CP S14 EP49 2020 – BEST OF

Monday DEC 28, 2020HAPPY HOLLY DAZE for the last time in 2020. The Listener Poll was fun; thank you.  It was the first time I ran a silent poll where you didn’t get to see the results as they were taking place. Where I can see it made a difference was in the mad rush of fans of bands to crush the results.

Except for one, it was a balanced result – with only 4 of the TOP 50 not receiving any votes and none receiving only one. Your TOP 12 +1 (my jazz pick) is in Hour 2 below.

Hour 1 took some doing.  There is a lot of airplay worthy music in Colorado.  There has been more airplay worthy music in our state for several years than what can reasonably be played on any show, or radio station.  I picked thirteen I thought had good stories to tell you about.

COMING JANUARY 8TH 2021


Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  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


TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING DEC 26 2020

13 stations / 130 titles surveyed.

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  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  2. KRIS DRICKEYState Change EP (Nov-20)
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Oct-20)
  5. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)

BEST OF 2020 

HOUR 1 – SOME OF THE BEST OF – RANDOM ORDER

David Starr & John Oates (ft. Jim Lauderdale) – Road to Jubilee – Beauty and Ruin (2020)
Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Trevor HallPut Down What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)
Rodney Rice – Don’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
Tennis – Runner – Swimmer (2020)
Esmé Patterson – All Mine – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Down Time – Not A Complicated Person – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Thomas Hine – Abandon – Ledgers and Stones (2020)
Reverend Freakchild – I know You Rider (Grateful Dead) – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Kayla Marque – Mercy – Brain Chemistry (Right Brain) (2020)
IlleniumNightlight (2020)
Big Gigantic – You’re The One (feat. Nevve) – Free Your Mind (2020)
Ron Miles – Queen Of The South – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2 – BEST OF 2020 LISTENER POLL – RANDOM ORDER

The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Barbers and Bartenders – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)
DragondeerAll Day (2020)
Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Kayla RubyI Wish I Was Crazy (2020)
Whitewater Ramble – 3 Minutes 2 Spare – Pseudonymous (2020)
Cary Morin – Jamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Nathaniel Rateliff – Time Stands – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine – Lady Like (2020)
Steve Denny Trio – Standard Steve – Life in New York (2020)

BEST OF 2020 ON YOUTUBE

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COLORADO TOP 30 NOVEMBER 2020

December 1, 2020 -EDIT DEC 02 2020 … Before I posted up yesterday, I forgot to link the releases to their respective YOUTUBE location.  That’s now done.  Enjoy.

By now it should come as no surprise the incredible success of Nathaniel Rateliff‘s solo LP And It’s Still Alright.  Not only did it bounce back to #1 this month, but I’m 100% positive it will be #1 for 2020.

New Artist to Watch For, Dafna, a student at CU Boulder, DEBUTS at #2 thanks mostly to it being the most played Colorado release at Indie 102.3 this past month. Colorado supergroup Del Shamen, featuring members of the Subdudes, Hot Rize/E-Town and Firefall debuts at #4 with their self-titled debut.  Debuting at #8, Ron Miles Rainbow Sign is the first JAZZ album to land at #1 in a WEEKLY TOP 5 (wk end 11/28)

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.

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I track spins at 11 of those stations thanks to Spinitron, developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US, and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

TOP 30 TITLES NOVEMBER 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = Oct 2019-November 2020
  • (xxx) = OCTOBER 2020 position
  • 220 titles / 13 stations tracked

(7) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(D) 2. DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
(1) 3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 4. DEL SHAMENDEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(2) 5. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(3) 6. RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 7. ZACH HECKENDORFHAWK TALK LP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. RON MILES – Rainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(31) 9. RON MILES – Rainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(D) 9. NAT TATESongs for the Trees LP (Oct-20)
(D) 10. ZEMBURecall EP (Mar-20)
(D) 11. FERN ROBERTSMeet Them At the Door LP (Oct-20)
(D) 12. JOHN LENSINGTalk to Me SINGLE (Sep-20)
(D) 13. SYDNEY CLAPGolden Air SINGLE (Aug-20)
(15) 13. VALDEZ – Saint Munchausen SINGLE (Sep-20)
(D) 14. ROSSINIParty People SINGLE (Sep-20)
(-) 15. WILDERMISSSupermagical SINGLE (May-20)
(13) 16. LAST CALL ROMANCE – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (Dec-19)
(33) 16. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(50) 16. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
(D) 17. SARAH SLATONGet Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(18) 18.ALRIGHT ALRIGHT –Crucible LP (Oct-20)
(-) 18. BRENT COWLESIt’s Coals. LP (Sep-20)
(38) 18. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(D) 18. DOUGLAS MANNBlack Roses on Dark Water LP (Nov-20)
(D) 18. SAINTJOEPenmanship LP (Feb-20)
(15) 18. WOOD BELLY – Man on the Radio LP Jan-20
(-) 18. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
(55) 19. KING CARDINALBluebird Day SINGLE (Aug-20)
(-) 20. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)

