News Notes and Spins – December 1, 2012

Goat Jan 2012December 1, 2012 — we are now 28 days away from our Best of 2012 show on the Colorado Sound, which will air the week of  Dec 29-Jan 4 around the state.   Over the next week or so I will put up a poll so that you can pick your favorites of the past year – NOV’11-NOV’12.  I’ll take those results, add it to the list of favs by some “secret” local industry insiders, and then add them to the spins database to come up with the TOP 40 of 2012.  Should be fun.

Last month I addressed the idea that some artists who grew up here and have since moved away are still a part of the “sound” of Colorado – if not in fact, then at least in origin.  To that, I have added a new designation, (CC), to denote a Colorado Connection.  That may be someone like Sera Cahoone who moved to Seattle several years ago, or Tia Fuller who moved to New Jersey.  Some folks have lobbied that I also include in that designation recordings from local studios of artists who are not specifically a part of the scene here.  That’s an interesting one — I’ll mull it over during the next month or so.

Much thanks to new stations that have added or will be adding THE COLORADO SOUND — http://www.post303radio.com and KVNF (Paonia).  KVNF will be airing the show as fill in programming for the next couple of months, before integrating it into to their regular programming in February 2013, according to station program director Ali Lightfoot.  Watch my Facebook page for announcements on when the show will be available in that part of the state. (edit: see schedule for days, times, and stations)

In other station news: KBUT (Crested Butte) writes in the “…public affairs program “The West Elk Word” is back up and running through the winter.  Tune in Saturdays at noon for news & notes, people & places, music & the arts, recreation, and mountain culture talk straight from the heart of the West Elk Mountains.  Dal Dearmin has joined the KBUT staff as General Manager.  Dal brings years of community radio experience from KSFR in Santa Fe.  KBUT is more than thrilled to welcome Dal to the Gunnison Valley.  We’re also kicking the music blog back into gear with regular postings about popular new music on the KBUT shelves.”

I’m trying something new again this month for the monthly YouTube and Spotify feeds … The YouTube feed features 7 cuts coming in at about 30 mins and includes Paper Bird, SHEL, Rob Drabkin, Liza Oxnard, Mega Gem, The Gromet, and Roniit.  The Spotify feed is about the same length (39 mins) and includes debut releases in November from Darryl Purpose, Elephant Revival, The Gromet, The Hollyfelds, Polarity, Sera Cahoone, Ten Pound Elephant, Trout Steak Revival, and Tyler Ward.  Enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES NOVEMBER 2012

(267 titles tracked / 150 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(21) 3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Hip Hop/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(23) 5. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(28) 6. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/adult alternative [Aug-12]
(31) 7. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(4) 8. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(15) 9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(3) 10. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(9) 11. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(5) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(8) 12. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock (Jun-12)
(22) 13. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(10) 14. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Rock/indie/alternative [Oct-12]
(18) 15. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sounds Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 16. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(2) 17. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Sep-12]
(17) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(16) 19. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop [May-12]
(D) 20. The Gromet – Barren (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(24) 21. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(14) 23. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(7) 24. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(19) 25. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Folk/Americana [Oct-12]
(D) 26. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru (SCI Fidelity) Americana/country-rock [Nov-12]
(R) 27. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (self) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 28. Polarity – King of Hearts (Tapestry) Jazz [Nov-12]
(D) 29. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers (self) Americana/country [Nov-12]
(31) 30. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(R) 31. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(29) 31. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern folk [Jun-12]
(D) 33. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(12) 33. Churchill – The Change (A&M/Octone) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(13) 33. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 34. Mega Gem – Colors of the West (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(D) 34. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP (self) Urban Contemporary/neo-funk/hip hop [Oct-12]
(R) 35. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World [Apr-12]

