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 EP04 2021

Jan 25 2021 – It blows my mind that we’re this close to the end of January already.  I wasn’t able to generate a TOP 5 spins chart for last week, so this week’s TOP 5 is basically two weeks worth of spins.  Cary Morin continues to top the chart, with Bud Bronson & the Good Timers moving up to the #2 spot this week.

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 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.

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 23 2021

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1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERS – Manifest Destiny EP (Dec-20)
3. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
4. HEINWAHEINWA: At Home with Her Greatest Hits EP (Sep-20)
5. XIUHTEZCATL – Runway Tapes LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

Starwood – Burnin’ Over You – Starwood (1977)
(D) Paul WhitacreFind the Light (2021)

Jeremy Facknitz – Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(D) RetrofettePhotogenic (2021)

Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Train Home – Love Runner (2014)
Paul Galaxy and the Galactix – Lunar Swing – Slingshot (2004)
(D) Fresh Fruit!Fancy Limousine (2021)

The BurroughsLove and Unity (2020)
Five Iron Frenzy – Boomerang – Between Pavement and Stars (2015)
Jeff Jenkins Organization – Heavy Eddie – The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Freddi Henchi Band – Welcome to the Freddi & Henchi Party / Get Up Off the Funk – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Kind Hearted Stranger – The Egoist – East-West (2021)

Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine – Lady Like (2020)
Kyle Emerson – Worth It – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Caitlin Cannon – Drink Enough – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
(D) ELLSWORTHGrowing Pains (2021)

The String Cheese Incident – Get To You (W. Lyle Divinsky) – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
Dan Treanor – From African Soul – Mercy (2005)
Johnny & The Mongrels – Music Man – Creole Skies (2020)
Gogolab – Honey Trap – Border Patrol (2013)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

 

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)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

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)

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.

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)

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.

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

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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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK