CP S12 EP10 2018

Can only stop in briefly this week.  We had company in from out of state, so we took them out to see some live music, and visit Red Rocks and Pikes Peak.  Of course the car had plenty of Colorado music on board.  Enjoy this week’s Monday Morning Music Meeting.

On another note, I continued to purge old records from the library I haven’t played in years, and while doing so I rediscovered some titles I haven’t played and perhaps should be.  Cleaning out closets is always fun, isn’t it?

Happy 2nd birthday to 105.5 The Colorado Sound. It’s been one of my deepest honors, after nearly 40 years associated with radio and music in Northern Colorado, to be a part of this incredible station.  I can’t thank my friends Neil Best, Robert Leja, and Benji McPhail enough for bringing me into the family over two years ago now, when they asked to buy my old show name “the Colorado Sound” and include me in the on-air team.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’m always amazed by the talent of our youngest members in the music scene.  Taylor is just graduating high school, will be attending CSU in the fall, and is set to explode on the scene …


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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP10

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

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Up from the Skies” from American Eyes (1985)
(N) Grant Farm “Lazy Gold” from Meeting On the Mountain Live Vol. 1 (2018)
Petals of Spain “Dearly beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Danny Shafer “Small Town Blues” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) Dragondeer “Easy With Me” from If You Got the Blues (2018)


Richard Dean “Eileen” from Vignettes (2017)
Megan Burtt “Cover my Eyes” featuring Chris Daniels from In Good Company (2013)
Churchill “Lock Your Heart Down” from War Within EP (2013)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Coolin’ Out (f Lucius)” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Edison “Open Road” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
The Jazz Arts Messengers “A Minor Specification” from 14 Channels (2010)

HOUR 2

Acoustic Junction “Build a Road” from Love It For What It Is (1991)
(N) Ivory Circle “Never Let Me Go” from Scalene EP (2018) 


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) I, Alone “Good Fight” from Collateral Beauty (2018)


Places Back Home “Tides” from Fall Apart (2018)
Drew Emmitt “Get ‘er Rollin’” from Long Road (2008)
Great American Taxi “One of These Days” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(D) Paranoid Image “Keep Your Heart” from Keep Your Heart (2018)


Plum “Love Is In the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Kyle Hollingsworth “Stuff” from 50 (2018)
Lynn Baker Quartet “Home of the Whopper” from LectroCoustic (2013)



March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)



 

CP S12 EP08 2018

March 5, 2017 … this is the 9th Anniversary of the Colorado Playlist (formerly Colorado Sound) blogsite.  Can’t say thanks enough to those who come here often – knowing that people are coming by is enough for me to keep this going.

Colorado music history is filled with examples of musicians who moved here and stayed awhile and those who moved here and stayed permanently.  As well, the stories also extend to those who were born and/or raised here and moved on to other places.

John Oates has been a Colorado resident and participant in our statewide music scene for many years.  His Rocky Mountain rhythm section – Michael Jude and John Michel – also make up two thirds of the Vail based Brother’s Keeper.  John has also produced records for Colorado acts Paper Bird and David Starr, and released a single with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

The Wood Brothers are Chris and Oliver Wood.  They grew up in Boulder and left, separately.  It’s been reported that at their Red Rocks appearance in 2017 they said they lived in Boulder.  They may list Nashville as their current location, but Boulder will always be home to Chris and Oliver.

Both John Oates and The Wood Brothers have new albums out that I just added to the playlist, and included in this week’s MMMM.


