COLORADO TOP 30 DEC 2020

JAN 03 2021 – Well, #1 is #1 – right?  And Nathaniel Rateliff AGAIN holds onto the #1 most spins for DECEMBER 2020.  Sarah Slaton and Dafna swapped the #2 position with Dafna’s debut dropping to #16 and Sarah Slaton’s latest jumping up from #17 in NOV, due largely to being a featured artist for DEC on Indie 102.3 and getting added to regular rotation on 105.5 the Colorado Sound.

New artists to watch for include Blakk Mantra, whose debut got added and made it to HOT rotation at 105.5 The Colorado Sound for December and former Chimney Choir co-founder Kris Drickey who struck out on her own with State Change (not avail on YouTube)

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TOP 30 TITLES DECEMBER 2020

      • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
      • DATE OF RELEASE = NOV 2019-JAN 2021
      • (xx) = NOVEMBER 2020 position
      • 230 titles / 13 stations tracked

(1) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(17) 2. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(D) 4. KRIS DRICKEY – State Change EP (Nov-20)
(D) 5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)
(D) 6. HUGH PHILLIPSIt’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
(3) 7. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 7. STEADY CIRCUITSOne of Many Ends EP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. despAIR Jordan – Before Your Wings Gave Out LP (Jan-21)
(18) 9. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
(5) 9. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(D) 10. BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERSBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) SINGLE (Sep-20)
(4) 11. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(16) 11. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(-) 11. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(18) 12. WOOD BELLY – Man on the Radio LP Jan-20
(-) 13. TYLER T.Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 14. BRITNEY JANEBlossom SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 14. THE BEEVESMercy Be (P.P. Moon) SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 14. THE WRECKLUNDS Moon Over Broadway LP (Oct-20)
(D) 15. BRITNEY JANEWhat If SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 15. STEVE DENNY TRIOLife In New York LP (Apr-20)
(2) 16.  DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
(D) 16. JOFOKECount SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. KAITLYN WILLIAMSStuck On An Idea SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. MAMA LENNY & THE REMEDYParty Girl SINGLE (Oct-20)
(D) 16. THE TRUJILLO COMPANYFollow the Leader SINGLE (Mar-20)
(D) 17. DANAE SIMONEWant Me SINGLE (Sep-20)
(-) 18. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(13) 19. VALDEZ – Saint Munchausen SINGLE (Sep-20)

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CP S14 EP48 2020

Monday DEC 21, 2020HAPPY HOLLY DAZE! Big news this week = Beginning Jan 04 2021, KRZA Alamosa will be airing the program, starting with one hour from 3-4PM and expanding as interest and time allow. Please reach out with a huge THANK YOU and let your friends in Alamosa know about it.

If you forgot to vote for your favorites of 2020 – guess what?  You’re too late.  The poll closed at midnight.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

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 Dango Rose (Elephant Revival).

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING DEC 19 2020

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  1. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
  5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-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

Tim ChamplinChristmas Cafe (2021)
(D) Firefall – Way Back When – Comet (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Wood Belly – Solid Ground – Solid Ground (2018)
(D) Kris Drickey – Crawl Space – State Change (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Christmas Waltz – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
Corey Harris – Basehead – Greens From The Garden (2009)
Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Jack Hadley – My People – Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Huhges Project (2020)

Opie Gone Bad – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (feat. Jim Dalton) – Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & The KingsSanta’s Dog House Blues (1994)
(D) Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)

Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Plume VariaHanukkah Light (2019)
Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars – These Changing Skies (2013)
Dango RoseLife’s Too Short (2021)
(P) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers – Life Is A Highway (To Hell) – Manifest Destiny EP (2021)
My Body Sings Electric – Oceancrest – Part 1: The Night Ends (2014)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersI’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
(N) Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2020)


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CP S14 EP47 2020

Monday DEC 14, 2020 – In 12 days I’ll share the 2020 Listener Poll Playlist with you.  You have 6 days to get your votes in.  Make sure you vote by December 20 at CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

2020 has been a truly magnificent year for Colorado music and not just for the music, but for the incredible outpouring of support.

