Take Note Colorado is a new statewide initiative to provide access to musical instruments and instruction to every K-12 student in Colorado. Under the leadership of co-chairs Governor John Hickenlooper and Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray, Take Note Colorado will reach its goals by hosting signature music events that build community and raise funds to increase students’ access to music; by serving as a connector and convener to catalyze the efforts of musicians, music education providers, schools, citizens and businesses; by researching and better understanding the current state of music education in Colorado and working to provide tools and resources to help fill gaps; and ultimately, by helping to provide access to musical instruments and instruction for every K-12 student throughout the state. Take Note Colorado is built on the belief that we can all play a role in bringing music into the lives of students.
The Record Company write and play raw, sincere rock n' roll. Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes--bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones--their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued voice of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. The three-man group started in late 2011, hanging up some old mics and recording live in the bass player's living room in Los Feliz, CA. The Record Company have since played concert halls across North America, opening for acts as diverse as B.B. King, Social Distortion, Buddy Guy, Grace Potter, and Trombone Shorty. The band toured Europe supporting Blackberry Smoke in Oct-Nov 2015, and their first full-length album is due out on Concord Records on February 12, 2016.