CP S14 EP06 2020

Monday Feb 16, 2020 – This has been one of the most heartbreaking weeks I’ve experienced in our scene lately.  Death happens.  The two forms of death in our community that sting the most are suicide and homicide. We rarely understand either – the motivations behind taking a life, your own or someone else’s.  

This past week it was learned that Northern Colorado trumpet player Scott Sessions was found dead in the area of Old Flowers Road and Pingree Park Road in Bellevue, north of Fort Collins. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide.  Officials have not released any further details.

Scott was a vibrant supporter of our scene.  The man’s positiveness was infectious.  His boundless positive energy not only showed up in his often scene stealing performances as part of the horn section in the rhythm and blues band the Movers & Shakers, but also when he would introduce bands at events such as FoCOMX …which he did last year when he introduced me and my band, GOATZ!

I didn’t know Scott well.  Our friendship was limited to the times we met at shows – either his band’s (which I have booked at two shows this summer), or some other local music event.  Truthfully, I will miss his engaging personality and infectious positive energy on stage and off.

OFFSTAGE – BEYOND THE MUSIC

I’m not known for doing interviews.  In fact, this interview with Don Strasburg from AEG Live is the first interview I’ve published since February 2019.  Interviews I’ve attempted since with Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John) and Rick Roberts (Firefall) were scrapped due to operator error.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m happy to say I’ve known the Fort Collins’ native sisters collectively known as SHEL since they were backing up their Dad, Andrew, many years ago.  I’ve been able to see four incredible young women blossom into one of Colorado’s musical jewels – totally bright and refreshing.

Eva traveled to India to make the music video for Rainbow with a focus on raising much-needed funds and awareness for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, the widows of Vrindavan, India.

Being a widower, the boyfriend of a widow and the friend of several widows and widowers, I feel some empathy for the plight of these women, who are ostracized from their families and society – becoming “untouchables” in Indian society; forced into an ascetic existence with no one but themselves to rely on financially or socially.  Learn More

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

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.

(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

HOUR 1

The Winebottles – Boston Song – More Than Mountains (Disc 2) (1996)
(N) Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

The Drunken Hearts – Wilderness – The Prize (2018)
Jeff Finlin – What’s The Big Idea – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(N) Chimney Choir – Golden Age – (light shadow) (2020)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Andy Monley – kites – Triplight (2006)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
(D) Two Faces West – Brand New Suit (2020)

Great American Taxi – We Can Run – Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2016)
Shovels & Rope – Mississippi Nuthin’ – By Blood (2019)
The Echo System – Out West – Color Red Sampler 2019

HOUR 2

Hazel Miller – All The Time In The World – Westword Music Awards Showcase ’95 (1995)
(D) Zach Heckendorf – Lust & Wonder (2019)

John Paul Grigsby – Falling In Line – nothing is new (2018)
GRiZ, Big Gigantic – Good Times Roll (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg – Driftwood – FY5 (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina – Black Beehive (2014)
(D) SHEL – Rainbow (2020)

Brent Cowles – The Fold – How To Be Okay Alone (2018)
The Patti Fiasco – Saved By Rock And Roll – Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)

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CP S14 EP05 2020

Monday Feb 9, 2020 — A few days early, I know, but Happy Valentine’s Day, a holiday originally established in the 5th century CE as a feast honoring the Christian martyr Saint Valentine who died in the 3rd century CE.  It wasn’t until the 15th century CE that the holiday became associated with romantic love.  And now here we are in the 21st century.

And, of course, none of this has anything to do with Colorado music – except for the songs that have been or are being published this week honoring the date – and the intentions.

I often get asked when will be the next time I’m out performing or emceeing an event.  Yesterday, and three more times this month I’m emceeing the Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase, along with my friends from 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

This month long showcase of Colorado and national talent benefits Future Arts Foundation which serves to “…provide Colorado schools with instruments and allow us to host free youth arts workshops to the children of Colorado teachers, first responders, and military members.”

