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Picture taken by Claire Mannato in Westcliffe, Colorado, July 2021. Used with permission.

Monday NOV 15, 2021 – There are a lot of places to see live music along the northern Front Range from Denver to Fort Collins. Recently we attended a show at the Brighton Armory, owned and operated by the City of Brighton.

The Armory hosts a variety of music and other programs. The venue is a beautiful 300 capacity room with exquisite sound and lighting elements with regional original art on the walls. Most shows are set up for seating in nicely padded seats while leaving room at the back of the house for those who like to dance.

We recently attended the The Petty Nicks Experience at the Brighton Armory. The Petty Nicks Experience is one of Colorado’s leading tribute bands. Adrienne Osborn plays the role of Stevie Nicks, and out-Stevies the now 73 year old Stevie Nicks. Julian Fulco Perron portrays the late Tom Petty in the show and brings both a reasonable look and vocal style to Petty classics. Here’s a video I took at the show.

The Petty Nicks Experience at The Brighton Armory

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THE COLORADO PLAYLIST & 105.5 THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENT
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

“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 5 WEEK ENDING NOV 13 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.

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations; featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  2. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  4. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  5. DESERT ATLAS – The Great Plains are an Ocean LP (Jun-21))

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge CO over 20 years.

HOUR 1

Starwood Dance The Night Away – Home Brew (1975)
Firefall You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Ando GroShot Down – Golden (2022)
Gabrielle LouiseDon’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The LumineersGloria – III (2019)
Scott Kinsey and Mer SalTime Out of Mind – Adjustments (2021)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerTakin’ It To the Streets – What We Did! (2021)
Rose Hill DriveCool Cody – Rose Hill Drive (2006)
The FilmsGood Day – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
(D) White Rose Motor Oil Bloodletting – Oh Lucretia EP (2022)
WovenhandLong Horn – The Laughing Stalk (2012)
Last Call RomanceIf It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
EuforquestraSome Things Are Not Known (2020)

HOUR 2

Zephyr Moving Too Fast – Sunset Ride REMASTERED 2021 (1971)
(D) Rob RoperMetadata (We’re Watching You) – The Way (2022)

Paul Whitacre Cardiac Arrest (2020)
Eldren Still Want More – Miss Information Aged (2018)
Magic BeansSweet Thang – Slice of Life (2021)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Lannie GarrettC’est Si Bon – Under Paris Skies (2005)
Boa and the ConstrictorsMe & My Baby Got Somethin Goin On – Snake Eyes (1998)
(D) Zoe BermanAge of the Sherbert Man (2021)

Yonder Mountain String Band Idaho – Town By Town (2001)
Daniel RodriguezColorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
2b3 Fire – Jimi (2021)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE*

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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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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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.

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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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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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

Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?  Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help.

 

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 Taylor Scott.


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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)

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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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