CP S14 EP12 2020

Monday March 30, 2020 – The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

FACEBOOK LIVE WATCH PARTY – In the absence of live music events currently, there has been a deluge of Facebook Live events featuring solo artists as well as duos and trios made up of people who live together.  I try to keep up and share them with you at the CP Facebook page.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

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 (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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction – How Am I Gonna Get Down – Fool’s Progress (1997)
(N) Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)

Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) John Common – Make It Real –  The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

SHEL – Rainbow – Rainbow (2020)
Whiskey Blanket – Up Up Away – No Object (2010)
Five Iron Frenzy – It Was a Dark & Stormy Night – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Trash Cat – Robot Girlfriend – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
(N) Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)

GOATZ! – Southern Blues – Sweet Inspiration (2019)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Lock and Key – Rain Fire (2016)
La Cocodrilla – Rayos De Sangre (2019)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – It’s Alright – Live Monsters (1998)
(D) Tracksuit Wedding – Nikki’s Song (2020)

Strangebyrds – Star Crossed Lovers – Star Crossed Lovers (2018)
AJ Fullerton – Highway 285 – Kalamath (2017)
(D) Inaiah Lujan – Do What You Want – Do What You Want (2020)
Tierro Band w Bridget Law – Charity – Allurement (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Nobody But You – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
OneRepublic – Tyrant – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(D) Post Truth Serum – The Picnic – Modern Victimes (2020)
DeVotchKa – Give Me Something to Believe (2019)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Eric Lilley Trio – Twirler – Joie De Vivre (2019)

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THE NOCO LIVE FROM HOMESHOW

I’m going to try to keep you up to date on live streaming events – particularly those that are geared towards helping our community.

Artist Venmo/Cash App/Paypal info will be in live-stream description when they go live. Each act is streaming from their house and going live from the Noco page.  

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from my sponsors … if you’re a music related business or you support CO music, email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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

You make a big difference now, more than ever.  Please support local musicians, artists and service industry personnel.  Their livelihoods depend on it.

 

 

FREE Virtual Youth Art Workshops

I believe in the mission of the Future Arts Foundation and what they’re doing for music in schools and more.  Due to the virus, their main fundraiser had to be canceled.  Help however you can – I know how tight things are for all of us.

Thank you,
Chris K.
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Launching FREE Virtual Youth Art Workshops and Details Regarding Bluebird Music Festival Ticket Refunds

The Future Arts Foundation has teamed up with Tinker Art Studio in Boulder to offer online art workshops to your kiddos during this time spent at home! This time is going to be tough for us and our kids, trying not to go stir crazy at home while being safe and staying healthy. You may donate whatever you like for the workshops, and the funds will go to keeping Tinker Art Studio and the Future Arts Foundation alive during this time when we will be surviving without income. But, if you don’t have the means to donate, please still take advantage of these online classes, as our commitment is to always keep the arts thriving in our communities…even when we can’t leave the house. Please review info and details in the link below.

Bluebird Music Festival ticket refunds have also begun processing. Please check your inbox beginning today and over the next few weeks. Orders that were placed over 120 days ago may have a slight delay. It is true that the cancelation of this event is costing the Future Arts Foundation tens of thousands of dollars between non-refundable deposits and lost revenue, so any donation to this small nonprofit is appreciated more than you know. You may donate your ticket refund, for virtual workshops, or any amount to assist the Future Arts Foundation at www.fafcolorado.org/donate.

Love each other, take care of one another, and wash your hands! The Bluebird Music Festival, The Future Arts Foundation and Tinker Art Studio.

Donate Your Ticket Money (Or Any Amount) to Assist FAF
Info Video for Free Virtual Classes

CP S14 EP10 2020

Monday March 16 2020 – We are living in some crazy times.  Nearly every person I know personally is somehow connected to the business surrounding music.  For many of us, it’s our direct livelihood.

As we all know by now, nearly every major event – music, theater and sports – has either been canceled or postponed to a later date.  For now, no one knows when things will return to normal.

While we cannot know or count ALL of the misplaced shows, the folks at 105.5 The Colorado Sound (where I work, and where this show is aired) have put together a guide to help.

