Colorado Blues PT 2 – 21st Century Award Winners and Future Legends

In my last post, Blues in Colorado – A Primer, I suggested that most of the blues bands that we see today are of the local garden variety – good enough to please the upper end of suburban GenZ and Boomers with their small kids and grandkids at parks and summer events, and local neighborhood bar and grills.

But that doesn’t really tell the whole story about the state of blues in the 21st century in Colorado and the award winners and future legends who have emerged, regardless of mainstream popularity.

The 21st century opens with Erica Brown emerging in the scene as the First Lady of Blues (Colorado Blues Society) and Denver’s Queen of the Blues (Altitude Network).

Between 1998 and 2008, the Erica Brown Band earned numerous awards, including; Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band multiple times (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best Of (Blues Category).

Among the many projects she appears on, Erica is featured on Big Head Blues ClubWay Down Inside: The Songs of Willie Dixon” (2016). She began appearing with Dan Treanor in 2008.

A Blues Foundation: Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient, Dan Treanor is a Colorado original. Born and raised in Pueblo, Dan entered the blues world when he was sixteen, playing in the Steel City Blues Band.

In 2004, he got signed to the well respected independent blues label Northern Blues Music. Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee – African Wind (2004) was nominated Blues Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards.  Dan has received three Independent Music Award nominations.

In 2013, Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown took home 3rd Place Honors in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. In 2015 they released Born to Love the Blues, which also features Erica’s daughter MJ.

Lionel Young first appears on the scene in the early to mid 90s and is featured on Otis Taylor‘s 1997 debut When Negroes Walked the Earth.

It wouldn’t be until the 21st century, however, that the classically trained violinist comes to the attention of the blues world by making history at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), as the only artist to ever win twice, in the 2008 solo-duo competition and the 2011 band competition.

Cary Morin first showed up on stages in Fort Collins in the 1980s with his band the Atoll.

Now recognized as one of the nation’s leading acoustic blues artists, Cary has performed at renowned venues and festivals around the globe including the Kennedy Center, the Paris Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Blues Festival to name a few.

Cary’s career in Colorado ranks among the most awarded. He’s been honored with the Fort Collins Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) and is a Telluride Blues and Brews Blues Champion (2019).

Cary has also earned Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD for Cradle to the Grave (2017) and for When I Rise (2019) and an Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD for When I Rise.

Colorado Springs artist John-Alex Mason passed away at the age of 35, in October 2011, but not without leaving a lasting legacy as one of the state’s most celebrated bluesmen. In 2001 he won the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition. He released five albums between 2000 and 2011.

The Informants / Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – Fronted by Kerry Pastine, the Informants fans voted the band as the winner of the Westword Music Award for Best Blues (2008-2010). Their album Crime Scene Queen won the International Blues Competition for Best Self-Produced CD of 2010.

Kerry and her husband Paul (guitar) spun off from the Informants to create the Crime Scene. They earned the 2019 Colorado Blues Society Members Choice Award for Band of the Year, Best Recording for City of Love, Best Female Vocalist, Best Songwriter and Best Live Moment for the City of Love CD release party.

With six albums to their credit since 2004, the modern electric blues inspired Mojomama has been a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge Memphis (2018, 2019) and won several awards from the Colorado Blues Society, including Best Self Produced CD and Favorite Female Vocalist (2015, 2018) and the Members Choice Awards for Best Band in 2019.

The acts I mentioned above represent only a handful of the many blues acts that have crossed the stages of Colorado, from the smallest pubs to the biggest festivals. Upcoming festivals include the Trinidaddio Blues Fest (Aug 22), and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (Sept 16-18).

Touring artists like Cary Morin and Lionel Young act as ambassadors of Colorado blues around the United States, and in other countries.

Erica Brown continues to play a major role in our blues scene today, as does Lionel Young who Erica has teamed up with in a new project called Blues Circus – that also features Erica’s daughter MJ along with John Magnie and Steve Amadee from Del Shamen that Erica participated in.

Time will tell when, where and how far the next group of blues artists in Colorado music history will rise up to claim their place – in Colorado Blues PT3 – Rising Stars and Future Promise.

To learn more about the blues in Colorado visit the Colorado Blues Society and Mile High Blues Society.

News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2012

Happy September 🙂  As the concert season begins its wind-down to the last few in October, I expect we’ll begin to see more releases coming out.  So, September-November are very important months as we also wind down the new release year and begin thinking about our favorite albums of the year – in anticipation of our year-end best of charts.  Hope you’ve been keeping track here and at your favorite stations around the state.  Picking this year’s best of is going to be tough.  While the total number of records to cross my desk is less than a year ago at this time, the quality of the releases this year has so far been pretty freaking amazing.  Good luck in picking your favorites.   The deadline for new record submissions for best of 2012 consideration will be October 31, giving those records at least enough time to get reviewed and/or played around the state for our annual panel of print music critics, radio personalities, and select industry purveyors.

