CP S12 EP28 2018

Just a short note this week.  It’s summer.  We have family in town from New Jersey for ten days.  Gonna make sure we treat them to as much as we can of what CO is all about – including bands, beers, bud and booze.  And grand views, Grand Lake, South Park and Red Rocks of course.

This week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) below has new music for you to vote on from Darren Garvey (Elephant of Revival), Devotchka, the Lumineers, John Grant (the Czars) and Westword Music Showcase Award Winner RL Cole & the Hell You Say.

Next week’s show is already in the can.  It’s a mid-summer review of some of the best of the Colorado Playlist for 2018.  Enjoy.  Hopefully I’ll be back in time for next week’s post.


Jen Korte with her band “the Loss” just won the Westword Music Showcase Award for best folk artist for 2018.  In the meantime Jen is also establishing herself as FAR MORE than folk, pop, rock, hip-hop, indie or any other style outside of metal, punk, country or blues with her latest offering called Lady Gang.

From the website:  ABOUT: ​Lady Gang was given a small loop pedal in 2014 and found herself quickly  falling down the rabbit hole of live looping and beat creation. Empowered by her electric guitar, her voice, a beat machine, and her loop pedal, LADY GANG fuses elements of hip hop and indie rock to create  a sound rich with originality and skill.

…she has been seen in and around Denver as a solo artist as well as a collaborator in Denver’s hip hop scene both as a vocalist and guitarist for Def Knock and through her partnership with Denver’s best MC of 2017, Kitty Crimes, as Nasty Twin.  She has been seen opening the stage for Too Short, The Pharcyde, Mac Lethal and Wax.

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


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.


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


Gerard McMahon “Hello Operator” from Gerard (1976)
Sugarloaf “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” from The Best of (1974)
(N) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Fever” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “Tell Me Daddy” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
David Starr “Love and Sabotage” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
(N) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves ep (2018)  

Strangebyrds “Star Crossed Lovers” from Star Crossed Lovers (2018)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Great American Taxi “A.M. Radio” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Mojomama “Lazy river” from Red White and Blues (2018)
(D) John Grant “Love Is Magic” from Love Is Magic (2018)

piKziL “Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Wildermiss “Keep it Simple” (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)


Alpha Centauri “Hard Life” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Devotchka “Straight Shot” from This Night Falls Forever (2018)

The Motet “the Truth” from Totem (2016)
(D) The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)

Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)
Dressy Bessy “Call if Even” from Electrified (2005)
Michael Trent “Tell The Truth” from The Winner (2010)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out (f Lucius)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
(D) RL Cole & the Hell You Say “Mary” from Mary (2018)

The Patti Fiasco “Days Gone By” from Saved By Rock and Roll (2016)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

CS S12 EP 17 2018

This was a bittersweet weekend.  After reporting in my show this week that long time Denver Cap-Hill icon Denver Joe passed away, I attended a memorial at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday.

It was very nice to see some old friends, many of whom I haven’t seen in a decade – since the Cricket on the Hill closed in 2008.  Among those in attendance was Bob Rupp, former owner of Rupp’s Drums, and still a major supporter of the scene locally.

According to Bob and his wife, he’s been dealing with stage four cancer the past couple of years, that originated as a form of brain cancer, and metastasized into other parts of his body.  Fortunately, Bob has been taking a highly targeted medication that has seemingly stopped the cancer in its tracks.  Anyone who’s known Bob over the years knows of his insanely positive outlook on life.  It was in full display on Saturday.

House concerts.  Ever gone to one?  For those of us into singer-songwriters, or non-amplified acoustic based music, house concerts provide an option from more established types of venues that often are too noisy, program start times too late, and provide little in comfort.

Unfortunately, since house concerts are invitation based events you won’t find a calendar that promotes them.  I’ve been or participated in two this season so far – both with about 25-30 audience members.  Highly enjoyable.

Speaking of non-amplified acoustic music – I had breakfast at the Bacon Social House on W. 44th in Denver this weekend, and noticed they’re seeking approval to include that on their premises.  Acoustic musicians may want to keep an eye on that as it develops.



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.


