CP S14 EP10 2020

Monday March 16 2020 – We are living in some crazy times.  Nearly every person I know personally is somehow connected to the business surrounding music.  For many of us, it’s our direct livelihood.

As we all know by now, nearly every major event – music, theater and sports – has either been canceled or postponed to a later date.  For now, no one knows when things will return to normal.

While we cannot know or count ALL of the misplaced shows, the folks at 105.5 The Colorado Sound (where I work, and where this show is aired) have put together a guide to help.

Over the weekend, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, as well as Bonnie & The Cyldes Bonnie & Taylor Sims held FaceBook live shows from their respective homes.  The Crime Scene reported over 4600 streams.  Pretty damn impressive.  Let’s keep these shows going.

At the bottom of this page today, following THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE, there is a note about how we can all help a little …

One non-music (well, almost non-music) event to let you know about.  The NOCO HEMP EXPO scheduled for March 27-28 has been rescheduled for August 6-8.  Thanks to them for their financial support.  I’m looking forward to emceeing their Northern Colorado “super-star” show, alongside Denver rock radio legend Uncle Nasty.  See you there in August.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from my sponsors … if you’re a music related business and you’d like to sponsor the show, email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

OneRepublic has a new album dropping May 3.  It’s called HUMAN.  We are all that – all of us.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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

HOUR 1

The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Limon – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(N) Bo DePeña – Who Will Bring You Whiskey – Bo DePeña (2020)

In/Planes – Mixtapes – Radio Wave (2018)
Jeff Austin – Fiddling Around – The Simple Truth (2015)
(D) Brian Bourgault – Remedy – Remedy (2020)

Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Jack Hadley – A War of the Few – Deeper (2008)
The Informants – Marilon – Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(D) CITRA – Ocean (2020)

Cass Clayton – Dawes County – Play Nice (2019)
Trout Steak Revival – Colorado River – Brighter Every Day (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization – Braking Bad – The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Boa and the Constrictors – No Good Woman – Snake Eyes (1998)
Mollie O’Brien – Eleezah – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
(D) The Burroughs – Love and Unity (2020)

Lizzy Plotkin – Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
Reed Foehl – Caroline – Lost in the West (2014)
(D) Big Gigantic – Burning Love (feat. Kidepo) – Free Your Mind (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Dan Treanor – From African Soul – Mercy (2005)
Paul Galaxy and the Galactix – Slingshot – Slingshot (2004)
Kyle Emerson – Stranger – Only Coming Down (2020)
(D) Dragondeer – All Day (2020)

the dollhouse thieves – shadow to your ghost – the dollhouse thieves (2018)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky to the Bone (f. Freddi Gowdy)- Funky to the Bone (2015)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF

A couple of years ago some friends and I launched Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a non-profit dedicated to helping musicians in our area due to natural disasters. I’d like to activate it in order to help out during this time of need in our community. I’m not sure I know what that looks like to be honest.

Our health and well being are paramount, and that includes the need for medical care, food and adequate housing.  While we work on how best to activate our mission to serve our local musicians in need during this natural disaster, please donate.

Also, I’ve noticed some musicians doing live sets via Facebook Live and other means. Let’s do our best to support these efforts. I have many friends whose national and international tours have been either canceled or postponed. I have many more friends who survive at least partially on local gigs – that are now cancelled.

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC ONLINE TODAY. SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIANS FROM COLORADO BY VIEWING THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE SHOWS. PLEASE TIP WHAT YOU CAN, BUT IF NOTHING ELSE YOUR LOVE MATTERS MOST.

CP S14 EP09 2020

Monday March 9, 2020 – MARCH 08 is International Women’s Day.  In honor of that, this week’s show was dedicated to and in celebration of the incredible women of Colorado music, from the 60s to today.  See YOUTUBE THIS WEEK below.

It was another weekend of emceeing … this time for the Boulder International Film Festival singer-songwriter Showcase, held at the POST in Boulder.  Several of Colorado’s top flight women appeared, including Jessica Rogalski (Mojomama), Abby Brown, Riley Ann, Finn O’Sullivan and Caroline Quine (Bitter Root).  Wendy Woo appeared at a special after party show on Friday night.

