CP S12 EP43 2018

 Monday Nov 12, 2018

HAPPY VETERANS DAY
NEVER FORGET 

As we approach the midway point of November, it seems that site traffic has hit a hard roadblock of sorts. I hope you’ll remember to stop by and check out the new music in the MMMM and vote to KEEP or DELETE.

As this is the time of the year to give thanks – I cannot give enough to the stations and listeners who make this show possible.  I would love to meet you … and with that I’ll be appearing with my long time musical partner Chris Jackowski and local teenage fiddle phenom Jackson Earles at Red Truck Beer Company in Fort Collins on NOV 17, and with my full electric band lineup at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont on NOV 24.  I hope you can come by so I can thank you in person for your support.

NEW this week YouTube Colorado Playlist of all the tracks from this week’s episode .. which includes new MMMM tracks from Foxfeather, AMZYKing Eddie, AMZY, Kid Reverie, Joe Johnson, and Tnertle.

Make sure you follow me on Spotify to find out what new artists I might be checking out.  This week’s Spotify playlist is short some fine tracks from SUCH, Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck, Zephyr and Alpha Centauri

I found all of this week’s tracks on YouTube – the first CP YouTube weekly playlists.  Pls let me know what you think.


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Speaking of Zephyr — very very happy that they along with original lead guitarist Tommy Bolin will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

Also being inducted is the truly legendary Freddie-Henchi Band.  Both Zephyr and the Freddi-Henchi Band were signed early on their careers in the late 60s, but wound up being more regionally famous as time went on;   Zephyr until Candy’s death in 1984, and the FHB until the mid to late 80s when various life issues (drugs, booze, etc) decimated the band.

FHB would re-emerge in the mid 90s for a brief run.  Freddi “Love” Gowdy appears with Chris Daniels & the Kings featuring Freddi Gowdy today.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation, Spotify or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP43

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Foxfeather “Come and Get Me” (2019)


Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Otis Taylor “Huckleberry Blues” from My World Is Gone (2013)
(D) King Eddie “Enter the Man” from Holographic Universe (2018) 
Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Losers” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Tempa & Naor Project “Let Go” from Embers (2019)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Pandas & People “Find you” from Out to Sea (2017)
Fred Hess “Norman’s Gold” from Single Moment (2008)

HOUR 2

Alpha Centauri “One Night at a Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) AMZY “Feet On the Ground” (2018)


Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Such “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” from You (2016)
(N) Kid Reverie “News” from Kid Reverie (2018)


Wood Brothers “Laughin’ or Cryin’” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Queen of This Mess” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Subdudes “Morning Glory” from Miracle Mule (2007)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Joe Johnson “Interstate Lovesick Song” from Morgantown (2018)


Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Tnertle “Apollo’s Outpost” from Burning Down the Sun (2019)

CP S12 EP42 2018

 Monday Nov 5, 2018 – It’s pretty rare that jazz gets featured in the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) – but this week there are two cuts – one from Jason Klobnak and one from Keith Oxman, who shockingly in this era has no social media or web presence but whose new album is on Spotify.

There were a few cuts not available for this week’s Spotify playlist – so this one runs 1 hour 19 mins.  Enjoy

COMING SOON!  New Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars will show up in EP44 of the show.  If you don’t know who Brent Loveday is – look up Reno Divorce.  The new album took several years for Brent to put together, and is one that dives into his alt-country-rock  voice.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Covenhoven  at Swallow Hill Music (Denver) Fri, Nov 9

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21

Wildermiss with Silver & Gold and Ivory Circle at the Downtown Artery (Fort Collins) Friday, November 9


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation, Spotify or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP42

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Zephyr “High Flying Bird” from Sunset Ride (1972)
(D) WhiteWater Ramble “Hollow (feat. Chris Pandolfi)” from Hollow (2018)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was a Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Ariana Saraha “Maiden of Midnight” from Maiden of Midnight (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “A Little Honey” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Blue Canyon Boys “Heartaches Welcome” from Next Go ‘Round (2012)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Beehive” from The Great Collapse (2009)
Silver And Smoke “Sting Like A Bee” from 30P (2018)
(D) Dayton Stone & the Undertones “Hypnotist” from Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)  

