The Colorado Sound S7/EP03 Jan 2013 + AN EXCLUSIVE NEW VIDEO LINK

What a great b-day weekend … well, in the very least it was very interesting … LOL. Thanks to the many hundreds who visited my FB page and wished me a Happy Birthday – and thank you (not) to my Dr. who has completely freaked the old goat out for at least another two months, while more tests are done to determine if I’m suffering from some “hidden” illness.  Sheesh .. and people wonder why I never go to doctors unless it’s a really bad situation that absolutely requires it.  Anyway… I guess I am starting to show the effects of age, and a oh-so-not-good lifestyle so I guess it’s all good – since I really want to be around another 20 years to do what I most love to do (second only after cuddling my wife, or snuggling with the grand kids).

One of the things I’ve tried to do every week is put together a video playlist for your enjoyment.  Well, instead of doing that this week, I received a very cool offer from Wendy Woo, whose husband Charles presented us with an exclusive that people will only be able to access here at Colorado Music & Radio for the next five days.

I’ve been a fan of Wendy Woo for well over a decade now.  I’ve had the great pleasure of working with her and her various bands over that time in one capacity or another.  So, it really is a tremendous pleasure for me that they invited me to present this video exclusively for those of you who visit this blog every week.  Pls click to enjoy in a new window.  Wendy Woo – Hey Bartender

PLAYLIST S7/EP03

Eddie Turner “The Wind Cries Mary” from Rise (2005)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
Boa & the Constrictors “I’m Broke” from Married to the Blues (2012)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Not A Girl To Keep” from Punches & Hugs (2012)
Darryl Purpose “Dreams of Life” from Next Time Around (2012)
(D) Lindsey Saunders “Take Me Out” from Nothing Normal (2013)
Wendy Woo “Surprise Me” from Gonna Wear Red (2002)
(N) You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2013)
(D) Carmelita’s Lovers “Nothing” from Ghosts of Our Former Selves (2013)
(D) Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Summer Girls” from Round and Round (2013)
a. Tom Collins “Pants Off Dance Off” from Oh NO! (2011)
The Lovely & Talented “Death of The Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Andrew Vogt “Phil Woodshed” from Cats Afoot (2010)
Zephyr “Going Back to Colorado” from Going Back to Colorado (1971)
The Delta Sonics “I Gotta Girlfriend” from Never Enough (2009)
(D) Sam Holt Band “Down in Flames” from Southern Angels (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin’ Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
I’m With Her “Gonna Be Sad” from I’m With Her (2011)
The Foot. “The Huntress” from Cloud Control EP (2012)
Lion Drome “Curve of the Earth” from Curve of the Earth (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Xiren “Everything” from Bullets and Rainbows (2001)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)

The Colorado Sound – S7 EP1 2013

Welcome to 2013.  You may notice a change in the header for the show.  The Colorado Sound made its debut in 2006.  2013 makes Season 7 of the show (S7).  2013 also marks the 4th year now for the blog (V4).

The best two months for the blog were January 2011, and December 2012 when there were roughly 1900 unique views in each month.  On average, this blog receives 42 unique page views a day – or about 1200 a month, give or take.

I have no real good way of measuring the on air reach of the program, except in general terms.  It’s reasonable that the show is heard by many hundreds of listeners weekly

One or both hours of the show currently airs on
KRFC
(Fort Collins) … Saturday night/8PM .. FC is the largest market with reach that extends into parts of the Denver/Boulder area.
KDNK (Carbondale) – which has multiple translators, and is heard in Glenwood Springs, Leadville, and Aspen on Thursday morning at 1AM
KOTO (Telluride) – which has two or three translators.  Hour 2 of the show is heard in prime time / 11AM / on a Thursday morning – a highly coveted slot.
KWMV-LPFM (Westcliffe) – which has the most limited reach being an LP (low power) station and being in the least populated area the show is broadcast in.  The show is heard on three days of the week – with HR 1 on Tues, HR2 on Wed, then both hours on Friday evening at 6PM.
The Fever, KFVR, in Pueblo on a classic rock station on a Friday night at 8PM.
Post303Radio.com – Mondays at 4PM – the only pure play Internet station the show appears on.
KVNF (Paonia) – COMING FEBRUARY 2013 – station has multiple translators …

