KSJD Music Director’s Tip Sheets

From:
Michael McAllister
Musical Director: KSJD Radio
Technical Director: The Sunflower Theatre @KSJD
KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #51 – June 1, 2018
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results.  Spotify is for research, play listing, and sharing only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are examples for artist/album reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Search our “New This Week” section on the CD shelf in the studio for all of this week’s physical releases.

NEW VINYL!

-Post-punk, San Francisco band reminiscent of Husker Du and Jawbox.  The album is FCC clean.
FRESH SOUNDS:
—Culling inspiration from groups like SantanaEarth, Wind & Fire, and P-Funk, and calling themselves Brownout,
—That same year, Brownout won an Austin Music Award for Best Latin Contemporary Band (beating out themselves, as Grupo Fantasma, for the honor) and made appearances at the annual SXSW festival.
Oozy arrived in 2012, while an EP featuring funk versions of Black Sabbath tunes, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, was released early in 2014.
LIVE & LOCAL:
Max Gomez is coming to the Sunflower Theatre June 14th @7pm.  His latest CD ‘Me & Joe’ is in the Sunflower box.  Suggested: “Make It Me”, all tracks FCC clean.
C.V. Wells will be playing the For Pet’s Sake Benefit, June 9 @7pm.  His CD is on the Live and Local shelf.
 
Genuine Cowhide delivered their latest CD, BREAKTHROUGH COMEBACK and the last 2 CDs also, all of those are on the Live and Local shelf.
 
Sihasin , local native punk-rockers, have a new album too, called ‘Fight Like A Woman’.  Find that on the Live and Local shelf.
 
And finally, You Knew Me When dropped off their latest CD when they were in town at the Wildedge Brewery.  ‘Into The Looking Glass’ is on the Live and Local shelf.
6/2/18 – Dolores River Festival 2018: lineup released here .  Hollis Brown , Niceness, and Liver Down the River are some of the acts, look for CDs on the Live and Local shelf.
6/8-6/10/18 – Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass, Pagosa Springs, CO.  Full lineup here.
6/9/18 – Flobots Animas City Theatre, Durango.
ALTERNATIVE:
Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and for International Female Solo Artist at the 2016 Brit Awards.
AMERICANA:
Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee, that has been recording since 1998. They were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on September 17, 2013.[2] Their ninth album, Remedy, released in 2014, won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.[3] The group’s music has been called old-timefolk, and alternative country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs.
Suggested: “Alabama”

Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby).

Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England.

Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny’s Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK

  • JOSHUA HEDLEY – Mr. Jukebox
  • SKYLAR AUTUMN – Compass
BLUES:
  • MIKE ZITO – First Class Life
JAZZ:
  • NELLIE MCKAY – Sister Orchid
  • TIFFANY AUSTIN – Unbroken
REGGAE:
Suggested: “Fire on the Mountain” (ft. Stephen Marley)
Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world’s favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley’s engineer and now Rebelution’s live sound engineer for this project.
ROCK:
Dana Fuchs (pronounced Fyooks, born January 10, 1976) is an American singer and songwriter known for a mix of Southern rock, soul, roots, and blues.  In 1998, Fuchs began to concentrate on singing and songwriting[4] influenced by her love for Esther Phillips[7] and Etta James.[2] She performed in blues clubs, and after meeting Jon Diamond, they formed the Dana Fuchs Band and released the album Lonely for a Lifetime (2003). Her raspy voice invited comparisons to rock singer Janis Joplin
While it bears the sonic landmarks of roots music’s most fertile ground, the songwriting of Sam Lewis is born of a landscape that can only be felt, not seen. His music is native to the infinite expanse that is exposed when human attention is full, and focused inward – harvested solely by the nuanced rhythm of love.
  • HANNAH GILL – Lost In Words
SOUL/R&B:
  • OTIS REDDING – Dock of the Bay Sessions
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 6/2 – Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
  • Sunday 6/3 – Mike Gordon, Curtis Mayfield
  • Monday 6/4 – Michelle Phillips, Freddy Fender
  • Tuesday 6/5 – Kenny G, Peter Erskine, Laurie Anderson
  • Wednesday 6/6 – Steve Vai, Tony Levin, Gary “US” Bonds
  • Thursday 6/7 – Prince, Tom Jones, Tal Farlow, Dean Martin
  • Friday 6/8 – Derek Trucks, Tony Rice, Bonnie Tyler, Boz Scaggs, Nancy Sinatra
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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #49 – May 18, 2018
 
