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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP19

Two shows, two nights, two nearly sold out rooms.  That’s the kind of action I like to see locally.  I went to see Andy Palmer‘s cd release show that included performances from Joe Sampson and Anthony Ruptak – that was Friday night at the Walnut Room.  It was standing room only, mostly do to the limited seating available to begin with.  Andy played with an all star lineup of local musicians that included the likes of Greg Harris on vibes and Carl Sorenson on drums, who seems to play with everyone in town.

Besides bumping into a veritable who’s who of local musicians, and music industry types who I hadn’t seen in some cases for years, the show itself was nearly flawless, and really displayed a side of Palmer we haven’t really been exposed to in the past several years, as he turned in his rock grooves for a more contemplative singer-songwriter style closer to alternative folk.

My band Goatz! and Gasoline Lollipops played a show on Saturday night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.  I’m hoping this is not the last show I get to do with my friends, who are exploding on the scene, and will (with little doubt IMO) one day be playing far larger rooms.

Gasoline Lollipops – Avogadro’s Number May 20

This time next Monday I’ll be thick into the Bolder Boulder so there will not be a new post.  I’ll be back in two weeks.

Beginning June 1st I’ll be back hosting the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins.  June 1 = SHEL.

June 17 I’ll be hosting the inaugural Wellington Downtown Concert Series with the Matt Skinner Band and My Blue Sky.


RICKIE LEE JONES
IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

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 EP19

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(N) Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017) 


The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) King Cardinal “Seventeen” (2017) 


Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
Dianne Reeves “Midnight Sun” from When You Know (2008)
Devotchka “I Cried Like a Silly Boy” from Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
(N) One Flew West “All In My Head” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Shaley Scott “Style” from Rescue Me (2015)
piKziL “Here’s the News” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Dave Beegle “Monsters” from Clear the Tracks (2000)
(N) Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Play for the King” from Play for the King (2017)
Lara Ruggles “Moon in My Heart” from Cynics & Saints (2015)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(N) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017) 


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Here Comes the Night” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
(N) Flobots “Blood In the River” from No Enemies (2017)


SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Rob Drabkin “A Bird Lost” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP18

There’s no doubt that summer is my most favorite time of year — for no other reason than for over a decade now I’ve had the great pleasure of getting on stages around the region and introducing audiences to some of my favorite Colorado bands.  This summer is no exception.

Thanks to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, we’ll be making our 3rd Annual trip up the Poudre River on Aug 6 for the 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist with some very good friends in MY BLUE SKY along with KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE.

Every Thursday night from June 1 until the week before BOHEMIAN NIGHTS @ NEW WEST FEST I host the BOHEMIAN NIGHTS THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE series that includes: SHEL (JUNE 1), BLUE CANYON BOYS (JUNE 8), THE REMINDERS (JUNE 15), DRESSY BESSY (JUNE 22), CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS w/FREDDI GOWDY, HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS,  and others … see website for details

Chris Daniels is busy working on a new KINGS record that he hopes to have done by the end of summer and that will feature the band as it was originally – as a horn based blues band.  The album, according to Chris, will feature both covers and originals.

Speaking of new albums, I spoke with Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon recently …he informed me that the LoS is heading into the studio this summer to record their next album with newest member on keyboards, Eric Deutsch.  No date on when to expect that album to be done… though I’d guess in time for festival season 2018.

The Colorado Playlist LIVE 365 has relaunched … and includes favorites from the past three years right now …check it out.


 STEPHEN STILLS MANASSAS
IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

My friends in the business and I are always comparing notes on who we think the next POSSIBLE act is to break out nationally from the Centennial State.  Brent’s on his way – with a new label deal that pairs him up with the Lumineers and one of the strongest stage personas in the state – this video will go a long way to establishing him as a new force breaking out of the state.


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 EP18

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

HOUR 1

Wendy Woo “Ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift me up” from Cold Times EP (2017)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
(D) Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) 


The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Something Underground “Universe” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Justin Roth “Trembling Like A Train” from Now You Know (2011)
(N) Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Hello Dollface “Crystal Moon” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ my Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP17

Craziness … I’m late this week.  Big news this past week is the reemergence of the Colorado Playlist Live365 supported by the Mishawaka Amphitheater and Oskar Blues Brewery.. thanks to them for their support, and to Live365 for bringing the platform back online.  I hope you’ll visit once a day to check out what’s new.

Spent Friday and Saturday at the Big Wonderful and got to hang out with some great friends including, Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn and Greg Garrison from Leftover Salmon along with Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Jordan Ramsey, Eric Thorin (Matt Flinner Trio), Adam Kinghorn (Head for the Hills) along with up coming bluegrass bands Caribou Mountain Collective and That Damn Sasquatch — all in all a brilliant (and brilliantly hot and dusty) Friday and Saturday.

