CP S14 EP18 2020

Monday May 11, 2020 – I wake up every Monday morning and sit at the kitchen table to write this post.  I look out at a trio of unfinished homes from my window. I haven’t seen a single crew for weeks. And I wonder when those houses will be finished, when they’ll be sold and when I’ll see families coming in and out of them.  More than that, I wonder when I’ll be face to face with you in person from a stage.

On this particular Monday morning I grieve for one of Denver’s most loved venue owners, Sandra Holman Watts  – owner of Live at Jacks – who tearfully announced via video that she has had to close her venue permanently.

In the meantime, some local venues and rehearsal studios have figured out ways to produce live streaming events with full production.  And of course musicians are still sending out good vibes from their homes.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

One bit of good news – besides producing this show for you weekly from my home studio, I am also an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound KJAC Greeley.  I host Saturday 8AM to 12PM and Sunday 5PM-8PM.  I haven’t been on since early March.  I will return to my Saturday morning shift next Saturday, May 16.

TOP 5 Colorado Albums This Week

  • Reverend FreakchildThe Bodhisattva Blues
  • Nathaniel Rateliff And It’s Still Alright
  • Lee Sims – A Few More Miles to Go
  • MojomamaRed, White and Blues
  • The LumineersIII

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sweaty Greeley Soul – that’s how the Burrough’s are known.  Their spirited shows are infectious dance parties.  Their messages are socially conscious and focused on love and unity.

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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

The Samples – Close To The Fires – The Samples (1989)
(D) David Ladon – Plastic Angel – Mother Market (2020)

The Haunted Windchimes – Spring Cleaning – Sleepy Baby (2019)
Cary Morin – Lay Baby Lay – When I Rise (2018)
Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)
John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
(D) Hard Pressed – Red Rocking Chair – Magic Dime (2020)
Whitacre – Seaons – Seasons (2019)
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Rare Silk – Red Clay – New Weave (1983)
(D) The Lovely And Talented – Roll with the Changes – Election Day (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Awake & Dreaming – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Moors & McCumber – La Da Da – Acrobats (2018)
Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
YaSi – Dreams – Unavailable (2019)
Devotchka – Along The Way – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Jack Hadley – Deeper & Deeper – Deeper (2008)
(N) Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Richard Dean – Eileen – Vignettes (2017)
Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

The Colorado Sound S9|EP19 May 2015

I spent yesterday (Sunday) collecting some new music.  Well, actually I did a lot of spring cleaning.  Before the rain set in I managed to get my lawnmower serviced .. then the rain came and I devoted myself to sifting through the over 6000 tracks of Colorado music I had stored.  I managed to get it filtered down to over 600 albums and over 1200 song titles before adding more.

coverOf the things I found to add, I came across the latest from Michal Minert of Pretty Lights fame by way of Listen, the high school/college hip-hop group that featured Michal with Derek Smith (Pretty Lights) and Cory Eberhardt (DubSkin) …  I’m not normally a big EDM fan, mostly because for me it usually lacks song structure – a big issue for my ears.  However, in this case, Michal displays an uncanny ear for fusing EDM with jazz, hip hop, and electronica styles to produce Space Jazz.  Of course being slightly stoned on some good sativa coupled with listening under a set of Audio Technica ATHM45 studio earphones helped immensely.  Next step is to turn it up to 11 in the living room lol…. check it out – it’s a pretty cool listen.  

I also added the newest from Vertical Arrays, SoundRabbit, Whiskey Autumn, and Ben Haughland that I’ll be featuring in the coming weeks.  And despite rumors to the contrary that I don’t listen to stoner rock, check out the latest from Monocle Stache that I’m likely to add to the after 8PM rotation at The Colorado Sound LIVE365.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Call me a fan; I really like what this band has been up to with this latest ep called Axis of Love.

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BluesJam_375June 12 & 13 The Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley with Austin Young– featuring Michaela Rae and friends + Maynard Mills Blues Band + George Whitesell and His All Stars featuring Jill Watkins+ The Frails – all female review featuring Erica Brown, MJ, G’Jai, Michaela Rae, Miss Audrey, Susan Phelan & national headliners Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop and more.

June 13Westword, KUNC & The Colorado Sound Present The Samples featuring Sean Kelly at Herman’s Hideaway w/ guests Tomahawk Fox, Lola Rising, The Humbuckers …. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm … Tickets $12.00 – $120.00

 August 1 – 8th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival in Dacono.  Lineup TBA.  The region’s first Spirits Competition event, started four years ago now.  Previous headliners have included Richie Furay, Lionel Young, Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) and others.

mishawakaAugust 9The Colorado Sound Presents Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Goatz!, and William’s Reserve on Aug 9 at the Mishawaka

 

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PLAYLIST S9|EP19 2015

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire “That’s the Way of the World” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake “Evil Eye” from Totem (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Rule the Roose (feat. Macklemore)” from No Object (2010)
(D) Cracker “I’m Sorry Baby” from Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)
Fox St. “Something About You” from Something About You (2015)
Tennis “Never Work for Free” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Same Old Drag” from New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(N) Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown “You’re Going to Miss Me” from Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover Salmon “Walkin Shoes” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Book Before It’s Gone” from Surrounded by Change (1995)
(N) Otis Taylor “Red Meat” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
Toad In the Hole “Drifting” from Wallflower (2015)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
The Samples “Feel Us Shaking” from Samples (1990)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “I’m Shakin’” from Saints & Sinners (2010)
(N) Analog Son “What It Is?!” from Stomp and Shout (2015)  Chris Daniels & the Kings feat. Freddi Gowdy “Funky To the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)