The Milky Way from Fort Garland Colorado, June 2022, courtesy Claire Mannato
Monday January 02, 2023 – What a fun year we just had. Claire and I traveled A LOT! We visited Arizona, California (twice .. Joshua Tree Nat’l Park and Redwood Nat’l Park), Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Utah.
Of course, along the way we also visited several wonderful locations for Milky Way pictures (and fly fishing) in Colorado, evidenced by the pictures I’ve shared all year.
Colorado artists (any and all with direct ties) produced an abundance of world class music in 2022. Five artists/bands with direct ties to Colorado earned Grammy Award nominations: Gerald Albright, The Infamous Stringdusters, Ingrid Andress, Judy Collins, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
Yonder Mountain String Band, the String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize and the Fox Theater were inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. And just as the year was about to end, the Class of ’23 was announced.
And finally, thank you for being one of the record number of visitors to the site over the past nine years.
Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, Indie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents
I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.
CP S17 EP01 – BEST OF 2022
Yonder Mountain String Band – Into the Fire – Get Yourself Outside (2022): #7 TOP 50 2022, Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album
Emily Scott Robinson – Old Gods – American Siren (2022): #30 TOP 50 2022, CP Americana Country Album of the Year
Lettuce – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Unify (2022): #24 TOP 50 2022, CP Funk/Soul Album of the Year
Ingrid Andress – Wishful Drinking (with Sam Hunt) – Good Person (2022): Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – I’m On Your Side – The Future (2022): #1 TOP 50 2022
MaryLynn Gillaspie – MatteKudasai – Secret Language (2022): CP Comeback Artist of the Year; CP Jazz Album of the Year
Violet Pilot – Lazy Lions – Glad We Found You (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Debut
Cody Qualls – Good Vibes (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Pop Song
Euforquestra – Show Me the Way – While We Still Got Time (2022): #4 TOP 50 2022, Fan/Listener Favorite Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Gasoline Lollipops – Midnight Dance – Nightmares (2022): #19 TOP 50 2022, Tied Fan Favorite He/His Vocal Performance w/A.J. Fullerton
A.J. Fullerton – Good Times (2022): Tied Fan/Listener He/His Vocal Performance w/Gasoline Lollipops
Mojomama – We Are One – We Are One (2022): #33 TOP 50 2022, Fan Favorite She/Her Vocal Performance
Sean McGowan – Sunflower Poetic – Union Station (2022)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Thumbelina (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Cover Song of the Year
Big Gigantic x GRIZ – Open Your Mind (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite EDM Song of the Year
Mike Clark and the Sugar Sounds – Warm Me Up – Moon Rock (2022): #8 TOP 50 2022, CP Rock Album of the Year
N3ptune/Rusty Steve – Black Horse – Renaissance (2022): #31 TOP 50 2022, CP Urban-Alternative Album of the Year
The Lumineers – Where We Are – Brightside (2022): #2 TOP 50 2022
Judy Collins – When I Was A Girl In Colorado – Spellbound (2022): Grammy Award Nomination for Best Folk Album
Adiel Mitchell – Focus On Me (Unplugged) (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Soul/Funk or Hip-hop Song of the Year
The Infamous Stringdusters – I Didn’t Know – Toward the Fray (2022): #9 TOP 50 2022, Grammy Nomination Best Bluegrass Album
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts – Seein’ You Tonight (feat. Lauren Michaels) – Tears and Blades (2022): #38 TOP 50 2022, Fan/Listener Favorite Americana Alt-Country Song of the Year
Alysia Kraft – Cold Mountain – First Light (2022): #3 TOP 50 2022
Erik Lunde – Lonesome Traveler – Water from the Stone (2022): #11 TOP 50 2022, Fan/Listener Favorite Album and Folk Song of the Year
Elektric Animals – Come Clean – Channels EP (2022): #21 TOP 50 2022, Fan/Listener Favorite Rock Song
Fast Eddy – Take A Look – Take A Look (2022): #11 TOP 50 2022
Keith Oxman, Jeff Jenkins, Todd Reid, Mark Simon – The Gojon Jazz Messengers – This One’s For Joey (2022)
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