ADDED: NOV 2012
Aakash Mittal Quartet – Thumbs Up EP
Alan & Martin – Only Boys Back Then
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
Idlewhile Band – Live at the Walnut Room Vol 1
John William Davis – Dead Simple, Vol. 1: You Talk Funny
Julie Hoest – Never Far
Mega Gem – Colors of the West
Monroe Monroe – Interiors
Nu Mundo – Our Song
Polarity – King of Hearts
Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell & Brian Blade – Quiver
Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
Susan Walton – January Trees
The Gromet – Barren
The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers
Trout Steak Revival – Flight
Tyler Ward – Hello. Love. Heartache.
Willie Houston – Willie Houston Live

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 NOVEMBER 2012
6. The Knew – Man Monster
11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right
26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
27. The Congress – Whatever You Want
28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
29. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
29. Raincheck – Raincheck
30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
34. Head for the Hills – Live

STATION BY STATION

christhompsonKAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. SHEL – SHEL
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Better Days CoverKBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (Carbondale) *HOT SPINS*
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

devotchka_live with CO symKDUR (Durango)
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
3. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
4. Air Dubai – Day Escape

lumineersKGNU (Boulder)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

sera cahoone_deer creekKRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. A Shoreline Dream – “333”
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

Julie-Hoest-300KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Julie Hoest – Never Far
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
4. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

katya chorover big big loveKSJD (Cortez)
1. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
1. SHEL – SHEL
2. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

sera cahoone_deer creekKUNC (Greeley)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Churchill – The Change EP
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir

tia fuller_angelicKUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
4. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
5. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees

bad wx cali kissedKVNF (Paonia)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

wovenhand_laughing stalkOpen Air 1340 (Denver)
1. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. The Gromet – Barren
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

jeff brinkman_strangeThe Colorado Sound
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. Flobots – The Circle in the Square
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Better Days CoverAmericana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
5. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers

sofie reed simplicityBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM

Flobots_circleDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
5. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

sera cahoone_deer creekFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

lumineersIndie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
5. Tennis – Young & Old

tia fuller_angelicJazz
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

coles whalen I wrote this for youPop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
3. The Fray – Scars and Stories
3. OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]

jeff brinkman_strangeRock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
5. The Epilogues – Cinematics

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network/Chris Kresge

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP45 Nov 2012

Thanksgiving week … lots to be thankful for … a new grand daughter, Emily Irene (yes, I’m that damned old LOL) …a reasonably healthy family …some amazing friends (that means you) …and a library of the greatest songs I can find from here in Colorado.  This week’s short playlist comes via Spotify because there were not enough on YouTube… so you need Spotify.  Have a great week and don’t forget – the next News Notes & Spins comes up next weekend.

India.Arie “Talk to Her” from Voyage to India (2002)
Olivia Rudeen “Almost June” from Olivia Rudeen (2012)
Monroe Monroe “The Salesmen” from Interiors (2013)
The Congress “Hundred Miles” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Kinetix “Can’t Undo” from Let Me In (2010)
Rob Roper “The Man in the Movies” from The Other Side of Nowhere (2013)
I’m With Her “Hang Among the Stars” from Songs We Said Goodbye To (2012)
Sofie Reed “Why You So Negative” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
David Williams & Deco Django “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie” from Django Jazz (2007)
After Midnight Jazz Band “Hit That Jive, Jack” from Hit That Jive, Jack (2012)
Honkytonk Homeslice “Burnin’ Down” from Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
Dan Fogelberg “Full Circle” from Full Circle (2003)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “The Calm Within the People” from Thumbs Up (2013)
Corey Harris “Eh La Bas” from Greens From the Garden (1999)
Dianne Reeves “Today Will Be A Good Day” from When You Know (2008)
Jeff Brinkman “Kiss” from Strange (2012)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Tyler Ward “The Way We Are” from Hello. Love. Heartbreak (2012)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Epilogues “The Shadow King” from Cinematics (2012)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Grant Sabin “Devil of Mercy” from Anthromusicology (2013)
Strange Americans “Engine” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Katie Glassman “Honey Pie” from Snapshot (2012)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)

