Colorado Playlist S10 EP34 SPT 2016

Well, it’s pretty much officially fall (SPT 21) and the summer outdoor live music season is over.  Fortober Fest in Fort Collins is among the last of the multi-band shows I know of regionally, and that happened on the 17th.  So long summer – it’s time for bands (including mine) to move indoors into regional music studios — among those who I know have secured studio time includes the Railsplitters, who recently returned from a tour in Germany…. along with the Yawpers and Pandas & People, who are both out of state working on pre-production right now.  More on Pandas & People in this week’s The Trusted Ear Scene Report with Dave Herrera. Music bed courtesy of Jux County from their new album Coral.

Sad news broke over the weekend.  Jerry Corbetta, the keyboard player/ singer and founding member for Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductees, Sugarloaf, (Green Eyed Lady) passed away on Friday.  He had been admitted to hospice earlier in the week, but there has been no news yet on the exact cause of death.  Jerry had been confined to full time care since being diagnosed with Pick’s disease, a form of dementia, several years ago.


TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Certainly, one of the top album picks of 2016 is SHEL’s “Just Crazy Enough.”  They add to the allure with a stunning Samuel Stewart remix of the album’s top single “You Could Be My Baby”


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

COLO PLAYLIST S10 EP34

HOUR 1

Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(D) Gabrielle Louise “Waiting To Give” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Pandas & People “out to sea” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(N) Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)


Andy Monley “Somewhere” from Triplight (2006)
David Starr “No Time Like the Present” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Railsplitters “Tilt-a-whirl” from The Faster It Goes (2015)
(D) Jux County “The Wait” from Coral (2016)
The Motet “So High” from Totem (2016)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Keith Oxman “Caught Between the Lion and the Twins” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Sixteen Horsepower “Brimstone Rock” from Low Estate (1997)
(D) The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)


Wendy Woo Band “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” from austerity (2011)
Drew Schofield “Break it down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
(D) Tennis “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar” [single] (2016)


The Apples in Stereo “Dancefloor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick Remedy” from Spokes Buzz Band Together Vol.5 (2014)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(N) Post Paradise “Wake Me Up” from Bring It To Life (Side B) (2016)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ben Haugland “Birds of a Feather” from A Million Dreams (2015)


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasters coffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).

mishawakaThe Mishawaka Amphitheatre is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  Check out there website for specials, shows and more.


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Colorado Playlist S10 EP33 SPT 2016

I hiked my first 14er yesterday, under a nearly cloudless mid-day Colorado blue sky.  I saw little children and “older” 60-somethings hiking it as well.  I was dressed appropriately for radical changes in terrain and weather.  Many were not, surprisingly.  Now seriously, Mt. Bierstadt isn’t what you’d call a hard climb.  My hiking guide is also one of my longest and best friends, and my lead guitar player in Goatz!, Chris Jackowski.  He’s hiked and/or climbed many 14ers, and assured me this was the next more challenging after Mt. Sherman, which is thought to be the easiest.  But for my first such effort, this was strenuous enough.

14265098_10157380855055133_3403270992383454157_n14344236_10157380854645133_6181598360737125056_nI learned that like skiing, which I tried a couple of times as a younger man, I’m not much of one for such activities.  I’m more the casual hike, bike ride, fishing kinda guy … that and music events in the summer are the limits of my desire. And now that the summer is almost over, it’s time for some early fall fishing and a couple of nice long drives to see the fall colors – which were breaking out nicely at higher elevations yesterday.

There was not a lot of new music to share this week.  But I did feature some covers — notably, Congo Square (Sonny Landreth) from Chris Daniels & The Kings, Comes A Time (Neil Young) from Coral Creek featuring Bill McKay,  Take the Long Way Home (Supertramp) from Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Tell Her No (Zombies) from Tennis, Messin’ with the Kid (Junior Wells) from Bill Frisell, and Happy Together (the Turtles) from the Jeff Jenkins Organization.

So, why am I highlighting covers?  Well, to be honest, it was because I’m getting increasingly frustrated.  It’s generally accepted that original acts do covers. However, by and large, cover bands get a bad rap; unnecessarily so, IMHO.

It’s quite okay to be a “tribute” band, but to be a cover band is an anathema to many.  Songwriting (and/or arranging), like playing an instrument or singing, is a skill that not every singer or instrumentalist develops.  Equally, like there’s a marketplace for original acts, there is also a marketplace for cover acts.   I hope we don’t ever forget that regardless of whether someone is a songwriter or not, music matters.

