CS S12 EP16 2018

FOCOMX has come and gone for another year.  In the ten years I’ve been going it’s usually as one of the production crew – running sound and stage in one of the rooms.  Not this year.  This year I was performing – in Denver on Friday night and in my band’s third annual appearance at FOCOMX on Saturday night.

Incredibly summer like weather produced what looked like a record number of people out and about on Saturday evening.  Our first stop was to see Jeff Finlin at Avogadro’s .. and the 100 cap seated room was standing room only at 4PM.

I managed to catch sets or parts of from Novalectric, J Shogren Shanghai’d from WY who I’ve wanted to see for many years, Last Call Romance and a couple of others before I turned into something other than a goat.

Our own set at Tony’s Rooftop was very well attended and received by the crowd.  Couldn’t ask for more.  Thanks and congratulations to the folks at FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Assoc) for an incredible 10th Anniversary.

One incredibly sad bit of news to pass along this week is the passing of Denver Joe – a character on Capitol Hill for as long as I can remember – especially as the doorman at the infamous Cricket on the Hill.  Local musician Chris Rail Chamberlayne wrote some of the best tribute to Joe this weekend on his FB page.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP16

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

HOUR 1

Boenzee Cryque “I’ve Never Known a Girl” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
Astronauts “Happy Ho-Daddy” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Adam Lopez “Coffee Every Morning” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)


Rusty Young “Honey Bee” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Cary Morin “Yellow bird” from Tiny Town (2014)
(D) Bob Rea “The Law” from Southbound (2018)


Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
(D) Dennis Wanebo “Demolition Man” from The Stranger & Other Apparitions (2018)


Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018)
Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
(D) Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “All You Get” from All You Get (2018)


piKziL “Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
(D) Senorita Sometimes “Beautiful Vision” from Miss Sometimes (2018)


Navy “Los Angeles” from TRES (2018)
Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One in the World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Tyler Walker Band “Brink of Breakin’” from The Rivergate Sessions (2018)

Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

The Colorado Sound S8 EP31 + Offstage …Beyond the Music EP2 PT1

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSad news to report this weekend.  As we approach the 10th anniversary of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, this week’s show was to be a preview of the event.  As part of the preview I featured a cut from the original lineup of the subdudes, who were slated to appear at this year’s festival in a featured slot, headlining the Library Park stage directly in front of the festival headliner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Saturday night.  Unfortunately, original bassist and band co-founder Johnny Ray Allen passed away on Friday morning, August 8, at age 56, from unknown causes.  Being the weekend, there has been no public statement released by anyone from the band, or from anyone at Bohemian Nights festival organizers.  As soon as one is available I will post it here.  More on the story here.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC EP2 PT1

When I started thinking about this podcast series, I envisioned it being a chance for me to go visit some folks in the business of making music who we as listeners and fans of live music don’t normally get to hear from.  David Glasser is the founder and owner of Airshow Mastering in Boulder.  From his bio:  “A three-time nominee [himself], he has earned two GRAMMY awards for mastering and restoration of the culturally significant Anthology of American Folk Music (1997) and Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton (2002).”

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’ve got footage from nearly every show I attend or work at.  You can find all that I’ve edited at the youtube page .

PLAYLIST S8 EP31 

the Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Knocean “Against the Wall” from Knocean (2014)
Soul School “Out of Your League” from Chapter One (2014)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
Pandas & People “My Oh My” from Pandas & People (2014)Bonnie and The Clydes “Song For You” from Music For People (2014)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Just Don’t Care” from Live @ Hodis (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Dreaming of Things to Come” from Living Asleep (2014)
Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012)
H2 Big Band “Singing In the Rain” from You’re It! (2011)
Subdudes “Any Cure” from The Subdudes (1989)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will Be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
the Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
Elephant Revival “Birds and Stars” from These Changing Skies (2013)
Drag the River “Not that Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Euforquestra “The Price is Right” from Fire (2014)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)

The Colorado Sound S8|EP30 + Carbon Valley Music Fest Recap

Chris K CVMF 2014I’ve had the privilege of producing the show for the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for seven years.  This year was the first time we expanded to a two night show.  It was also the first time we had seven regional distilleries present for the spirits tasting and competition event.  We also brought in a new lighting director and expanded the kids’ activities.

I was beyond thrilled to present four very legendary Colorado artists this year- Richie Furay, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), and Sean Kelly (the Samples).   Presenting Richie was one of the highlights of the many years I’ve introduced bands to audiences around Northern Colorado, and one of the highlights of my life in music.

Richie’s “Kind Woman” has always been one of my most favorite songs of all time.  Nearly every second of his performance of that song is in the recap video below — along with footage from Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Chris Daniels with Richie Furay, Mojo Mama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and the Mojo Music Academy Band Camp program … I’m sorry I was unable to get any video of Alterity.

A BIG thank you to the folks who came up to me all weekend and said they heard the show on KUNC … folks came from Conifer, Aurora, Boulder, and Fort Collins.  I got mad compliments about stage, sound, and lights all weekend .. much love  to my buddies from Mighty Fine Productions (sound), Marshall Austin Productions (stage), and Maniac Productions (lighting)

Here’s a recap of the weekend …

PLAYLIST S8|EP30

The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(N) Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)The Samples “Save It For a Rainy Day” from Return to Earth (2001)
AdrienneO “Just Happened” from Lines EP (2014)
(D) Felonius Smith “Delivery Man” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Lissa Hanner “Colorado Colors” from My Colorado (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
(D) Molina Speaks “Denver (ft. Randy Runyan)” from Everyday Denver (2014) H*Wood “One Love” from One Love (2013)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil” from Private Eyes (1976)
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Kiss and Tell” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
(N) Ark Life “Proud of Me Out There Mama” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “New Friends” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)