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 2Homecoming (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.

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOk.  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.


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

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run(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. TennisRitual 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 RizeWhen 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 HollingsworthSpeed 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 FoehlLost 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 BirdRooms(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 BandOne More High, One More Low (self) Americana [March 1, 2014]
(D) 20. Drew Schofield150 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 TwinsDe Nada (Sleeping Elephant Music) Americana [June 20, 2013]
(R) 22. Safe Boating is No AccidentBonus Features (Hot Congress Records) Indie/New Alternative [Feb 26, 2014]
(D) 23. Strange AmericansThat Kind of Luster (self) Rock [Aug 23, 2014]  (14) 24. Pandas & PeopleS/T (self) Rock/AAA [July 5, 2014]
(19) 25. Aakash Mittal QuartetOcean(self) Jazz/Instrumental [July 13, 2013]
(R) 25. Jim Stranahan Little BIG BANDMigration to Higher Ground (self) Jazz/Instrumental [June 13, 2014]
(D) 25. Steve Law BandOld Oak Tree (self) Rock [Sept 27, 2014]  (R) 26. Von StomperVon Stomper (self) Rock [April 26, 2014]
(R) 27. ChurchillThe War Within EP (A&M/Octone) Rock/AAA [April 27, 2013]
(R) 27. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Pop/AAA [Aug 1, 2013]
(R) 28. Chimney Choir(compass) (self) Folk [June 1, 2013]
(R) 28. DragondeerDon’t That Feel Good EP (self) Rock [March 14, 2014]
(D) 29. John OatesGood Road to Follow (PS Records) Pop/AAA [March 18, 2014]  (D) 29. MontropoFollow Me (self) Folk/folk-rock [Sept 6, 2014]  (D) 30. The Deadwood Saints6th and Trinity (self) Americana/alt-country-rock [Sept 27, 2014]
(28) 31. Felonious SmithBefore 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 KowAsk (self) Jazz/Instrumental/World [July 19, 2014]  (R) 35. Wendy Woo BandLive (Woo Music) Pop/adult contemporary [June 1, 2013]

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

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


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.

BHTM Black BeehiveKAFM (Grand Junction) [23]
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

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunKBUT (Crested Butte) [10]
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

Tennis_ritual in repeatKDUR (Durango) [12]
1. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
2. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
3. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
4. Euforquestra – Fire
4. The Motet – The Motet

RailsplittersKGNU (Boulder) [18]
1. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
2. Ark Life – The Dream of You
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
3. Musketeer Gripweed – Floods and Fires

euforquestra, fireKOTO (Telluride) [10]
1. Euforquestra – Fire
1. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
1. The String Cheese Incident – Song in My Head
2. Grant Farm – Plowin’ Time
2. The Motet – The Motet

a shoreline drive_sunriseKRCC (Colorado Springs) [10]
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

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKRFC (Fort Collins) [70]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Reed Foehl – Lost In the West
3. Deadwood Saints – 6th Street and Trinity
4. Tennis – Ritual In Repeat
5. Young Ancients – Y/A

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKSUT (Ignacio) [10]
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

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can RunKUNC (Greeley) [12]
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

Hot Rize_When I'm FreeKVNF (Paonia/Grand Valley) [10]
1. Hot Rize – When I’m Free
2. Wendy Woo Band – Live
3. Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)
4. Eurforquestra – Fire

ark lifeOPENAIR 1340 (Denver) [31]
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.

