Monday June 21, 2021 — Happy first day of summer, officially and happy Father’s Day (yesterday). One of the things I’ve been working on doing is learning where and when you’re listening to this show. If you haven’t answered the poll I put up last week I’d appreciated it if you did.
Speaking of polls … every week I post up the MMMM with your chance to let me know if you like the new songs or not. It’s kinda sorta important because the annual listener poll is based on on your responses. Bands that flood the polls with positive responses are known and accounted for.
This week’s MMMM includes the latest from Slow Caves who should easily pick up post-COVID, along with a new soul single from Boulder’s Dechen Hawk and the debut of Bryan Gisburne, who spent most of the past twenty years in the wilderness. (Bryan’s album was serviced to media by Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC, the parent company of the Colorado Playlist).
Two of this week’s TOP 5 #COMUSIC spins are from artists and bands with members who WERE physically living in CO but no longer do so …
John Grant, formerly of the Denver based band the Czars, now lives in Iceland and leads this week’s TOP 5.
Speaking of former Colorado resident musicians, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi) and Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) make the TOP 5 with the High Hawks debut that also includes Colorado musicians Brian Adams (Great American Taxi) and Will Trask (Jaden Carlson Band, Arthur Lee Land) along with honorary Coloradoan Tim Carbone. Vince now lives in Nashville and Chad lives in Wisconsin.
Dressy Bessy hits the TOP 5 in its first week on the airwaves. John and Tammy decided to release the single independently, telling me they didn’t have a new album ready for their label and wanted to get something out for their fans.
Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by Andy Sydow. Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities. This week’s guest is Reno Divorce front-man Brent Loveday
TOP FIVE WK END JUNE 19 2021
- JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
- WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
- CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
- DRESSY BESSY – I’m Still Here SINGLE (Jun-21)
- THE HIGH HAWKS – Talk About That LP (Nov-20)
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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)
Chicago (f. Beach Boys) – Wishing You Were Here – Chicago VII (1974)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – Mavis – Live at Red Rocks / September 20, 2020 (2021)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Duke Justice – The Turn (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
Freddi Henchi Band – I Love You Baby (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Bryan Gisburne – Lord I’m Gone – Midwinter (2021)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)
Mojo Nixon – I’m In Love with Your Girlfriend – Mojo & Skid (1985)
(D) Dechen Hawk – Lady Devine (2021)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
The Barlow – Hard Livin’ – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Reno Divorce – Hopeless and Dopeless – Live In Berlin (2021)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Slow Caves – Before I Leave (2021)
Achille Lauro – Lightning – Flight or Flight (2012)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)