Hello DJs!  Starting this week, I will be making available a ‘Sampler CD’ with some of the week’s new music adds for DJs to listen to in cars, home, etc.  You can find these on the bottom shelf in the studio.  THEY MUST BE RETURNED AFTER USE! (otherwise we are violating copyright law)  *Please let me know if you plan to use these, that way I can produce enough for everyone.  Thank you!
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results.  Spotify is for research, playlisting, and sharing only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are examples for artist/album reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Search our “New This Week” section on the CD shelf in the studio for all of this week’s physical releases.
LIVE & LOCAL:
DDAT released a new album (self-titled) and will be at the Sunflower Theatre May 31, 2018 @7:30pm. Look for that on the Live and Local shelf and Sunflower box.
Max Gomez is coming to the Sunflower Theatre June 14th @7pm.  His latest CD ‘Me & Joe’ is in the Sunflower box.  Suggested: “Make It Me”, all tracks FCC clean.
C.V. Wells will be playing the For Pet’s Sake Benefit, June 9 @7pm.  His CD is on the Live and Local shelf.
Elder Grown also released recently (self-titled).  Look for that on the “Live and Local” shelf too.  ***FCC WARNING!!!: I have NOT cleared this CD for FCC violations, and there are VERY LIKELY a few.  Check carefully before playing!
 
Local musicians, Brendan Shafer and Tony Holmquist of  six dollar string band released an album of old-time bluegrass tunes called OLD-TIME AND CLASSIC FRINGE SESSIONS, VOLUME 1.  We have a copy on the ‘Live and Local’ shelf.
 
5/25/18 – You Knew Me When Wild Edge Brewing, Cortez.
5/27/18 – Beth Lee and the Breakups Mancos Brewing Co., Mancos.
6/2/18 – Dolores River Festival 2018: lineup released here .  Hollis Brown , Niceness, and Liver Down the River are some of the acts, look for CDs on the Live and Local shelf.
6/8-6/10/18 – Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass, Pagosa Springs, CO.  Full lineup here.
 
ALTERNATIVE:
  • NOW, NOW – Saved
AMERICANA:
Kelly Willis(born October 2, 1968) is an American country musicsinger-songwriter, whose music has been described as alternative country and new traditionalist.
Heavily influenced by her mother, who used to sing in local musicals, Kelly became interested in music. One day during a high school visit to the beach, she entered a nearby pay recording booth and sang her own version of Elvis Presley‘s “Teddy Bear.” With the demo in hand, Willis impressed her then boyfriend, drummer Mas Palermo, and joined his rockabilly band at the age of 16.
Nicki Bluhm (born September 22, 1979) is a singer-songwriter from Lafayette, California who joined The Gramblers in 2008. She has released two albums, Toby’s Song and Driftwood.  The band’s version of the Hall & Oates song I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), which was recorded while driving in a car, has been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube.
Suggested: “New Love”
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest
  • DAVID STARR – Love and Sabotage
  • MOTEL MIRRORS – In The Meantime
BACK-CATALOGUES:
  • DAVE INSLEY – Call Me Lonesome
  • ANDERS OSBORNE – Black Eye Galaxy
  • VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS – Boomtown
  • BUDDY GUY – Stone Crazy
  • PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND – St. Peter and 57th St.
ELECTRONICA:
  • JON HOPKINS – Singularity
FOLK:
  • THOMM JUTZ – Crazy If You Let It
JAZZ:
  • SHIRLEY CRABBE – Bridges
  • KENNY BARRON QUINTET – Concentric Circles
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hopes and Dreams: The Lullaby Project
  • TODD MARCUS – On These Streets (A Baltimore Story)
  • ERIK APPLEGATE – Three’s A Crowd
  • CAMERON GRAVES – Planetary Prince: The Eternal Survival
REGGAE:
  • MAX RUBADUB – Style and Passion
  • IBA MAHR – Get Up and Show
  • JOE PILGRIM AND THE LIGERIANS – Step Out EP
  • SLY & ROBBIE MEET DUBMATIX – Overdubbed
ROCK:
When Jonathon Robert Linaberry needs a break from city life, he goes Upstate, near the Catskills, to renovate a little farmhouse he purchased a couple of years back. As he pours himself into his work, J.R. doesn’t think about texts, email, or even his music, which he performs solo under the moniker The Bones Of J.R. Jones. His only focus is the house.
Suggested: “Mr. Scientist” (***FCC on “Here On Out”!!)
Magic Beans (Scott Hachey, Casey Russell, Chris Duffy and Cody Wales) have steadily built upon their national notoriety in a very short period of time with a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs.  Hailing from Denver, their development has been aided by the warm hearth of the Colorado music scene, and quickly setting themselves apart from the pack as one of the state’s premier acts.  Their new album, “Casino Cabaret” (available March 16th), is titled in homage to the vintage sign that hangs above Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom located in the Five Points area of Denver.
  • SARAH MARY CHADWICK – Sugar Still Melts In The Rain
WORLD:
Suggested: “Tehigren”
Omara “Bombino” Moctar (in Tifinaghⴱⵓⵎⴱⵉⵏⵓ; b. 1980) is a Nigeriensinger-songwriterand guitarist. His music is sung in Tamasheq and often address geopolitical concerns in Turag.[1] He is also a lead member of Group Bombino. Bombino is the subject of the documentary film Agadez, the Music and the Rebellion.
  • RAVI SHANKAR & ALI AKBAR KHAN – In Concert 1972 (2 discs)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 5/19 – Sam Smith, Joey Ramone, Grace Jones, Pete Townsend
  • Sunday 5/20 – Cher, Joe Cocker
  • Monday 5/21 – Biggie Smalls, Marc Ribot, Tony Sheridan, Fats Waller
  • Tuesday 5/22 – Morrissey, Bernie Taupin, Sun Ra, Richard Wagner
  • Wednesday 5/23 – Jewel Kilcher, Scatman Crothers, Artie Shaw
  • Thursday 5/24 – Patti Labelle, Roseanne Cash, Bob Dylan
  • Friday 5/25 – Paul Weller

