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S8|EP29 JULY 2014 + OSBTM EP1|PT2

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteOk.  I. Am. Brain-dead.  Gonna be a very crazy week – and I just got done a crazy week.  So, DPUMS 2014 is done.  Video from the acts that I did sound for at the South Broadway Christian Church on my youtube channel.

On to the next weekend.  Emcee Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live with Manabi on Thursday in Fort Collins.  Friday and Saturday The Colorado Sound Presents The Samples & the Matt Skinner Band on Friday night and then a full day of music on Saturday with the Richie Furay Band and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Very much looking forward to hosting the Richie Furay Band Saturday night.  That’s like a dream come true for this goat.  …

Guess what’s NOT happening this month?  The TOP 40 spins chart for July spins.  Not gonna happen – sorry.  At least not until after all this craziness subsides (maybe next week?).  I do have to say how much of an honor it was last week to have so many people walk up to me around the region and say they heard the show on KUNC.  Thanks you guys!

The Colorado Sound is supported by contributions, and by the generous support of our sponsors – Colorado Case Company, The Mishawaka Amphitheatre and by SpokesBUZZ – pls visit their sites to see what’s up.  I’ll be on hand at the Mish on SPT 6 to present The Motet, whose latest self titled album has been among the most popular this year so far.

EP1|PT2 with Chris Daniels

Taking two hours of conversation and finding a couple of 15-20 minute segments was a lot harder than I originally envisioned.  PT1 and PT2 are available on the OSBTM page.  Here’s PT2 for you to download.  Make sure to grab the Soundcloud app so you can listen on your smartphone or in the car when you’re out and about.


Katie Herzig is returning home to Fort Collins to open for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo for this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest.  

 PLAYLIST S8|EP29 July 2014

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

Someone who heard the show this weekend came up to me yesterday and asked about India.Arie — if you missed the story, that’s the reason for the show LOL.  She is a Denver/Aurora native.  She went to Rangeview High School and her brother, J’on, went to North high school  Her dad is Ralph Simpson (Denver Rockets/Nuggets) still (to the best of my knowledge) lives in Denver.

India.Arie “Brother’s Keeper” from Songversation (2013)
Sally Taylor “Tomboy Ride” from Tomboy Bride (1998)
Kinetix “Ridin’” from One Life (2014)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Full Belly “New Voice” from New Voice (2011)
Tallgrass “Gone” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
The Samples “The Whole World Can Sing” from America (2014)
Rachel & the Kings “Love Coming Down” from Edge of Me EP (2014)
Mercury Project “Mongo” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Deliah’s Barber Shop” [single] (2014) — Seriously, I just can’t let this one go without featuring the story and video:  “”Delilah’s Barber Shop” was recorded live at the legendary Sun Studio on July 7, 2014, for the 60th Anniversary of Rock & Roll Celebration in Memphis, Tennessee, and was released on July 15, 2014. The song was written by Jonny Barber, and performed by The Rhythm Razors: Jonny Barber on vocals and guitar, J.M. Van Eaton on drums, Matt Ross-Spang on lead guitar, and Mike Baird on standup bass. More at”  
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(N) Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
60,000,000 Buffalo “Country Girl Again” from Nevada Jukebox (1972)
Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady`” from Green Eyed Lady` (1970)
(N) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Crystal Ball” from Living Asleep (2014)
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Garuud Effekt “Cut me” from Cut me (2014)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
The ReMinders “Africa On My Mind” from Born Champions (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Leftover Salmon “Delta Queen” from Leftover Salmon (2004)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie” from Louie, Louie (1993)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
(N) Analog Son “La Espana” from Analog Son (2014)

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S8|EP29 + “Hand In Hand” – a review

chrisk smilingThis has been an exhilarating week.  Four days of doing sound for or emceeing three shows and a festival – and countless people coming up to me and saying they heard the show.  When I walk around crowds at shows I work and people tell me they heard and love the show I’m blown away.

In response to the handful of queries about the Colorado Sound on KUNC (and its statewide network) — KUNC airs only HOUR 2 of the show on Saturday at 2PM following American Routes.  HOUR 1 is heard on KRFC (Front Range), KDNK (Carbondale / Glenwood), KWMV (Westcliffe), KFVR (Pueblo), and Radio 94.9 (Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley).  See Stations and Times.

