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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP23

New music this week for you to vote on from Billy Shaddox, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, The Fremonts, Ryan Countryman, and Zach Heckendorf. 

I had the pleasure of hosting the first of three Wellington Mainstreet Summer Concert shows I am responsible for booking this summer.  Matt Skinner Band and My Blue Sky proved to be the perfect fits for the inaugural event funded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Mainstreet Program, the Bohemian Foundation, and local businesses .

The next one is July 15 with Grateful Dead tribute band Switchman Sleeping, and my band Goatz!

My Blue Sky will be the headliner at our Annual Colorado Playlist Anniversary show at the “Mish” in August.

If you’re in NoCO this week I’ll be hosting Dressy Bessy at the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live show in Old Town Square Fort Collins.

Tim Kestle – My Blue Sky – June 17 – Wellington


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
BLACK CROWES

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

Gabrielle Louise is one of Colorado’s most gifted and prolific folk artists.  Her Etown Hall performance this past winter was a grand success that spawned a beautiful set of videos.  This is one of them … enjoy


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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP23

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

HOUR 1

The Monocles “Psychedellic (That’s Where it’s At)” (1966)
The Higher Elevation “Odyssey” (1969)
(D) Billy Shaddox “When I Hand Myself In” from The Record Keeper (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Wasting Time” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Hell Bent for Heaven” from Bad Magic Baby EP (2017) 


Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Monroe Monroe “Engines Will Come” from Love Wins EP (2010)
(D) The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017) 


Janet Feder “Crows” from THISCLOSE (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

HOUR 2

The Astronauts “Movin’” from Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1964)
Gary Stites “Hey, Hey” from Lonely for You (1960)
(D) Ryan Countryman “Something Beautiful” (2017) 


Covenhoven “The Medicine” from The Wild and Free (2015)
John Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True” from Mississippi Mile (2011)
(N) Zach Heckendorf “Cigarettes” from Artifacts (2017) 


Big Gigantic “Brighter Future” from Brighter Future (2016)
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Nobody But You” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
My Blue Sky “Kick Off Them Shoes” from My Blue Sky (2017)
Amberly Chalberg “New York City Love” from There Will Come A Day (2015)
Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Adam Bodine Trio “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from Nirvana (2014)


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP22

It’s summer.  I’m busy – either playing or emceeing or stage managing or attending an event.  Last Thursday I hosted the Blue Canyon Boys as part of Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live in Old Town Fort Collins — this Thursday I have one of my favorite family bands in the state – The Reminders, out of Colorado Springs.  Their brand of hip-hop is some of the most exciting around today, and I’m stoked to be hosting for them.

Don’t forget to let me know whether to KEEP or DELETE new music from this week’s PLAYLIST.  It’s up to you what I ultimately play on the show.  So let me know.

I did receive new music this weekend from Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene that I’ll be adding this week along with something new from Billy Shaddox


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP22

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

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(D) Jesse Manley “Bring Me Home” from Dust (2017) 


Instant Empire “Balloons” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” (2017)
Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Kenny Perkins “Last Goodbye” from Wild Frontier (2011)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(D) Yonder Mountain String Band “Bad Taste” from Love.Ain’t Love (2017)


Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017)
Cocktail Revolution “Partners in Crime” from Better Reception (2008)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “Moving too Fast” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(N) Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)


Jeff Austin “Simple Truth” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Bobby Walker “Rockin’ Pneumonia” from Git It (2009)
Dragondeer “When I See” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Reed Foehl “Rodeo Clown” from Lost in the West (2014)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
(D) Choice City 7 “Falling Down” from Freshman Year (2017) 


Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
Stella Luce “Bleed” from Bleed (2017)
Tom Gershwin “Stompin’ at the Savoy” from Sweet Pastimes (2013)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP21



SUMMER is officially in full swing, which of course means I’m busier than all get out.  And so are you LOL.  Last Thursday I hosted the first Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins, with SHEL.  It’s one of the most ideal settings in Northern Colorado, and over 1000 enthusiastic fans were out in force to support the girls.