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

1. Ark Life – The Dream of You
1. Reed Foehl – Lost in the West
1. Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
2. Drew Schofield – 150 Million (-1) EP
3. John Oates – Good Road to Follow

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



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The Colorado Sound S8|EP37 2014

Usually I spend my weekends listening to a lot of new releases, as I work on the Monday morning post and sometimes News Notes & Spins for the 1st.  This weekend though, it was not specifically a new release, but one that I’d only tasted since it came out over a year ago now – Nina Storey – Think Twice.  Nina has been a part of the Colorado music scene since her debut in 92.  Since then, she’s had an up and down career – mostly up – getting marginal cred in the media, and losing out in a terrible performance on one those celebrity based real life talent tv shows examples of the downside events.  Her move to Los Angeles has proved beneficial for this Colorado original who continues to move forward, dismissing criticism — in a testament to her longevity and her perseverance, Nina was featured on a Times Square digital billboard this past week – in advance of shows in NYC.  

Truth is, I couldn’t listen enough to Nina’s album.

Video Pick of the Week:  Supergroup:  “…a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or well known in other professions.” (wikipedia).  Young Ancients = supergroup comprised of Colorado Blues Society Award winner (2013, 2012 solo/duo category) Cary Morin + Subdudes founding members John Magnie and Steve Amedée.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with this lineup a few times this past year, and will be doing sound for them October 31 at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont.  Do I need to say you should be there?  

Speaking of where you might want to be.  I’ll be joining SpokesBUZZ for a couple of events on Oct 2, and Oct 5.   Oct 2Homecoming (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 Avogradro’s Number in Fort Collins.



Chris Hillman “Slippin’ Away” from Slippin’ Away (1976)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
(D) The Deadwood Saints “6th Street and Trinity” from 6th Street and Trinity
(N) John Oates “Six Men” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
(N) Montropo “Letter to Mary” from Follow Me (2014)
(D) The Seers “Deaf In June” from Cellophane Eyes (2014)
Glitta Kings “Twice Broken” from Girls in High Heels Shouldn’t Dance On Glass Tables (2014)
SuCh (Su Charles) “P’s and Q’s (Playing Games)” from Trial and Error (2014)
Wendy Woo “Fade to Gray” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(N) Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Raincheck “Oh Brother” from Raincheck (2012)


Gerard “Hello Operator” from Hello Operator (1976)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” from Our Summer Romance (1960)
(D) Steve Law Band “Old Oak Tree” from Old Oak Tree (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2014)
Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family “Land of Fire” from Land of Fire (2010)
Paper Bird “As I Am” from Rooms (2013)
Esme Patterson “Valentine” from Woman To Woman (2014)
Ark Life “What You Want To” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
(D) Hot Rize “Blue Is Fallin’” from When I’m Free (2014)
Tom Gershwin “Sugar” from Sweet Pastimes (2013)

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who got played in sept?

Throughout September The Colorado Sound aired the newest releases from:

Aakash Mittal Quartet
Analog Son
Ark Life
Chemistry Club
Drew Schofield
Esme Patterson
Felonious Smith
Fierce Bad Rabbit
Five Iron Frenzy
Glitta Kings
Gumbo le Funque
Hot Rize
Ivory Circle
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND
John Oates
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene
Leash of Foxes
Paa Kow
Pandas & People
Paper Bird
Reed Foehl
Rob Drabkin
Safe Boating is No Accident
Sofie Reed
Steve Law Band
Strange Americans
The Deadwood Saints
The Fray
The Seers
The String Cheese Incident
Tom Gershwin
Von Stomper
Whiskey Blanket
WhiteWater Ramble
You, Me and Apollo

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The Colorado Sound S8|EP36 + Review/the Burroughs

IMG_20140901_182522_349My outdoor festival season ended this weekend.  This was the 3rd year for Fortober Fest, an end of season downtown street party in Fort Collins, produced by the Downtown Business Association (Colorado Brewers Festival, New West Fest).  Highlights from this year included the Young Ancients, Sofie Reed, Soul School, Romeo Delight (a live tribute to Van Halen), Whiskey Blanket, and the Burroughs from Greeley, among the fourteen bands picked to celebrate bikes, beers, bands and the end to the summer.

It really does take a lot to stop me in my tracks and make me listen… even harder to make me turn around while I’m walking off – busy with some activity or another when I’m working a show.  That’s more or less true for nearly all of us working live music events for a living.   We see and hear a lot of bands and at least for me, most of the time I hear them in the background.

