a novelist, filled with graphically well defined images and feelings and who expresses his stories with a clear, smooth and pleasant voice.

His duet with Eliza Gilkyson, “The Meaning of My Love,” that he claims in his notes is “somewhat of a reverse love song, inspired by Randy Newman-like indirection,” shares subtle similarities with the John Prine & Iris Dement duet “In Spite of Ourselves,” more softly played and articulated emotionally by Darryl and Eliza, with a less comedic approach.

In “When Buddha Smiled At the Elephant,” Darryl and his acclaimed co-writer Paul Zollo, wax poetically on the nature of love, war and art.  The song concludes with:

Buddha on his daily walk to take alms for the poor
Came to tame an elephant with love instead of war
The miracle of true love like a constellation shown
Such a force of kindness the world had never known.

Not everything on this album is about love.  “Baltimore” is about Edgar Alan Poe.  “Shiloh” is about the Civil War.  “Hours In A Day” comes from the feeling we get when we’re frustrated at all the things in life we just don’t have the time to deal with …and how it leads to “another postal worker with a gun has gone berserk and started shooting everyone he knows.”  The song has the feeling of fatality, that “there aren’t enough hours in a day to keep the emptiness at bay.”

Darryl Purpose is not a commonly well known name as a performer in Colorado.  The album is certainly not “local,” except for the fact that Darryl lives here, and does make an occasional appearance.  Not only does Eliza Gilkyson make an appearance, the band is made up of Roscoe Beck (Leonard Cohen); Eric Darken (Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Buffet), Joel Guzman (Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits) and Daran DeShazo.

When you’re on the highway and you want to escape into tales that are full of color, detail and feeling – and doesn’t jar your already jangled nerves, turn this up, settle back, set your ride on cruise and smile.  This is a good one.


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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist DATE TBA.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I did not conceive of this idea so that it becomes a contest to see which bands can rally their troops to vote in a popularity poll, but rather as a new way for you to discover some new music I played on the show, and give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you as a listener likes.

If bands rally their troops to vote for them, it undermines the intent of what I had hoped to achieve.  Please don’t do it.  I appreciate the site traffic but not at the expense of hearing what the show listeners really do like – or not.

What you’ll find below are new songs debuted on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP13

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Build a Road” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
The Apples in Stereo “Ruby” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Christines “In Your Space” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
Zuba “3 Keys” from Zuba (1993)
(D) A.J. Fullerton “Ain’t Got Nobody But Me” from A.J. Fullerton (2016) 
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2015)
(N) Jay Stott “The River Don’t Care” from Dirt & Heartache (2016) 
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Sound of Ceres “Ember Age” from Nostalgia for Infinity (2016) 
Soundrabbit “September” from Dont Forget to Remember (2016)
Whiskey Blanket “Up up Away” from No Object (2010)
Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Rare Silk “Up from the Skies” from American Eyes (1985)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Roadhouse Music” from Live Wired! (1995)
Hazel Miller & the Caucasians “Home of the Blues” from Live at the Fox (1995)
(D) Slow Caves “Desert Minded” [single] (2016) 
AdrienneO “Barcelona” from Elevation (2016)
(N) The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)

Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) The Haunted Windchimes “Everybody’s Talking” from Rattle Your Bones (2016) 
Devotchka “The Clockwise Witness” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Yonder Mountain String Band “East Nashville Easter” from Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
Annie Booth “Wanderlust” from Wanderlust (2014)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP12 2016

LATE … it’s Tuesday morning.  Something happened that interrupted my morning yesterday.

Okay .. this is just plain weird.  I woke up with the Bangles, Just Another Manic Monday, ringing in my head – and NO, it’s not Colorado music so I have no idea how it got there.  But another manic Monday makes sense … if Sunday was my “funday.”  I got to hang out with old friends while judging this season’s run to the IBC, put on by the Colorado Blues Society.

