The Colorado Sound S9 EP21 May 2015

Happy first unofficial day of summer – Happy Memorial Day from a USAF veteran.  Many are lost, few are remembered by more than those they left behind.  I hope you lost no one and remember all who have been.

I took some time this weekend to twist, tweak, massage, and manipulate The Colorado Sound LIVE365.  There currently are over 860 tracks in the online catalog.  The average listening span is 18 minutes.   In the last 30 days, 335 songs have been heard at least once.  The top ten songs heard are:

  1. Brothers Keeper – Days Go By
  2. The Samples – Close to the Fires
  3. A Tom Collins – Baby Doll
  4. The Yawpers – Faith and Good Judegment
  5. The Swayback – Double Four Time
  6. The Subdudes – Sarita
  7. Pandas & People – Out to Sea
  8. Pandas & People – On My Way
  9. Kramies – The Wooden Heart
  10. Chain Station – Don’t Build Me Up

This weekend I added songs by Analog Son, Atomga, Ben Haugland, Brothers Keeper, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Doves & Wolves, Edison, Elin Palmer, Esme Patterson, Fox St., Glowing House, Great American Taxi. The H2 Big Band, In The Whale, Instant Empire, Jeff Austin, John Common, John Statz, Judge Roughneck, King Cardinal, the Knew, Land Lines, MEDIC, Michal Menert, Modern Suspects, Natalie Walker, Otis Taylor, Plum, Racing On The Sun, The Railsplitters, The Raven and the Writing Desk, Richie Furay, Rose Quartz, The Samples, SHEL, Sherri Jackson, The String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, Taarka, Toad In the Hole, Todd Adelman, Treehouse Sanctum, Wendy Woo (Band / Trio), Whiskey Autumn. See full list of currently featured bands/artists. 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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4 locals x locals logoJune 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, andWilliam’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

 

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PLAYLIST S9 EP21 2015

Five new music shares this week … that’s a lot I think.  I was lucky that all the shares had Bandcamp pages.  Please download, buy and/or share.  Every dollar and every share is one more today than yesterday and how bands go from strictly “local” to “regional” to “national.”

HOUR 1

Poco “Crazy Love” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” from Pilot & Crew (2015)  The Samples “Nothing Lasts For Long” from No Room (1992)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
(D) Modern Suspects “Told You So” from Modern Suspects (2015)The Fray “Hurricane” from Helios (2014)
Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
String Cheese Incident25th of November” from One Step Closer (2005)
Hot Rize “Blue Is Fallin’” from When I’m Free (2014)
Young Ancients “Nobody Loves You” from Y/A (2014)
Ben Haugland “Lift” from The Point Of No Return (2012)

HOUR 2

Big Head Blues Club “Crossroads Blues (w/B.B. King)” from Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Edison “Be Someone” from Ghosts (2015)  Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Wide Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Yawpers “Faith and Good Judgement” from Spokesbuzz Volume 5 (2014)
(D) King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)  Ark Life “Let Your Heart Break” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Keep It Clean” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Michal Menert “Everything Shines” from Space Jazz (2015)  Natalie Walker “Trust” from Strange Bird (2015)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “The Return” from The Return (2014)

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The Colorado Sound S9 EP20 May 2015

B.B. King passing away overshadowed everything this past week. Like other icons his legacy and his influence permeates much of our culture.  One simply does not talk about blues without B.B. King being present.  And of course, there’s a Denver connection … or two.

If you know nothing else about B.B. King you know The Thrill is Gone, the hit that launched him into both the  blues and rock and roll stratosphere.  The Thrill is Gone was produced by Bill Szymczyk, who for a brief moment would co-own Denver based Tumbleweed Records, and was a radio dj.  He also produced the first album recorded at Caribou Ranch, Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm, during the time that Joe was living in the Denver area.

Connection number two:  B.B. King and Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Crossroad Blues from 100 Years of Robert Johnson … a duet with Todd Park Mohr.