 Edison “open road” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick Remedy” from Resurrection (2017)
(D) Jason Klobnak “Through Her Eyes” from Friends and Family (2018)  

HOUR 2

Poco “Crazy Love” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(N) Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Little Rig” from Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)

 Retrofette “Skeletons” from Skeletons (2017)
The Apples in Stereo “No One in the World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Pan Astral “Seaside” (2018)  

Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves – ep (2018)
Elephant Revival “Rhythm of the Road” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Love Is a Shark” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Jill Sobule “Where do I Begin” from Nostalgia Kills (2018)
(D) Ethyl & the Regulars “I Didn’t Want to Fall” from Honest Work (2018)
Gabrielle Louise “If the Static Clears” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Devotchka “Exhaustible” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(D) Keith Oxman “Afreaka” from Glimpses (2018)

CP S12 EP37 2018

 Monday Oct 1 2018 – Happy October. As the month begins I say thanks for coming by here every week.  The visits in September were the best they’ve been since 2015.  I appreciate it.  I’ll be reviewing the KEEP or DELETE votes as we get closer to the end of the year for the Best of 2018 show.

This week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting below includes new music from Whiskey Autumn, and Eldren.

Happy 2nd birthday to the Music District in Fort Collins, one of the fantastic supporters of the show. Regardless of their financial support, what they do is transformative and inspiring in Fort Collins, and to the benefit of our regional and state music scene.  I do encourage you to visit their website, and visit them in person sometime.  I’m honored and thankful for their support.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Covenhoven  at Swallow Hill Music (Denver) Fri, Nov 9

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

Wildermiss with Silver & Gold and Ivory Circle at the Downtown Artery (Fort Collins) Friday, November 9


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to the Burroughs for the incredible opportunity to be a part of Songscape. a very cool project done in association with the non-profit organization Sustain Music & Nature.

The Burroughs are the first non-acoustic folk band to participate from around the country. The band was asked to create a song inspired by their experience following a week-long retreat in Roosevelt National Forest. And… if you’ve ever seen the Burroughs live you know Johnny loves to dance 😉

Proceeds from song sales help support Sustain, the band, and public lands.”


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP37

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves “Old Souls” from Best of Dianne Reeves (2002)
(D) Cary Morin “When I Rise” from When I Rise (2018)
Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Homesick” from Bourbon & Milk (2017)
(D) The Burroughs “Step Into the Music” (2018) 


Andy Ard “Here Comes Another Good Time” from Like That EP (2018)
Harry Tuft & Friends “One too many mornings” from Treasures Untold (2011)
Chris Daniels “Cabin Fever” from Better Days (2012)
Rob Drabkin “It’s a Beautiful Day” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)
(D) Nikki Giron “Heart Behind Bars” (2018)
piKziL “Brand New Soul” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
OneRepublic “Apologize” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Did You Ever Look so Nice” from No Room (1992)
(D) Whiskey Autumn “Let’s Go Sailing” (2018)  


Pandas & People “Bourbon” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
Edison “Civil War” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
(D) Eldren “Still Want More” from Miss Information Aged (2018)  
 The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)
The Wheel “Whimper and Wail” from Desire & Dissolving Men (2008)
Otis Taylor “Ain’t No Cowgirl” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
Leslie Tom “Honky Tonkin’” from Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
(D) P-Nuckle “Code Red” from Voiceless (2018)
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Roger James Group “Urban Interlude” from Urban Interlude (2018)

CP S12 EP36 2018

 Monday Sept 24, 2018 … It has been a pretty busy week in the scene here lately …

The Burroughs announced they have a new video coming out on September 29, called “Step Into the Music.”  It was done in partnership and collaboration with the Colorado based non-profit organization Sustain Music & Nature.  Here’s the video explaining who they are and what they do.  Look for the video for “Step Into the Music” to appear here (hopefully) next week.  I’ll debut the song in EP37 (SPT 22-28) of the show

The Fort Collins’ sisters SHEL sent out a a VERY EXCITING announcement.  They will be the closing night act for the 2018 Women Sports Film Festival in San Francisco at the end of the month.  Check out the accolades in this promo video!


