CP S16 EP28 2022

Last Call Romance – 14th Annual Dacono Music & Spirits Festival Aug 6, 2022

AUG 08 2022 – New entries in this week’s TOP 5 from Elektric Animals, Kunckle Pups and Violet Pilot + NEW music in this week’s MMMM from Jen Korte & the Loss, Cass Clayton, King Cardinal and Lucy Daydream.

WOW! Some of you know I’ve been the entertainment director for the Dacono (Carbon Valley) Music & Spirits Festival since 2008. This year was more than we could have imagined. In fourteen years of doing this show (less the COVID era), no direct support band ever received a call back for an encore. Last minute replacement for Chris Daniels & the Kings, Last Call Romance, is the first as they ripped a seventy-five minute set of Americana based blues, country and rock-and-roll ala 1960.. Watch for them near you. They’ll be appearing in OCT as part of the Poudre Pour in Windsor.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WKEND 8/6/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS – The Future LP
  3. ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – Channels EP
  4. KNUCKLE PUPS – TV Ready LP
  5. VIOLET PILOT – Lazy Lions SINGLE

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

The AstronautsThe Hearse – Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
Hardwater Good Luck – Hardwater (1968)
(D) Jen Korte and the Loss Destiny Reaches (2022)

Blakk Mantra Choose Your High (2021)
The BarlowRivers Run Together – The Barlow (2019)
Wood Belly Old Home – Great Big Skies (2022)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsLove Don’t – The Future (2022)
The Apples In StereoDance Floor – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
The String Cheese Incident Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
(D) Cass Clayton We’re All Going Down (2022)

Last Call RomanceIf It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
The Magic Beans Staycation – Unzipped (2022)

Nichole Wagner Raised By Wolves (2022)
Sera Cahoone Always Turn Around – From Where I Started (2017)
(D) King CardinalIn Tall Buildings (2022)

A.J. FullertonSay You’ll Stay – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
My Body Sings ElectricBlame – Part 2: What It Means to Be Afraid (2019)
Everybody Loves an Outlaw Still Waiting (2022)
Alysia Kraft Hamilton Pool – First Light (2022)
Churchill The War Within – The War Within EP (2013)
Fierce Bad RabbitChasing After Things ( We Don’t Know The Names) – Spools of Thread (2011)
Eddie TurnerDignify Me – Change In Me (2021)
(D) Lucy DaydreamCruel (2022)

Leftover SalmonCategory Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Cary MorinJamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Keith Oxman Joshua Fought the Battle Against Trump & Co. – This One’s For Joey (2022)

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Colorado Blues PT 2 – 21st Century Award Winners and Future Legends

In my last post, Blues in Colorado – A Primer, I suggested that most of the blues bands that we see today are of the local garden variety – good enough to please the upper end of suburban GenZ and Boomers with their small kids and grandkids at parks and summer events, and local neighborhood bar and grills.

But that doesn’t really tell the whole story about the state of blues in the 21st century in Colorado and the award winners and future legends who have emerged, regardless of mainstream popularity.

The 21st century opens with Erica Brown emerging in the scene as the First Lady of Blues (Colorado Blues Society) and Denver’s Queen of the Blues (Altitude Network).

Between 1998 and 2008, the Erica Brown Band earned numerous awards, including; Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band multiple times (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best Of (Blues Category).

Among the many projects she appears on, Erica is featured on Big Head Blues ClubWay Down Inside: The Songs of Willie Dixon” (2016). She began appearing with Dan Treanor in 2008.

A Blues Foundation: Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient, Dan Treanor is a Colorado original. Born and raised in Pueblo, Dan entered the blues world when he was sixteen, playing in the Steel City Blues Band.

In 2004, he got signed to the well respected independent blues label Northern Blues Music. Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee – African Wind (2004) was nominated Blues Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards.  Dan has received three Independent Music Award nominations.

In 2013, Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown took home 3rd Place Honors in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. In 2015 they released Born to Love the Blues, which also features Erica’s daughter MJ.

Lionel Young first appears on the scene in the early to mid 90s and is featured on Otis Taylor‘s 1997 debut When Negroes Walked the Earth.

It wouldn’t be until the 21st century, however, that the classically trained violinist comes to the attention of the blues world by making history at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), as the only artist to ever win twice, in the 2008 solo-duo competition and the 2011 band competition.

Cary Morin first showed up on stages in Fort Collins in the 1980s with his band the Atoll.

Now recognized as one of the nation’s leading acoustic blues artists, Cary has performed at renowned venues and festivals around the globe including the Kennedy Center, the Paris Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Blues Festival to name a few.

Cary’s career in Colorado ranks among the most awarded. He’s been honored with the Fort Collins Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) and is a Telluride Blues and Brews Blues Champion (2019).

Cary has also earned Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD for Cradle to the Grave (2017) and for When I Rise (2019) and an Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD for When I Rise.

Colorado Springs artist John-Alex Mason passed away at the age of 35, in October 2011, but not without leaving a lasting legacy as one of the state’s most celebrated bluesmen. In 2001 he won the Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition. He released five albums between 2000 and 2011.

