CP S13 EP17 2019

Monday April 22, 2019

Got pretty lucky this past week, being able to premier a new Drunken Hearts single, that will not be on their upcoming album due out this fall and is also NOT available online as of today to share.  I also debuted new tracks from Avifauna and Izcalli that are, as of today, not available online.  So, there are three new tracks to vote to either KEEP or DELETE in this week’s MMMM.

If you have no set plans for this weekend, I hope you’ll head into Fort Collins for the 11th annual FoCOMX – the Fort Collins Music Experiment.  This year there will be over 350 acts performing in more than 30 “venues.”  Expect anything and everything.  My band, GOATZ!, will be at Tap and Handle on Friday at 6:45PM.

Coming next week on the Colorado Playlist and available NOW on Spotify – a new single, Morning Train, from Grant Farm; the new video drops this Wednesday April 24 in Relix.  Disclosure = Grant Farm is a Rocky Mountain Music Network client band.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

The Grant Farm with Drew Emmitt (of Leftover Salmon) – Fox Theater Friday, May 31
Ivory Circle + a string quartet – 
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox Friday, June 7
Trout Steak Revival – Sat, Jul 6 @ The Mishawaka Amphitheatre


April 26 – FoCOMX – Tap and Handle 6:45PM
May 3 – Tasty Weasel – Longmont 5PM
May 12 – Washington’s FoCO opening for Blackhawk
May 26 – Mile High Flea Market 12pm-3pm

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


Nikki Giron is one of Denver’s many fine up and coming young artists, and she’s a student in my music business entrepreneurship class at UCD this semester.  A cool jazz voice, a sax player, keyboardist and composer, “Heart Behind Bars” dropped last month and I am just now getting around to featuring it here.


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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier


Rare Silk “American Eyes” from American Eyes (1985)
(D) Erica Papillion-Posey “My Heart My Ache” from Better Angels (2019)

Scott Martin “Do-re-mi” from Alone At Sunset (2018)
(D) Shovels & Rope “Carry Me Home” from My Blood (2019)

Hunter James & the Titantic “Church” from The Z-Axis (2019)
Five Iron Frenzy “Boomerang” from Between Pavement and Stars (2015)
Rob Drabkin “Hope in a Hopeless World” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Lucy Daydream “Dizzy” from Awake & Dreaming (2019)
(D) Nancy Just “Catch and Release” from Alchemized (2019)

Andy Eppler “We Build the Gods” (2018)
Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out (2017)
Jason Klobnak Quartet “My August Auburn” from FRIENDS & FAMILY (2018)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Is My Love Enough” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(P) The Drunken Hearts “Last Shot” (2019)
Andy Sydow “Reasons for Departure” from Reasons for Departure (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock and Roll (2016)
(D) Avifauna “Safety” (2019)
Kaitlyn Williams “Rain” from Sunset (2019)
The Samples “Tom Joad” from Return to Earth (2001)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Spanish Highway” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Trash Cat “Robot Girlfriend” from Welcome to Trash City (2019)
(D) iZCALLI “Silverspoon” (2019)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Blue Rider “Lightning” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Peter Sommer “Looks Like This” from Tremolo Canteen (2010)


CP S13 EP10 2019

Monday March 4, 2019

If you missed it, I put the interview with Eddie Roberts in the Offstage …Beyond the Music page along with the interview with the folks from Sustain Music & Nature.  There are more interviews coming, including one with the legendary singer-songwriter and author Rick Roberts (Firefall, Flying Burrito Brothers).  Each episode will be be about 20 minutes long.

It was a great year for Colorado’s blues artists and venues in 2018.  These are the Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Award winners.  Congratulations to everyone.

