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INTRODUCING MISH INITIATIVE: MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPIC ARM

Iconic Northern Colorado venue seeks to encourage employee giving and support local music scene 

BELLVUE, Colo., August 15, 2017

​Owners and staff of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre announced a new philanthropic program today, designed as a charitable arm of the Northern Colorado venue and restaurant.

The Mish Initiative will invest thousands of dollars into the local music scene annually, provide cash and in-kind sponsorship for organizations, and reinforce Mish employees’ individual volunteer and philanthropic efforts.

“We want to cultivate a community of dreamers,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager, “and the Mish Initiative makes it easy to foster creative thinking and encourage giving.” Grant, who founded the now-dormant music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ, designed the Mish Initiative program to be simple, straightforward, and flexible — in part as a response to more traditional philanthropic efforts that require “too much paper and too many rules.”

“The application for artist funding – called ‘Mish Granted’ – is literally a blank sheet of paper,” Grant said. “We want to get rid of the constraints and put the emphasis back on creativity. It’s not about how well you fill out forms or achieve arbitrary goals, it’s about what you want to create, make, dream and do.”

Mish Initiative encompasses three main philanthropic arenas:   Mish Granted ​creates a grant pool of $20,000 yearly for directly supporting artists, with a maximum award of $1500 per applicant.

The annual application period opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 15. Mish Granted emphasizes giving to musicians/music-related projects. Mish n’ Booster​ will award cash and in-kind donations to organizations and events aligning with Mish values. Applications will be accepted in January and September each year, with a total of $15,000 available annually.

Mish Match​ will pay Mishawaka employees for up to five hours per month spent volunteering, and will match employee giving up to $300 per month. The Mish Match mission is to motivate staff and strengthen community by incentivizing philanthropic action by employees.

Mishawaka merchandise vendor N​icole Marcisofsky is among the employees who helped design the Mish Initiative program, and says she felt “honored and ecstatic” to be invited to assist in its creation.

“On a personal level, it gave me a jolt of passion and incentive to get involved; it helped me see I can have an impact on the world around me,” Marcisofsky said.

For more information on the Mish Initiative or to apply, visit: ​http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP18

There’s no doubt that summer is my most favorite time of year — for no other reason than for over a decade now I’ve had the great pleasure of getting on stages around the region and introducing audiences to some of my favorite Colorado bands.  This summer is no exception.

Thanks to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, we’ll be making our 3rd Annual trip up the Poudre River on Aug 6 for the 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist with some very good friends in MY BLUE SKY along with KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE.

Every Thursday night from June 1 until the week before BOHEMIAN NIGHTS @ NEW WEST FEST I host the BOHEMIAN NIGHTS THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE series that includes: SHEL (JUNE 1), BLUE CANYON BOYS (JUNE 8), THE REMINDERS (JUNE 15), DRESSY BESSY (JUNE 22), CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS w/FREDDI GOWDY, HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS,  and others … see website for details

Chris Daniels is busy working on a new KINGS record that he hopes to have done by the end of summer and that will feature the band as it was originally – as a horn based blues band.  The album, according to Chris, will feature both covers and originals.

Speaking of new albums, I spoke with Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon recently …he informed me that the LoS is heading into the studio this summer to record their next album with newest member on keyboards, Eric Deutsch.  No date on when to expect that album to be done… though I’d guess in time for festival season 2018.

The Colorado Playlist LIVE 365 has relaunched … and includes favorites from the past three years right now …check it out.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

My friends in the business and I are always comparing notes on who we think the next POSSIBLE act is to break out nationally from the Centennial State.  Brent’s on his way – with a new label deal that pairs him up with the Lumineers and one of the strongest stage personas in the state – this video will go a long way to establishing him as a new force breaking out of the state.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP18

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Wendy Woo “Ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift me up” from Cold Times EP (2017)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
(D) Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) 


The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Something Underground “Universe” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Justin Roth “Trembling Like A Train” from Now You Know (2011)
(N) Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Hello Dollface “Crystal Moon” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ my Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)



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2015 LP/EP/SP Titles

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOkay .. I have to admit, this has been one seriously messed up year as far as new releases are concerned.  Not only have there been far fewer that I have normally identified by this time of the year, stations have been playing fewer than in the past couple of years.  I’m not sure why this is to be honest.  I realize we don’t track everything .. there’s no metal or rap in this list as nearly all of the stations I survey are of the AAA and/or CMJ format with strong focus on Americana, bluegrass, funk, etc.