News Notes and Spins – Nov. 1, 2012

Tia Fuller, Katie Herzig, Sera Cahoone, Corey Harris, Jill Sobule, Phillip Bailey, and India.Arie, among others, all have one thing in common… they are all original Colorado natives who moved to other places… Sera to Seattle.  Tia to NYC.  Katie to Nashville.  India.Arie to Atlanta, Philip and Jill to Los Angeles… Corey first to Maine and then to Virginia.  They’re not the only ones — artists move to or move from here all the time.  Dan Fogelberg, Joe Cocker, John Denver, Glenn Frey, John Oates, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tommy Bolin, and countless others have lived here… some for a couple of years, others longer; some are still here.

No one has told the story better than legendary former local rock critic, radio dj, local music historian and author, and current Colorado Music Hall of fame director G. Brown, whose book “Colorado Rocks!: A Half-Century of Music in Colorado” is a must have for anyone even casually interested in what’s gone on here musically much of the past 60 years now.  Expect to pay a few times what it originally sold for however.  The book has been out of print for at least a few years now and very good to excellent condition editions can run you $50-75 +/- …I’ve seen wrapped editions listed for upwards of $125.

Occasionally, an album from one of these artists shows up on our monthly charts.  Most recently it’s been Tia Fuller’s wonderful new album “Angelic Warrior,” which features resident and native jazz great Dianne Reeves on one vocal track, “Body and Soul.”  Katie Herzig’s latest has shown up here and there as well the past year, as has the O’Brien Party of Seven release that features former Colorado resident Tim O’Brien with sister and current Colorado residents Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore and their kids.

Columbine High School (Littleton) graduate Sera Cahoone is an accomplished singer-songwriter on the Sub Pop label out of Seattle, where she moved when she was 21.   Her latest, “Deer Creek Canyonhas been picking up some spins at KUNC and KRCC and I have no doubt will continue to pick up spins throughout the state in the coming couple of months.

The question is always, do we include those who grew up here as kids, went to our local schools, and maybe our colleges and universities, and then moved on to other places?  KUNC’s music director, Benji McPhail, made it a point – when he emailed me that they had put Sera’s new album in rotation as a Colorado artist release.   Sera’s new album, “Deer Creek Canyon” is all about the place she grew up, and where her mom still lives.  Sera may have moved to Seattle years ago, as a young woman seeking her own life and stories, but has remained a much loved native Coloradoan with a great musical story of her own to tell – largely influenced by her life and experiences here.

Still, some folks contend that unless an artist is actually living here and contributing to the live music scene they cannot justifiably be considered a “local” artist.  IF that’s the case there are a lot of acts we would have to consider as long gone and no longer local… including the likes of the Apples in Stereo (Kentucky) or Slim Cessna (Rhode Island) or Todd Park Mohr (Chicago) … hmmmm … yeah, no.  😉

Speaking of Coloradoans who were not born here, but were raised here, went to school here, and are as much as part of who we are as anyone – legendary jazz guitarist, Denver East High School grad, and University of Northern Colorado alum Bill Frisell (born in Baltimore) has teamed up with local jazz trumpeter and Denver University alum Ron Miles (born in Indianapolis) for an exquisite album called “Quiver.”  As adventurous as it is, I expect it will do well with jazz djs around the state in November and December – watch for it.

STATION NEWS:

OpenAir 1340 on air personality and web director Brandee Castle has left her post at Colorado Public Radio.  CPR will be listing her open position on their employment page within the next couple weeks.  However, she will still be involved with OpenAir in some capacity in the future so it’s not a true goodbye.

OpenAir’s First Birthday Bash will take place at the Hi-Dive in Denver on November 9th at 9pm.  Meet the OpenAir hosts and catch live performances from A. Tom Collins, Flashbulb Fires, and Bonnie and the Beard.  Since OpenAir launched on Oct. 31, 2011, more than 80 bands, most of which have Colorado ties, have visited CPR’s Performance Studio to record their music and talk with OpenAir hosts, making them a leader in promoting music from here in Colorado on broadcast radio.