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


Poco “Pickin’ up the Pieces” from Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
(D) John Statz “Elizabeth” from Darkness On the San Juans (2018)
The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Conquistador” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
(N) Kid Astronaut “Wolf” from Full Moon (2018)

Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher (2018)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
String Cheese Incident “Can’t Wait Another Day” from Song In My Head (2015)
(D) David Starr “Don’t Give Me Hope” from South and West (2018)

Petals of Spain “good life” from Daydream (2017)
Wildermiss “Keep It Simple” from Keep It Simple (2017)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)


Beast (Colorado) “spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)

Mama Lenny and the Remedy “desire” from Rain Fire (2016)
Brothers Keeper “cold rain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)

Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “When I see you” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
The Wendy Woo Trio “Crisis” from Luxury (2007)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(D) Romero “Goodbye” from Rocknrolla (2017)

Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003)
Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Them changes” from Blues With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Earth dance” from The Arrival (2015)

CO Playlist – S12 EP05 2018

Three big stories came out this past week.  Elephant Revival announced an “indefinite hiatus,” Chris Daniels made a public announcement that he’s the new executive director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and KRFC executive James Lopez resigned.

Elephant Revival posted that “The band has been dealing with some family matters that have led us to reassess and realize that, while we’ve all been putting so much energy into Elephant Revival, we need some time to reconnect with our loved ones and focus on personal growth.”

The entire statement from the band is posted on their FB page.

Chris Daniels was inducted into the CMHOF in 2013, and also served as executive director for Swallow Hill music before becoming a professor in the music industry studies program at UC Denver.  He replaces former Denver Post music reporter and critic, and author of Colorado’s Rock Chronicles G. Brown.  No reason has been given yet for the change in leadership at the CMHOF.  

KRFC Fort Collins will be looking for a new executive director.  James Lopez announced he’s stepping down after only six months on the job.  KRFC Board Chair Kate Hawthorne-Jeracki is noted as saying that the board will be looking for someone who can get the station “to the next level with funding and things like that.”


Trout Steak Revival – Spirit

105.5 The Colorado Sound & CP Present

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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.


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


Dave Diamond & The Higher Elevation “The Diamond Mine” (1967)
Beast (Colorado) “Floating (Down by the River)” from “Beast” (1969)
(D) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Never Enough” from DATS 247 (2018) (2018) 

Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “I’m Alive” from 12×12 (2018)

The Railbenders “Lincoln’s” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Devotchka “Transliterator” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “The Unballed Ballad of the New Folksinger” from Unentitled (2011)
Trout Steak Revival “Spirit” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman & The Country Mile “I’m Gonna Love You” from Time Will Tell (2017)
Silver & Gold “Pictures” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Peter Sommer “Duende” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)

The Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1997)
The Moonrakers “I don’t believe” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth “Stuff” from 50 (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Kan’nal “Myth Magic” from Myth Magic (2008)
(D) Augustus “Demons” (2018) 

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “mind” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Guess Things Happen That Way” from Missing Link (2017)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

Colorado Playlist – BEST OF 2017

Every year I look at what Colorado music is getting plays at stations around the state.  I get feedback from music and program directors, and djs – along with others in the scene and YOU – to come up with what I think is the SOME of the best of the Colorado Playlist for the year.

2017 was a great year for the Colorado Playlist, finishing up 11 years on the air. Thanks to the network of incredible stations that broadcast the show statewide across some 23 FM frequencies… making it the MOST HEARD Colorado music show in Colorado radio history (see list of stations, frequencies and times ) and to our charter supporters – the Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Oskar Blues, without whom this show would not be possible.

It is always my hope that you discover a new personal favorite from here at home. Over the years we’ve seen some incredible talent rise up out of our state.  It seems like it happens every year now.

FAN POLL 2017 TOP 10

Our Fan Poll this year was wild.  There were 120 titles to vote on this year, an increase of 40 titles from 2016.  Fans of TiffanyChristopher and Pint & A Half aka Duke and Tami Sheppard waged a pretty fun battle to see who was going to rally.  Pint & A Half’s fans came out on top.

An interesting takeaway was the number of bluegrass and folk inspired bands that rolled up into the TOP 10 of Fan Favs … 5 of the TOP 10 … enjoy.