Hands down, A.J. Fullerton won best in class for me – playing to the tradition of the blues without interjecting classic rock and/or rhythm & blues and soul into the style.  Expect to hear his skillz on the Colorado Playlist in coming episodes.

The CBS/IBC finals will be held on May 2 at the Buffalo Rose in Golden.  I will be absent, after experiencing considerable anxiety yesterday from the re-socialization process after the passing of my wife in February.  Much love to my friends who will be there competing, and enjoying  the musicianship of some of the best of the local blues scene.

BREAK:  went to the gym – and did NOT listen to music – I listened to sports talk radio … really Broncos’ talk radio.  I’m home now, listening to a preview of the new Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck album, Beautiful & True, her first in seven years.

Right this moment, it’s a revisit on an Angie Stevens standard – Heaven Knows – delivered this go ’round with a far greater sense of urgency and emotional reach than I’ve ever heard from her before.

Angie’s duet with Gregory Alan Isakov, Sweet Emily, is destined to be a “hit” with each artists’ fanbase – and will no doubt insure more new fans for both.  It’s definitely one of the most worthy duets in Colorado music, in my memory, delivered as poignantly as only two friends might achieve together.

Angie is surrounded by a new lineup – with the exception of drummer Carlos Newman, who’s been with Angie for over a decade now.  Newcomers to the Beautiful Wreck, since we last saw the band, include Ali Frankfurt (bass), Mackenzie Lerchen (violin) and Virginia Brightman (backup vocals).  Guests include co-producer John Macy (pedal steel) and former BW keyboardist Jon Wirtz.

It may have taken seven years, but for fans of Angie Stevens and for fans of Colorado Americana-country-folk, the wait is worth it.  While she considers the effort “unpolished” and “raw,” Angie delivers the most complete and best overall album of her career, a tribute to her rural South Dakota meets Colorado country heart.


 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


 

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist on Sunday June 5th … Details TBA, but I can say that my band GOATZ! will be making its second appearance at the Mish, with my very good friend Liz Barnez and others TBA.


 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I did not conceive of this idea so that it becomes a contest to see which bands can rally their troops to vote in a popularity poll, but rather as a new way for you to discover some new music I played on the show, and give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you as a listener likes.

If bands rally their troops to vote for them, it undermines the intent of what I had hoped to achieve.  Please don’t do it.  I appreciate the site traffic (down since name change, and wife passing), but not at the expense of hearing what the show listeners really do like – or not.

Unfortunately, neither Solomon Cook nor the Grant Farm have embeds available to share with you this week.  Tyler Grant informed me that the Grant Farm will be releasing a new video next month, to go with the new single “Fill Your Cup.”

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP12

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(D) Solomon Cook “I’m Tryin’” from Notes Sweet & Low (2016)
John Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True” from Mississippi Mile (2011)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(D) Farmington Hill “Ode to the King” from More Rock Than Eagle Block (2016) 
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Sister Sweetly” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
Ivory Circle “Faces and Colors” from Isoceles (2015)
David Starr “Love and Sabotage” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
(D) Grant Farm “Fill Your Cup” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
Ark Life “What You Want To” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)

HOUR 2

Mollie O’Brien “Sign Your Name” from Tell It True (1996)
(D) Cary Morin “Together” from Together (2016) 
Selasee Atiase “Pray for me” from African Gate (2010)
the Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
Edison “Be Someone” from Ghosts (2015)
The Motet “123” from The Motet (2014)
Reed Foehl “Wolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
(D) The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016) 
(N) Blue Rider “Lightning” from Year Of The Horse (2016) 
Leftover Salmon “River’s Rising” from Euphoria (1997)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP11 2016

Monday morning coffee and a dash of Colorado music … so last week was the debut of the Monday morning music meeting poll … where you get the chance, let me know which of the new songs I debuted over the weekend you liked best.  

