CP S15:EP49 2021

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Monday DEC 06, 2021 – There are only 9 days left to vote in the 12th Annual Colorado Playlist Listener Poll. Categories include Album (LP/EP), Alternative/Indie, Americana/Country, Blues/Rock/R&B, Cover/Remake, Duo or Band, Female, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Funk/Soul/R&B, Jazz Album, Male, New Artist/Band, Pop/Light Rock, Rock/Hard Rock/Punk, Single Release


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DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 30 – The Yawpers Play the Beatles – Live On the Lanes at 2454 West Greeley
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

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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.

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents at http://www.spinitron.com

  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  3. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  4. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  5. DAVID STARR – Touchstones LP (Sep-21)


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The FogcuttersIt’s My World (Side A) (1966)
The Fantastic Zoo Light Show (Side A) (1967)
(D) Zoe BermanSomething Better – Freezing Heat EP (2022)

Neoma Young – Real (2020)
Bison BoneCryin’ Shame – Take Up the Trouble (2019)
Little TripsFuture Nostalgia (2021)
Claire HeywoodCrushed Lemons (2021)
The CzarsPaint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
The Mercury ProjectFenced In – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Rob RoperMama Had a Mohawk – The Way (2022)

Psychodelic ZombiezMake It Through – Things That Are Brown (2015)
Finn O’SullivanLipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Keith OxmanMemphis – Doing All Right (2009)


The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandMr. Bojangles (1970)
Stephen StillsIt Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) King Cardinal Rattlin‘ (2021)

Kayla MarqueMercy – Brain Chemistry – Right Brain (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene City of Love – City of Love (2019)
The Crooked RugsLet Me Down – IT! (2021)
Animal ElectricityThis Side Toward Enemy – This Side Toward Enemy (2021)
Leftover SalmonCategory Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Freddi Henchi BandCelebration (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
Katie HerzigFeel Alive – Feel Alive (2017)
(D) Maddy and KevTurquoise Sky – Take A Ride (2022)

Big Head Todd & The MonstersWipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Joe JohnsonHold On (2020)
2b3 Etched in Stone – Jimi (2021)

CP S15:EP27 2021

MONDAY JULY 5 – YEP I’m on the road again. Hope you had a happy 4th of July. Cya soon.


  1. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
  2. A.J. FULLERTON The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21) **
  3. HUNTER JAMES & THE TITANTIC La Liberte LP (Jul-21) **
  4. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLERWhat We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  5. KITTY CRIMESHilux EP (May-21)

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.

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




The Eighth Penny Matter Moment In Time (1967)
(D) Romero My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
The Burroughs Zero Sum Game (2021)
Flobots Roshni (2021)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Samples – We All Move On – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)
(D) Andrew Sturtz – Carnival – Cabin Sessions (2021)

Whiskey Blanket – Pound Boom – No Object (2010)
Rubedo – Sungazer – Vaca (2017)
Keith Oxman – The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)


Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
(D) David Starr – Cabo San Lucas – Touchstones (2021)

Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
The String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day – Song In My Head (2014)
Eddie Turner – Standing on the Frontline – Change In Me (2021)
Kind Hearted Stranger – The Egoist – East-West (2021)
Zephyr – I Am Not Surprised – Sunset Ride (1971)
The Fluid – Our Love Will Still Be There – Glue / Roadmouth (1989)
(D) Giant Zero – Good Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)

The Patti Fiasco – Elvis – Small Town Lights (2013)
Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Gabriel Mervine – Sunlight – Say Somethin’ (2021)


CP S15 EP21 2021

Monday May 24, 2021 – In a recent interview, Erin Roberts aka Porlolo, stated “I write and record songs I know aren’t good for the radio.” There’s only one problem with that statement: she’s rockin’ Colorado independent public and college radio right now, with significant spins from Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound + The Colorado Playlist’s statewide network. Check out the rest of the weekly TOP 5 below.

There’s a new Colorado focused hip-hop show about to hit Salida’s KHEN. Salida-based artists Mark and Amber Cano are not only expecting a baby in September, they will be hosting a new show there that Mark says will focus on “…Colorado rap, hip hop and RnB artists.”

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 Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt.