Over the weekend, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, as well as Bonnie & The Cyldes Bonnie & Taylor Sims held FaceBook live shows from their respective homes.  The Crime Scene reported over 4600 streams.  Pretty damn impressive.  Let’s keep these shows going.

At the bottom of this page today, following THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE, there is a note about how we can all help a little …

One non-music (well, almost non-music) event to let you know about.  The NOCO HEMP EXPO scheduled for March 27-28 has been rescheduled for August 6-8.  Thanks to them for their financial support.  I’m looking forward to emceeing their Northern Colorado “super-star” show, alongside Denver rock radio legend Uncle Nasty.  See you there in August.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from my sponsors … if you’re a music related business and you’d like to sponsor the show, email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

OneRepublic has a new album dropping May 3.  It’s called HUMAN.  We are all that – all of us.

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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Limon – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(N) Bo DePeña – Who Will Bring You Whiskey – Bo DePeña (2020)

In/Planes – Mixtapes – Radio Wave (2018)
Jeff Austin – Fiddling Around – The Simple Truth (2015)
(D) Brian Bourgault – Remedy – Remedy (2020)

Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Jack Hadley – A War of the Few – Deeper (2008)
The Informants – Marilon – Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(D) CITRA – Ocean (2020)

Cass Clayton – Dawes County – Play Nice (2019)
Trout Steak Revival – Colorado River – Brighter Every Day (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization – Braking Bad – The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Boa and the Constrictors – No Good Woman – Snake Eyes (1998)
Mollie O’Brien – Eleezah – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
(D) The Burroughs – Love and Unity (2020)

Lizzy Plotkin – Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
Reed Foehl – Caroline – Lost in the West (2014)
(D) Big Gigantic – Burning Love (feat. Kidepo) – Free Your Mind (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Dan Treanor – From African Soul – Mercy (2005)
Paul Galaxy and the Galactix – Slingshot – Slingshot (2004)
Kyle Emerson – Stranger – Only Coming Down (2020)
(D) Dragondeer – All Day (2020)

the dollhouse thieves – shadow to your ghost – the dollhouse thieves (2018)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky to the Bone (f. Freddi Gowdy)- Funky to the Bone (2015)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF

A couple of years ago some friends and I launched Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a non-profit dedicated to helping musicians in our area due to natural disasters. I’d like to activate it in order to help out during this time of need in our community. I’m not sure I know what that looks like to be honest.

Our health and well being are paramount, and that includes the need for medical care, food and adequate housing.  While we work on how best to activate our mission to serve our local musicians in need during this natural disaster, please donate.

Also, I’ve noticed some musicians doing live sets via Facebook Live and other means. Let’s do our best to support these efforts. I have many friends whose national and international tours have been either canceled or postponed. I have many more friends who survive at least partially on local gigs – that are now cancelled.

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC ONLINE TODAY. SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIANS FROM COLORADO BY VIEWING THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE SHOWS. PLEASE TIP WHAT YOU CAN, BUT IF NOTHING ELSE YOUR LOVE MATTERS MOST.

CP S14 EP09 2020

Monday March 9, 2020 – MARCH 08 is International Women’s Day.  In honor of that, this week’s show was dedicated to and in celebration of the incredible women of Colorado music, from the 60s to today.  See YOUTUBE THIS WEEK below.

It was another weekend of emceeing … this time for the Boulder International Film Festival singer-songwriter Showcase, held at the POST in Boulder.  Several of Colorado’s top flight women appeared, including Jessica Rogalski (Mojomama), Abby Brown, Riley Ann, Finn O’Sullivan and Caroline Quine (Bitter Root).  Wendy Woo appeared at a special after party show on Friday night.

Thanks to Lisa Bell, another of our region’s top flight women in music, and her team for putting together a stellar lineup of performers.  The Thursday night show was the first for the film festival, and the 100 capacity room at the POST was packed all night.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Like so many other bands today, the Railsplitters have decided in favor of releasing a series of singles in 2020, as opposed to a single full length release.  This is the first video / single they’ve released for the year.