Last week, The Patient Zeroes crushed with over 74% of the vote!   Now, I can say that the band urged their fans to come and vote for them – but what good candidate (and a few bad ones out there) doesn’t, right?   Here’s the song that crushed… 

and that’s just TWO guys … ! …

okay .. so it’s Monday afternoon now, and my day has gotten off to a roaring late start!  LOL

Sorry to announce that Radio 94.9 in NoCO has canceled the show on Sunday mornings, as a result of my show moving into the 10AM time slot on 105.5FM and no doubt me now being a part of the on air staff at 105.5 … it made no sense for 94.9 to continue the show in that time slot on Sunday morning.  I want to thank my old friend Stu Haskell for inviting me in three years ago.  I deeply appreciate the support.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites from this week below.


 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

SHEL has managed to impress with their renditions of two of rock’s greatest epic songs — Led Zepplin’s Battle of Evermore and this one from Metallica …


 

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist on Sunday June 5th … Details TBA, but I can say that my band GOATZ! will be making its second appearance at the Mish (though without my bff and lead guitarist Chris Jackowski who is on vaca that wkend and cannot make the show).


 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

what are your favorites this week?

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP11 APRIL 2016

HOUR 1

The Trolls “Stupid Girl” (1966)
Soul Survivors “Have It All Your Way” (1969)
(D) Monaco and Alameda “Travelling Song” (Wherever He Goes) from Well and Alive (2016)  
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Vermillion Road “Run” (2016) 
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Hello Dollface “Warrior of Light” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Mercury Project “Refuge” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(N) The Ghost of Joseph Buck “Dividing Line” from Scenic EP (2016) 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado “wheels” from Western Branches (2013)
Johnny Hickman “The Great Decline” from Palmehenge (2005)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “I Must Be Dreaming” from Heartbeat (1982)
Boenzee Cryque “Watch The Time” from Watch The Time (1967)
(D) Big Gigantic “The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey)” (2016) 
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreSunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(D) Dyrty Byrds “State of Grace” from Failure is Feedback (2016) 
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Soundrabbit “All I Need” from Don’t Forget to Remember (2016) 
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Ben Haugland “point of no return” from POINT OF NO RETURN (2012)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP10 2016

Monday morning … NEW MUSIC POLL  this week featuring American Culture, Strawberry Runners, The Blue Rider, Esme Patterson, and the Patient Zeroes.  I have to say it all sounds rather oddly like the sixties to my ears.  It will be interesting to see what your favorites are from this class of retro-pop and rock …

Sorry to say that Radio 94.9 in Northern Colorado has decided to drop the show.  I seriously want to thank long time NoCO radio guru Stu Haskell for inviting me to be a part of things there the past few years.  With me now being on staff at 105.5 The Colorado Sound, and the Colorado Playlist airing on Sunday mornings at 10AM, it did not make sense for 94.9 to continue airing the show.


 

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist on Sunday June 5th … Details TBA, but I can say that my band GOATZ! will be making its second appearance at the Mish (though without my bff and lead guitarist Chris Jackowski who is on vaca that wkend and cannot make the show).


Colorado Playlist S10 EP10

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” (1964) from Anthology (2007)
The Higher Elevation “Crazy Bicycle” [single] (1967)
Gasoline Lollipops “Resurrection” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
(D) American Culture “Like American Culture” [single] (2015) 
(D) Strawberry Runners “When We Were Good” from Hatcher Creek (2015) 
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
String Cheese Incident “Rosie” from Song In My Head (2015)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
(D) The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016) 
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(N) Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Beast “Communication” from Higher…&…Higher! (1970)
(D) Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016) 
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
Trout Steak Revival “Colorado River” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(D) Matt Skinner Band “That’s What I’m Gonna Do” [single] (2016)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
(D) The Patient Zeroes “Surreality” from Sirens Calling (2016) 
Rossonian “In the Summer” [single] (2015)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Dana Landry Trio “Frank’s Tune” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP09

Boy oh boy .. it sure seems that if it’s not one thing it’s another … two weeks ago I was in New Jersey and couldn’t post up … last Wednesday we lost power for 24 hours and I could not produce a new show … so we ran a repeat (S10 EP08).

