It’s Memorial Day. If you can’t make it to a cemetery or event honoring our lost in battle, please take a moment to reflect on our service men and women. #VietnamEraVet Long live our lost fathers, sons and brothers and sisters. RIP.
I got to stage manage this weekend at the Denver Day of Rock and hang out with some very good friends in music and sound, stage and lighting production … particularly the crews from Mighty Fine Productions (Denver) and Nomad Productions (Austin/Denver).
Happy to see Sarah Slaton, Dustin Morris and Maxwell Hughes, aka Edison pop into my venue, where Dearling and Foxfield Four started things off … also got to meet Kendall B from KS107.5 and Jim Benemann from CBS4 News – two of our guest emcees for the day.
Very honored to have been able to debut new singles this week from the Motet and OneRepublic .. thanks to Dave Watts and the Motet promotion team for advancing the new album Totem due out July 18th. Once again, the Motet shows why they are a national caliber Colorado funk band with booty shakin’ songs that will make boomers remember the bump, and their kids something very old school to balance out the nu-skool from whence it came. “Damn!” would have been a dance-hall smash in 1978-1980 .. and it damn sure might be in 2016.
Make sure you vote in this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
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As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music. I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion. Thank you. FUND ME.
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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.
Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.
I conceived of this idea a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation. I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite),Reverbnation, or YouTube.
COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP18
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “It’s Alright” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Holly Lovell “Temporary” from Still Frames EP (2016)
Chimney Choir “Motion” [single] (2015)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
(N) South of France “Civilization” [single] (2015)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Molina Soleil & Aju “Without Papers” from SoulAju (2010)
(N) Pan Astral “Suburban Blues” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Sixteen Horsepower “The Outlaw Song” from Folklore (2002)
the Railsplitters “Boarding Pass” from The Railsplitters (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from Migration to a Higher Ground (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “When You’re Cool” from Live Wired! (1995)
Lannie Garrett “Pickin’ Up After You” from Comes Love (1995)
(D) OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Wherever I Go (2016)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Shaley Scott “Style” from Rescue Me (2015)
Mary Flower “Baby Please Don’t Go/Green Onions” from Ladyfingers (2001)
Leftover Salmon & Cracker “Eurotrash Girl” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
(D) The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Summer Girls” from Round and Round (2013)
(N) Darryl Purpose “When Budddha Smiles At The Elephant” from Still The Birds (2016)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Hot Rize “Blue Night” from Bluegrass Roots (2001)
Raincheck “Boogalues” from Raincheck (2012)
GOATZ! News and Shows
I put up a rare rehearsal recording this weekend for the song “Sweet Inspiration” that I wrote for my wife before she passed away. Our very good friend Chris Kennison (pedal steel) is an original “Goat” and played our wedding. This was the first rehearsal of the new season with him back in the lineup. Having him back for our summer shows means a lot to me – it’s the first time he and Chris Jackowski (guitar and vocals) and I will perform without our beloved Miss Pattie in the 13 years we’ve played music together.
The FULL band will be appearing with The Ghost of Joseph Buck at Ziggies in Denver THURSDAY JUNE 16 … 21+ $10 8PM-12 …