RIP Mr. King

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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4 locals x locals logoJune 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, andWilliam’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

 

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PLAYLIST S9|EP20 2015

HOUR 1

The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
(D) Elin Palmer “Morning Light” from Elin Palmer (2015)
Gromet “Sink or Sail” from Colorado Captain (2010)
Rachel & the Kings “Not Giving Up” from Tonic (2013)
Taarka “River’s Eddy Blues” from Making Tracks Home (2015)
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats “Thunder On the Mountain” from Eyes on the Prize (2013)
Grant Farm “Engineer” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Instant Empire “Dead Air” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Dubskin “Release Me” from Release from Fear (2011)
Keith Oxman “Caught Between the Lion and the Twins” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2 

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)The Rainy Daze “That Acapulco Gold” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) Doves & Wolves “Arkansas” from Doves & Wolves (2015)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
The Lovely & Talented “Death Of The Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Otis Taylor “Ain’t No Cowgirl” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
Todd Adelman “The Devil is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreSunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) The Knew “Rally and Rumble” from Schmew (2015)  Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(D) Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)

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I Need Never Get Old

I’ve been thinking about that very subject lately … how some people simply just get “old.”  I’m one of those who said to myself as a teenager that I would never old.  Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats sure help me out by laying down a groove reminiscent of my childhood, listening to the likes of Otis Taylor and Wilson Pickett among the legends.

Nathaniel likes to remind me that he and I met when we both appeared on a singer songwriter bill with the Late Jack Redell many years ago.  I don’t remember the event, but he does LOL  A sign of me getting old maybe?  Hmmm.  I sure hope not, because as the song goes, “I Need Never Get Old.”

Nathaniel has never ceased to amaze me with his diverse range musically and vocally.  He’s gone from being in the highly popular indie/new alternative rock band Born in the Flood to international touring folk artist on Rounder records, to his latest incarnation as southern-soul savant leading the Nightsweats – something he never really saw himself as until it actually happened a couple of years ago.

The new full length is due out later this summer on the legendary Stax Records (Otis Redding. Booker T. & the M.G.’s.) and is produced by the Shins’ Richard Swift, who also worked on the latest from fellow Denverites, Tennis.

Obviously you’ll hear it on the show as soon as the record company gets me a copy .. for sure.

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4 locals x locals logoJune 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first spirits tasting and competition event, started four years ago.  Previous include Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, andWilliam’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

 

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The Colorado Sound S9|EP19 May 2015

I spent yesterday (Sunday) collecting some new music.  Well, actually I did a lot of spring cleaning.  Before the rain set in I managed to get my lawnmower serviced .. then the rain came and I devoted myself to sifting through the over 6000 tracks of Colorado music I had stored.  I managed to get it filtered down to over 600 albums and over 1200 song titles before adding more.

coverOf the things I found to add, I came across the latest from Michal Minert of Pretty Lights fame by way of Listen, the high school/college hip-hop group that featured Michal with Derek Smith (Pretty Lights) and Cory Eberhardt (DubSkin) …  I’m not normally a big EDM fan, mostly because for me it usually lacks song structure – a big issue for my ears.  However, in this case, Michal displays an uncanny ear for fusing EDM with jazz, hip hop, and electronica styles to produce Space Jazz.  Of course being slightly stoned on some good sativa coupled with listening under a set of Audio Technica ATHM45 studio earphones helped immensely.  Next step is to turn it up to 11 in the living room lol…. check it out – it’s a pretty cool listen.  

I also added the newest from Vertical Arrays, SoundRabbit, Whiskey Autumn, and Ben Haughland that I’ll be featuring in the coming weeks.  And despite rumors to the contrary that I don’t listen to stoner rock, check out the latest from Monocle Stache that I’m likely to add to the after 8PM rotation at The Colorado Sound LIVE365.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Call me a fan; I really like what this band has been up to with this latest ep called Axis of Love.