This week I get the pleasure of hosting my friends in the Blue Canyon Boys on the Old Town Square stage.

Saturday I hosted the Poudre River Fest for the second time in a row – the lineup was great with the Patti Fiasco and Gasoline Lollipops anchoring the top of the bill.

SHEL at Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live

SUNDAY was a somewhat special day … I attended my first CHUN People’s Fair in 4 years, when I retired as main stage manager, official emcee and as a member of the PF steering committee.

CHUN no longer produces the event.  It’s also considerably scaled down from years past.  When I first became involved with PF at the turn of the century, over 120 acts performed on five stages.  Today, only a couple dozen acts appear on two stages – and for the first time, national level acts made their way onto the main stage.  All things considered the smaller event came off extremely well – and the weather for once was not an impediment for folks to come out for the weekend.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
BILLY JOEL

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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP21

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

HOUR 1

Gary Stites “Lonely for You” (1960)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” (1960)
(D) Zach Heckendorf “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” from Artifacts (2017)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Just Human” from The Terrible Dinner Guest (2016)
(D) Maya Bennett “No Eyes” from More of Less (2016) 


The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
(N) Head for The Hills “Potions and Poisons” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Von Stomper “New Orleans” from Americado (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Firegirl” from APT 203 (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand to Be In Love With You” (1965)
The Doppler Effect “Memphis Woman” (1966)
(N) Andy Palmer “All Named Mary” from The Switch (2017) 


Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
12 Cents for Marvin “Define Your Love” from It’s Not Over (2016)
(N) Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017) 
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Otis Taylor “Ten Million Slaves” from Recapturing the Banjo (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
(N) The Coteries “Santa Fe” from Reason In The Road (2016) 


The Rifters “Architecture of a Fire” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP19

Two shows, two nights, two nearly sold out rooms.  That’s the kind of action I like to see locally.  I went to see Andy Palmer‘s cd release show that included performances from Joe Sampson and Anthony Ruptak – that was Friday night at the Walnut Room.  It was standing room only, mostly do to the limited seating available to begin with.  Andy played with an all star lineup of local musicians that included the likes of Greg Harris on vibes and Carl Sorenson on drums, who seems to play with everyone in town.

Besides bumping into a veritable who’s who of local musicians, and music industry types who I hadn’t seen in some cases for years, the show itself was nearly flawless, and really displayed a side of Palmer we haven’t really been exposed to in the past several years, as he turned in his rock grooves for a more contemplative singer-songwriter style closer to alternative folk.

My band Goatz! and Gasoline Lollipops played a show on Saturday night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.  I’m hoping this is not the last show I get to do with my friends, who are exploding on the scene, and will (with little doubt IMO) one day be playing far larger rooms.

Gasoline Lollipops – Avogadro’s Number May 20

This time next Monday I’ll be thick into the Bolder Boulder so there will not be a new post.  I’ll be back in two weeks.

Beginning June 1st I’ll be back hosting the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins.  June 1 = SHEL.

June 17 I’ll be hosting the inaugural Wellington Downtown Concert Series with the Matt Skinner Band and My Blue Sky.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP19

(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)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(N) Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017) 


The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) King Cardinal “Seventeen” (2017) 


Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
Dianne Reeves “Midnight Sun” from When You Know (2008)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
(N) One Flew West “All In My Head” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Shaley Scott “Style” from Rescue Me (2015)
piKziL “Here’s the News” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Dave Beegle “Monsters” from Clear the Tracks (2000)
(N) Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Play for the King” from Play for the King (2017)
Lara Ruggles “Moon in My Heart” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(N) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017) 


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Here Comes the Night” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
(N) Flobots “Blood In the River” from No Enemies (2017)


SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Rob Drabkin “A Bird Lost” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)



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ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 16 – 5PM at the TASTY WEASEL in LONGMONT
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JULY 14 – 6PM at SKYE BREWING in LONGMONT
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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP18

There’s no doubt that summer is my most favorite time of year — for no other reason than for over a decade now I’ve had the great pleasure of getting on stages around the region and introducing audiences to some of my favorite Colorado bands.  This summer is no exception.

