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 Rateliff. Mark 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.
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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
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 email@example.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)
Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016)
(D) Reverend Freakchild – I know You Rider – The Bodhisattva Blues (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)
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)
Big Gigantic – Got The Love – Brighter Future (2016)
(D) Lola Rising – More Music – Moving Forward (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)
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