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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP40

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NEWS, NOTES AND MUSIC

There are 10 episodes of the show left this year, including the BEST OF – which will air the last weekend of the year, and the first weekend of January as I take my final vacation of the year.

It was a hellova week for new music and video adds.  That’s sure to carryover into the first week of November as bands and artists get their end of year releases out.

Not only did I receive the new releases I broke in this week’s show but others I couldn’t get to, and I’m still expecting the new album from Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Live at Red Rocks) and others due out in early November.

Every week I get exposed to some new Colorado music I’ve never heard before.  This week it came by way a couple of friends on FB.

One band is Sunsquabi, out of Boulder.  They’re headlining the region’s largest non-arena venue, and no doubt one of the most prestigious, the Fillmore Auditorium on Nov 11.  Here’s their latest .. it’ll show up in the Playlist this coming week.

I don’t get to play much from the loud rock styles on my program, or rap or most of what’s considered modern hip-hop.  That doesn’t mean there are not some incredible acts in those genres.

A friend turned me onto modern metal band Random Hero this weekend.  Their single “”Impossible” hit #33 this week! Up three spots on Billboard’s Main Stream Rock Chart.  That’s one hell of an accomplishment, so can’t help but share it with you.  



VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

The Burroughs have been considered one of the region’s most explosive live music shows since they debute on the scene about four years ago now.  Their newest single amplifies the energy they are know for onstage.



MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP40

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

Rick Roberts “Two Lovely Women” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) The Burroughs “Touch the Sky” from Got To Feel (2017)


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Churchill “Lock Your Heart Down” from War Within EP (2013)
(D) Pandas & People “Bourbon” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Andy Palmer “the Monk” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) Patrick Dune “Pleasure Row” (2017)


Gabrielle Louise “If the Static Clears” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Fire & Brimstone” from Missing Link (2017)
(N) Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Brown Water (Apocalypse Blues)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Strawberry Runners “Garden Hose” from In the Garden, In the Night (2017) 


Darryl Purpose “The Meaning Of My Love” from Still The Birds (2016)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
(D) Tennis “No Exit” from We Can Die Happy (2017)


Na’an Stop “Lazy Susan” from Na’an Stop (2017)
Juno What?! “Take Control of Your Body” from Shameless (2011)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Katie Herzig “Strangers” (2017)


Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2017)
Tia Fuller “Ode To Be ~ So In Love W/ All Of You” from Angelic Warrior (2012)



NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado TOP 20 Titles Jan, Feb, March 2014

About this time of year I begin pulling together all the spins data, so I don’t get too far behind by year’s end.  I also publish a mid-year report every July.  Here are the TOP 20 from Jan-March / Q1 2014

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
6. Eurforquestra – Fire
7. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
8. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
9. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. The Motet – The Motet
11. Tennis – Small Sound
12. Mosey West – Bermuda
13. Paper Bird – Rooms
14. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
14. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
15. 3 Twins – De Nada
16. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
17. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
18. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
19. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together

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News, Notes & Spins – FEB 1 2014

boninwf back stage nite 1 2012WOW … it’s Feb 5 and I am easily ten days behind schedule on everything.  That’s not good when you’re self employed LOL.  Hi guys … so, January was an explosive month – what with the weather, a family (I would say reunion, but we’ve never had a full family get-together before) Super Bowl party complete with new smart-tv … and grand-kids and grampa (new spelling courtesy of grand-kids) coming down with the “flu” (whatever that means today).  It was a pretty solid month musically speaking, as evidenced by the chart action below.   I don’t have much else to share really – I am accepting underwriting/advertising support, so if you or your business is statewide and would like to get some exposure around the state, hit me up.  Equally if you’re in an act that would like your record serviced to media and talent buyers around the state. That’s it … next month there should be plenty more news from around the state .. til then… welcome to the show 🙂