I lost all my spin data from Jan through March (Q1) and have only been able to capture spin data in April and May (Q2) … so I have suspended my monthly TOP 40 spins chart for the time being.  With this being my busy season, perhaps I can get back to it again this fall/winter .. we’ll have to wait and see.

There are 138 titles represented in this list.  If you are aware of some titles not on it that should be, please inform me.  I’ve been maintaining this list now for over five years and I’d to keep it as up to date as possible.

Much love,
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2015 TITLES – LP/EP/SP

Amy Kress Secret Music Album
Analog Son Stomp and Shout Album
Andy Sydow Trailhead Album
Anthony Ruptak Between The Hangman and The Halo Album
Audi Y Zentimiento Simplemente Audi Album
Ben Gallagher Heart Shaped Rocks Album
Ben Haugland A Million Dreams Album
Ben Markley~Clint Ashlock Quintet The Return Album
Bud Bronson & the Good Timers Fantasy Machine Album
Cary Morin Tiny Town Album
Charles McPherson The Journey Album
Chella & The Charm Chella & The Charm Album
Chris Daniels & the Kings Funky To the Bone Album
Chuck Pyle Cover Stories Album
Clouds & Mountains Slumber Album
Cracker Berkeley To Bakersfield Album
CRL CRRLL Good Influence Album
Dana Landry Quartet Standard Elevation Album
Dana Landry Trio Memphis Skyline Album
Danielle Ate the Sandwich The Drawing Back of Curtains Album
Dexter Payne Quartet + 1 Pra Voce Album
Eef & the Blues Express All Rivers Run To The Sea Album
Elise Wunder In the Darkness of My Light Album
Equally Challenged EQC2 Album
Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep Album
Finnders & Youngberg Eat The Moon Album
Fox St. Authentic Western Dress Album
H2 Big Band It Could Happen Album
In The Whale Nate & Eric Album
Instant Empire Lamplight Lost Album
J. Miller Band One More High, One More Low Album
Jack Hadley The St. Louis Sessions Album
Jayme Stone Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Album
Jeff Austin The Simple Truth Album
John Statz Tulsa Album
Judge Roughneck Pick You Up Album
Kenny Knight Crossroads Album
Kyle Hollingsworth Speed of Life Album
Land Lines The Natural World Album
Leftover Salmon High Country Album
Longest Day Of The Year Carapace Album
Max Wagner Gratitude Album
Michael Kirkpatrick Honey Rider Album
Michal Menert Space Jazz Album
Mojomama Mojomama Album
Montropo Follow Me Album
Moors and McCumber Pandemonium Album
More Than Physics Predictions Album
Motion Trap Palebluedot Album
Natalie Walker Strange Bird Album
Otis Taylor Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat Album
Paa Kow Ask Album
Patrick Lee Remixes Vol 1 Album
Paul Mullikin Quintet Time Is Now Album
Pete Kartsounes Unwind Album
Peter Sommer Narrando Historias Album
Quemando Paradise Album
Ragged Union Hard Row to Hoe Album
Richard Dean Accidental Human Album
Richie Furay Hand In Hand Album
Rossonian Late Kids Album
Ryan Chrys Up From The North Album
Sean Curtis Band Kind of Like Wyoming Album
Selasee and the Fafa Family Time for Peace Album
SHEL The Lab Sessions Album
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Totem Album
Stelth Ulvang and as always the infinite cosmos Album
Stereo Twins Good News Album
Steve Kovalcheck Trio Stomping Ground Album
Taarka Making Tracks Home Album
The Echo Chamber Synesthesia Album
The Knew Schmew Album
The Longest Day of the Year Carapace Album
The Montgomery, Hermann, & Quinlan Sextet Hear, Here Album
The Navigators All About the Ride Album
The Railsplitters The Faster It Goes Album
The River Arkansas Golden Light Album
The Seers Deaf In June Album
The Symbols Smile Album
Todd Adelman Highways & Lowways Album
Trout Steak Revival Brighter Every Day Album
Twin Shadow Eclipse Album
Various artists SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together Album
Wendy Woo Band Tipping Point Album
Yonder Mountain String Band Black Sheep Album
Young Ancients Fishstory Album
Zach Heckendorf Speed Checked By Aircraft Album
All Chiefs, No Indians The Danger Mission EP
AMZY We Don’t Walk We Dance EP
Blue Grama Shadows EP
Chemistry Club Copia 1 – The Electric Hush EP
Dirty Few Party or Don’t EP
Doves & Wolves Doves & Wolves EP
Edison Ghosts EP
Elin Palmer Elin and Friends EP
Esme Patterson What Do You Call A Woman EP
Gipsy Moon Autumn’s Retreat EP
In The Whale Full Nelson EP
Ivory Circle Isoceles EP
Juno What?! Stranger EP
King Cardinal One A Giant EP EP
Lunde Station Another Country EP
Modern Suspects Modern Suspects EP
Nathaniel Rateliff Closer EP
Pan Astral Color Field EP
Rose Quartz Axis of Love EP
Shaley Scott Rescue Me EP
Sol Pride Love Revolution Party EP
Sour Boy Bitter Girl Mule EP
Stephen Melton S/T EP
Strawberry Runners Strawberry Runners EP EP
The Raven and the Writing Desk Some Get Started EP EP
The Sound and Color The Sound and Color EP
Tim Ostdiek Temporary Home EP
Toad In the Hole Wallflower EP
Wasteland Hop Symbiotic Clock EP
4H Royalty forty-fives Single
Ark Life Very Fine Friends Single
Blue Rider Lightning Single
Chimney Choir Motion Single
Dearling Do You Love Me Single
Dearling Landslide Single
Inner Oceans 8 Cousins / Everything’s Alright (Single) Single
John Common The River Is Moving Single
Kramies The Fate That Never Favored Us Single
Lauren Brombert Love’s Carousel Single
Medic If I Could Stay Single
Mile Heist Club Codename Sugarplum Single
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats I Need Never Get Old Single
Plum Behind Your Man Single
Plume Varia Vernor | Forge Single
Post Paradise Ordinary Single
Racing On the Sun Self Destruct Single
Sunboy Aphrodisia Single
Tennis Easter Island Single
Treehouse Sanctum Pilot & Crew Single
You Me and Apollo Finding Peace Single

