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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP47

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

WEEK 2
COMES DOWN DEC 20

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

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

VIDEO PICKS OF 2017 

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


 MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP47

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

HOUR 2

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

HOUR 2

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



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP44

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

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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



MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP44

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

HOUR 1

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

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

Hour 2

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

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

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



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP21



SUMMER is officially in full swing, which of course means I’m busier than all get out.  And so are you LOL.  Last Thursday I hosted the first Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins, with SHEL.  It’s one of the most ideal settings in Northern Colorado, and over 1000 enthusiastic fans were out in force to support the girls.

This week I get the pleasure of hosting my friends in the Blue Canyon Boys on the Old Town Square stage.

Saturday I hosted the Poudre River Fest for the second time in a row – the lineup was great with the Patti Fiasco and Gasoline Lollipops anchoring the top of the bill.

SHEL at Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live

SUNDAY was a somewhat special day … I attended my first CHUN People’s Fair in 4 years, when I retired as main stage manager, official emcee and as a member of the PF steering committee.

CHUN no longer produces the event.  It’s also considerably scaled down from years past.  When I first became involved with PF at the turn of the century, over 120 acts performed on five stages.  Today, only a couple dozen acts appear on two stages – and for the first time, national level acts made their way onto the main stage.  All things considered the smaller event came off extremely well – and the weather for once was not an impediment for folks to come out for the weekend.


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BILLY JOEL

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 SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP21

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

HOUR 1

Gary Stites “Lonely for You” (1960)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” (1960)
(D) Zach Heckendorf “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” from Artifacts (2017)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Just Human” from The Terrible Dinner Guest (2016)
(D) Maya Bennett “No Eyes” from More of Less (2016) 


The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
(N) Head for The Hills “Potions and Poisons” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Von Stomper “New Orleans” from Americado (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Firegirl” from APT 203 (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand to Be In Love With You” (1965)
The Doppler Effect “Memphis Woman” (1966)
(N) Andy Palmer “All Named Mary” from The Switch (2017) 


Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
12 Cents for Marvin “Define Your Love” from It’s Not Over (2016)
(N) Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017) 
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Otis Taylor “Ten Million Slaves” from Recapturing the Banjo (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
(N) The Coteries “Santa Fe” from Reason In The Road (2016) 


The Rifters “Architecture of a Fire” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP14

New music shares this week from Debajo del Agua, Analog Son (f. Ivan Neville), Natalie Tate, and Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts.  I also played a new cut from Wolf van Elfmand, but there was no embed available to share.  Ditto Rose Hill Drive who I had hoped to share also this week.

Look for new releases next week from Andy Palmer and Head for the Hills among others.

SHOW NEWS = 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins moved the show to Saturdays from 4PM to 6PM.

GOAT ON THE TOWN

(I know that’s some corny shit .. but what the hell)

Look into any nook and cranny today and you can find live music.  This is especially true of brew pubs, where on just about any night of the week you can find an amazing array of local talent – generally of the singer-songwriter variety, and mostly in country, bluegrass, and folk styles — and mostly acoustic, although there are certainly exceptions to all those things.

The Prairie Scholars – CHUBurger Longmont – April 14

I stopped by Oscar Blues CHUBurger in Longmont Friday evening for a burger and a beer and caught up with friends Jessica and Andy Eppler, aka the Prairie Scholars… one of, if not the top duo playing Longmont right now… holding court every Tuesday night at SKEYE Brewing‘s open mic night.  SKEYE Brewing also hosts music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 9.  See their schedule online for details about the acts playing there.

Echo Brewing in Frederick does not offer live music regularly, according to the staff.  I stopped by there Saturday afternoon to see a friend and have a couple of pints.  Echo was celebrating their 5th Anniversary, and as a special event treat they had local garage rock cover band Cat Jerky playing.  It was a perfect afternoon to have a killer Kolsch and enjoy some classic rock and country.