    • Favorite Female Vocalist—Erica Brown
    • Favorite Male Vocalist—Rex Peoples
    • Favorite Guitarist—Jasco Duende
    • Favorite Slide Guitarist—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Harmonica—Nic Clark
    • Favorite Bassist—Todd Edmunds
    • JD Kelly Favorite Horns—The Chris Daniels Horns-Jim Waddell and Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson
    • Favorite Keyboardist—Scott Hackler
    • Favorite Drummer—Kyle Borthick
    • Favorite (Other)—Lionel Young (Violin)
    • Favorite Songwriter—Tie–Cary Morin, Eef
    • Favorite Blues Band—Mojomama
    • Favorite Acoustic Act—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Solo/Duo—Tie–Scott Hackler, AJ Fullerton
    • John Catt Young Performer Award—Grace Kuch
    • Favorite Blues Jam—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Festival—Greeley Blues Jam
    • Favorite Blues Club—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Club for Dancing—Nissi’s,
    • Favorite Local Recording—Cass Clayton Band, “Cass Clayton Band”

A reminder – the new email address is coloradoplaylist@gmail.com.  I post reminders and other tidbits of information via social media.  Like the Colorado Playlist on Facebook and Twitter.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019


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



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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier


Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(D) Bison Bone “Cryin’ Shame” from Take Up the Trouble (2019)

A J Fullerton “Highway 285” from Kalamath (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
(N) Blue Street Walls “Screenplay” from Like A Child (2019)

Jeremy Dion “Evangeline” from More Lately (2019)
Kan’nal “Walk With Me” from Myth Magic (2008)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Silver & Gold “Feel A Little Closer” from Color (2019)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Do It Alone” from All For Money (2019)
Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)


The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
The Astronauts “Movin’” from Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1964)
(D) Veronique Van Pelt “So Reached My Heart” from Nonesuch EP (2019)
Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)
(N) Hunter James & the Titantic “The Game” from The Z-Axis (2019)

Coral Creek “I Gotta Move” from Free Dog (2019)
String Cheese Incident “Up the Canyon” from Outside Inside (2001)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie in My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(D) Mama Magnolia “White Flag” from Mama Magnolia Pt. 1 (2019)

Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization Heavy Eddie from The Arrival (2015)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP21

SUMMER is officially in full swing, which of course means I’m busier than all get out.  And so are you LOL.  Last Thursday I hosted the first Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Series in Old Town Square Fort Collins, with SHEL.  It’s one of the most ideal settings in Northern Colorado, and over 1000 enthusiastic fans were out in force to support the girls.

This week I get the pleasure of hosting my friends in the Blue Canyon Boys on the Old Town Square stage.

Saturday I hosted the Poudre River Fest for the second time in a row – the lineup was great with the Patti Fiasco and Gasoline Lollipops anchoring the top of the bill.

SHEL at Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live

SUNDAY was a somewhat special day … I attended my first CHUN People’s Fair in 4 years, when I retired as main stage manager, official emcee and as a member of the PF steering committee.

CHUN no longer produces the event.  It’s also considerably scaled down from years past.  When I first became involved with PF at the turn of the century, over 120 acts performed on five stages.  Today, only a couple dozen acts appear on two stages – and for the first time, national level acts made their way onto the main stage.  All things considered the smaller event came off extremely well – and the weather for once was not an impediment for folks to come out for the weekend.


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.


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


Gary Stites “Lonely for You” (1960)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” (1960)
(D) Zach Heckendorf “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” from Artifacts (2017)
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Just Human” from The Terrible Dinner Guest (2016)
(D) Maya Bennett “No Eyes” from More of Less (2016) 

The Fray “Singing Low” from Through the Years: The Best of the Fray (2016)
Philip Bailey “Won’t Waste Time” from Love Is Real (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Rocksteady” from Rocksteady (2010)
(N) Head for The Hills “Potions and Poisons” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Von Stomper “New Orleans” from Americado (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Firegirl” from APT 203 (2013)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)


Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand to Be In Love With You” (1965)
The Doppler Effect “Memphis Woman” (1966)
(N) Andy Palmer “All Named Mary” from The Switch (2017) 

Grim & Darling “Congratulations World” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
12 Cents for Marvin “Define Your Love” from It’s Not Over (2016)
(N) Dearling “Blood and Water” from Inheritance (2017) 
Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Otis Taylor “Ten Million Slaves” from Recapturing the Banjo (2008)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
(N) The Coteries “Santa Fe” from Reason In The Road (2016) 

The Rifters “Architecture of a Fire” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

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Goat, Where Do I Submit?

