CP S13 EP39 2019

MONDAY Oct. 07 2019Have you ever wondered how many actual records are produced and released a year now, just in Colorado? Just in my collection there have been nearly 300 individual single, ep and lp releases since Nov 1 2018.

It’s been another crazy week for new releases too … new music from the Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes + Nick Forster (E-Town) + Jock Bartley (Firefall). It’ll be on the next episode of the show. Also new in the next episode will be new cuts from Tierro (Kan’nal) + Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and a cut from the upcoming new album by Post Paradise.

Don’t forget to check out the Colorado Playlist Spotify featuring cuts from the 60s to Today … and the CP2019 on Spotify, where I curate the new cuts I feature each week on the show from throughout the year. There are currently over 200 tracks in that playlist alone; so if you want to review what was new this past year, go there.

And just in case you haven’t done it in a while – make sure to vote whether I should KEEP or DELETE new music this week from the playlist … votes go to what is considered some of the best of 2019.

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


Big Head Todd & the Monsters are one of Colorado’s longest running bands – now going back to the mid 80s when the original trio of friends got started as high school students, and then at CU Boulder. This new video is a min-documentary of the band’s success.


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

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


Poco – Crazy Love – The Essential Poco (2005/1978)
(N) The Drunken Hearts – Unrest – Wheels of the City (2019)

Leftover Salmon – Analog – Something Higher (2018)
The Grant Farm – Wanderer – Kiss The Ground (2016)
(N) Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)

SUCH – Before Dark (2019)
Kan’nal – Walk With Me – Myth Magic (2008)
Drew Emmitt – Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
(D) Cup-A-Jo – That Ain’t Right – Crazy Comes Easy (2019)

Dragondeer – When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Coral Creek – Comes A Time – Coral Creek (2015)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)


Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
(N) Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)

Slow Caves – Rover – Poser / Rover 7″ (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Glow – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Motion Trap – Molecule – Heavenly Bodies (2017)
The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion (2019)
Everything Absent Or Distorted (A Love Story) – The Exit Parade – The Soft Civil War (2006)
Andy Monley – somewhere – Triplight (2006)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Hanging By A Wire – Turning Tides (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Coolin’ Out – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
A.J. Fullerton – Kalamath – Kalamath (2017)
Peter Sommer – Upper Manhattan Medical Group – Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

Did you miss this week’s or LAST week’s show? 105.5 The Colorado Sound archives two weeks worth.. They typically update on Monday afternoons. You can also stream the show in real time wherever the show is aired. See the stations and times page for that info.
105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

  • Brent Cowles – Bluebird Theater, Denver – Oct 12
  • Dragondeer’s Dance Party 1983 at Cervantes Other Side – Thursday, October 31
  • Gasoline Lollipops “Unleaded” (all acoustic) at Swallow Hill Music Denver Saturday, November 9



130 songs from 130 artists/bands dating back to 1960. Updated SPT 12 2019.


New tracks (N), debuts (D) and premiers (P) played on the show in 2019. Updated weekly.

Colorado Playlist – S10 EP20

To be honest I’m having a hard time collecting my thoughts this morning.  I’m still stunned by the horrifying events that took place in Orlando, Florida yesterday.  I won’t pontificate politically here.  I did enough of that on my FB page yesterday.  Yesterday took much of the luster off what was otherwise an excellent weekend of live local music for me.  Prayers for the family and friends.

This week’s MMMM includes tracks that have been highly praised among my friends in the press.  Joseph Tonelli, Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda and Medic all make this week’s new music entries.  Let me know which you would like me to keep in this week’s poll.


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 …

Video Pick of the Week

In case you missed it, Nathaniel Rateliff was on E-Town this weekend with Gregory Alan Isakov.  It was really a special episode.  Thanks E-Town!


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.


Jill Sobule “I Kissed A Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Apples in Stereo “Shine a light” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(D) Joseph Tonelli “My Situation” from Dust & Snow (2016) 
Navy “Something Good” from Spirit Groove (2013)
Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Liars” from Gregory Alan Isakov w/Colorado Symphony (2016)
Elephant Revival “Grace of a Woman” from These Changing Skies (2013)
The Ghost of Joseph Buck “Not About You” from Scenic EP (2016)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Mother’s Daughter” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Signal Path “Wolf Cry (feat Relic Secure)” from Habitats (2013)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2015)


Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “It’s a Summer Night” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010/1970)
(D) Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda “The Ways We Change” from All the Little Things (2016)

Jeff Finlin “Is This Love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Natalie Walker “Trust” from Strange Bird (2015)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” from Desert Minded (2016)
Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Medic “Room to Run” from Room to Run (2016) 
Beats Noir! “Where the Sun Goes Down” from Where the Sun Goes Down (2013)
A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from A.J. Fullerton (2016)
Billy & Liza “Barstool” from It’s About Time (2001)
Cracker “I’m Sorry Baby” from Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)
Annie Booth “Blues for Narcissism” from WANDERLUST (2014)

GOATZ! News and Shows

Chris K FOCOMX8 2c

The FULL band will be appearing with The Ghost of Joseph Buck at Ziggies in Denver THURSDAY JUNE 16 … 21+ $10 8PM-12 …

The ACOUSTIC quartet will be appearing with Andy Sydow on July 9 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins. … Saturday July 9 … 6-9PM … All Ages … $10 … kids free with parents.