Video Picks of the Month  

TOP 40 SPINS – January 2014

1. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [August 1, 2013]
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner (Remington Road Records) Americana [December 21, 2013]
3. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
4. Big Head Todd & the Monsters Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock [January 25, 2014]
5. Honey Don’tHeart Like A Wheel (self) Americana [November 1, 2013]
6. TennisSmall Sound (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative pop [November 1, 2013]
7. Mosey WestBermuda (self) Rock [November 2, 2013]
8. Rob Drabkin Little Steps EP (self) AAA [August 1, 2013]
9. Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [April 27, 2013]
10. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Folk [June 1, 2013]
11. VariousSpokesBUZZ Compilation IV (SpokesBUZZ) Rock/various [December 14, 2013]
12. The RailsplittersThe Railsplitters (self) Americana [October 1, 2013]
13. Joe JohnsonNew West Sound (Blank Tape) Americana/country-folk [August 1, 2013]
14. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [November 1, 2012]
15. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [March 23, 2013]
16. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Folk/folk-rock [September 1, 2013]
17. Nathaniel RateliffFalling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [September 1, 2013]
18. Drag The RiverDrag the River (Xtra Mile Records) Rock [October 1, 2013]
19. MotetThe Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [January 4, 2014]
19. The Wild AfterLesson Learned EP (self) Rock [January 4, 2014]
20. Soul SchoolChapter One (self) Urban Contemporary/soul [November 30, 2013]
20. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [July 23, 2013]
21. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) Urban Contemporary/EDM [July 2, 2013]
22. Trout Steak RevivalFlight (self) Bluegrass [November 22, 2012]
23. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (Swingfingers Records) Bluegrass [August 1, 2013]
24. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [January 19, 2013]
25. Mama Lenny & the RemedyTime (You’re Doing Fine) (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [December 7, 2013]
26. 3 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana/N’Orleans funk [June 20, 2013]
27. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [June 1, 2013]
28. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [January 20, 2013]
29. Matt Skinner BandNative Stranger (Tapedero Productions) Americana/country [November 9, 2013]
30. Jeff Brinkman BandStrange (self) Rock/AAA [December 1, 2012]
31. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock/blues-rock [January 10, 2013]
31. Megan Burtt & Friends In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions (N/A) POP/various [November 1, 2013]
32. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [July 7, 2013]
33. Katey LaurelPeriscope (self) POP/adult contemporary [August 1, 2013]
34. Chimney Choir(compass) (self) Folk/indie [June 1, 2013]
35. Arthur Lee LandCracked Open (self) Rock/AAA [November 1, 2012]
35. Katie Glassman & SnapshotDream A Little Dream (self) Americana/western swing [November 30, 2013]
35. Land Lines Land Lines (self) Indie/New Alternative [November 24, 2012]

ADDED DEC ’13/JAN ’14

Aspen Hourglass – S/T [EP]
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me
Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
Brad Fitch – Columbine Blue
David Wiatrolik – Dave and The Gin Mill Gipsies
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Do You Want Me Now? [single]
Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots
Jane Thatcher Band – Hunter’s Lonlieness Fool [EP]
John Runnels – Echoes
Katie Glassman & Snapshot – Dream A Little Dream
Knocean – S/T
Lissa Hanner – My Colorado
Madam Sin – Madam Sin
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
Medic – Wake Me Up [single]
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
The Motet – The Motet
The Samples – America
Shatterproof – Discord Harmony
Soul School – Chapter One
Sound|Studies – Smoke and Mirrors [single]
Swim Through Frequencies – Rhythm of Complacency
Various – SpokesBUZZ Compilation IV
Vinnie Maniscalco – TaKillYa [single]
Walker Shellist – Readyset
The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP

STATION BY STATION

Honey Don't - Heart Like A WheelKAFM (Grand Junction) [21]
1. Honey Don’t – Heart Like a Wheel
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again
4. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
5. Kristina Murray – Unravelin’

pretty lights_color map of the sunKBUT (Crested Butte) [14]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
2. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
3. Chimney Choir – (compass)
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

BHTM Black BeehiveKDNK (Carbondale) [27]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean

RailsplittersKDUR (Durango) [n/a]
1. The Railsplitters – S/T
2. Thee Dang Dangs – For the People
3. Mosy West – Bermuda
4. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers
5. Confluence – I Haven’t Really Been Living

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerKGNU (Boulder) [22]
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. 3 Twins – De Nada
4. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
5. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

Elephant Revival_these changing skiesKRCC (Colorado Springs) [14]
1. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
2. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
2. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
2. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
2. Various artists – Spokesbuzz Volume 4
3. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company
4. Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Black Beehive

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKRZA (Alamosa) [10]
1. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Dr. Izzy Band – Blind and Blues Bound
2. Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest

BHTM Black BeehiveKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Lawn Chair Kings – Zombies Wake!
2. Yonder Mountain String Band – EP13

Gregory Alan Isakov_the weathermanKUNC (Greeley) [12]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
4. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

Honey Don't - Heart Like A WheelKVNF (Paonia) [15]
1. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
4. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [14]
1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Chimney Choir – (compass)
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony

MotetThe Colorado Sound [42]
1. Motet – The Motet
1. The Wild After – Lesson Learned EP
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
3. Drag The River – Drag the River
3. Mosey West – Bermuda

GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore - Love RunnerAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
2. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
4. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
5. Trout Steak Revival – Flight

austin youngBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
3. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
4. Walker Shellist – Readyset
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again

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

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

Maxwell HughesJazz / Instrumental
1. Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
2. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
3. David Wiatrolik – Dave and The Gin Mill Gipsies
4. Josh Quinlan Quartet – Open Space
5. Square Peg – Searching

