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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP14

New music shares this week from Debajo del Agua, Analog Son (f. Ivan Neville), Natalie Tate, and Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts.  I also played a new cut from Wolf van Elfmand, but there was no embed available to share.  Ditto Rose Hill Drive who I had hoped to share also this week.

Look for new releases next week from Andy Palmer and Head for the Hills among others.

SHOW NEWS = 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins moved the show to Saturdays from 4PM to 6PM.

GOAT ON THE TOWN

(I know that’s some corny shit .. but what the hell)

Look into any nook and cranny today and you can find live music.  This is especially true of brew pubs, where on just about any night of the week you can find an amazing array of local talent – generally of the singer-songwriter variety, and mostly in country, bluegrass, and folk styles — and mostly acoustic, although there are certainly exceptions to all those things.

The Prairie Scholars – CHUBurger Longmont – April 14

I stopped by Oscar Blues CHUBurger in Longmont Friday evening for a burger and a beer and caught up with friends Jessica and Andy Eppler, aka the Prairie Scholars… one of, if not the top duo playing Longmont right now… holding court every Tuesday night at SKEYE Brewing‘s open mic night.  SKEYE Brewing also hosts music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 9.  See their schedule online for details about the acts playing there.

Echo Brewing in Frederick does not offer live music regularly, according to the staff.  I stopped by there Saturday afternoon to see a friend and have a couple of pints.  Echo was celebrating their 5th Anniversary, and as a special event treat they had local garage rock cover band Cat Jerky playing.  It was a perfect afternoon to have a killer Kolsch and enjoy some classic rock and country.


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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK 

I first became aware of, and a fan of Debajo del Agua in 2007, when they released Arte-Santo.  Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on some shows around the region. Then, following their 2008 release The World Upside Down, the band inexplicably dropped off my radar.  I’m happy to say, they have a new album out for 2017 – with a renewed vision and expanded sound.

From their website bio:  Debajo del Agua has been a pillar of the artivist musical community for over a decade. While their musical style is not easily categorized or defined, it is focused on fusing hip hop with the melodies of Andean music, samba, son, salsa, cumbia, reggae, and reggaeton, creating a flavorful blend of melodies, spiced up with a style of its own. The members of Debajo del Agua span the Americas coming from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States.


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 EP14

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

HOUR 1

The Soul Survivors (Denver) “Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You” (1965)
Boenzee Cryque “Sky Gone Grey” (1967)
(D) Wolf Van Elfmand “The New Folk” from Real Wolf (2017)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
Devotchka “Exhaustible” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
Finnders & Youngberg “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
(D) Analog Son “Sunshine (feat. Ivan Neville)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Luvroot” from Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) Natalie Tate “You Are What You Can’t” from Broken Open (2017) 


The Still Tide “Field of Bells” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017)
Head for The Hills “Blue Ruin” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Newcomers Home “Fade” from In the Hour (2004)
(D) Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Modern Outlaw Country” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017) 


Longest Day Of The Year “Black Horse Canyon” from Carapace (2015)
Big Head Blues Club “The Seventh Son” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Sideways” from The Arrival (2015)



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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP10

Monday afternoon … still recovering from a weekend that took me to three rooms in three cities, and narrowly missing a drunk driver going northbound in the southbound lane of I25 on Saturday night.  He did not survive, I’m sorry to say.  Within minutes of me missing him, he was in an accident that shut down I25 at Loveland.

The big news this week is KRFC moving the Colorado Playlist from it’s long held 8PM slot on Saturday night to the 9PM slot on Friday nights … better to serve the live music crowd on a Friday.  The other big news is the signing of Brent Cowles to the same label that launched the Lumineers .. much love to Brent who said we might be able to score an exclusive on the new EP “Cold Times” coming in April.

Speaking of new releases – I’ll be debuting the new single from John Statz in next week’s show … produced by Megan Burtt.  Not the first time she’s sat behind the board directing the flow in the studio.

Tiffany Christopher scored another home-run in last week’s MMMM, not only reaping the most votes, but also a nearly perfect KEEP decision – seems to me that you just went “eh” at the rest of the selections.  Check out this week’s run of cuts below.


GOAT ON THE TOWN 3 NIGHTS 3 BANDS

This going out on the weekends is getting to be a good habit for this goat.  Not working isn’t necessarily the most financially positive thing I could be doing, but getting out from behind the sound board and getting out to some local rooms IS a good idea.

Gasoline Lollipops at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox (Denver)

Friday night I stopped by the Roost in Longmont to catch a bit of one of my newest Front Range favorites, Francis & the Wolf — the runner up in this year’s Oscar Blues / Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands.  Much respect to the band that won, Francis and the Wolf is an American Trad-Rock band of the first order, resplendent in their Bruce Springsteen meets Tom Petty blue collar swagger.

