CP S15 EP17 2021

Monday April 26, 2021 – I usually put most of this blog post together on Sunday nights and write final thoughts here on Monday morning. BUT – “today” is Saturday April 24. I’ll be on the road the next two days. I’ll also be on the road next weekend, when I travel to Durango for the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival.

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 Chris Zacher, founder and executive director for the non-profit music venue, Levitt Pavilion and chairperson for the Colorado Independent Venue Association.

TOP 5 APRIL 24, 2021

The Colorado super-group Del Shamen, featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes, Nick Forster from E-Town and Hot Rize and Jock Bartley of Firefall fame, take top position thanks mostly to spins in Fort Collins and Paonia. Otherwise, other than shifting a notch or two, the TOP 5 looks the same as last week.

Valdez stays near the top thanks to the top two regional independent music stations, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3, both of which have been featuring cuts from Wishbones the past two weeks. Same goes for *John Grant (honorary Coloradoan via the Czars and local family). Grant has a new single out that I’m sure both stations will give some love to.

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.

  1. DEL SHAMEN – Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  2. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  3. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Boenzee Cryque Still In Love With You Baby (1967)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Darryl PurposeGentle Arms of Eden (2021)

Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
The Apples In Stereo – Dream About the Future – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Jenny ShawhanLike A Charm (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
The Films – Strange Hands – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
(D) Kid ReverieWild West (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Keith Oxman – For Darcy and Lenny – Doing All Right (2009)

Boenzee Cryque Sky Gone Gray (1967)
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
(D) Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
Duke Justice The Turn (2021)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
(D) Flobots Roshni (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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CP S15 EP16 2021

Monday April 19, 2021 – A Colorado music legend passed away last week. Poco founding member and sole remaining original member of the band, Rusty Young passed away last week at the age of 75. Rusty’s Colorado origins go back to the mid-sixties when he and future Poco drummer and vocalist George Grantham were in the psychedelic rock band Boenzee Cryque. I’ll pay tribute to Rusty in the next episode of the show, airing April 24-30.

TOP FIVE April 17 2021

Album of the week status at 105.5 The Colorado Sound and featured artist of the month at Indie 102.3 pushed the new album from Valdez (Nate Valdez from in the Whale) to #1 on this week’s TOP 5.

Del Shamen and West Side Joe & the Men of Soul share a key member in common in Steve Amadee (Subdudes) on drums and vocals. West Side Joe debuts in the TOP 5 while Del Shamen pulled strong spins around the state to land at #2.

*John Grant stays hot with both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 featuring his latest single about breaking up with his boyfriend.

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.

  1. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  2. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  3. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  4. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  5. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
(P) West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Del ShamenCome Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Megan Burtt – Real Thing – The Bargain (2015)
Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)
Lawn Chair Kings – New Clothes – Before It All (2021)
Zephyr – I Must Be Dreaming – Heartbeat (1981)
The Samples – My Town – The Samples (1989)
Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
(D) Old Fuss & FeathersRise & Shine (2021)

Drag The River – Not That Kind – Drag The River (2013)
Luna ShadeBrotherhood (2020)
Bill Frisell – I Can’t Be Satisfied – Have a Little Faith (2007)

HOUR 2

Super BandAcid Indigestion (1969)
Higher Elevation– The Diamond Mine – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(P) 21st Ancient – Thousand Miles – 21st Ancient (2021)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Such You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
Many Mountains – What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)
South of France Hideaway (2021)
The String Cheese Incident – Sirens – Untying the Not (2003)
Dream Feed – Hearts – Dream Feed (2018)
(D) Dafna Sweeter (2021)

Brent Cowles – Lift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
David Starr – Rise Up Again – Beauty and Ruin (2020)
Paul Mullikin Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (2014)

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CP S15 EP14 2021

Monday APRIL 05, 2021 – WOW! Nathaniel Rateliff got knocked off of his perch at #1, falling to #5. A.J. Fullerton now owns the top spot across the state, and among Colorado releases at RootsMusicReport.com. I would expect the TOP 5 to look different next week when Indie 102.3 stops featuring Lady Gang and Ellsworth.

Last minute note: KRZA (Alamosa) is now airing both hours of the Colorado Playlist, from 2 to 4 pm on Monday.

Coming to EP15 = new music from American Morrisey, Jason Abbott, Darryl Purpose, Big Head Todd and the Monsters

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 Grammy nominated record producer A.J. FULLERTON.

TOP FIVE MARCH 27 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize 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.

