View from Colorado National Monument looking north towards Grand Junction and Fruita
AUG 01 2022 – WOW! You all blew the monthly view count out of the park! Thank you for visiting. I’ll get the JULY monthly spins up in a day or two. In the meantime, check out the new music and videos in this week’s MMMM from Twenty Hands High, Dayton Stone & the Undertones, Violet Pilot and Dzirae Gold.
We finally got to visit Colorado Playlist sponsor Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge! If you’re looking for some nice wood, this is the place. Yeah, they send, but they’d rather you stop by the store. I sat and picked on a few beautiful Larrivee guitars – my favorite since I own two. It was great to meet store manager Candace. Sadly, David Starr wasn’t home this trip. Next time my friend!
Speaking of visiting Cedaredge – we spent a few days in Grand Junction this past week. We went to a show at the Avalon Theater. This is one of the nicest sit-down venues in our state. At just under 1100 seats, the recently renovated state-of-the art theater features comfortable seating, exquisite line of sight, sound and lighting, all experienced while sitting near the back of the orchestra section.
Local blues legend Bobby Walker has opened there for several national stars many times over the years. David Starr will be supporting the classic yacht rock band America coming up on Aug 20.
Another Grand Junction venue worth visiting is the Mesa Theater, about a two minute walk down the block from the Avalon on Main Street. There was a poster up featuring the Tejon Street Corner Thieves from Colorado Springs who recently appeared there. InTheWhale is there on AUG 27.
If you’re partying on Main Street in Grand Junction, there are several very nice restaurants to enjoy. We ate at the Winery, a long standing fine dining restaurant in a “…90 year old building that used to house a horse drawn carriage fire station.” Buyer beware, this is not a budget friendly restaurant.
There’s also the French inspired LeRouge! We enjoyed one of the nicest charcuteries we’ve had anyplace, before the concert. They and the Winery have wonderful wine lists, as you’d expect of the region. And then there’s the British Isles themed Goat and Clover Tavern. You KNOW we ate there! Every picture in the place has a goat in it. Hmmmmm.
The British / Irish Pub inspired menu features bangers and mash as well as corned beef and cabbage …and somehow or other the owners are connected to Elijah Craig bourbon distillers.
I will be returning to Grand Junction to emcee KAFM‘s Annual Radio Daze Music Fest and Fundraiser on Sept 10.
Don’t overlook Grand Junction! Also, the wineries in the area are big supporters of Colorado based acoustic music.
TOP 5 #COMUSIC WKEND 7/31/22
Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, Indie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.
- THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
- MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – Hard Times SINGLE
- GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Stress Dreams LP
- MIKE CLARK & THE SUGAR SOUNDS – Moon Rock LP
- FAST EDDY – Take A Look LP
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.
Dan Fogelberg – As The Raven Flies – Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Twenty Hands High – Back to Wichita (2022)
LVDY – Gold (2021)
Wellington Bullings – Because I Want To (2020)
Elektric Animals – Head in the Ground – Channels EP (2022)
Erik Lunde – Steel Militia – Water From The Stone (2022)
Acoustic Junction – Every Heart – Strange Days (2000)
Conjunto Colores – Planeta – Lo Mejor Del Conjunto Colores (2002)
(D) Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Cake (2022)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
The Chip Stephens Trio – Beans & Weenies – Holding on What Counts (2007)
Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady – Best Of Sugarloaf (1975)
(D) Violet Pilot – Lazy Lions (2022)
Kind Hearted Strangers – Red & Blue – East/West (2021)
A.J. Fullerton – She’s So Cold – Kalamath (2017)
Bluebook – Shake Shake – Shake Shake (2022)
Richie Furay – Somebody Like You (2022)
The Wendy Woo Trio – Crisis – Luxury (2007)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Salt and the Sea – That Sea,The Gambler (2007)
(D) Dzirae Gold – Snooze for an Hour (2022)
piKziL – Here’s The News – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
David Starr – Every Kind of People – Touchstones (2021)
H2 Big Band – BMG – You’re It! (2015)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE (not all songs may be included)
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