There is room in our venues for all types of music expression.  It ALL does not have to be done by those who write the music.

That said, I’ll have new music next week from OneRepublic, the Fray, Post Paradise, Tennis and others .. make sure to tune in.


THE TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT

A couple of weeks ago we launched a new segment called the Trusted Ear Scene Report … if you missed it in the show, you can catch it here every week … hosted by Dave Herrera at thetrustedear.com


BEST of 2016?? 

13502717_10154394040734736_448521162540216577_oI got the entire new self titled album from Paper Bird last week.  Immediately I posted that it was in consideration for Best Album of 2016.  I’ll leave it for you to decide.   No longer a straight-up folk-rock band, Paper Bird dives straight into the sound enunciated best by the likes of Fleetwood Mac on the classic rock side of the dial, with enough modern overtures to satisfy the most ardent lover of modern adult rock, all while paying incredible homage to the past.

I also listed several other considerations, including:

Edison – Familiar Spirit
Eros and the Eschaton – Weight of Matter
Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda – All the Little Things
The Bright Silence – Time Is New
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
The Motet – Totem
SHEL – Just Crazy Enough
Elephant Revival – Petals
Darryl Purpose – Still the Birds
Sound of Ceres – Nostalgia for Infinity

I’ll leave it to you .. but here is the YouTube Pick of the Week – the entire new album from Paper Bird.


PLAYLIST S10 EP33

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Congo Square” from Live Wired! (1995)
Coral Creek “Comes a Time” from Coral Creek (2015)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
Tennis “Tell Her No” [single] (2011)
(D) Augustus “Mercury” from The Mercury EP (2016)
Dubskin “Release Me” from Release from Fear (2011)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Heaven Knows (Revisited)” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Science Partner “Child Stars” from Rocky Mountain News (2012)
Subdudes “Town Square” from Flower Petals (2009)
Todd Adelman & the Love Handles “Sorry” from Todd Adelman & the Love Handles (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Mother’s Daughter” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Happy Together” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

The Reejers “Coffee Grounds” from Erased (1995)
Bonnie and The Clydes “It’s Gonna Fall” from Dear Somebody (2016)
Cary Morin “Together” from Together (2016)
Bill Frisell “Messin’ with the Kid” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)
(N) The Bright Silence “Wake” from Time is New (2016) 
SIR “Go” [single] (2016)
Medic “Room to Run” from Olympia (2016)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Reckless Abandonment” from Reckless Abandonment (2015)
Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Montropo “Follow Me” from Follow Me (2015)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont,Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).

mishawakaThe Mishawaka Amphitheatre is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  Sept 9 & 10 with Keller Williams and his Compadres ft. Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Jay Starling (Love Canon), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and Jeff Austin (Jeff Austin Band) with special guests Trout Steak Revival  TICKETS https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/


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Friday Sept 16 = CO-bill with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins).  FULL BAND = last show of the year with Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  $10 / $15 dos

Friday Sept 30 = 3-Goatz! (Chris K, Chris J and Richard).  Tasty Weasel Brew Pub Longmont.  6PM-8PM

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP32 SPT 2016

Me:  wanna go see a show?
She:  no, you like local bands.
Me:  ???  “local bands?”
She:  yeah, you know … I want to see something better than that.
Me:  Ok, that’s cool.

Many people have a misconception about local bands.  SOME people think that local equates to they’re not very good because they’re not national.

Me:  Wanna go see Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DeFranco?
She” oh HELL YES! I love his music.
Me:  he’s a local artist.
She:  he is???  I had no idea.
Me:  yeah, he is … <smh>

Gregory’s appearance on September 4th capped the first time in Colorado music history that 10 Colorado (read: local) acts headlined Red Rocks.  And that doesn’t count the support acts, or acts like Greensky Bluegrass (two members live in Fort Collins).

The next time someone says no to a “local” band, let them know it may be the last time they get to say “I saw them when they were just a local band.”😉

Four tracks make this week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting):  Eros and the Eschaton “Helicopter,” Chella & The Charm “Queen City of the Plains,” Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Commandment 3,” and Elephant Revival “Raindrops.”  You can let me know which of these I should keep in the playlist below.

