The biggest hits from the biggest hitmakers in #coloradomusic#comusic to some of the freshest new music in 2022. SPOTIFY spin count as of June 02 2022. Make sure to like the playlist and share!

1. Ingrid Andress (f. Sam Hunt) – Wishful Drinking 50,705,885

2. The LumineersWhere We Are 20,014,095

3. ILLENIUM (f. Trippy Redd) – Story Of My Life 14,950,097

4. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Face Down In the Moment 4,443,624

5. GRIZ, CloZee Color Of Your Soul 3,802,592

6. Big Gigantic, GRIZ Open Your Mind 1,662,797

7. Greensky Bluegrass Grow Together 574,281

8. Neoma Tears at Bae 263,666

9. Judy CollinsWhen I Was A Girl In Colorado 206,678

10. Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire 170,432

11. Isabelle FriesJust A Dreamer 165,663

12. The Infamous Stringdusters I Didn’t Know 156,003

13. Dafna Always A Dream 114,125

14. Tejon Street Corner Thieves Whiskey 73,856

15. Neon the Bishop, Kendall James WingertThe Get Down 61,806

16. Fia NyzzStill Love You 58,799

17. The Copper ChildrenPushin’ On 55,328

18. Everybody Loves An OutlawStill Waiting 39,527

19. Mike Clark & the the Sugar SoundsJet Black Cadillac 35,015

20. N3ptune, Rusty SteveBlack Horse 34,616

#COMUSIC – TOP 30 FEB 2022

Early morning March 01, 2022 near Kenosha Pass

MARCH 01, 2022 – As you can see, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and the Lumineers have held onto their respective spots atop the February spins chart. Eleven titles stayed in the February TOP 30 from January: Sixteen titles were (D) debuts for the month; eight of which were songs featured for the month at Indie 102.3.

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

Besides the spins chart published here, check out the weekly Roots Music Report TOP 50 Colorado Chart. Where I track titles going back a year, RMR charts often reflect titles that are more than a couple of years old. RMR also receives spin counts from a different set of reporters in Colorado, as well as from both terrestrial and Internet based radio around the country and Europe.

Titles are linked to their respective YouTube pages, if available.


(2) 2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
(D) 3. PATCHYDENSEFOG The Answer SINGLE (Dec-21)
(D) 4. JULIA KIRKWOODNo Place Like Nowhere LP (Aug-21)
(D) 5. ERIK LUNDEWater From a Stone LP (Jul-21) **
(20) 6. DAVID STARR – Touchstones LP (Sep-21)
(D) 7. SWEET VIRGINIA Sweet Virginia LP (Feb-22)
(22) 8. FOXFEATHER – End of My Rope SINGLE (Sep-21)
(26) 8. THE CROOKED RUGS – That! LP (Nov-21)
(D) 9. J. LORYN Coolin SINGLE (Jul-21)
(D) 9. ROLOS RIOSMusic I Make SINGLE (Sep-21)
(D) 10. KENT WASHINGTON III Inner Child SINGLE (Aug-21)
(D) 10. RESRFACE Prodigy SINGLE (Sep-21)
(D) 10. RESRFACE I Believe (prod. By S I M) SINGLE (Jul-21)
(D) 11. THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERSToward the Fray LP (Jan-22)
(10) 11. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL –  Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
(26) 12. ANDY SYDOW  Time Stands Between EP (Aug-21)
(13) 12. THE VELVETEERSNightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
(D) 13. DANGO ROSEThe Forgotten Years EP Vol 2 (Jan-22)
(–) 14. CLAIRE HEYWOODCrushed Lemons SINGLE (Jul-21)
(12) 14. LEFTOVER SALMON Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
(–) 14. SCOTT KINSEY | MER SALAdjustments LP (Sep-21) **
(23) 14. TRASH CATThe Tide LP (Dec-21)
(D) 15. FAST EDDYTake A Look LP (Jan-22)
(–) 15. MATTHEW FOWLERThe Grief We Gave Our Mother LP (Sep-21)
(D) 16. JULIA KIRKWOODTrust Issues SINGLE (Apr-21)
(D) 17. THE BURROUGHSMy House, My Car SINGLE (Jan-22)
(11) 18. A.J. FULLERTONThe Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21) **
(D) 18. CORY HARRIS Insurrection Blues LP (Jan-22)
(D) 18. HEAD FOR THE HILLS Number One Hit Single SINGLE (Jan-22)

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CP S15 EP25 2021

Monday June 21, 2021 — Happy first day of summer, officially and happy Father’s Day (yesterday). One of the things I’ve been working on doing is learning where and when you’re listening to this show. If you haven’t answered the poll I put up last week I’d appreciated it if you did.

Speaking of polls … every week I post up the MMMM with your chance to let me know if you like the new songs or not. It’s kinda sorta important because the annual listener poll is based on on your responses. Bands that flood the polls with positive responses are known and accounted for.

This week’s MMMM includes the latest from Slow Caves who should easily pick up post-COVID, along with a new soul single from Boulder’s Dechen Hawk and the debut of Bryan Gisburne, who spent most of the past twenty years in the wilderness. (Bryan’s album was serviced to media by Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC, the parent company of the Colorado Playlist).

Two of this week’s TOP 5 #COMUSIC spins are from artists and bands with members who WERE physically living in CO but no longer do so …

John Grant, formerly of the Denver based band the Czars, now lives in Iceland and leads this week’s TOP 5.

Speaking of former Colorado resident musicians, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi) and Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) make the TOP 5 with the High Hawks debut that also includes Colorado musicians Brian Adams (Great American Taxi) and Will Trask (Jaden Carlson Band, Arthur Lee Land) along with honorary Coloradoan Tim Carbone. Vince now lives in Nashville and Chad lives in Wisconsin.

Dressy Bessy hits the TOP 5 in its first week on the airwaves. John and Tammy decided to release the single independently, telling me they didn’t have a new album ready for their label and wanted to get something out for their fans.

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 Reno Divorce front-man Brent Loveday


  1. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
  2. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. DRESSY BESSY – I’m Still Here SINGLE (Jun-21)
  5. THE HIGH HAWKS – Talk About That LP (Nov-20)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  SEE SHOW LINEUP




Chicago (f. Beach Boys) – Wishing You Were Here – Chicago VII (1974)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – Mavis – Live at Red Rocks / September 20, 2020 (2021)

Daniel Rodriguez – Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
Freddi Henchi Band – I Love You Baby (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Bryan Gisburne – Lord I’m Gone – Midwinter (2021)

Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)


Mojo Nixon – I’m In Love with Your Girlfriend – Mojo & Skid (1985)
(D) Dechen Hawk Lady Devine (2021)

Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
The Barlow – Hard Livin’ – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Reno Divorce – Hopeless and Dopeless – Live In Berlin (2021)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Slow CavesBefore I Leave (2021)

The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Achille Lauro – Lightning – Flight or Flight (2012)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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.


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


13 stations / 130 titles surveyed.

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.

  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 


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)


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)


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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.


  • 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)
(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) 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)

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