CP S14 EP19 2020

Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events.  Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state.  Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.

Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events.  Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.

The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.

Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver.  On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run.  Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.


TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020 

SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. DRAGONDEERMirage a Trois SINGLE
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMARed, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP
5. THE LUMINEERSIII LP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)

Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Beast – I Am (1969)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) Joe Johnson – Hold On (2020)

Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son  – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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CP S14 EP14 2020

Monday April 13, 2020 If Easter in the traditional sense is about resurrection, I can only hope that our outdoor live music season is resurrected from all this isolation we’ve been experiencing.  That said, it was announced this past week that the long running Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled for this June as has the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival, and the Dark Sky Festival scheduled for late June in Westcliffe.

FUNDING and SUPPORT

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com


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

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while an album comes along that simply says “best of the year.”  Yes, it’s April.  But Nathaniel Rateliff’s new solo album is destined to be the most popular album of the year by a Colorado artist for 2020.  Here’s his latest video.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write A Song For You – All ‘N All (1977)
(P) Cate Downey – Boulder (2020)
Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(D) The Dendrites – No Money No Sunshine – Lunchin’ with the Dendrites (2020)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
DeVotchKa – Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Do You Know Thee Enemy? – Unentitled (2011)
(D) Sarah Christine – Aspen (2020)

Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
Tia Fuller – Joe’n Around – Diamond Cut (2018)

HOUR 2

Rick Roberts – Deliver Me – Windmills / She is a Song (1972)
(D) Zoe Berman – Edit Delete and Save (2020)

Reverend Freakchild – Personal Jesus (on the Mainline) – Dial It In (2018)
(D) RL Cole – The Alchemist – We Are Home Now (2020)
Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – Out of My Head Over You – Luxury (2007)
Honkytonk Homeslice – Texas Town – Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
(D) Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)

I, Alone – Good Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

THE NOCO LIVE FROM HOMESHOW

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CP S14 EP08 2020

Monday March 2, 2020 – Another week and another weekend full of live music.  Friday night I emcee’d the Future Arts Foundation‘s Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase at the St. Vrain event center in Longmont.  Congrats to Travis Albright and his team for an amazing month of music that included some of the top Americana country-folk, singer-songwriters and bluegrass in our scene today along with a few nationally recognized names.  Look for more from FAF in the near future.

Saturday night was spent at Washington’s FoCO for the 105.5 The Colorado Sound 4th b-day party.  Being one of the staff and on air talent at 105.5 has been among the greatest joys of my 41 years in NoCO broadcasting.

The opening act was Kiltro, a Denver band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Castillo, originally from Chile.  According to the guests who attended with me (2 most recently moved here from New Jersey), Kiltro won the night because of their Chilean influences and because the vocals appeared secondary to the music, which reminded them of Pink Floyd at times.

Now managed by 7s Management (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, The Motet, Brent Cowles), Kiltro will be appearing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park and the Gothic Theater in Denver over the next couple of weeks.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Taylor Shae put out three albums by the time she was 18.  There are not too many artists anywhere who have achieved this.  This video was filmed during Taylor’s stay at Caribou Ranch and the Boulder County Artist in Residence program.  (Watch until the end for a surprise TWIST ENDING )

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Firefall – Mexico – Firefall (1976)
(D) Taylor Shae – Ghost Chair (2020)


New Mexican – Sold It Back – Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(N) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Whippoorwill – California – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Great American Taxi – New Millennium Blues – Reckless Habits (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Is How We Do Things In The Country – The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004)
(D) Card Catalog – Arms Burning – Push (2019)

Slow Caves – Rover – Poser / Rover 7″ (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Post-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

Poco – When It All Began – Legacy (1989)
(P) John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
(N) Tyler T. – I’ll Be Fine – Wildflower (2020)

Wood Belly – Gone Are the Days – Man on the Radio (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Goodbye World – Strange Days (2000)
The Samples – Wild River – Return To Earth (2001)
(D) Alex Rhodes – Break My Heart – Hometown Rootage (2020)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Stop Shakin’ – Long Way Home (2018)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Brian Claxton – When I Get Home – The Yard (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTLYGkfkx3rr3vrrTiW-SgL3rJyozbFX

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

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.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

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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)


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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

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