CP S13 EP12 2019

Monday March 18, 2019

Happy Monday.  The big news over the weekend was the lineup announcement for FOCOMX-11, happening April 26 and 27 in Fort Collins.  FOCOMX marks the official start of the festival season in our region.  Now in its 11th season, the festival is the largest Colorado music showcase, not only in the state but perhaps nationally (as far as I know).

This year’s event will feature over 350 regional acts, including half a dozen comedy showcases.  One big surprise is the reemergence of Fierce Bad Rabbit, who haven’t been heard from since lead singer/songwriter Chris Anderson moved to Boston several years ago.   Other acts include:

10 cent Stranger, 12 Cents for Marvin, 53:14 Film Festival, A Brother’s Fountain, A.M. Pleasure Assassins, Achilles, Adrienne Rae Ash, Ætheric, Altas, Amy and the Peace Pipes, Andrew DeCarlo, Anthony Cole, Anthony P. McGlaun – Homage to Black Music in America, Art Deco, Attack On Venus, Audible (weareaudible), audio flora, Augustus, Autumn Burn, Azanet Rodriguez, Bad Desicions, Badda Boom Brass Band, Banshee Tree, BBMC, Ben Prytherch and the Guardians of Earthly Delight, Benjamin Bell and the District, Bevin Luna, Big Brooklyn, Bison Bone, Black Mesa, Black Moon Howl, Blakeye, Blind Alley Troubadours, Blue Canyon Ritual, Blue Grama, Blues Dogs, Bob Lefevre & The Already Gone, Bogzilla, Boner, Bonnie & the Clydes, Boom Twang, Boss Eagle, Brian James Kittrell and His Cloud, Shaped Band, Bright Silence, Buck Wilde, Cactus Cat, Came and Took It, Canyon Collected, Carolyn Hunter, Cecilia, Chess at Breakfast, Choice City Seven, Choice City Skillet Lickers, Chris Hewitt Group, CITRA, Cody Schell, Collide Vocals, Colony Funk, Compass & Cavern and Creature Canopy (supergroup), Cool Hand Juke, Cosmic Hot Sauce, Cowboys Dead, Crescent City Connection, Crispy Watkins and the Crack Willows, Ccumulus Manos, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Dank Lloyd Wright, Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies, Dave Beegle Duo, Dead Jam House Band, Dead Key, Deborah Stafford & the State of Affairs, Deejay Gyro, Def Knock, DJ Channell, DJ DR3W, DJ KILLkenny, DJ Wadada, Douglas Crowl and Rich Boot, Douglass, Dubskin, DW Doucet, El Javi, Elctrx, Elli Perry, Elyse Miller, Emma Marie, Equally Challenged, Eric Straumanis, Erik Babineau, Erik Lunde, Extra Gold, FACEMAN, f-ether, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Floor Model, Forty-Five Plus One with DJ Alf, Foxfeather, French Toast Quartet, Funky Business, FY5, Genetic Concepts, Ghost Tapes, Ginger Whale, Girls On Top!, Glass Cases, GOATZ!, Golden Ghost, Good Gravy, Gora Gora Orkestar, Grace Kuch Band, Graham Good & The Painters, Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball, Green Dream, Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, Guerrilla Radio, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams, Halleway, Hanna Doreen Brown, Hayduke, Hendershot, Hey Bertha, Holdfast., Home Fried Boogaloo, Honky Long Tonkers Duo, HOSS , House with a Yard , Hyzenborg , I Am the Owl, Ian Mahan, Idlewhile, Indigenous Peoples, Intrepid Soul, IrieOso, IRVN, Ivory Circle, izcalli, J Shogren Shanghai’d, Jaanvi Gurung, Jeff Finlin, Jen Korte & the Loss, Jeremy C. Grant, Jill Brzezicki, Jimeni, jinnjinni, Jo Asker Quartet, Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills) and Hanna Doreen, Joey Trouble, Johnny & the Mongrels, Josh and the Long Haul, Julia Kirkwood, Justin Roth, Kiana Rae, Kid Carry, kill your darlings, Kind Dub, King Cardinal, King Crawdad, King Eddie, Knuckle Pups, Kyle James Hauser, L.A.Rose, Lady Gang, LAPOMPE, Last Call Romance, Laurie and Lorrie Duo, Leanaway, LER, Levi Bronson, Lewis Crews and the Swing Nuts, Lil Tree, Lindsey O’Brien Band, Living Dead, Lois and the Lantern, Lola Rising, Lorna’s Swingset, Los Mocochetes, Low, Luna