CP S13 EP41 2019

MONDAY Oct. 21 2019The Colorado Playlist on 105.5 The Colorado Sound is changing times!  After reviewing three years worth of ratings data, it has been decided to move the Colorado Playlist to Saturday mornings, 6AM-8AM.  Seems I have more available listeners on Saturday mornings than on Sundays!  I will continue to host Saturday mornings, 8AM-12PM.  So now you’ll get two solid hours of Colorado music, and then me hosting four hours of music discovery – including Colorado music – every Saturday morning.  Set that alarm clock!!

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental has announced the 2019 induction celebration for Tommy Bolin, Zephyr, Otis Taylor, Freddi Henchi Band and Wendy Kale.  Tue, Dec 3 at Mission Ballroom.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D), (N), (P) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Dusty Drapes & the Dusters – Talkin’ Boogie – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Deep Pocket Thieves – Locomotive (2019)

The Burroughs – Solution – Got To Feel (2018)
Coral Creek – Cryin Bout My Baby – Coral Creek (2015)
The Still Tide – Change of Address (2019)
Gasoline Lollipops – Broken (2019)
Eddie Turner – Rise – Rise (2005)
Euforquestra – Solutions – Fire (2014)
(NT) Tierro Band w Bridget Law – Allurement – Allurement (2019)

Porlolo – I Was A Fool (Wasting Time) – Porlolo (2018)
The Blue Rider – Lightning – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Dominant 7 – An Ounce Of Hope – Fourteen Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

The Apples In Stereo – Strawberryfire – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
(D)  Avery J & the BA – Love Gon’ Keep Me Off the Ground  – See U at the Crossroads (2019)

the dollhouse thieves – shadow to your ghost – the dollhouse thieves (2018)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
(NT) The Drunken Hearts – In the Middle – Wheels of the City (2019)

Kelly Augustine – Thunder on the Mountain – Light in the Lowlands (2019)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Angel – Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
(D) Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
iZCALLi – Don’t Belong To You – IV (2018)
The Motet – The Truth – Totem (2016)
Ryan A Fourt – Grapple At The Snapple – Big Slick (2015)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Mark Oblinger is not a commonly known name in Colorado music.  Yet, he’s an Emmy Award winning, Grammy Award nominated artist from right here in our community.  And there are some other illustrious Colorado musicians in this video.


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show?  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth.. They typically update on Monday afternoons. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


COLORADO PLAYLIST SPOTIFY

UPDATED MONTHLY.  LAST UPDATE OCT 12, 2019.  APPROX 130 songs representing Colorado from the 60s to today.


COLORADO PLAYLIST 2019

MOST of the debuts, new cuts and premiers played on the show since Nov 2018, as available on Spotify.  Updated weekly

CP S13 EP10 2019

Monday March 4, 2019

If you missed it, I put the interview with Eddie Roberts in the Offstage …Beyond the Music page along with the interview with the folks from Sustain Music & Nature.  There are more interviews coming, including one with the legendary singer-songwriter and author Rick Roberts (Firefall, Flying Burrito Brothers).  Each episode will be be about 20 minutes long.

It was a great year for Colorado’s blues artists and venues in 2018.  These are the Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Award winners.  Congratulations to everyone.

    • Favorite Female Vocalist—Erica Brown
    • Favorite Male Vocalist—Rex Peoples
    • Favorite Guitarist—Jasco Duende
    • Favorite Slide Guitarist—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Harmonica—Nic Clark
    • Favorite Bassist—Todd Edmunds
    • JD Kelly Favorite Horns—The Chris Daniels Horns-Jim Waddell and Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson
    • Favorite Keyboardist—Scott Hackler
    • Favorite Drummer—Kyle Borthick
    • Favorite (Other)—Lionel Young (Violin)
    • Favorite Songwriter—Tie–Cary Morin, Eef
    • Favorite Blues Band—Mojomama
    • Favorite Acoustic Act—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Solo/Duo—Tie–Scott Hackler, AJ Fullerton
    • John Catt Young Performer Award—Grace Kuch
    • Favorite Blues Jam—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Festival—Greeley Blues Jam
    • Favorite Blues Club—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Club for Dancing—Nissi’s,
    • Favorite Local Recording—Cass Clayton Band, “Cass Clayton Band”

A reminder – the new email address is coloradoplaylist@gmail.com.  I post reminders and other tidbits of information via social media.  Like the Colorado Playlist on Facebook and Twitter.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play.  Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

HOUR 1

Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(D) Bison Bone “Cryin’ Shame” from Take Up the Trouble (2019)

A J Fullerton “Highway 285” from Kalamath (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
(N) Blue Street Walls “Screenplay” from Like A Child (2019)

