CP S13 EP48 2019

MONDAY DEC 09, 2019 – If you attended the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction last Tuesday, thanks for being there.  It was an incredibly special night.  There were several highlights, not the least of which is our newest music venue, Mission Ballroom.

The high point of the night (besides the brilliance of the Mission Ballroom) was the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band featuring special guests Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and Joey Porter (the Motet). The band finished the night with Stratus, an improvisational jam that showcased one Lucas Parker, a  young 24 year old Tommy Bolin clone, who stood toe to toe and eye to eye with the superstar lead guitarists on stage with him.

CMHoF inductee Fred Gowdy was resplendent in dress and performance, riding on top of another solid performance by Chris Daniels & the Kings, who he’s been performing with for several years now.  Performing “hits” from his days as a co-founder of Freddi-Henchi (RIP Henchi) Fred stepped right up to the edge of the stage and showed why he and his partner were on the edge of national fame in the 60s and early 70s.

Otis Taylor’s set was almost overshadowed by a set-stealing Cassie Taylor, Otis’ oldest daughter, who appeared playing banjo and singing backup.  Otis is not known as a verbose performer, generally letting his blues do his talking.  Cassie picked up the slack and shined as a vocalist supporting her Dad.  The love was palpable.

Zephyr, featuring David Givens and his wife Anna along with middle era Zephyr members Jock Bartley (guitar) and Michael Wooten (drums) turned in an adequate opening set that unfortunately lacked cohesiveness, and displayed a clear lack of necessary rehearsal time. It’s also too bad that Eddie Turner did not make an appearance as the final lineup of the band featured his guitar work.

If you’re an Americana country fan (as in non-pop-Hashville country) check out the newest lineup for Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels.  We caught them at a house concert hosted by photographer Dan Sidor, who’s also a member of the Threadbarons.   Casey has managed to land two young 19 and 20 year old players on guitar and pedal steel respectively, who are bound to become significant players in our scene.  The young guitarist is brilliant for his age and experience.

Sad news hit the scene over the weekend, when it was announced that Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont will cease live music effective Jan 1 2020, after a ten year run.  No word on where the Monday night blues jam hosted by Erik Boa, or the Sunday bluegrass pick hosted by Bonnie & Taylor Sims will wind up.  Talent buyer Danny Shafer says that the other locations will continue to host live music (for the foreseeable future).

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites LP/EP, SINGLE release, and Video of 2019.

Other than some reshuffling, the TOP 5 at Roots Music Report remains the same this week, and there were no NEW adds of any significant reported.

Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

There were some nice chart moves this week, so make sure to visit the website to see who rose, and who dropped.

Week Ending Dec 07, 2019

  1. The Lumineers – III
  2. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
  5. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves – Little Drummer Boy – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
(D) Wood Belly – Gone Are the Days – Man on the Radio (2020) 

Ethyl & the Regulars – I Didn’t Want to Fall – Honest Work (2018)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Tyto Alba – Til You Make It – Sucker (2019)
Sunsquabi – Fisher Cat – Instinct (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer EP (2009)
OneRepublic – Wanted (single) (2019)
(D) Atomga – Lucidity (single) (2020) 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Did It – A Little Something More From (2016)
The Apples In Stereo – Holiday Mood – Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc (2007)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys – The Classic Christmas Album (2012)
Firefall – Christmas In Love – Christmas In Love / Always [Digital 45] (2009)
(D) Wolf van Elfmand – Flexible Cowboy Man – Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300) (2020)

Grayson Erhard – Driving In the Rain – Earthship EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
(N) Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)

Lisa Bell – I Don’t Know What You Want from Me – Back Seat (2019)
The Wheel – Whimper and Wail – Desire and Dissolving Men (2007)
Born In The Flood – Low Flying Clouds – The Fear That We May Not Be (2005)
Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
(D) Jeff White – Sun Goes Down (single) (2020)

