CP S15 EP01 2021

Jan 04 2021 – HAPPY 2021!  Welcome to Season #15! WOW.  I hope we can celebrate together this April, which is the official birthdate of the show in 2006.  Of course, COVID will have a say in whether that event takes place or not.

A big welcome to new fans of the show listening in at KRZA Alamosa and KFFR Winter Park.  That brings the Colorado Playlist to 27 FM frequencies a week and 60 total hours of programming.

Due to the 27 frequency reach the CP has, it factors heavily into the weekly and monthly charts I publisher here, as well as the Colorado singles and album charts at RootsMusicReport.com.

I am very surprised to see the wonderful new album from Ron Miles hitting TOP 5 again this month, without any spins at all from two of our leading stations.  This is the 2nd time Rainbow Sign has pushed its way onto the weekly chart.

NEW POLL FORMAT – Instead of voting 1-5 for new tracks for the show, you can simply say you like it, don’t like it or say MEH-It’s OK.  Let’s see how that works.

As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now.  The Stay Home Silent Disco will put a nice chunk of change in our account.

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 Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 02 2021

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. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
  3. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
  5. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-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 Electric Prunes – Finders Keepers, Loser Weepers – Good Old Rock and Roll (1969)
Big Bird & The Steam ShovelWhat’s Happening (At The Psychiatrist Club) (1968)
(D) Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Del Shamen – Right Now – Del Shamen (2021)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
The Samples – Warm & Sunny – Black & White (2004)

(D) Cass ClaytonMake Believing (2021) – Cass Clayton is a very good personal friend of mine. She serves on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a Colorado non-profit we started in 2017 to help artists struggling financially due to natural catastrophes. She’s also been directly involved with helping serve food-insecure members of our music community via Bread & Jam at Dazzle @ Bau’rs (Denver). AND she’s maintained a busy studio schedule along with all the other things she can think of to keep the music going. 

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Scott Martin – Pam – Alone at Sunset (2018)

HOUR 2

Eighth Penny MatterRain (1968)

(D) Ramakhandra – Kujira – Ramakhandra (2020) – Ramakhandra snuck up on me this past month when 303 Magazine named their S/T debut as Album of the Year for 2020. Up to that point, I’m sorry to say, I hadn’t heard of them. Recently, 303 music editor Kori Hazel and I noted between us that they are (unofficially) a band to watch for in 2021 and beyond.  

SHELRainbow (2020)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
MojomamaPoint Of View Blues (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

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CP S14 EP32 2020

Monday AUG 17 2020 – Down Time finally got bounced out of the TOP 5 this week, replaced by the resurgence of Whippoorwill and the rise of the latest Kayla Rae EP Pressure.  This week’s MMMM = the latest from King Cardinal, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Bison Bone.

In the mood for live music?  There seems to be more and more of it taking places as we figure out the best way to do things.  Of course that does mean wearing masks when in public places and maintaining social distancing. Festivals are off the table, but the Fort Collins Musicians Association (FOCOMA) has figured out a way to celebrate over a decade of FOCOMX and NOCO music events.  I’m happy to support this  year’s FOCOMX – A Digital Retrospective.

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 15

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 / 135 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy SINGLE (Aug-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. KAYLA RAEPressure EP (Aug-20)
5. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Nov-19)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS  III LP (Sept-19)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)

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

Michael Martin Murphey – Cherokee Fiddle – Flowing Free Forever (1976) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) King CardinalBluebird Day (single) (2020)  

Anthony Ruptak – Good Morning – A Place That Never Changes (2019)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Old Souls – Art & Survival (1994)
Andy Monley – All Hail – Triplight (2006)
(D) Big Head Todd & the MonstersIt Ain’t Serious (single) (2020)

Wendy Woo – The Weather – The Immigrant (2019)
Petals of Spain – Good Life – Daydream (2016)
Peter Sommer – The Fruit – Crossroads (2008)

HOUR 2

Badfinger – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch / Should I Smoke – Wish You Were Here (1974) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)

The Still Tide – Change of Address – Between Skies (2019)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Boot Gun – Still Life – Take What You Got (2020)
Reverend Freakchild – I know You Rider – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Achille Lauro – Low Cha Cha – Flight or Flight (2012)
(P) Kayla Rae – Real – Pressure EP (2020)
Lettuce – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Elevate (2019)
The Hustle Kings – For What It’s Worth – Stand Up (2016)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Chophouse Blues – Proceed to Route (2019)

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CP S14 EP18 2020

Monday May 11, 2020 – I wake up every Monday morning and sit at the kitchen table to write this post.  I look out at a trio of unfinished homes from my window. I haven’t seen a single crew for weeks. And I wonder when those houses will be finished, when they’ll be sold and when I’ll see families coming in and out of them.  More than that, I wonder when I’ll be face to face with you in person from a stage.

On this particular Monday morning I grieve for one of Denver’s most loved venue owners, Sandra Holman Watts  – owner of Live at Jacks – who tearfully announced via video that she has had to close her venue permanently.