KBUT (Crested Butte) has hired a new general manager/executive director.

Okay — Time for an experiment.  I got served notice recently that it would be nice if I linked each entry to a website where folks could check out the music … that’d be a bit more time consuming than I’d prefer, so here’s a link to a playlist I have up on Spotify that features a lot of this month’s Top 40 most spun titles.  You will need a Spotify account for this to work.

VIDEO PLAYLIST This month’s video playlist begins with a classic from Victoria Woodworth, recorded at Caribou Ranch in 1980.  It also includes a new video and song from Jeff Finlin, a new video from Chris Daniels, along with Flobots, The Yawpers, The Epilogues, Churchill, SHEL, Sofie Reed, a live performance video from Leftover Salmon, Achille Lauro, and Petals of Spain.

TOP 40 TITLES OCTOBER 2012

(278 titles tracked / 159 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(2) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(13) 2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(4) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana / AAA  [Jul-12] *
(12) 5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana / bluegrass [Sep-12] *
(14) 6. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Alternative Rock / AOR [Jun-12]
(3) 7. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA [Apr-12]
(R) 8. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) AOR / AAA [Jun-12]
(1) 9. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) AOR / AAA / Alternative Rock [Sep-12]
(D) 10. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Oct-12]
(22) 11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(16) 12. Churchill – The Change EP (A&M/Octone) AAA/adult alternative  [Mar-12]
(5) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(18) 13. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana /country-swing [Jan-12] *
(15) 14. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/Americana [Apr-12]
(8) 15. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Alternative/Modern Rock [Mar-12]
(7) 16. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} ( Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/Americana [May-12]
(27) 17. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 18. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sound Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 19. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Americana/AAA [Oct-12]
(D) 20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Oct-12]
(25) 21. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (self) Urban Contemporary / Modern Rock [Aug-12]
(9) 22. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues [Aug-12] *
(D) 23. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(10) 24. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons (Mockingbird Records) Americana/country-folk [May-12] *
(R) 26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(R) 27. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) AAA/AOR [Apr-12]
(D) 28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot (self) Jazz [Oct-12]
(21) 28. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) AAA/AOR [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) AAA/Adult Alternative [Mar-12]
(6) 29. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) AAA/Americana [Jun-12]
(22) 29. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(31) 30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(11) 31. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(23) 31. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Rhythm and Blues (Apr-12)
(D) 33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(R) 34. Head for the Hills – Live (self) Americana/bluegrass [May-12]

ADDED: OCTOBER 2012
Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
Boa & the Constrictors – Married to the Blues
Bonnie and the Beard – Cascavel
Bronze – Snake Oil
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
Gasoline Lollipops – Dawn
Greyweather – Greyweather
I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
Jill Brzezicki – The Horizon
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors – Golden Plates
Leslie Brown – Tenderly
Meet the Giant – The Polymer EP
Polarity – King of Hearts
Prettymouth – Satan in Clothes
Rich With Friends – One Step Closer
School Knights – FRE​(​EP)
Shawn Waggoner – Goodbye Raven
Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day [single]
Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
The Babysitters – Have A Seat
The Epilogues – Cinematics
Trichome – Trichome EP

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 OCTOBER 2012
7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days
19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
20. The Moetones – Lowbrow
24. The Royal – Forever
26. Mosey West – Merica
28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
4. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDUR (Durango) HOT SPINS
A Shoreline Dream – “333”
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
The Moetones – Lowbrow

KGNU (Boulder)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
4. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers –    The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
3. Churchill – The Change EP

KUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Polarity – King of Hearts
4. Raincheck – Raincheck

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
4. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

The Colorado Sound
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Eef – Bluesalicious
4. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
5. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Tennis – Young & Old
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Jazz
1. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
2. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
5. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Places – No More Wasted Days
4. Petals of Spain – Lady Luck [single]
5. The Royal – Forever

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Knew – Man Monster
2. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. The Epilogues – Cinematics
5. Churchill – The Change EP

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network

News Notes and Spins – October 1 2012

EDIT 10/7/2012:  Welcome Radio 1190 back into the mix …. they got their Sept spins to us a bit late, but we’ll take em 🙂 … see station spins below.