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Cary Morin & Johnny HickmanBuy Tickets Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM SpokesBUZZ Lounge Bellvue, CO

Townes Van Zandt

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I first became aware of, and a fan of Debajo del Agua in 2007, when they released Arte-Santo.  Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on some shows around the region. Then, following their 2008 release The World Upside Down, the band inexplicably dropped off my radar.  I’m happy to say, they have a new album out for 2017 – with a renewed vision and expanded sound.

From their website bio:  Debajo del Agua has been a pillar of the artivist musical community for over a decade. While their musical style is not easily categorized or defined, it is focused on fusing hip hop with the melodies of Andean music, samba, son, salsa, cumbia, reggae, and reggaeton, creating a flavorful blend of melodies, spiced up with a style of its own. The members of Debajo del Agua span the Americas coming from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States.


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 SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP14

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

HOUR 1

The Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You” (1965)
Boenzee Cryque “Sky Gone Grey” (1967)
(D) Wolf Van Elfmand “The New Folk” from Real Wolf (2017)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
Devotchka “Exhaustible” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
Finnders & Youngberg “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
(D) Analog Son “Sunshine (feat. Ivan Neville)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Luvroot” from Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) Natalie Tate “You Are What You Can’t” from Broken Open (2017) 


The Still Tide “Field of Bells” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017)
Head for The Hills “Blue Ruin” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Newcomers Home “Fade” from In the Hour (2004)
(D) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Modern Outlaw Country” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017) 


Longest Day Of The Year “Black Horse Canyon” from Carapace (2015)
Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Sideways” from The Arrival (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP13 2017

New music this week included a cut from “Believe,” the new release from the String Cheese Incident that will be out on April 14, so no way to share the cut with you outside of terrestrial radio – and then only a handful of stations in the state.

Aside from the new String Cheese cut I debuted some fresh alternative pop rock from Compass & Cavern, 2015 Westword Bluegrass Band of the Year That Damn Sasquatch, an Americana track from late last year I just became aware of from Evan Holm & the Restless Ones …and I dug one deeper into the stylistically multidimensional album from Bonfire Dub.

GOAT ON THE TOWN

(I know that’s some corny shit .. but what the hell)

Officially, I suppose, I only made it to one show this week – and that only a brief part of two sets (dogs had oral surgery and I couldn’t stay out late Friday).

Thursday evening, a friend and I attended the Westword Music Showcase Nominating Committee Party  … held at the DIME on the UCD campus in Denver, in what proved to be a less than ideal set up with the bar on one floor, and food and entertainment on another – and the booze had to stay on the “bar floor.”

For the nearly two hours we stayed, we were entertained by a rap/hip-hop quartet (bass, drums + 2 mcs) quartet that featured local activist Molina Speaks .. during which most of those who I know as industry “heavies” were upstairs at the bar.

Friday night found me in Fort Collins for dinner and a show and caught me walking into a nearly empty campus area room with a classic rock cover band that honestly needed someone to run sound and a little more time in the rehearsal room …before making my way to Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins to catch some of Tallgrass.

Tallgrass at Avogadro’s Number – April 7, 2017

Anyone who sees that picture and conjures a “bluegrass” or “country” band would be in for quite a surprise if they walked in and heard the band as I did this past Friday night.  In a room that caps out at just over 100 seated, there were about 70 people in attendance at the break based on conversations with the door guys.