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Andy Palmer has been one of the brightest highlights of the music scene in our region the past several years, going back to the breakout single “Grrrr,” from his debut “Sometime Around,” that dropped Sept 21 2011 – seven years ago.

Recently, Andy announced an indefinite hiatus from music activities to refocus on other endeavors and his family.  His exit from the scene is amplified by some of the starkest lyrics and imagery in his accomplished and highly praised body of work, in the video for “The Switch,” the title track from his most recent album that came out in May 2017.

As usual in Andy’s music, he leaves us with a hopeful feeling, despite being weighted down by existential burdens in life.  Let’s hope we get to hear more from Andy in the future.  Good luck and good living my friend.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP36

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Zephyr “We Got the Love” from Heartbeat (1982)
(D) Elli Perry “Without You” from Heartbeat (2018)  

 Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Wayfaring Stranger” from Play for the King (2017)
Megan Burtt “Restless” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Covenhoven “Sirens of the Sea” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)


The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
(D) Jill Sobule “Where Do I Begin” from Nostalgia Kills (2018)


Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Keith Oxman “Reverend Lou Founded the Record Store” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
Grayson Erhard “Driving in the Rain” (2018)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from We Just Want The World (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) New Mexican “Heard It On the Radio” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)  

 Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Oxeye Daisy “Last Love Song” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Jackson Emmer “Jukebox” from Jukebox (2018)  
 Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol 1 (2017)
Danny Shafer “Barbecue” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

CP S12 EP27 2018

Another week and another weekend of live music in Northern Colorado.  The main event this weekend was a benefit for Women In Blues held at the Armory Event Center in Brighton.

Event organizer Kyle Deibler (Memphis West Music) filled me in that W.I.B. is an aspiring national level non-profit (501C3) organization. Colorado women in blues owned the sparsely attended event from the first act on.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see the non-Colorado talent headlining the bill, due to a scheduled show with my own band.

The biggest surprise of the day was a revamped Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Gone are Lance “Romance” Bakermeyer (bass) and Mad Dog Minnick (drums/vocals), who have gone back to the Hillbilly Hellcats with Chuch Hughes.

Lance and Mad Dog provided equal parts of the look, vibe and style to the original Crime Scene lineup – giving the band a unified and uniformed look and sound on stage – matching Kerry AND Pauly Six in performance intensity and style.  Wearing beards, caps, dark glasses and black shirts, the matching colorful fashion statement gone, a potentially darker and deadlier groove may be what we’ll get moving forward from the new rhythm section.

KPCS has a new album dropping very soon – I premiered a new track from the album (a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood cover featuring Jim Dalton of the Railbenders) in the show this week .. it’s below in the MMMM.

Fresh off her album release show at the Walnut Room in Denver, Cass Clayton opened the show.  She and her airtight band showed considered homage to her obvious influences, that include Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt.

The Crime Scene and Cass Clayton Band were not the only ones appearing with new releases in hand.  Colorado Blues Society 2018 Band Champion, Mojomama, recently released their latest called Red, White and Blues.  Happily for me they included my favorite track on the album, Lazy RiverEef & the Blues Express rounded out the show, showcasing her formidable guitar chops, alongside the Colorado Blues Society 2018 solo/duo Champion Scott Hackler on keys.

The Brighton Armory is an exquisite small venue in our region capable of seating 300, or providing standing room only for 500.  They’ve been adding more and more shows there, produced either by the city of Brighton under the management of Gary Montoya or by independent promoters.

The sound system is more than adequate for the room, and stands out as among the best in the region – equaling those at venues such as the Armory in Fort Collins or the Boulder Theater or the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  One criticism from me is that the room clearly needs additional baffling and sound absorption panels to knock down the boominess of a near empty room.

In a city that lacks even ONE non-public venue dedicated to live music, the Armory is a wonderful place to catch upcoming shows from the likes of popular regional acts like FACE Vocal Band, or national country acts like John Anderson (coming Oct 28) … and is EASILY accessible to Denver, Thornton, and other north metro communities.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while a new artist appears, seemingly out of nowhere.  I cannot even begin to say where or how I heard of Jackson Emmer from Carbondale.  He’s been getting mad praise from the likes of No Depression, POPMATTERS and Rolling Stone, which wrote “Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.”