SHOWS and more at website or at reverbnation

Colorado Playlist S10 EP08

New Music Monday =

The Jekylls, Rebecca Folsom, Option4 w/ Rose Quartz and Wilson Harwood (Rocktin Grove) … I’ve got new music coming next week from emerging band on the scene Mama Magnolia .. also new next week = The Patient Zeroes, Blue Rider and more

So, I did try to post up last Monday.  I was in New Jersey for a couple of days, unfortunately without access to my computer.  I learned that radio sucks in South Jersey …nothing even approximating what we have here in Colorado.  I did buy the XM option in my rental car.  LOL  Colorado ROX when it comes to radio formats.  Well, Colorado pretty much rox all the time …

My band GOATZ! is back for another season.  April 23 @ FOCOMX .. 5:15 @ Equinox in Fort Collins … a nice tight 45 minute set .. in a festival of some 250 acts from the region … one of my favorite festivals of the year.

ALSO COMING!  THE 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY of the Colorado Playlist (The Colorado Sound) … June 5th … Mishawaka Amphitheatre… lineup TBA .. but yes, GOATZ! will be appearing.  Details TBA.

GOATZ! will also be appearing at the 9th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival on Aug 6.



The Colorado Playlist is supported by Colorado Hemp CO — Presenting the 3rd Annual NoCO HEMP EXPO April 1 & 2 at the Ranch Events Complex in First National Bank Building 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO.

  • 100+ Vendors and Exhibitors, 50+ Speakers, Panelists and Industry Experts
  • Hemp Investor Summit
  • Elected State and National Representatives
  • Thousands of Hemp Advocates and Enthusiasts
  • B2B Day for Hemp Industry
  • Expo Day for the Entire Family
  • Media Spotlight on the Hemp Industry
  • Hemp Fashion Feature
  • Live Entertainment
  • Business networking Event
  • Specialty Workshops including: Building with Hemp, Cooking with Hemp, Brewing Beer with Hemp, Painting with Hemp, Artisan Crafting with Hemp



The Historic Mishawaks Amphitheatre — Celebrating 100yrs in the Poudre Canyon.


  • 100th Anniversary Art Release AT THE DOWNTOWN ARTERY Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00 pm
    Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
  • Mish 100 Sleep-Out Friday, March 25th @ The Mish …
  • The Velvet Rope Dance Party March 25th


I’ve been a fan of the Jekylls since they emerged on the scene a few years ago.  They continue their retro-pop groove with the release of their new album The One I Want, The One I Need featuring the single Sick In Vegas





Chuck Pyle “Step by Step” from Step By Step (1990)
(D) Rebecca Folsom “Slice of Heaven” from Extraordinary Days (2016)

Leftover Salmon “Sing Up to the Moon” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Andy Monley “Kites” from Triplight (2006)
Glowing House “Loud and Clear” from Loud and Clear EP (2015)
Jay Munly “Amen Corner” from Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots (2004)
(D) Option4 and Rose Quartz “Love is lonely” from Love is Lonely (2016) 
Instant Empire “Zoo Lions” from Lamplight Lost (2015)
(N) Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart “Your Blood Moon” from Reckless Abandonment (2015)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
Dragondeer “Don’t That Feel Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Chip Stephens Trio “Cookin’ at the Continental” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)


Treehouse “American Too” from More Than Mountains (1996)
(D) Lonelyhearts “Nine Years On” from Age of Man (2016)
Josh Dillard “Life, Grace, Truth” from The Whale & the Sea (2011)
Tennis “I’m Callin’” from Ritual In Repeat (2014)
Red Fox Run “Love Isn’t Love” from Red Fox Run (2015)
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(N) SHEL “Let Me Do” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Ian Cooke “The Towering Prince” from Fortitude (2011)
(D) Wilson Harwood “Lines of Chances” [single] (2016) 
Newcomers Home “Texas” from In the Hour (2004)
Plum “Love is in the air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

Colorado Playlist – S10 EP05 FEB 29 2016

Welcome to the first official Colorado Playlist post … I deeply appreciate the past month off from my regular postings. I’m very excited about all the great things taking place this month.

And now I can break the news.  I sold the name “The Colorado Sound” to a new radio station launched by my friends at KUNC — I’m looking forward to hosting Saturday nights Sat 6PM-12AM on Northern Colorado’s newest radio station, 105.5FM The Colorado Sound, beginning this Sat March 5.  My voice will also be on Sunday nights hosting e-town, American Routes, and 9:00 Blues.

Colorado Playlist will air on Sunday mornings from 10AM-11AM (hour 2) and from 10PM-12AM on Sunday nights (both hour 1 + 2)

In hour 2 of this week’s episode I paid tribute to my friends at the Westword who published TEN GREAT FEMALE-FRONTED BANDS IN DENVER YOU NEED TO KNOW — 2016 EDITION.  

