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 EP34 2018

MONDAY SEPT 10, 2018 –Happy Monday.  As seems to be somewhat normal over the years, we’re in a bit of a lull for new releases right now.  And it’s a great time for a vacation.  So I’m taking one.  I don’t see it as likely that I’ll publish a post next Monday the 17th since I’ll be on the road somewhere between Denver and Zion in Utah.

The biggest news of the week broke on FB over the weekend when Andy Palmer announced an  “indefinite hiatus” from making music to focus on things closer to home – and heart – family and his children.   In the meantime, he’s set to release his newest video, produced by  John Grigsby, for “The Switch” – the lead single from his last album.  The video has already garnered an official invitation to the 2018  Westfield International Film Festival.  Watch for the video here in a couple of weeks.

In his post Andy let us know that “All that is to say that this fool is dialing down gigging in place of opening up to other pursuits. Seems fitting that I’ll wrap up this run on October 20, my wedding day 11 short years ago, at The Walnut Room, a Denver venue I’ve loved since day one and which has always warmly welcomed me in.”


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Many folks today don’t know, or don’t remember, that acclaimed FOLK (yes, I said folk) artist Jill Sobule is originally from Denver, and that her mom still lives and works here.  I’m pretty stoked to have new music from Jill I’m sharing this week – from a video she released in June off her upcoming new album Nostalgia Kills.  The new single however is not “folky” at all, but leans with a snap-crackle-pop of the sort we would have expected following her 1995 self-titled sophomore release that produced her biggest hit, I Kissed A Girl.

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 EP34

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “Wrong Side of Town” from Elan (1978)
(D) Magic Music “Eldorado Canyon” from The Magic Music Movie – 40 Years In the Making (2018)
Rusty Young “Down Home” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
(N) Selina Albright “Highest High” from Conversations (2017)


Rob Drabkin “Oh My (It’s A Good Life)” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)
John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Dragondeer “When I See You” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
(D) Deep Pocket Thieves “Traveler” from Blu De (2018)
The Motet “Rich in People” from The Motet (2014)
Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2017)
Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Poco “Call it love” from Legacy (1989)
(N) Devotchka “Let Me Sleep” from This Night Falls Forever (2018)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Cary Morin “Tulsa” from Streamline (2013)
(D) New Mexican “Two Hearted” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)


Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
Dressy Bessy “Who’d Stop the Rain” from Electrified (2005)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “The Exit Parade” from Soft Civil War (2006)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Whitacre “On the Fence” from Within The Mountain’s Shadows (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Under Your Wings” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
The Knew “Bang the Drum” from Man Monster (2012)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Earth dance” from The Arrival (2015)

CP S12 EP33 2018

MONDAY SEPT 3, 2018 – Happy Labor Day.  We’re getting pretty close to the end of the 2018 release year, which runs November 2017 through Oct 2018.  So we have about three months until I begin tabulating your votes for the Best of show at the end of the year and the Fan Poll for the year.  By the time we get to the end of the “new model” year, I will have shared nearly 300 new tracks with you from here in Colorado.

Contenders for this year’s BEST OF include new and or upcoming new titles from mainstays and obvious contenders such as DeVotchka, Gregory Alan Isakov and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats as well as up and comers  like Oxeye Daisey and Gingerbomb.  Your votes matter, so don’t forget to let me know whether to KEEP or DELETE in the MMMM below.

Debuts this week include new and/or upcoming new releases from alt-rockers Augustus and CITRA – and Americana/alt-country from Matt Rouch & the Noise Upstairs.  There’s also a new cut from the previously debuted David Starr albumSouth and West.”


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

NEW ARTIST ALERT:  well, she’s not exactly a new artist, but she is relatively new to Colorado.  Turns out award winning NYC vagabond musician/painter Elli Perry has at least temporarily settled down in Fort Collins.  The music video for her song “Burn The River Down” won the award for Best Sound at the New York Independent Film Festival in May.  She’s been in Fort Collins since February according to sources there, and it’s rumored she may be interested in staying a while… as in set down some roots in our Colorado music scene.

