CP S12 EP15 2018

WOW … I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through the year already. It probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that the top two 2018 Colorado album releases being played statewide are

1.  Tearing At the Seams – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats
2.  Something Higher! – Leftover Salmon

I’ve said this before, and it’s worth repeating: a dj can’t play and a writer can’t write about what they don’t have.  I notice there are a ton of titles that do not make their way to radio stations and “print” publications around the region.

So as far as that goes it’s actually been a rather quiet week. Next weekend will likely be a different story.

Friday and Saturday is the 10th Annual FOCOMX.  300 acts in some 30 venues … it marks the UNOFFICIAL start of the festival season every year.  If you’ve never been I encourage it. My band, GOATZ!, will be appearing at Tony’s Rooftop on Saturday at 7PM.

A NEW STATION is coming on board beginning MAY 1 … KAFM Grand Junction will air the show on the following schedule:

HOUR 1 = Saturday night at midnight + 11AM Tues morning
HOUR 2 = Sunday night at midnight + 11AM Friday morning.

VIDEO PICK(s) of the Week

There are actually 2 video picks this week.  The new one from Leftover Salmon is below as part of this week’s MMMM.   This one from The Hunger Artist deserves its own recognition


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP15

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

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Joy!” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Cass Clayton “When it Comes to My Heart” from Woman In the Way EP (2018)

Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(D) Bobby Walker “My Mabellene” from Came Out Swingin’ (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Dianne Reeves “Testify” from The Best of Dianne Reeves (2000)
(D) Slopeside “Prove Me Wrong” from Shoot the Moon (2018)

Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017)
Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “I Wish You’d Dance” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Southern Belle” from Something Higher (2018)

Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I Need Never Get Old” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Black Box Audio “You Don’t Know” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)

The Burroughs “Touch the Sky” from Got To Feel (2018)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Kinetix “One Life to Live” from One Life (2014)
(D) Kind Dub “Elevated Life Feat. Sarah Slaton & Briana Harris” from COllabs EP1 (2018)

The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
The Yawpers “Mon Dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)

CP S12 EP12 2018

This coming Friday, April 6, will mark the 12th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist.  The show originated at 88.9FM KRFC and is now heard statewide across 24FM frequencies.  I am currently working on adding #25.

Thanks especially to Oskar Blues and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre for supporting the show.  Congrats to the new Oskar Blues location, the Black Buzzard, for picking up honors as Best New Venue in Denver.  The venue also picked up props for being the best place to catch some mid-week comedy.

A friend turned me onto something cool last week –  The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 … The compilation came out in 2017.  Tumbleweed Records is an important part of our Colorado music heritage and history.  The story can be found here.  I’ve included a couple of cuts in this week’s show.

I got an advance copy of the new Leftover Salmon album, Something Higher! last week.  Expect it to be a featured album the next several weeks.  There’s plenty of “wow, I didn’t expect that” on the record to enjoy – thanks to producer Steve Berlin and the band’s unrelenting desire to expand their sound.  The album drops on May 4 with a special show at E-Town Hall.


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP12

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

HOUR 1

(D) Danny Holien “Hick” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(N) Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018) 


A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Beale Street” from American Man (2015)
(D) Elise Wunder “In Your Arms” from Desert Lonely (2018)


Covenhoven “Where to begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) Jennifer Jane Nicely “Child of God” from Angels, Demons, Red-Tailed Hawks (2018) 


Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Beans and Weenies” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

(D) Arthur Gee “Plain Talk” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(D) Yarrow “Always” from Sit Tight (2018) 


Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) Samuel Lee “Said and Done” from Mirrors Vol. 1 (2018)

OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Reno Divorce “She’s In Love With the Avenue” (2018)


Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Get Mine” from Rain Fire (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)



April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP11 2018

Congrats to the Great Salmon Famine for taking the grand prize at this year’s 2018 Bandwagon Magazine Battle of the Bands Saturday night at the Moxi Theater in Greeley.

