CP S12 EP13 2018

Happy Monday Morning.  This week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) is filled with some tasty video releases, so no need for a Video Pick of the Week, although both the Reverend Freakchild and the Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir videos could easily have owned that slot this week – as tasty as each of them are. 

There are six new cuts this week to KEEP or DELETE – your vote matters.

I’m particularly happy to share the new Kid Astronaut (Jon Shockness) with you this week.  I’ve been a fan of his since his days with Air Dubai.  A few years ago he became the co-founder of Conscious Creatives, an artist network that creates opportunities and support for artists and creators to meet, collaborate and showcase their work.

Reverend Freakchild is a relative newcomer to the Colorado music scene.  Originally from New York, by way of Hawaii, the Reverend is studying at Naropa University where he’s pursuing a Masters of Divinity Degree.  He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall and has had music featured in many TV programs and commercials, and national radio advertising campaigns.

Robin Lyn is another new/not-new artist in our scene.  Currently a psycho-therapist in Boulder, Robin spent nearly a decade on the road out of Nashville, touring Asia, Europe and the US – often performing upwards of six nights a week, before she decided to settle down in Colorado.


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 EP13

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

HOUR 1

Dewey Terry “Sweet As Spring” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Places” from Something Higher (2018)


The Lumineers “Cleopatra” from Cleopatra (2016)
Danny Shafer “Barbecue” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(D) Robin Lyn Band “Icarus” from Things That Fly (2018)


I, Alone “Good Fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
The Wendy Woo Trio “Out of My Head Over You” from Luxury (2007)
(D) Reverend Freakchild “Dial It In!” from Dial It In (2018)


Blue Rider “Sungazer” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch It Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
Dana Landry Quartet “Pure Imagination” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Michael Stanley “Rosewood Bitters” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)
(D) Kid Astronaut “Called To Say” from Full Moon (2018)


OneRepublic “Kids” from Oh My My (2016)
The Apples in Stereo “Energy” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Bevin Luna “Get It Right” from Baby Dragon (2018)


Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate” from Little Steps EP (2013)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018)


Beth Preston “Gentle Eyes” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bill Frisell “rumble” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)



April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP12 2018

This coming Friday, April 6, will mark the 12th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist.  The show originated at 88.9FM KRFC and is now heard statewide across 24FM frequencies.  I am currently working on adding #25.

Thanks especially to Oskar Blues and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre for supporting the show.  Congrats to the new Oskar Blues location, the Black Buzzard, for picking up honors as Best New Venue in Denver.  The venue also picked up props for being the best place to catch some mid-week comedy.

A friend turned me onto something cool last week –  The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 … The compilation came out in 2017.  Tumbleweed Records is an important part of our Colorado music heritage and history.  The story can be found here.  I’ve included a couple of cuts in this week’s show.

I got an advance copy of the new Leftover Salmon album, Something Higher! last week.  Expect it to be a featured album the next several weeks.  There’s plenty of “wow, I didn’t expect that” on the record to enjoy – thanks to producer Steve Berlin and the band’s unrelenting desire to expand their sound.  The album drops on May 4 with a special show at E-Town Hall.


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 EP12

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

HOUR 1

(D) Danny Holien “Hick” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(N) Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018) 


A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Beale Street” from American Man (2015)
(D) Elise Wunder “In Your Arms” from Desert Lonely (2018)


Covenhoven “Where to begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) Jennifer Jane Nicely “Child of God” from Angels, Demons, Red-Tailed Hawks (2018) 


Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Beans and Weenies” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

(D) Arthur Gee “Plain Talk” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(D) Yarrow “Always” from Sit Tight (2018) 


Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) Samuel Lee “Said and Done” from Mirrors Vol. 1 (2018)

OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Reno Divorce “She’s In Love With the Avenue” (2018)


Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Get Mine” from Rain Fire (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)



April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP11 2018

Congrats to the Great Salmon Famine for taking the grand prize at this year’s 2018 Bandwagon Magazine Battle of the Bands Saturday night at the Moxi Theater in Greeley.

The Great Salmon Famine was one of four bands competing in the finals along with Chess at BreakfastSoul Solum and Igaus Davis. Soul Solum won the fan vote for the series, which started with sixteen bands that played battles at the Moxi, and the Downtown Artery and Hodi’s Half-Note in Fort Collins.

