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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP22

It’s summer.  I’m busy – either playing or emceeing or stage managing or attending an event.  Last Thursday I hosted the Blue Canyon Boys as part of Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live in Old Town Fort Collins — this Thursday I have one of my favorite family bands in the state – The Reminders, out of Colorado Springs.  Their brand of hip-hop is some of the most exciting around today, and I’m stoked to be hosting for them.

Don’t forget to let me know whether to KEEP or DELETE new music from this week’s PLAYLIST.  It’s up to you what I ultimately play on the show.  So let me know.

I did receive new music this weekend from Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene that I’ll be adding this week along with something new from Billy Shaddox


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

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 available on SoundCloud, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP22

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

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(D) Jesse Manley “Bring Me Home” from Dust (2017) 


Instant Empire “Balloons” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” (2017)
Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Kenny Perkins “Last Goodbye” from Wild Frontier (2011)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
(D) Yonder Mountain String Band “Bad Taste” from Love.Ain’t Love (2017)


Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017)
Cocktail Revolution “Partners in Crime” from Better Reception (2008)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “Moving too Fast” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(N) Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)


Jeff Austin “Simple Truth” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Bobby Walker “Rockin’ Pneumonia” from Git It (2009)
Dragondeer “When I See” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Reed Foehl “Rodeo Clown” from Lost in the West (2014)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
(D) Choice City 7 “Falling Down” from Freshman Year (2017) 


Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
Stella Luce “Bleed” from Bleed (2017)
Tom Gershwin “Stompin’ at the Savoy” from Sweet Pastimes (2013)



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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.


IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY
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 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

In Colorado Music History 


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 S10 EP45 DEC 2016

I don’t often get a chance to go out for an entire day to see a batch of new up and coming bands – unless I’m working the event.  Sunday I spent the day at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins to see friends, and to immerse myself in seven hours of music from 10 bands, only three of which I knew anything about.

The event was the annual Scene Magazine “Fresh Talent Showcase,” a judged event that awarded the winner time in a recording studio, along with a pro grade photo shoot, a pro level consulting session with Yellowbright, and a slot on the Scene Magazine stage at the 2017 Arise Festival in Loveland next August.

Write Minded took home the top prize, but all of the bands brought game … Congrats to everyone who participated.


Colorado Music History – Warren Zevon and Boulder

Trusted Ear Scene Report with Dave Herrera


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The Colorado Playlist is funded by the contributions of individual donations, and business sponsorship.  Occasionally, a sponsorship opportunity comes up.

Now seeking sponsorship of the “In Colorado Music History” segment of the show.  “In Colorado Music History” airs at the top of each hour of the show.  A segment is also featured each week here.

Entering its 11th year, Chris K’s Colorado Playlist is heard on KJAC (Northern Front Range and Steamboat Springs), KRFC (NoCO), KCMJ (Colorado Springs), KDNK (Carbondale, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Idaho Springs), KZYR (Vail, Edwards), KOTO (Telluride,Hudson), KSUT (Durango, Pagosa Springs) and KLZR (Westcliffe)

For more sponsorship information, contact me at chriskmusic@gmail.com or call me at (720) 381-6455.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK:

besides writing and performing original music both as the leader of the Patti Fiasco, and as part of the country-folk duo Whipporwill, Alysia Kraft is not above giving us her own personal interpretations of other songwriters’ songs.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.

PLAYLIST S10 EP45 

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

HOUR 1

SHEL “Sleigh Ride” from Winter Fairyland (2016)
(D) Dave Beegle “River of Peace” from River of Peace (2017) 


Hazel Miller Band “Time After time” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore with Brigid & Lucy Moore “Trouble” from Daughters (2016)
Otis Taylor “Love and Hesitation” from Definition Of A Circle (2006)
(D) Riley Ann “Bloodhounds” (2017) 


Rossonian “Ra” (2013)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
Analog Son “Shady Nights” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

HOUR 2 

(D) Katey Laurel “Old Man Winter” from This Is Christmas (2016) 


(D) Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017) 


Jill Sobule “Too Cool to Fall In Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
(N) My Blue Sky “Wherever The Wind Blows” from My Blue Sky (2017)


Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2015)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “The Unballed Ballad of the New Folksinger” from Unentitled (2011)
Patti Fiasco “Elvis” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” (2015)
Elephant Revival “Petals” from Petals (2016)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)


oskar-blues-no backgroundOskar Blues Fooderies!  Sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pubin Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger,andCyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont, Hotbox Roasters coffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).