Shade, Macy Paradise, Macy Warner, Magnolia Sessions, Mama Lenny and the Remedy, mandi lix, Many Mountains, Mark Oblinger, massTree, Matt Mahern and Constitution, Max Mackey Band, Maxwell Mud, Maya Bennett, Megan Burtt, Michael Kirkpatrick, Michael Kirkpatrick and the Honey Rider Band, Mike Yob, Mirror Fields, Mojomama, Mono Verde Collective, Monocle Band, Montropo, More than Physics, MountainUs, Ms. Nomer, My Blue Sky, My Dog Ate Chad, Nadalands, Nadavision, Nancy Just, Native Station, Needle and Thread, New Ben Franklins, New Mexican, Nic Kato, No Doubt About It, NOLLIJ, OC/IC, One Flew West, OrganOmatrOn, Oscarella Rock, Outside Pets, oxeye daisy, Panamaa, Paper Girl and Mr. Moon, Pappy Longlegs, Paul Dehaven, Peaches Embry and Rhythm Train, People in General, Pictures of Moss, Pink Fuzz, Pioneer Mother, Places Back Home, Plasma Canvas, Post Paradise, Professor Fox Band, Rebecca Folsom, Red Truck Revival, Ren Short, Retrofette, Robert Shredford, Robert Wilson Blues Band, Roka Hueka, Roots Massive, Rosann Winn, Roy G Biv (ROYGBIV), RSRCH, Rubix KUBED, Rush Hour Train, Russick Smith, Sabotage, Sal D. & Matthew Barella, Sarah Slaton, Sasha Stone Band, Señorita Sometimes, SF1, Shake Me // Wake Me, Shaley Scott, Shannon Fitzsimmons, Shark Dreams, Shotgun Shogun, Shoulda stayed a plumber, Shuck Wagon, Sick Trick, Silver & Gold, Silver and Smoke, Skydyed, Slap Happy, Slow Caves, Songwriters in the Round – Bonnie Sims, Justin Roth, Danielle, Jeff Finlin, Bethel Steele, Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, South to Cedars, Space Between Shadows, Spaceagle, Steelin’ The Spaceways, Stella Luce, Steve Manshel, Stilted Stratusphere, String Theory, Sugar Britches, Sultan and Necromancer, Sunnydale High, Sweet Virginia, Switchman Sleepin’, SYCDVK, Taarka, Taylor Shae, Teague Bechtel Trio, Tenative, The 14ers, The Agregates, The Ailments (Kevin Bolin), The Alcapones, The Bardot’s, The Burroughs, The Catcalls, The Cody Sisters Band, the commoners, The Copper Coins, the COVZ, The Devil’s Share, The Echo Chamber, The Gabrielle Louise Band, The Great Salmon Famine, The Hollow, The Kity Project, The Leshen, The Lollygags, The Matt Skinner Band, The Monday Night Band, The Movers & Shakers, The Nightshades, The Omaha Boys, The Patti Fiasco, The Seen and Unseen, The Seers, The Sickly Hecks, The Sugarbirds, The Swashbuckling Doctors, The Symbols, The Timberline, The Trujillo Company, The Velveteers, The Wendy Woo Band, There’s An Ape for That, Thin Air Crew, Thirteen Nails, TMULE, Tom Scharf & Government Shutdown, Triton, Twirling Zucchinis, Tyler T. and the Common Clay, Tyto Alba, Unified Diversity, vee device, Venture Still, Vinyl Video, Waido Experience, Wasteland Hop, Waylo, We Talk More on Whensdays, weareforests, Wellington Bullings, Whippoorwill, Whitacre, White Rose Motor Oil, WhiteCatPink, WhiteWater Ramble, Whitewater Ramble “Best of” Tributes, WhiteWater Ramble Acoustic Duo, Wild Lives, Wire Faces, Wolf van Elfmand, Wolfer, Wooleye

SEE FOCOMX website for details.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

The Gasoline Lollipops Fri, April 12 Aggie Theater (Fort Collins)

Kyle Emerson Fri, April 5 Lost Lake Lounge (Denver)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6


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


If there’s one element about 80’s pop rock that seemed rather ubiquitous throughout it was androgyny. Most knew the style as “glam rock” and Denver’s Love Stallion nails it to the core.  In Valentine, the third video single from the band’s “Unforgettable Ride” debut, lead singer Aaron Hart allows his girlfriend, his Valentine, to transform him into a glamorously  ambiguous performer, resplendent in his form fitting spandex, teased up feathered hair, lipstick and bangles, while belting out what might have risen to hit FM rock radio status circa 1985.


