Chris King – Showing His Work on “Animal”

Previewing tracks off upcoming records, to get people excited, seems like the norm these days. Personally, I’m torn about it.. I’m a traditionalist in that when a record releases, I think that should be the first time everyone hears it. But I do admit that it’s very effective when you take Chris King’s method of sharing short video’s of the listen-back in the studio or his latest run of sharing out the final mixes before mastering. He truly is “showing his work” as it’s been happening and is taking us all along for the ride. When I asked him why

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Red River Songwriters’ Festival

  Steamboat MusicFest is one of our favorite events each year.  Yet, despite its massive nature, there are many worthy artists who aren’t on the bill.  Likewise, there are many diehard fans who can’t make the trek up to Colorado for whatever reason.  Seeing this need a few years back, Drew Kennedy created the Red River Songwriters’ Festival as a supplemental Steamboat alternative.  There are fans and artists who hit up both festivals and some who solely come to Red River for their snow and song fix.  The 4th Annual edition is taking place THIS WEEK January 22-24 in Red

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The Coast City Line Fall Acoustic Show

On Saturday Nov 22nd, I’m going to a concert in a historic dancehall and 5 of the best musicians I know will be playing. I asked each one to play for many reasons and I wanted to share a very personal one for each with you. I hope it intrigues you to come check out the show. It’s going to be incredible. The Coast City Line Fall Acoustic Show Jamie Lin Wilson – “The Wildfire” Jamie’s writing and singing is a wildfire burning out of control. If you get close enough, you’ll be engulfed by it and forever carry the

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Modern Trade Presents: Little Brave’s Firelight

The folks at Modern Trade (including our own Ryan “Tank” Hargrave) have released another project called “Little Brave’s Firelight”. Firelight is about taking a song and stripping back every single thing about it… so Little Brave took a few of her songs and broke them down to just vocals, a baritone ukulele and harmonies by Nicolette Good and Daniel Thomas Phipps… while the folks at Modern Trade found a location void of artificial sound and lit only by a single fire. The performances are great. Take a look at the video below and then see the whole project with two

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The Coast City Line Fall Acoustic Show

This Friday I’m going to a concert and 6 of the best musicians I know will be playing. I asked each one to play for many reasons and I wrote out just one of them for each person. I hope it intrigues you to come check out the show. It’s going to be incredible. The Coast City Line Fall Acoustic Show Jamie Lin Wilson – “The Wildfire” Jamie’s writing and singing is a wildfire burning out of control. If you get close enough, you’ll be engulfed by it and forever carry the beautiful scars of her music. Drew Kennedy –

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