Four Corners Public Radio, a component of KSUT Public Radio, located in Ignacio, CO (Durango area), seeks a Program and Operations Director who will manage the overall quality and delivery of station programs. Four Corners Public Radio is an award winning Triple A and Americana music station and an affiliate of National Public Radio. Program and Operations duties include programming oversight, traffic log management, automation management and regular air shifts. Candidates should have a strong broadcasting background, experience with radio automation, advanced computer and social media skills and a passion for public radio. A full job description can be found online at ksut.org. KSUT Public Radio is a Native American preference employer. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by5pm, Nov. 3, 2014 or mail to KSUT, P.O. Box 737, Ignacio, CO.
I don’t often post pics from friends’ FaceBook posts, but this is one time I couldn’t resist. Congrats to Sami Jo Lien and Bradley Weaver who went and got themselves legally married this weekend …and as usual for such celebrities, they managed to avoid the press by keeping it all a secret outside of family and close friends. Bradley is 1/5 of Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, and Sami Jo is Senior Publicist at JKSCommunications according to her FB page.
In the meantime, Mrs Goat and I celebrated our anniversary (on the same day you guys?? Really?? Does this mean a joint anniversary party next year?) Congrats you two from Mr & Mrs Goat.
Local blues guitarist/vocalist James Speiser recently had a bike accident that required his elbow be replaced and a plate inserted into his wrist. James is a full time working musician. Like many in our scene he doesn’t have sufficient insurance to cover a situation like this. In a FB post from James this weekend he says, “With $92,000 in hospital bills and out of work, I have to thank MusiCares for helping me with some expenses and my surgeons cost. I have to thank David Booker and the Colorado Blues Society for hosting a benefit to help me. Denver has an amazing blues and music community and we really help each other out. I am very grateful.”
“The MusiCares Foundation, Inc., was established in 1989 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation’s programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.” – wikipedia
On Oct 21, 2013, Musicare announced the establishment of the MusiCares Colorado Relief Fund in an effort to provide support to members of the music community affected by the September floods in Colorado. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacements; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more. (http://www.grammy.org/news/musicares-establishes-colorado-flood-relief-fund)
Not to be outdone or overlooked, the Colorado Blues Society is a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to “increase awareness of and appreciation for the Blues as an indigenous American Art form (and the wellspring from which all contemporary popular American music originated).” Although their primary function is education, the organization is also very active in relief efforts for local causes, and has been known to help out as they can when local blues artists are in need.
The Colorado Blues Society is hosting a benefit for James at Herman’s Hideaway on Nov 22. At the present time, it looks like the lineup will include Steve Crenshaw, David Booker, Delta Sonics, Chris Cheslin, Armando Lopez and maybe John Long, and will include special guest appearances by Pattie Melt and others. There may also be a silent instrument auction.
Speaking of blues, this weekend marks the closure of one of Colorado’s most loved, respected, and venerated blues establishments – Blues & Greens at The Boulder Outlook Hotel. Mrs Goat, Goat-boy, and I stopped by to say hi to old friends celebrating the end of an era. Here’s a snapshot of the day …
This is the week I pull spins data from around the state for the next NEWS NOTES & SPINS column due out NOV 1. It’s also the week I cut and edit the next Offstage …Beyond the Music, with November’s featured artist, Reed Foehl. Thanks to Richie Furay for being October’s featured artist. What a thrill.
It’s a very busy week in the goat den. This is also the final month for submissions for BEST OF consideration for 2014. Any new releases from October on are considered 2015 releases.
