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


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)


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


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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.



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


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)


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)



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


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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.


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.


(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


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)


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



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


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

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Monday June 10, 2019

According to the Denver Post, in an article dated SEPTEMBER 14, 2018, “Denver’s music industry is growing faster than its energy, aerospace and biotech industries.”  The story was apparently culled from an academic report, “A Quantitative Analysis of Colorado’s Music Industry” (May 2018) authored by Michael Seman, PhD, Director of Creative Industries Research and Policy, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media.

The essence of the article is that “Statewide, the music industry is responsible for more than 16,000 jobs and just over $1.4 billion in revenue. The most robust components in terms of employment and revenue are “Musicians, Managers, and Agents” and “Live Events” pointing to Colorado’s strength in creating music and showcasing it live.”

Thank you for supporting music FROM Colorado, IN Colorado – on stages and on the air.

The Colorado Playlist is supported by The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and Oskar Blues Brewery. Additional support comes from the fans – you!  Please consider supporting the show by making a contribution.

If you’re a business owner in the area, and you’d like to lend your support to this program, email me at chriskmusic@gmail.com for underwriting information.

Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show?   105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth that you can stream at your leisure.  They typically update their archives every Monday afternoon.

You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired around the state.  See the stations and times page for that info.


Coming up over the next few months, I’ll be putting up BEST OF YEAR posts starting in 2010.  Your votes for TOP 5 from each year will be placed alongside the TOP 5 BEST of 2019 as the nominations for BEST OF DECADE 2010-2019.  Here’s BEST OF 2010


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

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


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Greatest Hits (1995/1972)
(D) Johnny Burroughs – Your Love Makes Me Happy – Day 1 (2019)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – A Little Honey – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Great American Taxi – Poor House – Paradise Lost (2011)
(N) Coal Town Reunion – Heaven and Hell – Stories We Tell (2019)
Lizzie Plotkin – Catch This Train – We Will Sing (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Jeff Finlin – Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Trash Cat – Robot Girlfriend – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
(D) Dave Tamkin – Bleeding Orange (2019)

Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Hypnotist – Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra – Cleopatra (2016)
Matt Skellenger – Vitality – Vitality (2019)


Starwood – You Don’t Have To Cry – Starwood (1977)
(D) Bobby Messano – Lemonade – Lemonade (2019)
Love Stallion – Valentine – Unforgettable Ride (2018)
(D) StillHouse Junkies – Whiskey Prison – Hillbilly Poetry (2019)

Tom Sharf – Angels – Buffalo Nickel (2019)
The Christines – Lost Your Mind – Here It Comes Again (2008)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007)
Silver and Gold – Feel A Little Closer – Cold (2019)
(D) David Willis – Water Tower Road – Water Tower Road EP (2019)

Ethyl & the Regulars – I Didn’t Want to Fall – Honest Work (2018)
Coral Creek – Cryin Bout My Baby – Coral Creek (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio – Diatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

CP S13 EP05 2019

Monday Jan 28, 2019 – January has been a pretty explosive month for new music here at the  Colorado Playlist.

New releases over the past five weeks from the Motet, Daniel Rodriquez, Gasoline Lollipops, Anthony Ruptak and funk/hip-hop newcomers E.M.K. set the stage nicely for 2019.

There are new releases currently in the queue to be played in upcoming episodes of the show from Bonnie & the Clydes, Wendy Woo, newcomers Lucy Daydream, SW CO Americana singer/songwriter Thom Chacon and Americana country from Escape Gold, another recent discovery.

Also coming up in a near future episode of the show, an interview with Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds) about his new Denver record label Color Red, and his non-profit work.

New music this week in the MMMM below from the String Cheese Incident, the Motet and Slow Caves.  I was way out in front of the new releases played in the first hour of the show; none of the acts have digital set up yet so they won’t show up in the YouTube or Spotify playlists either.

I updated the Colorado Playlist TV page, and YouTube playlist.

ALSO — don’t forget.  If you’d like to stream the show, it’s available weekly at www.coloradosound.org/

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Daniel Rodriguez  (of Elephant Revival) With Jay & Mimi of Fruition
at the Fox Theater (Boulder) Wed, Feb 14

DBUK CD Release Concert at Lost Lake (Denver) Wed, January 30

Gasoline Lollipops at The Gothic Theater (Denver) Fri, Feb 22

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019


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


“Till You’re Told” is off of SA’s “Borrow You, Brother” (2017).   They’re appearing with Gasoline Lollipops at the Gothic on Feb 22.


Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

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

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Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(D) Bettman & Halpin “Eastbound to Westville” from 1000 Miles (2019)
Rusty Young “my friend” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Michael Kirkpatrick “i’m Your Man” from Honey Rider (2015)
(N) Nikki Giron “Feel the Same” from Heart Behind Bars (2019)
I, Alone “Good fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Shine a light” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)
(D) Thom Sumbler & the Exceptions “Ain’t Misbehavin’” from There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Leslie Tom “Hardest Thing I’ll Ever Do” from Leslie Tom (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Dana Landry Trio “sherry” from Memphis Skyline (2014)


The Fluid “She Don’t Understand” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
(N) String Cheese Incident “The Big Reveal” from SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)

OneRepublic “connection” from Connection (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Falling” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) The Motet “What You Gonna Bring” from Death or Devotion (2018)

E.M.K. “To the Room (feat. Coco Bean)” from To the Room (feat. Coco Bean) (2019)
Dressy Bessy “It Happens all the Time” from Electrified (2005)
12 Cents for Marvin “Lola” from Change (2006)
The SIR Band “so cold” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Slow Caves “Out of State” from Falling (2019)  

Navy “Easy to love” from TRES (2018)
The Knew “Bang the Drum” from Man Monster (2012)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)