COLORADO TOP 30 FEBRUARY 2021

March 02 2021 – There are certain things that should never come as a surprise; Nathaniel Rateliff once again leading the weekly TOP 5 or monthly TOP 30 is one of those. The other is Indie 102.3 leading the state in the amount of Colorado music they feature monthly; hence most of the (D) entries for the month.

Obviously, not every (D) is because of Indie 102.3. Other stations along with the Colorado Playlist were responsible for the (D) status of titles from Five Iron Frenzy (#10), Antonio Lopez (#14), David William’s Trickster Carousel (#16) and Southwestern Colorado alternative and alt-country-rock stalwarts the Lawn Chair Kings (#19).

A new station has hit the Denver airwaves at 104.7FM – it’s called the Drop. I’ll be looking forward to adding whatever Colorado artist titles they spin over the next months.

Aside from the titles tracked here weekly and monthly, Roots Music Report also charts airplay for Colorado releases weekly. However, the titles charted there include many that were released years ago, making their charts slightly irrelevant when it comes to what NEW music djs in Colorado and around the world (terrestrial and Internet) are spinning.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost. Your support is deeply appreciated. Your support will help to keep the program on the air.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?
Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application on the front page.


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 FEBRUARY 2021

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

(D) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFRedemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 2. THE GRAND ALLIANCEThe Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
(D) 3. WELLINGTON BULLINGSBecause I Want To LP (Jul-20)
(D) 4. A MEAZY I Can’t Breathe (Again) SINGLE (Jun-20)
(D) 5. ZANIBCatch Me If You Can SINGLE (Jan-21)
(-) 6. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
(D) 6. ATOMGAWhich One Are You SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 7. STONEY BERTZInside SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 8. MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR SUPERGROUPMessage to the Mayor SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 9. DUKE JUSTICEThe Turn SINGLE (Feb-21)
(1) 10. CARY MORIN Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 10. FIVE IRON FRENZYUntil This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(4) 11. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
(D) 12. DUKE JUSTICEStartup SINGLE (Feb-21)
(D) 13. LSBody SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 14. ANTONIO LOPEZRoots and Wings LP (Jan-21)
(D) 14. CERVALBodies In Motion SINGLE (Dec-20)
(9) 14. DEL SHAMENDEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(D) 14. JOSHUA DAIRENRetro Love SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 15. JOSHUA DAIRENSpace for Two SINGLE (Mar-20)
(D) 15. MAWULERed Light (feat. Codakolor) SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 16. DAVID WILLIAM’S TRICKSTER CAROUSELSnake Oil LP (Jan-21)
(6) 17. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(13) 18. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(D) 19. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(7) 19. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(14) 20. ANDY EPPLERBroke-Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)
(19) 20. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(-) 21. ADAM BODINEScenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
(15) 21. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)

CP S15 EP09 2021

March 01 2021 – Twenty days officially until spring! If things keep going as they have been there’s a good chance for expanded audiences at shows this summer.

We may not see fully packed music venues until late in the season, but I’m happy to be co-presenting some live shows with my home station, 105.5 The Colorado Sound.  Make sure to visit my FB pg for information.

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Grand Alliance hold onto the top two spots this week, with the latest from Five Iron Frenzy pushing its way into the #3 spot.  I fully expect to see Rateliff’s “Redemption” hold onto that top spot for the next few months.  The rest of the TOP FIVE will likely disappear by next week.

BIG NEWS this week = KSJD (Cortez, CO) will begin airing HR2 of the show on March 13th at 2PM.

FEATURED STATION OF THE WEEK

COMMUNITY RADIO FOR THE GRAND VALLEY

KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction, Colorado.  KAFM is a member-supported, community radio station dedicated to excellence and diversity in musical, cultural and public service programming, broadcasting on 88.1 in Grand Junction and  96.9 in the peach and wine country of Palisade,

KAFM hosts at least 12 concerts per year of varying genres keeping a mix of local Grand Valley favorites and national touring acts.  The concerts are recorded live in Studio D, their digital recording studio, and are streamed  live on the KAFM Youtube channel.

Track what KAFM djs spin on their Spinitron page, here.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will help to keep the program on the air.


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 Shawn Eckels.

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING FEB 27 2021

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

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. THE GRAND ALLIANCE – The Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
3. FIVE IRON FRENZYUntil This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
4. DUKE JUSTICEStartup/The Turn SINGLE (Feb-21)
5. WELLINGTON BULLINGS – Because I Want To LP (Jul-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

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

HOUR 1

Poco – Kind Woman (Live) – Poco Live (1974)
(P) The PhirejetsMy Superstar (2021)
Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
(N) Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)

Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)
Boa and the Constrictors – No Good Woman – Snake Eyes (1998)
Mollie O’Brien – Eleezah – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)
(D) Mawule & CodakolorRed Light (2021)

The Apples In Stereo – Dance Floor – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Blakk Mantra – Perhaps We’ll Live – Welcome to El Rey Blvd (2020)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

Boulder – Travelin’ Man – Boulder (1979)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters – Cielito Lindo – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Guy Margalit4YOU (feat. Dafna) (2021)

Alright Alright – Don’t Worry – Crucible (2020)
Michael Trent – Bad Luck – The Winner (2010)
despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)
AMZY – Sorry (Not Sorry) – Worlds Of Our Own (2018)
(D) Joshua DairenWho I Am (2021)

Megan Burtt – Other Side Of Lonely – It Ain’t Love (2009)
Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

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CP S15 EP08 2021

FEB 22 2021 – The TOP 5 this week flipped, with only one entry returning from the past two weeks – The Grand Alliance.  It should not be a surprise, following last Saturday’s appearance on SNL, that Nathaniel Rateliff‘s latest single, Redemption is #1 this week and is likely to stay there for the next several weeks.