  1. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  2. LADY GANG – Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
  3. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
  4. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  5. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Chuck Pyle – Rocky Mountain High – Higher Ground…songs of Colorado (2007)
(D) Stop MotionMandy (2021)

Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky to the Bone – Funky to the Bone (2015)
Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
Musketeer Gripweed – More Than Ever – More Than Ever (2021)
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021)
The Apples In Stereo – Strawberryfire – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Yo, Flaco! – American Music – Goin’ at it (2002)
(D) LVDY – Gold – Gold (2021)

DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Analog Son – CTI – Funky Mother (2018)

HOUR 2

Joe Cocker – One Word (Peace) – Hymn For the Soul (2007)
Mollie O’Brien – In My Girlish Days – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
(D) SUCH
All I Want (2021)

Dragondeer All Day (2020)
The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge – Adam & Beeve (2019)
Tyler T. – I’ll Be Fine – Wildflower (2020)
A.J .Fullerton – She’s So Cold – Kalamath (2017)
A.J. Fullerton – Slippin’ Away – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
(D) G-StylezMillionaire (feat. Melody Stalians) (2021)

Dressy Bessy – Fearless – Fast Faster Disaster (2019)
Jinx Jones – Hot Rod Heartbreaker – Rip and Burn (2010)
Tia Fuller – Fury of Da’mond – Diamond Cut (2018)

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COLORADO TOP 30 MARCH 2021

We’re now five months into the new release year that begins in November.

The #1 SINGLE = NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption
The #1 ALBUM = A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway

I expect it to stay that way through at least the spring, and likely longer.

It’s also worth noting that a handful of releases have sustained their TOP 30 status, including:
6. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
7. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
9. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)

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 MARCH 2021

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = FEBRUARY 2021 position
  • 210 titles / 13 stations tracked

(1) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 2. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
(D) 3. LADY GANG  Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
(D) 4. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
(D) 5. BEVIN LUNA – Buchanan EP (Jan-21)
(10) 6. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(17) 7. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. POVI Who Better SINGLE (Nov-21)
(10) 9. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(-) 10. RODNEY RICE Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 10. YASI Guilty SINGLE (Feb-21)
(D) 11. STOP MOTIONMandy SINGLE (Mar-21)
(6) 12. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ OnLP (Apr-20)
(D) 12. VALDEZ Orbit SINGLE (Mar-21)
(-) 13. SARAH SLATONGet Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(14) 14. ANTONIO LOPEZ – Roots and Wings LP (Jan-21)
(18) 14. BISON BONE – Find Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(19) 14. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(D) 14. THE BARLOWHorseshoe Lounge LP (Jan-21)
(-) 15. ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP (May-20)
(20) 15.BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(D) 15. NICENESS Realize LP (Feb-21)
(-) 15. REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(-) 16. CLAIRE HEYWOODPython SINGLE (Apr-20)
(-) 16. JAYME STONE Awake LP (Jul-20)
(D) 16. SPECIFIC OCEANUnity Effect SINGLE (Mar-21)
(21) 17. ADAM BODINE – Scenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
(D) 17. CARY MORIN & GHOST DOGS/T LP (Mar-21)
(D) 17. DEREK DAMES OHL If Love Stinks SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 17. KING CARDINALDamn This Old Machine SINGLE (Jan-21)

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CP S15 EP12 2021

MONDAY MARCH 22, 2021 – In Colorado music history — that’s something you hear at the top of each hour of the show. This week it was Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom that was highlighted in HR1.

Elton was a regular at Caribou Ranch Recording Studio in the early 70s. His 4th #1 hit was written during an eight day recording session for Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy, but did not appear on that album.

Instead, it appears on his 1977 Greatest Hits album. He wrote the song for Billie Jean King while she and her team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, were in Denver for a tennis league playoff series. More at Colorado Music Experience.

You ever try to learn something new on the fly? WordPress decided to get rid of the classic editor I’ve been using for 12 years. LMAO. This hurts a little, since I’ve resisted using the newer format in favor of what I’ve known. Oh well.

Let’s try something new this week. Instead of a poll asking if you like a song or not, beginning this week the question will be, “What’s Your Favorite This Week?” See following the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM).

New music this week from Pie Lombardi, Wheelchair Sportscamp, Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5, and Kind Dub f. Sarah Joelle.

STATION OF THE WEEK

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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 Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Chris Daniels.

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.

TOP FIVE MARCH 20 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
  2. LADY GANG – Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
  3. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. ANDY SYDOW – Wicked Dreams EP (May-20)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Elton JohnPhiladelphia Freedom (1974)
(D) Pie LombardiSome People (2021)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
King Cardinal Damn This Old Machine (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Braddigan – Customs – The Captive (2007)
Leftover Salmon – Sing Up to the Moon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Wheelchair Sports Camp YESS I’m a MESS (2021)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Glow – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
(D) Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5Time In And Out (2021)

Rodney Rice – Don’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – All For The Love Of Lill – Louie Louie (2001)
(D) Kind Dub Stay Kind (feat. Sarah Joelle) (2021)

Fierce Bad Rabbit – Matter of Time – The Maestro and the Elephant (2012)
DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Art Lande – A Decimeister Winds Up – Resist the Eel Panda (2020)

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