CP S14 EP32 2020

Monday AUG 17 2020 – Down Time finally got bounced out of the TOP 5 this week, replaced by the resurgence of Whippoorwill and the rise of the latest Kayla Rae EP Pressure.  This week’s MMMM = the latest from King Cardinal, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Bison Bone.

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. Festivals are off the table, but 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 15

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 SINGLE (Aug-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. KAYLA RAEPressure EP (Aug-20)
5. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Nov-19)

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. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS  III LP (Sept-19)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues 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

Michael Martin Murphey – Cherokee Fiddle – Flowing Free Forever (1976) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) King CardinalBluebird Day (single) (2020)  

Anthony Ruptak – Good Morning – A Place That Never Changes (2019)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Old Souls – Art & Survival (1994)
Andy Monley – All Hail – Triplight (2006)
(D) Big Head Todd & the MonstersIt Ain’t Serious (single) (2020)

Wendy Woo – The Weather – The Immigrant (2019)
Petals of Spain – Good Life – Daydream (2016)
Peter Sommer – The Fruit – Crossroads (2008)

HOUR 2

Badfinger – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch / Should I Smoke – Wish You Were Here (1974) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)

The Still Tide – Change of Address – Between Skies (2019)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Boot Gun – Still Life – Take What You Got (2020)
Reverend Freakchild – I know You Rider – The Bodhisattva Blues (2020)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Achille Lauro – Low Cha Cha – Flight or Flight (2012)
(P) Kayla Rae – Real – Pressure EP (2020)
Lettuce – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Elevate (2019)
The Hustle Kings – For What It’s Worth – Stand Up (2016)
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Chophouse Blues – Proceed to Route (2019)

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CP S14 EP31 2020

Monday AUG 10 2020  DOWN TIME may have the most resilient release out this year – maintaining its TOP 5 weekly status, even as Nathaniel Rateliff’s latest falls from the TOP 5.  THREE of this week’s TOP 5 were recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana.

Established in 1989, Dockside is known internationally for its illustrious string of albums by B.B. King, Sixteen Horsepower, and Sunny Landreth to name just a few.  Add Cary Morin, the Gasoline Lollipops and Johnny & the Mongrels to the list — all three of which make this week’s TOP 5.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 08

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 / 132 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. POST TRUTH SERUMModern Victims LP (Mar-20)
3. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy SINGLE (Aug-20)
4. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
5. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)

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

Not a lot of movement this week with the TOP 5 essentially remaining the same and recent releases from Kayla Marque and Andy Sydow still maintaining TOP 40 positions. Fifty Dollar Friend jumps back into the TOP 40 at #18 with their debut album In Black & White.

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. LEE SIMS  A Few More Miles to Go LP (May-20)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues 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

Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal – Bad (1987) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(N) Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)

Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Angie Stevens & The Beautiful Wreck – Heaven Knows (Revisited) – Beautiful & True (2016)
Vivian – The Warped Glimmer – The Warped Glimmer (2020)
Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Zephyr – Don’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
(P) Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Whiskey Blanket – Rule The Roost (Featuring Macklemore) – No Object (2010)
Keith Oxman – Breeze (Blow My Baby Back) – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Return To Forever – Sorceress – Romantic Warrior (1976) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Barry OllmanLockdown Times (2020)


Jill Sobule – Where Do I Begin – Nostalgia Kills (2018)
Trash Cat – Robot Girlfriend – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
Big Gigantic – Friends (feat. Ashe) – Free Your Mind (2020)
The String Cheese Incident – Vertigo – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Can You Feel It? – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
OneRepublic – Won’t Stop – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius – Moon Down – Easy Graces EP (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Dubskin – That Day Will Come – Light The Dark (2017)
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk – Slam Dunk (2014)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

The latest from Eldren was filmed in Denver and Japan.  Eldren once again shows off their considerable skills and are recent adds on the Colorado Playlist and at 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

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.

CP S14 EP30 2020

Monday AUG 03 2020 –  Cary Morin’s new album, Dockside Saints, isn’t yet officially available for mass consumption via Spotify or YouTube but that doesn’t mean it’s not getting some love from radio where it jumps to #1 this week in the statewide radio airplay chart.  Charlie Stevens new self titled release (serviced by Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC) makes its debut this week at #3, while Down Time extends its TOP five position another week.

The Video Pick of the Week I Can’t Breathe (Again) Feat. Wil Guice, Chy Reco, Ramond, A Meazy (at bottom of post) is a tribute to the BLM movement.  Created by some of Denver’s top hip-hop producers and emcees, in a state of mourning for black lives taken by police, the video is a stunning local reminder of what we’ve seen on the streets and in the news this summer.

Live music is alive and doing as reasonably well as we might expect during COVID.  A long interior drive this weekend took us into Walden, Winter Park, Grand Lake and Estes Park.  Grand Lake and Estes were of course jumpin.  We heard several acoustic acts singing hits from various small stages.

My friends at the Mishawaka have concerts on the calendar with the likes of the Yawpers (AUG 29) and Patti Fiasco (AUG 28).

