CP S17 EP01 BEST OF 2022

The Milky Way from Fort Garland Colorado, June 2022, courtesy Claire Mannato

On the beach in North Carolina

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 Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 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 RobinsonOld 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 AndressWishful Drinking (with Sam Hunt) – Good Person (2022): Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsI’m On Your Side – The Future (2022): #1 TOP 50 2022
MaryLynn GillaspieMatteKudasai – Secret Language (2022): CP Comeback Artist of the Year; CP Jazz Album of the Year
Violet PilotLazy Lions – Glad We Found You (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Debut
Cody QuallsGood 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 LollipopsMidnight Dance – Nightmares (2022): #19 TOP 50 2022, Tied Fan Favorite He/His Vocal Performance w/A.J. Fullerton
A.J. FullertonGood 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 McGowanSunflower Poetic – Union Station (2022)

Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Thumbelina (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite Cover Song of the Year
Big Gigantic x GRIZOpen Your Mind (2022): Fan/Listener Favorite EDM Song of the Year
Mike Clark and the Sugar SoundsWarm Me Up – Moon Rock (2022): #8 TOP 50 2022, CP Rock Album of the Year
N3ptune/Rusty SteveBlack Horse – Renaissance (2022): #31 TOP 50 2022, CP Urban-Alternative Album of the Year
The LumineersWhere 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 CutsSeein’ 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 LundeLonesome 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 EddyTake A Look – Take A Look (2022): #11 TOP 50 2022
Keith Oxman, Jeff Jenkins, Todd Reid, Mark SimonThe Gojon Jazz Messengers – This One’s For Joey (2022)



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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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