CP S14 EP05 2020

Monday Feb 9, 2020 — A few days early, I know, but Happy Valentine’s Day, a holiday originally established in the 5th century CE as a feast honoring the Christian martyr Saint Valentine who died in the 3rd century CE.  It wasn’t until the 15th century CE that the holiday became associated with romantic love.  And now here we are in the 21st century.

And, of course, none of this has anything to do with Colorado music – except for the songs that have been or are being published this week honoring the date – and the intentions.

I often get asked when will be the next time I’m out performing or emceeing an event.  Yesterday, and three more times this month I’m emceeing the Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase, along with my friends from 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

This month long showcase of Colorado and national talent benefits Future Arts Foundation which serves to “…provide Colorado schools with instruments and allow us to host free youth arts workshops to the children of Colorado teachers, first responders, and military members.”

Gasoline Lollipops, Whippoorwill, SHEL, Bonnie & the Clydes and Josiah Johnson (the Head and the Heart) are just some of the great acts that kicked off the first weekend.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m very happy to be premiering a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.  The Colorado native is dropping his newest song “Still my Girl” on February 13th.  “Still My Girl” is a story of finding flaws and imperfections in a significant other to be what you love most about them.

Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty and Anders Osborne, Andy started his career as a singer songwriter after working as a dueling piano player.  His last release in 2018, Reasons for Departure, brought positive reviews from press outlets including Pens Eye View and No Depression. It was also nominated for an LA Music Critic Award and two Colorado Playlist Best of 2018 Awards.  Andy can be found playing at some of Denver’s top-tier venues, including the Bluebird, Gothic and Ogden.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating 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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Texas Two Lane (1975)
(D) Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
(N) Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
Philip Bailey – Won’t Waste Time – Love Is Real EP (2010)
(P) Write Minded – Questions (2020)
CITRA – Static Erratic – Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
Zed – Confunksion (2020)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Sweet Burgundy – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Andy Sydow – Still My Girl (2020)

Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Hypnotist – Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
(P) The Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Drag The River – Having A Party – Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
(D) Mama Magnolia – Take This Love (2020)

Jackson Emmer – Home Is On the Road – Diamond Ranch Vol. 1 (2019)
Danny Shafer – Jesus, Tonto And Springsteen – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Head for the Hills – Omotola (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

 

CP S14 EP03 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Damn, I’m late this week.  5PM on a Monday and I’m just sitting down at the keyboard.  Hope you weren’t counting on me or anything. 😉

New music in the MMMM below = Tyler T., Tennis, The Still Tide, and Foxfeather.  Don’t forget to rate each one from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).  Last week you crushed the polls.

When was the last time you got to see a Denver TV news anchor strap on a guitar and play to a nearly sold out room? Friday night, Channel 7’s Shannon Ogden graced the Walnut Room, with some 90 (est.) friends in attendance.  Shannon is an accomplished singer-songwriter, who also happens to enjoy performing music from Grace Potter, whose songs he opened and closed the set with.  Shannon has been in Denver now three years, after spending several years in Jacksonville Florida, where he performed on a regular basis.

Boulder’s Paul Kimbiris opened the night with a forty five minute that included new music.  Paul’s got a new EP coming out in April with a tour scheduled supporting Amy Speace from Nashville. Paul’s songs “…have appeared on several major network TV shows such the Emmy award winning cop drama “The Shield”, “Gang Related” on FOX, the ABC drama “Forever”, and most recently USA networks “Queen of the South.”

Big thanks to Shannon for ending the show just after 10PM for us “older” folk — and big ups to Channel 7 sports director Lionel Bienvenu for sitting right up front with his wife, enjoying his friend’s show.

Saturday night we hit the Mercury Cafe to check out one of Denver’s newest neo-soul projects, Last Nerve.  I’d been looking forward to this experience for nearly a decade, since the first time I heard Merrian “MJ” Johnson perform with her mother Erica Brown, and Colorado blues legend Dan Treanor.  Despite it being a debut appearance, the nearly packed out room was there to encourage her and the well rehearsed five piece backing her up.  The band grooved straight off downbeat and never let down during the one set we stayed for … an after 10PM start time was a bit rough … especially the next morning.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating 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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Danny Holien – Colorado – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971 – 1973 (2017)
(D) Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)

The SIR Band/Liptruce – Wading – So Cold (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Bo DePena – Long Road to Denver (2020)
Claire Heywood – The Wind, It Howls – The Wind It Howls (2019)
Otis Taylor – Little Willie – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
(P) Trout Steak Revival – The Heart Wants – The Light We Bring (2020)
Covenhoven – Sirens Of The Sea – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Pandas & People – Watch It Burn – Out to Sea EP (2017)
Erik Applegate – Get Outta My Head – Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – The Power Of Gold – Greatest Hits (1978)
(D) Tennis – Need Your Love – Need Your Love – Swimmer (2020)

Oxeye Daisy – Darling Boy – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
The Christines – Hollow – The Christines (1994)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
(D) Foxfeater – The Rules (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr owns Starr’s Guitars in Cedaridge Colorado.  He happens to be friends with part time Colorado resident and musician John Oates.  John has worked with several Colorado acts over the years, including the John Oates Trio, Paper Bird and others.  They asked Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale to join the fun on David’s newest video.