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to download the current episode of “Offstage …Beyond the Music” .. each new episode or part of an episode will be published here every other week.  Grab EP1|PT1 of my conversation with Chris Daniels.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoA correction / retraction is in order.  In the show this week, and in this blogpost I incorrectly wrote/stated that the Deadwood Saints were from Portland — this was a typo in the original press release.  I followed up with SpokesBUZZ PR to make sure there were not TWO Deadwood Saints – one in CO and one in OR … there’s only one .. .from Fort Collins. Glad I got that taken care of.  For more on the BandSwap program go here.  SpokesBuzz is a major supporter of The Colorado Sound.  Please go see what they’re up to; it’s pretty cool.


I debuted another new track from the upcoming Richie Furay album “Hand In Hand,” due out this September.  For old fans, this is a lifetime achievement record – worthy of anything he’s ever done in the past with Buffalo Springfield or Poco.  At 70, this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Coloradan still has a remarkable voice, with some pretty stellar guests pickin alongside him … among whom is honorary Coloradan Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle), Keb Mo (guitar), Pate Wasner (keys, piano … Vince Gill, Alison Kraus), and Richie’s vocal sidekick, his daughter Jesse.

This is easily at the top of my list for album of the year in Colorado.  The album was impeccably well produced by Richie and Colorado Grammy Award winning engineer, producer and pedal steel guitarist John Macy, in Nashville and Denver.  Songs of note include the title track, and “We Were the Dreamers.”  “Love at First Sight” is a 10th wedding anniversary song written for his daughter Jesse and her husband Tom, that took 10 years and a shower to complete.  Richie’s wonderful stories about each song in the liner notes is an elegant touch, on what is truly one of the most elegant records in my collection – Colorado or not. 


I am beyond excited to present the Richie Furay Band at the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono, on Saturday, August 2nd.  Admission to the show is FREE and ALL AGES.

This year’s festival is the most ambitious the City of Dacono and I have worked on together over the past 7 years.  It has been expanded to include a show on Friday night from 5-9.  We are bringing back the Samples (featuring founding member / lead singer and songwriter Sean Kelly) to headline the debut of our Friday night show. Joining them will be the Matt Skinner Band who I had the pleasure of working with this weekend on two shows in Fort Collins and in Lyons.

Saturday’s show is going to be fun I think.  Five youth acts lead off the day from 1:45 to 5PM, including students from Mojo Music Academy in Longmont, along with Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and Alterity. Mojomama kicks off the main part of the evening at 5, with Chris Daniels & the Kings, celebrating their 30th anniversary at 6:30.  The Richie Furay Band goes on at 8:30 — and ends at 10 with a fireworks display.

Here is some video of the Matt Skinner Band from Friday night July 18 in Fort Collins …



Friday August 22nd, 8:00 PM with special guest Dr Fameus of The Disco Biscuits and The Echo Chamber

This 100% improvisational dubstep duo EOTO consists of String Cheese Incident members Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The duo mixes the organic sounds of live drums, bass and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a cacophony of catchy dance music. An Eoto fan best described it as “a raging dance party that nobody should miss. An indescribable feeling that lingers for hours“.  For information.  For tickets.


The Rainy Daze “That Acapulco Gold” [single] (1967)
Beast “Floating (Down By the River)” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) Lion Drome “Winter” from Curve of the Earth (2014) Ivory Circle “We Will Run” from Equilateral (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “In Danger” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
OneRepublic “Everybody Loves Me” from Waking Up (2009)
Whiskey Blanket “Blatto Nox” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
(D) Analog Son “A Trip Around the Sun” from Analog Son (2014) Bob Lind “Colorado Line” from Colorado Line (1971)
Acoustic Junction “Penny For Your Thoughts” from Love It For What It Is (1993)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
(D) Fierce Bad Rabbit “Dreaming of Things to Be” from Living Asleep (2014) Drag the River “Not that Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
(N) Richie Furay “Hand in Hand” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Sofie Reed “Down by the River” from Red Hen (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Jackhammer” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jeff Brinkman “Ordinary Day” from Strange (2012)
(D) Paa Kow “Life Is Good” from Ask (2014)

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S8 EP27 July 2014 + Q1/Q2 TOP 30

Chris emcee 2013I hope you got a chance this weekend to check out the Colorado radio debut of the new Richie Furay single “We Were the Dreamers” from his upcoming album “Hand in Hand,” along with the debut of the show statewide on KUNC.  My wife was so excited, she recorded a video of the debut of the show on the radio on her iPhone while we were on our way to get ice cream, without me even noticing  LOL.

I also hope you got the chance to go out and see some live music this weekend.  Here’s a recap of this past weekend in Fort Collins – shows courtesy of the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association, and the Bohemian Foundation.


