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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

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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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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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The CS S9 EP48 – Favorites & Changes

Mr & Mrs Goat .. Aug 2013

Mr & Mrs Goat .. Aug 2013

Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year.  Thank you for an amazing 2015.  I cannot express enough my gratitude and deepest appreciation for your gifts of financial support and love right now.  My wife and I have each dealt with potentially deadly diseases the past three years, she twice.  Mine was cured by new medicine.   We’re hoping that new medicines cure my wife’s.

Please visit AIM at Melanoma Foundation for more information about this rare cancer.  Much love to my friends in our scene who are also suffering from other forms of cancer, and to the family of JD Kelly who we lost this year to colon cancer.    We’ll be hearing from friends in our scene about this subject and others this coming year on the show.

Our band Goatz! finished off the season with an acoustic show at Oskar Blues in Lyons, after successful appearances at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins), the Walnut Room (Denver), and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, where we debuted this summer.  After over six years, and not being kids anymore, debuting a new project has been an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience.  Miss Pattie and I are looking forward to many more great shows in 2016.

The Colorado Sound once again took a big step forward in being the most widely heard Colorado music radio program in the state, thanks to addition of KSUT in Ignacio/Durango, and KCMJ in Colorado Springs.  As of now, the station is heard a total of 60 hours a week on 39 frequencies.

The feedback has been truly encouraging.  According to sources in the industry, The Colorado Sound is among the top two most listened to hours of programming in Northern Colorado on Saturdays.  That’s pretty cool.  Those are ears on Colorado music.  That makes my heart happy.

Being heard on three “competing” stations in the same market is unprecedented – so big love to my friends at KRFC, Radio 94.9, and KUNC for supporting the show, and for supporting Colorado music throughout their programming.

Before I get too far into this, I need to make an apology to a few friends … In this week’s show I inadvertently credited the name “Oh, Starling” to Dave Preston and Rachel James — when in fact, “Oh, Starling” is Dan Craig and Jessica Sonner.  I didn’t even realize I’d done it until I was listening … Dave and Rachel have a duo called “Dearling.”

I love what both duos have done.  Dave and Rachel have been very creative with output this year.  It’s been awhile since Dan and Jessica have found time to record, especially as Dan continues his medical/surgical residency.  Much love to both couples.

April 2016 marks the official 10th anniversary of The Colorado Sound.  It’s time for a change – to re-envision, re-brand, re-market, expand and grow.  Plans are in the works.  Our 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY will be hosted by the Mishawaka Amphitheater.  And, the very name “The Colorado Sound” will take on an entirely new meaning in February 2016.

I’ll be taking a break over Christmas to spend with my family.  I’ll be back in two weeks with the BEST OF 2015, and while some of my personal favorites may make that list, here is what has been in steady rotation in my car.

FAVORITE CHRIS K. CAR-TUNES 2015

My favorite car-tunes of 2015 when I’m not listening to The Colorado Sound Live365 tend to bend strongly in a “country” direction… with the exception of my personal FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Megan Burtt‘s “The Bargain.”   Her cd release show also stands out as my favorite show of the year that I was not directly and personally involved with in some capacity (same with the album).

FAVORITE NEW FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST of 2015 – Amberly Chalberg for her absolutely touching tribute to her father, “There Will Come A Day.”  Two songs in particular, “Chicago” and “Big Blue Truck” are among my most played car-tunes.

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST of 2015 – John Paul HodgeAmong my favorite car-tunes – “Big and Rich” and “Bakersfield Draw”

FAVORITE BLUEGRASS PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ARTIST  – Erin Youngberg’s whimsical and mystical “She Wants to Eat the Moon”  from the FY5 (Finnders and Youngberg) EP of the same name.

