Monthly Archives: March 2015


1934- Shirley Jones (singer, actress on The Partridge Family)   81 yrs.

Family”- Shirley Jones

The Partridge Family w/ Shirley Jones “Summer Days” video link here.

1937- Herb Alpert (trumpet + vocals w/ Tijuana Brass; co-founder of A&M Records)         78 yrs.

Alpert Herb - Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass “Spanish Flea” video link here.

1946- Al Nichol (member of The Turtles)                 69 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1948- Mick Ralphs (guitarist w/ Mott The Hopple; “All The Young Dudes”)
67 yrs.

Mick Ralphs

1953- Sean Hopper (member of Huey Lewis & The News)       62 yrs.

Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis and

1955- Angus Young (guitarist w/ AC/DC; “Back In Black”)     60 yrs.

to start with Angus Young,

AC/DC w/ Angus Young “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wand To Rock N Roll)”
video link here.

1958- Pat McGlynn (member of Bay City Rollers; “Saturday Night” + “Bye Bye Baby”)                  57 yrs.


1958- Paul Ferguson (drummer w/ Killing Joke)         57 yrs.

File:Killing joke paris 02.jpg

Killing Joke w/ Paul Ferguson “Eighties” video link here.

1984- Jack Antonoff (guitarist w/ Fun.)       31 yrs.

Jack Antonoff has been working

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



Last month I reviewed the latest release from The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band titled “So Delicious”. This back-porch power trio is full of high energy real life stories about real people livin’ real. With Reverend Peyton on lead vocals and nothing but the most seasoned of guitars, he lays out the blues with passion and raw power, that focuses mostly on his profound playing. His wife, Washboard Breezy, adds supporting vocals and, you guessed it, the washboard, not to mention, plenty of lyrical inspiration to the group. Ben Bussell is on the very stripped down drum kit, which includes the highly versatile five gallon plastic bucket. Despite the irony of the name of the band and the actual size, there is no denying that the sound is way bigger than three people should be able to make with such simple instrumentation. It is not just a studio technique, but also the way they sound live. It is impossible, not to feel every note pounding through your entire being. I saw them once and have seen plenty of live footage of the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and have been nothing if not completely impressed by what I have witnessed. They are playing at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins this Friday, April 3rd and at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver on April 4th. For about ten to fifteen bucks, I guarantee that this band will put on a show that will make you sweat and smile, at the same time. If I haven’t sold you on the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, then maybe a few links will help.

  • “Clap Your Hands” video link here.
  • “Easy Coming, Easy Going” live video link here.
  • “Your Cousin’s On Cops” live video link here.
  • “Pot Roast & Kisses” video link here.
  • “Raise A Little Hell” video link here.

That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!


Music To Hear 4/06 – 4/12: BOOMBOX, THE PUNCH BROTHERS & More…


Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.        FREE!!!!

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- New Kingston w/ Arise Roots                  $8-10


Larimer Lounge*- Kitty, Daisy & Lewis w/ Gemma Ray          8 p.m.            $22

Quixote’s True Blue*- Joey Porter’s Vital Organ                 $5


Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- ‘Open Stage’ w/ Danny Shafer       6-9 p.m.


Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio        7:30 p.m.


Ogden Theatre*- Punch Brothers w/ Gabriel Kahane        8 p.m.         $35.50

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Stage’            8 p.m.           FREE!!!!


Fox Theatre- Futurebirds w/ The Longest Day Of The Year          8 p.m.           $10-14

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’              9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!


Moxi Theatre* (Greeley)- Danielle Ate The Sandwich w/ Johnny Burroughs + Esai


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Love & Light w/ Mr. Bill + SixxiS       $10-15

Larimer Lounge*- Monophonics               $13


Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Jam’             10 p.m.            FREE!!!!


