CP S13 EP38 2019

MONDAY SEPT 30 2019Can you believe that September is over already??  WOW!  I’m staring at my catalog (see CP2019 Spotify below) and wondering how to begin filtering for Best Of 2019 on the CP.

Thanks for turning up this month … best September visits and views since 2015.

Turns out that September was as hot a month for new releases as it was for the weather we experienced.  Here’s a list of the artists and bands that had new releases added in the past month.

      1. Amberly Chalberg
      2. Bear and the Beasts
      3. Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir
      4. Chimney Choir
      5. Cup-A-Jo
      6. David Baker Trio
      7. Deborah de la Torre
      8. DeVotchKa
      9. Eric Lilley Trio
      10. Gabriel Mervine Quartet
      11. Kayla Marque
      12. Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene
      13. Kyle Emerson
      14. Liptruce
      15. Lisa Bell
      16. Lucy Daydream
      17. Natalie Padilla
      18. Nelson Hinds
      19. Nikki Giron
      20. OneRepublic
      21. Riffter
      22. SUCH
      23. The Drunken Hearts
      24. The Host Club
      25. The Still Tide
      26. The Subdudes
      27. Whippoorwill
      28. Whitacre

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

From their upcoming new album … due out in December.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

HOUR 1

Hazel Miller – All The Time In The World – Westword Music Awards Showcase ’95 (1995)
(D) Amberly Chalberg – Crazy Bout You – Hi-Line (2019)
Michael Kirkpatrick – Strange Desire – Little Muse (2018)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
(D) DeVotchKa – Give Me Something (2019)

Whiskey Autumn – Modern Doubt (2019)
Jack Hadley – A War of the Few – Deeper (2008)
Jeff Finlin – What’s The Big Idea – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(D) The Subdudes – Lost Religion Blues – Lickskillet (2019)

Monocle Band – Can’t Get By – Monocle Band (2013)
David Starr – Maybe You’re Not The One – South And West (2018)
(N) Invisible Bird – Keep Digging – Flutter to Fuzz (2018)

HOUR 2

Opie Gone Bad – Sellin’ Myself-1 (1998)
(D) Nikki Giron – No Matter How Far (2019)
Analog Son – Give More – Funky Mother (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Rocksteady – Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)

Brianna Straut – Dark Days – La Mano (2019)
Angie Stevens – Give It on Back – Queen of this Mess (2009)
Danny Shafer – Wherever You R – Wherever You Are (2013)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
(D) Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)

Echoes In Reverie – Flatline – Chromesthesia (2016)
Matt Skellenger – Showtime – Vitality (2019)


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show?  105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth.. They typically update on Monday afternoons. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Brent Cowles – Bluebird Theater, Denver – Oct 12
  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops at Washington’s FoCo Fort Collins Friday, October 4
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

130 songs from 130 artists/bands dating back to 1960. Updated  SPT 12 2019.

COLORADO PLAYLIST 2019

New tracks (N), debuts (D) and premiers (P) played on the show in 2019. Updated weekly.

CP S13 EP35 2019

MONDAY SEPT 09, 2019 – Twenty years ago a very special woman in my life created the “picky grumpy old goat” after I returned from a tour of England/Scotland with my band and quit.  That idea blossomed into “goat” as I’ve been known ever since.  Miss Pattie, aka Mrs. Goat, passed away in 2016.  

Over the past few years I’ve asked a handful of graphic artists to refresh the old logo that Miss Pattie did for me.  I’m very happy and honored that My Blue Sky drummer Jamie McGregor (Zamar Screen Printing Inc.) caught the essence of the original and provided the perfect update …and a new banner to go with it.  Thank you Jamie! 

Speaking of My Blue Sky.  Original founding member and bassist, David Brandt, has announced he’s leaving the band to focus on family and other personal goals.  Good luck to David and the band.

Congratulations are in order for one of Colorado’s BEST – SUCH – whose new album Wide Nose, Full Lips landed in the national Billboard charts.  The album hit #25 in the national R&B/Soul Album chart and #5 in the national Heatseekers chart, across all genres.  The album debuted at #9 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts.  Check out the latest single from her album in this week’s MMMM below.

I’m also very happy to premier the new release from Sean Kelly of the Samples aka the Samples called Indian Summer.  The Samples are a Colorado legacy band that formed after Sean moved here from New England in 1987 and formed the band, then based in Boulder.

