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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CP S14 EP36 2020

Monday SEPT 14 2020Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.

Dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the CP from the 60s to Today on Spotify or check out a playlist of tracks from 2020 at CP2020.  CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection.  PLS be sure to follow.

CP2020 UPDATES REGULARLY.  New music from Blakk Mantra, Bowregard, Jayme Stone, Keith Oxman, Monica Marie, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Tennis, Trevor Hall.

You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012.  PLS be sure to subscribe.

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 12 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 use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 165 titles tracked)

    1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
    2. CARY MORIN– Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    3. CITRAOcean SINGLE (Feb-20)
    4. LOGAN FARMERStill No Mother LP (Aug-20)
    5. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF– And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
    3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    4. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet LP (May-18)
    5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP (Dec-19)

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

James Vincent – Space Traveler – Space Traveler (1975) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(D) Big Head Todd & the MonstersBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020)

The String Cheese Incident – Vertigo – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Alexa Wildish – Magic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Complicated – The Show (2009)
Sherri Jackson – Maple Tree – Sherri Jackson (1997)
(D) Estin & the 86’d – Half A Bottle – Long Live the River (2020)

Megan Burtt – Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – The Bargain (2015)
Soon To Be Titans – Seven Sirens – Voyager EP (2019)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Freddi Henchi Band – I Love You Baby (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(D) Face Vocal BandColorado Moon (2020)

The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
John Grant – He’s Got His Mother’s Hips – Love Is Magic (2018)
John March – Sweet Lorraine (f. Mark Oblinger) – For Once In My Life, a Tribute to Ted Green (2020)
Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Katie Herzig – I Hurt Too – Apple Tree (2008)
Devotchka – Along The Way – A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)
(D) Jackson Emmer – Turn Up the Jukebox – Alpine Coda (2020)

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Train Home – Love Runner (2014)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Ben Haugland – Second Sight – A Million Dreams (2015)

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CP S14 EP34 2020

Monday AUG 31 2020The Colorado Playlist is and has always been about one thing – it is expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hitmakers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.

The weekly show is not the only place you can hear the great music that makes up our scene in Colorado. You can dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the Colorado Playlist on Spotify.  You’ll find a few playlists there – a Colorado Playlist ALL TIME from the 60s to Today; CP2020 = songs from the current release year; CP2019, CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection.  PLS be sure to follow.

You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012.  PLS be sure to subscribe.

New music this week in the MMMM = Jonny Barber, White Rose Motor Oil, Lucy Daydream and Jon Snodgrass.  Esme Patterson and Jon Snodgrass show up in this week’s TOP 5 while Nathaniel Rateliff reclaims the #1 spot at RootsMusicReport.com

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 22

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 135 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
4. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
5. JON SNODGRASSDon’t Break Her Heart Single (Aug-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet LP (May-18)
5. LEE SIMSA Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

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

Chicago – Old Days – Chicago VIII (1975)
(D) Jonny Barber – How Could You? – Flying Underwater (2020)

Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Rene Delray – Hyms for the Hardened (2019)
Leftover Salmon – Places – Something Higher (2018)
Mojomama – We are one – The Corona Tapes (2020)
WildermissSupermagical (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Broken Hearted Savior – Sister Sweetly (1993)
The Samples – Close To The Fires – The Samples (1989)
(D) White Rose Motor Oil – We Will Rise – You Can’t Kill Ghosts (2020)

Bonnie & The ClydesHold On Me (2019)
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015)
Annie Booth – Blues for Narcissism – Wanderlust (2014)

HOUR 2

Freddi Henchi Band – Welcome to the Freddi & Henchi Party – Freddi Henchi Band (1974)
Freddi Henchi Band – Get Up Off the Funk – Freddi Henchi Band (1974)
(D) Lucy DaydreamNo Perfect Love (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois – Mirage a Trios (2019)
Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir – Stop Shakin’ – Long Way Home (2018)
Luna ShadeBrotherhood (2020)
Esmé Patterson – All Mine – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Dressy Bessy – Who’d Stop The Rain – Electrified (2009)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
(D) Jon Snodgrass – Don’t Break Her Heart – Tace (2020)

The Yawpers – Reason to Believe – Human Question (2019)
Greensky Bluegrass – Kerosene – If Sorrows Swim (2014)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

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Besides being a friend for many many years, Jon is a music icon in Fort Collins, CO.  He originally moved to FC in 1992 and was a founding member of Armchair Martian before teaming up with ALL vocalist Chad Price to form the alt-country-rock band Drag the River.  This is the first single off his upcoming new album due out in October.

 

CP S14 EP33 2020

Monday AUG 24 2020LATE!  Sorry.  Normally I’m done with this by 9AM. I got caught up researching djs around the state, at over 20 radio stations, who might play some Colorado music on their shows.  It’s been a busy couple of days. I’ve managed to document over 50 djs individually who have been known to program Colorado music from time to time.

NEW music this week in the MMMM = Sarah Christine, Chadzilla feat. Tanya Shylock, and Daniel Rodriguez.   The new release from Jayme Stone, Awake, hits the TOP 5 at CO radio this week while the Subdudes Lickskillet makes the TOP 5 at RootsMusicReport.com.

In the mood for live music?  There seems to be more and more of it taking places as we figure out the best way to do things.  Of course that does mean wearing masks when in public places and maintaining social distancing. The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FOCOMA) has figured out a way to celebrate over a decade of FOCOMX and NOCO music events.  I’m happy to support this  year’s FOCOMX – A Digital Retrospective.

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 22

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 135 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. KAYLA RAE – Pressure EP (Aug-20)
5. JAYME STONE Awake EP (Jul-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS  III LP (Sept-19)
5. THE SUBDUDESLickskillet LP (May-18)

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

Steely Dan – Bodhisattva – Countdown To Ecstasy (1973) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(D) Sarah ChristineThe Choice (2020)

Don Chicharrón – Sábado Gigante – Don Chicharrón (2019)
Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Sit Quietly – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)
John Common – Make It Real – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
16 Horsepower – Black Soul Choir – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes (1995)
Kan’nal – Digging Up The Devils – Myth Magic (2008)
(D) Chadzilla – No More (feat. Tanya Shylock) – In My Skin  (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Salted Watermelon – All We Have (2019)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio – Diatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

War – Gypsy Man – Deliver The Word (1973) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(P) Kaitlyn WilliamsInfluence (2020)
Hunter James and the Titanic – Church – The Z-Axis (2019)
DeVotchKa – Empty Vessels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Last Call Romance – What Do I Have to Prove – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Starwood – Burnin’ Over You – Starwood (1977)
Alpha Centauri – Love Only You – Alpha Centauri (1977)
(N) Daniel Rodriguez – Brother John – Sojourn of a Burning Sun (2020)

Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
The Motet – The Truth – Totem (2016)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

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Jayme’s new album “Awake, Awake” is hitting CO radio, landing in the TOP 5 most played this past week.  Here’s the title track.