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Colorado Playlist – BEST OF 2017

Every year I look at what Colorado music is getting plays at stations around the state.  I get feedback from music and program directors, and djs – along with others in the scene and YOU – to come up with what I think is the SOME of the best of the Colorado Playlist for the year.

2017 was a great year for the Colorado Playlist, finishing up 11 years on the air. Thanks to the network of incredible stations that broadcast the show statewide across some 23 FM frequencies… making it the MOST HEARD Colorado music show in Colorado radio history (see list of stations, frequencies and times ) and to our charter supporters – the Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Oskar Blues, without whom this show would not be possible.

It is always my hope that you discover a new personal favorite from here at home. Over the years we’ve seen some incredible talent rise up out of our state.  It seems like it happens every year now.


FAN POLL 2017 TOP 10

Our Fan Poll this year was wild.  There were 120 titles to vote on this year, an increase of 40 titles from 2016.  Fans of TiffanyChristopher and Pint & A Half aka Duke and Tami Sheppard waged a pretty fun battle to see who was going to rally.  Pint & A Half’s fans came out on top.

An interesting takeaway was the number of bluegrass and folk inspired bands that rolled up into the TOP 10 of Fan Favs … 5 of the TOP 10 … enjoy.

01. Pint & A Half: Duke and Tami SheppardBoomtown Ghosts

02. Tiffany ChristopherTremendous Heart

03. South to CedarsSunny State

04. The Lonesome DaysThe Lonesome Days

05. Deep Pocket ThievesFate

06. That Damn SasquatchSing My Song

07. AvenhartAvenhart

08. Michael Morrow & The CulpritsRaucous

09. MLIMAMLIMA

10. Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint HighballBourbon & Milk


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BEST OF 2017

HOUR 1

Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) — Recommended if you like Springsteen or the late Tom Petty.  Based out of the Boulder/Longmont area, this band broke on the scene in a big way leading up to Bolder Boulder last spring.  Expect a new album out in 2018 – hopefully in time for the summer festival season.


Slow Caves “Glares” from Desert Minded (2016) They call themselves synth-punk.  If they had come out in 1981 they would have been called New Wave.  The band got signed to an indie deal with  Cincinnati-based Old Flame Records, performed at Boise’s lauded, Treefort Festival and Austins’ SXSW, and released their Old Flame debut Desert Minded-EP on March 10, 2017.


My Blue Sky “Kick off Them Shoes” from My Blue Sky (2017) – I’m going to have to admit to a certain artistic bias here. MBS is known as the state’s #1 Allman Brothers tribute band.  Gregg Allman‘s final album, Southern Blood is my pick for Album of the Year (outside of Colorado).  The band backed the likes of the iconic blues artist Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), as well as  Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro, Dany Franchi, and Kara Grainger in 2017!


The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017) – This song is a personal pick for BEST of 2017.  This new version, that features the production and harmonica of Colorado award winning blues artist Dan Treanor is a testament to the idea of timelessness – a song as politically potent today as it was in 1968.


Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Homesick” from Bourbon & Milk (2017) For Bourbon & Milk, Colorado Springs bluesman, a protege of the late John-Alex Mason, enlists the aid of Southern Colorado Americana/country-folk singer-songwriter Joe Johnson on rhythm guitar and Kevin Ott on drums to produce what is undoubtedly one of the best blues albums of 2017.


Cary Morin “Laid Back” from Cradle to the Grave (2017) Cradle to the Grave is the final episode in a string of acoustic folk-blues releases over the past several years by longtime Fort Collins music icon Cary Morin and one that has garnered him considerable praise across the country, as he spent what seems like most of the year on the road.  Expect a FULL BAND (read: electric) record from Cary in 2018.


Otis Taylor “Twelve String Mile” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2017) There’s not much I can say about Otis that hasn’t been said a gazillion times.  He is a Colorado legacy artist, and one of the most prolific over the past twenty years.  On his latest he continues to advance what he calls trance-blues – and continues to reflect on the trauma of being black – from the past to the present.


Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) Flobots have never shied away from political activism and on No Enemies they espouse a world view that is as much about community as it is the issues that divide us.  Stripped down to a much tighter rap-rock production, the album also features Denver’s gospel singers Spirit of Grace, and community youth group the 303 Choir.

Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017) – Andy Palmer is a heavy weight who displays a subtle touch of austerity on his third full length – co-written with Amberly Chalberg.  On The Switch Andy seems to reach to the past and folk icons like Woody Guthrie and Greenwich Village activist Dave Van Ronk, not in style, but in substance – as Andy continues to reflect on justice and injustice and calls up the spirit of Harriet Tubman among others.


Trout Steak Revival “Spirit” from Spirit to the Sea (2017) On their fourth release over the past eight years the Emmy Award winning and Westword Bluegrass Band of 2017 rips with articulate and virtuoso artistry, turning their bluegrass roots towards more mystical coloring, exemplified by the stunning album cover and songs like Spirit, with each of the five members taking a turn on vocals throughout the album.


The Railsplitters “Everyone She Meets” from Jump In (2017) The Railsplitters are destroying what it means to be bluegrass – investing themselves in directions that strangle the traditional and hug the inevitable evolution of the style. Vocalist Lauren Stovall is enticing, a siren encouraging us to “jump in” and be enveloped by instruments focused on where the style is leading us … far away from its origins.


Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017) – Due to its spontaneity I’ve always found jazz to best be enjoyed in an intimate setting in a small room with a good Malbec. On his ninth album for the Colorado based Capri Jazz, tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman directs a soulful organ based trio featuring Jeff Jenkins (B3) and Todd Reid (drums) … on a record where six of the ten tracks are first takes – a feat in itself.

HOUR 2

Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017). Being a taxi, GAT has had one driver (Chad Staehly) and several passengers including original founding member Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Todd Snider and others. On this latest effort, produced by Tim Carbone, the lineup includes Coloradoan Arthur Lee Land on guitars and vocals.


Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017) Nostalgic retro-based music doesn’t always work.  Too often it appears as a thin shadow of the core influences it’s drawn from.  Exceptions in Colorado over the years have included the Apples In Stereo early albums shaped after Pet Sounds era Beach Boys.  Enter Kyle Emerson who shows us the depths of the influences he draws on, without being mundane.


Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017) Petals of Spain has proven to be one of the most enigmatic outfits in our scene over the past several years.  They have no website, only one review written about them since 2013 and they don’t seem to be an active live performance band – nonetheless they brought forth one of the most lushly produced and musically sophisticated pop records of 2017.


The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017) The Still Tide put out one of my TOP 5 favorite releases of 2017, based on the number of times I put a song in the show, and the rotation of Colorado releases played in my convertible sports car as I cruised around the twists and turns in the mountains this past summer.  Engineer/drummer Joe Richmond’s (Churchill, Tennis, Brent Cowles) rhythms and production along with Jacob Miller‘s guitar and Nate Meese’s consistent bass playing works in bringing out a luminous quality in multi-instrumentalist Anna Morsett‘s singing and songwriting.


Face Vocal  Band “Back and Forth” from Big Time EP (2017) – When a band sells 7000 seats at Red Rocks on a Sunday (Aug 6), with no outside promotion, a day after performing a free festival event in the market – then proceeds to set a Red Rocks record for most albums sold by a single band at a single show – and THEN donates OVER $30,000 to Colorado public schools for music education – damned well straight they make my BEST of Colorado 2017.  #micdrop


A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017) At the 2017 Colorado Blues Society  “Members’ Choice Awards” A.J. won an unprecedented 8 awards for:  Best Guitarist – Best Solo/Duo – Best Band – Best Male Vocals – Best Slide Guitar – Best Songwriter – Best Acoustic Act – Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”) .. ADD Best of the Colorado Playlist 2017.  A.J. is as much one of our top blues players as he is one of our most outstanding up and coming singer-songwriters.


Tiffany Christopher “Somewhere Behind the Sun” from Tremendous Heart (2017) #2 Fan Poll Favorite 2017 (see above)

Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017) #1 Fan Poll Favorite 2017 (see above)

Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017) I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb to say I think Colorado Springs native Brent Cowles (pronounced Coals) is well on his way to being as much a household name among Colorado music fans as Nathaniel Rateliff or the Lumineers.  Working with members of the Still Tide on his debut, and on stage, Brent got signed to Dine Alone Records, (Dashboard Confessional,  Jimmy Eat World) and came out with one of the most invigorating singalong releases of the year.


