Season 10 | EP04 FEB 1 2016

Here over the next couple of weeks, you’ll notice some changes to The Colorado Sound.

As of today, The Colorado Sound Live365 no longer exists.  Apparently one of the dominant reasons may have been due to an increase in royalty rates established late in 2015 by the Copyright Royalty Board, which sets streaming rates for Internet broadcasters.

According to a report in Forbes over the weekend, “Late in 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board handed down its decision about what internet radio services will need to pay per stream, and it apparently hurt Live365 so much that it can no longer afford for the rights to play music.”

Other changes include a new name, a new URL, and new imaging and branding along with news about upcoming 10th Anniversary events.  …. AND .. I received an email from a brand new LPFM (low power FM) station going live in Denver this summer that they’d like to talk to me about airing the show.  #fingerscrossed

As much as I’m the voice and face of this show, it is my wife Pattie who is the real driving force – the quiet heart of the show, and the band.  As I write this morning, my wife lies in the bedroom, only days away from transitioning.

I know in advance I’m forgiven if I don’t publish this week … and I’ll be forgiven for the personal appearances I may not be able to make in the near future.   Depending on how things develop over the next couple of days, I may not be producing a show this week or next.

That all said, I hope you’ll join me for a couple of incredible events planned for the next week or so.  My attendance or not, withstanding.




Friday, February 5 AN EVENING WITH RICHIE FURAY  A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

My girl!

My girl!

Wednesday February 10 2016 – A CONCERT FOR THE KRESGES featuring The Subdudes, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Danny Shafer and Chris K … includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction!

This is an absolute RSVP event. It is a catered event with hors d’oeuvres, dessert and and drinks included in the ticket price and the promoter needs to be able to tell her caterer how many people to plan for … pls contact the event organizer, Megan Andrea Flotten for information about the silent auction and for any questions or concerns you might have.   TICKETS


SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.


KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

Feb 2-5

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  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
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The Winebottles “Boston Song” from More Than Mountains (2000)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
The Czars “What I Can Do for You” from Before …But Longer (2000)
Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
SuCH (Su Charles) “Heaven” from Trial and Error (2014)
Sherri Jackson “Tell Me” from Catalyst (2000)
The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016)
Jeff Brinkman Strange” from Strange (2012) …. NEWS broke late last week that Jeff and his wife have now moved to the Santa Barbara area of California, where Jeff has build a credible fanbase.  Good luck to Jeff in his future musical endeavors – — here’s Strange … 
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)


India.Arie “Ready for Love” from Acoustic Soul (2001)
(N) David Starr “Afraid” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Jeff Finlin “is this love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Subdudes “Social Aid and Pleasure Club” from Behind the Levee (2006)
Maxwell Mud “Blues for Breakfast” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
Lannie Garrett “You Belong to Me” from Just for a Thrill (2004)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016) 
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

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.


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).”


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 .


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 …


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)

a reminder

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This week:  New releases from the String Cheese Incident, Crucifix, Bonnie & the Clydes


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