In these hard times for Colorado, we would like to offer a virtual care package of stories of recovery and helpful tips. This is a five part series geared for both musicians and fans that hopefully will aid in recovery of the floods.
If you are a band in need please leave your name, website, and how you need help in the comments section of this post.
This is Colorado Music Originals Flood of Goodwill.
Theme song “Colorado Song” Co-Written by Bonnie Sims, Giselle Collazo, Sharon Glassman, Brad Smalling, Quentin Young. This track mixed by Brad Smalling at Evergroove Studios.
Colorado Song is designed to be shared and covered. If you’d like to record it, add a verse, or add it to your set, send us a link to your version and we’ll share it here. All we ask in return is that you pay it forward, by helping a musician impacted by the CO Flood.
Colorado Music Originals is hosted by Sharon Glassman. For more about Sharon please visit her website.
Colorado Music Originals is recorded and edited by Bill Schwamle. For more about Bill please visit his website.
Episode 1 0f 5 – Surviving Jamestown with Nancy Farmer:
Stories of the music and the flood.
Sometimes good things rise up from terrible events. Nancy Farmer talks about how the flood has pushed her towards music. As mentioned in the show, if you want to help Nancy please donate by clicking this link.
Episode 2 of 5 – Fund Your Community with Nick Armstrong:
Learn how to fund community projects.
Nick Armstrong talks about Community Funded and how they bringing businesses and communities together. They have many community based projects that could help musicians.
Episode 3 of 5 – Music Rebuilding Bands after Sandy with Walker Hornung
Musicians helping musicians after hurricane Sandy.
Within days of hurricane sandy Walker, of Brother Hood of the Grape, came up with an idea that leveraged local music to help other musicians affected by the storm. Listen to this ongoing story of recovering from a major disaster.
Episode 4 of 5 – How To Water Proof Your Career with Dave Ratner:
Three tips on how safeguard your music career.
Whether you are a solo artist, a band, or a symphony, Dave Ratner of the Creative Law Network gives simple tips from copyright to setting expectations.
Episode 5 of 5 – Katrina Years Later with Davy Mooney
The road to recovery is not always a straight path.
Davy Mooney tells his story of life and music in the years since hurricane Katrina. A Modern and Gypsy Jazz guitar player by trade, Davy’s journey from when Katrina broke ground in New Orleans and now is most like a jazz solo modulating between scales.
Quentin Young brings the blues to CMO. He muses over Hendrix, Robert Johnson, and Lead Belly. As Quentin says about the blues,”It’s pure art. Raw art – blood and internal organs and brain matter laid out for you.” The blues is a conversation between the artist, their instrument, and their soul. We are talking (and playing) the blues on Colorado Music Originals.
Brad Smalling Recording and Mix Engineer at Evergroove Studio joins CMO. We talk about recoding music in this age of music including compact disks, mp3 downloads, and vinyl records. There are many choices for musicians today and also some creative ways bands are promoting themselves.
Vivek Tiwary continues his conversation with CMO. First we continue the idea of a second life or many lives for a project. Then we talk about Musicians on Call a non profit group that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilites. Learn more about a group that is growing nationwide.
Please visit Musicians on Call online.
Also listen to part one of Vivek’s interview interview on CMO.
Steve Carlson, owner of Sun Rose Café in Longmont, joins CMO to talk about his perspective on booking acts. What worked. What didn’t. And how that process has evolved. Steve also talk about his mother and her life long involvement in the music industry.
CMO talks with Vivek Tiwary, founder of the Tiwary Entertainment Group, about The “Second” life of a Song. Vivck’s passion for music led him to project involving the music industry. He started Starpolish.com a site developed to help musicians help themselves. Lately, traditional band management no longer was effective, so he evolved the process into such projects like Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway, Producing a documentary about Brian Epstein called the Fifth Beatle which Tiwary had acquired the rights to the music of the Beatles, and Punk Rock Dad a sitcom based on Jim Lindberg the singer of the punk band Pennywise.
So much good information we had to make the interview into two shows.
In response to Music Genie question from Nate Cook, where is the underground music scene? Trevor O’Connor joins CMO to talk about the above-ground-underground Denver music scene. Also we talk about Musicians In Action a group of people putting together benefit shows to help the areas homeless.
Trevor Rocks Denver
Check out Callywood Music
Like Musicians In Action on Facebook
Ask The Music Genie: How do you promote yourself this day and age? A question asked by Lindsay Meredith a few episodes ago. What are the tools available and how to use them. Promoting your band has change since the days of mailing postcards and printing flyers. We found the genie with the answers: Madalyn Sklar of GoGirlsMusic.com
For more about Madalyn Sklar or the services she provides, please visit her website
Lindsay Meredith and The Lost Caravan rocked the studios of Colorado Music Originals this week. Not only did they play a live set but, they talked about the evolution of their music and gypsy rock. Then in segment two, how do you make your band’s sound into an image? The gang of CMO talk with Luis Ruiz of Ron’s Printing about logos.