01. Pint & A Half: Duke and Tami SheppardBoomtown Ghosts

02. Tiffany ChristopherTremendous Heart

03. South to CedarsSunny State

04. The Lonesome DaysThe Lonesome Days

05. Deep Pocket ThievesFate

06. That Damn SasquatchSing My Song

07. AvenhartAvenhart

08. Michael Morrow & The CulpritsRaucous


10. Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint HighballBourbon & Milk

CP S11 EP50

BEST OF 2017


Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) — Recommended if you like Springsteen or the late Tom Petty.  Based out of the Boulder/Longmont area, this band broke on the scene in a big way leading up to Bolder Boulder last spring.  Expect a new album out in 2018 – hopefully in time for the summer festival season.

Slow Caves “Glares” from Desert Minded (2016) They call themselves synth-punk.  If they had come out in 1981 they would have been called New Wave.  The band got signed to an indie deal with  Cincinnati-based Old Flame Records, performed at Boise’s lauded, Treefort Festival and Austins’ SXSW, and released their Old Flame debut Desert Minded-EP on March 10, 2017.

My Blue Sky “Kick off Them Shoes” from My Blue Sky (2017) – I’m going to have to admit to a certain artistic bias here. MBS is known as the state’s #1 Allman Brothers tribute band.  Gregg Allman‘s final album, Southern Blood is my pick for Album of the Year (outside of Colorado).  The band backed the likes of the iconic blues artist Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), as well as  Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro, Dany Franchi, and Kara Grainger in 2017!

The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017) – This song is a personal pick for BEST of 2017.  This new version, that features the production and harmonica of Colorado award winning blues artist Dan Treanor is a testament to the idea of timelessness – a song as politically potent today as it was in 1968.

Grant Sabin & the Juke Joint Highball “Homesick” from Bourbon & Milk (2017) For Bourbon & Milk, Colorado Springs bluesman, a protege of the late John-Alex Mason, enlists the aid of Southern Colorado Americana/country-folk singer-songwriter Joe Johnson on rhythm guitar and Kevin Ott on drums to produce what is undoubtedly one of the best blues albums of 2017.

Cary Morin “Laid Back” from Cradle to the Grave (2017) Cradle to the Grave is the final episode in a string of acoustic folk-blues releases over the past several years by longtime Fort Collins music icon Cary Morin and one that has garnered him considerable praise across the country, as he spent what seems like most of the year on the road.  Expect a FULL BAND (read: electric) record from Cary in 2018.

Otis Taylor “Twelve String Mile” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2017) There’s not much I can say about Otis that hasn’t been said a gazillion times.  He is a Colorado legacy artist, and one of the most prolific over the past twenty years.  On his latest he continues to advance what he calls trance-blues – and continues to reflect on the trauma of being black – from the past to the present.

Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) Flobots have never shied away from political activism and on No Enemies they espouse a world view that is as much about community as it is the issues that divide us.  Stripped down to a much tighter rap-rock production, the album also features Denver’s gospel singers Spirit of Grace, and community youth group the 303 Choir.

Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017) – Andy Palmer is a heavy weight who displays a subtle touch of austerity on his third full length – co-written with Amberly Chalberg.  On The Switch Andy seems to reach to the past and folk icons like Woody Guthrie and Greenwich Village activist Dave Van Ronk, not in style, but in substance – as Andy continues to reflect on justice and injustice and calls up the spirit of Harriet Tubman among others.

Trout Steak Revival “Spirit” from Spirit to the Sea (2017) On their fourth release over the past eight years the Emmy Award winning and Westword Bluegrass Band of 2017 rips with articulate and virtuoso artistry, turning their bluegrass roots towards more mystical coloring, exemplified by the stunning album cover and songs like Spirit, with each of the five members taking a turn on vocals throughout the album.

The Railsplitters “Everyone She Meets” from Jump In (2017) The Railsplitters are destroying what it means to be bluegrass – investing themselves in directions that strangle the traditional and hug the inevitable evolution of the style. Vocalist Lauren Stovall is enticing, a siren encouraging us to “jump in” and be enveloped by instruments focused on where the style is leading us … far away from its origins.

Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017) – Due to its spontaneity I’ve always found jazz to best be enjoyed in an intimate setting in a small room with a good Malbec. On his ninth album for the Colorado based Capri Jazz, tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman directs a soulful organ based trio featuring Jeff Jenkins (B3) and Todd Reid (drums) … on a record where six of the ten tracks are first takes – a feat in itself.


Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017). Being a taxi, GAT has had one driver (Chad Staehly) and several passengers including original founding member Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Todd Snider and others. On this latest effort, produced by Tim Carbone, the lineup includes Coloradoan Arthur Lee Land on guitars and vocals.

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017) Nostalgic retro-based music doesn’t always work.  Too often it appears as a thin shadow of the core influences it’s drawn from.  Exceptions in Colorado over the years have included the Apples In Stereo early albums shaped after Pet Sounds era Beach Boys.  Enter Kyle Emerson who shows us the depths of the influences he draws on, without being mundane.

Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017) Petals of Spain has proven to be one of the most enigmatic outfits in our scene over the past several years.  They have no website, only one review written about them since 2013 and they don’t seem to be an active live performance band – nonetheless they brought forth one of the most lushly produced and musically sophisticated pop records of 2017.

The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017) The Still Tide put out one of my TOP 5 favorite releases of 2017, based on the number of times I put a song in the show, and the rotation of Colorado releases played in my convertible sports car as I cruised around the twists and turns in the mountains this past summer.  Engineer/drummer Joe Richmond’s (Churchill, Tennis, Brent Cowles) rhythms and production along with Jacob Miller‘s guitar and Nate Meese’s consistent bass playing works in bringing out a luminous quality in multi-instrumentalist Anna Morsett‘s singing and songwriting.

Face Vocal  Band “Back and Forth” from Big Time EP (2017) – When a band sells 7000 seats at Red Rocks on a Sunday (Aug 6), with no outside promotion, a day after performing a free festival event in the market – then proceeds to set a Red Rocks record for most albums sold by a single band at a single show – and THEN donates OVER $30,000 to Colorado public schools for music education – damned well straight they make my BEST of Colorado 2017.  #micdrop

A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017) At the 2017 Colorado Blues Society  “Members’ Choice Awards” A.J. won an unprecedented 8 awards for:  Best Guitarist – Best Solo/Duo – Best Band – Best Male Vocals – Best Slide Guitar – Best Songwriter – Best Acoustic Act – Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”) .. ADD Best of the Colorado Playlist 2017.  A.J. is as much one of our top blues players as he is one of our most outstanding up and coming singer-songwriters.

Tiffany Christopher “Somewhere Behind the Sun” from Tremendous Heart (2017) #2 Fan Poll Favorite 2017 (see above)

Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017) #1 Fan Poll Favorite 2017 (see above)

Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017) I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb to say I think Colorado Springs native Brent Cowles (pronounced Coals) is well on his way to being as much a household name among Colorado music fans as Nathaniel Rateliff or the Lumineers.  Working with members of the Still Tide on his debut, and on stage, Brent got signed to Dine Alone Records, (Dashboard Confessional,  Jimmy Eat World) and came out with one of the most invigorating singalong releases of the year.

Gasoline Lollipops “Love is Free” from Resurrection (2016) Gasoline Lollipops has been one of the most celebrated and talked about up and coming bands in our region during 2017 – performing at Red Rocks, and embarking on their first European tour, while raising funds and recording and releasing a 2018 album in December (Soul Mine).  Resurrection received copious spins at radio around the state – but no more than what they received thanks to stations like KRFC (Fort Collins) and 105.5 The Colorado Sound (NoCO).

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol. 1 (2017) Blues With Horns, Vol 1 is the third album by Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame) & the Kings featuring former Freddi Henchi Band founding member Freddi “Love” Gowdy.  The album also features former Estes Park resident Sonny Landreth on slide guitar and John Magnie (Subdudes) on keyboards.

