Endangered Organs, Studying Billy Joel, CJ Boyd's InfiniTour, and Indie Folk Group SHEL - Air Check

Sep 30, 2016

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

CJ Boyd
Credit Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

Jake slows down the interminably touring CJ Boyd long enough to talk about his permatour, and finding home on the road.

Follow the links to Track the progress of Boyd's tour and download his music.

 

PART THREE: IN-STUDIO WITH SHEL

SHEL at KRCC
Credit Jake Brownell / KRCC

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 

Credit Colorado College

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 FIVEPIPE ORGANS IN THE PIKES PEAK REGION

Pikes Peak Area Theater Organ Society Members (left to right) Dave Weesner, Keith Roberts, and Stan Destefan.
Credit Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

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.