4 emails and/or phone conversations and/or personal conversations this week all involving the same thing:  Goat, where do I submit?  In a Facebook conversation recently, I broke down the primary types of performance events regionally.

1. Bars/restaurants (think Oskar Blues, Baker Street Pub, Bar SS, Road 34, Ziggies, Eck’s Saloon, etc)
2. Theaters/concert venues (think Herman’s Hideaway, Fox, Aggie, Ogden, Fillmore, Pepsi Center, Red Rocks, Taste of Denver)
3. Private Events (weddings, parties, etc)
4. Municipal Events (Arvada Harvest Festival, Broomfest, Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival, Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest, Colorado State Fair, Boulder County Fair, etc)
5. Festivals (ticketed …Rocky Grass, Telluride Bluegrass, Warped Tour, etc)

Most of us who have played locally know how to reach out to the local bars, and smaller theaters/concert venues.  That’s the bread and butter stuff… But, too often I hear confusion beyond that, hence the “goat, where do I submit?”   Beyond that question is “how do I submit, and to whom?”

There is no single best way to approach this challenge.  A large number of the folks who buy talent statewide do not have the level of technical sophistication at their finger tips to find out who’s who and what do they do, so they rely on their sphere of influence in their communities.  That sphere of influence includes local community radio and members of other local media who might be familiar with bands in the region.

Six years ago the question had to do with getting Colorado music on radio, and out to media in general.  I think we’ve done a good job of working on that puzzle with the media service package.  This past year, right at about 30 titles were sent out to radio, tv, and print media statewide.  Many of those albums received some airplay in some markets around the state.  Beginning this month, I’m adding a new service, sending packages to municipal event buyers around the state.

Buyers will be making all their buying decisions between now and April.  If you’d like to be in the game, now’s the time to do it.  For more information, please email me at chriskmusic@gmail.com.

PS:  no metal, hardcore, loud rock, or rap.  Thank you.

The Colorado Sound S7 EP35 SPT/OCT 2013

chris boni vip 2013Sunday Sept 29, 2013:  In two days from now I’m supposed to be publishing my monthly News Notes and Spins column.  I haven’t even begun to put it together.  So, given that I have to leave to do sound today at 4:30PM (Oskar Blues Longmont), and it’s 10:20 as I type this I think I’d better get my ass to work and pull some data. OH — and the Broncos play at 2:25PM … yeah .. it’s gonna be a tough slog to get the column done on time LOL.

support_this_station_125x125Real quick …. if you have not checked it out yet I do hope you will … The Colorado Sound Live365 is where you can listen to Colorado music 24/7 … it’s music based, not information based like the weekly show heard on KRFC (Fort Collins), Radio 94.9 (Loveland/Fort Collins), KWMW (Westcliffe), KOTO (Telluride), or KDNK (Carbondale/Glenwood Springs/Aspen).  The station has been on the air since April 1.  In September we’ve averaged less than 8 streams a day, unlike this blog that averages 52 unique page views a day.. and unlike the terrestrial station based show that averages well over a thousand listeners a week.  I could sure use some help keeping the station on the air, and growing the online listenership.  Please?  Share the stations with friends … put a link on your website so folks know where to hear CO music daily … anything you can do to help. And if you’re a business – yes, I accept advertising.    

Please consider making a donation to the cause – every dollar matters – seriously. This one has been coming out of my pocket.    

