CP S16 EP03 2022

Are you looking forward to a new Red Rocks season? Photo courtesy of Claire Mannato

Monday JAN 17, 2022 – I hope you had a chance to read John Wenzel‘s “2022 in Denver music: The Lumineers, Bluebook, Yonder Mountain and more new albums coming out this year” in the Denver Post/Reverb. John interviewed me and Alisha Sweeney, local music director at Indie 102.3 FM.

John highlighted the upcoming new album Optimistic Voices, (Feb. 12) by Bluebook along with new 2022 releases from Yonder Mountain String Band (Feb. 25) and The Lumineers (Jan 14). Add to that The Future from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, which is a 2022 release – and still holding onto the #1 spot in the weekly TOP 5 (below)

Bluebook came onto the scene as the duo of Julie Davis (Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov) and Jess Parsons (the Still Tide, Patrick Dethlefs) with their debut EP The Astronaut’s Wife in 2018. The current lineup of Bluebook includes Hayley Helmericks (Snake Rattle Rattle Snake) and Anna Morset (The Still Tide).

Other upcoming new releases include Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Thick As Thieves (March 18) and Musketeer GripweedLong Time Past (spring/summer ’22), part two in a trilogy that started with the popular 2021 release More Than Ever. Also look forward to new releases from Cary Morin & Ghost Dog and A.J. Fullerton.

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TOP 5 COLORADO SPINS WK ENDING JAN 15, 2022

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

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Sep-21)
  3. BISON BONE – The Lost Weekend EP (Nov-21)
  4. PINK FUZZ– Live at Silo Sound LP (Mar-21)
  5. ALLISON LORENZEN – Tender LP (Nov-21)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Serving Cedaredge for over 20 years.

HOUR 1

The Serendipity SingersDon’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) – Serendipity! (1965)
The Astronauts My Sin Is My Pride – Go…Go…Go!! (1965)
(D) George CessnaKeep It Rolling – Lucky Rider (2022)


Gasoline LollipopsAll the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Megan BurttThe Bargain – The Bargain (2015)
Dango RoseSingularity – The Forgotten Years EP VOL. Two (2022)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsLove Don’t – The Future (2022)
Conjunto ColoresSeductive Rumba – Lo Mejor Del Conjunto Colores (2002)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters All The Love You Need – All The Love You Need (2007)
(N) Maddy and KevTrain Wreck – Take A Ride (2022)

Dan TreanorSouth Bound Train (f. Creighton Holley) – American Primitive (2010)
Niceness What A Day – Realize (2021)
Steve Denny TrioYou Stepped Out of a Dream – Life in New York (2020)
Freddi Henchi & The SoulsettersFire – Crown Princes Of Funk: The Last Set (1972)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental KidsGood Times, Rock & Roll (1975)
(D) Michael Hager Tender Love – Echoes Across the Divide (2022)

A.J. Fullerton Slippin’ Away – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
OneRepublicFuture Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Jaguar StevensMagic House Drama – Jaguar Stevens (2021)
The Crooked RugsEverything You See – That! (2021)
Lannie GarrettNature Boy – Under Paris Skies (2005)
The MotetNachez – Breathe (1999)
(D) The Threadbarons Win You Back (2022)
The Knew Bang the Drum – Man Monster (2012)
Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Nelson RangellTurning Night Into Day – Turning Night Into Day (1997)

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As is usual – not all songs in the show are on YouTube – enjoy these.

CP S16 EP02 2022

Photo courtesy of Claire Mannato

Monday JAN 10, 2022 – Happy Monday morning. Due to a computer glitch this past weekend, the Colorado Playlist did not air correctly at KJAC 105.5 The Colorado Sound. New programming software can have some bugs ya know? It did and will, however, air correctly at the other stations this week.

The MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) is a bit interesting this week. I showcased a couple of songs this week on the show that came out from late 2020 (2 Gentlemen) to early 2021 (Carolyn Shulman).

2 Gentlemen features Denver bassist Windall Armour who many may recall from his days in Opie Gone Bad. He and long time friend Kenny James (currently in Atlantic City) bring the funk hard on It’s All About the Views, a song that “…talks about where we are with social media and our fixation on collecting views as well as status in the social world.”