Megan Burtt_In Good CompanyPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Megan Burtt & Friends – In Good Company: Vol I: The Colorado Sessions
2. Katey Laurel – Periscope
3. Andy Hackbarth – Treadmill Horses EP
4. Justin Roth – Rise [single]
5. Katie Herzig – Secret Road As Heard On TV, Volume 1 [comp]

BHTM Black BeehiveRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Mosey West – Bermuda
3. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
4. Various – SpokesBUZZ Compilation IV
5. Drag The River – Drag the River

MotetUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Motet – The Motet
2. Soul School – Chapter One
3. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
4. Bop Skizzum – Say Something [single]
5. Whiskey Blanket – From the Dead of Dark

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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

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News Notes & Spins – June 1 2012

Last month I focused my personal editorial on the fact that, statewide, community/public radio programmers are broadly unaware of music from here in Colorado – a predicament I believed might ultimately only be addressed by legislation dictating the level of local content on our over-the-air broadcast stations …much in the same vein as Canada’s mandate that 35% of their content be Canadian.

The prevailing argument against that idea is that Canada’s law is national and not something that in general we have to worry about in the US – as the VAST amount of music being aired is from the US … and that on a state by state basis, there would be no way for most states to implement such a mandate on their broadcast stations, since most states don’t have sufficient content to make the idea fly.

Since last month’s rant I’ve given this issue considerable thought.  I’ve experimented a bit and asked a question or two – all in an effort to find a way to address this issue without more government intervention, something I am wary of in the least and generally opposed to in principle.  I found two issues to be prevalent, knowledge and access.

There is no simple way for on-air programmers to discover Colorado talent.  There is no website such as a Reverbnation or MySpace for Colorado, specifically dedicated to the music of our state, and no easy way to sort artists by state at Reverbnation, Bandcamp, or other online music services.  Further, content would have to be filtered for language, something a lot of artists don’t think of when posting content online – since they obviously don’t have to.  There are no language prohibitions online.

Solving the knowledge dilemma is not easy.  Locally, it would mean that someone at a station has to be hip to what’s going on statewide, and then be able to educate on-air djs/programmers.  Even if a centralized Colorado specific version of something like MySpace were created, it would require that programmers know about it – not something that most djs would do, I’m sorry to say.

Most programmers, especially those who are “older” I’ve discovered, are more interested in playing stuff from their personal collections, than searching out new music they are not familiar with.  So, what if we who are in the business of getting people to know “force-fed” product to individual djs, by sending it to them directly; would that help in some measurable way?  It’s possible, and something worth considering as more and more independent programmers appear resistant to playing what exists in station libraries, instead preferring what they discover themselves.

The other issue is access.  Physical or digital?  I asked that question of the music and program directors at stations around the state …the answer?  Both.  Most stations are not yet outfitted to easily catalog and air digital content.  Most have not yet digitized their physical product sufficiently enough to do away with their existing cd libraries.  And most find that their djs (especially their older djs) are uncomfortable with trying to access and air digitized content with existing studio “dj assist” software – preferring the older technologies such as compact discs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records.

One option that’s been floated is the idea of creating a cloud based solution, enabling one or more stations to access content they already own or can access and share collectively.  This as opposed to needing large hard drives and specialized software on site to deal with large collections – in some cases, collections that contain over 50,000 album titles.

Interestingly, however, it seems that most of the djs at those stations have internet access, a laptop, or some other tool used to collect, store, and play digital content, leading further I believe to the individualization of the content being broadcast.  Some djs I’ve learned are streaming content from online services – something that station management may have to look into as a possible violation of DMCA rules.  It is an interesting idea however – it just makes me wonder what the legal ramifications are.

All that said – we are among the lucky places where local content receives as much notice and airplay as it does here in Colorado – and for which I personally am very grateful.  Thank you to all the programmers, music directors, and on-air talent who take the time and make the effort to support … much love my friends.

In station news this month –

Check out the music blog at KWMV (Westcliffe) … http://musicblog.kwmv.org/ or easily access it by a big red button on their homepage at www.kwmv.org.  They also have a new late night dj show with one of the Custer County Youth Radio alumni, The Midnight Hour with Cameron “Carmine” Kessler on Saturday morning from midnight to 2 a.m.

Lindsay Isbell, the music director at KSJD (Cortez) writes in this month: “We have moved!  We are now thrilled to be working and broadcasting from our new home at the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Cortez.”  The new [physical/street] address is 2 E. Main St. Cortez, CO 81321.  However, all mail should be sent to P. O. Box 116 in Cortez.

