CP S12 EP25 2018

I’ve been asked a few times what happened to last week’s post.  A human error on my part … I sent out the wrong version of the show, so there was no point in posting a playlist that never happened.  I made sure I sent out the correct version of the show this week.

There have been times over the past 12 years when a record has sat in my collection for several months before it rises to the top and gets debuted (D) on the show.  This week it was Durango’s Lacey Black, whose latest album All These Years (2017) took time for me to recognize and get into the show.

Also new this week – The Indigo Girls, who are NOT a Colorado acts, but their latest album is a live recording with the CU Symphony – so it makes the cut along with Colorado native Tia Fuller, who has long since lived in New Jersey.

The String Cheese Incident have been playing around in their home studio as part of their Sound Lab series .. and have put out two new singles, including this week’s MMMM add, Vertigo.

A premiere this week in advance of the official release = Minor, a new project featuring Jessa Raskin,  who was formerly teamed up with Jordan Polovina (Whiskey Blanket, Michel Menert) in Grim&Darling.  Minor will be releasing the track and a video to the public on July 3rd.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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



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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP25

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

Dan Fogelberg “The Power of Gold” from Portrait: The Music Of Dan Fogelberg (1997)
(D) Indigo Girls “Power of Two” from The Indigo Girls Live With The University Of Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2018)


Elephant Revival “When I Fall” from Petals (2016)
Jack Hadley “Something so Bad” from The St. Louis Sessions (2014)
(D) The String Cheese Incident “Vertigo” (2018)


Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Betty Boop” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
The Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
The Informants “Crime Scene Queen” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(D) Andy Ard “Come Over Here” from Like That EP (2018)
(D) Lacey Black “Colorado Song” from All These Years (2017)


Katie Herzig “Wish You Well” from Apple Tree (2008)
(N) Emily Takahashi “Jubilee” from Not Spoken (2017)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “Don’t Come back” from Heartbeat (1982)
The Samples “My Town” from Samples (1990)
(D) Minor “Fall Again” (2018)
The Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Otis Taylor “Peggy Lee” from Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015)
(N) John Paul Grigsby “Home” from Nothing Is New (2018) 


Brent Cowles “Keep Moving” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)
Houses “Me & Mr Kelly” from Summer (2009)
Drag the River “Having a Party” from Bad At Breaking Up (2009)
Oakhurst “Eggs On My Face” from Dual Mono (2005)
(D) Brendan McKinney & the 99 Brown Dogs “Happy Home” from Someone Else’s Blues (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “You Worry Me” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
(N) Tia Fuller “In the Trenches” from Diamond Cut (2018)

CP S12 EP22 2018

Monday morning coffee, thinking about the past weekend. The view of the Front Range from my dining room table is obscured this morning – either by smoke from the Durango fire, or a pollution haze. My heart immediately goes out to those communities. There’s no doubt that this will affect the summer outdoor concert season in some parts of the state – and the livelihoods of those dependent on that business.


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

 


This time of year is both a blessing and a curse for live music in our region.  On one hand there are innumerable outdoor shows – many, if not most, free to the public.  On the other hand, indoor venues can suffer from the plethora of FREE outdoor events that are also family friendly and begin and end earlier in the day.

I host the weekly Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live series in Old Town Fort Collins, and the monthly Wellington Main Street Live concert series on the third Saturday of June, July and August.  I also produce and host the annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival and am the main state emcee for Bohemian Nights at New West Fest – both in August.  All of these events and HUNDREDS more are FREE to the public and showcase some of the best of the best of Colorado talent.

A late night chat, last night, with a manager of a regional restaurant/music venue – and my own experiences and observations recently – indicates that the deluge of more nationally recognized names performing regionally also has an impact on the local music scene, along with the abundance of FREE outdoor shows.  Bottom line = #supportlocalmusic #supportlocalmusicvenues

Well, it’s official.  I got word from Oriental Theater owners Scott LaBarbera and Andy Bercaw that “Peter Ore is our main booking person for us now – he left Soda Jerk after Livenation bought them out – he’s keeping us super busy.” 