Discovered this new cut from our friends in Fierce Bad Rabbit as I was working on this week’s post … from their upcoming new EP due out in September.  


Offstage …Beyond the Music EP1|PT1 featuring Chris Daniels … click on the link on the right sidebar.


Funding for the Colorado Sound has been provided by several fans, and by my friends Chuck and Bill Grewe at Colorado Case Company, and Dani Grant at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and SpokesBUZZ.   It would mean a lot if you’d visit their websites and look at what they’re doing for Colorado music and musicians.

The Colorado Sound and the City of Dacono are proud to present The Richie Furay BandChris Daniels & the Kings f/Freddie “Love” Gowdy, the SamplesMojomama, AlteritySavage CabbageSlow Caves, and Mojo Music Academy as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival … along with the BMX Mile High Nationals … the weekend of Aug 1-3 at Centennial Field in Dacono CO.  FREE ADMISSION TO MUSIC & SPIRITS FESTIVAL.  ALL AGES.

TOP 30 JAN-JUNE 2014

Here are the 30 most popular Colorado album and EP titles that got played at over a dozen Colorado radio stations in the first two quarters of the year, ending June 30.

1. Euforquestra - Fire
2. String Cheese IncidentSong In My Head
3. Big Head Todd & the MonstersBlack Beehive
4. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies
5. The MotetThe Motet
6. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the Sun
7. The RailsplittersThe Railsplitters
8. Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreLove Runner
9. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman
10. Nathaniel Ratefliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run
11. Honey Don’tHeart Like A Wheel
12. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony
13. Musketeer GripweedFloods and Fires
14. You, Me and Apollo - Sweet Honey
15. Mosey WestBermuda
16. Katie Glassman & SnapshotDream A Little Dream
17. Young AncientsY/A
18. TennisSmall Sound
19. Paper Bird - Rooms
20. Monocle BandMonocle Band
21. VariousSpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together
22. Finnders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
23. 3 TwinsDe Nada
24. The Patti Fiasco - Small Town Lights
25. TallgrassBetter Than Medicine
26. Cassie Taylor - Out of My Mind
27. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone
28. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round
29. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
30. Changing ColorsJoan & the King


(D) = debut / first time play of lp, ep, or single release
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

Rick Roberts “West Wind” from She Is A Song (1973)
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Taylor Mesple “Turn Away” from Elusive (2014) The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
(D) Leash of Foxes “It Sounds Like This” [single] (2014)  Ivory Circle “Abandoned” from Equilateral (2014)
Rachel & the Kings “Edge of Me” from Edge of Me EP (2014)
Rob Drabkin “Don’t Worry About Me” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Ark Life “Let Your Heart Break” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
(D) Silent Bear “The Green Lion” from The Green Lion (2014)
Leftover Salmon “Midnight Blues” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
GogoLab “Honey Trap” from Border Patrol (2013)
Dan Fogelberg “Stars” from Live From Ebbet’s Field Vol. 4 (2010)
Judy Collins “Both Sides Now” from The Very Best of Judy Collins (2001)
String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2014)
(N) John Oates “Lose It In Louisiana” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
(D) Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Depot Street” from That’s What I Like About the South (1989)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Harry Tuft & Friends “If I Didn’t Care” from Treasures Untold (2011)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight From the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

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chrisk smilingMy wife loves this picture.  She says it is only the second time she’s seen me smile in 15 years.  I don’t believe that, do you? ;) LOL

I hope your holiday weekend was a blast.  It was a week long festival in my life beginning with the 25th Annual Colorado Brewers Festival last weekend (a HUGE success) … with the Delta Sonics on July 5 and Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown and Merrian “MJ” Johnson on the 3rd … here’s some video. :)



“Starting July 12, KUNC’s weekend lineup will change with a new focus on music, creativity, and storytelling. Many favorites are moving back to requested times, while we are pleased to announce that KUNC is debuting several new future favorites.” – KUNC Content Director Kirk Mowers

Very happy and proud to announce that KUNC has added The Colorado Sound to their newly revamped weekend lineup.  You can now hear The Colorado Sound on KUNC every Saturday at 2PM.

See full Saturday lineup here.

Here’s where you can listen.

