CP S12 EP44 2018

 Monday Nov 19, 2018 – This is my pre-Thanksgiving post.  As my girlfriend and I sat and watched news coverage of the California fires this past week, I couldn’t help but think about our own state and just how easily it would be for that to happen to us here.  Natural disasters destroy everything.

One of the reasons we launched Rocky Mountain Music Relief a year ago was so that when natural disasters affect the musicians in our own region we’d have a way to help out.   While our mission statement declares that we exist to help out musicians in the Rocky Mountain region (Colorado mostly) – I hope we can all contribute to helping those in need in California.

I’ll have big news coming in Q1 2019, but let me tease you a bit.  Next year when I thank stations for airing this program there will very likely be one more.  KFFR (Winter Park) has acknowledged they love the show and want to air it.  They’re hoping for early 2019.  Keep your fingers crossed.  No deal is a done deal until the show is added and aired.

Thank you to KRFC (Fort Collins), KJAC (Greeley/Front Range), KDNK (Carbondale), KOTO (Telluride), KSUT (Ignacio/Durango), KLZR (Westcliffe), KCMJ (Colorado Springs), KAFM (Grand Junction), KOYC (Pueblo), KZYR (Vail) and KHEN (Salida).

These stations reach out across 24FM frequencies in the state – bringing Colorado music to their  listeners 52 hours a week.  I hope you’ll support them with your financial contribution.

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


The environment is on everyone’s mind.  “Nature’s Way” was originally written, recorded and released by the band Spirit in 1969. Songwriter Randy California recorded several versions of the song over the years, quipping that he never quite got it right.  Now, it’s Firefall’s turn.  Bassist Mark Andes an original member of Spirit, sings lead and is joined by  featured guests Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and John McFee of the Doobie Brothers.

I expect a new album from Firefall in the coming months.


Well, YouTube wins again.  I can always find songs there I can’t find on Spotify.  Either way, enjoy this week’s playlist.

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


Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Did The Boogie (With Your Baby)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (1973/2010)
The Higher Elevation “Crazy Bicycle” (1967)
(D) Extra Gold “When the Matches Meet the Wood” (2018)  

Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Analog Son “Give More” from Funky Mother (2018)

String Cheese Incident “Vertigo” (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Gingerbomb “Wildfire” from Gingerbomb (2018)
(D) Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars “Take A Ride With You” from Hymns for the Hardened (2019)  

Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)


Zephyr “Sun’s a Risin’” from Zephyr Deluxe Edition (2014)
(D) Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “Summer’s Gone” from Summer’s Gone (2019)  

The Still Tide “Give Me Time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Justin Roth “Rise” (2013)
(N) P-Nuckle “The Storm” from Voiceless (2018)
Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Yo, Flaco! “Skeptamistic” from Skeptamistic (2001)
The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)
(D) Ponder the Albatross “Royal Coast” from Ponder the Albatross (2018)

Beth Preston “Spirits” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Lonesome Days “Chasin’ Down the Whiskey” from The Lonesome Days (2017)
The Jazz Arts Messengers “My Muse” from Fourteen Channels (2010)


CP S12 EP43 2018

 Monday Nov 12, 2018


As we approach the midway point of November, it seems that site traffic has hit a hard roadblock of sorts. I hope you’ll remember to stop by and check out the new music in the MMMM and vote to KEEP or DELETE.

As this is the time of the year to give thanks – I cannot give enough to the stations and listeners who make this show possible.  I would love to meet you … and with that I’ll be appearing with my long time musical partner Chris Jackowski and local teenage fiddle phenom Jackson Earles at Red Truck Beer Company in Fort Collins on NOV 17, and with my full electric band lineup at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont on NOV 24.  I hope you can come by so I can thank you in person for your support.

NEW this week YouTube Colorado Playlist of all the tracks from this week’s episode .. which includes new MMMM tracks from Foxfeather, AMZYKing Eddie, AMZY, Kid Reverie, Joe Johnson, and Tnertle.

