News broke late last week, before the show posted, that Elephant Revival lost their tour bus and with that, their equipment and personal belongings. At 9:00 on Friday morning, the band posted:
Greetings friends…. We are writing to let you all know that we are safe and sound this morning. An electrical fire ignited in the back of the bunk room. Luckily, we were already parked at the venue in North Carolina. It all happened very quickly, while some of us were sleeping and some of us were waking. A chorus of voices yelled smoke, as the initial flames encroached upon Daniel’s feet in the back lower bunk. Within two minutes, black smoke billowed through the windows as the interior of the bus went up in flames.
We are so appreciative for this life, our family and friends, and each other. Thank you to the Red Cross, the fire department and the good people of Hickory. We’ve lost much in terms of material possessions and instruments of the trade, yet we remain grateful.
Much love to our friends in E.R. .. there’s a gofundme page set up to help defray the cost of rebuilding.
Our Monday Morning Music Meeting this week has newcomers Brother Wild “Leave It All Behind” — A wonderful new song dedicated to the world’s #1 rock and roll cancer charity, Love Hope Strength – appropriated titled by Dave Tamkin — Colorado legendary indie pop act Dressy Bessy — and national up and comers Edison who have a new album due out this summer “Civil War”
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
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.
If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.
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 …
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
The new cut from Gregory Alan Isakov officially came out in May .. but I’m only now getting to share the official video with you. As usual, it’s a stunning performance.
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.
PLAYLIST – S10 EP21
(D) = album, EP, or single debut
(N) = new cut from previously debuted LP or EP
The Moonrakers “Baby Please Don’t Go” from Anthology (2007)
Boenzee Cryque “I’ve Never Known a Girl” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
(D) Dave Tamkin “Love Hope Strength” from Love Hope Strength (2016)
Rob Drabkin “Feeling Good Again” from Feeling Good Again (2012)
Wendy Woo Band “In the Middle” from Tipping Point (2015)
Head for The Hills “Blue Ruin” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Blue Rider “Lightning” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Brother Wild “Leave It All Behind” from White Flag (2016)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(N) Dressy Bessy “These Modern Guns” from Kingsized (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” from Our Summer Romance (1960)
Gary Stites “Starry Eyed” from Lonely for You (1960)
(D) Edison “Civil War” [single] (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Grim & Darling “Hot Red” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
(D) The String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from Limbo Rock (2016)
The Subdudes “Social Aid & Pleasure Club” from Behind the Levee (2006)
(N) SHEL “I Know” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)
GOATZ! News and Shows
The ACOUSTIC quartet will be appearing with Andy Sydow on July 9 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins. … Saturday July 9 … 6-9PM … All Ages … $10 … kids free with parents.
Get your tix now for the Colorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.