The Colorado Sound S8|EP44 Nov 2014

Chris K profile pic Oct 2014A great week as this year’s Colorado Music Hall of Fame class was announced by executive director G. Brown.  Congrats to Caribou Ranch, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Manassas, Firefall, and Poco.  There is a considerable amount of history among those four acts, each of which contributed something significant to Colorado music history.  It will be great for folks from around the world to see and hear what these bands brought to Colorado when they visit Red Rocks over the years to come.   G has yet to announce the details of the show, scheduled for Jan 9 at the Paramount Theatre in Denver.

When I spoke with Richie Furay for our Offstage Beyond the Music podcast, he said he’d be a part of it.  I’m sure Jock Bartley and Rick Roberts from Firefall will be present, and as well, Kenny Passarelli who did some time with Manassas, and who still lives and produces records here regionally.  Jimmy Ibbotson from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band still lives here, so I’m sure he’ll be a part of things also.  Beyond that, I have to wonder if we’ll get to see Stephen Stills and Chris Hillman from Manassas or John McEuen or some of the other guys from “the Dirt” band.  It’d be a hellova show for us baby boomers for sure if as many living members of the bands as possible were able to participate.  Most of those guys are mid to late 60s and older now (Richie is 78) now and were instrumental in our lives in the 60s and 70s.

NEWS & NOTES:  

EMAIL OR FACEBOOK?

One of my clients emailed me this week and asked my opinion about promoting a show.  He asked which is a better method – email or facebook.  What do you think?  To add to the complication, an article hit just as I was hitting the publish button that underlies the confusion and lack of ease with which musicians and bands and others of us in the music promote our shows etc.  According to an article published Nov 17 in Digital Music News, “Facebook will be reducing the amount of “overly promotional” posts from Pages in newsfeeds starting in 2015. Posts that aren’t paid ads will become less visible if they meet the following criteria:

  1. “Posts that solely push people to buy a product or install an app
  2. Posts that push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real context
  3. Posts that reuse the exact same content from ads”

To go with that, “…you can no longer offer incentives to get page likes.” 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Some friends introduced me to this “new” single from OneRepublic, off their Native album.  There’s a story here worth our attention.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC

The 3rd installment of my conversation with Reed Foehl.  If you’d like to download it go to KUNC or Radio 94.9 Colorado pls.  I’m only allowing streaming from here.

PLAYLIST S8|EP44

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

HOUR 1

The Czars “What I Can Do For You” from Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy (1970)
Space Team Electra “Saints Are Bleeding” from The Vortex Flower (2001)
(D) The Sound and Color “Tug of War” from The Sound and Color (2015) Jeff Brinkman “Ordinary Day” from Strange (2012)
Drew Schofield “Break It Down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
(N) OneRepublic “I Lived” from Native (2013)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
(N) Silent Bear “Red Colorado Night” from The Green Lion (2014)
Tennis “Tell Her No” from Tell Her No (2011)
Stella Luce “Rain” from Caldera (2014)
Chemistry Club “Miranda” from Miranda (2014)
Tia Fuller “Ralphie’s Groove” from Angelic Warrior (2012)

HOUR 2

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Some of Shelly’s Blues” from Greatest Hits (1990)
Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
Firefall “Livin’ Ain’t Livin’” from Firefall (1976)
Poco “When It All Began” from Legacy (1989)
(N) Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Reed Foehl “When It Comes Around” from Spark (2004)
Dianne Reeves “Endangered Species” from The Best of Dianne Reeves (2000)
Hazel Miller Band “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

News, Notes & Spins – September 1, 2014

IMG_20140901_182522_349Happy September.  August is just about the craziest month of the year for me.  Well… I guess really June, July, Aug and Sept – as those are the main months for festival work, and I do a lot of that it seems.  The following video playlist tells the story of my August + added attractions from the String Cheese Incident, Something Underground, and the Congress.

Lots of folks have commented on my new hair cut … LOL.  Who knew it would be such a hit 🙂

The blog set a record for page views for a July, and set the monthly views record for the year to date.  I can’t help but attribute that to all the new listeners via KUNC – since that’s when the traffic really began to grow.