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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #48 – May 11, 2018
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results.  Spotify is for research, play listing, and sharing only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are examples for artist/album reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Search our “New This Week” section on the CD shelf in the studio for all of this week’s physical releases.

FRESH SOUNDS:

  • ICEAGE – Beyondless
PRE-ALBUM SINGLES:

(*Singles are available on a separate CD called “KSJD Tip Sheet #48 Singles”)

LIVE & LOCAL:
DDAT released a new album (self-titled) and we are lucky enough to have two copies.  They will be at the Sunflower Theatre May 31, 2018 @7:30pm. Look for that on the “Live and Local” shelf and Sunflower show box.
Max Gomez is coming to the Sunflower Theatre June 14th @7pm.  His latest CD is on the ‘Live and Local’ shelf.  Check him out in the ‘AMERICANA’ section this week.
Elder Grown also released recently (self-titled).  Look for that on the “Live and Local” shelf too.  ***FCC WARNING!!!: I have NOT cleared this CD for FCC violations, and there are VERY LIKELY a few.  Check carefully before playing!
 
Local musicians, Brendan Shafer and Tony Holmquist of  six dollar string band released an album of old-time bluegrass tunes called OLD-TIME AND CLASSIC FRINGE SESSIONS, VOLUME 1.  We have a copy on the ‘Live and Local’ shelf.
 
5/12/18 – Miss Tess Dolores River Brewery, Dolores. (CD on ‘Live and Local’ shelf)
 
5/15/18 – Dirtwire  Animas City Theatre, Durango. 
 
5/16/18 – Society of Broken Souls Dolores River Brewery, Dolores.  (CD on ‘Live and Local’ shelf)
 
6/2/18 – Dolores River Festival 2018: lineup released here . Hollis Brown is the headliner, we got his latest CD, “3 Shots” this week.
 
ALTERNATIVE:
Wye Oak THE LOUDER I CALL, THE FASTER IT RUNS | Spotify
Wye Oak is an American indie rock duo from BaltimoreMaryland, United States, composed of Andy Stack(drums, keyboards, backup vocals) and Jenn Wasner(vocals, guitars and bass).[1] Their sound has been described as “earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop”[2] as well as indie folk.
  • SLEEPWAR – When We Were
  • YONOSEI – “Blissed/Body Melt” (2 song CD)
  • THE AMAZING – In Transit
AMERICANA:
Suggested: “Make It Me”
Max Gomez(born April 27, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Taos, New Mexico. He has been compared to Jackson Browne and John Prine because of his seasoned blend of Americana and folk.
Ryland Peter “Ry” Cooder(born March 15, 1947)[1] is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.
  • MIKE AND THE MOONPIES – Steak Night At The Prairie Rose
  • LAUREN TANNENBAUM – Myth
  • POKEY LAFARGE – Manic Revelations
  • CALEB CAUDLE – Crushed Coins
  • THE MAMMALS – Sunshiner
  • LINDI ORTEGA – Liberty
  • MARCIA BALL – Shine Bright
BLUEGRASS:
  • BRENDAN SHAFER & TONY HOLMQUIST – old-time and classic fringe sessions, volume 1
BLUES:
After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.  Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.
 