Igaus Davis has an album due out soon.

 

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK – RENO DIVORCE


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 EP11

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

HOUR 1

Fool’s Progress “How Am I Gonna Get Down” from Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)

Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) Covenhoven “Where to Begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Pretty Mouth “This Poison Loves You” from This Poison Loves You (2018)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Borgo “Be Kind” from Be Kind (2018)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Opie Gone Bad “Little house” from 1 (1998)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
Tinkers Punishment “Follow Me Down” from Tinkers Punishment (2000)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Shoe Boot” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
(D) Brent Cowles “Keep Moving” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Braddigan “Daggers” from Watchfires (2005)
Dispatch “Melon Bend” from Dispatch (2011)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Finding Our Way” from 50 (2018)


Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP10 2018

Can only stop in briefly this week.  We had company in from out of state, so we took them out to see some live music, and visit Red Rocks and Pikes Peak.  Of course the car had plenty of Colorado music on board.  Enjoy this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting.

On another note, I continued to purge old records from the library I haven’t played in years, and while doing so I rediscovered some titles I haven’t played and perhaps should be.  Cleaning out closets is always fun, isn’t it?

Happy 2nd birthday to 105.5 The Colorado Sound. It’s been one of my deepest honors, after nearly 40 years associated with radio and music in Northern Colorado, to be a part of this incredible station.  I can’t thank my friends Neil Best, Robert Leja, and Benji McPhail enough for bringing me into the family over two years ago now, when they asked to buy my old show name “the Colorado Sound” and include me in the on-air team.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m always amazed by the talent of our youngest members in the music scene.  Taylor is just graduating high school, will be attending CSU in the fall, and is set to explode on the scene …


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 EP10

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

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Up from the Skies” from American Eyes (1985)
(N) Grant Farm “Lazy Gold” from Meeting On the Mountain Live Vol. 1 (2018)
Petals of Spain “Dearly beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) Dragondeer “Easy With Me” from If You Got the Blues (2018)


Richard Dean “Eileen” from Vignettes (2017)
Megan Burtt “Cover my Eyes” featuring Chris Daniels from In Good Company (2013)
Churchill “Lock Your Heart Down” from War Within EP (2013)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out (f Lucius)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Edison “Open Road” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
The Jazz Arts Messengers “A Minor Specification” from 14 Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Build a Road” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
(N) Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018) 


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) I, Alone “Good Fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)


Places Back Home “Tides” from Fall Apart (2018)
Drew Emmitt “Get ‘er Rollin’” from Long Road (2008)
Great American Taxi “One of These Days” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Paranoid Image “Keep Your Heart” from Keep Your Heart (2018)


Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Stuff” from 50 (2018)
Lynn Baker Quartet “Home of the Whopper” from LectroCoustic (2013)



March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)



 

CP S12 EP08 2018

March 5, 2017 … this is the 9th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly Colorado Sound) blogsite.  Can’t say thanks enough to those who come here often – knowing that people are coming by is enough for me to keep this going.

Colorado music history is filled with examples of musicians who moved here and stayed awhile and those who moved here and stayed permanently.  As well, the stories also extend to those who were born and/or raised here and moved on to other places.

John Oates has been a Colorado resident and participant in our statewide music scene for many years.  His Rocky Mountain rhythm section – Michael Jude and John Michel – also make up two thirds of the Vail based Brother’s Keeper.  John has also produced records for Colorado acts Paper Bird and David Starr, and released a single with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The Wood Brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood.  They grew up in Boulder and left, separately.  It’s been reported that at their Red Rocks appearance in 2017 they said they lived in Boulder.  They may list Nashville as their current location, but Boulder will always be home to Chris and Oliver.

Both John Oates and The Wood Brothers have new albums out that I just added to the playlist, and included in this week’s MMMM.


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 EP08

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

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Poco “Shoot for the Moon” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) John Oates “Arkansas” from Arkansas (2018)


Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Deep Pocket Thieves “Blue De Agave” from Fate (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Pine Box” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Voodoo Kings “Eyes On You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

Petals of Spain “Dearly Beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Paul Mullikin “Minor Profits” from Time Is Now (2014)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule “I Kissed a Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Reals “Partly Cloudy” from Partly Cloudy (1998)
(N) Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “Darkness Falls” (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “Tomahawk Tongues” (2018) 

Plum “Love is in the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)



March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)

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)