As I enter the 14th season of this show, it’s worth saying that when I started this show it was because so many of my closest friends and family had no idea who was who from Colorado.
Folks didn’t know that multi-Grammy winner Dianne Reeves went to George Washington High School in Denver or that Philip Bailey and two of the other members of Earth, Wind & Fire went to East High School; nor did they know that Indie.Arie was born in Aurora… or that such famous musicians as Dan Fogelberg, John Oates and others have made Colorado their home over the years.
And, of course, most didn’t know who the bands were with just a couple of Colorado residents, and those firmly made up of local players in our communities.
In light of that, we have Grammy nominated acts in our BEST of 2019 who did not live here full time (Indie.Arie) and whose bands only have two members living here (Lettuce). And one who is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa who has a farm outside of Boulder, and tours internationally (Gregory Alan Isakov). Of course, the Lumineers, who scored Album of the Year is originally from NYC.
We are a state of immigrants and native Coloradoans, who all contribute to our incredible music scene. Let’s keep it that way.
At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.
The Best of the Colorado Playlist 2019
Cass Clayton – Flowers At My Feet – Play Nice (2019)
Avery J & the BA – The High Will Never Come Down- See U at the Crossroads (2019)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
The Yawpers – Child of Mercy – Human Question (2019)
Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning (single) (2019)
Shovels & Rope – The Wire – By Blood (2019)
The Born Readies – Mean Genes (single) (2019)
The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country (single) (2019)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion
SuCh – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
OneRepublic – Wanted (single) (2019)
Matt Skellenger – Vitality – Vitality (2019)
India.Arie – Steady Love – Worthy (2019)
The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride (single) (2019)
Pint and a Half – Not to Forget – Not To Forget (2019)
Lola Rising – Gravity (single) (2019)
Lettuce – Ready to Live – Elevate (2019)
Float Like a Buffalo – The Day – Back From Nowhere (2019)
Jackie & The Racket – Honky Tonk Tears – Goal Digger (2019)
South to Cedars – Supernovacaine – Tell Everyone (2019)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Leanin’ In – City of Love (2019)
Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
Brent Cowles – High to Low (single) (2019)
The Lumineers – Gloria – III (2019)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)