Jeremy Dion “Evangeline” from More Lately (2019)
Kan’nal “Walk With Me” from Myth Magic (2008)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Silver & Gold “Feel A Little Closer” from Color (2019)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Do It Alone” from All For Money (2019)
Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
The Astronauts “Movin’” from Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1964)
(D) Veronique Van Pelt “So Reached My Heart” from Nonesuch EP (2019)
Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)
(N) Hunter James & the Titantic “The Game” from The Z-Axis (2019)

Coral Creek “I Gotta Move” from Free Dog (2019)
String Cheese Incident “Up the Canyon” from Outside Inside (2001)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie in My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(D) Mama Magnolia “White Flag” from Mama Magnolia Pt. 1 (2019)

Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization Heavy Eddie from The Arrival (2015)

CP S13 EP05 2019

Monday Jan 28, 2019 – January has been a pretty explosive month for new music here at the  Colorado Playlist.

New releases over the past five weeks from the Motet, Daniel Rodriquez, Gasoline Lollipops, Anthony Ruptak and funk/hip-hop newcomers E.M.K. set the stage nicely for 2019.

There are new releases currently in the queue to be played in upcoming episodes of the show from Bonnie & the Clydes, Wendy Woo, newcomers Lucy Daydream, SW CO Americana singer/songwriter Thom Chacon and Americana country from Escape Gold, another recent discovery.

Also coming up in a near future episode of the show, an interview with Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds) about his new Denver record label Color Red, and his non-profit work.

New music this week in the MMMM below from the String Cheese Incident, the Motet and Slow Caves.  I was way out in front of the new releases played in the first hour of the show; none of the acts have digital set up yet so they won’t show up in the YouTube or Spotify playlists either.

I updated the Colorado Playlist TV page, and YouTube playlist.

ALSO — don’t forget.  If you’d like to stream the show, it’s available weekly at www.coloradosound.org/


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Daniel Rodriguez  (of Elephant Revival) With Jay & Mimi of Fruition
at the Fox Theater (Boulder) Wed, Feb 14

DBUK CD Release Concert at Lost Lake (Denver) Wed, January 30

Gasoline Lollipops at The Gothic Theater (Denver) Fri, Feb 22

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

“Till You’re Told” is off of SA’s “Borrow You, Brother” (2017).   They’re appearing with Gasoline Lollipops at the Gothic on Feb 22.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

CP S13 EP05 2019

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(D) Bettman & Halpin “Eastbound to Westville” from 1000 Miles (2019)
Rusty Young “my friend” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Michael Kirkpatrick “i’m Your Man” from Honey Rider (2015)
(N) Nikki Giron “Feel the Same” from Heart Behind Bars (2019)
I, Alone “Good fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Shine a light” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)
(D) Thom Sumbler & the Exceptions “Ain’t Misbehavin’” from There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Leslie Tom “Hardest Thing I’ll Ever Do” from Leslie Tom (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Dana Landry Trio “sherry” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

The Fluid “She Don’t Understand” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
(N) String Cheese Incident “The Big Reveal” from SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)


OneRepublic “connection” from Connection (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Falling” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) The Motet “What You Gonna Bring” from Death or Devotion (2018)


E.M.K. “To the Room (feat. Coco Bean)” from To the Room (feat. Coco Bean) (2019)
Dressy Bessy “It Happens all the Time” from Electrified (2005)
12 Cents for Marvin “Lola” from Change (2006)
The SIR Band “so cold” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Slow Caves “Out of State” from Falling (2019)  

Navy “Easy to love” from TRES (2018)
The Knew “Bang the Drum” from Man Monster (2012)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP25 July 2016

Right up front .. NOW is the time to get tickets to help me celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly The Colorado Sound) happening Aug 7 at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  My friend Dani Grant (owner / GM) and I had fun picking the two acts to invite to this party; Liz Barnez Band and the Railbenders, each of whom have specific and special meaning to me.

I met Liz not long after she moved here from Louisiana in the late 80s, when I was at KSQI (96.1 K-SKY) and at 90.5FM KCSU.  She and I have remained very good friends, and have long wanted to do a show together.  With her is one of my all time favorite guitarists and another long time friend – Dave Beegle, who I first saw playing in the 80s in the band Sceptre, and then in the 90s in the band Fourth Estate.  Dave also plays in the classic rock band the Jurassicasters.

