CP S13 EP10 2019

Monday March 4, 2019

If you missed it, I put the interview with Eddie Roberts in the Offstage …Beyond the Music page along with the interview with the folks from Sustain Music & Nature.  There are more interviews coming, including one with the legendary singer-songwriter and author Rick Roberts (Firefall, Flying Burrito Brothers).  Each episode will be be about 20 minutes long.

It was a great year for Colorado’s blues artists and venues in 2018.  These are the Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Award winners.  Congratulations to everyone.

    • Favorite Female Vocalist—Erica Brown
    • Favorite Male Vocalist—Rex Peoples
    • Favorite Guitarist—Jasco Duende
    • Favorite Slide Guitarist—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Harmonica—Nic Clark
    • Favorite Bassist—Todd Edmunds
    • JD Kelly Favorite Horns—The Chris Daniels Horns-Jim Waddell and Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson
    • Favorite Keyboardist—Scott Hackler
    • Favorite Drummer—Kyle Borthick
    • Favorite (Other)—Lionel Young (Violin)
    • Favorite Songwriter—Tie–Cary Morin, Eef
    • Favorite Blues Band—Mojomama
    • Favorite Acoustic Act—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Solo/Duo—Tie–Scott Hackler, AJ Fullerton
    • John Catt Young Performer Award—Grace Kuch
    • Favorite Blues Jam—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Festival—Greeley Blues Jam
    • Favorite Blues Club—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Club for Dancing—Nissi’s,
    • Favorite Local Recording—Cass Clayton Band, “Cass Clayton Band”

A reminder – the new email address is coloradoplaylist@gmail.com.  I post reminders and other tidbits of information via social media.  Like the Colorado Playlist on Facebook and Twitter.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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)

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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

HOUR 1

Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(D) Bison Bone “Cryin’ Shame” from Take Up the Trouble (2019)

A J Fullerton “Highway 285” from Kalamath (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
(N) Blue Street Walls “Screenplay” from Like A Child (2019)

Jeremy Dion “Evangeline” from More Lately (2019)
Kan’nal “Walk With Me” from Myth Magic (2008)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Silver & Gold “Feel A Little Closer” from Color (2019)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Do It Alone” from All For Money (2019)
Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
The Astronauts “Movin’” from Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1964)
(D) Veronique Van Pelt “So Reached My Heart” from Nonesuch EP (2019)
Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)
(N) Hunter James & the Titantic “The Game” from The Z-Axis (2019)

Coral Creek “I Gotta Move” from Free Dog (2019)
String Cheese Incident “Up the Canyon” from Outside Inside (2001)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie in My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(D) Mama Magnolia “White Flag” from Mama Magnolia Pt. 1 (2019)

Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization Heavy Eddie from The Arrival (2015)

CP S13 EP09 2019

Monday Feb 25 2019

If you missed it, here’s the entire interview with Eddie Roberts, a member of the band The New Mastersounds from England, a Colfax Ave resident the past four years, and a founding partner in the new Denver label Color Red.  Run time = 20 minutes.

Coming up in a future episode, Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee as a member of Firefall – Rick Roberts joins me. Rick and former Zephyr guitarist Jock Bartley formed Firefall in 1974. Rick was also the voice of the Flying Burrito Brothers from 1970 to 1972 and recorded two albums under his own name, before forming Firefall.

New music hit this week from my own band, GOATZ!  Veronique Van Pelt, and Drew Ballantyne.  Fortunately, it was a light week because I still have releases to get to from Amy and the Peace Pipes, Bison Bone and others.

Last week’s MMMM was off the charts .. we set a new five year record for most visits and most views and most votes.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I overheard someone say recently that he wished more bands would do protest songs. Intuit is a violin / cello driven Rocky Mountain acoustic groove-rock band with roots in a diverse range of musical styles.  They’re also a bit political – or at least socially conscious.


