CP S15:EP29 2021

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.

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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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CP S15 EP10 2021

March 08 2021 – Colorado legends top the spins this week as Nathaniel Rateliff stays at #1 and Five Iron Frenzy continues their hold on the #3 position. Award winner A.J. Fullerton, named as one of the “Top 75 Blues Artists You Must Hear in 2021” by Rock and Blues Muse, DEBUTs at #2 this week.  Check it out below.

More and more news is coming out about this summer’s concert season. Breaking within minutes of posting up this morning, Gavin Dahl at KVNF (Paonia) is reporting that Telluride Bluegrass Festival will go ahead but with restrictions on attendance (2500 vs normal 12,000) and spread out over multiple weekends with no night shows and no vendors.  Talks are progressing with the town and there is no word on camping.

Hudson Gardens has announced that their summer series will be canceled for another year “…because of the strong likelihood of ongoing capacity restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”   Their post goes on to say, “We will soon announce a partnership with another local cultural organization, so the Concert Amphitheater won’t be quiet for long.”

I got word over the weekend from reliable sources that AEG exec Don Strasburg has suggested we’ll be back to normal by late July or early August.  No one knows for SURE what the summer will actually look like, but when I posed the Strasburg rumor to Levitt Pavilion executive Chris Zacher, he said “we all will be” (back to business this summer).  #eternaloptimist #fingerscrossed

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TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING MARCH 06 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. AJ FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
3. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
4. BEVIN LUNABuchanan EP (Jan-21)
4. LADY GANGFull Throttle LP (Feb-21)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Zephyr – Moving Too Fast – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) Derek Dames OhlIf Love Stinks (2021)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons (2020)
Eros and the Eschaton – Rxx – Weight of Matter (2016)
John March – Fly Me to the Moon – For Once In My Life, a Tribute to Ted Green (2020)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Angie Stevens – Give It on Back – Queen of this Mess (2009)
Elephant Revival – Rhythm Of The Road – Break In The Clouds (2010)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Trying So Hard Not To Know – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
(D) OHNOKHANTIDES (feat. Sarah Slaton and Sarah Joelle) (2021)

Flobots – HandlebarsFight With Tools (2008)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Party Girl Party Girl (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (2016)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Fever – I Make My Own Luck (2018)
JoFoKeCount (2021)
Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Salted Watermelon – All We Have (2019)
(D) AJ Fullerton – Say You’ll Stay – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)

The Patti Fiasco – Elvis – Small Town Lights (2013)
Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P (2018)
Annie Booth – Tiger Dance – Wanderlust (2014)

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CP S14 EP46 2020

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.

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TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING DEC 05 2020

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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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CP S14 EP22 2020

MONDAY JUNE 08 2020 –I received word over the weekend from KDNK (Carbondale) that the show now airs Saturday and Sunday mornings at 5AM.  See updated stations and times.

News is starting to come in about live in person music around the region.   Conditions vary, but we are beginning to see some glimmers and pictures and testimony – expressing considerable pleasure and bands on stages.

FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) and ODell Brewing have teamed up with the Holiday Twin Drive-In Fort Collins for Drive and Jive – a weekly Tuesday night series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including Bonnie & the Cyldes, Sugar Britches, The Beeves, Slow Caves, Cary Morin and Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).

Colorado Playlist sponsor, The Mishawaka, has reopened for food, music and movies – but in an extremely scaled down fashion.  Currently, the “Mish” can only sit 96 across their property at any one time.  Local duos, trios and the occasional band will appear on the outdoor stage.  Reservations only.  Please tip the musicians.

While some local restaurants are opening and offering live music in some form, bars, festivals and major events continue to either cancel or postpone.  Among the latest to cancel is the Boulder County FairChautauqua Boulder canceled the rest of their season as well.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 6

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COLORADO RADIO (14 stations tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
3. BOOT GUNThat What You Got EP (May-20)
4. JEREMY FACKNITZFrom Those Sweet Ashes LP (May-20)
5. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)

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

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMARed White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERSIII (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMSA 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

Dan Fogelberg – The Language Of Love – Super Hits (1984)
(N) John Statz – Rainy Days in the U.K. – Early Riser (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015)
(N) Jeremy Facknitz – Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff – What A Drag – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Five Iron Frenzy – A Flowery Song – Upbeats & Beatdowns (1997)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
(N) The Catcalls – You’re The One (ft. Adam Bodine) – The Catcalls EP (2020)

The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – Bassically Simple – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Gary StitesShine That Ring (1960)
SoothsayersI Don’t Know (1966)
(D) Boot Gun – Hey Hey – Take What You Got (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) – Beauty and The Beeves (2020)
DragondeerStay High (2020)
Dressy Bessy – There’s a Girl – Sound Go Round (2002)
Great American Taxi – Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl – Reckless Habits (2009)
Mustang Lightning – King Of The Highway – Texas Radio (2011)
(N) Post Truth Serum – The Discotheque- Modern Victims(2020)

PorloloI QUIT (2019)
Dream Feed – Push and Pull – Dream Feed (2018)
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk – Slam Dunk (2014)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This pretty much speaks for itself.  An anthem for our times, it can’t be played on broadcast radio due to lyrics.

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CP S14 EP19 2020

Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events.  Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state.  Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.

Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events.  Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.

The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.

Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver.  On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run.  Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

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.


TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020 

SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. DRAGONDEERMirage a Trois SINGLE
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMARed, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP
5. THE LUMINEERSIII LP

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

The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)

Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Beast – I Am (1969)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) Joe Johnson – Hold On (2020)

Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son  – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba

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