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK:  Dennis Wanebo is one of our region’s most enigmatic and disturbingly unknown singer songwriters.  A nearly fatal disease several years ago prompted Dennis to retire from his lucrative law career and focus on his music.  Dude’s music blows me away – but then we’re both a couple of old guys with a penchant for nostalgic themes in our music. 😉 j/s 


Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
Dan Fogelberg “Part of the Plan” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) The Belle Jar “Union Station” from Union Station (2013)(N) Varlet “American Hymns” from American Hymns (2013)
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats “Thunder On the Mountain” from Eyes on the Prize (2013)
Cary Morin “Here and Now” from Streamline (2013)
The Patti Fiasco “Elvis” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Foxfield Four “Money” from Weatherman EP (2013)The Gromet “Sink or Sail” from Colorado Captain (2010)
Taarka “Wandering” from Adventures in Vagabondia (2013)
Zach Heckendorf “The Cool Down” from The Cool Down (2012)
Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
Adam Bodine Trio “Blue Mud” from Blue Mud (2010)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil” from Private Eyes (1976)
Poco “A Good Feelinn’ to Know” from A Good Feeling to Know (1972)
Sherri Jackson “Maple Tree” from Sherri Jackson (1997)
Josh Dillard “Let Em Fall” from The Bright Light of Shipwreck (2013)
(N) Sam Lee “Leaving Home for the Good Life” from Raise Your Flag (2013)(N) Bobby Walker “Ouy Cucuy” from Feelin’ Good (2013)
Grant Sabin “Devil of Mercy” from Anthromusicology (2013)
The Whiskey Bottles “Baby, Your Bad Luck” from Grandville (2013)
The Autumn Film “Always the Same” from The Ship and the Sea (2010)
Dan Craig “Alchemy (What Is This Alchemy)” from Alchemy (2010)
The ReMinders “Africa On My Mind” from Born Champions (2012)
Beats Noir! “Bad Beats” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Instant Empire “Keep UP!” from Keep Up! (2013)
The Motet “Nachez” from Breathe (1999)

News Notes and Spins – SEPTEMBER 1 2013

chris boni vip 2013It’s official — August is the worst month of the year in terms of blog readership.  I thought maybe we broke the August curse this year, but no…. not even close.  We barely eeked out an increase over last year, hitting 1199 unique page visits … a far bit off our record 2,227 in May, and at 39 unique visits a day we’re really off of the 53 a day average for the year.  I attribute that to the fact that I spend less time writing in August and more time on stage – so look for increased blogging activity in the next few months to make up for it LOL.

The Colorado Sound can now be heard every Sunday morning from 8AM-10AM on Radio 94.9 Coloradowww.radio949colorado.com.  Radio 94.9 has committed to airing 1 Colorado track per hour of programming.  That places this Clear Channel owned property right up on top of the heap with Open Air 1340 and KRFC (Fort Collins) in airing Colorado music.


KBUT wrapped up another successful summer pledge drive on August 12th. With the support of our family of listeners near and far, KBUT met our goal of $42,000.  KBUT is also in the midst of a capital campaign to cover expenses related to a new transmitter in Gunnison, CO. This 6,500 Watt transmitter (88.7 KGNI) will replace a low-powered translator that currently broadcasts at the same location. KBUT expects to be broadcasting from this more powerful and secure signal sometime in September. More information is available at http://www.kbut.org/powerup

KGNU has hired David Wilson as Station Manager. David is already working part-time training and starts full-time on September 17. Welcome David.


I sent out a couple of new releases in August that feature two of the state’s wonderful female voices – Alysa Kraft from the Patti Fiasco, and Monica Whittington from the Monocle Band.  I also received the new album from Gabrielle Louise – which by all standards should win best packaging of the year.  I was also fortunate enough to work with a few of the best at this year’s Bohemian Nights at New West Fest … including SHEL, Rachel James (Rachel & the Kings), Hayley Helmericks (Snake Rattle Rattle Snake), Erica Brown, and Cassie Taylor – and equally,  Jennifer Lane and Sophie Reed received standing ovations for their performances this year.   So that got me to thinking… what are the top female fronted records right now?