Saturday night my band GOATZ! shared the evening at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins) with the Matt Skinner Trio featuring bassist Ben O’Connor (Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams) and guitarist Michael O’Connor (no relation to Ben).  I’ve said many times that Matt Skinner is my favorite country male vocalist in the area.  Saturday night confirmed my belief.  Matt is as capable of echoing the legends of the past as he is able to stand next to some of today’s most recognized Americana-country up and comers.

I got up early on Sunday morning to meet my brunch date at Opelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver and 4 hours of Gasoline Lollipops.   If there’s any doubt left that the “pops” are one of the region’s hottest up and coming bands, put them away – a packed house in Denver is all one needs to move from small room status to bigger rooms like the Bluebird or Gothic in Denver.  Along the way Stephen Brackett, aka Brer Rabbit from Flobots, stopped by for some lunch/brunch and hung out for a set.

Ophelia’s is Denver’s hot small restaurant / music venue right now.  Talent buyer Randall Frazier has kept some of the region’s top acts moving through there – including Big Head Todd & the Monsters for a NYE show. That says a lot about the room’s cred in the scene.  We sat in the lower level next to the mixing station – the sound was perfect – not too loud so that you couldn’t talk and enjoy a great meal.  The food there is outrageously good.

Happy to say GOATZ! and Gasoline Lollipops have two shows together this coming spring/summer season – staring with May 20 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.


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 EP10

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

HOUR 1

The Astronauts “Money” from Everything Is A-OK (1964)
(D) David Starr “California Dreamin’ (feat. John Oates)” from The Head and Heart (2017)
Kenny Perkins “Last Goodbye” from Wild Frontier (2011)
Todd Adelman “The Devil Is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up” (2017)
Katie Herzig “Walk Through Walls” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Terri Jo Jenkins “You Made Me so Very Happy” from From This Moment (2016)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
(D) Taarka “Sun and Rain” from Fading Mystery (2017) 


The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Pretty Lights “Around the Block (feat. Talib Kweli)” from A Color Map Of The Sun (2013)
(D) Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Anymore” from Here and Somewhere Else (1998)
(D) Strange Americans “Big Black Car” (2017)


The Wendy Woo Trio “I Dont Know” from Luxury (2007)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
(D)  Treehouse Sanctum “Chacala” (2017)


Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
The SIR Band “Go” from Go (2016)
OneRepublic “kids” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Leslie Tom “Leavin’ On Your Mind” from Leslie Tom (2017)
The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP08

15823350_10157928607200133_4133524469462401895_n-1Welcome to Monday.  LOL.  I’ve been plagued by a nagging thought for the past few years.  While I, and MOST of my friends, support original acts, I do not ever want to forget that the vast majority of those who pick up an instrument, or decide to sing, are NOT songwriters.

I went out this weekend to see what I could see at a couple of the suburban rooms that feature NON-ORIGINAL music (read:  cover bands).

In one case, the band was exceptional, and while performing reminded me deeply of seeing the original acts in their original settings in the 70s (Harlem, Apollo Theater, Philly etc).  In the other case, it was as I might expect – a bunch of veteran journeymen musicians going through the motions, but hardly inspiring the audience to get up and dance.  I’ve witnessed the same thing with purely original acts — some inspire, some don’t, but we do tend to favor them over those who do not write and arrange their own thoughts and feelings into song.

All that said, I began this journey nearly 11 years ago to celebrate Colorado musicians that record great works, whether they wrote those works or not… from the biggest hit-makers and award winners to the freshest new musical talent emerging from around the state.  And, subsequently, I launched the MMMM at the beginning of the year to give you a chance to weight in.

Last week, Petals of Spain was the overwhelming favorite with a 100% KEEP IT rating.  High Fiction grabbed the most votes, but did earn a couple of DELETE IT votes.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Pint & A Half is Duke and Tami Sheppard, musicians and small business owners from Salida.  Their new album is Boomtown Ghosts.


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 EP08

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

HOUR 1

Mollie O’Brien “sign Your Name” from Tell It True (1996)
(D) Tiffany Christopher “Somewhere Behind the Sun” from Tremendous Heart (2017) 


The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
The Drunken Hearts “Happy” from Love & Thirst (2016)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Otis Taylor “Hands On Your Stomach” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2017)
Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Rose Hill Drive “Broken By the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy “It Was a Dark & Stormy Night” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
Stella Luce “Bleed” from Bleed (2017)
The Matt Fuller Group “Essence Rider” from Waiting For Violet (2014)

HOUR 2

Old Soul “Oldest Religion” from Old Soul (1996)
(D) Shady Elders “Lonely Girls” from Inside Voices (2017) 


American Culture “Like American Culture” from Like American Culture (2015)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
(D) Slow Caves “Glares” [single] (2017) 


Mercury Project “Refuge” from Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Chole Tang “Til I Get Up” from Passion Aggression EP (2017)
Pretty Lights “Around the Block (feat Talib Kweli)” from A Color Map Of The Sun (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Erik Applegate “123” from Red Skies (2009)


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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP07

15823350_10157928607200133_4133524469462401895_n-1Monday morning.  A recap.  Last week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) was among the most voted in I’ve seen this year so far.  Ginny Mules won big, including not only shear number of votes, but also in its 100% KEEP IT rating, when applied to the total number of votes received.  When fans rally, it’s an indication of fan favor = popularity = something we all strive for.  Popularity, I’ve learned is organic; it happens, or it doesn’t.