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Colorado Playlist S10 EP32 SPT 2016

Me:  wanna go see a show?
She:  no, you like local bands.
Me:  ???  “local bands?”
She:  yeah, you know … I want to see something better than that.
Me:  Ok, that’s cool.

Many people have a misconception about local bands.  SOME people think that local equates to they’re not very good because they’re not national.

Me:  Wanna go see Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DeFranco?
She” oh HELL YES! I love his music.
Me:  he’s a local artist.
She:  he is???  I had no idea.
Me:  yeah, he is … <smh>

Gregory’s appearance on September 4th capped the first time in Colorado music history that 10 Colorado (read: local) acts headlined Red Rocks.  And that doesn’t count the support acts, or acts like Greensky Bluegrass (two members live in Fort Collins).

The next time someone says no to a “local” band, let them know it may be the last time they get to say “I saw them when they were just a local band.” 😉

Four tracks make this week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting):  Eros and the Eschaton “Helicopter,” Chella & The Charm “Queen City of the Plains,” Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Commandment 3,” and Elephant Revival “Raindrops.”  You can let me know which of these I should keep in the playlist below.

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

It’s not a competition.  It’s just a gauge of how well you like the songs I added this week.  You can select as many as you think I should keep in the “playlist.”

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
(D) Chain Station “Overkill” from Where I Want to Be (2016)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Eros and the Eschaton “Helicopter” from Weight of Matter (2016) 
Hello Dollface “Say” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Churchill “War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016)
(D) Chella & The Charm “Queen City of the Plains” from Denver Delay (2016) 
King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)
The Gromet “Skip Your Stone” from Barren (2012)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Gary Stites “Shine That Ring” from Shine That Ring (1959)
Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady” from Green Eyed Lady` (1970)
(N) Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Commandment 3” from Commandments According to SCAC (2016)


Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds “Good love” from Round and Round (2013)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Elephant Revival “Raindrops” from Petals (2016)


Taarka “River’s Eddy Blues” from Making Tracks Home (2015)
Vermillion Road “Run” from Run (2016)
Love 45 “Release Me” from Into The Ether (2009)
(D) Post Paradise “The Light You Follow” from Bring It To Life (Side B) (2016)
Jux County “River Phoenix” from Simon’s Eyes (1995)
Land Lines “Limb from Limb” from Natural World (2014)
Analog Son “Shady Nights” from Stomp and Shout (2015)


oskar-blues-no backgroundA HUGE THANK YOU to Oskar Blues Fooderies!  They are the new sponsor of “IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY,” the segment that runs at the top of each hour of the show.  Oskar Blues Fooderies includes the Original Brew and Pub in Lyons, and Homemade Liquids and Solids,CHUBurger, and Cyclehops Bike Cantina in Longmont,Hotbox Roasterscoffee, and coming soon to Denver (under construction in RiNo and LoDo).

mishawakaThe Mishawaka Amphitheatre is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  Sept 9 & 10 with Keller Williams and his Compadres ft. Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Jay Starling (Love Canon), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and Jeff Austin (Jeff Austin Band) with special guests Trout Steak Revival  TICKETS https://mishawaka.ticketforce.com/


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Friday Sept 16 = CO-bill with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins).  FULL BAND = last show of the year with Chris Kennison on pedal steel.  $10 / $15 dos

Friday Sept 30 = 3-Goatz! (Chris K, Chris J and Richard).  Tasty Weasel Brew Pub Longmont.  6PM-8PM

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP25 July 2016

Right up front .. NOW is the time to get tickets to help me celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly The Colorado Sound) happening Aug 7 at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  My friend Dani Grant (owner / GM) and I had fun picking the two acts to invite to this party; Liz Barnez Band and the Railbenders, each of whom have specific and special meaning to me.