  1. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  2. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  3. AMZY – Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  5. COLE SCHEIFELE The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 




Jimmy Buffett Come Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills – It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The Subdudes – The Perfect Time – Lickskillet (2019)
Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) The Motet (f. Nigel Hall) And the Beat Goes On (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within (2013)
(D) Gabriel Mervine – Say Somethin’ – Say Somethin’ (2021)


Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band (1975)
Firefall – You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Blakk Mantra Choose Your High (2021)

Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
The Wood Brothers – River Takes the Town – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Leftover Salmon – Brand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene – Let’s Do This Thing – Let’s Do This Thing (2015)
Ben Haugland – Second Sight – A Million Dreams (2015)


CP “Best” Albums of 2020

During the week Dec 26 2020 – Jan 02 2021 I’ll feature a playlist generated by Colorado Playlist listeners and fans who voted for their favorite songs and videos from 2020. You have until December 20th to vote.  Today I’m reflecting on a handful of albums (well, two handfuls).

The Colorado Playlist, Expressly & Explicitly Colorado from the 60s to Today: the biggest hits from the biggest hitmakers and award winners to some of the freshest new talent emerging from around the Centennial state.

Following that dictate, here are my picks for “Best” albums (LP/EP) of 2020.  Each album link goes to the full length album on YouTube.

We can dispense with the suspense of counting down from #10 to #1.  The first album off my lips when someone asks me what’s the best Colorado album of 2020 is Nathaniel RateliffAnd It’s Still Alright.  It’s been #1 for me since the day I first heard it.

Nathaniel writes and sings through the prism of his pain; whether from the pain of his personal struggles with alcohol, or his divorce, or the death of his friend and record producer Richard Swift who passed away from alcoholism. This record is about “…acknowledging the heaviness of all of that and moving forward and still finding joy,” according to Rateliff.

And It’s Still Alright as well as the title track were nominated for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the 2020 Americana Awards in September.

The biggest hits from the biggest hitmakers and award winners to some of the freshest new talent emerging from the Centennial State – in no particular order.

Superstars and hitmakers are sometimes from right next door and we don’t find out until they’re in the hitmaker / major award discussion.  It seems like every year we have at least one Colorado entry in the Grammy Awards and other major music award programs.

Highlands Ranch native / Rock Canyon High School graduate Ingrid Andress is this year’s entry with several major award nominations, including Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Country Song (More Hearts Than Mine) and Best Country Album for her debut, Lady Like.

2020 Nominations: 

      • Academy of Country Music AwardsNew Female Vocalist of the Year.
      • Country Music Association AwardsNew Artist of the Year
      • Country Music Association Awards – Song of the Year – “More Hearts Than Mine”
      • CMT Music Awards – Breakthrough Video of the Year“More Hearts Than Mine”

The music scene in Colorado may be focused on Denver/Boulder and Fort Collins areas, but Paonia and Cedaredge artists produced two of the “best” Americana singer-songwriter albums of 2020, The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart from Gabrielle Louise and David Starr‘s Beauty and Ruin respectively.

A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, like Ingrid Andress, Gabrielle’s 9th album since 2006 further solidifies her quiet folk credentials. The album, best suited for quiet snowy nights by a fire, easily falls into the hallowed ground furrowed by fellow Colorado native female songwriters like Jill Sobule, Laura Veirs and Sera Cahoone. *This record was serviced to Colorado radio stations and djs by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC which I own and operate*

Thirty-three miles further west,  Cedaredge multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter David Starr, (Starr’s Guitars) once again enlisted part-time Colorado resident musician and friend John Oates to arrange and produce his 8th album, a collection of songs inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by his grandfather in 1972. The album features guest appearances by John Oates and award winning Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale.

Heading east back into the metro, Americana-country fans will find plenty to love on the rough hewn twang of Same Shirt, Different Day, the sophomore effort from Littleton resident Rodney RiceSame Shirt got enough national airplay to hit top-forty on the Americana Music Association radio airplay charts and #1 on the RootsMusicReport Colorado album chart. *This record was serviced to Colorado radio stations and djs by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC which I own and operate*

If you listen to my show (and you do, right?) you know I close out nearly every (99%) hour with an instrumental jazz track.  My jazz album of the year nod goes to Ron Miles‘ Blue Note debut, Rainbow Sign.  The album features fellow Colorado native musician, guitarist Bill Frisell, who was directly responsible for introducing the original recordings for this album to Blue Note Records President Don Was.

My dj roots, spinning dance music in clubs and on TOP 40 radio in NoCO from the 1970s through the early 90s, informs my long lasting love and appreciation for modern EDM and R&B albums like the epic Brain Chemistry, the Right Brain, Left Brain dual EP release from pop singer-songwriter Kayla Marque, and the more R&B/Soul oriented EDM release Free Your Mind from Big Gigantic, their first studio album in over three years.

