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)


The Colorado Sound – VOL 4, EP15 2012

It is soooo great to see the daytime temps up in the 70s and 80s again along the Front Range.  Time to drop the top, make a half dozen mix cds and get some open air listening in while I’m scurrying back and forth between festivals – which for me started last week with FOCOMX (340+ bands in 37 venues) … next up for me is the CHUN People’s Fair – 1st wkend in June at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver.  In the meantime, as folks keep asking me what I’m really diggin nowadays …..

If you can’t get excited about a new Leftover Salmon record, you’re just not not a true Colorado music lover.  So, HELL YEAH I’m excited to get Aquatic Hitchhiker.  Vince Herman messaged me this week … record’s on the way.  I’m stoked.   It’s the first new album of all original tunes in like 8 years!  Hope to have it in time for EP16 next week.  Here’s a taste of what we can expect on the new album, courtesy of eTown.  If you can’t tell I’m excited, you don’t this old goat too well 😉 

Megan Redmond – Dreamland — a tasty bit of crossover pop country/americana from this young lady who is playing damn near every festival event of the summer from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2012.  Not since Katie Moffatt in the early 70s has there been, to the best of my knowledge, a top female pop country artist break out of Colorado.  Her 6 song debut ep is full of songs she wrote or co-wrote, and was produced in Nashville with some top session players.  The first single, “Falling,” was placed on industry news leader ALLACCESS.COM’s “Cool New Country” highlight list… then landed on Clear Channel Media’s show on hot new country propelling “Falling” onto the Top 100 Country charts on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS. 

Rebel Tongue – Movin On … several years ago now I got hipped to U.S. Pipe – a band that featured lead MC Azma Holiday.  That band broke up.  Azma and some of the members of the Pipe moved on – to REBEL TONGUE.  I knew Azma as a rapper – NOW I know him as a soulful singer and rapper with a group of funk masters backing him up.  Give me a band with a wickedly tight and groovin rhythm section, a couple of horns, and a front guy who OWNS an audience and I’m a sucka for love like this anytime.  Here’s the official teaser they came up with.  

Mosey West – Merica — Hmmmm …. over the past two years this band, originally called Merica before changing their name to Mosey West, has reaped more praise and more accomplishments here locally than just about any band I can name outside of those who have gained national attention — i.e. The Lumineers or Tennis.  Expect even greater praise and accomplishments in 2012.   I expect this record is going to be listed on many critics lists as a “best of 2012.” 

I’m not going to include an outtake of News & Notes this week.  Over the next couple of days, I’ll present the story about Biodiesel for Bands in text form.  It’s a great story – a great opportunity – and a great idea.  So watch here for that …


Tommy Bolin “Bustin’ Out for Rosey” from Private Eyes (1976)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Highway” from Long Road (2008)
(D) Lifeboat Etiquette “Eggs & Oranges” from Sabateur (2012)
The Fray “The Fighter” from Scars and Stories (2012)
Coles Whalen “Cannonball” from I Wrote This for You (2012)
Zach Heckendorf “All the Right Places” from The Cool Down (2011)
Jill Sobule “Cinnamon Park” from Underground Victorious (2004)
Petals of Spain “Lady Luck” from Lady Luck (2011)
Vices I Admire “Hero” from Venom & Pride (2012)
Railbenders “Whiskey Rain” from Segundo (2003)
(D) Jeff Finlin “East by West” from Live Songs For the Ice Age (2012)
Haunted Windchimes “Out With the Crow” from Out With The Crow (2012)
(D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “Zen and the Art of Samba” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)
Dean Reed “Our Summer Romance” [single] (1960)
(N) The Jekylls “What I Want” from The Sweet Factory (2012)
(D) Megan Redmond “Falling” from Dreamland (2012)
Places “The Fire” from No More Wasted Days (2012)
(N) Broken Tongues “Bad Finger Boogie” from Crooked Skyline (2012)
(N) Mama Lenny and the Remedy “Not A Girl To Keep” from Punches and Hugs (2012)
The Foot. “Empty Hands” from Primary Colors (2010)
The Outfit “Strange Bones” from Broken West Wishbone Test (2011)
(N) The Congress “Distance” from Whatever You Want (2012)
The Broken Everlys “Sweet Disorder” from Stoned In Juarez (2010)
(D) Mosey West “Gone” from Merica (2012)
Leftover Salmon “Euphoria” from Euphoria (1997)
(D) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from Sharks And Manatees (2012)

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