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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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

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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 S15 EP11 2021

March 15 2021 –SNOW DAY! YAY!  Yeah no, LOL.  But it’s still a snow day.  Stay warm and safe.  It’s a great chance to hunker down and listen to a batch of new music that hit my desk this past week.

Starting off – Gasoline Lollipops reenters the TOP 5 this week, jumping up into the #3 position, with  Nathaniel Rateliff staying at #1 and award winner A.J. Fullerton maintaining his hold on #2.

One release coming out later this month is from Hunter James & the Titanic.  The band is releasing a series of 3 EPs, culminating in an album over the spring and summer.

The first ep release is called “Tight-Walkin’ Man.”  It is coming out March 26th and is a release ready for the band to tour behind as things open up this summer and fall.

Partially mixed and mastered by Danny Reisch and company at Good Danny’s in Texas, the sonic quality is as professional as it can be; meaning they’re serious enough to make that kind of investment to begin with.

In an era where the return on that investment comes from shows and we don’t know what this year’s show season looks like yet, going to one of the nation’s top production studios is huge.

Want to check out CP 2021, or the 50 “best” of 2020, the “The 60s to Today” or CP Women in honor of International Women’s Month?  Check out the Colorado Playlist on Spotify.

Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?  Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help.

 

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 Specific Ocean.


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TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING MARCH 13 2021

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
3. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
4. LADY GANG – Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
5. BEVIN LUNA – Buchanan EP (Jan-21)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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! 

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles – Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)
(D) John Paul Grigsby – Tides Were Low – Nothing Is New (2021)

Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
PorloloI QUIT (2019)
(N) The Barlow – Hard Lovin’ – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)

Kind Hearted Stranger – The Egoist – East-West (2021)
The Samples – Wild River – Return To Earth (2001)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Soul Thieves – Every Day – Microphone In The Sugar Bowl (2001)
(D) Niceness – What A Day – Realize (2021)

LVDYChange (2020)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Garrett Sayers Trio – Diatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

Michael Stanley – Among My Friends – Friends and Legends (1973)
Michael Stanley – Just Keep Playing Your Radio – Friends and Legends (1973)
(D) Kingdome JasmineRules of Verse (2021)
Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)
Edison – Open Road – Familiar Spirit (2016)
Jayme Stone – Future Promise – Awake, Awake (2020)
Andy Sydow – Still My Girl – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
(D) Specific OceanUnity Effect (2021)

DeVotchKa – Straight Shot – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Tennis – Never Work for Free – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

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CP S15 EP01 2021

Jan 04 2021 – HAPPY 2021!  Welcome to Season #15! WOW.  I hope we can celebrate together this April, which is the official birthdate of the show in 2006.  Of course, COVID will have a say in whether that event takes place or not.

A big welcome to new fans of the show listening in at KRZA Alamosa and KFFR Winter Park.  That brings the Colorado Playlist to 27 FM frequencies a week and 60 total hours of programming.

Due to the 27 frequency reach the CP has, it factors heavily into the weekly and monthly charts I publisher here, as well as the Colorado singles and album charts at RootsMusicReport.com.

I am very surprised to see the wonderful new album from Ron Miles hitting TOP 5 again this month, without any spins at all from two of our leading stations.  This is the 2nd time Rainbow Sign has pushed its way onto the weekly chart.

NEW POLL FORMAT – Instead of voting 1-5 for new tracks for the show, you can simply say you like it, don’t like it or say MEH-It’s OK.  Let’s see how that works.

As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now.  The Stay Home Silent Disco will put a nice chunk of change in our account.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

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 Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 02 2021

Spinitron  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.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
  3. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
  5. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

The Electric Prunes – Finders Keepers, Loser Weepers – Good Old Rock and Roll (1969)
Big Bird & The Steam ShovelWhat’s Happening (At The Psychiatrist Club) (1968)
(D) Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Del Shamen – Right Now – Del Shamen (2021)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
The Samples – Warm & Sunny – Black & White (2004)

(D) Cass ClaytonMake Believing (2021) – Cass Clayton is a very good personal friend of mine. She serves on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a Colorado non-profit we started in 2017 to help artists struggling financially due to natural catastrophes. She’s also been directly involved with helping serve food-insecure members of our music community via Bread & Jam at Dazzle @ Bau’rs (Denver). AND she’s maintained a busy studio schedule along with all the other things she can think of to keep the music going. 

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Scott Martin – Pam – Alone at Sunset (2018)

HOUR 2

Eighth Penny MatterRain (1968)

(D) Ramakhandra – Kujira – Ramakhandra (2020) – Ramakhandra snuck up on me this past month when 303 Magazine named their S/T debut as Album of the Year for 2020. Up to that point, I’m sorry to say, I hadn’t heard of them. Recently, 303 music editor Kori Hazel and I noted between us that they are (unofficially) a band to watch for in 2021 and beyond.  