Randall Dubis & Dan Treanor at Oskar Blues 20th Anniversary

Sunday I was SUPPOSED to attend the Colorado Blues Society IBC (International Blues Challenge Memphis) finals at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont … AND the final day of the Oskar Blues 20th Anniversary at the Original Grill and Brew in Lyons … okay .. I tried.  I made it to Lyons for an hour before I fell ill and had to jet home, where I promptly fell asleep for 14 straight hours.

Congratulations to Mojomama for winning this year’s IBC!  WTG!


 JETHRO TULL

IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

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

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)

 

 


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sometimes bands and their music just drop into my space unexpectedly.  Such is what happened with Thunder and Rain from Golden Colorado.


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 EP17

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “Time and Place” from Anthology (2007)
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) The Still Tide “Give Me Time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Worth It EP (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “Afraid to Live” from Afraid to Live (2016)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Lauren Brombert “Intoxicating” (2017)


Flobots “Run (Run Run Run)” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)

HOUR 2

The Astronauts “My Sin Is My Pride” from Quiet Village (1965)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “You Sat Right There” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Na’an Stop “Lazy Susan” from Na’an Stop (2017) 


Andy Hackbarth “Oceans” from Panorama Motel (2015)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Avenhart “Fade Away” from Avenhart (2017) 


Chimney Choir “I Dream” from (dream) (2017)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) John Statz “Phone Rings” from The Fire Sermon (2017)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” (2016)
The H2 BIG BAND “B in C” from It Could Happen (2015)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP16

Right up front I want to thank Oskar Blues Brewery for becoming a major sponsor of this show.  Oskar Blues has been part of my family for a decade and I’m ecstatic that they believe enough in the show to support it.

OB is celebrating 20 years in Lyons this coming weekend with a killer lineup that includes Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Gasoline Lollipops, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams and many others.  Of special note – Sunday will be a legends of Colorado blues artist showcase I intend to be present for.

It’s been a very very long time since I stayed up until 4AM.  I managed to land a room to mix for the FoCOMX weekend, and we landed a prime 9:15PM Friday night slot for the band at the Mainline Ale House – one of the nicer restaurants and music venues in Old Town Fort Collins.  What was planned to be outside on the rooftop, fortunately was moved indoors into a room that was more than adequate for live music.

Stationed for sound duties at East Coast on Linden St, for both nights, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of singer-songwriters and folk singers, and DJs creating often unique mixes of various styles of appropriate music made for dancing.

I spent 16 years mixing music in dance clubs in the 70s and 80s.  Several of those years were here in Northern Colorado, in Fort Collins and Greeley.  I was thrust back to those years as I watched the lineup of local mix masters employ their craft.

I marveled at how other than technology, nothing much has changed in the art of mixing music for a dance crowd – and how the “hit” still matters most when you want to get people on the floor.  One dj did not employ that knowledge, and paid the price of a near empty room that lacked energy.

Michelle Petrie Trio – FoCOMX 9 – East Coast

Festivals like FoCOMX are motivated by allowing space for a diversity of people who make music – from neophyte stage performers to unequivocally well rehearsed, polished, and professional legends of music along the Front Range.

Two acoustic acts I thought showed a lot of promise were the Michelle Petrie Trio and PoorBoy, who will undoubtedly be changing their name.   PoorBoy is recording their second EP with Justin Roth in Fort Collins.

String Theory on Friday was one of the most creative acts of the weekend – featuring electric bass with harp (not harmonica – a real harp; a small laptop version).


Jinx Jones – In Colorado Music History

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

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr lives in Cedaridge CO, where he owns a guitar store and hangs out with the likes of John Oates, who produced David’s new album.  One of Colorado’s best country-folk / Americana songwriters.


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 EP16

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

HOUR 1

Poco “Heart of the Night” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Worth It EP (2017) 


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Avifauna “Olive Ridley” from The Gyre (2017) 


The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Young Ancients “Cheap Guitar” from Fishstory (2015)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)
(D) Tyller Gummersall “Rocky Mountain Man” from Long Ride Home (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do Things in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) SVC DVK “Jazz” from Aubrey (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) The Coteries “Reason in the Road” from Reason In The Road (2017) 


Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) The String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from Believe (2017)
(N) OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Nobody Knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Jeff Finlin “Sugar Blue” from Alive and Retrospective Volume 1 (2006)
(D) Bison Bone “Anymore” from History of Falling (2017)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Lionel Young Band “Knock These Blues Around” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Jim Stranahan “Blues and a Half” from Migration to a Higher Ground (2014)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP15

So I did not make it out to see any live music this weekend. Instead, a friend of mine and I found a lovely out of the way, small town diner to have brunch at – and the green chili was to die for.  I was planning on seeing a show Saturday night but wound up having dinner at a friend’s house.

I emcee’d the Earth Day celebration in Fort Collins on Saturday, and did manage to catch the Waido Experience, and Matthew Mahern – aka P-Man.  Matt will be performing with four acts at this year’s FOCOMX this coming weekend.  I hadn’t seen Michael Waido and his guys for 8 years, as we all went in life directions – Waido with kids now .. that sort of things. So it was nice to catch up.  Anyone who knows P-Man already knows he’s a staple of the Fort Collins scene.