The Burroughs from Greeley

I feel like the guy who walked in at the end of the party, when I say I just discovered Johnny Burroughs.  Nothing online will prepare you for the energy of a Burroughs’ live show.  I had to be convinced to book them sight-unseen, based purely on their reputation with some friends of mine in the scene.  I’ll need no coaxing from here on out – I’m all in, at least so far as the live show goes.

The only weakness I see with the band is there’s no need for two guitarists, both of whom are adequate, but are both doing more or less the same thing, and neither of whom really shined in their role.  The four piece horn section worked extremely well as an ensemble unit.  The husband-wife rhythm section was there – laying down a foundation that never once got in the way of the exceptional arrangements that Johnny danced and sang over.  A trio of backup singers would be nice also.

Johnny Burroughs

It as an Otis Redding song that caused me to stop.  It was the engaging smile, red hair, dance moves, passion and pure soul that held me in place for hits by James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others.  This ain’t no velveeta cheese on wonder bread cover band in a Holiday Inn dressing up and playing for an after work middle age suburban audience.  This was raw, visceral, emotional, ass shakin’, instantaneously crowd pleasing soul.  I will NEVER be surprised should I see panties being tossed at this guy from the audience (they still do that don’t they?). 

Any of us old enough to have seen Michael or Stevie in the late 70s and early 80s would be transported… Add in elements of the likes of Tom Jones or Sammy Davis, Jr in their day and the ghosts are there, lurking in the mannerisms Johnny puts on full display inside his tight space on stage, sandwiched between the horns and guitars… far too little space to contain this new, bright, smiling, happy as hell to be there song and dance entertainer.

PS… the record really does not do the band’s show justice – this is a band meant for the stage, not the studio (at least for now).


Two videos this week… one from the closing band at Fortober Fest, Romeo Delight A Van Halen Tribute, and one from my pal Chris Daniels and his band the Kings with Freddi Gowdy on Rocky Mountain PBS.  Enjoy.



Jill Sobule “Too Cool To Fall in Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
Wendy Woo “Wide Awake and Dreaming” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(N) Strange Americans “Rocks Rolls” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Von Stomper “Mississippi Woman” from Von Stomper (2014)
Johnny Hickman “Another Road” from Hickman-Dalton Gang (2011)
Crucifix “The Dreamer” from Acid Reign (2013)
Fafi aka 3Percent “6 Dayz A Week” from Groove or Die (2009)
The Fray “Hurricane” from Helios (2014)
Churchill “The War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
Felonius Smith “Delivery Man” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Sofie Reed “These Blues” from Red Hen (2014)
Keith Oxman “All Dudes” from Doing All Right (2009)


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” from Greatest Hits (1990)
Poco “A Good Feeling to Know” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from You Could Be My Baby (2014)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) Drew Schofield “150 Million (-1)” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
(N) Reed Foehl “Four Lanes” from Lost in the West (2014)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was A Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Eddie Turner “I’m Tore Down” from The Turner Diaries (2006) Jesse Furay Lynch “I Wish It Would Rain” (2014)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

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Bands from Nine U.S Cities Perform in Colorado at the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming Events // OCT 1 – 5

September 15, 2014 – Fort Collins, CO – Colorado music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ is releasing a compilation of songs from bands participating in its BandSwap 2014 program to celebrate the upcoming Homecoming events taking place in early October in Colorado. BandSwap 2014 partner city events are happening in nine innovative cities across the country from September 11th – September 27th, closing out the third successful year of the program that Hypebot called “an excellent example of creative innovation in the music industry.” The sixteen bands selected for BandSwap 2014 will then return to Denver and Fort Collins in October to celebrate Homecoming with a final round of concerts, networking mixers, and panels.

