Caribou Ranch featured on this week’s Colorado Playlist


Located just outside of Boulder, near Nederland Colo., Caribou Ranch reigned as one of the world’s elite recording studios and getaways for artists from Chicago to Earth, Wind and Fire, Elton John, and others. This week on the Colorado Playlist, host Chris K highlights several of those artists and recordings cut there between 1972 and 1977.“Rocky Mountain High” is Colorado’s state song but not only song for or about the Centennial State released by artists like John Denver, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, and others. Chris K showcases and highlights the songs and artists who fell in love with our state in Hour 2 of this week’s episode of the Colorado Playlist.


Hour 1: Songs Recorded at Caribou Ranch, 1972-1977 

Chicago (1973)Dan Fogelberg (1977)Earth Wind & Fire (1974)Elton John (1974)Joe Walsh (1972)Michael Martin Murphey (1976)The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1979)Return To Forever (1976)Rick Derringer (1973)The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (1975)Steely Dan (1973)Supertramp (1977)
Hour 2: Songs for and about Colorado 
Benny Goodman (1938)Bob Seger (1974)Canned Heat (1968)Jimmy Buffett (1970)Joe Walsh (1973)John Denver (1972)Judy Collins (2022)Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1976)Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1973)Stephen Stills (1971)The String Cheese Incident (2014)Trout Steak Revival (2015)Willie Nelson (1973)
Chris K’s Colorado Playlist airs on the Colorado Sound every Saturday at 6am MT and Sunday at 6pm MT. Read more on


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