Westword’s list included:
10. Chella and the Charm
09. Church Fire
08. Death in Space
07. Dessy Bessy
06. The Milk Blossoms
05. Plume Varia
04. The Raven & The Writing Desk
03. Sleepers
02. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
01. Wheelchair Sportscamp

Now, if you’ve never heard of any of these, that’s okay — there were a few in there I had to look up myself.  Read the Westword article – it comes with YouTube videos.   I agree with Westword that these TEN are worth checking out … however …

While I have NOTHING against any one of their picks I thought it would be fun to do 12 GREAT FEMALE VOICES IN COLORADO YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING FOR IN 2016 …if your tastes do not run to the underground side of life you might want to look elsewhere for your musical inspiration this year.  I hope you’ll find inspiration in my picks below.



Acoustic Junction “Strange days” from Strange Days (2000)
Devotchka “along the Way” from A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
(D) Soundrabbit “September” from Dont Forget to Remember (2012) 
Wendy Woo “ghost” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
Keller Williams “Freeker By the Speaker” from Laugh (2002)
String Cheese Incident “sirens” from Untying the Not (2003)
Jeff Finlin “I Killed Myself Last Night” from My Moby Dick (2013)
You Me and Apollo “ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
The Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Zephyr “Sierra Cowgirl” from Sunset Ride (2000)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Ben Markley “5-20” from Second Introduction (2009)

HOUR 2 – 12 Great Female Voices in Colorado to Listen for in 2016

Liz Barnez “Welcome Back” from Welcome Back (2015)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Hello Dollface “Warrior of Light” from Warrior of Light (2016) 
Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
(D) AdrienneO “Barcelona” from Elevation (2016)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Edison “Be Someone” from Ghosts (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Desire” from Rain Fire (2016)
Dressy Bessy “Lady Liberty” from Kingsized (2016)
Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Give It On Back” from Queen of This Mess (2009)
Bonnie and The Clydes “The Storm” from Music For People (2014)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Ryan Fourt “Grapple at the Stapple” from BIG SLICK (2016)


Season 10 | EP04 FEB 1 2016

Here over the next couple of weeks, you’ll notice some changes to The Colorado Sound.

As of today, The Colorado Sound Live365 no longer exists.  Apparently one of the dominant reasons may have been due to an increase in royalty rates established late in 2015 by the Copyright Royalty Board, which sets streaming rates for Internet broadcasters.

According to a report in Forbes over the weekend, “Late in 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board handed down its decision about what internet radio services will need to pay per stream, and it apparently hurt Live365 so much that it can no longer afford for the rights to play music.”

Other changes include a new name, a new URL, and new imaging and branding along with news about upcoming 10th Anniversary events.  …. AND .. I received an email from a brand new LPFM (low power FM) station going live in Denver this summer that they’d like to talk to me about airing the show.  #fingerscrossed

As much as I’m the voice and face of this show, it is my wife Pattie who is the real driving force – the quiet heart of the show, and the band.  As I write this morning, my wife lies in the bedroom, only days away from transitioning.

I know in advance I’m forgiven if I don’t publish this week … and I’ll be forgiven for the personal appearances I may not be able to make in the near future.   Depending on how things develop over the next couple of days, I may not be producing a show this week or next.

That all said, I hope you’ll join me for a couple of incredible events planned for the next week or so.  My attendance or not, withstanding.




Friday, February 5 AN EVENING WITH RICHIE FURAY  A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

My girl!

My girl!

Wednesday February 10 2016 – A CONCERT FOR THE KRESGES featuring The Subdudes, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Danny Shafer and Chris K … includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction!

This is an absolute RSVP event. It is a catered event with hors d’oeuvres, dessert and and drinks included in the ticket price and the promoter needs to be able to tell her caterer how many people to plan for … pls contact the event organizer, Megan Andrea Flotten for information about the silent auction and for any questions or concerns you might have.   TICKETS


SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.


KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

Feb 2-5

  • Samuel Lee
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • online at KUNC.org




The Winebottles “Boston Song” from More Than Mountains (2000)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
The Czars “What I Can Do for You” from Before …But Longer (2000)
Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
SuCH (Su Charles) “Heaven” from Trial and Error (2014)
Sherri Jackson “Tell Me” from Catalyst (2000)
The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016)
Jeff Brinkman Strange” from Strange (2012) …. NEWS broke late last week that Jeff and his wife have now moved to the Santa Barbara area of California, where Jeff has build a credible fanbase.  Good luck to Jeff in his future musical endeavors – — here’s Strange … 
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)


India.Arie “Ready for Love” from Acoustic Soul (2001)
(N) David Starr “Afraid” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Jeff Finlin “is this love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Subdudes “Social Aid and Pleasure Club” from Behind the Levee (2006)
Maxwell Mud “Blues for Breakfast” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
Lannie Garrett “You Belong to Me” from Just for a Thrill (2004)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016) 
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

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