Season 10 | EP04 FEB 1 2016

Here over the next couple of weeks, you’ll notice some changes to The Colorado Sound.

As of today, The Colorado Sound Live365 no longer exists.  Apparently one of the dominant reasons may have been due to an increase in royalty rates established late in 2015 by the Copyright Royalty Board, which sets streaming rates for Internet broadcasters.

According to a report in Forbes over the weekend, “Late in 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board handed down its decision about what internet radio services will need to pay per stream, and it apparently hurt Live365 so much that it can no longer afford for the rights to play music.”

Other changes include a new name, a new URL, and new imaging and branding along with news about upcoming 10th Anniversary events.  …. AND .. I received an email from a brand new LPFM (low power FM) station going live in Denver this summer that they’d like to talk to me about airing the show.  #fingerscrossed

As much as I’m the voice and face of this show, it is my wife Pattie who is the real driving force – the quiet heart of the show, and the band.  As I write this morning, my wife lies in the bedroom, only days away from transitioning.

I know in advance I’m forgiven if I don’t publish this week … and I’ll be forgiven for the personal appearances I may not be able to make in the near future.   Depending on how things develop over the next couple of days, I may not be producing a show this week or next.

That all said, I hope you’ll join me for a couple of incredible events planned for the next week or so.  My attendance or not, withstanding.

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COLORADO MUSIC SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

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Friday, February 5 AN EVENING WITH RICHIE FURAY  A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

My girl!

My girl!

Wednesday February 10 2016 – A CONCERT FOR THE KRESGES featuring The Subdudes, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Danny Shafer and Chris K … includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction!

This is an absolute RSVP event. It is a catered event with hors d’oeuvres, dessert and and drinks included in the ticket price and the promoter needs to be able to tell her caterer how many people to plan for … pls contact the event organizer, Megan Andrea Flotten for information about the silent auction and for any questions or concerns you might have.   TICKETS

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

Feb 2-5

  • Samuel Lee
  • CITRA
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • online at KUNC.org

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PLAYLIST S10|EP04

HOUR 1

The Winebottles “Boston Song” from More Than Mountains (2000)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
The Czars “What I Can Do for You” from Before …But Longer (2000)
Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
SuCH (Su Charles) “Heaven” from Trial and Error (2014)
Sherri Jackson “Tell Me” from Catalyst (2000)
The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016)
Jeff Brinkman Strange” from Strange (2012) …. NEWS broke late last week that Jeff and his wife have now moved to the Santa Barbara area of California, where Jeff has build a credible fanbase.  Good luck to Jeff in his future musical endeavors – — here’s Strange … 
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

India.Arie “Ready for Love” from Acoustic Soul (2001)
(N) David Starr “Afraid” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Jeff Finlin “is this love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Subdudes “Social Aid and Pleasure Club” from Behind the Levee (2006)
Maxwell Mud “Blues for Breakfast” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
Lannie Garrett “You Belong to Me” from Just for a Thrill (2004)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016) 
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

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Season 10 | EP03 JAN 25 2016

 The Broncos are going to the Super Bowl!  Yeah, I can’t help it.  Second to my love of music in Colorado I love Broncos football.  And yes, <sheepish grin>, I fell asleep for 10 mins during the 4th quarter and my daughter-in-law took a picture of that and posted it.  LOL.

I’m very excited for some of the events and opportunities focused on music and musicians and music industry support coming up here over the next several months regionally.

One of the biggest events, if not THE biggest event, of the year that’s focused on locally produced music is FoCoMX, held annually in April in Fort Collins.  The date for this year’s event – the 8th Annual – is April 22-23.

The unofficial kick off to the spring-fall festival season, FoCoMX features over 200 acts, spread across the city of Fort Collins.  The focus is on bands from Fort Collins / Loveland / Greeley, but over the past few years has expanded to include other regional acts.  Bands have until Feb 1 to get in an application, here.

Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …

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THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS RICHIE FURAY  A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

My girl!

My girl!