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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP08

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

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Longer” from Phoenix (1980)
Poco “Shoot for the Moon” from The Essential Poco (2005)
(D) John Oates “Arkansas” from Arkansas (2018)


Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Deep Pocket Thieves “Blue De Agave” from Fate (2017)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Pine Box” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) Voodoo Kings “Eyes On You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)

Petals of Spain “Dearly Beloved” from Daydream (2017)
Francis and the Wolf “What is Left” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Paul Mullikin “Minor Profits” from Time Is Now (2014)

HOUR 2

Jill Sobule “I Kissed a Girl” from Jill Sobule (1995)
The Reals “Partly Cloudy” from Partly Cloudy (1998)
(N) Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)


Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
(D) Jill Brzezicki “Darkness Falls” (2018)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Stay Through” from Song In My Head (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) Instant Empire “Tomahawk Tongues” (2018) 

Plum “Love is in the Air” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)



March 16 – New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)
March 23 – Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley)
March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)

CO Playlist – S12 EP03 2018

 The new Washington’s in Fort Collins is for real, as any of us who have known Bohemian over the years might expect.  It defines sumptuous in music venues in Colorado, and reasonably speaking perhaps nationwide.

 Add in the recent  opening of the new musically focused Elizabeth Hotel, and the Magic Rat music room and Fort Collins now sets the standard in the region … and again perhaps nationally … with Bohemian’s Music District as a core piece of the long held vision by Pat Stryker to turn Fort Collins into a world class music city.

Full disclosure in order:  I do contract work for Bohemian, and I’ve counted Pat as a valued personal friend for many years.  Many other close personal friends of mine also work for Bohemian entities.

Visiting the respective websites and going to these places yourself will do far more than any accolades I toss out there … just go do it.  You’ll be really impressed, if not totally blown away.

PS … also check out the Armory … the original Bohemian music room in Fort Collins – again, a sumptuous national level music room for 250 people.


David Givens from legendary Colorado band Zephyr dropped this on FB this weekend. “Candy Givens was a one of kind, pioneer female singer/musician who led the popular Colorado rock band, ZEPHYR, from 1969-1984. This track is a remix of “Love Comes Running” from the album HEARTBEAT originally released in 1981.”

I’m truly looking forward to playing the remix of HEARTBEAT on the show.



105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

Leftover Salmon at the Aggie Theater – Feb 2 & 3  

Slow Caves at Lost Lake – Feb 23



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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP03

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “It Doesn’t Matter” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Andy Sydow “Lonely Love” from Reasons for Departure (2018)
Andy Monley “Blue Light” from Denver (2001)
The Lumineers “Sleep on the Floor” from Cleopatra (2016)
(N) Crowboy “Burn in Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Imaginary Ships” from Crimes of Passion (2004)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Rubedo “Tell A New Story” from Vaca (2018) 


Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
The SIR Band “Go” from So Cold (2018)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)

HOUR 2

Zuba “To Whom It May Concern” from The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Silver & Gold “Lincoln City” from Point A – Point A (2018)


Achille Lauro “Lighting” from Flight or Flight (2012)
OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Plutinos “Dream Is Lost” from Plutinos EP (2018) 

Kyle Emerson “Worth It” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “They Want Me Here” from Love Runner (2014)
Oakhurst “River and Sticks” from Dual Mono (2005)
(D) from Cold Nights (2018) 


Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Mrs Lee” from Thinkbox (2017)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP49

Merry Christmas. 

Here are some Colorado Christmas classics for the day.

PLAYLIST S11 EP49

HOUR 1

Dianne Reeves “Little Drummer Boy” from Christmas Time is Here (2004)
Morning Bear “Take Flight” from Take Flight (2016)
Monocle Band “As Fast as I Can” from Monocle Band (2013)
Jekylls “Jingle Bells” from A Very Jekylls Christmas EP (2013)
Rob Solomon “Christmas Memories” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
OneRepublic “Won’t Stop” from Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
Wendy Woo “Come Home for Christmas” (2018)
Hello Dollface “In Your Light” from Warrior of Light (2016)
Paa Kow “Uncle Leo” from Ask (2014)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “(Have I Been) Naughty Or Nice?” from It’s A Crime Scene Christmas (2015)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
Katey Laurel “White Christmas” from This Is Christmas (2016)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & the Kings “Santa’s Dog House Blues” from A Rocky Mountain Christmas Collection (2000)
This Broken Beat “I Heard You Lost Your Smile” from What’s On Your Mind (2018)
Natalie Walker “Cool Kids” from Spark (2011)
Ivory Circle “Silent Night” (2016)
Face “Ugly Christmas Sweater” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Chimney Choir “poor boy” from (compass) (2013)
Dave Beegle “Currents” from River of Peace (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Baby It’s Cold Outside (feat. Julie Davis)” (2017)
Poco “Bad Weather” from The Very Best of Poco (1975)
Goatz! “Once Upon a Snowflake” (2011)
SHEL “Sleigh Ride” (2013)
Keith Oxman “A Vaunt Guard” from East of the Village (2017)

