Hi gang. I just returned from vacation so this list is shorter as previous months. I’ll be in full power mode by the end of October. Enjoy. ALSO – WordPress changed how I do things so I need to relearn. UGH!
There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado. I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.
I tracked 175 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of September. A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.
Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s advanced search function.
TOP 30 TITLES SEPTEMBER 2020
- ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
- DATE OF RELEASE = Sept 2019-2020
- (xxx) = AUGUST 2020 position
(2) 1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(1) 2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(3) 3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(9) 4. THE LUMINEERS – III LP (Sep-19)
(D) 5. ERIC & KAH LI – Jelly SINGLE (Jun-20)
(7) 6. THE WOOD BROTHERS – Kingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(10) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ – Sojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(23) 8. JON SNODGRASS – Tace LP (Aug-20)
(9) 9. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(D) 9. JESSICA JIMENEZ – Who Am I SINGLE (Mar-20)
(6) 10. ESME PATTERSON – There Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
(-) 11. LAST CALL ROMANCE – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (Dec-19)
(D) 11. NINA & THE HOLD TIGHT – Keeps Me Coming Back SINGLE (Dec-19)
(D) 12. DON CHICHARRON – La Carcacha SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 13. BRENT COWLES – It’s Coals. LP (Sep-20)
(D) 13. RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. DON CHICHARRON – El Diablo SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 15. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(11) 15. JAYME STONE – Awake EP (Jul-20)
(D) 15. VALDEZ – Wishbones EP (Sep-20)
(15) 16. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(19) 16. TENNIS – Swimmer LP (Feb-20)
(D) 17. LOLITA – Toda Mi Gente [Ft. Big Samir of The Reminders] SINGLE (Jun-20)
(12) 18. TYLER T. – Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 19. 2MX2 [FT AJA BLACK (Reminders)] – Elevator SINGLE (Aug-20)
(24) 19. ALEXA WILDISH – Alexa Wildish LP (Feb-20)
(D) 19. INAIAH LUJAN – Do What You Want EP (Mar-20)
(D) 19. LOGAN FARMER – Still No Mother LP (Aug-20)
(-) 20. DAVID STARR – Beauty and Ruin LP (Feb-20)
(-) 20. LUNA SHADE – Brotherhood SINGLE (May-20)
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Monday SEPT 21 2020 – Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.
Cary Morin, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Lumineers share TOP 5 postings this week in both the in-state chart and the Roots Music Report chart. The outliers include Gasoline Lollipops, Gabrielle Louise, Reverend Freakchild and the Subdudes.
I will not be publishing a post next Monday SPT 28th, or the following Monday, OCT 5. I’ll be on vacation, fishing in Montana.
Dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the CP from the 60s to Today on Spotify or check out a playlist of tracks from 2020 at CP2020. CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection. PLS be sure to follow.
You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012. PLS be sure to subscribe.
TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 19 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.
COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 165 titles tracked)
ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)
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
Crawler – Sail On – Snake Rattle & Roll (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Brent Cowles – Shine – It’s Coals. (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Sparkling Wine – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – See In The Dark – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
The Samples – Here And Somewhere Else – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(P) Dango Rose – Ring Out! (2020)
Kelly Augustine – Thunder on the Mountain – Light in the Lowlands (2019)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)
Trillion – Hold Out – Trillion (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Blakk Mantra – Perhaps We’ll Live – Welcome to El Rey Blvd (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Fried Food/Hard Liquor – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
(D) Valdez – Saint Munchausen (2020)
Blue Canyon Boys – I Want You to Want Me – House Full Of Sorrow (2009)
SHEL – The Battle of Evermore – SHEL (2012)
(D) 2MX2 – Elevator (feat. Aja Black of the Reminders) (2020)
DeVotchKa – Straight Shot – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
La Cocodrila – Bop Bop Bop Bop – La Cocodrila (2019)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Saturday night my girlfriend and I attended a sold out Mishawaka show – Trout Steak Revival with Gasoline Lollipops and Canyon Collected. It was the last possible Saturday night I had available this summer to get to the Mishawaka for a show, and the overall experience did not disappoint. A special surprise that night was the acoustic version of Gasoline Lollipops – the first for the band.
It was pretty evident that the sold out audience was there for the two jamgrass bands. The Gas Pops met reserved appreciation from a polite audience until they revved up the tempos, allowing Don to demonstrate his formidable lead guitar skills and Clay to demonstrate his ability to own any audience I’ve ever seen him in front of.
By the end of the set, with Clay raging vocally, the audience was sold. When the band came back on for a quick set of pics by the house photog, the audience thought maybe they were getting an encore …
Lead guitarist Don Ambory broke out a mandolin, the first time I’ve seen that happen – and he played his 1940’s Gibson acoustic for the Gas Pops set. He also sat in on three songs with Trout Steak, and played electric guitar – his solos in the Trout Steak set were fan favorites as were the ukulele solos taken by Canyon Collected’s Tia Martini.
Some of us standing in the “VIP” viewing area commented on the presence of the ukulele in the lineup until Tia demonstrably shredded every jam in the band’s 45 minute crowd pleasing set.
Because of the hour forty minute drive home to the Denver metro we didn’t stay for the entire set by Trout Steak Revival, but based on the overall feel of the night, and the thunderous applause during the first half of their set, I have no doubt that the show didn’t end by midnight. Trout Steak does stand out as one of the best acoustic jamgrass Americana-folk bands in the region today.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
Last week I posted the The Best of 2018 So Far. Beyond the top 5 albums posted, there are some others that stand up well as we’re now beyond mid point of the year. The new album by Brent Cowles on Dine Alone Records, as well as Covenhoven’s A Kind of Revelation are going to be strong contenders by mid-December when the best of lists for the year come out around the region.
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S12 EP26
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Wipeout Turn” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) Joe Johnson “Snakeskin Dress” from Morgantown (2018)
Slopeside “Prove Me Wrong” from Shoot the Moon (2018)
Elephant Revival “Rhythm of the Road” from Break in the Clouds (2010)
Monocle Band “Can’t Get By” from Monocle Band (2013)
Rusty Young “Down Home” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
(N) Oxeye Daisy “Darling Boy” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
The Yawpers “American Man” from American Man (2015)
The Wood Brothers “River Takes the Town” from One Drop of Truth (2018)
Keith Oxman “Brothers, Michael and Jean-Marc” from East of the Village (2017)
The Railbenders “Bourbon County” from The Medicine Show (2018)
Katie Glassman & Snapshot “Liza Jane” from Dream A Little Dream (2014)
(N) Covenhoven “Stone and Clay” from A Kind of Revelation (2018)
Strangebyrds “Star Crossed Lovers” from Star Crossed Lovers (2018)
Motet “123” from The Motet (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
Wood Belly “Solid Ground” from Solid Ground (2018)
A.J. Fullerton “Smoke & Mirrors” from Kalamath (2017)
iZCALLI “A New Lie” from IV (2018)
Peter Sommer “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” from Happy-Go-Lucky Locals (2017)