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Photo of Patrick Dethlefs by Lindsay McWilliams.

Welcome to the second week of KRFC MusicShare. Get links to KRFC’s weekly free music downloads delivered to your inbox here.

This week we have two downloads from albums we played and loved in 2012. Be sure to check out the other KRFC MusicShare from Beats Noir.

If you’ve been paying attention to the Colorado music scene, you should be familiar with today’s KRFC MusicShare artist, Patrick Dethlefs. Swallow Hill Music honored him in 2009 with best teen songwriter, song, and performance accolades. Now in his 20’s, he featured prominently around the state on many 2012 best-of lists with his latest album, “Fall & Rise.” The accolades are well deserved, as the album shows another great leap in songwriting depth. From a young age, Patrick has performed like an old hand and now his writing shows more of the same signs of maturity.

Looking back on 2012, I spent a lot of time with Patrick’s album in my CD tray. But, I’m a little embarrassed to say I didn’t make it out to see him performing live. It’s a shame, because he puts on a great live show made even more memorable for the quality of supporting artists and guests. It’s agonizing to think about what rare performance moments I missed.

Fortunately nothing soothes like music, especially sharing great music. Since this is the place for sharing the good stuff in our community, here are a few noteworthy links. Patrick Dethlefs live Daytrotter session. Westword writer Tom Murphy’s great interview with Patrick Dethlefs. Kevin Ihle’s video of Patrick Dethlefs “Another Colorado Song.”

Now, for the main attraction, a free download of “Done & Done.” This track is a perfect example of the heavy folk thread woven in to Patrick’s music. The third song in on the album, he elects not to flex his indie muscle. The more traditional folk treatment places his emotional vocal performance out in front of a driving, dancing rhythm haunted by the high lonesome sound of the masterful Aaron Youngberg on pedal steel guitar.

Done & Done

by Patrick Dethlefs, Guitar/Vox

Jason Haas Hecker: Bass
Mark Anderson: Drums
Aaron Youngberg: Pedal Steel
Paul Dehaven: Electric Guitar
Sarah Anderson: Vox
Susan Anderson: Vox

Take a listen:

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Take a share:

Done & Done (click the title to begin downloading)

You can find a concert, hear more of the album and get a copy all at Don’t miss seeing this Colorado artist in 2013.

If you’re in a band or are a musician looking to share your music, email your tracks to Andrew [at] krfcfm [.] org for consideration.

Please note that downloads offered via KRFC MusicShare are intended to introduce you to great talent in KRFC’s community, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

Andrew Schneider is a volunteer host and booker for KRFC’s [email protected], bringing the best local and visiting talent to Northern Colorado’s airwaves every Monday-Friday, Noon-1PM. He is also a veteran web developer, filmmaker, DIY venue collaborator, and KRFC’s digital media lead.