I have two underwriting/advertising opportunities available for The Colorado Sound, and its various properties. For more information, contact me directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Pick of the Week
PLAYLIST S8|EP41 2014
(D) debuted lp, ep, or single
(N) new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Acoustic Junction “Where Is She Now” from Surrounded by Change (1993)
The Simpletones “Tattooed Angels” from Squiggly (1996)
The Seers “Deaf In June” from Cellophane Eyes (2014)
Lion Drome “Winter” from Curve of the Earth (2014)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Esther Sparks & the Whiskey Remedy “Forgive Me” from Love Songs (2014)
The Lumineers “Ho Hey” from The Lumineers (2012)
Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
Jami Lunde “Some Place Tonight” from Big Black Birds (2011)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Beliefs” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Monroe Monroe “Engines Will Come” from Engines Will Come (2011)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)
Zephyr “Mad Dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Hot Rize “Blue Is Fallin’” from When I’m Free (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Euforquestra “Take Me Dancing” from Fire (2014)
Pandas & People “Still Young” from Pandas & People (2014)
FaceMan “Tackle Me Down” from Talk Talk Talk (2013)
Poco “A Good Feeling to Know” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Richie Furay “Hand In Hand” from Hand In Hand (2014)
(N) Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Analog Son “The Game” from Analog Son (2014)
This has been a very interesting week. News broke this week that Fort Collins Downtown Business Association executive director Michael Short will be stepping down at the end of the year. While it’s not directly tied to music, this is an important development as thirteen year DBA vet, and assistant director Peggy Lyle, who handled virtually ALL music related activities, resigned in August over apparent managment differences.
The DBA, in conjunction with funding from the Bohemian Foundation, produces several music related events a year in Fort Collins, including Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, the Colorado Brewers Festival, Fortober Fest, and the Friday Night Old Town Concert Series. The question that tops the charts is, what will become of these events if the board of the DBA decides to move the organization away from events and more towards promoting and marketing its downtown business constituency by other means? Obviously only time will tell … but in the meantime another shakeup poses more interesting questions.
Bohemian Foundation Musician Liaison Director Liz Barnez has left her gig there to pursue some personal goals. In an email to me this week Liz writes, “Going to record some stuff with my percussionist Bryon in early November for duo demo… but play trio with Eric, or band add Marty. Going to finish my record with my producer in LA first part of the year. I am going to be touring again with Catie Curtis… so, hoping to be busy with that, and getting Mudhead Music back up and running. I do virtual tour management for bands artists. All advance including, flights, accommodations, tech advance, hospitality, etc. Then create a hard copy or digital book for the tour. It’s like having a tour manager only a lot cheaper. I did this for the subdudes for many years and some Nashville artists. Gonna open it up and try to get a few clients if you hear of a need. Website for Liz Barnez and Mudhead Music to go up in the next month.”
If you are in need, please contact Liz via Facebook.
More directly related to our local music scene was a conversation I was engaged in with a major Denver entertainment (not music) franchise. You can read that story here.
Check out the NEWS AND NOTES excerpt from this week’s show below.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
I got an email this past week from Reed Foehl’s PR person asking me if I’d spotlight Reed’s newest video this week. I had included it as part of the SEPTEMBER videos of the month, so it seemed unlikely that I’d bring it out again. However, during the course of our email exchange, I thought to ask if Reed would care to be my November guest on OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC. Reed’s legacy goes back to the late 80s when he was a founding member of ACOUSTIC JUNCTION – a band that achieved considerable success in Colorado in the 90s, and eventually was signed to both Mercury and Capricorn Records. Since the new millennium he’s been busy on a solo career, producing five albums including the new one, “Lost in the West.” Here’s a taste…
OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC
Check out the final installment of OSBTM with October’s featured guest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and soon to be Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay. If you’d like to download this segment, please do so by going to KUNC or Radio 94.9. Otherwise, feel free to stream it here.