Float Like A Buffalo – She Don’t Care (feat. Gabriel Mervine and Lizzy Gogolowski) (2018)
(D) King Cardinal – Christmas List (single) (2019)

***OH YEAH.  We’re not voting on a Christmas song***
Brad Goode Quintet – Perplexity – That’s Right! (2018)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Cary Morin is a Colorado treasure.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him since about 1990 when his band the Atoll played the long gone Linden’s in Fort Collins – a Monday night residency that had lines a block long.  Today, he’s considered as one of the top acoustic pickers in the country, an award winning blues artist who’s accomplished playing has taken him from Europe to the Lincoln Center in Washington DC.  Today is Cary’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Cary.

**NOTE** grab some coffee (or tea or …) and enjoy.  This week’s video pick is over an hour long.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • 10th Annual Holiday Hoedown with Bonnie & Clydes and Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams at Washington’s FoCo Thursday, Dec 12
  • Chris Daniels & The Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy at Swallow Hill Music Dec 21 2019
  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20
  • Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Hi-Dive on Mon, Dec 30 and Tue, Dec 31
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP47 2019

MMMM = Jackie & the Racket, India.Arie, Lettuce, David Starr + Video Pick from Bodragaz and new chart additions.

MONDAY DEC 02, 2019 – Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.  While I was snowed in, I put up the  2019 CP Listener Poll for LP/EP.   There are 154 entries this year.  I know it’s very tempting to vote for JUST your friend’s record, or that of your one and only favorite bands or artists, but it would be great if you’d discover and vote for others as well.  You get up to FIVE selections for LP/EP and for VIDEO PICK 2019 and for SINGLE RELEASE 2019.

Congratulations to Tommy Bolin, Zephyr, Otis Taylor and Freddi-Henchi (“Freddi Love” Gowdy and the late Marvin “Henchi” Graves) for their induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this week.

Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

There were some nice chart moves this week, so make sure to visit the website to see who rose, and who dropped.

Week Ending Nov 30, 2019

  1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  2. The Lumineers – III
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
  5. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have

NEW ADDS – RMR Colorado Album  Chart

  • #10 – The River ArkansasAny Kind of Weather
  • #17 – Sunny GableAudience of One
  • #18 – Tyto AlbaSucker
  • #19 – Bettman & Halpin 1000 Miles

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers – I’m All Right (1964) 
The Astronauts  Our Car Club (1964) 
(N) Jackie & the Racket – Blacked Out & Blue – Tough Luck Cowboy (2020) 

Yarrow – Always – Sit Tight (2018) 
 Chris Daniels & The Kings – Don’t Let Your Mouth Write No Check (Your Booty Can’t Cash In) [feat. Freddy Gowdy] – Funky to the Bone (2015) 
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019) 
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019) 
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999) 
Philip Bailey – Love Is Real – Love Is Real EP (2010) 
(N) Post Paradise – Raindrops – Lonely Worlds (2020)
 Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018) 
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015) 
Annie Booth – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Festive! (2016) 

HOUR 2

Alpha Centauri – Make It At Rock ‘n Roll – Alpha Centauri (1977) 
Starwood – One Time Band – Home Brew (1975) 
(D) India.Arie – Steady Love – Worthy (2019) 

Oxeye Daisy – Where Your Mind Goes – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Detonator – New World Arisin (2017) 
(D) Lettuce – Ready to Live – Elevate (2019) 

SUCH – Before Dark – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019) 
Bison Bone – Cryin‘ Shame – Take Up the Trouble (2019) 
(D) David Starr – Rise Up Again – Beauty and Ruin (2020) 


Gregory Alan Isakov – Dark, Dark, Dark – Evening Machines (2018) 
Katey Laurel – Winter Solstice – This Is Christmas (2018) 
Wayne Wilkerson Trio – Proceed to Route – Proceed to Route (2019) 

