This was a bittersweet weekend. After reporting in my show this week that long time Denver Cap-Hill icon Denver Joe passed away, I attended a memorial at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday.
It was very nice to see some old friends, many of whom I haven’t seen in a decade – since the Cricket on the Hill closed in 2008. Among those in attendance was Bob Rupp, former owner of Rupp’s Drums, and still a major supporter of the scene locally.
According to Bob and his wife, he’s been dealing with stage four cancer the past couple of years, that originated as a form of brain cancer, and metastasized into other parts of his body. Fortunately, Bob has been taking a highly targeted medication that has seemingly stopped the cancer in its tracks. Anyone who’s known Bob over the years knows of his insanely positive outlook on life. It was in full display on Saturday.
House concerts. Ever gone to one? For those of us into singer-songwriters, or non-amplified acoustic based music, house concerts provide an option from more established types of venues that often are too noisy, program start times too late, and provide little in comfort.
Unfortunately, since house concerts are invitation based events you won’t find a calendar that promotes them. I’ve been or participated in two this season so far – both with about 25-30 audience members. Highly enjoyable.
Speaking of non-amplified acoustic music – I had breakfast at the Bacon Social House on W. 44th in Denver this weekend, and noticed they’re seeking approval to include that on their premises. Acoustic musicians may want to keep an eye on that as it develops.
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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S12 EP17
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Poco “Pickin’ up the Pieces” from Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
(D) John Statz “Elizabeth” from Darkness On the San Juans (2018)
The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Conquistador” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
(N) Kid Astronaut “Wolf” from Full Moon (2018)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher (2018)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2015)
(D) David Starr “Don’t Give Me Hope” from South and West (2018)
Petals of Spain “good life” from Daydream (2017)
Wildermiss “Keep It Simple” from Keep It Simple (2017)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)
Beast (Colorado) “spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “desire” from Rain Fire (2016)
Brothers Keeper “cold rain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “When I see you” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
The Wendy Woo Trio “Crisis” from Luxury (2007)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) Romero “Goodbye” from Rocknrolla (2017)
Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003)
Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Them changes” from Blues With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Earth dance” from The Arrival (2015)