CP S14 EP16 2020

Monday April 27, 2020 – Some of you will will be telling your yet to be born children and grandchildren about how a virus shut down live in person public music shows and events in most parts of the world in the year 2020. The most recent major events to postpone until 2021 = Greeley Blues Jam and Greeley Stampede.

In the absence of the mass gatherings at festivals and concerts, and as a result of inadequate technology, 2020 will be most remembered for personal Facebook Live “festivals” and concerts with multi-act lineups; each act streaming from their respective “stay-at-home” space.   

NoCO Live from Home Show is based out of Fort Collins, mostly. Former Edison band leader Sarah Slaton is the gale force energy behind this weekly event, now heading into episode 7.   Sponsored by Scene Magazine, School of Rock (Fort Collins) and O’Dells Brewing, the show has so far featured Cary Morin, Liz Barnez, Clay Rose (Gasoline Lollipops), and Brian Johanson (Sugar Britches) to name just a few.  Lineups are announced on Tuesdays.  Shows are Saturdays 12pm-8pm.

TOP OF THE CHARTS:  Reverend Freakchild‘s new album The Bodhisattva Blues slipped into the #1 slot replacing what I was sure would be the sole #1 album of 2020,  And It’s Still Alright by Nathaniel RateliffMark Oblinger‘s High Water Line runs up the chart from 46-12.  Gabrielle Louise debuts at 17 with her latest, The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   A huge thank you to Denver DrumZ.  Located on Colfax Ave, owner JB Running Bear Maroncelli is currently offering live streaming lessons for students of all ages and experience level.

If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com


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


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


Freddi Henchi & The Soulsetters – Fire – Crown Princes Of Funk: The Last Set (2013/1972)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Hunter James & the Titantic – Where We Land (2020)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Dark, Dark, Dark – Evening Machines (2018)
Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016)
(D) Reverend Freakchild – I know You Rider – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)

Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
Carolyn’s Mother – Trouble – Joy (2000)
These United States – I Want You To Keep Everything – Everything Touches Everything (2009)
(D) Jessica Sonner – I Want You – Still (2020)

Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Gumbo Le Funque – Maceo – #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)


Gerard – Hello Operator – Gerard (1976)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Good Times Rock & Roll – Sons of the Beaches (1975)
(D) Andy Frasco & the U.N. – None of Those Things – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

The Reminders – Foundation – Unstoppable (2019)
Big Gigantic – Got The Love – Brighter Future (2016)
(D) Lola Rising – More Music – Moving Forward (2020)

Gabrielle Louise – House Of Cards – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Otis Taylor – Ten Million Slaves – Recapturing The Banjo (2008)
Drew Emmitt – Long Road – Long Road (2008)
(P) The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) – Beauty and The Beeves (2020)
Covenhoven – Sirens Of The Sea – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Katie Herzig – Feel Alive – Feel Alive (2017)
Sunsquabi – Fisher Cat – Instinct (2019)


Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.


Some how or another June has gotten the better of me, and stolen the time I normally devote to posting here.  Sorry for that.  Truly.  There was no new show this past week.  I was in New Jersey attending to family business.  I did, however, get to go to the Greeley  Blues Jam.  Gotta say, the Burroughs and the Frails stole the show on the Colorado music stage.


The Colorado Sound Presents:  the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Brothers Keeper, the Burroughs, Dr Izzy Band, Our Generation at the 8th Annual  Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival – Sat Aug 1, 12PM-10PM .. ALL AGES & FREE with fireworks and more.  This is the only spirits tasting and competition event I know of regionally.  Sure would be great to see you .. hit the site.

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound Presents:  Hazel Miller Band, Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddie Gowdy, William’s Reserve, and Goatz! at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Sunday August 9 – 4PM-9PM – $20 – ALL AGES.

This is my band’s first show back since 2009 .. my son’s band William’s Reserve is making their debut — AND so are Chris Daniels & the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band … WHAT!!?? you say?  Seriously?  Hazel and Chris & the Kings have never played the Mish???  Really?  Yep.  fo’reals … be there .. my band kicks it off at 4PM .. doors at 3:30PM.  Hope to see you.

The Colorado Sound S9|EP19 May 2015

I spent yesterday (Sunday) collecting some new music.  Well, actually I did a lot of spring cleaning.  Before the rain set in I managed to get my lawnmower serviced .. then the rain came and I devoted myself to sifting through the over 6000 tracks of Colorado music I had stored.  I managed to get it filtered down to over 600 albums and over 1200 song titles before adding more.

coverOf the things I found to add, I came across the latest from Michal Minert of Pretty Lights fame by way of Listen, the high school/college hip-hop group that featured Michal with Derek Smith (Pretty Lights) and Cory Eberhardt (DubSkin) …  I’m not normally a big EDM fan, mostly because for me it usually lacks song structure – a big issue for my ears.  However, in this case, Michal displays an uncanny ear for fusing EDM with jazz, hip hop, and electronica styles to produce Space Jazz.  Of course being slightly stoned on some good sativa coupled with listening under a set of Audio Technica ATHM45 studio earphones helped immensely.  Next step is to turn it up to 11 in the living room lol…. check it out – it’s a pretty cool listen.  

I also added the newest from Vertical Arrays, SoundRabbit, Whiskey Autumn, and Ben Haughland that I’ll be featuring in the coming weeks.  And despite rumors to the contrary that I don’t listen to stoner rock, check out the latest from Monocle Stache that I’m likely to add to the after 8PM rotation at The Colorado Sound LIVE365.


Call me a fan; I really like what this band has been up to with this latest ep called Axis of Love.



4 locals x locals logoJune 6 For Locals x Locals Presented by The Colorado Sound and Scene Magazine featuring Cracker, Post Paradise, Branded Bandits, Red Fox Run, Shaley Scott Band and Winchester Holiday.  A music festival to celebrate and honor local musicians and local music industry vendors. The goal of this festival is to create a space for our musical community to thrive. If you are a local musician, we would like to offer you free admission and a beer. If you’re a fan, please be honest and support your local music scene with your ticket purchase. Treat this as an opportunity to meet new musicians, find out about local music industry and catch up with old friends.

BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

 August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, and William’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka




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Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Rule the Roose (feat. Macklemore)” from No Object (2010)
(D) Cracker “I’m Sorry Baby” from Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)
Fox St. “Something About You” from Something About You (2015)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(N) Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “You’re Going to Miss Me” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)


Acoustic Junction “Book Before It’s Gone” from Surrounded by Change (1995)
(N) Otis Taylor “Red Meat” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Drifting” from Wallflower (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “I’m Shakin’” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(N) Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015)  Chris Daniels & the Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy “Funky To the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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