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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 FIVE WEEK END SPT 11 2021

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.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
  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)

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

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MONDAY Aug 23 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

A new project hit the stage this weekend in Fort Collins – currently known only as “MA,” the band is made up of John Magnie & Steve Amadee from the Subdudes and Del Shamen + Eric Thorin (bass) and Lionel Young (vocals, violin and guitar).

In the meantime, the Colorado supergroup Del Shamen that features John, Steve and Eric along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall) appears to have played its final show as part of the Bohemian Light Livestream that took place last weekend.

Two of the most esteemed elder statesmen of our music scene are Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller, whose latest What We Did! is currently trending to be in the TOP 10 for 2021. They hit #1 again this week here and at Roots Music Report TOP 50 Colorado.

Other trending titles include the debut of the High Hawks, along with the latest from Leftover Salmon and A.J. Fullerton

105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

The Great Salmon FamineAggie 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 two locations in the Cherry Creek Mall and the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WK END AUG 21 2021

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.

  1. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  2. GLASS CASES – Chemicals SINGLE (Jul-21)
  3. THE GRAND ALLIANCE – The Grand Alliance EP (Jan-21)
  4. ADAM BODINE – Scenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
  5. A-MAC & THE HEIGHT Shelter SINGLE (May-21)

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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Chuck Pyle – Moonlight on the Colorado – Higher Ground…Songs of Colorado (2007)
(D) Foxfeather – End of My Rope – Nature of Things (2021)
Bowregard – High on a Mountain – Arrows (2020)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
South of France Hideaway (2021)
Giant Zero – Good Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
The Subdudes – All The Time In The World – Primitive Streak (1996)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
(D) The Centennial – Buried Gold – Buried Gold (2021)

Achille Lauro – Lightning – Flight or Flight (2012)
Lucy Daydream No Perfect Love (2020)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Chophouse Blues – Proceed to Route (2019)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & The Kings – Roadhouse Music – When You’re Cool (1987)
(D) Augustus – Daisies – Ragtime World (2021)

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
LVDY – Gold – Gold (2021)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Already Gone – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
The Czars – Killjoy – The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People (2001)
The Christines – Hollow – The Christines (1994)
(D) Blakk Mantra Dressed in Dynamite (2021)
Don Chicharrón – Sábado Gigante – Don Chicharrón (2019)
CITRA Ocean (2020)
Walter Gorra – ’till Next Time – In Due Time (2018)

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MONDAY Aug 16 2021 – This past weekend I had the honor and privilege to be one of the hosts of Bohemian Light Livestream along with my friend and colleague Margot Chobanian from 105.5 The Colorado Sound. Unfortunately, due to time and space constraints only thirteen of the originally scheduled forty-nine acts were included in the showcase.

Emerging folk acts Companion, fronted by twin sisters Joanna (Jo) and Sophia Babb, as well as Miranda Fling stood out among the newcomers, while KILTRO and Del Shamen (featuring members of the Subdudes, Firefall and E-Town) provided two of the exceptional full band performances of the weekend.

AEG PRESENTS has announced that as of OCT 1, all of their venues will require us to show proof of vaccination to attend shows. Those venues include the Mission Ballroom and Fiddler’s Green along with the smaller venues they manage in the region. Information at AEGPresents.com/health-policy.

Also over the weekend, Rolling Stone posted that “Live Nation will require all artists, crew and attendees show proof of full vaccination or a negative test at their venues and upcoming festivals starting October 4th.”

Veteran Denver talent buyer, sound engineer, musician and record label producer/owner Randall Frazier who has worked at Ophelia’s and the Walnut Room is now the new senior talent buyer and production manager for the Levitt Pavilion.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

The Great Salmon FamineAggie Theater
Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline LollipopsAggie 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 two locations in the Cherry Creek Mall and the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WK END AUG 14 2021

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.

  1. CHRIS DANIELS, HAZEL MILLER, DANA MARSH – What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  2. THE GRAND ALLIANCE – The Grand Alliance EP (Jan-21)
  3. (TIE) YASI – Coexist with Chaos EP (Mar-21)
  4. ADIEL MITCHELL – Want It Now SINGLE (Jan-21)
  5. (TIE) BLUMER HAUS – Boy Meets Groove LP (Jul-21)

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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Poco – Heart Of The Night – Legend (1978)
(D) mlady – Class of 09 – Maladaptive Daydreaming (2021)


Big Gigantic – Friends (feat. Ashe) – Free Your Mind (2020)
The String Cheese Incident – So Far From Home – Song In My Head (2014)
Bison Bone – The Lost Weekend – The Lost Weekend EP (2021)
Daniels, Miller & Marsh – Born Under A Bad Sign – What We Did! (2021)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Please Don’t Tell Her – Live Monsters (1998)
OneRepublic – Mercy (acoustic)- Waking Up (2009)
(D) Glass CasesChemicals (2021)

iZCALLi – I Don’t – IV (2018)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Gumbo Le Funque – Maceo – #PowerLoveFreedom (2016)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – As The Raven Flies – Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Andy Sydow Alibi (2021)


Ryan Dart – Colorado Girl – Grow Toward the Light (2020)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Doctor – Things That Are Brown (2015)
Zoe BermanLilac Hour (2021)
Cass ClaytonMake Believing (2021)
Lord Of Word And The Disciples Of Bass – The Open Door – Westword ’96 Music Awards Showcase (1996)
Sweet Water Well – Zoeology – Westword Music Awards Showcase ’95 (1995)
(D) A-Mac & The Height – Shelter – Season of Learning (2021)


The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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MONDAY Aug 09 2021 – This show is produced every Wednesday and broadcast every Saturday through the following Friday. I say that because Bohemian Light Music Festival announced it was canceled on Friday Aug 6, two days AFTER the show was produced and the day BEFORE it began airing statewide.

I asked a major talent agency booking agent friend of mine if he was seeing any other “closures” or cancellations around the region. He said, “I’ve just heard of a couple of smaller things in the Northeast pulling the plug last week. It feels like Groundhog Day all over again.” On the heels of that statement, the New Orleans Jazz Fest announced it was canceled.

Colorado’s Z2 Entertainment has announced it is requiring a vaccination card and/or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending shows at the Boulder Theater, the Fox Theater and the Aggie Theater (Fort Collins). Expect other venues to follow their lead.

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

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

TOP FIVE WK END AUG 07 2021

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.

  1. THE HIGH HAWKS – The High Hawks LP (Apr-21)
  2. CHRIS DANIELS, HAZEL MILLER, DANA MARSH – What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21) **
  5. PATRICK DETHLEFS – If You Listen LP (Jul-21)

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

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Fallin’ In Love – The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (2005)
(D) Feral Suits – Soft Spot – Drown the Garden (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Eddie Turner – Change In Me – Change In Me (2021)
Railbenders – Southbound – Southbound (2001)
Paul Galaxy and the Galactix – Road Dog – Slingshot (2004)
Esmé Patterson – Feel Right – We Were Wild (2016)
(D) Catch Bees – Wide Open- Angles (2021)
Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
(N) Blumer Haus – Ode To Brubeck – Boy Meets Groove (2021)

HOUR 2

Chris Hillman – Step On Out – Slippin’ Away (1975)
Rick Roberts – She Made Me Lose My Blues – She is a Song (1972)
(D) N3PTUNEWhite Pony (2021)

Boot Gun – Hey Hey – Take What You Got (2020)
Otis Taylor – Huckleberry Blues – My World Is Gone (2013)
Finn O’Sullivan – Come Clean (f. Declan Kennedy) – These Days EP (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Strange Americans – Alamosa – A Royal Battle (2012)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – New Boots – Saints & Sinners (2010)
(D) Adiel MitchellWant It Now (2021)


Hello Dollface – Warrior Of Light – Warrior Of Light (2015)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

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MONDAY JULY 19 – I needed to wait until this morning for the official announcement for Bohemian Light Music Festival (formerly Bohemian Nights at New West Fest), the first of the three major Colorado-centric music events held over the summer.

This year’s event will be a smaller version of previous festivals, held over two days – Aug 14/15 – instead of three. Of course, it also means fewer acts than in past years: I count 45, down from what is normally about 70-75. Bohemian put together their own ’21 Bohemian Light Music Festival playlist.

Last week, the UMS announced its own scaled down lineup for Aug 27-29. I lost count of Colorado acts when I got over 95, a pretty hefty representation. Check out seventy-five of my favorites for the UMS on Spotify.

Adiel Mitchell, Heavy Diamond Ring, Kiltro, Los Mocochetes, The Milk Blossoms, The Still Tide, The Velveteers and Wildermiss are among the acts performing at both Bohemian Light and the UMS.

The annual Westword Music Showcase has moved to two days, Sept 17-18. Westword has not yet announced its Colorado lineup.

I’ll be featuring acts appearing at these events over the next several weeks.

TOP FIVE WK END JULY 17 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – Supramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
  3. THE CRUSH – Essential EP (Mar-21)
  4. DARKARTS – Story of Sirens EP (May-21)
  5. AMBAR LUCID – Get Lost In the Music EP (Jun-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Serendipity Singers Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) (1964)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) LVDY – Lean In – Gold (2021)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Reverend Freakchild – Hippie Bluesman Blues – Dial It In (2018)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jinx Jones – Bopalena – License To Twang (2001)
The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
(D) Thomas Harpole – Headlights (The 1916 Funk) – In Finite (2021)

Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (2016)

HOUR 2

Bob Lind – Colorado Line – Since There Were Circles (1971)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) The Velveteers – Charmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)

Kayla Marque – Mercy – Brain Chemistry (Right Brain) (2020)
Love Stallion – Big Rock Radio – Unforgettable Ride (2018)
Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Philip Bailey – Love Is Real – Love Is Real EP (2010)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
(D) Erik Lunde – Long Time Overdue – Water From A Stone (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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