Wednesday February 10 2016 – A Special Night for the Kresges with appearances by Chris K, Danny Shafer, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Erica Brown (Afrosippi Band), “MJ” Merrian Johnson (Afrosippi Band) and The SubdudesTommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedee and Tim Cook.  I cannot begin to express how humbled and honored I am that my friends are doing this for my family.  TICKETS

RDP_1330 BWFriday February 12 4:30-6:30pm – GOATZ! Chris K, Chris Jackowski and Richard Hartrick at Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel.  No Cover.  Our first public performance without Miss Pattie.  We’ll be playing songs by Merle Haggard, Rodney Crowell, John Fogerty, Dave Alvin, Steve Goodman and originals by Chris & Pattie.

February 19 – 21, 2016, Breckenridge Creative Arts, orBreckCreate, and SpokesBUZZ will launch the Colorado Music Convergence, a weekend gathering and showcase for independent artists, bands and industry professionals from around the state.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Required: enthusiasm and effectiveness * strong leadership skills and likability * compelling communication skills, public speaking experience * organizational skills * desire to move beyond ideas into execution * ability to develop and manage annual budget.

Preferred: background in the music industry * nonprofit experience with fundraising focus * Quickbooks/accounting experience * business marketing experience * entrepreneurial focus

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ofc/5393776197.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/med/5393776203.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bus/5393776208.html

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S10|EP03 

HOUR 1

Corey Harris “Basehead” from Greens From the Garden (1999)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Stephen Stills “Down the Road” from Down The Road (1972)
Poco “Calico Lady” from Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
Firefall “it Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
Ivory Circle “Walk With Me” from Equilateral (2014)
Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Slow Caves “Rover” from SpokesBUZZ Band Together Volume VI (2015)
Red Fox Run “Love Isn’t Love” from Red Fox Run (2015)
The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)

HOUR 2

Tinkers Punishment “June Cleaver” from If This Can’t Last Forever (2000)
Shovels & Rope “Birmingham” from O’ Be Joyful (2012)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Dressy Bessy “Lady Liberty” from Kingsized (2016)


Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
Joel Ansett “Kingdom Come” from The Nature of Us (2016)
The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from Spokesbuzz Volume 6 Band Together (2016)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Fortune Teller” from Live at Red Rocks 2015 (2015)


(D) The Epilogues “Loser Denial” from Loser Denial (2016) 
(D) Blue Canyon Boys “Time” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Tom Gershwin “Stompin’ at the Savoy” from Sweet Pastimes (2013)

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Season 10 | EP02 JAN 18 2016

The Broncos won!

It’s my birthday.  Daughter and grand daughter in town from Jersey.  Wife not doing well.  I think I’ll take the day off.  But before I shut down the Goat Den for the day I’ve got this week’s playlist, new music shares from Soundrabbit, Rob Drabkin and Masontown – and the video pick of the week, which features Megan Burtt from her appearance last year with the Colorado Symphony.  Enjoy.

Oh, quick tease — How is Shovels & Rope connected to Colorado?  You’ll have to listen to KUNC this week to find out.

THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS RICHIE FURAY
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A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Required: enthusiasm and effectiveness * strong leadership skills and likability * compelling communication skills, public speaking experience * organizational skills * desire to move beyond ideas into execution * ability to develop and manage annual budget.

Preferred: background in the music industry * nonprofit experience with fundraising focus * Quickbooks/accounting experience * business marketing experience * entrepreneurial focus

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ofc/5393776197.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/med/5393776203.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bus/5393776208.html

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

JAN 19-22 2016  

  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • online at KUNC.org

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S10|EP02 

HOUR 1

Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
(D) Dave Gunders “Too Many Drivers” from Chop Wood Carry Water (2016)
Mollie O’Brien “Sign Your Name” from Tell It True (1996)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
(D) Soundrabbit “Paved” from Paved (2016) 
The Fray “All at Once” from How to Save A Life (2005)
Wendy Woo Band “In the Middle” from Tipping Point (2015)
Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter at All” from Phoenix (2014)
(D) Jay Stott “Dirt & Heartache” from Dirt & Heartache (2016)
Blue Canyon Boys “I want you to want me” from House Full of Sorrow (2009)
Andrew Vogt “Jeep is Jumpin’” from Cats Afoot (2010)

HOUR 2

(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from Wipeout Turn (2016)
Liz Barnez “Simple Song” from Welcome Back (2015)
John Davis “Eloisa” from Dreams of the Lost Tribe (2002)
You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2013)
(D) Rob Drabkin “She Comes and Goes” from She Comes and Goes (2016) 
Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
Lara Ruggles “The Secret Ingredient” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Natalie Walker “Trust” from Strange Bird (2015)
(D) Masontown “Going Across the Sea” from Masontown (2016) 
16 Horsepower “Single Girl” from Folklore (2002)
John Statz “Queen of the Plains” from Tulsa (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Happy Together” from The Arrival (2015)

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The Colorado Sound S10 EP01

12469651_10153911597847848_917962081882851514_oTHE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS
RICHIE FURAY

A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Required: enthusiasm and effectiveness * strong leadership skills and likability * compelling communication skills, public speaking experience * organizational skills * desire to move beyond ideas into execution * ability to develop and manage annual budget.