This is a great story I came across about how the newest John Oates single, Stone Cold Love, came about – featuring two guys a lot of folks don’t associate with Colorado, despite both of them living here – and both of them performing here.  John Oates will be appearing in Fort Collins on Sept 5.   … PS the show is SOLD OUT.

NEW FEATURE

Offstage …Beyond the Music EP2|PT1 & 2 featuring David Glasser … click on the link on the right sidebar.  Coming next week, a conversation with guitarist Eddie Turner (Zephyr).

SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

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The Mishawaka is hosting the Motet on September 5 & 6, For Locals x Locals with Fox Street, Rob Drabkin and more on Sept 19 & 20, and Paper Bird and You, Me & Apollo on September 26th … make plans to enjoy the end of the summer at one of the most historic mountain venues in the state.

Join me in person on September 19th and 20th at Fortober Fest, with Van Halen Tribute Band Romeo Delight, Soul School, The Young Ancients, Sofie Reed, the Burroughs, Whiskey Blanket, Blue Canyon Boys, Eef and the Blues Express, and more… a great weekend of music to end the summer.  It’s free .. all ages .. rain or shine in and around Old Town Fort Collins.

TOP 40 Spins August 2014

  • 259 titles tracked
  • 130 (50%) titles reported as played at least once in the reporting period
  • Stations/shows surveyed: 15
  • (CC) = Colorado Connection
  • (D) = album/ep/single debut on chart
  • (R) = re-enter
  • [date] = Date added to reporting list
  • X number = number of stations playing

Elephant Revival_these changing skies(7) 1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
(1) 2.  String Cheese IncidentSong in My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/jamband [April 12, 2014]
(2) 3. Nathaniel Ratefliff  – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [September 1, 2013]
(D) 4. Ark LifeThe Dream of You & Me (Greater Than Collective) Rock [June 28, 2014]  (6) 5. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock [January 25, 2014]
(5) 6. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey (CAM Records) Indie/alternative [April 26, 2014]
(3) 7. Eurforquestra – Fire (self) Rock/jamband [February 22, 2014]
(23) 8. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning (self) Rock [ June 13, 2014]
(15) 9. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(D) 10. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep (self) Rock/pop [July 19, 2014]
(R) 11. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill (PS Records) Pop/adult contemporary [April 24, 2014]
(17) 12. The Patti FiascoSmall TownLights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013]
(4) 13. The MotetThe Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [January 4, 2014]
(D) 14. Pandas & PeopleS/T (self) Rock/AAA [July 5, 2014] (18) 15. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(31) 16. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/blues-rock [January 10, 2013]
(R) 17. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(R) 18. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [January 19, 2013]
(R) 19. Aakash Mittal QuartetOcean (self) Jazz/Instrumental [July 13, 2013]
(8) 20. Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner (Remington Road Records) Folk [December 21, 2013]
(D) 21. SuCHTrial and Error (Edclectic Ent.) Urban Contemporary/soul [August 23, 2014]
(R) 22. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [August 1, 2013]
(R) 23. My Body Sings Electric – Pt I The Night Ends (self) Rock/alternative [February 8, 2014]
(16) 24. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues/rhythm and blues [May 18, 2013]
(32) 25. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana/roots [February 22, 2014]
(9) 26. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [October 1, 2013]
(20) 27. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) Pop/adult contemporary [April 26, 2014]
(R) 28. AdrienneOLines EP (self) Rock/alternative [May 10, 2014]
(D) 28. Felonious SmithBefore the Rooster Crows (self) Blues/roots [August 2, 2014]
(32) 29. Paper BirdRooms (self) Folk/rock [February 16, 2013]
(R) 30. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Americana/bluegrass [January 16, 2013]
(R) 31. Mama Lenny & the RemedyTime (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [December 7, 2013]
(33) 32. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(11) 33. Chimney Choir – (compass) (self) Folk [ June 1, 2013]
(20) 34. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
(24) 35. Drag The RiverDrag the River (Xtra Mile Records) Rock [October 1, 2013]
(R) 36. TallgrassBetter Than Medicine (self) Americana/roots [March 1, 2014]
(13) 37. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Americana/bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
(12) 38. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [April 5, 2014]
(14) 39. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time (self) Rock/country-rock [May 10, 2014]

