CP S14 EP03 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Damn, I’m late this week.  5PM on a Monday and I’m just sitting down at the keyboard.  Hope you weren’t counting on me or anything. 😉

New music in the MMMM below = Tyler T., Tennis, The Still Tide, and Foxfeather.  Don’t forget to rate each one from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).  Last week you crushed the polls.

When was the last time you got to see a Denver TV news anchor strap on a guitar and play to a nearly sold out room? Friday night, Channel 7’s Shannon Ogden graced the Walnut Room, with some 90 (est.) friends in attendance.  Shannon is an accomplished singer-songwriter, who also happens to enjoy performing music from Grace Potter, whose songs he opened and closed the set with.  Shannon has been in Denver now three years, after spending several years in Jacksonville Florida, where he performed on a regular basis.

Boulder’s Paul Kimbiris opened the night with a forty five minute that included new music.  Paul’s got a new EP coming out in April with a tour scheduled supporting Amy Speace from Nashville. Paul’s songs “…have appeared on several major network TV shows such the Emmy award winning cop drama “The Shield”, “Gang Related” on FOX, the ABC drama “Forever”, and most recently USA networks “Queen of the South.”

Big thanks to Shannon for ending the show just after 10PM for us “older” folk — and big ups to Channel 7 sports director Lionel Bienvenu for sitting right up front with his wife, enjoying his friend’s show.

Saturday night we hit the Mercury Cafe to check out one of Denver’s newest neo-soul projects, Last Nerve.  I’d been looking forward to this experience for nearly a decade, since the first time I heard Merrian “MJ” Johnson perform with her mother Erica Brown, and Colorado blues legend Dan Treanor.  Despite it being a debut appearance, the nearly packed out room was there to encourage her and the well rehearsed five piece backing her up.  The band grooved straight off downbeat and never let down during the one set we stayed for … an after 10PM start time was a bit rough … especially the next morning.


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

Danny Holien – Colorado – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971 – 1973 (2017)
(D) Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)

The SIR Band/Liptruce – Wading – So Cold (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Bo DePena – Long Road to Denver (2020)
Claire Heywood – The Wind, It Howls – The Wind It Howls (2019)
Otis Taylor – Little Willie – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
(P) Trout Steak Revival – The Heart Wants – The Light We Bring (2020)
Covenhoven – Sirens Of The Sea – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Pandas & People – Watch It Burn – Out to Sea EP (2017)
Erik Applegate – Get Outta My Head – Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – The Power Of Gold – Greatest Hits (1978)
(D) Tennis – Need Your Love – Need Your Love – Swimmer (2020)

Oxeye Daisy – Darling Boy – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
The Christines – Hollow – The Christines (1994)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
(D) Foxfeater – The Rules (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr owns Starr’s Guitars in Cedaridge Colorado.  He happens to be friends with part time Colorado resident and musician John Oates.  John has worked with several Colorado acts over the years, including the John Oates Trio, Paper Bird and others.  They asked Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale to join the fun on David’s newest video.


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CP S14 EP01 2020

Happy New Year.  Back in the office, and ready to grind.  I hope you had a super fantabulous holiday season.

I made a change to how we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  Instead of voting to KEEP or DELETE the song from the CP library, I’m asking you to RATE THE MUSIC 1 (worst) to 5 (best).

Congratulations to the winners in the FoCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) 2019 Peer Awards, held Sunday Jan 12 2020 at Washington’s Fort Collins (a CP supporter).

Along with all the other winners, the Fort Collins based Americana band Whippoorwill took home Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Performance of the Year and Americana/folk Band of the Year.  Whippoorwill’s Alysia Kraft took home Front-Person of the Year honors .. both for her efforts in Whippoorwill and in Pattie Fiasco. 

Among the evening’s highlights was a live appearance by the Beeves, one of the hottest up and coming rock bands in the region today. It’s pretty easy to see why they are, based on their brief two song set.

The Subdudes latest, Lickskillet, breaks the TOP 5 most reported Colorado titles in Roots Music Report this week (see below)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

It’s pretty rare that I lead off with a video for a song I haven’t been able to play on the show yet, but the new single from Nathaniel Rateliff came out before it arrived in my in-box.

If you’re expecting a new roots R&B record, you’ll be sad.  If you were hoping for new direction, you’ll be disappointed.  This is a throwback record in Nathaniel’s diverse catalog of songs, and styles.  Before there was Nathaniel Rateliff the rhythm and blues artist, there was Nathaniel the folk artist.  Tossed in for good measure was Nathaniel the alternative rock artist (Born In the Flood) and indie folk-rock artist (the Wheel).