Tedi Gillespie at KAFM (Grand Junction) reports that “I have now been named Executive Director.  I was serving as Interim for 4 months and now they’ve made it official and permanent.”  The station got a power increase to 300 watts last November and a second phase of improvements will mean renovations to the control and production studios.   Tedi also reports that KAFM will be looking for a Program Director in the near future.

From Sally Kane, executive director at KVNF in Paonia:  KVNF has been selected to be an incubator station for the Association of Independents in Radio “Localore” grant.  Our project is called “iseechange.” It’s an experiment in citizen science reporting. We’re hosting a community   conversation with citizens and scientists talking about what’s changing in their backyards and across the state with regard to weather and climate. Julia Kumari Drapkin is the multi media producer who joined our station for a year to coordinate the project.  The content is available to be shared with RMCR (Rocky Mountain Community Radio) stations statewide. More info is available at http://www.kvnf.org/.

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – May 2012
(303 titles tracked / 146 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(16) 2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/rock [Apr-12]
(D) 3. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk [May-12]
(2) 4. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(3) 5. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(8) 6. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/alt-country-rock [Apr-12]
(5) 7. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 8. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live (self) Rock/adult [May-12]
(13) 9. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Americana/rock [Mar-12]
(D) 10. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends (Fellow Creature Recordings) Folk [May-12]
(9) 11. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(12) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(20) 13. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(21) 14. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(25) 15. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Feb-12]
(14) 16. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/roots [Oct-11]
(R) 17. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Pop/country crossover [Feb-12]
(D) 18. Instant Empire – Instant Empire (self) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-12]
(D) 19. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
(D) 20. Grass It Up – Alabama Tory (self) Bluegrass [May-12]
(24) 21. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Apr-12]
(18) 22. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(29) 22. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(D) 23. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-12]
(10) 24. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Americana/alt-country [Nov-11]
(11) 24. Musketeer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/blues/southern rock [Apr-12]
(29) 25. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 26. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon (self) Rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 26. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk [May-12]
(17) 26. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(19) 27. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(22) 27. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(27) 28. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-11]
(R) 28. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity (Woo Music) POP/adult [Jun-11]
(R) 28. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats (self) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-11]
(D) 29. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age (Bent Wheel) Rock/singer-songwriter [Apr-12]
(23) 30. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) Alternative Adult/reggae/funk/world [Mar-12]
(26) 30. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(D) 31. Raincheck – Raincheck (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [May-12]
(29) 32. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Rock/alt-country-rock [Jan-12]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 May 2012
6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
22. Eric Gunnison – Trios
28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP
29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled
33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner
34. Spires – S/T EP

ADDED MAY 2012
3 Twins Broadband – Cry at the Movies / How Couldya Not [single]
Andy Flattery & the Afternoons – Night Run EP
Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
Head for the Hills – Live
Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
Matt Smiley – Quartet Art
McCumber & Moors – Gravity
Molina w/ Diles – Name and Town
New Ben Franklins – [peter gabriel]
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
Raincheck – Raincheck
Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right Reasons
Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
The Ghost of Joseph Buck – The Ghost of Joseph Buck
The Knew – Major Nights [single]
Xiren – Not A Love Song [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
4. Mosey West – Merica

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s

KDNK (Carbondale) [HOT SPINS]
Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
The Swayback – Double Four Time
Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

KGNU (Boulder)
1. O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
4. Moors & McCumber – Gravity
4. Tennis – Young & Old

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Mosey West – Merica
4. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
5. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. Mosey West – Merica
3. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
4. Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache

KUVO (Denver)
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Ben Haugland – Point of No Return
4. Raincheck – Raincheck
5. Adam Bodine Trio – Up ‘N Hear

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
4. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
3. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
4. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
5. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers

The Colorado Sound
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
3. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
4. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
2. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
5. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Delta Sonics – Live at Lincoln’s
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
5. John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Grass It Up – Alabama Tory
3. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
4. Head for the Hills – Live
5. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
2. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
2. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
3. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
3. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live
4. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Instant Empire – Instant Empire

Jazz
1. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity
3. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep
4. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Rob Drabkin – Rob Drabkin Live
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want
4. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
5. Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon

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TOP 5 VIDEOS

1.  The Lumineers – Ho Hey

2.  Tennis – Deep In the Woods

3. Zach Heckendorf – All The Right Places

4. Great American Taxi – Poor House

5.  The Epilogues – The Fallout

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News Notes & Spins – May 1 2012

What does it say about the programmers and djs at community radio stations when they don’t really recognize music from the community (state) in which they are licensed to broadcast? OUCH – oh no he didn’t! Uh, yeah, I did.

Every month, I comb through literally hundreds of daily playlists from stations all around the state in order to cull and tabulate the monthly spins charts. And here’s what I’ve found out over the past few years — the VAST MAJORITY of djs doing shows statewide on community radio stations don’t ever touch upon music by a Colorado act, known or unknown. TRUTH.