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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP22

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

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Is My Love Enough” from Is My Love Enough (1993)
(N) Slopeside “Saratoga” from Shoot the Moon (2018)


Trout Steak Revival “Side of the Road” from Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “How to Be Okay Alone” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


Leftover Salmon “Show Me Something Higher” from Something Higher! (2018)
The Informants “Salvation” from Crime Scene Queen (2009)
Carolyn’s Mother “Back Porch” from Joy (2000)
(N) Robin Lyn Band “Fly” from Things That Fly (2018)


Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost like being in love” from Standard Elevation (2015)

HOUR 2

Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Moments in Denial (1996)
(N) Jeff Finlin “God Only Knows” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


The Still Tide “Give me time” from Run Out EP (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
(D) Waters and Collins “Be Careful” from In the Grow Shed (2018)


Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Jon Snodgrass “Remember My name” from Visitor’s Band (2009)
Esme Patterson “No River” from We Were Wild (2016)
(D) Ryan Adams “Westword” (2018)
The Yawpers “Mon dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

CS S12 EP16 2018

FOCOMX has come and gone for another year.  In the ten years I’ve been going it’s usually as one of the production crew – running sound and stage in one of the rooms.  Not this year.  This year I was performing – in Denver on Friday night and in my band’s third annual appearance at FOCOMX on Saturday night.

Incredibly summer like weather produced what looked like a record number of people out and about on Saturday evening.  Our first stop was to see Jeff Finlin at Avogadro’s .. and the 100 cap seated room was standing room only at 4PM.

I managed to catch sets or parts of from Novalectric, J Shogren Shanghai’d from WY who I’ve wanted to see for many years, Last Call Romance and a couple of others before I turned into something other than a goat.

Our own set at Tony’s Rooftop was very well attended and received by the crowd.  Couldn’t ask for more.  Thanks and congratulations to the folks at FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musicians Assoc) for an incredible 10th Anniversary.

One incredibly sad bit of news to pass along this week is the passing of Denver Joe – a character on Capitol Hill for as long as I can remember – especially as the doorman at the infamous Cricket on the Hill.  Local musician Chris Rail Chamberlayne wrote some of the best tribute to Joe this weekend on his FB page.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP16

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

HOUR 1

Boenzee Cryque “I’ve Never Known a Girl” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
Astronauts “Happy Ho-Daddy” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Adam Lopez “Coffee Every Morning” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)


Rusty Young “Honey Bee” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
Cary Morin “Yellow bird” from Tiny Town (2014)
(D) Bob Rea “The Law” from Southbound (2018)


Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
(D) Dennis Wanebo “Demolition Man” from The Stranger & Other Apparitions (2018)


Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018)
Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

HOUR 2

Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
(D) Michal Menert & the Pretty Fantastics “All You Get” from All You Get (2018)


piKziL “Can’t Get Started” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
(D) Senorita Sometimes “Beautiful Vision” from Miss Sometimes (2018)


Navy “Los Angeles” from TRES (2018)
Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
The Apples in Stereo “No One in the World” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Tyler Walker Band “Brink of Breakin’” from The Rivergate Sessions (2018)

Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

The Colorado Sound S8 EP31 + Offstage …Beyond the Music EP2 PT1

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSad news to report this weekend.  As we approach the 10th anniversary of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, this week’s show was to be a preview of the event.  As part of the preview I featured a cut from the original lineup of the subdudes, who were slated to appear at this year’s festival in a featured slot, headlining the Library Park stage directly in front of the festival headliner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Saturday night.  Unfortunately, original bassist and band co-founder Johnny Ray Allen passed away on Friday morning, August 8, at age 56, from unknown causes.  Being the weekend, there has been no public statement released by anyone from the band, or from anyone at Bohemian Nights festival organizers.  As soon as one is available I will post it here.  More on the story here.

