COLORADO BEST OF 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_white17,000.  That was my goal.  For the year.  For unique page views for all of 2013.  I would have been pleased with that kind of growth over last year’s views.  A reasonable 10% increase.  Doable.  32,700+?  With over 16,000 coming in December alone?  I’ve never seen 16,000 views in a year, let alone a month before.  All I can say is “wow; just wow.”

The Colorado Sound Live365 launched on April 1, and has been a bit a challenge to grow.  December has been the best month, no doubt due to the tremendous number of visits to the website.  In December the station averaged just at 22 streams a day at about a 30 minute average TSL (time spent listening).

Thanks to all who contributed towards the $1200 goal to keep things moving forward thru the end of the current license period on March 31.  That really means a lot, so thank you for that.  We’re still a little short of making the full goal.  Please share the link to the station with your friends.  I’d like to keep this growing into 2014.  Numbers matter.

Since I began this annual rite about five years ago now, I’ve included a “critics’ list” each year – a call out to friends in the business and some select fans and musicians who know what’s up in Colorado.  This year I did things just a little differently.  Instead of a “critics’ list” this year I launched several FAN FAVORITE POLLS.  The overall TOP 20 FAN FAVORITE ALBUM/EPS are below.  Follow the links for the category breakouts.

Best Video 2013
Best Female Vocal Performance (SONG) 2013
Americana / Alt-country / Bluegrass 
Blues / Rhythm & Blues 
Folk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
Indie / New Alternative 
Jazz / Instrumental 
Pop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover 
Rock / AAA / ALT / AOR
Urban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Reggae / Soul 

There are lots of ways to measure the success of a record – sales, airplay, fan favorite, critics’ favorites, etc.  But, generally speaking, it is sales, “radio” airplay, placements (tv shows, commercials, movie soundtracks) and YouTube views that are the visible markers of success.  Sprinkle on some major awards for extra credit.  So, aside from the FAN FAVORITE POLLS and  TOP 40 SPINS this is how things looked to me this year.  

OVERALL TOP 5 2013 

OneRepublic, Native#1 – OneRepublic – “Native.”  Unlike last year’s big breakout hit by the Lumineers, you will not find OneRepublic represented in the TOP 40 below.  The album was not popular with non-comm station djs.  This was a commercial hit.  And a big one at that.

The current single from the album, “Counting Stars,” is one of the band’s most successful, ever.  It is their first top five hit since “Apologize” in 2006, landing at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It has also been a big hit overseas, landing at the top of airplay charts in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand.  Look at the popularity bar based on sales at iTunes – it SMOKED “Apologize” and everything they’ve done since.  The video has had 107,592,715 views and counting.  

pretty lights_color map of the sun#2 – Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World #6 in radio spins in Colorado, #1 COLORADO FAN FAVORITE  Urban Contemporary/EDM/Hip Hop/Soulit peaked nationally at #24 The Billboard 200, #14 Digital Albums, #2 Electronic Albums, #4 Independent Albums + a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album … that’s enough to earn most records “Record of the Year.”  One of the most popular urban contemporary records of the year at radio around the state – with significant airplay stats at KBUT, KRCC, and Radio 94.9 Colorado.  YouTube views = 822,352.  

Elephant Revival_these changing skies#3 – Elephant Revival – “These Changing Skies.”  #3 in airplay statewide for the year, it broke the TOP 20 of the national Americana Music Association airplay charts.  NPR Music/Folk Alley selected it as part of “The Top 10 Folk And Americana Albums Of 2013,” and it was one of NPR Music‘s “10 Artists You Should Have Known In 2013.”  It was consistently one of the most played records at our reporting stations statewide, making #1 at several stations statewide throughout the year.

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weatherman#4 – Gregory Alan Isakov  “The Weatherman.”  It managed to crack the top spot on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, as well as #5 on the Billboard folk charts.  In Colorado it was the undisputed leader in spins per month statewide, landing at #1 for the year, despite it not hitting radio until June. 

otis taylor_my world is gone#5Otis Taylor  “My World is Gone.”  Hitting #4 for the year at Colorado radio, it should come as no surprise that Otis is once again at the top of the page for one of his albums.  The man just cannot stop winning accolades and awards, nominated this year for Blues Foundation Music Awards 2013 Best Contemporary Blues Artist.

FAN FAVORITE ALBUM/EP

Fans definitely came out in support of their favorites.  Fans voted for 142 album/ep titles, and set all time page view records in the process.

1. Kramies – The Wooden Heart (rock) 2. Michael Kirkpatrick – Key to My Cage (folk)
3. Joshua Trinidad – Maritime (jazz)
4. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights (rock)
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant (rock)
6. Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are (folk)
7. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out (jazz)
8. Cary Morin – Streamline (blues)
9. Wire Faces – King Cataract (rock)
10. Post Paradise – Digging Secrets (rock)
11. Joe Johnson – New West Sound (country-folk)
12. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (folk-rock)
13. The Changing Colors – Joan & the King (indie-folk)
14. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (bluegrass)
15. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (rock/indie)
16. Instant Empire – Keep UP! (rock/indie)
17. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize (blues)
18. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (folk)
19. Covenhoven – Covenhoven (rock/indie)
20. Aakash Mittal Quartet w/Ron Miles – Ocean (jazz)

TOP 40 COLORADO AIRPLAY 2013

Here are the TOP 40 most played Colorado records in the past year at our incredible network of stations that have been dedicated to airing Colorado music —
KAFM (Grand Junction)
KBUT (Crested Butte)
KDNK (Carbondale)
KDUR (Durango)
KGNU (Boulder)
KOTO (Telluride)
KRCC (Colorado Springs)
KRFC (Fort Collins)
KRZA (Alamosa)
KSUT (Ignacio)
KUNC (Greeley)
KUVO (Denver)
KVNF (Paonia)
OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
Radio 94.9 Colorado (Loveland/Fort Collins).

253 titles were tracked as played Jan 1 – Nov 31 2013.  Only those records that were released between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for the final year end charts.

[ ___ ] = release date
** = serviced to radio/press by Rocky Mountain Music Network

1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 24, 2013]
2. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [November 13, 2012]
3. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
4. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
5. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [January 1, 2013]
6. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 1, 2013]
7. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock [December 2, 2012] **
8. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 7, 2013]
9. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [March 1, 2013]
10. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [February 20, 2013]
11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana [July 1, 2013]
12. Thom ChaconThom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [March 6, 2013]
13. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [February 1, 2013]
14. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [January 10, 2013]
15. WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove (self) Rocky-grass [March 29, 2013] **
16. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [March 1, 2013] **
17. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana [December 10, 2013]
18. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [July 1, 2013]
19. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [August 9, 2013] **
20. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [June 20, 2013]
21. Jon Wirtz Tourist (self) Jazz/Instrumental [April 16, 2013]
22. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
23. The CongressThe Loft Tapes EP (self) Rock [March 16, 2013]
24. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop/rock [September 1, 2013]
25. Andy HackbarthTreadmill Horses EP (January Records) Pop/rock [May 5, 2013] **
26. ChurchillThe War Within EP (A&M/Octone) Rock [April 23, 2013]
27. Land Lines Land Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [November 24, 2012]
28. A Boy and His KiteA Boy and His Kite (self) Indie/New Alternative [November 20, 2012]
29. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [July 9, 2013] **
30. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Folk/rock [June 1, 2013]
31. You, Me and ApolloS/T EP (self) Indie/New Alternative [January 22, 2013]
32. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [March 1, 2013]
33. Wire FacesKing Cataract (Hot Congress Records) Rock [February 7, 2013]
34. Brad GoodeChicago Red (Origin Records) Jazz/Instrumental [February 13, 2013]
35. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Bluegrass [November 22, 2012]
36. Finnders & Youngberg I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
37. Wendy Woo Band Live (Woo Music) Pop/rock [June 1, 2013] **
38. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [May 20, 2013]
39. Manuel Lopez TrioSearching Out (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/Instrumental [November 10, 2012]
40. The GrometBarren (self) Rock [November 14, 2012]

