Jake Jabs of American Lifestyle Furniture and Barb Dye, President of COMBO.

Not kidding either! We’re coming to your home as soon as you invite us in! For years we’ve video’d our meetings so that our members who hail from all over Colorado as well as to other states and all over the world could watch and learn. So this week – and in the coming weeks until the coronavirus danger is over – we will encourage you to watch some of our previous programs and enjoy hearing the speakers who have “been there, done that.”

The videos include guitarist Jake Jabs (yes, the American Furniture guy) talking about how the music scene has changed so much from the time he opened his first record store (remember them?) in Montana to now when there are so few real record stores like Twist & Shout Records (and lots more) at 2508 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206, 303-722-1943, and Albums on the Hill at 1128 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302, 303-447-0159.

And, sadly, that brings up “Record Store Day” being postponed to a later date because of store closures.


COMBO Presents An Evening with Jake Jabs 01/29/17

Other videos that are pertinent since pandemic is shutting down “life” all over the world —

COMBO’s General Meeting, April, 2015, on The International Music Scene – Thailand:

The idea of this program was to show our musicians that musicians are alike all over the world. And we especially had a really fun time playing the instruments the guys from Thailand, like Navarat Varin, brought! We hope that they and Kareem, as well as our other guest speakers – Ashesh Dangol, Alejandro Parra, Merethe Solvedt, Ricardo Vallejos, Nate Hamon, Duncan Webb, are well and have managed to stay away from the virus. (Although, for your information, Nepal suffered an extensive 7.0 earthquake a few days after our program that effected Ashesh’s family. COMBO and some of its members donated money to Ashesh to help him out).

Find Alejandro’s music at: http://www.reverbnation.com/alejandroguitar

Find Ashesh’s music at: http://www.nekhvam.com/


Find his music at: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-i-am/id887475637?ls=1

Find Nate’s music at: http://www.mayanfox.com/

Find Duncan’s music at: http://www.clanadonia.co.uk/

Find Kareem’s music at: www.youtube.com/KareemHosem

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Videos Up on COMBO’s YouTube Channel

Many of you are not able to make our meetings for lots of reasons including living out of town, band practices, family obligations, and more. We have been filming the panels and guests and Mark King posted them to YouTube. Below are some of the videos taken at various COMBO meetings. Some are educational and include our panels/ speakers, and others are singer/songer/ musicians who have won COMBO’s Songwriting Contests. Check them out! Also check out COMBO member Pete Wernick’s videos while you’re at it!

Colorado Music Biz’s general channel:

New videos up: “100 Ways to Promote Your Music”, hosted by Katey Laurel; Rachel Alena talks “Voice Over Strategies”; The COMBO Songwriter Awards and Showcase from November 2018; and our panel on “How to Book Fairs and Festivals.”

COMBO Presents An Evening with G Brown 11/20/16 – On the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

COMBO Presents An Evening with Jake Jabs 01/29/17

COMBO Awards 10/29/16 – Part 1

COMBO Awards 10/29/16 – Part 2

COMBO’s General Meeting, April, 2015, on The International Music Scene – Thailand:

Kareem Hosem, from Egypt, on The International Music Scene in Egypt:

COMBO’s General Meeting, November 2014, on “Lawyers, Clubs and Money”:

Geoff Union, 2014 COMBO Songwriting Contest winner:

Caitlin Powell, 2014 COMBO Songwriting Contest winner:

COMBO Presents A Panel on Writing Music Topics

COMBO Presents An Evening with Marc Olson

COMBO Presents Tyler Harvey (on Vinyl Me Please) and Alex Teitz (Women in Music)

Also, COMBO member Pete Wernick’s (a/k/a Dr. Banjo) has a You Tube channel:

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Mark these on your calendar now!
Monday, March 23rd – General Meeting – POSTPONED
Monday, April 27th – General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – “How to Get Radio Airplay for Your Songs”
Monday, May 15th – General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. – Entertainment Tax Help / Band Management

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