NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS
David Booker’s Prostate Cancer Fundraising Event, Thursday, Nov.30th,7:30pm, The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO 2199 California St., Denver
David Booker is a local living link to first generation blues legends who moved to Denver from Manchester, England, in 1981. This past June, David was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since beginning treatment, David has not missed an opportunity to perform. Over the years, David has himself hosted several benefits for other musicians.
On November 30th, legendary Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels and Freddi Gowdy of Freddi Henchi Band fame (both cancer survivors) are performing as a duo (with special guests) to raise funds to help David’s medical costs.
Donations can be made anytime at: https:www.gofundme.com/musician-david-booker-fights-cancer prior to Nov. 30th, 2pm.
Early donations are recommended because seating is limited. An early donation is your ticket into the benefit. After 2PM, if seating is available, donations for admission can be made by cash or check.
All donations are automatically entered to win a $50.00 Chris Daniels & the Kings gift basket. (Must be present to win)
Names of advance donor’s are automatically sent to the promoter of this event, Vera Ptak. Please bring identification for admittance. Questions? Call Vera: 303-241-0814
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Bands do not often rise to popularity or acclaim without some level of tribulation. Beginning with the departure of the band’s guitarist in 2015 and the death of drummer Luke Mehrens’ fiance the same year, the trio has been pretty much hell bent on succeeding on their own terms. The SIR Band’s new album, “So Cold,” comes out Dec 8th.
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 EP44
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Beast “Move Mountain (You Got It)” from “Beast” (1970) – One of Colorado’s best from the late 60s and early 70s. Featured Bob Yeazel and Mike Ferris who moved on to Sugarloaf, and Kenny Passarelli who moved on to Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm. Kenny moved on prior to this album being released.
(N) Deep Pocket Thieves “Sunshine Rise” from Fate (2017)
The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Mind” from New World Arisin’ (2018)
Elephant Revival “Ring Around the Moon” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
The Subdudes “Message Man” from Annunciation (1994)
The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017)
Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
(N) Cousin Curtiss “Honey Bee” from Remember Me When (2017)
Ben Haugland “Big foot” from A Million Dreams (2015)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Gratitude (1975)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Ark Life “Very Fine Friends” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
These United States “I Want You to Keep Everything” from Everything Touches Everything (2009)
(D) SYLVA “The Game” from The Game (2018)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Dearling “Rock Steady” from Inheritance (2017)
Erik Applegate “Get Outta My Head” from Two’s Company (2017)
NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)