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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Red Clay” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Goodnight Freeman “Devil In this Bar” from Yugen (2019)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars “Shut Up and Drive” from Hymns for the Hardened (2019)

Anthony Ruptak “Good Morning” from A Place That Never Changes (2019)
Mollie O’Brien “the Right Thing” from Things I Gave Away (2000)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
(D) John Bunzli “Back In My Arms” from IV (2019)
Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Euforquestra “Instant Coffee” from Fire (2014)

HOUR 2

Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “Funky to the Bone” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(N) Eminence Ensemble “Forbidden Fruit” from Real News (2019)

Michael Trent “Tell the Truth” from The Winner (2010)
Analog Son “Ugly Mug” from Funky Mother (2018)
(D) The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)

Otis Taylor “Jump to Mexico” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2016)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from IV (2018)
(D) The Echo System “Out West” from Color Red Sampler (2019)


 

CP S13 EP08 2019

COMING S13 EP09 FEB 23-March 1 … a conversation with Eddie Roberts of New Mastersounds.  Eddie moved to Denver four years ago.  I talk to him about his new Denver based label, Color Red, and his charity work on behalf of homeless Denver youth.  Here’s an excerpt from our conversation.   Check the stations and times page to see when it’s on near you.

Also  coming up in next week’s show, new music from Goodnight Freeman, John Bunzli, and the Yawpers.

A reminder that the email address is coloradoplaylist@gmail.com.  I’d love to hear from you.  Like Colorado Playlist on Facebook and Twitter.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Gasoline Lollipops at The Gothic Theater (Denver) Fri, Feb 22

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Foxfeather has been teasing us for several months now, by releasing a judicious selection of three new singles since last fall, all of which have done well in our MMMM. Their newest, “Come and Get Me,” is getting regular play at 105.5 The Colorado Sound.  The video debuted at E-Town Hall in Boulder on Jan 26. They’re opening for Gasoline Lollipops and Strange Americans at the Gothic Theater in Denver on Feb 22.


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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

As usual YouTube did not have every song I played on the show … hope you enjoy what’s there.

HOUR 1

Zuba “Trippin’” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Hunter James & the Titantic “Church” from The Z-Axis (2019)

Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
(N) The Symbols “Walk Beside Me” from Catching Fire (2019)

Devotchka “Let Me Sleep” from This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Yo, Flaco! “Goin’ At It” from Goin’ At It (2002)
12 Cents for Marvin “Russian Roulette” from Change (2006)
(D) Eminence Ensemble “My Own Hell” from Real News (2019)

Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Burroughs “Step into the Music” (2018)
Jason Klobnak “My August Auburn” from Friends and Family (2018)

HOUR 2

Psychodelic Zombiez “Babaganouj” from S.A.C. (1996)
(D) Lucy Daydream “RED”(2019)

Rob Drabkin “It’s a Beautiful Day” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
(N) Lucas Wolf “Forgive Me” from Falling Into Place (2019)

Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “See You Again” from From the Sea (2019)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
String Cheese Incident “Got What He Wanted” from ‘Round The Wheel (1998)
(D) The MOSSGATHERERS “Agave” from The MOSSGATHERERS (2019)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” (2018)
Scott Martin “This Chance” from Alone At Sunset (2018)

CP S13 EP07 2019

Monday Feb 11, 2019 – NEW EMAIL ADDRESS = coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

Happy Monday. Well, I was hoping that Colorado would  represent in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards yesterday.  Ron Miles and Tia Fuller were up in the jazz category, and the Wood Brothers were nominated in the Americana category.  None took home the trophy.  However, Denver native Matt Pike won a Grammy as part of the metal band High On Fire.  They won for best metal performance.  Congrats Matt!!

It’s been another week of more new releases rolling in than I can get to in any given week.  Someone asked me the other day, “why not?”  It’s pretty simple really: time.  I can get 12, maybe 13 songs into an hour. I allow three slots per hour for brand new (D), (N) or (P) releases along with one or two current and previously played tracks (C).  Add in a couple of recurrent (R) “hits” and a handful of older back catalog titles (G) from the past sixty years and you have an idea of how the show is constructed each week.

