This coming Friday, April 6, will mark the 12th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist. The show originated at 88.9FM KRFC and is now heard statewide across 24FM frequencies. I am currently working on adding #25.
Thanks especially to Oskar Blues and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre for supporting the show. Congrats to the new Oskar Blues location, the Black Buzzard, for picking up honors as Best New Venue in Denver. The venue also picked up props for being the best place to catch some mid-week comedy.
A friend turned me onto something cool last week – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 … The compilation came out in 2017. Tumbleweed Records is an important part of our Colorado music heritage and history. The story can be found here. I’ve included a couple of cuts in this week’s show.
I got an advance copy of the new Leftover Salmon album, Something Higher! last week. Expect it to be a featured album the next several weeks. There’s plenty of “wow, I didn’t expect that” on the record to enjoy – thanks to producer Steve Berlin and the band’s unrelenting desire to expand their sound. The album drops on May 4 with a special show at E-Town Hall.
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 S12 EP12
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
(D) Danny Holien “Hick” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(N) Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018)
A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Beale Street” from American Man (2015)
(D) Elise Wunder “In Your Arms” from Desert Lonely (2018)
Covenhoven “Where to begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) Jennifer Jane Nicely “Child of God” from Angels, Demons, Red-Tailed Hawks (2018)
Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Beans and Weenies” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)
(D) Arthur Gee “Plain Talk” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(D) Yarrow “Always” from Sit Tight (2018)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) Samuel Lee “Said and Done” from Mirrors Vol. 1 (2018)
OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Reno Divorce “She’s In Love With the Avenue” (2018)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Get Mine” from Rain Fire (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)