I have T-SHIRTS — LIMITED EDITION (only 35) 10th Anniversary “Colorado Playlist” … $15 includes shipping.  Order by emailing me at chriskmusic@gmail.com .. I accept PAYPAL only.  Please state size and mailing address when ordering.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
(D) Chain Station “Overkill” from Where I Want to Be (2016)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Eros and the Eschaton “Helicopter” from Weight of Matter (2016) 
Hello Dollface “Say” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Churchill “War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016)
(D) Chella & The Charm “Queen City of the Plains” from Denver Delay (2016) 
King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)
The Gromet “Skip Your Stone” from Barren (2012)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Gary Stites “Shine That Ring” from Shine That Ring (1959)
Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady” from Green Eyed Lady` (1970)
(N) Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Commandment 3” from Commandments According to SCAC (2016)


Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Good love” from Round and Round (2013)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Elephant Revival “Raindrops” from Petals (2016)


Taarka “River’s Eddy Blues” from Making Tracks Home (2015)
Vermillion Road “Run” from Run (2016)
Love 45 “Release Me” from Into The Ether (2009)
(D) Post Paradise “The Light You Follow” from Bring It To Life (Side B) (2016)
Jux County “River Phoenix” from Simon’s Eyes (1995)
Land Lines “Limb from Limb” from Natural World (2014)
Analog Son “Shady Nights” from Stomp and Shout (2015)


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont,Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).

mishawakaThe Mishawaka Amphitheatre is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  Sept 9 & 10 with Keller Williams and his Compadres ft. Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Jay Starling (Love Canon), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and Jeff Austin (Jeff Austin Band) with special guests Trout Steak Revival  TICKETS https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/


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Bumper Stickers are not available.  Message me if you want one.  Available for donation + S&H.

Saturday Sept 10 = Samples World Bistro – Longmont = Core-4 acoustic lineup 8:30-10:30PM.  All ages No cover

Friday Sept 16 = CO-bill with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins).  FULL BAND = last show of the year with Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  $10 / $15 dos

Friday Sept 30 = 3-Goatz! (Chris K, Chris J and Richard).  Tasty Weasel Brew Pub Longmont.  6PM-8PM

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP31 2016

Monday is the proverbial worst day of the week, yes?  Like that’s the day everyone historically bitches about because everyone goes back to work on Monday – right?  LOL … days run together for me, but Monday can pretty much suck regardless.  Today, I was anxious to get back to my daily gym routine – up at 6:30, at the gym by 7:30 … yeah, no … gym closed this week for cleaning.  Goat can’t get a break sometimes, I swear.

New music shares this week from Zach Heckendorf, Edison, and  Eros and the Eschaton from Colorado Springs.  I expect we’ll hear a lot from all three acts over the next several months.  All three represent some of the best of what is being exported from the scene right now.   Word to those acts with no music shares this week … it means they have nothing on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, or YouTube to share.

20160822_101457I have T-SHIRTS — LIMITED EDITION (only 35) 10th Anniversary “Colorado Playlist” … $15 includes shipping.  Order by emailing me at chriskmusic@gmail.com .. I accept PAYPAL only.  Please state size and mailing address when ordering.


 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

PLAYLIST S10 EP31

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “testify” from When You’re Cool (1987)
(D) Zach Heckendorf “The Harvest” [single] (2016)


OneRepublic “Come Home” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
The Yawpers “American Man” from American Man (2015)
(N) Edison “Open Road” from Familiar Spirit (2016) 
Leftover Salmon “Kentucky Skies” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016) 
The Apples in Stereo “High Tide” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
Beats Noir! “Not for You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Jim Stranahan “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO A HIGHER GROUND (2014)

HOUR 2

John Denver “Rocky Mountain High” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
(D) Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Commandment 1” from Commandments According to SCAC (2016)
The Swayback “Double Four Time” from Double Four Time (2012)
Cannondolls “Bed on Fire” from Crumbs (2016)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Liars” from Gregory Alan Isakov w/Colorado Symphony (2016)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
(D) 12 Cents for Marvin “Define Your Love” from It’s Not Over (2016)
American Culture “Like American Culture” from Like American Culture (2015)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg “Lonely Too Long” from I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry (2013)
Brad Goode “all Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).

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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA

BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.  The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at:http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner


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Thursday Sept 1 = Oskar Blues (LYONS) Full band featuring Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  7:30PM-9:30PM $0 cover All ages

Saturday Sept 10 = Samples World Bistro – Longmont = Core-4 acoustic lineup 8:30-10:30PM.  All ages No cover

Friday Sept 16 = CO-bill with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins).  FULL BAND = last show of the year with Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  $10 / $15 dos


 

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP30 Aug 2016

And, I’m back!  Needed a week to recoup from two weeks of events, shows, and festivals.  Thanks to everyone who came up to me and said hi.

