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 S12 EP40 2018

 Monday Oct 22 2018 … Here in about another two weeks we enter the 2019 release year – which will include any NEW releases submitted for airplay after Nov 1.

2018 has been a rather amazing year.  Currently in the CP song catalog for 2018 there are over 390 song titles … from over 100 LPs alone – not including EPs and single releases.

So far this year I’ve seen more singles released than at any time I’ve done this show over the paste 12 years.  This weekend I spoke with the owners of one of our prestigious studios.  They affirmed they’ve seen more singles being produced than at any time they could recall.

Basically, it’s going to make for an interesting end of year “Best Of.”

Congratulations to Randall Frazier and Elisa Canali.  Randall is the long time production manager and talent buyer for Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox as well as a longtime label owner (Helmut Room), sound and recording engineer, producer, tour manager and musician in the scene.  Randall and Elisa met when Randall took her on as an intern learning sound.  She is now Randall’s assistant and soon to be legally married life partner.  Much love to both …

Ophelia’s has also announced they’re launching a new label based on live recordings that Randall will produce at the venue.  The launch is set for early 2019.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame class for 2018 has been announced.  It’s a night dedicated to AEG’s Chuck Morris, who got started promoting shows in Boulder in the late 60s.  Also being inducted – 97.3FM KBCO, a pioneering station with air talent that reaches back into the 70s and 80s.

The show will include performances by Amos Lee, Leo KottkeTodd Park Mohr & Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Isaac Slade & Ben Wysocki (the Fray), Bill Nershi and members of the String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmit & Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) and the Lumineers.  The house backing band for the show is Chris Daniels & the Kings.  Governor Hickenlooper will be hosting the roast of Chuck Morris.  Dec 3 2018 – The Paramount Theater.  


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Covenhoven  at Swallow Hill Music (Denver) Fri, Nov 9

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21

Wildermiss with Silver & Gold and Ivory Circle at the Downtown Artery (Fort Collins) Friday, November 9


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

It shouldn’t be a secret and there’s little doubt that Gregory Alan Isakov is a perennial BEST OF Colorado artist – with a string of exceptional releases, and headlining slots at Red Rocks.  Gregory is in a class of his own in our scene.  This is from his new album Evening Machines.


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation, Spotify or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP40

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

HOUR 1

The Astronauts “Competition Couple” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1997)
The Moonrakers “Trip and Fall” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Hunter Burnette “At Ease” from The Good Life EP (2018)


Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) The SIR Band “So Cold” from So Cold (2018)


Leftover Salmon “House of Cards” from Something Higher (2018)
Wendy Woo Band “Walk Along the Water” from austerity (2011)
My Body Sings Electric “Step Into the Light” from Changing Color (2011)
(N) Plutinos “Falling Away” from Plutinos EP (2018)


Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
Wonderlic “Moses” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)
Walter Gorra “’til Next Time” from In Due Time (2018)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(D) Elyse Miller “Quicksand” (2018)


Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(D) SYCDVK “Oasis In Space” from Lurking Earthlings EP (2018)


Slow Caves “Poser” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No Doubt About It” from Unentitled (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Signal In The Sky (Let’s Go)” from Let’s Go (2001)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(N) Magnolia North “Just Like You” from Magnolia North (2018)
Richard Dean “Wild Night On the Bayou” from Vignettes (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Miss September” from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (2016)
Analog Son “CTI” from Funky Mother (2018)


 

 

CP S12 EP36 2018

 Monday Sept 24, 2018 … It has been a pretty busy week in the scene here lately …

The Burroughs announced they have a new video coming out on September 29, called “Step Into the Music.”  It was done in partnership and collaboration with the Colorado based non-profit organization Sustain Music & Nature.  Here’s the video explaining who they are and what they do.  Look for the video for “Step Into the Music” to appear here (hopefully) next week.  I’ll debut the song in EP37 (SPT 22-28) of the show

The Fort Collins’ sisters SHEL sent out a a VERY EXCITING announcement.  They will be the closing night act for the 2018 Women Sports Film Festival in San Francisco at the end of the month.  Check out the accolades in this promo video!


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Andy Palmer has been one of the brightest highlights of the music scene in our region the past several years, going back to the breakout single “Grrrr,” from his debut “Sometime Around,” that dropped Sept 21 2011 – seven years ago.

Recently, Andy announced an indefinite hiatus from music activities to refocus on other endeavors and his family.  His exit from the scene is amplified by some of the starkest lyrics and imagery in his accomplished and highly praised body of work, in the video for “The Switch,” the title track from his most recent album that came out in May 2017.

As usual in Andy’s music, he leaves us with a hopeful feeling, despite being weighted down by existential burdens in life.  Let’s hope we get to hear more from Andy in the future.  Good luck and good living my friend.

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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP36

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “We Got the Love” from Heartbeat (1982)
(D) Elli Perry “Without You” from Heartbeat (2018)  

 Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Wayfaring Stranger” from Play for the King (2017)
Megan Burtt “Restless” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Covenhoven “Sirens of the Sea” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)


The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
(D) Jill Sobule “Where Do I Begin” from Nostalgia Kills (2018)


Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Keith Oxman “Reverend Lou Founded the Record Store” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
Grayson Erhard “Driving in the Rain” (2018)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from We Just Want The World (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) New Mexican “Heard It On the Radio” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)  

 Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Oxeye Daisy “Last Love Song” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Jackson Emmer “Jukebox” from Jukebox (2018)  
 Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol 1 (2017)
Danny Shafer “Barbecue” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

CP S12 EP35 2018

 THURSDAY SEPT 20, 2018 WOW … I took a week off!  And I need to catch up … I just produced EP 37 for airplay Sept 22-28 and haven’t posted the playlists for EPs 35 or 36 yet … so some house cleaning in order this week and next it seems.

FROM OSKAR BLUES:  We’re stoked to announce our 16th CANiversary show lineup! We’re pulling out all the stops in 2018 with music the Gasoline Lollipops, Bonnie and the Clydes, and Lonesome Days. It’s goin’ down in the Oak Room, one of the most intimate venues in the area, on November 17. TICKETS NOW ON SALE


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Many people who live in our area today may not remember that Jill Sobule grew up in Denver in the 60s and 70s, and attended CU in Boulder.  It was only after she left the area to pursue music professionally that she had a hit in the 90s’ with I Kissed A Girl (no, not the more recent hit by the same name).  Since then, Jill has become known internationally as an exceptional folk artist — though her newest hit may not actually show her in that light.


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP35

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

HOUR 1

The Christines “Hollow” from the Christines (1994)
(N) Devotchka “Angels” from The Night Falls Forever (2018)


King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) The Dollhouse Thieves “Shadow to Your Ghost” from The Dollhouse Thieves (2018)  
 (N) Voodoo Kings “She Dreams” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

 

 Houses “Me & Mr Kelly” from Summer (2009)
Oakhurst “Kooky-eyed Fox” from Dual Mono (2005)
The Railbenders “The Medicine Show” from The Medicine Show (2018)
(D) Kid Reverie “Run” from Kid Reverie (2018)
The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)
The Host Club “Happiness” from Flash of Life (2018)
GogoLab “Honey Trap” from Border Patrol (2013)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule “The Jig Is Up” from Jill Sobule (1995)
(D) Highway 50 “Rise Up Burl” from Rise Up Burl (2018)
piKziL “Here’s the News” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Luckiest Man” from Ways Not To lose (2005)
(D) Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “What Can You Do” from Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)


iZCALLI “A New Lie” from IV (2018)
Achille Lauro “Hard Pressed” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Pretty Lights “Around the Block (feat Talib Kweli)” from A Color Map Of The Sun (2013)
(D) Dream Feed “Push and Pull” from Dream Feed (2018)


The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)
Tia Fuller “Fury of Da’mond” from Diamond Cut (2018)

CP S12 EP22 2018

Monday morning coffee, thinking about the past weekend. The view of the Front Range from my dining room table is obscured this morning – either by smoke from the Durango fire, or a pollution haze. My heart immediately goes out to those communities. There’s no doubt that this will affect the summer outdoor concert season in some parts of the state – and the livelihoods of those dependent on that business.


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

 


This time of year is both a blessing and a curse for live music in our region.  On one hand there are innumerable outdoor shows – many, if not most, free to the public.  On the other hand, indoor venues can suffer from the plethora of FREE outdoor events that are also family friendly and begin and end earlier in the day.

I host the weekly Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Old Town Fort Collins, and the monthly Wellington Main Street Live concert series on the third Saturday of June, July and August.  I also produce and host the annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival and am the main state emcee for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – both in August.  All of these events and HUNDREDS more are FREE to the public and showcase some of the best of the best of Colorado talent.

A late night chat, last night, with a manager of a regional restaurant/music venue – and my own experiences and observations recently – indicates that the deluge of more nationally recognized names performing regionally also has an impact on the local music scene, along with the abundance of FREE outdoor shows.  Bottom line = #supportlocalmusic #supportlocalmusicvenues

Well, it’s official.  I got word from Oriental Theater owners Scott LaBarbera and Andy Bercaw that “Peter Ore is our main booking person for us now – he left Soda Jerk after Livenation bought them out – he’s keeping us super busy.” 


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP22

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

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Is My Love Enough” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(N) Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)


Trout Steak Revival “Side of the Road” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Carolyn’s Mother “Back Porch” from Joy (2000)
(N) Robin Lyn Band “Fly” from Things That Fly (2018)


Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Moments in Denial (1996)
(N) Jeff Finlin “God Only Knows” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Waters and Collins “Be Careful” from In the Grow Shed (2018)


Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Esme Patterson “No River” from We Were Wild (2016)
(D) Ryan Adams “Westword” (2018)
The Yawpers “Mon dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)