BACK-CATALOGUES:
  • JOHNNY WINTER – Guitar Slinger
  • ROY ORBISON – The Last Concert, December 4, 1988
  • ROY ORBISON – In Dreams: Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
  • PERCY SLEDGE – Greatest Hits
ELECTRONICA:
  • ODESZA – A Moment Apart
  • KEYS N KRATES – Cura
JAZZ:
  • DEANNE MATLEY – Because I Loved
  • BILL FRISELL – Music IS
  • WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET – United We Swing
REGGAE:
  • EMETERIANS – The Magic Touch
  • NEW KINGSTON – A Kingston Story: Come From Far
  • MACKA B – Health is Wealth
ROCK:
Ian Moore (born August 8, 1968 in Berkeley, California, USA) is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied violin as a child but later switched to guitar. His music contains elements of psychedelic rock, soul, folkrock and rollworld music and blues, with deep literary influences.
Erika Wennerstrom who is taking a break from her Austin-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut Sweet Unknown.
Soon after the band decided to take a hiatus the following year, she also spent quite a bit of time hiking and reflecting in the mountains of West Texas in Big Bend National Park. Explaining the impact of that trip, she says, “That’s where a lot of the ideas for the album came to me, and I spent the next year working on it.
  • DAVID MYHR – Lucky Day
  • REED TURCHI & HIS KUDZU CHOIR – Just A Little More Faith
  • BUFFALO TOM – Quiet and Peace
  • EDDIE BERMAN – Surrounded By The Sound: Ten Covers By Eddie Berman
SOUL/R&B:
Victor Wainwright (born February 4, 1981)[4] is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. In 2013 and 2014, Wainwright won the ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year’ at the Blues Music Award ceremonies.  Wainwright’s musical style was described by the American Blues Scene magazine in 2013 as “honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.”
WORLD:
  • ALI FARKE TOURE’ – The Source (remastered)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 5/12 – Steve Winwood, Billy Squier
  • Sunday 5/13 – Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Darius Rucker, Ritchie Valens
  • Monday 5/14 – David Byrne, Tom Cochrane, Bobby Darin
  • Tuesday 5/15 – Mike Oldfield, Brian Eno
  • Wednesday 5/16 – Janet Jackson, Liberace, Woody Herman
  • Thursday 5/17 – Taj Mahal, Trent Reznor, Enya
  • Friday 5/18 – Jack Johnson, Wreckless Eric (composer of “Whole Wide World”), George Strait, Albert Hammond, Perry Como, Joe Turner

 

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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #43 – Apr 6, 2018
*We have two new categories this week: “NEW VINYL” and “BACK-CATALOGUES”. 
 ‘New Vinyl’ is self-explanatory. It isn’t cheap for artists to send us vinyl, so please give it some plays.  
 
‘Back Catalogues’ is anything older than a couple of years that we are now adding to our library.  Enjoy!
 
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results.  Spotify is for research, play listing, and sharing only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are examples for artist/album reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Search our “New This Week” section on the CD shelf in the studio for all of this week’s physical releases.

NEW VINYL

Focus: “Cherry” (not on Focus Tracks CD, look for CD and Vinyl)
Jesse Roper was born and raised in the rural community of Metchosin, British Columbia. He first started playing the guitar at age six[1] when his father bought him a guitar after he had showed interest in playing.[2] Roper did not, however, perform on stage until his late-twenties due to a fear of public performance. “I was scared to go on stage or play in front of people,” he stated in 2014.
—Exploring the publishing industry, Jesse Roper has licensed his music for two ads with CN Rail as well as Salomon Skis and Colorado based brewery, Upslope.
FRESH SOUNDS:
On their fifth full-length, Watching It All Fall Apart, Fruition transform pain and heartache into something truly glorious. With their songwriting sharper and more nuanced than ever before—and their sonic palette more daringly expansive—the Portland, Oregon-based band’s full-hearted intensity ultimately gives the album a transcendent power.
PRE-ALBUM SINGLES:

(*On Focus Tracks CD and podium PC iTunes)

LIVE & LOCAL:
Joanna Wallfisch is coming to the Sunflower Saturday, April 14, 7pm.  She just released a new album called BLOOD & BONE.
Get a listen here: spotify & CD on shelf.
4/11/18 – I’m With Her FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango. CD on shelf.
4/11/18 – Trevor Green Animas City Theater, Durango.
4/12/18 – The Expanders Animas City Theater, Durango.
4/20-4/22/18 – The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown – Becky Buller, Molly Tuttle, Po Ramblin’ Boys, Mile Twelve, Jeff Scroggins, etc.,  includes many local bands too.
***I’m working on interviews (live and phone) with Meltdown artists–please let me know if you are interested in doing an interview!
ALTERNATIVE:
Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) is an American indie rock band formed in 1983 in Dayton, Ohio. It has made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard, who founded the group.
 