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 IN AUGUST

Musketeer Gripweed –Floods and Fires
3 Twins – De Nada
Monocle Band – Monocle Band
Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream
Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
Mosey West – Bermuda
Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck
Gipsy Moon – Eventide
OneRepublic Native
Katey Laurel Periscope
Sofie Reed Red Hen
Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
Toad In the HoleApt 203

ADDED JULY + AUGUST

Analog Son – S/T
Barbarosa – Barbarosa
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – Get Out [single]
Felonious Smith – Before the Rooster Crows
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – The Other Side
Leash of Foxes – It Sounds Like This [single]
Molina Speaks – Everyday Denver
Paa Kow – Ask
Pandas & People – S/T
Richie Furay – Hand in Hand
Silent Bear – The Green Lion
Slopeside – One Land Town
Strange Americans – That Kind of Luster
SuCh – Trial and Error
Taylor Mesple – Elusive
Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
The Outfit – Station Wagon Apocalypse

STATION BY STATION

[X] = number of titles reported
Stations reporting / showing under 10 current titles not shown.

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
3. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
4. Gipsy Moon – Eventide

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale/Glenwood) [25]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
1. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean

euforquestra, fireKDUR (Durango) [12]
1. Eurforquestra – Fire
1. The Motet – The Motet
2. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
3. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head

esme 2KGNU (Boulder) [15]
1. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
1. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Ark Life – The Dream of You & Me
3. Eurforquestra – Fire

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKRCC (Colorado Springs) [10]
1. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
3. Ark Life – The Dream of You
3. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
4. Joe Johnson – New West Sound

ark lifeKRFC (Fort Collins) [62]
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You and Me
2. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
3. Pandas & People – Pandas & People
4. Euforquestra – Fire
5. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunKUNC (Greeley) [13]
1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Young Ancients – Y/A
5. 3 Twins – De Nada

ark lifeOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [40]
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You & Me
2. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
3. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning
4. Ivory Circle – Equilateral
5. Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – Get Out [single]

BHTM Black BeehiveTHE COLORADO SOUND [42]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill
1. SuCh – Trial and Error
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning

NEWS, NOTES & SPINS – MARCH 1, 2014

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoThe Colorado Sound is supported by SpokesBUZZ, 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.

THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS  

The Colorado Sound is also supported by the Mishawaka Amphitheatre … where on April 3 The Colorado Sound presents the Garrett Sayers Trio.  Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  

NEWS & NOTES

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013MARCH 3 UPDATE – Today is the 4th year anniversary of this blog site.  Wordpress was nice enough to send me that notice – or I would have spaced it out.

When you scroll down to the TOP 40 for the month you will notice one very significant “improvement.”  After a few years of procrastination I went ahead and provided links to the artists’ online site.  Please visit those artists you are unfamiliar with.

I’m pretty pleased to announce new records for page views and page views per day for the month of February .. the old record was set in 2012.  Stream-starts at The Colorado Sound Live365 have been okay, and all things considered I think for the first year it’s been pretty good.  Folks are hitting the station page in numbers that match up well with the visits here, but stream-starts still proves to be a low percentage.

I think maybe some folks are looking at the top five most recently played, to see if they know it, and then moving on pretty quickly .. that’s just a guess though.  When folks do start a stream they listen an average of 20 minutes – so about five songs on average.

THE CONDITIONAL TOP 3 –  The stations I track airplay at are among the state’s top non-commercial public/community and/or college stations.  I only track one commercial station, Radio 94.9 Colorado (NoCo).  It is not easy to track commercial radio spins.  Commercial radio plays music from here in Colorado.  Stations like KBCO, KBPI, KTCL, and others over the years have been incredibly supportive of Colorado music.   That’s what fuels two of the CONDITIONAL TOP 3.  The third link is a 1/5 member Colorado Connection (CC).

