Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Class

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Class: The Flatirons Sessions honoring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Rize and the Fox Theatre  

DENVER, CO (October 21, 2021)— Colorado Music Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2021 induction class: The Flatirons Sessions honoring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Rize and the Fox Theatre.

In an abundance of caution for the bands, crews and concertgoers regarding Covid-19, the Hall is postponing the induction concert and ceremony, originally scheduled for December 6 at the Mission Ballroom, until Spring 2022. The rescheduled date will be announced after the new year.

The members of our 2021 class join almost fifty musicians, bands, music industry professionals, venues and organizations that have been inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame since its inception ten years ago.

The Inductees

The String Cheese Incident: Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. Born in 1993 in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, The String Cheese Incident has since released ten albums, six DVDs and countless live recordings from its relentless tour schedule. The act’s twenty-year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. Its members have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, their community spirit, their philanthropic endeavors and their innovative approach to the business of music.

Leftover Salmon: For three decades, Leftover Salmon has built an audience through exhilarating live shows, musicianship and an eclectic blend of musical genres. Providing a template for a new generation of string bands, such as fellow inductee Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon has been one of Colorado’s most beloved musical exports with its own potent brew of bluegrass, rock and roll, folk, Cajun, soul, zydeco and jazz and blues. Leftover Salmon’s acclaimed new album, Brand New Good Old Days, marks its return to Nashville label Compass Records.

Yonder Mountain String Band: Looking at the scene now, it’s hard to imagine a time when it was unheard-of for bands armed only with acoustic instruments to play sold-out shows at iconic rock clubs and esteemed festivals. Yonder Mountain String Band cultivated a rock-and-roll-inspired bluegrass that would prove to be both inspirational and durable, with 22 appearances in 23 years at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, 18 New Year’s runs, 16 Red Rocks performances and too many shows to count across the state. Credited with inspiring the likes of Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain is still as Colorado as it gets.

Hot Rize: Bursting onto the scene in 1978, Hot Rize quickly became the “godfathers” of Colorado’s modern progressive bluegrass movement, inspiring younger bands – including fellow inductees – along the way. The band played at most of the major festivals, produced eight studio albums and three live albums, did countless tours across four continents, and appeared many times on television and radio. Accolades include the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year award, a Grammy nomination and a four-star album review in Rolling Stone. Hot Rize was also known for incorporating its Western swing alter-ego band, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, into performances.   

Fox Theatre: The Fox Theatre, an iconic music venue located on The Hill in Boulder, opened in March 1992 and quickly became a “must-play” venue for some of the best artists of our time. The Fox regularly showcased its fellow inductees early in their careers and still does today. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the top live music clubs in the nation. The Fox has hosted a broad spectrum of world-class artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Chance The Rapper, Tyler, The Creator plus Radiohead, Ween, Billy Strings, Phil Lesh Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic and Griz.

CP S14 EP21 2020

MONDAY JUNE 01 2020 – Despite COVID and despite protests and riots this weekend, music still played an incredible role in the lives of those who earn their living in music.  On Saturday night, the Colorado Music Relief Fund raised over $500,000  to support those in our industry affected by our industry being shut down.

The event included Colorado based acts Austin Young, Gabrielle Louise, Inaiah Lujan, Isaac Slade (The Fray), Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick and Helen Forster (E-Town), The Lumineers, The Reminders, The Still Tide, The String Cheese Incident, Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) and Wildermiss  along with a great cast of national acts who consider Colorado special in their lives and careers.

Over 135,000 people live streamed the event on Youtube.  If you missed it, you can watch now.

In lieu of a weekly spins chart this week, I will be publishing the MAY 2020 CO TOP 40 TITLES tomorrow, June 2 – which will also include separate TOP 5 spins from 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3. That said….

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT WK ENDING MAY 30 2020 finds Reverend Freakchild reclaiming the #1 spot over Nathaniel Rateliff with the rest of the top five remaining as it was was last with — #3=Mojomama, #4=The Lumineers and #5=Lee Sims.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

There should be little doubt that Esme Patterson is one of Colorado’s most loved musicians.  Her new album easily lands in the TOP 5 in the May TOP 20 coming out June 2.