Tallgrass does fit the “roots music” genre broadly speaking, with strong influences from Levon Helm (the Band) and other purveyors of American traditional and non-traditional contemporary heartland folk and old-timey music.  But somewhere along the forgotten highways the band has traveled over the years, drummer Adam Morford got “bored” and began experimenting – incorporating a wide display of percussion instruments and electronics.   I was fortunate, despite my brief stay, to catch both sides of one of Colorado’s most interesting “roots music” bands.


mishawakaSupport for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Cary Morin & Johnny HickmanBuy Tickets Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM SpokesBUZZ Lounge Bellvue, CO

The Rolling Stones

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

I’ve known 3/4 of the Rough Cuts professionally and personally since the early years of the 21st century.  It’s a big UP that Ryan got the magnificent Susan Phelan on bass …the first “new” bass player Ryan’s had in much longer than I can recall.  “Country Music Soundtrack” is from the new release, “Shovel Full of Coal.”  The band’s touring schedule for April is sick – this is what you call a working band today, out on the road, six days a 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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP13

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

HOUR 1

The Doppler Effect “God Is Alive In Argentina” from God Is Alive In Argentina (1966)
Zephyr “Huna Buna” from Zephyr (1969)
(N) The String Cheese Incident “So Much Fun” from Believe (2017)
John Statz “Queen of the Plains” from Tulsa (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Loyal Customer” from The Human Sacrifice (2016)
(D) Compass & Cavern “Mamma Mia” from Before It Begins (2017) 


Katey Laurel “Begin Again” from From Here (2011)
Selasee Atiase “African Gate” from African Gate (2010)
Big Gigantic “Brighter Future” from Brighter Future (2016)
(D) That Damn Sasquatch “This Party Might Be Through” from Sing My Song (2017)


Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
The Drunken Hearts “Want you back” from Love & Thirst (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Poco “Kind Woman (Live)” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) The Holler! “Monique” from Wildwood (2017)
Michal Menert “Sweet Remorse” from Space Jazz (2015)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” from Desert Minded (2016)
(N) Bonfire Dub “Pilot” from Gypsy Roots (2017) 


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Spanish Highway” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Yonder Mountain String Band “East Nashville Easter” from Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
5 & Dimer’s “(I Know) I’m Losing You” from If It’s All A Game (2017)
(D) Evan Holm & the Restless Ones “Long Gone” from Good Old Days (2016) 


Andy Monley “Kites” from Triplight (2006)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Ben Haugland “Lift” from The Point Of No Return (2012)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP11

Happy Monday.  New music down below this week in the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) includes exclusive premieres from upcoming new releases due out in April and May from Andy Sydow, John Statz, Jacob Larson, and Carry Me Ohio, + a new release from Christomo, and a debut from Francis and the Wolf from last fall that I missed in advance of them heading into the studio soon to work on a new full length.

Coming next week = S11 EP12 beginning March 31 new music from Dragondeer, TMULE, Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart, and Todd Adelman and The Country Mile


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Cary Morin & Johnny HickmanBuy Tickets Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM SpokesBUZZ Lounge Bellvue, CO

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


GOAT ON THE TOWN

Drove up to Fort Collins for this week’s trek to catch some bands in rooms I don’t get to visit very often.  First up was the Drunken Hearts at Hodi’s Halfnote. After that, I stopped by Island Grill, best known for the cover dance bands that frequent there, just in time to catch the Movers and Shakers last set of the night.

The Drunken Hearts at Hod’s Halfnote (Fort Collins)

The Drunken Hearts are an American trad-rock band with a dash of Colorado feel good jam.  Pedal steel player Cody Russell likes reminding me I said they are the hardest working band in Colorado on the show one week.  They are among the hardest working, that’s true.  Just look at their tour schedule.

Hanging out after their set, backstage with Cody, I bumped into Adam Brown from Mosey West, and recently the talent buyer for the Swing Station in LaPorte.  He let me know he and his wife are moving back to their home in Texas, but not before he finishes recording a new solo release.

The Island Grill is known in Fort Collins as a place that books cover bands, and caters primarily to the over 40 crowd.  I was not only surprised at how many people were there at midnight, but actually dancing and having a good time.

Part of that party atmosphere was a birthday party for band trumpet player Scott Sessions.  A major part of it was the stagecraft and showmanship of lead singer Andy Webber, who prowled the dance floor and teased and flirted the ladies like a young modern Tom Jones.