OFFSTAGE …BEYOND THE MUSIC EP2 PT1

When I started thinking about this podcast series, I envisioned it being a chance for me to go visit some folks in the business of making music who we as listeners and fans of live music don’t normally get to hear from.  David Glasser is the founder and owner of Airshow Mastering in Boulder.  From his bio:  “A three-time nominee [himself], he has earned two GRAMMY awards for mastering and restoration of the culturally significant Anthology of American Folk Music (1997) and Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton (2002).”

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’ve got footage from nearly every show I attend or work at.  You can find all that I’ve edited at the youtube page .

PLAYLIST S8 EP31 

the Jekylls “You’re Probably Right” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
Calder’s Revolvers “Leave Ya Be” from Sunday Morning (2014)Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Knocean “Against the Wall” from Knocean (2014)
Soul School “Out of Your League” from Chapter One (2014)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
Pandas & People “My Oh My” from Pandas & People (2014)Bonnie and The Clydes “Song For You” from Music For People (2014)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Just Don’t Care” from Live @ Hodis (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Dreaming of Things to Come” from Living Asleep (2014)
Jeff Brinkman “Don’t Bring Me Down” from Strange (2012)
H2 Big Band “Singing In the Rain” from You’re It! (2011)
Subdudes “Any Cure” from The Subdudes (1989)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Josephina” from Black Beehive (2014)
Katie Herzig “Drug” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will Be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
the Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
Devotchka “Contrabanda” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
Elephant Revival “Birds and Stars” from These Changing Skies (2013)
Drag the River “Not that Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Euforquestra “The Price is Right” from Fire (2014)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade “Rudy-Go-Round” from Quiver (2012)

The Colorado Sound S8|EP30 + Carbon Valley Music Fest Recap

Chris K CVMF 2014I’ve had the privilege of producing the show for the Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for seven years.  This year was the first time we expanded to a two night show.  It was also the first time we had seven regional distilleries present for the spirits tasting and competition event.  We also brought in a new lighting director and expanded the kids’ activities.

I was beyond thrilled to present four very legendary Colorado artists this year- Richie Furay, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy (Freddi-Henchi Band), and Sean Kelly (the Samples).   Presenting Richie was one of the highlights of the many years I’ve introduced bands to audiences around Northern Colorado, and one of the highlights of my life in music.

Richie’s “Kind Woman” has always been one of my most favorite songs of all time.  Nearly every second of his performance of that song is in the recap video below — along with footage from Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Chris Daniels with Richie Furay, Mojo Mama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage, and the Mojo Music Academy Band Camp program … I’m sorry I was unable to get any video of Alterity.

A BIG thank you to the folks who came up to me all weekend and said they heard the show on KUNC … folks came from Conifer, Aurora, Boulder, and Fort Collins.  I got mad compliments about stage, sound, and lights all weekend .. much love  to my buddies from Mighty Fine Productions (sound), Marshall Austin Productions (stage), and Maniac Productions (lighting)

Here’s a recap of the weekend …

PLAYLIST S8|EP30

The Apples in Stereo “Seems So” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me To You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
(N) Calder’s Revolvers “I Gotta Know” from Sunday Morning (2014)The Samples “Save It For a Rainy Day” from Return to Earth (2001)
AdrienneO “Just Happened” from Lines EP (2014)
(D) Felonius Smith “Delivery Man” from Before the Rooster Crows (2014)
Bad Weather California “When You Smile” from Sunkissed (2012)
Lissa Hanner “Colorado Colors” from My Colorado (2014)
Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
(D) Molina Speaks “Denver (ft. Randy Runyan)” from Everyday Denver (2014) H*Wood “One Love” from One Love (2013)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
Tommy Bolin “Shake the Devil” from Private Eyes (1976)
Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
Eddie Turner “Rise” from Rise (2005)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Kiss and Tell” from Time (You’re Doing Fine) (2014)
(N) Ark Life “Proud of Me Out There Mama” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
My Body Sings Electric “New Friends” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Jeff Finlin “Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)