I met the core of the current lineup of the Railbenders, including original founding members, Jim Dalton and  Tyson Murray, in 2000; when I got actively involved in booking shows regionally.  They have remained one of, if not the most popular country band to have ever come out of the Denver scene.  It’s really hard to get this band, due to Jim’s commitment as the lead guitarist in Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

I’m deeply honored to be sharing the stage with such great friends, at a venue celebrating it’s 100th year. WOW!  The day is also the exact day to the year that I debuted the new band at the Mish – sounds like a tradition now Dani 😉 

T-shirts have been ordered.  I only ordered 48 t-shirts to commemorate the event.  You’ll have to be at the party to purchase one.


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


AFTER SIX YEARS, SPOKESBUZZ SAYS GOODBYE

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoTo temper my enthusiasm was the reveal this past week that SpokesBuzz is shuttering.  😦  Huge sad face here gang, not only as a fan of the organization over the past six years, and the belief I have in founder Dani Grant’s vision, but also as a board member the past year.

The organization will cease operations at the end of August, and will immediately begin a transition plan designed to close out its activities.

Since its inception in 2010, SpokesBuzz has been a champion for bands and a connection for fans, providing hundreds of musicians with industry contacts, career guidance, and educational and promotional opportunities, and helping bring global recognition to the Colorado music scene.

Lack of sufficient funding is the main reason for the shut down.  “We simply don’t have the financial support required to sustain the organization into the future,” according to executive director Dani Grant. “…as much as it pains us to shut the doors, we have a responsibility to the musicians and our music community to not only see the writing on the wall, but to act on it in a way that allows us to complete our chapter in the story with love and integrity.”

The board and staff will work with the 11 bands currently in the SpokesBUZZ incubator to support them as the organization closes, and events scheduled through 8/31 (except the annual pool party fundraiser) will go on as planned.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s pick is also one of the songs in this week’s MMMM.  A bit of humor from Andy Palmer who’s been busy on another new project, a compilation of Colorado musicians and their songs about some of the racial tensions we’ve been witnessing lately.  Some artists are: SF1, Wheelchair Sports Camp, John Common, Lucifury (Theo Wilson), Mama Magnolia, Toad in the Hole, and more.  There’s an indiegogo campaign called ‘We Are Brown’ that’s only going to be up about another week … all proceeds are going to Denver Justice Project.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

You can vote for as many titles as you like .. the idea is not to see a winner, but to find out which of the new material I’ve debuted (D) or (N) you like enough for me to keep around.


PLAYLIST S10 EP25 July 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Jill Sobule “Too Cool to Fall In Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
Brother Wild “Leave it all Behind” from White Flag (2016)
Whiskey Blanket “Up up Away” from No Object (2010)
Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016)
(R) Cary Morin “Wrong Side of the Law” from Tiny Town (2014)
(R) Dr. Izzy Band “Old Black Crow” from Blind and Blues Bound (2014)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Fray “Heartbeat” from Scars and Stories (2012)
(D) Cannondolls “Bed on Fire” from Crumbs (2016) 
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Loaded gun” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Analog Son “St. Claude and Press” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

HOUR 2

(R) Dressy Bessy “If You Should Try To Kiss Her” from Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Andy Palmer “Clawfoot Tub” from Clawfoot Tub (2016)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
India.Arie “slow down” from Voyage to India (2002)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
(R) String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Lunar Swing” from Slingshot (2004)
(R) John Statz “Any Town Will Do” from Tulsa (2015)
(R) Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(R) Musketeer Gripweed “end of the day” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Wonderlic “My Own Bed” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

NEWS NOTES & SPINS – NOV 1, 2014

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A SORE SUBJECT

I brought up the topic of royalties last month in this post.  This month the subject of artist compensation was played out in both the radio world I addressed last month, and in the world of live performances.  You can read about that situation here, but what it boils down to is how artists make money today.

A few months ago I began highlighting only those stations that tracked ten or more Colorado LP/EP or single titles per month. In September I added one more condition; the spins must be verifiable. Stations that do not provide a “real-time” online playlist are technically in violation of federal rules put in place so that those who own, and those who perform on a recording. can claim any royalties due from said performance.

Royalties are a major concern today.  As real sales have declined, streaming has increased globally, and here at home.  Terrestrial radio stations that broadcast over the Internet are considered as streaming content.  The performers on the recording earn royalties from that “performance.”  What’s not tracked can’t be paid on.

My hope is that the remaining few stations in the state not participating in offering a running order playlist understand the importance of this issue to the musicians whose music we seem to too often take for granted. Equally to the stations that are not fully implementing.  BRAVO to those who get it.