In 2012 I also started The Colorado Sound video channel at Youtube.com.  So as often as I find new videos I’ll post a new playlist … or feature videos from new cuts being featured in the show that week.  Also, I use Spotify and Bandcamp to provide embedded music

(D) = new album debut/first time a cut from this album/ep has been aired
(N) = new song debut from previously debuted album/ep

PLAYLIST – S7 EP1 Jan 2013

John Denver “Back Home Again” from The Essential John Denver (2007)
(D) The Beautiful Loser Society “Long Lost Friend” from The Desperate Promenade (2013)
Gromet “Skip Your Stone” from Barren (2013)
The Jekylls “Where Were You” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Rob Drabkin “She Comes and Goes” from On These Heavy Feet (2009)
Monroe Monroe “The Salesman” from Interiors (2013)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Oceancrest (2013)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Whiskey Blanket “Up Up Away” from No Object (2010)
Mesita “The Coyotes” from The Coyote (2012)
(D) Joe Johnson “Coyotes” from A Cold Christmas Moon (2013)
You Me and Apollo “Before I Die” from You Me and Apollo (2013)
(N) Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(D) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)

Ending People “Amazing Grace” from Fill Your Lungs (2012)
Jeff Brinkman “Face” from Strange (2012)
Le Divorce “Under the Boxcars” from The Sting and The Light (2011)
Rose Hill Drive “Cool Cody” from Rose Hill Drive (2006)
Yawpers “Rock Bottom” from Capon Crusade (2012)
Beats Noir! “Where the Sun Goes Down” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
I’m With Her “Good, Bad and My Mistakes” from Songs We Said Goodbye To (2013)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Lionel Young Band “I Feel So Good” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
(D) Manny Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)

News Notes and Spins – December 1, 2012

Goat Jan 2012December 1, 2012 — we are now 28 days away from our Best of 2012 show on the Colorado Sound, which will air the week of  Dec 29-Jan 4 around the state.   Over the next week or so I will put up a poll so that you can pick your favorites of the past year – NOV’11-NOV’12.  I’ll take those results, add it to the list of favs by some “secret” local industry insiders, and then add them to the spins database to come up with the TOP 40 of 2012.  Should be fun.

Last month I addressed the idea that some artists who grew up here and have since moved away are still a part of the “sound” of Colorado – if not in fact, then at least in origin.  To that, I have added a new designation, (CC), to denote a Colorado Connection.  That may be someone like Sera Cahoone who moved to Seattle several years ago, or Tia Fuller who moved to New Jersey.  Some folks have lobbied that I also include in that designation recordings from local studios of artists who are not specifically a part of the scene here.  That’s an interesting one — I’ll mull it over during the next month or so.

Much thanks to new stations that have added or will be adding THE COLORADO SOUND — http://www.post303radio.com and KVNF (Paonia).  KVNF will be airing the show as fill in programming for the next couple of months, before integrating it into to their regular programming in February 2013, according to station program director Ali Lightfoot.  Watch my Facebook page for announcements on when the show will be available in that part of the state. (edit: see schedule for days, times, and stations)

In other station news: KBUT (Crested Butte) writes in the “…public affairs program “The West Elk Word” is back up and running through the winter.  Tune in Saturdays at noon for news & notes, people & places, music & the arts, recreation, and mountain culture talk straight from the heart of the West Elk Mountains.  Dal Dearmin has joined the KBUT staff as General Manager.  Dal brings years of community radio experience from KSFR in Santa Fe.  KBUT is more than thrilled to welcome Dal to the Gunnison Valley.  We’re also kicking the music blog back into gear with regular postings about popular new music on the KBUT shelves.”

I’m trying something new again this month for the monthly YouTube and Spotify feeds … The YouTube feed features 7 cuts coming in at about 30 mins and includes Paper Bird, SHEL, Rob Drabkin, Liza Oxnard, Mega Gem, The Gromet, and Roniit.  The Spotify feed is about the same length (39 mins) and includes debut releases in November from Darryl Purpose, Elephant Revival, The Gromet, The Hollyfelds, Polarity, Sera Cahoone, Ten Pound Elephant, Trout Steak Revival, and Tyler Ward.  Enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES NOVEMBER 2012

