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

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 BEST OF 2019 PT 2

As I enter the 14th season of this show, it’s worth saying that when I started this show it was because so many of my closest friends and family had no idea who was who from Colorado.

Folks didn’t know that multi-Grammy winner Dianne Reeves went to George Washington High School in Denver or that Philip Bailey and two of the other members of Earth, Wind & Fire went to East High School; nor did they know that Indie.Arie was born in Aurora… or that such famous musicians as Dan Fogelberg, John Oates and others have made Colorado their home over the years.

And, of course, most didn’t know who the bands were with just a couple of Colorado residents, and those firmly made up of local players in our communities.

In light of that, we have Grammy nominated acts in our BEST of 2019 who did not live here full time (Indie.Arie) and whose bands only have two members living here (Lettuce).  And one who is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa who has a farm outside of Boulder, and tours internationally (Gregory Alan Isakov).  Of course, the Lumineers, who scored Album of the Year is originally from NYC.

We are a state of immigrants and native Coloradoans, who all contribute to our incredible music scene.  Let’s keep it that way.


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

 


The Best of the Colorado Playlist 2019

HOUR 1

Cass Clayton – Flowers At My Feet – Play Nice (2019)
Avery J & the BA – The High Will Never Come Down- See U at the Crossroads (2019)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
The Yawpers – Child of Mercy – Human Question (2019)
Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning (single) (2019)
Shovels & Rope – The Wire – By Blood (2019)
The Born Readies – Mean Genes (single) (2019)
The William Brothers Band – Outlaw Country (single) (2019)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion
SuCh – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
OneRepublic – Wanted (single) (2019)
Matt Skellenger – Vitality – Vitality (2019)

HOUR 2

India.Arie – Steady Love – Worthy (2019)
The Barrelors – Ticket to Ride (single) (2019)
Pint and a Half – Not to Forget – Not To Forget (2019)
Lola Rising – Gravity (single) (2019)
Lettuce – Ready to Live – Elevate (2019)
Float Like a Buffalo – The Day – Back From Nowhere (2019)
Jackie & The Racket – Honky Tonk Tears – Goal Digger (2019)
South to Cedars – Supernovacaine – Tell Everyone (2019)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Leanin’ In – City of Love (2019)
Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
Brent Cowles – High to Low (single) (2019)
The Lumineers – Gloria – III (2019)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)

Best of 2019 YOUTUBE Playlist

 

CP S13 EP42 2019

This week’s MMMM includes the Subdudes, Caitlin Cannon, Liptruce, the Wayne Wilkinson Trio, Brent Cowles, and Chess at Breakfast … KEEP or DELETE?

MONDAY Oct. 28 2019 – A reminder this week of day/time change for the show on 105.5 The Colorado Sound (KJAC).  The show has moved from Sundays at 10AM and 10PM to Saturdays 6AM-8AM.  

Speaking of KJAC – if you missed one of the past two week’s of shows, you can stream it here.  You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.

Unbeknownst to over 99% of us, there is an in-state chart, based on what several non-commercial public / community radio station djs are spinning weekly.  It can be located at rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/state/colorado/weekly.  The chart updates every Monday morning.   The Lumineers, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene and the Taylor Scott Band hold the top three positions this week.

Happy birthday to Colorado native Kenny Passarelli, who co-wrote the hit “Rocky Mountain Way” with Joe Walsh and who went on to play bass and tour with some of rock’s biggest names, including Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills and Hall & Oates.  Courtesy of Colorado Music Experience.


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), (P) … 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 exclusive premier

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr – Sun’s a Risin’ – Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014/1969)
(N) The Subdudes – The Perfect Time – Lickskillet (2019)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – A Little Honey – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Tennis – Ladies Don’t Play Guitar – Yours Conditionally (2017)
(D) Caitlin Cannon – Drink Enough – The TrashCannon Album (2019)

Movers & Shakers – Pink and Black Cadillac – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
Otis Taylor – Ain’t No Cowgirl – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Danny Shafer – Barbeque – The Good, The Bad & The Red Glory Ramblers (2005)
Lucy Daydream – Feeling With A View – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
(N) Liptruce – By the Ocean – Liptruce (2019)

Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Between The Lines – Long Way Home (2018)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra – Cleopatra (2016)
(D) Wayne Wilkinson Trio– Sooner or Later – Proceed to Route (2019)

HOUR 2

The Soulsetters, Freddi Henchi – Under Pressure – Crown Princes Of Funk: The Last Set (1972)
(D) Brent CowlesHigh to Low (2019)

The Wood Brothers – Sparkling Wine – One Drop of Truth (2018)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
(D) Chess at Breakfast – Paper Crane – Wealthcare (2019)

Daniel Rodriquez – Johnny – Your Heart The Stars The Milky Way (2019)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Children Of The Lord – Cipher (2008)
Railbenders – Midnight Train – Segundo (2004)
Trash Cat – Straw Girl – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
(P) Animals In Exile – All Of Life Illusion – Western Gothic (2019)
DeVotchKa – Lose You In The Crowd – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Plum – Light Years, Dark Years – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Kerry Pastine and the Crime SceneWinner 2019 Colorado Blues Society Self-Produced Album of the Year for City of Love.  Kerry and her husband Paul are no strangers here. In 2010, as members of the Informants, they won the Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge Memphis for best self-produced album, Crime Scene Queen. City of Love now moves onto the IBC in January 2020.


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
  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9
  • Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers) at The Bluebird Theater Sunday, Nov 24
  • Strange Americans at Swallow Hill Music, Sat, Nov 23

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S13 EP39 2019


MONDAY Oct. 07 2019Have you ever wondered how many actual records are produced and released a year now, just in Colorado? Just in my collection there have been nearly 300 individual single, ep and lp releases since Nov 1 2018.

It’s been another crazy week for new releases too … new music from the Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes + Nick Forster (E-Town) + Jock Bartley (Firefall). It’ll be on the next episode of the show. Also new in the next episode will be new cuts from Tierro (Kan’nal) + Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and a cut from the upcoming new album by Post Paradise.

Don’t forget to check out the Colorado Playlist Spotify featuring cuts from the 60s to Today … and the CP2019 on Spotify, where I curate the new cuts I feature each week on the show from throughout the year. There are currently over 200 tracks in that playlist alone; so if you want to review what was new this past year, go there.

And just in case you haven’t done it in a while – make sure to vote whether I should KEEP or DELETE new music this week from the playlist … votes go to what is considered some of the best of 2019.


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Big Head Todd & the Monsters are one of Colorado’s longest running bands – now going back to the mid 80s when the original trio of friends got started as high school students, and then at CU Boulder. This new video is a min-documentary of the band’s success.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

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

HOUR 1

Poco – Crazy Love – The Essential Poco (2005/1978)
(N) The Drunken Hearts – Unrest – Wheels of the City (2019)

Leftover Salmon – Analog – Something Higher (2018)
The Grant Farm – Wanderer – Kiss The Ground (2016)
(N) Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)

SUCH – Before Dark (2019)
Kan’nal – Walk With Me – Myth Magic (2008)
Drew Emmitt – Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
(D) Cup-A-Jo – That Ain’t Right – Crazy Comes Easy (2019)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Coral Creek – Comes A Time – Coral Creek (2015)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
(N) Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)

Slow Caves – Rover – Poser / Rover 7″ (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Glow – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Motion Trap – Molecule – Heavenly Bodies (2017)
The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion (2019)
Everything Absent Or Distorted (A Love Story) – The Exit Parade – The Soft Civil War (2006)
Andy Monley – somewhere – Triplight (2006)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Hanging By A Wire – Turning Tides (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Coolin’ Out – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
A.J. Fullerton – Kalamath – Kalamath (2017)
Peter Sommer – Upper Manhattan Medical Group – Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show? 105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth.. They typically update on Monday afternoons. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.
105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Brent Cowles – Bluebird Theater, Denver – Oct 12
  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

130 songs from 130 artists/bands dating back to 1960. Updated SPT 12 2019.

COLORADO PLAYLIST 2019

New tracks (N), debuts (D) and premiers (P) played on the show in 2019. Updated weekly.