2018 has been a rather amazing year. Currently in the CP song catalog for 2018 there are over 390 song titles … from over 100 LPs alone – not including EPs and single releases.
So far this year I’ve seen more singles released than at any time I’ve done this show over the paste 12 years. This weekend I spoke with the owners of one of our prestigious studios. They affirmed they’ve seen more singles being produced than at any time they could recall.
Basically, it’s going to make for an interesting end of year “Best Of.”
Congratulations to Randall Frazier and Elisa Canali. Randall is the long time production manager and talent buyer for Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox as well as a longtime label owner (Helmut Room), sound and recording engineer, producer, tour manager and musician in the scene. Randall and Elisa met when Randall took her on as an intern learning sound. She is now Randall’s assistant and soon to be legally married life partner. Much love to both …
Ophelia’s has also announced they’re launching a new label based on live recordings that Randall will produce at the venue. The launch is set for early 2019.
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame class for 2018 has been announced. It’s a night dedicated to AEG’s Chuck Morris, who got started promoting shows in Boulder in the late 60s. Also being inducted – 97.3FM KBCO, a pioneering station with air talent that reaches back into the 70s and 80s.
The show will include performances by Amos Lee, Leo Kottke, Todd Park Mohr & Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Isaac Slade & Ben Wysocki (the Fray), Bill Nershi and members of the String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmit & Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) and the Lumineers. The house backing band for the show is Chris Daniels & the Kings. Governor Hickenlooper will be hosting the roast of Chuck Morris. Dec 3 2018 – The Paramount Theater.
105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
It shouldn’t be a secret and there’s little doubt that Gregory Alan Isakov is a perennial BEST OF Colorado artist – with a string of exceptional releases, and headlining slots at Red Rocks. Gregory is in a class of his own in our scene. This is from his new album Evening Machines.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
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.
PLAYLIST S12 EP40
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
The Astronauts “Competition Couple” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1997)
The Moonrakers “Trip and Fall” from Anthology (2007)
(D) Hunter Burnette “At Ease” from The Good Life EP (2018)
Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) The SIR Band “So Cold” from So Cold (2018)
Leftover Salmon “House of Cards” from Something Higher (2018)
Wendy Woo Band “Walk Along the Water” from austerity (2011)
My Body Sings Electric “Step Into the Light” from Changing Color (2011)
(N) Plutinos “Falling Away” from Plutinos EP (2018)
Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
Wonderlic “Moses” from Wunderpus Photogenicus (2016)
Walter Gorra “’til Next Time” from In Due Time (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(D) Elyse Miller “Quicksand” (2018)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(D) SYCDVK “Oasis In Space” from Lurking Earthlings EP (2018)
Slow Caves “Poser” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No Doubt About It” from Unentitled (2011)
The Apples in Stereo “Signal In The Sky (Let’s Go)” from Let’s Go (2001)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(N) Magnolia North “Just Like You” from Magnolia North (2018)
Richard Dean “Wild Night On the Bayou” from Vignettes (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Miss September” from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (2016)
Analog Son “CTI” from Funky Mother (2018)