The Colorado Sound S9 EP38 2015

(EDITED:  4:20PM) This is not a very happy day for our scene.  Gary Lee Bomar, owner of Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub on South Broadway in Denver, has reportedly passed away from injuries sustained recently in an accident in Mexico.

According to a FB post that came across Sunday, from Gary Lee’s sister Tiffany;  “Gary Lee Bomar passed away this afternoon surrounded by his family and close friends. This is a finality that we never could have imagined. We have done our best to keep you all updated through this tragedy. We are now asking for PRIVACY to mourn the loss of our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. We will post arrangements when we have them made. Thank you for your kindness.”

Prior to receiving news that Gary Lee Bomar had passed away, I received word that Denver bluesman JD Kelly has been moved to hospice care.   I've known JD since the '80s when he fronted JD Kelly & the Love Bandits and played regularly at Linden's in Fort Collins.  More recently he appeared as second vocalist and trombonist in Eef & the Blues Express.  He and Blues Express keyboardist Jimmy Ayers were diagnosed with stage four cancer this summer.  According to friends in the scene, JD had stopped chemo treatments recently.

[EDIT] JD Kelly passed away today from colon cancer.  RIP.  😦

I met Gary Lee once, so I cannot say I knew him.  I do, however, know many of his friends – musicians all – some well known to us in the scene.  The outpouring of love and support on FB this day is evidence enough of what he meant to so many.  RIP Gary Lee Bomar.

Changes afoot at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.  Liz Evans is out as talent buyer/in house promoter according to a post she made on FB this weekend.


I haven’t done a TOP 20 chart in several months now, and with that I have not featured the monthly video picks.   These are the top 8 Colorado music videos that came my way in September.  from Trout Steak Revival, Good Time Travelers, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, Facing West, Andy Hackbarth, Lara Ruggles, Von Stomper, and the Symbols.  

KUNC 2The KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight OCT 6-9

  • Rick Roberts/Flying Burrito Bros
  • Michal Menert
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • online at
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm

The Colorado Sound is supported by the generous contributions of Colorado organizations and businesses that promote art and culture, sound and music, in our state.  I am very appreciative of their efforts and their support.  I currently have very limited opportunities for new supporters of the show.  If your business or organization fits, I’d like to hear from you.  Please email me at … all applications for support are considered, however, space is limited so I cannot accept everyone on board.  Thank you toThe Mishawaka Amphitheatre for their continuing support.  The Colorado Sound proudly supports the efforts of SpokesBUZZ, a non-profit supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and developing the professionalism of our local artists.


(D) = LP, EP or single debut
(N) = new cut from previously debuted LP or EP


The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
The Moonrakers “Junction Commercial” + “Baby Please Don’t Go” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Whitherward “Radio Silence” from Music Monster (2015) 
Garuud Effekt “Cut Me” from Cut me (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Drive” from One Step Closer (2005)
Danny Shafer “Jesus, Tonto and Springsteen” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Michal Menert “High Noon” from Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics 1 (2015) 
The Samples “Wild River” from Return to Earth (2001)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Rob Drabkin “Hope in a Hopeless World” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Montropo “Follow Me” from Follow Me (2015)
Ben Markley~Clint Ashlock Quintet “The Return” from The Return (2014)


Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1979)
Stephen Stills “Down the Road” from Down The Road (1972)
(D) Andy Hackbarth “Panorama Motel” from Panorama Motel (2015)
Paul Kimbiris “Dark Side of Pearl” from Dark Side of Pearl (2014)
(N) Amberly Chalberg “Big Blue Truck” from There Will Come A Day (2015)
The Motet “123” from The Motet (2014)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family “Land of Fire” from Land of Fire (2010)
Wendy Woo “Surprise Me” from Gonna Wear Red (2002)
(D) Grandpa’s Gun “Bite the Bullet” from Back Into Town (2015)
Poco “Neil Young” from All Fired Up (2013)
Young Ancients “Going Back to Tulsa” from Fishstory (2015)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (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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