I met Liz not long after she moved here from Louisiana in the late 80s, when I was at KSQI (96.1 K-SKY) and at 90.5FM KCSU.  She and I have remained very good friends, and have long wanted to do a show together.  With her is one of my all time favorite guitarists and another long time friend – Dave Beegle, who I first saw playing in the 80s in the band Sceptre, and then in the 90s in the band Fourth Estate.  Dave also plays in the classic rock band the Jurassicasters.

I met the core of the current lineup of the Railbenders, including original founding members, Jim Dalton and  Tyson Murray, in 2000; when I got actively involved in booking shows regionally.  They have remained one of, if not the most popular country band to have ever come out of the Denver scene.  It’s really hard to get this band, due to Jim’s commitment as the lead guitarist in Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

I’m deeply honored to be sharing the stage with such great friends, at a venue celebrating it’s 100th year. WOW!  The day is also the exact day to the year that I debuted the new band at the Mish – sounds like a tradition now Dani 😉 

T-shirts have been ordered.  I only ordered 48 t-shirts to commemorate the event.  You’ll have to be at the party to purchase one.


mishawakaThe 10th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist is coming up August 7th at the historic Mishawaka Amphitheater – All Ages.  Tickets $15 / $17.50 DoS  SUPER EXCITED!  We’re planning on recording the event for a future episode of The Colorado Playlist.  DON’T FORGET => The “Mish” is a shuttle venue.  Parking is extremely limited and is $40 a car.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you buy tickets and parking/shuttle passes online.


AFTER SIX YEARS, SPOKESBUZZ SAYS GOODBYE

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoTo temper my enthusiasm was the reveal this past week that SpokesBuzz is shuttering.  😦  Huge sad face here gang, not only as a fan of the organization over the past six years, and the belief I have in founder Dani Grant’s vision, but also as a board member the past year.

The organization will cease operations at the end of August, and will immediately begin a transition plan designed to close out its activities.

Since its inception in 2010, SpokesBuzz has been a champion for bands and a connection for fans, providing hundreds of musicians with industry contacts, career guidance, and educational and promotional opportunities, and helping bring global recognition to the Colorado music scene.

Lack of sufficient funding is the main reason for the shut down.  “We simply don’t have the financial support required to sustain the organization into the future,” according to executive director Dani Grant. “…as much as it pains us to shut the doors, we have a responsibility to the musicians and our music community to not only see the writing on the wall, but to act on it in a way that allows us to complete our chapter in the story with love and integrity.”

The board and staff will work with the 11 bands currently in the SpokesBUZZ incubator to support them as the organization closes, and events scheduled through 8/31 (except the annual pool party fundraiser) will go on as planned.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This week’s pick is also one of the songs in this week’s MMMM.  A bit of humor from Andy Palmer who’s been busy on another new project, a compilation of Colorado musicians and their songs about some of the racial tensions we’ve been witnessing lately.  Some artists are: SF1, Wheelchair Sports Camp, John Common, Lucifury (Theo Wilson), Mama Magnolia, Toad in the Hole, and more.  There’s an indiegogo campaign called ‘We Are Brown’ that’s only going to be up about another week … all proceeds are going to Denver Justice Project.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea as a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.

You can vote for as many titles as you like .. the idea is not to see a winner, but to find out which of the new material I’ve debuted (D) or (N) you like enough for me to keep around.


PLAYLIST S10 EP25 July 2016

You’ll notice a change to the playlist this week.  I’ve added (R) = requested artist.  To make a request, message me via our FB pg.

