The Colorado Sound – S7/EP07 Feb 2013

chris k july 2010Brand new music this week EXCLUSIVELY on the Colorado Sound from White Water Ramble.  I can’t wait for you all to hear the latest from Pat Sites and the boys so go below and stream the lead track Dear Mr. Bankman.  I’ve know Pat since he started this band back about 2001 when I was at Archer’s in Fort Collins and gave them some of their first gigs.  Pat’s really grown as a picker and songwriter and this album represents a HUGE leap forward – featuring such notables as Andy Hall (Infamous Stringdusters), Bill McKay (Derek Trucks, Leftover Salmon), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon, Emmit-Nershi, Grant Farm), John Macy, the Euforquestra horns … produced by Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and recorded at John Macy’s Silo Sounds in Denver.

In the spirit of full disclosure I will be sending out the new White Water Ramble and Lisa Bell records through my Rocky Mountain Music Network service to some 50-60 djs around the state.  For a full list of records I’ve sent out to radio on behalf of a band/artist, see the Rocky Mountain Music Network page.

Happy birthday wishes this week go out to:
Tim Hanauer (35)
Branden Sipes (30)
Jim Messina  (57)
Pete Wernick (67)
Edd Catfish Kray (67)
Scott McCormick
Rich Ross
Pattie Fiasco

The featured video of the week comes from Lisa Bell’s new album The Italian Project.  A portion of Lisa’s proceeds from download sales will benefit animal adoption agencies.  For the first two months, the proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, the shelter from which the stars of the film, Kona and Joey, were adopted.

PLAYLIST S7/EP07 Feb 2013

(D) = album, ep, or single debut
(N) = song debut from previously debuted album

Sugarloaf “Myra Myra” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(N) A Boy and His Kite “Good Men” from A Boy and His Kite (2012)
(N) Lisa Bell “Walk With Me” from The Italian Project (2013)
Boa & the Constrictors “I’m Broke” from Married to the Blues (2012)
(D) Thief River “Southern Comfort” from Southbound to Nowhere (2013)
(D) Meniskus “Greed” from Stowaway (2013)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
(D) Glass Delirium “Reality” from Diamond Lullabies (2013)
Bonnie and The Clydes “Feel The Wheels Turn” from Wrong Side Up (2012)
Jeff Finlin “My Maybelline” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Searching Out” from Searching Out (2013)
Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy “Back to Live” from Back to Live (2013)
John-Alex Mason “Diamond Rain” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
(D) Dennis Wanebo “American Dream” from Running On Gravity (2013)
(D) White Water Ramble “Dear Mr. Bankman” from Roots & Groove (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Baby Hold On” from Euphoria (1997)
Honkytonk Homeslice “Texas Town” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Can’t Wait Another Day (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “When All You Got Is Worry…Let Go” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(N) gogoLab “Night Watch” from Border Patrol (2013)

The Colorado Sound – S7/EP06 Feb 2013 + Video of the Week

chris k july 2010I very often discover new music for this show by browsing multiple publications and the published playlists of a number of regional radio stations.  When I find acts listed as “local” that I’m unfamiliar with I always make it a point of looking them up online.  I’ve discovered many acts that way, several of which have become favorites of mine on the show.  I like using sites like Bandcamp and Soundcloud more than any other when it comes to not only discovery, but also sharing new music here with you.  I also like using YouTube.  I wish more acts would utilize these sites – it makes sharing much easier, and more direct.

One such act I discovered this past week is Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy.  Upon watching their wonderful video “Back to Life” I was immediately uplifted – making it my feel good video of the week, and the current leading contender for Video of the Month when I publish the next News Notes & Spins column on March 1.  Enjoy … I hope it brings you as much “feel good” as it brought me. 

Playlist S7/EP06 Feb 2013

(D) = new album, first time aired on show
(N) = new cut from previously debuted album

Firefall “Wrong Side of Town” from Elan (1978)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Sister Sweetly” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(D) Fox Street Allstars “Take It or Leave It” from Tough Talk (2013)
(N) Bad Brad & the Fat Cats “Payin’ My Dues” from Eyes on the Prize (2013)
(D) Lisa Bell “Bring the Love” from The Italian Project (2013)
(N) Rachel & the Kings “Fall Down” from Tonic (2013)
(N) Joshua Novak “The Spiller” from Ephemeron (2013)
The Samples “My Town” from Samples (1990)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Tin Horn Prayer “All’s Well That Ends Well” from Grapple the Rails (2012)
Beats Noir! “Going Nowhere (feat. Venus Cruz)” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
(D) Drop Switch “Blame It On Me” from Blame It On Me (2013)
Carmen Sandim Sextet “Brand New” from Brand New (2011)
String Cheese Incident “Walk This Way” from The String Cheese Incident (1997)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “It’s A Summer Night” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) The Uncommoners “Head Space” from Time and Other Tricks (2013)
Patrick Dethlefs “The Farther You Go” from Fall & Rise (2012)
Jeff Brinkman “Halo” from Strange (2012)
(D) Blue Canyon Boys “Heartaches Welcome” from Next Go ‘Round (2012)
Coles Whalen “Go Child” from The Whistle Stop Road Record (2009)
Yawpers “Silicone Love” from Capon Crusade (2012)
Take to the Oars “Stones & Sticks” from American Volume (2011)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “In And Out of Mind” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(D) Jesse Manley “A Path Through the Dark” from A Path Through the Dark (2013)
Grant Farm “Tell Me, Tell Me” from Grant Farm (2012)
(N) Jon Wirtz “Watching The World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)