Our longest running sponsor, the Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

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

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf – Wild Child – Best Of Sugarloaf (1975)
(D) BURNTmd – Illuminate Yourself’ feat. Silent Bear (2020)

Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Dragondeer All Day (2020)
Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species – Art & Survival (1994)
Acoustic Junction – Something – Surrounded By Change (1994)
(D) Sugar Moon – Special Shade of Blue – Special Shade of Blue (2020)

Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Analog Son – CTI – Funky Mother (2018)

HOUR 2

Firefall – Strange Way – Elan (1978)
(D) WildermissSupermagical (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Red – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Float Like A BuffaloShe Don’t Care (2018)
The High Road Home – Running Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)
Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – Country Music Soundtrack – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
OneRepublic – Won’t Stop – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
(D) Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Big Gigantic – Got The Love – Brighter Future (2016)
(D) SunSquabi x The String Cheese IncidentTop Down (2020)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

CP S12 EP46 2018

Monday Dec 3, 2018 –There is NO MMMM this week. The couple of debuts I played had no embeds, being so new.  Instead, I direct your attention to the  BEST OF 2018 POLLS.   

That said, both the String Cheese Incident and the Motet put new singles out to radio.  The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky is the featured vocalist on the String Cheese Incident track. Taylor Scott shared a new single from his upcoming album, and the Symbols have a new album I recently reviewed.

One of the tremendous musical activities I was re-introduced to this year is the musical theater.  My girlfriend got us season tickets to the Bug Theatre in Denver. We also attended a couple of plays at the Curious Theatre, that were not musicals.

I hadn’t been to much in the way of theater over the past 40 years. I grew up in the theater and had legit aspirations as a high school senior.  I went into radio instead. #nocomplaints

My main take-a-way is there are some tremendously talented and skilled people acting on those stages, and some for whom it’s a genuine hobby.  Local theatre is much like the local live music scene.  It’s also another avenue for exploring music that many of us ignore.

I highly encourage a night at the theatre. Not every show will be great, but you’ll truly have an enjoyable time at every show.

NOW PLEASE GO PICK YOUR FAVORITES OF 2018.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21

FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS SEE COLORADOSOUND.ORG

Join me for 3 more shows with my band in 2018
GOATZ! acoustic – 3 shows…
Sat, Dec 8 at Coal Mine Ave Brewing (Littleton)
Sun, Dec 9 at the Black Buzzard (Denver)
Fri, Dec 14 TRIO at City Star Brewing (Berthoud)


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


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I was enamored by this prog-rock band earlier this year.  They released this video mid-November, but their EP is up for vote in the CP BEST OF 2018.  Digital Myle once again producing some of the best videos in the market.  Echoes in Reverie started as a side project for local music veterans Rachel Irvin, Bryan Stacks, and Luke Mott. What started as a weekly jam session, quickly became a musical ritual.


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.

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

HOUR 1

Sugarloaf “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” from Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (1975)
(D) The Motet “What You Gonna Bring” (2019)
Slow Caves “Glares” from Desert Minded (2016)
Big Gigantic “Got the Love” from Brighter Future (2016)
(N) New Mexican “Two Hearted” from Take It On Our Shoulders (2018)
Black Box Audio “You Don’t Know” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)
Sixteen Horsepower “The Outlaw Song” from Folklore (2002)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(D) The Symbols “Catching Fire” from Catching Fire (2019)
Dubskin “Just Be Now (feat Lyrics Born)” from Light the Dark (2017)
Keith Oxman “Caught Between the Lion and the Twins” from Caught Between the Lion and Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Firefall “Mexico” from Firefall (1976)
(D) String Cheese Incident “Get to You” (2019)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Lumineers “Ophelia” from Cleopatra (2016)
CITRA “Static Erratic” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)
Straight Six “Middle of the Road” from Straight Six EP (2018)
Yo, Flaco! “American Music” from Goin’ At It (2002)
Kan’nal “Diggin’ Up the Devils” from Myth Magic (2008)
(D) Taylor Scott “The Walk” (2019)
Leslie Tom “Leavin’ on Your Mind” from Leslie Tom (2017)
Leftover Salmon “Two Highways” from High Country (2014)
Tia Fuller “Fury of Da’mond” from Diamond Cut (2018)

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