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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP18

There’s no doubt that summer is my most favorite time of year — for no other reason than for over a decade now I’ve had the great pleasure of getting on stages around the region and introducing audiences to some of my favorite Colorado bands.  This summer is no exception.

Thanks to The Mishawaka Amphitheatre, we’ll be making our 3rd Annual trip up the Poudre River on Aug 6 for the 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist with some very good friends in MY BLUE SKY along with KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE.

Every Thursday night from June 1 until the week before BOHEMIAN NIGHTS @ NEW WEST FEST I host the BOHEMIAN NIGHTS THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE series that includes: SHEL (JUNE 1), BLUE CANYON BOYS (JUNE 8), THE REMINDERS (JUNE 15), DRESSY BESSY (JUNE 22), CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS w/FREDDI GOWDY, HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS,  and others … see website for details

Chris Daniels is busy working on a new KINGS record that he hopes to have done by the end of summer and that will feature the band as it was originally – as a horn based blues band.  The album, according to Chris, will feature both covers and originals.

Speaking of new albums, I spoke with Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon recently …he informed me that the LoS is heading into the studio this summer to record their next album with newest member on keyboards, Eric Deutsch.  No date on when to expect that album to be done… though I’d guess in time for festival season 2018.

The Colorado Playlist LIVE 365 has relaunched … and includes favorites from the past three years right now …check it out.


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IN COLORADO MUSIC HISTORY

Support for the Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating over 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon. 11th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – Buy Tickets … and from Oskar Blues Brewery – supporting Colorado music for 20 years.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

My friends in the business and I are always comparing notes on who we think the next POSSIBLE act is to break out nationally from the Centennial State.  Brent’s on his way – with a new label deal that pairs him up with the Lumineers and one of the strongest stage personas in the state – this video will go a long way to establishing him as a new force breaking out of the state.


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 EP18

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

HOUR 1

Wendy Woo “Ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Esme Patterson “Find It (feat. Jonny 5, Ian Cooke)” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Howling at Nothing” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Brent Cowles “Lift me up” from Cold Times EP (2017)
John-Alex Mason “Riding On” from Jook Joint Thunderclap (2011)
Cassie Taylor “No Ring Blues” from Out of My Mind (2012)
(D) Flobots “Carousel” from No Enemies (2017) 


The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ivory Circle “And I Try” from Isoceles (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Subdudes “All the Time In the World” from Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Something Underground “Universe” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


Jeff Austin “15 Steps” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Justin Roth “Trembling Like A Train” from Now You Know (2011)
(N) Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017) 


Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Sofie Reed “Box Full of Prayers” from Baby Boo Got Gone (2004)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Hello Dollface “Crystal Moon” from YOR Sessions Vol. 2 (2017) 


The Hustle Kings “For What It’s Worth (Again)” from Stand Up (Let Love Be Your Guide) (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ my Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)



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FULL BAND – SATURDAY MAY 20 – 7:30pm with GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS at AVOGADRO’S NUMBER FORT COLLINS
ACOUSTIC BAND – FRIDAY JUNE 9 – 8PM at THE ROOST in LONGMONT
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BREAKING NEWS – Oskar Blues & Cervantes Hook Up

Scott Morrill and Hunt Frye (Cervantes, Arise Festival, Sonic Bloom) have assumed talent buying duties for Oskar Blues in Lyons and Longmont, according to a phone call this morning from current talent buyer Dave McIntyre.

Scott Morrill is the owner and main talent buyer for Cervantes in Denver.  He and Hunt have also produced shows in other regional venues, including the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Hodi’s Half Note, and the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins.  They also manage and book for Octopus NebulaYamnTatanka, and Mikey Thunder and music festivals the Arise Festival and Sonic Bloom.

I spoke with Scott on the phone this afternoon.  He said they will be booking shows beginning in May.  April and half of May have been booked already according to Dave McIntyre.

This represents what will undoubtedly be a sea-change in what OB sounds like across the board.  Originally well known for booking some of the top blues acts in the region since they started doing music about 1999/2000, the original Lyons location has earned a reputation for world class regional bluegrass and Americana the past six or so years.

Homemade Liquids and Solids, the Oskar Blues flagship restaurant and music room in Longmont, has hosted live bands for over five years on Friday and Saturday nights and acoustic solo/duos on Thursday and Sunday evenings.  A popular bluegrass jam is hosted by Bonnie and Taylor Sims on Sunday  12-3 .  Several popular regional bands have performed there, including the Yawpers, Mosey West, Brian McCrae, Fox St, the Congress, Johnny O Band, the Delta Sonics, the Blue Canyon Boys, and Bonnie & the Clydes.

Also included in the list of rooms belonging to the OB family – the Tasty Weasel (brew pub), CHUBurger, and CYCLhops.  All three rooms feature acoustic solo/duo acts ranging from Danny Shafer to various members of the Monocle Band, Finnders & Youngberg, the Delta Sonics, as well as Longmont locals and regulars, The Prairie Scholars.  OB rooms have accounted for significant parts of the incomes of some of these folks.

This marks the second time this year that a major change in booking has occurred in Longmont.  Dicken’s Opera House took on a new talent buyer just a few months ago.  There is no word yet on how the change at OB will affect those who have been playing those rooms the past several years.  Knowing the kinds of acts Scott and Hunt are known for booking it looks to be a pretty good dose of the same.

Booking email will be booking@oskarblues.com.

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