This won’t be an easy record to listen to. Nathaniel has suffered a divorce and the death of his friend and songwriting collaborator Richard Swift. We may love the Night Sweats swagger and swing, but Nathaniel has always been best when he has stripped away the layers and noise, and gotten quieter.

The Missouri born Denver transplant is destined for a Grammy Award nomination someday, and the kind of long career enjoyed by songwriters like John Prine (who he’s rumored to be doing an album with). Songs like this only add to the pedigree.


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

Zephyr – Sierra Cowgirl – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)

Leftover Salmon – Places – Something Higher (2018)
Strange Americans – Rocks / Rolls – That Kind of Luster (2014)
Lettuce – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Elevate (2019)
Slow Caves – Falling Through the Clouds – Falling (2019)
MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009)
Kan’nal – Wolves – Myth Magic (2008)
(N) Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Wounded Bird – Medication For My Heart – Fools & Clowns, Pt.1 (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Worth It – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)

HOUR 2

Beast – Spaceman – Beast (1969)
(D) Rob Drabkin – Two Left Feet (The Way You Move) (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Shoe Boot – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Michael Trent – When I… – The Winner (2010)
The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)
Tyto Alba – Oh Pride – Sucker (2019)
Devotchka – Transliterator – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Best Of (2004)
Wildermiss – Fallin’ – In My Mind (2020)
Instant Empire – I’m Alive – 12×12 (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Wipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) Euforquestra – Some Things Are Not Known (single) (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

The obscure MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009) is not on YouTube.  It is, however, on Soundcloud and Spotify.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 11, 2020

  1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  2. The Lumineers – III
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. The SubdudesLickskillet
  5. Cass Clayton – Play Nice

    105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20 2020
  • Musketeer Gripweed at Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins, Jan 18 2020
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP48 2019

MONDAY DEC 09, 2019 – If you attended the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction last Tuesday, thanks for being there.  It was an incredibly special night.  There were several highlights, not the least of which is our newest music venue, Mission Ballroom.

The high point of the night (besides the brilliance of the Mission Ballroom) was the Tommy Bolin Tribute Band featuring special guests Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and Joey Porter (the Motet). The band finished the night with Stratus, an improvisational jam that showcased one Lucas Parker, a  young 24 year old Tommy Bolin clone, who stood toe to toe and eye to eye with the superstar lead guitarists on stage with him.

CMHoF inductee Fred Gowdy was resplendent in dress and performance, riding on top of another solid performance by Chris Daniels & the Kings, who he’s been performing with for several years now.  Performing “hits” from his days as a co-founder of Freddi-Henchi (RIP Henchi) Fred stepped right up to the edge of the stage and showed why he and his partner were on the edge of national fame in the 60s and early 70s.

Otis Taylor’s set was almost overshadowed by a set-stealing Cassie Taylor, Otis’ oldest daughter, who appeared playing banjo and singing backup.  Otis is not known as a verbose performer, generally letting his blues do his talking.  Cassie picked up the slack and shined as a vocalist supporting her Dad.  The love was palpable.

Zephyr, featuring David Givens and his wife Anna along with middle era Zephyr members Jock Bartley (guitar) and Michael Wooten (drums) turned in an adequate opening set that unfortunately lacked cohesiveness, and displayed a clear lack of necessary rehearsal time. It’s also too bad that Eddie Turner did not make an appearance as the final lineup of the band featured his guitar work.

If you’re an Americana country fan (as in non-pop-Hashville country) check out the newest lineup for Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels.  We caught them at a house concert hosted by photographer Dan Sidor, who’s also a member of the Threadbarons.   Casey has managed to land two young 19 and 20 year old players on guitar and pedal steel respectively, who are bound to become significant players in our scene.  The young guitarist is brilliant for his age and experience.

Sad news hit the scene over the weekend, when it was announced that Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont will cease live music effective Jan 1 2020, after a ten year run.  No word on where the Monday night blues jam hosted by Erik Boa, or the Sunday bluegrass pick hosted by Bonnie & Taylor Sims will wind up.  Talent buyer Danny Shafer says that the other locations will continue to host live music (for the foreseeable future).

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites LP/EP, SINGLE release, and Video of 2019.

Other than some reshuffling, the TOP 5 at Roots Music Report remains the same this week, and there were no NEW adds of any significant reported.

Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

There were some nice chart moves this week, so make sure to visit the website to see who rose, and who dropped.