Listen to Kayla’s Right Brain first if you want to listen in the order each EP came out. Right Brain is “…the lighter half of Brain Chemistry. This is my dreamy side.” Marque explainsLeft Brain showcases Kayla’s “…darker space…”

If you preconceive what you think you’ll hear, Brain Chemistry should dispel your preconceptions of what a modern R&B based pop album can sound like.  Kayla’s got mad musical DNA.  Her uncle is Denver native and EWF alum Larry Dunn.

Big Gigantic‘s R&B/soul oriented Free Your Mind succeeds due to the steady EDM, funk, soul and jazz arrangements by founders Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken with emotionally uplifting soul vocals from artists like Pell, Felly, TOBi, Jennifer Hartswick, Louis Futon and The Funk Hunters.

Had they been able to tour there’s no telling just how popular this album would have become.  The album has amassed over 20MILLION plays on Spotify (as of Dec 10, 2020). #roadtripmusic

Over 160,000 plays on Spotify, along with favorable reviews and online debuts from Billboard, American Songwriter, Glide Magazine and other national and local publications set up Whitacre‘s debut album Seasons for national success.

Produced by Denver’s Joe Richmond (Tennis, Churchill), four of the album’s first five songs are radio friendly anthems that fit comfortably alongside contemporaries like the Lumineers and Avett Brothers.

Speaking of Tennis.  Patrick and Alaina formed their own label, Mutually Detrimental, in 2018, and their Five-Points Denver based recording studio where they  produced three outstanding female voiced albums for 2020, including their latest, Swimmer.

Instead of relying on outside producers for their 5th release, they self-produced, moving their retro sixties influenced pop into richer and more expansive production elements and arrangements and moving the duo forward as credible national level producers in their own right.

That’s it … I could of course pick more than 10 to share with you, but these are the ones that rose to the top of the list.  I hope you enjoy each one of these exceptional “Best Of” Colorado albums from 2020.

Chris “K” Kresge
aka goat
Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC
The Colorado Playlist

CP S12 EP33 2018

MONDAY SEPT 3, 2018 – Happy Labor Day.  We’re getting pretty close to the end of the 2018 release year, which runs November 2017 through Oct 2018.  So we have about three months until I begin tabulating your votes for the Best of show at the end of the year and the Fan Poll for the year.  By the time we get to the end of the “new model” year, I will have shared nearly 300 new tracks with you from here in Colorado.

Contenders for this year’s BEST OF include new and or upcoming new titles from mainstays and obvious contenders such as DeVotchka, Gregory Alan Isakov and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats as well as up and comers  like Oxeye Daisey and Gingerbomb.  Your votes matter, so don’t forget to let me know whether to KEEP or DELETE in the MMMM below.

Debuts this week include new and/or upcoming new releases from alt-rockers Augustus and CITRA – and Americana/alt-country from Matt Rouch & the Noise Upstairs.  There’s also a new cut from the previously debuted David Starr albumSouth and West.”

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.


NEW ARTIST ALERT:  well, she’s not exactly a new artist, but she is relatively new to Colorado.  Turns out award winning NYC vagabond musician/painter Elli Perry has at least temporarily settled down in Fort Collins.  The music video for her song “Burn The River Down” won the award for Best Sound at the New York Independent Film Festival in May.  She’s been in Fort Collins since February according to sources there, and it’s rumored she may be interested in staying a while… as in set down some roots in our Colorado music scene.


  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights


What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.


(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep


Hillbilly Hellcats “Rockinest Cat In Town” from Our Brand (1998)
Electric Swingset “TV” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
(N) David Starr “Maybe You’re Not the One” from South and West (2018)

SHEL “Enter Sandman” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “What a Day” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Bob Rea “The Law” from Southbound (2018)
RL Cole & the Hell You Say “Mary” (2018)
Churchill “War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Oxeye Daisy “Where Your Mind Goes” from Oxeye Daisy (2018)
(D) Echoes In Reverie “Now, Cut the Hesitation” from Echoes in Reverie (2018)
Edison “Take Me Home” from Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
Garrett Sayers Trio “Diatribe” from Thinkbox (2017)


Acoustic Junction “Whereabouts Unknown” from Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Augustus “I Got Something for That” (2018)


Kyle Emerson “In My Mind” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Blue Rider “Lightning” from Year Of The Horse (2016)
(D) Matt Rouch & the Noise Upstairs “Already Yours” from Half-Expected Hearbreak (2018)

The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Road Dog” from Slingshot (2004)
Sixteen Horsepower “Single Girl” from Folklore (2002)
Ivory Circle “See You Through the Stars” from Scalene EP (2018)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)  
Wildermiss “Keep It Simple” from Lost With You (2017)
Paul Kimbiris “Song of Summer” from May Day EP (2018)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Happy Together” from The Arrival (2015)

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