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photo courtesy of Claire Mannato – Barr Lake Eagle, Brighton, CO

Monday FEB 07, 2022 – Every Monday for the past twelve years I’ve posted up the weekly playlist along with the Monday Morning Music Meeting. That’s always been your opportunity to weigh in on what stays in the Colorado Playlist collection. Check out this week’s new entries from The Copper Children, Fruta Brutal, Taylor Scott Band and Head for the Hills. Your vote matters.

105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and 88.9 KRFC Fort Collins DOMINATE Colorado music spins in our state, outside of the spins the Colorado Playlist receives on ten other stations. When you see the weekly and monthly spins charts, that’s where the spins are coming from.

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TOP 5 COLORADO SPINS WEEK ENDING FEB 06, 2022

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 and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents at http://www.spinitron.com

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. FAST EDDY – Take A Look LP
  4. FOXFEATHER – Nature of Things EP
  5. ANDY SYDOW – Time Stands Between EP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Serving Cedaredge for over 20 years.

HOUR 1

Chris Daniels & The KingsRoadhouse Music – When You’re Cool (1987)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandFishin’ In The Dark (1987)
(D) The Copper Children Pity Party – Strange Illusion (2022)

Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersDamaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself Outside (2022)
Wellington BullingsFlame (2022)
Jeff Finlin Jesus Was A Motorcycle Man – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Richie Furay We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Fruta BrutalIf We Never Touch the Ground (2022)

Fierce Bad RabbitTime Machine – The Maestro And The Elephant (2013)
Rodney RiceDon’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
La CocodrillaBop Bop Bop Bop – La Cocodrilla (2019)

HOUR 2

BabyfaceHow Long Can A Rock n Roll Band Keep On Carryin On – Babyface (1976)
Michael Stanley Among My Friends – Friends and Legends (1973)
(D) Taylor Scott Band Throwback Grooves (2022)

Heavy Diamond RingFriday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Plum Light Years, Dark Years – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Dango Rose Singularity – The Forgotten Years EP VOL. Two (2022)
Corey Harris That Will Never Happen No More – Insurrection Blues (2022)
Five Iron Frenzy It Was a Dark & Stormy Night – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
My Body Sings ElectricOceancrest – Part 1: The Night Ends (2014)
Niceness What A Day – Realize (2021)
(D) Head for the HillsNumber One Hit Single (2022)

SHEL Enter Sandman – Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Andy FrascoKeep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
The Fred Hess BandNorman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

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CP S15:EP33 2021

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)

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

**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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CP S15 EP20 2021

Monday May 17, 2021 – You know how you take a few days off, but it takes twice as many days to actually catch up? Yep … Last week’s visits included KLZR Westcliffe and KHEN Salida. The week prior included a run out to Durango and a visit with KRZA Alamosa.

As I’ve made my way around the state the past month, the conversations I had mostly were about Colorado music and how to build audience. Locally produced non-comms are committed to presenting music from our state. If you’re a Colorado based band or musician reach out to them and find the venues and events in our smaller cities and towns that crave live music. There is plenty of opportunity in our state.

To find out how you can get your music into the hands of independent programmers around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

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 John Macy.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  3. AMZY Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-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.

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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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Carole King – Hard Rock Cafe – Simple Things (1977)
(NT) Leftover Salmon – Category Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Mollie O’Brien – Train Time – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Great American Taxi – Streets of Gold – Streets of Gold (2007)
(NT) YaSi – World Is Burning – Coexist With Chaos EP (2021)

iZCALLi – A New Lie – IV (2018)
Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

The Nails88 Lines About 44 Women (1984)
(D) AMZY Beast in the Bottle (2021)

CITRAOcean (2020)
Hello Dollface – Warrior Of Light – Warrior Of Light (2015)
Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Porlolo – Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Leslie Tom – Born Too Late – Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
Keith Oxman – I Was Doing All Right – Doing All Right (2009)

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CP S15 EP17 2021

Monday April 26, 2021 – I usually put most of this blog post together on Sunday nights and write final thoughts here on Monday morning. BUT – “today” is Saturday April 24. I’ll be on the road the next two days. I’ll also be on the road next weekend, when I travel to Durango for the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival.

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 Chris Zacher, founder and executive director for the non-profit music venue, Levitt Pavilion and chairperson for the Colorado Independent Venue Association.

TOP 5 APRIL 24, 2021

The Colorado super-group Del Shamen, featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes, Nick Forster from E-Town and Hot Rize and Jock Bartley of Firefall fame, take top position thanks mostly to spins in Fort Collins and Paonia. Otherwise, other than shifting a notch or two, the TOP 5 looks the same as last week.

Valdez stays near the top thanks to the top two regional independent music stations, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3, both of which have been featuring cuts from Wishbones the past two weeks. Same goes for *John Grant (honorary Coloradoan via the Czars and local family). Grant has a new single out that I’m sure both stations will give some love to.

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.

  1. DEL SHAMEN – Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  2. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  3. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

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! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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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

Boenzee Cryque Still In Love With You Baby (1967)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Darryl PurposeGentle Arms of Eden (2021)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
The Apples In Stereo – Dream About the Future – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Jenny ShawhanLike A Charm (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
The Films – Strange Hands – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
(D) Kid ReverieWild West (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Keith Oxman – For Darcy and Lenny – Doing All Right (2009)

Boenzee Cryque Sky Gone Gray (1967)
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
(D) Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
Duke Justice The Turn (2021)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
(D) Flobots Roshni (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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CP S15 EP12 2021

MONDAY MARCH 22, 2021 – In Colorado music history — that’s something you hear at the top of each hour of the show. This week it was Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom that was highlighted in HR1.

Elton was a regular at Caribou Ranch Recording Studio in the early 70s. His 4th #1 hit was written during an eight day recording session for Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy, but did not appear on that album.

Instead, it appears on his 1977 Greatest Hits album. He wrote the song for Billie Jean King while she and her team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, were in Denver for a tennis league playoff series. More at Colorado Music Experience.

You ever try to learn something new on the fly? WordPress decided to get rid of the classic editor I’ve been using for 12 years. LMAO. This hurts a little, since I’ve resisted using the newer format in favor of what I’ve known. Oh well.

Let’s try something new this week. Instead of a poll asking if you like a song or not, beginning this week the question will be, “What’s Your Favorite This Week?” See following the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM).

New music this week from Pie Lombardi, Wheelchair Sportscamp, Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5, and Kind Dub f. Sarah Joelle.

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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 Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels.

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.

TOP FIVE MARCH 20 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. LADY GANG – Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
  3. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. ANDY SYDOW – Wicked Dreams EP (May-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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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

HOUR 1

Elton JohnPhiladelphia Freedom (1974)
(D) Pie LombardiSome People (2021)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
King Cardinal Damn This Old Machine (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Braddigan – Customs – The Captive (2007)
Leftover Salmon – Sing Up to the Moon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Wheelchair Sports Camp YESS I’m a MESS (2021)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Glow – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
(D) Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5Time In And Out (2021)

Rodney Rice – Don’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – All For The Love Of Lill – Louie Louie (2001)
(D) Kind Dub Stay Kind (feat. Sarah Joelle) (2021)

Fierce Bad Rabbit – Matter of Time – The Maestro and the Elephant (2012)
DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Art Lande – A Decimeister Winds Up – Resist the Eel Panda (2020)

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.

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