Colorado Playlist – S10 EP05 FEB 29 2016

Welcome to the first official Colorado Playlist post … I deeply appreciate the past month off from my regular postings. I’m very excited about all the great things taking place this month.

And now I can break the news.  I sold the name “The Colorado Sound” to a new radio station launched by my friends at KUNC — I’m looking forward to hosting Saturday nights Sat 6PM-12AM on Northern Colorado’s newest radio station, 105.5FM The Colorado Sound, beginning this Sat March 5.  My voice will also be on Sunday nights hosting e-town, American Routes, and 9:00 Blues.

Colorado Playlist will air on Sunday mornings from 10AM-11AM (hour 2) and from 10PM-12AM on Sunday nights (both hour 1 + 2)

In hour 2 of this week’s episode I paid tribute to my friends at the Westword who published TEN GREAT FEMALE-FRONTED BANDS IN DENVER YOU NEED TO KNOW — 2016 EDITION.  

Westword’s list included:
10. Chella and the Charm
09. Church Fire
08. Death in Space
07. Dessy Bessy
06. The Milk Blossoms
05. Plume Varia
04. The Raven & The Writing Desk
03. Sleepers
02. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
01. Wheelchair Sportscamp

Now, if you’ve never heard of any of these, that’s okay — there were a few in there I had to look up myself.  Read the Westword article – it comes with YouTube videos.   I agree with Westword that these TEN are worth checking out … however …

While I have NOTHING against any one of their picks I thought it would be fun to do 12 GREAT FEMALE VOICES IN COLORADO YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING FOR IN 2016 …if your tastes do not run to the underground side of life you might want to look elsewhere for your musical inspiration this year.  I hope you’ll find inspiration in my picks below.



Acoustic Junction “Strange days” from Strange Days (2000)
Devotchka “along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
(D) Soundrabbit “September” from Dont Forget to Remember (2012) 
Wendy Woo “ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
Keller Williams “Freeker By the Speaker” from Laugh (2002)
String Cheese Incident “sirens” from Untying the Not (2003)
Jeff Finlin “I Killed Myself Last Night” from My Moby Dick (2013)
You Me and Apollo “ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
The Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Zephyr “Sierra Cowgirl” from Sunset Ride (2000)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

HOUR 2 – 12 Great Female Voices in Colorado to Listen for in 2016

Liz Barnez “Welcome Back” from Welcome Back (2015)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Hello Dollface “Warrior of Light” from Warrior of Light (2016) 
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(D) AdrienneO “Barcelona” from Elevation (2016)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Edison “Be Someone” from Ghosts (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Desire” from Rain Fire (2016)
Dressy Bessy “Lady Liberty” from Kingsized (2016)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Give It On Back” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Bonnie and The Clydes “The Storm” from Music For People (2014)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Ryan Fourt “Grapple at the Stapple” from BIG SLICK (2016)


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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