Colorado Playlist – S11 EP35

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

The new website is http://www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org.  You’ll find up to date events, a blog annotating where we’re at and what we’re doing, and an about section with brief bios on the founders – all of whom I am deeply indebted to.

This past weekend, we were directly involved in the planning and execution of two events – one at the Oriental Theater in Denver on Friday, and one on Sunday at Dazzle Jazz in Denver.  Both events were well attended.

We raised over $700 for the cause.  Additionally, other musicians / bands have stepped up to do their own charity events, and to date they’ve raised over $1500 .. all of which will eventually find it’s way via MusiCares to professional working musicians in need in the affected hurricane ravaged communities.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY 

CANNED HEAT – Before moving to Los Angeles with his family, Canned Heat lead singer Bob the Bear Hite was raised in Denver.  What happened on SATURDAY, OCT 21 1967 that lead to the song My Crime?

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m not always out in front with new music .. and this new cut from OneRepublic actually came out this past June.  It is perhaps one of their most noteworthy songs – written w/ T-Bone Burnett for the movie “an inconvenient sequel – Truth to Power.”  There are not a lot of lyric videos I’d post – this one is an exception.  It speaks to our love of our planet – Earth.

 


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP34

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

The Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Dharma Krewe “1st of July” from 7th Floor (2017)
Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(D) OneRepublic “Truth to Power” (2017)


Steve Law Band “Dancer” from Dancer (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “My Last Black Scarf” from Unentitled (2011)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(N) Rusty Young “Heaven Tonight” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

Leftover Salmon “Up On the Hill Where We Do the Boogie” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
(D) Eamon Alger “Open Receiver” from Small Fish (2017)


Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
The Guestlist “Lonely” from Racing, Chasing (2017)
Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The spark” from The Spark (2005)
Reed Foehl “Wolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light” from Western Riot (2017)
String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
The Holler! “Monique” from Wildwood (2017)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)



OCT 7 = Acoustic GOATZ the Roost (Longmont)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP34

It’s Monday morning.  We’ve got new music in the MMMM section from The Guestlist, Morning Bear, and Francis and the Wolf.

Coming up September 21-24 = the iammusicfest and Colorado Music Summit in Durango.  I have been given stage time during the festival and Summit to talk about efforts to help professional working musicians affected by the flooding in TX (and now FL).

CO MUSIC & MEDIA FOR HOUSTON

Two weeks ago a statewide fundraising initiative was launched called CO MUSIC & MEDIA for HOUSTON.  It’s painfully obvious this morning that Florida has now been added to our efforts to help professional working musicians there as well.

Our 1st EVENT is on Friday SPT 15at the Oriental Theater followed by one on Sunday SPT 17 at Dazzle Jazz in Denver.

I’m honored that my friends John MagnieSteve Amadee and Tim Cook (the subdudes) will be appearing as the 3 Twins…. along with two of Denver’s true legacy artists – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore …joined by Sofie Reed and others TBA at the Oriental Theater event ..

…Channel 7 News Anchor Shannon Ogden will be anchoring the Dazzle event joined by guests tba.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m revisiting a video I discovered in June that struck a chord with me this morning … I hope it does the same for you.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP34

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Think About It” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) The Guestlist “Lonely” from Racing, Chasing (2017) 


Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
(D) Morning Bear “You’re Right” (2017)


Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Keep It Clean” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
Hazel Miller Band “Spider Web” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
(D) Ryan Dart “Lost At Sea” from Pain, Love and Drought (2017)
OneRepublic “Oh My My (feat. Cassius)” from Oh My My (2016)
in/Planes “Hallways” (2017)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Nothing Lasts for Long” from No Room (1992)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right” from Blues With Horns (2017)
The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(N) Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 


Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Everything Alive” from No Poets (2017)
Elephant Revival “Ring Around the Moon” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
Beki Hemingway “Lay It Down” from I Have Big Plans for the World (2013)
Bonfire Dub “One Stone” from Gypsy Roots (2017)
Michal Menert “Sweet Remorse” from Space Jazz (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Worth It EP (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “For The Kidz[z]” from The Arrival (2015)



OCT 7 = Acoustic GOATZ the Roost (Longmont)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP33

Happy Labor Day.  From Wikipedia:  Labor Day “…honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country…”

CO MUSIC & MEDIA FOR HOUSTON

I’ve had the well being of our brothers and sisters in TX on my mind this past week.  Last Monday we launched CO MUSIC & MEDIA for HOUSTON on Facebook.  To date almost six hundred people have signed up to participate in mobilizing to help professional working musicians in TX affected by the flood.