That’s taking nothing away from those who do. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m deeply thankful to those djs, programmers, and radio stations that do make a concerted effort to get Colorado music on the air. Stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and OPEN AIR 1340 AM (Denver) have made that commitment very obvious. On average you’ll hear somewhere in the ballpark of 13-15% of their airtime devoted to recordings from here in the state. That’s on top of the hours they devote to live in-studio appearances by Colorado acts. The rest? …less than 5% on average per month.  In many cases I’ve been hard pressed to find even five individual album titles played, let alone five with more than a spin or two a month.  There are some stations that statistically don’t air any current Colorado releases at all – in any genre.

Here’s an interesting comparison: Under the Canadian Commercial Radio Policy, 35% of all music aired each week on all AM and FM stations must be Canadian. We have no such rules in the US, even for COMMUNITY/PUBLIC radio.

35%! I can’t even begin to imagine what community radio in Colorado would sound like if we did that.  Imagine if 1 out of every 3 songs you heard was from a Colorado act … and that’s only 33%. Hell, all I’m asking for is 16.6% (2 songs per hour on average).  What kind of impact would radio have then?

Scott Foley hosts a show and serves as the de facto Colorado music genre captain, as well as the Americana music genre captain at KRFC.  When a few of us were discussing this subject on my Facebook page he wrote, “There needs to be a relationship between artists and their community stations. [As Chris has pointed out before,] we can’t support an artist if they don’t make their music available to us. Likewise, the relationship should include in-studio time, station sponsored concerts and events and even artist support during membership drives. These are mutually beneficial opportunities that allow a station to sink stronger roots into its community.”

Kerri Pastine of the Informants added; “My assumption would be that the DJs aren’t getting out and discovering all of the local music there is, but then again, I really don’t know how they get turned on to it all, as there’s so much.”

This is a complex issue for sure. The people who volunteer their time to do shows at these stations are our neighbors and our friends, our parents and our children here in the state.  I believe we all want the same result – a greater awareness of the communities we live in – that is what lies at the heart of community radio.

The solution may be as simple as getting the music straight to those who do the shows. Maybe … since what they tend to play is music they are already familiar with  …so if we can get the music directly into their hands they’ll play it …. MAYBE. We’ll see … I’m hopeful 🙂

/rant

In radio news, KBUT (Crested Butte) has a nation wide search going for a new General Manager. As of April 17th, KBUT General Manager Ryan Stringfellow has decided to step down from his position. He plans to return to Grand Junction with his family to pursue an advanced degree in Education from Colorado Mesa University. Read Ryan’s farewell message here: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21032.

KBUT is now in the midst of a national search for it’s next General Manager. Interested parties can learn more at the KBUT website: http://www.kbut.org/page.cfm?pageid=21031. Applications are due by Monday, May 7th.

It’s spring membership drive time at nearly all of the public/community stations statewide. I know that KRFC (Fort Collins) is engaged in theirs as I write and others are also, or are about to become. Please support your local community/public radio station. Without our support, these stations truly cannot survive. For some of them (KOTO in Telluride for example) all or nearly all of the money they receive to support their efforts comes directly from supportive listeners. AND – please do request that they play more Colorado music when you make that contribution.

ONTO THE CHARTS

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – April 2012
(309 titles tracked / 157 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New alternative [Mar-12]
(5) 2. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(4) 3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(D) 4. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(8) 5. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 6. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory (self) Americana [Mar-12]
(23) 7. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Americana/country [Oct-11]
(D) 8. Mosey West – Merica (self) Rock/folk-rock/alt.country rock [Apr-12]
(6) 9. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(7) 10. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(D) 11. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival (self) Rock/roots rock/jamband [Apr-12]
(D) 12. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs (self) Blues/rhythm and blues [Apr-12]
(D) 13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm (self) Alt-country-rock [Mar-12]
(30) 14. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Alt-country-rock [Oct-11]
(27) 15. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [May-11]
(D) 16. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Rock/bluegrass/country [Apr-12]
(11) 17. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock [Feb-12]
(D) 18. The Congress – Whatever You Want (self) Rock [Apr-12]
(11) 19. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(12) 19. Churchill – The Change EP (Wire Bird) Folk/folk-rock [Feb-12]
(R) 20. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight (Hot Congress) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(10) 21. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country [Apr-11]
(20) 22. Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 23. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World/funk [Mar-12]
(D) 24. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz/big band [Apr-12]
(2) 25. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana/country-jazz [Feb-12]
(14) 26. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(R) 27. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair (self) Indie/alternative [Sep-11]
(15) 28. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn EP (self) Pop/alternative [Nov-11]
(9) 29. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) Indie/New alternative [Feb-12]
(13) 29. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(21) 29. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) Rock/adult alternative [Apr-11]
(32) 29. The Yawpers – Savage Blue EP (Adventure Records) Alt-country-rock [Jan-12]
(D) 30. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House (self) Electronic/dance [Dec-11]
(R) 31. John Oates – Mississippi Mile (PS Records) Blues/country-blues [Apr-11]
(30) 31. Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 32. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles) Rock/adult alternative [Mar-11]
(D) 33. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-12]
(D) 34. Carbon Choir – Sakhalin (self) Rock/alternative [Apr-12]
(R) 34. Kentucky Parlor Pickers – Barn Burner (self) Alt-country [May-11]
(R) 34. Spires – S/T EP (self) Indie/alternative [Nov-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
3. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
16. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
17. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
18. Mosey West – Vaca Money
19. Paper Bird – Carry On
22. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
22. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
24. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
25. Turn 4 – What You Do About It
26. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
28. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
29. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
31. Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
31. Varlet – The Drifter
32. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
32. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
32. The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II
33. El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days
33. J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado
33. Juno What?! – Shameless

