CP S12 EP21 2018

Weeks like this don’t come around too often.  It’s with a tremendous amount of gratitude that I announce the addition of  the Music Programs at Bohemian Foundation as the new sponsor of the Colorado Playlist – including the Music District, the Historic Armory, and Washington’s Fort Collins.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community. An effective way to build community connections is by coming together to create and enjoy music.

Coming June 17 for a special Father’s Day show = Sierra Hull, a Nashville star on the rise, with Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist Jacob Jolliffe and his band.  Tix etc at www.armoryfoco.com

I’m pretty honored this week to present a Colorado Playlist premiere.  In case you missed the show on the radio airwaves around the state, I presented the premiere of a new Katey Laurel track, Daydream, off her upcoming new EP of the same name dropping on June 26.

Katey has been among my favorite adult contemporary artists in the scene for many years.  Throughout her career she’s exemplified what it means to be a professional – approaching both her song-craft and business with the highest standards, and along the way earning considerable praise and accolades in not only our scene but nationally as well.  Check out her bio.

I was absolutely blown away this weekend when I opened my email and got the message that Head for the Hills was moving forward with a new sound, and a new lineup.  The newest member, Sam (mandolin) is leaving the band and original founding members, Adam, Joe and Matt have decided on keeping it going after 15 years – and embracing sounds far outside their core bluegrass sound it seems, at least based on the video below recorded live at their annual Pickin On the Poudre show at the Mishawaka.


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


Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
(N) Brent Cowles “The Fold” from How To Be OK Alone (2018)

Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
(D) Mojomama “Lazy River” from Red White and Blues (2018) 

Leftover Salmon “Places” from Something Higher (2018)
Blue Rider “Rattlesnake” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2015)
(D) Katey Laurel “Daydream” from Daydream (2018)

Edison “Civil War” from Familiar Spirit (2016)
Head for The Hills “Telling Me Lies” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paa Kow “Meetu Ehum” from Cookpot (2017)


Rare Silk “American Eyes” from American Eyes (1985)
(D) Jenny Shawhan “Trouble” (2018)

Eros and the Eschaton “Rxx” from Weight of Matter (2016)
Plum “Behind Your Man” from Behind Your Man (2015)
(D) Broken Land “Black and Blue” from Black and Blue (2018)

Wildermiss “Keep it Simple” (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys “Up on the Hill” from Next Go ‘Round (2012)
Otis Taylor “Banjo Boogie Blues” from Otis Taylor’s Contraband (2012)
(D) SunSquabi “Caterpillar” (2018)

Esme Patterson “Feel Right” from We Were Wild (2016)
Jeff Jenkins “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)
June 23 – The Pioneer Inn (Nederland)

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