CP S15:EP46 2021

Picture taken by Claire Mannato in Westcliffe, Colorado, July 2021. Used with permission.

Monday NOV 15, 2021 – There are a lot of places to see live music along the northern Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins. Recently we attended a show at the Brighton Armory, owned and operated by the City of Brighton.

The Armory hosts a variety of music and other programs. The venue is a beautiful 300 capacity room with exquisite sound and lighting elements with regional original art on the walls. Most shows are set up for seating in nicely padded seats while leaving room at the back of the house for those who like to dance.

We recently attended the The Petty Nicks Experience at the Brighton Armory. The Petty Nicks Experience is one of Colorado’s leading tribute bands. Adrienne Osborn plays the role of Stevie Nicks, and out-Stevies the now 73 year old Stevie Nicks. Julian Fulco Perron portrays the late Tom Petty in the show and brings both a reasonable look and vocal style to Petty classics. Here’s a video I took at the show.

The Petty Nicks Experience at The Brighton Armory


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NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

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  2. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  4. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  5. DESERT ATLAS – The Great Plains are an Ocean LP (Jun-21))


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Starwood Dance The Night Away – Home Brew (1975)
Firefall You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Ando GroShot Down – Golden (2022)
Gabrielle LouiseDon’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The LumineersGloria – III (2019)
Scott Kinsey and Mer SalTime Out of Mind – Adjustments (2021)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerTakin’ It To the Streets – What We Did! (2021)
Rose Hill DriveCool Cody – Rose Hill Drive (2006)
The FilmsGood Day – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
(D) White Rose Motor Oil Bloodletting – Oh Lucretia EP (2022)
WovenhandLong Horn – The Laughing Stalk (2012)
Last Call RomanceIf It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
EuforquestraSome Things Are Not Known (2020)


Zephyr Moving Too Fast – Sunset Ride REMASTERED 2021 (1971)
(D) Rob RoperMetadata (We’re Watching You) – The Way (2022)

Paul Whitacre Cardiac Arrest (2020)
Eldren Still Want More – Miss Information Aged (2018)
Magic BeansSweet Thang – Slice of Life (2021)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Lannie GarrettC’est Si Bon – Under Paris Skies (2005)
Boa and the ConstrictorsMe & My Baby Got Somethin Goin On – Snake Eyes (1998)
(D) Zoe BermanAge of the Sherbert Man (2021)

Yonder Mountain String Band Idaho – Town By Town (2001)
Daniel RodriguezColorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
2b3 Fire – Jimi (2021)


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Friday night we attended the Whippoorwill album release show at Washington’s in Fort Collins.  The show featured recent North Carolina transplant, Courtney Hartman.  

Saturday night I emcee’d Strings and Stories featuring members of the Elephant Collective in Longmont, presented by the Future Arts Foundation.

After that show ended at a very reasonable 9:30PM, we drifted over to Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids for a late night dinner and to catch up with good friends, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. 

 We didn’t stay long at Oskar Blues.  As usual, the Crime Scene brought a full house, and a rockin’ band to the stage.  Despite a replacement drummer, the band continues to show why they’re one of the best blues based roots rock and roll bands in our scene. The driving energy that comes off the stage is palpable.

The Strings & Stories concert series features national and local musicians in a very intimate and stripped down atmosphere. Musicians will play songs from their catalog and tell their stories. Proceeds from each concert will provide an instrument to a local school in need.”

The Elephant Collective is a production house, artist development agency and music media platform founded by Dango Rose (Elephant Revival). They offer production, collaborative songwriting, and personalized coaching services focused on career growth for musicians. 

The Elephant Collective set featured former founding Elephant Revival members Dango Rose, Sage Cook and Bridget Law, along with two friends, newcomer Bob Berrick aka Kingdom Jasmine and Jonny Miller aka J Robert Miller from the Lonesome Days.

Dango, Sage and Bridget performed songs from the Elephant Revival catalog as well as songs from their own personal collections.  Each told stories behind their songs.  Sage’s often humorous off-tangent stories proved to be a hit with the sold out audience in the small Firehouse Arts Center performance room.

On the other side of the stage, the very pregnant (35 weeks) Bridget law owned the audience with an angelic (albeit breathy) voice, and stunning violin work.  Bridget also recently released an album with her husband’s Tierro Band.