(267 titles tracked / 150 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(21) 3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Hip Hop/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(23) 5. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(28) 6. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/adult alternative [Aug-12]
(31) 7. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(4) 8. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(15) 9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(3) 10. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(9) 11. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(5) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(8) 12. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock (Jun-12)
(22) 13. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(10) 14. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Rock/indie/alternative [Oct-12]
(18) 15. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sounds Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 16. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(2) 17. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Sep-12]
(17) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(16) 19. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop [May-12]
(D) 20. The Gromet – Barren (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(24) 21. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(14) 23. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(7) 24. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(19) 25. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Folk/Americana [Oct-12]
(D) 26. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru (SCI Fidelity) Americana/country-rock [Nov-12]
(R) 27. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (self) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 28. Polarity – King of Hearts (Tapestry) Jazz [Nov-12]
(D) 29. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers (self) Americana/country [Nov-12]
(31) 30. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(R) 31. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(29) 31. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern folk [Jun-12]
(D) 33. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(12) 33. Churchill – The Change (A&M/Octone) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(13) 33. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 34. Mega Gem – Colors of the West (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(D) 34. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP (self) Urban Contemporary/neo-funk/hip hop [Oct-12]
(R) 35. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World [Apr-12]

ADDED: NOV 2012
Aakash Mittal Quartet – Thumbs Up EP
Alan & Martin – Only Boys Back Then
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
Idlewhile Band – Live at the Walnut Room Vol 1
John William Davis – Dead Simple, Vol. 1: You Talk Funny
Julie Hoest – Never Far
Mega Gem – Colors of the West
Monroe Monroe – Interiors
Nu Mundo – Our Song
Polarity – King of Hearts
Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell & Brian Blade – Quiver
Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
Susan Walton – January Trees
The Gromet – Barren
The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers
Trout Steak Revival – Flight
Tyler Ward – Hello. Love. Heartache.
Willie Houston – Willie Houston Live

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 NOVEMBER 2012
6. The Knew – Man Monster
11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right
26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
27. The Congress – Whatever You Want
28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
29. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
29. Raincheck – Raincheck
30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
34. Head for the Hills – Live

STATION BY STATION

christhompsonKAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. SHEL – SHEL
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Better Days CoverKBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (Carbondale) *HOT SPINS*
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

devotchka_live with CO symKDUR (Durango)
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
3. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
4. Air Dubai – Day Escape

lumineersKGNU (Boulder)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

sera cahoone_deer creekKRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. A Shoreline Dream – “333”
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

Julie-Hoest-300KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Julie Hoest – Never Far
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
4. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

katya chorover big big loveKSJD (Cortez)
1. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
1. SHEL – SHEL
2. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

sera cahoone_deer creekKUNC (Greeley)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Churchill – The Change EP
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir

tia fuller_angelicKUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
4. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
5. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees

bad wx cali kissedKVNF (Paonia)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

wovenhand_laughing stalkOpen Air 1340 (Denver)
1. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. The Gromet – Barren
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

jeff brinkman_strangeThe Colorado Sound
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. Flobots – The Circle in the Square
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Better Days CoverAmericana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
5. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers

sofie reed simplicityBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM

Flobots_circleDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
5. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

sera cahoone_deer creekFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

lumineersIndie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
5. Tennis – Young & Old

tia fuller_angelicJazz
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

coles whalen I wrote this for youPop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
3. The Fray – Scars and Stories
3. OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]

jeff brinkman_strangeRock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
5. The Epilogues – Cinematics

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network/Chris Kresge

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP45 Nov 2012

Thanksgiving week … lots to be thankful for … a new grand daughter, Emily Irene (yes, I’m that damned old LOL) …a reasonably healthy family …some amazing friends (that means you) …and a library of the greatest songs I can find from here in Colorado.  This week’s short playlist comes via Spotify because there were not enough on YouTube… so you need Spotify.  Have a great week and don’t forget – the next News Notes & Spins comes up next weekend.