Spring is special for music.  I don’t know what it is, and I never have, but it sure seems that folks get the bug to go out roundabout March every year … I’ve seen it for over 20 years now.  March & April … come June?  Yeah, not so much for the summer – that’s outdoor season.  But for now I’m enjoying seeing the rooms full of live music fans at Oskar Blues in Longmont and Lyons where I do sound on Friday and Saturday nights.

Every year I’m asked by about a half dozen entities (cities, venues, festivals) for my take on who’s who and who should be considered for booking … of course it’s a challenging task.  More so now.  The shear volume of skilled, talented and adequately rehearsed acts increases every year.  The number one concern among buyers is, “what’s the draw?”

For national acts the answers can easily be researched via publications like Pollstar.  Locally we don’t have any reliable way of tracking tickets sold, or seats occupied – we have to rely on our eyes, the buzz generated on the street and online.

Seeing packed rooms sure does make my life, and that of my colleagues, a whole lot easier.  Support … Represent … Enjoy … Repeat.

Listen for new music in EP10 … coming your way April 2-9.


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The Historic Mishawaks Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100yrs in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:

  • 100th Anniversary Art Release AT THE DOWNTOWN ARTERY Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00 pm
    Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
  • Mish 100 Sleep-Out Friday, March 25th @ The Mish …
  • The Velvet Rope Dance Party March 25th

 PLAYLIST S10 EP09 

HOUR 1

Chuck Pyle “Step by Step” from Step By Step (1990)
Rebecca Folsom “Slice of Heaven” from Extraordinary Days (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Andy Monley “Kites” from Triplight (2006)
Glowing House “Loud and Clear” from Loud and Clear EP (2015)
Jay Munly “Amen Corner” from Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004)
Option4 and Rose Quartz “Love is lonely” [single] (2016)
Instant Empire “Zoo Lions” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Your Blood Moon” from Reckless Abandonment (2015)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
Dragondeer “Don’t That Feel Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Chip Stephens Trio “Cookin’ at the Continental” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

Treehouse “American Too” from More Than Mountains (1996)
Lonelyhearts “Nine Years On” from Age of Man (2016)
Josh Dillard “Life, Grace, Truth” from The Whale & the Sea (2011)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Red Fox Run “Love Isn’t Love” from Red Fox Run (2015)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
SHEL “Let Me Do” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ian Cooke “The Towering Prince” from Fortitude (2011)
Wilson Harwood “Lines of Chances” [single] (2016)
Newcomers Home “Texas” from In the Hour (2004)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

The Colorado Playlist S10 EP06

It was a great week for new releases from MILES WIDE, HELLO DOLLFACE, WONDERLIC, SHEL, ADRIENNEO, SAM LEE, and ELEPHANT REVIVAL …. there’s a great version of Enter Sandman, the Metallica classic, on the new SHEL album that I’ll share in next week’s show.

Sometimes I get lost.  If you’ve followed me, you know I’m still in the deepest grief stages of losing my wife to cancer on Feb 2.  Friends and professionals both have told me to be easy on myself … to not worry about getting lost right now.  For that, I’m grateful.  Here’s this week’s playlist and new music shares.

Don’t forget … KUNC is no longer airing the show — it has been moved to 105.5 The Colorado Sound.  It airs at 10AM Sunday morning (hour 2 of show) and it airs at 10PM Sunday nights (both hours of show).

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK

Russ Hopkins is an old friend who is about to release a “career” record .. the best of what he’s produced in his career as artist, engineer and producer. This is one of those songs.

