Monday morning coffee, thinking about the past weekend. The view of the Front Range from my dining room table is obscured this morning – either by smoke from the Durango fire, or a pollution haze. My heart immediately goes out to those communities. There’s no doubt that this will affect the summer outdoor concert season in some parts of the state – and the livelihoods of those dependent on that business.
This time of year is both a blessing and a curse for live music in our region. On one hand there are innumerable outdoor shows – many, if not most, free to the public. On the other hand, indoor venues can suffer from the plethora of FREE outdoor events that are also family friendly and begin and end earlier in the day.
I host the weekly Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Old Town Fort Collins, and the monthly Wellington Main Street Live concert series on the third Saturday of June, July and August. I also produce and host the annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival and am the main state emcee for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – both in August. All of these events and HUNDREDS more are FREE to the public and showcase some of the best of the best of Colorado talent.
A late night chat, last night, with a manager of a regional restaurant/music venue – and my own experiences and observations recently – indicates that the deluge of more nationally recognized names performing regionally also has an impact on the local music scene, along with the abundance of FREE outdoor shows. Bottom line = #supportlocalmusic #supportlocalmusicvenues
Well, it’s official. I got word from Oriental Theater owners Scott LaBarbera and Andy Bercaw that “Peter Ore is our main booking person for us now – he left Soda Jerk after Livenation bought them out – he’s keeping us super busy.”
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 EP22
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Is My Love Enough” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(N) Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)
Trout Steak Revival “Side of the Road” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Carolyn’s Mother “Back Porch” from Joy (2000)
(N) Robin Lyn Band “Fly” from Things That Fly (2018)
Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)
Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Moments in Denial (1996)
(N) Jeff Finlin “God Only Knows” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)
The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Waters and Collins “Be Careful” from In the Grow Shed (2018)
Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Esme Patterson “No River” from We Were Wild (2016)
(D) Ryan Adams “Westword” (2018)
The Yawpers “Mon dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)