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CP S14 EP02 2020

In last week’s post, I changed the way we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  I changed from KEEP / DELETE to you rating each entry 1-5, with 5 being “best.”

My hope is that you listen to each entry and if you’re in a band and you’re directing your fans here, they too will listen to and rate the new music.  What tends to happen is fans “vote” for their band, but don’t bother to check out the other entries. Hmmmm. Here’s hoping for better outcomes.

The lineup for the Greeley Blues Jam, the weekend of June 12-13, was announced this past Friday night.  Along with the national acts, Colorado bands include Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, the Movers & Shakers, Erica Brown & the Cast Iron Queens, and the Grace Kuch Band.

Two new acts …sorta … showcased at the party Friday night.  The Sean Hagemeister Trio featuring Johnny Burroughs on guitar (slide and lead), bass and vocals and Mary Claxton on drums. Also appearing, the debut of Nick of Time, a Bonnie Raitt tribute.

In more personal news, my bandmates in GOATZ! got together for my birthday party Saturday night.  Expect us on stage soon.  Hopefully by March.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating 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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves – Nine – Quiet After the Storm (1995)
(D) Neoma – Young – Real (2020)

The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
(D) J. Robert Miller – Fuel – Fuel (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Time Machine – The Maestro And The Elephant (2013)
SHEL – On My Way – SHEL (2012)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
(D) Glass Cases – In Between (2019)

Andy Sydow – Reasons for Departure – Reasons for Departure (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Two Highways – High Country (2015)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)

HOUR 2

Monocle/Higher Elevation – The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1964)
The Poor – The Mind Goes High – Psychedelic States: Colorado In The 60s (2007/1969)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright – It’s Still Alright (2020)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Wishing Well – All We Have (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
OneRepublic – Someone To Save You – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Jeff Austin – Simple Truth – The Simple Truth (2015)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 18, 2020

    1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    2. The Lumineers – III
    3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
    5. The Subdudes – Lickskillet

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

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CP BEST OF DECADE – The Bottom Five

I’ve been playing Colorado music on Colorado radio since 1978, but our history of award winning (and award worthy) popular music goes back much further.  Over the past ten years, Colorado has experienced one of the most explosive eras in the history of Colorado music …if not THE MOST explosive era.

This past decade has  arguably produced the most and the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history, along with some of the most memorable music of the past fifty plus years.

I picked 30 titles I thought best represented the Colorado Playlist over the past ten years, 2010-2019.  I asked you to order them from 1-30.  I was somewhat surprised at the ones you did NOT vote for.  Maybe it was the songs I selected from their various releases… hmmm.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.


The Bottom Five (25-30)

  • Chuck Pyle – Love Will Find A Way
  • Churchill – Change
  • Esme Patterson – No River
  • Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk
  • Otis Taylor – Red Meat

Chuck Pyle, aka the “Zen Cowboy,” passed away at age 70 in 2015 at his home near Palmer Lake.  Over his 40 year Colorado music career he released 13 albums, including “The Spaces In Between” in 2010, his only studio release of the decade.

Churchill was a national breakout band from Denver, that broke up in 2013 with two arena shows and a Jay Leno appearance left on the table, after touring successfully with Pink and signing with major label A&M/Octone.

Esme Patterson was a member of the Denver based indie folk-rock band Paper Bird that she parted with in 2014.  She released three records from 2012-2016.

All Princes, I (2012)
Woman to Woman (2015)
We Were Wild (2016)

Gerald Albright was nominated for a Grammy for “Slam Dunk;” one of eight total Grammy nominations, and the fourth consecutive between 2010-2014. A Colorado based musician since 2006, he released six albums during the decade 2010-2019

Pushing the Envelope (2010)
24/7 with Norman Brown (2012)
Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (2013)
Slam Dunk (2014)
G (2016)
30 (2018)

Otis Taylor is the most awarded musician in Colorado music history and was inducted into the 2020 Colorado Music Hall of Fame class on December 3, 2019. Otis released five albums over the past decade –

Clovis People Vol 3 (2010)
Contraband (2012)
My World Is Gone (2013)
Hey Joe Opus (2015)
Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)


Maybe I just picked the wrong songs to represent this incredible body of award winning and popular music.  Pick any of these five artists and bands to discover some of the best of Colorado music 2010-2019.  And share with your friends, please.

Happy New Year 2020
Chris “K”
aka goat

 

 

 

CP S13 BEST OF 2019 PART 1 FAN FAVS

Happy Holidaze!  Every year, I put up the Fan Favorite Poll.  It’s a race to see which band can get the most votes, from their fans and others who discover them via this poll.  This year’s “race” was no exception.  The LP/EP poll got over 1100 votes.  The “single release” poll over 900 votes.  The Video Pick of the Year poll garnered nearly 200 votes.  And the results?


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 


FAN FAVORITE LP/EP

The Fan Favorite LP/EP TOP 5 features two NEW artists/bands on the scene; Denver hip-hop/blues artist Avery J and the BA, and Boulder Americana-country artist Jackie & the Racket.  This is the second time that Southern Colorado husband and wife folk duo Pint & a Half has graced the Best of the year list, the first in the Fan Favorite poll.

