CP S14 EP21 2020

MONDAY JUNE 01 2020 – Despite COVID and despite protests and riots this weekend, music still played an incredible role in the lives of those who earn their living in music.  On Saturday night, the Colorado Music Relief Fund raised over $500,000  to support those in our industry affected by our industry being shut down.

The event included Colorado based acts Austin Young, Gabrielle Louise, Inaiah Lujan, Isaac Slade (The Fray), Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick and Helen Forster (E-Town), The Lumineers, The Reminders, The Still Tide, The String Cheese Incident, Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) and Wildermiss  along with a great cast of national acts who consider Colorado special in their lives and careers.

Over 135,000 people live streamed the event on Youtube.  If you missed it, you can watch now.

In lieu of a weekly spins chart this week, I will be publishing the MAY 2020 CO TOP 40 TITLES tomorrow, June 2 – which will also include separate TOP 5 spins from 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3. That said….

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT WK ENDING MAY 30 2020 finds Reverend Freakchild reclaiming the #1 spot over Nathaniel Rateliff with the rest of the top five remaining as it was was last with — #3=Mojomama, #4=The Lumineers and #5=Lee Sims.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

There should be little doubt that Esme Patterson is one of Colorado’s most loved musicians.  Her new album easily lands in the TOP 5 in the May TOP 20 coming out June 2.

Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.

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

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Wild Child – Best Of Sugarloaf (1975)
(D) BURNTmd – Illuminate Yourself’ feat. Silent Bear (2020)

Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Dragondeer All Day (2020)
Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
Acoustic Junction – Something – Surrounded By Change (1994)
(D) Sugar Moon – Special Shade of Blue – Special Shade of Blue (2020)

Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Analog Son – CTI – Funky Mother (2018)

HOUR 2

Firefall – Strange Way – Elan (1978)
(D) WildermissSupermagical (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Red – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Float Like A BuffaloShe Don’t Care (2018)
The High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)
Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – Country Music Soundtrack – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
OneRepublic – Won’t Stop – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Big Gigantic – Got The Love – Brighter Future (2016)
(D) SunSquabi x The String Cheese IncidentTop Down (2020)


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Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

CP S14 EP07 2020

Monday Feb 23, 2020 – It’s been a crazy week.  I rehearsed and recorded some songs for an upcoming short film I’m a part of, that will premier in late April -I’ll let you know.  Then I emceed two nights of the Future Arts Foundation Winter Folk & Photography Showcase in Longmont, with some of the region’s top acts, including Anna Morsett from the Still Tide, Reed Foehl, Covenhoven, Esme Patterson (new album due out March 6), Nick Dunbar & Andy Mann, Bonnie & Taylor Sims and Otis Taylor.  Happily, I’ll be emceeing Friday night Feb 28 …

A REMINDER:  if you’re a fan of one of the bands in the MMMM, please do me a favor and listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

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

Judge Roughneck – Rude One – Rude One’s Money Making Scheme (1997)
(D) The Christines – Dunes Are Blue (2020)


Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Grant Farm – Get In Line – Kiss The Ground (2016)
(D) Paul DeHaven – Bleeding Sun – Echoes and Overtones (2020)
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Dreaming of Things to Be – Living Asleep (2014)
John Common And Blinding Flashes Of Light – Same Scar – Beautiful Empty (2010)
(D) Lee Sims – Live Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)

Joe Johnson – Snakeskin Dress – Morgantown (2018)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Get Mine – Rain Fire (2016)
Euforquestra – Some Things Are Not Known (2020)

HOUR 2

The Winebottles – Yellow – Sober (1993)
(D) Kick and the Hug – I Got You (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Losin My Head – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Pandas & People – Watch It Burn – Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) The Railsplitters – Two Weeks (2020)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
Angie Stevens – Give It on Back – Queen of this Mess (2009)
Drew Emmitt – Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
(D) Down Time – Not A Complicated Person – Hurts Being Alive (2020)

Tennis – No Exit – We Can Die Happy (2018)
Esmé Patterson – My Young Man – All Princes, I (2012)
Matt Skellenger – Vitality – Vitality (2019)

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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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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)

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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)

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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.