CP S12 EP19 2018

One of the most popular hits in classic rock history, Dream On by Aerosmith, came out three years before some disc jockey decided to play it on the radio – and the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m not saying the same thing is happening this week, but I want to draw your attention to two (D) tracks in this week’s show that came out a year ago and to this point never made it to the show – one from the Motet, and one from a “new” band out of Colorado Springs – Audible.  Let me know what you think of them in this week’s MMMM.

Another (D) track this week is from Andreas Devalera who I shared a stage with several months ago – and whose new release is the work, not of an 18 year old HS grad, but of someone many years older with greater life experiences and time spent on his multiple instruments.

Already proficient on 10 instruments, Andreas is one of those kids voted on as most likely to succeed – and evidenced by such a stunning debut, I’m inclined to agree.  Sorry I don’t have an embed for the song I played.  His cd release show was last night in Denver – so it may take a little while longer before the album is uploaded to your favorite new music streaming site.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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 EP19

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

HOUR 1

Acoustic Junction “Broken Mirrors” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Andreas DeValera “Falling” from Andreas DeValera (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “eden” from Thought I’d Die In This Place (2017)
(D) Vermillion Road “Gasoline” from Escape EP (2018)

Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Everything About You” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) The Motet “Supernova” (2017)

Dubskin “That Day Will Come” from Light the Dark (2017)
The Dominant 7 “South Corea” from 14 Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

The Fluid “On My Feet” from purplemetalflakemusic (1993)
Retrofette “Skeletons” (2016)
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No Doubt About It” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Audible “Whoa” (2017) 


Kyle Emerson “In My Mind” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Katey Laurel “Only Human” from Periscope (2014)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
(D) Thunder And Rain “Start Believing” from Start Believing (2018)

Antonio A. Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

CP S12 EP18 2018

Colorado Symphony, now operating in the black, catches break on rent for city-owned Boettcher Concert Hall. According to the article in the Denver Post, the Colorado Symphony ended the year in the black for the first time since a 2011 internal review declared it was on the brink of disaster.  As a result, the Denver City Council voted to provide the symphony savings of $166k a year in the way of free office space and cheaper rent to use Boettcher Concert Hall.  Follow the link for more info.

Gasoline Lollipops will soon have a new sound and a new drummer.  Adam Perry, who was also once the drummer for the Yawpers as they were emerging in the scene, has announced he’s leaving the band to put more efforts into his job at a Boulder law firm, writing for Westword, and his now 8 year old daughter.  Band leader Clay Rose says the sound of the band will morp into more spacey and psychedelic themes.  The story was first reported in the Boulder Beat.

Last week I reported on the death of Denver Joe.  In the meantime, long time friend and Denver musician Marty Jones wrote a terrific tribute to Joe for Westword.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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 EP18

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

HOUR 1

John Denver “Back Home Again” from Essential John Denver (2007)
(D) Jeff Finlin “Love Will Light the Way” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Between the Lines” from Long Way Home (2018)
(N) Andy Sydow “Reasons for Departure” from Reasons for Departure (2018)


Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Francis and the Wolf “call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)


Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Wood Belly “Solid Ground” from Solid Ground (2018)


A.J. Fullerton “Kalamath” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) Pan Astral “When Summer Comes” (2018)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Raven and the Writing Desk “hands//heart” from hands//heart (2015)
(N) Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) Jaden Carlson Band “Keep It Movin’” from Keep It Movin’ (2018)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

 

CP S12 EP14 2018

For the past twenty plus years my music interests, as a fan/consumer and an industry guy, has been focused on non-theatrical forms of presentation.

Over the past few months, however, my girlfriend – who enjoys musicals – has taken me to the Bug Theater to see presentations of musicals of Evil Dead, Disaster, and Reefer Madness presented by the Equinox Theater Company.  Both Evil Dead and Reefer Madness are award winning and critically praised presentations.

If you haven’t attended a good – or any –  little theater presentation recently, I highly encourage you to see the current presentation of Reefer Madness the musical .. it may not be pop, rock, country, soul or blues – but it sure is one hellova good time in one of Denver’s treasured theaters.

Being a musician fronting my own band, I know how hard it is to get three voices in sync.  Watching the ensemble crew Saturday night, I was amazed at just how much work must have gone into making sure they sang well together – and danced together on such a small stage as that at the Bug.