Gasoline Lollipops “Love is Free” from Resurrection (2016) Gasoline Lollipops has been one of the most celebrated and talked about up and coming bands in our region during 2017 – performing at Red Rocks, and embarking on their first European tour, while raising funds and recording and releasing a 2018 album in December (Soul Mine).  Resurrection received copious spins at radio around the state – but no more than what they received thanks to stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and 105.5 The Colorado Sound (NoCO).


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol. 1 (2017) Blues With Horns, Vol 1 is the third album by Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame) & the Kings featuring former Freddi Henchi Band founding member Freddi “Love” Gowdy.  The album also features former Estes Park resident Sonny Landreth on slide guitar and John Magnie (Subdudes) on keyboards.

I’ve been playing Chris’ records on various radio stations in NoCO for as long as I can remember going back to the late 80s. This is, by far, the highest charting record of the band’s illustrious career since launching in the early 80s.  National Contemporary Roots Music Report Top 50 Radio Singles Chart “Sweet Memphis” # 1 (October 14) …


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017) ALBUM OF THE YEAR – I’ve been a BHTM album fan since their self released 1989 “Another Mayberry.”  Over the years the band has slipped around various styles, best evidenced by their blues releases as Big Head Blues Club, and albums like Black Beehive and Rocksteady where they toyed with reggae, pop and soul grooves.

If any of us were expecting more of the same from one of Colorado’s most legendary legacy bands we were in store for a HUGE surprise, as the band dove straight down to the depths of their loudest, most raucous rock album of their 30+ year career …an album they teased us with one single at a time for a year before dropping a ten ton load of Boulder rock on us all at once late in 2017 – good thing too cuz I don’t think we could have withstood the crush all at one time.


Garrett Sayers Trio “Diatribe” from Thinkbox (2017) Jazz means different things to different ears.  In the case of the Garrett Sayers Trio, it’s a trip into funk, hip-hop and electronica with an overflowing abundance of intricate arrangements.  The genre bending arrangements, sans any vocals, is at once as accessible as it is mind boggling – a delightful listen – especially late at night when deep thought and introspection is a desired exercise.

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP47

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

WEEK 2
COMES DOWN DEC 20

Last year when I put this list out I had 80 titles up for consideration.  This year there are 120.  That’s a 50% increase in the number of titles that made it onto the list of nominations, and over a 50% increase in the number of titles submitted for consideration, which I lost track of.

If you’re unfamiliar with the titles on the list I do encourage you to do a little digging and discover something new.

VIDEO PICKS OF 2017 

I went through all of the videos that I collected from this past year and put together what I consider my top 26 (yeah, I know) picks of the year.  The rest is up to you to decide.  We’ll narrow it all down in our year end Best Of edition.


 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 EP47

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

HOUR 2

Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
Hillbilly Hellcats “Hillbilly Cat” from Our Brand (1998)
Colony Funk “Coming After You” from CF1 (2017)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Gasoline Lollipops “Soul Mine” from Soul Mine (2018)
Brent Cowles “9th & Lafayette” from Cold Times (2017)
Otis Taylor “My World Is Gone” from My World Is Gone (2013)
A. Tom Collins “Mambo” from Stick & Poke (2013)
The Lonesome Days “Chasin’ Down the Whiskey” from The Lonesome Days (2017)
The Wood Brothers “American Heartache” from Paradise (2015)
Katey Laurel “Old Man Winter” from This Is Christmas (2016)
GogoLab “Tumbleweeds” from Border Patrol (2013)

HOUR 2

Soul Survivors “Have It All Your Way” (1966)
The Trolls “I Don’t Recall” (1966)
(D) Navy “Los Angeles” from TRES (2018) 
SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Danny Shafer “Barbeque” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) The Burroughs “Solid Gold” from Got To Feel (2018)
Dragondeer “When I See” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Second Chances” from The Weatherman (2013)
Montropo “Letter to Mary” from Follow Me (2015)
(D) Sunny & the Whiskey Machine “The Ballad of Becky Tait” from New American Dream (2018)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) King Cardinal “Winter Waltz” from Winter Waltz (2018)
Dana Landry Trio “Sherry” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians affected by natural and personal disasters.