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

BODRAGAZ…  It’s no secret that I don’t play metal, or anything close, on the show.  But, occasionally I find a video like this that I need to share with you.  BODRAGAZ has been around awhile now.  They started out in 1996 and have played internationally, as well as having their own Pandora station.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • 10th Annual Holiday Hoedown with Bonnie & Clydes and Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams at Washington’s FoCo Thursday, Dec 12
  • Chris Daniels & The Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy at Swallow Hill Music Dec 21 2019
  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20
  • Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Hi-Dive on Mon, Dec 30 and Tue, Dec 31
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP46 2019

MMMM = Chris Bosch, the Subdudes, Jackie & the Racket, The River Arksansas+ Video Pick + RMR TOP 5 and debuts

MONDAY NOV 25, 2019 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING & HAPPY HOLYDAYS

Friday I put up the poll for you to vote for your favorite single of the year. Typically, fan favorite polls showcase up and coming bands with rabid fans who drive the visits, and the results.  It would give me a tremendous amount of pleasure if, before you vote, you’ll listen to the Spotify playlist and discover a song or two, or three … or more that you’d also vote for.

Don’t forget to review the albums that were logged in during the past year.  It’ll be time next week to begin voting for your favorites and vote for your favorite single releases of 2019.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Nov 23, 2019

    1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    2. The Lumineers – III
    3. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
    4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    5. Cass Clayton – Play Nice

NEW ADDS – RMR Colorado Album  Chart

    • #9 WhippoorwillThe Nature of Storms
    • #22 Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
    • #23 Moors & McCumber– Pandemonium
    • #33 Pint & A HalfNot to Forget

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Electric Swingset – Middle Ground – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) Chris Bosch – Houston Before Daylight – Paper Plane (2020)

John Grant – Love Is Magic – Love Is Magic (2018)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
The Copper Children – Don’t Be So Shy – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
(N) The Subdudes – I Smile – Lickskillet (2019)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
OneRepublic – Someone To Save You – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(P) Sunny Gable – Audience of One – Audience of One (2020)
David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
Paper Bird – Sunday – Paper Bird (2016)
Nelson Hinds – Pastor Flash – 20th Century Limited (2019)

HOUR 2

Zuba – Trippin – South Of Eden (1998)
(N) Jackie & the Racket – Six Feet – Tough Luck Cowboy (2020)

The Drunken Hearts – Broken Things – The Prize (2018)
AJ Fullerton – Kalamath – Kalamath (2017)
Tyto Alba – Oh Pride – Sucker (2019)
Eminence Ensemble – Forbidden Fruit – Real News (2019)
Boa and the Constrictors – I’ve Got Everything – Boa and the Constrictors (2003)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You – Louie Louie (2001)
(N) The River Arkansas – Hold On – Any Kind of Weather (2019)

Gasoline Lollipops – Mustangs – Soul Mine (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Scott Martin – This Chance (feat. Ayo Awosika) – Alone at Sunset (2018)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Video Pick of the Week

One of the most highly anticipated new releases due out this winter is from The Still Tide, featuring Anna Morsett (These United States). They dropped this single in time to qualify for BEST CP SINGLE RELEASE of 2019.


  • 105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP45 2019

MONDAY NOV 18, 2019 –  this was a weekend to go out to some local shows …  Whippoorwill with Courtney Hartman, the Elephant Collective and friends, and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Read the review here.

I got a few messages this week from listeners who wanted to know how they could stream or download the show.  There’s no way to allow for a download, unfortunately, but you can stream the show.  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth of the program.

I’m still trying to get details, but a post over the weekend caught my attention – it has been rumored that Colorado legend and future Colorado Music Hall of Fame artist, Hazel Miller, has opened a restaurant / blues and jazz focused music venue in Parker called Blu Note Parker.


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

Don’t forget you can review CP 2019 releases, as well as the CP from the 60s to Today … AND I just added CP 2020 Releases with this week’s new releases.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday and normally has 15-30+ songs showing up the weekly updates.