Aggie Theatre*- Boombox w/ Mikey Thunder               $20

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Fundraiser For Southern Rockies Seed Network’ feat. The 3 Twins Broadband               8:30 p.m.              $10

Hodi’s Half Note*- ‘Felabration: Celebration of Fela Kuti’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), members of Euforquestra & Atomga w/ Dubskin              $10-15

Moxi Theatre* (Greeley)- In The Whale w/ Reno Divorce, Ben Pu & Crew + Lightning Rodney                  $8-10


Cervantes’ Otherside*- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Head For The Hills w/ Travis Book (Infamous Stringdusters) + Rumpke Mountain Boys// Daniella Katzir Band feat. Leslie Ziegler (The Railsplitters) & Brian McRae (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) on patio

Larimer Lounge- Dengue Fever           $15

Ogden Theatre- Father John Misty w/ King Tuff          8 p.m.           SOLD OUT!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue*- Spoonfed Tribe            $10


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Thursday Open Mic’            7 p.m.         FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Steve Manshel        5:30-8:30 p.m.


Aggie Theatre- Teenage Bottlerocket w/ The Pears + The Head Injuries    

Avogadro’s Number- Cary Morin ‘CD Release Party’             8:30 p.m.        $10

Hodi’s Half Note- The Burroughs w/ Hypnotic Vibes             $10-15

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Austin Young Band          6 + 9 p.m.        $8-10


Cervantes’ Otherside*- The Soul Rebels (2 sets performing the music of Marvin Gaye + D’Angelo)                $17-20

Herman’s Hide Away- Reno Divorce w/ Dead Ringer, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, No Common Thread + The Jacob Cade Project             6:30 p.m.         $8

Larimer Lounge*- The Yawpers                   9 p.m.              $10

Ogden Theatre*- North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present NMO            $22.75

Oriental Theatre*- Patti Fiasco, Tallgrass + The Jekylls               $15-25

Soiled Dove- Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 tribute)           8 p.m.           $12-15


Boulder Theatre*- Boombox w/ Mikey Thunder             $25-27.50         (2 Day $47.50)

Chautauqua Auditorium- Aspen Hourglass               8 p.m.                 $18

CHUBurger* (Longmont)- Danny Shafer          6-8 p.m.

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Steve Manshel                   7:30-10 p.m.

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Athens Night’ feat. Hey Lady! (B-52’s tribute) + REMember (R.E.M. tribute)             8 p.m.             $11

Etown Hall- Mollie O’Brien + Rich Moore          6:30-9:30                   $45

Fox Theatre*- ‘Felabration: Celebration Of Fela Kuti’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), members of Euforquestra & Atomga w/ Dubskin                 $12.50-17

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Johnny O Band             8-11:30 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams             
8:30-11:30 p.m.

St. Julien*- Sambadende            6:30- 9:30 p.m.


Aggie Theatre- MiMOSA w/ 40 Oz. Profits + Rex Gold                 $15

Avogadro’s Number- The Honey Gitters + Choice City 7        9 p.m.           $10

Hodi’s Half Note*- The Rumpke Mountain Boys w/ Canyon Collected          $8-15

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Piano Bar Saturdays’              8 p.m.


Bluebird Theatre- Rowdy Shadehouse w/ Dragondeer + James & The Devil
9 p.m.           $12

Cervantes’ Otherside*- ‘Felabration: Celebration Of Fela Kuti’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), members of Euforquestra & Atomga w/ Dubskin + Ground Up          $10-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ w/ Delta Sonics             10:30 p.m.                  $5

Herman’s Hideaway- The Fabulous Boogienauts w/ Mr. Majestyks 8 Track Revival, The Cut, Hawk Attack + OTIS             6:30 p.m.              $8

Larimer Lounge*- Strange Americans w/ Andy Hamilton & The Whiskey Hitchers       $10


Boulder Theatre*- Boombox w/ Mikey Thunder          $25-27.50         (2 Day $47.50)

Fox Theatre- Kronen w/ Midnight Pressure, Gladys & The Farmer Sisters         

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Zeppephilia ‘Pure Zeppelin’          7:30 p.m.         $12-14


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Colorado Blues Society IBC Challenge’      
2 p.m.           $10-15

Fox Theatre*- ZOSO (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience) w/ New Vintage       
8 p.m.                 $15-20

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Felonious Smith Blues Band         6-9 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Jami Lunde + Eben Grace                  6-9 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Finnders & Drickey          3-5 p.m.