Reflecting BandSwap’s expansion from a musical touring construct to a civic collaboration connecting diverse cultural and innovative ideas, the 2014 Homecoming performances are hosted by the City of Fort Collins and Create Denver, and will take place at traditional venues such as Hi-Dive, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and Hodi’s Half Note, as well as nontraditional venues such as Fort Collins’ eclectic arts space Downtown Artery, the cutting edge learning center Galvanize in Denver, and the energy research complex The Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins.

Spanning five days and taking place at eight venues across Fort Collins and Denver, the BandSwap 2014 Homecoming events feature performances from the 16 participating BandSwap bands, a handful of additional Colorado bands performing, music video premieres and screenings, educational discussion panels, networking SynchroniCITY mixers, shedding light on each city’s unique characteristics via Cultural Spotlight, presentations on innovative startups via InnovationSwap, and more!

The 2014 Colorado bands are: Stella Luce (Fort Collins), The Yawpers (Denver), Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder), Eldren (Denver), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), Shatterproof (Fort Collins), and Maxwell Hughes (Fort Collins).

The 2014 partner bands are: Lords of the Trident (Madison, Wis.), Jordan Igoe (Charleston, S.C.), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette, La.), k i d s (Athens, Ga.), Phin (Nashville, Tenn.), Amanda Broadway (Nashville, Tenn.), The LoLos (Chico, Calif.), and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland, Ore.).

BandSwap is a musical and cultural alliance among like-minded cities combining the best of grassroots collaboration, cross-promotion, creative connectivity and most of all, the unrivaled experience of live music. For more info about the program, stay tuned to the website and SpokesBUZZ Facebook page for more updates.


WED – OCT. 1
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: The Yawpers (Denver), Eldren (Denver), k i d s (Athens), and Jordan Igoe (Charleston) perform
7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
Doors: 8:30 p.m.
Show: 9:00 p.m.
TIX $10.00 {BUY TIX}

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Maxwell Hughes of the Lumineers (Fort Collins), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), Amanda Broadway (Nashville), and Phin (Nashville) perform. There will be a talk by SpokesBUZZ founder Dani Grant, as well as InnovationSwap pitches and music videos featured throughout the evening, including a music video premiere from Maxwell Hughes. Also featuring a SynchroniCITY Panel on “The Creative Process – Discovering Ideas and Finding Inspiration.”
1062 Delaware St., Denver, CO
Doors: 5:30 p.m., Show: 6:00 p.m., SynchroniCITY Panel: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
All Ages

FRI – OCT. 3
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins) and The Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder) perform with Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette) and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland)
The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut St., Denver, CO
Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m.
TIX $7 ADV / $10 DOS {BUY TIX}

FRI – OCT. 3

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: InnovationSwap featuring performances by Jordan Igoe (Charleston) and Ambassador Wolf (Fort Collins), as well as presentations on innovative startups.
The Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 4:30 p.m., Performances and presentations begin at 5:15 p.m.
All Ages

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: BandSwap performances from k i d s (Athens) and Ginger Whale (Fort Collins)
Downtown Artery: 252 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 7:00 p.m.
All Ages

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Shatterproof (Fort Collins) and Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins) perform with Phin (Nashville) and the LoLos (Chico)
Hodi’s Half Note
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8:00 p.m., Show: 9:00 p.m.
$10 {BUY TIX}
All Ages

SAT – OCT. 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: SynchroniCITY party featuring Industry Panel & Networking “Prototyping – Testing, Iteration, and the Concept of Failure as Success”
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy., Bellvue, CO

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: BandSwap performances from Stella Luce (Fort Collins), Izcalli (Denver), Post Paradise (Fort Collins), and Lords of the Trident (Madison) perform
Hodi’s Halfnote
167 N College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m.