Week Ending Nov 16, 2019

    1. The Lumineers – III
    2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    3. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
    4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    5. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado Over the Line

NEW ADDS – RMR Colorado Album  Chart

    • Mark OblingerHigh Water Line
    • Lucas WolfFalling Into Place
    • The RemindersUnstoppable
    • WhippoorwillGood To Be Around
    • Kelly AugustineLight In the Lowlands

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin – Dreamer – Energy (1972/2009)
(N) Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)

Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P EP (2018)
Strange Americans – No Punches – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Whitacre – Seasons – Seasons (2019)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)
(D) Jackie & the Racket – Left To Make the Bed – Tough Luck Cowboy (2020)

The Wood Brothers – Laughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Shakin’ All Night – Live at Ebbets Field 1974 (1997/1974)
(D) Wood Belly – Can’t Get Behind – Man on the Radio (2020)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
Otis Taylor – Ten Million Slaves – Recapturing The Banjo (2008)
(N) The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)

The Samples – Turning Point – Indian Summer (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Five Iron Frenzy – We Own the Skies – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
(N) The Reminders – Unstoppable – Unstoppable (2019)

Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

YOUTUBE THIS WEEK

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

the Drunken Hearts have become of the top touring bands out of Colorado today. What once started out as a purely acoustic singer-songwriter project has evolved over the past handful of years into a traveling electric Americana tour de force playing notable festivals such as Electric Forest (MI), FloydFest (VA), Vertex (CO), Fayetteville Roots Fest (AR), Hangtown Music Festival (CA), Bohemian Nights at New West Fest (CO), Northwest String Summit (OR), and the band’s very own YarmonyGrass (CO).


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

WEEKEND MUSIC REVIEW NOV 17 2019

Friday night we attended the Whippoorwill album release show at Washington’s in Fort Collins.  The show featured recent North Carolina transplant, Courtney Hartman.  

Saturday night I emcee’d Strings and Stories featuring members of the Elephant Collective in Longmont, presented by the Future Arts Foundation.

After that show ended at a very reasonable 9:30PM, we drifted over to Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids for a late night dinner and to catch up with good friends, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. 

 We didn’t stay long at Oskar Blues.  As usual, the Crime Scene brought a full house, and a rockin’ band to the stage.  Despite a replacement drummer, the band continues to show why they’re one of the best blues based roots rock and roll bands in our scene. The driving energy that comes off the stage is palpable.

The Strings & Stories concert series features national and local musicians in a very intimate and stripped down atmosphere. Musicians will play songs from their catalog and tell their stories. Proceeds from each concert will provide an instrument to a local school in need.”

The Elephant Collective is a production house, artist development agency and music media platform founded by Dango Rose (Elephant Revival). They offer production, collaborative songwriting, and personalized coaching services focused on career growth for musicians. 

The Elephant Collective set featured former founding Elephant Revival members Dango Rose, Sage Cook and Bridget Law, along with two friends, newcomer Bob Berrick aka Kingdom Jasmine and Jonny Miller aka J Robert Miller from the Lonesome Days.

Dango, Sage and Bridget performed songs from the Elephant Revival catalog as well as songs from their own personal collections.  Each told stories behind their songs.  Sage’s often humorous off-tangent stories proved to be a hit with the sold out audience in the small Firehouse Arts Center performance room.

On the other side of the stage, the very pregnant (35 weeks) Bridget law owned the audience with an angelic (albeit breathy) voice, and stunning violin work.  Bridget also recently released an album with her husband’s Tierro Band.

Strings and Stories is one of the region’s rare actual listening events, and it’s all for a great cause.  Future Arts Foundation is also producing the Bluebird Music Festival next April.  The final S&S show is December 14th, and it’s SOLD OUT… sorry.

Album release shows are very often the most exciting shows a band from our region performs.  Typically, and the case here, it’s when the greatest number of local fans come out in celebration.  Whippoorwill’s crowd and a strong contingent of Courtney Hartman supporters nearly filled the nine hundred seat Washington’s FoCO (a Colorado Playlist sponsor).