NEW TIMES UPDATE

  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights

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 EP33

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

HOUR 1

Hillbilly Hellcats “Rockinest Cat In Town” from Our Brand (1998)
Electric Swingset “TV” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(N) David Starr “Maybe You’re Not the One” from South and West (2018)

SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “What a Day” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Bob Rea “The Law” from Southbound (2018)
RL Cole & the Hell You Say “Mary” (2018)
Churchill “War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(D) Echoes In Reverie “Now, Cut the Hesitation” from Echoes in Reverie (2018)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Diatribe” from Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Whereabouts Unknown” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Augustus “I Got Something for That” (2018)

 

Kyle Emerson “In My Mind” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Blue Rider “Lightning” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
(D) Matt Rouch & the Noise Upstairs “Already Yours” from Half-Expected Hearbreak (2018)

The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Road Dog” from Slingshot (2004)
Sixteen Horsepower “Single Girl” from Folklore (2002)
Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)  
Wildermiss “Keep It Simple” from Lost With You (2017)
Paul Kimbiris “Song of Summer” from May Day EP (2018)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Happy Together” from The Arrival (2015)

CP S12 EP32 2018

New music this week from Grayson Erhard, Lauren Brombert, Gregory Alan Isakov, Taylor Shae and Rubedo.

With this being August, and September only a few days away, I realize we’re all busy with family, vacations and just out and away from our computers.  August is traditionally the slowest month of the year for this site.  Don’t forget to let me know if you’d like me to KEEP or DELETE the new music in the playlist for future shows.

You might also want to start letting me know what your favorites of 2018 are 😉 j/s …


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


MISHAWAKA MISH’N BOOSTER OFFERS $7300 IN FUNDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS

BELLVUE, Colo., August 27, 2018 — Mishawaka Amphitheatre will offer $7300 in direct sponsorship dollars to organizations, as well as silent auction and event venue space, as a part of the Mish Initiative philanthropic program.

The Mish’n Booster award application review period will open September 1, with funding available to organizations that align with Mish company values: music, community, integrity, sustainability, and tolerance.

Applications for the fall funding round will be accepted and reviewed through October 1.  15 applicants were funded a total of $7700 in the spring Mish’n Booster funding round earlier in 2018.

“As business owners with big dreams, we understand how difficult it can be to gain traction with a passion project,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager. “Our Mish’n Booster program allows us to help other organizations achieve their visions, by giving them both direct and indirect funding opportunities, and sometimes just the space needed to celebrate and increase the momentum.”

Mish’n Booster applicants are able to request direct funding and silent auction donations year-round, and nonprofit organizations can apply for space to host events in the SpokesBUZZ Lounge — Mishawaka’s indoor dance hall and stage — from October through April each year.

The current list of 2018 Mish’n Booster beneficiaries can be found at: http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-granted/2018-mishn-booster-recipients/

Next, Mishawaka philanthropy will turn toward providing funding for artist development, through the venue’s Mish Granted program. Applications for artists will be accepted starting in October, with a total of $15,000 available during the fall application period.

Learn more about Mish Initiative funding: http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/


COLORADO PLAYLIST NEWS

  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Matt Hoffman has a dual identity.  When I first met Mat 16 years ago he was the drummer in a Fort Collins based rock band that I booked a few times.  Then about 6 years ago he re-emerged in a band called Strange Americans, that he formed with Trent Nelson.  Then a couple of years ago he sent me something under the moniker New Mexican — The new album, called “Take It On Our Shoulders” is due for release on Sept 28 … I’ll be premiering cuts from the album over the next few weeks.

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 EP32

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

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “New York Afternoon” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Grayson Erhard “Driving In the Rain” from Driving In the Rain (2018)  

Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(D) Grace Kuch Band “House of Blues” from Live at the Greeley Blues Jam 2017 (2018)
Brent Cowles “The Fold” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “In and Out of Mind” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Pandas & People “Hands in Mine” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) Lauren Brombert “Artifacts” (2018)

Raven and the Writing Desk “hands//heart” from hands//heart (2015)
Tennis “Diamond Rings” from We Can Die Happy (2017)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

HOUR 2

Subdudes “Sarita” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Caves” from Evening Machines (2018)  

A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from Kalamath (2017)
OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
(D) Taylor Shae “Alive Not Broken” from Alive Not Broken (2018)  
Leftover Salmon “analog” from Something Higher (2018)
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from small town lights (2013)
Devotchka “Exhaustible” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) Rubedo “Brooklyn” from Vaca (2017)  
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
Ben Haugland “The Eleventh Hour” from The Point Of No Return (2012)

CP S12 EP31 2018

I love summers.  Anyone who is in the music industry .. and I suspect many many thousands who are not employed in the music industry … enjoys all the musical activity that takes place on stages large and small … from downtown – small town – events with strictly “local” bands to the biggest stages with the biggest names in the county.  And, we are in the thick of it.