Add to those fantastic new releases one from Jurassic Mark, aka Mark Bliesener, aka Band Guru.  Mark Bliesener is one of Colorado’s unsung music industry legacies. Among other things, he is credited with coining the band name Dead Kennedys. He has been the manager for both Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd & the Monsters. At age 70 he just dropped his solo debut. It’s a rock n roll record with plenty of old school garage and punk. It’s not yet available online.  When it is, I’ll share it.  In the meantime, if you missed this week’s show you can stream it in the archive section at www.coloradosound.org

Now that the summer outdoor concert season is over, my band GOATZ! is back to playing at some of our favorite indoor venues, and a couple of new ones.  In particular, we’ve very happy to be playing at the new Broadway Roxy and Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center (Lafayette) in October.  Make sure to check our concert listings at www.goatzmusic.com/shows


COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

129 songs from 129 artists dating back to 1960 & 53 current followers.  I’d LOVE to hit 100.


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show? You can now stream them on demand! 105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth that you can stream at your leisure. They typically update their archives every Monday afternoon. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired around the state. See the stations and times page for that info.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Brent Cowles – Bluebird Theater, Denver – Oct 12
  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops at Washington’s FoCo Fort Collins Friday, October 4
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

One of the very intriguing artists to emerge from Denver the past few years, Kayla Marque almost didn’t get here.  A couple of years ago, she suffered from vocal problems, along with other personal issues, that prompted the title of her upcoming album Brain Chemistry (Left Brain / Right Brain) on which she deals not only with matters of the heart, but mental health issues as well.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

SELECTED TRACKs

As sometimes happens, even YouTube doesn’t have all the songs I have in the CP collection.

HOUR 1

Rare Silk – Sugar – New Weave (1983)
(D) Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
Andy Ard – Come Over Here – Like That EP (2018)
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts – Modern Outlaw Country – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
(N) SUCH – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)


Wendy Woo – The Weather – The Immigrant (2019)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
Great American Taxi – Appalachian Soul – Streets of Gold (2007)
(D) The Samples – Cry Cry Cry – Indian Summer (2019)


Sarah Snead – All I’ve Got – Wake Tomorrow (2018)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
(N) La Cocodrilla – Bop Bop Bop Bop – La Cocodrilla (2019)

HOUR 2

Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
Hillbilly Hellcats – Rockabilly Rebel – Our Brand (1998)
(D) Jurassic Mark – Young Man’s Mind – Jurassic Mark (2019)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Better Move It On Home – I Make My Own Luck (2018)
Francis & the Wolf – What Is Left – Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) My Body Sings Electric – Change – Part 2: What It Means to Be Afraid (2019)


Shannon Ogden – In the Car – Live at Swallow Hill (2019)
Braddigan – Fallin’ – Watchfires (2005)
Katie Herzig – Best Day Of Your Life – The Waking Sleep (2011)
Lizzy Plotkin – Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
(D) Collusion – Busted – City of Angels (2019)


John Statz – Strong Enough – Darkness On the San Juans (2018)
Tiffany Christopher – Somewhere Behind the Sun – Tremendous Heart (2016)
Sunsquabi – Land Sloth – Instinct (2019)

CP S13 EP33 2019

MONDAY AUG 26 2019 – Can you believe that we’re less than a month away from autumn?  WOW.

That said, there are only 9 weeks left in the new release year, for consideration as one of the best of 2019.  2020 starts in November.  Your vote in the MMMM below will matter, so please let me know what you think about the new music shares every week.

Another week, another mistake.  As I was listening to hour 2 of the show last night, I noticed I called the new Lumineers‘ EP “Gloria Speaks.” While appropro I suppose, the actual title is “Gloria Sparks,” not to be confused with their other new EP release called “Junior Sparks.”


THE COLORADO PLAYLIST / SPOTIFY

121 songs – 46 followers .. have you checked in this week?  Can you name a Boulder band that has 1.6 MILLION SPOTIFY plays on one of their songs from 2014?  Yeah, neither could I.  So I added it to the playlist this week along with a handful of others.  Got a suggestion?  Msg me.


Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show? You can now stream them on demand! 105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth that you can stream at your leisure. They typically update their archives every Monday afternoon. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired around the state. See the stations and times page for that info.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Brent Cowles – Bluebird Theater, Denver – Oct 12
  • Gasoline Lollipops at Washington’s FoCo Fort Collins Friday, October 4
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music(Denver), Saturday, November 9
  • Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at the Moxi (Greeley) on Sept 20

FOR MORE SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG


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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

One of the MMMM tracks this week. KEEP or DELETE?  Vote below.  They will be performing at  Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience next weekend.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

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

HOUR 1

Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough – Raise! (1981)
(D) SUCH – Before Dark – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)

Grayson Erhard – I Will – Earthship EP (2018)
Wendy Woo – Unwind – Austerity (2011)
(D) The Barlow – Carry Me Back – The Barlow (2019)

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
These United States – Dead & Gone – These United States (2012)
Five Iron Frenzy – Zen & the Art of Xenophobia – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
StillHouse Junkies – Two-Steppin’ On My Heart (Again) – Hillbilly Poetry (2019)
(N) Dragondeer – Max Patch (2019)

Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
Jill Sobule – Where Do I Begin – Nostalgia Kills (2018)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
(D) The Lumineers – Life In The City – Gloria Sparks EP (2019)
Silver and Gold – Lincoln City – Point A to Point A (2018)
piKziL – Felix’s Lament – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
(D) Shark Dreams – Get Born (2019)
Goodnight Freeman – Devil In this Bar – Yugen (2019)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Complicated – The Show (2009)
The Subdudes – Street Symphony – Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Float Like A Buffalo – Gone By Morning (2019)

Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
Deborah De La Torre – Baile Cubana – La Cocodrilla (2019)

CP S11 EP07 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  That video is the trailer for a documentary that was featured as part of the Boulder International Film Festival this weekend.  I managed to make the sold out showing on Sunday at the Longmont museum.

When the Magic Music album came out about two years ago now, it was not what many of us expected, or had hoped for – and the tell is in the movie itself.  A disclaimer is in order here: I was part of the promotion team for the Magic Music album.  The documentary really tells the story of the band and allows us to see what they could have (have?) become since they broke up in 1976.

Magic Music is an ingrained part of both the Boulder music scene of the 70s and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  They were, in fact, the first “jamband” in Colorado music history.  After successful reunion appearances at the Boulder Theater and the release of the documentary, Chris Daniels, aka “Spoons,” announced they are working on booking some shows in and around the area for this season.https://i2.wp.com/magicmusicband.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Front-Slider-Magic-Music-Oxford-Hotel-1973-blk-960x360.jpg


MONDAY MORNING
MUSIC MEETING

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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP07

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

HOUR 1

Alpha Centauri “One Night At A Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Dragondeer “Believe” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “All the Love You Need” from All the Love You Need (2008)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
(D) Antonio Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016) 


The Still Tide “Signal Fade” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “Little Willie” from Clovis People Vol. 3 (2010)
The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
(D) Lost Walks “The Prettiest One” from Wolf, Woman, Man (2017) 


Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

Firefall “No Way Out” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Silver & Gold “State Lines” from Point A – Point A (2018)
Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) LaRissa Vienna and the Strange “Craving Chaos” from Neptune Vii (2017)

Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
Rob Drabkin “For You I Would Die” from Little Steps EP (2013)
Bad Weather California “Let it Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
(N) Darling Overdrive “Panic” from Stranded EP (2018) 


The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
MLIMA “Sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

CO PLAYLIST – S12 EP06 2018

I don’t often share an older cut in the weekly MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting).  This week, I “found” YouTube audio of “Move On” from Opie Gone Bad, who were one of the top local acts in the region for over a decade.  So I included it.

This week’s Video of the Week is included in the MMMM as a new cut for you to vote on.

FY5 has been and is one of my favorite new-acoustic-bluegrass acts since they emerged on the scene over a decade ago, after the Youngbergs (Aaron & Erin) and Finders (Mike & Amy) met in Iowa, and the Finders (pronounced Finnders)  moved to Northern Colorado.  That meeting formed the basis for Finders & Youngberg, which evolved into FY5 with the addition of outstanding fiddle player Ryan Drickey and mandolinist Rich Zimmerman.

Their new album, The Way These Things Go showcases some of the most vibrant songwriting and ensemble performances in the genre in our area, and the impeccable production by Aaron “AA” Youngberg makes it one of the most enjoyable road trip additions in the car this year.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & CP Present

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP06

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

HOUR 1

John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads” from Definitive All Time Greatest Hits (2004)
(D) FY5 “White Colored Pencil” from The Way These Things Go (2018)


Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Drag the River “I Remember Now” from Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Darling Overdrive “Into the Mystic” from Stranded EP (2018) 


The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

The Monocles “Psychedellic (That’s Where it’s At)” (1966)
The Moonrakers “I Was Wrong” from Anthology (2007)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mustangs” from Soul Mine (2018)
Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Leftover Salmon “Get Up and Go” from High Country (2014)
(D) CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018) 


Porlolo “Wasting Time” (2018)
Opie Gone Bad “Move On” from Live At Red Rocks (2010)

The Soul Thieves “Every Day” from Microphone In the Sugarbowl (2000)
(N) Crowboy “With My Friends” from Coming Into View (2018)
Patti Fiasco “Days Gone By” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Francis and the Wolf “Lady Liberty” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Ninth + Lincoln Orchestra “Your Cent” from Ninth & Lincoln (2008)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP28

This proclamation by Gov. Hickenlooper pretty sealed the deal this weekend for me.

 

Whipporwill UMS 2017

Three days of doing sound at the UMS (Underground Music Showcase) + 1 evening of hosting the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live show with the Burroughs, and I have to admit I’m whipped.  What a tremendous four day run .. with some of my major summer events still to come, including:

Pretty Mouth UMS 2017

The South Broadway Christian Church is one of the most requested and respected venues at UMS every year.  Friday and Saturday produced excellent audiences and some exceptional showcases of talent.  Prob’ly due more to the weather than anything else, Sunday – yeah, not so much.  The highlights of the weekend were definitely the delectable harmonies of Whipporwill, and the powerful presentation put on by Pretty Mouth.