Preferred: background in the music industry * nonprofit experience with fundraising focus * Quickbooks/accounting experience * business marketing experience * entrepreneurial focus

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ofc/5393776197.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/med/5393776203.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bus/5393776208.html

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

JAN 12-15 2016  

  • Pan Astral
  • Rob Drabkin
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • online at KUNC.org

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PLAYLIST CS10 EP01 

(D) = debut of LP, EP, or single
(N) = new single from previously debuted LP or EP

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Strange days” from Strange Days (2000)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Julianna” from Riveria (2002)
(D) My Body Sings Electric “Decisions, Decisions” from Franklin Tapes Side A (2016)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
Red Fox Run “Roller Coaster” from Red Fox Run (2015)
(N) Coral Creek “Rooster & Dawg” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Von Stomper “New Orleans” from Americado (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg “Nebraska” from FY5 (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Joe Walsh “Birdcall Morning” from Barnstorm (1971)
(D)David Starr “Love and Sabotage” from Love and Sabotage (2016) 
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2016) 
Mercury Project “Fenced In” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Gulf of Mexico (2016)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Bill Frisell “Messin With the Kid” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith in a Man” from Like A King (2012)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Pill Poppin’ Country Weirdo” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
Annie Booth “La Chute” from Wanderlust (2014)

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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE ANNOUNCES 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EVENTS

Mish Logo JPGBELLVUE, Colo., Jan. 7, 2016 — Two themes have remained constant at Mishawaka Amphitheatre over the years: music and community.

Homesteaded in 1916 by Walter S. Thompson (and originally called “Thompson’s Resort”), Mishawaka Amphitheatre has provided a memorable gathering spot for Colorado residents and visitors to enjoy food and beverage, art, music, and spectacular natural surroundings for 100 years. Today, venue owners announced plans to celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, describes the plans as individual events connected to historical happenings. “We looked at significant dates in 1916 and planned related celebrations,” Grant said. “It is our intention to honor Mishawaka and her fans with each special event, all of which will maintain the music and community focus. It is such an honor to invite everyone to enjoy this incredible authentic place and its history. We are all very excited about commemorating the upcoming 100th year.”

Grant said the anniversary celebration will include deals and discounts at the restaurant, the release of Mishawaka Ale (a 2016 signature Odell Brewing Company beer), a video premier, building with Habitat for Humanity, a commissioned original art release and gallery show featuring local artist Chris Bates, VIP parties, and more. The pinnacle event will be a special 100th anniversary concert featuring a surprise national touring act to be announced with the 2016 season lineup.

More details will be released over time on all of the events currently being planned, and perhaps more that may come to fruition. The information will be made available via the Mishawaka website (www.themishawaka.com) and through social media channels. A general schedule of events can be found below:

Mishawaka Amphitheatre 100th Anniversary Celebration (current schedule of events)

Steak Your Claim: February through September 2016

February kicks off this season-long special restaurant offer. The original property homestead application fee for The Mishawaka property was a mere $18, and Walter S. Thompson paid it in February of 1916. Mishawaka wants to treat customers and the community to a hearty dinner special including a steak, an appetizer and a draft beer — all for $18. Available February through September 2016.

Sleep-out at The Mish + Chris Bates Original Mishawaka 100 Art Reveal: March 2016

In March of 1916, the Thompson family had their first overnight at the property. In March of 2016, Mishawaka will host a sleepover party with musical entertainment for customers. The sleepover will be preceded by a gallery exhibit revealing the Mishawaka 100th anniversary art piece commissioned from local artist Chris Bates. Details will be announced February 1, 2016.

