CP S16 EP22 2022

June 27, 2022 – On the road again! It’s summertime in Colorado, which means visiting as many places as we can to do some sightseeing, fishing, photography and seeing friends. This week we’ll be in Alamosa listening to KRZA. Hopefully we’ll have some pictures to share with you next week.

WOW … a seismic shift in this week’s TOP 5! The Lumineers got bounced out completely (in fact, fell out of the TOP 10).

A reminder .. the Colorado 2022 playlist on Spotify is limited to 100 titles from 100 artists/bands and can change often – sometimes a few times a day. Make sure to follow and visit frequently.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WK END 6/26/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. ALYSIA KRAFT – First Light LP
  3. DAVID STARRTouchstones LP
  4. RYAN CHRYS & THE ROUGHCUTSTears and Blades LP
  5. MACHETE MOUTH – Machete Mouth EP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

Fleetwood MacThe Chain (LIVE) (1977)
(D) Ryan Chrys & The Rough CutsSeein’ You Tonight (feat. Lauren Michaels) – Tears and Blades (2022)

West Side Joe & The Men of SoulFound You – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Wildermiss Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
Dafna The Man In My Dreams – When I Was With You! (2022)
Mike Clark and the Sugar SoundsWarm Me Up – Moon Rock (2022)
Jeff FinlinIs This Love – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Darryl PurposeDreams of Life – Next Time Around (2012)
(D) Dave BoylanA Reason To (2022)

Kiltro The Hustle – Creatures of Habit (2019)
Chris Daniels & Hazel MillerCheek to Cheek – What We Did! (2021)
Annie Booth Sextet – Coming Home Again – Alpenglow (2022)

David Lee Roth Just Like Paradise – Skyscrapper (1986)
(D) Jelie Cope (2022)

Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
Andy FrascoKeep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Alysia KraftHamilton Pool – First Light (2022)
King CardinalRunaway (2022)
Rare Silk American Eyes – American Eyes (1985)
Dusty Drapes & the DustersTalkin’ Boogie – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Cole ScheifelePoems (2022)

Anthony RuptakGood Morning (Radio Edit) – A Place That Never Changes (2019)
Heavy Diamond Ring Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Keith OxmanI’ve Never Been In Love Before – Two Cigarettes In the Dark (2020)

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CP S16 EP21 2022

June 20, 2022 – To the dads and grandpas and men who raised or co-raised a child – Happy Father’s Day. Yeah, it’s Sunday and I’m at the desk working as usual.

A very good friend of mine got married this past week. Congratulations to Andy & Allie Sydow. Andy has a new album coming out soon produced by Anders Osborne.

Speaking of new releases, I bumped into longtime Colorado blues artist, songwriter and producer Nic Clark at the wedding party (he actually officiated). He let me know he’s got a new album coming out this year also.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WK END 6/19/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ALYSIA KRAFT – First Light LP
  4. GREENSKY BLUEGRASSStress Dreams LP
  5. MACHETE MOUTHMachete Mouth EP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

HOUR 1

Townes Van ZandtMy Proud Mountains – Our Mother The Mountain (1969)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandBuy For Me The Rain (1967)
(D) Cary Morin & Ghost Dog Goin’ Down South (2022)

Andy Frasco & the U.N. Dancin’ Around My Grave (2021)
Robert ShredfordQueen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
MaryLynn Gillaspie Dolphin Dance – Secret Language (2022)
The Copper ChildrenPity Party – Strange Illusion (2022)
The Apples In StereoSeems So – Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersRunaway Train – Riviera (2002)
(D) Dead On A SundayStay (2022)

Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
Keith Oxman, Jeff Jenkins, Todd Reid, Mark SimonKhalid – This One’s For Joey (2022)

HOUR 2

Rick RobertsDeliver Me – Windmills (1972)
Stephen Stills It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) Jaiel – Sunshine Lovin’ (2022)

Sarah Slaton Get Up (2021)
The YawpersBeale Street – American Man (2015)
Julian Fulco PerronNot So Fast – In My Garden (2022)
Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself Outside (2022)
Dianne Reeves One For My Baby – Good Night, and Good Luck (Soundtrack) (2005)
The Mercury ProjectFenced In – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) Fantasy League Blind (2022)

Lucy DaydreamDizzy – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
Kind Hearted StrangersRed & Blue – East-West (2021)
David Bernot No Problems – Neverending Cycle (2022)

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REVIEW: JEFF FINLIN – SOUL ON THE LINE

You cannot imagine how excited I was to get some kind of message – via the Innerwebs or some otherworldly means – that Jeff Finlin, “Fin” as he’s known locally in Fort Collins, put out a new album. I mean, I was so excited my heart jumped. I immediately dived into the entire album and haven’t stopped listening since.

You can’t find this album on SPOTIFY – yet. The published release date is June 24. HOWEVER – the album was released on May 19 via Continental Record Services out of the Netherlands on Bandcamp.

Produced by Jeff Finlin.
Recorded By Darren Raddach at Stout Studios, Fort Collins, CO.
Jeff Finlin – Drums, electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, percussion, piano
Taylor Tessler – Bass
Joe V. Mcmahan – Electric guitars
Eben Grace – Electric guitars
Eric Straumanis – Electric guitars
Brian Keller – Horns, accordion

Jeff Finlin’s legacy goes back decades. In my case it’s two decades since I first heard his music. Ever since then I have anxiously and quietly pleaded, cajoled and otherwise stamped my goat hoofs for something new.