Despite the overall popularity of Flobots over the past decade, their new single “Pray” is off to a shaky start, barely managing to break a 50/50 KEEP IT or DELETE IT tie.  Their new album is due out this spring, but I should have more to share in advance in March.

Coming NEXT WEEK / EP08 … the DEBUT of the new Rose Hill Drive album Mania.  After years of speculation that the band had disbanded for good, the trio of two brothers and their best friend that began as children, reemerges not far removed from where they left off, with a guitar fueled, Led Zepplin influenced, hard rock groove sure to put them back at the top of the deck as one of the region’s most popular rock bands – exactly where they left off seven years ago now.    Expect sold out shows and plenty of outdoor festival appearances in 2017.

Also new NEXT WEEK / EP08 = Tiffany Christopher, Shady Elders, Otis Taylor, Deep Pocket Thieves and Bonfire Dub.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


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 EP07

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

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith in a Man” from Like A King (2012)
The Motet “So High” from Totem (2016)
(N) Dearling “Catch Me If You Can Fly” from Inheritance (2017) 


Dubskin “Release Me” from Release from Fear (2011)
David Starr “Love and Sabotage” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
You Me and Apollo “I Don’t Want to Be Loved” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(D) High Fiction “Dynamite (feat Ron Miles)” from To Whom It May Concern (2017) 


The Fray “Hurricane” from Helios (2014)
Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Green Eyed Lady (Live)” from Alive In America (2006)
(D) Tyto Alba “The Worst In You” from In Our Own Time EP (2017) 


Strange Americans “Alamosa” from A Royal Battle (2012)
(N) John Weeks Band “The Blues Just Got More Blue” from Dark Angel (2017)


Richie Furay “Let’s Dance Tonight” from Heartbeat of Love (2006)
The Rifters “I Got News for You” from Architecture of A Fire (2015)
Patti Fiasco “Elvis” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017) 


Megan Burtt and Chimney Choir “Rise and Shine” from In Good Company (2014)
The Cannondolls “Bed on Fire” from Crumbs (2016)
Erik Applegate “Standing Room Only” from Two’s Company (2017)


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COLORADO PLAYLIST S11 EP02

Good morning, and welcome to a new year – 2017.

One of my goals each week is to expose you to a handful of new releases from Colorado.  (edit Jan 9) I try to get 3-5 new cuts in each week’s show .. this week I debuted 5 new songs.  The Great American Taxi debut is so new they don’t have anything online yet.   Thanks to GAT for allowing me to share new music on the show before they are officially released it. (/edit)

I would love to meet you.  I will be performing at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont on Friday Jan 20 – for my birthday show … and I’ll be at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins on the 27th with my friends Bonnie & the Clydes.  Come out and party with us.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Tennis has a new album due out soon.  Here’s the first official video.


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 EP02

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

HOUR 1

The Astronauts “Baja” from Surfing with the Astronauts (1963)
Boenzee Cryque “Ashbury Wednesday” [single] (1968)
(D) Gasoline Lollipops “Love Is Free” [single] (2017)


Joel Ansett “Kingdom Come” from The Nature of Us (2016)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
John Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True” from Mississippi Mile (2011)
Covenhoven “The Medicine” from The Wild and Free (2015)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” [single] (2016)
(D) James Egbert & Nina Storey “Sound System” from Friction (2017) 


Pandas & People “On My Way” from Pandas & People (2014)
12 Cents for Marvin “Yellow Raincoat Reborn” from The B-Load (2007)
Ben Haugland “Birds of a Feather” from A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “We Got the Love” from Heartbeat (1982)
(D) Russ Hopkins “Let It Roll” from Kairos (2017)


Andy Palmer “Grrr” from Sometime Around (2011)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Men of Straw” from Men of Straw (2017)
Rose Hill Drive “pictures of You” from Americana (2011)
Sofie Reed “Box of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
The Congress “Loretta” from The Congress (2010)
(D) Ginny Mules “Stranger Now” from Ginny Mules (2017)


Richie Furay “Let’s Dance Tonight” from Heartbeat of Love (2006)
Lionel Young Band “Blues & Boogie Woogie” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)


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