BIG NEWS this week!  Dave Herrera, former music editor of Denver’s Westword, is back … he moved to Vegas for a bit, but recently returned and launched a new blogsite = The Trusted Ear.  Dave and I spent some time on the phone last week talking about his return to the Denver music scene, and we thought it would be cool if he contributed to the show – so beginning with EP31 (this week), I’ll be running a weekly on-air segment of local news and notes featuring Dave.

New music this week in the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) = a new spinoff from Five Iron Frenzy called The Fast Feeling that features Five Iron Frenzy sax player Leanor Ortega Till on vocals supported by Scott Kerr (guitars, bass, keys) + Andy Verdecchio (drums) + Matt Langston (keys, guitars).

Also new this week — The Epilogues “Day Trip” from their FINAL release OK OK.  The band is calling it after a decade, as Chris Heckman moves to Spain to pursue a graduate degree in music.  

Jake Edwards rounds out the new releases with “Woman Like That,” a song that based on his Reverbnation page is more about him shifting gears and becoming more engaged with the whole recording process.  Which songs do you think I should keep in the “playlist?”

20160822_101457I have T-SHIRTS — LIMITED EDITION (only 35) 10th Anniversary “Colorado Playlist” … $15 includes shipping.  Order by emailing me at chriskmusic@gmail.com .. I accept PAYPAL only.  Please state size and mailing address when ordering.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA

BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.

“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”

Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.

“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.

“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”

The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.

The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at:http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner


 VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I am not known as a metal fan.  I don’t listen to metal, preferring less severe styles of music … and I don’t play any on the show, but here in the blog I can at least share this with you.  Allegaeon has been on the scene for many years, and have continued to impress media, critics, and fans worldwide.  I’m pretty impressed too.  New album due out September 23.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

PLAYLIST S10 EP30 August 2016

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Salmon & Cracker “Low” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
(N) Subdudes “One Word (Peace)” from 4 On The Floor (2016)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
(N) Paper Bird “I Don’t Mind” from Paper Bird (2016)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Fast Feeling “Break” [single] (2016)  
Chimney Choir “Motion” from Motion (2015)
(D) the Epilogues “Day Trips” from Ok Ok (2016)  
Morning Bear “Traveling” from Take Flight EP (2015)
Drew Emmitt “Up Where We Are” from Across The Bridge (2005)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
(N) Elephant Revival “Home in your Heart” from Petals (2016)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
SHEL “i know” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Jake Edwards “Woman Like That” from Woman Like That (2016)


The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
(R) The Samples “Great Blue Ocean” from Return to Earth (2001)
Jill Sobule “Women of Industry (Abwa Logo Charm)” from Dottie’s Charms (2014)
Holly Lovell “Get It Right” from Still Frames EP (2016)
Annie Booth “La chute” from WANDERLUST (2014)


Goatz-Vintage-Logo-FinalGOATZ! News and Shows

Thursday Aug 25 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

Thursday Sept 1 = Oskar Blues (LYONS) Full band featuring Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  7:30PM-9:30PM $0 cover All ages

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Colorado Playlist – S10 EP28 Aug 2016

I am 85% recovered from the weekend.  Saturday I hosted and performed as part of the 9th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – an event I’ve produced since 2009.  Sunday I hosted and performed as part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Colorado Playlist.  It was a crazy weekend … that included massive amounts of Sudafed on Sunday just to be able to talk, let alone sing.

This weekend is the 12th Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins … so don’t expect me to show up to “work” next Monday either LOL.  Looking fwd to this weekend’s party.

As I sit here writing this I’m listening to the 2014 debut from the Colorado Springs band Justus League … gotta say I’m impressed – especially with the bass player.  Be listening for this and new music from Roniit and possibly Big Head Blues Club either this weekend or next.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


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MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE TO HOST 100-YEAR HARVEST DINNER AT GRANT FARMS CSA

BELLVUE, Colo., August 8, 2016 — A celebratory summer season commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Mishawaka Amphitheatre will wrap up on Sunday, September 4, with a farm-to-fork seated dinner at Grant Farms CSA in Wellington. Ticket sales for the event will benefit 501(c)3 nonprofit The Kitchen Community, to help fund their plans to design and install a Learning Garden at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins.

“The Mish has always been a place to find food, fun and community in abundance,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre general manager, noting that the original owners seeded an apple orchard on the property. “Autumn is such a wonderful time to gather and bask in the bounty of the season, and we are looking forward to sharing a table with friends and family in and around Fort Collins at our 100-Year Harvest Dinner.”