After all, for as prolific as Jeff as been in his career –  13 critically acclaimed records – I honestly thought another album would never come my way. Silly me; Jeff has basically put out an album every few years. The last, The Guru in the Girl (2017), was a measly five years ago – an eternity it seems in Jeff’s catalogue.

Soul On the Line doesn’t move far from Jeff’s established Americana trad folk-rock style that travels nicely in the car with the likes of John Hiatt, Levon Helm or Bob Dylan. A literary mastermind, Jeff’s songs have taken us on an journey of life filled with vivid imagery. In the lead single, “…we walk the line, years repeating all our tears and time. Compromise our patron saint …hangin’ out with our Soul On the Line.”

Throughout the album, Jeff touches on issues that as he’s said are about “…these extreme and harrowing times we currently live in. Everything about our existence seems to be hanging in the balance.”

In What Went Wrong he ponders, “We all get tired of waiting, waiting on ourselves, so then we go and settle, set our feet in something else and then wonder why we can’t feel nothing here at all; and we’re stuck here on the telephone …wondering what went wrong.”

The songs on this album are not about the hope for the future. Jeff’s reflections and voice are those of an aged muse, tired and worn out from the battering waves of the very life that has inspired so many of his greatest stories in song and verse.

Jeff’s Northern Colorado friends and worldwide fans will love and adore and cherish this album as yet another intimate chapter in our friend’s collection. I’d suggest first timers visit earlier albums like Epinonymous, his highly acclaimed fourth album, before diving into this one.

CP S16 EP18 2022

Picture = Curious Theater 25th Anniversary Subscriber Brunch, Sat May 21 2022

MAY 23, 2022 – Colorado is known for being an arts friendly state. Not only do we have one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country but we have a world class art museum to go with renowned live theater venues like Curious Theater Company in Denver, named #1 Live Theater Venue by Best Things Colorado.

Claire and I are annual subscribers. It was great to great a preview of the upcoming 2022-23 season and to be a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration. There’s a great article in 5280 about founders Chip Walton and Dee Covington, who will leave the company at the end of its 25th season.

What Music Streaming Service Do You Use? Please respond to the poll, and please make sure to leave your age group for research purposes.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC SPINS – WK END 5/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ANTHONY RUPTAK – Backrooms LP (Apr-22)
  4. THE WHITE MOMS White Moms III: Men Working LP (Mar-22)
  5. FIA NYXX – Red Umbrella LP (Apr-22)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

HOUR 1

Firefall Cinderella – Firefall (1976)
Poco Pickin’ Up The Pieces – Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
(D) Russ Hopkins I’m Not Ready Yet (2022)
Claire Heywood Letter Day (2020)
Slow Caves Out of State – Falling (2019)
Carolyn Hunter Hardest Part (2022)
Dango Rose Singularity – The Forgotten Years EP VOL. Two (2022)
Bad Weather CaliforniaI’ll Reach Out My Hand – Sunkissed (2012)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi BandTell Me Daddy (f. Erica Brown) – Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover SalmonCategory Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
(D) Andy Eppler How Can You Rebuild a Soul – Lonely Disco EP (2022)
Porlolo I Was A Fool (Wasting Time) – Porlolo (2018)
Eddie TurnerChange In Me – Change In Me (2021)
Adam BodineSurface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

Elton John Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
(D) Wood BellyOld Home – Great Big Skies (2022)

Bison BoneTell All Our Friends – The Lost Weekend EP (2021)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
A.J. FullertonOh Frustration (2022)
Ambar LucidGet Lost In the Music – Get Lost In the Music (2021)
Wildermiss Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
The Mercury ProjectRefuge – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) The MotetBreathe Deeper (2022)

The Still TideGive Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
(D) Sean McGowanCumbres & Toltec – Union Station (2022)

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CP S16 EP17 2022

MAY 16, 2022 – I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC SPINS

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. FIA NYXX – Red Umbrella LP (Apr-22)
  4. ANTHONY RUPTAK – Backrooms LP (Apr-22)
  5. ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – Channels EP (May-22)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Freddi Henchi Band Celebration (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
ZephyrDon’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
(D) Sarah ChristineThe Year: Hang On Mom (2022)

OneRepublicRescue Me – Human (2021)
The LumineersLife In The City – Gloria Sparks EP (2019)
Wellington BullingsFlame (2022)
Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself
Dan TreanorFrom African Soul – Mercy (2005)
The SubdudesWork Clothes – Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Thom LaFondNew Wildfire – The Moon Leans In (2022)

SUCH You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
The Still Tide Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Keith Oxman The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Mollie O’Brien Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Birmingham) – I Never Move Too Soon (1987)
Mary FlowerJane Jane (f. John Magnie and Steve Amadee) – Blues Jubilee (1994)
(D) Leslie TomTequila After Midnight (2022)

Kind Hearted Strangers The Egoist – East-West (2021)
DeVotchKa Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Kick and the HugGirl You’ve Changed – Ladies & Gentlemen (2022)
Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsWarm Me Up – Moon Rock (2022)
Flobots The Rose And The Thistle – The Circle In The Square (2012)
Tierro Band w Bridget LawCharity – Allurement (2019)
(D) MaryLynn Gillaspie Skippy’s Dream (Hypnagogia) – Secret Language (2022)

Mark OblingerLittle Bird – High Water Line (2019)
Leftover SalmonBrand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Garrett Sayers TrioDiatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

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