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Monday June 29 2020 -there truly is nothing like the experience we get from attending a live music event.  It doesn’t matter how small or how large.

This past week we visited Dazzle Denver for some fantastic food and to see Cass Clayton Limited to 50 patrons, everyone including the band was required to wear facemasks except when seated at our table.Not only was Cass standing behind a Plexiglas panel, she also had to wear a mask to sing.  That was a bit overkill IMO.  There was easily twenty-five feet between the stage and the closest booths. That said, big ups to the staff at Dazzle for making it a special evening for the small crowd in attendance.

Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support  FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association)  Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts.

I am also happy to support Swallow Hill Music during this time. Every night at 6pm Swallow Hill is streaming live shows of Colorado and national artists on their Facebook page!  Get tickets here.  This week’s schedule is:

    • June 29: Matt Hoffman (New Mexican)
    • June 30: Mark Oblinger
    • July 1: Maya Bennett
    • July 2: Mary Gauthier
    • July 3: Zach Heckendorf
    • July 4: Christine Lavin
    • July 5: Dylan McCarthy Band
TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 27

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 / 91 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
3. BOOT GUNThat What You Got EP (May-20)
4. ALEXA WILDISHAlexa Wildish LP (Feb-20)
5. GHOST GNOTESGhost Gnotes LP (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

The “Rev” and Rateliff swap places again this week, with the rest of the top five remaining where they’ve been for a month.  Denver’s Last Call Romance breaks into the TOP 20 this week, debuting at #13.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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 – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
Chicago – Darlin’ Dear – Chicago VI (1973)
(D) Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius – Easy Graces – Easy Graces EP (2020)

OneRepublicConnection (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
(N) Boot Gun – Still Life – Take What You Got (2020)


Post Truth Serum – The Picnic – Modern Victims (2020)
Electric Swingset – Middle Ground – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
The String Cheese Incident – Got What He Wanted – ‘Round the Wheel (1998)
(D) Charlie Stevens – Success – Charlie Stevens (2020)

Slopeside – Prove Me Wrong – Shoot the Moon (2018)
Braddigan – Pura Vida – Watchfires (2005)
Steve Denny Trio – August in June – Life in New York (2020)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – Open Our Eyes (1974)
Earth Wind & Fire – Mighty Mighty – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)
SHEL – Enter Sandman – Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
AugustusBe Your Man (2020)
Zuba – Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(D) Wellington BullingsBecause I Want To (2020)

Goodnight Freeman – Devil In this Bar – Yugen (2019)
The Subdudes – Papa Dukie & The Mud People – Behind The Levee (2006)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

 

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It’s not often I introduce a new feature on the.  In fact I can’t recall the last time.  I’ve wanted to showcase albums from Caribou Ranch for some time now.  Caribou Ranch stands out as one of the crown jewels of the Colorado music scene throughout the seventies and eighties – and many of the records recorded there are considered true classics.  I hope you enjoy the segment called Classics From the Caribou Ranch Collection.

The week’s MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) has only two songs for you to rate.  I was very lucky to secure two radio only premiers from Boulder’s Trevor Hall and Fort Collin’s Johnny & the Mongrels, both from upcoming releases.

We got to head up into the Poudre Canyon this weekend to visit my friend Dani Grant and her team at the Mishawaka.  You need to call ahead for a table.  Yes, there is live music on the Poudre on this summer.


Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support  FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association)  Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with  Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).


TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 20

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 tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHIPPOORWILL – The Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
4. ADAM ANGLIN – Am I Gonna Die Now?LP (June-20)
5. TREVOR HALLPut Down What You Are Carrying f. Brett Dennen SINGLE (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

For the third week in a row the TOP 5 has remained the same at RMR.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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

Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Rick Derringer – Cheap Tequila – All American Boy (1973)
(P) Trevor HallMy Own (2020)
Kid Reverie – Afraid – Kid Reverie (2018)
Megan Burtt – The Bargain – The Bargain (2015)
Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – TrashCannon (2020)
Sweetwater Well – Zoeology – More Than Mountains: Benefit for Colorado (1996)
The Czars – Paint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
(D) Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)

Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All For Money (2019)
The Knew – Bang the Drum – Man Monster (2012)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Mr. Super Cool – Proceed to Route (2019)

HOUR 2

Elton John – The Bitch Is Back – Caribou (1974)
Elton John – Dixie Lily – Caribou (1974)
(P) Johnny & The Mongrels – Music Man – Creole Skies (2020)
Movers & Shakers – She Treats Me Right – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
The Yawpers – Burdens – American Man (2015)
Alexa Wildish – Weightless – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) Lane-O Beautiful Mutha ft. Bri Bryant B(2020)

The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Western Skies – High Country (2014)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I gotta say – the only reason you don’t hear something like this on the regularly aired program is the FCC ban on f-bombs and other inappropriate language.  Otherwise… this shit kills, and this man brings it old skool.

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MONDAY JUNE 15 2020 – A friend asked “What do you consider “Colorado Music?”  That’s a great question. 

The Colorado Playlist is expressly and explicitly Colorado from the sixties to today: from the biggest hits by the biggest hit-makers and award winners to some of the freshest new music emerging from around the state.  

Colorado musicians can include those who were born here and moved away at some point, to those who moved here.  It may include those who play the smallest of venues around our state on a regular basis to those who rarely appear at all. Basically anything I can connect musically to our state.