1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Erin Youngberg is co-lead singer in band)
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up
7. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
8. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
9. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs
10. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville

Of course this takes NOTHING away from anyone else – we’re tremendously blessed to have had some of the best female singers, songwriters, and musicians in the country here in CO…

In other news – the Motet is in the studio with Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver.  Supercollider just wrapped up tracking with Colin.  Leftover Salmon is working on a new album.  String Cheese Incident is working on a new album.  The new Richie Furay is closer to getting to us.  There’s going to be a new Piedmont Brothers Band record that will feature the likes of Rick Roberts, Jock Bartley (Firefall) and Richie Furay… Sean Kelly of the Samples thinks the new record will be done right after the first of the year, and there’s a new album coming out from Chris Daniels featuring Freddie Gowdy of Freddi & Henchi fame… I’d look for that one maybe next spring, but Chris HAS been known to surprise, so we’ll see.

rusty youngFormer Denverite, and Denver native Rusty Young, who still rocks “Denver” as home on his Facebook page, has been inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame – and right on the plague it says “Rusty Young grew up playing steel guitar in country bands around Denver…”  No doubt he’ll eventually wind up in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame as well.  Rusty has also just released another Poco record, “All Fired Up,” although he’s the only member of the original gang that appears – making it a weak “Poco” release, but a pretty damned strong Rusty Young release.


This month’s PICK-7 includes jazz guitarist Matt FullerDanielle Ate the Sandwich, Colorado Springs hip-hop The ReMinders, the Raven & the Writing Desk, Andy Palmer, SHEL, and Sean Kennedy.


305 titles tracked in August
178 titles were reported as played at least once.
(CC) = Colorado Connection
(D) = album/ep debut on chart
(R) = reenter
[date] = Date added to reporting list

gregory alan isakov_Weatherman(1) 1. Gregory Alan IsakovThe Weatherman (Suitcase Town Music) Folk [Jun-13]
(2) 2. Pretty LightsA Color Map of the World (8 Minutes 20 Seconds) EDM [Jul-13]
(3) 3. Cassie TaylorOut of My Mind (Yellow Dog) Blues [May-13]
(D) 4. Elephant RevivalThese Changing Skies (Its Evolving Records) Folk [Aug-13]
(6) 5. Otis TaylorMy World Is Gone (Telarc) Blues [Jan-13]
(39) 6. Patrick DethlefsFall & Rise (self) Folk [Jun-12]
(5) 7. Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsRocky Mountain Honky Tonk (self) Americana [Jul-13]
(9) 8. Paper BirdRooms (self) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-13]
(7) 9. Fierce Bad RabbitMaestro and the Elephant (self) Rock [Jan-13]
(R) 10. Chris DanielsBetter Days (self) Americana [Jul-12]
(18) 11. Head for the HillsBlue Ruin (self) Bluegrass [Jun-13]
(14) 12. Jeff BrinkmanStrange (self) Rock [Dec-12]
(40) 13. Austin Young & No DifferenceBlue As Can Be (Vizztone) Blues [Mar-13]
(D) 13. The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights (self) Rock [Jul-13]
(38) 14. Grant SabinAnthromusicology (Blank Tape) Rock [Jan-13]
(12) 15. Sera Cahoone (CC)Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(19) 16. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC)Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Americana [Jun-12]
(D) 17. Finders & YoungbergI Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP (Swingfingers Records) Americana [Aug-13]
(R) 18. Bad Brad & the Fat CatsEyes on the Prize (self) Blues [Feb-13]
(R) 19. Bonnie & The ClydesWrong Side Up (self) Americana [Jul-12]
(R) 20. The YawpersCapon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(13) 21. SHELSHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(16) 22. Josh DillardThe Bright Light of Shipwreck (self) Indie/New Alternative [Jun-13]
(37) 23. a. Tom CollinsStick & Poke (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Apr-13]
(20) 24. The Changing ColorsJoan & the King (Blank Tape) Folk [Apr-13]
(R) 25. Blue Canyon BoysNext Go Round (self) Bluegrass [Jan-13]
(D) 25. Monocle BandMonocle Band (self) Americana [Aug-13]
(D) 25. Rob DrabkinLittle Steps EP (self) Rock [Aug-13]
(R) 26. Esme PattersonAll Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(29) 26. Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoWestern Branches (self) Bluegrass [May-13]
(27) 27. Strange AmericansA Royal Battle (self) Rock [Jun-12]
(R) 28. You, Me and ApolloS/T [EP] (self) Indie/New Alternative [Dec-12]
(8) 29. DeVotchKaLive with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(R) 30. Ending People Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(24) 30. Jon WirtzTourist (self) Jazz [Jan-13]
(23) 30. Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsRound and Round (Blank Tape) Indie/New Alternative [Jan-13]
(R) 31. The Whiskey BottlesGrandville (self) Americana [Jun-13]
(R) 32. Trout Steak Revival Flight (self) Bluegrass [Nov-12]
(R) 32. Zach HeckendorfThe Cool Down (self) POP [Jun-12]