KSUT

JOB OPENING – PROGRAM & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – KSUT IGNACIO COLORADO: Four Corners Public Radio, a component of KSUT Public Radio, located in Ignacio, CO (Durango area), seeks a Program and Operations Director who will manage the overall quality and delivery of station programs. Four Corners Public Radio is an award winning Triple A and Americana music station and an affiliate of National Public Radio. Program and Operations duties include programming oversight, traffic log management, automation management and regular air shifts. Candidates should have a strong broadcasting background, experience with radio automation, advanced computer and social media skills and a passion for public radio. A full job description can be found online at ksut.org. KSUT Public Radio is a Native American preference employer. Please send a cover letter and resume to rob@ksut.org by5pm, Nov. 3, 2014 or mail to KSUT, P.O. Box 737, Ignacio, CO.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC

Thanks to Richie Furay for being my October featured guest on OffStage …Beyond the Music.  You can stream each of the Oct episodes at the Colorado Sound Soundcloud page  … Reed Foehl is my featured guest for November.  You can download weekly episodes at either KUNC or Radio94.9 … or stream them here.

VIDEO PICKS FOR OCTOBER

Featuring Gregory Alan Isakov, Chimney Choir, Esther Sparks & Whiskey Remedy, SHEL, Glowing House, Longest Day of the Year, Blue Canyon Boys, Tennis, Kissing Party, Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts

TOP 40 Spins October 2014

231 titles tracked
101 (44%) 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

Hot Rize_When I'm Free(5) 1. Hot RizeWhen I’m Free (Thirty Tigers) Bluegrass [Sept 6, 2014]
(4) 2. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/AAA [April 12, 2014]
(3) 3. TennisRitual in Repeat (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Aug 14, 2014]
(8) 4. Kyle HollingsworthSpeed of Life (SCI Fidelity) Rock [Sept 6, 2014]
(2) 5. Ark LifeThe Dream of You & Me (Greater Than Collective) Rock/AAA [June 28, 2014]
(15) 6. Big Head Todd & the Monsters –Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock/AAA [Jan 25, 2014]
(1) 7. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [Sept 1, 2013]
(10) 8. Euforquestra – Fire  (self) Rock/funk [Feb 22, 2014]
(12) 9. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk/singer-songwriter [June 22, 2013]
(11) 10. Reed FoehlLost in the West (NeverFoehl Records) Folk/singer-songwriter [Sept 13, 2014]
(6) 11. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey (self) Indie/alternative [April 26, 2014]
(7) 12. A Shoreline DreamThe Silent Sunrise (self) Rock/alternative [Sept 6, 2014]
(27) 13. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop/AAA [Aug 1, 2013]
(9) 14. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug 1, 2013]
(R) 15. Analog SonS/T (self) Jazz/Instrumental [July 19, 2014]
(28) 16. Chimney Choir(compass) (self) Folk [June 1, 2013]
(R) 17. Richie FurayHand in Hand (self) Americana/country-rock [July 12, 2014]
(D) 18. Born to WanderS/T (self) Jazz/vocal [Oct 1, 2014]
(29) 19.  John OatesGood Road to Follow (PS Records) Pop/AAA [March 18, 2014]
(D) 20. QuemandoParadise (self) World/Latin [Oct 4, 2014]
(R) 21. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
(13) 22. The MotetThe Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Jan 4, 2014]
(R) 23. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
(24) 24. 24. Pandas & PeopleS/T (self) Rock/AAA [July 5, 2014]
(R) 25. Jeff FinlinMy Moby Dick (self) Rock/AAA [May 26, 2014]
(R) 26. Musketeer GripweedFloods and Fires (self) Rock/jamband [March 29, 2014]
(R) 27. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
(35) 28. 35. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) Pop/adult contemporary [June 1, 2013]
(21) 29.  Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner (Remington Road Records) Folk [Dec 21, 2013]
(R) 30. Katie HerzigWalk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) Pop/adult contemporary [April 26, 2014]
(31) 30.  Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana [Feb 22, 2014]
(R) 31. Katie Glassman & SnapshotDream A Little Dream (self) Americana/western swing [Nov 30, 2013]
(R) 31. Matt Skinner BandNative Stranger (Tapedero Productions) Americana/country [Nov 9, 2013]
(R) 32. Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep (self) Rock/AAA [July 19, 2014]
(D) 33. Andy PalmerStorm’s Not Coming (single) (self) Rock/AAA [Oct 4, 2018](34) 33. Paa KowAsk (self) Jazz/Instrumental/World [July 19, 2014]
(R) 34. Chain StationDancin’ With the Law (self) Bluegrass [March 14, 2014]
(R) 35. Maxwell HughesOnly in Dreams (self) Jazz/Instrumental/guitar [August 1, 2013]
(22) 36. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 20, 2013]
(17) 36. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 / OCTOBER