Thanks to Lisa Bell, another of our region’s top flight women in music, and her team for putting together a stellar lineup of performers.  The Thursday night show was the first for the film festival, and the 100 capacity room at the POST was packed all night.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Like so many other bands today, the Railsplitters have decided in favor of releasing a series of singles in 2020, as opposed to a single full length release.  This is the first video / single they’ve released for the year.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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

HOUR 1

Judy Collins – Someday Soon – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (1968)
Wendy Woo – The Immigrant – The Immigrant (2019)
Liz Barnez – River Road – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Mollie O’Brien – When I’m Gone – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
Zuba – Trippin – South Of Eden (1998)
Esmé Patterson – No River – We Were Wild (2016)
Hazel Miller – Heart To Heart – Westword Music Showcase 1999-2000 (2000)
SHEL – Rainbow (2020)
Elephant Revival – Rhythm Of The Road – Break In The Clouds (2010)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

HOUR 2

Zephyr – Crazy Bout You – Zephyr Live at Art’s Bar & Grill (1973)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
(D) Gabrielle Louise – House Of Cards – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Rare Silk – New York Afternoon – New Weave (1983)
Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
SUCH – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Katie Herzig – Drug – Walk Through Walls (2014)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Annie Booth – Queen Bee – Wanderlust (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

CP S14 EP05 2020

Monday Feb 9, 2020 — A few days early, I know, but Happy Valentine’s Day, a holiday originally established in the 5th century CE as a feast honoring the Christian martyr Saint Valentine who died in the 3rd century CE.  It wasn’t until the 15th century CE that the holiday became associated with romantic love.  And now here we are in the 21st century.

And, of course, none of this has anything to do with Colorado music – except for the songs that have been or are being published this week honoring the date – and the intentions.

I often get asked when will be the next time I’m out performing or emceeing an event.  Yesterday, and three more times this month I’m emceeing the Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase, along with my friends from 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

This month long showcase of Colorado and national talent benefits Future Arts Foundation which serves to “…provide Colorado schools with instruments and allow us to host free youth arts workshops to the children of Colorado teachers, first responders, and military members.”

Gasoline Lollipops, Whippoorwill, SHEL, Bonnie & the Clydes and Josiah Johnson (the Head and the Heart) are just some of the great acts that kicked off the first weekend.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m very happy to be premiering a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.  The Colorado native is dropping his newest song “Still my Girl” on February 13th.  “Still My Girl” is a story of finding flaws and imperfections in a significant other to be what you love most about them.

Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty and Anders Osborne, Andy started his career as a singer songwriter after working as a dueling piano player.  His last release in 2018, Reasons for Departure, brought positive reviews from press outlets including Pens Eye View and No Depression. It was also nominated for an LA Music Critic Award and two Colorado Playlist Best of 2018 Awards.  Andy can be found playing at some of Denver’s top-tier venues, including the Bluebird, Gothic and Ogden.

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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Texas Two Lane (1975)
(D) Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
(N) Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
Philip Bailey – Won’t Waste Time – Love Is Real EP (2010)
(P) Write Minded – Questions (2020)
CITRA – Static Erratic – Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
Zed – Confunksion (2020)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Sweet Burgundy – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Andy Sydow – Still My Girl (2020)

Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Hypnotist – Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
(P) The Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Drag The River – Having A Party – Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
(D) Mama Magnolia – Take This Love (2020)

Jackson Emmer – Home Is On the Road – Diamond Ranch Vol. 1 (2019)
Danny Shafer – Jesus, Tonto And Springsteen – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Head for the Hills – Omotola (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

 

CP S14 EP02 2020

In last week’s post, I changed the way we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  I changed from KEEP / DELETE to you rating each entry 1-5, with 5 being “best.”

My hope is that you listen to each entry and if you’re in a band and you’re directing your fans here, they too will listen to and rate the new music.  What tends to happen is fans “vote” for their band, but don’t bother to check out the other entries. Hmmmm. Here’s hoping for better outcomes.