Over the past week, a number of volunteers have begun to successfully move the mission forward. Our first organizational meeting is Tuesday Sept 5. We’ll build committees and begin the actual work of getting this all done.

Our 1st INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT is on Friday SPT 15 at the Oriental Theater.  I’m honored that my friends John Magnie, Steve Amadee and Tim Cook (the subdudes) will be appearing as the 3 Twins…. along with two of Denver’s true legacy artists – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore …joined by (to the best of my knowledge) the only blues-folk artist alive using a dulcimer as their primary instrument – Sofie Reed.

The 2nd INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT will be Sunday SPT 17 at Dazzle Jazz in the Baur building Denver from 6-9 featuring Channel 7 News anchor Shannon Ogden and guests tba.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Rickie Lee Jones

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

THE GUESTLIST – “Lonely” 


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP33

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “Imagination” from Spirit (1976)
(D) Cass Clayton “Woman In the Way” (2017)
The Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
Dragondeer “Don’t Feel That Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Instant Empire “Spotlight” from Last of the Lovers (2017)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” (2016)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
Cary Morin “Tiny Town” from Tiny Town (2014)
Erik Applegate “Standing Room Only” from Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Mother Says” from Barnstorm (1971)
(N) Rusty Young “My Friend” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Strange Americans “Pollos” from Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from Damaged One (2017)
Bad Weather California “Let It Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
Beats Noir! “Not for You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Analog Son “Big Easy (feat. Devon Parker)” from Black Diamond (2017)
The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from Wanderlust (2014)



Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP32

Monday 2:30PM.  I think like a lot of us, music is the furthest thing from my mind, as I watch the utter devastation taking place in Houston over the weekend.  With that in mind, I launched CO Music & Media for Houston today.  It’s an effort to pull together both our music and music related media to raise funds to help those in need in our industries.  Already, I’ve heard back from several major players in our scene, including venues, radio stations, musicians and promoters.  I hope to hear from you.  Please join us.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Led Zepplin

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP32

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Bob Lind “Colorado Line” (1971)
(D) Rusty Young “Honey Bee” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
(N) Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Homesick” from Bourbon & Milk (2017)
Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Chimney Choir “Motion” (2015)
The String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2015)
(D) Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light”  (2017)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

Firefall “Winds of Change” from Elan (1978)
(N) Carry Me Ohio “Colorado Love” from Stonewall (2017)


The Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.O.B” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Retrofette “Skeletons” (2017)
Compass & Cavern “Mama Mia” from Before It Begins (2017)
Philip Bailey “We’re Gonna Make It” from Love Is Real (2010)
Wood Brothers “Postcards from Hell” from Loaded (2008)
(N) King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017) 


Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
Stella Luce “Bleed” from Bleed (2017)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being In Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)



Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Sceneat Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP31

Rusty Young

Rusty Young is a Colorado music native.  As not only an original member of Poco, but its enduring remaining original member, he is enshrined in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame along with fellow Colorado music native George Grantham, with whom Rusty was a member of the 60’s Front Range based psych-rock band Boenzee Cryque.

Rusty just released his first non-Poco named solo album, Waitin’ for the Sun .. that I spotlighted a track from in this blog  a couple of weeks ago.  I will say I’m far more impressed with this solo effort than I was with the last Poco album that Rusty fronted.  Produced by Rusty with fellow Poco member and songwriter Jack Sundrud, Rusty’s voice stays as strong and true as you’d hope for someone in their 70s now, with well over 50 years of singing experience.

Rusty doesn’t leave the sound of Poco too far behind on this solo effort – songs like “Heaven Tonight” could have easily been a marquee track for Poco circa 1980s.  “Honey Bee” lies a little closer to something I might have expected from say Levon Helm stylistically – a bit more “dirt” than the polished SoCal country-rock that Poco is most well known for.

Waitin’ for the Sun won’t win Rusty any new millennial fans .. but rather, with his tired aching “rusty” voice it’s those of us old enough to remember him as a “kid” who will appreciate what’s left of this unsung country-rock legend, and the life he speaks of in this record.