Courtney did an adequate job as the opening act, her quiet presence on the stage and intricate compositions perhaps better suited for smaller, quieter, more attentive audiences.  She showed her admirable guitar skills also during Whippoorwill’s set.

Whippoorwill is essentially a trio, featuring Patti Fiasco leader Alysia Kraft (guitar, vocals), Staci Foster (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals), and Tobias Bank (drums, vocals).   The band was rounded out on stage with the album’s producer, J.Tom Hnatow from Kentucky on keyboards and pedal steel, along with the session bass player.

A seasoned leader of the high energy alternative country-rock band Patti Fiasco, that has opened for the likes of Bon Jovi at the Pepsi Center, Kraft’s presence dominates.  She prowls and stalks the stage with externalized emotional energy, throwing ball buster level kicks and holding her shimmering silver electric guitar like she’ll seriously mess you up if you try to take it from her.  Everything about Alysia screams “big stage persona.”

Her partner in music and life, Staci Foster, is the internalized muse – and the perfect quiet complement to Alysia’s highly kinetic stage presence.  Staci’s demurely reserved presence is amplified by an equally timid and delicate voice, contrasting suitably against Alysia’s upfront rock and roll attitude.

Drummer and vocalist Tobias Bank fills in all the required spaces, vocally and rhythmically.  Together with Kraft, the three core members of Whippoorwill presented themselves as one of the best country inspired vocal trios on the Front Range today.

There’s little doubt Whippoorwill will be one of the better drawing bands in Northern Colorado in 2020, with Alysia Kraft further cementing her legacy as one of the top female entertainers in our state from over the past decade, regardless of the band she fronts or shares the spotlight with.

CP S13 EP44 2019

MMMM = Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts, Caitlin Cannon, Zed, the Reminders PLUS This Week On YouTube and the Video Pick of the Week from Kaitlyn Williams.

MONDAY NOV 11, 2019 It’s Veterans’s Day – a day designed to honor those who served in the US Armed Forces.  Thank you for your incredible service.  #VietnamEraVeteran #USAF 

Yesterday, I posted Single Releases of 2019 and CP Album / EP Releases 2019It’s a great chance for you to review some of the singles, EPs and full length albums that were released this past year.  I also updated the Colorado Playlist on Spotify. 

Thanks to JamBase.com for debuting the new single from Leftover Salmon. “… entitled “Songs You’ve Left Unsung” as a tribute to the late Jeff Austin. “Songs You’ve Left Unsung” is available exclusively via Backline’s website and all proceeds for the “pay what you wish” download benefit Backline.Care, a hub for music industry professionals and their families to access mental health and wellness resources.”

As a lifelong musician, and music industry professional, I’ve seen more than my share of mental health issues.  Many (if not most) musicians carry little to no healthcare insurance, and often what they do have won’t cover mental health issues.  Having access to resources like Backline.Care is invaluable.  Losing a Colorado musician and friend to mental illness hits home in a very direct way.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday and normally has 15-30+ songs showing up the weekly updates.

Week Ending Nov 09, 2019

    1. The Lumineers – III
    2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    3. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
    4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    5. Cass ClaytonPlay Nice

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Zephyr – Sierra Cowgirl – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)

Bobby Walker – My Mabellene – Came Out Swingin’ (2018)
piKziL – Brand New Soul – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
(N) Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2019)

Scott Slay & the Rail – Remember Her – The Rail (2019)
Otis Taylor – Walk Right In – Recapturing The Banjo (2008)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Imaginary Ships – Crimes Of Passion (2004)
(P) Post Paradise – Take Flight – Lonely Worlds (2020)
Covenhoven – Ghost Of Kerouac – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Ariana Saraha – Dance of the Stars – Maiden of Midnight (2015)
(D) Zed – Confunksion (2020)

HOUR 2

Freddi Henchi Band – I Want To Dance, Dance, Dance – Crown Princes Of Funk: The Last Set (2013/1973)
(P) Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
The Shamen – Spellbound (2019)
Lucas Wolf – Mr. Reaper – Falling Into Place (2019)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Keep It Clean – Saints & Sinners (2010)
Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open – Cracked Open (2013)
(N) The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)

Boss Eagle – The Vine – The Firebird Album (2018)
Dubskin – That Day Will Come – Light The Dark (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – Transfusion – Memphis Skyline (2014)

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Kaitlin Williams is no stranger to the Colorado Playlist.  Better Me is her first single entry into the Best of Sweepstakes for 2020 … her last single, Rain, is in the running for Best of 2019.