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP06

HOUR 1

Gary Stites “Lonely for You” from Lonely for You (1960)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Good Times, Rock & Roll” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Miles Wide “California” from The Kindness of Strangers (2016) 
Reed Foehl “Wolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling At Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Hello Dollface “Say” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Joel Ansett “Kingdom Come” from The Nature of Us (2016)
Andy Palmer “Good Son” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
Grandpa’s Gun “Trucker Mouth” from Back Into Town (2015)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)
(D) Wonderlic “Your News” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016) 
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “keep It Clean” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
Ark Life “Rock & Roll (Take It Easy)” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from WANDERLUST (2014)

HOUR 2

The Astronauts “money” from Everything Is A-OK (1964)
(D) SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016) 
The Epilouges “Hunting Season” from Cinematics (2012)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Beautiful People” from Speed of Life (2014)
(N) AdrienneO “Awake” from Elevation (2016) 
(D) Sam Lee “Doctor, Devil, Priest” from Doctor, Devil, Priest (2016)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Gregory Alan Isakov “John Brown’s Body” from That Sea, The Gambler (2007)
(D) Elephant Revival “Peace Tonight” from Petals (2016)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Please Don’t Tell Her” from Beautiful World (1997)
Rapidgrass Quintet “Crooked Road” from Rapidgrass Quintet (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

The Colorado Sound S9 EP37 2015

We were fortunate this week to break some new music that there are no videos or Soundcloud or Bandcamp hookups for .. or maybe “fortunate” is not quite the right word.  Either way, new music shares in full will have to wait for another day.

The brand new Post Paradise, Bring it To Life (Side A), came in literally as I was producing the show, and the band was on stage doing a sound check I think in Kansas … It is one of the KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight tracks of the week … along with the latest from Trinity Demask from her upcoming new album Elemental.  Trinity is still putting together a cd release show for the new album … no doubt it will be a good one – the album itself is clearly the strongest effort she’s put fort in the past several years of her career.

The KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

SPT 29-30 = Trinity Demask
Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
Wednesday 12:20 pm

OCT 1-2 = Post Paradise
Thurday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
Friday 1:20 pm

Other new music this week comes from The Knew off their just released new album Schmew, Burnt Lips from Tropical Moon, Grim & Darling from their new album out this week Beauty Through Pain and a bit of a surprise from 75 year old jazz sax legend Charles McPhearson, himself not a Colorado artist, but whose latest album The Journey is aided by some of our best Colorado-based jazz players including tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman, pianist Chip Stephens, bassist Ken Walker, and drummer Todd Reid – it is indeed a very tasty post-bop record on the Colorado based Capri Records.

The Colorado Sound is supported by the generous contributions of Colorado organizations and businesses that promote art and culture, sound and music, in our state.  I am very appreciative of their efforts and their support.  I currently have very limited opportunities for new supporters of the show.  If your business or organization fits, I’d like to hear from you.  Please email me at thecoloradosound@gmail.com … all applications for support are considered, however, space is limited so I cannot accept everyone on board.  Thank you to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre for their continuing support.  The Colorado Sound proudly supports the efforts of SpokesBUZZ, a non-profit supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and developing the professionalism of our local artists.

Video Pick of the Week

Facing West is one of the freshest “youth” acts in the region right now … composed of two sisters, and a host of regional help including film producer and musician Tage Plantell who has also done videos for Andy Palmer and others …

PLAYLIST S9 EP37 2015

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Gratitude (1975)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Post Paradise “The River” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Whiskey Blanket “Blatto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
Grant Farm “The Nine Pound Hammer” from Grant Farm (2012)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) The Knew “Modern Woman” from Schmew (2015)
Instant Empire “Zoo Lions” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
(D) Burnt Lips “Hell Hounds” from Tropical Moon (2015)

Leftover Salmon “River’s Rising” from Euphoria (1997)
Take to the Oars “Stones & Sticks” from American Volume (2011)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Beast “Communication” from Higher…&…Higher! (1970)
(D) Trinity Demask “This Time” from Elemental (2015)
David Starr “Alive Again” from Alive Again (2013)
Acoustic Junction “Every Heart” from Strange Days (2000)
Facing West “Dissection” from Long Way Home (2015)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Sour Patch Kids” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.o.b.” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Grim & Darling “Hot Red” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)  The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Charles McPherson “The Journey” from The Journey (2015)