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Monday DEC 21, 2020HAPPY HOLLY DAZE! Big news this week = Beginning Jan 04 2021, KRZA Alamosa will be airing the program, starting with one hour from 3-4PM and expanding as interest and time allow. Please reach out with a huge THANK YOU and let your friends in Alamosa know about it.

If you forgot to vote for your favorites of 2020 – guess what?  You’re too late.  The poll closed at midnight.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

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 Dango Rose (Elephant Revival).

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING DEC 19 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  1. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
  5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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.

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

Tim ChamplinChristmas Cafe (2021)
(D) Firefall – Way Back When – Comet (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Wood Belly – Solid Ground – Solid Ground (2018)
(D) Kris Drickey – Crawl Space – State Change (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Christmas Waltz – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
Corey Harris – Basehead – Greens From The Garden (2009)
Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Jack Hadley – My People – Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Huhges Project (2020)

Opie Gone Bad – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (feat. Jim Dalton) – Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & The KingsSanta’s Dog House Blues (1994)
(D) Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)

Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Plume VariaHanukkah Light (2019)
Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars – These Changing Skies (2013)
Dango RoseLife’s Too Short (2021)
(P) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers – Life Is A Highway (To Hell) – Manifest Destiny EP (2021)
My Body Sings Electric – Oceancrest – Part 1: The Night Ends (2014)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersI’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
(N) Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2020)


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Monday DEC 07, 2020 – As I sat down this morning to polish up this week’s post, news hit my social media feed that Denver’s most famous jazz club, El Chapultepec, has closed or is closing. Either way, it’s one of the most significant tragedies in this year of COVD that we just lost a place that has been open since the day after Prohibition ended in 1933.

Stay Home Silent Disco 2 presented by Tyler, the Creative has been reschedule for JANUARY 08 2021.  It’s a  way to have fun during isolation while raising money to support Colorado COVID-relief for the arts. I’m thrilled to be supporting the event in their efforts to raise money for three non-profits, including Rocky Mountain Music Relief — $1 for every view that the three streams get! Be sure to RSVP — see you JANUARY 8, 2021

COMING DEC 26 … The CP 2020 Best Of. Make sure you vote by December 20 at CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..

TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING DEC 05 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

230 titles  / 13 stations tracked

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. HUGH PHILLIPSIt’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
    3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
    4. SARAH SLATONGet Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
    5. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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.

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

The LumineersBlue Christmas (2016)
The Apples In StereoHoliday Mood – Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc (2007)
(N) The Beeves – Mercy Be – Beauty and the Beeves (2021)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
Monocle Band – Medicine – The Clearing (2017)
The Dendrites – No Money No Sunshine – Lunchin’ with the Dendrites (2020)
Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Limon – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(D) Hugh Phillips – Hi-Ways – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Wendy Woo Band – Walk Along the Water – Austerity (2011)
Annie Booth – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Festive! (2016)

HOUR 2

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Ride Santa Ride – It’s a Crime Scene Christmas! (2015)
Shaley Scott – Christmas Time Without You – Shaley Scott Christmas (2019)
(D) The Wrecklunds – Moon Over Broadway – Moon Over Broadway (2020)

Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020)
Whitewater Ramble – Hollow (With Chris Pandolfi Of Infamous Stringdusters) – Pseudonymous (2020)
(D) JoFoKeCount (2021)

The BurroughsLove and Unity (2020)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown – Wang Dang Doodle – Tangled Road Again (2013)
Steve Denny Trio – August in June – Life in New York (2020)

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Monday NOV 09 2020 – Monday morning coffee = the election is over.  COVID isn’t.  Winter is setting in; so are we.  That means fewer shows and more time streaming.

I’ve seen an explosion of recordings (LP, EP and singles) since March.  In fact, even thinking of what might be the “BEST OF” for 2020 is already feeling like an impossible task.    Gonna need your help for reals this year.  POLLS coming soon.  MMMM = MelMo & the Middlemen, Monica Marie LaBonte , YepOk, New Family Dog. Your vote matters.

I added a new feature to the show this week = Middleclass Rockstar, hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I’ll feature a 7 to 8 min long excerpt of an hour plus long conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons.

DONATIONS WELCOMED and deeply appreciated.  The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING NOV 07 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

206 titles  / 13 stations tracked

NOVEMBER ARTIST TO WATCH FOR – DAFNA Dafna has amassed over 400,000 spins on Spotify alone.  A 20 year old CU Boulder student, she  has also collaborated with several other artists, making waves in the EDM scene with Covex (Taste of Love, Jealous) and Mielo (Lonely Game)    She has 1400 followers on YouTube. The official lyric video for let you go has just shy of 14,000 plays.  As of November 9th,the same song has 195,000 Spotify spins, while Valentine has 281,000 spins.

1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
2. DAFNAI LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. ZACH HECKENDORFHAWK TALK LP (Sep-20)
4. FERN ROBERTSMeet Them At the Door LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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. OPEN FOR RESERVATION DINING and shows.