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4 locals x locals logoJune 6 For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

 August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, and William’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

 

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PLAYLIST S9|EP19 2015

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Rule the Roose (feat. Macklemore)” from No Object (2010)
(D) Cracker “I’m Sorry Baby” from Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)
Fox St. “Something About You” from Something About You (2015)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(N) Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “You’re Going to Miss Me” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Book Before It’s Gone” from Surrounded by Change (1995)
(N) Otis Taylor “Red Meat” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Drifting” from Wallflower (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “I’m Shakin’” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(N) Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015)  Chris Daniels & the Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy “Funky To the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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HELP WANTED – PAONIA

Producer

KVNF

KVNF is looking for someone to build upon our existing regional news effort, improve the breadth and depth of our content, strengthen existing community relationships, and make KVNF even more of a news resource for Colorado’s Western Slope. The Producer plays a key role in shaping the voice and direction of KVNF’s regional news coverage, providing leadership to ensure the evolution of high journalistic standards and quality content.

Description: The Producer helps develop the editorial agenda of the News Department, creates twice daily regional newscasts, and reports on issues relevant to the KVNF listening area.  The Producer will also monitor regional media outlets, assign stories to volunteer/freelance reporters and help edit and produce those reports.

KVNF’s broadcast community includes seven counties and 10,000 square miles of Colorado’s rural Western Slope.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential News Duties:

  • Develops and prepares and potentially voices KVNF’s weekday morning and evening regional newscasts from a variety of sources, including original reporting
  • Reports, records and/or edits news spots, wraps, interviews, and news features for broadcast
  • Identifies and provides regular coverage of issues important to the KVNF audience
  • Provides training and support to Morning Edition host and regional news anchor
  • Posts and maintains news content on KVNF’s website
  • Monitors and schedules breaking news from NPR and local/regional sources. Notifies Program Director of need to create and schedule promos for these special broadcasts.
  • Start-to finish self-producer, able to meet deadlines
  • Provides up-to-the-minute breaking news coverage when needed
  • Provides live updates and information during elections
  • Engages with the community as a professional, respectful representative of KVNF

Other Duties:

  • Help maintain and sign-out production equipment for staff and volunteers
  • Assist with remote broadcasts, live performances and interviews as needed
  • Assist in fundraising efforts and community outreach such as membership drives and events when needed. Will include occasional nights/weekends
  • Assist with office operations: answering phone, public relations, station tours and on-air hosting as needed
  • Attend and participate in all general staff meetings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 1 year experience in radio and/or print journalism (or demonstrated equivalent); demonstrated reporting skills (work samples required)
  • Knowledge of Western issues (water, energy, agriculture, public lands)
  • Strong interest in local/regional news and public affairs
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, practice effective time management and work independently
  • Ability to work well with a large and diverse group of volunteers, as well as other staff and freelancers
  • On-air skills and knowledge of broadcast and digital recording equipment
  • Computer, web editing and social media skills required
  • Community radio and/or nonprofit experience a plus

Application requirements:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three (3) work samples (radio and/or print)

Send application materials to:

KVNF

Att.   Rick Watts, General Manager

PO Box 1350

Paonia, CO  81428

Email
rick@kvnf.org

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NEWS NOTES and SPINS MAY 1 2015

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteI’m approached daily by musicians seeking answers to the mysteries of our industry.  I’m proud to say we live in a state where information and resources are bountiful.

I attended four events in the past month that served no other purpose than to educate, develop, and promote all that is Colorado music, those who make it, and those who work on advancing it; the Denver Music Summit, FOCOMX, the Colorado Blues Society IBC finals, and the induction of six new bands into Spokesbuzz. Of course they’re not the only organizations or events designed for these purposes, but I was fortunate to attend events put on by all four.

Ultimately it is the fan, the audience, the listener, who is the deciding factor when it comes to how well we in the “business” are doing our jobs – and therefore it is important to have that perspective at the table when we’re talking about making music and getting it “out there.”  Audience participation is appreciated.   Please go visit those organizations online and find out what we have going on regionally.

Congratulations to new Spokebuzz bands:  American BlackoutThe BurroughsChemistry ClubGrim & DarlingRed Fox Run and Slow Caves.  They join EldrenGasoline LollipopsiZCALLiPandas & PeopleQbala, and Wiredogs, who are all in the second year of the two year incubation program.  Grant FarmMaxwell HughesShatterproofWasteland HopWinchester Holiday and The Yawpers all completed their program and have graduated.