Factor in a catalog of over 5000 song titles going back to the late 50s.  So, really, only the “best” titles get in .. which leads me to the MMMM.  I got to new music this episode from Ryan Dart, Brothers Keeper Don Chicharron, Bonnie and The Clydes, Corsicana and Thom Chacon.

Still in the queue for upcoming shows, new releases from SUCH, the Mossgatherers, Lucy Daydream, Hunter James and the Dirty Dollars, Eminence Ensemble, Dearling and several others.

Please do vote each week to let me know which tracks you think I should keep for future airplay.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Daniel Rodriguez  (of Elephant Revival) With Jay & Mimi of Fruition
at the Fox Theater (Boulder) Wed, Feb 14

Gasoline Lollipops at The Gothic Theater (Denver) Fri, Feb 22

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Whitewater Ramble may be becoming one of the most enigmatic “grass” bands in the state.  Never one to shy away from ingesting a diverse pallet of stylistic influences, Patrick Sites and company fully embrace a deep southern country-rock blues vibe with a potent socially conscious and politically astute message in their latest video.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Leader of the Band” from The Innocent Age (1981)
(D)  Ryan Dart “New Rules” from Drifter’s Heart (2019)


King Cardinal “Gasoline” from Great Lakes (2017)
Tiffany Christopher “Pirates” from Tremendous Heart (2017)
(D) Brothers Keeper “Gypsy King” (2019)


Eldren “Still Want More” from Miss Information Aged (2018)
The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
Carolyn’s Mother “Smile” from Joy (1999)
(D) Don Chicharron “Sabado Gigante” from Don Chicharron (2019)


Retrofette “Skeletons” (2017)
Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Myra Myra” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Hold On Me” from Hold On Me (2019)
Joe Johnson “Interstate Lovesick Song” from Morgantown (2018)
Edison “Open Road” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
(D) Corsicana “Quandary” from Perennial (2019)


Dream Feed “Hey Now” from Dream Feed (2018)
Tinkers Punishment “Kill Daisy” from Tinkers Punishment (2000)
Michael Trent “All Or Nuthin’” from The Winner (2010)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
(D) Thom Chacon “Blood In the USA” from Blood In the USA (2019)
The Yawpers “Mon Dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.O.B” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Scott Martin “Do-Re-Mi” from Alone At Sunset (2018)


Best of 2018 – So Far

This subject has been on my mind for like a month now.  There have been some really excellent albums, EPs and singles put out since December 1 2017.  Here are the top  album picks of the year so far, based on regional non-comm / public radio airplay and my own thoughts on the subject.

Anyone looking for rock or pop will be disappointed – roots, blues, old school rhythm and blues and Americana (alt-country) are the name of the game this year around the state.

I embedded song files.  Go to their youtube channels or other streaming service to checkout full albums.  Better yet – support the band with a purchase.

much love,
goat


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams — no doubt that this album will finish the year at #1 with a strong national showing, and ubiquitous CO airplay.

Leftover SalmonSomething Higher! — scan the non-comm/public radio dial statewide and this album, while not even nearly as popular as Tearing at the Seams, is crazy popular – as it should be since it’s one of the best the band has turned in over the past 25 years.

Wood BrosOne Drop of Truth —many people don’t realize that Chris and Oliver Wood are Boulder natives, and still claim it as home – even when they’re performing elsewhere.  Another HIGHLY played Colorado album around the state.

Reverend FreakchildDial It In! — the “reverend” is a traveler.  He was born in Hawaii and has been in bands in Boston, including an early version of Soul Coughing with Mike Doughty.  Today he’s living in Boulder and attending Naropa University.  For all my blues fans, this one is at the top of the pile. #highlyrecommended

Gasoline LollipopsSoul Mine — Clay Rose is known for being pensive and deliberate – living at the edge of damnation and redemption.  The band is enjoying a banner year in terms of bookings and regional radio airplay.