Season Lineup Video Premier at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery OtterBox Digital Dome: April 2016

Join us to find out what the 2016 season line up has to offer and see the 2016 Mishawaka video filmed by Koi-Fly Productions in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Additionally, see the museum’s exhibit on the High Park Fire and learn more about the survivors and the horrific event that caused so much strife in the canyon. This event will be free and open to the public, but will require RSVP as space will be very limited. RSVP access for the season lineup and video viewing will be released March 1.

Odell Brewing Company Releases Mishawaka Ale: May 2016

Odell Brewing Company will release a signature seasonal beer dubbed Mishawaka Ale. The first opportunity for the public to try it will be at our annual season kickoff concert, Head for the Hills “Pickin’ on the Poudre” on May 14. Tickets will be available when the season opens in April of 2016.

Habitat for Humanity and Mishawaka Partner to Raise Roofs: June 2016

In June of 1916, Walter S. Thompson began to build the famous dance hall. In order to get it done, he relied on the mental and physical support of extended family and friends. Mishawaka values the help of family and community to make dreams come true, so we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for their organization and celebrate community spirit. Join us in June 2016 for a Habitat for Humanity building event that includes musical entertainment and refreshments by Mishawaka. Details will be announced in April 2016.

Unveiling the Historical Chronicle and Exhibit at Mishawaka Amphitheatre: August 2016

There are many artifacts and media pieces that have been collected over the years by fans and friends of Mishawaka. We are creating a permanent display of these items for the public to enjoy. The details will be released for this event in July 2016. If you have any Mishawaka artifacts or memorabilia to share with us, please contact us at info@themishawaka.com.

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The Colorado Sound S10 – BEST OF 2015 + NEW BEGINNINGS

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteHappy New Year.  It was a hellova year in 2015, personally for sure, but also in our scene.  It’s Monday morning.  Besides Colorado music and radio, I’m also a homer when it comes to the Broncos who I had the pleasure of witnessing live as they won against San Diego and tied up the #1 seed going into the playoffs.

Please don’t ask me about the Avs or the Nuggets … I don’t watch either – just as I don’t listen to or promote certain styles of music, such as metal/punk or rap.   So I’ll accept the criticism that the show is not inclusive of these styles, just as my preference for sports locally is solely Broncos and nothing else.

Over the years I’ve published a best of that detailed, more or less, what Colorado titles were aired at over a dozen stations statewide — including KAFM (Grand Junction), KBUT (Crested Butte), KRFC (Fort Collins), KSUT (Ignacio/Durango), KDUR (Durango), KRCC (Colorado Springs), KUNC (Greeley), KOTO (Telluride), KRZA (Alamosa), KVNF (Paonia), and a few others.

However, last April, I lost all of my spin data (no, I didn’t backup) so I suspended my tracking for the year.  That plus the fact that’s it is incredibly time consuming to keep track of over 300 titles played at stations across the state. What we got in this year’s BEST OF 2015 represents what I saw played without counting spins, what I personally liked, and what fans liked.

The fan favorite list for 2015 is interesting.  Some of the bands definitely got their fanbase riled up to vote for them – hence we have some titles in the list that really never got much in the way of radio support from me, or from stations around the state.  Such is the nature of fan polls – it’s totally about getting your base out to vote for you.

FAN FAVORITE TOP 20

1. Michal MenertSpace Jazz 
2. Longest Day Of The YearCarapace 
3. Michal Menert Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics 1 
4. Grim & DarlingBeauty Through Pain 
5. Michael KirkpatrickHoney Rider 
6. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats 
7. Megan BurttThe Bargain 
8. Matt SkellengerNew Radio
9. Nathaniel RateliffCloser
10. Grandpa’s GunBack Into Town
11. Richie FurayHand In Hand
12. Andy HackbarthPanorama Motel
12. The YawpersAmerican Man
13. MojomamaMojomama
13. Natalie WalkerStrange Bird
14. Cary MorinTiny Town
14. Elephant RevivalSands of Now
14. Yonder Mountain String BandBlack Sheep
15. MontropoFollow Me

TOP NEWS & NOTES 2015

Some of the biggest NEWS & NOTES of 2015 involved some of the most loved and well known venues in the Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins area, and a few guys who are or have been involved with music in our scene over the years.