THE COLORADO SOUND IS SUPPORTED BY

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The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP23 June 2014

chris k july 2010I realize it isn’t about Colorado music, but as I get my day going today (Sunday) while the show airs on Radio 94.9 Colorado, I’m learning that one of my radio idols has passed away.  RIP Casey Kasem.  82 is a long life lived.  Thank you for your inspiration.  I miss you.  Long live American Top 40.  Salute.  “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

My first video editing learning curve mistake bit me, as I worked to edit down the Young Ancients video shots I tYAook Thursday night.  #bigfail.  I lost everything, including the source video. Too bad too, as I told John Magnie that in all the years I’ve known him, Steve, and Cary this was the best night of music I’d ever heard from them.  And I mean it.  If you have not experienced Young Ancients, you really deserve the treat.  Absolutely remarkable.

KUNC LOGOCOMING IN JULY:  The Colorado Sound Expands Statewide.  KUNC, the nation’s TOP 20 ranked public radio station, has picked up hour 2 of The Colorado Sound, bringing the show into Denver, Boulder, and many other cities and towns in CO.

We’ve been working on this opportunity for a long time now, and I would like to personally thank program director Kirk Mowers, music director Benji McPhail and my pal Robert Leja for their never ending support of the show, and my efforts to bring Colorado’s best music to a statewide audience.

Here’s a look at the newly expanded coverage coming in July.