  • Boulder 102.7
  • Breckenridge 90.7
  • Buena Vista 89.9
  • Denver/Golden 91.7
  • Dillon 88.1
  • Eagle Valley 99.7
  • Estes Park 90.7
  • Front Range (inc. Denver, Longmont, Greeley, Fort Collins) 91.5
  • Grand County 91.9
  • Haxtun/Holyoke 90.5
  • Julesburg/Ovid 89.1
  • Leadville 91.7
  • Morgan County 96.7
  • North Park 90.7
  • Salida 89.9
  • Steamboat Springs 88.5
  • Sterling 90.3
  • Vail 90.9
  • Wray 93.5
  • Yuma 88.3


Along with the addition of KUNC and its 20 frequencies is the debut of OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC.  You will be able to download the podcast from KUNC, Radio 949, and from our SoundCloud page.  My first guest is Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels.


Funding for the Colorado Sound has been provided by several fans, and by my friends Chuck and Bill Grewe at Colorado Case Company, and Dani Grant at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and SpokesBUZZ.   It would mean a lot if you’d visit their websites and look at what they’re doing for Colorado music and musicians.

The Colorado Sound and the City of Dacono are proud to present The Richie Furay Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings f/Freddie “Love” Gowdy, the Samples, Mojomama, Alterity, Savage Cabbage, Slow Caves, and Mojo Music Academy as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival … along with the BMX Mile High Nationals … the weekend of Aug 1-3 at Centennial Field in Dacono CO.  FREE ADMISSION TO MUSIC & SPIRITS FESTIVAL.  ALL AGES.


Crucifix is a relatively newcomer to the Colorado music scene.  Originally from Atlanta GA, Crucifix hooks up with a couple of his pals from the southland for this up date remake of the Journey classic.


(D) – album, ep, or single played for the first time
(N) – new cut from previously debuted album or ep.

Jill Sobule “Too Cool To Fall In Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
Wendy Woo “Sundrops” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
The Samples “Warm & Sunny” from Black & White (2004)
(D) Slopeside “Moonshine” from One Lane Town (2014)
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado “Wheels” from Western Branches (2013)
(D) Bukshot, Boondox, Crucifix “Don’t Stop” [single] (2014)
Katey Laurel “Hurricane” from Periscope (2014)
Soundrabbit “From The World I Have Known” from Tree Trunk Airplanes (2009)
Instant Empire “Keep Up!” from Keep Up! (2013)
Tallgrass “Old Town” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
Head for The Hills “Never Does” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)
Dianne Reeves “Today Will Be A Good Day” from When You Know (2008)
Zephyr “Sold My Heart” from Sunset Ride (2000)
Acoustic Junction “Strange Days” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014) Nathaniel Rateliff “Nothing to Show For” from Falling Faster Than You Can Run (2014)
Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013)
Yo, Flaco! “American Music” from Goin’ At It (2002)
(N) Calder’s Revolvers “Wash Away My Sins” from Sunday Morning (2014) Blue Canyon Boys “Up On The Hill” from Next Go ‘Round (2012)
Churchill “Change” from War Within EP (2013)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Jim Stranahan “Hip Street” from Free For All (2010)

Now back to work with you!  LOL.  And don’t forget to keep The Colorado Sound Live365 tuned in at your desk.  Download the app.

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The Colorado Sound S8Ep25 June/July 2014

Okay … it’s Monday afternoon.  Too much fun in the sun and too many morning appointments to get this done this morning.  The weekend was a blast.  I’ll try to find time to get some vid up but really I need to focus on month end stuff now.  I do, however, have some tasty footage from the Finnders & Youngberg show on Thursday night in Old Town Fort Collins.

OH … this just in … I will have an advance of the new Richie Furay record in time for the July 12th show.



Lothar & the Hand People “Machines” from Presenting… (1968)
Sixteen Horsepower “Coal Black Horses” from 16 Horsepower (1995)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Cranston” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
Musketeer Gripweed “End of the Day” from Floods and Fires (2014)
DubKor “Little Love Story” from Rastaman Riding (2012)
(N) Sofie Reed “When the Saints Go Marching In” from Red Hen (2014)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
The Lumineers “Submarines” from The Lumineers (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Esme Patterson “Valentine” from Woman To Woman (2014)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Dakota Blonde “I’ve Just Seen A Face” from The Love We Build (2013)
Tennis “Tell Her No” from Tell Her No (2011)
Jon Wirtz “Watching The World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)
Philip Bailey “Trapped” from Continuation (1983)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
(N) John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Paul Kimbiris “Home Soon” from Dark Side of Pearl (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(D) Ark Life “Let Your Heart Break” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Finnders & Youngberg “Lonely Too Long” from I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (2013)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
Shirley “4th of July” from From A Bright Clearing (2012)

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP24 June 2014

(Sunday, June 22)  A very typical summer weekend for me.  Lots of great music, mostly outdoors.  Sorry no video or pics this week.  Never even thought to take the camera out to be honest.

