Colorado Playlist S10 EP09

Boy oh boy .. it sure seems that if it’s not one thing it’s another … two weeks ago I was in New Jersey and couldn’t post up … last Wednesday we lost power for 24 hours and I could not produce a new show … so we ran a repeat (S10 EP08).

Spring is special for music.  I don’t know what it is, and I never have, but it sure seems that folks get the bug to go out roundabout March every year … I’ve seen it for over 20 years now.  March & April … come June?  Yeah, not so much for the summer – that’s outdoor season.  But for now I’m enjoying seeing the rooms full of live music fans at Oskar Blues in Longmont and Lyons where I do sound on Friday and Saturday nights.

Every year I’m asked by about a half dozen entities (cities, venues, festivals) for my take on who’s who and who should be considered for booking … of course it’s a challenging task.  More so now.  The shear volume of skilled, talented and adequately rehearsed acts increases every year.  The number one concern among buyers is, “what’s the draw?”

For national acts the answers can easily be researched via publications like Pollstar.  Locally we don’t have any reliable way of tracking tickets sold, or seats occupied – we have to rely on our eyes, the buzz generated on the street and online.

Seeing packed rooms sure does make my life, and that of my colleagues, a whole lot easier.  Support … Represent … Enjoy … Repeat.

Listen for new music in EP10 … coming your way April 2-9.


The Colorado Playlist is supported by Colorado Hemp CO — Presenting the 3rd Annual NoCO HEMP EXPO April 1 & 2 at the Ranch Events Complex in First National Bank Building 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO.

  • 100+ Vendors and Exhibitors, 50+ Speakers, Panelists and Industry Experts
  • Hemp Investor Summit
  • Elected State and National Representatives
  • Thousands of Hemp Advocates and Enthusiasts
  • B2B Day for Hemp Industry
  • Expo Day for the Entire Family
  • Media Spotlight on the Hemp Industry
  • Hemp Fashion Feature
  • Live Entertainment
  • Business networking Event
  • Specialty Workshops including: Building with Hemp, Cooking with Hemp, Brewing Beer with Hemp, Painting with Hemp, Artisan Crafting with Hemp


The Historic Mishawaks Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100yrs in the Poudre Canyon.


  • 100th Anniversary Art Release AT THE DOWNTOWN ARTERY Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00 pm
    Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
  • Mish 100 Sleep-Out Friday, March 25th @ The Mish …
  • The Velvet Rope Dance Party March 25th



Chuck Pyle “Step by Step” from Step By Step (1990)
Rebecca Folsom “Slice of Heaven” from Extraordinary Days (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Andy Monley “Kites” from Triplight (2006)
Glowing House “Loud and Clear” from Loud and Clear EP (2015)
Jay Munly “Amen Corner” from Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004)
Option4 and Rose Quartz “Love is lonely” [single] (2016)
Instant Empire “Zoo Lions” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Your Blood Moon” from Reckless Abandonment (2015)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
Dragondeer “Don’t That Feel Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Chip Stephens Trio “Cookin’ at the Continental” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)


Treehouse “American Too” from More Than Mountains (1996)
Lonelyhearts “Nine Years On” from Age of Man (2016)
Josh Dillard “Life, Grace, Truth” from The Whale & the Sea (2011)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Red Fox Run “Love Isn’t Love” from Red Fox Run (2015)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
SHEL “Let Me Do” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ian Cooke “The Towering Prince” from Fortitude (2011)
Wilson Harwood “Lines of Chances” [single] (2016)
Newcomers Home “Texas” from In the Hour (2004)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

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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