Week Ending Dec 07, 2019

  1. The Lumineers – III
  2. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
  5. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love

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 vote to KEEP or DELETE 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

Dianne Reeves – Little Drummer Boy – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
(D) Wood Belly – Gone Are the Days – Man on the Radio (2020) 

Ethyl & the Regulars – I Didn’t Want to Fall – Honest Work (2018)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Tyto Alba – Til You Make It – Sucker (2019)
Sunsquabi – Fisher Cat – Instinct (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer EP (2009)
OneRepublic – Wanted (single) (2019)
(D) Atomga – Lucidity (single) (2020) 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Did It – A Little Something More From (2016)
The Apples In Stereo – Holiday Mood – Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc (2007)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

John Denver – Christmas for Cowboys – The Classic Christmas Album (2012)
Firefall – Christmas In Love – Christmas In Love / Always [Digital 45] (2009)
(D) Wolf van Elfmand – Flexible Cowboy Man – Music for Minors (Ages 3 to 300) (2020)

Grayson Erhard – Driving In the Rain – Earthship EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
(N) Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)

Lisa Bell – I Don’t Know What You Want from Me – Back Seat (2019)
The Wheel – Whimper and Wail – Desire and Dissolving Men (2007)
Born In The Flood – Low Flying Clouds – The Fear That We May Not Be (2005)
Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
(D) Jeff White – Sun Goes Down (single) (2020)

Float Like A Buffalo – She Don’t Care (feat. Gabriel Mervine and Lizzy Gogolowski) (2018)
(D) King Cardinal – Christmas List (single) (2019)

***OH YEAH.  We’re not voting on a Christmas song***
Brad Goode Quintet – Perplexity – That’s Right! (2018)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Cary Morin is a Colorado treasure.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him since about 1990 when his band the Atoll played the long gone Linden’s in Fort Collins – a Monday night residency that had lines a block long.  Today, he’s considered as one of the top acoustic pickers in the country, an award winning blues artist who’s accomplished playing has taken him from Europe to the Lincoln Center in Washington DC.  Today is Cary’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Cary.

**NOTE** grab some coffee (or tea or …) and enjoy.  This week’s video pick is over an hour long.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • 10th Annual Holiday Hoedown with Bonnie & Clydes and Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams at Washington’s FoCo Thursday, Dec 12
  • Chris Daniels & The Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy at Swallow Hill Music Dec 21 2019
  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20
  • Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Hi-Dive on Mon, Dec 30 and Tue, Dec 31
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP45 2019

MONDAY NOV 18, 2019 –  this was a weekend to go out to some local shows …  Whippoorwill with Courtney Hartman, the Elephant Collective and friends, and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Read the review here.

I got a few messages this week from listeners who wanted to know how they could stream or download the show.  There’s no way to allow for a download, unfortunately, but you can stream the show.  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth of the program.

I’m still trying to get details, but a post over the weekend caught my attention – it has been rumored that Colorado legend and future Colorado Music Hall of Fame artist, Hazel Miller, has opened a restaurant / blues and jazz focused music venue in Parker called Blu Note Parker.


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

Don’t forget you can review CP 2019 releases, as well as the CP from the 60s to Today … AND I just added CP 2020 Releases with this week’s new releases.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs and radio stations around the state to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday and normally has 15-30+ songs showing up the weekly updates.

Week Ending Nov 16, 2019

    1. The Lumineers – III
    2. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    3. Taylor Scott Band – All We Have
    4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    5. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado Over the Line

NEW ADDS – RMR Colorado Album  Chart

    • Mark OblingerHigh Water Line
    • Lucas WolfFalling Into Place
    • The RemindersUnstoppable
    • WhippoorwillGood To Be Around
    • Kelly AugustineLight In the Lowlands

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 vote to KEEP or DELETE 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

Tommy Bolin – Dreamer – Energy (1972/2009)
(N) Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)

Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P EP (2018)
Strange Americans – No Punches – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Songs You’ve Left Unsung (2020)
Whitacre – Seasons – Seasons (2019)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)
(D) Jackie & the Racket – Left To Make the Bed – Tough Luck Cowboy (2020)

The Wood Brothers – Laughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
Keith Oxman – (I’ve Got) Beginners Luck – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Shakin’ All Night – Live at Ebbets Field 1974 (1997/1974)
(D) Wood Belly – Can’t Get Behind – Man on the Radio (2020)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
Otis Taylor – Ten Million Slaves – Recapturing The Banjo (2008)
(N) The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)

The Samples – Turning Point – Indian Summer (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Five Iron Frenzy – We Own the Skies – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
(N) The Reminders – Unstoppable – Unstoppable (2019)

Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

YOUTUBE THIS WEEK

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

the Drunken Hearts have become of the top touring bands out of Colorado today. What once started out as a purely acoustic singer-songwriter project has evolved over the past handful of years into a traveling electric Americana tour de force playing notable festivals such as Electric Forest (MI), FloydFest (VA), Vertex (CO), Fayetteville Roots Fest (AR), Hangtown Music Festival (CA), Bohemian Nights at New West Fest (CO), Northwest String Summit (OR), and the band’s very own YarmonyGrass (CO).