In the meantime, some local venues and rehearsal studios have figured out ways to produce live streaming events with full production.  And of course musicians are still sending out good vibes from their homes.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

One bit of good news – besides producing this show for you weekly from my home studio, I am also an on air host at 105.5 The Colorado Sound KJAC Greeley.  I host Saturday 8AM to 12PM and Sunday 5PM-8PM.  I haven’t been on since early March.  I will return to my Saturday morning shift next Saturday, May 16.

TOP 5 Colorado Albums This Week

  • Reverend FreakchildThe Bodhisattva Blues
  • Nathaniel Rateliff And It’s Still Alright
  • Lee Sims – A Few More Miles to Go
  • MojomamaRed, White and Blues
  • The LumineersIII

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sweaty Greeley Soul – that’s how the Burrough’s are known.  Their spirited shows are infectious dance parties.  Their messages are socially conscious and focused on love and unity.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subscribe.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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 Samples – Close To The Fires – The Samples (1989)
(D) David Ladon – Plastic Angel – Mother Market (2020)

The Haunted Windchimes – Spring Cleaning – Sleepy Baby (2019)
Cary Morin – Lay Baby Lay – When I Rise (2018)
Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)
John Common – You Ain’t Broken – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
(D) Hard Pressed – Red Rocking Chair – Magic Dime (2020)
Whitacre – Seaons – Seasons (2019)
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Rare Silk – Red Clay – New Weave (1983)
(D) The Lovely And Talented – Roll with the Changes – Election Day (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Awake & Dreaming – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Moors & McCumber – La Da Da – Acrobats (2018)
Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
YaSi – Dreams – Unavailable (2019)
Devotchka – Along The Way – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
Jack Hadley – Deeper & Deeper – Deeper (2008)
(N) Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Richard Dean – Eileen – Vignettes (2017)
Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

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Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide 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.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

CP S14 EP17 2020

Monday May 04, 2020 – It’s been estimated that over 60% of us discover new music at free outdoor live music events put on in our local communities, while less than 40% discover new music at various types of indoor venues. Of course, that’s pre-COVID. 

Now, Facebook has become the de facto source for live music, the audience left watching and engaging on our devices. These shows have also become a significant way we donate to local causes – from supporting our local artists, to supporting organizations feeding those who need it now the most.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subsribe.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This month’s Big Head Todd & the MonstersMonsters Music Monthly is in honor of the late John Prine.  And of course, they obeyed stay-at-home rules.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Chuck Pyle – Colorado – Camel Rock (1995)
(D) Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Hey Mama – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Reverend Freakchild – Big Boss Man – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Lee Sims – Live Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)
Mollie O’Brien – Big Red Sun Blues – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
Hillbilly Hellcats – I Never Thought – Our Brand (1998)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
(D) Dream Feed – Touch The Flame (2020)


Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Don’t Rush Me – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Dragondeer – Stay High (2020)

Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Zuba – To Whom It May Concern – The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Time & Time – Sherri Jackson (1997)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
(P) Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)


THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide 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.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

CP S14 EP15 2020

Monday April 20, 2020Happy 4-20, although I’m not really sure if that’s relevant any longer.  It’s almost impossible to go on social media now and not see a live streaming event being put on by musicians throughout the state (and the world for that matter).

As I learned on Saturday, our fans are quite willing to show their love by dropping some coins (and dollars) in the virtual tip jars.  To that end, I am grateful for the support of my friends that host the NoCO Live from Home Show, based out of Fort Collins.  And I’m especially grateful to those who dropped some dollars into my Venmo and PayPal accounts during my performance.

Speaking of support.  A huge thank you to the newest sponsor of the show.   Denver DrumZ.  Located on Colfax Ave, owner JB Running Bear Maroncelli is currently offering live streaming lessons for students of all ages and experience level.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Jim Dalton is the founder / leader of the Denver based hard core country band The Railbenders, and the lead guitarist for the Arizona based Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.

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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

John Denver – Back Home Again –Back Home Again (1974)
(P) John Statz – What Would You Call That? – Early Riser (2020)
The Threadbarons – Trouble Bound – Songbook for the Weary (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
CITRA – Ocean – Ocean (2020)
Wildermiss – Promise Me – In My Mind (2020)
Everything Absent Or Distorted (A Love Story) – The Exit Parade – The Soft Civil War (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
(D) The Swashbuckling Doctors – Better Than Nothing (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois (2019)
Yo, Flaco! – Goin’ at it – Goin’ at it (2002)
Paa Kow – The Way I Feel – Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Boenzee Cryque – Ashbury Wednesday (1968)
Monocle / Higher Elevation– The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)

Silent Bear – The Green Lion – The Green Lion (2016)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters feat. Hazel Miller – Hard Times Come Again No More (2020)

Movers & Shakers – Pink and Black Cadillac – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer (2009)
Paul Kimbiris – Song of Summer – May Day EP (2018)
(D) Eldren – Still Friends (2020)

The Yawpers – Doing It Right – American Man (2015)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2019)
Sunsquabi – Pangolin – Instinct (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and 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.