Thursday night = emceed Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live in Old Town Fort Collins for Selasee & the FaFa Family.  KILLER show!  New album due out this summer.  Here’s the band recorded live at Cervantes in Denver this past March.  

Friday night back at Oskar Blues (Longmont) to mix for my friends Gasoline Lollipops.  Congratulations to them for being selected as one of the SpokesBUZZ bands for 2014

Saturday I was in Denver at 7AM for the Westword Music Showcase.  I mixed at RoosterCat … an incredibly interesting day of sounds (not all of which can be considered music by any stretch of anyone’s imagination).

COMING IN JULY = The Colorado Sound coming to Denver/Boulder via KUNC.  Day and time details will be announced week of July 7th at   Debuting in conjunction with KUNC’s debut => “Offstage …Beyond the Music with Chris K.”  1st up = my very incredible friend Chris Daniels.  First cuts are done.  There will definitely be two parts to this episode, and maybe three.  Chris had a lot to say, and a lot of stories to tell.


FULL DISCLOSURE:  Ryan D White is a consulting client of mine.  On his behalf I serviced his music to media and civic buyers and agencies.  All said though .. I love this song, and did before he was a client.  And yes, this is a LIVE performance of this song :)

PLAYLIST S8 EP24 June 2014

(D) = LP/EP or single release debut
(N) = new song from previously debuted LP/EP

Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “I Want to Dance Dance Dance” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Good Times Rock & Roll” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
(N) String Cheese Incident “So Far From Home” from Song In My Head (2014)
Glitta Kings “Twice Broken” from Girls in High Heels Shouldn’t Dance On Glass Tables (2014)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” [single] (2013)
Matt Skinner Band “Ashes To Ashes” from Native Stranger (2013)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Matthew Moon “Silver Lining” from I Am the Wind (2013)
Dressy Bessy “Who’d Stop The Rain” from Electrified (2005)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter Of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “House at Pooh Corner” from Greatest Hits (1990)
Poco “Crazy Love” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Zephyr “Heartbeat” from Heartbeat (1982)
(D) Sofie Reed “Red Hen” from Red Hen (2014)  
Calder’s Revolvers “See To Believe” from Sunday Morning (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
Vices I Admire “The Wicked Sun” from Fables (2013)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie In My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Toad In the Hole “Wiser” from APT 203 (2013)
Jeff Brinkman “Kiss” from Strange (2012)
Brad Goode “Nightingale” from Tight Like This (2010)

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP23 June 2014

chris k july 2010I realize it isn’t about Colorado music, but as I get my day going today (Sunday) while the show airs on Radio 94.9 Colorado, I’m learning that one of my radio idols has passed away.  RIP Casey Kasem.  82 is a long life lived.  Thank you for your inspiration.  I miss you.  Long live American Top 40.  Salute.  “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

My first video editing learning curve mistake bit me, as I worked to edit down the Young Ancients video shots I tYAook Thursday night.  #bigfail.  I lost everything, including the source video. Too bad too, as I told John Magnie that in all the years I’ve known him, Steve, and Cary this was the best night of music I’d ever heard from them.  And I mean it.  If you have not experienced Young Ancients, you really deserve the treat.  Absolutely remarkable.

KUNC LOGOCOMING IN JULY:  The Colorado Sound Expands Statewide.  KUNC, the nation’s TOP 20 ranked public radio station, has picked up hour 2 of The Colorado Sound, bringing the show into Denver, Boulder, and many other cities and towns in CO.

We’ve been working on this opportunity for a long time now, and I would like to personally thank program director Kirk Mowers, music director Benji McPhail and my pal Robert Leja for their never ending support of the show, and my efforts to bring Colorado’s best music to a statewide audience.

Here’s a look at the newly expanded coverage coming in July.