SHELRainbow (2020)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
MojomamaPoint Of View Blues (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

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The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

CP S14 EP44 2020

Monday NOV 23 2020 – When was the last time you participated in the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM)?  I know it’s been awhile for most of you.  SO!  Here’s your chance to make it up.  From today (Nov 23) until Dec 20, I’ll be accepting votes for this year’s best of.

There are a couple of changes to the format of the listener polls this year.  You’ll see when you go to CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

DONATIONS WELCOMED and deeply appreciated.  The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..  This week’s guest is Julia Mendiolea (Y La Bamba, Inner Oceans, College Homies!)

TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING NOV 21 2020

Spinitron  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.

220 titles  / 13 stations tracked

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
3. RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
4. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
5. RON MILES Rainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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. OPEN FOR RESERVATION DINING and shows.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Lothar and The Hand People – Machines – Presenting… (1968)
Lothar and the Hand People – Midnight Ranger – Space Hymn (1969)
(P) Slopeside – Lay Your Weapons Down – Edge of Nowhere (2021)
Daniel Rodriguez – Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
Porlolo– Wasting Time (I Was A Fool) – Porlolo(2018)
Everybody Loves An OutlawI See Red (2020)
CITRAOcean (2020)
Braddigan– Customs – The Captive (2007)
Acoustic Junction – Goodbye World – Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Dirty Chaos – Lines – The Groove EP (2021)

Wildermiss– Supermagical(2020)
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015)
Ron Miles – The Rumor – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2

Gretchen Peters – Independence Day – The Secret of Life (1996)
Gretchen Peters – When You Comin’ home (feat. Jimmy La Fave) – Blackbirds (2015)
(D) Thomas Hine – Abandon – Ledgers and Stones (2020)

Esmé Patterson – All Mine – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Rob DrabkinLittle Steps (2013)
(D) Douglas Mann – Burning Bridges – Black Roses on Dark Water EP (2020)

Brent Cowles – Shine – It’s Coals. (2020)
Inner Oceans – Call Through the Wire – I Don’t Mind (2017)
(D) Saint Joe – The People’s Champ – Penmanship (2020)

The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
The Lumineers – Life InThe City – III (2019)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control- G (2016)

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CP S14 EP39 2020

Monday OCT 19 2020 – UGH! I begin this week by paying tribute to an old friend in my radio career, Stu Haskell.  You very very likely don’t know him.  He wasn’t on the air.  He was the guy who made sure that stations made enough money to pay staffs and stay on the air profitably.  He was the guy who gave others chances. 

Stu was around forever.  He started his radio career as an ad salesman in the 70s at 93.3 KTCL before becoming the general manager, when that station was in Fort Collins.  It was he and program director John Hayes who launched what is now known as the Alternative Rock radio format in Colorado in the mid 80s.    I learned last night that he passed away this weekend.  Causes unknown. RIP Mr. Haskell.

It was announced last Thursday that Governor Jared Polis has named Stephen Brackett Colorado’s new Music Ambassador. Brackett is the co-founder and emcee of Flobots as well as a co-founder of the nonprofit Youth on Record. As Music Ambassador, Brackett will serve as the state’s lead advocate for Colorado’s diverse music scene and Colorado’s talented musicians.  

As the new Music Ambassador, Stephen will focus on two initiatives. The first will include assessing the needs of emerging and seasoned artists in the areas of professional and business development training, trauma support, and artistic tools in order to begin rebuilding Colorado’s music ecosystem, which has been deeply impacted by the global pandemic. 

Today is Todd Park Mohr’s (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) birthday.  He’s 55.

TOP SPINS – 2 WKS ENDING OCT 17 2020

Spinitron  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.

  • *This is the first “weekly” spins report for OCTOBER 2020*
  • 185 Titles Tracked / 12 public, community and college stations

1. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
2. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
2. PARKERCare Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
2. RODNEY RICESame Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
3. GHOST TAPESFIG EP (Sep-20)
4. JOSH DILLARDThe Natural World LP (Nov-20)
5. PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-20)

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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Philip Bailey – Walking on the Chinese Wall – Chinese Wall (1985)
Earth Wind & Fire – Reasons – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(N) Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)

The String Cheese Incident – Otherside (W. Ruby Chase) – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
(D) Eric StraumanisYou Are Going to Hear Me (2020)

James Lee Baker – 100 Summers – 100 Summers (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Acoustic Junction – Every Heart – Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Wyatts – Home – Forgive Me (2020)

Steve Skinner BandSelf Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
(D) Ron Miles – Queen Of The South – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2

Buffalo SpringfieldKind Woman (1969)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
(P) New Ben FranklinsSometimes I Don’t Like You Very Much (2020)
Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Rajdulari – Journey of A Woman – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli – A Color Map of the Sun (2013)
(D) Tenth Mountain Division9 to 5 (2020)

EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Retrofette Lover in Japan (2018)
Walter Gorra – ’till Next Time – In Due Time (2018)

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