Carolyn Shulman was a pleasant find a couple of weeks ago. The Denver by way of Houston lawyer and singer-songwriter has earned considerable praise and folk radio airplay for her Americana country-folk, inspired by Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Patty Griffin.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats not only held on to the #1 spot in the TOP 5 this week and at Roots Music Report.com, but appears to be increasing in the number of spins reported statewide. Remember, RMR.com also represents airplay of Colorado releases outside of Colorado – including internationally and on Internet radio stations that report.

I do expect to see the new album from Yonder Mountain String Band make a strong impression statewide, since debuting at #8 at RootsMusicReport.com. I do not expect to see it rise to TOP 5 status in my reporting due to lack of play on the top two stations spinning Colorado music in our state. The same is true for the new album by Colorado native Corey Harris, whose album The Insurrection Blues is currently #2 at Roots Music Report but doesn’t show up at the stations I survey weekly.

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The Drunken Hearts – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO FRI FEB 4, 2022

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TOP 5 COLORADO SPINS WEEK ENDING JAN 08 2022

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

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Sep-21)
  3. LEFTOVER SALMON– Brand New Good Old Days LP LP (Mar-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. CHRIS DANIELS & HAZEL MILLER – What We Did! LP (Jul-21)

MONDY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Serving Cedaredge CO over 20 years.

Dianne Reeves32 Flavors – Beautiful Life (2013)
(D) Carolyn Shulman Matter of Time – Grenadine & Kerosene (2021)

Wellington BullingsBecause I Want To (2020)
Jeff Austin15 Steps – The Simple Truth (2015)
Dirty Shrines Every Mile – Digital Ego (2021)
Dechen HawkLady Devine (2021)
Bobby Walker Detroit Boogie – Bobby Walker (2008)
Drew Emmitt Gypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
(D) Drunken HeartsBeat Up, Beat Down, and Broken – Wildflower Sessions

Whiskey Blanket Pound Boom – No Object (2010)
Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
Gabriel MervineSunlight – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & FireDevotion – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) 2 Gentlemen All About the Views (2021)

Kyle HollingsworthWe Were the Young (2020)
Edison Open Road – Familiar Spirit (2016)
Carolyn Hunter Felt Like Love – Lovelight (2022)
Guy Margalit4YOU (feat. Dafna) (2021)
Leftover SalmonDance On Your Head – The Nashville Sessions (1999)
The String Cheese IncidentStay Through – Song In My Head (2014)
(D) Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself Outside (2022)

Taylor Scott BandCuriosity – All We Have (2019)
Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Jason Klobnak Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

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CP S16 EP01 2022 – BEST OF 2021

Hudson Gardens Holiday Light Show. Picture courtesy of Claire Mannato.

Jan 03, 2022 – Happy New Year! Thousands of fans flooded the 12th Annual Colorado Playlist Listener Poll last month, making it one of the four best years over the past twelve. There were also a record number of categories for you to vote in.

One interesting aspect this year = songs and artists/bands selected as best of the year not showing up in the TOP 40 Colorado radio spin chart.

Spotify and YouTube playlists are at the bottom of CP LISTENER POLL/TOP 40 2021

The weekly TOP 5 and monthly Top 30 thanks to Spinitron – built to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents at Spinitron.com

Did you MISS listening to the show this weekend? You’re in luck. You can stream it throughout the week – or listen via FM radio if you’re around one of the stations airing it.

Thanks to those who support the Colorado Playlist, including 2020 EyeVenue in Westminster.

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

Every week I feature four of the newest songs featured in the show. You get to weight in by voting “I like it,” “MEH, it’s ok,” or “I don’t like it.” The votes help to determine what stays in the library for the year.