  • Aspen 88.3
  • Basalt, Redstone 88.5
  • Boulder 102.7
  • Breckenridge 90.7
  • Buena Vista 89.9
  • Carbondale/Glenwood 88.1
  • Dillon 88.1
  • Denver 91.7
  • Down Valley 105.5
  • Eagle Valley 99.7
  • Estes Park 90.7
  • Front Range (KUNC) 91.5
  • Front Range (KRFC) 88.9
  • Golden 91.7
  • Grand County
  • Haxtun/Holyoke 90.5
  • Julesburg/Ovid 89.1
  • Leadville 91.7
  • Leadville 93.5
  • Morgan County 96.7
  • North Park 90.7
  • Northern CO 94.9
  • Norwood 89.5
  • Ophir 89.3
  • Pueblo 94.7
  • Salida 89.9
  • Steamboat Springs 88.5
  • Sterling 90.3
  • Telluride 91.7
  • Thomasville 94.9
  • Vail 90.9
  • Wet Mountain Valley 95.9
  • Wray 93.5
  • Yuma 88.3

Looks like the only place left uncovered is Colorado Springs.  What this does mean for the show is an increase in the number of hours on the air, from the current 27 (hours x days x frequencies) to 47.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the broadcast portion, as well as the new podcast portion of the show. Day and time details will be announced the week of July 7.  Stay tuned.



Hazel Miller & the Caucasians “Gimme Back My Life” from Live at the Fox (1995)
Hazel Miller Band “Moon Was Right” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “It’s Alright” from E-Town Live (1996)
(D) Calder’s Revolvers “Tell Me True” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Ryan D White “Love Story” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
(D) Magician In the Machine “Resurrection” [single] (2014)
Broken Tongues “Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?” from Crooked Skyline (2012)
Gipsy Moon “Walk In the Sky” from Eventide (2013)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Ivory Circle “We Will Run” from Equilateral (2014)
Joshua Novak “Infomaniac” from Ephemeron (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Glowworm” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
The Apples in Stereo “Look Away” from Look Away (2000)
The Czars “Paint the Moon” from Goodbye (2004)
(D) Kramies “Antiquarian (feat. Grant Wilson)” from The Folklore Sessions (2014) 
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
Good Gravy “Isn’t It Funny” from Good Gravy (2010)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Zombies!” from Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (2013)
Megan Burtt “It Ain’t Love” from It Ain’t Love (2010)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014) 
Better Than Bacon “Texas Tune” from Spokesbuzz Volume 4 (2013)
Jeff Finlin “Is This Love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)


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mishMishawaka Amphitheater &  The Colorado Sound Presents Dead Floyd plays Dark Side Of The Mish with special guests Matt Mahern & Constitution and The Holler!

Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 pm
General On-sale starts April 19, 9:00 AM
Tickets: GA Advance $15/ Day of Show $17.50

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteThe City of Dacono & The Colorado Sound Present

The Richie Furay Band, The Samples, Chris Daniels & the Kings, the Matt Skinner Band, Mojomama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival.  

Friday Aug 1 & Sat Aug 2  Centennial Field, Dacono CO 80514  ALL AGES – FREE ADMISSION

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP22

(Monday June 9 2014) A soaked Sunday working day 2 of the CHUN People’s Fair left me terribly behind schedule, and chilled down to the core of my bones.  A hot tub and chicken soup were waiting as I hit the bedroom door.  Thanks to my wonderful wife for that.  I’ll be editing video as fast as I can to get it online, but I’m not sure about getting it done this morning.

The weekend started on Thursday … Musketeer Gripweed kicked off the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Old Town, under threatening skies – but no rain.  Here’s what this show looked like.

I spent Friday night doing sound at Oskar Blues in Longmont with good friends Wendy Woo and her crew, which is always very fun for me and has increasingly felt like a family gathering with these wonderful friends.

Danny Elster (formerly of Love.45) with goat at 43rd Annual CHUN People's Fair

Danny Elster (formerly of Love.45) and goat at 43rd Annual CHUN People’s Fair

Sat and Sun was all about sharing time with our wonderful music family and the community of Capitol Hill Denver as I hosted the Coors Lite main stage for the 43rd Annual CHUN People’s Fair.

Slim crowds on Saturday, under the constant threat of rain, dampened turnout on day 1.  An unusually cold and wet Sunday basically killed the weekend.  Those who braved the weather were treated to some exceptional performance by the likes of Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi with Erica Brown and Merriam Johnson (looking very fine under her new workout and diet regimen – wtg MJ!) … while Buckner Funken and Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts played to thin crowds who otherwise danced their asses off and had a great time in the rain.

Ryan Chrys and goat at 43rd Annual CHUN People's Fair

Ryan Chrys and goat at 43rd Annual CHUN People’s Fair

I would not be surprised one bit if this is the last year for what is the longest running local music focused event in the region.  43 years is a long time to keep an event going – more so in the face of increasing competition from events that book high dollar regional and national talent.

