Two shows, two nights, two nearly sold out rooms. That’s the kind of action I like to see locally. I went to see Andy Palmer‘s cd release show that included performances from Joe Sampson and Anthony Ruptak – that was Friday night at the Walnut Room. It was standing room only, mostly do to the limited seating available to begin with. Andy played with an all star lineup of local musicians that included the likes of Greg Harris on vibes and Carl Sorenson on drums, who seems to play with everyone in town.
Besides bumping into a veritable who’s who of local musicians, and music industry types who I hadn’t seen in some cases for years, the show itself was nearly flawless, and really displayed a side of Palmer we haven’t really been exposed to in the past several years, as he turned in his rock grooves for a more contemplative singer-songwriter style closer to alternative folk.
My band Goatz! and Gasoline Lollipops played a show on Saturday night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins. I’m hoping this is not the last show I get to do with my friends, who are exploding on the scene, and will (with little doubt IMO) one day be playing far larger rooms.
This time next Monday I’ll be thick into the Bolder Boulder so there will not be a new post. I’ll be back in two weeks.
Beginning June 1st I’ll be back hosting the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins. June 1 = SHEL.
June 17 I’ll be hosting the inaugural Wellington Downtown Concert Series with the Matt Skinner Band and My Blue Sky.
Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S11 EP19
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(N) Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) King Cardinal “Seventeen” (2017)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
Dianne Reeves “Midnight Sun” from When You Know (2008)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
(N) One Flew West “All In My Head” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017)
Shaley Scott “Style” from Rescue Me (2015)
piKziL “Here’s the News” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)
Dave Beegle “Monsters” from Clear the Tracks (2000)
(N) Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Play for the King” from Play for the King (2017)
Lara Ruggles “Moon in My Heart” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(N) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Here Comes the Night” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
(N) Flobots “Blood In the River” from No Enemies (2017)
SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Rob Drabkin “A Bird Lost” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)
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ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 9 – 8PM at THE ROOST in LONGMONT
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 16 – 5PM at the TASTY WEASEL in LONGMONT
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JULY 14 – 6PM at SKYE BREWING in LONGMONT
FULL BAND – SATURDAY JULY 15 – 5PM with at WELLINGTON TOWN SQUARE
FULL BAND – SUNDAY AUG 6 – 5PM with MY BLUE SKY & KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE at THE MISHAWAKA