Gotta send some love to the Coteries and Hey, Lady! (the B-52s Tribute) for an exemplary job at the final Wellington Downtown Summer Concert Series this year.  Folk fans are going to love the Coteries as they develop their fanbase regionally – and Hey, Lady! is already one of the region’s TOP 5 tribute bands … much love and thanks for a great show.

Hey, Lady! Wellington Downtown Concert – Aug 19 2017


Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Sceneat Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
Manassas

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP31

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Leftover Salmon “Highway Song” from Euphoria (1997)
(N) The Yawpers “Reunion” from Boy In A Well (2017)


SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “My Last Black Scarf” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) The S.I.R. Band “So Cold” (2017) 


OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Francis and the Wolf “Feels Like A Memory” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 


SuCh (Su Charles) “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” from You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) All Chiefs “Fast Friends” (2017) 


Slow Caves “Glares” (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
FY5 “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from Kalamath (2017)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra (Acoustic Demo)” from Cleopatra (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Ben Haugland “Second sight” from A Million Dreams (2015)

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INTRODUCING MISH INITIATIVE: MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPIC ARM

Iconic Northern Colorado venue seeks to encourage employee giving and support local music scene 

BELLVUE, Colo., August 15, 2017

​Owners and staff of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre announced a new philanthropic program today, designed as a charitable arm of the Northern Colorado venue and restaurant.

The Mish Initiative will invest thousands of dollars into the local music scene annually, provide cash and in-kind sponsorship for organizations, and reinforce Mish employees’ individual volunteer and philanthropic efforts.

“We want to cultivate a community of dreamers,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager, “and the Mish Initiative makes it easy to foster creative thinking and encourage giving.” Grant, who founded the now-dormant music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ, designed the Mish Initiative program to be simple, straightforward, and flexible — in part as a response to more traditional philanthropic efforts that require “too much paper and too many rules.”

“The application for artist funding – called ‘Mish Granted’ – is literally a blank sheet of paper,” Grant said. “We want to get rid of the constraints and put the emphasis back on creativity. It’s not about how well you fill out forms or achieve arbitrary goals, it’s about what you want to create, make, dream and do.”

Mish Initiative encompasses three main philanthropic arenas:   Mish Granted ​creates a grant pool of $20,000 yearly for directly supporting artists, with a maximum award of $1500 per applicant.

The annual application period opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 15. Mish Granted emphasizes giving to musicians/music-related projects. Mish n’ Booster​ will award cash and in-kind donations to organizations and events aligning with Mish values. Applications will be accepted in January and September each year, with a total of $15,000 available annually.

Mish Match​ will pay Mishawaka employees for up to five hours per month spent volunteering, and will match employee giving up to $300 per month. The Mish Match mission is to motivate staff and strengthen community by incentivizing philanthropic action by employees.

Mishawaka merchandise vendor N​icole Marcisofsky is among the employees who helped design the Mish Initiative program, and says she felt “honored and ecstatic” to be invited to assist in its creation.

“On a personal level, it gave me a jolt of passion and incentive to get involved; it helped me see I can have an impact on the world around me,” Marcisofsky said.

For more information on the Mish Initiative or to apply, visit: ​http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/

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Colorado Playlist S11 EP30

WOW … another year of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is over.  If you attended, I hope you discovered a new band to love – and enjoyed our out of state guests – Cake, Brandi Carlile and Todd Snider.

New music shares this week from Francis and the Wolf and from Strange Americans …

This coming Saturday, Aug 19, I’ll be hosting the Wellington Main Street Concert Series with Hey, Lady!, the wonderful B-52s tribute band.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
KENNY VAUGHN


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP30

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Sixteen Horsepower “Brimstone Rock” from Low Estate (1997)
(D) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Bonus Features” from Bonus Features (2014)
(D) Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 
Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Liz Barnez “Simple Song” from Welcome Back (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
(D) Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Sanctuary” from Bourbon & Milk (2017)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Just Human” from The Terrible Dinner Guest (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
(D) Strange Americans “No Punches” from Borrow You, Brother (2017) 
The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
(D) MLIMA “StankFace” from MLIMA (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Land Lines “Etiquette” from Natural World (2014)
(D) Cousin Curtiss “Home To You” from Remember Me When (2017)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Chemistry Club “Navigator” (2013)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

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