This is the list of shows coming to the Front Range, next week. There is some incredible live music to hear, coming from national and local acts for the first full week of April. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. Besides next week’s shows, the Coming Attractions page, has many recommendations for the coming months, including outdoor venues like the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Fiddler’s Green and Red Rocks, to name a few. For festivals along the Front Range and beyond, check out the Festival Time page. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1942- Graeme Edge (drummer w/ Moody Blues)                     73 yrs.

1945- Eric Clapton (guitarist, singer, songwriter; member of Cream + Derek & The Dominoes; solo artist)                       70 yrs.

Prototypes "Eric Clapton"

The Allman Brothers w/ Eric Clapton “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?”
live video link here.

1948- Jim Dandy Mangrum (singer w/ Black Oak Arkansas)               67 yrs.

singer Jim Dandy Mangrum,

Black Oak Arkansas w/ Jim Dandy “Hey Ya’ll” live video link here.

1950- Dave Ball (guitar w/ Procol Harum)       65 yrs.

Dave Ball in retirement (and

1950- Re Styles (guitar + vocals w/ The Tubes)      65 yrs.

Re Styles, The Tubes, 1971

1955- Randy VanWarmer (singer/songwriter; “Just When I Needed You Most”; died in 2004)

You Left Me Just When I Needed

1962- Stanley Kirk Burrell a.k.a. MC Hammer (hip-hop artist)  53 yrs.

How MC Hammer Went Bankrupt

MC Hammer “Turn This Mutha Out” video link here.

1964- Tracy Chapman (singer/songwriter/guitarist)      51 yrs.

Tracy Chapman was born in

Tracy Chapman “Crossroads” video link here.

1968- Celine Dion (singer)        47 yrs.

Celine Dion Cancels Shows,

1973- Adam Goldstein a.k.a. DJ AM (worked w/ Blink 182, Madonna + Will Smith; died in 2009)

DJ AM. Details. Career

1976- Mark McClelland (co-founder + bassist w/ Snow Patrol; quit in 2005)         39 yrs.

bassist Mark McClelland

1979- Norah Jones (singer/pianist/guitarist/songwriter; daughter of Ravi Shankar)                  36 yrs.

Picture of Norah Jones

Norah Jones “Long Way Home” live video link here.

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



1943- Chad Allan (founding member + lead singer w/  The Guess Who)
72 yrs.

Chad Allan Today

1943- Evangelos Papthanassiou a.k.a. Vangelis (“Chariots Of Fire”)
72 yrs.

Vangelis şarkı sözleri

Vangelis “Chariots Of Fire” video link here.

1944- Terry Jacks (singer/songwriter; “Seasons In The Sun”)      71 yrs.

Artist: Terry Jacks

1947- Bobby Kimball (vocals w/ Toto)      68 yrs.

Photo essay: Bobby Kimball,

Toto w/ Bobby Kimball “Africa” video link here.

1949- Michael Brecker (jazz saxophonist/composer; died 2007)

Michael Brecker

1956- Patty Donahue (singer w/ The Waitresses; died in 1996)

Patty Donahue of the American

The Waitresses w/ Patty Donahue “I Know What Boys Like” video link here.

1959- Perry Farrell (frontman w/ Jane’s Addiction + Porno For Pyros; mind behind Lollapalooza)        56 yrs.

Perry Farrell Merchandise

Jane’s Addiction w/ Perry Farrell “One Percent” live video link here.

1967- John Popper (singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player w/ Blues Traveler + John Popper Project)         48 yrs.

John Popper Born: 29-Mar-1967

Blues Traveler w/ John Popper “Most Precarious” video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



1945- Chuck Portz (member of The Turtles)          70 yrs.

Chuck Portz came to Britain on

1948- John Evans (keyboards w/ Jethro Tull)       67 yrs.

John Evan

1948- Milan Williams (keys, brass + guitar w/ The Commodores)  67 yrs.

Milan Williams

The Commodores w/ Milan Williams “Nightshift” video link here.

1954- Reba McEntire (country singer/actress)    61 yrs.

Reba McEntire on the set of

Reba McEntire “Fancy” video link here.

1965- Steve Turner (guitarist w/ Mudhoney)        50 yrs.

Steve Turner.jpg

Mudhoney w/ Steve Turner “Good Enough” video link here.

1969- Cheryl James a.k.a. Salt (Salt-n-Pepa)         46 yrs.