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SINGLE RELEASES 2019

It’s time to start reviewing for the Best Single Releases of 2019.  These are the single releases I logged in over the past 12 months. Sixty-five PLUS single releases in one year is unprecedented.  A few of these singles were Colorado Playlist exclusive premier advances (P) from upcoming albums, and/or are not on YouTube or Spotify.  They’re marked accordingly.

    1. Xiuhtezcat – Boombox Warfare (featuring Jaden Smith)
    2. 2MX2 feat Kid Astronaut – Live You Love You
    3. 50 Shades of Blue – Empty Bed (P)
    4. A.J. Fullerton – I Can’t Stay (P)
    5. Alec Ryan – Rocket Ship
    6. Analog Son – No Way (Late Night Radio Remix)
    7. Andy Ard – Let’s Never Break Up
    8. Andy Eppler – Nothing But the Rain
    9. Andy Eppler – Winter On the Moon
    10. Animated Earth – Who Am I
    11. Bo DePena – Making My Way Back to You
    12. Bo Pena – Long Road to Denver
    13. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Come On
    14. Bonnie & The Clydes – Hold On Me
    15. Brent Cowles – High To Low
    16. Brother’s Keeper – Gypsy King
    17. Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life
    18. Clandestine Amigo – Unsatisfied (P)
    19. Dave Tamkin – Bleeding Orange
    20. Deep Pocket Thieves – Locomotive
    21. DeVotchKa – Give Me Something
    22. Dragondeer – Max Patch
    23. Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois
    24. Dust Heart – Plastic Walls
    25. Eldren – Hazy Days
    26. Electric Fountain – Somewhere Nowhere is Everywhere
    27. Faceman – Big Water
    28. Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning
    29. Float Like a Buffalo – The Day
    30. Foxfeather – Clap Hands
    31. Foxfeather – Favorite Me
    32. Foxfeather – Not Coming Back
    33. Gasoline Lollipops – Broken
    34. Gingerbomb – Company
    35. Grayson Erhard – Time to Move On
    36. Inaiah Lujan – Hey Mama
    37. Inaiah Lujan – I’m Away
    38. Inaiah Lujan – I’ve Been Waiting
    39. iolite – Loney Bodies
    40. Jackson Emmer – Put A Bow On It
    41. Kayla Marque – Love Should  Be
    42. Kevin Danzig – Paint A Blue Sky
    43. Kind Dub – Old Ways
    44. Kind Dub – Limited Time
    45. Let Them Roar – I See My Light
    46. Lola Rising – Gravity
    47. Lucy Daydream – Hellos
    48. Lucy Daydream – Monsters
    49. Mawule – What Love Doesn’t Look Like
    50. Nikki Giron – No Matter How Far
    51. OneRepublic -Wanted
    52. Overslept – Fictions
    53. Porlolo – I Quit
    54. Robert Shredford – Shreddy Betty
    55. Ryan Dart – Dance if You Want To
    56. Sarah Slaton – Dance In the Sun
    57. Shark Dreams – Get Born
    58. The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride
    59. The Born Readies – Mean Genes
    60. The Shamen – Spellbound
    61. The Still Tide – Change of Address
    62. The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country
    63. Whippoorwill – Cold Sound
    64. Whitewater Ramble – Hollow
    65. Wolf Van Elfmand – Not Pretty
    66. Wounded Bird – Fall In Line
    67. Zach Maxwell – Candyman with the Blues