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CD | Mixed Genre
CD | Mixed Genre

In a Meadow of Columbine (A Tribute to My Home State)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Dressy Bessy  Girl, You Shout!  buy on itunes
Philip Bailey  Walking on the Chinese Wall  buy on itunes
String Cheese Incident  The Remington Ride  buy on itunes
DeVotchKa  Til the E nd of Time  buy on itunes
The Apples in Ste reo  Energy  buy on itunes
The Czars  Goodbye  buy on itunes
Dianne Reeves  I've Got My Eyes on You  buy on itunes
Jill Sobule  Jet Pack  buy on itunes
Sugarloaf  Green-Eyed Lady  buy on itunes
Judy Collins  Someday Soon  buy on itunes
16 Horsepower  Black Soul Choir  buy on itunes
Newcomers Home  Walls  buy on itunes
The Fray  Cable Car  buy on itunes
Yonder Mountain String Band  40 Miles from Denver  buy on itunes
Big Head Todd & The Monst ers  All the Love You Need  buy on itunes
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Ripplin' Wa ters  buy on itunes
Firefall  It Doesn't Mat ter  buy on itunes
Sera Cahoone  Baker Lake  buy on itunes
Dave Grusin  Mountain Dance  buy on itunes
Side B
The Rentals  Colorado  buy on itunes
The Flying Burrito Brothers  Colorado  buy on itunes
Jimmy Eat World  Lucky Denver Mint  buy on itunes
Joe Walsh  Rocky Mountain Way  buy on itunes
Willie Nelson  Denver  buy on itunes
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  Get Out of Denver (live)  buy on itunes
Jimmy Buffett  A Mile High in Denver  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead  buy on itunes
Lightnin' Hopkins  Rocky Mountain Blues  buy on itunes
Emmylou Harris  Boulder to Birmingham  buy on itunes
Stephen Stills  Colorado  buy on itunes
Townes Van Zandt  Colorado Girl  buy on itunes
Ozark Mountain Daredevils  Colorado Song  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  You Wild Colorado  buy on itunes
Ian Tyson  Colorado Trail  buy on itunes
The Band  Up on Cripple Creek  buy on itunes
Railroad Earth  Colorado  buy on itunes
Blue Rodeo  Dark Angel  buy on itunes
John Denver  Rocky Mountain High  buy on itunes



Date: 12/3/2008
The Centennial State is not very well represented in music - at least not compared to Tennessee or Texas or California or Massachusetts or about 35 other states - so I wanted to see if I could find a good mix of songs to represent Colorado. The first disc consists of artists from Colorado, the second is songs about the state or with Colorado in their lyrics. En_ding with our state song, written by a non-native who was proud to call this state home for 30 years.

Some songs and artists unfortunately didn't make the cut. I probably could have filled both discs with John Denver songs, but I decided that I wanted one song per artist. I tried "Colorado Sunshine" by 3OH!3 on both sides, but it didn't fit with either very well, musically. "Colorado" by Grizzly Bear also didn't fit in very well, although it came closer than the 3OH!3 song. And I couldn't fit India.Arie, Hot IQs, Slim Cessna's Auto Club or The Samples on. The hardest cut I made was "I Hope My New House Feels Welcoming to You" by Pee-Pee because it was just too long.

One note: "Cable Car" is the original title of the song by The Fray, and the name under which I first heard the song back in December of 2004. When they got a major label contract, they changed it to "Over My Head," but I'll always think of it as the title I first heard it by, when they were just a local band.

Disc 1:
Disc 2:
avocado rabbit
Date: 12/4/2008
I know you've got a little John Denver thing, so I couldn't believe it took to the finale of disc two for him to appear. Sure is a fitting closer to this mix.
Good to see you got this out before Sufjan Stevens gets there.
Date: 12/7/2008
Congratulations on a solid concept, well developed and artistically ex ecuted.
Date: 12/10/2008
Dirt Band, Zecon, Hopkins, Willie, and my favorite AiS song, very nice.

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