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


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP27

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Jackson Emmer “Don’t Leave Me Blue” from Jukebox (2018)

Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Joy” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
(D) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves EP (2018) 
Voodoo Kings “Eyes on You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Summer Wine (feat. Jim Dalton)” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)  
Patti Fiasco “Blue Eyed West” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “African lady” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Poco “You Better Think Twice” from Deliverin’ (1971)
Rick Roberts “She Made Me Lose My Blues” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Chemicals” from Evening Machines (2018)

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Thank you” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Dierks Bentley “The Mountain” from The Mountain (2018)

The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “White Train” from Slingshot (2004)
Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018) 
Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Paul Mullikin Quintet “Minor Profits” from TIME IS NOW (2014)

Best of 2018 – So Far

This subject has been on my mind for like a month now.  There have been some really excellent albums, EPs and singles put out since December 1 2017.  Here are the top  album picks of the year so far, based on regional non-comm / public radio airplay and my own thoughts on the subject.

Anyone looking for rock or pop will be disappointed – roots, blues, old school rhythm and blues and Americana (alt-country) are the name of the game this year around the state.

I embedded song files.  Go to their youtube channels or other streaming service to checkout full albums.  Better yet – support the band with a purchase.

much love,
goat


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams — no doubt that this album will finish the year at #1 with a strong national showing, and ubiquitous CO airplay.

Leftover SalmonSomething Higher! — scan the non-comm/public radio dial statewide and this album, while not even nearly as popular as Tearing at the Seams, is crazy popular – as it should be since it’s one of the best the band has turned in over the past 25 years.

Wood BrosOne Drop of Truth —many people don’t realize that Chris and Oliver Wood are Boulder natives, and still claim it as home – even when they’re performing elsewhere.  Another HIGHLY played Colorado album around the state.

Reverend FreakchildDial It In! — the “reverend” is a traveler.  He was born in Hawaii and has been in bands in Boston, including an early version of Soul Coughing with Mike Doughty.  Today he’s living in Boulder and attending Naropa University.  For all my blues fans, this one is at the top of the pile. #highlyrecommended

Gasoline LollipopsSoul Mine — Clay Rose is known for being pensive and deliberate – living at the edge of damnation and redemption.  The band is enjoying a banner year in terms of bookings and regional radio airplay.

 

CP S12 EP22 2018

Monday morning coffee, thinking about the past weekend. The view of the Front Range from my dining room table is obscured this morning – either by smoke from the Durango fire, or a pollution haze. My heart immediately goes out to those communities. There’s no doubt that this will affect the summer outdoor concert season in some parts of the state – and the livelihoods of those dependent on that business.


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

 


This time of year is both a blessing and a curse for live music in our region.  On one hand there are innumerable outdoor shows – many, if not most, free to the public.  On the other hand, indoor venues can suffer from the plethora of FREE outdoor events that are also family friendly and begin and end earlier in the day.

I host the weekly Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Old Town Fort Collins, and the monthly Wellington Main Street Live concert series on the third Saturday of June, July and August.  I also produce and host the annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival and am the main state emcee for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – both in August.  All of these events and HUNDREDS more are FREE to the public and showcase some of the best of the best of Colorado talent.

A late night chat, last night, with a manager of a regional restaurant/music venue – and my own experiences and observations recently – indicates that the deluge of more nationally recognized names performing regionally also has an impact on the local music scene, along with the abundance of FREE outdoor shows.  Bottom line = #supportlocalmusic #supportlocalmusicvenues

Well, it’s official.  I got word from Oriental Theater owners Scott LaBarbera and Andy Bercaw that “Peter Ore is our main booking person for us now – he left Soda Jerk after Livenation bought them out – he’s keeping us super busy.” 


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP22

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Is My Love Enough” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(N) Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)


Trout Steak Revival “Side of the Road” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Carolyn’s Mother “Back Porch” from Joy (2000)
(N) Robin Lyn Band “Fly” from Things That Fly (2018)


Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Moments in Denial (1996)
(N) Jeff Finlin “God Only Knows” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Waters and Collins “Be Careful” from In the Grow Shed (2018)


Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Esme Patterson “No River” from We Were Wild (2016)
(D) Ryan Adams “Westword” (2018)
The Yawpers “Mon dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)