STATION BY STATION 

Airplay tablulated from Jan 1 2013 – Nov 31 2013 for titles released Nov 1 2012 – Oct 31 2013

Bobby Walker - Feelin GoodKAFM (GRAND JUNCTION)
1. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
5. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone

WWRKBUT (CRESTED BUTTE)
1. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
4. Trout Streak Revival – Flight
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (CARBONDALE)
1. DeVotchKa – Live w/ the Colorado Symphony
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi* Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

Farmington HillKDUR (DURANGO)
1. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
3. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro & the Elephant
5. Wire Faces – King Cataract

paper bird_roomsKGNU (BOULDER)
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
5. DeVotchKa – Live w/ the Colorado Symphony

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (COLORADO SPRINGS)
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. DeVotchKa – Live w/ the Colorado Symphony
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
4. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroKRFC (FORT COLLINS)
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro & the Elephant
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Cassie Taylor – Out Of My Mind
4. Michael Kirkpatrick – Key To My Cage
5. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone

bad brad and the fat cats _ eyes on the prizeKRZA (ALAMOSA)
1. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
2. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
3. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
3. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
4. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC (GREELEY)
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. DeVotchKa – Live w/ the Colorado Symphony
4. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
5. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

brad goode chicago redKUVO (DENVER)
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
4. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
5. Lynn Baker – LectroCoustic

otis taylor_my world is goneKVNF (PAONIA)
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (DENVER)
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
5. Land Lines – Land Lines

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroTHE COLORAO SOUND
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Beki Hemingway – I Have Big Plans For The World
5. Churchill – The War Within

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
5. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
4. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
5. Kristi Stice – Under the Willow

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. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
5. Land Lines – Land Lines

jon wirtz touristJazz / Instrumental
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
3. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
4. gogoLab – Border Patrol
5. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
3. Wendy Woo Band – Live
4. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
5. OneRepublic – Native

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
5. The Congress – The Loft Tapes EP

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The ReMinders – Born Champions
3. P-Nuckle – The System
4. Selina Albright – Brighter
5. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP

NEWS NOTES and SPINS – DECEMBER 1 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013(December 1, 2013) Happy holidaze.  November was a crazy month. Lots of news, and a big job opp for the right dj in Denver (see below for that).

I attended the Denver Music Summit and spent a couple of days listening to what several regional and national level independent music industry professionals had to say about the state-of-the-industry around the country – and within that there was a strong undercurrent that there’s something very special taking place in Colorado, and that 2014 will be a special year – Colorado beer, booze, budz, and bands anyone?

Here’s a common question I get: “is ________ a good month to send radio and print a new cd?” – the answer is, remarkably, YES.  Every month is a good month to send out new music, because by the time you send it, they receive it, listen to it, and get around to either writing about it or airing it, it can be days, if not a few weeks.  That said – going out in December – Spokes Buzz Vol. IV –  featuring some of Northern Colorado’s top acts – including the likes of Grant Farm, Maxwell Hughes, and The Yawpers among the dozen on the disc.

NOVEMBER HEADLINES

swayback_double four timeThe Swayback‘s “Double Four Time,” will be re-released worldwide on Self Made Records, a Nottingham, England-based label with distribution through RED, sometime next year.  The band will be heading to the U.K. for a tour in support of the release.

Coloradoans ONEREPUBLIC announced they’ll be part of the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert, March 27, 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

img-cmhof-logoThe Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving out of their temporary home at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield and moving into the Trading Post at Red Rocks.

Judy Collins, Bob Lind, Serendipity Singers, and Chris Daniels were all inducted as members of the Class of 2013 into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Caught a post from Sean Kelly (the Samples) …he’s got Richie Furay sitting in on some vocals on a cut for the new Samples record due out mid-winter.  sean and richieChris Daniels is doing the same thing by having Freddi Gowdy of the Freddi Henchi Band on the Kings next record .. celebrating Chris Daniels and the King’s 30th Anniversary.

STATION NEWS & NOTES

KUNC LOGOCongrats to KUNC (Greeley) president & CEO Neil Best on the birth of his first grandchild, a baby girl — Magnolia, born November 15th. Congrats also in order for music director Benji McPhail who successfully got KUNC 24/7 launched this past month.  Now when you’re out and about at work, wherever, you can dial up more of the incredible music music mix that KUNC FM has been dropping on us between 9A-2P and from 9P-12A.  Always great to have more – so I split the KUNC TOP 5 up into both the FM and the 24/7 channels.  Check it out at http://kunc.org/player#stream/kuncmusic

cprLogoOPENAIR1340/Colorado Public Radio:  Corey Jones will be leaving the OpenAir staff to join the News Department’s new Arts Bureau.  Colorado Public Radio is seeking an OpenAir Music Announcer/Production Director to fill Corey’s position. The ideal candidate will be responsible for a regular air-shift on CPR’s contemporary music service, contributing a comprehensive approach to music new and old. The announcer/production director is also responsible for a number of production responsibilities including but not limited to assigning production to air staff, cataloging produced pieces, refreshing as appropriate, packaging interviews, in studio performances, and overseeing all pre-recorded materials used on OpenAir.  The position works directly with the CPR Development Department to manage the OpenAir fundraising strategy and tactics for pledge drives. – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/employment-opportunity/announcerproduction-director#.dpuf

VIDEO PICKS NOVEMBER 2013

This month’s video picks includes Elephant Revival, SHEL, Fox St. Allstars, Kerry Pastine & the Crimes Scene, Anchorage, Reed Foehl, Air Dubai, Spiv, SuCh, and A. Tom Collins.  10 videos … less than an hour of your time.

TOP 40 SPINS NOVEMBER

300 titles tracked in November
188 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

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weatherman(2) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk/contemporary [June 22, 2013]
(1) 2. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk/contemporary [Aug 1, 2013]
(7) 3. DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2012]
(12) 4. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec 1, 2012]
(6) 5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/Alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(D) 6. TennisSmall Sound EP (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2013]
(18) 7. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop/Adult [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 8. The RailsplittersThe Railsplitters (self) Bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013]
(4) 9. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan 19, 2013]
(31) 10. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(D) 11. Honey Don’tHeart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/country [Nov 1, 2013]
(3) 12. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [July23, 2013]
(8) 13. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 16, 2013]
(D) 14. Dr. Izzy BandBlind and Blues Bound (self) Blues/blues-rock [Nov.16, 2013]
(14) 15. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [Aug 1, 2013]
(13) 16. Yonder Mountain String BandEP13 (Frog Pad) Americana/jamgrass [Sept 1, 2013]
(14) 17. Head for the Hills Blue Ruin (self) Americana/jamgrass [June 15, 2013]
(23)18. Grant SabinAnthromusicology [Blank Tape] Rock [Jan.10, 2013]
(5) 19. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan. 20, 2013]
(9) 20. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk/contemporary [Nov. 1, 2012]
(R) 21. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 22, 2013]
(17) 22. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [ May 1, 2013]
(R) 23. Blue Canyon Boys Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan 16, 2013]
(R) 24. Land LinesLand Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 24, 2012]
(22) 24. NavySpirit Groove (self) Rock [Aug 1, 2013]
(20) 25. Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [April 27, 2013]
(21) 26. Chimney ChoirCompass (self) Folk [May 5, 2013]
(29) 27. Star JaguarThe Jailer: Pt 2 (ATC) Urban Contemporary [Oct 1, 2013]
(R) 27. TaarkaAdventures in Vagabondia (self) Folk [Dec 13, 2012]
(19) 28. Nathaniel RatefliffFalling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk/contemporary [Sept 1, 2013]
(25) 29. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013]
(R) 30. Cary MorinStreamline (self) Blues [May 25, 2013]
(11) 30. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan 5, 2013]
(24) 31. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sept 1, 2013]
(R) 32. Poco (CC)All Fired Up (Drifter’s Church Productions) Rock [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 32. Shady EldersNo Favors EP (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 27, 2013]
(D) 33. Casey James Prestwood & the Burning AngelsHonky Tonk Bastard World (self) Americana/country [Oct 1, 2013]
(20) 34. Bad Weather CaliforniaBack Seats EP (Firetalk) Indie/New Alternative [Aug 1, 2013]
(D) 35. Lawn Chair KingsZombies Wake! (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Nov 18, 2013]
(D) 36. Whiskey BlanketFrom the Dead of Dark (self) Urban Contemporary/hip hop [Nov 1, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 NOVEMBER 2013
10. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
15. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
16. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
22. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
25. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
26. The ReMinders – Born Champions
27. Post Paradise – Digging Secrets
27. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine
28. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
30. Jeremy Dion – Golden Some Days
30. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
32. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
33. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
34. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize

ADDED NOVEMBER 2013
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – We Believers
Bop Skizzum – Say Something [single]
Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
H*Wood – One Love [single]
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
In The Whale – In the Whale
Jesse Furay Lynch – I Wish It Would Rain [single]
John Runnels – Echoes
Jon Snodgrass & the Dead Peasants – The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute [comp]
Katie Herzig – Secret Road As Heard On TV, Volume 1 [comp]
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – Motor Vixen From Hell [single]
Kristina Murray – Unravelin’
Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
Leftover Salmon – The Get Up and Go [single]
Matt Nasi Band – Anticipation
Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
Megan Burtt – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
Mosey West – Bermuda EP
Shady Elders – No Favors EP
Signal Path – Habitats
Soul School – Chapter One
Square Peg – Searching
Strange Americans – Dirty Shakes [single]
Tennis – Small Sound EP
The Seers – Seers
Thee Dang Dangs – For The People
West Water Outlaws – West Water Outlaws
Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

STATION BY STATION

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKAFM (Grand Junction) [20]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKDNK (Carbondale) [23]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

Lawn Chair King ZombiesKDUR (Durango) [N/A]
1. Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
2. Thee Dang Dangs – For The People
3. Tennis – Small Sound EP
4. Bad Weather California – Back Seats EP
5. Shady Elders – No Favors EP

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkKGNU (Boulder) [27]
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
4. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [15]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

Matt Skinner Band - Native Stranger

KRFC (Fort Collins) [120+]
1. Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Cary Morin – Streamline
4. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
5. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [12]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
1. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
2. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC-FM (Greeley) [10]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC-24/7 (Greeley) [13]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [10]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
1. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
1. The Colorado Conservatory For The Jazz Arts – Hang Time
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out

Honey Don't - Heart Like A WheelKVNF (Paonia) [10]
1. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

Navy - Spirit GrooveOpenAir1340 (Denver) [30]
1. Navy – Spirit Groove
2. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
2. Tennis – Small Sound
3. Elehant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanRadio94.9 (Loveland) [10]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
1. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesTHE COLORADO SOUND [60]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Megan Burtt and Friends – In Good Company: The Colorado Sessions Vol 1
2. The Fray – Love Don’t Die (single)
2. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP
5. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13

Dr. Izzy Band - Blind and Blues BoundBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Cary Morin – Streamline
5. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
5. Chimney Choir – Compass

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

manuellopeztrioJazz / Instrumental
1. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
2. gogoLab – Border Patrol
2. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
2. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
3. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. The Fray – Love Don’t Die [single]
3. P-Nuckle – The System
4. OneRepublic – Native
5. Sam Lee – Raise Your Flag

jeff brinkman_strangeRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Navy – Spirit Groove
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
3. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square

 

Have a great month 🙂

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The Colorado Sound S7 EP42 Nov 2013

Chris emcee 2013Friday night was a special event.  As you might know, unless I’m working a show, Miss Pattie and I rarely actually go out.  I traded out a sound gig this weekend to attend the benefit for Love Hope Strength.  Love Hope Strength is a local Colorado / Denver based non-profit, that seeks to provide diagnostics and treatment for cancer worldwide by promoting their work and engaging participants at concerts globally.

From their mission statement:  At Love Hope Strength we turn concerts into lifesaving events. Through our GET ON THE LIST campaign we register marrow donors resulting in matches from concerts around the world. Through unique events, like Everest Rocks and Kilimanjaro Rocks, we build cancer centers, giving people access to early detection and quality cancer care.  More info at http://www.lovehopestrength.org

The concert to benefit Love Hope Strength was stimulating, engaging, funny, warm, and musically splendid.  Where, as they mentioned, they might get 50 people signed up at a Red Rocks show, 5o of those among the 300+ who were on hand Friday night got ON THE LIST.

On stage guests included project founder/executive producer Megan Burtt with friends Chris Daniels, John Magnie, Reed Foehl and Tyler Depres (Science Partner) with members of the Congress, SHEL, Bop Skizzum, Chimney Choir, Rachel & the Kings, the Epilogues, and Covenhoven.  Audience “guests” were too numerous to mention – and the room did look to be sold out with standing room only by show time.

A note about this and other shows (the few) I’ve been too at the Soiled Dove Underground — show began promptly at 8, there was an intermission at about 8:50, and the second act ended at 1030, allowing plenty of time to mingle with the band and pony up to the merch table.  My wife and I were out of there before 1130, a real treat for a local show.

In Good Company cd coverRadio stations and print media around the state will have the LOVE HOPE STRENGTH benefit compilation IN GOOD COMPANY within the next week.  Also coming to radio via Rocky Mountain Music Network = Estes Park artist Brad Fitch record Columbine Blue.  Brad looks uncannily like John Denver (he does a John Denver tribute show) – so much so that even a limo driver used to ferrying luminaries got a bit whigged out when he met Brad, and who reportedly remarked, “John Denver is dead, right?”

kvnf_news_blue_square_0Some radio news to report this week.  KVNF Mountain Grown Community Radio seeks a weekday morning host for NPR’s Morning Edition and Regional News from KVNF.  This person will serve as the primary voice for KVNF’s regional news coverage. As such, the ideal candidate has a strong voice and professional news delivery that fits into both NPR and KVNF’s programming and journalistic philosophies.  This position will be part-time, contract labor, 12-20 hours per week. Hours will be 6-8:30 AM weekdays.  More details at http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-hiring-morning-news-host

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK:

I discover “new” bands every single day of the week, either because they send me cds, or links, or I discover them accidentally.  I don’t know how I discovered Anchorage … but at least the name resonated with me since I lived there as a kid for 7 years.  New music this week:  

PLAYLIST S7 EP42 NOV 2013

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
the Subdudes “Papa Dukie & the Mud People” from Behind the Levee (2006)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Rise n’ Fight” from The American Dust Choir (2014)
(D) West Water Outlaws “Caught in the Headlights” [single] (2014)Rose Hill Drive “Pictures of You” from Americana (2011)
(D) Dr. Izzy Band “Dirt Bed” from Blind and Blues Bound (2014)
Boa & the Constrictors “Married to the Blues” from Boa’s Blues (2013)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Motor Vixen From Hell” from Motor Vixen From Hell (2014)Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Samuel Mouton “Smoke and Chill” from Paradise (2013)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Stick To My Guns” from White Rabbit (2010)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Sampa” from Brand New (2011)
India.Arie “Slow Down” from Voyage to India (2002)
Sherri Jackson “Simple Pleasures” from Catalyst (2000)
(D) Jon Snodgrass & Dead Peasants “On the Outside” from Songs of Tony Sly: a Tribute (2013)
Beautiful Loser Society “Hank’s Lament” from The Desperate Promenade (2013)
Great American Taxi “One of These Days” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Katie Herzig “Little Bit of Love” from Secret Road – As Heard on TV (2014)Jeff Brinkman “Strange” from Strange (2012)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
(N) Tennis “100 Lovers” from Small Sound (2013)
(D) Calders Revolvers “See To Believe” from See To Believe (2014)(N) Whiskey Blanket “Batto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
Bop Skizzum “Known It All Along” from Coloradical (2012)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)

NEWS NOTES and SPINS – NOVEMBER 1 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteBrain freeze:  seriously.  Time to just put the facts out there.  We did pretty good in October for listenership and readership here at The Colorado Sound.  October listenership at The Colorado Sound Live365 was up significantly over September, rockin’ in some 450 unique streams for about a 14.5 per day average.  This site here managed to eek out 43 unique page views per day over the month (2013 avg is 51 views per day).  In October two days broke single day listening records at 47 (new Saturday record) and 34 (new Friday record) respectively… Next goal is to break 25 streams per day avg – and a monthly daily average of 60 here.

Coming up sooner than we think -> end of year best of polls.  Time now to catch up with your favorites over the past year.  We’ll get that going in about five weeks.

STATION NEWS

KRCC logo

KRCC is looking for a Morning Edition host in Colorado Springs.  The job posted 10/22 and you only have until Tuesday 11/5 to respond.  https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/1275

Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Communications or Broadcasting or three years related broadcast experience. Working knowledge of a radio studio and broadcast automation systems. Professional voice skills and ability to conduct interviews. Skilled in fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Basic office/computer skills and working knowledge of social media. Able to arrive at work at 5:30 a.m. weekdays and meet the physical demands of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Communications or Broadcasting. Five years on air broadcast experience. Audio production skills including recording, editing, etc. Proficient using MS Office and FileMaker Pro. Experience working at a nonprofit organization.

KUNC LOGOFan of KUNC Music, heard weekdays from 9 AM-2 PM, and KUNC Music After Hours (weeknights 9 PM- midnight), can now enjoy KUNC Music 24 hours a day, thanks to KUNC Music 247, a new 24-hour music stream launched in September.

The new stream provides an option for listeners who opt for music over Morning Edition, All Things Considered, or the other Public Radio Favorites broadcast over KUNC’s FM signal.

KUNC Music features new releases alongside established, quality artists that reflect Colorado’s unique lifestyle. “Classic artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading, and the Subdudes have loads of great songs, but they’ve been mostly abandoned by commercial rock formats” says KUNC Music Director Benji McPhail. “KUNC Music plays those artists alongside newer artists like Arcade Fire, Jason Isbell, and Neko Case. You’ll also hear the occasional Sinatra classic, local favorites like Jeff Brinkman, some vintage soul, blues and more. It’s a one of a kind listening experience.”

The stream is available at KUNC.org/247, as well as the station’s mobile apps.

kgnu logo  Got this off Facebook this evening.  Always happy to introduce another great Colorado music program to the listening public.  “Hey all you KGNUnits! We will be creating a new program called Local Gold on KGNU’s new all music stream, After FM. It will exclusively feature Colorado made music. What Rocky Mountain musical acts would you like to hear on Local Gold?”

VIDEO PICKS FOR OCTOBER:

I think I may have figured out this YouTube thing LOL… we’ll see.  This month’s video’s feature a live shot of Danny Shafer at a flood relief show that’s pretty special, along with the latest from the Fray, Tennis, the Lumineers, Star Jaguar and others… eight videos this month… so about 35 mins?  Better than any half hour episode on tv 😉

TOP 40 SPINS OCTOBER

310 titles tracked in October
156 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

(2) 1. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13](1) 2. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(5) 3. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Jul-13]
(R) 4. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(6) 5. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(4) 6. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country [Jul-13]
(9) 7. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(16) 8. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(R) 9. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(18) 10. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [Aug-13]
(19) 11. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 12. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec-12]
(D) 13. Yonder Mountain String BandEP13 (Frog Pad) Americana/bluegrass [Sep-13]
(7) 14. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [Aug-13]
(14) 14. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [Jun-13]
(R) 15. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Americana/folk [Aug-13]
(R) 16. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
(29) 17. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Americana/bluegrass [May-13]
(R) 18. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop [Aug-13]
(D) 19. Nathaniel RatefliffFalling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [Sep-13]
(R) 20. Bad Weather CaliforniaBack Seats (Firetalk) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-13]
(22) 20. Changing Colors Joan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 21. Chimney Choircompass (self) Folk [May-13]
(R) 22. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
(R) 22. NavySpirit Groove (self) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-13]
(10) 23. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(30) 24. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-13]
(12) 25. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(R) 25. Hezekiah GoodeTwo Billion Acres of Salt (self) Americana/country [May-13]
(11) 26. The ReMindersBorn Champions (self) Urban Contemporary [Jul-13]
(D) 27. Lil’ ThunderRazor Blades & Sunshine (self) Rock [Sep-13]
(21) 27. Post ParadiseDigging Secrets (self) Rock [Apr-13]
(20) 28. Gabrielle LouiseThe Bird in My Chest (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(D) 29. Star JaguarThe Jailer: Pt 2 (single) Urban Contemporary/EDM [Oct-13]
(36) 30. Jeremy DionGolden Some Days (self) Folk [Feb-13]
(R) 30. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Americana/bluegrass [Nov-12]
(3) 31. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [Jul-13]
(23) 32. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-13]
(R) 33. WhiteWater RambleRoots & Groove (WWR) Americana/grass [Feb-13]
(8) 34. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 OCTOBER
13. Varlet – American Hymns
15. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
17. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
19. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
22. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
24. The Belle Jar – Union Station
25. Wendy Woo Band – Live
27. Cary Morin – Streamline
28. Covenhoven – Covenhoven
28. gogoLab – Border Patrol
31. Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
32. Patrick Dethlefs – While You’re Carrying the Weight EP
33. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
34. 3 Twins – De Nada
35. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
37. Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere

ADDED TO TRACKING OCTOBER
Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners
Balue – Quiet Dreamer
Britton Duel – Sky Between the Pines
Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels – Honky Tonk Bastard World
CP Carrington – Now That You’re Here
Dave Tamkin – Cedar
David Starr – Alive Again
Delta Sonics – Live at the Boulder Outlook
Distant Correspondence – Distant Correspondence
Drag The River – Losers/Marooned (single)
Eldren – Eldren
Equally Challenged – Equally Challenged
Fluorescent Phobia – Incandescence EP
Hindershot – Hindershot
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
Jeff Cormack – Thirteen013 SummerDreams
John Oates – Close (single)
Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
Matthew Moon – I Am the Wind
My Body Sings Electric – PT 1: The Night Ends
Paul Sammons – A Lifetime Ago EP
Petals of Spain – Petals of Spain
Pizza Time – Quiero Mas
Samuel Mouton – Paradise
Smashy Claw – Former Spine
Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
Tennis – Small Sound
The Fray – Love Don’t Die (single)
The Piedmont Brothers (CC) – Back to the Country
The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
The Yawpers – Good Songs – Shitty Versions
Toad In the Hole – Apt 203
Tyler Ward – Forever Starts Tonight
Winchester Holiday – Winchester Holiday EP

STATION BY STATION

Bobby Walker - Feelin GoodKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. Drop Top Lincoln – Sixx Dollar Suit

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
2. Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (Carbondale) [16]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