Former Swallow Hill booking manager David Weingarden and his partner Chris Peck, as Z2 Entertainment inked a deal last summer to book the historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  Z2 also books the Fox Theater and the Boulder Theater.  David was instrumental in booking the Botanic Gardens while with Swallow Hill, and Chris came from AC Entertainment in TN, where he was instrumental in booking Bonoroo among other events.

Swallow Hill Music appointed Paul M. Lhevine as Chief Executive Officer of the 36-year-old Colorado home for roots, folk and acoustic music. Paul came to Swallow Hill Music from the Aurora Public Schools Foundation (APSF), where he served as Executive Director while also performing duties as Director of External Affairs for the school district.  Former Swallow Hill executive director Tom Sharf landed the gig as Music Programs Director for the Bohemian Foundation.

Among the biggest stories regionally, Scoo Leary sold the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins to Scott Morrill and his partners, who also own Cervantes in Denver.  Scott and Scoo worked together at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins from 2007-2009.  Scott purchased Cervantes from Jay Bianchi, who also owns Quixotes in Denver.  Jay opened Owsley’s Golden Road on “the Hill” in Boulder this past year.

NEW BEGINNINGS 2016

mishawakaApril marks the 10th anniversary of The Colorado Sound.  2016 marks the 100th birthday of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  Expect a combined Anniversary / Birthday Party event this spring.  Date TBA.

The Colorado Sound Live365 may be going away at the end of January.  I got the news over the past week that

“Recently, the Copyright Royalty Board, the governing entity for establishing the sound recording royalty rates that are paid to copyright holders, published the new rates for 2016-20. The previous provisions for small webcasters to opt for a percentage of revenue model were not renewed. The absence of this license will make legally streaming copyrighted musical content prohibitively expensive for many small to mid-sized Internet broadcasters.

Live365 faced an additional blow, losing the support of its investors who have helped the company with its mission for over a decade.”

According to the email, they’ll keep going until the end of January while they look for and negotiate with potential investors.  Fingers crossed that we’ll get to keep the platform, although I’m sure it will mean increased costs in the least.

The BIGGEST NEW BEGINNING is I’ll be looking for a new name for the show over the next 6 weeks.  I can’t why exactly, except that I sold the name.  The BIG news on that will be forthcoming soon, I’m sure.

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM MR & MRS GOAT

My girl!

My girl!

Deadly disease, we’ve learned, is a family affair.  The impending too-early life transition from earth to wherever may only directly affect the breath of one, but also the heart and ongoing lives of those closest to them, be they family or friends.

Mrs Goat has stage IV metastatic melanoma.  It’s a nasty deadly disease that has extremely limited options for treatment, and now none of which she’s qualified for according to the doctors we’ve seen. The available treatments are now considered too toxic for Miss Pattie.

The curse is that it got into Miss Pattie’s brain and other organs.  She had a massive brain seizure on December 23 at approx 8:40AM as she and I and our daughter were having coffee.

Pattie spent several days being cared for at Good Samaritan hospital in Lafayette.  I cannot say enough good about the experience, as painful as it was.  She is now in hospice care at home.

We don’t know what the next year holds for us.  No one can say for sure whether Mrs Goat will be here in six weeks, six months, or a year .. no one has yet suggested more than a year.  As such, we’re living the best days of our lives as a family – extended as it is throughout our music and radio community.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and support.  We deeply appreciate the additional financial support you’ve been providing via our gofundme page, set up by a member of the family.

Goatz! will continue.  Miss Pattie will be on stage as she’s able.  We have shows set up for Feb 12 (Tasty Weasel, Longmont), March 3 (Oskar Blues, Lyons), and March 26 (Avogadro’s Number, Fort Collins with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene).

Folks have been asking what we need.  Right now the most pressing need is more business.  I have advertising space available on the show, and time for consulting and servicing Colorado music to media and municipal agencies statewide.  Please email thecoloradosound@gmail.com for more information.

Have a safe, happy and loving 2016.  We love you very much.