No reports this month from KBUT (Crested Butte), KDUR (Durango), Radio 1190 (Boulder) and KUVO (Denver).  KDUR and Radio1190 staff have been busy with new admissions to their respective schools, and some of the KBUT staff took well deserved summer vacations.  A rare report from KSJD (Cortez/Mancos) – thanks to the on-air folks there for spinning enough Colorado titles to show up this month 🙂   Much love to those folks.  Other stations regionally have been very busy with administration/managment changes.    Here are a few job openings regionally.

POSITION: Program Director
KAFM Community Radio
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
1310 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, 970/241-8801

General Description: This job description does not list all of the duties of the job. The Program Director (PD) is responsible for all on air operations. Duties include selection, supervision, training and nurturing of on-air staff as well as ensuring the technical operations and legal compliance . The PD ensures all programming for KAFM including music, news, community affairs and Spanish language programming is of the highest quality and and is consistent and reflective of KAFM’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the PD is part of the station’s management team.

Job Status: 25 – 30 hours per week
Part-Time Salary – 25-30 Hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: nine paid holidays, 14 paid vacation days, Employee Assistance Program, KAFM is an equal opportunity employer

POSITION: Part-time news reporter. KOTO Community Radio, Telluride.

Duties include news writing, reporting, on-air shifts and other duties as assigned. We are seeking a competent dynamic team member. Twenty hours per week to start with potential for growth. Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples to: news@koto.org. No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION: San Miguel Educational Fund seeks an Executive Director for KOTO Community Radio.

The ED will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for all aspects of administration including financial management, planning, fundraising, public radio grant compliance and customer relations. The ED will represent SMEF to corporate and foundation funders, donors, partners, subscribers and the community at large. A minimum of five years non-profit and/or public radio management required. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit cover letter and resume to Board President Todd Creel: todd@telluriderealestate.net No phone calls please. KOTO is an equal opportunity employer.

TOP Video Picks – September 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from:  Jeff Finlin, SHEL, the Epilogues, the Lumineers, Sofie Reed, Great American Taxi, Churchill, and Bad Weather California … run time 30 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – August 2012

(313 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country-folk [Jul-12] *
(5) 2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Americana/folk [May-12]
(3) 3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(8) 5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana/country-folk [Jun-12]
(22) 6. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Americana/roots rock [Oct-11]
(6) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 9. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(R) 10. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(25) 11. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(10) 12. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Americana/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(9) 13. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Mar-12] 2012
(2) 14. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(11) 15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(12) 16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines (Suburban Home) Rock/alt-country-rock [May-12]
(D) 17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (Paper + Plastick Records) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(4) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 19. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(22) 20. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/country [Jul-12]
(21) 21. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(16) 22. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 23. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 24. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(24) 25. Places – No More Wasted Days (self) Pop/rock [Jan-12]
(R) 26. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/southern rock [Apr-12]
(13) 26. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down (self) Pop/rock [Jul-11]
(27) 27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(24) 27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [2011]
(R) 28. Cassie Taylor – Blue (Hypertension) Pop/blues [Aug-11]
(R) 28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) Rock/country-rock [Jul-11]
(29) 29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-11]
(17) 30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits (self) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Hindershot – Curse Us All (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(R) 31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(R) 32. FaceMan – Feeding Time (self) Rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(7) 32. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(19) 32. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]

ADDED August 2012
Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
The Moetones – Lowbrow
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
SHEL – SHEL
Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 AUGUST 2012
14. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
15. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
17. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
18. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self)
20. Raincheck – Raincheck
20. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
22. Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
22. Johnny Hickman – Tilting
23. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
23. The Say So – The Romantic
25. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
26. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
28. Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
30. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
31. Glowing House – Days Run Out
32. Oakhurst – Barrel
33. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
33. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return

TRACKING UNDER THE TOP 40 August 2012
4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die
A Mouthful of Thunder – Slow Burn
A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
Air Dubai – Day Escape
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Anthony Ruptak – Red Mark
Ashley Raines & the New West Revue – One Trick Mule
The Autumn Film – 8 Track Tape
Bare Bones – Bare Bones
Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Black Postcards – Inception
Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
The Blue Rider – Way Out West
Bonnie & the Beard – Bonne & the Beard
Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Chris Kennison – Simply Steel
Constitution – Wrestling with the Daylight
Curious Ghost – A Curious Ghost Pt 1
Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Dressy Bessy – Summer Singles Volume 1
El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fingers of the Sun – Fingers of the Sun
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Flobots – The Circle In the Square
Fool For A Song – Fool for a Song [EP]
Force Publique – Force Publique
The Fray – Scars and Stories
Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
Free Bear – Free Bear
Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair
Glowing House – Days Run Out
Grant Sabin – The Homesick EP
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Gun Street Ghost – One Home
Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
Hearts In Space – Already Gone
Holler! – Gratitude
Honey Gitters – Poor Gitters’ Almanack
I Am The Dot – A Collection of Songs (2008-2011)
Ian Cooke – Fortitude
Instant Empire – Heavy Hollow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jeff Brinkman – Strange
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Jim Stranahan – Free For All
John Statz – Old Fashioned
Johnny Hickman – Tilting
Jon Boland – Lightening In the Wires
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
Kissing Party – The Hate Album
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Mesita – The Coyote
Mike Marchant – Indulgent Space-Folk Vol. 3: Binary Beach
Mike Marchant – Lost and Found Sound (2008-2011)
Mombi – The Wounded Beat
Monroe Monroe – Hello Moon
Moors & McCumber – Gravity
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
Oakhurst – Barrel [EP]
Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
Princess Music – Roger Tranquility
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Reckless Red – Reckless Red
Reverend Hooch – Reverend Hooch
Rick Stahl – Harmony House
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
Rose Hill Drive – Americana
Rosewood Divine – Rosewood Divine
Ryan Dart – The Shift
Safe Boating Is No Accident – Live Without Dead Time
SAUNA – The Teen Angst Tape
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
SHEL – SHEL
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater
Spring Creek – Hold On Me
Still City – Brittle Bones
Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
Strip the Stars – S/T [EP]
Tom Hagerman – Idle Creatures
Turn 4 – What You Do About It
Varlet – The Drifter
Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
The Yawpers – Savage Blue

