COLORADO TOP 30 JAN 2021

FEB 02 2021 – It was a great month for new Colorado music at non-commercial community/public and college radio around the state.  Eleven titles debuted, and nine titles stayed in the top thirty for another month.  Of course, Nathaniel Rateliff‘s It’s Still Alright stayed in there, as did Dockside Saints from Cary Morin which jumps up to #1.

Most added for January goes to BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny debuting at #2. Propelled by the single “Life Is A Highway (To Hell)” (links to Spotify) both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 gave it significant love for the month.  It’s a good old school solid rocker, with blazing guitar playing.

Caitlin Cannon‘s TrashCannonAlbum makes a rather surprising return appearance at the top of the charts after being off for several months, landing at #3.   It’s one of the “best of” Americana-country albums from 2020.


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TOP 30 TITLES JANUARY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = DECEMBER  2020 position
  • 250 titles / 13 stations tracked

(7) 1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 2. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny EP (Dec-20) *links to Spotify*
(-) 3. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannonAlbum LP (May-20)
(9) 4. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT – Crucible LP (Dec-20)
(D) 5. XIUHTEZCATLRunway Tapes LP (Oct-20)
(9) 6. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(-) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(D) 7. IMMIGRANT’S CHILDImmigrant’s Child EP (Nov-20)
(D) 7. JESS PARSONSHear Me Calling EP (Jan-21)
(D) 7. KATIRIAMientes SINGLE (Dec-20)
(1) 7. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(-) 7. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(D) 8. HEINWAHEINWA: At Home with Her Greatest Hits EP (Sep-20)
(11) 9. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(D) 10. JON SNODGRASSBuddies II: Still Buddies EP (Nov-20)
(D) 11. INGRID ANDRESSLadylike LP (Mar-20)
(D) 12. WALLYShimmer / Sometimes I Do SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 13. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(-) 13. JON SNODGRASSTace LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. ANDY EPPLERBroke-Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)
(11) 14. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(18) 15. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(-) 15. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
(-) 16. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
(D) 17. SOUTH OF FRANCEHideaway SINGLE (Dec-20)
(-) 17. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(-) 18. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE (Mar-20)
(-) 18. TENNISSwimmer LP (Feb-20)
(11) 18. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(3) 19. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)

CP S15 EP02 2021

Jan 11 2021 – What a difference a week makes.  The WEEKLY TOP 5 is all new this week, with Nathaniel Rateliff finally falling out of the TOP 10.  Cary Morin re-enters at #2 with Colorado roots supergroup Del Shamen at #1.  Alt punk-rockers Bud Bronson & the Good Timers enter the TOP 5 this week with newcomers Jess Parsons and XIUHTEZCATL

Over the past few weeks I’ve been pushing Stay At Home Silent Disco #2  presented by Tyler, The Creative (not the rap artist) on behalf of Rocky Mountain Music Relief, Inc – a CO 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping our community.  We raised over $3000 to help in the cause.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now. I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attend4ing 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 Cary Morin.  

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 09 2021

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1. DEL SHAMEN Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
2. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. JESS PARSONSHear Me Calling EP (Jan-21)
4. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny EP (Dec-20)
4. XIUHTEZCATLRunway Tapes LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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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

Dean Reed Once Again (1960)
Dean ReedI Ain’t Got You (1960)
(D) Deborah Stafford & Robert JohnsonWhy Can’t We Live Together (2021)

James Lee Baker – Santa Barbara – 100 Summers (2020)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Complicated – The Show (2009)
Jack Hadley – Merry Go Round – Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Hughes Project (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Doctor – Things That Are Brown (2015)
The Apples In Stereo – Dance Floor – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
(D) Robin LewisDeep Blue Water (2021)

DeVotchKa – Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Andrew Vogt And His Twirling Zucchinis Distracted By Donuts – Distracted By Donuts (2019)

HOUR 2

The Flying Burrito Brothers – Colorado – The Flying Burrito Brothers (1971)
(D) J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)

Augustus – Kick the Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
The Drunken Hearts – Broken Things – The Prize (2018)
Dango Rose – Life’s Too Short – Ring Out / Life’s Too Short (2021)
Cary Morin – Lay Baby Lay – When I Rise (2018)
Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
(D) despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Jill Sobule – Where Do I Begin – Nostalgia Kills (2018)
Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2020)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S12 EP48 2018

Monday Dec 17, 2018 – Just a reminder to VOTE for your favorites of 2018 in the fan/listener poll.  There’s been a bit of a change in the running – with Sarah Snead Hornbuckle‘s fans rallying to make the pop-country ballad “All I’ve Got” the front-runner fan favorite video as we enter the final week of the polling.  The sweaty Greeley soul band the Burroughs is still slightly in front of Denver’s roots-blues-rockers Silver and Smoke for Fan Favorite LP/EP of 2018.


105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

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The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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.

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.

HOUR 1

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Colorado Christmas” from The Christmas Album (1997)
(D) Firefall “Nature’s Way (feat. Timothy B. Schmit)” from Nature’s Way (2018)


Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru In The Girl (2017)
Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
(N) Lucas Wolf “Mr. Reaper” from Falling Into Place (2019)


Ryan Chrys “Hound From the Badlands” from The Catskills (2018)
Electric Swingset “Middle Ground” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
Sweet Water Well “Zoeology” from Watermelon (1996)
(D) Jeremy Dion “Evangeline” from More Lately


Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Sweet Memphis” from Blues With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Danny Shafer “Jesus, Tonto and Springsteen” from Weddings, Floods and Funerals (2015)
(N) Walter Gorra “’Til Next Time” from In Due Time (2018)

HOUR 2

Big Head Todd & The Monsters “I’m Glad (at Christmas Time)” from I’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
(D) Coral Creek “I Gotta Move” from Free Dog (2019)


Matthew Wilburn Skinner “Wayfaring Stranger” from Play for the King (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I Did It” from A Little Something More From Nathaniel Rateliff The Night Sweats (2016)
(N) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers “We Are the Champions (of the Basement)” from Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)


Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
SHEL “The Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
Patti Fiasco “Elvis” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Davey Daydream “Backstage”(2018)


Tennis “In the Morning I’ll Be Better” from Yours Conditionally (2017)
Griz and Big Gigantic “Good Times Roll” from Good Times Roll (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio “LuvRoot” from Thinkbox (2017)