FEB 01 2021 – Well, that month went by fast. WOW. The biggest news as I enter February is that the Colorado Playlist will no longer be aired on the station that it launched from in April 2006, 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins. It’s been a great run there, and I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career to have my show be on two or more competing stations in the market simultaneously.
KRFC is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise their signal strength from 3kw to 50,000 watts. I wish the station and all of my decades long friends there good luck.
On Jan 30, I FINALLY got the license plates I ordered last year! If you see these plates on the highways of Colorado, you’ll know it’s the “goat-mobile.”
If you’re missing going out to see live music, you’re not alone. There is live music taking place, however. It’s just not at any of the major venues like the Levitt Pavilion, Red Rocks or the Mission Ballroom. It’s at small places with 20 to 50 people spaced out 6 to 10 feet apart. When will see elbow to elbow audiences? Probably not this year according to several sources I’ve spoken with in the industry.
In the meantime, please visit and support the CIVA (Colorado Independent Venue Association) website. CIVA has partnered with the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts to present monthly panels on issues the local independent venue industry is facing during this pandemic.
The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost. Your support is deeply appreciated. Your support will help to keep the program on the air.
Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.
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TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 30 2021
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TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.
1. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERS – Manifest Destiny EP (Dec-20)
2. KATIRIA – Mientes SINGLE (Dec-20)
3. (tie) CAITLIN CANNON – The Trash Cannon Album LP (May-20)
4. (tie) DANIEL RODRIGUEZ – Sojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
5. XIUHTEZCATL – Runway Tapes LP (Oct-20)
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
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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
John Denver – My Sweet Lady – Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971)
(D) The Regular – Don’t Let Me Go (2020)
Dispatch – May We All – Phase 1 (2020)
(P) Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
CITRA – Ocean (2020)
Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
Tommy Bolin – Teaser – Teaser (1975)
(D) David Ladon – So Inert (2021)
Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)
The Chip Stephens Trio – Up a Lazy / Sweet Georgia Brown & Dig – Holding on What Counts (2007)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Trouble in Paradise – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
(D) Many Mountains – What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina – Black Beehive (2014)
Chella & The Charm – Good Gal (2019)
Wildermiss – Supermagical (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
(D) Plume Varia – Hold On To Me (2021)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Keith Oxman – Memphis Gene – Doing All Right (2009)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
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