India.Arie “Talk to Her” from Voyage to India (2002)
Olivia Rudeen “Almost June” from Olivia Rudeen (2012)
Monroe Monroe “The Salesmen” from Interiors (2013)
The Congress “Hundred Miles” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Kinetix “Can’t Undo” from Let Me In (2010)
Rob Roper “The Man in the Movies” from The Other Side of Nowhere (2013)
I’m With Her “Hang Among the Stars” from Songs We Said Goodbye To (2012)
Sofie Reed “Why You So Negative” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
David Williams & Deco Django “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie” from Django Jazz (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
Honkytonk Homeslice “Burnin’ Down” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
Dan Fogelberg “Full Circle” from Full Circle (2003)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “The Calm Within the People” from Thumbs Up (2013)
Corey Harris “Eh La Bas” from Greens From the Garden (1999)
Dianne Reeves “Today Will Be A Good Day” from When You Know (2008)
Jeff Brinkman “Kiss” from Strange (2012)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Tyler Ward “The Way We Are” from Hello. Love. Heartbreak (2012)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Epilogues “The Shadow King” from Cinematics (2012)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Grant Sabin “Devil of Mercy” from Anthromusicology (2013)
Strange Americans “Engine” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP44 November 2012

Always love this time of year.  If you have been keeping track, anything new that comes out now is a 2013 release.  Here in a few weeks I’ll be compiling picks for the BEST OF 2012 chart and year end program.  If you’re involved in the scene locally, and you think you know what’s up with Colorado music, hit me up for a full list of all 2012 releases I’ve been tracking.  New music in this week from Honkytonk Homeslice, the SCI band featuring Bill Nershi and his wife along with  Scott Law and some friends.  Also picked up the new Devotchka record Live with the Colorado Symphony that’s pretty bad ass.  The Hollyfelds got their new disc to me this week – and it will no doubt launch them into their 5th Westword Music Award – and thereby push them into the Westword Music Hall of Fame since it would be their fifth win.  ENJOY the videos … picked 12 from the show this week … about 50 mins.

PLAYLIST

[V] Richie Furay “Real Love” from Heartbeat of Love (2006)
Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band “Catfish John” from Forty Years (2012)
(D) Devotchka “Along the Way” from Live With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Bare Bones “Come In/Stay Out” from Bare Bones (2011)
[V] Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
[V] (D) The Hollyfelds “Handmade Paper” from Title Stealers (2012)
Coles Whalen “Beautiful Without Me” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
The Heyday “Had A Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
[V] (N) The Gromet “Empty Space” from Barren (2013)
(N) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “That’s All Right” from Golden Plates (2012)
[V] Black Postcards “Shadow Box” from Light at the End (2012)
[V] (D) Glowing House “Taming Lions” from Days Run Out (2012)
Adam Bodine Trio “Extra Pale Aliases” from Up ‘N Hear (2011)
Sugarloaf “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
[V] Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “I Want to Dance, Dance, Dance” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(D) Honkytonk Homeslice “Texas Town” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
[V] Sofie Reed “Human Every Day” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
[V] Otis Taylor “Contraband Blues” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(N) Bop Skizzum “Promise Land” from Coloradical (2012)
Charlotte Sass “Not Alone” from Lighter Things (2012)
Jeff Brinkman “Halo” from Strange (2012)
[V] String Cheese Incident “Sirens” from Untying the Not (2003)
[V] (N) Mega Gem “Don’t Call Me Romantic” from Colors of the West (2012)
[V] Mesita “The Coyotes” from The Coyote (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Everything’s Alright” from Spools of Thread (2010)
(N) Tia Fuller “Descend to Barbados” from Angelic Warrior (2012)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP43 November 2012

Some great new music came in this week.  Alan & Martin are out of Salida – I don’t get much from down that way.  They’ve got a very cool classic sounding honky tonk number in this week’s show that does bring to mind some of Dwight Yoakam’s tunes.  Also really been getting into the new Mega Gem album – that Marquee Mag publisher Brian Johnson called “…the most intoxicatingly happy album of 2012.”  Lots of new music in the show this week .. so I hope you’ll go to the sites I’ve linked to and check out more of what’s going on.  The video playlist is a sampling of this week’s show .. right around 45 minutes. Enjoy … hope you’ll stream it.