Gasoline Lollipops, Whippoorwill, SHEL, Bonnie & the Clydes and Josiah Johnson (the Head and the Heart) are just some of the great acts that kicked off the first weekend.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m very happy to be premiering a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.  The Colorado native is dropping his newest song “Still my Girl” on February 13th.  “Still My Girl” is a story of finding flaws and imperfections in a significant other to be what you love most about them.

Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty and Anders Osborne, Andy started his career as a singer songwriter after working as a dueling piano player.  His last release in 2018, Reasons for Departure, brought positive reviews from press outlets including Pens Eye View and No Depression. It was also nominated for an LA Music Critic Award and two Colorado Playlist Best of 2018 Awards.  Andy can be found playing at some of Denver’s top-tier venues, including the Bluebird, Gothic and Ogden.

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

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(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

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Texas Two Lane (1975)
(D) Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
(N) Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
Philip Bailey – Won’t Waste Time – Love Is Real EP (2010)
(P) Write Minded – Questions (2020)
CITRA – Static Erratic – Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
The Yawpers – Reunion – Boy in a Well (2017)
Zed – Confunksion (2020)

HOUR 2

Tommy Bolin – Sweet Burgundy – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Andy Sydow – Still My Girl (2020)

Dayton Stone & the Undertones – Hypnotist – Dayton Stone & the Undertones (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
(P) The Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Drag The River – Having A Party – Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
(D) Mama Magnolia – Take This Love (2020)

Jackson Emmer – Home Is On the Road – Diamond Ranch Vol. 1 (2019)
Danny Shafer – Jesus, Tonto And Springsteen – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Head for the Hills – Omotola (2020)

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CP S14 EP04 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Festival season arrived this weekend in the way of Longmont’s Winter Walkabout – 52 acts, 17 venues – one day, 10 hours.  Hurtin’ dawgs (feet for the uninformed), and ringin’ ears (even with ear protection).  OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Unlike other festivals such as FoCOMX (Fort Collins), the Westword Music Showcase or UMS (both Denver), this event was not as musically diverse.  As much as the festival planners may have intended for diversity, this event was remarkable for the singer-songwriters and more “Americana” blues and folk based talent represented.

The festival also heavily favored female fronted talent, including the fabulous opening set by Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, a packed out Speakeasy performance from Mojomama,  and a very rarely seen Megan Burtt who’s been dealing with some severe health issues since last summer.

Long time Larimer Lounge, Globe Hall and Lost Lake booking manager Tony Mason announced his resignation this past week on Facebook: “”It comes with extremely mixed feelings to announce that I’ve resigned from my position as lead talent buyer for Lost Lake, Larimer Lounge & Globe Hall and have accepted a new job in Texas,” he wrote. “I appreciate the time (all 8+ years of it!!) I had at these clubs, but I am ready to move on to BIGGER and better things. More news coming soon on this very exciting/scary transition in my life. Onwards and upwards my friends. Here’s to the next chapter!”

I msg’d Tony to arrange an interview this March, before he departs for Texas, to talk about his time here in Colorado and what he’ll be doing in Texas (and I can only assume Austin).

AND .. I got to sit down with Don Stasburg from AEG Live this past week.  It’ll take me a week to edit down the 48 minute interview, so look for it on the show hopefully in the next week or two … ALONG with the PREMIER of a new song and video from Andy Sydow in time for Valentine’s Day.


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

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

The Astronauts – Little Ford Ragtop – Competition Coupe/Orbit Kampus (1964)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – It’s Hard (To Break The Ice) – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (2010/1975)
(D) Dechen Hawk – I Want You Around (2020)

Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P ep (2018)
Analog Son – Sunshine (feat. Ivan Neville) – Black Diamond (2017)
Thunder and Rain – House of Light – Passing in the Night (2020)
The Subdudes – Lost Religion Blues – Lickskillet (2019)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Time Will Tell – The Weatherman (2013)
The Patti Fiasco – Small Town Lights – Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) King Cardinal – Long Goodbye (2020)

 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Hey Mama – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
Ryan Fourt – Air-Gun (Daisy’s Revenge) – Big Slick (2015)

HOUR 2

Rare Silk – American Eyes – American Eyes (1985)
(D) Ren Elizabeth – Lessons from the Underground – A Stranded Player (2020)

Magic Music – Gandy Dancer – The Magic Music Movie – 40 Years in the Making (2018)
Strange Americans – No Punches – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
The Reminders – Foundation – Unstoppable (2019)
Love.45 – Unbroken – Into The Ether (2009)
The Samples – We All Move On – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
Lizzy Plotkin – Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
(D) Augustus – Be Your Man (2020)

The Wood Brothers – Laughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

During my interview with AEG’s Don Strasburg (coming in an upcoming episode of the show), I put him on the spot and asked which local talent he was impressed with … one of the four he mentioned was Zach Heckendorf.  This is his most recent video, put out Dec 30th.