Thanks to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, we’ll be making our 3rd Annual trip up the Poudre River on Aug 6 for the 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist with some very good friends in MY BLUE SKY along with KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE.

Every Thursday night from June 1 until the week before BOHEMIAN NIGHTS @ NEW WEST FEST I host the BOHEMIAN NIGHTS THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE series that includes: SHEL (JUNE 1), BLUE CANYON BOYS (JUNE 8), THE REMINDERS (JUNE 15), DRESSY BESSY (JUNE 22), CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS w/FREDDI GOWDY, HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS,  and others … see website for details

Chris Daniels is busy working on a new KINGS record that he hopes to have done by the end of summer and that will feature the band as it was originally – as a horn based blues band.  The album, according to Chris, will feature both covers and originals.

Speaking of new albums, I spoke with Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon recently …he informed me that the LoS is heading into the studio this summer to record their next album with newest member on keyboards, Eric Deutsch.  No date on when to expect that album to be done… though I’d guess in time for festival season 2018.

The Colorado Playlist LIVE 365 has relaunched … and includes favorites from the past three years right now …check it out.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

My friends in the business and I are always comparing notes on who we think the next POSSIBLE act is to break out nationally from the Centennial State.  Brent’s on his way – with a new label deal that pairs him up with the Lumineers and one of the strongest stage personas in the state – this video will go a long way to establishing him as a new force breaking out of the state.


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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP18

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

HOUR 1

Wendy Woo “Ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift me up” from Cold Times EP (2017)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
(D) Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) 


The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Something Underground “Universe” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Justin Roth “Trembling Like A Train” from Now You Know (2011)
(N) Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Hello Dollface “Crystal Moon” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ my Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)



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ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 9 – 8PM at THE ROOST in LONGMONT
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 16 – 5PM at the TASTY WEASEL in LONGMONT
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JULY 14 – 6PM at SKYE BREWING in LONGMONT
FULL BAND – SATURDAY JULY 15 – 5PM with at WELLINGTON TOWN SQUARE
FULL BAND – SUNDAY AUG 6 – 5PM with MY BLUE SKY & KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE at THE MISHAWAKA

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP17

Craziness … I’m late this week.  Big news this past week is the reemergence of the Colorado Playlist Live365 supported by the Mishawaka Amphitheater and Oskar Blues Brewery.. thanks to them for their support, and to Live365 for bringing the platform back online.  I hope you’ll visit once a day to check out what’s new.

Spent Friday and Saturday at the Big Wonderful and got to hang out with some great friends including, Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn and Greg Garrison from Leftover Salmon along with Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Jordan Ramsey, Eric Thorin (Matt Flinner Trio), Adam Kinghorn (Head for the Hills) along with up coming bluegrass bands Caribou Mountain Collective and That Damn Sasquatch — all in all a brilliant (and brilliantly hot and dusty) Friday and Saturday.

Randall Dubis & Dan Treanor at Oskar Blues 20th Anniversary

Sunday I was SUPPOSED to attend the Colorado Blues Society IBC (International Blues Challenge Memphis) finals at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont … AND the final day of the Oskar Blues 20th Anniversary at the Original Grill and Brew in Lyons … okay .. I tried.  I made it to Lyons for an hour before I fell ill and had to jet home, where I promptly fell asleep for 14 straight hours.

Congratulations to Mojomama for winning this year’s IBC!  WTG!


 JETHRO TULL

IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

mishawakaSupport for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)

 

 


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sometimes bands and their music just drop into my space unexpectedly.  Such is what happened with Thunder and Rain from Golden Colorado.