4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
10. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive
11. 3 Twins – De Nada
15. Wendy Woo Band – Live
17. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
21. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon
22. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
25. Andy Palmer – Hazard of the Die
26. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
30. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
31. The ReMinders – Born Champions
32. Chimney Choir – (compass)
33. Colfax Speed Queen – Satisfaction Intended
35. Joe Sampson – Kill Our Friends
36. The Swayback – Double Four Time

Bad Weather California – Back Seats
Birds of A Feather – A Million Miles Away
Bobby Walker – Feelin’ Good
Candy Claws – Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
Covenhaven – Covenhaven
Damon Wood – Sirens & Pipers
Deadwood Saints – Hometown Blues
Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry EP
Flashbulb Fires – Unseen Things [single]
Gabrielle Louise – The Bird in My Chest
Holly Lovell – The Illusions EP
Joe Johnson – New West Sound
Katey Laurel – Periscope
Kinetix – Never Too Late
Leftover Salmon – Thornpipe [single]
Maxwell Hughes – Only in Dreams
Molina Speaks – Greatest Rapper Never Heard
Monocle Band – Monocle Band
Moors & McCumber – Against the Grain
Navy – Spirit Groove
Poco (CC) – All Fired Up
Princess Music – Odobenidae
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
The 14ers – Get Some EP
The Belle Jar – Union Station
The Drunken Hearts – Live for Today
The Lonelyhearts – Years in the Great Interior
The Outfit – Tough Kids
The Still Tide – Tinder
Thee Dang Dangs – For the People


[X] = number of “current” titles reported as played in reporting period. This is so you’ll not only see what the top five records getting the most spins are at any station, but also how many “current year” releases are getting played.

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKAFM (Grand Junction) [24]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Fox Steet Allstars – Tough Talk
3. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
4. Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open
5. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years

head for the hills blue ruinKBUT (Crested Butte) [14]
1. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
2. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies

cary morin streamlinedKDNK (Carbondale) [40]
Cary Morin – Streamline
Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP

pretty lights_color map of the sunKDUR (Durango) [11]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. The Whiskey Bottles – Grandville
3. Hezekiah Goode – Two Billion Acres of Salt
3. Sour Boy Bitter Girl – The Days After the Fire
3. Thom Chacon – Thom Chacon

paper bird_roomsKGNU (Boulder) [20]
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Next Go Round
4. Chimney Choir – (compass)
5. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin

pretty lights_color map of the sunKRCC (Colorado Springs) [16]
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. Changing Colors – Joan & the King

patti fiasco_small town lightsKRFC (Fort Collins) [>100]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Cary Morin – Streamline
4. Cassie Taylor – Out Of My Mind
4. Escape Goats – On The Lam

Monocle BandKRZA (Alamosa) [11]
1. Monocle Band – Monocle Band
2. Chimney Choir – (compass)
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Trout Steak Revival – Flight
2. WhiteWater Ramble – Roots & Groove

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanKUNC (Greeley) [12]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
3. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
4. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller
4. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

tom gershwin_sweet pastimesKUVO (Denver) [14]
1. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
2. John Gunther’s Safari Trio – Surrender
3. Brad Goode – Chicago Red
4. Curtis Fuller – Down Home
5. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind

finders and youngberg_I don't wantKVNF (Paonia) [10]
1. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
2. Paper Bird – Rooms
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
5. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanOPEN AIR 1340 (Denver) [57]
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Paper Bird – Rooms
5. The Outfit – Tough Kids

patti fiasco_small town lightsThe Colorado Sound [48]
1. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
3. Fierce Bad Rabbit – The Maestro and the Elephant
4. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP


Halden_rocky-mountain-honky-tonkAmericana / Alt-country / Bluegrass
1. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Head for the Hills – Blue Ruin
4. Finders & Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry
5. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up

cassie taylor, out of my mindBlues / Rhythm & Blues
1. Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind
2. Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone
3. Austin Young & No Difference – Blue As Can Be
4. Bad Brad & the Fat Cats – Eyes on the Prize
5. Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band f/Erica Brown – Tangled Road Again

gregory alan isakov_WeathermanFolk / folk-rock / singer-songwriter
1. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise
4. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
5. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

paper bird_roomsIndie / New Alternative
1. Paper Bird – Rooms
2. Josh Dillard – The Bright Light of Shipwreck
3. a. Tom Collins – Stick & Poke
4. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
5. You, Me and Apollo – S/T [EP]

jon wirtz touristJazz / Instrumental
1. Jon Wirtz – Tourist
2. Manuel Lopez Trio – Searching Out
3. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
4. Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes
5. Brad Goode – Chicago Red

rob drabkin_little stepsPop / Adult Contemporary / Crossover
1. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. The 14ers – Get Some
4. Wendy Woo Band – Live
5. Katey Laurel – Periscope

fierce bad rabbit_the maestroRock / AAA / ALT / AOR
1. Fierce Bad Rabbit – Maestro and the Elephant
2. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
3. The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights
4. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

pretty lights_color map of the sunUrban Contemporary / EDM / Hip Hop / Soul
1. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the World
2. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
3. Selina Albright – Brighter
4. Molina Speaks – Greatest Rapper Never Heard
4. The ReMinders – Born Champions

The Colorado Sound S7 EP20 May 2013

grizzly goat adamsWOW — you guys set an all time high for unique page reads … I am honored, thank you … we broke 2000 unique page reads for the month … cool 🙂    So… Memorial weekend.  Hope you had a great weekend in the sun.  It sure was pretty out.  Hitting some outdoor shows… getting ready to start the season up in Fort Collins next Thursday… with WhiteWater Ramble on Old Town Square stage.   New shared music this week from James & the Devil.

Video Pick of the Week … this came in just in time to make deadline .. the new Andy Hackbarth .. 

PLAYLIST S7 EP20 May 2013

Beast “Ev’ry Man Hears Different Music” from “Beast” (1969)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Beauty Queen” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
(D) Remus Tucker Band “Night Thang” from South of New Orleans (2013)
Ryan Chrys “Stand & Be Counted” from A Lick & A Promise (2013)
Beki Hemingway “Lay It Down” from I Have Big Plans for the World (2013)
Danny Shafer “American In Me” from Wherever You Are (2013)
Jeremy Dion “Desperate Mama” from Golden Some Day (2013)
Jami Lunde “A Little Bit Blue” from Big Black Birds (2011)
(D) James and The Devil “Message of Love” from Sample This (2013) 
The Informants “Crime Scene Queen” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Dirty Lookers “Cry On” from Audio Voyeur (2011)
Megan Burtt “Walls Come Down” from Megan Burtt (2008)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from 2010 Christmas Tunes (2010)
The Astronauts “Baja” from Movin’ (American Surf and Sand Album) (2011)
The Samples “Heaven” from Rehearsing for Life (2005)
Dennis Wanebo “Running On Gravity” from Running On Gravity (2013)
Sofie Reed “Baby Boo Got Gone” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
(D) a. Tom Collins “Mambo” from Stick & Poke (2013)
(D) Wendy Woo “Walk Along the Water” from Live (2013)
Churchill “Gone Too Long” from War Within EP (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Matter of Time” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Dubskin “Freedom Fighter” from Release from Fear (2011)
WhiteWater Ramble “One Tree” from Roots & Groove (2013)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “New Country Blues” from New Country Blues (2009)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)