The Informants / Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – Fronted by Kerry Pastine, the Informants fans voted the band as the winner of the Westword Music Award for Best Blues (2008-2010). Their album Crime Scene Queen won the International Blues Competition for Best Self-Produced CD of 2010.

Kerry and her husband Paul (guitar) spun off from the Informants to create the Crime Scene. They earned the 2019 Colorado Blues Society Members Choice Award for Band of the Year, Best Recording for City of Love, Best Female Vocalist, Best Songwriter and Best Live Moment for the City of Love CD release party.

With six albums to their credit since 2004, the modern electric blues inspired Mojomama has been a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge Memphis (2018, 2019) and won several awards from the Colorado Blues Society, including Best Self Produced CD and Favorite Female Vocalist (2015, 2018) and the Members Choice Awards for Best Band in 2019.

The acts I mentioned above represent only a handful of the many blues acts that have crossed the stages of Colorado, from the smallest pubs to the biggest festivals. Upcoming festivals include the Trinidaddio Blues Fest (Aug 22), and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (Sept 16-18).

Touring artists like Cary Morin and Lionel Young act as ambassadors of Colorado blues around the United States, and in other countries.

Erica Brown continues to play a major role in our blues scene today, as does Lionel Young who Erica has teamed up with in a new project called Blues Circus – that also features Erica’s daughter MJ along with John Magnie and Steve Amadee from Del Shamen that Erica participated in.

Time will tell when, where and how far the next group of blues artists in Colorado music history will rise up to claim their place – in Colorado Blues PT3 – Rising Stars and Future Promise.

To learn more about the blues in Colorado visit the Colorado Blues Society and Mile High Blues Society.

CP S16 EP15 2022

The Colorado Playlist – Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60s to Today – From the biggest hits by the biggest hitmakers and award winners in Colorado music history to some some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial State.

APRIL 24 2022 – Yep, On the Road AGAIN! Good morning from Prescott, AZ. I launched a new feature this morning = LIVE MUSIC VENUES on the FRONT RANGE

Hope you enjoyed this week’s show. Next week’s show, April 30- May 06 2022, is a SPECIAL – COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2011-2022. Next new music episode is tentatively scheduled for May 07-13 2022. Depends on when I get back and if I need a break 😉

Since I tabulate spins on Sundays, there is no TOP 5 this week. There will be a TOP 30 for the month when I return.

On APRIL 16 1974, Queen made their US debut, opening for Mott the Hoople at Regis College (now Regis University) in Denver. This week I honored that special show with cuts from both bands – but this time Mott the Hoople opens for Queen in the set.

I recently searched for “famous singers in Colorado.” Frankly, the results amazed me. I have known about Sons of the Pioneers for many many years, and grew up watching Gunsmoke on black and white television. I had no idea that Ken Curtis was the lead singer of Sons of the Pioneers, nor did I know he played Festus on Gunsmoke in the 50s and 60s.

Another name that popped up in that search was Annaleigh Ashford, who’s appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots and won a Tony Award for her work in You Can’t Take It With You. She also stars in B-Positive.

Thanks to Starr’s GuitarsLiveMusicColorado.com and Spinitron for their promotional and financial support of the show. The Colorado Playlist is provided free of charge to the stations that broadcast it. It relies on donations. Please donate. It does help to defray the costs in maintaining the show.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes – All the Young Dudes (1972)
Queen – Keep Yourself Alive – Queen (1973)
(D) Juno Rossa – Wish You Would – Die Trying EP (2022)

Dressy Bessy – I’m Still Here (2021)
Deep Pocket Thieves – I Love You – Blu De (2018)
Judy Collins – When I Was A Girl In Colorado (2022)
Bluebook – Shake Shake – Shake Shake (2022)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Living Proof – The Weatherman (2013)
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps (2013)
(D) mlady – Magnifying Glass (2022)

Strange Americans – Big Black Car – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Del Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill – Del Shamen (2020)
David Bernot – No Problems – Neverending Cycle (2022)

HOUR 2

Sons of the Pioneers – Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds (1944)
Annaleigh Ashford – Theme from B-Positive (2021)
(D) Alysia Kraft – Little River – First Light(2022)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Leftover Salmon & Cracker – Lonesome Johnny Blues – Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
Megan Burtt & Joel Ansett – Good Dream (2022)
A-Mac & The Height – Smile – Season of Learning (2022)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Railbenders – Southbound – Southbound (2001)
Dragondeer – Patient Boy (2021)
(D) A.J. Fullerton x Eddie Roberts – Good Times (2022)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
The Burroughs – Love and Unity (2020)
Steve Kovalcheck, Peter Sommer, Paul Romaine, Ken Walker – Shoot the Moon – Ghost Orchid (2022)

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CP S15:EP46 2021

Picture taken by Claire Mannato in Westcliffe, Colorado, July 2021. Used with permission.

Monday NOV 15, 2021 – There are a lot of places to see live music along the northern Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins. Recently we attended a show at the Brighton Armory, owned and operated by the City of Brighton.

The Armory hosts a variety of music and other programs. The venue is a beautiful 300 capacity room with exquisite sound and lighting elements with regional original art on the walls. Most shows are set up for seating in nicely padded seats while leaving room at the back of the house for those who like to dance.