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  • BONIFACE – Phantom Limbs EP (CD)
  • NO ALARMS – No Alarms EP (CD)
AMERICANA:
THERE’S A MOMENT IN THE TITLE SONG OF THE NEW BEN HARPER AND CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE ALBUM CALLED NO MERCY IN THIS LAND. A MERE FEW SECONDS THAT POWERFULLY CAPTURE THE FRIENDSHIP AND UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE TWO STORIED MUSICIANS.
  • ROBERT DEEBLE – Beloved (CD)
  • STEVE NOONAN – Conversions (CD)
BACK-CATALOGUES:
  • CHRIS ISAAK – Beyond The Sun
  • ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION – Paper Airplane
  • THE EARLS OF LEICESTER – The Earls of Leicester
  • THE EARLS OF LEICESTER – Rattle & Roar
  • JOHNNY WINTER – 3rd Degree
  • PICKIN’ ON SERIES – Fade To Bluegrass: A Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica
  • PICKIN’ ON SERIES – Pickin’ On Neil Young: A Tribute
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS – Strummin’ With The Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen
ELECTRONICA:
  • LE GALAXIE – Pleasure (CD)
JAZZ:
Al Laurence Di Meola (born July 22, 1954) is an American jazzjazz fusion, and world musicguitarist. Albums such as Friday Night in San Francisco have earned him both critical and commercial success[1] with fans throughout the world.
REGGAE:
The Reggae- / Dancehall-Band from Hanover provides for fat grooves, deep bass and good vibes on stage. Since 2005, the band is active and released in 2010 the album “Inner Journey”. In October 2017, the new album “Better Days”
 
ROCK:
Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967) is an American musician and singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock bands Blake BabiesThe Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls,[1] and The Lemonheads. She’s best known for several singles released in the 1990s, including the alternative hit “My Sister.”
  • ANNIE DIRUSSO – Annie Dirusso (CD)
  • MILLER AND THE OTHER SINNERS – 3 Nights At The Strand Live (CD)
  • REUBEN AND THE DARK – Arms of a Dream (CD)
  • THE ROBIN LYN BAND – Things That Fly (CD)
  • THRILLCHASER – A Lot Like Love (CD)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 4/7 – John Oates, Freddie Hubbard, Ravi Shankar, Billie Holiday
  • Sunday 4/8 – Julian Lennon, Steve Howe (Yes)
  • Monday 4/9 – Albert Hammond Jr., Steve Gadd, Carl Perkins, Paul Robeson
  • Tuesday 4/10 – Shemekia Copeland, Brian Setzer, Bunny Wailer
  • Wednesday 4/11 – Joss Stone
  • Thursday 4/12 – Art Alexakis (Everclear), Vince Gill, Pat Travers, David Cassidy, Herbie Hancock, Hound Dog Taylor
  • Friday 4/13 – Lou Bega, Peabo Bryson, Al Green, Lowell George, Bud Freeman

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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #42 – Mar 30, 2018
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results.  Spotify is for research, play listing, and sharing only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are examples for artist/album reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Search our “New This Week” section on the CD shelf in the studio for all of this week’s physical releases.
PRE-ALBUM SINGLES:
  • *Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News

(*On Focus Tracks CD and iTunes podium PC)

LIVE & LOCAL:
Flagship Romance are gracing our Sunflower stage Saturday, April 7 @7pm.
Their music: spotify & CD on shelf.
Joanna Wallfisch is coming to the Sunflower Saturday, April 14, 7pm.  She just released a new album called BLOOD & BONE.
Get a listen here: spotify & CD on shelf.
3/31/18 – Badly Bent – Mancos Brewing, Mancos (CD on shelf)
4/2/18 – Glenn Miller Orchestra MCHS Auditorium, Cortez.
4/11/18 – I’m With Her FLC Community Concert Hall, Durango.
ALTERNATIVE:
Focus: “Last Girl”  , There are other great songs like “Cool” and “Your Dog”, BUT there are FCC violations!  We have “clean” versions on the CD and on iTunes of those songs.
Soccer Mommy is the stage name of bedroom pop and indie rock musician Sophie Allison.  Allison was born in Switzerland and grew up in Nashville, TN. She attended Nashville School of the Arts, a speciality high school where she studied guitar and played in the swing band.
  • SLOAN – 12 (CD)
AMERICANA:
Based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are a spirited acoustic roots quintet whose music dances around the boundaries of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and country.
Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Guitarist Alan Hager has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers.
BLUEGRASS:
  • THE LIL’ SMOKIES – Changing Shades (CD)
BLUES:
William Christopher Smither (born November 11, 1944) is an American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, and modern poets and philosophers.
ELECTRONICA:
  • Moby EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND NOTHING HURT spotify
Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965),[1] better known by his stage name Moby, is an American musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his electronic musicveganism and support of animal rights.
 