Bad Weather California_Back SeatsKDUR (Durango) [N/A]
1. Bad Weather California – Back Seats EP
2. Drag The River – Drag the River
3. Shady Elders – No Favors EP
4. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades and Sunshine
5. Tennis – Small Sound EP

head for the hills blue ruinKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Chimney Choir – (compass)
3. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project

Mike Clark_Round and RoundKRCC (Colorado Springs) [13]
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
4. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
4. The ReMinders – Born Champions

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKRFC (Fort Collins) [~80]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Britton Duel – Sky Between the Pines
3. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

bad brad and the fat cats _ eyes on the prize

KRZA (Alamosa) [6]
1. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
1. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
1. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
2. Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [7]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKUNC (Greeley) [6]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [7]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
3. Aakash Mittal Quartet f. Ron Miles – Ocean
3. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
4. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKVNF (Paonia) [11]
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel

Blue RiderOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [61]
1. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
2. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. Navy – Spirit Groove
4. Land Lines – Land Lines
5. Varlet – American Hymns

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanRadio 94.9 Colorado (Loveland) [8]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
1. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

Poco ALL FIRED UPTHE COLORADO SOUND [51]
1. Poco – All Fired Up
2. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
2. Selina Albright – Brighter
3. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
3. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
4. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
5. Cary Morin – Streamline

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

Mike Clark_Round and RoundIndie / New Alternative
1. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
5. Bad Weather California – Back Seats

Maxwell HughesJazz / Instrumental
1. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
2. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
3. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
4. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean
5. Jon Wirtz – Tourist

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
1. Wendy Woo Band – Live
2. Winchester Holiday – Winchester Holiday EP
3. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
3. Petals of Spain – Petals of Spain

patti fiasco_small town lightsRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
3. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine

Reminders Born ChampionsUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. The ReMinders – Born Champions
2. Star Jaguar – The Jailer: Pt 2
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP
5. Air Dubai – Warning

News Notes and Spins – October 1 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSorry I’m late guys.  Well, not too late…  still, what an intense month.  Really.  Thanks to the many hundreds of musicians and music industry support persons and radio announcers/djs for pulling out the stops during the recent flooding that took place.  The initial “omg what the f’k just happened” moment has worn off and the “shit now what do I do” stage has set in.  There is still a tremendous amount of work to be done … so with that, and because they support live local music as they do…

Flood relief fundOskar Blues has created the “Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation”. The organization is a registered Colorado Non-Profit Corporation that is currently awaiting recognition of its 501(c)(3) status.  Donations will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term help to areas damaged by the floods. Funds raised will be distributed to the Lyons Community Foundation, the Longmont Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Boulder County.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.foundation.oskarblues.com.

River’s Rising: Front Range Flood Relief 2013 was put together by jam scene fixtures and Colorado residents Tony Hume and Annabel Lukins who called upon their musical friends to help flood victims. riversrisingThe compilation features 28 live tracks from Colorado bands like Leftover Salmon, Jeff Brinkman, Elephant Revival, String Cheese Incident, DeVotchKa, Yonder Mountain String Band, Head for the Hills, and the Motet, and national jam acts including Furthur, Widespread Panic, Dumpstaphunk, Umphrey’s McGee and Soulive.

I am deeply thankful to the bands and the venues that have exerted tremendous efforts almost daily to help out those in need.

STATION NEWS and NOTES

I’ve added a new reporter this month, KSUT (Ignacio).  They’re playing about what other stations like KUNC (Greeley) are playing .. about 10-12 current/recurrent titles.  A discussion with the KSUT music director gave me pause to think about another conversation that another local radio guy and I had concerning regulations that affect what we can play when and what we can make available online.  KSUT

There are rules.  For instance, a radio station cannot play an entire album if they stream that show online, nor can they focus on just one act for more than a couple of songs consecutively.  A station may not allow shows to be downloaded or streamed on demand.  Another rule is that if a station is streaming they’re supposed to provide an online playlist.  It doesn’t take much to find out who’s doing what correctly or incorrectly. Kudos to KSUT for realizing the rules.  They will not be streaming the new Elephant Revival record in its entirety on Oct 4 – but they will air it over the air on terrestrial radio in its entirety.

KUNC LOGOKUNC is up to something.  Be on the watch for a 24-7 streaming service. That’s all I know.   Aside from that, the station is upgrading their coverage in the mountains which requires changing frequencies on a couple of their stations.  KVNC (Vail) is now broadcasting at 90.9 FM ( formerly 90.7), and KMPB (Breckenridge) is now at 90.7 (formerly 88.7)

KBUT-Colorado-public-radioKBUT Community Radio is moving from 89.9 to 88.7 in Gunnison and expects to power up its new transmitter in Gunnison (KGNI) in mid October, although the recent government shutdown could throw a wrench in those plans.

The KGNI project represents a substantial increase in broadcast power in the Gunnison area and should present a stronger, more reliable signal to our listeners. Over time, we’ll replace our 40 watt translator with a 6000+ watt full-power transmitter.  For more information on the project and the corresponding “Power Up” Capital Campaign, visit http://www.kbut.org/powerup

VIDEO PICKS of the MONTH

Once again I cannot seem to provide embedded video from YouTube … so … featuring some newbies on the scene I think along with a few more established artists … a good batch of 9 this month .. woulda been 10 but one got corrupted and wouldn’t play… oh well .. LOL.. gotta love tech LOL … .enjoy http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTLYGkfkx3rFIiR_GQ87nH0AgsTDoBRL

TOP 40 SPINS SEPTEMBER

279 titles tracked in August
162 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

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman(1) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(4) 2. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13]
(2) 3. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) EDM [Jul-13]
(7) 4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana [Jul-13]
(13) 5. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(5) 6. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(17) 7. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [Aug-13]
(18) 8. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]
(29) 9. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(14) 10. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 11. The ReMindersBorn Champions (self) Urban Contemporary [Jul-13]
(3) 12. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(D) 13. VarletAmerican Hymns (self) Rock [Sep-13]
(11) 14. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(31) 15. The Whiskey BottlesGrandville (self) Americana [Jun-13]
(8) 16. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(R) 17. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana [Mar-13]
(D) 18. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana [Aug-13]
(R) 19. Elephant RevivalIt’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(9) 19. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(D) 20. Gabrielle LouiseThe Bird in My Chest (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(R) 21. Post ParadiseDigging Secrets (self) Rock [Apr-13]
(D) 22. Bobby WalkerFeelin’ Good (Cu Cuy Records) Blues [Aug-13]
(24) 22. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 23. Beautiful Loser SocietyThe Desperate Promenade (self) Americana [Jan-13]
(D) 24. The Belle JarUnion Station (self) Indie/New alternative [Aug-13]
(R) 25. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) Pop Adult [Jun-13]
(25) 26. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop Adult [Aug-13]
(R) 27. Cary MorinStreamline (self) Blues [May-13]
(D) 28. CovenhovenCovenhoven (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(R) 28. gogoLabBorder Patrol (self) Jazz/Instrumental [Feb-13]
(26) 29. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches (self) Americana [May-13]
(D) 30. Blue RiderBlue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-13]
(D) 31. Moors & McCumberAgainst the Grain (self) Folk [Aug-13]
(D) 32. Patrick DethlefsWhile You’re Carrying the Weight EP (self) Folk [Sep-13]
(23) 33. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(R) 34. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana (Jun-13)
(R) 35. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String BandForty Years (self) Americana [Sep-12]
(R) 36. Jeremy DionGolden Some Days (self) Folk [Feb-13]
(R) 37. Rob RoperThe Other Side of Nowhere (self) Folk [Feb-13]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 SEPT
6. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [Jun-12]
12. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock [Dec-12]
13. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
15. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
16. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana [Jun-12]
19. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana [Jul-12]
20. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
21. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
22. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
25. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
25. Monocle Band – Monocle Band (self) Americana [Aug-13]
26. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
27. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock [Jun-12]
28. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP] (self) Indie/New Alternative [Dec-12]
30. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
30. Jon Wirtz – Tourist (self) Jazz [Jan-13]
30. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
32. Trout Steak Revival – Flight (self) Bluegrass [Nov-12]
32. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) POP [Jun-12]