This week’s featured station is KDNK, one of the first stations to air the Colorado Playlist. KDNK was founded by volunteers in 1983 and now reaches over 100,000 people around the state, along with their international Internet listenership.  Listen at:

    • 88.1 in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Rifle;
    • 88.3 in Aspen and Glenwood Springs,
    • 88.5 in Basalt and Redstone,
    • 93.5 in Leadville,
    • 94.7 in Old Snowmass,
    • 94.9 in Thomasville,
    • 99.9 in Snowmass Village
    • on your smart speaker,
    • and at kdnk.org
    • The Colorado Playlist airs every Sat and Sun mornings at 5am.

You can also track what KDNK plays via their Spinitron page, here.  Spinitron is a supporter of the Colorado Playlist.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will help to keep the program on the air.


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 Andy Frasco.


TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING FEB 20 2021

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

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFRedemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. THE GRAND ALLIANCEThe Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
3. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
4. A MEAZY I Can’t Breathe (Again) SINGLE (Jun-20)
4. ANDY EPPLERBroke Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

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

HOUR 1

Monocle/Higher Elevation The Diamond Mine (1964)
The Rainy DazeThat Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) Zoe BermanLilac Hour (2021)

Pink HawksElote! (2020)
Whiskey Blanket – Pound Boom – No Object (2010)
(N) David William’s Trickster Carousel – Freak – Snake Oil (2021)

J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Liz Barnez – River Road – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Amsterdam – The Weatherman (2013)
Danny Shafer – Small Town Blues – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Duke JusticeStartup (2021)

Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Dana Landry Trio – Transfusion – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy – Stand In the Fire (1980)
(D) Five Iron Frenzy – So We Sing – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)

My Body Sings Electric – Step Into The Light – Changing Color (2011)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
(D) The Grand Alliance – Chakra Khan (f. Kayla Marque) – The Grand Alliance (2021)

The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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CP S15 EP06 2021

FEB 08 2021 –We’re three months, 1/4 of a year, into the new release year that began in November and already I’m seeing a record number of new releases from here in Colorado.  It may be the result of COVID isolation, or simply that there are more ways to produce new records.

I can say I’m fitting new tracks into show outlines four weeks in advance from now.  This week I managed to get in new music from David William’s Trickster Carousel, Isadora Eden, Zembu, House Painter Music, and The Barlow.   

The big news this past week is that venues will be able to open to 50% capacity, depending on social distancing criteria.

Westword outlined the specifics: “At indoor unseated events, venues can host up to 50 percent capacity — but no more than fifty or a hundred people, depending on the size of the space and using the state’s Social Distancing Space Calculator.

Indoor seated events can have up to a hundred people or 50 percent capacity — whichever is smaller. Outdoor events can have up to 175 people or 50 percent capacity — again, whichever is smaller. Venues operating as indoor restaurants can have 50 percent capacity or fifty people (or even up to 150, based on the state’s calculator).”

The verdict is still out on whether or not we’ll see any type of large outdoor gatherings this season.  Major events such as Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, the Greeley Blues Jam and Greeley Stampede have yet to announce one way or another how they will proceed.

Even with more people being allowed into our smaller venues many of our local musicians are still struggling.  Our non-profit, Rocky Mountain Music Relief receives two or three requests a week for help.

Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air.


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 Antonio Lopez.


TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING FEB 06 2021

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

1. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
1. WELLINGTON BULLINGSBecause I Want To LP (Jul-20)
2. ATOMGAWhich One Are You SINGLE (Nov-20)
3. CITRAOcean SINGLE (Feb-20)
3. DAVID LADONSo Inert (or Reflections on a Perpetual Campaign Cycle) SINGLE (Jan-21)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

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

HOUR 1

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Make A Little Magic – Make A Little Magic (1980)
(D) David William’s Trickster Carousel – Cradle to the Grave – Snake Oil (2021)

Kiltro – The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Michael Trent – The Winner – The Winner (2010)
(D) Isadora Eden – Ghosts – Allnight (2021)

Monica Marie LaBonteRiver Song (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
The Subdudes – Sarita – Primitive Streak (1996)
(D) Zembu – Overgrown – Recall (2020)

John Common And Blinding Flashes Of Light – Same Scar – Beautiful Empty (2010)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2020)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & Fire – Devotion – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) House Painter Music – God Was Born In NYC – Scream Inside Your Heart (2021)

DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
SHEL – You Could Be My Baby – Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Antonio Lopez – Roots and Wings – Roots and Wings (2021)
Antonio Lopez – ’42 Ford – Roots and Wings (2021)
(D) The Barlow – Horseshoe Lounge – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)

The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Ryan A Fourt – Grapple At The Snapple – Big Slick (2015)

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