Check out the current #6 Colorado album title SpokesBuzz Vol 5

CBS logoCongratulations to Randall Dubis & Dan Treanor who will represent Colorado at the IBC in Memphis next winter in the solo/duo category and to Rex People’s and X-Factor who will represent in the band category.  Good luck in Memphis next winter to all.

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NEW MUSIC in APRIL

Cracker - Berkley to BakersfieldCracker has been added and identified as (CC) for the purposes of tracking Colorado music.  Band co-founder Johnny Hickman is a local guy and has been for many years now.  In a conversation with his wife recently I learned that she used to listen to me on the air at 96.1 K-SKY in the late 80s when she was in high school.  I totally cracked up.

Also, I’ve added and tracked other artists who I’ve identified with a (CC) tag, namely Sara Cahoone, John Oates, Bill Frissel, Tia Fuller and others so I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to put Cracker in the mix.  Cracker’s latest Berkeley To Bakersfield came out last fall.  The band itself seems to be picking up some love among other local music supporters around the state … Cracker is making a few appearances locally this summer for you to keep your eyes open for.

John CommonWendy Woo BandEsme Patterson, The RailsplittersNatalie WalkerThe Raven and the Writing DeskMichael KirkpatrickRagged Unionand Clouds & Mountains all cracked the TOP 40 for the first time in April.

I suspect that we’ll see Wendy Woo, the Railsplitters, and Ragged Union stick around on the charts the longest.  Wendy is broadly known around the state, and does a great job of getting her work to interested djs.  The Railsplitters and Ragged Union are bluegrass bands of note in the state, and there is no shortage of independent djs who do favor Colorado bluegrass and Americana releases.

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VIDEO PICKS OF THE MONTH

11 videos wound up in the video playlist for May … from Dearling, Esme Patterson, Strange Americans, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Leftover Salmon, Ivory Circle, Instant Empire, Sound of Ceres, Tennis, Megan Burtt, Todd Adelman

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Mish Logo JPGJune 6 – For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins + The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

August 9 – The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, and William’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