Happy autumn.  We are now about 90 days away from posting our annual Best Of the Year poll – generated by the top scoring records of the year with the results from polling regional radio djs, music journalists and assorted Colorado music fans.  I would imagine we’ll see a couple dozen new releases before we close things off on Dec 1 — so if you’re in the process of getting an album out, now is the time.

Speaking of new releases – watch for Opie Gone Christmas #4 to come out this fall – Jake Schroeder called me to say that they were working feverishly on getting it done soon – and it will include the incomparable Dianne Reeves, Chris Daniels and others.

Happy B-day Chris Daniels who turned 60 on Sept 29 …

…Jake also let me know that 99.5FM The Mountain (KQMT) has canceled Mountain Homegrown, the wonderful Colorado music program he hosted the past 9 years.  The station cited budget reasons for discontinuing the program that was on every Monday night at 10PM.

KDUR has a new music director, Stella Dickson.  Reach out to her and say hi.  KDUR is very dedicated to airing Colorado music, so getting to know Stella is important <hint>
KDUR
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
970.247.7288
http://www.kdur.org

TOP Video Picks – October 1 2012

While you’re checking out the charts below, dial up this batch of videos from The Yawpers, Flobots, John Oates and more … run time 35 minutes – enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES – September 2012

(250 titles tracked / 144 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(3) 2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(14) 3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/AAA/jamband [Apr-12]
(1) 4. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/AAA/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(21) 5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/country-rock [Mar-12]
(5) 6. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(7) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Feb-12]
(2) 7. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop-folk [May-12]
(13) 8. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(4) 9. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(23) 10. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative/rock [Aug-12]
(32) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(D) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(D) 13. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Pop/funk [Sep-12]
(R) 13. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(26) 14. The Knew – Man Monster (self) Rock/alternative [Jun-12]
(12) 15. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 16. Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) Rock/AAA/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(R) 17. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(22) 18. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country [Jan-12] *
(R) 19. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(R) 20. Chimney Choir – ladder (self) Folk/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(D) 20. The Moetones – Lowbrow (self) Rock/garage [Sep-12]
(D) 21. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/AAA [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(R) 22. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(D) 23. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine/Mad King Records) Folk (Aug-12)
(D) 24. The Royal – Forever (self) Pop/rock [Sep-12]
(D) 25. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Entertainment) Rock/alternative/hip-hop [Aug-12]
(11) 26. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(18) 27. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative/pop [Feb-12]
(D) 28. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions (WBA Records) Blues [Aug-12]
(20) 29. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(R) 30. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep (Mercer Street Records) Pop/adult contemporary [Dec-11]
(D) 30. Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Sep-12]*
(6) 31. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/jamband [Oct-11]
(R) 31. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor (self) Pop/AAA [Sep-11]
(R) 32. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 32. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak (Alison Records) Jazz [Aug-12]
(R) 32. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me (self) Rock/acoustic rock [Feb-12]

ADDED: SEPTEMBER 2012
A Shoreline Dream – 333
Air Dubai – Be Calm
Black Postcards – Light At the End
Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
Chris McGarry – Bare Bright Halos
Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
Julie Monley Quartet – Straight Up Jazz
Olivia Rudeen – S/T [EP]
OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]
Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
Stella Luce – Resurrection
Stuart Davis – Music For Mortals
Susannah Thompson – Watch Me Fly
The Moetones – Lowbrow
The Royal – Forever
The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
Words in Flight – Music Is…
Wovenhand –  Laughing Stalk