FOLK:
John Gorka (born July 27, 1958) is a contemporary American folk musician.[1] In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.
JAZZ:
  • ANDREW HADRO, JULIAN SHORE, ROGERIO BOCCATO – For Us, The Living Part II: Marcescence (CD)
  • RENEE ROSNES – Beloved of the Sky (CD)
REGGAE:
Lee “Scratch” Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936)[2] is a Jamaican music producer and inventor noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.
Founded in 1999 by Emch and Noah ShachtmanSubatomic Sound System brought together musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists from a variety of backgrounds and traditions
 
ROCK:
Paul Wayne Thorn (born July 13, 1964) is a Southern rockcountryAmericana, and Bluessinger-songwriter[1] whose style is a mix of bluesCountry, and rock music.  Before his professional music career began he was a professional boxer. Boxing career highlights include winning the Mid-South Middleweight Championship in Memphis, Tennessee and a nationally televised bout with former world champion Roberto Durán.
  • PAUL THORN – Hammer and Nail Live (CD)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 3/31 – Herb Alpert, Angus Young (AC/DC)
  • Sunday 4/1 – John Butler, Gill Scott Heron, Jimmy Cliff
  • Monday 4/2 – Emmylou Harris, Larry Coryell, Leon Russell, Marvin Gaye
  • Tuesday 4/3 – Richard Thompson, Wayne Newton, Doris Day
  • Wednesday 4/4 – Jill Scott, Gary Moore, Hugh Masekela, Muddy Waters
  • Thursday 4/5 – Pharrell Williams, Paula Cole, Stanley Turrentine
  • Friday 4/6 – Warren Haynes, Merle Haggard, Gerry Mulligan
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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #38 – Feb 23, 2018
IMPORTANT TIPS:
  • The iTunes link provides 1 minute samples, not complete tunes.
  • The Spotify link should be dragged and dropped into an open Spotify window for best results. Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Youtube links are for reference only.  Please refrain from streaming on air.
  • Check all songs carefully for FCC violations.
  • Remember to search our new CD shelves in addition to this e-mail

FRESH SOUNDS:

