TOP 30 COLORADO JULY 2020

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 110 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of July.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s detailed and advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES JULY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = JULY 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = JUNE 2020 position

FELL OUT OF THE TOP 40 in JULY

(2) BOOT GUN That What You Got EP May-20
(6) DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE Jun-19
(8) GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP May-20
(9) ADAM ANGLIN Am I Gonna Die Now? LP Jun-20
(11) ANDY FRASCO & THE U.NKeep On Keepin’ On LP Apr-20
(12) AUGUSTUS Color Tv and Tall Tales EP May-20
(13) DRAGONDEER Stay High SINGLE May-20
(14) TENNIS Swimmer LP Feb-20
(15) DRAGONDEER All Day SINGLE Mar-20
(16) TREVOR HALL My Own SINGLE Jun-20
(17) JEREMY FACKNITZ From Those Sweet Ashes LP May-20
(21) KYLE EMERSON Only Coming Down LP Nov-19
(21) KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH 2020 EP Mar-20
(21) LIPTRUCE Liptruce EP Nov-19
(21) SLOW CAVES Walk In The Park SINGLE Jul-20
(21) THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP Jul-19
(22) ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP May-20
(23) TREVOR HALL Put Down What You Are Carrying (f. Brett Dennen) SINGLE Apr-20
(24) TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP Oct-19
(25) THE CATCALLS The Catcalls EP Oct-19
(26) ALEXA WILDISH Alexa Wildish LP Feb-20
(27) DREAM FEED Touch the Flame SINGLE Apr-20
(29) CLAIRE HEYWOOD Python SINGLE Apr-20

 

CP S14 EP29 2020

Monday July 27 2020Every dollar matters in the life of a musician in our scene today.  One of my favorite places to help out is at Bandcamp.  In an era of streaming, where our artists make nothing, Bandcamp still provides a way for us to show our support by purchasing downloads and merchandise.  This week’s Bandcamp features are new releases from Bison Bone and Charlie Stevens.

Cary Morin holds onto the #2 spot in this week’s TOP 5 statewide spins and rises to #3 on the more national/internationally based RootsMusicReport Colorado album spins chart, behind the nearly undisputed Album of the Year from future Colorado Music Hall of Fame artist Nathaniel Rateliff.  

My Video Pick of the Week comes from one of, if not the TOP rock music video company in our scene today, Digital Myle.  Digital Myle is a Denver based professional film/video production company headed by Kyle Lamar. This week’s featured video is Sharone‘s Can We Pretend.

Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support  FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association)  Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts.

TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 25  

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 112 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
4. THE REMINDERSUnstoppable LP (Aug-19)
5. WILDERMISSIn My Mind LP (Nov-19)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

HOUR 1

Eddie Rabbitt – Drivin’ My Life Away – Horizon (1980)
Eddie Rabbitt – I Love a Rainy Night – Horizon (1980)
(D) Bison Bone – Alright – Find Your Way Out (2020)

Don Chicharrón – Sábado Gigante – Don Chicharrón (2019)
iZCALLi – I Don’t – IV (2018)
Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
Blue MesaStraight Thru Me (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Liberation – Moments In Denial (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Lucy DaydreamTrouble (2020)

The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge – Adam & Beeve (2019)
Edison – Open Road – Familiar Spirit (2016)
SunSquabiTop Down (2020)

HOUR 2

Glenn Frey – Smuggler’s Blues – The Allnighter (1984)
Glenn Frey – Sexy Girl – The Allnighter (1984)
(N) Charlie Stevens – Live Free or Die – Charlie Stevens (2020)

Silver and Gold – Feel A Little Closer – Cold (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – A Little Honey – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Whitewater Ramble – 3 Minutes 2 Spare – Pseudonymous (2020)
RL Cole – The Alchemist – We Are Home Now (2020)
The Astronauts – Diddy Wah Diddy – Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
The Samples – After The Rain [Live] – Underwater People (1992)
(D) Elektric Animals Reckless (2020)

