CP S15:EP37 2021

Monday SEPT 13 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

To go or not to go – that may or may not be the question. Looking at filled football stadiums on tv yesterday, you’d think we returned to 2019 when not one of us had a concern about COVID.

On the other side of that is the number of show cancellations we’re seeing and the number of venues that now require we be vaxxed or have a neg-COVID test result within seventy-two hours.

Check your local listings for cancellations and what you need to do in order to attend.

What is the sound of Colorado in 2021?

Look at what non-commercial community/public/college radio here and around the country play from Colorado and you’d want to think the sound is based in Americana roots grooves.

If you’re a long time fan and you look at who is appearing at this year’s Westword Music Showcase September 17 & 18 you’ll be surprised to find mostly Urban Alternative (a radio format that focuses on hip-hop, R&B and dance genres) acts.

Case in point: Roots Music Report (Colorado) has the new album from Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller at #1 for the 6th consecutive week, with Reverend Freakchild, The High Hawks, Leftover Salmon and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, A.J. Fullerton, West Side Joe & the Men of Soul, Eddie Turner, Rodney Rice and Nathaniel Rateliff (solo) filling out the TOP 10…

…while Westword is showcasing Dafna, 2MX2, N3ptune, Roka Hueka, Nay Renee, Brothers of Brass, Zanib, Joseph Lamar, Ramakhandra, Neoma, A Meazy, and YaSi on Saturday with less than a handful of more straight-up rock and alternative rock bands.

What’s missing is the sound of Americana – jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, country-folk, and acoustic roots music with Bison Bone and LVDY the only “Americana” acts represented in the Westword Music Showcase Spotify playlist.

The Westword Music Showcase has certainly changed a lot over the past thirty years, but does Denver really sound that much different from the rest of the state??

The Colorado Playlist & Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater Fri, Nov 26 (day after Thanksgiving)

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.


TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  2. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  3. 2b3 – Jimi LP (Jul-21)
  4. MATTHEW FOWLER – The Grief We Gave Our Mother LP (Sep-21)
  5. COVENHOVEN – “IV” LP (Aug-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC


Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years


Tim GoodmanNew Romeo (1981)
(D) Covenhoven Everything In Between IV (2021)

Mojomama We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Modern Outlaw Country – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless ( 2021)
Jay SilenceWhiskey Breath – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
ELLSWORTHGrowing Pains – ELLSWORTH (2021)
DeVotchKa Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Born In The Flood Another Night, Another Place – If this thing should spill (2007)
(D) Andy Frasco & the U.N.Dancin’ Around My Grave (2021)

Lizzy Plotkin Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
Rodney RiceDon’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
Ron MilesBinder – Rainbow Sign (2020)


REO SpeedwagonRidin’ the Storm Out – Ridin’ the Storm Out (1973)
(D) Scott WarrenLeft Out On The Joke – Shadow Bands (2021)

Kyle EmersonBetter – Only Coming Down (2020)
The MotetDamn! – Totem (2016)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerBorn Under A Bad Sign (feat. Fred Gowdy and Todd Park Mohr) – What We Did! (2021)
Dragondeer Patient Boy (2021)
Liz BarnezMind Slippin’ – Inkmarks On Pages (1996)
The String Cheese IncidentStay Through – Song In My Head (2014)
(D) Matthew Fowler I’m Still Trying – The Grief We Gave Our Mother (2021)

Slopeside Prove Me Wrong – Shoot the Moon (2018)
Daniel Rodriguez Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
2b3 Purple Haze – Jimi (2021)


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 coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

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