CP S14 EP03 2020

Monday Jan 27, 2020 – Damn, I’m late this week.  5PM on a Monday and I’m just sitting down at the keyboard.  Hope you weren’t counting on me or anything. 😉

New music in the MMMM below = Tyler T., Tennis, The Still Tide, and Foxfeather.  Don’t forget to rate each one from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).  Last week you crushed the polls.

When was the last time you got to see a Denver TV news anchor strap on a guitar and play to a nearly sold out room? Friday night, Channel 7’s Shannon Ogden graced the Walnut Room, with some 90 (est.) friends in attendance.  Shannon is an accomplished singer-songwriter, who also happens to enjoy performing music from Grace Potter, whose songs he opened and closed the set with.  Shannon has been in Denver now three years, after spending several years in Jacksonville Florida, where he performed on a regular basis.

Boulder’s Paul Kimbiris opened the night with a forty five minute that included new music.  Paul’s got a new EP coming out in April with a tour scheduled supporting Amy Speace from Nashville. Paul’s songs “…have appeared on several major network TV shows such the Emmy award winning cop drama “The Shield”, “Gang Related” on FOX, the ABC drama “Forever”, and most recently USA networks “Queen of the South.”

Big thanks to Shannon for ending the show just after 10PM for us “older” folk — and big ups to Channel 7 sports director Lionel Bienvenu for sitting right up front with his wife, enjoying his friend’s show.

Saturday night we hit the Mercury Cafe to check out one of Denver’s newest neo-soul projects, Last Nerve.  I’d been looking forward to this experience for nearly a decade, since the first time I heard Merrian “MJ” Johnson perform with her mother Erica Brown, and Colorado blues legend Dan Treanor.  Despite it being a debut appearance, the nearly packed out room was there to encourage her and the well rehearsed five piece backing her up.  The band grooved straight off downbeat and never let down during the one set we stayed for … an after 10PM start time was a bit rough … especially the next morning.


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

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(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

HOUR 1

Danny Holien – Colorado – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971 – 1973 (2017)
(D) Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)

The SIR Band/Liptruce – Wading – So Cold (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Bo DePena – Long Road to Denver (2020)
Claire Heywood – The Wind, It Howls – The Wind It Howls (2019)
Otis Taylor – Little Willie – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
(P) Trout Steak Revival – The Heart Wants – The Light We Bring (2020)
Covenhoven – Sirens Of The Sea – A Kind Of Revelation (2018)
Pandas & People – Watch It Burn – Out to Sea EP (2017)
Erik Applegate – Get Outta My Head – Two’s Company (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – The Power Of Gold – Greatest Hits (1978)
(D) Tennis – Need Your Love – Need Your Love – Swimmer (2020)

Oxeye Daisy – Darling Boy – Oxeye Daisy (2018)
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
(N) The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
The Christines – Hollow – The Christines (1994)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
(D) Foxfeater – The Rules (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr owns Starr’s Guitars in Cedaridge Colorado.  He happens to be friends with part time Colorado resident and musician John Oates.  John has worked with several Colorado acts over the years, including the John Oates Trio, Paper Bird and others.  They asked Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale to join the fun on David’s newest video.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

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CP S14 EP02 2020

In last week’s post, I changed the way we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  I changed from KEEP / DELETE to you rating each entry 1-5, with 5 being “best.”

My hope is that you listen to each entry and if you’re in a band and you’re directing your fans here, they too will listen to and rate the new music.  What tends to happen is fans “vote” for their band, but don’t bother to check out the other entries. Hmmmm. Here’s hoping for better outcomes.

The lineup for the Greeley Blues Jam, the weekend of June 12-13, was announced this past Friday night.  Along with the national acts, Colorado bands include Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, the Movers & Shakers, Erica Brown & the Cast Iron Queens, and the Grace Kuch Band.

Two new acts …sorta … showcased at the party Friday night.  The Sean Hagemeister Trio featuring Johnny Burroughs on guitar (slide and lead), bass and vocals and Mary Claxton on drums. Also appearing, the debut of Nick of Time, a Bonnie Raitt tribute.

In more personal news, my bandmates in GOATZ! got together for my birthday party Saturday night.  Expect us on stage soon.  Hopefully by March.


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

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(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

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves – Nine – Quiet After the Storm (1995)
(D) Neoma – Young – Real (2020)

The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
(D) J. Robert Miller – Fuel – Fuel (2020)

Steve Skinner Band – Self Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Time Machine – The Maestro And The Elephant (2013)
SHEL – On My Way – SHEL (2012)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
(D) Glass Cases – In Between (2019)

Andy Sydow – Reasons for Departure – Reasons for Departure (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Two Highways – High Country (2015)
Adam Bodine – Gravy District – Nurtured By Nature (2019)

HOUR 2

Monocle/Higher Elevation – The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1964)
The Poor – The Mind Goes High – Psychedelic States: Colorado In The 60s (2007/1969)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright – It’s Still Alright (2020)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Wishing Well – All We Have (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
OneRepublic – Someone To Save You – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Jeff Austin – Simple Truth – The Simple Truth (2015)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 18, 2020

    1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
    2. The Lumineers – III
    3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
    4. Cass Clayton – Play Nice
    5. The Subdudes – Lickskillet

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP S14 EP01 2020

Happy New Year.  Back in the office, and ready to grind.  I hope you had a super fantabulous holiday season.

I made a change to how we do the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  Instead of voting to KEEP or DELETE the song from the CP library, I’m asking you to RATE THE MUSIC 1 (worst) to 5 (best).

Congratulations to the winners in the FoCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association) 2019 Peer Awards, held Sunday Jan 12 2020 at Washington’s Fort Collins (a CP supporter).

Along with all the other winners, the Fort Collins based Americana band Whippoorwill took home Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Performance of the Year and Americana/folk Band of the Year.  Whippoorwill’s Alysia Kraft took home Front-Person of the Year honors .. both for her efforts in Whippoorwill and in Pattie Fiasco. 

Among the evening’s highlights was a live appearance by the Beeves, one of the hottest up and coming rock bands in the region today. It’s pretty easy to see why they are, based on their brief two song set.

The Subdudes latest, Lickskillet, breaks the TOP 5 most reported Colorado titles in Roots Music Report this week (see below)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

It’s pretty rare that I lead off with a video for a song I haven’t been able to play on the show yet, but the new single from Nathaniel Rateliff came out before it arrived in my in-box.

If you’re expecting a new roots R&B record, you’ll be sad.  If you were hoping for new direction, you’ll be disappointed.  This is a throwback record in Nathaniel’s diverse catalog of songs, and styles.  Before there was Nathaniel Rateliff the rhythm and blues artist, there was Nathaniel the folk artist.  Tossed in for good measure was Nathaniel the alternative rock artist (Born In the Flood) and indie folk-rock artist (the Wheel).

This won’t be an easy record to listen to. Nathaniel has suffered a divorce and the death of his friend and songwriting collaborator Richard Swift. We may love the Night Sweats swagger and swing, but Nathaniel has always been best when he has stripped away the layers and noise, and gotten quieter.

The Missouri born Denver transplant is destined for a Grammy Award nomination someday, and the kind of long career enjoyed by songwriters like John Prine (who he’s rumored to be doing an album with). Songs like this only add to the pedigree.


