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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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTLYGkfkx3rr3vrrTiW-SgL3rJyozbFX

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

CP S14 EP05 2020

Monday Feb 9, 2020 — A few days early, I know, but Happy Valentine’s Day, a holiday originally established in the 5th century CE as a feast honoring the Christian martyr Saint Valentine who died in the 3rd century CE.  It wasn’t until the 15th century CE that the holiday became associated with romantic love.  And now here we are in the 21st century.

And, of course, none of this has anything to do with Colorado music – except for the songs that have been or are being published this week honoring the date – and the intentions.

I often get asked when will be the next time I’m out performing or emceeing an event.  Yesterday, and three more times this month I’m emceeing the Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase, along with my friends from 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

This month long showcase of Colorado and national talent benefits Future Arts Foundation which serves to “…provide Colorado schools with instruments and allow us to host free youth arts workshops to the children of Colorado teachers, first responders, and military members.”

Gasoline Lollipops, Whippoorwill, SHEL, Bonnie & the Clydes and Josiah Johnson (the Head and the Heart) are just some of the great acts that kicked off the first weekend.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m very happy to be premiering a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.  The Colorado native is dropping his newest song “Still my Girl” on February 13th.  “Still My Girl” is a story of finding flaws and imperfections in a significant other to be what you love most about them.

Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty and Anders Osborne, Andy started his career as a singer songwriter after working as a dueling piano player.  His last release in 2018, Reasons for Departure, brought positive reviews from press outlets including Pens Eye View and No Depression. It was also nominated for an LA Music Critic Award and two Colorado Playlist Best of 2018 Awards.  Andy can be found playing at some of Denver’s top-tier venues, including the Bluebird, Gothic and Ogden.

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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

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

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Texas Two Lane (1975)
(D) Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
(N) Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
Philip Bailey – Won’t Waste Time – Love Is Real EP (2010)
(P) Write Minded – Questions (2020)
CITRA – Static Erratic – Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
Zed – Confunksion (2020)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Sweet Burgundy – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Andy Sydow – Still My Girl (2020)

Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Hypnotist – Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
(P) The Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Drag The River – Having A Party – Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
(D) Mama Magnolia – Take This Love (2020)

Jackson Emmer – Home Is On the Road – Diamond Ranch Vol. 1 (2019)
Danny Shafer – Jesus, Tonto And Springsteen – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Head for the Hills – Omotola (2020)

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CP S14 EP03 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Damn, I’m late this week.  5PM on a Monday and I’m just sitting down at the keyboard.  Hope you weren’t counting on me or anything. 😉

New music in the MMMM below = Tyler T., Tennis, The Still Tide, and Foxfeather.  Don’t forget to rate each one from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).  Last week you crushed the polls.

When was the last time you got to see a Denver TV news anchor strap on a guitar and play to a nearly sold out room? Friday night, Channel 7’s Shannon Ogden graced the Walnut Room, with some 90 (est.) friends in attendance.  Shannon is an accomplished singer-songwriter, who also happens to enjoy performing music from Grace Potter, whose songs he opened and closed the set with.  Shannon has been in Denver now three years, after spending several years in Jacksonville Florida, where he performed on a regular basis.

Boulder’s Paul Kimbiris opened the night with a forty five minute that included new music.  Paul’s got a new EP coming out in April with a tour scheduled supporting Amy Speace from Nashville. Paul’s songs “…have appeared on several major network TV shows such the Emmy award winning cop drama “The Shield”, “Gang Related” on FOX, the ABC drama “Forever”, and most recently USA networks “Queen of the South.”

Big thanks to Shannon for ending the show just after 10PM for us “older” folk — and big ups to Channel 7 sports director Lionel Bienvenu for sitting right up front with his wife, enjoying his friend’s show.

Saturday night we hit the Mercury Cafe to check out one of Denver’s newest neo-soul projects, Last Nerve.  I’d been looking forward to this experience for nearly a decade, since the first time I heard Merrian “MJ” Johnson perform with her mother Erica Brown, and Colorado blues legend Dan Treanor.  Despite it being a debut appearance, the nearly packed out room was there to encourage her and the well rehearsed five piece backing her up.  The band grooved straight off downbeat and never let down during the one set we stayed for … an after 10PM start time was a bit rough … especially the next morning.


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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

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

HOUR 1

Danny Holien – Colorado – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971 – 1973 (2017)
(D) Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)

The SIR Band/Liptruce – Wading – So Cold (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Bo DePena – Long Road to Denver (2020)
Claire Heywood – The Wind, It Howls – The Wind It Howls (2019)
Otis Taylor – Little Willie – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
(P) Trout Steak Revival – The Heart Wants – The Light We Bring (2020)
Covenhoven – Sirens Of The Sea – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Pandas & People – Watch It Burn – Out to Sea EP (2017)
Erik Applegate – Get Outta My Head – Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – The Power Of Gold – Greatest Hits (1978)
(D) Tennis – Need Your Love – Need Your Love – Swimmer (2020)

Oxeye Daisy – Darling Boy – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
The Christines – Hollow – The Christines (1994)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
(D) Foxfeater – The Rules (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr owns Starr’s Guitars in Cedaridge Colorado.  He happens to be friends with part time Colorado resident and musician John Oates.  John has worked with several Colorado acts over the years, including the John Oates Trio, Paper Bird and others.  They asked Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale to join the fun on David’s newest video.


