CP S16 EP21 2022

June 20, 2022 – To the dads and grandpas and men who raised or co-raised a child – Happy Father’s Day. Yeah, it’s Sunday and I’m at the desk working as usual.

A very good friend of mine got married this past week. Congratulations to Andy & Allie Sydow. Andy has a new album coming out soon produced by Anders Osborne.

Speaking of new releases, I bumped into longtime Colorado blues artist, songwriter and producer Nic Clark at the wedding party (he actually officiated). He let me know he’s got a new album coming out this year also.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WK END 6/19/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ALYSIA KRAFT – First Light LP
  4. GREENSKY BLUEGRASSStress Dreams LP
  5. MACHETE MOUTHMachete Mouth EP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

HOUR 1

Townes Van ZandtMy Proud Mountains – Our Mother The Mountain (1969)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandBuy For Me The Rain (1967)
(D) Cary Morin & Ghost Dog Goin’ Down South (2022)

Andy Frasco & the U.N. Dancin’ Around My Grave (2021)
Robert ShredfordQueen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
MaryLynn Gillaspie Dolphin Dance – Secret Language (2022)
The Copper ChildrenPity Party – Strange Illusion (2022)
The Apples In StereoSeems So – Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersRunaway Train – Riviera (2002)
(D) Dead On A SundayStay (2022)

Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
Keith Oxman, Jeff Jenkins, Todd Reid, Mark SimonKhalid – This One’s For Joey (2022)

HOUR 2

Rick RobertsDeliver Me – Windmills (1972)
Stephen Stills It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) Jaiel – Sunshine Lovin’ (2022)

Sarah Slaton Get Up (2021)
The YawpersBeale Street – American Man (2015)
Julian Fulco PerronNot So Fast – In My Garden (2022)
Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself Outside (2022)
Dianne Reeves One For My Baby – Good Night, and Good Luck (Soundtrack) (2005)
The Mercury ProjectFenced In – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Fantasy League Blind (2022)

Lucy DaydreamDizzy – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Kind Hearted StrangersRed & Blue – East-West (2021)
David Bernot No Problems – Neverending Cycle (2022)

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CP S16 – SPECIAL EPISODE – SONGS FOR AND ABOUT COLORADO & CARIBOU RANCH CLASSICS

Another week, another road trip – and two hours of specialty programming. I did manage to tabulate the spins for the week though. I managed to track eighty current year titles Sunday. TOP 12 results below.

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

TOP 12 TITLES WEEK ENDING JUNE 05 2022 from the Colorado Playlist + Indie 102.3, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, KAFM (Grand Junction), KBUT (Crested Butte), KDNK (Carbondale), KDUR (Durango), KFFR (Winter Park), KOTO (Telluride), KRFC (Fort Collins), KSJD (Cortez), KRZA (Alamosa), KSUT (Ignacio/Durango), KVNF (Paonia)

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATSThe Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS Brightside LP
  3. ALYSIA KRAFTFirst Light LP
  4. NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND Dirt Does Dylan LP
  5. DESTINOStarcrasher LP
  6. MACHETE MOUTHMachete Mouth EP
  7. FIA NYXX Red Umbrella LP
  8. WOOD BELLY Great Big Skies LP
  9. YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BANDGet Yourself Outside LP
  10. EUFORQUESTRA While We Still Got Time LP
  11. SWEET VIRGINIASweet Virginia LP
  12. THE COPPER CHILDRENStrange Illusion LP

AIRDATE JUNE 03-10 2022

13 SONGS FOR AND ABOUT COLORADO

Bob SegerGet Out of Denver (1974)
Canned HeatMy Crime – Boogie With Canned Heat (1968)
Jimmy BuffettA Mile High in Denver – Down to Earth (1970)
Merle Haggard and the StrangersColorado – The Roots of My Raising (1976)
Trout Steak RevivalColorado River – Brighter Every Day (2015)
The String Cheese Incident Colorado Bluebird Sky – Song In My Head (2014)
Judy CollinsWhen I Was A Girl In Colorado (2022)
Ozark Mountain DaredevilsColorado Song (1973)
Stephen Stills Colorado – Manassas (1971)
Willie NelsonDenver – Red Headed Stranger (1973)
John Denver Rocky Mountain High – Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Joe WalshRocky Mountain Way – The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get (1975)
Benny GoodmanSwingtime In the Rockies – Swingtime In the Rockies (1938)

13 SONGS FOR AND ABOUT COLORADO

CARIBOU RANCH CLASSICS 1972 TO 1979

Joe WalshTurn To Stone – Barnstorm (1972)
Rick DerringerRock and Roll Hootchie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Chicago – What’s This World Comin’ To- Chicago VI (1973)
Earth Wind & FireMighty Mighty – Open Our Eyes (1974)
Steely DanMy Old School – Countdown To Ecstasy (1973)
Elton JohnThe Bitch Is Back – Caribou (1974)
Michael Martin MurpheyCherokee Fiddle – Flowing Free Forever (1976)
Supertramp Give A Little Bit – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Dan FogelbergOnce Upon A Time – Nether Lands (1977)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay BandMexico – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandAn American Dream (1979)
Return To ForeverSorceress – Romantic Warrior (1976)

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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)

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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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)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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

Support Colorado music stores.

(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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