Let’s Dance! A COVID Relief Fundraiser

Stay Home Silent Disco 2 presented by Tyler, the Creative is a way to have fun during isolation while raising money to support Colorado COVID-relief for the arts. I’m thrilled to be supporting the event in their efforts to raise money for three non-profits — $1 for every view that the three streams get! Be sure to RSVP — see you December 18th!

 

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CP S13 EP10 2019

Monday March 4, 2019

If you missed it, I put the interview with Eddie Roberts in the Offstage …Beyond the Music page along with the interview with the folks from Sustain Music & Nature.  There are more interviews coming, including one with the legendary singer-songwriter and author Rick Roberts (Firefall, Flying Burrito Brothers).  Each episode will be be about 20 minutes long.

It was a great year for Colorado’s blues artists and venues in 2018.  These are the Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Award winners.  Congratulations to everyone.

    • Favorite Female Vocalist—Erica Brown
    • Favorite Male Vocalist—Rex Peoples
    • Favorite Guitarist—Jasco Duende
    • Favorite Slide Guitarist—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Harmonica—Nic Clark
    • Favorite Bassist—Todd Edmunds
    • JD Kelly Favorite Horns—The Chris Daniels Horns-Jim Waddell and Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson
    • Favorite Keyboardist—Scott Hackler
    • Favorite Drummer—Kyle Borthick
    • Favorite (Other)—Lionel Young (Violin)
    • Favorite Songwriter—Tie–Cary Morin, Eef
    • Favorite Blues Band—Mojomama
    • Favorite Acoustic Act—AJ Fullerton
    • Favorite Solo/Duo—Tie–Scott Hackler, AJ Fullerton
    • John Catt Young Performer Award—Grace Kuch
    • Favorite Blues Jam—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Festival—Greeley Blues Jam
    • Favorite Blues Club—Rusty Bucket
    • Favorite Club for Dancing—Nissi’s,
    • Favorite Local Recording—Cass Clayton Band, “Cass Clayton Band”

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105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Covenhoven with Kid Reverie – Friday, April 19 at E-Town Hall (Boulder)

SLOW CAVES (Album Release) / One Flew West / Gestalt – Saturday March 23 at Globe Hall (Denver)

The Subdudes for 2 shows Washington’s FoCo – Friday, April 5 and Boulder Theater – Saturday, April 6

The Widow’s Bane at The Bluebird Theater (Denver) Thr, March 7 2019

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play.  Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist exclusive premier

HOUR 1

Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(D) Bison Bone “Cryin’ Shame” from Take Up the Trouble (2019)

A J Fullerton “Highway 285” from Kalamath (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
(N) Blue Street Walls “Screenplay” from Like A Child (2019)

Jeremy Dion “Evangeline” from More Lately (2019)
Kan’nal “Walk With Me” from Myth Magic (2008)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Silver & Gold “Feel A Little Closer” from Color (2019)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Greensky Bluegrass “Do It Alone” from All For Money (2019)
Ben Haugland “A Weaver of Dreams” from A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
The Astronauts “Movin’” from Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1964)
(D) Veronique Van Pelt “So Reached My Heart” from Nonesuch EP (2019)
Wildermiss “Carry Your Heart” from Lost With You (2017)
The Yawpers “Child of Mercy” from Human Question (2019)
(N) Hunter James & the Titantic “The Game” from The Z-Axis (2019)

Coral Creek “I Gotta Move” from Free Dog (2019)
String Cheese Incident “Up the Canyon” from Outside Inside (2001)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Hippie in My House” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
(D) Mama Magnolia “White Flag” from Mama Magnolia Pt. 1 (2019)

Analog Son “Ain’t Lyin (feat. Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard)” from Black Diamond (2017)
Plum “Light Years, Dark Years” from Light Years, Dark Years (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization Heavy Eddie from The Arrival (2015)