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP45

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

Tuesday DEC 5 is Colorado Gives Day … there are some very worthy charities here in the state including many that are music focused.

No doubt that this week’s big news is the impending release of the first new album in eight years from the Railbenders.  If you heard the show, you got to hear the statewide debut of the first single, “Hard Road.”  The digital release date is set for Dec 19.

If you didn’t tune into the show, bummer .. the new Christmas single from Face Vocal Band is also not available to be embedded – and it’s a truly excellent re-imagining of Led Zepplin‘s “Misty Mountain Hop”  from their new album Bring On Christmas.



VIDEO PICKS OF 2017 

I went through all of the videos that I collected from this past year and put together what I consider my top 26 (yeah, I know) picks of the year.  The rest is up to you to decide.  We’ll narrow it all down in our year end Best Of edition.



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 EP45

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Corsicana “Revelry” from Haven (2016) 


Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Drew Schofield “Break it down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
(D) Florea “Running of the Bulls” from Florea (2018) 


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Poco “Neil Young” from All Fired Up (2013)
Andy Palmer “Heart of Colfax” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) Michael Morrow & the Culprits “Blue Skies” from Raucoud (2017)

Longest Day Of The Year “Black Horse Canyon” from Carapace (2015)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Souther Hillman Furay Band “Fallin in Love” from The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (1974)
(D) Crowboy “Twilight” from Coming Into View (2018)
Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” from Pilot & Crew (2015)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
(D) A Brothers Fountain “Don’t Need No More” from Pine Needles & Streams (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
A. Tom Collins “Baby Doll” from Stick & Poke (2013)
Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
(D) The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
The Yawpers “American Man” from American Man (2015)
(D) Face “Misty Mountain Wonderland” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Matt Skellenger “The Curve” from New Radio (2014)


Happy Holidays — see you in 2018




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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP44

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

David Booker’s Prostate Cancer Fundraising Event, Thursday, Nov.30th,7:30pm, The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO  2199 California St., Denver

David Booker is a local living link to first generation blues legends who moved to Denver from Manchester, England, in 1981. This past June, David was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Since beginning treatment, David has not missed an opportunity to perform.  Over the years, David has himself hosted several benefits for other musicians.

On November 30th, legendary Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels and Freddi Gowdy of Freddi Henchi Band fame (both cancer survivors) are performing as a duo (with special guests) to raise funds to help David’s medical costs. 

Donations can be made anytime at: https:www.gofundme.com/musician-david-booker-fights-cancer prior to Nov. 30th, 2pm.

Early donations are recommended because seating is limited. An early donation is your ticket into the benefit.  After 2PM, if seating is available, donations for admission can be made by cash or check.

All donations are automatically entered to win a $50.00 Chris Daniels & the Kings gift basket. (Must be present to win)

Names of advance donor’s are automatically sent to the promoter of this event, Vera Ptak. Please bring identification for admittance. Questions? Call Vera: 303-241-0814


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Bands do not often rise to popularity or acclaim without some level of tribulation.  Beginning with the departure of the band’s guitarist in 2015 and the death of drummer Luke Mehrens’ fiance the same year, the trio has been pretty much hell bent on succeeding on their own terms.  The SIR Band’s new album, “So Cold,” comes out Dec 8th.



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 EP44

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

HOUR 1

Beast “Move Mountain (You Got It)” from “Beast” (1970)  – One of Colorado’s best from the late 60s and early 70s. Featured Bob Yeazel and Mike Ferris who moved on to Sugarloaf, and Kenny Passarelli who moved on to Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm. Kenny moved on prior to this album being released.

(N) Deep Pocket Thieves “Sunshine Rise” from Fate (2017)
The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Mind” from New World Arisin’ (2018)
Elephant Revival “Ring Around the Moon” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
The Subdudes “Message Man” from Annunciation (1994)
The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017)
Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
(N) Cousin Curtiss “Honey Bee” from Remember Me When (2017)
Ben Haugland “Big foot” from A Million Dreams (2015)

Hour 2

Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Gratitude (1975)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Ark Life “Very Fine Friends” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
These United States “I Want You to Keep Everything” from Everything Touches Everything (2009)
(D) SYLVA “The Game” from The Game (2018)

Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Dearling “Rock Steady” from Inheritance (2017)

Erik Applegate “Get Outta My Head” from Two’s Company (2017)



NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP39

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief

HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT

Feat. Richie Furay w/Tori Pater and Friends, Bobby Messano, and Perpetual Motion

7:30-8:30 = Richie Furay
8:45-9:15 = Perpetual Motion
9:30-10PM = Bobby Messano
10:15-11PM = Tori Pater

Friday, October 27, 2017 – 7:30 PM – doors open at 6:30 pm

Swallow Hill – Daniels Hall – 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210

BUY TICKETS


NEWS, NOTES AND MUSIC

I think I got lost this past week.  Really.  I did get a lot of new music in my inbox – including new releases from Patrick Dune, Tennis, Katie Herzig, Pandas & People, and more … much love to Shilo Gold, whose music I recall playing a few years ago before she moved to Los Angeles, and who recently completed a self-funded tour of Europe.  Her live performance video from the Voice is below.

POLLS – thanks for participating.  I’m trying to get a sense of who we are here — and I can say we’re largely over 45, and like going out to see live music.  Here’s the next on.  I want to know your buying habits.


 IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY 

Many famous (and not so famous) acts have come to Colorado over the decades to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA or NYC.  Among those are acts like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Eagles, which is undoubtedly the most famous of all such acts.

 VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Chris Daniels and the Kings just released their 15th album, Blues with Horns Vol. 1, which once again features Freddi “Love” Gowdy (Freddi Henchi Band).



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 EP39

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “Sun’s a Risin’” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014/1969)
(D) Shilo Gold “Stay With Me Baby (The Voice Performance)” (2017)


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) Dubskin “That Day Will Come” from Light the Dark (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Danny Shafer “My Hometown” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Cousin Curtiss “Sunset Throwdown” from Remember Me When (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Failing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Katie Herzig “Hologram” from Apple Tree (2008)
(N) The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017) 


(N) Francis and the Wolf “What Is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 


Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
(N) Eamon Alger “Good Together” from Small Fish (2017)


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
String Cheese Incident “Get Tight” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)



NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

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Colorado Playlist – S10 EP18 2016

It’s Memorial Day.  If you can’t make it to a cemetery or event honoring our lost in battle, please take a moment to reflect on our service men and women.  #VietnamEraVet  Long live our lost fathers, sons and brothers and sisters. RIP.

I got to stage manage this weekend at the Denver Day of Rock and hang out with some very good friends in music and sound, stage and lighting production … particularly the crews from Mighty Fine Productions (Denver) and Nomad Productions (Austin/Denver).

Happy to see Sarah SlatonDustin Morris and Maxwell Hughes, aka Edison pop into my venue, where Dearling and Foxfield Four started things off … also got to meet Kendall B from KS107.5 and Jim Benemann from CBS4 News – two of our guest emcees for the day.

Very honored to have been able to debut new singles this week from the Motet and OneRepublic .. thanks to Dave Watts and the Motet promotion team for advancing the new album Totem due out July 18th.  Once again, the Motet shows why they are a national caliber Colorado funk band with booty shakin’ songs that will make boomers remember the bump, and their kids something very old school to balance out the nu-skool from whence it came.  “Damn!” would have been a dance-hall smash in 1978-1980 .. and it damn sure might be in 2016.

Make sure you vote in this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music.  I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion.  Thank you.  FUND ME.

If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist AUG 7 @4PM w/ the RailbendersGOATZ! and the Liz Barnez Band.  All Ages.  Tickets $12 Advance / $15 DoS

Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite),Reverbnation, or YouTube.

COLORADO PLAYLIST S10 EP18 

HOUR 1

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “It’s Alright” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Holly Lovell “Temporary” from Still Frames EP (2016)
Chimney Choir “Motion” [single] (2015)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
(N) South of France “Civilization” [single] (2015) 
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Molina Soleil & Aju “Without Papers” from SoulAju (2010)
(N) Pan Astral “Suburban Blues” from Suburban Blues (2016) 
Sixteen Horsepower “The Outlaw Song” from Folklore (2002)
the Railsplitters “Boarding Pass” from The Railsplitters (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from Migration to a Higher Ground (2014)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & the Kings “When You’re Cool” from Live Wired! (1995)
Lannie Garrett “Pickin’ Up After You” from Comes Love (1995)
(D) OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Wherever I Go (2016)


John Oates “Stone Cold Love” from Good Road to Follow (2014)
Shaley Scott “Style” from Rescue Me (2015)
Mary Flower “Baby Please Don’t Go/Green Onions” from Ladyfingers (2001)
Leftover Salmon & Cracker “Eurotrash Girl” from Oh Cracker, Where Art Thou? (2003)
(D) The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016) 
Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Summer Girls” from Round and Round (2013)
(N) Darryl Purpose “When Budddha Smiles At The Elephant” from Still The Birds (2016)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Hot Rize “Blue Night” from Bluegrass Roots (2001)
Raincheck “Boogalues” from Raincheck (2012)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Chris K FOCOMX8 2cI put up a rare rehearsal recording this weekend for the song “Sweet Inspiration” that I wrote for my wife before she passed away.  Our very good friend Chris Kennison (pedal steel) is an original “Goat” and played our wedding.  This was the first rehearsal of the new season with him back in the lineup.  Having him back for our summer shows means a lot to me – it’s the first time he and Chris Jackowski (guitar and vocals) and I will perform without our beloved Miss Pattie in the 13 years we’ve played music together.

https://www.reverbnation.com/goatz/song/26012457-sweet-inspiration-rehearsal-may?wordpress=1&pwc%5Bsize%5D=small

Acoustic GOATZ! will be appearing at CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina in Longmont SATURDAY JUNE 11 … ALL AGES … NO COVER

The FULL band will be appearing with The Ghost of Joseph Buck at Ziggies in Denver THURSDAY JUNE 16 … 21+ $10 8PM-12 …

SHOWS and more at website or at reverbnation

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Season 10 | EP02 JAN 18 2016

The Broncos won!

It’s my birthday.  Daughter and grand daughter in town from Jersey.  Wife not doing well.  I think I’ll take the day off.  But before I shut down the Goat Den for the day I’ve got this week’s playlist, new music shares from Soundrabbit, Rob Drabkin and Masontown – and the video pick of the week, which features Megan Burtt from her appearance last year with the Colorado Symphony.  Enjoy.

Oh, quick tease — How is Shovels & Rope connected to Colorado?  You’ll have to listen to KUNC this week to find out.

THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENTS RICHIE FURAY
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A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Required: enthusiasm and effectiveness * strong leadership skills and likability * compelling communication skills, public speaking experience * organizational skills * desire to move beyond ideas into execution * ability to develop and manage annual budget.

Preferred: background in the music industry * nonprofit experience with fundraising focus * Quickbooks/accounting experience * business marketing experience * entrepreneurial focus

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ofc/5393776197.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/med/5393776203.html

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bus/5393776208.html

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

JAN 19-22 2016  

  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • online at KUNC.org

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S10|EP02 

HOUR 1

Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
(D) Dave Gunders “Too Many Drivers” from Chop Wood Carry Water (2016)
Mollie O’Brien “Sign Your Name” from Tell It True (1996)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
(D) Soundrabbit “Paved” from Paved (2016) 
The Fray “All at Once” from How to Save A Life (2005)
Wendy Woo Band “In the Middle” from Tipping Point (2015)
Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter at All” from Phoenix (2014)
(D) Jay Stott “Dirt & Heartache” from Dirt & Heartache (2016)
Blue Canyon Boys “I want you to want me” from House Full of Sorrow (2009)
Andrew Vogt “Jeep is Jumpin’” from Cats Afoot (2010)

HOUR 2

(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from Wipeout Turn (2016)
Liz Barnez “Simple Song” from Welcome Back (2015)
John Davis “Eloisa” from Dreams of the Lost Tribe (2002)
You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2013)
(D) Rob Drabkin “She Comes and Goes” from She Comes and Goes (2016) 
Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
Lara Ruggles “The Secret Ingredient” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Natalie Walker “Trust” from Strange Bird (2015)
(D) Masontown “Going Across the Sea” from Masontown (2016) 
16 Horsepower “Single Girl” from Folklore (2002)
John Statz “Queen of the Plains” from Tulsa (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Happy Together” from The Arrival (2015)

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