CP S12 EP30 2018

Gotta love Monday mornings after a full weekend of brain daze and music … oh, wait … I’m thinking of next Monday, when I don’t know if I’ll still be okay to sit and type a few lines, after three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, and one night of Yarmonygrass (in/near Bond and State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio).

Yarmonygrass is a non-profit, volunteer-powered event that benefits the Coral Creek Kids Music Project to bring music performance and education to underserved kids in Colorado.  GOATZ! is excited and honored to be the opening act on Thursday Aug 9.

BIG THANKS to everyone involved with the 11th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival that took place Saturday.  Despite about a half hour wind storm that was borderline “shut down” level we made it to the end without incident – and with a FABULOUS (pun intended) show from the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, The Burroughs, Taylor Scott Band, Bonnie & the Clydes, Andy Sydow, and Veggie Matters.  Also big thanks to the City of Dacono.

I received an email last week that the Colorado Playlist will no longer be aired on 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins.  Basically, management has decided to no longer air syndicated programming.

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

 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

“All I’ve Got” music video by Sarah Snead, produced by Kyle Lamar and Josh Pinsky from Digital Myle, starring Phyllis Spielman and Eddie James, and Sarah’s husband Michael Hornbuckle.   The video follows a relationship of two women showing the camaraderie that occurs despite going through hard times.

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 EP30

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

HOUR 1

Dan FogelbergStars – Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 4 (1974)
(D) Rowan KerrickHow Many Times – Foolish (2018)  


Kyle EmersonPost-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys Just An Old Dirt Road – Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
(PREM)EdisonTake Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018)  

PlutinosHand In Hand – Plutinos EP (2018)
The String Cheese IncidentSing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Andy PalmerGood Son – Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) GingerbombWildfire – Wildfire(2018)
AJ Fullerton Lover Come Back – Kalamath (2017)
I, AloneGood Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Jon WirtzCountry – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill The Circle Be Unbroken – Greatest Hits (1972)
(D) Silver and SmokeSting Like A Bee – 30P ep (2018)  

Brent CowlesLift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersRocksteady – Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Interstate Stash ExpressSheet of Foam – Evacuee (2018)  
RetrofetteSkeletons (2017)
Katie Glassman & SnapshotGood Times Gone By – Dream a Little Dream (2014)
Liz BarnezSimple Song – Welcome Back (2015)
(D) Dallas Thornton I Wonder – Talking To Myself (2018)  
Ryan Chrys & The Rough CutsHigh Life – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
The Wood BrothersLaughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Jaden Carlson BandKeep It Movin’ – Keep It Movin’ (2018)

 

CP S12 EP20 2018

It was a long weekend.  Saturday I was the stage manager for one of the stages at the Denver Day of Rock. After a blistering mid-afternoon set I got to hang with Brent Cowles and his band that included Joe Richmond (drums), Nate Meese (bass), and Trent Nelson (guitar) and chat about what’s up … turns out they’re heading out on the road with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats for a seven day east coast run – with a new album dropping next week.  ***BE LISTENING to next week’s show for another fresh track from the upcoming album***

Monday I exercised my position as entertainment coordinator for the 40th Bolder Boulder – that included several of our area’s best local bands – including MLIMA, Monocle Band, Crowboy, South to Cedars, VooDoo Kings, CC & the Riders, Eef, Jill Brzezcki, Tim Ostdiek, Antonio Lopez, and Slopeside among others.

The VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK by Grayson Erhard is nestled down below in the 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 on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP20

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

HOUR 1

Gerard “Hello Operator” from Hello Operator (1976)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Grayson Erhard “I Will” (2018)


The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
(D) Alright Alright “The Liar” from The Nowhere Farm Sessions EP (2018) 


The Host Club “Happiness” from Flash of Life (2018)
Cary Morin “Here an Now” from Streamline (2013)
FY5 “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
(N) Adam Lopez “Peace of Mind” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)


Grant Farm “Fireflies” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “The Way I Feel” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

The Christines “Babyface” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
(N) Black Box Audio “Change” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)


OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Wherever I Go (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Trying so Hard Not to Know” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Andreas DeValera “Next to Me” from Andreas DeValera (2018)

 


Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Poco “Regret” from All Fired Up (2013)
Shel “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
(N) iZCALLI “Lightning Red” from IV (2018) 


Big Gigantic “The Little things” from Brighter Future (2016)
Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
GogoLab “Pill Mill” from Border Patrol (2013)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

CP S12 EP18 2018

Colorado Symphony, now operating in the black, catches break on rent for city-owned Boettcher Concert Hall. According to the article in the Denver Post, the Colorado Symphony ended the year in the black for the first time since a 2011 internal review declared it was on the brink of disaster.  As a result, the Denver City Council voted to provide the symphony savings of $166k a year in the way of free office space and cheaper rent to use Boettcher Concert Hall.  Follow the link for more info.