PorloloI QUIT (2019)
Esmé Patterson – No River – We Were Wild (2016)
Gabriel Mervine Quartet – Quickie – Quickie (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S14 EP28 2020

Monday July 20 2020Cary Morin and Daniel Rodriguez, formerly of Elephant Revival, break into the TOP 5 this week with new releases, and Eldren is featured with the Video Pick of the Week in advance of their new album due out in August.  MMMM = Julian FulcoPerron, Eldren, John McKay and Kayla Marque.

Records are great but live music is the energy behind every great song.   It’s great to see that in the midst of a pandemic, innovation is allowing us a modicum of soul satisfying performances – soul satisfying for those of us in attendance  and for those on stage.

Drive-In shows, open air concerts in parks and restaurant patios have been tremendous opportunities for us to indulge in a favorite Colorado pastime, but PLEASE remember – be respectful indoors and outdoors. Maintain social distancing and when you can’t, wear a mask.  It’s either that or we have to go back to our rooms and nobody wants that.

TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 18 

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 108 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. DJ CAVEMBiomimicz LP (May-20)
4. KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENECity of Love LP (Sep-19)
5. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

HOUR 1

America – Today’s the Day – Hideaway (1976) 
America – Don’t Let It Get You Down – Hideaway (1976)
(D) Julian Fulco Perron – Swamp Stomp – Dreamland (2020)

Tom Sharf – Angels – Buffalo Nickel (2019) 
Mojomama – Lazy River – Red White and Blues (2018)  
Trevor HallPut Down What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
16 Horsepower – Coal Black Horses – 16 Horsepower (1995)
Dressy Bessy – Try Try Try Again – Electrified (2005) 
(D) EldrenFell In (2020)
Lucy Daydream – Red – Awake & Dreaming (2019) 
Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016) 
Analog Son – CTI – Funky Mother (2018)

HOUR 2

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – You Know Like I Know – Men From Earth (1976) 
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Homemade Wine – Men From Earth (1976) 
(D) John McKay – All Aboard The Train – Internal Frontier (2020)

The String Cheese Incident – The Big Reveal – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
Beast – I Am – Higher and Higher (1969)
Joe Walsh – Turn To Stone – Barnstorm (1972)
(D) Kayla Marque – Mercy – Right Brain (2020)

Brad Corrigan – Customs – The Captive (2015)
The Reminders – Foundation – Unstoppable (2019)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S14 EP27 2020

Monday July 13 2020 – I can’t recall a time when I was told I couldn’t play something that had already been released to the public via streaming sites or YouTube.  But that’s exactly what’s happening with some good friends of mine.

Bonnie and Taylor Sims are both Bonnie & the Clydes and a side project called Everybody Loves an Outlaw.  An ELAO song called “I See Red” hit twelve million spins on Spotify. Add in the 2+ million plays on YouTube and you have a verified hit.  BUT … radio cannot play it.  So I cannot play it.  BUT – I can share it.  Here only.  Not on the show.  Not until I’m told I can by the label.  In the meantime, here’s a new video from Bonnie & Taylor doing the hit “solo.”

Another new release is also sitting in my catalog that I can’t play on the radio, but can share here.  “All the Misery Money Can Buy” is the latest from my pals in Gasoline Lollipops.  It’s available wherever you get your music.  And it’s the best thing they’ve done to date.  The new album, recorded in Louisiana, is due out September 11.

TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 11

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 104 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. DJ CAVEM Biomimicz LP (May-20)
3. JOHN STATZEarly Riser LP (May-20)
4. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannon Album LP (May-20)
4. PLASMA CANVASKillermajestic SINGLE (Jun-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet (Spt-19)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

HOUR 1

Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) – A Night on the Town (1976) 
Rod Stewart – The First Cut Is The Deepest A Night on the Town (1976) 
(D) Lady Gang – City Night – Full Throttle (2020) 

YaSi – Past Pain – Unavailable (2019) 
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017) 
Wood Belly – Can’t Get Behind – Man on the Radio (2020) 
Romero – New Mexico – The RiverRock Sessions (2020) 
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Circle – Sister Sweetly (1993) 
The Poor My Mind Goes High (1967) 
(D) Liontortoise – Photosynthesis – Photosynthesis (2020) 

Eldren – Still Want More – Miss Information Aged (2018)
Elephant Revival – Peace Tonight – Petals (2016) 
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin‘ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019) 

HOUR 2

Stephen Stills – Circlin‘ – Ilegal Stills (1976) 
Stephen Stills – Buyin‘ Time – Illegal Stills (1976) 
 (D) Daniel RodriguezAs I Am (2020)

Ryan DartDance If You Want To (2019) 
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017) 
The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020) 
Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020) 
Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995) 
The Christines – Hollow – the Christines (1994) 
YoFlaco! – Skeptamistic  Skeptamistic (2001) 
(D) ENZI – Retrograde (2020) 

Safe Boating is No Accident – Dye My Love – Bonus Features (2014) 
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019) 
David Baker Trio – Shiny Stockings – Minus Piano (2019) 

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

CP S14 EP26 2020

Monday July 6 2020 – Happy 4th of July … Live music and fireworks were the activities du jour this weekend.  My social media feeds are stacked with bands and artists talking about shows at local restaurant-bars, house concerts, drive-in concerts, farmer markets and more.  Be safe.  Wear a mask.  Stop the spread.

As I think back over the past decade of posts I’ve written I cannot recall a time when I posted lyrics to a song I debuted.  “Uncertain Times” by Jim Dalton (the Railbenders) with help from long time friend and on-and-of Railbender Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) is the first.

We find ourselves in darker days
Without the light some lose their way
But we cannot be led astray
We know the course that we must stay

Some have helped those in need
And sadly some have shown their greed
This isn’t for the faint of heart
But let it not tear us apart

Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
And these are certainly uncertain times

The sun will soon be coming out
To wash away these clouds of doubt
As long as we don’t lose our way
Then up ahead are brighter days

(chorus)

Sometimes I can’t understand
The actions of my fellow man
But I am holding fast to the plan
Of killing ‘em with kindness when I can

(chorus)

In these “Uncertain Times,” please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support Swallow Hill Music during this time. Every night at 6pm Swallow Hill is streaming live shows of Colorado and national artists on their Facebook page!  Get tickets here.  This week’s schedule is:

  • July 6: Jen Hitt
  • July 7: David Dinsmore
  • July 8: Mary Flower
  • July 9: Aaron McCloskey (Wood Belly)
  • July 10:  Alex Rhodes
  • July 11: Catie Curtis
  • July 12: Ellis Paul
TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 4

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 97 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
2. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
3. KYLE EMERSONOnly Coming Down LP (Nov-19)
4. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. THE SUBDUDESLickskillet (Spt-19)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

HOUR 1

Supertramp – Give A Little Bit – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp – Downstream – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
(P) Cary Morin – Prisoner – Dockside Saints (2020)
Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
Slow CavesWalk In the Park (2020)
EldrenStill Friends (2020)
The Subdudes – Light In Your Eyes – The Subdudes (1989)
Poco – Call It Love – Legacy (1989)
(D) Pink Hawks Elote! (2020)

Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
Tennis – I’m Calling – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Trouble in Paradise – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Mexico – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
(D) Jim DaltonUncertain Times (2020)

Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – TrashCannon (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
The Samples – Did You Ever Look So Nice – No Room (1992)
Acoustic Junction – How Am I Gonna Get Down – Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)

Clandestine AmigoUnsatisfied (2019)
Rajdulari – Dance with Me – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Peter Sommer – The Fruit – Crossroads (2008)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK