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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP26

Chris J & Chris K – 2 GOATZ! – Wellington Main Street Concert – July 15 2017

What a weekend.  GOATZ! played 3 shows in 3 days .. AND the Colorado Playlist is back on the airwaves at 94.3FM in Summit County!

Saturday, GOATZ! was part of the Wellington Main Street Concert Series with Grateful Dead tribute band Switchman Sleepin’.  A magnificent evening with a cool breeze and about 500 people enjoying themselves in small town Colorado park – complete with local vendors and local beer.  Doesn’t get much more American … or Colorado … than that.

Sunday we spent the day in Fort Collins as part of Walrus Ice Cream 30th Anniversary – a Benefit for Adoption Dreams Come True, an organization I’m deeply indebted to for helping me adopt my oldest daughter Shannon. Thanks to Channel 7 News Anchor Shannon Ogden for swinging by for a 30 minute set of his own music … dude’s got skillz folks.

Most people who follow the Colorado Playlist are mostly familiar with my on-air work over 39 years in NoCO, and not in my role as leader of GOATZ!  In fact, the upcoming 11th Anniversary party also marks my 39th year in Colorado radio.  I started out at 1310AM KFKA and 96.1FM KFKZ in Greeley, 39 years ago, before moving onto 99.1FM KUAD (Quad 99 – the Power Station)


 

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

In honor of all the live music taking place on stages around the region, here’s one of the Wendy Woo band performing a Sublime hit in Lafayette.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP26

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

HOUR 1

Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
The Samples “When It’s Raining” from No Room (1992)
(D) Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Fire & Brimstone” from Missing Link (2017) 


Big Head Blues Club “Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Trying so Hard Not to Know” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017) 


Chole Tang “Til I Get Up” from Passion Aggression EP (2017)
Brothers Keeper “Chamberlain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
John Oates “Mississippi Mile” from Mississippi Mile (2011)
(D)  (2017)


Cary Morin “Wrong Side of the Law” from Tiny Town (2014)
Ginny Mules “Stranger Now” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)

HOUR 2

Rare Silk “Storm” from American Eyes (1985)
Catfish Kray Band “Ain’t Coming Back” from Ripples (2016)
OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
(N) Carry Me Ohio “Sailed A Ship” from Stonewall (2017)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Big Gigantic “Touch the Sky” from The Night Is Young (2014)
Flobots “The Circle in the Square” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(N) Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Reckless Abandonment” from Reckless Abandonment (2015)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from WANDERLUST (2014)


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP23

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Kestle – My Blue Sky – June 17 – Wellington


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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

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


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP23

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

HOUR 1

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


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


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


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

HOUR 2

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


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


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


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP22

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

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

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


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NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP22

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

HOUR 1

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


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


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

HOUR 2

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


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


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



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP21



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

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

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

SHEL at Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live

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

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


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What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP21

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

HOUR 1

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


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

HOUR 2

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


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


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



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP14

New music shares this week from Debajo del Agua, Analog Son (f. Ivan Neville), Natalie Tate, and Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts.  I also played a new cut from Wolf van Elfmand, but there was no embed available to share.  Ditto Rose Hill Drive who I had hoped to share also this week.

Look for new releases next week from Andy Palmer and Head for the Hills among others.

SHOW NEWS = 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins moved the show to Saturdays from 4PM to 6PM.

GOAT ON THE TOWN

(I know that’s some corny shit .. but what the hell)

Look into any nook and cranny today and you can find live music.  This is especially true of brew pubs, where on just about any night of the week you can find an amazing array of local talent – generally of the singer-songwriter variety, and mostly in country, bluegrass, and folk styles — and mostly acoustic, although there are certainly exceptions to all those things.

The Prairie Scholars – CHUBurger Longmont – April 14

I stopped by Oscar Blues CHUBurger in Longmont Friday evening for a burger and a beer and caught up with friends Jessica and Andy Eppler, aka the Prairie Scholars… one of, if not the top duo playing Longmont right now… holding court every Tuesday night at SKEYE Brewing‘s open mic night.  SKEYE Brewing also hosts music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 9.  See their schedule online for details about the acts playing there.

Echo Brewing in Frederick does not offer live music regularly, according to the staff.  I stopped by there Saturday afternoon to see a friend and have a couple of pints.  Echo was celebrating their 5th Anniversary, and as a special event treat they had local garage rock cover band Cat Jerky playing.  It was a perfect afternoon to have a killer Kolsch and enjoy some classic rock and country.


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Cary Morin & Johnny HickmanBuy Tickets Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM SpokesBUZZ Lounge Bellvue, CO

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I first became aware of, and a fan of Debajo del Agua in 2007, when they released Arte-Santo.  Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on some shows around the region. Then, following their 2008 release The World Upside Down, the band inexplicably dropped off my radar.  I’m happy to say, they have a new album out for 2017 – with a renewed vision and expanded sound.

