CP S16 EP27 2022 – GRAND JUNCTION

View from Colorado National Monument looking north towards Grand Junction and Fruita

AUG 01 2022 – WOW! You all blew the monthly view count out of the park! Thank you for visiting. I’ll get the JULY monthly spins up in a day or two. In the meantime, check out the new music and videos in this week’s MMMM from Twenty Hands High, Dayton Stone & the Undertones, Violet Pilot and Dzirae Gold.

We finally got to visit Colorado Playlist sponsor Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge! If you’re looking for some nice wood, this is the place. Yeah, they send, but they’d rather you stop by the store. I sat and picked on a few beautiful Larrivee guitars – my favorite since I own two. It was great to meet store manager Candace. Sadly, David Starr wasn’t home this trip. Next time my friend!

Speaking of visiting Cedaredge – we spent a few days in Grand Junction this past week. We went to a show at the Avalon Theater. This is one of the nicest sit-down venues in our state. At just under 1100 seats, the recently renovated state-of-the art theater features comfortable seating, exquisite line of sight, sound and lighting, all experienced while sitting near the back of the orchestra section.

Local blues legend Bobby Walker has opened there for several national stars many times over the years. David Starr will be supporting the classic yacht rock band America coming up on Aug 20.

Another Grand Junction venue worth visiting is the Mesa Theater, about a two minute walk down the block from the Avalon on Main Street. There was a poster up featuring the Tejon Street Corner Thieves from Colorado Springs who recently appeared there. InTheWhale is there on AUG 27.

If you’re partying on Main Street in Grand Junction, there are several very nice restaurants to enjoy. We ate at the Winery, a long standing fine dining restaurant in a “…90 year old building that used to house a horse drawn carriage fire station.” Buyer beware, this is not a budget friendly restaurant.

There’s also the French inspired LeRouge! We enjoyed one of the nicest charcuteries we’ve had anyplace, before the concert. They and the Winery have wonderful wine lists, as you’d expect of the region. And then there’s the British Isles themed Goat and Clover Tavern. You KNOW we ate there! Every picture in the place has a goat in it. Hmmmmm.

The British / Irish Pub inspired menu features bangers and mash as well as corned beef and cabbage …and somehow or other the owners are connected to Elijah Craig bourbon distillers.

I will be returning to Grand Junction to emcee KAFM‘s Annual Radio Daze Music Fest and Fundraiser on Sept 10.

Don’t overlook Grand Junction! Also, the wineries in the area are big supporters of Colorado based acoustic music.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WKEND 7/31/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 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. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – Hard Times SINGLE
  3. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Stress Dreams LP
  4. MIKE CLARK & THE SUGAR SOUNDS – Moon Rock LP
  5. FAST EDDY – Take A Look LP

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.

Dan FogelbergAs The Raven Flies – Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Twenty Hands HighBack to Wichita (2022)

LVDY Gold (2021)
Wellington Bullings Because I Want To (2020)
Elektric AnimalsHead in the Ground – Channels EP (2022)
Erik LundeSteel Militia – Water From The Stone (2022)
Acoustic JunctionEvery Heart – Strange Days (2000)
Conjunto ColoresPlaneta – Lo Mejor Del Conjunto Colores (2002)
(D) Dayton Stone & the UndertonesCake (2022)

The Still TideHigh Wire – Run Out (2017)
Musketeer Gripweed Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
The Chip Stephens TrioBeans & Weenies – Holding on What Counts (2007)

Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady – Best Of Sugarloaf (1975)
(D) Violet Pilot Lazy Lions (2022)

Kind Hearted Strangers Red & Blue – East/West (2021)
A.J. FullertonShe’s So Cold – Kalamath (2017)
Bluebook Shake Shake – Shake Shake (2022)
Richie FuraySomebody Like You (2022)
The Wendy Woo Trio Crisis – Luxury (2007)
Gregory Alan IsakovSalt and the Sea – That Sea,The Gambler (2007)
(D) Dzirae Gold Snooze for an Hour (2022)

piKziL Here’s The News – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
David Starr Every Kind of People – Touchstones (2021)
H2 Big Band BMG – You’re It! (2015)

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CP S16 EP25 2022

Picture of Buck Moon from Lookout Mountain courtesy of Claire Mannato

July 18, 2022 – An album of covers (done very well I might add) almost a year old (Sept 2021) is #1 again this week – David Starr‘s Touchstones takes it by a MILE, blowing past all the heavy weights! (disclaimer, David’s business, Starr’s Guitars, is a supporter of the CP). Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats falls to #5 .. check out the TOP 5 this week and the MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting) below.

