I met you through recording a CD for Darrell Bain and where Harry Specht did a harmonica track. That was a very memorable experience to see and hear!
I was amazed at how you recorded the artists' voice, his backing vocal artists, and overlayed your diverse instumental tracks to complement the entire composition!!!
Harry and I are now in San Diego. I'm glad I can find you online and hope all is well. We know Chuck Pyle for his Unity church events where Harry set up the audio equipment, plus other local festivities in The Springs. Chuck Pyle was the first musician I heard at my first visit to Unity Rockies and I was moved to tears by his heart felt music and lyrics. It is great that you are offering concerts.
We miss Colorado Springs and our friends there. But we are slowly connecting with musicians in the San Diego area now.
Thanks for letting me into your studio,
Where is Kathy Scott- This is IOCC
what a refreshing article. It's great being reminded of all the great music I grew up to living in the springs. I remembered seeing the doors but couldn't remember where, reeds ranch that was it thankyou for the memories.
Widespread Panic played the City Auditorium and also Juan Reed's Gym year's ago.......You forgot to mention that great band!!!!
The Electric Illuminati show moved to June 25th due to Blizzard.
ell oh ell, Adam.
Well, it's a great lineup for a local show, but I think you're being a little over the top with your assertion that it's the biggest music event of the year. Right off the top of my head I can list about five shows this year that have had or will have a bigger impact than the Carnivale concert. (e.g., Devotchka w/ Haunted Windchimes at Armstrong Hall, Abigail Washburn and Sparrow Quartet (also at Armstrong), Elton John's coming to the World Arena, etc.)
Glad you're passionate, but maybe you could temper your passion with a little reality, eh?
How do you ignore Manitou Springs carnival?! There is music at every bar in town featuring Low Down High, DUG, Don Dooley, The Tribe, Arch Hooks, Grant Sabin, Creating A Newsense, The Haunted Windchimes, The Jack Trades, The Genuwines, The Woodshed Quartet and more?! It is the biggest music event in our town all year and there isn't even a peep about it here
I like your coinage "Sino-Americana." As one quite familiar with Washburn's music, I think it's a perfectly succinct yet full description of her unique sound.
One clarification: the Sparrow Quartet did not play at the Beijing Olympics, though they did play shows in and around Beijing during the 2008 Olympics. "A fact that until now has flown low low below the radar is that The Sparrow Quartet was supposed to play an Olympic venue in Beijing...but we didn't play an Olympic venue," wrote Washburn in her blog "Tales of Abigail" (at www.abigailwashburn.com) on August 28.
And this is what happens when we tamper with natural selection...
Don't worry you still suck
wow - she's 30???? I figured with cutesy lyrics like hers she'd be like 19. Wow. She's like my mom's age!
i'm new here. is today a holy day? is this what i can expect?
If you really need to know the dates for Puddle of Mudd that badly, maybe just turn on Kilo.
where's the listings???????
I just want to chime in on this discussion about the Indy listings. I personally book bands in the area and amazed when they actually get it correct in the paper. More times than not they mess it up. I've had the days wrong, the names of the bands wrong, the venue wrong on many ocasions. The worst was the time they listed a band as another band that hadn't played for over five years! The Indy is pretty terrible when it comes to being a go to music source. I just use jambase.com now if I'm serious about doing anything. I would recomend that any musician, booking agent, bar, club etc, in this area serious about getting your listings correct use jamebase.com. You won't regret it.
My problem is his blurb is a disservice to the Colorado Springs music scene. The scene here could be so much better if there were more people involved with writing the "Reverb" column. A rotating list of columnists with different musical focuses would be a good start. I do agree it's hard to catch everything but frankly when I see major stuff get overlooked constantly it gets discouraging. Look at the bands Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins get and then take a look at the bands we get, it pales by comparison. We could have a music scene as good if not better than those cities but there isn't any reason for them to come this way. The paper should be trying to build a better and more diverse scene not just help out a the bands that some guy likes.
So is your problem that there are no comprehensive lists in the Colorado area -- lists or otherwise rather -- or that you just really dislike this particular blurb?
I'm not asking for a list. His focus is myopic at best and he only chooses to write about the bands he is friends with. Don't get me started about the conflict of interest he has when it comes to reporting his own mediocre band. I could give you a list of MAJOR artists that have come through the springs that were just passed by and ignored by his column. I do like some of the bands he reports on but man there are so many that never even get mentioned in his column. For the record the csindy calendar is worthless. It is hardly ever right except for the few bands who have an in with the paper. That is the last place I would ever go for what is going on around here.
The blurb is a small portion of what's going on, or what Adam chose to write about. Adam can't simply write about every band coming to the area, it would end up as a list. And if you want that (a list) check the calender located on the Csindy homepage.
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