Colorado Playlist – S11 EP42

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.


Last night we celebrated another RMMR event to raise money for professional working musicians affected by natural disasters.  Thanks to the RMMR board of directors and various members who came out to volunteer and support the cause at the Fox Theater in Boulder, and thanks especially to Cyril Neville for performing.  All in all a small crowd enjoyed an excellent evening of local Colorado musicians putting their efforts where their hearts are.

Thanks to KHEN LPFM in Salida for adding the show to their Saturday and Tuesday rotation.  They will air one hour of the show each Saturday at 5PM, and repeat on Tuesday night at 8.


There are a few videos in this week’s post, but the featured video this week goes to Hollow.  The Hollow is a fairly new band, formed in 2013.  Not very many strictly local bands go the extent of promoting video release shows.  The Hollow did one in Fort Collins and in Denver, before debuting the video to the public this week.


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


Zephyr “Cross the River” from Zephyr (1969)
(D) Ivory Circle “We Could Be In Love” (2017)

Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Infamous Stringdusters “Colorado” from Let It Go (2014)
(D) Tim Ostdiek “Until The Harvest Comes” from Roots Below (2017)

Petals of Spain “Good Life” from Daydream (2017)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
Bobby Walker “Turn Me Around” from Git It (2009)
(D) Pretty Lights “Rainbows & Waterfalls” (2017)

SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ryan Dart “Lost at Sea” from Pain, Love and Drought (2017)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)


Hillbilly Hellcats “Hillbilly Love” from Our Brand (1998)
(D) Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)

Big Head Blues Club “Hidden Charms” from Way Down Inside (Songs Of Willie Dixon) (2016)
Chimney Choir “Ace of Spades” from (ladder) (2012)
(N) Kyle Emerson “Sun In Your Eyes” from Dorothy Alice (2017) 

The Still Tide “High Wire” from Run Out EP (2017)
Otis Taylor “I Can See You’re Lying” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) SunSquabi “Cinnamon feat. Late Night Radio” from Deluxe EP (2017)

String Cheese Incident “Believe” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Them Changes” from Blues With Horns, Vol. 1  (2017)
Erik Applegate “Leave Me Be” from Two’s Company (2017)

NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)

Colorado TOP 20 Titles Jan, Feb, March 2014

About this time of year I begin pulling together all the spins data, so I don’t get too far behind by year’s end.  I also publish a mid-year report every July.  Here are the TOP 20 from Jan-March / Q1 2014

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
6. Eurforquestra – Fire
7. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
8. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
9. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. The Motet – The Motet
11. Tennis – Small Sound
12. Mosey West – Bermuda
13. Paper Bird – Rooms
14. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
14. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
15. 3 Twins – De Nada
16. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
17. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
18. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
19. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together

The Colorado Sound TV – BEST VIDEOS 2013

chris k july 2010Unlike last year, when I included my VIDEO PICKS OF THE YEAR in my end of year post, this year I’m posting them early and asking for you to participate.  These are my picks (nominations if you will) for best videos of 2013.  There are 14 videos in the playlist.  Run time = 53 minutes – so shorter than a one hour episode of the Colorado Sound, and I know you’ve had time for that on occasion  😉

I’ve left room after the videos to pick your three favorites.  I had a blast going back to all the monthly video playlists and watching them all again … I hope you discover someone new who’s music you love.  Thank you for supporting.

Only those videos published on YouTube between Nov 1 2012 and Oct 31 2013 were considered for these picks.

EDIT:  SAT DEC 21, 2013 — POLLS CLOSED.  Videos reset in order of voting.

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