A combination of changing consumer trends, more and more events to choose from, and a poor economy for several years have combined to put a major damper on what was once one of the largest local-independent  music events in the country; at one time, not long ago, capable of drawing 300,000 over 2 days.

I wish my friends at CHUN nothing but success in the years to come.  I, however, have decided to leave my hat on the stage and retire from hosting this event after ten years.  I’ve had fun and will terribly miss many friends I otherwise only see on the first weekend of June, annually.

Next up … tonight I sit down with my pal Chris Daniels to record for an upcoming episode of the new podcast series I’m introducing on July 12 called “Offstage …Beyond the Music.”  Thursday night I’m back in Fort Collins for the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live show with the Young Ancients.

Saturday I’ll be in Longmont for the G’Knight Ride featuring the Freddie Jones Band (no, they’re not local .. but what can you do when you’re not the one booking the show LOL)

I hope to see you at a show sometime soon.

PLAYLIST S8 EP22 June 2014

Otis Taylor “Naggin’ Woman Blues” from When Negroes Walked the Earth (1997)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
Rick Roberts “Sweet Maria” from She Is A Song (1973)
(D) Crowboy “Think It Over” from Kicking Up the Clouds (2014)
The Motet “Rich In People” from The Motet (2014)
AdrienneO “Take It In” from Lines EP (2014)
OneRepublic “Secrets” from Waking Up (2009)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Megan Burtt & Chimney Choir “Rise and Shine” from In Good Company: Megan Burtt & Friends, Vol.1 – The Colorado Session (2013)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Out of the Blue” from The Show (2009)
Head for The Hills “Take Me Back” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Ben Haugland “Point of No Return” from The Point Of No Return (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Cash on the Barrlehead” from Euphoria (1997)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Zephyr “Sun’s a Risin’” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014)
Esme Patterson “Valentine” from Woman To Woman (2014)
Garuud Effekt “Cut Me” (2014)
Crucifix “Heaven” from The Beginning (2014)
Rachel & the Kings “Edge of Me” from Edge of Me EP (2014)
Johnny Hickman “The Great Decline” from Palmehenge (2005)
Drag the River “Not that Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Knocean “Against the Wall” from Knocean (2014)
Beats Noir! “Not for You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Raincheck “Boogalues” from Raincheck (2012)



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The Colorado Sound S8 EP21 May/June 2014

Sorry for the delay.  Incredibly stupid busy weekend.  And, I am not getting the News Notes & Spins done on time either.  Friday night was Taarka in Lyons.  Saturday night was Johnny O in Longmont.  Sunday was the Colorado Blues Challenge in Golden.  Tonight (Monday) it’s sitting down with Eddie Turner for an upcoming episode of “Offstage …Beyond the Music.”

Thursday night I’ll be in Fort Collins emceeing the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Concert Series with Musketeer Gripweed.  FREE SHOW … ALL AGES …7PM downbeat.  Be there … gonna be a blast.

Congratulations to Eef & the Blues Express … winners of the 2014 Colorado Blues Challenge (band) and to Cary Morin for winning a 2nd year in a row.  Enjoy the video of Eef winning the prize.  I need to go get the Charts done.  CYA!


(D) Zephyr “Sail On” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014)
Zephyr “Mad Dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Cielto Lindo” from The Red Album (1981)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2014)
(D) Roo & the Howl “Give Me Time” from Me/We (2014)
Flobots “The Circle in the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Jeff Finlin “Walking On Air” from My Moby Dick (2013)
Ryan D White “We Are The Dreamers” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
Musketeer Gripweed “Nine Pound Hammer” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Density” from Thumbs Up (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Smokestack Lighnin’” from Rocksteady (2010)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
(D) Gipsy Moon “Seven Seas” from Eventide (2013)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(N) OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Churchill “The War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
The Swayback “Lost Lake Woods Club” from Double Four Time (2012)
Head for The Hills “Never Does” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Justin Roth “Rise” from Rise (2013)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out Of My Mind (2013)
Jim Stranahan “Loco” from Free For All (2010)

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP20 May 2014

Well, the first interview for the upcoming new podcast is in the books.  What a blast to personally meet Dave Glasser outside the office.  I’m ve107xry excited now to get this new feature going.  Next up – Eddie Turner.

Just got hipped to this … a new LOCAL MUSIC show has emerged in Denver, at a fairly new sounding radio station, Project 107X, and it perfectly fills one of the last remaining niches – hard rock / metal / punk  / alternative.  A guy I’ve know since 2001, Romero (S.I.C.K, Drug Under), is the host of this new Sunday night Colorado music show.