Make sure you follow me on Spotify to find out what new artists I might be checking out.  This week’s Spotify playlist is short some fine tracks from SUCH, Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck, Zephyr and Alpha Centauri

I found all of this week’s tracks on YouTube – the first CP YouTube weekly playlists.  Pls let me know what you think.

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


Speaking of Zephyr — very very happy that they along with original lead guitarist Tommy Bolin will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

Also being inducted is the truly legendary Freddie-Henchi Band.  Both Zephyr and the Freddi-Henchi Band were signed early on their careers in the late 60s, but wound up being more regionally famous as time went on;   Zephyr until Candy’s death in 1984, and the FHB until the mid to late 80s when various life issues (drugs, booze, etc) decimated the band.

FHB would re-emerge in the mid 90s for a brief run.  Freddi “Love” Gowdy appears with Chris Daniels & the Kings featuring Freddi Gowdy today.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

Trout Steak Revival 2 shows…
Fri, Nov 30 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (Denver)
Sat, Dec 1 at the Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins)

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation, Spotify or YouTube.


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


Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Foxfeather “Come and Get Me” (2019)

Pint & A Half “Drive Drive Drive” from Boomtown Ghosts (2017)
Otis Taylor “Huckleberry Blues” from My World Is Gone (2013)
(D) King Eddie “Enter the Man” from Holographic Universe (2018) 
Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Losers” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Tempa & Naor Project “Let Go” from Embers (2019)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Pandas & People “Find you” from Out to Sea (2017)
Fred Hess “Norman’s Gold” from Single Moment (2008)


Alpha Centauri “One Night at a Time” from Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) AMZY “Feet On the Ground” (2018)

Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Such “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” from You (2016)
(N) Kid Reverie “News” from Kid Reverie (2018)

Wood Brothers “Laughin’ or Cryin’” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Queen of This Mess” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Subdudes “Morning Glory” from Miracle Mule (2007)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Joe Johnson “Interstate Lovesick Song” from Morgantown (2018)

Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
(D) Tnertle “Apollo’s Outpost” from Burning Down the Sun (2019)

CP S12 EP23 2018

A NOTE about the MMMM … When I started it many months ago I intended it as a way to share the new music in this blog that I debuted each week in the broadcast version of the show. I never intended the KEEP or DELETE feature to be a way for fans of a band to just come in and run up votes without also experiencing the other new cuts I share … which has happened more and more over time.

I can tell every time a band’s fans only vote for the band that drives them to the poll.  A song may get 60+ KEEP votes while five other songs get a bare handful of votes.

I appreciate every vote that every song earns.  I hope those who vote for one song at least check out others that are shared.

It’s never easy to announce the end of an era, especially when it entails the death of a friend or family member. Last Wednesday, as I was finishing up production on EP23 news flashed across my FB pg that Coupe Studios (Boulder) founder Scott Roche passed away from cancer.

I did not know Scott well.  We knew each other professionally through the scene, and he always wanted me to know about some new record coming from Coupe.  I actually got to record one song there, one my late wife wrote called Once Upon a Snowflake.  It was the very first song I ever recorded.

The history of Coupe Studios will not end with Scott.  He was wise enough to know that all life ends and if the studio was to continue then younger people had to do the work – so he set it up that way – that a couple of younger guys would move the vision forward.

Long live Coupe Studios (founded in a chicken coop) – RIP Scott Rouch.


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



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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.


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


Hillbilly Hellcats “Rockabilly Rebel” from Our Brand (1998)
Judge Roughneck “Rude One” from Westword Music Awards ’97 (1997)
(D) Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018) 

Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) in/Planes “She’s Gone” from Radio Wave (2018) 

Brent Cowles “9th & Lafayette” from Cold Times (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(D) The Motet “That Dream” (2018)

OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Space Orphan “Coffee Green” from Shut Up About The Sun (2016)


String Cheese Incident “Got What He Wanted” from ‘Round The Wheel (1998)
(D) Hunter James “Wind Blowing Through This Town” from Z Access (2018)

Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
Brothers Keeper “Days Go By” from Todd Meadows (2014)
(D) Andy Eppler “We Build the Gods” (2018)

CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Road Dog” from Slingshot (2004)
Dressy Bessy “Electrified” from Electrified (2005)
The Knew “Bang the Drum” from Man Monster (2012)
(D) Kayla Marque “Fold In Half” (2018)

Florea “Running of the Bulls” from Florea (2018)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Baby I Lost My Way, (But I’m Going Home)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Tia Fuller “Joe’n Around” from Diamond Cut (2018)


BELLVUE, Colo., February 20, 2018 — Mishawaka Amphitheatre will distribute $7700 to 16 award recipients via the venue’s Mish Initiative philanthropic program. Applicants for “Mish’n Booster” funding sought sponsorship support for a variety of organizations and events, with The Mish selection committee prioritizing submissions that aligned well with Mishawaka’s company values: music, community, integrity, sustainability and tolerance.

“Our Mish’n Booster program allows us to provide aid to events and organizations that mirror what we at The Mish hold near and dear,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager. “We know that sometimes it just takes an extra nudge to maximize momentum, and we’re happy to be able to offer help to these applicants.”

Sponsorships for talent fees to pay artists for local live music event performances and music video production topped the list of award recipients this year, but Mish’n Booster funding was also allocated for music industry mentorship, instruments, and other community and performing arts organizations. The full list of 2018 Mish’n Booster first-round beneficiaries can be found at: http://www.themishawaka.com/blog/

Grant added that a second round of Mish’n Booster funding would be made available in autumn, with the venue setting aside a total of $15,000 annually for assisting organizations and events. In addition to the direct cash sponsorship awards, the Mish’n Booster program also provides in-kind assistance in the form of nonprofit event space (complete with sound engineer) during the off-season, as well as silent auction donations.

Next, Mishawaka philanthropy will concentrate on its Mish Match program, to encourage employee philanthropy and service to nonprofit organizations. The application period for the next round of Mish’n Booster funding will open in September 2018.

Learn more about Mish Initiative funding: http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/


Iconic Northern Colorado venue seeks to encourage employee giving and support local music scene 

BELLVUE, Colo., August 15, 2017

​Owners and staff of the Mishawaka Amphitheatre announced a new philanthropic program today, designed as a charitable arm of the Northern Colorado venue and restaurant.

The Mish Initiative will invest thousands of dollars into the local music scene annually, provide cash and in-kind sponsorship for organizations, and reinforce Mish employees’ individual volunteer and philanthropic efforts.

“We want to cultivate a community of dreamers,” said Dani Grant, Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner and general manager, “and the Mish Initiative makes it easy to foster creative thinking and encourage giving.” Grant, who founded the now-dormant music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ, designed the Mish Initiative program to be simple, straightforward, and flexible — in part as a response to more traditional philanthropic efforts that require “too much paper and too many rules.”

“The application for artist funding – called ‘Mish Granted’ – is literally a blank sheet of paper,” Grant said. “We want to get rid of the constraints and put the emphasis back on creativity. It’s not about how well you fill out forms or achieve arbitrary goals, it’s about what you want to create, make, dream and do.”

Mish Initiative encompasses three main philanthropic arenas:   Mish Granted ​creates a grant pool of $20,000 yearly for directly supporting artists, with a maximum award of $1500 per applicant.

The annual application period opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 15. Mish Granted emphasizes giving to musicians/music-related projects. Mish n’ Booster​ will award cash and in-kind donations to organizations and events aligning with Mish values. Applications will be accepted in January and September each year, with a total of $15,000 available annually.

Mish Match​ will pay Mishawaka employees for up to five hours per month spent volunteering, and will match employee giving up to $300 per month. The Mish Match mission is to motivate staff and strengthen community by incentivizing philanthropic action by employees.

Mishawaka merchandise vendor N​icole Marcisofsky is among the employees who helped design the Mish Initiative program, and says she felt “honored and ecstatic” to be invited to assist in its creation.

“On a personal level, it gave me a jolt of passion and incentive to get involved; it helped me see I can have an impact on the world around me,” Marcisofsky said.

For more information on the Mish Initiative or to apply, visit: ​http://www.themishawaka.com/mish-initiative/