CP S15:EP39 2021

UGH .. yes, I am saying UGH to this Monday morning. Late night last night .. hot today and I’m doing triple duty on the show, renovating my house for sale and getting ready to move … UGH .. I could use a few 70 degree days to keep me cool.

That said, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats and Chris Daniels + Hazel Miller are still dominating Colorado radio spins in the weekly TOP 5, despite Dechen Hawk and Francis & the Wolf showing up this week in the TOP 5, and Morsel making their debut.

It’s September 27. We’re about six weeks away from the 2022 new release year beginning in early November. Hit up the Spotify CP 2021 playlist to review some of what make this year’s best of.

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

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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.

  2. DECHEN HAWK Lady Devine SINGLE (Jun-21)
  3. FRANCIS & THE WOLFTruth Be Told LP (Aug-21)
  4. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER– What We Did! LP (Jul-21) **
  5. MORSEL – Morsel LP (Aug-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


Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years


Jethro TullAqualung – Aqualung (1973)
Zephyr The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Darren Garvey No Love Is Wrong (2021) **
Post Truth SerumThe Picnic – Modern Victims (2020)
My Body Sings ElectricChange – Part 2: What It Means to Be Afraid (2019)
House Painter MusicGod Was Born In NYC – Scream Inside Your Heart (2021)
David LadonSo Inert (2021)
Judy RoderickRock Me Baby – Women Blue (1965)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich MooreTrain Home – Love Runner (2014)
(D) The Witness Protection ProgramEliza Jane – Kitchen Table (2021)

Whiskey BlanketPound Boom – No Object (2010)
Augustus Kick the Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020) **
Paa KowAfrican Lady – Cookpot (2017)


Gary Morris Headed For A Heartache – Gary Morris (1981)
Matt MorrisMoney – When Everything Breaks Open (2010)
(D) The LumineersBrightside (2021)

Wood BellyMan on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Edison Take Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018)
Claire HeywoodCrushed Lemons (2021)
Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
Philip BaileyWalking on the Chinese Wall – Chinese Wall (1985)
Chris Daniels & The Kings Roadhouse Music – When You’re Cool (1987)
(D) Kiltro Cuchito – Chambers El Mandatario (2021)

The Lovely And Talented Death of the Lover – The New American Fable (2010)
Finn O’SullivanLipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Scott MartinAlone at Sunset – Alone at Sunset (2018)


CP S15 EP25 2021

Monday June 21, 2021 — Happy first day of summer, officially and happy Father’s Day (yesterday). One of the things I’ve been working on doing is learning where and when you’re listening to this show. If you haven’t answered the poll I put up last week I’d appreciated it if you did.

Speaking of polls … every week I post up the MMMM with your chance to let me know if you like the new songs or not. It’s kinda sorta important because the annual listener poll is based on on your responses. Bands that flood the polls with positive responses are known and accounted for.

This week’s MMMM includes the latest from Slow Caves who should easily pick up post-COVID, along with a new soul single from Boulder’s Dechen Hawk and the debut of Bryan Gisburne, who spent most of the past twenty years in the wilderness. (Bryan’s album was serviced to media by Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC, the parent company of the Colorado Playlist).

Two of this week’s TOP 5 #COMUSIC spins are from artists and bands with members who WERE physically living in CO but no longer do so …

John Grant, formerly of the Denver based band the Czars, now lives in Iceland and leads this week’s TOP 5.

Speaking of former Colorado resident musicians, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi) and Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) make the TOP 5 with the High Hawks debut that also includes Colorado musicians Brian Adams (Great American Taxi) and Will Trask (Jaden Carlson Band, Arthur Lee Land) along with honorary Coloradoan Tim Carbone. Vince now lives in Nashville and Chad lives in Wisconsin.

Dressy Bessy hits the TOP 5 in its first week on the airwaves. John and Tammy decided to release the single independently, telling me they didn’t have a new album ready for their label and wanted to get something out for their fans.

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 Reno Divorce front-man Brent Loveday


  1. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
  2. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. DRESSY BESSY – I’m Still Here SINGLE (Jun-21)
  5. THE HIGH HAWKS – Talk About That LP (Nov-20)

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.  SEE SHOW LINEUP




Chicago (f. Beach Boys) – Wishing You Were Here – Chicago VII (1974)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – Mavis – Live at Red Rocks / September 20, 2020 (2021)

Daniel Rodriguez – Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
Freddi Henchi Band – I Love You Baby (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Bryan Gisburne – Lord I’m Gone – Midwinter (2021)

Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)


Mojo Nixon – I’m In Love with Your Girlfriend – Mojo & Skid (1985)
(D) Dechen Hawk Lady Devine (2021)

Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
The Barlow – Hard Livin’ – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Reno Divorce – Hopeless and Dopeless – Live In Berlin (2021)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Slow CavesBefore I Leave (2021)

The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Achille Lauro – Lightning – Flight or Flight (2012)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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