Musicians in our scene DO NOT need to worry about food insecurity on top of other issues they may be facing.  Organizations like DAZZLE and Rocky Mountain Music Relief offer help.  Dazzle Bread & Jam Pop-Up Pantry for Musicians is open every Sunday from 12pm-6pm.   Musicians and music industry personnel can apply for small grants from RMMR.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.


Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..


TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING DEC 12 2020

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230 titles  / 13 stations tracked

    1. HUGH PHILLIPS – It’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
    2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
    4. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
    5. DONNY BLOTThe T Is Silent LP (Oct-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

(D) Johnny & the MongrelsChristmas Angels (2021) 
(N) Musketeer Gripweed – More Than Ever – More Than Ever (2021) 

Deep Pocket ThievesLocomotive (2019) 
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018) 
Eldren Still Friends (2020)
Big Gigantic – You’re The One (feat. Nevve) – Free Your Mind (2020) 
The Apples In Stereo – Nobody But You – Travellers In Space And Time (2010) 
DeVotchKa – 100 Other Lovers – 100 Lovers (2011) 
(D) Claire HeywoodI Won’t Resign My Love for That Old Dream (2021) 

Finn O’Sullivan – Lipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020) 
Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016) 
Kind DubChristmas Carol of the Bells (2019) 

HOUR 2

Arthur Gee – Plain Talk – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017) 
(D) Andy SydowGold Dust Woman / The Chain (2021)

Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2020) 
Shovels & Rope – I’m Comin’ Out – By Blood (2019) 
Flobots – The Circle In The Square – The Circle In The Square (2012) 
Edison – Take Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018) 
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021) 
(D) David StarrEvery Kind of People (2021)

Big Head Todd & the MonstersBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020) 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsSanta Baby (2017) 
Paul Mullikin Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (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.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..

TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING DEC 05 2020

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.

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 EP45 2020

Monday Nov 30, 2020 – I cannot recall the last time a jazz record landed at #1 in the weekly or monthly Colorado radio spins chart, yet there Ron Miles sits with his latest called Rainbow Sign. Is it among your TOP 10 favorites of 2020?  Make sure you vote by December 20 at CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

Those of us in the arts are the epitome of “small business.” My hope is that you’ll support musicians, artists, and local community radio this holiday season. Your support is deeply appreciated.  The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..

TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING NOV 28 2020

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.

220 titles  / 13 stations tracked

1. RON MILES – Rainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
2. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT Crucible LP (Oct-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
5.  CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints 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 AstronautsThe Hearse (1964)
Boenzee Cryque – I’ve Never Known A Girl (1969) 
(P) Andy Eppler – Much Less Under – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Safe Boating is No Accident – Dye My Love – Bonus Features (2014) 
WhiteWater Ramble – Hollow (feat. Chris Pandolfi) – Hollow (2018)
(D) Jenny ShawhanLike A Charm (2021)

Boot Gun – Still Life – Take What You Got (2020)
Melissa Axel, Modern Tuba & FriendsSleigh Ride In Bora Bora
Jinx Jones – Bopalena – License To Twang (2001)
Cate DowneyBoulder (2020)
(P) Antonio Lopez – The New Warrior – Roots and Wings (2021) 
The Yawpers – Reason to Believe – Human Question (2019)
GRiZ, Big GiganticGood Times Roll (2015)
(D) Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2020) 

HOUR 2

Beast – Spaceman – Beast (1969)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Chandler Holt & Lauren StovallWinter’s Night Waltz (2021)

Daniel Rodriguez – Brother John – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Jayme Stone – Future Promise – Awake, Awake (2020)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Alex Rhodes – Break My Heart – Hometown Rootage (2020)
(D) Everybody Loves An OutlawBlood On A Rose (2021)

Hello Dollface – Say – Warrior Of Light (2015)
The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

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