14. Paper Bird – Rooms
18. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
19. J. Miller Band – One More High, One More Low
20. Drew Schofield – 150 Million (-1)
22. Safe Boating is No Accident – Bonus Features
23. Strange Americans – That Kind of Luster
25. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean
25. Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND – Migration to Higher Ground
25. Steve Law Band – Old Oak Tree
26. Von Stomper – Von Stomper
27. Churchill – The War Within EP
28. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
29. Montropo – Follow Me
30. The Deadwood Saints – 6th and Trinity
31. Felonious Smith – Before the Rooster Crows
33. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time

ADDED TO TRACKING / OCTOBER

…And the Black Feathers – Pink Black and Bruised
Ancient Elk – S/T EP
Andy Palmer – Storm’s Not Coming (single)
Born to Wander – S/T
Dana Landry Trio – Memphis Skyline
Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy – Love Songs
Fruition & Grant Farm – Meeting On the Mountain
Gasoline Lollipops – Death
Glowing House – Don’t Know How
Jeremy Flood – What A Long Way Down (single)
Lisa Prank – Crush On the World
Longest Day of the Year – Carapace
Matt Skellenger – New Radio
Pan Astral – Color Field
Quemando – Paradise
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell & Brian Blade – Circuit Rider
Stella Luce – Caldera
The Maykit – Moonboy
Traitors to the Queen – You Are Braver Than You Think

STATION BY STATION

[XX] = number of reported current year (2013-2014) titles

Stations monitored for spins = KAFM, KBUT, KDUR, KGNU, KOTO, KRCC, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KSUT, KUNC, KVNF, OPENAIR 1340, The Colorado Sound radio show and The Colorado Sound LIVE365

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKAFM (Grand Junction) [35]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Reed Foehl – Lost in the West
4. The Williams Brothers Band – Live at the Mesa Theater

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
1. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
3. Nathaniel Rateliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
4. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time

chainstationKDUR (Durango) [15]
1. Chain Station – Dancin’ With the Law
2. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
3. Born to Wander – S/T
3. Eurforquestra – Fire
3. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKGNU (Boulder) [15]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone

Tennis_ritual in repeatKRCC (Colorado Springs) [10]
1. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
2. A Shoreline Dream – The Silent Sunrise
3. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
4. Ark Life – The Dream of You
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKRFC (Fort Collins) [80+]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep
2. Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires
3. Tennis – Small Sound
4. Reed Foehl – Lost in the West

String Cheese Incident_Song In My HeadKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. The Motet – The Motet
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKUNC (Greeley) [20]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Nathaniel Rateliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

ark lifeOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [30+]
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You and Me
2. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
3. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
4. Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended
5. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning

Kyle_Hollingsworth_Speed_Of_LifeTHE COLORADO SOUND [40]
1. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
2. Richie Furay – Hand in Hand
2. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
3. Analog Son – S/T
3. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head

toad in the hole - apt 203THE COLORADO SOUND LIVE365
TOP 5 MOST HEARD CURRENT YEAR TRACKS IN OCT.
1. Toad In the Hole – Wiser
1. Kramies – Wooden Heart
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Loaded Gun
2. Euforquestra – Fire
3. Andy Palmer – Good Son

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).

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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

Snapshot – JULY TOP 5

Here’s The Colorado Sound TOP 5 for July, since I won’t have the time to pull spin data from across the entire network this month.  The rest of my week is now devoted to a) producing the next episode of The Colorado Sound, and b) getting ready for The 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival.  I hope you’ll join us this weekend.

THE COLORADO SOUND TOP FIVE FOR JULY 2014

1. Richie FurayHand in Hand — New album due out in September.  Easily a contender for BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2014 (Colorado releases).

2. Fierce Bad Rabbit Living Asleep — New release Sept 23. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED contender to break out from Colorado, FBR has been diligent in their approach to more national exposure and acclaim.  This record follow up on the highly critically praised album Maestro and the Elephant.

3. Pandas & PeopleS/T — I don’t typically get calls about music heard on the show.  This time, KUNC music director Benji McPhail called to let me know he had received calls requesting this band on KUNC after they heard a cut on my show.  BEST NEW BAND 2014 consideration.

4. String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head — The “Incident” has managed to convey their live show into an enjoyable romp in the studio with the help of producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads).  This will likely go down as their most successful and popular studio records.

5. Katey LaurelPeriscope — Colorado is blessed with an abundance of great female singer-songwriters.  I would not be surprised one bit to see this record become the launching pad for greater successes – in much the same way as Katie Herzig’s “Apple Tree” was for her in 2008.