The house band, which stays behind the scenes, is among the best I’ve heard in the region regardless of style.  The only thing I found lacking was the audio engineer, who failed on several occasions to bring up the mic level on the “narrator,” a main character in the play.  There were also other instances where dialogue was muddied or muffled.  But sitting in row three center stage I was able to make out most of what was being said – most of the time.

Overall – if you want to break away from seeing a band perform at one of the many fine music venues, head to the Bug for the current Reefer Madness the Musical presentation.  It’s been one of my favorite music experiences in 2018.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’ve known Andy Sydow as a friend and consulting client since he graduated from college about six years ago now.  Along the way, I’ve been able to enjoy a young artist mature into his own voice.  Reasons For Departure is his latest release.  This is the title track.

 


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 S12 EP14

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

HOUR 1

Rick Roberts “Deliver Me” from Windmills (1973)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “A Little Honey” from Tearing At The Seams (2018) 


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) Reverend Freakchild “Personal Jesus (On The Mainline)” from Dial It In (2018)


(N) Rubedo “Sungazer” from Vaca (2018)


The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
The Subdudes “Papa Duke and the Mud People” from Behind the Levee (2006)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Analog” from Something Higher (2018)
Antonio A. Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
(D) Emily Takahashi “Not Spoken`” from Not Spoken (2018)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “When Love Comes Running” from Heartbeat (Remix 2018) (2018)
(D) Rob Drabkin “It’s A Beautiful Day” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)


Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2017)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Chloe Tang “Stranger” (2018)


Plutinos “Hand in Hand” from Plutinos EP (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do Things in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Pill-Poppin Country Weirdo” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
(D) Ryan Chrys “Someday We’ll Never Come Back” from The Catskills (2018)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol 1 (2017)
iZCALLI “I Don’t” from IV (2018)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Jason Moran & Thomas Morgan “Jasper” from I Am A Man (2017)



April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP13 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  This week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) is filled with some tasty video releases, so no need for a Video Pick of the Week, although both the Reverend Freakchild and the Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir videos could easily have owned that slot this week – as tasty as each of them are. 

There are six new cuts this week to KEEP or DELETE – your vote matters.

I’m particularly happy to share the new Kid Astronaut (Jon Shockness) with you this week.  I’ve been a fan of his since his days with Air Dubai.  A few years ago he became the co-founder of Conscious Creatives, an artist network that creates opportunities and support for artists and creators to meet, collaborate and showcase their work.

Reverend Freakchild is a relative newcomer to the Colorado music scene.  Originally from New York, by way of Hawaii, the Reverend is studying at Naropa University where he’s pursuing a Masters of Divinity Degree.  He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall and has had music featured in many TV programs and commercials, and national radio advertising campaigns.

Robin Lyn is another new/not-new artist in our scene.  Currently a psycho-therapist in Boulder, Robin spent nearly a decade on the road out of Nashville, touring Asia, Europe and the US – often performing upwards of six nights a week, before she decided to settle down in Colorado.


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 S12 EP13

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

HOUR 1

Dewey Terry “Sweet As Spring” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Places” from Something Higher (2018)


The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Danny Shafer “Barbecue” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(D) Robin Lyn Band “Icarus” from Things That Fly (2018)


I, Alone “Good Fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Wendy Woo Trio “Out of My Head Over You” from Luxury (2007)
(D) Reverend Freakchild “Dial It In!” from Dial It In (2018)


Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch It Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Michael Stanley “Rosewood Bitters” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(D) Kid Astronaut “Called To Say” from Full Moon (2018)


OneRepublic “Kids” from Oh My My (2016)
The Apples in Stereo “Energy” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Bevin Luna “Get It Right” from Baby Dragon (2018)


Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate” from Little Steps EP (2013)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018)


Beth Preston “Gentle Eyes” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bill Frisell “rumble” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)



April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP12 2018

This coming Friday, April 6, will mark the 12th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist.  The show originated at 88.9FM KRFC and is now heard statewide across 24FM frequencies.  I am currently working on adding #25.

Thanks especially to Oskar Blues and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre for supporting the show.  Congrats to the new Oskar Blues location, the Black Buzzard, for picking up honors as Best New Venue in Denver.  The venue also picked up props for being the best place to catch some mid-week comedy.

A friend turned me onto something cool last week –  The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 … The compilation came out in 2017.  Tumbleweed Records is an important part of our Colorado music heritage and history.  The story can be found here.  I’ve included a couple of cuts in this week’s show.