The MMMM is sponsored by Starr’s Guitars, serving the Cedaredge, Colorado, music community for over 20 years – and online at www.starrsguitars.com

HOUR 1

Cary Morin’s Ghost Dog Trust (2021) – Fan Favorite Single Release of the Year
Andy Sydow Alibi – Time Stands Between EP (2021) – Fan Favorite Male Vocal Performance
Ambar LucidGet Lost In the Music – Get Lost In the Music (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsMavis – Live at Red Rocks/September 20, 2020 (2021)
The Velveteers Charmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Unindicted Co-ConspiratorsTo Catch A Thief (2021) – Fan Favorite Rock/Hard Rock/Punk Song of the Year
YaSi Guilty (2021)
Porlolo Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)
Moon WalkerThe TV Made Me Do It – Truth to Power (2021) – Fan Favorite Video of the Year
Eddie Turner Dignify Me – Change In Me (2021)
Ryan ChrysChoosing You – Hearts Deluge (2021) – Fan Favorite Americana/Country Song of the Year
Matt Skellenger TrioSimple Life – The South Ivy 3 (2021) – Fan Favorite Jazz Album of the Year

HOUR 2

Everybody Loves An Outlaw Rebels & Outlaws (2021) – Fan Favorite Pop/Rock Song of the Year + Female Vocal Performance
Jaguar StevensAll the Things He Said – Jaguar Stevens (2021) – Fan Favorite Alternative/Indie Song of the Year + New Band of the Year
Musketeer Gripweed More Than Ever – More Than Ever (2021) – Fan Favorite Soul/Funk/R&B Song of the Year
The Burroughs Zero Sum Game (2021)
Antonio LopezRoots and Wings – Roots and Wings (2021) – Fan Favorite Album of the Year + Folk/Singer Songwriter Song of the Year
Chris Daniels & Hazel Miller Born Under A Bad Sign What We Did! (2021) – Fan Favorite Cover /Remake of the Year #5/Top 40 2021
The High HawksSinging a Mountain Song – The High Hawks (2021) #7/Top 40 2021
Leftover SalmonBrand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021) #6/Top 40 2021
The LumineersBrightside (2021) #4/Top 40 2021
A.J. FullertonSlippin’ Away – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021) #3/Top 40 2021
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul Vacate My Heart – Keep On Climbin’ (2021) #2/Top 40 2021
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsSurvivor – The Future (2021) #1/Top 40 2021
2b3 Purple Haze – Jimi (2021)

CP S15:EP45 2021

Picture by Chris K. from our most recent trip to Ouray.

Monday NOV 08, 2021 – When it’s early November and 75 degrees and sunny on a Sunday, that’s a top down drive kinda day. We took a long drive down through Garden of the Gods and up into the foothill, where we wound up at the Bucksnort Saloon in Pine for a set of live music. Not sure I’ll see it again in 2021.

So, call it 2022. At least for new releases. I spent part of the weekend filtering the “best” of Colorado as aired at the thirteen stations I survey weekly. Watch for the annual listener poll where you can lend your voice to the stations around the state.

I’m also not sure anything is going to bump Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Lumineers and The Velveteers from the top of the spins charts until next year. It’s the #4 and #5 spots where we’re likely to see a weekly contest. Animal Electricity and Kiltro are trending high enough in airplay to hold onto the fourth and fifth chart position for another couple of weeks.

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THE COLORADO PLAYLIST & 105.5 THE COLORADO SOUND PRESENT

NOV 13 – King Cardinal at Lost Lake Lounge
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

TOP 5 WEEK ENDING NOV 6 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.

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

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  2. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  4. ANIMAL ELECTRICITY – TheSameThings LP (Jun-21)
  5. KILTRO – Chambers El Mandatario LP (Sep-21)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge CO over 20 years.

