Big news this week! The String Cheese Incident is playing a free show on the “hill” in Boulder April 28th. And our pal David Glasser at Airshow Mastering blasted this on his FB page … couldn’t be happier brother Dave. Stop by and congratulate our friend when you get a chance …
“I’m tickled and proud to report that I’ve been elected a Governor of the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (The Grammy folks). San Francisco? Well, Colorado does not have a local chapter and our vibrant music scene is underserved by NARAS. But over the past year, the San Francisco chapter has reached out to Colorado and sponsored several events in Boulder and Denver. MusiCares, a service of NARAS has helped many Colorado flood victims since the September flood. This is just the beginning. I look forward to being a part of this activity. Colorado musicians – if you are not a NARAS member you should seriously consider joining, and affiliating with the SF Chapter. If you are already a member, I look forward to meeting you.
Factoid #1 – the Grammy statues are Made In Ridgeway Colorado!
You can call me Guv’na.”
COMING NEXT WEEK: the on air debut of a lost Colorado classic from 1982, Zephyr’s “Heartbeat” .. the last record recorded by Candy Givens, David Givens and Eddie Turner before Candy died in 84. There are a couple of videos on YouTube, but the album itself has been sitting in Eddie Turner’s basement for 30 years. I have never been able to locate a copy. Until now. Thanks to Kevin Clock (one of the engineers who recorded the original album) at Colorado Sound Studios for preparing the old vinyl for airplay, since I’m all digital here.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Candy Given’s death from alcohol and ‘ludes. Could be the reason for this msg left on my FB page: “HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY ! Young Goat Hey, did you see where David Givens is releasing a 3 CD expanded/deluxe release of Zephrs’ very first lp ? Yuppers, one disc of the original lp ( remixed/remastered ), the other two are previously unreleased material : a CD of studio outakes and demos and the third CD is of a concert they did at Tulagis’.” WHOA!
A quick look at David Givens page led me to Amazon … where you can preorder the boxset.
Some of Colorado’s most legendary and enduring musicians who played in Zephyr are still around playing today … they include Otis Taylor, Jock Bartley (Firefall), and Eddie Turner … Eddie’s been showing up on the blues jam scene lately with Eric Boa and the Constrictors, as he rehabs from a hand injury he sustained several months ago.
So, as I’m writing this blogpost this morning … David Givens and I are PMing at FB … he remastered Heartbeat … and is sending it over for this week … oh man … seriously??? NICE! Thanks David …
Seriously, I feel like it’s Christmas … Happy 4/20 Colorado :)
I am also getting pretty excited for The Colorado Sound Presents Head for the Hills at the Mishawaka on May 17.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) is gone, and Taylor Sims (Bonnie & the Clydes, Spring Creek Bluegrass) is in – from our friends at the Daily Camera/SecondStoryGarage … the NEW Great American Taxi
PLAYLIST S8 EP15 APRIL 2014
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” [single] (1970)
Poco “C’Mon (Live)” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(N) Crucifix “Heaven” from The Beginning (2014)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Like A Ghost” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Megan Burtt “Got A Feeling (w/ Bop Skizzum)” from In Good Company (2013)
Selina Albright “Why Does Life” from Brighter (2013)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Evening Turns To Ashes” from Music For People (2014)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)
Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
(D) String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
David Starr “Alive Again” from Alive Again (2013)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
The Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)
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