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

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 … (D) (N) … played on the show with you here.  You rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(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

HOUR 1

Zephyr – Sierra Cowgirl – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)

Leftover Salmon – Places – Something Higher (2018)
Strange Americans – Rocks / Rolls – That Kind of Luster (2014)
Lettuce – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Elevate (2019)
Slow Caves – Falling Through the Clouds – Falling (2019)
MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009)
Kan’nal – Wolves – Myth Magic (2008)
(N) Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Wounded Bird – Medication For My Heart – Fools & Clowns, Pt.1 (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Worth It – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)

HOUR 2

Beast – Spaceman – Beast (1969)
(D) Rob Drabkin – Two Left Feet (The Way You Move) (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Shoe Boot – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Michael Trent – When I… – The Winner (2010)
The Still Tide – Keep It (2020)
Tyto Alba – Oh Pride – Sucker (2019)
Devotchka – Transliterator – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Best Of (2004)
Wildermiss – Fallin’ – In My Mind (2020)
Instant Empire – I’m Alive – 12×12 (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Wipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) Euforquestra – Some Things Are Not Known (single) (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

The obscure MAMA – Poor Mama – Bayoutopia (2009) is not on YouTube.  It is, however, on Soundcloud and Spotify.


Weekly Colorado Spins Music Report 

Roots Music Report is the only publication that allows djs from both internet and terrestrial radio stations around the WORLD to post up their weekly spins.  The chart is updated every Monday.

Week Ending Jan 11, 2020

  1. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene – City of Love
  2. The Lumineers – III
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams
  4. The SubdudesLickskillet
  5. Cass Clayton – Play Nice

    105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • The Copper Children at the Bluebird, March 12 2020
  • Kyle Emerson at Moxi Theater, Greeley Thurs, Feb 20 2020
  • Musketeer Gripweed at Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins, Jan 18 2020
  • WildermissSlow CavesThe Still Tide at Washington’s FoCo Sat, Jan 18, 2020

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

CP BEST OF DECADE – The Bottom Five

I’ve been playing Colorado music on Colorado radio since 1978, but our history of award winning (and award worthy) popular music goes back much further.  Over the past ten years, Colorado has experienced one of the most explosive eras in the history of Colorado music …if not THE MOST explosive era.

This past decade has  arguably produced the most and the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history, along with some of the most memorable music of the past fifty plus years.

I picked 30 titles I thought best represented the Colorado Playlist over the past ten years, 2010-2019.  I asked you to order them from 1-30.  I was somewhat surprised at the ones you did NOT vote for.  Maybe it was the songs I selected from their various releases… hmmm.


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


The Bottom Five (25-30)

  • Chuck Pyle – Love Will Find A Way
  • Churchill – Change
  • Esme Patterson – No River
  • Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk
  • Otis Taylor – Red Meat

Chuck Pyle, aka the “Zen Cowboy,” passed away at age 70 in 2015 at his home near Palmer Lake.  Over his 40 year Colorado music career he released 13 albums, including “The Spaces In Between” in 2010, his only studio release of the decade.

Churchill was a national breakout band from Denver, that broke up in 2013 with two arena shows and a Jay Leno appearance left on the table, after touring successfully with Pink and signing with major label A&M/Octone.

Esme Patterson was a member of the Denver based indie folk-rock band Paper Bird that she parted with in 2014.  She released three records from 2012-2016.

All Princes, I (2012)
Woman to Woman (2015)
We Were Wild (2016)

Gerald Albright was nominated for a Grammy for “Slam Dunk;” one of eight total Grammy nominations, and the fourth consecutive between 2010-2014. A Colorado based musician since 2006, he released six albums during the decade 2010-2019

Pushing the Envelope (2010)
24/7 with Norman Brown (2012)
Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (2013)
Slam Dunk (2014)
G (2016)
30 (2018)

Otis Taylor is the most awarded musician in Colorado music history and was inducted into the 2020 Colorado Music Hall of Fame class on December 3, 2019. Otis released five albums over the past decade –

Clovis People Vol 3 (2010)
Contraband (2012)
My World Is Gone (2013)
Hey Joe Opus (2015)
Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)


Maybe I just picked the wrong songs to represent this incredible body of award winning and popular music.  Pick any of these five artists and bands to discover some of the best of Colorado music 2010-2019.  And share with your friends, please.

Happy New Year 2020
Chris “K”
aka goat