This being the home Uncle Nasty landed in, Romero, a friend of the Horse frontman (and former BPI afternoon driver), is the perfect host for this look into Denver’s LOUD side.  Romero’s bands were regulars on Uncle Nasty’s shows on BPI over the years.  I was good to hear him on the air this weekend.

Cool too cuz I got introduced to a new national touring act out of Denver that I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of on The Colorado Sound and elsewhere … check out Jesse R.S.

Hit up Project 107X at 10PM on Sunday nights.  KBCO and KTCL both also have Colorado music shows on at 10PM … Bravo you guys.  It’s about time.

chrisk emcee nwf 2011So one of the many questions I get asked is what it is I do.  Besides doing the radio show, the Live365 station, handling the blog, and mailing out packages for bands etc, I do foh sound, and am an emcee for many shows … so this year, I thought I’d begin chronicling some of the shows I work.

I hope you enjoy these quick goat’s eye views of the world I live in and I hope to see you at a show sometime soon.  See below for some upcoming events.

New music shares this week from Archive Nights and DubKor, and the Hollyfelds with the Colorado Symphony, produced by Audiovore, gets the nod for Video Pick of the Week.

Live from Oskar Blues in Longmont and Lyons

Lionel Young has a new album done, and ready to drop.
I expect to get it  for next week’s show.

Ethyl & the Regulars has new members, and a revamped sound.
Founding member / bassist Donnie Jerome says,
“We gotta get in the studio.”  2015 drop Donnie?

The Colorado Sound OnStage

June 2014

Chris emcee 2013ONSTAGE and PRESENT for
Bohemian Nights Presents Thursday Night Live
When:  Thursday Nights @ 7PM beginning June 5
Where: Old Town Square Fort Collins 

Join me as I introduce some of the absolute BEST regional Colorado bands, handpicked, invited, and presented by Bohemian Nights.  We’ll announce the lineup in next week’s post.

downtown fort collinsDowntown Fort Collins Presents
The 25th Annual Colorado Brewers Festival
Saturday June 28-29th, 12PM-5PM
Information HERE
featuring:  Dubskin, White Water Ramble, James & the Devil, Calder’s Revolvers, Glitta Kings, the 14ers, the Jekylls, Toad In the Hole … and that’s just on ONE stage … the Wilderness Stage has Marty Jones, Tyler Grant & Friends, Big Wheels (a slice of Ethyl & the Regulars), and Rich with Friends.  What a weekend!

July 2014   

mishThe Colorado Sound Presents Dead Floyd playing THE DARK SIDE OF THE MISH on Friday, JULY 18th at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre. Special guests include The Holler and others.

Also check out the calendar for other great shows at the Mish.  A truly unique and special Colorado music venue.  There’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else.

The Colorado Sound Presents a new podcast feature (title TBD) with David Glasser (Airshow Mastering, NARAS), Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee), Liz Barnez (Bohemian Nights / NoCo Legacy Artist). Mark Bliesener (bandguru, Lyle Lovett, Big Head Todd & the Monsters), and Eddie Turner (Zephyr, Otis Taylor Band) … like you’ve never heard them.

20 Minutes.  Personal.  Intimate.  No boundaries.  No limits …


PLAYLIST S8 EP20 May 2014

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

The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
The Samples “The Whole World Can Sing” from America (2014)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Archive Nights “Riddles” from Rabbit Hole of the Gentry (2012) Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Dianne Reeves “Feels So Good” from Beautiful Life (2014)
(N) Kate LeRoux “Doing It All For Love” from Phoenix (2014)
Great American Taxi “Radiation Blues” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Rachel and the Ruckus “Leave You Light On” from Rachel and the Ruckus (2014)
Wendy Woo “Surprise Me” from Gonna Wear Red (2002)
Ninth + Lincoln Orchestra “Your Cent” from Ninth & Lincoln (2008)
The Motet “The Lesson” from Play (2000)
The Motet “123” from The Motet (2014)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witchdoctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Tallgrass “Old Town” from Better Than Medicine (2014)
(D) AdrienneO “Just Happened” from Lines EP (2014)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” from Navigator (2013)
(D) DubKor “Little Love Story” from Rastaman Riding (2012)  Devotchka “The Enemy Guns” from How It Ends (2004)
(N) Bonnie and The Clydes “Song for You” from Music For People (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Runaway Train” from Riveria (1998)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)


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