And while there is no style of music that does not exist in Colorado, there are some styles of music you won’t hear on this program – but that I might include on my Spotify Playlist or my YouTube collection.

I hope you’ll explore all that is Colorado with me on the radio show, or on Spotify or Youtube.  

Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.  If you want more than one do a larger donation and mention how many you want in your PayPal donation slip. 

FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) and ODell Brewing have teamed up with the Holiday Twin Drive-In Fort Collins for Drive and Jivea weekly Tuesday night series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with  Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).

TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 13

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 tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
3. BOOT GUN – That What You Got EP (May-20)
4. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
5. GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

Nothing changed among the TOP 8 spins at RMR this week.  Andy Sydow‘s new EP Wicked Dreams debuts on the charts at #20, while Audible‘s May 2019 release First Contact debuts at #13.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did The Boogie (With Your Baby) – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (1975/2010)
The Moonrakers – I’m All Right – Anthology (1964/2006)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020)

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
Francis & the Wolf – Call of the Wild – Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Otis Taylor – Working For The Pullman Company (f. Casey Taylor) – Below The Fold (2005)
Otis Taylor – Harry, Turn the Music Up – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
(D) MojomamaWe Are One (2020)
Grant Farm – Morning Train – Broke In Two (2019)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – To Wane – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Laughin Yellow – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Trevor Hall – What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)

Audible – Up, Up and Away – First Contact (2019)
The Hunger Artist – Gotta Live a Life – Uh . . . EP (2018)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Danny Shafer – Barbeque – The Good, The Bad & The Red Glory Ramblers (2005)
Mollie O’Brien – In My Girlish Days – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
The Informants – Salvation – Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(P) Slow CavesWalk in the Park (2020)
Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2019)
Boss Eagle – The Vine – The Firebird Album (2018)
Scott Martin – Love Like This – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S14 EP15 2020

Monday April 20, 2020Happy 4-20, although I’m not really sure if that’s relevant any longer.  It’s almost impossible to go on social media now and not see a live streaming event being put on by musicians throughout the state (and the world for that matter).

As I learned on Saturday, our fans are quite willing to show their love by dropping some coins (and dollars) in the virtual tip jars.  To that end, I am grateful for the support of my friends that host the NoCO Live from Home Show, based out of Fort Collins.  And I’m especially grateful to those who dropped some dollars into my Venmo and PayPal accounts during my performance.

Speaking of support.  A huge thank you to the newest sponsor of the show.   Denver DrumZ.  Located on Colfax Ave, owner JB Running Bear Maroncelli is currently offering live streaming lessons for students of all ages and experience level.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Jim Dalton is the founder / leader of the Denver based hard core country band The Railbenders, and the lead guitarist for the Arizona based Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

John Denver – Back Home Again –Back Home Again (1974)
(P) John Statz – What Would You Call That? – Early Riser (2020)
The Threadbarons – Trouble Bound – Songbook for the Weary (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
CITRA – Ocean – Ocean (2020)
Wildermiss – Promise Me – In My Mind (2020)
Everything Absent Or Distorted (A Love Story) – The Exit Parade – The Soft Civil War (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
(D) The Swashbuckling Doctors – Better Than Nothing (2020)

Dragondeer – Mirage a Trois (2019)
Yo, Flaco! – Goin’ at it – Goin’ at it (2002)
Paa Kow – The Way I Feel – Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Boenzee Cryque – Ashbury Wednesday (1968)
Monocle / Higher Elevation– The Spider & The Fly – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)

Silent Bear – The Green Lion – The Green Lion (2016)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Big Head Todd & the Monsters feat. Hazel Miller – Hard Times Come Again No More (2020)

Movers & Shakers – Pink and Black Cadillac – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Houses – Me & Mr Kelly – Summer (2009)
Paul Kimbiris – Song of Summer – May Day EP (2018)
(D) Eldren – Still Friends (2020)

The Yawpers – Doing It Right – American Man (2015)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2019)
Sunsquabi – Pangolin – Instinct (2019)

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Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

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Monday April 13, 2020 If Easter in the traditional sense is about resurrection, I can only hope that our outdoor live music season is resurrected from all this isolation we’ve been experiencing.  That said, it was announced this past week that the long running Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled for this June as has the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival, and the Dark Sky Festival scheduled for late June in Westcliffe.

FUNDING and SUPPORT

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com


Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while an album comes along that simply says “best of the year.”  Yes, it’s April.  But Nathaniel Rateliff’s new solo album is destined to be the most popular album of the year by a Colorado artist for 2020.  Here’s his latest video.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write A Song For You – All ‘N All (1977)
(P) Cate Downey – Boulder (2020)
Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(D) The Dendrites – No Money No Sunshine – Lunchin’ with the Dendrites (2020)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
DeVotchKa – Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Do You Know Thee Enemy? – Unentitled (2011)
(D) Sarah Christine – Aspen (2020)

Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
Tia Fuller – Joe’n Around – Diamond Cut (2018)

HOUR 2

Rick Roberts – Deliver Me – Windmills / She is a Song (1972)
(D) Zoe Berman – Edit Delete and Save (2020)

Reverend Freakchild – Personal Jesus (on the Mainline) – Dial It In (2018)
(D) RL Cole – The Alchemist – We Are Home Now (2020)
Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – Out of My Head Over You – Luxury (2007)
Honkytonk Homeslice – Texas Town – Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
(D) Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)

I, Alone – Good Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

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