SUN – OCT. 5

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), and Pandas & People (Fort Collins) perform. Includes open jam with Lewi Longmire
Avogrado’s Number
605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO
FREE “Pass The Hat” Donation
All Ages

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The Colorado Sound S8|EP35

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteWhat a weird weekend.  For inexplicable reasons, KUNC ran last week’s episode of the show, and Radio 94.9 ran hour 2 of this week’s show twice.  Weird huh?  It was also the one year anniversary of “The Flood.”  So, apologizes to those expecting to hear cuts they thought they might hear over the weekend.  I’ll attempt to made that up in a future episode.

Speaking of the show … expect some minor adjustments.  I’m taking the interview segment out longer beginning this week.  The next segment of Offstage …Beyond the Music with Eddie Turner will be uploaded on September 22nd.  That will run for two weeks.  After that, my next guest will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay, who I had the incredible pleasure of working with this summer on two shows.  I’m not a star struck kind of goat, but daaaaaaaaaaamn I’m nervous for this one.  Richie’s interviews will run beginning October 6th.

This coming weekend you can find me at Fortober Fest in Fort Collins.  I’m looking forward to this last festival weekend of the season.  It features some incredible friends:  Sofie Reed, the Young Ancients, Soul School, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, Van Halen Tribute Band Romeo Delight, featuring Drug Under/S.I.C.K lead vocalist Romero who I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing and working with the past 14 years now.  Here’s the complete lineup:


• 8:30-10:30 = YOUNG ANCIENTS

• 12:00-1:00 = BLUE CANYON BOYS
• 1:30-2:30 = CHOICE CITY SEVEN
• 3:00-4:30 = WHISKEY BLANKET

• 5:00-6:30 = FUTABA
• 7:00-9:00 = SOUL SCHOOL

• 1:00PM-2:30 = KNOCEAN
• 3:00PM-4:30 = THE BURROUGHS
• 5:00PM-6:30 = SHATTERPROOF



HOUR 1 ** 

did not run on Radio 94.9 Sunday morning

Electric Swingset “Middle Ground” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Psychodelic Zombiez “Desert Flower” from S.A.C. (1996)
(N) Slopeside “Better Off This Way” from One Lane Town (2014)
The Heyday “Had A Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)
(D) Gumbo le Funque “Funky Way” from Funky-Dangerous Party Music, Volume 1 (2014)
Moors & McCumber “Against the Grain” from Against The Grain (2013)
Darryl Purpose “Orange Raincoat” from Next Time Around (2012)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” from Navigator (2013)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Paa Kow “Life Is Good” from Ask (2014)

 HOUR 2 **

Ran 2x on Radio 94.9 Sunday morning, did not run on KUNC Saturday afternoon

The Simpletones “Rain Inside” from Squiggly (1996)
The Christines “In Your Space” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
(N) Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “In and Out of Mind” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(N) Ark Life “You’re With Me” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Mr. Pain” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
Otis Taylor “Naggin’ Woman Blues” from When Negroes Walked the Earth (1997)
Eddie Turner “Booty Bumpin’” from Miracles And Demons (2010)
(D) Reed Foehl “The Kill” from Lost in the West (2014)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Jeeju’s Jeeju” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

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River’s Eddy Blues – A Painful Memory Exposed

It’s a cold, wet, miserable day today, but nowhere near as bad as it was a year ago today as my wife and I sat and cried, feeling more helpless than we ever have as our friends and family in Lyons suffered one of the greatest losses any of us could imagine.  This was the place, after all, where we got married (Oct 25, 2009 @ Oskar Blues).

We feared for our friends.  Fortunately, all escaped with only the loss of property – all safe – all secure in the love of the community of musicians we call family.  Enion Pelta-Tiller expresses it perfectly when she sings “…feelin’ sick down to my toes, worryin’ ’bout the ones I love.”

I would normally have waited until Monday’s blog post to share this video with you, but with the weather being as it is today, and the pain still holdin’ on, today is the best day to share this new song from the upcoming Taarka album due out in November.  It is, indeed, a day to remember.

We love you guys,
Mr & Mrs Goat

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