The Great Salmon Famine was one of four bands competing in the finals along with Chess at BreakfastSoul Solum and Igaus Davis. Soul Solum won the fan vote for the series, which started with sixteen bands that played battles at the Moxi, and the Downtown Artery and Hodi’s Half-Note in Fort Collins.

Igaus Davis has an album due out soon.

 

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK – RENO DIVORCE


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP11

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

HOUR 1

Fool’s Progress “How Am I Gonna Get Down” from Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)

Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) Covenhoven “Where to Begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Pretty Mouth “This Poison Loves You” from This Poison Loves You (2018)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Borgo “Be Kind” from Be Kind (2018)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Opie Gone Bad “Little house” from 1 (1998)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
Tinkers Punishment “Follow Me Down” from Tinkers Punishment (2000)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Shoe Boot” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
(D) Brent Cowles “Keep Moving” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Braddigan “Daggers” from Watchfires (2005)
Dispatch “Melon Bend” from Dispatch (2011)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Finding Our Way” from 50 (2018)


Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP08 2018

March 5, 2017 … this is the 9th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly Colorado Sound) blogsite.  Can’t say thanks enough to those who come here often – knowing that people are coming by is enough for me to keep this going.

Colorado music history is filled with examples of musicians who moved here and stayed awhile and those who moved here and stayed permanently.  As well, the stories also extend to those who were born and/or raised here and moved on to other places.

John Oates has been a Colorado resident and participant in our statewide music scene for many years.  His Rocky Mountain rhythm section – Michael Jude and John Michel – also make up two thirds of the Vail based Brother’s Keeper.  John has also produced records for Colorado acts Paper Bird and David Starr, and released a single with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The Wood Brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood.  They grew up in Boulder and left, separately.  It’s been reported that at their Red Rocks appearance in 2017 they said they lived in Boulder.  They may list Nashville as their current location, but Boulder will always be home to Chris and Oliver.

Both John Oates and The Wood Brothers have new albums out that I just added to the playlist, and included in this week’s MMMM.


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP08

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

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Poco “Shoot for the Moon” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) John Oates “Arkansas” from Arkansas (2018)


Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Deep Pocket Thieves “Blue De Agave” from Fate (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Pine Box” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Voodoo Kings “Eyes On You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

Petals of Spain “Dearly Beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Paul Mullikin “Minor Profits” from Time Is Now (2014)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule “I Kissed a Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Reals “Partly Cloudy” from Partly Cloudy (1998)
(N) Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “Darkness Falls” (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “Tomahawk Tongues” (2018) 

Plum “Love is in the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)



March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)

CP S11 EP07 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  That video is the trailer for a documentary that was featured as part of the Boulder International Film Festival this weekend.  I managed to make the sold out showing on Sunday at the Longmont museum.

When the Magic Music album came out about two years ago now, it was not what many of us expected, or had hoped for – and the tell is in the movie itself.  A disclaimer is in order here: I was part of the promotion team for the Magic Music album.  The documentary really tells the story of the band and allows us to see what they could have (have?) become since they broke up in 1976.

Magic Music is an ingrained part of both the Boulder music scene of the 70s and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  They were, in fact, the first “jamband” in Colorado music history.  After successful reunion appearances at the Boulder Theater and the release of the documentary, Chris Daniels, aka “Spoons,” announced they are working on booking some shows in and around the area for this season.https://i2.wp.com/magicmusicband.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Front-Slider-Magic-Music-Oxford-Hotel-1973-blk-960x360.jpg


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP07

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

HOUR 1

Alpha Centauri “One Night At A Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Dragondeer “Believe” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “All the Love You Need” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(D) Antonio Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016) 


The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “Little Willie” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
(D) Lost Walks “The Prettiest One” from Wolf, Woman, Man (2017) 


Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Silver & Gold “State Lines” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) LaRissa Vienna and the Strange “Craving Chaos” from Neptune Vii (2017)

Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Bad Weather California “Let it Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) Darling Overdrive “Panic” from Stranded EP (2018) 


The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
MLIMA “Sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

CO Playlist – S12 EP04 2018

It’s that time of the year when goat gets chewin like crazy.  I’m involved in two “Battle of the Bands” competitions entering the thick of the new year.  Last week I was a judge at the 1st of four events being put on by Bandwagon Magazine.  The finals are in March sometime.

