Colorado Playlist – S11 EP43

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.


Often when we talk about music in our area we’re talking about bands that do “original” music.  This weekend my girlfriend and I went to the theater – as in Denver’s Bug Theater – to see Disaster, a spoof on 70’s disaster flicks like Poseidon Adventure.  I grew up in little theater, and despite not having gone to see a play in nearly 20 years I fell in love all over again.

Our music AND radio communities in Colorado suffered a loss over the weekend.  Bill Barwick was one of the several superb instructors at the Ron Baile School of Broadcast in Denver in the late 70s.  He was also one of the top cowboy musicians in our scene and a regular at the Buckhorn Saloon, and “the Voice of the Western Channel.”  Bill passed away while attending the Western Music Association convention in Albuquerque, NM on November 10.  RIP old friend.  And thank you for helping me realize my dream of a career in broadcasting, and music.


To say I’m in love with the new Big Head Todd & the Monsters album New World Arisin’ is just a shade of an understatement.  After following and playing their music on the air since about 1988 I have to say it’s their best yet – and certainly their most rockin.


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.


(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep


Wendy Woo “Fade to Gray” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Falling Apart at the Seams” from Kalamath (2017) 

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Lover/Undercover” from Bonus Features (2014)
Beth Preston “Spirits” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mary Rose” from Resurrection (2017)
Andy Hackbarth “Windmills” from Treadmill Horses (2013)
John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(D) The Hollow “Sleep Talkin’” (2018)

Kinetix “Mo Luv” from Never too Late (2013)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)


The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
Catfish Kray Band “Ain’t Coming Back” from Ripples (2017)
The Wood Brothers “American Heartache” from Paradise (2015)
Selasee and the Fafa Family “Time for Peace” from Time for Peace (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2018)

Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light” from Western Riot (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “John Brown’s Body” from That Sea, the Gamblers (2007)
Reed Foehl “Goodbye World” from Once An Ocean (2009)
(D) Ragged Union “Leaving Louisville” from Time Captain (2017)

The String Cheese Incident “Down a River” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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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