Gasoline Lollipops will soon have a new sound and a new drummer.  Adam Perry, who was also once the drummer for the Yawpers as they were emerging in the scene, has announced he’s leaving the band to put more efforts into his job at a Boulder law firm, writing for Westword, and his now 8 year old daughter.  Band leader Clay Rose says the sound of the band will morp into more spacey and psychedelic themes.  The story was first reported in the Boulder Beat.

Last week I reported on the death of Denver Joe.  In the meantime, long time friend and Denver musician Marty Jones wrote a terrific tribute to Joe for Westword.

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 EP18

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

HOUR 1

John Denver “Back Home Again” from Essential John Denver (2007)
(D) Jeff Finlin “Love Will Light the Way” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Between the Lines” from Long Way Home (2018)
(N) Andy Sydow “Reasons for Departure” from Reasons for Departure (2018)


Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Francis and the Wolf “call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)


Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Wood Belly “Solid Ground” from Solid Ground (2018)


A.J. Fullerton “Kalamath” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) Pan Astral “When Summer Comes” (2018)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Raven and the Writing Desk “hands//heart” from hands//heart (2015)
(N) Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) Jaden Carlson Band “Keep It Movin’” from Keep It Movin’ (2018)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

 

CP S12 EP14 2018

For the past twenty plus years my music interests, as a fan/consumer and an industry guy, has been focused on non-theatrical forms of presentation.

Over the past few months, however, my girlfriend – who enjoys musicals – has taken me to the Bug Theater to see presentations of musicals of Evil Dead, Disaster, and Reefer Madness presented by the Equinox Theater Company.  Both Evil Dead and Reefer Madness are award winning and critically praised presentations.

If you haven’t attended a good – or any –  little theater presentation recently, I highly encourage you to see the current presentation of Reefer Madness the musical .. it may not be pop, rock, country, soul or blues – but it sure is one hellova good time in one of Denver’s treasured theaters.

Being a musician fronting my own band, I know how hard it is to get three voices in sync.  Watching the ensemble crew Saturday night, I was amazed at just how much work must have gone into making sure they sang well together – and danced together on such a small stage as that at the Bug.

The house band, which stays behind the scenes, is among the best I’ve heard in the region regardless of style.  The only thing I found lacking was the audio engineer, who failed on several occasions to bring up the mic level on the “narrator,” a main character in the play.  There were also other instances where dialogue was muddied or muffled.  But sitting in row three center stage I was able to make out most of what was being said – most of the time.

Overall – if you want to break away from seeing a band perform at one of the many fine music venues, head to the Bug for the current Reefer Madness the Musical presentation.  It’s been one of my favorite music experiences in 2018.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I’ve known Andy Sydow as a friend and consulting client since he graduated from college about six years ago now.  Along the way, I’ve been able to enjoy a young artist mature into his own voice.  Reasons For Departure is his latest release.  This is the title track.

 


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 EP14

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

HOUR 1

Rick Roberts “Deliver Me” from Windmills (1973)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “A Little Honey” from Tearing At The Seams (2018) 


OneRepublic “Future Looks Good” from Oh My My (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
(N) Reverend Freakchild “Personal Jesus (On The Mainline)” from Dial It In (2018)


(N) Rubedo “Sungazer” from Vaca (2018)


The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
The Subdudes “Papa Duke and the Mud People” from Behind the Levee (2006)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Analog” from Something Higher (2018)
Antonio A. Lopez “Bluebird” from Cloud 9000 Vol. 2: The Alamosa EP (2016)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
(D) Emily Takahashi “Not Spoken`” from Not Spoken (2018)

HOUR 2

Zephyr “When Love Comes Running” from Heartbeat (Remix 2018) (2018)
(D) Rob Drabkin “It’s A Beautiful Day” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)


Brent Cowles “Cold Times” from Cold Times (2017)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(D) Chloe Tang “Stranger” (2018)


Plutinos “Hand in Hand” from Plutinos EP (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “This Is How We Do Things in the Country” from Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace (2004)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Pill-Poppin Country Weirdo” from Sinners & Saints (2010)
(D) Ryan Chrys “Someday We’ll Never Come Back” from The Catskills (2018)


Chris Daniels & the Kings “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns, Vol 1 (2017)
iZCALLI “I Don’t” from IV (2018)
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Jason Moran & Thomas Morgan “Jasper” from I Am A Man (2017)



April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP12 2018

This coming Friday, April 6, will mark the 12th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist.  The show originated at 88.9FM KRFC and is now heard statewide across 24FM frequencies.  I am currently working on adding #25.