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TOP 40 Spins MARCH 2015

185 titles tracked
Titles tracked = released between Nov 1 2013 and April 27 2015
105 (57%) titles identified 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(4) 1. Hot RizeWhen I’m Free (Thirty Tigers) Bluegrass [Sept 15, 2014]
(2) 2. Chris Daniels & the Kings Funky To the Bone (Moon Voyage) Blues/funk [Jan 15, 2015]
(3) 3. Jeff Austin The Simple Truth (Yep Roc) Rock/AAA, bluegrass [Jan 2, 2015]
(8) 4. Ark LifeThe Dream of You & Me (Greater Than Collective) Rock/AAA [June 28, 2014]
(R) 5. Reed FoehlLost In the West (NeverFoehl Records) Pop/singer-songwriter [Sept 13, 2014]
(7) 6. Various SpokesBUZZ Compilation V (SpokesBUZZ) Various [Dec 20, 2014]
(28) 7. Big Head Todd & the MonstersBlack Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock/blues-rock [Jan 25, 2014]
(R) 8. PlumBehind Your Man [single] (self) Rock [Feb 1, 2015]
(D) 9. John CommonThe River Is Moving [single] (Immersive) Rock [April 1, 2015]
(D) 9. Wendy Woo BandTipping Point (Woo Music) Pop/Adult Contemporary [April 13, 2015]
(D) 10. Esme PattersonWhat Do You Call A Woman EP (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [April
1, 2015]
(18) 10. Todd Adelman Highways & Lowways (Porch Lantern Music) Americana/alt-country-rock [Jan 8, 2015]
(D) 11. The RailsplittersThe Faster It Goes (self) Bluegrass (April 20, 2015)
(1) 12. Bill Frisell Guitar In the Space Age (Okeh Records) Jazz/Instrumental [Nov 18, 2014] (CC)
(6) 13. Richie FurayHand In Hand (ENT ONE Music) Americana/country-rock [March 1, 2015]
(R) 14. You Me & ApolloSweet Honey (self) Indie/New Alternative [April 26, 2014]
(30) 15. Trout Steak RevivalBrighter Every Day (self) Bluegrass [March 20. 2015]
(16) 16. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/AAA [April 14, 2014]
(D) 17. Natalie WalkerStrange Bird (Dorado Records) Pop/Adult Contemporary (April 1, 2015)
(15) 18. TennisRitual in Repeat (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Aug 14, 2014]
(R) 19. Musketeer GripweedFloods and Fires (self) Rock/jamband [March 29, 2014]
(R) 20. Calder’s RevovlersSunday Morning (self) Rock/rhythm & blues [June 13, 2014]
(R) 21. EuforquestraFire (self) Funk/reggae [Feb 22, 2014]
(22) 21. TaarkaMaking Tracks Home (self) Folk [March 9, 2015]
(12) 22. Snake Rattle Rattle SnakeTotem (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov 8, 2014]
(D) 23. CrackerBerkeley To Bakersfield (SLG) Rock [Nov 8, 2014] (CC)
(R) 24. The River ArkansasThe River Arkansas (Blank Tape Records) Alt-country-rock [Feb 1, 2015]
(R) 25. MontropoFollow Me (self) Pop/singer-songwriter (Nov 14, 2014]
(9) 26. Leftover Salmon High Country (LoS) Rock/bluegrass [Nov 8, 2014]
(D) 27. The Raven and the Writing Desk Some Get Started EP (self) Indie/new alternative [April 1, 2015]
(R) 28. The MotetThe Motet (self) Funk [Jan 4, 2014]
(D) 29. Michael KirkpatrickHoney Rider (self) Country/Folk [March 1, 2015]
(28) 30. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Rock/AAA [Jan 1, 2014]
(29) 31. Safe Boating Is No AccidentBonus Features (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 20, 2014]
(R) 31. Strange AmericansThat Kind of Luster (self) Rock [Aug 23, 2014]
(27) 32. Young Ancients Y/A (self) Americana [Feb 11, 2014]
(D) 33. Ragged Union Hard Row to Hoe (Shining Castle Music) Bluegrass [March 21, 2015]
(19) 34. Blake Brown & American Dust Choir“3” (self) Rock/AAA [Aug 13, 2014]
(13) 35. John StatzTulsa (self) Americana/country-folk [March 1, 2015]
(D) 36. Clouds & Mountains Slumber (self) Folk [Feb 1, 2015]

DROPPED OUT OF TOP 40 IN APRIL

5. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
10. Brothers Keeper – Todd Meadows
14. Rose Quartz – Axis of Love [EP]
17. John Oates – Good Road to Follow
20. Cary Morin – Tiny Town
21. Jayme Stone – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
23. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
24. Dana Landry Quartet – Standard Elevation
25. Moors and McCumber – Pandemonium
26. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman
29. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – The Drawing Back of Curtains
31. Analog Son – Stomp and Shout!
32. Richard Dean – Accidental Human
33. SHEL – The Lab Sessions
33. Toad In the Hole – Wallflower
34. Land Lines – The Natural World
35. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
35. In The Whale – Nate & Eric
36. H2 Big Band – It Could Happen

ADDED TO TRACKING APRIL 2015

Chuck Pyle – Cover Stories
Cracker – Berkeley To Bakersfield
Dearling – Landslide [single]
Elin Palmer – Elin and Friends
Elise Wunder – In the Darkness of My Light
Esme Patterson – What Do You Call A Woman EP
Fox St. – Ain’t Easy [single]
Inner Oceans – 8 Cousins / Everything’s Alright [single]
Instant Empire – Lamplight Lost
Ivory Circle – Isoceles
John Common – The River Is Moving [single]
Kenny Knight – Crossroads
The Knew – Schmew
Medic – If I Could Stay [single]
Motion Trap – Palebluedot
Natalie Walker – Strange Bird
The Navigators – All About the Ride
Racing On the Sun – Self Destruct [single]
The Railsplitters – The Faster It Goes
The Raven and the Writing Desk – Some Get Started EP
Steve Kovalcheck Trio – Stomping Ground
Tim Ostdiek – Temporary Home EP
Wendy Woo Band – Tipping Point