I got an advance copy of the new Leftover Salmon album, Something Higher! last week.  Expect it to be a featured album the next several weeks.  There’s plenty of “wow, I didn’t expect that” on the record to enjoy – thanks to producer Steve Berlin and the band’s unrelenting desire to expand their sound.  The album drops on May 4 with a special show at E-Town Hall.


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 S12 EP12

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

HOUR 1

(D) Danny Holien “Hick” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(N) Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018) 


A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Beale Street” from American Man (2015)
(D) Elise Wunder “In Your Arms” from Desert Lonely (2018)


Covenhoven “Where to begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) Jennifer Jane Nicely “Child of God” from Angels, Demons, Red-Tailed Hawks (2018) 


Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Beans and Weenies” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

(D) Arthur Gee “Plain Talk” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(D) Yarrow “Always” from Sit Tight (2018) 


Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) Samuel Lee “Said and Done” from Mirrors Vol. 1 (2018)

OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Reno Divorce “She’s In Love With the Avenue” (2018)


Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Get Mine” from Rain Fire (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)



April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S11 EP07 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  That video is the trailer for a documentary that was featured as part of the Boulder International Film Festival this weekend.  I managed to make the sold out showing on Sunday at the Longmont museum.

When the Magic Music album came out about two years ago now, it was not what many of us expected, or had hoped for – and the tell is in the movie itself.  A disclaimer is in order here: I was part of the promotion team for the Magic Music album.  The documentary really tells the story of the band and allows us to see what they could have (have?) become since they broke up in 1976.

Magic Music is an ingrained part of both the Boulder music scene of the 70s and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  They were, in fact, the first “jamband” in Colorado music history.  After successful reunion appearances at the Boulder Theater and the release of the documentary, Chris Daniels, aka “Spoons,” announced they are working on booking some shows in and around the area for this season.https://i2.wp.com/magicmusicband.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Front-Slider-Magic-Music-Oxford-Hotel-1973-blk-960x360.jpg


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 S12 EP07

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

HOUR 1

Alpha Centauri “One Night At A Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Dragondeer “Believe” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “All the Love You Need” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(D) Antonio Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016) 


The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “Little Willie” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
(D) Lost Walks “The Prettiest One” from Wolf, Woman, Man (2017) 


Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Silver & Gold “State Lines” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) LaRissa Vienna and the Strange “Craving Chaos” from Neptune Vii (2017)

Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Bad Weather California “Let it Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) Darling Overdrive “Panic” from Stranded EP (2018) 


The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
MLIMA “Sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

CO PLAYLIST – S12 EP06 2018

I don’t often share an older cut in the weekly MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  This week, I “found” YouTube audio of “Move On” from Opie Gone Bad, who were one of the top local acts in the region for over a decade.  So I included it.

This week’s Video of the Week is included in the MMMM as a new cut for you to vote on.

FY5 has been and is one of my favorite new-acoustic-bluegrass acts since they emerged on the scene over a decade ago, after the Youngbergs (Aaron & Erin) and Finders (Mike & Amy) met in Iowa, and the Finders (pronounced Finnders)  moved to Northern Colorado.  That meeting formed the basis for Finders & Youngberg, which evolved into FY5 with the addition of outstanding fiddle player Ryan Drickey and mandolinist Rich Zimmerman.

Their new album, The Way These Things Go showcases some of the most vibrant songwriting and ensemble performances in the genre in our area, and the impeccable production by Aaron “AA” Youngberg makes it one of the most enjoyable road trip additions in the car this year.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & CP Present

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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 S12 EP06

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

HOUR 1

John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from Definitive All Time Greatest Hits (2004)
(D) FY5 “White Colored Pencil” from The Way These Things Go (2018)


Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Drag the River “I Remember Now” from Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Darling Overdrive “Into the Mystic” from Stranded EP (2018) 


The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

The Monocles “Psychedellic (That’s Where it’s At)” (1966)
The Moonrakers “I Was Wrong” from Anthology (2007)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Get Up and Go” from High Country (2014)
(D) CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018) 


Porlolo “Wasting Time” (2018)
Opie Gone Bad “Move On” from Live At Red Rocks (2010)

The Soul Thieves “Every Day” from Microphone In the Sugarbowl (2000)
(N) Crowboy “With My Friends” from Coming Into View (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Days Gone By” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Ninth + Lincoln Orchestra “Your Cent” from Ninth & Lincoln (2008)