From their website bio:  Debajo del Agua has been a pillar of the artivist musical community for over a decade. While their musical style is not easily categorized or defined, it is focused on fusing hip hop with the melodies of Andean music, samba, son, salsa, cumbia, reggae, and reggaeton, creating a flavorful blend of melodies, spiced up with a style of its own. The members of Debajo del Agua span the Americas coming from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP14

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

HOUR 1

The Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You” (1965)
Boenzee Cryque “Sky Gone Grey” (1967)
(D) Wolf Van Elfmand “The New Folk” from Real Wolf (2017)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
Devotchka “Exhaustible” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
Finnders & Youngberg “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
(D) Analog Son “Sunshine (feat. Ivan Neville)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Luvroot” from Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) Natalie Tate “You Are What You Can’t” from Broken Open (2017) 


The Still Tide “Field of Bells” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017)
Head for The Hills “Blue Ruin” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Newcomers Home “Fade” from In the Hour (2004)
(D) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Modern Outlaw Country” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017) 


Longest Day Of The Year “Black Horse Canyon” from Carapace (2015)
Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Sideways” from The Arrival (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP06

15823350_10157928607200133_4133524469462401895_n-1Well, Colorado pretty much got shut out of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards last night. There was no Pretty Lights, no Lumineers, no Gerald Alright …all prior Grammy nominated acts …and no Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.  I’m particularly surprised that the Lumineers did not get enough votes to earn a nomination for their album Cleopatra, that went #1 in both the US and Canada last year.

All that said, Denver’s Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) earned another Grammy for his part as a producer on the multiple Grammy winning  “25” by Adele.  Native Denverite Bill Frisell did earn a nomination for Best Instrumental album for Wish Upon A Star, and former Denver resident Rene Marie was nominated in the Best Vocal Jazz Category for her album Sound of Red.  Of course, my pick for album of the year for 2016 went to the Lumineers, for Cleopatra.

Last week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) was interesting.  Seems like we’ve locked in a pretty steady core group of readers who let me know what they like each week … Patrick Dethlef’s “I Was Your Age,” received a resounding “DELETE IT” vote, along with Spiral Cell‘s “Taste.”  Last week’s winners included the emotional “Sweat” from Michael Hornbuckle and what’s turned out to be a very well received release from the Steve Law Band, who have had two KEEP IT tracks voted on over the past two weeks.

This week’s MMMM includes shares from Dearling, Flobots, and Ginny Mules.  The new Flobots album is due out in May.


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TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP06

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “I Am Not Surprised” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Dearling “Wild Blue” from Inheritance (2017)


Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
(D) Selina Albright “Eat Something (feat Kay-Ta Matsuno)” from Conversations (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Failing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Johnny Hickman “Another Road” from Tilting (2012)
(D) Flobots “Pray (Extended Version)”– single (2017)


Big Gigantic “No Apologies” from Brighter Future (2016)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
(D) Erik Applegate “Leave Me Be” from Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
(D) Heartstring Hunters “Rich In Love” from Heartstring Hunters (2016)
John Statz “Queen of the Plains” from Tulsa (2015)
The Lovely & Talented “Subbacultcha” from The New American Fable (2010)
(N) Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)

The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)


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Colorado Playlist – BEST OF 2016 PT2

15823350_10157928607200133_4133524469462401895_n-1I wish I could name everything I get to play on my show as a BEST OF.  I mean that.  In the TEN years now that I’ve been doing this show, I am still blown away by the greatness of the music that comes from our state.

Let me first of all thank Dani Grant and the folks at the Mishawaka Amphitheater, and the folks at Oskar Blues Fooderies for supporting this show in 2016.  I would not be able to do this if not for them and YOUR financial support.

I also want to thank everyone at 105.5FM, KJAC aka 105.5 The Colorado Sound for welcoming me as part of the family, and taking on my old show name.  Host stations now include KJAC (Northern Front Range), KRFC (Northern Colorado), KDNK (Carbondale/Glenwood Springs), KOTO (Telluride), KSUT (Ignacio/Durango/Pagosa Springs), KZYR (Vail), KCMJ (Colorado Springs) and KLZR (Westcliff)

I started this show, and starting booking and promoting bands here, because I got tied of people saying “how come Colorado (Denver) can’t be like ______ (name your favorite ahem – Seattle – etc)”  I mean, really.  And even to this day members of my own family don’t know that certain high profile national level bands are from here.  I have a lot of work to do still … so expect me on the air for another TEN years — AT LEAST!

Picking the BEST OF is not an especially easy task.  I spend several hours a week just listening to music I receive to play on the show.  I scan radio playlists from around the state.  I scan charts including national and instate – like the Roots Music Report Colorado charts.  I look to see who’s doing what, nationally, regionally and locally.  I listen to my colleagues and peers in the “industry” here in Colorado.  And I listen to the fans of the music.

My true hope is that you’ll discover a new band/artist to fall in love with and claim as a favorite yourself.

Here’s what got played in the BEST OF 2016 show.