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP46

AND THE NOMINEES ARE

Last year when I put this list out I had 80 titles up for consideration.  This year there are 120.  That’s a 50% increase in the number of titles that made it onto the list of nominations, and over a 50% increase in the number of titles submitted for consideration, which I lost track of.

If you’re unfamiliar with the titles on the list I do encourage you to do a little digging and discover something new.


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

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

We’re just a few weeks away from our annual best of show, and the end (more or less) of our 11th year on the air around the state.  WOW!

Don’t forget to vote to KEEP or DELETE this week’s new music.

News broke out of Fort Collins over the past couple of weeks concerning sexual misconduct allegations against Scene magazine publisher Mike Mockler.  An article in the CSU Collegian highlighted the accusations, and provided room for comments – following a FaceBook post by Magic Cyclops (a Fort Collins entertainer) and others.  As of today, I have been unable to ascertain whether a December was distributed.


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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP46

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

HOUR 1

Joe Walsh “Mother Says” from Barnstorm (1971)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Long Coal Train” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Von Stomper “Ain’t Seen It Yet” from Americado (2015)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
(D) Jenny Shawhan “On She Goes” (2017)

Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck “Beautiful & True” from Beautiful and True (2016)
Drew Emmitt “Long Road” from Long Road (2008)
Acoustic Junction “Goodbye World” from Strange Days (2000)
(N) Crowboy “Burn In Hell” from Coming Into View (2018)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
(D) Treehouse Sanctum “O Come O Come Emmanuel” from O Come O Come Emmanuel (2018)
Bill Frisell “Just like a woman” from Have A Little Faith (1993)

HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “Together With Him” from Anthology (2007)
(N) Richard Dean “Eileen” from Vignettes (2017)
Todd Adelman “Cold Mississippi Blues” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Paul Kimbiris “Dark Side of Pearl” from Dark Side of Pearl (2014)
(N) Dubskin “Just Be Now (feat Lyrics Born)” from Light the Dark (2017)

(N) Paa Kow “Lonely” from Cookpot (2017)
OneRepublic “Counting Stars” from Native (2013)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
(N) The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2017) 

piKziL “Brand New Soul” from Songs from My 3rd Life (2016)
(N) Face “Hallelujah” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Dave Beegle “Currents” from River of Peace (2017)




 

Colorado Playlist – S11 EP45

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.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

Tuesday DEC 5 is Colorado Gives Day … there are some very worthy charities here in the state including many that are music focused.

No doubt that this week’s big news is the impending release of the first new album in eight years from the Railbenders.  If you heard the show, you got to hear the statewide debut of the first single, “Hard Road.”  The digital release date is set for Dec 19.

If you didn’t tune into the show, bummer .. the new Christmas single from Face Vocal Band is also not available to be embedded – and it’s a truly excellent re-imagining of Led Zepplin‘s “Misty Mountain Hop”  from their new album Bring On Christmas.



VIDEO PICKS OF 2017 

I went through all of the videos that I collected from this past year and put together what I consider my top 26 (yeah, I know) picks of the year.  The rest is up to you to decide.  We’ll narrow it all down in our year end Best Of edition.