The Fray and OneRepublic are two bands that non-comm radio largely ignores.  Every once in a while I’ll see an isolated jock play a track from either/or, but it’s never enough to really make it to the top of the charts as measured here.  Commercial radio/media however blasts both bands all over the airwaves and Internet.  Based on the commercial media exposure alone, both of the new/recent albums from these bands are #1 and #2 among Colorado releases in the state.  That’s not to say that Big Head Todd doesn’t receive their share of commercial radio airplay – but it’s much more limited than what the Fray or OneRepublic receive.

The #3 Conditional TOP 3 pick is Hard Working Americans, which features keyboardist Chad Steahly, also one of the founding members of Great American Taxi.  While I was pulling spins from around the state, I was blown away at the love this band is getting right now.   Truth is, among the non-comms there were enough plays to make it #1 (disallowing the Fray and OneRepublic).

FEATURED VIDEOS FEB 2014

The six song video playlist for February (in no particular order) includes Red Devil Magic, H*Wood, Katie Herzig, Safe Boating is No Accident, In the Whale, and Devan Blake Jones … this is one of those month’s where I got my closet dance freak happening. (no kids, you do not want to see that) 😉

TOP 40 SPINS FEBRUARY 2014

294 titles tracked
167 (57%) 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

(4) 1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock/AAA [Jan 25, 2014]
(21) 2. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the Sun (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(3) 3. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(1) 4. Elephant Revival These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug 1, 2013]
(2) 5. Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner (Remington Road Records) Americana [Dec 21, 2013]
(14) 6. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2012]
(12) 7. The Railsplitters The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013]
(5) 8. Honey Don’tHeart Like A Wheel (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov 1, 2013]
(R) 9. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 16, 2013]
(19) 10. The MotetThe Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Jan 4, 2014]
(6) 11. TennisSmall Sound (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 1, 2013]
(24) 12. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds Round and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan 19, 2013]
(7) 13. Mosey West Bermuda (self) Rock/AAA [Nov 2, 2013]
(D) 14. Dianne ReevesBeautiful Life (Concord) Urban Contemporary/soul/jazz [Feb 11, 2014]
(23) 15. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records)
Americana/bluegrass [Aug 1, 2013]
(32) 16. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(35) 17. Land LinesLand Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 24, 2012]
(16) 18. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Folk/folk-rock [Sept 1, 2013]
(9) 19. Changing Colors Joan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [April 27, 2013]
(26) 20. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 20, 2013]
(R) 21. The ReMindersBorn Champions (self) Urban Contemporary/hip-hop [Nov 1, 2012]
(29) 22. Matt Skinner BandNative Stranger (Tapedero Productions) Americana/country [Nov 9, 2013]
(8) 23. Rob Drabkin Little Steps EP (self) Rock/AAA [Aug 1, 2013]
(R) 24. P-NuckleThe System (self) Urban Contemporary [Jan 31, 2013]
(R) 25. Cassie Taylor Out of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May 18, 2013]
(R) 25. ChurchillThe War Within EP (A&M/Octone) Rock/AAA [April 27, 2013]
(31) 25. Megan Burtt & FriendsIn Good Company: Vol I (N/A) Pop/adult [Nov 1, 2013]
(R) 26. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Folk [June 1, 2013]
(27) 27. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Americana/bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(15) 28. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar 23, 2013]
(D) 29. Dave and The Gin Mill GypsiesDave and The Gin Mill Gypsies (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/Americana [Jan 20, 2014]
(35) 30. Arthur Lee LandCracked Open (self) Rock/AAA [Nov 1, 2012]
(31) 30. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/blues [Jan 10, 2013]
(13) 31. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [Aug 1, 2013]
(28) 31. Otis Taylor My World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan 20, 2013]
(20) 32. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013]
(11) 32. VariousSpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together (SpokesBUZZ) Rock [Dec 14, 2013]
(R) 33. Kristina MurrayUnravelin’ (self) Americana/country [Nov 2, 2013]
(R) 34. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Americana/bluegrass [Jan 16, 2013]
(25) 35. Mama Lenny & the Remedy Time (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues/rythm & blues [Dec 7, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 IN FEB