Beginning Feb 14, Bolder Boulder’s annual Battle of the Bands begins at the new Oskar Blues tasting room in Boulder.  The winner gets to play the “main stage” at this year’s 40th Annual Bolder Boulder event and be included on the compilation.

COMING SOON the new release from Leftover Salmon.  I got to hand with the fellas Friday night at the Aggie in Fort Collins .. and they fired off a message to their manager to get me the first single from the album, “Show Me Something Higher,” in time for this coming episode of the show.  I’ll also have some fresh cuts from Rare Silk‘s catalog as well as new music from Instant Empire.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP04

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

HOUR 1

Zephyr “When Love Comes Running” from Heartbeat (Remix 2018)
(D) Wood Brothers “River Takes the Town” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Chain Station “Poorman’s Fight” from Where I Want to Be (2016)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Blues Fallin’ Down” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
(D) Martin Gilmore, Eslam Elaby “Pride of Man” from East – West (2018)


The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
The Czars “Killjoy” from Ugly People vs. the Beautiful People (2001)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
(D) Tana Victoria “Catch Me” (2018)


Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Slow Caves “Rover” from Rover (2018)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

Alpha Centauri “Love Only You” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
Rob Drabkin “Love Ends, Fear Begins” from Love Ends, Fear Begins (2018)
SHEL “Moonshine Hill” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
The Yawpers “Doing It Right” from American Man (2015)
(D) Trucker’s Daughter “Blizzard of Kisses” from You’re Not Always On My Mind (2018)
Michael Kirkpatrick “Winter’s End” from Little Muse (2017)
Otis Taylor “My World Is Gone” from My World Is Gone (2013)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “nobody knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “You Worry Me” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Jason Moran & Thomas Morgan “Jasper” from I Am A Man (2017)

CO Playlist – S12 EP03 2018

 The new Washington’s in Fort Collins is for real, as any of us who have known Bohemian over the years might expect.  It defines sumptuous in music venues in Colorado, and reasonably speaking perhaps nationwide.

 Add in the recent  opening of the new musically focused Elizabeth Hotel, and the Magic Rat music room and Fort Collins now sets the standard in the region … and again perhaps nationally … with Bohemian’s Music District as a core piece of the long held vision by Pat Stryker to turn Fort Collins into a world class music city.

Full disclosure in order:  I do contract work for Bohemian, and I’ve counted Pat as a valued personal friend for many years.  Many other close personal friends of mine also work for Bohemian entities.

Visiting the respective websites and going to these places yourself will do far more than any accolades I toss out there … just go do it.  You’ll be really impressed, if not totally blown away.

PS … also check out the Armory … the original Bohemian music room in Fort Collins – again, a sumptuous national level music room for 250 people.


David Givens from legendary Colorado band Zephyr dropped this on FB this weekend. “Candy Givens was a one of kind, pioneer female singer/musician who led the popular Colorado rock band, ZEPHYR, from 1969-1984. This track is a remix of “Love Comes Running” from the album HEARTBEAT originally released in 1981.”

I’m truly looking forward to playing the remix of HEARTBEAT on the show.



105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

Leftover Salmon at the Aggie Theater – Feb 2 & 3  

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23



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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP03

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “It Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Andy Sydow “Lonely Love” from Reasons for Departure (2018)
Andy Monley “Blue Light” from Denver (2001)
The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Crowboy “Burn in Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Rubedo “Tell A New Story” from Vaca (2018) 


Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
The SIR Band “Go” from So Cold (2018)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

HOUR 2

Zuba “To Whom It May Concern” from The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Silver & Gold “Lincoln City” from Point A – Point A (2018)


Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Plutinos “Dream Is Lost” from Plutinos EP (2018) 

Kyle Emerson “Worth It” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “They Want Me Here” from Love Runner (2014)
Oakhurst “River and Sticks” from Dual Mono (2005)
(D) from Cold Nights (2018) 


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Mrs Lee” from Thinkbox (2017)