The lineup for the Greeley Blues Jam, the weekend of June 12-13, was announced this past Friday night.  Along with the national acts, Colorado bands include Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, the Movers & Shakers, Erica Brown & the Cast Iron Queens, and the Grace Kuch Band.

Two new acts …sorta … showcased at the party Friday night.  The Sean Hagemeister Trio featuring Johnny Burroughs on guitar (slide and lead), bass and vocals and Mary Claxton on drums. Also appearing, the debut of Nick of Time, a Bonnie Raitt tribute.

In more personal news, my bandmates in GOATZ! got together for my birthday party Saturday night.  Expect us on stage soon.  Hopefully by March.


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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves – Nine – Quiet After the Storm (1995)
(D) Neoma – Young – Real (2020)

The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
(D) J. Robert Miller – Fuel – Fuel (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Time Machine – The Maestro And The Elephant (2013)
SHEL – On My Way – SHEL (2012)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
(D) Glass Cases – In Between (2019)

Andy Sydow – Reasons for Departure – Reasons for Departure (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Two Highways – High Country (2015)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)

HOUR 2

Monocle/Higher Elevation – The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1964)
The Poor – The Mind Goes High – Psychedelic States: Colorado In The 60s (2007/1969)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright – It’s Still Alright (2020)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Wishing Well – All We Have (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
OneRepublic – Someone To Save You – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Jeff Austin – Simple Truth – The Simple Truth (2015)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 18, 2020

    1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    2. The Lumineers – III
    3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
    5. The Subdudes – Lickskillet

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CP BEST OF DECADE – The Bottom Five

I’ve been playing Colorado music on Colorado radio since 1978, but our history of award winning (and award worthy) popular music goes back much further.  Over the past ten years, Colorado has experienced one of the most explosive eras in the history of Colorado music …if not THE MOST explosive era.

This past decade has  arguably produced the most and the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history, along with some of the most memorable music of the past fifty plus years.

I picked 30 titles I thought best represented the Colorado Playlist over the past ten years, 2010-2019.  I asked you to order them from 1-30.  I was somewhat surprised at the ones you did NOT vote for.  Maybe it was the songs I selected from their various releases… hmmm.


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


The Bottom Five (25-30)

  • Chuck Pyle – Love Will Find A Way
  • Churchill – Change
  • Esme Patterson – No River
  • Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk
  • Otis Taylor – Red Meat

Chuck Pyle, aka the “Zen Cowboy,” passed away at age 70 in 2015 at his home near Palmer Lake.  Over his 40 year Colorado music career he released 13 albums, including “The Spaces In Between” in 2010, his only studio release of the decade.

Churchill was a national breakout band from Denver, that broke up in 2013 with two arena shows and a Jay Leno appearance left on the table, after touring successfully with Pink and signing with major label A&M/Octone.

Esme Patterson was a member of the Denver based indie folk-rock band Paper Bird that she parted with in 2014.  She released three records from 2012-2016.

All Princes, I (2012)
Woman to Woman (2015)
We Were Wild (2016)

Gerald Albright was nominated for a Grammy for “Slam Dunk;” one of eight total Grammy nominations, and the fourth consecutive between 2010-2014. A Colorado based musician since 2006, he released six albums during the decade 2010-2019

Pushing the Envelope (2010)
24/7 with Norman Brown (2012)
Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (2013)
Slam Dunk (2014)
G (2016)
30 (2018)

Otis Taylor is the most awarded musician in Colorado music history and was inducted into the 2020 Colorado Music Hall of Fame class on December 3, 2019. Otis released five albums over the past decade –

Clovis People Vol 3 (2010)
Contraband (2012)
My World Is Gone (2013)
Hey Joe Opus (2015)
Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)


Maybe I just picked the wrong songs to represent this incredible body of award winning and popular music.  Pick any of these five artists and bands to discover some of the best of Colorado music 2010-2019.  And share with your friends, please.

Happy New Year 2020
Chris “K”
aka goat