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is logged for 2018. As is usual for this annual event that is now moving towards 15 years old, many tens of thousands showed up to enjoy some 80 bands … over 99% of which were from Colorado.  It was a sunny hot weekend, and yes, after two years of weather miscues, the Subdudes finally managed to entertain us with a full Sunday start set.

I finished the Wellington Main Street Summer Concert Series in a thunder and hail storm this weekend.  And my band, GOATZ!, played in the rain for the 8th annual Fort Collins Peach Festival.

There are still many many more events to attend and to be a part of by the time I actually get to vacation in mid-September.

Congratulations to Ryan Chrys (Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts) who was voted “Entertainer of the year” by the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.  He was also nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018” by the Ameripolitan Music Awards

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

COLORADO PLAYLIST NEWS

  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I had originally hoped to share this new video with you last week … a publishing reset and too many festival days got in my way.

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 EP31

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

HOUR 1

The Teardrops “Sweet Sweet Sadie” from Sweet Sweet Sadie (1966)
Beast “When We Rise” from Beast (1969)
(N) Wildermiss “Pieces” from Lost With You (2017)  

Esme Patterson “We Were Wild” from We Were Wild (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
 “Hey mama” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bonnie and The Clydes “the Storm” from Music for People: Part I (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(N) Rob Drabkin “Oh My (It’s A Good Life)” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)  
Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
(N) Thunder And Rain “Tennessee Is Burning” from Start Believing (2017)

 

Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Rocky Mountain Way” from The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973)
(D) OneRepublic “Connection” (2018)

Francis and the Wolf
 “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Rowan Kerrick “Nowhere Now” from Foolish (2018)  
Wood Belly “Georgia Wind” from Solid Ground (2018)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) My Body Sings Electric “Blame” from What It Means to Be Afraid (2018) 
A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Drunken Hearts “Machines” from The Prize (2018)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

CP S12 EP30 2018

Gotta love Monday mornings after a full weekend of brain daze and music … oh, wait … I’m thinking of next Monday, when I don’t know if I’ll still be okay to sit and type a few lines, after three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, and one night of Yarmonygrass (in/near Bond and State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio).

Yarmonygrass is a non-profit, volunteer-powered event that benefits the Coral Creek Kids Music Project to bring music performance and education to underserved kids in Colorado.  GOATZ! is excited and honored to be the opening act on Thursday Aug 9.

BIG THANKS to everyone involved with the 11th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival that took place Saturday.  Despite about a half hour wind storm that was borderline “shut down” level we made it to the end without incident – and with a FABULOUS (pun intended) show from the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, The Burroughs, Taylor Scott Band, Bonnie & the Clydes, Andy Sydow, and Veggie Matters.  Also big thanks to the City of Dacono.

I received an email last week that the Colorado Playlist will no longer be aired on 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins.  Basically, management has decided to no longer air syndicated programming.

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

 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

“All I’ve Got” music video by Sarah Snead, produced by Kyle Lamar and Josh Pinsky from Digital Myle, starring Phyllis Spielman and Eddie James, and Sarah’s husband Michael Hornbuckle.   The video follows a relationship of two women showing the camaraderie that occurs despite going through hard times.

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 EP30

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

HOUR 1

Dan FogelbergStars – Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 4 (1974)
(D) Rowan KerrickHow Many Times – Foolish (2018)  


Kyle EmersonPost-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys Just An Old Dirt Road – Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
(PREM)EdisonTake Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018)  

PlutinosHand In Hand – Plutinos EP (2018)
The String Cheese IncidentSing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Andy PalmerGood Son – Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) GingerbombWildfire – Wildfire(2018)
AJ Fullerton Lover Come Back – Kalamath (2017)
I, AloneGood Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Jon WirtzCountry – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill The Circle Be Unbroken – Greatest Hits (1972)
(D) Silver and SmokeSting Like A Bee – 30P ep (2018)  

Brent CowlesLift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersRocksteady – Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Interstate Stash ExpressSheet of Foam – Evacuee (2018)  
RetrofetteSkeletons (2017)
Katie Glassman & SnapshotGood Times Gone By – Dream a Little Dream (2014)
Liz BarnezSimple Song – Welcome Back (2015)
(D) Dallas Thornton I Wonder – Talking To Myself (2018)  
Ryan Chrys & The Rough CutsHigh Life – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
The Wood BrothersLaughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Jaden Carlson BandKeep It Movin’ – Keep It Movin’ (2018)

 

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)