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CP S14 EP02 2020

In last week’s post, I changed the way we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  I changed from KEEP / DELETE to you rating each entry 1-5, with 5 being “best.”

My hope is that you listen to each entry and if you’re in a band and you’re directing your fans here, they too will listen to and rate the new music.  What tends to happen is fans “vote” for their band, but don’t bother to check out the other entries. Hmmmm. Here’s hoping for better outcomes.

The lineup for the Greeley Blues Jam, the weekend of June 12-13, was announced this past Friday night.  Along with the national acts, Colorado bands include Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, the Movers & Shakers, Erica Brown & the Cast Iron Queens, and the Grace Kuch Band.

Two new acts …sorta … showcased at the party Friday night.  The Sean Hagemeister Trio featuring Johnny Burroughs on guitar (slide and lead), bass and vocals and Mary Claxton on drums. Also appearing, the debut of Nick of Time, a Bonnie Raitt tribute.

In more personal news, my bandmates in GOATZ! got together for my birthday party Saturday night.  Expect us on stage soon.  Hopefully by March.


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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

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

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves – Nine – Quiet After the Storm (1995)
(D) Neoma – Young – Real (2020)

The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
(D) J. Robert Miller – Fuel – Fuel (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Time Machine – The Maestro And The Elephant (2013)
SHEL – On My Way – SHEL (2012)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
(D) Glass Cases – In Between (2019)

Andy Sydow – Reasons for Departure – Reasons for Departure (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Two Highways – High Country (2015)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)

HOUR 2

Monocle/Higher Elevation – The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1964)
The Poor – The Mind Goes High – Psychedelic States: Colorado In The 60s (2007/1969)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright – It’s Still Alright (2020)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Wishing Well – All We Have (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
OneRepublic – Someone To Save You – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Jeff Austin – Simple Truth – The Simple Truth (2015)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

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Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 18, 2020

    1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    2. The Lumineers – III
    3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
    5. The Subdudes – Lickskillet

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CP S14 EP01 2020

Happy New Year.  Back in the office, and ready to grind.  I hope you had a super fantabulous holiday season.

I made a change to how we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  Instead of voting to KEEP or DELETE the song from the CP library, I’m asking you to RATE THE MUSIC 1 (worst) to 5 (best).

Congratulations to the winners in the FoCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) 2019 Peer Awards, held Sunday Jan 12 2020 at Washington’s Fort Collins (a CP supporter).

Along with all the other winners, the Fort Collins based Americana band Whippoorwill took home Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Performance of the Year and Americana/folk Band of the Year.  Whippoorwill’s Alysia Kraft took home Front-Person of the Year honors .. both for her efforts in Whippoorwill and in Pattie Fiasco. 

Among the evening’s highlights was a live appearance by the Beeves, one of the hottest up and coming rock bands in the region today. It’s pretty easy to see why they are, based on their brief two song set.

The Subdudes latest, Lickskillet, breaks the TOP 5 most reported Colorado titles in Roots Music Report this week (see below)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

It’s pretty rare that I lead off with a video for a song I haven’t been able to play on the show yet, but the new single from Nathaniel Rateliff came out before it arrived in my in-box.

If you’re expecting a new roots R&B record, you’ll be sad.  If you were hoping for new direction, you’ll be disappointed.  This is a throwback record in Nathaniel’s diverse catalog of songs, and styles.  Before there was Nathaniel Rateliff the rhythm and blues artist, there was Nathaniel the folk artist.  Tossed in for good measure was Nathaniel the alternative rock artist (Born In the Flood) and indie folk-rock artist (the Wheel).

This won’t be an easy record to listen to. Nathaniel has suffered a divorce and the death of his friend and songwriting collaborator Richard Swift. We may love the Night Sweats swagger and swing, but Nathaniel has always been best when he has stripped away the layers and noise, and gotten quieter.

The Missouri born Denver transplant is destined for a Grammy Award nomination someday, and the kind of long career enjoyed by songwriters like John Prine (who he’s rumored to be doing an album with). Songs like this only add to the pedigree.


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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr – Sierra Cowgirl – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)

Leftover Salmon – Places – Something Higher (2018)
Strange Americans – Rocks / Rolls – That Kind of Luster (2014)
Lettuce – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Elevate (2019)
Slow Caves – Falling Through the Clouds – Falling (2019)
MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009)
Kan’nal – Wolves – Myth Magic (2008)
(N) Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Wounded Bird – Medication For My Heart – Fools & Clowns, Pt.1 (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Worth It – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)

HOUR 2

Beast – Spaceman – Beast (1969)
(D) Rob Drabkin – Two Left Feet (The Way You Move) (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Shoe Boot – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Michael Trent – When I… – The Winner (2010)
The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)
Tyto Alba – Oh Pride – Sucker (2019)
Devotchka – Transliterator – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Best Of (2004)
Wildermiss – Fallin’ – In My Mind (2020)
Instant Empire – I’m Alive – 12×12 (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Wipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) Euforquestra – Some Things Are Not Known (single) (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

The obscure MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009) is not on YouTube.  It is, however, on Soundcloud and Spotify.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 11, 2020

  1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  2. The Lumineers – III
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. The SubdudesLickskillet
  5. Cass Clayton – Play Nice

    105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20 2020
  • Musketeer Gripweed at Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins, Jan 18 2020
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

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