ADDED APRIL 2012
Amazing Twin – Grown Alone
Arliss Nancy – Simple Machines
Better Than Bacon – Better Than Bacon
Carbon Choir – Sakhalin
The Congress – Whatever You Want
Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
Instant Empire – Instant Empire
Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age
Kailin Yong Peace Project Trio – Gravity Free
Le Divorce – The Sting and the Light
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
Lifeboat Etiquette – Saboteur
Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
Megan Redmond – Dreamland
Mesita – The Coyote
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
Mosey West – Merica
Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
Saturn Cowboys – Follow the Light to the West
UMConscious – Everybody [single]

STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Tennis – Young & Old

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Lindsay & the Lost Caravan – You Don’t Know Me
3. Chimney Choir – Chimney Choir
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
3. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
4. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Tennis – Young & Old
4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1.  Musketeer Gripweed –  Straight Razor Revival
2.  Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Hugs & Punches
3.  Tennis – Young & Old
4.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers
5.   Mosey West – Merica

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Kathryn Mostow – Rich Girl
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
3. Justin Roth – Now You Know

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
4. Jim Stranahan – Free For All

KVNF (Paonia)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Kyle James Hauser – Oh Oh
2. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

OPEN AIR 1340 (Denver)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Sineater

The Colorado Sound
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. The Jekylls – The Sweet Factor
2. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
3. Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
4. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
5. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm

Blues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
2. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
3. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
4. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
5. Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
4. Grass It Up – Grass It Up – Live
5. Stray Grass – Written in the Stars

Folk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
2. Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
3. Churchhill – The Change EP
4. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
5. Jeff Finlin – Live Songs for the Ice Age

Dance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Blackout Beat Production Company – The Circus House
3. Beats Noir! – 13 Tracks From The Dark Side Of The Beat
4. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
5. Juno What?! – Late Night

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
5. Gauntlet Hair – Gauntlet Hair

Jazz
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. H2 Big Band – You’re It!
5. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country

POP / Alternative Adult Contemporary
1. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. Megan Redmond – Dreamland
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
5. Wendy Woo Band – Austerity

ROCK / AAA / AOR
1. Mosey West – Merica
2. Muskeeteer Gripweed – Staight Razor Revival
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. The Swayback – Double Four Time
5. The Congress – Whatever You Want

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News Notes & Spins – APRIL 1 2012

Happy Spring.  As I sit and write today we’re expecting record setting temps along the Front Range.  And as I sit and review the adds and spins for the month it appears we’ve had a record setting month.  The Lumineers self-titled debut on Dualtone Records was added by more stations (commercial and non-comm) than I’ve seen the past couple of years,  aside from much more well established and nationally popular acts like DeVotchKa, landing the debut far in front of the pack in scoring.  I fully expect that The Lumineers release will rise up quickly on the national CMJ charts that measure non-comm and college radio, where the new Tennis release, Young & Old, has held onto TOP 3 positions the past couple of weeks.

I’m often asked how many Colorado albums a year are produced and distributed to radio.  Going back through the past couple of years worth of charts, it appears I’ve tracked about 340 or so album titles during any given 12-14 month period, of which approximately 45-50% receive any measurable airplay monthly.  I estimate there are over 500 records a year coming from Colorado bands today, whether produced here or elsewhere.

I do have to point out that there are some severely underrepresented styles of music on the list of releases, including most forms of Loud Music (metal, punk, etc), hip-hop/rap, and pop-country.  It’s not that the music isn’t being recorded, nor is it that we lack that music in our live music scene.  Quite frankly these are highly popular styles that just don’t seem to grab the attention of the independent djs and programmers that make up the bulk of those who appear on air at the community and public radio stations I cull the spin data from.