  • Aspen 88.3
  • Basalt, Redstone 88.5
  • Boulder 102.7
  • Breckenridge 90.7
  • Buena Vista 89.9
  • Carbondale/Glenwood 88.1
  • Dillon 88.1
  • Denver 91.7
  • Down Valley 105.5
  • Eagle Valley 99.7
  • Estes Park 90.7
  • Front Range (KUNC) 91.5
  • Front Range (KRFC) 88.9
  • Golden 91.7
  • Grand County
  • Haxtun/Holyoke 90.5
  • Julesburg/Ovid 89.1
  • Leadville 91.7
  • Leadville 93.5
  • Morgan County 96.7
  • North Park 90.7
  • Northern CO 94.9
  • Norwood 89.5
  • Ophir 89.3
  • Pueblo 94.7
  • Salida 89.9
  • Steamboat Springs 88.5
  • Sterling 90.3
  • Telluride 91.7
  • Thomasville 94.9
  • Vail 90.9
  • Wet Mountain Valley 95.9
  • Wray 93.5
  • Yuma 88.3

Looks like the only place left uncovered is Colorado Springs.  What this does mean for the show is an increase in the number of hours on the air, from the current 27 (hours x days x frequencies) to 47.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the broadcast portion, as well as the new podcast portion of the show. Day and time details will be announced the week of July 7.  Stay tuned.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S8 EP23 JUNE 2014

Hazel Miller & the Caucasians “Gimme Back My Life” from Live at the Fox (1995)
Hazel Miller Band “Moon Was Right” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “It’s Alright” from E-Town Live (1996)
(D) Calder’s Revolvers “Tell Me True” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Ryan D White “Love Story” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
(D) Magician In the Machine “Resurrection” [single] (2014)
Broken Tongues “Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?” from Crooked Skyline (2012)
Gipsy Moon “Walk In the Sky” from Eventide (2013)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Ivory Circle “We Will Run” from Equilateral (2014)
Joshua Novak “Infomaniac” from Ephemeron (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Glowworm” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
The Apples in Stereo “Look Away” from Look Away (2000)
The Czars “Paint the Moon” from Goodbye (2004)
(D) Kramies “Antiquarian (feat. Grant Wilson)” from The Folklore Sessions (2014) 
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
Good Gravy “Isn’t It Funny” from Good Gravy (2010)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Zombies!” from Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (2013)
Megan Burtt “It Ain’t Love” from It Ain’t Love (2010)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014) 
Better Than Bacon “Texas Tune” from Spokesbuzz Volume 4 (2013)
Jeff Finlin “Is This Love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a  Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES.  Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more.  www.spokesbuzz.org.

mishMishawaka Amphitheater &  The Colorado Sound Presents Dead Floyd plays Dark Side Of The Mish with special guests Matt Mahern & Constitution and The Holler!

Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 pm
General On-sale starts April 19, 9:00 AM
Tickets: GA Advance $15/ Day of Show $17.50

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteThe City of Dacono & The Colorado Sound Present

The Richie Furay Band, The Samples, Chris Daniels & the Kings, the Matt Skinner Band, Mojomama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival.  

Friday Aug 1 & Sat Aug 2  Centennial Field, Dacono CO 80514  ALL AGES – FREE ADMISSION

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The Colorado Sound Presents – Head for the Hills

Head for the Hills | Pickin’ on the Poudre – Mishawaka Amphitheatre | May 17th, 2014

Head for the Hills will perform at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO on May 17th as part of their annual gathering, “Pickin’ on the Poudre.” This will be the 10th consecutive year the quartet has opened the concert season at the historic mountain venue. Grant Farm with special guest Benny “Burle” Galloway and Gispy Moon will support the evening, presented by The Colorado Sound. Tickets are on sale now at www.themishawaka.com and www.headforthehillsmusic.com.

Head for the Hills has confirmed several festival and event appearances this summer in support of their studio album “Blue Ruin,” including:Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL) and Revival Festival at Harmony Park, (Clarks Grove, MN), Botanic Gardens for a co-bill with Steep Canyon Rangers (Denver, CO) and many more. 

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Saturday May 17th, 2014

Head for the Hills’ Pickin’ on the Poudre
Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, CO
With: Grant Farm with special guest Benny “Burle” Galloway and Gispy Moon
Tickets and additional information at:

 

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