CP S14 EP09 2020

Monday March 9, 2020 – MARCH 08 is International Women’s Day.  In honor of that, this week’s show was dedicated to and in celebration of the incredible women of Colorado music, from the 60s to today.  See YOUTUBE THIS WEEK below.

It was another weekend of emceeing … this time for the Boulder International Film Festival singer-songwriter Showcase, held at the POST in Boulder.  Several of Colorado’s top flight women appeared, including Jessica Rogalski (Mojomama), Abby Brown, Riley Ann, Finn O’Sullivan and Caroline Quine (Bitter Root).  Wendy Woo appeared at a special after party show on Friday night.

Thanks to Lisa Bell, another of our region’s top flight women in music, and her team for putting together a stellar lineup of performers.  The Thursday night show was the first for the film festival, and the 100 capacity room at the POST was packed all night.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Like so many other bands today, the Railsplitters have decided in favor of releasing a series of singles in 2020, as opposed to a single full length release.  This is the first video / single they’ve released for the year.

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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Judy Collins – Someday Soon – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (1968)
Wendy Woo – The Immigrant – The Immigrant (2019)
Liz Barnez – River Road – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Mollie O’Brien – When I’m Gone – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
Zuba – Trippin – South Of Eden (1998)
Esmé Patterson – No River – We Were Wild (2016)
Hazel Miller – Heart To Heart – Westword Music Showcase 1999-2000 (2000)
SHEL – Rainbow (2020)
Elephant Revival – Rhythm Of The Road – Break In The Clouds (2010)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

HOUR 2

Zephyr – Crazy Bout You – Zephyr Live at Art’s Bar & Grill (1973)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2005)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
(D) Gabrielle Louise – House Of Cards – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Rare Silk – New York Afternoon – New Weave (1983)
Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
SUCH – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Katie Herzig – Drug – Walk Through Walls (2014)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Annie Booth – Queen Bee – Wanderlust (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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CP S14 EP08 2020

Monday March 2, 2020 – Another week and another weekend full of live music.  Friday night I emcee’d the Future Arts Foundation‘s Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase at the St. Vrain event center in Longmont.  Congrats to Travis Albright and his team for an amazing month of music that included some of the top Americana country-folk, singer-songwriters and bluegrass in our scene today along with a few nationally recognized names.  Look for more from FAF in the near future.

Saturday night was spent at Washington’s FoCO for the 105.5 The Colorado Sound 4th b-day party.  Being one of the staff and on air talent at 105.5 has been among the greatest joys of my 41 years in NoCO broadcasting.

The opening act was Kiltro, a Denver band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Castillo, originally from Chile.  According to the guests who attended with me (2 most recently moved here from New Jersey), Kiltro won the night because of their Chilean influences and because the vocals appeared secondary to the music, which reminded them of Pink Floyd at times.

Now managed by 7s Management (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, The Motet, Brent Cowles), Kiltro will be appearing at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park and the Gothic Theater in Denver over the next couple of weeks.

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

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Taylor Shae put out three albums by the time she was 18.  There are not too many artists anywhere who have achieved this.  This video was filmed during Taylor’s stay at Caribou Ranch and the Boulder County Artist in Residence program.  (Watch until the end for a surprise TWIST ENDING )

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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Firefall – Mexico – Firefall (1976)
(D) Taylor Shae – Ghost Chair (2020)


New Mexican – Sold It Back – Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(N) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Whippoorwill – California – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Great American Taxi – New Millennium Blues – Reckless Habits (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Is How We Do Things In The Country – The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004)
(D) Card Catalog – Arms Burning – Push (2019)

Slow Caves – Rover – Poser / Rover 7″ (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Post-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

Poco – When It All Began – Legacy (1989)
(P) John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
(N) Tyler T. – I’ll Be Fine – Wildflower (2020)

Wood Belly – Gone Are the Days – Man on the Radio (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Goodbye World – Strange Days (2000)
The Samples – Wild River – Return To Earth (2001)
(D) Alex Rhodes – Break My Heart – Hometown Rootage (2020)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Stop Shakin’ – Long Way Home (2018)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Brian Claxton – When I Get Home – The Yard (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjTLYGkfkx3rr3vrrTiW-SgL3rJyozbFX

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

NoCo Hemp Expo - Denver, Colorado

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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

 

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.