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
3. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
5. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KSJD (Cortez/Mancos)
1. The Moetones – Lowbrow
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

KUNC (Greeley)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
1. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
1. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Churchill – The Change

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
5. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Cary Morin – Sing It Louder
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
5. Glowing House – Days Run Out

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

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
5. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

POP/Adult Contemporary
1. Places – No More Wasted Days
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Cassie Taylor – Blue
4. The Fray – Scars and Stories
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Churchill – The Change
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
5. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails

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

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP10 2012

Ok, so I like keep telling folks – if it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know jack — so how was I supposed to know that the new Big Head & the Monsters “Sexy and I Know It” is a cover of the LFMAO track?   Huh?  Well?  If it ain’t from Colorado I don’t know it … (with extremely few exceptions).    I had to go to youtube to check out the LFMAO version (also finding Todd’s solo version … see below).  Can’t say as I care much for LFMAO’s version, but then I’m not a Venus beach type anyway — give me some “303” – speaking of which, Broken Tongues is representin’ – check out their intro video below … … Todd’s version of the song is much better IMO LOL.

I had one very great nearly three hour hang over a couple pints of Irish ale with Katie Glassman this week … after doing sound for her trio last week I became enthralled with the uniqueness of her voice – vocally and musically.  Turns out that before Sir Paul McCartney did his swing album, Katie had envisioned doing one of her own, complete with five songs that ultimately appeared on Paul’s disc … so, she does the Beatles classic Honey Pie and would love to get it to Sir Paul.  Anyone got his number?  If so, please pass it along to Katie.

Katie’s Snapshot gets my nod for featured album of the month on the Colorado Sound.  John Macy at Silo along with friends like bassist Eric Thorin who arranged / co-arranged four of the tracks, and an all-star band that includes keyboardist Eric Moon and E-tones drummer Christian Teele as well as over a dozen other world class session players and award winners  make it one seriously fun record … especially if you’re into Texas country-swing-jazz with a dollup of airy indie-pop cuteness drizzled throughout Katie’s vocal stylization.

The Lumineers is counted as a debut this week – although I’ve had this particular track for several weeks now, Dualtone just sent the album out – and it’s picking up mad adds at stations around the state, including  KBCO (Boulder), KFMU (Steamboat), KSMT (Breckenridge), KSPN (Aspen), and KYSL (Breckenridge) – making it a sure shot for a #1 Out of the Box (OTB) DEBUT for the month.

And just because it’s too much fun, I included the newly released video from the Hickman-Dalton Gang in this week’s post … ’bout one of the best country videos I’ve seen come out of CO the past couple of years… it forces at least a big grin and some foot stompin. … lay that one in next to Gary Bragg’s hilarious Free Range video

Here’s what got played on this week’s show.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do It in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) Chimney Choir “ace of spades” from (ladder) (2012)
Juno What?! “You Can’t Stop It” from Shameless (2011)
Tommy Metz “Dreams Will Collide” from The Blossom Frontier (2010)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Rebel Tongue “Lose Hope” from Movin’ On (2012)
Coles Whalen “Wrecking Ball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Kelly J “I Didn’t” from It’s A Jungle Out There (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
(D) Overcasters “Moonshift” from Curses/Prayers (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Sampa” from Brand New (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Pretty Lights “Future Blind” from Making Up a Changing Mind (2010)
(D) The Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)


(N) Broken Tongues “The Way” from Crooked Skyline (2012)

Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
(N) Hickman Dalton Gang “Construction Man” from Vol. II (2011)

Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters  “Sexy and I Know It” [single] (2012) – The cut I played on the show is a full band version that BTHM keyboardist and local producer/engineer (Hickman Dalton Gang among others) sent to me .. that he described to me as having been worked on in many different places out on the road this winter.  The video is Todd rockin it solo.

(N) Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Soul Merchants “Crowns of Glory” from Soul Merchants (2007)
(N) Varlet “In My Pocket” from The Drifter (2012)
Jim Stranahan “Caliente” from Free For All (2010)

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