Call me late to the party on this band, that I only just heard about.  Marie Litton is one of the most outstanding female rock vocalists of our area.  The band showcases a sound that resonates with considerable dynamic range – moody, dark, powerful and accessible.  Expect to hear more from them on the show this year.  Be on the look for a new release from Pretty Mouth this fall.  

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP28

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

HOUR 1

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Hot Summer Girls” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Oh, Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Oh My My (2016)
Otis Taylor “Walk Right in” from Recapturing the Banjo (2008)
The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017)
King Cardinal “Seventeen” (2017)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Here We Go” from Speed of Life (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “Ashes to Ashes” from Native Stranger (2014)
Slow Caves “Glares” (2017)
Wendy Woo Band “Drunk in Love” from austerity (2011)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “What I Need” from A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff The Night Sweats (2016)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “Mad Dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
Andy Palmer “All Named Mary” from The Switch (2017)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015)
Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Two Highways” from High Country (2015)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” (2016)
Dragondeer “Don’t That Feel Good” (2014)
Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “The Return” from The Return (2014)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP16

Right up front I want to thank Oskar Blues Brewery for becoming a major sponsor of this show.  Oskar Blues has been part of my family for a decade and I’m ecstatic that they believe enough in the show to support it.

OB is celebrating 20 years in Lyons this coming weekend with a killer lineup that includes Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Gasoline Lollipops, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams and many others.  Of special note – Sunday will be a legends of Colorado blues artist showcase I intend to be present for.

It’s been a very very long time since I stayed up until 4AM.  I managed to land a room to mix for the FoCOMX weekend, and we landed a prime 9:15PM Friday night slot for the band at the Mainline Ale House – one of the nicer restaurants and music venues in Old Town Fort Collins.  What was planned to be outside on the rooftop, fortunately was moved indoors into a room that was more than adequate for live music.

Stationed for sound duties at East Coast on Linden St, for both nights, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of singer-songwriters and folk singers, and DJs creating often unique mixes of various styles of appropriate music made for dancing.

I spent 16 years mixing music in dance clubs in the 70s and 80s.  Several of those years were here in Northern Colorado, in Fort Collins and Greeley.  I was thrust back to those years as I watched the lineup of local mix masters employ their craft.

I marveled at how other than technology, nothing much has changed in the art of mixing music for a dance crowd – and how the “hit” still matters most when you want to get people on the floor.  One dj did not employ that knowledge, and paid the price of a near empty room that lacked energy.

Michelle Petrie Trio – FoCOMX 9 – East Coast

Festivals like FoCOMX are motivated by allowing space for a diversity of people who make music – from neophyte stage performers to unequivocally well rehearsed, polished, and professional legends of music along the Front Range.

Two acoustic acts I thought showed a lot of promise were the Michelle Petrie Trio and PoorBoy, who will undoubtedly be changing their name.   PoorBoy is recording their second EP with Justin Roth in Fort Collins.

String Theory on Friday was one of the most creative acts of the weekend – featuring electric bass with harp (not harmonica – a real harp; a small laptop version).


Jinx Jones – In Colorado Music History

mishawakaSupport for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Pickin’ on the Poudre with Head For The Hills and Paper BirdBuy Tickets Saturday, May 13 Show at 8 PM (Doors at 6 PM)


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

David Starr lives in Cedaridge CO, where he owns a guitar store and hangs out with the likes of John Oates, who produced David’s new album.  One of Colorado’s best country-folk / Americana songwriters.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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.

PLAYLIST S11 EP16

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

HOUR 1

Poco “Heart of the Night” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Worth It EP (2017) 


Leftover Salmon “Western Sky” from High Country (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Happiness Is” from Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Avifauna “Olive Ridley” from The Gyre (2017) 


The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Young Ancients “Cheap Guitar” from Fishstory (2015)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “The Other Side” from The Other Side (2014)
(D) Tyller Gummersall “Rocky Mountain Man” from Long Ride Home (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do Things in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
(D) SVC DVK “Jazz” from Aubrey (2017)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) The Coteries “Reason in the Road” from Reason In The Road (2017) 


Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(N) The String Cheese Incident “Sweet Spot” from Believe (2017)
(N) OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Nobody Knows” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Jeff Finlin “Sugar Blue” from Alive and Retrospective Volume 1 (2006)
(D) Bison Bone “Anymore” from History of Falling (2017)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Lionel Young Band “Knock These Blues Around” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Jim Stranahan “Blues and a Half” from Migration to a Higher Ground (2014)