Tarsha Marshall - Hairstylist

1969- James Atkin (member of EMF; “Unbelievable”)   46 yrs.


1976- Dave Keuning (guitarist w/ The Killers)       39 yrs.

The Killers Dave Keuning

The Killers w/ Dave Keuning “When You Were Young” video link here.

1986- Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga (pop singer/ songwriter)     29 yrs.

Stefani Joanne Angelina

These are the birthdays for today, along with video links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!





1934- Sarah Vaughan (jazz singer; died in 1990)

File:Sarah Vaughan 1946

Sarah Vaughan “Tenderly” video link here.

1950- Tony Banks (keyboards w/ Genesis)     65 yrs.

Tony Banks

Genesis w/ Tony Banks “Invisible Touch” live video link here.

1953- Walter Stocker (member of Air Supply; “All Out Of Love”)  62 yrs. (No photos available)

1956- Paul Wickens (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist; worked with Paul McCartney, Styx, David Gilmour & more…)               59 yrs.

paul wickens

1959- Andrew Farriss (multi-instrumenalist w/ INXS)      56 yrs.

Andrew Farriss

INXS w/ Andrew Farriss “Mystify” video link here.

1962- Derrick McKenzie (drummer w/ Jamiroquai)     53 yrs.

duo Derrick McKenzie and

1965- Johnny April (bassist w/ Staind)     50 yrs.

Staind w/ Johnny April  “Eyes Wide Open” live video link here.

1970- Mariah Carey (singer; 12 U.S. #1 singles)    45 yrs.

Pop star Mariah Carey,

1975- Fergie (singer/songwriter; vocalist w/ The Black Eyed Peas)      40 yrs.

Black Eyed Peas Singer Fergie

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



There were so many new releases, that I had to sample all of them and eliminate about half to get down to twenty. There are new albums by up and coming acts like Death Cab For Cutie, Jesse Malin, and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Lots of veteran artists have new material being released this Tuesday, including The Coasters, Richie Furay, Boz Scaggs and Ringo Star. Van Halen will be releasing a live performance from a recent concert in Japan.

  • Angelique Kidjo & Orchestre Philharmonique De Luxemborg- “Sings”
  • Boz Scaggs- “A Fool To Care”
  • Death Cab For Cutie- “Kintsugi”
  • Follakzoid- “III”
  • Hollywood Undead- “Day Of The Dead”
  • Janita- “Didn’t You, My Dear?”
  • JB Hutto- “Bluesmaster”
  • Jesse Malin- “New York Before The War”
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis- “Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third”
  • Polar Bear- “Same As You”
  • Richie Furay- “Hand In Hand”
  • Ringo Starr- “Postcards From Paradise”
  • Roben Ford- “Into The Sun”
  • Rocky Dawuni- “Branches Of The Same Tree”
  • Ryley Walker- “Primrose Green”
  • Sufjan Stevens- “Carrie & Lowell”
  • Teenage Bottlerocket- “Tales From Wyoming”
  • The Coasters- “Magical Favorites”
  • The Staves- “If I Was”
  • Van Halen- “Tokyo Dome In Concert”

This the list of new music releases for this Tuesday, March 31. It will be a difficult decision, butI will pick one of these albums to review. Check back on Wednesday to see which album I end up reviewing and to read the review, of course. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!


1917- Rufus Thomas (R&B singer; “Do The Funky Chicken”; died in 2001)

Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas “Walking The Dog” live video link here.

1944- Diane Earle a.k.a. Diana Ross (singer w/ The Supremes; solo)        71 yrs.


1948- Richard Tandy (keyboards + vocals w/ Electric Light Orchestra)      67 yrs.

Electric Light Orchestra w/ Richard Tandy “Hold On Tight” video link here.

1948- Steven Tyler (multi-instrumentalist, singer w/ Aerosmith)  67 yrs.

Steven Tyler pic #305688

1949- Fran Sheehan (bassist w/ Boston)        66 yrs.

1950- Teddy Pendergrass (soul singer; one time member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes; died in 2010)

Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass “Love TKO” live video link here.

1957- Paul Morley (member of Art Of Noise; music journalist)  58 yrs.