Grant said that the intent of the evening is to connect the community to the enjoyment of locally grown food, and to raise funds to help further this connection via ongoing experiential education for local schoolchildren.

“By working with The Kitchen Community to eventually help bring a Learning Garden to Lesher, we’re making sure our event seeds a powerful connection for kids to real food, grown right here in Colorado,” Grant said.

“The Mishawaka 100-Year Harvest Dinner showcases what The Kitchen Community is all about: building community through food,” said Kristin Kirkpatrick, regional director for The Kitchen Community in Colorado. “We feel so honored to be the beneficiary of this true community collaboration. The proceeds from this dinner will help support new Learning Gardens in PSD, help more kids connect to real food, and create outdoor classroom environments in schools to give kids and teachers opportunities for experiential learning.”

The 100-Year Harvest Dinner will feature a 5-course seated meal including light appetizers, prepared by Chef Brent Jackson from The Kitchen Fort Collins, using an abundance of local ingredients. Guests will dine onsite at Grant Farms CSA, with live music and dancing to follow courtesy of Fort Collins band Last Call Romance. Local libations will be available courtesy of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Wunder Juice.

The dinner will take place on Sunday, September 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Grant Farms, 12155 N. County Rd. 15, Wellington, CO 80549. Tickets are available for $85 per person online via event organizers Fortified Collaborations at: http://www.fortifiedcollaborations.com/tickets/100-year-harvest-dinner


No MMMM or VIDEO PICK this week .. sorry … here’s the playlist.

PLAYLIST S10 EP28

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin “People, people” from Teaser (1975)
(D) Such (Su Charles) “You” from You (2016)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
(N) The Motet “So High” from Totem (2016)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Someday” from Someday (2016)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
Rose Quartz “Something to Believe” from Axis of Love (2015)
(N) Cannondolls “Diamonds and Gold” from Crumbs (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Good Times, Rock & Roll” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
Achille Lauro “lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
South of France “Washed Up” from Washed Up (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Jesse Furay Lynch “Hard Country” from Jesse Furay Lynch (2016)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Head for The Hills “Dependency Co.” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)

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Colorado Playlist – S10 EP27 AUG 2016

Happy Monday!  I spent the weekend doing sound as part of the 16th Denver Post Underground Music Showcase – that featured some 400 acts, mostly from here in our region.  I had the extreme pleasure of working with the likes of Chimney Choir, Edison, Rob Drabkin, and others …and met Shilo Gold, a Colorado native who moved to Los Angeles six years ago to pursue her career there, but who is thinking she might come back to Denver.

There’s no air conditioning in the South Broadway Christian Church, a 100+ year old building with amazing acoustics – requiring very minimal sound reinforcement.  Perfect for acoustic based acts.   It was hot, and humid in that room and everyone just played through it .. it was a really excellent weekend.

Rob Drabkin has a new release coming out this fall .. be listening for that on the show here soon.


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids, CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasters coffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

I became familiar with SuCh (Su Charles) a few years ago now, and have enjoyed watching her evolution as a recording artist.  She’s already accomplished much as an actor in our scene, winning prestigious awards .. this video showcases her depth as a singer, and actor.


 MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

Unfortunately, only two of the five (D) or (N) tracks this week had embeds available, and I like both enough to keep them in the “Playlist.”

PLAYLIST S10 EP27 August 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Psychodelic Zombiez “Babaganouj” from S.A.C. (1996)
(N) Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
One Flew West “Had It All” from Selective Memory (2015)
Rebecca Folsom “Slice of Heaven” from Extraordinary Days (2016)
The Fray “Never Say Never” from the fray (2009)
Big Gigantic “The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey)” from The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey) (2016)
Nina Storey “Run for Cover” from Think Twice (2013)
(N) The Bright Silence “Oleanna” from Time is New (2016) 
Jay Munly “Amen Corner” from Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Betty Boop” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Monsoon Blues” from Oceans (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

HOUR 2

Wendy Woo “Sundrops” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Jesse Furay Lynch “Girl Like That” from Jesse Furay Lynch (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(D) Magic Music “Gandy Dancer” from Magic Music (2016)
String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) Terri Jo Jenkins “Accentuate the Positive” from From This Moment (2016)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “nobody knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)


Goatz-Vintage-Logo-FinalGOATZ! News and Shows

 

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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