(17) Nathaniel Rateliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
(18) Drag The River – Drag the River
(19) The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
(20) Soul School – Chapter One
(22) Trout Steak Revival – Flight
(30) Jeff Brinkman Band – Strange
(33) Katey Laurel – Periscope
(34) Chimney Choir – (compass)
(35) Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream

ADDED TO AIRPLAY TRACKING IN FEB

a. Tom Collins – Negative Nancy [single]
Adam Bodine Trio – Plays Nirvana
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
Cowboy Dave – Driven Men
Dave Perron – Foot to the Pedal
Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
Eurforquestra – Fire
Glitta Kings – Girls in High Heels Shouldn’t Dance On Glass Tables
Isa and JoeAlan – Lifelines
John Harlan Hutchison – Postcards From the State of Mind
Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls [single]
Kinetix – One Life
My Body Sings Electric – Pt I The Night Ends
Reed Philip Weimer – Resultant Motion
Ryan D White – Something Brillian Is About To Happen [EP]
Safe Boating is No Accident – Bonus Features
The Fray – Helios
You, Me and Apollo – I Don’t Want to Be Loved [single]
Young Ancients – Y/A

STATION BY STATION

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
3. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
4. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
5. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale) [24]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel

Rossonian, You Are Your Own DentistKDUR (Durango) [15]
1. Rossonian – You Are Your Own Dentist
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
2, Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
3. Mosey West – Bermuda
4. Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels – Honky Tonk Bastard World

Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
4. Blue Grama – Dust Bowl Blues

pretty lights_color map of the sunKRCC (Colorado Springs) [15]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
2. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
3. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

dave and the gin mill gypsiesKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
2. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
4. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
5. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)

BHTM Black BeehiveKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13
4. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Western Branches

BHTM Black BeehiveKUNC (Greeley) [13]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Land Lines – Land Lines

devotchka_live with CO symOPENAIR 1340 (Denver) [51]
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
2. Land Lines – Land Lines
3. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
3. Eye and the Arrow – If By Fire

dianne reeves_beautiful lifeThe Colorado Sound [41]
1. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
1. Matt Skinner Band – Native Stranger
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
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
5. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

cassie taylor, out of my mindBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
5. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me

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

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

dave and the gin mill gypsiesJazz / Instrumental
1. Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies – Dave and The Gin Mill Gypsies
2. gogoLab – Border Patrol
3. Adam Bodine Trio – Plays Nirvana
4. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
4. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams

Megan Burtt_In Good CompanyPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
2. The Fray – Helios
3. Jane Thatcher Band – Hunter’s Lonlieness Fool [EP]
3. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls [single]
3. OneRepublic – Native

BHTM Black BeehiveRock / AAA / ALT
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mosey West – Bermuda
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
4. Churchill – The War Within EP
5. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
4. The ReMinders – Born Champions
5. P-Nuckle – The System

The Colorado Sound TV – BEST VIDEOS 2013

chris k july 2010Unlike last year, when I included my VIDEO PICKS OF THE YEAR in my end of year post, this year I’m posting them early and asking for you to participate.  These are my picks (nominations if you will) for best videos of 2013.  There are 14 videos in the playlist.  Run time = 53 minutes – so shorter than a one hour episode of the Colorado Sound, and I know you’ve had time for that on occasion  😉

I’ve left room after the videos to pick your three favorites.  I had a blast going back to all the monthly video playlists and watching them all again … I hope you discover someone new who’s music you love.  Thank you for supporting.

Only those videos published on YouTube between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for these picks.

EDIT:  SAT DEC 21, 2013 — POLLS CLOSED.  Videos reset in order of voting.