Paul Morley (left) in 1980,Morley w/ Jerry

1968- James Jonas Iha (guitarist w/ Smashing Pumpkins)         47 yrs.

View Full Version: James Iha

Smashing Pumpkins w/ James Iha “Rhinoceros” video link here.

1968- Kenny Chesney (country singer/songwriter)     47 yrs.

Kenny Chesney performs live in

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



This week’s new releases are not lacking in great sounds, so much so that I was okay with reviewing someone other than Van Morrison, who still makes great music at this point in his career. After sampling the rest of the new albums coming out, I was contemplating the less than twangy country western rock of Striking Matches, or the ambient psych-pop of The Errors. That was, until I did end up listening to some of the latest from Van Morrison’s “Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue”. Based on the title, I figured it was going to be an album of the radio hits with guests, but to my surprise, it was all songs I didn’t recognize, and that didn’t matter, since I went with it for my review. It turns out, that Van Morrison was not content to stick with the standards, but instead he pulled virtually unknown songs, from less popular albums of his, to re-work with sixteen different musicians from various musical genres.

The opening track is a groovy soulful “Some Peace Of Mind”, along with the late-great Bobby Womack, whose soulful growl takes control of this totally Van Morrison cut.

Things remain soulful, but in the direction of the closest Baptist church on “If I Ever Needed Someone”. Mavis Staples, along with the majestic organ open the doors of the chapel.

There is definitely some soul and jazz for a late night in the city saturating “Higher Than The World”. The playing is super smooth and jazzy, which is accentuated by George Benson on this track.

“Wild Honey” is a pretty soulful cut with the help of Joss Stone’s ‘make you wanna cry or get to your love, as quick as you can. I like the song and their voices together, but their timing and delivery are not as well choreographed as the previous cuts.

It is quite fun that “Whatever Happened To PJ Proby” features PJ Proby singing about himself. It’s a little jazz tune in the vein of “Mack The Knife”.

“I’m Carrying A Torch” has the dramatic turning point in a major motion picture feel to it. Along with the beautiful voice of Clare Teal, they put a slight country spin on the song.

There is a jazzy bop to “The Eternal Kansas City”, that sets its focus on many of the incredible things about this country. Gregory Porter adds a patriotic spirit to this anthem of American pride.

“The Streets Of Arklow” is a mist rolling in over hills and castles of Ireland. Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, lends his slightly weathered, but insanely smooth voice to a song that pays tribute to Van’s homeland.

There is a timeless optimism on “These Are The Days” is only matched by the warmth of Natale Cole’s tremendous voice. This cut has a fluid groove with both brass and strings adding to the happy go lucky attitude of the number.

“Get On With The Show” has a Drifters type of vibe and classic sound, with the horns and percussion getting more love than the guitar. George Fame seems to do a good job taking direction from Van.

I really like “Rough God Goes Riding” with its country western folk sound and the same from the voice of Shana Morrison. I’m not realy sure who she is but, I have my suspicions, especially with her delivery and timing being so similar to Van’s.

“Fire In The Belly” starts out like a Traffic number, which is fitting, because Steve Winwood is the guest on this, light-hearted song that finds two guys who are used to singing with other people, singing together.

“Born To Sing” is tune that sounds like it could have been performed decades ago, by a guy like Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland.

Mark Knopfler joins Morrison on the gourgeous singer/songwriter feel of “Irish Heartbeat”. This one is also blessed by a little guitar work by Knopfler, himself.

Who would have imagined that one of my favorite cuts would include the super-voice of Michael Buble. “Real Real Gone” is the track and it is a highly upbeat tune with several classic muscic references.

How lucky could I get, two of my favorite musicians together? Van Morrison and Taj Mahal are both seasoned veterans who get a little dirty on the bluesy “How Can A Poor Boy?” Though the two aren’t spot on with their harmonies, but there is no doubt how deep they are into what they are doing.

I am really glad that I picked “Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue” for review this week. It never ceases to amaze me how much music Van Morrison has put out over the years, and how awesome it is, no matter how deep you go into the catalogue. The choices for musicians to do the duets, seem to have been good ones, even if many of the names aren’t household names. If you like Van Morrison and have an appreciation for all of his material, there is no chance you won’t dig this. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!