FAVORITE BLUEGRASS PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR BAND  Rapidgrass Quintet – “Crooked Road” from album of the same name

FAVORITE ALT-COUNTRY ROCK ALBUM – Todd Ademan “Highways and Lowways.”  There’s always got to be some back-beat mixed in with that country.  Three songs made it into the car-tunes mix:  “Cold Mississippi Blues,” “Right Before You Said Hello” and “The Devil Is for Drinking.”

FAVORITE BLUES/FUNK ALBUMChris Daniel’s & the Kings featuring Freddi Gowdy – “Funky To the Bone.”  If you’re going to have some back-beat you gotta add some funkiness to it all.  (Full Disclosure:  Chris Daniels is a client of mine and among my closest friends … it’s still among my favorite car-tunes).  Tracks in car-tunes mix:  “Funky To the Bone,” “Something You Got”

FAVORITE AMERICANA/FOLK-ROCK SONG – King Cardinal “Gasoline” from “Once A Giant EP

And although the rest of the country was a year behind us here in Colorado, Richie Furay’s “We Were the Dreamers” remains as one of my favorite car-tunes for 2015.

Ok, so my FAVORITE FOOD is BBQ … I’ve eaten it all over the country, in well over 150 bbq joints.  Danny Shafer‘s “Barbecue” from his most recent, “Weddings, Floods and Funerals” makes the playlist as a favored car-tune of 2015.   (Full Disclosure:  Danny is a client of mine, one of my closest friends and handles booking for Oskar Blues  … all of which means he’s responsible for the health of my wallet and my heart).

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PLAYLIST S9 EP48 2015

HOUR 1

Fourth Estate “Joy” from Finesse And Fury (1992)
Dave Beegle “A Simple Prayer” from Beyond the Desert (2003)
(N) Maxwell Mud “All Kinds of Packages” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
the Jekylls “Jingle Bells” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling At Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Foxfield Four “Steady to Me” (2016)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Crime Scene Christmas” from It’s A Crime Scene Christmas (2015)
Nina Storey “Waiting for Love” from Think Twice (2013)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
Justin Roth “Rise” from Rise (2013)
(D) Wendy Woo and Robin Hoch “Silent Night” from Soul Cake (2016)
Oh, Starling “It Came Upon” from Joy (2009)
Keith Oxman “The Oxman Returneth” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Santa’s Dog House Blues” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Ride Santa Ride” from It’s A Crime Scene Christmas (2015)
(D) Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Band Together Volume VI (2015) 
Oh, Starling “God rest ye merry gentlemen” from Joy (2009)
Von Stomper “Ain’t Seen It Yet” from Americado (2015)
Coral Creek “Comes a Time” from Coral Creek (2015)
Rob Solomon “Christmas Memories” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
(D) The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Band Together Volume VI (2016) 
the Jekylls “First Song About Santa” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Goatz! “Once Upon a Snowflake” from Once Upon A Snowflake (2012)
(D) Wendy Woo and Robin Hoch “Little Drummer Boy” from Soul Cake (2016)
SHEL “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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mishawakaThe Colorado Sound is supported by my incredible friends at the Mishawaka Amphitheater … soon to be 100 years old, and yes they have shows year round … during the cold months indoors in the SpokesBUZZ lounge … see www.themishawaka.com for upcoming events.  And, please thank them for supporting Colorado music.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoThe Colorado Sound SUPPORTS SpokesBUZZ … a Colorado 501C3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and to developing the professionalism of our local artists.  More info at www.SpokesBUZZ.org ….

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The Colorado Sound S9 EP47 2015

It’s the time of year for family, friends, and parties.  Not too much has gone on this week.  If you haven’t done so already, make sure you vote for your favorites in the FAN POLL.  I’m looking forward to sharing the best of the best from this year in our annual BEST OF show coming up in a couple of weeks.  The POLL ends Dec 20.

One bit of news broke over the weekend.  Veteran Irish Rock band the Indulgers lead singer/band leader Damien McCarron posted an end to their successful 17 year run.

THE COLORADO SOUND LIVE365

Besides the radio show, you can also stream the best of my collection anytime at The Colorado Sound Live365.  We’re coming up on the third year that I’ve kept that sidebar going.  The past few months have been sketchy to be honest.  While the radio show enjoys the love of numerous stations statewide, the metrics on the online side have been slow to develop.  A cry for listeners last week rose metrics to the best we’ve had in a few months – and reminded me that it takes constant promotion to make it real.

In order to help cover the costs of running the online station I went to ad supported for non subscribers, and ad-free for subscribers. Gotta thank one new subscriber this weekend.

I also learned that the order of songs is different depending on whether you’re a “free” listener (ad supported) or a subscription / VIP listener (non-ad).

Here’s an example from Monday (today) morning.

Ad supported three song set at 8:06AM
The Fray – Love Don’t Die
Elephant Revival – Birds And Stars
Leftover Salmon – Western Sky

VIP set at 8:07AM
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina
Yonder Mountain String Band – Criminal
Longest Day of the Year – Black Horse Canyon

These are the top ten songs you heard last week, through Saturday.

EdisonBe Someone
Fox St. – Somethin About You 
John OatesStone Cold Love
Megan BurttFast As I Go
The Motet123
Musketeer GripweedEnd of the Day
Nathaniel RateliffNothing to Show For
OneRepublicCounting Stars
P-NuckleThe System
The String Cheese IncidentOutside and Inside

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK – BEST OF 2015

Here are the TOP 25 Colorado videos I collected this past year.  Suffice it to say that Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are the most popular export of the year – in every way imaginable.  The list also includes:  The Yawpers, Chris Daniels & the Kings w/ Freddi Gowdy, Richie Furay, Young Ancients, Medic, Rose Quartz, Andy Palmer, Esme Patterson, Ivory Circle, Tennis, Instant Empire, Safe Boating is No Accident, Treehouse Sanctum, The Knew, Rob Drabkin, Trout Steak Revival, Red Fox Run, SHEL, Kid Astronaut, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, Andy Hackbarth, Lara Ruggles, Rapidgrass Quintet

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Support has been provided by Fat Pig Society (website coming) A Workers’ Cooperative – Thanks to Fat Pig Society for supplying us with ALL Organic Hemp Infused Coconut Oil to supplement my wife’s cancer treatment.  For more information, until they get their website up, contact me at chriskmusic@gmail.com for information and a referral.

mishawakaThe Colorado Sound is supported by my incredible friends at the Mishawaka Amphitheater … soon to be 100 years old, and yes they have shows year round … during the cold months indoors in the SpokesBUZZ lounge … see www.themishawaka.com for upcoming events.  And, please thank them for supporting Colorado music.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoThe Colorado Sound SUPPORTS SpokesBUZZ … a Colorado 501C3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and to developing the professionalism of our local artists.  More info at www.SpokesBUZZ.org ….

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

DEC 15-18  

  • The Apples In Stereo
  • Sixteen Horsepower
  • 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 S9 EP47 2015

HOUR 1

Zephyr “Mad dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
(N) Joel Ansett “The Cycle” from The Nature of Us (2016)
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
P-Nuckle “The System” from The System (2013)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreSunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)
Leftover Salmon “Lovin’ in My Baby’s Eyes” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Sweet Water Well “Zoeology” from Watermelon (1996)
Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016) 
Land Lines “Plans” from Natural World (2014)
Elephant Revival “Sands of Now” from Sands of Now (2015)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Red Fox Run “I Am a Fox” from Red Fox Run (2015)
Sherri Jackson “Misery” from Sherri Jackson (1997)
Lindsey O’Brien Band “Night Voice” from As Long As It Matters (2008)
(N) The Wood Brothers “Without Desire” from Paradise (2015)
(N) New Ben Franklins “Bob Wills Is Still the King” from Something Borrowed, Something Blue (2015) 
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Mother’s Daughter” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Analog Son “Funkin’ in the Am” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

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