I highly recommend paying attention to Westword and HeyReverb, as both those media outlets do an excellent job of exposing all of us to those styles we may not hear on the airwaves around the state.  And yes, I too wish for greater inclusion of all styles of music in radio and at the numerous music festivals regionally.  It is a common topic of conversation among those of us engaged in music festivals and radio around the state.

Re live music … I came across an article in Westword this past couple of weeks that’s worth mentioning … WESTAF introduces Independent Music on Tour, a grant program for local musicians.

Re radio news … KDNK (Carbondale) has a new Underwriter Director: Jen Roeser    …and KBUT (Crested Butte) is starting a new segment titled “Artistically Speaking” that will highlight cultural and art events from Gunnison to Crested Butte.  The segment is brought to KBUT by the Arts Alliance, and will air M, W, and F at 10 AM.

Speaking of radio — I’ve added a new feature this month.  Following the station by station breakdown, I’ve provided a Genre/Program Format breakdown that encompasses the major genres and/or radio program formats i.e.
Americana
Blues
Bluegrass
Folk
Funk/Hip Hop/Urban Contemporary
Indie/New-Alternative
Jazz
Pop/Adult Contemporary
Rock/Adult Alternative.

TOP 40 MOST SPUN TITLES – March 2012
(336 titles tracked / 164 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM / [date added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(D) 1.  The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Folk-rock [Mar-12}
(13) 2.  Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Country-jazz [Feb-12]
(19) 3.  Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You (self) Country-pop crossover [Feb-12]
(2) 4.  Otis Taylor – Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Feb-12]
(4) 5.  Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/pop [Feb-12]
(1) 6.  Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Alt-country [Jan-12]
(3) 7.  Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground (self) Alt-country-rock [Nov-11]
(17) 8.  Bad Weather California – Sunkissed (Family Tree) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 9.  Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir (On Joyful Wings) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(25) 10.  Finnders & Youngberg – FY5 (self) Bluegrass/country-folk [Apr-11]
(D) 11.  Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline (self) Hip-Hop [Feb-12]
(D) 11.   The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) rock/alternative [Feb-12]
(D) 12.  Churchill – The Change (Wire Bird) indie/alternative [Feb-12]
(6) 13.  Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold (Manasses Records) Folk [Nov-11]
(12) 14.  Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis (self) Blues [Aug-11]
(5) 15.  Fierce Bad Rabbit – Live and Learn (self) indie/alternative [Nov-11]
(R) 16.  Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New (Dazzle Recordings) Jazz [Feb-11]
(R) 17.  The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco (self) country-rock [Jul-11]
(R) 18.  Mosey West – Vaca Money (self) Rock [Sep-11]
(R) 19.  Paper Bird – Carry On (Long Spoon) Folk  [Jul-11]
(D) 20.  Eric Gunnison – Trios (Synergy Music) Jazz [Feb-12]
(27) 21.  John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) adult alternative [Apr-11]
(R) 22.  Beats Noir! – Beats Noir! (self) Hip-Hop/rock [Aug-11]
(D) 22.  Overcasters – Curses/Prayers (self) Rock [Mar-12]
(6) 23.  Katya Chorover – Big Big Love (Cat and Moon Records) Country-folk [Oct-11]
(D) 24.  Chimney Choir – (ladder) (self) folk-rock [Mar-12]
(20) 25.  Turn 4 – What You Do About It (Fuck All Y’all Records) alternative country rock [Nov-11]
(D) 26.  Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone (self) Blues [Mar-12]
(10) 27.  The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape) Folk [May-11]
(28) 28.  Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (self) Rock/roots/r&b [Jan-11]
(R) 29.  Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko) Blues [Jan-11]
(7) 30.  Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost (self) Rock/roots rock [Oct-11]
(18) 30.  Spring Creek – Hold On Me (self) Bluegrass [Jul-11]
(R) 31.  Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes (self) Country/classic [Feb-11]
(10) 31.  Varlet – The Drifter (self) indie/alternative [Dec-11]
(D) 32.  Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound (self) Rock/reggae [Mar-12]
(D) 32.  Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On (self) Hip-Hop [Mar-12]
(R) 32.  The Hickman-Dalton Gang – The Hickman-Dalton Gang Vol II (self) alternative country rock [Jun-11]
(13) 32.  The Yawpers – Savage Blue (Adventure Records) Rock/roots [Jan-12]
(R) 33.  El Toro De La Muerte – Danger These Days (self) Rock [Aug-11]
(D) 33.  J. Miller Band – The Road to ELVado (self) country-folk [Mar-12]
(15) 33.  Juno What?! – Shameless (self) Funk/disco [Jan-11]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40
8. Devotchka – 100 Lovers
9. FaceMan – Feeding Time
11. Hindershot – Curse Us All
14. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
16. Ian Cooke – Fortitude
19. Places – No More Wasted Days
21. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
22. Rose Hill Drive – Americana
22. The Don’ts and Be Carefuls – Sun Hits
23. Justin Roth – Now You Know
24. John Oates – Mississippi Mile
26. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
26. Rorey Carroll – Roadside Lullabies
27. Georgann Low – Les Progres De L’Amour (Seasons Of Love)
27. Wasteland Hop – Mother Acre
28. Rene Marie – Voice Of My Beautiful Country
29. Andy Palmer – Sometime Around
29. Kim Jones – Lucky Girl
29. You Me and Apollo – Cards with Cheats

