Do you remember Dave Cowan? He was the first Afternoon drive time DJ when the Moose arrived onto the Bozeman scene  20 years ago. Over time, he became the GM of our little family of  stations and then moved onto  bigger places a few years ago. ( He did many things here- the bio/resume is long and we miss him- he was a founding father predominantly of the Moose-and several of our other stations- perhaps a story for another day)

He sent me a review he wrote of the latest Rolling Stones Tribute Album called "Paint it Black- An Alt Country Tribute to the Rolling Stones."  In the note he added that it was good Sunday Brunch fare. When it comes to music- he is a man I trust- completely. After listening to the tracks straight through- I can tell you that I'm so very happy to have the album, and could hardly wait to share his review with you. The review is  brilliant, layered and filled with a depth of knowledge that only an unassuming veteran radio guy would have in his temporal lobe just waiting to be shared with the world.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope you join me this Sunday from 9-noon during the Sunday Brunch when I will play tracks from the album. It is really good. Really.

Here is Dave's review as it was posted on

He gives it 4.5 stars out of 5.

Given the broad sonic reach of the “alt-country” genre, one might expect that Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute to the Rolling Stones to be a fully plugged in, loud, proud and boisterous salute capturing all the sweat, swagger and energy of the group. But that would require leaning on the Mick Jagger side of the sound. Instead, producer Jim Sampas has chosen to throttle-down, and to lead with Keith (with the Grievous Angel as guardian). It results in an exceptionally cohesive and even-keeled album – a rarity among tribute compilations. That should come as no surprise, though, since we know Sampas for his work on other quality salutes: last year’s Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute to Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’, and This Bird Has Flown: A Tribute To The Beatles ‘Rubber Soul’.

Full review at

Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones Tracklist:
01. Great Lake Swimmers – Before They Make Me Run
02. Matthew Ryan – Streets Of Love
03. Cowboy Junkies – Moonlight Mile
04. Hem – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
05. Everest – Sweet Virginia
06. The Bittersweets – Loving Cup
07. Giant Sand – Jumping Jack Flash
08. Lee Harvey Osmond & Mary Gauthier – Dear Doctor
09. Over The Rhine – Waiting On A Friend
10. The Handsome Family – Faraway Eyes
11. Blue Mountain – Torn And Frayed
12. Brian Ritchey – Paint It Black
13. Neal McCarthy & Ivo Matos – Wild Horses
14. Barbara Kessler – You Got The Silver
15. Anders Parker – Coming Down Again

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