MONDAY DEC 09, 2019 – If you attended the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction last Tuesday, thanks for being there. It was an incredibly special night. There were several highlights, not the least of which is our newest music venue, Mission Ballroom.
The high point of the night (besides the brilliance of the Mission Ballroom) was the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band featuring special guests Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and Joey Porter (the Motet). The band finished the night with Stratus, an improvisational jam that showcased one Lucas Parker, a young 24 year old Tommy Bolin clone, who stood toe to toe and eye to eye with the superstar lead guitarists on stage with him.
CMHoF inductee Fred Gowdy was resplendent in dress and performance, riding on top of another solid performance by Chris Daniels & the Kings, who he’s been performing with for several years now. Performing “hits” from his days as a co-founder of Freddi-Henchi (RIP Henchi) Fred stepped right up to the edge of the stage and showed why he and his partner were on the edge of national fame in the 60s and early 70s.
Otis Taylor’s set was almost overshadowed by a set-stealing Cassie Taylor, Otis’ oldest daughter, who appeared playing banjo and singing backup. Otis is not known as a verbose performer, generally letting his blues do his talking. Cassie picked up the slack and shined as a vocalist supporting her Dad. The love was palpable.
Zephyr, featuring David Givens and his wife Anna along with middle era Zephyr members Jock Bartley (guitar) and Michael Wooten (drums) turned in an adequate opening set that unfortunately lacked cohesiveness, and displayed a clear lack of necessary rehearsal time. It’s also too bad that Eddie Turner did not make an appearance as the final lineup of the band featured his guitar work.
If you’re an Americana country fan (as in non-pop-Hashville country) check out the newest lineup for Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels. We caught them at a house concert hosted by photographer Dan Sidor, who’s also a member of the Threadbarons. Casey has managed to land two young 19 and 20 year old players on guitar and pedal steel respectively, who are bound to become significant players in our scene. The young guitarist is brilliant for his age and experience.
Sad news hit the scene over the weekend, when it was announced that Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont will cease live music effective Jan 1 2020, after a ten year run. No word on where the Monday night blues jam hosted by Erik Boa, or the Sunday bluegrass pick hosted by Bonnie & Taylor Sims will wind up. Talent buyer Danny Shafer says that the other locations will continue to host live music (for the foreseeable future).
Other than some reshuffling, the TOP 5 at Roots Music Report remains the same this week, and there were no NEW adds of any significant reported.
Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report
Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins. The chart is updated every Monday.
There were some nice chart moves this week, so make sure to visit the website to see who rose, and who dropped.
Week Ending Dec 07, 2019
- The Lumineers – III
- Cass Clayton – Play Nice
- Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
- Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
- Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
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You make a big difference in what gets played on the show. Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here. You vote to KEEP or DELETE gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
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Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Tyto Alba – Til You Make It – Sucker (2019)
Sunsquabi – Fisher Cat – Instinct (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer EP (2009)
OneRepublic – Wanted (single) (2019)
(D) Atomga – Lucidity (single) (2020) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Did It – A Little Something More From (2016)
The Apples In Stereo – Holiday Mood – Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc (2007)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)
John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys – The Classic Christmas Album (2012)
Firefall – Christmas In Love – Christmas In Love / Always [Digital 45] (2009)
(D) Wolf van Elfmand – Flexible Cowboy Man – Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300) (2020)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
(N) Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
The Wheel – Whimper and Wail – Desire and Dissolving Men (2007)
Born In The Flood – Low Flying Clouds – The Fear That We May Not Be (2005)
Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
(D) Jeff White – Sun Goes Down (single) (2020)
(D) King Cardinal – Christmas List (single) (2019)
***OH YEAH. We’re not voting on a Christmas song***
Brad Goode Quintet – Perplexity – That’s Right! (2018)
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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Cary Morin is a Colorado treasure. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him since about 1990 when his band the Atoll played the long gone Linden’s in Fort Collins – a Monday night residency that had lines a block long. Today, he’s considered as one of the top acoustic pickers in the country, an award winning blues artist who’s accomplished playing has taken him from Europe to the Lincoln Center in Washington DC. Today is Cary’s birthday. Happy Birthday Cary.
**NOTE** grab some coffee (or tea or …) and enjoy. This week’s video pick is over an hour long.
105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:
- 10th Annual Holiday Hoedown with Bonnie & Clydes and Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams at Washington’s FoCo Thursday, Dec 12
- Chris Daniels & The Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy at Swallow Hill Music Dec 21 2019
- The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
- Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20
- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Hi-Dive on Mon, Dec 30 and Tue, Dec 31
- Wildermiss, Slow Caves, The Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020
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