Strings and Stories is one of the region’s rare actual listening events, and it’s all for a great cause.  Future Arts Foundation is also producing the Bluebird Music Festival next April.  The final S&S show is December 14th, and it’s SOLD OUT… sorry.

Album release shows are very often the most exciting shows a band from our region performs.  Typically, and the case here, it’s when the greatest number of local fans come out in celebration.  Whippoorwill’s crowd and a strong contingent of Courtney Hartman supporters nearly filled the nine hundred seat Washington’s FoCO (a Colorado Playlist sponsor).

Courtney did an adequate job as the opening act, her quiet presence on the stage and intricate compositions perhaps better suited for smaller, quieter, more attentive audiences.  She showed her admirable guitar skills also during Whippoorwill’s set.

Whippoorwill is essentially a trio, featuring Patti Fiasco leader Alysia Kraft (guitar, vocals), Staci Foster (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals), and Tobias Bank (drums, vocals).   The band was rounded out on stage with the album’s producer, J.Tom Hnatow from Kentucky on keyboards and pedal steel, along with the session bass player.

A seasoned leader of the high energy alternative country-rock band Patti Fiasco, that has opened for the likes of Bon Jovi at the Pepsi Center, Kraft’s presence dominates.  She prowls and stalks the stage with externalized emotional energy, throwing ball buster level kicks and holding her shimmering silver electric guitar like she’ll seriously mess you up if you try to take it from her.  Everything about Alysia screams “big stage persona.”

Her partner in music and life, Staci Foster, is the internalized muse – and the perfect quiet complement to Alysia’s highly kinetic stage presence.  Staci’s demurely reserved presence is amplified by an equally timid and delicate voice, contrasting suitably against Alysia’s upfront rock and roll attitude.

Drummer and vocalist Tobias Bank fills in all the required spaces, vocally and rhythmically.  Together with Kraft, the three core members of Whippoorwill presented themselves as one of the best country inspired vocal trios on the Front Range today.

There’s little doubt Whippoorwill will be one of the better drawing bands in Northern Colorado in 2020, with Alysia Kraft further cementing her legacy as one of the top female entertainers in our state from over the past decade, regardless of the band she fronts or shares the spotlight with.

CP S13 EP09 2019

Monday Feb 25 2019

If you missed it, here’s the entire interview with Eddie Roberts, a member of the band The New Mastersounds from England, a Colfax Ave resident the past four years, and a founding partner in the new Denver label Color Red.  Run time = 20 minutes.

Coming up in a future episode, Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee as a member of Firefall – Rick Roberts joins me. Rick and former Zephyr guitarist Jock Bartley formed Firefall in 1974. Rick was also the voice of the Flying Burrito Brothers from 1970 to 1972 and recorded two albums under his own name, before forming Firefall.

New music hit this week from my own band, GOATZ!  Veronique Van Pelt, and Drew Ballantyne.  Fortunately, it was a light week because I still have releases to get to from Amy and the Peace Pipes, Bison Bone and others.

Last week’s MMMM was off the charts .. we set a new five year record for most visits and most views and most votes.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019


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


I overheard someone say recently that he wished more bands would do protest songs. Intuit is a violin / cello driven Rocky Mountain acoustic groove-rock band with roots in a diverse range of musical styles.  They’re also a bit political – or at least socially conscious.

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

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier


Rare Silk “Red Clay” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Goodnight Freeman “Devil In this Bar” from Yugen (2019)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars “Shut Up and Drive” from Hymns for the Hardened (2019)

Anthony Ruptak “Good Morning” from A Place That Never Changes (2019)
Mollie O’Brien “the Right Thing” from Things I Gave Away (2000)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “The Spark” from The Spark (2005)
(D) John Bunzli “Back In My Arms” from IV (2019)
Wood Brothers “Happiness Jones” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Great American Taxi “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show” from Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2017)
Euforquestra “Instant Coffee” from Fire (2014)


Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters “Funky to the Bone” from Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set (2010)
(N) Eminence Ensemble “Forbidden Fruit” from Real News (2019)

Michael Trent “Tell the Truth” from The Winner (2010)
Analog Son “Ugly Mug” from Funky Mother (2018)
(D) The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)

Otis Taylor “Jump to Mexico” from Fantasizing About Being Black (2016)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from IV (2018)
(D) The Echo System “Out West” from Color Red Sampler (2019)


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