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

Jonny III – Hey Baby – Rocky Mountain Low: The Colorado Musical Underground Of The Late 1970s (2009)
Kenny Vaughan – Country Music Got A Hold On Me – V (2011)
(D) MelMo & the MiddlemenGood Girls (Need Bad Boys) (2020)

The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge – Adam & Beeve (2019)
Wood Belly – Solid Ground – Solid Ground (2018)
(N) Monica Marie LaBonte – Tall Pines – See Through (2020)

Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
Joe Walsh – Turn To Stone – Barnstorm (1972)
Firefall – Cinderella – Firefall (1976)
(D) YepOk – Jose Gonzales – YepOk (2020)

Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
Rubedo – Sungazer – Vaca (2017)
EuforquestraSome Things Are Not Known (2020)

HOUR 2

Sera Cahoone – Deer Creek Canyon – Deer Creek Canyon (2012)
Sera Cahoone – Always Turn Around – From Where I Started (2017)
(D) New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)

Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Five Iron Frenzy – Zen & the Art of Xenophobia – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
2MX2 feat Kid AstronautLike You Love You (2019)
Nikki GironNo Matter How Far (2019)
(N) Del Shamen – Right Now – Del Shamen (2020)
Dan Treanor – Mercy – Mercy (2005)
The Patti Fiasco – Elvis – Small Town Lights (2013)
Sunsquabi – Fisher Cat – Instinct (2019)

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Monday OCT 19 2020 – UGH! I begin this week by paying tribute to an old friend in my radio career, Stu Haskell.  You very very likely don’t know him.  He wasn’t on the air.  He was the guy who made sure that stations made enough money to pay staffs and stay on the air profitably.  He was the guy who gave others chances. 

Stu was around forever.  He started his radio career as an ad salesman in the 70s at 93.3 KTCL before becoming the general manager, when that station was in Fort Collins.  It was he and program director John Hayes who launched what is now known as the Alternative Rock radio format in Colorado in the mid 80s.    I learned last night that he passed away this weekend.  Causes unknown. RIP Mr. Haskell.

It was announced last Thursday that Governor Jared Polis has named Stephen Brackett Colorado’s new Music Ambassador. Brackett is the co-founder and emcee of Flobots as well as a co-founder of the nonprofit Youth on Record. As Music Ambassador, Brackett will serve as the state’s lead advocate for Colorado’s diverse music scene and Colorado’s talented musicians.  

As the new Music Ambassador, Stephen will focus on two initiatives. The first will include assessing the needs of emerging and seasoned artists in the areas of professional and business development training, trauma support, and artistic tools in order to begin rebuilding Colorado’s music ecosystem, which has been deeply impacted by the global pandemic. 

Today is Todd Park Mohr’s (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) birthday.  He’s 55.

TOP SPINS – 2 WKS ENDING OCT 17 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  • *This is the first “weekly” spins report for OCTOBER 2020*
  • 185 Titles Tracked / 12 public, community and college stations

1. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
2. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
2. PARKERCare Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
2. RODNEY RICESame Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
3. GHOST TAPESFIG EP (Sep-20)
4. JOSH DILLARDThe Natural World LP (Nov-20)
5. PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-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)

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

Philip Bailey – Walking on the Chinese Wall – Chinese Wall (1985)
Earth Wind & Fire – Reasons – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(N) Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)

The String Cheese Incident – Otherside (W. Ruby Chase) – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
(D) Eric StraumanisYou Are Going to Hear Me (2020)

James Lee Baker – 100 Summers – 100 Summers (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Acoustic Junction – Every Heart – Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Wyatts – Home – Forgive Me (2020)

Steve Skinner BandSelf Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
(D) Ron Miles – Queen Of The South – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2

Buffalo SpringfieldKind Woman (1969)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
(P) New Ben FranklinsSometimes I Don’t Like You Very Much (2020)
Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Rajdulari – Journey of A Woman – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli – A Color Map of the Sun (2013)
(D) Tenth Mountain Division9 to 5 (2020)

EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Retrofette Lover in Japan (2018)
Walter Gorra – ’till Next Time – In Due Time (2018)

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It’s not often I introduce a new feature on the.  In fact I can’t recall the last time.  I’ve wanted to showcase albums from Caribou Ranch for some time now.  Caribou Ranch stands out as one of the crown jewels of the Colorado music scene throughout the seventies and eighties – and many of the records recorded there are considered true classics.  I hope you enjoy the segment called Classics From the Caribou Ranch Collection.

The week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) has only two songs for you to rate.  I was very lucky to secure two radio only premiers from Boulder’s Trevor Hall and Fort Collin’s Johnny & the Mongrels, both from upcoming releases.

We got to head up into the Poudre Canyon this weekend to visit my friend Dani Grant and her team at the Mishawaka.  You need to call ahead for a table.  Yes, there is live music on the Poudre on this summer.


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 – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with  Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).


TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 20

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 tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHIPPOORWILL – The Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
4. ADAM ANGLIN – Am I Gonna Die Now?LP (June-20)
5. TREVOR HALLPut Down What You Are Carrying f. Brett Dennen SINGLE (May-20)

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

For the third week in a row the TOP 5 has remained the same at RMR.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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

Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Rick Derringer – Cheap Tequila – All American Boy (1973)
(P) Trevor HallMy Own (2020)
Kid Reverie – Afraid – Kid Reverie (2018)
Megan Burtt – The Bargain – The Bargain (2015)
Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – TrashCannon (2020)
Sweetwater Well – Zoeology – More Than Mountains: Benefit for Colorado (1996)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
(D) Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)

Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All For Money (2019)
The Knew – Bang the Drum – Man Monster (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Mr. Super Cool – Proceed to Route (2019)

HOUR 2

Elton John – The Bitch Is Back – Caribou (1974)
Elton John – Dixie Lily – Caribou (1974)
(P) Johnny & The Mongrels – Music Man – Creole Skies (2020)
Movers & Shakers – She Treats Me Right – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
The Yawpers – Burdens – American Man (2015)
Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Lane-O Beautiful Mutha ft. Bri Bryant B(2020)

The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Western Skies – High Country (2014)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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I gotta say – the only reason you don’t hear something like this on the regularly aired program is the FCC ban on f-bombs and other inappropriate language.  Otherwise… this shit kills, and this man brings it old skool.