CP S15:EP50 2021

Sunset along Pueblo’s Riverwalk Summer 2021

Monday DEC 13, 2021 – We’re less than three weeks away from the end of 2021 and the Best Of the year show and year end charts. I guess it doesn’t take a brain scientist to figure out that Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats album The Future will be the number one album. They are, after all, the most popular band in recent memory. BUT – will Colorado Playlist listener and band fans pick them as #1?

This week’s TOP 5 finds Cortez, Colorado folk duo Maddy & Kev landing at #3 with Animal Electricity dropping into the 4th position and Claire Heywood lands back in the TOP 5.

MMMM this week features new music from the Jackson Cloud Odyssey, Corey Harris and Our Violet Room. The last time I caught Jackson Cloud live he was fronting a classic blues-rock band – but that was a few years ago now. His new album is full blown prog-rock/psychedelia than anything he’s known for live.

Corey Harris is a native Colorado musician who moved away after high school many decades ago. His new album is currently charting TOP 3 in the TOP 50 Colorado Album Chart at Roots Music Report.

Our Violet Room is a new project by Denver via Los Angeles singer-songwriter Matthew Birch. The new single also features Emma Cole from Wildermiss.


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DEC 30 – The Yawpers Play the Beatles – Live On the Lanes at 2454 West Greeley
DEC 31 – The Copper Children & Banshee Tree at Cervantes Other Side
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

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TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

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  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  3. MADDY and KEVTake A Ride EP (Nov-21)
  4. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  5. CLAIRE HEYWOODCrushed Lemons SINGLE (Jul-21)


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Judy Roderick Country Girl Blues – Women Blue (1965)
Judy Roderick & the ForbearsQueen of the Street – When I’m Gone (2009)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Face Down in the Moment – The Future (2022)
The Burroughs Love and Unity (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime SceneHolly Jolly Rock & Roll Party – It’s a Crime Scene Christmas! (2015)
Carolyn Hunter Comedown – Lovelight (2022)
Moon WalkerThe TV Made Me Do It (2021)
Woven HandNot One Stone – The Laughing Stalk (2008)
Velveteen MonsterMarching to the Surf – The Original Soundtrack Recording Of (1999)
(D) Jackson Cloud OdysseyWizard’s Wardrobe – Monkey Mind (2022)

Fierce Bad RabbitMatter of Time – The Maestro and the Elephant (2012)
Post Truth SerumThe Discotheque – Modern Victims (2020)
Gypsy Swing RevueStompin’ At Decca – Some Of These Days (2005)


The String Cheese IncidentBorn On The Wrong Planet – Born On The Wrong Planet (1996)
(D) Corey HarrisTwelve Gates To The City – Insurrection Blues (2022)

James Lee BakerSanta Barbara – 100 Summers (2020)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersI’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save – Freezing Heat EP (2022)
Dirty ShrinesEvery Mile – Digital Ego (2021)
The FluidOur Love Will Still Be There – Glue / Roadmouth (1989)
The Mercury Project Refuge – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Our Violet RoomWinter (f. Emma Cole from Wildermiss) (2022)

Tennis Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Hugh Phillips Steel Drivers Lament – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)
Adam Bodine TrioOver the River and Through the Woods (2022)


CP S15:40 2021

Monday Oct 04, 2021 – We’re about a month away from the start of the 2022 new release year. What are some of your favorite songs so far since last November? What are some of your favorite full length LPs or EPs? Comment to let me know.

You can find 100 of the TOP currents at CP 2021 on Spotify. That playlist changes somewhat regularly, but will lock down on or about November 4th.

Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller had a great run in the TOP 5 the past several weeks and are sure to find themselves among the TOP 20 for year’s end based on spins around the state.

The Lumineers new album won’t officially be released until early in 2022, but the new single is receiving copious amounts of airplay at both Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, landing them at #1 this week.

Expect Kiltro to reign the TOP 5 for November, along with the Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats and the Velveteers, both of whom have new albums dropping in October and November respectively. Nightmare Daydream from the Velveteers will drop on Oct 8.

Not all charts are the same. The TOP 5 Colorado album spins at Roots Music Report looks a lot different than the TOP 5 here, where the Night Hawks have run up to the #1 spot and Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller fall to #5 .. Reverend Freakchild, Leftover Salmon and Eddie Turner round out their TOP 5 this week.

The Colorado Playlist & 105.5 the Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater – Saturday Oct 30
Dragondeer – Globe Hall – Sunday Oct 31 – featuring 1 set of Dragondeer originals and 1 set of Velvet Underground classics
The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater – Friday Nov 26

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TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside SINGLE (Sep-21)
  3. KILTRO – Chambers El Mandatario LP (Sep-21)
  4. CLAIRE HEYWOOD – Crushed Lemons SINGLE (Jul-21)
  5. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)

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Bob Weir Mexicali Blues – Ace (1972)
Poco You Better Think Twice – Poco (1970)
(D) Solohawk Memories Within Me – Radio Waves and Your Movies (2021)

Liptruce You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2020)
GRiZ, Big Gigantic Good Times Roll (2015)
A.J. FullertonThe Forgiver and the Runaway – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
Blakk MantraDressed in Dynamite (2021)
16 HorsepowerBlack Soul Choir – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes (1995)
Wovenhand Long Horn – The Laughing Stalk (2012)
(D) Scott Kinsey and Mer SalHeart of Glass – Adjustments (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Valdez Saint Munchausen – Saint Munchausen (2020)
Emily TakahashiChicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)


Carole KingHard Rock Cafe – Simple Things (1977)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental KidsSummer Means Fun – Sons of the Beaches (1975)
(D) Moon Walker The TV Made Me Do It (2021)

The Midnight ClubClose Your Eyes (2019)
Lee SimsLive Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)
SUCH All I Want (2021)
Eddie TurnerChange In Me – Change In Me (2021)
Dan Treanor From African Soul – Mercy (2005)
The Patti FiascoSmall Town Lights – Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Patrick DethlefsWalking Through The Shadows – If You Listen (2021)

The Wood BrothersLaughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Wildermiss Fallin‘ – In My Mind (2020)
2b3Purple Haze – Jimi (2021)



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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..


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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)


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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

(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) 


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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