The Colorado Sound S9 EP47 2015

It’s the time of year for family, friends, and parties.  Not too much has gone on this week.  If you haven’t done so already, make sure you vote for your favorites in the FAN POLL.  I’m looking forward to sharing the best of the best from this year in our annual BEST OF show coming up in a couple of weeks.  The POLL ends Dec 20.

One bit of news broke over the weekend.  Veteran Irish Rock band the Indulgers lead singer/band leader Damien McCarron posted an end to their successful 17 year run.


Besides the radio show, you can also stream the best of my collection anytime at The Colorado Sound Live365.  We’re coming up on the third year that I’ve kept that sidebar going.  The past few months have been sketchy to be honest.  While the radio show enjoys the love of numerous stations statewide, the metrics on the online side have been slow to develop.  A cry for listeners last week rose metrics to the best we’ve had in a few months – and reminded me that it takes constant promotion to make it real.

In order to help cover the costs of running the online station I went to ad supported for non subscribers, and ad-free for subscribers. Gotta thank one new subscriber this weekend.

I also learned that the order of songs is different depending on whether you’re a “free” listener (ad supported) or a subscription / VIP listener (non-ad).

Here’s an example from Monday (today) morning.

Ad supported three song set at 8:06AM
The Fray – Love Don’t Die
Elephant Revival – Birds And Stars
Leftover Salmon – Western Sky

VIP set at 8:07AM
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina
Yonder Mountain String Band – Criminal
Longest Day of the Year – Black Horse Canyon

These are the top ten songs you heard last week, through Saturday.

EdisonBe Someone
Fox St. – Somethin About You 
John OatesStone Cold Love
Megan BurttFast As I Go
The Motet123
Musketeer GripweedEnd of the Day
Nathaniel RateliffNothing to Show For
OneRepublicCounting Stars
P-NuckleThe System
The String Cheese IncidentOutside and Inside


Here are the TOP 25 Colorado videos I collected this past year.  Suffice it to say that Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are the most popular export of the year – in every way imaginable.  The list also includes:  The Yawpers, Chris Daniels & the Kings w/ Freddi Gowdy, Richie Furay, Young Ancients, Medic, Rose Quartz, Andy Palmer, Esme Patterson, Ivory Circle, Tennis, Instant Empire, Safe Boating is No Accident, Treehouse Sanctum, The Knew, Rob Drabkin, Trout Steak Revival, Red Fox Run, SHEL, Kid Astronaut, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, Andy Hackbarth, Lara Ruggles, Rapidgrass Quintet


Support has been provided by Fat Pig Society (website coming) A Workers’ Cooperative – Thanks to Fat Pig Society for supplying us with ALL Organic Hemp Infused Coconut Oil to supplement my wife’s cancer treatment.  For more information, until they get their website up, contact me at for information and a referral.

mishawakaThe Colorado Sound is supported by my incredible friends at the Mishawaka Amphitheater … soon to be 100 years old, and yes they have shows year round … during the cold months indoors in the SpokesBUZZ lounge … see for upcoming events.  And, please thank them for supporting Colorado music.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoThe Colorado Sound SUPPORTS SpokesBUZZ … a Colorado 501C3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the global visibility of Colorado sound and culture and to developing the professionalism of our local artists.  More info at ….


KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

DEC 15-18  

  • The Apples In Stereo
  • Sixteen Horsepower
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • online at




Zephyr “Mad dog” from Heartbeat (1982)
The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
(N) Joel Ansett “The Cycle” from The Nature of Us (2016)
The Heyday “Had a Feeling” from Till We See the Sun (2010)
Eldren “Everybody Went Crazy” from Welcome to Deathville (2015)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
P-Nuckle “The System” from The System (2013)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreSunday Street” from Love Runner (2014)
King Cardinal “Gasoline” from One A Giant EP (2015)
Leftover Salmon “Lovin’ in My Baby’s Eyes” from The Nashville Sessions (1999)
Trout Steak Revival “Union Pacific” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
Dana Landry Quartet “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Standard Elevation (2015)


Sweet Water Well “Zoeology” from Watermelon (1996)
Acoustic Junction “Something” from Surrounded by Change (1994)
(D) The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016) 
Land Lines “Plans” from Natural World (2014)
Elephant Revival “Sands of Now” from Sands of Now (2015)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Red Fox Run “I Am a Fox” from Red Fox Run (2015)
Sherri Jackson “Misery” from Sherri Jackson (1997)
Lindsey O’Brien Band “Night Voice” from As Long As It Matters (2008)
(N) The Wood Brothers “Without Desire” from Paradise (2015)
(N) New Ben Franklins “Bob Wills Is Still the King” from Something Borrowed, Something Blue (2015) 
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Mother’s Daughter” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Analog Son “Funkin’ in the Am” from Stomp and Shout (2015)

Author: goat

I've been on the air in Northern Colorado since 1978. The Colorado Playlist is broadcast on 30 FM frequencies in the state. I am also a musician, talent buyer and business consultant. Email me at

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