(D) = debut of [single], EP or LP
(N) = new track from previously debuted (D) EP or LP
(R) = requested artist track

HOUR 1

Jill Sobule “Too Cool to Fall In Love” from Things Here Are Different (1990)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
Brother Wild “Leave it all Behind” from White Flag (2016)
Whiskey Blanket “Up up Away” from No Object (2010)
Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016)
(R) Cary Morin “Wrong Side of the Law” from Tiny Town (2014)
(R) Dr. Izzy Band “Old Black Crow” from Blind and Blues Bound (2014)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Fray “Heartbeat” from Scars and Stories (2012)
(D) Cannondolls “Bed on Fire” from Crumbs (2016) 
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Loaded gun” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Analog Son “St. Claude and Press” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

HOUR 2

(R) Dressy Bessy “If You Should Try To Kiss Her” from Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons (1999)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witch Doctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(D) Andy Palmer “Clawfoot Tub” from Clawfoot Tub (2016)
John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light “Same Scar” from Beautiful Empty (2011)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
India.Arie “slow down” from Voyage to India (2002)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
(R) String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Lunar Swing” from Slingshot (2004)
(R) John Statz “Any Town Will Do” from Tulsa (2015)
(R) Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(R) Musketeer Gripweed “end of the day” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Wonderlic “My Own Bed” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)


GOATZ! News and Shows

Get your tix now for theColorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

Saturday Aug 13, GOATZ! makes their first appearance at the 2016 Bohemian Nights at New West Fest on the Old Town Square stage at 1:20PM for 35 minutes.

Wednesday Aug 17 Chris K and Chris J open for legendary country songwriterJim Lauderdale at the Broomfield Auditorium (the Audi).  TICKETS

Thursday Aug 26 = Gasoline Lollipops + GOATZ! + Joe Johnson @ Ziggies (Denver) 8PM show 21+ $10

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Colorado Playlist S10 EP17 2016

I’ve been waiting for a nice weekend so I could get some needed yard work done, and maybe find time to get on my bike for a nice ride … well, some yard work got done – and so too did my back 😦

Oh well, LOL — tomorrow is a new day, and between my chiropractor and my physical therapist, I’ll be good as new in a day or two. 😉 (wishful thinking is a good motivator)

There’s some killer new tunes in this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) from Grant Farm, the 14ers, Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and from Bonnie & the Clydes.


GOATZ! News and Shows

Chris K FOCOMX8 2cAcoustic GOATZ! will be appearing at CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina in Longmont SATURDAY JUNE 11 … ALL AGES … NO COVER

The FULL band will be appearing with The Ghost of Joseph Buck at Ziggies in Denver THURSDAY JUNE 16 … 21+ $10 8PM-12 …

SHOWS and more at website or at reverbnation


SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music.  I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion.  Thank you.  FUND ME.

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Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist AUG 7 @4PM w/ the RailbendersGOATZ! and the Liz Barnez Band.  All Ages.  Tickets $12 Advance / $15 DoS

Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite),Reverbnation, or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S10 EP17 2016

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Face the Fire” from Phoenix (1980)
(D) Grant Farm “Fill Your Cup” from Kiss The Ground (2016)


Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Andy Monley “All Hail” from Triplight (2006)
(D) The 14ers “Westbound” from Westbound (2016) 
Lindsey O’Brien Band “As Long As It Matters” from As Long As It Matters (2008)
Coral Creek “Comes a Time” from Coral Creek (2015)
Wendy Woo “Ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
Erik Applegate “123” from Red Skies (2009)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Here We Go” from Barnstorm (1971)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Liars” from Gregory Alan Isakov w/Colorado Symphony (2016) 
(N) Hello Dollface “Face It” from Warrior of Light (2016)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
The Burroughs “You Are My Joy” from You Are My Joy (2016)
Mercury Project “Mongo” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “It’s Gonna Fall” from Dear Somebody (2016) 
Liz Barnez “River Road” from Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Railbenders “Drop Me Off At The Honky Tonk” from Like A Wheel (2009)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)

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