On their fifth full-length, Watching It All Fall Apart, Fruition transform pain and heartache into something truly glorious. With their songwriting sharper and more nuanced than ever before—and their sonic palette more daringly expansive—the Portland, Oregon-based band’s full-hearted intensity ultimately gives the album a transcendent power.
PRE-ALBUM SINGLES:
(*Available on Focus Tracks CD and Podium PC iTunes playlist)
  • Fleet Foxes – CRACK-UP
  • Liam Gallagher – AS YOU WERE
  • Zach Gill – LIFE IN THE MULTIVERSE
  • Great American Taxi – DR. FEELGOOD’S TRAVELING MEDICINE SHOW
  • The Head and the Heart – SIGNS OF LIFE
  • Jesca Hoop – MEMORIES ARE NOW
  • King Leg – MEET KING LEG
  • Lukas Graham – LUKAS GRAHAM
  • Alice Merton – NO ROOTS (single)
  • Mlima – MLIMA
  • Rolling Blackouts CF – TALK TIGHT
  • The National – SLEEP WELL BEAST
  • Conor Oberst – SALUTATIONS
  • Robert Plant – CARRY FIRE
  • Strange Americans – BORROW YOU, BROTHER
  • Them Vibes – ELECTRIC FEVER
  • Thomas Wynn & The Believers – WADE WAIST DEEP
  • Wild Child – THINK IT OVER (single)
  • Wolf Parade – CRY CRY CRY
NEW MUSIC ON THE SHELF:
  • The Low Anthem – THE SALT DOLL WENT TO MEASURE THE DEPTH OF THE SEA
  • King Tuff – PSYCHO STAR (single CD)
  • Dana Buoy – ICE GLITTER GOLD
  • Belle & Sebastian – HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS
  • U.S. Girls – A POEM UNLIMITED
  • Car Seat Headrest – TWIN FANTASY
  • Everything Is Recorded – EVERYTHING IS RECORDED BY RICHARD RUSSELL
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – MAINLAND (single CD)
  • Wild Child – EXPECTATIONS
LIVE & LOCAL:
Carute Roma will be at the Sunflower Saturday, March 3 @ 7pm.
Their music: spotify & CDs on the shelf.
2/24/18 – Monophonics Animas City Theater (Southwest Music Festival).
2/25/18 – The Deer Dolores River Brewery.
2/27 & 2/28/18 – The Infamous Stringdusters Sheridan Opera House, Telluride.
AMERICANA:
John William Oates (born April 7, 1948)[1] is an American rockR&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates (with Daryl Hall).
Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004,[2] and in 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Hall & Oates.[3] His memoir, Change of Seasons, was published in 2017.
Brandi M. Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American folk rock and Americana singer-songwriter.[1] Born in Ravensdale, Washington, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her first commercial album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim but to limited commercial success.
FOLK:
Focus: “Couer D’alene” (no video)
Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them.
ROCK:
 Gentlewoman, Ruby Man is a cover album by English singer and songwriter Flo Morrisseyand American musician Matthew E. White, released on 13 January 2017 by Glassnote Records.[1] The album consists of a series of versions of tracks by artists such as Frank OceanThe Velvet UndergroundLeonard CohenJames Blake, and the Bee Gees.
Focus: “Cherry”
—Jesse Roper was born and raised in the rural community of Metchosin, British Columbia. He first started playing the guitar at age six[1] when his father bought him a guitar after he had showed interest in playing.[2] Roper did not, however, perform on stage until his late-twenties due to a fear of public performance. “I was scared to go on stage or play in front of people,” he stated in 2014.
—Exploring the publishing industry, Jesse Roper has licensed his music for two ads with CN Rail as well as Salomon Skis and Colorado based brewery, Upslope.
SOUL/R&B:
James Hunter (born 2 October 1962, ColchesterEssex) is an English R&B musician and soul singer.
Hunter’s soulful style drew the attention of Van Morrison, who appeared on Hunter’s first album released on AceBelieve What I Say, in 1996. (Morrison sang backing vocals on “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do”.) Hunter’s relationship with Morrison led to a tour with the latter in the early nineties;
Hunter’s first solo release in the United States, his 2006 breakthrough album People Gonna Talk, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 49th Grammy Awards ceremony.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 2/24 – Michelle Shocked, George Thorogood
  • Sunday 2/25 – George Harrison, Ralph Stanley
  • Monday 2/26 – Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino
  • Tuesday 2/27 – Josh Groban, Dexter Gordon, Neal Schon
  • Wednesday 2/28 – Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), Patrick Monahan (Train)
  • Thursday 3/1 – Justin Bieber, Nick Kershaw, Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, Harry Belafonte, Roger Daltrey (The Who), Burning Spear (Winston Rodney)
  • Friday 3/2 – Chris Martin (Coldplay), Jon Bon Jovi, Karen Carpenter, Rory Gallagher (Oasis), Larry Carlton, Lou Reed
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KSJD MUSIC TIP SHEET #37 – Feb 16, 2018
PRE-ALBUM SINGLES:

(*Available on Focus Tracks CD #37 and on Podium PC iTunes playlist)

  • Loma – LOMA
  • The Oh Hellos – NOTOS EP, EURUS EP
  • Johnny Cash – OUT AMONG THE STARS
  • I’m With Her – SEE YOU AROUND
  • The Hillbenders – TOMMY: A BLUEGRASS OPRY
  • The Deer – TEMPEST & RAPTURE
  • Amber Cross – YOU CAN COME IN
  • Carute Roma – GADJO CARAVAN
  • Jeffrey Foucalt – SALT AS WOLVES
  • Flobots – THE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
  • Amber Cross – MY KIND OF CHURCH
  • The Accidentals – ODYSSEY
  • Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – WHOLE LOTTA SEA LICE
  • Sheryl Crow – BE MYSELF
  • Dangermuffin – HERITAGE
  • Father John Misty – PURE COMEDY
  • Robert Finley – GOIN’ PLATINUM
  • Chris Daniels & The Kings w/ Freddi Gowdy – BLUES WITH HORNS V.1
  • Flyjack – NEW DAY
  • Gary Clark Jr. – LIVE/NORTH AMERICA 2016
  • The Wood Brothers – LIVE AT THE BARN
NEW MUSIC ON THE SHELF:
  • Loma – LOMA
  • David Gans – DROP THE BONE
  • The Oh Hellos – NOTOS EP, EURUS EP (2 EPs on 1 CD)
  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – GUILTY OF INNOCENCE
  • Johnny Cash – OUT AMONG THE STARS
  • I’m With Her – SEE YOU AROUND
  • The Hillbenders – TOMMY: A BLUEGRASS OPRY
LIVE & LOCAL:
Sihasin is coming to the Sunflower Theatre Saturday, Feb. 17 @7pm.
Their music: spotify & CD in booth.
Carute Roma will be at the Sunflower Saturday, March 3 @ 7pm.
Their music: spotify & CDs on the shelf.
2/17 & 2/18/18 – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Club Red, Telluride.
2/23/18 – The Main Squeeze Animas City Theater (Southwest Music Festival – benefit for Stillwater).
2/24/18 – Monophonics Animas City Theater (Southwest Music Festival).
2/24/18 – Tiffany Christopher Dolores River Brewery.
2/25/18 – The Deer Dolores River Brewery.
ALTERNATIVE:
Tune-Yards I CAN FEEL YOU CREEP INTO MY PRIVATE LIFE iTunes | spotify | CD on shelf and on podium PC
Tune-Yards(stylized as tUnE-yArDs)[1] is the music project of New Englandnative Merrill Garbus (born March 4, 1979). Garbus’s music draws from an eclectic variety of sources and utilizes elements such as loop pedals, ukulele, vocals, and lo-fi percussion, in addition to electric bass played by Nate Brenner.
 
