CP S14 EP26 2020

Monday July 6 2020 – Happy 4th of July … Live music and fireworks were the activities du jour this weekend.  My social media feeds are stacked with bands and artists talking about shows at local restaurant-bars, house concerts, drive-in concerts, farmer markets and more.  Be safe.  Wear a mask.  Stop the spread.

As I think back over the past decade of posts I’ve written I cannot recall a time when I posted lyrics to a song I debuted.  “Uncertain Times” by Jim Dalton (the Railbenders) with help from long time friend and on-and-of Railbender Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) is the first.

We find ourselves in darker days
Without the light some lose their way
But we cannot be led astray
We know the course that we must stay

Some have helped those in need
And sadly some have shown their greed
This isn’t for the faint of heart
But let it not tear us apart

Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
And these are certainly uncertain times

The sun will soon be coming out
To wash away these clouds of doubt
As long as we don’t lose our way
Then up ahead are brighter days

(chorus)

Sometimes I can’t understand
The actions of my fellow man
But I am holding fast to the plan
Of killing ‘em with kindness when I can

(chorus)

In these “Uncertain Times,” 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 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:

  • July 6: Jen Hitt
  • July 7: David Dinsmore
  • July 8: Mary Flower
  • July 9: Aaron McCloskey (Wood Belly)
  • July 10:  Alex Rhodes
  • July 11: Catie Curtis
  • July 12: Ellis Paul
TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 4

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COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 97 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)
2. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
3. KYLE EMERSONOnly Coming Down LP (Nov-19)
4. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective 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. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. THE SUBDUDESLickskillet (Spt-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)

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

Supertramp – Give A Little Bit – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp – Downstream – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
(P) Cary Morin – Prisoner – Dockside Saints (2020)
Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
Slow CavesWalk In the Park (2020)
EldrenStill Friends (2020)
The Subdudes – Light In Your Eyes – The Subdudes (1989)
Poco – Call It Love – Legacy (1989)
(D) Pink Hawks Elote! (2020)

Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
Tennis – I’m Calling – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Trouble in Paradise – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Mexico – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
(D) Jim DaltonUncertain Times (2020)

Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – TrashCannon (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
The Samples – Did You Ever Look So Nice – No Room (1992)
Acoustic Junction – How Am I Gonna Get Down – Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)

Clandestine AmigoUnsatisfied (2019)
Rajdulari – Dance with Me – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Peter Sommer – The Fruit – Crossroads (2008)

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