ADDED TO TRACKING SEPTEMBER
Blue Rider – Blue Rider (self) Indie/New Alternative
Chris Kennison – Superstition Moon (self) Americana
Dixie Leadfoot & Brent Loveday – Golden Ring (single) (self) Americana
Drop Top Lincoln – Sixx Dollar Suit (American Roots) Rock
Ichiban/InkLine/ManeRok – The Gem In I (self) Urban Contemporary
John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill (PS Records) Pop Adult
Joshua Trinidad – Maritime (self) Jazz/Instrumental
Katelyn Benton – Fix (single) (self) Pop
Kramies – The Wooden Heart (Hidden Shoals) Rock
Lil’ Thunder – Razor Blades & Sunshine (self) Rock
Mariposa – Sister Chromatid (self) Indie/New Alternative
Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk
Patrick Dethlefs – While You’re Carrying the Weight (self) Folk
Roo & The Howl – To The River (self) Indie/New Alternative
Rubedo – Love Is the Answer (self) Indie/New Alternative
SAUNA – Cheap Date
The Robby Wicks Band – Songs From the Biltmore (self) Rock
Varlet – American Hymns (self) Rock
Will Whalen – Will Whalen (self) Folk
Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13 (Frog Pad) Americana

STATION BY STATION

Bobby Walker - Feelin GoodKAFM (Grand Junction) [28]
1. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
5. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKBUT (Crested Butte/Gunnison) [11]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round

Elephant Revival It's AliveKDNK (Carbondale) [26]
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKRCC (Colorado Springs) [18]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

patti fiasco_small town lightsKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. the 14ers – Get Some

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKSUT (Ignacio) [9]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman
KUNC (Greeley) [6]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

jon wirtz touristKUVO (Denver) [8]
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Curtis Fuller – Down Home
2. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
3. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKVNF (Paonia) [13]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [60]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
3. Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
5. Covenhoven – Covenhoven

bad brad and the fat cats _ eyes on the prizeRadio 94.9 (Loveland) [7]
* Bad Brad & The Fatcats – Eyes on the Prize
* Post Paradise – Digging Secrets
* Jeremy Dion – Golden Some Day
* The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
* Pretty Lights – Color Map of the World

whiskey bottles_grandville

THE COLORADO SOUND [50]
1. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. gogoLab – Border Patrol
4. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
5. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
4. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
5. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

otis taylor_my world is goneBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
4. Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
5. Cary Morin – Streamline

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
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. Blue Rider – Blue Rider
4. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
5. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round

gogolab_border patrolJazz / Instrumental
1. gogoLab – Border Patrol
2. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
3. Joshua Trinidad – Maritime
4. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
5. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

wendy woo_livePop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Wendy Woo Band – Live
2. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
3. Foxfield Four – Weatherman EP
4. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill
4. Sam Lee – Raise Your Flag

patti fiasco_small town lightsRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Varlet – American Hymns
4. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
5. Post Paradise – Digging Secrets

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The ReMinders – Born Champions
3. Ichiban/InkLine/ManeRok – The Gem In I
4. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Blank Space EP

News Notes and Spins – SEPTEMBER 1 2013

chris boni vip 2013It’s official — August is the worst month of the year in terms of blog readership.  I thought maybe we broke the August curse this year, but no…. not even close.  We barely eeked out an increase over last year, hitting 1199 unique page visits … a far bit off our record 2,227 in May, and at 39 unique visits a day we’re really off of the 53 a day average for the year.  I attribute that to the fact that I spend less time writing in August and more time on stage – so look for increased blogging activity in the next few months to make up for it LOL.

The Colorado Sound can now be heard every Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM on Radio 94.9 Coloradowww.radio949colorado.com.  Radio 94.9 has committed to airing 1 Colorado track per hour of programming.  That places this Clear Channel owned property right up on top of the heap with Open Air 1340 and KRFC (Fort Collins) in airing Colorado music.

STATION NEWS & NOTES

KBUT wrapped up another successful summer pledge drive on August 12th. With the support of our family of listeners near and far, KBUT met our goal of $42,000.  KBUT is also in the midst of a capital campaign to cover expenses related to a new transmitter in Gunnison, CO. This 6,500 Watt transmitter (88.7 KGNI) will replace a low-powered translator that currently broadcasts at the same location. KBUT expects to be broadcasting from this more powerful and secure signal sometime in September. More information is available at http://www.kbut.org/powerup

KGNU has hired David Wilson as Station Manager. David is already working part-time training and starts full-time on September 17. Welcome David.

MUSIC NEWS & NOTES

I sent out a couple of new releases in August that feature two of the state’s wonderful female voices – Alysa Kraft from the Patti Fiasco, and Monica Whittington from the Monocle Band.  I also received the new album from Gabrielle Louise – which by all standards should win best packaging of the year.  I was also fortunate enough to work with a few of the best at this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest … including SHEL, Rachel James (Rachel & the Kings), Hayley Helmericks (Snake Rattle Rattle Snake), Erica Brown, and Cassie Taylor – and equally,  Jennifer Lane and Sophie Reed received standing ovations for their performances this year.   So that got me to thinking… what are the top female fronted records right now?

1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Erin Youngberg is co-lead singer in band)
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
6. SHEL – SHEL
7. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
8. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
9. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
10. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville

Of course this takes NOTHING away from anyone else – we’re tremendously blessed to have had some of the best female singers, songwriters, and musicians in the country here in CO…

In other news – the Motet is in the studio with Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver.  Supercollider just wrapped up tracking with Colin.  Leftover Salmon is working on a new album.  String Cheese Incident is working on a new album.  The new Richie Furay is closer to getting to us.  There’s going to be a new Piedmont Brothers Band record that will feature the likes of Rick Roberts, Jock Bartley (Firefall) and Richie Furay… Sean Kelly of the Samples thinks the new record will be done right after the first of the year, and there’s a new album coming out from Chris Daniels featuring Freddie Gowdy of Freddi & Henchi fame… I’d look for that one maybe next spring, but Chris HAS been known to surprise, so we’ll see.

rusty youngFormer Denverite, and Denver native Rusty Young, who still rocks “Denver” as home on his Facebook page, has been inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame – and right on the plague it says “Rusty Young grew up playing steel guitar in country bands around Denver…”  No doubt he’ll eventually wind up in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame as well.  Rusty has also just released another Poco record, “All Fired Up,” although he’s the only member of the original gang that appears – making it a weak “Poco” release, but a pretty damned strong Rusty Young release.

VIDEO PICKS – AUGUST

This month’s PICK-7 includes jazz guitarist Matt FullerDanielle Ate the Sandwich, Colorado Springs hip-hop The ReMinders, the Raven & the Writing Desk, Andy Palmer, SHEL, and Sean Kennedy.