I’ve been playing Chris’ records on various radio stations in NoCO for as long as I can remember going back to the late 80s. This is, by far, the highest charting record of the band’s illustrious career since launching in the early 80s.  National Contemporary Roots Music Report Top 50 Radio Singles Chart “Sweet Memphis” # 1 (October 14) …

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017) ALBUM OF THE YEAR – I’ve been a BHTM album fan since their self released 1989 “Another Mayberry.”  Over the years the band has slipped around various styles, best evidenced by their blues releases as Big Head Blues Club, and albums like Black Beehive and Rocksteady where they toyed with reggae, pop and soul grooves.

If any of us were expecting more of the same from one of Colorado’s most legendary legacy bands we were in store for a HUGE surprise, as the band dove straight down to the depths of their loudest, most raucous rock album of their 30+ year career …an album they teased us with one single at a time for a year before dropping a ten ton load of Boulder rock on us all at once late in 2017 – good thing too cuz I don’t think we could have withstood the crush all at one time.

Garrett Sayers Trio “Diatribe” from Thinkbox (2017) Jazz means different things to different ears.  In the case of the Garrett Sayers Trio, it’s a trip into funk, hip-hop and electronica with an overflowing abundance of intricate arrangements.  The genre bending arrangements, sans any vocals, is at once as accessible as it is mind boggling – a delightful listen – especially late at night when deep thought and introspection is a desired exercise.

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP49

Merry Christmas. 

Here are some Colorado Christmas classics for the day.



Dianne Reeves “Little Drummer Boy” from Christmas Time is Here (2004)
Morning Bear “Take Flight” from Take Flight (2016)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jekylls “Jingle Bells” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Rob Solomon “Christmas Memories” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
OneRepublic “Won’t Stop” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Wendy Woo “Come Home for Christmas” (2018)
Hello Dollface “In Your Light” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “(Have I Been) Naughty Or Nice?” from It’s A Crime Scene Christmas (2015)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
Katey Laurel “White Christmas” from This Is Christmas (2016)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Santa’s Dog House Blues” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
This Broken Beat “I Heard You Lost Your Smile” from What’s On Your Mind (2018)
Natalie Walker “Cool Kids” from Spark (2011)
Ivory Circle “Silent Night” (2016)
Face “Ugly Christmas Sweater” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Chimney Choir “poor boy” from (compass) (2013)
Dave Beegle “Currents” from River of Peace (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Baby It’s Cold Outside (feat. Julie Davis)” (2017)
Poco “Bad Weather” from The Very Best of Poco (1975)
Goatz! “Once Upon a Snowflake” (2011)
SHEL “Sleigh Ride” (2013)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP48

Thank you very much for an incredible 2017.  I’m taking off on vacation for Christmas and New Years.  Next week’s show will be the annual Christmas Holiday special filled with several wonderful holiday classics from here in Colorado – and the week after that will be the annual BEST OF show (it will run for two weeks).  I’ll be back for a brand new 2018 episode – S12 EP01 – the week of Jan 13- 19.

I hope you have a super fantabulous year end holiday season.

Please join me for my birthday on Saturday Jan 20 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins .. for the first GOATZ show of 2018.


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.


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


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Colorado Christmas” from The Christmas Album (1997)
(N) Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018) 

Musketeer Gripweed “End of the Day” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Cass Clayton “Woman in the Way” from Woman In the Way (2017)
Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
String Cheese Incident “Sometimes a River” from One Step Closer (2005)
Strange Americans “Pollos” from Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Motor Vixen from Hell” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Jekylls “First Song About Santa” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)


Firefall “Christmas in Love” from Christmas In Love (2009)
Opie Gone Bad “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (f/Jim Dalton)” from Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
(N) Gasoline Lollipops “Montreal” from Soul Mine (2018) 

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
Big Head Blues Club “Hidden Charms” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
(D) Places Back Home “Weakness” from Falling Apart (2018) 

A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Samples “Heaven” from Rehearsing for Life (2005)
Reed Foehl “Wolves” from Once An Ocean (2009)
(D) Spirettes “Dying Woman” from Spirettes (2018) 

piKziL “Felix’s Lament” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Face “Misty Mountain Wonderland” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Manhattan” from Standard Elevation (2015)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP47



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.


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.


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.


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


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)


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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