NEWS & NOTES SEGMENT FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW
(D) = debut of new lp, ep, or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
The Samples “The Birds of Paradise” from Here and Somewhere Else (1998)
Acoustic Junction “Penny For Your Thoughts” from Love It For What It Is (1993)
(N) Quemando “Revolution” from Paradise (2014)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Stella Luce “Rain” from Caldera (2014) The Lovely & Talented “Death of The Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Cranston” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
Fox Street Allstars “Back to Memphis” from Welcome to the Mighty Pleasin’ (2011)
The Outfit “Station Wagon Apocalypse” from Station Wagon Apocalypse (2014)
Gipsy Moon “Flyin’ (feat. Enion Pelta-Tiller)” from Eventide (2013)
(D) Matt Skellenger “New Radio” from New Radio (2014)
John Denver “Back Home Again” from Essential John Denver (2007)
Judy Collins “Someday Soon” from Who Knows Where The Time Goes (1988)
(D) Andy Palmer “Storm’s Not Coming” from Storm’s Not Coming (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Walking On Air” from My Moby Dick (2013)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Ordinary” from Speed of Life (2014) String Cheese Incident “So Far From Home” from Song In My Head (2014)
Souther Hillman Furay Band “Fallin In Love” from The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (1974)
Poco “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(N) Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Adam Bodine Trio “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from Adam Bodine Trio Plays Nirvana (2013)
I’ve really struggled with this post. Afterall, I’m in the business of putting musicians on stage and on the air. I talk to people who write checks to musicians. Sometimes I’m surprised, but not often. Generally I’m talking to people who “get it.” There are usually differences in how much one entity is willing to pay, based on things like budgets that are determined higher up in the organization, or even perceived value, both of which are common. But generally speaking, most buyers I deal with get it. Not this week, however. So, a caveat emptor admonition is in order – both for those who actually pay for talent, and for talent themselves.
Without naming names to keep from burning bridges and to keep the possibility of future communication open, I had the incredible pleasure of discussing a six to nine show concert series with a major Denver entertainment (not music) franchise this week. Both the initial phone conversation and the subsequent personal meeting were positive and the only thing lying in the path to making the deal happen was a budget meeting.
The layout was this: 90 minute show – one set – no opener – production provided. Expected walk-by “audience” 3000, ages 1yr old to 90. Family event. Big / no – huge money organization. Added value includes in house promotion and visual exposure to several THOUSANDS of on the ground “attendees.” As in the kind of promotion that is usually far outside the value that 99+% of local bands could afford even if they wanted to. So, deep pocket organization, with some big upside to any band that gets a slot.
The initial numbers were reasonable – enough budget to put on a show similar to what you’d find on any Thursday or Friday night Old Town Square show in Fort Collins that I’m involved with. Let’s say the initial number was fair and reasonable, based on my professional experiences. Then the budget meeting happened. That’s when the surprise factor kicked in and I began the struggle to get here today.
It looked like this: “It was nice meeting you yesterday and discussing possible options for the [proposed] Concert Series. At this point in time, we feel as though we will not be able to move forward with working with you because of our budgetary restraints. We are looking to book bands that will either play free with our added value perks or up to [$X00.00] to help with costs…”
To be clear, [$X00.00] is a reasonable amount in this case. I’ve got no problem there. Playing for “free with our added value perks” is not reasonable – EVER. There is absolutely no reason to believe that the added value “perks” will benefit any of the bands that play this series, financially, or in future performance opportunities, or in sustained direct fans who will continue to contribute to the bands’ revenue streams.
Yes, a solid band with a good variety of merch can potentially sell several hundred dollars worth of cds and other items. But certainly not enough in my professional opinion to clear PROFIT equal to or greater than the [$X00.00] “final offer” at the table.
Here was my response: “Here’s something to take back to management. Musicians are a professional class today. If none of the [organization's] staff works for “exposure” why should a musician? No answer required.”
There are a myriad of opportunities for people to perform for free. Open stage events, charity events, block parties etc … are all great ways for building skill, and having fun making music. I encourage any and all who wish to make music to do so – however and whenever they can. There is no greater joy to me than seeing people having fun making music here in Colorado.
There is a stage, however, where professionalism takes place. A stage on which money enters the picture. How much money is determined by the buyer and seller, and either may walk away if the deal doesn’t feel right. But on the professional stage, that money value should NEVER be “FREE with our added value perks.”
It’s really hard to write and watch the Broncos … lol. Okay. They won. So, we lost a station. Seems KFVR, The Fever, in Pueblo is gone. That’s it …they just disappeared. Time to lobby Colorado Springs to get the show on in SoCO. Would love it if KRCC picked up the show. Congrats to my friend, Greta Cornett, who passed a few dozen worthy candidates to become the new marketing director at the Fox and Boulder theaters. For those who don’t know Greta – she was the founder of the Fort Collins Musician Association (FOCOMA), the talent buyer at Road34 for a few years, and a member of three of NoCO’s top bands over the past decade, Mama Lenny & the Remedy, the 3 Twins Broadband, and 12 Cents for Marvin. She most recently married Dayton Hicks, the bassist for the fabulous Fierce Bad Rabbit.