TOP 40 SPINS – AUGUST 2013

305 titles tracked in August
178 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

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman(1) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(2) 2. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) EDM [Jul-13]
(3) 3. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(D) 4. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13]
(6) 5. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(39) 6. Patrick DethlefsFall & Rise (self) Folk [Jun-12]
(5) 7. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana [Jul-13]
(9) 8. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(7) 9. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 10. Chris DanielsBetter Days (self) Americana [Jul-12]
(18) 11. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(14) 12. Jeff BrinkmanStrange (self) Rock [Dec-12]
(40) 13. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
(D) 13. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Jul-13]
(38) 14. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(12) 15. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(19) 16. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC)Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana [Jun-12]
(D) 17. Finders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Swingfingers Records) Americana [Aug-13]
(R) 18. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]
(R) 19. Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up (self) Americana [Jul-12]
(R) 20. The YawpersCapon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(13) 21. SHELSHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(16) 22. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
(37) 23. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(20) 24. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 25. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
(D) 25. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Americana [Aug-13]
(D) 25. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(R) 26. Esme PattersonAll Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(29) 26. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [May-13]
(27) 27. Strange AmericansA Royal Battle (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 28. You, Me and ApolloS/T [EP] (self) Indie/New Alternative [Dec-12]
(8) 29. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(R) 30. Ending People Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(24) 30. Jon WirtzTourist (self) Jazz [Jan-13]
(23) 30. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(R) 31. The Whiskey BottlesGrandville (self) Americana [Jun-13]
(R) 32. Trout Steak Revival Flight (self) Bluegrass [Nov-12]
(R) 32. Zach HeckendorfThe Cool Down (self) POP [Jun-12]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 AUGUST
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
10. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
11. 3 Twins – De Nada
15. Wendy Woo Band – Live
17. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
21. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
22. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
25. Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
26. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
30. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
31. The ReMinders – Born Champions
32. Chimney Choir – (compass)
33. Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended
35. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
36. The Swayback – Double Four Time

ADDED AUGUST 2013
Bad Weather California – Back Seats
Birds of A Feather – A Million Miles Away
Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
Covenhaven – Covenhaven
Damon Wood – Sirens & Pipers
Deadwood Saints – Hometown Blues
Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP
Flashbulb Fires – Unseen Things [single]
Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
Holly Lovell – The Illusions EP
Joe Johnson – New West Sound
Katey Laurel – Periscope
Kinetix – Never Too Late
Leftover Salmon – Thornpipe [single]
Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
Molina Speaks – Greatest Rapper Never Heard
Monocle Band – Monocle Band
Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
Navy – Spirit Groove
Poco (CC) – All Fired Up
Princess Music – Odobenidae
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
The 14ers – Get Some EP
The Belle Jar – Union Station
The Drunken Hearts – Live for Today
The Lonelyhearts – Years in the Great Interior
The Outfit – Tough Kids
The Still Tide – Tinder
Thee Dang Dangs – For the People

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of “current” titles reported as played in reporting period. This is so you’ll not only see what the top five records getting the most spins are at any station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKAFM (Grand Junction) [24]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Fox Steet Allstars – Tough Talk
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years

head for the hills blue ruinKBUT (Crested Butte) [14]
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

cary morin streamlinedKDNK (Carbondale) [40]
Cary Morin – Streamline
Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

pretty lights_color map of the sunKDUR (Durango) [11]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
3. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
3. Sour Boy Bitter Girl – The Days After the Fire
3. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

paper bird_roomsKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)
5. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

pretty lights_color map of the sunKRCC (Colorado Springs) [16]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

patti fiasco_small town lightsKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Cary Morin – Streamline
4. Cassie Taylor – Out Of My Mind
4. Escape Goats – On The Lam

Monocle BandKRZA (Alamosa) [11]
1. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
2. Chimney Choir – (compass)
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
2. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKUNC (Greeley) [12]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

tom gershwin_sweet pastimesKUVO (Denver) [14]
1. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
2. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender
3. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
4. Curtis Fuller – Down Home
5. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKVNF (Paonia) [10]
1. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [57]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. The Outfit – Tough Kids

patti fiasco_small town lightsThe Colorado Sound [48]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant
4. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
4. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up

cassie taylor, out of my mindBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
5. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

paper bird_roomsIndie / New Alternative
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
3. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
4. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
5. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]

jon wirtz touristJazz / Instrumental
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
3. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
4. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
5. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. The 14ers – Get Some
4. Wendy Woo Band – Live
5. Katey Laurel – Periscope

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
3. Selina Albright – Brighter
4. Molina Speaks – Greatest Rapper Never Heard
4. The ReMinders – Born Champions

NEWS NOTES & SPINS AUG 1 2013

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013722.  Multiply 1 x 24 hrs x 7 days x 4.3 weeks …that’s how much Colorado music can be aired in one month, if a station played only one cut per hour.  If one song got played 3 times in 24 hours it would receive 90 spins in one month.  That’s a remarkable number as I look at the spins data from this past month.

OpenAir 1340 spun Gregory Alan Isakov‘s new album, The Weatherman,  92 times in July.  After that there isn’t any comparison at all.  It’s actually pretty rare to see a Colorado album get even 30 spins in a month at any public / community or college station.

Pretty Lights latest, A Color Map of the World, had the most impressive gains of the month – in radio and in sales.  In radio it jumped from #30 to #2 on the strength of repetitive spins at KRCC (Colorado Springs).  In sales it was announced that the vinyl record went #1 nationally, while overall physical and digital album sales placed them in the TOP 40 nationally.  Ironically, the album scored nowhere as many spins as Isakov’s record did at 1340 ..

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams lays righteous claim to #1 “country” band in Colorado status with their now 5th album “Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk” rocking a debut at #5, with 6 of our 14 reporting stations showing spins this month.

It’s notable that only KRFC (Fort Collins) and OpenAir 1340 are presently in the 722+ cuts of CO music a month club.  And if all goes according to the buzz, there will soon be a commercial radio station committed to the same kinds of numbers – with much higher per month rotations per song than we see now.

722 … a remarkable number.

I updated the entire rotation at The Colorado Sound Live365.  Check out the schedule page to see when the TOP 40 is playing.  I posted the current rotation of artists here.  The Colorado Sound Live365 is the only 24/7/365 all Colorado (and Colorado connected) music station online (that I know of).  So, if you’re in the mood to catch 20 mins of some Rocky mountain goodness, tune in .. and share, pls.  It’s different than the show I do weekly.  That show features the latest breaking music, news and notes from around the scene – so catch both as often as you can 😉

One more major festival this season for me –> Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  Aug 16-18.  I’m stoked.  This is the 9th year now for this event.  And aside from the big national acts who are brought in to anchor the event, it’s the insane representation of acts from here in Colorado that gets me giddy.  The Samples come off a summer filled with successful regional festival shows to headline the Friday night kick-off show with Fierce Bad Rabbit, SHEL, and Samuel Mouton.  Born In the Flood does one of their reunion shows this summer to open for Ben Harper & Charlie Musslewhite on Saturday night … and Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee (November) Chris Daniels brings his Better Days show to the Mountain Ave stage to open for Leon Russell on Sunday.  In between?  Download the app …   

STATION NEWS and NOTES

kgnu logoKGNU is hiring a station manager. Interviews are underway, and there should be an announcement by mid- to late-August. Shawna Sprowls is serving as Interim Station Manager through August.

Shawna’s last day as interim station manger is August 28.  She’s taking a short sabbatical to take care of some personal items and do a little traveling, then will be looking for a job in the Boulder area to start late-Fall, early-Winter. Preferably in the radio/music/non-profit/event arenas. Keep an eye out for a cool opportunity for Shawna 😉

Shawna has worked at KGNU for 6 1/2 years, serving first as Membership Director, then Community Development Director and finally as Interim Station Manager. Shawna also worked as the Station Manager at both KDNK and KBUT, and started her career in community radio in the late 1990s in Crested Butte as the program director for KBUT. She also served a term on the NFCB Board as treasurer and was an active participant on the RMCR Board.

cprLogoMeanwhile, over at OpenAir 1340 (Denver), evening host Kegan Warner got engaged to his long time girlfriend last week. And, Colorado Public Radio’s Art Bureau Editor Chloe Veltman began work last Monday.

koto shield (3)Changes are happening at KOTO as longtime Music Director, Suzanne Cheavens, is making like The King, and leaving the building as of the end of August. She will remain on as the Electric Angel, spinning tunes on alternate Saturdays from 6-9 p.m.

