Music, What makes you happy?

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Music, Earwig and Colorado Shows.

It’s been a busy few months and I will be reviewing a number of albums soon but just to get the year rolling.
Here is the newest ear wig by Walk The Moon.

Something with rhythm by Walk Off The Earth.

Colorado Events
Stevie Wonder Mar 17th Pepsi Center
Fleetwood Mac April 1 Pepsi Center
Moody Blues May 10th Red Rocks
Alan Jackson May 17th Red Rocks
Lindsey Stirling May 28th Red Rocks
Old Crow Medicine Show June 3rd Red Rocks

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Incredible cello playing and concert news for colorado.

Have you seen?

They have a number of albums.
Concerts in Colorado
Tracy Lawrence at the Grizzly Rose March 21
Cheech and Chong & War 1st Bank March 22
Robin Thicke Fillmore Auditorium March 23
George Strait Pepsi Center April 5
Dream Theater Paramount Theater April 10
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Red Rocks April 20
The Kingston Trio Paramount Theater April 26


Some people worth a listen!

Ran across some of these groups and people worth listening to.
One was a recommendation from a friend.
Sleep For Sleepers

Seasick Steve

Malice In Wonderland

Reign Project

AVONDALE

Restless Blues Band

Chad Street


Music, Venues and Video’s.

Country music is part of the roots of modern music, and though you may not here it, you will find it there.
The other night I saw Diamond Rio at a very small venue in Colorado. To me small is sometimes better.
Why? Your closer to the band, you can hear the music better and it makes you feel like you are listening at home sometimes. Over the years I have seen many rock bands and country bands and others in small venues and it helps me get a better sense of what they are like personally, professionally and lets me know what they will be like at a large venue.
One of the member of Diamond Rio belonged to a band I enjoyed way back when Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Oddly enough this particular guitar player from Diamond Rio was also my inspiration for learning how to play the guitar all those years ago.
Here are some old and new songs that may inspire some of you.
Diamond Rio

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performing a Kenny Loggins song

Rascal Flatts

Shinedown

Black Sabbath

Linkin Park

Wax

Bruno Mars

Trace Adkins “Some women may not admit this one.”

Who says country guys can’t rap Neal McCoy.

Last but not least a different kind of inspiration.
Sami Yusaf


Jeff Daniels, Great Actor and Musician, and Colorado Music News.

Yes you heard me, he is one heck of a musician. 5 albums and counting.


Check out his channel on YouTube to see him on the road with his music.
More Music coming to Colorado!
Paramount Theater Denver
The Monkees, Aug 5
Jack Johnson, Oct 9
Joe Satriani, Sept 4
Pepsi Center Denver
RUSH, Aug 2
MUSE, Sept 17
P!nk, Oct 18
Jimmy Buffett, Oct 22
Rihanna, Nov 9
Hudson Gardens Denver
Bret Michaels, July 14
Pat Benatar, Aug 4
Foreigner, Aug 11
Styx, Aug 18
Three Dog Night, Aug 25


Music coming to Northern Colorado

At the Budweiser Events Center:
Sammy Hagar August 20
Alabama September 15
Straight No Chaser October 24

Celtic Thunder November 26
At Lincoln Center Fort Collins:
Jon Batiste and Stay Human November 1
SYBARITE5 November 15
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck January 15


Billy K Band..Gossomer..and Oscars for Sound Editing & Mixing.

billykFirst up, I’d like to congratulate Billy K Band for making the Nashville Tennessee Music Charts. We interviewed him back in 2011 before his recent album (Outrun the Rain) was started. He also has a page now on MTV and CMT.
GossamerPPIt’s an album with a tremendous amount of feeling. I’ve now listened to it a number of time and it’s now one of those I put on my hot list. If you haven’t heard it, take a listen and let me know what you think.
Last on my list to talk about today is the Oscar for Sound Editing.
If you hadn’t heard it was a tie this year between Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty.
This is one of the category I usually get right on the picks, and well this year I was half right.
Not an easy category to pick when you understand what it is all about, but if a movie messes this up you definitely know. I remember when I heard We Come in Peace without the proper sound in it. Makes a big difference.
The same with Sound Mixing, if it’s done poorly it’s the first thing you pick up on in a movie.
Congrats to the Oscar winners.


Two Music Movies, Pitch Perfect and Joyful Noise.

perfectpitchBoth these movies were released in 2012, and yes they are music driven movies. But both of these movies have something going for them.

Pitch Perfect, is the story of a college a capella singing group and the competition. Although I never want to give the whole plot away I would like to say that the start of this movie was what caught me. Know one expects someone to “blow chucks” as the phrase goes during a competition right onto the audience. From that moment on I figured this had to be a funny and surprising movie. Stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp (from True Blood) and more talented actors.
Song in this movie include: “The Sign”, “212, “Lost in It”, “Let It Whip”, “Punching in A Dream”, “Keep You”, “Don’t Move”, “Titanium”, “Cups”, “No Diggity”, “Bulletproof”, plus alot more.

joyfulnoise
Joyful Noise is the story of a church choirs competition. This shows that not all gospel music has to be old fashioned. The sub-story adds flavor to the mix and the music brings it all together. This movie stars Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan as well as many others including a small part by Kris Kristofferson.
Song in this movie include: “Not Enough”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, “From Here To The Moon and Back”, “Higher Medley”, and others.

See which one appeal to you more and above all enjoy the music.


Review, Holiday Traditions and News!

Well with the Holidays starting I thought it might be a good time to discuss some things.
The album by the Billy K Band, “Outrun The Rain”. Is a blend of Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and the like. Mostly upbeat and cleaver. It’s well worth the listen.
Other Albums coming out.
Nov 27
Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys
Les Fleurs Du Mal by Therion
Dec 4
Welcome to the Freakshow by Hinder
Warrior by Ke$ha
Dec 11
Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
Quebec Magnetic by Metallica
Almeria by Lifehouse
Holiday Tradition Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Massacre.
This song is over 18 mins and if you haven’t heard it you should sit down and listen to it.
This has become a Tradition at one of the Colorado Radio stations for Thanksgiving, but I think it should get more air play, just because it’s cool.
Upcoming shows in Colorado
Budweiser Events Center, Loveland Co
Kenny Rogers 11/29
Throwback Slow Jam featuring Ginuwine, 112, Dru Hill, Case, Silk 11/30
John Sebastain 12/13
Bluebird Theater, Denver
New Found Glory 11/29
Grizzly Rock, Lakewood
Vertical horizon 11/30
Winger 12/01
Grizzly Rose, Denver
Chris Cagle 11/30
Charlie Daniels Band 12/7
Ogden Theater, Denver
Medeski, Martin, Scofield & Wood 12/07
Public Enemy 12/08
Eddie Money 12/14
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 12/28
Fillmore Auditorium
Lamb of God w/SG In Flames, Hellyeah, Sylosis 12/10
Other people to check out From ReverbNation
Foxman, Aoede, MesAyah, Anna Johnson, Lindsay Lawler
Enjoy the Holidays


Wonderful World of Music Video’s

Shinedown has been coming out with a number of great video’s to support the album released in March.




W.E.R.M. Latest music video.

Serpent Underground, made an impression with this music video.

For you Country fans, Billy K Band, this is one of the songs from his new album.

Like what you see share it with your friends.