A few new music shares this week from Strange Americans, Lion Drome, and Paa Kow. If you’re a fan of the Epilogues, the Lion Drome cut features Chris Heckman on vocals. Lion Drome is former thrash/shed guitarist Mike Lopez from Loveland, produced by legendary NoCO guitarist and record producer Dave Beegle… turning up the 90s alt-rock/U2 vibe.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
No new videos came to my attention the past couple of weeks, so I tweaked The Colorado Sound TV. Check out the playlist … hope you’ll view a few videos.
PLAYLIST S8|EP39 2014
Leftover Salmon “Lines Around Your Eyes” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Limon” from Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(N) Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014) Grant Sabin “Letter To An Old Mirror” from Anthromusicology (2013)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Beautiful People” from Speed of Life (2014)
(N) Nina Storey “Strangely Optimistic” from Think Twice (2013)
SHEL “Freckles” from SHEL (2012)
(N) Lion Drome “The Nite Is On (feat. Chris Heckman)” from Curve of the Earth (2014) Leash of Foxes “It Sounds Like This” from It Sounds Like This (2014)
Railbenders “Drive Away” from Like A Wheel (2009)
Bonnie and The Clydes “Song for You” from Music For People (2014)
Analog Son “The Game” from Analog Son (2014)
Dan Fogelberg “Full Circle” from Full Circle (2003)
Firefall “Winds of Change” from Elan (1978)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Quemando “City Nights” from Paradise (2014)
(N) Paa Kow “Fakye Me” from Ask (2014) Richie Furay “I Still Have Dreams” from I Still Have Dreams (1979)
Poco “C’Mon” from Deliverin’ (1971)
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Summer Girls” from Round and Round (2013)
Peter Sommer “Looks Like This” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)
I sometimes have to just sit and laugh at how busy I am nowadays trying to keep up with all the music and musicians that exist here in Colorado. I’m sure I’ll be bemoaning life here coming up in December, which is traditionally my slowest month of the year, but for now let’s just say I’m living on the wings of the dream I had 14 years ago now when my wife encouraged me to engage in my passion for local music, and the musicians who bring it to us.
Not all hits come easily, nor when the single, ep, or lp are initially released to the public. Sometimes it just takes a while … example from the past = Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” released initially on their 1973 debut, but that didn’t become a huge national hit until 1976. I bring this up, because I spent last weekend absorbed in Nina Storey’s newest album “Think Twice,” that I “debuted” a new cut from on this week’s show. It’s an exquisite album, from a Colorado native, who has had to move geographically in order to advance her career. Maybe with a little help from her friends here in Colorado we can “break” a hit single from the album… do check it out.
I got very good news this week that the show is doing very well in the 2PM time slot on KUNC FM .. heard on 20 FM frequencies statewide, including along the Northern Front Range at 91.5FM, the Denver/Golden area at 91.7FM, and in Boulder at 102.7FM.
There are only 2 places you can download our podcast series Offstage …Beyond the Music – at KUNC FM and at iHeartMedia’s Radio 94.9 Colorado, heard only in NoCO and online every Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM. Thanks to those stations and their respective teams for hosting the podcast on their sites. You’re more than welcome to stream the podcast here, but if you want to take it on the go, I ask that you please visit the station websites to download it.
Thanks also to my friends who provide funding for the show: Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and SpokesBUZZ. Pls visit their websites to see why I’m so thrilled to have them on board.
A final note before we get to the music … if you’re involved with music in Colorado and you have new music to share, or a new video, pls get in touch with me so I know about it. Sometimes I just can’t find it all on my own ;)
No VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK this week .. instead, as I’ll now do every other week, here’s the most recent OSBTM episode. Enjoy.
OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC EP4|PT1 with Richie Furay
PLAYLIST S8|EP38 2014
(D) = debut of LP, EP, or single
(N) = debut of track from already debuted LP or EP
Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
Joe Walsh “Turn to Stone” from Barnstorm (1972)
(D) Claymore Disco “Light Ahead of Me” from Light Ahead of Me (2014) (D) The Burroughs “Anna” from the burroughs (2014) String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014)
Kate LeRoux “Doing It All For Love” from Phoenix (2014)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Up On The Hill Where We Do the Boogie” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Steep Grade, Sharp Curves” from The Show (2009)
Flobots “The Circle In the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Brad Goode “Tight Like This” from Tight Like This (2010)
Tommy Bolin “Wild Dogs” from Teaser (1975)
Lothar & the Hand People “Machines” from Presenting… (1968)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth “Happening Now” from Speed of Life (2014) Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
The Samples “After the Rain” from Underwater People (1992)
Buffalo Springfield “Kind Woman” from Last Time Around (1968)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
(D) Born to Wander “I Can’t Help It” from Born to Wander (2014)
Ron Miles “Say It Loud” from Westword ’96 Music Awards Showcase (1996)
The Colorado Sound is supported by SpokesBUZZ, presenting BandSWAP Homecoming 2014, by The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, presenting Raven & the Writing Desk with Savage Cabbage and the Covz on Oct 10, and by Colorado Case Company makers of insulated soft cases, gig bags, case covers and rigid cases for most instruments, including hard to fit instruments. Pls visit my friends’ sites. They keep this thing going. Much appreciated. Oct 2= Homecoming (Denver): Winchester Holiday | Phin | Maxwell Hughes | Amanda Broadway.
Oct 5 = Homecoming (Fort Collins): The Deadwood Saints | Pandas & People | Bonsoir, Catin | Lewi Longmire and the Left Coast Roasters. The Denver show is free and all ages. The Fort Collins show is free. Don’t know if it’s all ages. I have to assume so, as it’s at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.
Ok. I get it. Everyone needed a break. Or, everyone got really busy in September … more shows, less time spent online or listening to the radio … more vacations, etc. Truth is, all metrics were down a skosh this past month. July and August were bombastic. September? Yeah, not so much really. The blog did better than last year, but not as good as July and August… The Colorado Sound Live365 continues its downward trend that began four months ago. Listed below are the TOP 5 songs heard this past month.
Total plays statewide were down a bit this past month also. I’ve never seen so many stations with only 10-12 entries for the month. We also typically tend to see 50-55, maybe 56% of all titles played. This month rocked down to 46% of 270 tracked releases. I’ve also changed the reporting rules up a bit: because of the necessity of stations to publish their playlists online, which nearly all stations do, I only monitor those stations that publish their playlists online.
Today’s recording artists, and those who own the recording, only get paid royalties by way of stations that stream online and pay a performance royalty via SoundExchange for the right to do so. They do not receive royalties from the performance of their recording via terrestrial airplay. Only the songwriter and the song publisher receive royalties from terrestrial radio broadcasts/performances. Stations that air online are required to publish a playlist of their songs and to report those cuts to SoundExchange, on a regular basis. INFO
Stations that do not comply with that regulation are in effect cheating those who own the recordings they air, and the musicians on those recordings. In a day when physical content and digital sales continue to trend downward, streaming by any means is fast becoming the way by which recording artists will earn revenue from recordings in the not too distant future — it’s already begun. Like the lost 8-tracks of lore, owning even an mp3 will seem quaint one day.
There are a number of stations doing membership/fund drives from the 1st thru the 15th or so. Please make sure you reach out to the stations that air this program and support those you listen to. And make sure you msg them and request your favorite Colorado releases. The only way we’ll get more played is if you insist on it. Support local community radio – and thank them for supporting Colorado artists.
Tons of new releases seemed to flood stations in late August. I cannot recall the last time we saw so many (D) debuts in the top 40. Included in the TOP 40 this month, a new release from Kyle Hollingsworth that’s worth a listen to, along with Tennis who cracked the TOP 3 out of the box … check out all the new debuts with whatever Soundcloud or Bandcamp embeds I could find.
