CP S14 EP06 2020

Monday Feb 16, 2020 – This has been one of the most heartbreaking weeks I’ve experienced in our scene lately.  Death happens.  The two forms of death in our community that sting the most are suicide and homicide. We rarely understand either – the motivations behind taking a life, your own or someone else’s.  

This past week it was learned that Northern Colorado trumpet player Scott Sessions was found dead in the area of Old Flowers Road and Pingree Park Road in Bellevue, north of Fort Collins. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide.  Officials have not released any further details.

Scott was a vibrant supporter of our scene.  The man’s positiveness was infectious.  His boundless positive energy not only showed up in his often scene stealing performances as part of the horn section in the rhythm and blues band the Movers & Shakers, but also when he would introduce bands at events such as FoCOMX …which he did last year when he introduced me and my band, GOATZ!

I didn’t know Scott well.  Our friendship was limited to the times we met at shows – either his band’s (which I have booked at two shows this summer), or some other local music event.  Truthfully, I will miss his engaging personality and infectious positive energy on stage and off.


I’m not known for doing interviews.  In fact, this interview with Don Strasburg from AEG Live is the first interview I’ve published since February 2019.  Interviews I’ve attempted since with Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John) and Rick Roberts (Firefall) were scrapped due to operator error.


I’m happy to say I’ve known the Fort Collins’ native sisters collectively known as SHEL since they were backing up their Dad, Andrew, many years ago.  I’ve been able to see four incredible young women blossom into one of Colorado’s musical jewels – totally bright and refreshing.

Eva traveled to India to make the music video for Rainbow with a focus on raising much-needed funds and awareness for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, the widows of Vrindavan, India.

Being a widower, the boyfriend of a widow and the friend of several widows and widowers, I feel some empathy for the plight of these women, who are ostracized from their families and society – becoming “untouchables” in Indian society; forced into an ascetic existence with no one but themselves to rely on financially or socially.  Learn More

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


You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

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


The Winebottles – Boston Song – More Than Mountains (Disc 2) (1996)
(N) Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)

The Drunken Hearts – Wilderness – The Prize (2018)
Jeff Finlin – What’s The Big Idea – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
(N) Chimney Choir – Golden Age – (light shadow) (2020)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Andy Monley – kites – Triplight (2006)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
(D) Two Faces West – Brand New Suit (2020)

Great American Taxi – We Can Run – Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2016)
Shovels & Rope – Mississippi Nuthin’ – By Blood (2019)
The Echo System – Out West – Color Red Sampler 2019


Hazel Miller – All The Time In The World – Westword Music Awards Showcase ’95 (1995)
(D) Zach Heckendorf – Lust & Wonder (2019)

John Paul Grigsby – Falling In Line – nothing is new (2018)
GRiZ, Big Gigantic – Good Times Roll (2015)
Finnders & Youngberg – Driftwood – FY5 (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina – Black Beehive (2014)
(D) SHEL – Rainbow (2020)

Brent Cowles – The Fold – How To Be Okay Alone (2018)
The Patti Fiasco – Saved By Rock And Roll – Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019)


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CP S12 EP36 2018

 Monday Sept 24, 2018 … It has been a pretty busy week in the scene here lately …

The Burroughs announced they have a new video coming out on September 29, called “Step Into the Music.”  It was done in partnership and collaboration with the Colorado based non-profit organization Sustain Music & Nature.  Here’s the video explaining who they are and what they do.  Look for the video for “Step Into the Music” to appear here (hopefully) next week.  I’ll debut the song in EP37 (SPT 22-28) of the show

The Fort Collins’ sisters SHEL sent out a a VERY EXCITING announcement.  They will be the closing night act for the 2018 Women Sports Film Festival in San Francisco at the end of the month.  Check out the accolades in this promo video!

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


Andy Palmer has been one of the brightest highlights of the music scene in our region the past several years, going back to the breakout single “Grrrr,” from his debut “Sometime Around,” that dropped Sept 21 2011 – seven years ago.

Recently, Andy announced an indefinite hiatus from music activities to refocus on other endeavors and his family.  His exit from the scene is amplified by some of the starkest lyrics and imagery in his accomplished and highly praised body of work, in the video for “The Switch,” the title track from his most recent album that came out in May 2017.

As usual in Andy’s music, he leaves us with a hopeful feeling, despite being weighted down by existential burdens in life.  Let’s hope we get to hear more from Andy in the future.  Good luck and good living my friend.


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.


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


Zephyr “We Got the Love” from Heartbeat (1982)
(D) Elli Perry “Without You” from Heartbeat (2018)  

 Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Wayfaring Stranger” from Play for the King (2017)
Megan Burtt “Restless” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Covenhoven “Sirens of the Sea” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)

The Lumineers “Scotland” from C-Sides (2018)
OneRepublic “Feel Again” from Native (2013)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014)
Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)
(D) Jill Sobule “Where Do I Begin” from Nostalgia Kills (2018)

Andy Palmer “The Switch” from The Switch (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Keith Oxman “Reverend Lou Founded the Record Store” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)


Sugarloaf “Wild Child” from Best of Sugarloaf (1993)
Grayson Erhard “Driving in the Rain” (2018)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from We Just Want The World (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) New Mexican “Heard It On the Radio” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)  

 Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)
Oxeye Daisy “Last Love Song” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(N) Jackson Emmer “Jukebox” from Jukebox (2018)  
 Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol 1 (2017)
Danny Shafer “Barbecue” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
Dana Landry Quartet “Almost Like Being in Love” from Standard Elevation (2015)


Strange Americans – Fri, Mar 9 @ Hi-Dive, Denver

Esme Patterson & Edison – Thu, Mar 15 @ Syntax Physic Opera, Denver

Edison – Fri, Mar 16 @ Downtown Artery Fort Collins

SHEL – Sat, Mar 24 @ Washington’s Fort Collins

Drunken Hearts – Sat, Mar 31 @ Washington’s Fort Collins

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Fri & Sat, May 11 & 12 @ Hi-Dive Denver

Gasoline Lollipops – Fri, May 18 @ Bluebird Theater Denver

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.

The Colorado Sound S7 EP13 April 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSome great new music broke on this week’s show – including the first single from Rob Drabkin‘s upcoming 2nd full length due out in June … and a debut by Durango resident Thom Chacon that features Bob Dylan’s legendary rhythm section.  Also shared this week, another cut from the new Paper Bird album, “Rooms.”

In News & Notes, April is Public Radio Music Month.  Please text, msg, email, call your local public radio station and thank them for supporting Colorado Music.  Two major Colorado music events to post about … FoCoMX on April 19 and 20 … and the Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Festival and Expo, April 22-28.  I’ve been invited to speak on two panels during those events, on April 20, and April 22.

I did not come across a new video this week.  I have been, however, enamored of SHEL’s re-imagination of the Led Zepplin classic “Battle of Evermore” … and happened on a video of the girls performing it about two years ago …

The Playlist – S7 EP13 April 2013

The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Leslie Brown “Welcome to the Machine” from Tenderly (2012)
SHEL “Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Farmington Hill “10 Miles” from Bridge to Nowhere (2013)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Paper Bird “Blood & Bones” from Rooms (2013)Achille Lauro “Hard Pressed” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Take to the Oars “Morning Coffee” from The Bow & the Stern (2013)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
No Fair Fights “Kiss From A Rose” from The Sound of Burning Bridges (2011)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
John Denver “Rocky Mountain High” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(N) The Congress “You’ve Got A Friend” from Loft Tapes (2013)
Juno What?! “Shameless” from Shameless (2011)
(D) Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)Bonnie and The Clydes “Feel The Wheels Turn” from Wrong Side Up (2012)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(N) Euforquestra “Free” from Let Us In (2012)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate”  [single] (2013)Katie Herzig “Free My Mind” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
(D) Joshua Trinidad “The Coast” from Maritime (2013)

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