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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP45

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

HOUR 1

Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Corsicana “Revelry” from Haven (2016) 


Grim & Darling “Quicksand” from Beauty Through Pain (2015)
Drew Schofield “Break it down” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
(D) Florea “Running of the Bulls” from Florea (2018) 


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Poco “Neil Young” from All Fired Up (2013)
Andy Palmer “Heart of Colfax” from Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) Michael Morrow & the Culprits “Blue Skies” from Raucoud (2017)

Longest Day Of The Year “Black Horse Canyon” from Carapace (2015)
Monocle Band “Medicine” from The Clearing (2017)
Keith Oxman “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Souther Hillman Furay Band “Fallin in Love” from The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (1974)
(D) Crowboy “Twilight” from Coming Into View (2018)
Treehouse Sanctum “Pilot & Crew” from Pilot & Crew (2015)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
(D) A Brothers Fountain “Don’t Need No More” from Pine Needles & Streams (2018)
Coal Town Reunion “Eden” from Though I’d Die In This Place (2017)
A. Tom Collins “Baby Doll” from Stick & Poke (2013)
Raven and the Writing Desk “Tiny Terrors” from Bonedale (2011)
(D) The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
The Yawpers “American Man” from American Man (2015)
(D) Face “Misty Mountain Wonderland” from Bring On Christmas (2018)
Matt Skellenger “The Curve” from New Radio (2014)


Happy Holidays — see you in 2018




Colorado Playlist – S11 EP44

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.

NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS

David Booker’s Prostate Cancer Fundraising Event, Thursday, Nov.30th,7:30pm, The Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO  2199 California St., Denver

David Booker is a local living link to first generation blues legends who moved to Denver from Manchester, England, in 1981. This past June, David was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Since beginning treatment, David has not missed an opportunity to perform.  Over the years, David has himself hosted several benefits for other musicians.

On November 30th, legendary Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels and Freddi Gowdy of Freddi Henchi Band fame (both cancer survivors) are performing as a duo (with special guests) to raise funds to help David’s medical costs. 

Donations can be made anytime at: https:www.gofundme.com/musician-david-booker-fights-cancer prior to Nov. 30th, 2pm.

Early donations are recommended because seating is limited. An early donation is your ticket into the benefit.  After 2PM, if seating is available, donations for admission can be made by cash or check.

All donations are automatically entered to win a $50.00 Chris Daniels & the Kings gift basket. (Must be present to win)

Names of advance donor’s are automatically sent to the promoter of this event, Vera Ptak. Please bring identification for admittance. Questions? Call Vera: 303-241-0814


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Bands do not often rise to popularity or acclaim without some level of tribulation.  Beginning with the departure of the band’s guitarist in 2015 and the death of drummer Luke Mehrens’ fiance the same year, the trio has been pretty much hell bent on succeeding on their own terms.  The SIR Band’s new album, “So Cold,” comes out Dec 8th.



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 available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP44

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

HOUR 1

Beast “Move Mountain (You Got It)” from “Beast” (1970)  – One of Colorado’s best from the late 60s and early 70s. Featured Bob Yeazel and Mike Ferris who moved on to Sugarloaf, and Kenny Passarelli who moved on to Joe Walsh’s Barnstorm. Kenny moved on prior to this album being released.

(N) Deep Pocket Thieves “Sunshine Rise” from Fate (2017)
The Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
Leftover Salmon “High Country” from High Country (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Mind” from New World Arisin’ (2018)
Elephant Revival “Ring Around the Moon” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
The Subdudes “Message Man” from Annunciation (1994)
The Fremonts “Tillman’s Wall” from We Don’t Live There (2017)
Gabrielle Louise “Love on the Rocks” from If The Static Clears (2016)
(N) Cousin Curtiss “Honey Bee” from Remember Me When (2017)
Ben Haugland “Big foot” from A Million Dreams (2015)

Hour 2

Earth, Wind & Fire “Devotion” from Gratitude (1975)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Fried Food Hard Liquor” from Blues With Horns (2017)
Great American Taxi “We Can Run” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Grant Farm “Get in Line” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Ark Life “Very Fine Friends” from The Dream of You and Me (2014)
These United States “I Want You to Keep Everything” from Everything Touches Everything (2009)
(D) SYLVA “The Game” from The Game (2018)

Megan Burtt “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Dearling “Rock Steady” from Inheritance (2017)

Erik Applegate “Get Outta My Head” from Two’s Company (2017)



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