Let me know if there’s something you think I should play.  Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

As usual,  YouTube doesn’t have everything in my collection.


The Monocles/Higher Elevation “Good Time Music” from The Spider, The Fly & the Boogie Man (2008)
(D) Tom Sharf “Angels” from Buffalo Nickle (2019)
Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru In The Girl (2017)
Grant Farm “Wanderer” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
(D) Porlolo “I Quit” (2019)

Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “Summer’s Gone” (2019)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from We Just Want The World (2014)
Great American Taxi “Fuzzy Little Hippy Girl” from Reckless Habits (2010)
Mojomama “Lazy River” from Red White And Blues (2018)
(D) 21 Taras “Gettin’ Hungry” from Change (2019)

Sunny & the Whiskey Machine “The Ballad of Becky Tait” from New American Dream (2018)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2014)
Annie Booth “Queen Bee” from WANDERLUST (2014)

Poco “Call It Love” from Legacy (1989)
(D) Williams Brothers Band “Outlaw Country” (2019)

South To Cedars “Lightning” from Sunny State (2017)
Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Andy Hackbarth “U Don’t Have 2 Wait” (2019)

Kaitlyn Williams “Rain” from Sunset (2019)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My Name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Kind Dub “Old Ways” (2019)

AMZY “Feet On the Ground” from Feet On the Ground (2018)
OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Oh My My (2016)
(D) Matt Skellenger “Vitality” from Vitality (2019)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP31

Rusty Young

Rusty Young is a Colorado music native.  As not only an original member of Poco, but its enduring remaining original member, he is enshrined in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame along with fellow Colorado music native George Grantham, with whom Rusty was a member of the 60’s Front Range based psych-rock band Boenzee Cryque.

Rusty just released his first non-Poco named solo album, Waitin’ for the Sun .. that I spotlighted a track from in this blog  a couple of weeks ago.  I will say I’m far more impressed with this solo effort than I was with the last Poco album that Rusty fronted.  Produced by Rusty with fellow Poco member and songwriter Jack Sundrud, Rusty’s voice stays as strong and true as you’d hope for someone in their 70s now, with well over 50 years of singing experience.

Rusty doesn’t leave the sound of Poco too far behind on this solo effort – songs like “Heaven Tonight” could have easily been a marquee track for Poco circa 1980s.  “Honey Bee” lies a little closer to something I might have expected from say Levon Helm stylistically – a bit more “dirt” than the polished SoCal country-rock that Poco is most well known for.

Waitin’ for the Sun won’t win Rusty any new millennial fans .. but rather, with his tired aching “rusty” voice it’s those of us old enough to remember him as a “kid” who will appreciate what’s left of this unsung country-rock legend, and the life he speaks of in this record.

Gotta send some love to the Coteries and Hey, Lady! (the B-52s Tribute) for an exemplary job at the final Wellington Downtown Summer Concert Series this year.  Folk fans are going to love the Coteries as they develop their fanbase regionally – and Hey, Lady! is already one of the region’s TOP 5 tribute bands … much love and thanks for a great show.

Hey, Lady! Wellington Downtown Concert – Aug 19 2017

Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Sceneat Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 




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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.


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


Leftover Salmon “Highway Song” from Euphoria (1997)
(N) The Yawpers “Reunion” from Boy In A Well (2017)

SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Bad Weather California “Keep it Together” from Back Seats (2013)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “My Last Black Scarf” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) The S.I.R. Band “So Cold” (2017) 

OneRepublic “A.I. (feat. Peter Gabriel)” from Oh My My (2016)
Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)


Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Broken Hearted Savior” from Sister Sweetly (1993)
(N) Francis and the Wolf “Feels Like A Memory” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017) 

SuCh (Su Charles) “You (Icytat Vocal Mix)” from You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
Tennis “Needle and a Knife” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
(D) All Chiefs “Fast Friends” (2017) 