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 SEPTEMBER 2012
8. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
15. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
16. Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
17. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails
25. Places – No More Wasted Days
26. Musketeer Gripweed – Straight Razor Revival
26. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
27. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
27. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats
28. Cassie Taylor – Blue
28. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
29. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn
30. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons *
31. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
31. Hindershot – Curse Us All
31. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
32. FaceMan – Feeding Time

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. 4H Royalty – Where UFOs Go To Die

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

KDNK (Carbondale) HOT SPINS
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}

KDUR (Durango)
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. The Moetones – Lowbrow
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Fingers of the Sun – Sleepy Time EP
5. Air Dubai – Day Escape

KOTO (Telluride)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm –  The Grant Farm
4. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Mango fan Django – Indigo Dreams
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *

KUNC (Greeley)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
1. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. The Knew – Man Monster
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
5. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs

Radio 1190 (Boulder)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
5. Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light

The Colorado Sound
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days *
3. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years *

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away *
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Air Dubai – Be Calm
5. JD Feighner – JD Feighner [EP]

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
5. SHEL – SHEL

Indie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Tennis – Young & Old

Jazz
1. Raincheck – Raincheck
2. Fred Hess Big Band – Speak
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior
5. Mango fan Dango – Indigo Dreams

Pop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. The Royal – Forever
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
5. Cassie Taylor – Blue

Rock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Knew – Man Monster
4. Churchill – The Change
5. El Toro De La Muerte – Dancer These Days

*Serviced to radio/press by Rocky Mountain Music Network

 

The Colorado Sound V4 EP33 Sept 1-7 2012

First things first:  Make sure you check out News Notes & Spins – under the charts category … for the Aug Top 40 and more …

Thanks to Andy Rok for making sure I got new Bop Skizzum music to debut exclusively this week.  Much love to those folks – the new material sounds great.   Also new this week – The Yawpers debut full length.   I just received and am looking forward to some other new releases breaking on the show next week – including one from a relatively new artist on the scene who has the support of an all-star lineup of support from some of the the top bands in the state:  Keith Moseley, Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), Chris Misner and Tyler Grant (Grant Farm & Drew Emmitt Band), Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon & Emmitt Nershi Band), Chris Thompson and Stef Briggs (Coral Creek), Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), and Liza Oxnard (Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet) …and new music from a band that Westword’s Dave Herrera had in his HEAVY ROTATION last week – The Royal. 

The Playlist

(D) = album debut on show
(N) = new track from previously debuted album

John Denver “Paradise” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” from Mr. Bojangles (1970)
Rick Roberts “Glad to be Goin’” from She Is A Song (1973)
Joe Cocker “One Word (Peace)” from Hymn For My Soul (2008)
(D) John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(N) Chris Daniels “Wildcat” from Better Days (2012)
(N) Ending People “Amazing Grace” from Fill Your Lungs (2012)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Bop Skizzum “Leave It At the Door” from Coloradical (2012)
The Knew “Old and Young” from Man Monster (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “Things In My Head” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Katie Herzig “Best Day of Your Life” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Outside and Inside” from Outside Inside (2001)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
(D) The Yawpers “All Night Long” from Capon Crusade (2012)
Reed Foehl “River Song” from Stoned Beautiful (2007)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
Grant Farm “The Nine Pound Hammer” from Grant Farm (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Gulf of Mexico” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012)
Coles Whalen “Paper Airplane” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One In The World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) SHEL “The Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
Adam Revell & Essence Rider “Quintessence” from Triple Leaf (2010)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP32 Aug 2012

A couple of new videos this week … and some new music in the show.