HOUR 1

Starlite RamblersColorado Rose – It’s Enough To Make A Cowboy Outta You (1980)
Dusty Drapes & the DustersDime At A Time – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Dango RoseSingularity – The Forgotten Years EP VOL. Two (2022)
Post Truth Serum The Discotheque – Modern Victims (2020)
Float Like A BuffaloShe Don’t Care (2018)
Scott Kinsey and Mer SalHeart of Glass – Adjustments (2021)
Reno Divorce Hopeless and Dopeless (2021)
Keller WilliamsFreeker By the Speaker – Laugh (2002)
Soul Merchants Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (1987/2007)
(D) Runaway GroomsNew England – Violet Lane EP (2021)

SHEL Enter Sandman – Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Claire HeywoodPython – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)
Blumer Haus Ode To Brubeck – Boy Meets Groove (2021)

HOUR 2

Wakefield How Does It Feel – The Lost Warthog Tapes (1971)
Babyface How Long Can A Rock n Roll Band Keep On Carryin On – Babyface (1976)
(D) A.J. Fullerton Almost There – Almost There (2022)

Bison BonePack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
The VelveteersCharmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Jaguar Stevens All the Things He Said – Jaguar Stevens (2021)
The FedsThis Side Of Sunday – This Side Of Sunday (1993)
The Hillbilly Hellcats White Trash – Rev It Up With Taz (2003)
The Still Tide Change of Address – Between Skies (2019)
(D) Carolyn Hunter Comedown (2022)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters Wipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Dragondeer When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Peter Sommer Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

CP S15:EP44 2021

Photograph taken by Claire Mannato at Pawnee Grasslands in 2020. Used with permission

Monday NOV 01, 2021 – Sad news broke over the weekend, when Madison House announced veteran booking agent, manager and founding partner Jesse Aratow died on October 29th. A cause of death for Aratow was not disclosed but Madison House said that his passing was unexpected. Some unofficial reports suggest Jesse may have died following a workout at a gym.

Due to unfortunate technical issues related to changing out software, 105.5 The Colorado Sound was unable to air this week’s episode of the show.

Time to hunker down. November is the traditional start of the new-release year, so, 2022. It’s also the month when many of us in the media start to flesh out our annual “Best Of” lists. This year’s “Best of the Colorado Playlist” will air Jan 01-06 2022. In the meantime keep an eye out here for the annual Listener Poll. For a refresher, visit CP2021 on Spotify.

10 releases DEBUT in the OCT TOP 30 #coloradomusic spin chart … Big Dopes, The Burroughs, Jaguar Stevens, Kiltro, Little Trips, The Lumineers, Moors & McCumber, Nat Tate, NEEFF, Waiting Room … COMING TUESDAY NOV 02 2021

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Community radio exists because of the support from listeners like you! Please help keep public radio on the air by becoming a sustaining member. See your local community radio station website for more information.

The Colorado Playlist & 105.5 The Colorado Sound Present

NOV 13 – King Cardinal at Lost Lake Lounge
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

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TOP FIVE WEEK END OCT 30 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. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP (Nov-21)
  3. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  4. LITTLE TRIPS – Downhill to Paradise LP (Oct-21)
  5. THE BURROUGHSI Refuse SINGLE (Oct-21)

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Serving Cedaredge, Colorado for 20 years

HOUR 1

Cabaret Diosa – Tonight You Will Be Mine – Voodoo Pinata (1999)
(D) The Honey Empire
Jealous (2021)

Kyle EmersonBetter – Only Coming Down (2020)
iZCALLi I Don’t – “IV” (2018)
Five Iron FrenzyRenegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dafna Sweeter – Sour EP (2021)
The Winebottles Boston Song – Our Life Story (1997)
The SamplesThe Birds Of Paradise – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(D) Drunken HeartsNew Reseda – Wildflower Sessions (2022)

Selasee & The Fafa FamilyFly Away – Time for Peace (2014)
Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
SunsquabiFisher Cat – Instinct (2019)

HOUR 2

The String Cheese IncidentResume Man – Born On The Wrong Planet (1996)
Hot Rize Western Skies – When I’m Free (2014)
(D) Shovels & RopeDomino – Manticore (2021)

Neoma Young – Real (2020)
Paper BirdSunday – Paper Bird (2016)
Erik Lunde Steel Militia – Water from a Stone (2021)
The VelveteersBrightest Light – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Yonder Mountain String BandHalf Moon Rising – Elevation (1999)
Leftover Salmon Baby Hold On – Euphoria (1997)
(D) People Like Me Don’t Hold Your Breath (2021)

The Blue RiderRattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
Eldren Fell In (2020)
Adam BodineSwamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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