AMERICANA:
I’m With Her SEE YOU AROUND iTunes | spotify | CD on shelf and on podium PC
*They will be at FLC Concert Hall April 11, 2018.
I’m With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. An impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO, sparked the formation of I’m With Her and sent the trio touring the world together the next year. Along the way, I’m With Her formed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies,
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Mark Erelli MIXTAPE iTunes | spotify
Mark Erelli(born June 20, 1974) is an American singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,[1] and touring folk musician from Reading, Massachusetts who earned a master’s degree in evolutionary biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before pursuing a career in music. Erelli has released nine solo albums and three collaborative albums.
 
BLUEGRASS:
Steep Canyon Rangers OUT IN THE OPEN iTunes | spotify
Steep Canyon Rangers are an Americanbluegrass band from BrevardNorth Carolina.[1][2]Though formed in 2000, the band has become widely known since 2009 for collaborating with actor/banjoist Steve Martin. In 2013, the Steep Canyon Rangers’ solo album Nobody Knows You won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
 
BLUES:
—She is an edgy, no-holds-barred soul singer from Los Angeles California, and he is a top-notch shredding blues guitarist from Upstate New York. Together, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa are a powerful duo and one of the best in blues-rock music.
REGGAE:
Hollie Cook VESSEL OF LOVE iTunes | spotify
—Hollie Cook is the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Her mother Jeni was a backing singer for Culture Club and Boy George is her godfather.[
Hollie Cook (born 1987, West London, England)[2] is a British singer and keyboardist. She was a part of the last line-up of all-female punk/reggae band The Slits.
—Cook has also had a career as solo artist working with producer / songwriter Prince Fatty. She calls her own music “tropical pop”, and has a passion for reggae and female rocksteady / reggae singers, such as Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon, combined with classic 1960s girl groups.
 
ROCK:
Pimps Of Joytime THIRD WALL CHRONICLES iTunes | spotify
—Pimps of Joytime puts the needle in the groove with its fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. An intersection of Brooklyn’s indie music scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul, the Pimps’ new studio release Third Wall Chronicles (Sugar Road Records: March 24, 2017) unites us around a common bond of Peace, Love and Music.
 
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Ruby Boots DON’T TALK ABOUT IT iTunes | spotify
—At 14 years old, Ruby Boots – real name Bex Chilcott – left a conflicted home in Perth, Western Australia to do gruellingwork on pearling boats and she hasn’t stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the world and eventually to Nashville, TN.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
  • Saturday 2/17 – Loreena Mckennit, Ed Sheeran, Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) 
  • Sunday 2/18 – Juice Newton, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Dr. Dre, Yoko Ono
  • Monday 2/19 – Beth Ditto, Falco, Tommy Iomi (Black Sabbath), Smokey Robinson, Seal
  • Tuesday 2/20 – Chris Thile, Rihanna, Kurt Cobain, Walter Becker, J. Geils, Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Wednesday 2/21 – Charlotte Church, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Nina Simone, David Geffen
  • Thursday 2/22 – James Blunt
  • Friday 2/23 – Howard Jones, Johnny Winter
R.I.P. (Lost But Not Forgotten):
Crooner Vic Damone passed away recently.  Frank Sinatra said, “He has the best pipes in the business.” His life was interesting and storied including mob ties and many wives.
His music: iTunes | spotify

Michael McAllister

Technical Director: The Sunflower Theatre @KSJD
Musical Director: KSJD Radio