CP S15:EP38 2021

MONDAY September 20 2021 – I put the mask back on. It’s a reminder that COVID is not over with us. #COMUSIC – support.

I woke up and drove west towards my “office” this morning and saw snow on the upper peaks, as if I needed a reminder that today/tomorrow is officially the start of autumn – oh, and it was 50 degrees outside. Today’s high = maybe 70. Tomorrow’s high = 70. The final live outdoor show of my season was Saturday. Welcome to autumn.

In roughly eight weeks we’ll begin the march towards the annual SOME OF THE BEST OF THE COLORADO PLAYLIST and the LISTENER BEST OF. R U READY?

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that new releases from the Lumineers (out today) and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats will be at or near the top of our Best Of consideration, but new releases from Colorado legends Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller featuring Hazel’s long time keyboardist Dana Marsh and friends, and Leftover Salmon are sure to be contenders based on in-state radio airplay.

2021 may go down as the YEAR of JAZZ in Colorado with several incredible releases … including new releases from long time friend Mer Sal who connected with the legendary Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) for Adjustments, and one from Colorado drummer / composer Brennen Schedler called Keep Steppin Down – find both in CP JAZZ 2021 on Spotify.

The Colorado Playlist & Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater Sat, Oct 30

The Gasoline Lollipops – Aggie Theater Fri, Nov 26 (day after Thanksgiving)

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.

TOP FIVE WEEK END SPT 18 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – Survivor SINGLE (Aug-21)
  2. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  3. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Dancin’ Around My Grave SINGLE (Jul-21)
  4. SCOTT WARRENShadow Bands LP (Aug-21)
  5. MATTHEW FOWLER – The Grief We Gave Our Mother LP (Sep-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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HOUR 1

Jimmy BuffettCome Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) Worden JilsonDesert Lullaby – Worden Jilson EP (2020)

Johnny & The MongrelsLouisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
The Wood BrothersSnake Eyes – Paradise (2015)
Dafna Sweeter (2021)
Heavy Diamond RingUnknown Legend – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams Betty Boop – Midnight Rodeo (2006)
The Czars Killjoy – The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People (2001)
(D) Jaguar StevensAll the Things He Said – Jaguar Stevens (2021)

Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Luna Shade Brotherhood (2020)
Gabriel MervineSunlight – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Chuck PyleHere Comes the Water – Step by Step (1990)
(D) Morsel Sandy Cheeks – Morsel (2021)

Cary MorinJamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
Dechen HawkLady Devine (2021)
Kind Hearted StrangersThe Egoist – East/West (2021)
Cassie TaylorSpare Some Love – Out of My Mind (2013)
The Motet So High – Totem (2016)
(D) Francis & the Wolf Hold On Me – Truth Be Told (2021)
The Still TideGive Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Bison Bone Alright – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Ryan A FourtGrapple At The Snapple – Big Slick (2015)

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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 EP24 2021

Monday June 14 2021 – ON THE ROAD AGAIN! This week visiting Pueblo and KOYC LPFM. Next week’s MCRS = Brent Loveday (Reno Divorce). NO TOP 5 this week .. sorry. I compile those on Sundays and I was on the road.

Next week’s show includes new music from Nathaniel Rateliff, Bryan Gisburne, Dechen Hawk and Slow Caves. Don’t forget you can hear the latest on CP2021 on Spotify and Youtube.

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

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
(P) Shanna in a Dress – Boulder Song – Shanna in a Dress LIVE! (2021)
Cary Morin – Jamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Vacate My Heart – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Unknown Legend – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Katie Herzig – Wish You Well – Apple Tree (2008)
Michael Trent – The Winner – The Winner (2010)
(N) Eddie Turner – Dignify Me – Change In Me (2021)

The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (Bonus Version) (2016)

HOUR 2

Neil Diamond – NYE DENVER 1999 – America (1999)
(N) Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)

Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)
Zephyr – I Am Not Surprised – Sunset Ride (1974)
Boulder – Help Yourself – Boulder (1979)
(P) Dressy BessyI’m Still Here (2021)
Zoe Berman Edit Delete and Save (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky to the Bone – Funky to the Bone (Featuring Freddi Gowdy) (2015)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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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

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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