I was not able to secure embeds for two of this week’s  MMMM entries – the new single from Andy Palmer, and the new Head for the Hills, which drops May 12.  That said, there are some tasty nuggets this week from Tennis, Debajo del Agua, Analog Son with Devon Parker, and shark dreams.


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

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)

Kenny Vaughn – In Colorado Music History


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 EP15

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

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” (1965)
The Rainy Daze “Blood of Oblivion” (1967)
(D) Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Morning Bear “Traveling” from Take Flight EP (2015)
Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
(N) Tennis “My Emotions are Blinding” from Yours Conditionally (2017)


piKziL “I Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
Dan Treanor, Creighton Holley, Kyle Roberts “Southbound Train” from American Primitive (2010)
Richard Dean “Blue Coal Miner” from Accidental Human (2015)
(D) Head for The Hills “Waiting for You” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paper Bird “To the Light” from Paper Bird (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Chamberlain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Cocktail Revolution “Partners in Crime” from Better Reception (2008)

HOUR 2

Old Soul “Oldest Religion” from Old Soul (1996)
(D) Debajo Del Agua “Mundo Al Reves” from Mundo Al Reves (2017) 


Chimney Choir “In the Underworld” from Boomtown (2015)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(N) Analog Son “Big Easy (feat. Devon Parker)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “My Last Black Scarf” from Unentitled (2011)
Musketeer Gripweed “Nine Pound Hammer” from Floods and Fires (2014)
(D) Shark Dreams “EZPZ” from deeep (2016) 


Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Achille Lauro “Lightning” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Peter Sommer “Looks Like This” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP13 2017

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

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

GOAT ON THE TOWN

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

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

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

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

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

Tallgrass at Avogadro’s Number – April 7, 2017

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

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


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

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

The Rolling Stones

In Colorado Music History


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

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


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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

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

PLAYLIST S11 EP13

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

HOUR 1

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


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


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

HOUR 2

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


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


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



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Colorado Playlislt – S11 EP12

You all crushed last week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM), with Christomo leading the pack for votes, and a high KEEP score.  Two cuts this week… have fun.

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to be way out in front of a band’s digital release.  The only way you’ll hear the new releases this week from Dragondeer, Andy Thomas’s Dust Heart, Todd Adelman & the Country Mile, and TMule is on terrestrial radio – see stations and times.  Or maybe on Wednesday at the Colorado Sound All Colorado Music Meeting ….


GOAT ON THE TOWN

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

Dave Beegle – 4th Annual NoCO Hemp Expo – April 1, 2017

Friday night my band and I played at the Tasty Weasel, the Oscar Blues brew pub in Longmont.  New and upcoming modifications to the room promise to improve the overall sound quality of the room.  They have expanded the room slightly, will be adding new sound panels and moving the “stage” area … all in all it will improve things significantly.

Saturday I spent the day MC’ing the Artist and Activist tent at the 4th Annual NoCO Hemp Expo.  Dave Beegle was the featured guest soloist for a couple of singer songwriter / speakers, and he also performed himself.  To say he’s an exceptional guitarist is a cliche at this point in his career.  I was able to find out he’s almost done a new solo album, that’s more to his “world”  influences.  I should have a new track to share before too long .. maybe early May.

Sunday I made it over to the Colorado Blues Society IBC (Int’l Blues Challenge) Preliminaries in time to see the last two acts of the day, Fort Collins’ Rob Wilson Band and Maxwell Mud – who turned in a blistering set of electric blues rock and r&b, but did not manage to place for round 2.  Jack Hadley and Mojomama will be taking their sets to Round 2.  Fort Collins’ The Symbols took the “wild card” slot.


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

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

In Colorado Music History


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 EP12

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

HOUR 1

The Chasers “You Can’t Buy Love” from You Can’t Buy Love (1967)
Dean Reed “The Search” from The Search (1959)
(D) Dragondeer “When I See” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Something you Got” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Railbenders “drive away” from Like A Wheel (2009)
(D) Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “No Poets” from Everything Alive (2017)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
String Cheese Incident “Believe” from Believe (2017)
(N) The Fast Feeling “Fall Back” from Pulses (2017) 


Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
Tyler Grant “Evening Turns to Ashes” from Earth and Wood (2016)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “the return” from The Return (2014)

HOUR 2

Wendy Woo “Fade to Gray” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Todd Adelman & The Country Mile “Tired of Being Tired” from Time Will Tell (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “S.O.B” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Eddie Turner Rise” from Rise (2005)
(D) TMule “Edges” from Worldless Lullabies (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Keep It Clean” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
My Blue Sky “Kick off Them Shoes” from My Blue Sky (2017)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
(N) Jake Edwards “Avilah Lee” from Six Feet Under (2017)


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
Hot Rize “Blue Is Fallin’” from When I’m Free (2014)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)


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