PLAYLIST – V4 EP32 2012

Chris Daniels “Cabin Fever” from Better Days (2012)
Longest Day Of The Year “Change Our Ways” from Turn Into the Ground (2012)
(D) Jeff Brinkman “Look At You Now” from Strange (2012)
Sofie Reed “Human Every Day” from Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (2012)
Great American Taxi “Radiation Blues” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Overcasters “Storm of Crows” from Curses/Prayers (2012)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010)
Bop Skizzum “Beauty Queen” from Beauty Queen (2011)
Lindsey O’Brien Band “Broke My Heart” from As Long As It Matters (2008)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Chasing After Things (We Don’t Know The Names)” from Spools of Thread (2010)
Mesita “The Coyotes” from The Coyote (2012)
Hindershot “Dinosaur” from Curse Us All (2012)
Erik Applegate “123” from Red Skies (2009)
Steve Taylor “Meltdown (At Madame Tussaud’s)” from Meltdown (1984)
(D) Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) SHEL “Freckles” from SHEL (2012)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Dave Sonner “Come Clean” from The American Campus (2011)
Arliss Nancy “Pages” from Simple Machines (2012)
Tin Horn Prayer “Stumble” from Grapple the Rails (2012)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Letter to the President” from Like A King (2012)
The Autumn Film “Always the Same” from The Ship and the Sea (2010)
Churchill “Made A List” from Change EP (2012)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Houses “Me & Mr. Kelly” from Summer (2009)
Jekylls “Think I Thought” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Andrew Vogt “Jeep Is Jumpin’” from Cats Afoot (2010)

The Colorado Sound – V4 EP31 2012

This show is a bit of a special edition.  Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is the last major Colorado-music festival of the year right now, statewide.  It’s also become the premiere Colorado-music event of the year, bringing in the very very top tier of Colorado acts every year, as well as significant up and comers who have made themselves known to fans, and the industry experts who make up the talent advisory committee.      Over 90 acts will appear in 2012 .. I got 28 in the show.

NOTES

Check out Colorado Rock n Roll Volunteeers Present “Another Fire’s Burning.”  This is a very special benefit for the victims and firefighters involved in the Colorado Springs and Fort Collins fires.  The volunteers are among the most famous Colorado musicians of the past 40 years and includes: Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), John Magnie (the Subdudes), Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jock Bartley (Firefall), Jonny5 (Flobots), Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John), Nathan Maxwell (Flogging Molly, Bunny Gang), Johnny Hickman (Cracker, Hickman-Dalton Gang), Jim Dalton (Railbenders, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers), Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Hazel Miller, Chris DanielsChristian Teele (E-town), Matt Morris, Rebecca Folsom, Freddie Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), Jake Schroeder (Opie Gone Bad), Brad Corrigan (Dispatch), John Macy, Linda Storey and others …

SHEL got one of their videos on CMT Pure, beginning Aug 14.  It’s called “Freckles” and it was shot in Fort Collins.  It’s also a self produced video that included some local folk.

Rob Drabkin released his first official video this weekend also – “Feeling Good Again.” 

PLAYLIST FOR EP31

Kyle Hollingsworth “The Way It Goes” from Then There’s Now (2009)
3 Twins Broadband “How Couldya Not?” [single] (2012)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Future Jazz Project “Faded Memories” from True By Design (2007)
Air Dubai “Soul & Body” from Day Escape (2011)
The Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
Lionel Young Band “I Feel So Good” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Musketeer Gripweed “Thief” from Straight Razor Revival (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Places “Honesty” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
After Midnight Jazz Band “A Smooth One” from Midnight in Madison (2010)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will Be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
Haunted Windchimes “Wanderin’ Heart” from Out With The Crow (2012)
The Delta Sonics “I Gotta Girlfriend” from Never Enough (2009)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
Mosey West “In Tune” from Merica (2012)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Katie Glassman “Bye Bye Boise” from Snapshot (2012)
Great American Taxi “Blair Mountain” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Live and Learn” from Live and Learn (2011)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Nathen Maxwell & the Original Bunny Gang “Working for the Man” from White Rabbit (2010)
Juno What?! “Take Control of Your Body” from Shameless (2011)