MARCH ADDS
Andy Thorn – Fire In The Sky
Ben Markley – Shadow Valley
Bike Theft – EP
C.P. Carrington – The Valley
Chimney Choir – (ladder)
Euforquestra – Let Us In
Fresh Jefferson – Soulhawke
Gold Metal Sleeper – S/T
Hearts in Space – Already Gone
J. Miller Band – The Road to Elvado
Jaden Carlson – Tell Me What You See
John Oates Band – The Bluesville Sessions
Le Divorce – The Sting and The Light
Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
StaG – Rifle Meeker
Steve Kovalheck | Ben Markley | Marty Kenney | Chris Smith – Raincheck
Taylor Scott & Another Kind Of Magick – Back To Beale Live
The Blender Cats – Just Like This
The Canopy – Catch the Breeze
The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
The Jekylls – The Sweet Factory
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
The Morning Clouds – Wasted Youth Blues
The Pretty Sure – Subtle Sabotage
Tim Yunker and the Sound Junkies – Microphones Don’t Lie
Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

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STATION BY STATION

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Driftwood Fire – How to Untangle a Heartache
4. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
4. Juno What?! – Shameless

KDNK (Carbondale)
* Bonnie and The Clydes – Bonnie And The Clydes
* Chimney Choir – (ladder)
* Halden Wofford & the HI Beams – Live at Hodi’s
* The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
* John Oates – Mississippi Mile

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
1. Mr. Anonymous – Champion Sound
2. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
2. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. Paper Bird – Carry On

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. A Shoreline Dream – Losing Them All To This Time
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Eric Shiveley – Crybaby
2. Otis Taylor – Contraband
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Tennis – Young & Old
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. Euforquestra – Let Us In
4. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
4. Coles Whalen – I Wrote This For You

KUNC (Greeley)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
2. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down
2. Wendy Woo – Austerity
3. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold

KUVO (Denver)
1. Eric Gunnison – Trios
2. Playground – Dreams Go Through My Mind
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
5. Steve Kovalheck | Ben Markley | Marty Kenney | Chris Smith – Raincheck

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
3. Otis Taylor – Contraband
3. Paper Bird – Carry On

Open Air 1340 (Denver)
* a. Tom Collins – OH NO!
* Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
* Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
* Hindershot – Curse Us All
* Paper Bird – Carry On

The Colorado Sound
1. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Swayback – Double Four Time
4. Churchill – The Change

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BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Americana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
3. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
4. The Patti Fiasco – The Patti Fiasco
5. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love

Blues
1. Otis Taylor – Contraband
2. Lionel Young Band – On Our Way to Memphis
3. Ronnie Shellist – Trust Is Gone
4. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
5. Papa Juke – Out Of The Blues

Bluegrass
1. Finnders & Youngberg – FY5
2. Spring Creek – Hold On Me
3. Dave Richey & Ruined Nation – No Peace of Mind
3. Trout Steak Revival – Trout Steak Revival
4. Clarke Wright – Fiddleride

Folk/singer-songwriter/folk-rock
1. Harry Tuft & Friends – Treasures Untold
2. Paper Bird – Carry On
3. The Haunted Windchimes – Live at the Western Jubilee
4. Justin Roth – Now You Know
5. SHEL – When the Dragon Came Down

Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Broken Tongues – Crooked Skyline
2. Beats Noir! – Beats Noir!
3. Rebel Tongue – Movin’ On
4. Juno What?! – Shameless
5. Juno What?! – Late Night Live

Indie/New-Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Tennis – Young & Old
3. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
3. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir
4. Churchill – The Change

Jazz
1. Carmen Sandim Sextet – Brand New
2. Eric Gunnison – Trios
3. Josh Quinlin Quintet – Mountain Time Standards
4. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack
4. Greg Garrison – Low Lonesome

POP / adult contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
4. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor

Rock / adult alternative
1. The Swayback – Double Four Time
2. Mosey West – Vaca Money
3. Overcasters – Curses/Prayers
4. Fox Street Allstars – Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’
5. Varlet – The Drifter

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