Mr & Mrs Goat aka Chris K & Miss Pattie aka Chris and Pattie Kresge

PLAYLIST S10 BEST OF 2015

HOUR 1

Michael Kirkpatrick “I’m Your Man” from Honey Rider (2015)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Grandpa’s Gun “Trucker Mouth” from Back Into Town (2015)
The Longest Day Of The Year “Last Gray Day” from Carapace (2015)
Montropo “Follow Me” from Follow Me (2015)
Trout Steak Revival “Colorado River” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
The Railsplitters “Tilt-a-whirl” from The Faster It Goes (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg “She Wants to Eat the Moon” from Eat The Moon (2015)
Otis Taylor “Red Meat” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Ian Cooke “Epilogue” from Antiquasauria
Land Lines “Plans” from Natural World (2014)
In The Whale “Mail” from Full Nelson (2015)
Analog Son “Shady Nights” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

HOUR 2

Andy Hackbarth “Panorama Motel” from Panorama Motel (2015)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Young Ancients “Going Back to Tulsa (Tulsa)” from Fishstory (2015)
Cary Morin “Yellow Bird” from Tiny Town (2015)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Richie Furay “Hand in Hand” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Funky to the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Michal Menert “Lightyears Apart” from Space Jazz (2015)
Michal Menert “High Noon” from Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics 1 (2015)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.O.B” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Matt Skellenger “The Curve” from New Radio (2014)

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Colorado Music Convergence

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoTwo enterprising Colorado arts organizations are joining forces in February 2016 to create performance and continuing education opportunities for Colorado musicians.

February 19 – 21, 2016, Breckenridge Creative Arts, or BreckCreate, and SpokesBUZZ will launch the Colorado Music Convergence, a weekend gathering and showcase for independent artists, bands and industry professionals from around the state.

The weekend will feature career development workshops, mentoring sessions, networking events, and performances, as well as introduce Detour, a statewide touring program run by Colorado Creative Industries.

“It’s amazing the amount of energy all these Colorado organizations and places are putting into music right now,” said Dani Grant, SpokesBUZZ executive director. “SpokesBUZZ BandSwap was originally designed to expand audiences and establish well-supported reciprocal touring routes for Colorado bands nationally.

Detour uses many of the same ideas, but in the context of the communities, towns, and cities throughout our state, providing much-needed assistance here at home. Breckenridge truly understands the importance of programs like these, and has proved to be the perfect partner for our launch event.”

In addition to the merging of Detour and BandSwap, CCI and others will host workshops on the Colorado Music Strategy, licensing for Colorado artists, presenting and promoting across the state, and more.

The three-day gathering will be hosted in venues throughout downtown Breckenridge, including the Riverwalk Center as well as in various studios and performance spaces on the new Breckenridge Arts District campus.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with SpokesBUZZ and Colorado Creative Industries on this project,” said Robb Woulfe, President and CEO of BreckCreate. “This is a great opportunity to showcase some amazing Colorado talent and to bring together many of our music industry colleagues, and we are honored to host the event.”

Several 2016 music festivities and programs will build on momentum of the February gathering.  At its annual Summit in May, CCI will prominently feature musicians, music business, and the 2016 Detour kickoff, as well as a preview of the June announcement of the Colorado Music Strategy.

All of this work, and the ongoing Detour program, will serve to showcase the state’s musical talent, music businesses, tourism attractions, festivals, and recreation. It will connect these musicians, venues, talent buyers, media, tourism offices, and more to foster a robust creative economy and improved quality of life for all Coloradans.

Colorado Music Convergence

Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21, 2016

Presented by BreckCreate and SpokesBUZZ, in partnership with Colorado Creative Industries, and sponsored by: Mishawaka Amphitheatre, KUNC Community Radio 91.5 FM, and KSMT FM  Always Mountain Time 102.7/102.1

Friday, February 19 

8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Music Showcase at Riverwalk Center (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, February 20

2 – 3:15 p.m. Presenters and Promoters Workshop (hosted by BreckCreate)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Licensing Workshop (hosted by Colorado Creative Industries)

5 – 7 p.m. Après Ski VIP Party (New Belgium Beer / Food / Networking)

Welcome Address & The Colorado Music Strategy (Margaret Hunt, Director of CCI)

8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Music Showcase at Riverwalk Center (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)

 

Sunday, February 21

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch & Featured Artist Speaker (hosted by SpokesBUZZ)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Detour & CO Touring Workshop (hosted by CCI and SpokesBUZZ)

2:45 – 4 p.m. Songwriting Workshop (hosted by BreckCreate)

4 – 7 p.m. Music Showcase at Riverwalk Center (Doors at 3:30 p.m.)

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