CP S14 EP18 2020

Monday May 11, 2020 – I wake up every Monday morning and sit at the kitchen table to write this post.  I look out at a trio of unfinished homes from my window. I haven’t seen a single crew for weeks. And I wonder when those houses will be finished, when they’ll be sold and when I’ll see families coming in and out of them.  More than that, I wonder when I’ll be face to face with you in person from a stage.

On this particular Monday morning I grieve for one of Denver’s most loved venue owners, Sandra Holman Watts  – owner of Live at Jacks – who tearfully announced via video that she has had to close her venue permanently.

In the meantime, some local venues and rehearsal studios have figured out ways to produce live streaming events with full production.  And of course musicians are still sending out good vibes from their homes.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

One bit of good news – besides producing this show for you weekly from my home studio, I am also an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound KJAC Greeley.  I host Saturday 8AM to 12PM and Sunday 5PM-8PM.  I haven’t been on since early March.  I will return to my Saturday morning shift next Saturday, May 16.

TOP 5 Colorado Albums This Week

  • Reverend FreakchildThe Bodhisattva Blues
  • Nathaniel Rateliff And It’s Still Alright
  • Lee Sims – A Few More Miles to Go
  • MojomamaRed, White and Blues
  • The LumineersIII

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sweaty Greeley Soul – that’s how the Burrough’s are known.  Their spirited shows are infectious dance parties.  Their messages are socially conscious and focused on love and unity.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subscribe.

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 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 Samples – Close To The Fires – The Samples (1989)
(D) David Ladon – Plastic Angel – Mother Market (2020)

The Haunted Windchimes – Spring Cleaning – Sleepy Baby (2019)
Cary Morin – Lay Baby Lay – When I Rise (2018)
Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)
John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
(D) Hard Pressed – Red Rocking Chair – Magic Dime (2020)
Whitacre – Seaons – Seasons (2019)
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Rare Silk – Red Clay – New Weave (1983)
(D) The Lovely And Talented – Roll with the Changes – Election Day (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Awake & Dreaming – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Moors & McCumber – La Da Da – Acrobats (2018)
Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
YaSi – Dreams – Unavailable (2019)
Devotchka – Along The Way – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Jack Hadley – Deeper & Deeper – Deeper (2008)
(N) Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Richard Dean – Eileen – Vignettes (2017)
Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide 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.

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

CP S14 EP17 2020

Monday May 04, 2020 – It’s been estimated that over 60% of us discover new music at free outdoor live music events put on in our local communities, while less than 40% discover new music at various types of indoor venues. Of course, that’s pre-COVID. 

Now, Facebook has become the de facto source for live music, the audience left watching and engaging on our devices. These shows have also become a significant way we donate to local causes – from supporting our local artists, to supporting organizations feeding those who need it now the most.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subsribe.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This month’s Big Head Todd & the MonstersMonsters Music Monthly is in honor of the late John Prine.  And of course, they obeyed stay-at-home rules.

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 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

Chuck Pyle – Colorado – Camel Rock (1995)
(D) Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Hey Mama – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Reverend Freakchild – Big Boss Man – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Lee Sims – Live Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)
Mollie O’Brien – Big Red Sun Blues – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
Hillbilly Hellcats – I Never Thought – Our Brand (1998)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
(D) Dream Feed – Touch The Flame (2020)


Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Don’t Rush Me – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Dragondeer – Stay High (2020)

Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Zuba – To Whom It May Concern – The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Time & Time – Sherri Jackson (1997)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
(P) Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide 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.

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

CP S14 EP15 2020

Monday April 20, 2020Happy 4-20, although I’m not really sure if that’s relevant any longer.  It’s almost impossible to go on social media now and not see a live streaming event being put on by musicians throughout the state (and the world for that matter).

As I learned on Saturday, our fans are quite willing to show their love by dropping some coins (and dollars) in the virtual tip jars.  To that end, I am grateful for the support of my friends that host the NoCO Live from Home Show, based out of Fort Collins.  And I’m especially grateful to those who dropped some dollars into my Venmo and PayPal accounts during my performance.

Speaking of support.  A huge thank you to the newest sponsor of the show.   Denver DrumZ.  Located on Colfax Ave, owner JB Running Bear Maroncelli is currently offering live streaming lessons for students of all ages and experience level.

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.  I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Jim Dalton is the founder / leader of the Denver based hard core country band The Railbenders, and the lead guitarist for the Arizona based Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.

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

John Denver – Back Home Again –Back Home Again (1974)
(P) John Statz – What Would You Call That? – Early Riser (2020)
The Threadbarons – Trouble Bound – Songbook for the Weary (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
CITRA – Ocean – Ocean (2020)
Wildermiss – Promise Me – In My Mind (2020)
Everything Absent Or Distorted (A Love Story) – The Exit Parade – The Soft Civil War (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
(D) The Swashbuckling Doctors – Better Than Nothing (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois (2019)
Yo, Flaco! – Goin’ at it – Goin’ at it (2002)
Paa Kow – The Way I Feel – Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Boenzee Cryque – Ashbury Wednesday (1968)
Monocle / Higher Elevation– The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)

Silent Bear – The Green Lion – The Green Lion (2016)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters feat. Hazel Miller – Hard Times Come Again No More (2020)

Movers & Shakers – Pink and Black Cadillac – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer (2009)
Paul Kimbiris – Song of Summer – May Day EP (2018)
(D) Eldren – Still Friends (2020)

The Yawpers – Doing It Right – American Man (2015)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2019)
Sunsquabi – Pangolin – Instinct (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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.

CP S14 EP12 2020

Monday March 30, 2020 – The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  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

FACEBOOK LIVE WATCH PARTY – In the absence of live music events currently, there has been a deluge of Facebook Live events featuring solo artists as well as duos and trios made up of people who live together.  I try to keep up and share them with you at the CP Facebook page.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide 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.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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

Acoustic Junction – How Am I Gonna Get Down – Fool’s Progress (1997)
(N) Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)

Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) John Common – Make It Real –  The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

SHEL – Rainbow – Rainbow (2020)
Whiskey Blanket – Up Up Away – No Object (2010)
Five Iron Frenzy – It Was a Dark & Stormy Night – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Trash Cat – Robot Girlfriend – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
(N) Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)

GOATZ! – Southern Blues – Sweet Inspiration (2019)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Lock and Key – Rain Fire (2016)
La Cocodrilla – Rayos De Sangre (2019)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – It’s Alright – Live Monsters (1998)
(D) Tracksuit Wedding – Nikki’s Song (2020)

Strangebyrds – Star Crossed Lovers – Star Crossed Lovers (2018)
AJ Fullerton – Highway 285 – Kalamath (2017)
(D) Inaiah Lujan – Do What You Want – Do What You Want (2020)
Tierro Band w Bridget Law – Charity – Allurement (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Nobody But You – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
OneRepublic – Tyrant – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(D) Post Truth Serum – The Picnic – Modern Victimes (2020)
DeVotchKa – Give Me Something to Believe (2019)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Eric Lilley Trio – Twirler – Joie De Vivre (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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

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