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WEEKEND MUSIC REVIEW NOV 17 2019

Friday night we attended the Whippoorwill album release show at Washington’s in Fort Collins.  The show featured recent North Carolina transplant, Courtney Hartman.  

Saturday night I emcee’d Strings and Stories featuring members of the Elephant Collective in Longmont, presented by the Future Arts Foundation.

After that show ended at a very reasonable 9:30PM, we drifted over to Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids for a late night dinner and to catch up with good friends, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. 

 We didn’t stay long at Oskar Blues.  As usual, the Crime Scene brought a full house, and a rockin’ band to the stage.  Despite a replacement drummer, the band continues to show why they’re one of the best blues based roots rock and roll bands in our scene. The driving energy that comes off the stage is palpable.

The Strings & Stories concert series features national and local musicians in a very intimate and stripped down atmosphere. Musicians will play songs from their catalog and tell their stories. Proceeds from each concert will provide an instrument to a local school in need.”

The Elephant Collective is a production house, artist development agency and music media platform founded by Dango Rose (Elephant Revival). They offer production, collaborative songwriting, and personalized coaching services focused on career growth for musicians. 

The Elephant Collective set featured former founding Elephant Revival members Dango Rose, Sage Cook and Bridget Law, along with two friends, newcomer Bob Berrick aka Kingdom Jasmine and Jonny Miller aka J Robert Miller from the Lonesome Days.

Dango, Sage and Bridget performed songs from the Elephant Revival catalog as well as songs from their own personal collections.  Each told stories behind their songs.  Sage’s often humorous off-tangent stories proved to be a hit with the sold out audience in the small Firehouse Arts Center performance room.

On the other side of the stage, the very pregnant (35 weeks) Bridget law owned the audience with an angelic (albeit breathy) voice, and stunning violin work.  Bridget also recently released an album with her husband’s Tierro Band.

Strings and Stories is one of the region’s rare actual listening events, and it’s all for a great cause.  Future Arts Foundation is also producing the Bluebird Music Festival next April.  The final S&S show is December 14th, and it’s SOLD OUT… sorry.

Album release shows are very often the most exciting shows a band from our region performs.  Typically, and the case here, it’s when the greatest number of local fans come out in celebration.  Whippoorwill’s crowd and a strong contingent of Courtney Hartman supporters nearly filled the nine hundred seat Washington’s FoCO (a Colorado Playlist sponsor).

Courtney did an adequate job as the opening act, her quiet presence on the stage and intricate compositions perhaps better suited for smaller, quieter, more attentive audiences.  She showed her admirable guitar skills also during Whippoorwill’s set.

Whippoorwill is essentially a trio, featuring Patti Fiasco leader Alysia Kraft (guitar, vocals), Staci Foster (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals), and Tobias Bank (drums, vocals).   The band was rounded out on stage with the album’s producer, J.Tom Hnatow from Kentucky on keyboards and pedal steel, along with the session bass player.

A seasoned leader of the high energy alternative country-rock band Patti Fiasco, that has opened for the likes of Bon Jovi at the Pepsi Center, Kraft’s presence dominates.  She prowls and stalks the stage with externalized emotional energy, throwing ball buster level kicks and holding her shimmering silver electric guitar like she’ll seriously mess you up if you try to take it from her.  Everything about Alysia screams “big stage persona.”

Her partner in music and life, Staci Foster, is the internalized muse – and the perfect quiet complement to Alysia’s highly kinetic stage presence.  Staci’s demurely reserved presence is amplified by an equally timid and delicate voice, contrasting suitably against Alysia’s upfront rock and roll attitude.

Drummer and vocalist Tobias Bank fills in all the required spaces, vocally and rhythmically.  Together with Kraft, the three core members of Whippoorwill presented themselves as one of the best country inspired vocal trios on the Front Range today.

There’s little doubt Whippoorwill will be one of the better drawing bands in Northern Colorado in 2020, with Alysia Kraft further cementing her legacy as one of the top female entertainers in our state from over the past decade, regardless of the band she fronts or shares the spotlight with.

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)