Merry funksters Float Like A Buffalo, one of the hottest up and coming bands in 2019, rounded out their fifth year with a Red Rocks appearance and CP fan favorites in LP/EP of the Year, and Single Release of the Year. Folk-rock outfit South to Cedars, from the Longmont area, makes their debut as a Fan Favorite in the CP Best of the Year.

    1. Pint & A Half – Not to Forget
    2. Float Like a Buffalo – Back from Nowhere
    3. South to Cedars – Tell Everyone
    4. Avery J & the BA – See U at the Crossroads
    5. Jackie & The Racket – Goal Digger EP

FAN FAVORITE SINGLE RELEASE

Float Like A Buffalo fans voted both their LP Back from Nowhere, and their single release Gone By Morning as BEST OF for 2019.  WTG fans!  Southern fried country rock Williams Brothers Band is from Grand Junction, where the show is broadcast on KAFM.  Glad to see GJ steppin’ up and voting for one of their own.

The Barrelors, Lola Rising and the Born Readies all make their debut as Fan Favorites for 2019. Alternative southern country blues rock to reggae infused sunshine pop and garage rock lead the way from 1-3.

    1. The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride
    2. Lola Rising – Gravity
    3. The Born Readies – Mean Genes
    4. Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning
    5. The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country

FAN FAVORITE VIDEO

Durango/Nashville artist Caitlin Cannon‘s modern honky-tonkin’ rocker “Toolbag” leads the way with the sunshine psychedelic-punk rock of Boulder’s The Beeves rounding out this set.  The Beeves have a new album in the works, produced by Nate Cook of the Yawpers, who has been championing the band.

WhiteWater Ramble released a video trilogy this year entitled “A Widow’s Lament.”  The short film won the Best Music Video category at the International Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles.  Part 2 (Hollow) and 3 (Kentucky Windage) are dark stories, relating to gun control issues and domestic violence. Patrick Sites and company turn up the southern rock vibe to fit the dark Southern motif of the stories.

The Copper Children are not a new band in the scene.  Their 2014 debut, Drugs and Liquor, has been played over 1.7 MILLION times on Spotify. A strong regional following came out to get them a CP Fan Favorite Video Pick of 2019.

    1. Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag
    2. WhiteWater Ramble – Kentucky Windage
    3. WhiteWater Ramble – Hollow (feat. Chris Pandolfi)
    4. The Copper Children – Don’t Be So Shy
    5. The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge

CP S13 EP49 2019

MONDAY DEC 16, 2019 

Thanks for all the FAN FAVORITE votes for LP, Single, and Video of the year.  Those polls are now closed.  The BEST OF 2019 show will air DEC 28-JAN 03 2020.

Now it’s time to direct your attention to the CP BEST OF THE DECADE 2010 – 2019.  This poll will close on December 28. The Best of the Decade show will air Jan 4-10 2020.

I got asked the other day why I added the new Mary Chapin Carpenter single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite” to this week’s playlist.  Two reasons:  One, it was produced here in Colorado by Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) at Colorado Sound recording studios in Denver.  Two, it’s been reported that she purchased a home in Boulder.  See VIDEO PICK of the Week below.

Equally, Philip Bailey‘s latest also got added, because he’s a Denver native who is one of the country’s top award winning songwriters, and vocalists.  Congratulations to Philip and his bandmates in Earth Wind & Fire for their Kennedy Center Honors.  A somewhat and relatively minor award would be induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which I can almost certainly see happening once the new Hall is built and open.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Dec 14, 2019

  1. The Lumineers – III
  2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
  5. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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 … (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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Tommy Bolin – Shake The Devil – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Philip Bailey – Billy Jack – Love Will Find A Way (2019)

piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
Cass Clayton – Play Nice – Play Nice (2019)
The Rifters – Step By Step – Passes And Peaks (2019)
Carolyn’s Mother – Smile – Joy (2000)
Drew Emmitt – Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Baby It’s Cold Outside [feat. Julie Davis] (SINGLE) (2017)
Reverend Freakchild – Dial It In! – Dial It In (2018)
Coal Town Reunion – Eden – Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Annie Booth – O Christmas Tree – Festive! (2016)

HOUR 2

Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write A Song For You – All ‘N All (1977)
(D) Mary Chapin Carpenter – Our Man Walter Cronkite (SINGLE) (2020)

The Lumineers – Blue Christmas (2016)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within EP (2013)
(D) The Catcalls – I Get High (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois (2019)
Dianne Reeves – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts) – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
The Soul Thieves – Every Day – Microphone In The Sugar Bowl (2001)
Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Plume Varia – Hanukkah Light (2019)
Achille Lauro – Hard Pressed – Flight or Flight (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACd6MFZyJVE&list=PLjTLYGkfkx3ry51uG8H2YITJsEb1XXP_d


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

See above notes about Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the reason why she made the show this week.  The song alone would be enough to earn high weekly honors, given as it does the subject matter and the relevance to what’s going on socially and politically in our country today.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG