CP S14 EP24 2020

It’s not often I introduce a new feature on the.  In fact I can’t recall the last time.  I’ve wanted to showcase albums from Caribou Ranch for some time now.  Caribou Ranch stands out as one of the crown jewels of the Colorado music scene throughout the seventies and eighties – and many of the records recorded there are considered true classics.  I hope you enjoy the segment called Classics From the Caribou Ranch Collection.

The week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) has only two songs for you to rate.  I was very lucky to secure two radio only premiers from Boulder’s Trevor Hall and Fort Collin’s Johnny & the Mongrels, both from upcoming releases.

We got to head up into the Poudre Canyon this weekend to visit my friend Dani Grant and her team at the Mishawaka.  You need to call ahead for a table.  Yes, there is live music on the Poudre on this summer.


Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support  FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association)  Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with  Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).


TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 20

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COLORADO RADIO (14 stations tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHIPPOORWILL – The Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
4. ADAM ANGLIN – Am I Gonna Die Now?LP (June-20)
5. TREVOR HALLPut Down What You Are Carrying f. Brett Dennen SINGLE (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

For the third week in a row the TOP 5 has remained the same at RMR.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

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

HOUR 1

Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Rick Derringer – Cheap Tequila – All American Boy (1973)
(P) Trevor HallMy Own (2020)
Kid Reverie – Afraid – Kid Reverie (2018)
Megan Burtt – The Bargain – The Bargain (2015)
Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – TrashCannon (2020)
Sweetwater Well – Zoeology – More Than Mountains: Benefit for Colorado (1996)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
(D) Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)

Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All For Money (2019)
The Knew – Bang the Drum – Man Monster (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Mr. Super Cool – Proceed to Route (2019)

HOUR 2

Elton John – The Bitch Is Back – Caribou (1974)
Elton John – Dixie Lily – Caribou (1974)
(P) Johnny & The Mongrels – Music Man – Creole Skies (2020)
Movers & Shakers – She Treats Me Right – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
The Yawpers – Burdens – American Man (2015)
Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Lane-O Beautiful Mutha ft. Bri Bryant B(2020)

The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Western Skies – High Country (2014)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I gotta say – the only reason you don’t hear something like this on the regularly aired program is the FCC ban on f-bombs and other inappropriate language.  Otherwise… this shit kills, and this man brings it old skool.

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)

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Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

CP S14 EP12 2020

Monday March 30, 2020 – The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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

HOUR 1

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

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

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

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

HOUR 2

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

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

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CP S14 EP11 2020

Monday March 23, 2020If there’s one thing you cannot get a musician to do it’s put down their instruments.  If there is no formal stage to perform on, we will build one.  And we figure if we build it, they will come (to steal an oft used phrase from a famous movie).

Well, that’s exactly what’s been happening.  Live streaming concerts – solo living room concerts to full stage full band productions have been streamed almost constantly the past several days. With that in mind: I’m producing a supplemental hr of the  show highlighting bands that will be live streaming March 30-April 4.


A couple of years back I founded 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 the music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities. We are currently teaming up with other organizations like ours to help out as best we can.

We appreciate all the donations we’ve received.  The board of directors is working on ways to share those donations with our community.


The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from my sponsors.  What I have to offer is a way to reach thousands of people every week around the state, via messaging on the Colorado Playlist. I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

The NOCO HEMP EXPO scheduled for March 27-28 has been rescheduled for August 6-8.  Thanks to them for their financial support.  I’m looking forward to emceeing their Northern Colorado “super-star” show, alongside Denver rock radio legend Uncle Nasty.  See you there in August.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Humor, they say, is a terrific stress reliever – so much so it seems, that I’ve only watched rom-coms and comedy movies and tv shows lately.  This lyric video is just what the doctor ordered – so to speak.

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

the Astronauts – Little Ford Ragtop – Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Summer Means Fun – Sons of the Beaches (1975)
(D) Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)

Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
(N) Big Gigantic – Free Your Mind (feat. Jennifer Hartswick) – Free Your Mind (2020)

Last Call Romance – What Do I Have to Prove – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
The Railbenders – Whiskey Rain – Segundo (2004)
Drag The River – Having A Party – Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
(D) Jonny Barber – Everytime I Close My Eyes (2020)
Francis & the Wolf – What Is Left – Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Shovels & Rope – Mississippi Nuthin’ – By Blood (2019)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Finn O’Sullivan – Lipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)

Oxeye Daisy – Where Your Mind Goes – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
The Yawpers – Burdens – American Man (2015)
(N) Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)
SHEL – The Battle of Evermore – SHEL (2012)
Katie Herzig – Summer – Walk Through Walls (2014)
(D) OneRepublic – Didn’t I – Human (2020)

Tyto Alba – Oh Pride – Sucker (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
David Baker Trio – Shiny Stockings – Minus Piano (2019)

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CP S14 EP08 2020

Monday March 2, 2020 – Another week and another weekend full of live music.  Friday night I emcee’d the Future Arts Foundation‘s Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase at the St. Vrain event center in Longmont.  Congrats to Travis Albright and his team for an amazing month of music that included some of the top Americana country-folk, singer-songwriters and bluegrass in our scene today along with a few nationally recognized names.  Look for more from FAF in the near future.

Saturday night was spent at Washington’s FoCO for the 105.5 The Colorado Sound 4th b-day party.  Being one of the staff and on air talent at 105.5 has been among the greatest joys of my 41 years in NoCO broadcasting.

The opening act was Kiltro, a Denver band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Castillo, originally from Chile.  According to the guests who attended with me (2 most recently moved here from New Jersey), Kiltro won the night because of their Chilean influences and because the vocals appeared secondary to the music, which reminded them of Pink Floyd at times.

Now managed by 7s Management (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, The Motet, Brent Cowles), Kiltro will be appearing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park and the Gothic Theater in Denver over the next couple of weeks.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Taylor Shae put out three albums by the time she was 18.  There are not too many artists anywhere who have achieved this.  This video was filmed during Taylor’s stay at Caribou Ranch and the Boulder County Artist in Residence program.  (Watch until the end for a surprise TWIST ENDING )

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

Firefall – Mexico – Firefall (1976)
(D) Taylor Shae – Ghost Chair (2020)


New Mexican – Sold It Back – Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(N) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Whippoorwill – California – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Great American Taxi – New Millennium Blues – Reckless Habits (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Is How We Do Things In The Country – The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004)
(D) Card Catalog – Arms Burning – Push (2019)

Slow Caves – Rover – Poser / Rover 7″ (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Post-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

Poco – When It All Began – Legacy (1989)
(P) John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
(N) Tyler T. – I’ll Be Fine – Wildflower (2020)

Wood Belly – Gone Are the Days – Man on the Radio (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Goodbye World – Strange Days (2000)
The Samples – Wild River – Return To Earth (2001)
(D) Alex Rhodes – Break My Heart – Hometown Rootage (2020)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Stop Shakin’ – Long Way Home (2018)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Brian Claxton – When I Get Home – The Yard (2020)

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