CP S15:EP47 2021

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Monday NOV 22, 2021 – Happy Thanksgiving (yeah, I’m a few days early). Enjoy the time with your family and friends. Personally, I’m thankful for my incredible partner in life, my children, COLORADO music and radio, and YOU! Thank you for listening to the show and reading the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM).

BIG changes in the TOP 5 weekly spins this week. Yes, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and the Lumineers are still dominant; while the Velveteers dropped down to #10, replaced by LOS MOCOCHETES, with Colorado jamband MAGIC BEANS filling in the #5 position this week.

I don’t usually debut (D) a release that is over a year old, but the album “The Offering” from Southern Colorado Americana country-folk singer-songwriter Xanthe Alexis struck a nerve with me this past couple of weeks and I wanted to share it. The album was originally released in August 2020 to tremendous praise from Americana reviewers around the country and for good reason. Check out the single The Offering below. Let me know what you think.


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NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 3 – Cass Clayton at Dazzle Denver (early show)
DEC 3 – Bonnie & Taylor Sims at Dazzle Denver
DEC 3, 4 – Leftover Salmon at Washington’s FoCO.
DEC 11 – Inthewhale Washington’s FoCo
DEC 30 – The Yawpers Play the BeatlesLive On the Lanes at 2454 West Greeley
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

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TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

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  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  3. LOS MOCOCHETESMucho Gusto EP Oct-21
  4. DESERT ATLAS – The Great Plains are an Ocean LP (Jun-21)
  5. MAGIC BEANSSlice of Life LP Apr-21


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Sunshine Ward (The Astronauts) – Sally Go ‘Round the Roses (1967)
Hardwater Good Ole Friends – Hardwater (1968)
(D) Wendy WooGood Old Days (2022)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020)
The Reminders Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
King Cardinal Damn This Old Machine (2021)
Giant Zero Good Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
Bobby Walker Rockin’ Pneumonia – Git It (2008)
Philip Bailey Mercy Mercy Mercy – Soul On Jazz (2002)
(D) Isabelle Fries Just A Dreamer (2021)

The Motet123 – The Motet (2014)
Dragondeer All Day (2020)
H2 Big Band Singing In the Rain – You’re It! (2015)


The Soul SurvivorsCan’t Stand To Be In Love With You (1965)
The Poor How Many Tears (1966)
(D) Sandgaard On My Way (2022)
Jon Snodgrass Don’t Break Her Heart – Tace (2020)
The Blue Rider Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
(D) Xanthe Alexis – The Offering – The Offering (2020)

The Burroughs I Refuse (2021)
Leftover SalmonHighway Song – Euphoria (1997)
Dressy BessyIf You Should Try to Kiss Her – Pink Hearts Yellow Moons (1999)
(D) Julian Fulco PerroneLong Time A Comin’ (2022)
The FrayLove Don’t Die – Helios (2014)
Wellington BullingsBecause I Want To (2020)
Brennen Schedler QuartetStraight Ahead – Keep Steppin Down (2021)


CP S14 EP19 2020

Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events.  Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state.  Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.

Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events.  Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.

The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.

Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver.  On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run.  Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides 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.

Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.

TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020 


1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMARed, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP


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

The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)

Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)


Beast – I Am (1969)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) Joe Johnson – Hold On (2020)

Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son  – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)



String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba

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CP S12 EP45 2018

Monday Nov 26, 2018 – Did you eat too much?  Over the weekend since last Thursday I read we gain over 2lbs at this time of year. I’m still in recovery mode myself. Best way I know of mitigating that is to go out and experience all that Colorado has to offer at this time of year – including, but not exclusively, Colorado music.  There are some great shows coming up over the next few weeks.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21


Join me for 3 more shows with my band in 2018
GOATZ! acoustic – 3 shows…
Sat, Dec 8 at Coal Mine Ave Brewing (Littleton)
Sun, Dec 9 at the Black Buzzard (Denver)
Fri, Dec 14 TRIO at City Star Brewing (Berthoud)

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


As I scoured the inter-webs this past few weeks I came across a review of a “new” player in the scene = Davey Daydream.  He’s not really new.  He moved here to study at CU Boulder from NJ in 2008.  Formerly a bass player and lead singer in bands that did everything from straight ahead pop-punk to experimental prog-rock and a coffee shop singer songwriter, he’s included DJing and producing with elements of EDM and Hip-hop into his repertoire.    A breakout show in Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins could set Davey up as an artist to watch for in 2019 and beyond.


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.

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

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


Acoustic Junction “Penny for Your Thoughts” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
(D) Lucas Wolf “Horizon” from Falling Into Place (2019)

Tennis “In the Morning I’ll Be Better” from Yours Conditionally (2017)
Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
(N) Matt Rouch & the Noise Upstairs “Queen City Junkies” from Half-Expected Hearbreak (2018)

Magic Music “Bright Sun Bright Rain” from The Magic Music Movie – 40 Years In the Making (2018)
from SHEL (2012)
Katie Herzig “I Will Follow” from Apple Tree (2008)
Andy Ard “Here Comes Another Good Time” from Like That EP (2018)
(N) Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “See You Again” from From the Sea (2019)  

Jeff Finlin “Babylon” from The Guru In The Girl (2017)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)


Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “I Want to Dance, Dance, Dance” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(D) Plutinos “So Long” from Plutinos (2019)  

Brent Cowles “9th & Lafayette” from Cold Times (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Kaitlyn Williams “Rain” from Sunset (2019)

Analog Son “Ugly Mug” from Funky Mother (2018)
The Samples “Young & Free” from Rehearsing for Life (2005)
Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Boss Eagle “Baby” from The Firebird Album (2018)  

Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
The Still Tide “Give Me Time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP11 2016

Monday morning coffee and a dash of Colorado music … so last week was the debut of the Monday morning music meeting poll … where you get the chance, let me know which of the new songs I debuted over the weekend you liked best.  

Last week, The Patient Zeroes crushed with over 74% of the vote!   Now, I can say that the band urged their fans to come and vote for them – but what good candidate (and a few bad ones out there) doesn’t, right?   Here’s the song that crushed… 

and that’s just TWO guys … ! …

okay .. so it’s Monday afternoon now, and my day has gotten off to a roaring late start!  LOL

Sorry to announce that Radio 94.9 in NoCO has canceled the show on Sunday mornings, as a result of my show moving into the 10AM time slot on 105.5FM and no doubt me now being a part of the on air staff at 105.5 … it made no sense for 94.9 to continue the show in that time slot on Sunday morning.  I want to thank my old friend Stu Haskell for inviting me in three years ago.  I deeply appreciate the support.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites from this week below.



SHEL has managed to impress with their renditions of two of rock’s greatest epic songs — Led Zepplin’s Battle of Evermore and this one from Metallica …



Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist on Sunday June 5th … Details TBA, but I can say that my band GOATZ! will be making its second appearance at the Mish (though without my bff and lead guitarist Chris Jackowski who is on vaca that wkend and cannot make the show).



what are your favorites this week?



The Trolls “Stupid Girl” (1966)
Soul Survivors “Have It All Your Way” (1969)
(D) Monaco and Alameda “Travelling Song” (Wherever He Goes) from Well and Alive (2016)  
Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
Megan Burtt “Fast as I Go” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Vermillion Road “Run” (2016) 
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Hello Dollface “Warrior of Light” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Mercury Project “Refuge” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(N) The Ghost of Joseph Buck “Dividing Line” from Scenic EP (2016) 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado “wheels” from Western Branches (2013)
Johnny Hickman “The Great Decline” from Palmehenge (2005)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)


Zephyr “I Must Be Dreaming” from Heartbeat (1982)
Boenzee Cryque “Watch The Time” from Watch The Time (1967)
(D) Big Gigantic “The Little Things (feat. Angela McCluskey)” (2016) 
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreSunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(D) Dyrty Byrds “State of Grace” from Failure is Feedback (2016) 
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Soundrabbit “All I Need” from Don’t Forget to Remember (2016) 
Chimney Choir “Union Station” from Boomtown (2015)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
Ben Haugland “point of no return” from POINT OF NO RETURN (2012)

Colorado Playlist S10 EP10 2016

Monday morning … NEW MUSIC POLL  this week featuring American Culture, Strawberry Runners, The Blue Rider, Esme Patterson, and the Patient Zeroes.  I have to say it all sounds rather oddly like the sixties to my ears.  It will be interesting to see what your favorites are from this class of retro-pop and rock …

Sorry to say that Radio 94.9 in Northern Colorado has decided to drop the show.  I seriously want to thank long time NoCO radio guru Stu Haskell for inviting me to be a part of things there the past few years.  With me now being on staff at 105.5 The Colorado Sound, and the Colorado Playlist airing on Sunday mornings at 10AM, it did not make sense for 94.9 to continue airing the show.



Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist on Sunday June 5th … Details TBA, but I can say that my band GOATZ! will be making its second appearance at the Mish (though without my bff and lead guitarist Chris Jackowski who is on vaca that wkend and cannot make the show).

Colorado Playlist S10 EP10


The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” (1964) from Anthology (2007)
The Higher Elevation “Crazy Bicycle” [single] (1967)
Gasoline Lollipops “Resurrection” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
(D) American Culture “Like American Culture” [single] (2015) 
(D) Strawberry Runners “When We Were Good” from Hatcher Creek (2015) 
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
String Cheese Incident “Rosie” from Song In My Head (2015)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
(D) The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016) 
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Jeff Finlin “What’s the Big Idea” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(N) Ryan A. Fourt “Big Slick” from Big Slick (2016)


Beast “Communication” from Higher…&…Higher! (1970)
(D) Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016) 
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
Trout Steak Revival “Colorado River” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(D) Matt Skinner Band “That’s What I’m Gonna Do” [single] (2016)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
(D) The Patient Zeroes “Surreality” from Sirens Calling (2016) 
Rossonian “In the Summer” [single] (2015)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Dana Landry Trio “Frank’s Tune” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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