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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Judy Collins – Someday Soon – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (1968)
Wendy Woo – The Immigrant – The Immigrant (2019)
Liz Barnez – River Road – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Mollie O’Brien – When I’m Gone – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
Zuba – Trippin – South Of Eden (1998)
Esmé Patterson – No River – We Were Wild (2016)
Hazel Miller – Heart To Heart – Westword Music Showcase 1999-2000 (2000)
SHEL – Rainbow (2020)
Elephant Revival – Rhythm Of The Road – Break In The Clouds (2010)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

HOUR 2

Zephyr – Crazy Bout You – Zephyr Live at Art’s Bar & Grill (1973)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
(D) Gabrielle Louise – House Of Cards – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Rare Silk – New York Afternoon – New Weave (1983)
Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
SUCH – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Katie Herzig – Drug – Walk Through Walls (2014)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Annie Booth – Queen Bee – Wanderlust (2014)

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NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

CP S14 EP06 2020

Monday Feb 16, 2020 – This has been one of the most heartbreaking weeks I’ve experienced in our scene lately.  Death happens.  The two forms of death in our community that sting the most are suicide and homicide. We rarely understand either – the motivations behind taking a life, your own or someone else’s.  

This past week it was learned that Northern Colorado trumpet player Scott Sessions was found dead in the area of Old Flowers Road and Pingree Park Road in Bellevue, north of Fort Collins. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide.  Officials have not released any further details.

Scott was a vibrant supporter of our scene.  The man’s positiveness was infectious.  His boundless positive energy not only showed up in his often scene stealing performances as part of the horn section in the rhythm and blues band the Movers & Shakers, but also when he would introduce bands at events such as FoCOMX …which he did last year when he introduced me and my band, GOATZ!

I didn’t know Scott well.  Our friendship was limited to the times we met at shows – either his band’s (which I have booked at two shows this summer), or some other local music event.  Truthfully, I will miss his engaging personality and infectious positive energy on stage and off.

OFFSTAGE – BEYOND THE MUSIC

I’m not known for doing interviews.  In fact, this interview with Don Strasburg from AEG Live is the first interview I’ve published since February 2019.  Interviews I’ve attempted since with Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John) and Rick Roberts (Firefall) were scrapped due to operator error.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m happy to say I’ve known the Fort Collins’ native sisters collectively known as SHEL since they were backing up their Dad, Andrew, many years ago.  I’ve been able to see four incredible young women blossom into one of Colorado’s musical jewels – totally bright and refreshing.

Eva traveled to India to make the music video for Rainbow with a focus on raising much-needed funds and awareness for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, the widows of Vrindavan, India.

Being a widower, the boyfriend of a widow and the friend of several widows and widowers, I feel some empathy for the plight of these women, who are ostracized from their families and society – becoming “untouchables” in Indian society; forced into an ascetic existence with no one but themselves to rely on financially or socially.  Learn More

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 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.

(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

The Winebottles – Boston Song – More Than Mountains (Disc 2) (1996)
(N) Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

The Drunken Hearts – Wilderness – The Prize (2018)
Jeff Finlin – What’s The Big Idea – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(N) Chimney Choir – Golden Age – (light shadow) (2020)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Andy Monley – kites – Triplight (2006)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
(D) Two Faces West – Brand New Suit (2020)

Great American Taxi – We Can Run – Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2016)
Shovels & Rope – Mississippi Nuthin’ – By Blood (2019)
The Echo System – Out West – Color Red Sampler 2019

HOUR 2

Hazel Miller – All The Time In The World – Westword Music Awards Showcase ’95 (1995)
(D) Zach Heckendorf – Lust & Wonder (2019)

John Paul Grigsby – Falling In Line – nothing is new (2018)
GRiZ, Big Gigantic – Good Times Roll (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg – Driftwood – FY5 (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina – Black Beehive (2014)
(D) SHEL – Rainbow (2020)

Brent Cowles – The Fold – How To Be Okay Alone (2018)
The Patti Fiasco – Saved By Rock And Roll – Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)

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NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

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)

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