PLAYLIST

Yonder Mountain String Band “Out of the Blue” from The Show (2009)
Dan Fogelberg “Come to the Harbor” from Love In Time (2009)
(D) Alan & Martin “Missin’ Kissin’ You” from Only Boys Back Then (2012)
Dave Sonner “Artists Heart” from The American Campus (2011)
SHEL “Freckles” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Mega Gem “Puddles” from Colors of the West (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Ruby” from Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Don’ts and Be Carefuls “The Still Favorites” from Sun Hits (2011)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
(N) Sera Cahoone “Deer Creek Canyon” from Deer Creek Canyon (2012)
Lumineers “Big Parade” from The Lumineers (2012)
(D) Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Sweet Water Well “In My Walls” from Watermelon (1997)
(D) Elephant Revival “Don’t Drift Too Far” from It’s Alive (2012)
Chris Daniels “Medical Marijuana” from Better Days (2012)
Zach Heckendorf “All the Right Places” from The Cool Down (2012)
(N) Flobots “Run (Run Run Run)” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(N) Ten Pound Elephant “Blood Stained Bills” from Ten Pound Elephant (2012)
Andy Palmer “Grrr” from Sometime Around (2011)
The Czars “Paint the Moon” from Goodbye (2004)
(D) Wovenhand “The Laughing Stalk” from Laughing Stalk (2012)
(N) Epilogues “Call Me a Mistake” from Cinematics (2012)
(N) Polarity “Song for Patrick” from King of Hearts (2012)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP41 2012 + Pepper Tree (review) + Alchemy (video)

I guess it was a week or so ago when I mentioned to my wife I had not heard anything in years from John William Davis, and I wondered how he’d been since I last saw him round about 2005 or maybe 06.  His debut album, Dreams of the Lost Tribe, has remained a vibrant part of my music consciousness for fully a decade now, a wonderful still frame of deep Southern mysticism and mythology …of swamp moss, diamond backs, hurricanes, bull gators, floods and deep spiritualism.  So, it was with considerable joy that I caught a post by John on Facebook this week – announcing a new recording; this one a stripped down guitar and vocal release, no less a work in lyrical imagery or in his incredibly adroit guitar style.  On the first single, Pepper Tree, he begins by telling us he’s been staring at a crack in the wall indeterminately, waiting for it to blink, before enjoining us to be aware of the chimpanzee in the tree who he imagines looks a “whole lot like you and me.”  In the telling, a baboon wants to kick the chimp’s ass and a crocodile wants to “gobble you up with that pepper seasonin’.”  Cocaine contrails and perfume bombshells, an angel with bent wings and a tail on fire…. and in all of it a lesson for living … “if you ever get stuck up in the pepper tree, you’d better hang on tight if you happen to sneeze.”

We’re blessed here in Colorado to have a couple of fellas who know how to use words to paint stories with details that lesser songwriters can only imagine and then attempt to conjure with vapid cliches.   As John William Davis is just releasing his new work, Jeff Finlin is preparing one – a kickstarter project in place, and a new video accomplished with the help once again of award winning steel guitarist and up and coming filmmaker Sally Van Meter.  Enjoy.

PLAYLIST

(D) = debut of new album, ep or single release.  (N) = a new track from previously debuted album or ep.  (D) and (N) => linked to artist/band.

The Samples “Tom Joad” from Return to Earth (2001)
Acoustic Junction “Strange Days” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) Ten Pound Elephant “Talk to Me” from Ten Pound Elephant (2012)
Petals of Spain “Working 9 to 5” from Late Night Visitor (2011)
FaceMan “Feeding Time” from Feeding Time (2012)
(N) I’m With Her “Hang Among the Stars” from I’m With Her (2011)
Firefall “Cinderella” from Firefall (1976)
Chris Thompson & the Coral Creek String Band “Catfish John” from Forty Years (2012)
Ash Ganley and Lyons Rock Council “Elysian Fields” from Dark Fuel (2006)
(D) John William Davis “Pepper Tree” from Dead Simple, Vol. 1: You Talk Funny (2013)
Cary Morin “Sing It Louder” from Sing It Louder (2011)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “The Horizon” from The Horizon (2012)
After Midnight Jazz Band “A Smooth One” from Midnight in Madison (2010)
Dan Fogelberg “Part of the Plan” from Souvenirs (1974)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Face” from Strange (2012)
(N) Bop Skizzum “Known It All Along” from Coloradical (2012)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
(N) Beats Noir! “Going Nowhere (feat. Venus Cruz)” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
The Blender Cats “Somethin’s Gotta Give” from Just Like This (2012)
Megan Burtt “Walls Come Down” from Megan Burtt (2008)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Palmer Divide “Knockin’ At Your Door” from Shenandoah Train (2009)
Esme Patterson “My Young Man” from All Princes, I (2012)
Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)
Strange Americans “Roses On Ice” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)