Before taking on the role as MD at KOTO April 20, 2007, Suzanne served as a board member on and off for 15 years and took her first airshift February 1986. She’s logged countless volunteer hours for numerous KOTO events and produces KOTO Live Broadcasts of the Telluride Bluegrass and Blues and Brews Festivals. But now it’s time to get serious about the writing life. There’s a book in the offing … stay tuned.

In other news, KOTO is proud to present Thievery Corporation on Saturday, August 24 in Telluride Town Park. Opening acts DJ I-Gene and The Pimps of Joytime. Tickets and more info at http://www.koto.org. Call 970-708-2488 for more info. We’re pretty psyched about this day of music in our beautiful Town Park!

The San Miguel Educational Fund – KOTO – is looking for a full time Asst. Station Manager.  This is a forty-hour a week position with health benefits and paid vacation.  Salary range $28,000 – $31,000.  Reports to Executive Director.  Duties to include but NOT limited to:

*Assists the Station Manager in the day-to-day operations of KOTO
*Maintains community calendar and updates daily and on KOTO website
*Sends weekly emails to DJs
*Answers phone and assists walk-in visitors
*Maintains lost & found
*Coordinates online personal commentary calendar
*Produces reports for SMEF meetings
*Schedules Access programs
*Assists walk-ins with taping personal commentaries
*Maintains Green Book/Community items on website
*Assists with DJ training
*Maintains DJ training manual and annual renewal of DJ contracts
*Engineers/co-hosts Open Arts Radio
*Enforces KOTO rules and policies
*Assists in janitorial upkeep of building
*Special Projects as needed
*Operates as Station Manager when necessary
*Assists Executive Director as needed
*Assists with fundraising
*Co-produces live broadcasts
*Acts as positive KOTO ambassador in the community
*Mentors interns from THS

Skills necessary:
*Positive team-player attitude
*Trained/experienced DJ
*Knowledge of radio operations
*Excellent computer skills
*Excellent communication skills – verbal & written
*Management experience
*Ability to multi-task
*Ability to lift 30+lbs

If interested please email your resume to dina@koto.org or mail to:

KOTO
PO Box 1069
Telluride, CO  81435
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

VIDEO PICKS of the MONTH

Our video six-pack this month rips out of the box with the ReMinders (hip hop) from Colorado Springs and flows thru electro pop from AdrienneO, jamgrass from Leftover Salmon, 12 yr old Jaden Carlson with a debut, a solo debut from Strange Americans frontman Matt Hoffman, and roots blues from Davey and the Blu Dog … enjoy and don’t forget to visit the Colorado Sound TV page for an up to date trip through some three hours of Colorado music videos.

TOP 40 SPINS – JULY 2013

334 titles tracked in June
200 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

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman(5) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(30) 2. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (self) EDM [Jul-13]
(1) 3. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues/rhythm and blues [May-13]
(8) 4. The LumineersThe Lumineers (Dualtone) Americana [Mar-12]
(D) 5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Alt-country [Jul-13]
(12) 6. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(33) 7. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(3) 8. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(10) 9. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(18) 10. Elephant RevivalIt’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(22) 11. 3 TwinsDe Nada (self) Americana [Jun-13]
(R) 12. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(R) 13. SHELSHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(30) 14. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [Dec-12]
(17) 15. Wendy Woo Band Live (Woo Music) POP/adult contemporary [Jun-13]
(14) 16. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
(15) 17. Danielle Ate The Sandwich{like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [May-12]
(2) 18. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(R) 19. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk [Jun-12]
(34) 20. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(10) 21. Thom ChaconThom Chacon (Pie Records) Americana/country-folk [Mar-13]
(21) 22. The Haunted WindchimesOut with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(16) 23. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(R) 24. Jon WirtzTourist (self) Jazz [Jan-13]
(35) 25. Andy PalmerHazard of the Die (self) Rock/AAA [Apr-13]
(19) 26. Leftover SalmonAquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(R) 27. Strange AmericansA Royal Battle (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(6) 28. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
(R) 29. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [May-13]
(11) 30. Hezekiah GoodeTwo Billion Acres of Salt (self) Americana/country [May-13]
(D) 31. The ReMinders Born Champions (self) Urban Contemporary/hip hop [Jul-13]
(27) 32. Chimney Choir (compass) (self) Folk [May-13]
(D) 33. Colfax Speed QueenSatisfaction Intended (Hot Congress) Rock/punk [Jul-13]
(R) 34. Kristi SticeUnder the Willow (self) Folk [Jan-13]
(R) 35. Joe SampsonKill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(R) 36. The SwaybackDouble Four Time (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(4) 37. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(R) 38. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 39. Patrick DethlefsFall & Rise (self) Folk [Jun-12]
(R) 40. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 JULY
9. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
13. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove
18. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
23. Churchill – The War Within EP
24. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again
25. Catch Bees – Narratives from a Factory Town
26. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
28. Cary Morin – Streamline
29. Beautiful Loser Society – The Desperate Promenade
29. Danny Shafer – Wherever You Are
31. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
32. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
35. Chris Daniels – Better Days

ADDED JULY 2013
Aakash Mittal Quartet f/Ron Miles – Oceans
Adam Bodine – I Alone
AdrienneO – Superchromatic`
Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended
Dave Preston – Come Alive
Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars (single)
Elway – Leavetaking
Foxfield Four – Weatherman EP
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
Joe Johnson – Who’s Gonna Go Your Bond [single]
Lee Holiday & The Time Off – Time Off for Bad Behavior
Leftover Salmon – High Country [single]
Lollygags – Christian Laytner
Matt Hoffman – Lateral Moves EP
Meadowlark Jivin! – Soul Connection
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Look It Here/Trying So Hard Not To Know [single]
Rossonian – Rossonian
The Escape Goats – On the Lam
The Gristle Gals Band – Sweet Pea
The Indulgers – Whiskey Tonight
The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights [single]
The ReMinders – Born Champions

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of “current” titles reported as played in reporting period. This is so you’ll not only see what the top five records getting the most spins are at any station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.

cassie taylor, out of my mindKAFM (Grand Junction) [30]
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
2. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKDNK (Carbondale) [30]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

Farmington HillKDUR (Durango) [5]
1. Farmington Hill – Bridge to Nowhere
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
4. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
4. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

paper bird_roomsKGNU (Boulder) [15]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

pretty lights_color map of the sunKRCC (Colorado Springs) [15]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
3. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. 3 Twins – De Nada
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
3. The Escape Goats – On the Lam

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC (Greeley) [15]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Churchill – The War Within EP

brad goode chicago redKUVO (Denver) [8]
1. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
2. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic
3. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
4. Eric Boa and the Constrictors – Boa’s Blues
5. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender

paper bird_roomsKVNF (Paonia) [12]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. Wendy Woo Band – Live

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [80]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended
3. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Look It Here/Trying So Hard Not To Know

cassie taylor, out of my mindThe Colorado Sound [53]
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
3. The ReMinders – Born Champions

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

lumineersAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
5. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

cassie taylor, out of my mindBlues/R&B
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. Cary Morin – Streamline
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. SHEL – SHEL
5. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

devotchka_live with CO symIndie/New Alternative
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
4. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
5. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke

jon wirtz touristJazz/Instrumental
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
3. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender
4. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
5. Lynn Baker Quartet – LectroCoustic

wendy woo_livePop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Wendy Woo Band – Live
2. Dave Preston – Come Alive
3. Lisa Bell – The Italian Project
4. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
5. Foxfield Four – Weatherman EP

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
3. Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
5. Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop /  Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The ReMinders – Born Champions
3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
4. Selina Albright – Brighter