Thanks especially to Oskar Blues and the Mishawaka Amphitheatre for supporting the show.  Congrats to the new Oskar Blues location, the Black Buzzard, for picking up honors as Best New Venue in Denver.  The venue also picked up props for being the best place to catch some mid-week comedy.

A friend turned me onto something cool last week –  The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 … The compilation came out in 2017.  Tumbleweed Records is an important part of our Colorado music heritage and history.  The story can be found here.  I’ve included a couple of cuts in this week’s show.

I got an advance copy of the new Leftover Salmon album, Something Higher! last week.  Expect it to be a featured album the next several weeks.  There’s plenty of “wow, I didn’t expect that” on the record to enjoy – thanks to producer Steve Berlin and the band’s unrelenting desire to expand their sound.  The album drops on May 4 with a special show at E-Town Hall.


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 EP12

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

HOUR 1

(D) Danny Holien “Hick” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(N) Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018) 


A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Beale Street” from American Man (2015)
(D) Elise Wunder “In Your Arms” from Desert Lonely (2018)


Covenhoven “Where to begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Chris Daniels “Better Days” from Better Days (2012)
Otis Taylor “The Devil’s Gonna Lie” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) Jennifer Jane Nicely “Child of God” from Angels, Demons, Red-Tailed Hawks (2018) 


Blue Canyon Boys “Just an Old Dirt Road” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Borderline” from Play for the King (2017)
Chip Stephens Trio “Beans and Weenies” from Hold On to What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

(D) Arthur Gee “Plain Talk” from The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017)

(D) Yarrow “Always” from Sit Tight (2018) 


Edison “The Good Fight” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I Get Smooth” from Black Beehive (2014)
(D) Samuel Lee “Said and Done” from Mirrors Vol. 1 (2018)

OrKa Odyssey “Yeshua the Dolphin” (2018)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
The Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Reno Divorce “She’s In Love With the Avenue” (2018)


Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Get Mine” from Rain Fire (2016)
The Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gumbo le Funque “Maceo” from #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)



April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

CP S12 EP11 2018

Congrats to the Great Salmon Famine for taking the grand prize at this year’s 2018 Bandwagon Magazine Battle of the Bands Saturday night at the Moxi Theater in Greeley.

The Great Salmon Famine was one of four bands competing in the finals along with Chess at BreakfastSoul Solum and Igaus Davis. Soul Solum won the fan vote for the series, which started with sixteen bands that played battles at the Moxi, and the Downtown Artery and Hodi’s Half-Note in Fort Collins.

Igaus Davis has an album due out soon.

 

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK – RENO DIVORCE


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 EP11

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

HOUR 1

Fool’s Progress “How Am I Gonna Get Down” from Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Stop Shakin’” from Long Way Home (2018)

Ginny Mules “Corn Liquor” from Ginny Mules (2017)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Sunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) Covenhoven “Where to Begin” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Pretty Mouth “This Poison Loves You” from This Poison Loves You (2018)
Devotchka “The Common Good” from 100 Lovers (2011)
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) “Houses” from The Great Collapse (2009)
(D) Borgo “Be Kind” from Be Kind (2018)
John Weeks Band “Closer to Home” from Dark Angel (2017)
The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Paa Kow “Cookpot” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Opie Gone Bad “Little house” from 1 (1998)
Shovels & Rope “I Know” from Little Seeds (2016)
Michael Trent “Bad Luck” from The Winner (2010)
Tinkers Punishment “Follow Me Down” from Tinkers Punishment (2000)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Shoe Boot” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)


Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
(D) Brent Cowles “Keep Moving” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)


You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
Braddigan “Daggers” from Watchfires (2005)
Dispatch “Melon Bend” from Dispatch (2011)
(N) Kyle Hollingsworth “Finding Our Way” from 50 (2018)


Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)



March 31 – Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
April 6 – Swing Station (LaPorte)
April 7 – Jamestown Mercantile (Jamestown)
April 27 – Woods Boss Brewing (Denver)
April 28 – FOCOMX (Fort Collins)

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)