CP S15:EP38 2021

MONDAY September 20 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

I woke up and drove west towards my “office” this morning and saw snow on the upper peaks, as if I needed a reminder that today/tomorrow is officially the start of autumn – oh, and it was 50 degrees outside. Today’s high = maybe 70. Tomorrow’s high = 70. The final live outdoor show of my season was Saturday. Welcome to autumn.

In roughly eight weeks we’ll begin the march towards the annual SOME OF THE BEST OF THE COLORADO PLAYLIST and the LISTENER BEST OF. R U READY?

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that new releases from the Lumineers (out today) and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats will be at or near the top of our Best Of consideration, but new releases from Colorado legends Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller featuring Hazel’s long time keyboardist Dana Marsh and friends, and Leftover Salmon are sure to be contenders based on in-state radio airplay.

2021 may go down as the YEAR of JAZZ in Colorado with several incredible releases … including new releases from long time friend Mer Sal who connected with the legendary Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) for Adjustments, and one from Colorado drummer / composer Brennen Schedler called Keep Steppin Down – find both in CP JAZZ 2021 on Spotify.

The Colorado Playlist & Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater Fri, Nov 26 (day after Thanksgiving)

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WEEK END SPT 18 2021

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. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
  2. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  3. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Dancin’ Around My Grave SINGLE (Jul-21)
  4. SCOTT WARRENShadow Bands LP (Aug-21)
  5. MATTHEW FOWLER – The Grief We Gave Our Mother LP (Sep-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Jimmy BuffettCome Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) Worden JilsonDesert Lullaby – Worden Jilson EP (2020)

Johnny & The MongrelsLouisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
The Wood BrothersSnake Eyes – Paradise (2015)
Dafna Sweeter (2021)
Heavy Diamond RingUnknown Legend – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams Betty Boop – Midnight Rodeo (2006)
The Czars Killjoy – The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People (2001)
(D) Jaguar StevensAll the Things He Said – Jaguar Stevens (2021)

Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Luna Shade Brotherhood (2020)
Gabriel MervineSunlight – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Chuck PyleHere Comes the Water – Step by Step (1990)
(D) Morsel Sandy Cheeks – Morsel (2021)

Cary MorinJamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
Dechen HawkLady Devine (2021)
Kind Hearted StrangersThe Egoist – East/West (2021)
Cassie TaylorSpare Some Love – Out of My Mind (2013)
The Motet So High – Totem (2016)
(D) Francis & the Wolf Hold On Me – Truth Be Told (2021)
The Still TideGive Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Bison Bone Alright – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Ryan A FourtGrapple At The Snapple – Big Slick (2015)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

CP S15:EP37 2021

Monday SEPT 13 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

To go or not to go – that may or may not be the question. Looking at filled football stadiums on tv yesterday, you’d think we returned to 2019 when not one of us had a concern about COVID.

On the other side of that is the number of show cancellations we’re seeing and the number of venues that now require we be vaxxed or have a neg-COVID test result within seventy-two hours.

Check your local listings for cancellations and what you need to do in order to attend.

What is the sound of Colorado in 2021?

Look at what non-commercial community/public/college radio here and around the country play from Colorado and you’d want to think the sound is based in Americana roots grooves.

If you’re a long time fan and you look at who is appearing at this year’s Westword Music Showcase September 17 & 18 you’ll be surprised to find mostly Urban Alternative (a radio format that focuses on hip-hop, R&B and dance genres) acts.

Case in point: Roots Music Report (Colorado) has the new album from Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller at #1 for the 6th consecutive week, with Reverend Freakchild, The High Hawks, Leftover Salmon and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, A.J. Fullerton, West Side Joe & the Men of Soul, Eddie Turner, Rodney Rice and Nathaniel Rateliff (solo) filling out the TOP 10…

…while Westword is showcasing Dafna, 2MX2, N3ptune, Roka Hueka, Nay Renee, Brothers of Brass, Zanib, Joseph Lamar, Ramakhandra, Neoma, A Meazy, and YaSi on Saturday with less than a handful of more straight-up rock and alternative rock bands.

What’s missing is the sound of Americana – jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, country-folk, and acoustic roots music with Bison Bone and LVDY the only “Americana” acts represented in the Westword Music Showcase Spotify playlist.

The Westword Music Showcase has certainly changed a lot over the past thirty years, but does Denver really sound that much different from the rest of the state??

The Colorado Playlist & Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater Fri, Nov 26 (day after Thanksgiving)

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WEEK END SPT 11 2021

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. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
  2. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  3. 2b3 – Jimi LP (Jul-21)
  4. MATTHEW FOWLER – The Grief We Gave Our Mother LP (Sep-21)
  5. COVENHOVEN – “IV” LP (Aug-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Tim GoodmanNew Romeo (1981)
(D) Covenhoven Everything In Between IV (2021)

Mojomama We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Modern Outlaw Country – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless ( 2021)
Jay SilenceWhiskey Breath – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
ELLSWORTHGrowing Pains – ELLSWORTH (2021)
DeVotchKa Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Born In The Flood Another Night, Another Place – If this thing should spill (2007)
(D) Andy Frasco & the U.N.Dancin’ Around My Grave (2021)

Lizzy Plotkin Deep Woods Blues – We Will Sing (2019)
Rodney RiceDon’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
Ron MilesBinder – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2

REO SpeedwagonRidin’ the Storm Out – Ridin’ the Storm Out (1973)
(D) Scott WarrenLeft Out On The Joke – Shadow Bands (2021)

Kyle EmersonBetter – Only Coming Down (2020)
The MotetDamn! – Totem (2016)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerBorn Under A Bad Sign (feat. Fred Gowdy and Todd Park Mohr) – What We Did! (2021)
Dragondeer Patient Boy (2021)
Liz BarnezMind Slippin’ – Inkmarks On Pages (1996)
The String Cheese IncidentStay Through – Song In My Head (2014)
(D) Matthew Fowler I’m Still Trying – The Grief We Gave Our Mother (2021)

Slopeside Prove Me Wrong – Shoot the Moon (2018)
Daniel Rodriguez Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
2b3 Purple Haze – Jimi (2021)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

CP S15:EP36 2021

Tuesday SEPT 07 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend and didn’t have to work all of it. Thanks to KAFM Grand Junction for inviting me to emcee their annual Radio Daze Event at Edgewater Brewery. One of Colorado’s TOP Americana-country artists, Hugh Phillips, is scheduled to play the Radio Room at KAFM on September 10.

PS .. this blogpost is a day later than usual because I decided to take yesterday off to hit the Frying Pan River for some late summer fly fishing. 😉

105.5 The Colorado Sound & The Colorado Playlist Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater Fri, Nov 26 (day after Thanksgiving)

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WK END SPT 04 2021

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. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
  2. THE BURROUGHSZero Sum Game SINGLE (Apr-21)
  3. EDDIE TURNERChange In Me LP (Jun-21)
  4. (TIE) ERIK LUNDESteel Militia SINGLE (Aug-21)**
  5. (TIE) GRAYSON ERHARDElevation SINGLE (Aug-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Townes Van Zandt – My Proud Mountains – Our Mother The Mountain (1969)
(D) LowfiveAll Good Things (2021)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You (2017)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Jenny Shawhan – Do You Still Love Me – Don’t Be Afraid (2021)
Andy Monley – somewhere – Triplight (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Viceroy Filter King – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
(D) Pamela Machala – Something Simple – Something Simple (2021)

Megan Burtt – Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – The Bargain (2015)
Dragondeer All Day (2020)
Dana Landry Trio – Bassically Simple – Memphis Skyline (2014)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Make A Little Magic – Make A Little Magic (1980)
(D) Carolyn HunterGoodbye In the Rain (2021)

Finn O’Sullivan – Lipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Head for the Hills – Say Your Mind – Say Your Mind EP (2019)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller – Takin’ It To the Streets – What We Did! (2021)
The Fluid On My FeetPurplemetalflakemusic (1992)
Love.45 – Release Me – Into The Ether (2009)
(D) Bison Bone Tell All Our Friends (2021)

Strange Americans – Big Black Car – Borrow You, Brother (2017)
White Rose Motor Oil – Whole Heart – You Can’t Kill Ghosts (2020)
(D) 2b3 – Fire – Jimi (2021)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

Colorado TOP 30 AUG 2021

SEPT 1, 2021 -Every week I track thirteen of the state’s twenty plus public, community and college radio stations; eleven thanks to Spinitron.

Tracking is not an exact science. Not every dj at every station publishes a playlist and not every station utilizes the automatic playlist generator provided by Spinitron.

I tracked nearly two hundred titles in August; ninety-five received at least one spin on one station in Colorado. All titles are current since August 2020.

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

(11) 1. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER – What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
(—) 2. THE GRAND ALLIANCE – The Grand Alliance EP (Jan-21)
(—) 2. YASI – Coexist with Chaos EP (Mar-21)
(7) 3. THE HIGH HAWKS – The High Hawks LP (Apr-21)
(9) 4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21) **
(D) 5. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
(D) 6. GLASS CASES Chemicals SINGLE (Jul-21)
(D) 7. BLUMER HAUS – Boy Meets Groove LP (Jul-21)
(–) 8. NATHANIEL RATELIFFLive at Red Rocks (2020) LP Jul-21
(12) 9. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(—) 10. HEAVY DIAMOND RINGThe Brightest Light EP (Dec-20)
(D) 11. BLAKK MANTRA Dressed In Dynamite SINGLE (Jul-21)
(D) 11. NEOMA Fixxion SINGLE (Jul-21)
(12) 12. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
(D) 12. SLOW CAVESBefore I Leave SINGLE (Jun-21)
(21) 13. THE VELVETEERS – Charmer and the Snake SINGLE (Jul-21)
(1) 14. AMBAR LUCID – Get Lost In the Music EP (Jun-21)
(15) 15. EDDIE TURNER – Change In Me LP (Jun-21)
(8) 15. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
(9) 15. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – Supramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
(6) 15. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL –  Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
(–) 16. ADAM BODINE – Scenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
(–) 17. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(–) 17. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen EP (Oct-20) **
(D) 18. ANDY SYDOW Time Stands Between EP (Aug-21) **
(20) 18. LVDY – Gold LP (Apr-21)
(D) 18. TEDDIE COLLINZCinnamon Eyes SINGLE (Jun-21)
(–) 18. ZOE BERMANLilac Hour SINGLE (Feb-21)
(D) 19. ADIEL MITCHELLWant It Now SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 19. A-MAC & THE HEIGHTShelter SINGLE (May-21)

What bands/artists would you like to see inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame?

Just for fun. The next Colorado Music Hall of Fame class is being inducted December 6, 2021. Don’t know who’s in already? Visit the Colorado Music Hall of Fame website to find out.

Who would you like to see inducted? Pick any three.