CP S15 EP18 2021

Monday May 03, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early, because I attended the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Next up is the Tico Time RV Resort Reggae Festival May 13-15.

No TOP FIVE this morning. As soon as I walk in tonight I’ll sit down and build the APRIL TOP 30. Should have it up in a day or two. Of course, since I’m actually writing on Thursday, “today/tonight” is actually four days away. Anyway …

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 Hazel Miller.

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! 



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

Dave Matthews Band – Satellite (Live At Red Rocks) – Live at Red Rocks 1995 (1997)
(N) Derek Dames Ohl – Pour It Till My Glass Is Full – Derek Dames Ohl & Friends (2021)

Leftover Salmon – Better Day – High Country (2014)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Niceness – What A Day – Realize (2021)
16 Horsepower – Coal Black Horses – 16 Horsepower (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Eolian – Division – Division (2021)

Dressy Bessy – Fearless – Fast Faster Disaster (2019)
Down Time – Take Me to a Place – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Country – Tourist (2013)


U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Red Rocks) – Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
(D) The Crooked Rugs – Let Me Down – IT! (2021)

DeVotchKa – Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Augustus – Lights Out – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
JoFoKe Count (2021)
Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Hazel MillerBetter Off With The Blues (1996)
(D) Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Emily Takahashi – Jubilee – Not Spoken (2017)


CP S14 EP17 2020

Monday May 04, 2020 – It’s been estimated that over 60% of us discover new music at free outdoor live music events put on in our local communities, while less than 40% discover new music at various types of indoor venues. Of course, that’s pre-COVID. 

Now, Facebook has become the de facto source for live music, the audience left watching and engaging on our devices. These shows have also become a significant way we donate to local causes – from supporting our local artists, to supporting organizations feeding those who need it now the most.

Colorado legacy artist Hazel Miller is hosting a House Party For Hope on the Big Head Todd & the Monsters Facebook page on May 17th. Hazel’s live show from home will benefit the Inner City Health Center and Hunger Free Colorado.

The Colorado Playlist may be the largest collection of curated video playlists on YouTube!  Check it out and please subsribe.


This month’s Big Head Todd & the MonstersMonsters Music Monthly is in honor of the late John Prine.  And of course, they obeyed stay-at-home rules.

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


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


Chuck Pyle – Colorado – Camel Rock (1995)
(D) Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Hey Mama – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(N) Reverend Freakchild – Big Boss Man – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Lee Sims – Live Myself to Death Before I Die – A Few More Miles to Go (2020)
Mollie O’Brien – Big Red Sun Blues – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
Hillbilly Hellcats – I Never Thought – Our Brand (1998)
Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
(D) Dream Feed – Touch The Flame (2020)

Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
Megan Burtt – In A Minute – The Bargain (2015)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)


Liz Barnez – Don’t Rush Me – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Dragondeer – Stay High (2020)

Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
Zuba – To Whom It May Concern – The New Cruelty (1996)
(N) Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)

Whitewater Ramble – This Ol’ Guitar – Pseudonymous (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Time & Time – Sherri Jackson (1997)
The Apples In Stereo – Questions And Answers – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
The Lumineers – Life In The City – III (2019)
(P) Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)


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The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.   If you’re a small local business, I am currently offering special COVID-19 rates during the duration of this crisis.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

The Colorado Sound S8 EP23 June 2014

chris k july 2010I realize it isn’t about Colorado music, but as I get my day going today (Sunday) while the show airs on Radio 94.9 Colorado, I’m learning that one of my radio idols has passed away.  RIP Casey Kasem.  82 is a long life lived.  Thank you for your inspiration.  I miss you.  Long live American Top 40.  Salute.  “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

My first video editing learning curve mistake bit me, as I worked to edit down the Young Ancients video shots I tYAook Thursday night.  #bigfail.  I lost everything, including the source video. Too bad too, as I told John Magnie that in all the years I’ve known him, Steve, and Cary this was the best night of music I’d ever heard from them.  And I mean it.  If you have not experienced Young Ancients, you really deserve the treat.  Absolutely remarkable.

KUNC LOGOCOMING IN JULY:  The Colorado Sound Expands Statewide.  KUNC, the nation’s TOP 20 ranked public radio station, has picked up hour 2 of The Colorado Sound, bringing the show into Denver, Boulder, and many other cities and towns in CO.

We’ve been working on this opportunity for a long time now, and I would like to personally thank program director Kirk Mowers, music director Benji McPhail and my pal Robert Leja for their never ending support of the show, and my efforts to bring Colorado’s best music to a statewide audience.

Here’s a look at the newly expanded coverage coming in July.

  • Aspen 88.3
  • Basalt, Redstone 88.5
  • Boulder 102.7
  • Breckenridge 90.7
  • Buena Vista 89.9
  • Carbondale/Glenwood 88.1
  • Dillon 88.1
  • Denver 91.7
  • Down Valley 105.5
  • Eagle Valley 99.7
  • Estes Park 90.7
  • Front Range (KUNC) 91.5
  • Front Range (KRFC) 88.9
  • Golden 91.7
  • Grand County
  • Haxtun/Holyoke 90.5
  • Julesburg/Ovid 89.1
  • Leadville 91.7
  • Leadville 93.5
  • Morgan County 96.7
  • North Park 90.7
  • Northern CO 94.9
  • Norwood 89.5
  • Ophir 89.3
  • Pueblo 94.7
  • Salida 89.9
  • Steamboat Springs 88.5
  • Sterling 90.3
  • Telluride 91.7
  • Thomasville 94.9
  • Vail 90.9
  • Wet Mountain Valley 95.9
  • Wray 93.5
  • Yuma 88.3

Looks like the only place left uncovered is Colorado Springs.  What this does mean for the show is an increase in the number of hours on the air, from the current 27 (hours x days x frequencies) to 47.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the broadcast portion, as well as the new podcast portion of the show. Day and time details will be announced the week of July 7.  Stay tuned.



Hazel Miller & the Caucasians “Gimme Back My Life” from Live at the Fox (1995)
Hazel Miller Band “Moon Was Right” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “It’s Alright” from E-Town Live (1996)
(D) Calder’s Revolvers “Tell Me True” from Sunday Morning (2014)
Ryan D White “Love Story” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
(D) Magician In the Machine “Resurrection” [single] (2014)
Broken Tongues “Does Hip Hop Remember the Jazz?” from Crooked Skyline (2012)
Gipsy Moon “Walk In the Sky” from Eventide (2013)
Mosey West “Old Stone” from Bermuda (2014)
Ivory Circle “We Will Run” from Equilateral (2014)
Joshua Novak “Infomaniac” from Ephemeron (2013)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Blues and a Half” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Glowworm” from Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
The Apples in Stereo “Look Away” from Look Away (2000)
The Czars “Paint the Moon” from Goodbye (2004)
(D) Kramies “Antiquarian (feat. Grant Wilson)” from The Folklore Sessions (2014) 
Ian Cooke “Fortitude” from Fortitude (2011)
Good Gravy “Isn’t It Funny” from Good Gravy (2010)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Zombies!” from Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk (2013)
Megan Burtt “It Ain’t Love” from It Ain’t Love (2010)
Katey Laurel “Thanks for Loving Me” from Periscope (2014) 
Better Than Bacon “Texas Tune” from Spokesbuzz Volume 4 (2013)
Jeff Finlin “Is This Love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Brad Goode “Reverse the Charges” from Tight Like This (2010)


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mishMishawaka Amphitheater &  The Colorado Sound Presents Dead Floyd plays Dark Side Of The Mish with special guests Matt Mahern & Constitution and The Holler!

Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 pm
General On-sale starts April 19, 9:00 AM
Tickets: GA Advance $15/ Day of Show $17.50

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteThe City of Dacono & The Colorado Sound Present

The Richie Furay Band, The Samples, Chris Daniels & the Kings, the Matt Skinner Band, Mojomama, Slow Caves, Savage Cabbage and more as part of the 7th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival.  

Friday Aug 1 & Sat Aug 2  Centennial Field, Dacono CO 80514  ALL AGES – FREE ADMISSION