VIDEO PICKS FOR SEPT
SHEL makes our video picks of the month for a new single that is a whole lot poppier than just about anything they’ve done in the past. This time, instead of a video created BY the band to showcase a new song, this is a video shot at a street concert somewhere… cool song girls. Other videos featured this month from Strange Americans, Ark Life, Tennis, Reed Foehl, Taarka, Young Ancients, and My Body Sings Electric.
TOP 40 Spins September 2014
- 270 titles tracked
- 125 (46%) titles reported as played at least once in the reporting period
- Stations/shows surveyed: 15
- (CC) = Colorado Connection
- (D) = album/ep/single debut on chart
- (R) = re-enter
- [date] = Date added to reporting list
(3) 1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Mod y Vi Records) Folk [Sept 1, 2013]
(4) 2. Ark Life- The Dream of You & Me (Greater Than Collective) Rock/AAA [June 28, 2014]
(D) 3. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat (Communion Records) Indie/New Alternative [Aug 14, 2014] (2) 4. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head (SCI Fidelity) Rock/AAA [April 12, 2014]
(D) 5. Hot Rize – When I’m Free (Thirty Tigers) Bluegrass [Sept 6, 2014]
(6) 6. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey (self) Indie/alternative [April 26, 2014] 7
(D) 7. A Shoreline Dream – The Silent Sunrise (self) Rock/alternative [Sept 6, 2014] (D) 8. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life (SCI Fidelity) Rock [Sept 6, 2014] (1) 9. Elephant Revival- These Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug 1, 2013]
(7) 10. Euforquestra – Fire (self) Rock/funk [Feb 22, 2014]
(D) 11. Reed Foehl – Lost in the West (NeverFoehl Records) Folk/singer-songwriter [Sept 13, 2014]
(9) 12. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [June 22, 2013]
(13) 13. The Motet- The Motet (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Jan 4, 2014]
(29) 14. Paper Bird – Rooms(self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 16, 2013]
(6) 15. Big Head Todd & the Monsters –Black Beehive (Shout! Factory) Rock/AAA [Jan 25, 2014]
(26) 17. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters (self) Americana/bluegrass [Oct 1, 2013]
(38) 18. Esme Patterson – Woman to Woman (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [April 5, 2014]
(D) 19. J. Miller Band – One More High, One More Low (self) Americana [March 1, 2014]
(D) 20. Drew Schofield – 150 Million (-1) EP (self) Pop/rock [Sept 6, 2014]
(20) 21. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore-Love Runner (Remington Road Records) Folk [Dec 21, 2013]
(R) 22. 3 Twins – De Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 20, 2013]
(R) 22. Safe Boating is No Accident – Bonus Features (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 26, 2014]
(D) 23. Strange Americans – That Kind of Luster (self) Rock [Aug 23, 2014] (14) 24. Pandas & People – S/T (self) Rock/AAA [July 5, 2014]
(19) 25. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Ocean(self) Jazz/Instrumental [July 13, 2013]
(R) 25. Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND – Migration to Higher Ground (self) Jazz/Instrumental [June 13, 2014]
(D) 25. Steve Law Band – Old Oak Tree (self) Rock [Sept 27, 2014] (R) 26. Von Stomper – Von Stomper (self) Rock [April 26, 2014]
(R) 27. Churchill – The War Within EP (A&M/Octone) Rock/AAA [April 27, 2013]
(R) 27. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP (self) Pop/AAA [Aug 1, 2013]
(R) 28. Chimney Choir – (compass) (self) Folk [June 1, 2013]
(R) 28. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP (self) Rock [March 14, 2014]
(D) 29. John Oates – Good Road to Follow (PS Records) Pop/AAA [March 18, 2014] (D) 29. Montropo – Follow Me (self) Folk/folk-rock [Sept 6, 2014] (D) 30. The Deadwood Saints – 6th and Trinity (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Sept 27, 2014]
(28) 31. Felonious Smith – Before the Rooster Crows (self) Blues [Aug 2, 2014]
(25) 32. Young Ancients – Y/A (self) Americana [Feb 22, 2014]
(39) 33. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time (self) Rock/country-rock [May 10, 2014]
(D) 34. Paa Kow – Ask (self) Jazz/Instrumental/World [July 19, 2014] (R) 35. Wendy Woo Band – Live (Woo Music) Pop/adult contemporary [June 1, 2013]
FELL OUT OF TOP 40 / SEPTEMBER
8. Calder’s Revolvers – Sunday Morning
10. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Living Asleep
11. John Oates – Pushing A Rock Uphill
12. The Patti Fiasco – Small TownLights
15. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
16. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
17. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
18. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
21. SuCH – Trial and Error
22. Joe Johnson – New West Sound
23. My Body Sings Electric – Pt I The Night Ends
24. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
27. Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls
28. AdrienneO – Lines EP
30. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
31. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Time (You’re Doing Fine)
32. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
34. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
35. Drag The River – Drag the River
36. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
37. Finnders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
ADDED TO TRACKING / SEPTEMBER
A Shoreline Dream – The Silent Sunrise
Drew Schofield – 150 Million (-1) EP
Hot Rize – When I’m Free
Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
Montropo – Follow Me
Gumbo le Funque – Funky Way
John Oates – Good Road to Follow
Reed Foehl – Lost in the West
Matt Mahern – Test of Time In the City
Teresa Storch – Come Clean
Steve Law Band – Old Oak Tree
The Deadwood Saints – 6th and Trinity
The Seers – Deaf in June
STATION BY STATION
A few months ago I began listing only those stations that tracked ten or more Colorado LP/EP or single titles per month. I’ve added one more condition; the spins must be verifiable. Stations that do not list a playlist are techically in violation of federal rules put in place so that those who own and those who perform on a recording can claim any royalities due from said performance. [XX] = number of reported current year (2013-2014) titles
Stations monitored for spins = KAFM, KBUT, KDUR, KGNU, KOTO, KRCC, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KSUT, KUNC, KVNF, OPENAIR 1340, The Colorado Sound radio show and Radio94.9 Colorado.
KAFM (Grand Junction) 
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
2. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
3. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
4. Reed Foehl – Lost In the West
KBUT (Crested Butte) 
1. Nathaniel Ratefliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
3. Chimney Choir – (compass)
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
3. Paa Kow – Ask
KRCC (Colorado Springs) 
1. A Shoreline Dream – The Silent Sunrise
2. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
3. Euforquestra – Fire
3. J. Miller Band – One More High, One More Low
KSUT (Ignacio) 
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
2. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
3. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
3. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
KUNC (Greeley) 
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – Falling Faster Than You Can Run
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. 3 Twins – De Nada
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
OPENAIR 1340 (Denver) 
1. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
2. You, Me and Apollo – Sweet Honey
3. Blake Brown & American Dust Choir – “3”
4. Dragondeer – Don’t That Feel Good EP
RADIO 94.9 COLORADO (Loveland/Fort Collins/Greeley)
I don’t have a reliable way of counting spins from Radio 94.9 Colorado, the only commercial station in CO dedicated to airing one Colorado track per hour. Their system doesn’t allow for the kind of tracking I require for charting. However, here is what they added in September.
TRACKS ADDED SEPTEMBER
AdrienneO – Take It In
Ark Life – Let Your Heart Break
Calder’s Revolvers – I Gotta Know
Drew Schofield – Breakdown
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Crystal Ball
John Oates (w/Ryan Tedder) – Stone Cold Love
Katie Herzig – Drug
Mosey West – Hurricane Eyes
Reed Foehl – The Killing
SHEL – You Could Be My Baby
Strange Americans – Dirty Shakes
Tennis – Never Work for Free
The Wild After – Meant for You
Whiskey Blanket – Blatto Nox
You Me & Apollo – Ghosts
THE COLORADO SOUND LIVE365 
This is the first time I’ve posted the monthly TOP 5 tracks, as heard on The Colorado Sound LIVE365. The spins are totally arbitrary. It’s all pretty mysterious to me actually. All I can do is sit back and watch what you all listened to each month. I just fill the playlist.
1. Ryan D White – Love Story
1. The Railbenders – Drop Me Off at the Honky Tonk
1. Covenhoven – A Love Sincere
1. The Congress – Loretta
2. Knocean – Against the Wall