The Best of 2016 PLAYLIST

HOUR 1

Rob Drabkin “Someday” [single] (2016)
Coral Creek “Way Back” from Coral Creek (2015)
The Drunken Hearts “Want You Back” from Love & Thirst (2016)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Magic Music “Gandy Dancer” from Magic Music (2016)
Elephant Revival “Petals” from Petals (2016)
OneRepublic “Kids” from Oh My My (2016)
SuCh (Su Charles) “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” [single] (2016)
Bonnie and The Clydes “Shiny and New” from Dear Somebody (2016)
Big Gigantic “The Little things” from Brighter Future (2016)
Space Orphan “Superphonic” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)

HOUR 2

The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
Wheelchair Sports Camp “Mary Had a Little Band” from No Big Deal (2013)
The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)
Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Other Worlds “Sandfly” from Weather Patterns (2016)
Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
FaceMan “Father Time” from Wild and Hunting (2016)
Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2016)
Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Big Head Blues Club “Hidden Charms” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

TRUSTED EAR SCENE REPORT

Thanks to my friend, and former Westword music editor Dave Herrera for launching TheTrustedEar.com and contributing news and information about the scene to us each week.

 

THE TOP 3 BEST OF …

After anguishing over leaving stuff out that I really liked, and thought deserved being noticed, I decided to present the TOP 3 releases in each category.  Enjoy.  Links go to playable media: YouTube in most cases.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2016

This one went back and forth feverishly between Bonnie & the Clydes and The Drunken Hearts, and the final tally made it a finish by single digits … so basically, they were pretty nearly tied when I shut down the poll … All in all, thanks to their fans we enjoyed the most robust People’s Choice Poll in years.  Click on links to get to band website.

Bonnie & the ClydesDear Somebody

The Drunken Hearts Love & Thirst

FacemanWild and Hunting 

ALBUM/EP OF THE YEAR

 The Lumineers – Cleopatra  I didn’t like The Lumineers’ Cleopatra when it dropped. In fact, it took me several months of listening to it, and playing it on my show and at 105.5, before I “got it.”  It is a stunning album of really well written folk-rock songs, that stands up well to anything from any prior era.  It went #1 on the Billboard charts.

OneRepublicOh My My  Call me a pop music junkie, but when it’s a good as OneRepublic’s Oh My My, I can never overdose.  Easily one of the best collections of addicting pop/rock in recent memory. (edit jan 4) In particular I can’t seem to get enough of A.I. with Peter Gabriel.

Big Head Blues ClubWay Down Inside  Todd Park Mohr and company, appearing as Big Head Blues Club, rip up the music of Willie Dixon, preserving not only the legacy of the original, but imbuing it with solid craftsmanship from some of our best in the Centennial state.  (edit jan 4) Along the way they enlist the aid of Denver’s Erica Brown and a handful of blues legends.

SONG OF THE YEAR

SuCh (Su Charles) – You (Icytat Vocal Mix):  No song this year has had as much of an impact on me as “You.”  SuCh and Icytat won the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for this version of the song.  If you want to catch her live, she’ll be appearing at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver on Fri Feb 3.  She is also getting ready to go into the studio to record a new album in 2017.

The Lumineers – Ophelia:  When I first heard this song last winter I thought I was hearing a dropped track from the band’s debut.  It grew on me.  It’s also one of Colorado’s highest charting songs historically, peaking at #1.

Rob DrabkinSomeday:  I’ve been a fan of Rob’s since meeting him at open stages in Denver over a decade ago.  “Someday” is the song we’ve all been waiting for.  It also appears to be his most popular single so far, reaching over 500,000 plays on Spotify.

BLUES ALBUM/EP

Big Head Blues ClubWay Down Inside

Cary MorinTogether

Johnny JohnstonColorado Blue

COUNTRY ALBUM/EP

David Starr – Love and Sabotage

Bonnie & the ClydesDear Somebody

Angie Stevens & the Beautiful WreckBeautiful & True

FOLK ALBUM/EP 

The Lumineers – Cleopatra

Elephant RevivalPetals

Gabrielle LouiseIf The Static Clears

FUNK/SOUL ALBUM/EP

The MotetTotem

piKziLSongs From My Third Life

Hello DollfaceWarrior of Light

JAZZ ALBUM/EP

Space OrphanShut Up About the Sun

Ryan A FourtBig Slick

Terri JenkinsFrom This Moment

ADULT POP/ROCK ABLUM/EP

OneRepublic Oh My My

Paper Bird S/T

SHELJust Crazy Enough

ROCK/ALTERNATIVE ALBUM/EP

PlumLight Years Dark Years

Eros and the EschatonWeight of Matter

The Blue Rider – Year of the Horse

ROCK/AMERICAN TRAD ALBUM/EP

FacemanWild and Hunting

The Drunken HeartsLove & Thirst

Coral CreekS/T

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

SuCh (Su Charles) – You

OneRepublicWherever I Go

Wheelchair Sports CampMary Had a Little Band

 

 

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