Musically, the band laid out a solid set of dance rhythm and blues from the sixties, classics that everyone could singalong to.  The dance floor was still packed when I left the room at 12:40.  That says a lot as many similarly programmed rooms in the region are empty by 11PM typically.


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 SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP11

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

HOUR 1

The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
The Moonrakers “Time and Place” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Andy Sydow “Who I Want To Be” (2017) 


Megan Burtt “Restless” from The Bargain (2015)
South of France “Washed Up” from Washed Up (2016)
(D) John Statz “Cashmere” (2017) 


Devotchka “The Last Beat of My Heart” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
SuCh (Su Charles) “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” (2016)
(D) Jacob Larson Band “Aftershock” from Jacob Larson Band (2017) 


Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” from Pilot & Crew (2015)
Hello KavitaSunday (It’s a Chrome Tide)” from To A Loved One (2009)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
Tommy Bolin “Savannah Woman” from Teaser (1975)
(D) Christomo “Brooklyn Lullaby” from When the Moon Is Right (2017)


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I’ve Been Falling” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Bonnie and The Clydes “Down Down Down” from Dear Somebody (2016)
(D) Francis and the Wolf “Afraid to Live” (2016) 


Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Finnders & Youngberg “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(D) Carry Me Ohio “Stonewall” from Stonewall (2017) 


Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Keith Oxman “All Dudes” from Doing All Right (2009)


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP08

15823350_10157928607200133_4133524469462401895_n-1Welcome to Monday.  LOL.  I’ve been plagued by a nagging thought for the past few years.  While I, and MOST of my friends, support original acts, I do not ever want to forget that the vast majority of those who pick up an instrument, or decide to sing, are NOT songwriters.

I went out this weekend to see what I could see at a couple of the suburban rooms that feature NON-ORIGINAL music (read:  cover bands).

In one case, the band was exceptional, and while performing reminded me deeply of seeing the original acts in their original settings in the 70s (Harlem, Apollo Theater, Philly etc).  In the other case, it was as I might expect – a bunch of veteran journeymen musicians going through the motions, but hardly inspiring the audience to get up and dance.  I’ve witnessed the same thing with purely original acts — some inspire, some don’t, but we do tend to favor them over those who do not write and arrange their own thoughts and feelings into song.

All that said, I began this journey nearly 11 years ago to celebrate Colorado musicians that record great works, whether they wrote those works or not… from the biggest hit-makers and award winners to the freshest new musical talent emerging from around the state.  And, subsequently, I launched the MMMM at the beginning of the year to give you a chance to weight in.

Last week, Petals of Spain was the overwhelming favorite with a 100% KEEP IT rating.  High Fiction grabbed the most votes, but did earn a couple of DELETE IT votes.


mishawakaSupport for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Pint & A Half is Duke and Tami Sheppard, musicians and small business owners from Salida.  Their new album is Boomtown Ghosts.


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 SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP08

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

HOUR 1

Mollie O’Brien “sign Your Name” from Tell It True (1996)
(D) Tiffany Christopher “Somewhere Behind the Sun” from Tremendous Heart (2017) 


The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
The Drunken Hearts “Happy” from Love & Thirst (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Otis Taylor “Hands On Your Stomach” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Rose Hill Drive “Broken By the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Stella Luce “Bleed” from Bleed (2017)
The Matt Fuller Group “Essence Rider” from Waiting For Violet (2014)

HOUR 2

Old Soul “Oldest Religion” from Old Soul (1996)
(D) Shady Elders “Lonely Girls” from Inside Voices (2017) 


American Culture “Like American Culture” from Like American Culture (2015)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
(D) Slow Caves “Glares” [single] (2017) 


Mercury Project “Refuge” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Chole Tang “Til I Get Up” from Passion Aggression EP (2017)
Pretty Lights “Around the Block (feat Talib Kweli)” from A Color Map Of The Sun (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Erik Applegate “123” from Red Skies (2009)


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