On Episode 8 of Air Check, Jake Brownell meets a group of theater pipe organ enthusiasts working to keep the instrument alive, Jeff Bieri speaks with professor of musicology Ryan Banagale about the Billy Joel Conference at Colorado College, we visit with CJ Boyd who passed through Colorado Springs recently on his never-ending tour, and Vicky Gregor hosts the Fort Collins indie-folk group SHEL for an interview and performance.
PART ONE: MUSICAL ROUNDTABLE
Jake, Vicky and Jeff each pick a favorite song from the new release racks, and, because we like you, bonus videos are included below:
Beach Baby - "No Mind No Money" - from No Mind No Money
The Amazing - "Blair Drager" - from Ambulance
Mystery Lights - "Follow Me Home" - from The Mystery Lights
PART TWO: REFLECTIONS FROM THE ROAD WITH CJ BOYD
Jake slows down the interminably touring CJ Boyd long enough to talk about his permatour, and finding home on the road.
PART THREE: IN-STUDIO WITH SHEL
The Fort Collins based indie-folk group SHEL recently stopped by 91.5 KRCC for an in-studio performance and interview with Vicky during the Morning Music Mix.
They discussed their latest album, Just Crazy Enough, and shared some stories of working with producer and former Eurythmics co-founder, David Stewart.
PART FOUR: RYAN BANAGALE AND BILLY JOEL
C.C. Professor Ryan Banagale speaks with Jeff about the academics of pop and the Billy Joel Conference happening at the Colorado College October 7th and 8th.
For more information on the conference, head to the conference website.
PART FIVE: PIPE ORGANS IN THE PIKES PEAK REGION
Jake investigates the endangered theater pipe organ, and speaks with members of the Pikes Peak Area Theater Organ Society about efforts to breathe new life into this vanishing musical species.
For information about when and where to see a theater organ in action, click here.