The Colorado Sound S8|EP47

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoColorado puts on some pretty big shows.  FoCoMX brings out 200+ acts …Westword Music Showcase brings out over 100 …the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase brings out over 100 …Bohemian Nights at New West Fest brings out over 70 …the Higher Ground Music Festival another 50 or so.  But nothing really prepared me to hear the voice of SpokesBuzz founder Dani Grant announcing from the stage at the SpokesBuzz VOL V compilation release party Saturday night that 128 Colorado bands will make a presence at the 2015 Austin based South By Southwest music festival, and that the state of Colorado itself is throwing down to help make it happen.  Stay tuned folks …this is gonna get crazy.

If you haven’t done so yet, let me know who your favorites were this past year in our fan favorite poll for 2014. I am really looking forward to sharing the top “Emerging / Up-and-Coming / Breakout” acts with you.  I have asked several of my friends and colleagues in radio, in print, and at venues to share their TOP 5 for the year. Based on early responses from a few folks this is going to be fun.


Happy Holidays



40th Day “Little Sister” (1992)
Judge Roughneck “Moon” from Skankin’ Naked (1999)
(N) Five Iron Frenzy “So Far” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
Garuud Effekt “Cut me” (2014)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado “Wheels” from Western Branches (2013)
Katey Laurel “All The Way Home” from Periscope (2014)
The Autumn Film “Because We Are” from The Ship and the Sea (2010)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Colorado Christmas” from The Christmas Album (1997)
Jeff Brinkman “Island” from Strange (2012)
(N) Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “Cobblestones” from The Return (2014)


The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
Dan Fogelberg “As The Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(N) Jeff Austin “The Simple Truth” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Leftover Salmon “Two Highways” from High Country (2015)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Otis Taylor “Naggin’ Woman Blues” from When Negroes Walked the Earth (1997)
Eddie Turner “I’m Tore Down” from The Turner Diaries (2006)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Angels We Have Heard On High” from Dance Club Thursday (2013)
Opie Gone Bad “Blue Christmas (feat. John Common & Jessica DeNicola)” from Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
(N) Matt Skellenger “The Curve” from New Radio (2014)

Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at

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