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TOP 5 #COMUSIC WK END 7/17/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 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. DAVID STARR – Touchstones LP
  2. EUFORQUESTRA  While We Still Got Time LP (Jun-22)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  4. GREENSKY BLUEGRASSStress Dreams LP (Jan-22)
  5. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP

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.

Lannie Garrett feat. Nelson RangellEasy Street – Comes Love (1995)
Dianne Reeves You’re Driving Me Crazy – Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
(D) Eminence Ensemble Don’t Hold Your Breath (ft. Maurice Brown & Chelsea Baratz) (2022)

Leftover SalmonBrand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsTrying So Hard Not To Know – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Alysia Kraft Hamilton Pool – First Light (2022)
Cody QuallsGood Vibes (2022)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters Resignation Superman – Beautiful World (1997)
The Apples In StereoAbout Your Fame – Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Hunter James and the TitanicAdeline – La Liberte (2021)
(D) Brendan McKinney & The 99 Brown DogsWe Didn’t Come This Far (2022)

Cassie TaylorNo Ring Blues – Out of My Mind (2013)
Heavy Diamond RingUnknown Legend – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Big BrooklynSend It To Me – Everyone Everywhere (2022)

Philip Bailey w Phil CollinsEasy Lover – Chinese Wall (1985)
(D) iZCalli On My Own – Rebirth (2022)
The VelveteersCharmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Brent Cowles Cold Times – Cold Times (2017)
Bevin LunaMasquerade – Madison and Angelus (2022)
N3ptune, Rusty Steve Black Horse – Renaissance (2022)
DeVotchKa Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Andy MonleyAll Hail – Triplight (2006)
EllsworthDear Rosie – Ellsworth (2021)
(D) Lettuce Keep That Funk Alive (ft. Bootsy Collins) – Unify (2022)

Edison Open Road – Familiar Spirit (2016)
Many Mountains What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)
Gerald Albright Taking Control – G (2016)

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CP S16 EP12 2022

Sometimes you just need a rainbow – photo taken in Fraser, CO summer 2019

Monday MARCH 21, 2022 – It’s springtime in the Rockies! And that means live music outdoors is not far away. Make sure to keep up with Colorado Playlist Presents shows on the Live Music page.

I’m going to be gone for the next week or two = SPRING BREAK 🙂 Upcoming shows include: Colorado Women in Music of the 20th Century and TOP 12 Most Streamed Colorado Artists/Bands March 26-April 1 and the Best of 2021 (repeat) April 2-8

FEATURED STATION OF THE WEEK

KSUT signed on for the first time on June 14, 1976. Four Corners Public Radio serves 14 communities in the Four Corners, including Durango, Silverton, Cortez, Mancos, and Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Aztec, Bloomfield and Farmington, New Mexico; and parts of northeast Arizona and southeast Utah. 

TOP 5 WEEKLY COLORADO 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.

Each title came out between March 2021 and March 2022. Links go to their respective YouTube page if available.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  3. THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS – Toward the Fray LP
  4. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Stress Dreams LP
  5. DANGO ROSEThe Forgotten Years EP Vol 2

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Elton John Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Caribou (1976)
(D) Tony Meade A Walk in the Sun (2022)

SHEL Rainbow – Rainbow (2020)
Psychodelic Zombiez Big Jay (One Step Closer) – Things That Are Brown (2015)
Joe Johnson House of God – Dark Horse, Pale Rider (2021)
The Velveteers Brightest Light – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
The Czars Killjoy – The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People (2001)
Born In The Flood Anthem – If this thing should spill (2007)
(D) The Mssng Wandering I (2022)

Churchill Made A List – Change EP (2012)
The Still Tide Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
(D)Big Brooklyn Belong – Everyone Everywhere (2022)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg Stars – Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 4 (1974)
Judy Roderick Mama Keeps Her Man At Home – Women Blue (1965)
(D) Andy Eppler It’s All About You – Lonely Disco EP (2022)
Kind Hearted Strangers The Egoist – East-West (2021)
My Body Sings ElectricBlame – Part 2: What It Means to Be Afraid (2019)
Sweet Virginia Blue Skies – Sweet Virginia (2022)
Kick and the HugGirl You’ve Changed – Ladies & Gentlemen (2022)
Dressy BessyAutomatic – Holler and Stomp (2008)
The Hillbilly HellcatsWhite Trash – Rev It Up With Taz (2003)
Johnny & The MongrelsLouisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
(D) Big Gigantic x GRIZOpen Your Mind (2022)

piKziL Felix’s Lament – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
Scott WarrenLeft Out On The Joke – Shadow Bands (2021)
(D) David BernotNo Problems – Neverending Cycle (2022)

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