We recently attended the The Petty Nicks Experience at the Brighton Armory. The Petty Nicks Experience is one of Colorado’s leading tribute bands. Adrienne Osborn plays the role of Stevie Nicks, and out-Stevies the now 73 year old Stevie Nicks. Julian Fulco Perron portrays the late Tom Petty in the show and brings both a reasonable look and vocal style to Petty classics. Here’s a video I took at the show.

The Petty Nicks Experience at The Brighton Armory

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THE COLORADO PLAYLIST & 105.5 THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENT
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP 5 WEEK ENDING NOV 13 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations; featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  2. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  4. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  5. DESERT ATLAS – The Great Plains are an Ocean LP (Jun-21))

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge CO over 20 years.

HOUR 1

Starwood Dance The Night Away – Home Brew (1975)
Firefall You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Ando GroShot Down – Golden (2022)
Gabrielle LouiseDon’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The LumineersGloria – III (2019)
Scott Kinsey and Mer SalTime Out of Mind – Adjustments (2021)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerTakin’ It To the Streets – What We Did! (2021)
Rose Hill DriveCool Cody – Rose Hill Drive (2006)
The FilmsGood Day – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
(D) White Rose Motor Oil Bloodletting – Oh Lucretia EP (2022)
WovenhandLong Horn – The Laughing Stalk (2012)
Last Call RomanceIf It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
EuforquestraSome Things Are Not Known (2020)

HOUR 2

Zephyr Moving Too Fast – Sunset Ride REMASTERED 2021 (1971)
(D) Rob RoperMetadata (We’re Watching You) – The Way (2022)

Paul Whitacre Cardiac Arrest (2020)
Eldren Still Want More – Miss Information Aged (2018)
Magic BeansSweet Thang – Slice of Life (2021)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Lannie GarrettC’est Si Bon – Under Paris Skies (2005)
Boa and the ConstrictorsMe & My Baby Got Somethin Goin On – Snake Eyes (1998)
(D) Zoe BermanAge of the Sherbert Man (2021)

Yonder Mountain String Band Idaho – Town By Town (2001)
Daniel RodriguezColorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
2b3 Fire – Jimi (2021)

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CP S15:EP44 2021

Photograph taken by Claire Mannato at Pawnee Grasslands in 2020. Used with permission

Monday NOV 01, 2021 – Sad news broke over the weekend, when Madison House announced veteran booking agent, manager and founding partner Jesse Aratow died on October 29th. A cause of death for Aratow was not disclosed but Madison House said that his passing was unexpected. Some unofficial reports suggest Jesse may have died following a workout at a gym.

Due to unfortunate technical issues related to changing out software, 105.5 The Colorado Sound was unable to air this week’s episode of the show.

Time to hunker down. November is the traditional start of the new-release year, so, 2022. It’s also the month when many of us in the media start to flesh out our annual “Best Of” lists. This year’s “Best of the Colorado Playlist” will air Jan 01-06 2022. In the meantime keep an eye out here for the annual Listener Poll. For a refresher, visit CP2021 on Spotify.

10 releases DEBUT in the OCT TOP 30 #coloradomusic spin chart … Big Dopes, The Burroughs, Jaguar Stevens, Kiltro, Little Trips, The Lumineers, Moors & McCumber, Nat Tate, NEEFF, Waiting Room … COMING TUESDAY NOV 02 2021

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The Colorado Playlist & 105.5 The Colorado Sound Present

NOV 13 – King Cardinal at Lost Lake Lounge
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WEEK END OCT 30 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  3. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  4. LITTLE TRIPS – Downhill to Paradise LP (Oct-21)
  5. THE BURROUGHSI Refuse SINGLE (Oct-21)

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Cabaret Diosa – Tonight You Will Be Mine – Voodoo Pinata (1999)
(D) The Honey Empire
Jealous (2021)

Kyle EmersonBetter – Only Coming Down (2020)
iZCALLi I Don’t – “IV” (2018)
Five Iron FrenzyRenegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dafna Sweeter – Sour EP (2021)
The Winebottles Boston Song – Our Life Story (1997)
The SamplesThe Birds Of Paradise – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(D) Drunken HeartsNew Reseda – Wildflower Sessions (2022)

Selasee & The Fafa FamilyFly Away – Time for Peace (2014)
Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
SunsquabiFisher Cat – Instinct (2019)

HOUR 2

The String Cheese IncidentResume Man – Born On The Wrong Planet (1996)
Hot Rize Western Skies – When I’m Free (2014)
(D) Shovels & RopeDomino – Manticore (2021)

Neoma Young – Real (2020)
Paper BirdSunday – Paper Bird (2016)
Erik Lunde Steel Militia – Water from a Stone (2021)
The VelveteersBrightest Light – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Yonder Mountain String BandHalf Moon Rising – Elevation (1999)
Leftover Salmon Baby Hold On – Euphoria (1997)
(D) People Like Me Don’t Hold Your Breath (2021)

The Blue RiderRattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
Eldren Fell In (2020)
Adam BodineSwamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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