STATION BY STATION

[XX] = number of reported current year (Nov 2013-April 2015) titles

Stations monitored for spins = KAFM, KBUT, KDUR, KGNU, KOTO, KRCC, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KSUT, KUNC, KVNF, OPENAIR 1340, Radio 94.9 Colorado,  The Colorado Sound radio show and The Colorado Sound LIVE365.  Stations with minimum 10 “currents” featured in breakout.

Richie Furay - Hand in HandKAFM (Grand Junction) [13]
1. Richie Furay – Hand In Hand
2. Bill Frisell – Guitar In the Space Age
2. Dana Landry Quartet – Standard Elevation
3. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
3. Slopeside – One Lane Town

chainstationKDUR (Durango) [12]
1. Chain Station – Dancin With the Law
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
1. Leftover Salmon – High Country
2. Montropo – Follow Me
3. Chris Daniels & the Kings – Funky to the Bone

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKGNU (Boulder) [10]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Chris Daniels & the Kings – Funky to the Bone
3. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Totem
4. Taarka – Making Tracks Home
5. Ark Life – The Dream of You and Me

Michael Kirkpatrick - Honey RiderKRFC (Fort Collins) [75]
1. Michael Kirkpatrick – Honey Rider
2. Cary Morin – Tiny Town
3. Trout Steak Revival – Brighter Every Day
4. Taarka – Making Tracks Home
5. Deadwood Saints – 6th Street and Trinity

jeff austin simple truthKUNC (Greeley) [15]
1. Jeff Austin – The Simple Truth
2. Chris Daniels & the Kings – Funky to the Bone
3. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
4. Reed Foehl – Lost In the West
4. Various – SpokesBUZZ Compilation V

Plum - Behind Your ManOPEN AIR 102.3 (Denver) [25]
1. Plum – Behind Your Man [single]
2. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake – Totem
3. Inner Oceans – 8 Cousins / Everything’s Alright [single]
4. John Common – The River Is Moving [single]
5. Land Lines – The Natural World

Natalie Walker - Strange BirdThe Colorado Sound [38]
1. Natalie Walker – Strange Bird
2. Esme Patterson – What Do You Call A Woman EP
2. John Common – The River Is Moving [single]
2. Plum – Behind Your Man [single]
2. The Railsplitters – The Faster It Goes

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The Colorado Sound S9 EP18 May 2015

Short and to the point – here’s this week’s playlist.  Everything else will be in the May 1 News Notes and Spins column … It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with the Denver Music Summit, FOCOMX, and Spokebuzz.  Lots of things shaking.  Stay tuned. In the meantime, In the Whale pretty much never ceases to surprise – check out this week’s new music share and don’t forget to hit up the new Offstage Beyond the Music segment with Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore.

PLAYLIST S9 EP18 MAY 2015

HOUR 1

Joe Walsh “Here We Go” from Barnstorm (1972)
Sugarloaf “Country Dawg” from Spaceship Earth (1971)
(D) In The Whale “Mail” from Full Nelson (2015) Yawpers “Sister Mary” from Spokesbuzz Volume 4 (2014)
The Swayback “Queen’s Dance” from Long Gone Lads (2008)
Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up To the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Lion Drome “Winter” from Curve of the Earth (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Like A Ghost” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Elephant Revival “Birds and Stars” from These Changing Skies (2013)
Rose Quartz “Something to Believe” from Axis of Love (2015)
The Motet “Afro Disco Beat” from Instrumental Dissent (2007)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Every Heart” from Strange Days (2000)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Otis Taylor “Peggy Lee” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Cold Rain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Pandas & People “Still Young” from Pandas & People (2014)
Drew Schofield “Break It Down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
(N) Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystall Ball” from Living Asleep (2014)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “Chasing Light” from The Return (2014)

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