Monday March 2, 2020 – Another week and another weekend full of live music. Friday night I emcee’d the Future Arts Foundation‘s Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase at the St. Vrain event center in Longmont. Congrats to Travis Albright and his team for an amazing month of music that included some of the top Americana country-folk, singer-songwriters and bluegrass in our scene today along with a few nationally recognized names. Look for more from FAF in the near future.
Saturday night was spent at Washington’s FoCO for the 105.5 The Colorado Sound 4th b-day party. Being one of the staff and on air talent at 105.5 has been among the greatest joys of my 41 years in NoCO broadcasting.
The opening act was Kiltro, a Denver band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Castillo, originally from Chile. According to the guests who attended with me (2 most recently moved here from New Jersey), Kiltro won the night because of their Chilean influences and because the vocals appeared secondary to the music, which reminded them of Pink Floyd at times.
Now managed by 7s Management (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, The Motet, Brent Cowles), Kiltro will be appearing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park and the Gothic Theater in Denver over the next couple of weeks.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Taylor Shae put out three albums by the time she was 18. There are not too many artists anywhere who have achieved this. This video was filmed during Taylor’s stay at Caribou Ranch and the Boulder County Artist in Residence program. (Watch until the end for a surprise TWIST ENDING )
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
You make a big difference in what gets played on the show. Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM. Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.
A REMINDER: Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them. Thanks 🙂
(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online
Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email email@example.com
Firefall – Mexico – Firefall (1976)
(D) Taylor Shae – Ghost Chair (2020)
New Mexican – Sold It Back – Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(N) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020) Whippoorwill – California – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Great American Taxi – New Millennium Blues – Reckless Habits (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Is How We Do Things In The Country – The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004)
(D) Card Catalog – Arms Burning – Push (2019)
Kyle Emerson – Post-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)
Poco – When It All Began – Legacy (1989)
(P) John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
(N) Tyler T. – I’ll Be Fine – Wildflower (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Goodbye World – Strange Days (2000)
The Samples – Wild River – Return To Earth (2001)
(D) Alex Rhodes – Break My Heart – Hometown Rootage (2020)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Stop Shakin’ – Long Way Home (2018)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Brian Claxton – When I Get Home – The Yard (2020)