It’s not often I introduce a new feature on the. In fact I can’t recall the last time. I’ve wanted to showcase albums from Caribou Ranch for some time now. Caribou Ranch stands out as one of the crown jewels of the Colorado music scene throughout the seventies and eighties – and many of the records recorded there are considered true classics. I hope you enjoy the segment called Classics From the Caribou Ranch Collection.
The week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) has only two songs for you to rate. I was very lucky to secure two radio only premiers from Boulder’s Trevor Hall and Fort Collin’s Johnny & the Mongrels, both from upcoming releases.
We got to head up into the Poudre Canyon this weekend to visit my friend Dani Grant and her team at the Mishawaka. You need to call ahead for a table. Yes, there is live music on the Poudre on this summer.
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I am happy to support FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).
TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 20
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COLORADO RADIO (14 stations tracked)
1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHIPPOORWILL – The Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
4. ADAM ANGLIN – Am I Gonna Die Now?LP (June-20)
5. TREVOR HALL – Put Down What You Are Carrying f. Brett Dennen SINGLE (May-20)
ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)
For the third week in a row the TOP 5 has remained the same at RMR.
1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)
Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.
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
Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Rick Derringer – Cheap Tequila – All American Boy (1973)
(P) Trevor Hall – My Own (2020)
Kid Reverie – Afraid – Kid Reverie (2018)
Megan Burtt – The Bargain – The Bargain (2015)
Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – TrashCannon (2020)
Sweetwater Well – Zoeology – More Than Mountains: Benefit for Colorado (1996)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
(D) Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
The Knew – Bang the Drum – Man Monster (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Mr. Super Cool – Proceed to Route (2019)
Elton John – The Bitch Is Back – Caribou (1974)
Elton John – Dixie Lily – Caribou (1974)
(P) Johnny & The Mongrels – Music Man – Creole Skies (2020)
Movers & Shakers – She Treats Me Right – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
The Yawpers – Burdens – American Man (2015)
Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Lane-O – Beautiful Mutha ft. Bri Bryant B(2020)
Leftover Salmon – Western Skies – High Country (2014)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
I gotta say – the only reason you don’t hear something like this on the regularly aired program is the FCC ban on f-bombs and other inappropriate language. Otherwise… this shit kills, and this man brings it old skool.