Slow Caves “Glares” (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
FY5 “Driftwood” from FY5 (2015)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from Kalamath (2017)
The Lumineers “Cleopatra (Acoustic Demo)” from Cleopatra (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick” from Resurrection (2017)
Ben Haugland “Second sight” from A Million Dreams (2015)

Colorado Playlist – S10 EP22 June 2016

As July approaches, I am getting increasingly excited for what’s on the way.  Here’s a great list of local/regional festivals – some of which feature Colorado talent significantly.  Looking forward particularly to Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in August – the first time in 12 years it’s been ALL Colorado.  YAY!  <goat jig>.

This column is late today because I just spent 90 minutes on the phone being interviewed for an upcoming Denver Post article … looking fwd to that .. coming I believe in the first week of July .. be on the watch for that.

New music this week is from previously debuted albums by Joseph Tonelli,  Bonnie & the Clydes, Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda, and the Motet. 

Coming soon, new music from Durango’s Cannondolls, Magic Music (formed in the early 70s and just now getting around to an album), the Rifters out of Alamosa and northern NM, and Dechen Hawk’s Jus’ Sayin’ .


Chris Daniels is among our more valued musical treasures.  Here he is in an episode of eTown – another jewel in our musical landscape.  “Eldorado Canyon” is where the band Magic Music lived in the early ’70s, in an ice cream truck and a school bus.  Coming soon – the first ever Magic Music album — 40 years in the making.


As much as I would hope that support comes easily it does not – anymore so than for anyone else in music.  I am deeply thankful to the Mishawaka Amphitheater for sponsoring this program – and to you for dropping a few bucks in the tip jar on occasion.  Thank you.  FUND ME.

If you’re a Colorado business engaged in music, music related activities, hemp, or other earth friendly products message me for information about how you can support this program.


Support for Chris K’s Colorado Playlist comes courtesy of The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100 yrs of music and dancing in the Poudre Canyon.

Presenting:  The 10th Anniversary Party of the Colorado Playlist AUG 7 @4PM w/ the RailbendersGOATZ! and the Liz Barnez Band.  All Ages.  Tickets $12 Advance / $15 DoS

Check the website for 100th Birthday Special Events and Concerts …


What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen to them again (or for the first time) and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist.

I conceived of this idea a way for you to discover some of the new music I played on the show, and to give you the chance to let me know which of the tracks you like, and think I should keep in rotation.  I get a lot of feedback from fans about what’s liked .. and what isn’t.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp (my favorite), Reverbnation or YouTube.



Poco “Anyway Bye Bye” from POCO (1970)
(N) Joseph Tonelli “Beautiful” from Dust & Snow (2016) 
The Fray “Over My Head (Cable Car)” from How to Save A Life (2005)
Chimney Choir “In the Underworld” from Boomtown (2015)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years EP (2016)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Esme Patterson “No River” from We Were Wild (2016)
The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
The Apples in Stereo “Nobody But You” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(N) Bonnie and The Clydes “Down Down Down” from Dear Somebody (2016)

Sixteen Horsepower “Brimstone Rock” from Low Estate (1997)
Maxwell Mud “Blues for Breakfast” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
Michal Menert “Lightyears Apart” from Space Jazz (2015)


Dan Fogelberg “Run for the Roses” from Dan Fogleberg – Greatest Hits (1982)
(N) Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda “Tonight I’ll be Staying Here With You” from All the Little Things (2016)

Philip Bailey “I Know” from Continuation (1983)
Rose Quartz “Something to Believe” from Axis of Love (2015)
Darryl Purpose “The Meaning Of My Love” from Still The Birds (2016)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Runaway Train” from Riveria (2002)
(N) The Motet “The Truth” from Totem (2016)
Whippoorwill “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” from Good to Be Around (2016)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My Name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
David Starr “No Time Like the Present” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from Wanderlust (2014)

GOATZ! News and Shows

Chris K FOCOMX8 2c

The ACOUSTIC quartet show on July 9 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins has been canceled and rescheduled for Fri Sept 16 with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, and will mark our one year anniversary of our last show with our friends at Avo’s ….

Get your tix now for the Colorado Playlist 10th Anniversary Party at the Mishawaka on Sunday Aug 7.

SHOWS and more at website or at reverbnation

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