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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP17

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “Time and Place” from Anthology (2007)
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) The Still Tide “Give Me Time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Worth It EP (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “Afraid to Live” from Afraid to Live (2016)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Lauren Brombert “Intoxicating” (2017)


Flobots “Run (Run Run Run)” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)

HOUR 2

The Astronauts “My Sin Is My Pride” from Quiet Village (1965)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “You Sat Right There” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Na’an Stop “Lazy Susan” from Na’an Stop (2017) 


Andy Hackbarth “Oceans” from Panorama Motel (2015)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Avenhart “Fade Away” from Avenhart (2017) 


Chimney Choir “I Dream” from (dream) (2017)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) John Statz “Phone Rings” from The Fire Sermon (2017)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” (2016)
The H2 BIG BAND “B in C” from It Could Happen (2015)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP16

Right up front I want to thank Oskar Blues Brewery for becoming a major sponsor of this show.  Oskar Blues has been part of my family for a decade and I’m ecstatic that they believe enough in the show to support it.

OB is celebrating 20 years in Lyons this coming weekend with a killer lineup that includes Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Gasoline Lollipops, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams and many others.  Of special note – Sunday will be a legends of Colorado blues artist showcase I intend to be present for.

It’s been a very very long time since I stayed up until 4AM.  I managed to land a room to mix for the FoCOMX weekend, and we landed a prime 9:15PM Friday night slot for the band at the Mainline Ale House – one of the nicer restaurants and music venues in Old Town Fort Collins.  What was planned to be outside on the rooftop, fortunately was moved indoors into a room that was more than adequate for live music.

Stationed for sound duties at East Coast on Linden St, for both nights, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of singer-songwriters and folk singers, and DJs creating often unique mixes of various styles of appropriate music made for dancing.

I spent 16 years mixing music in dance clubs in the 70s and 80s.  Several of those years were here in Northern Colorado, in Fort Collins and Greeley.  I was thrust back to those years as I watched the lineup of local mix masters employ their craft.

I marveled at how other than technology, nothing much has changed in the art of mixing music for a dance crowd – and how the “hit” still matters most when you want to get people on the floor.  One dj did not employ that knowledge, and paid the price of a near empty room that lacked energy.

Michelle Petrie Trio – FoCOMX 9 – East Coast

Festivals like FoCOMX are motivated by allowing space for a diversity of people who make music – from neophyte stage performers to unequivocally well rehearsed, polished, and professional legends of music along the Front Range.

Two acoustic acts I thought showed a lot of promise were the Michelle Petrie Trio and PoorBoy, who will undoubtedly be changing their name.   PoorBoy is recording their second EP with Justin Roth in Fort Collins.

String Theory on Friday was one of the most creative acts of the weekend – featuring electric bass with harp (not harmonica – a real harp; a small laptop version).


Jinx Jones – In Colorado Music History

mishawakaSupport for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr lives in Cedaridge CO, where he owns a guitar store and hangs out with the likes of John Oates, who produced David’s new album.  One of Colorado’s best country-folk / Americana songwriters.


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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP16

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

HOUR 1

Poco “Heart of the Night” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Worth It EP (2017) 


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Avifauna “Olive Ridley” from The Gyre (2017) 


The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Young Ancients “Cheap Guitar” from Fishstory (2015)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)
(D) Tyller Gummersall “Rocky Mountain Man” from Long Ride Home (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do Things in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) SVC DVK “Jazz” from Aubrey (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) The Coteries “Reason in the Road” from Reason In The Road (2017) 


Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) The String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from Believe (2017)
(N) OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Nobody Knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Jeff Finlin “Sugar Blue” from Alive and Retrospective Volume 1 (2006)
(D) Bison Bone “Anymore” from History of Falling (2017)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Lionel Young Band “Knock These Blues Around” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Jim Stranahan “Blues and a Half” from Migration to a Higher Ground (2014)

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