Every night at 6pm, Denver’s Swallow Hill is streaming live shows of Colorado and national artists on their Facebook page!  This week’s schedule is: https://swallowhillmusic-eb.ticketfly.com/calendar/

  • Aug 3: Cate Downey
  • Aug 4: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Aug 5: Ross James
  • Aug 6: John McCutcheon
  • Aug 7: Justin Roberts
  • Aug 8: Bret Billings w Greg Schochet & Halden Wofford
  • Aug 9: Taarka

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

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.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 01

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 / 112 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. CHARLIE STEVENS Charlie Stevens LP (Jul-20)
4. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
5. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective 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. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
5. LEE SIMS A Few More Miles to Go LP (May-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

Billy Joe Shaver – Fit to Kill and Going Out In Style – I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal…But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday (1981)
Billy Joe Shaver – I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday) – I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal…But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday (1981)
(D) John March – Sweet Lorraine – For Once In My Life, a Tribute to Ted Green (2020)

SUCH – The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
Dream Feed – Push and Pull – Dream Feed (2018)
Two Faces West = Brand New Suit – Brand New Suit (2020)
Del Shamen – Come Back Mountain Jill – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Freddi HenchiMoonlightin’ (1974)
Rare Silk – American Eyes – American Eyes (1985)
(D) Jayme Stone – Future Promise – Awake (2020)
South to Cedars – Supernovacaine – Tell Everyone (2019)
Great American Taxi – Dr Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show – Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show (2016)
Space Orphan – Superphonic – Shut Up About the Sun (2017)

HOUR 2

The Beach Boys – Good Timin’ – 15 Big Ones (1976)
The Beach Boys – It’s O.K. – 15 Big Ones (1976)
(N) Cary Morin – Blue Delta Home – Dockside Saints (2020)

Shovels & Rope – Carry Me Home – By Blood (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Post Truth Serum – THE DISCOTHEQUE – MODERN VICTIMS (2020)
Jeremy Facknitz – Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Lord Of Word And The Disciples Of BassThe Open Door (1996)
The Fluid – On My Feet – Purplemetalflakemusic (1992)
(D) Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons EP (2020)

White Rose Motor Oil – Billings to Pueblo – One for the Ages EP (2019)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Lock and Key – Rain Fire (2016)
Paa Kow – Cookpot – Cookpot (2017)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

 

TOP 30 COLORADO JULY 2020

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 110 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of July.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s detailed and advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES JULY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = JULY 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = JUNE 2020 position

FELL OUT OF THE TOP 40 in JULY

(2) BOOT GUN That What You Got EP May-20
(6) DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE Jun-19
(8) GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP May-20
(9) ADAM ANGLIN Am I Gonna Die Now? LP Jun-20
(11) ANDY FRASCO & THE U.NKeep On Keepin’ On LP Apr-20
(12) AUGUSTUS Color Tv and Tall Tales EP May-20
(13) DRAGONDEER Stay High SINGLE May-20
(14) TENNIS Swimmer LP Feb-20
(15) DRAGONDEER All Day SINGLE Mar-20
(16) TREVOR HALL My Own SINGLE Jun-20
(17) JEREMY FACKNITZ From Those Sweet Ashes LP May-20
(21) KYLE EMERSON Only Coming Down LP Nov-19
(21) KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH 2020 EP Mar-20
(21) LIPTRUCE Liptruce EP Nov-19
(21) SLOW CAVES Walk In The Park SINGLE Jul-20
(21) THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP Jul-19
(22) ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP May-20
(23) TREVOR HALL Put Down What You Are Carrying (f. Brett Dennen) SINGLE Apr-20
(24) TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP Oct-19
(25) THE CATCALLS The Catcalls EP Oct-19
(26) ALEXA WILDISH Alexa Wildish LP Feb-20
(27) DREAM FEED Touch the Flame SINGLE Apr-20
(29) CLAIRE HEYWOOD Python SINGLE Apr-20

 

CP S14 EP29 2020

Monday July 27 2020Every dollar matters in the life of a musician in our scene today.  One of my favorite places to help out is at Bandcamp.  In an era of streaming, where our artists make nothing, Bandcamp still provides a way for us to show our support by purchasing downloads and merchandise.  This week’s Bandcamp features are new releases from Bison Bone and Charlie Stevens.

Cary Morin holds onto the #2 spot in this week’s TOP 5 statewide spins and rises to #3 on the more national/internationally based RootsMusicReport Colorado album spins chart, behind the nearly undisputed Album of the Year from future Colorado Music Hall of Fame artist Nathaniel Rateliff.  

My Video Pick of the Week comes from one of, if not the TOP rock music video company in our scene today, Digital Myle.  Digital Myle is a Denver based professional film/video production company headed by Kyle Lamar. This week’s featured video is Sharone‘s Can We Pretend.

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.

TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 25  

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 / 112 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
3. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
4. THE REMINDERSUnstoppable LP (Aug-19)
5. WILDERMISSIn My Mind LP (Nov-19)

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. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues 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

Eddie Rabbitt – Drivin’ My Life Away – Horizon (1980)
Eddie Rabbitt – I Love a Rainy Night – Horizon (1980)
(D) Bison Bone – Alright – Find Your Way Out (2020)

Don Chicharrón – Sábado Gigante – Don Chicharrón (2019)
iZCALLi – I Don’t – IV (2018)
Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
Blue MesaStraight Thru Me (2020)
Sherri Jackson – Liberation – Moments In Denial (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Lucy DaydreamTrouble (2020)

The Beeves – Jamie’s Revenge – Adam & Beeve (2019)
Edison – Open Road – Familiar Spirit (2016)
SunSquabiTop Down (2020)

HOUR 2

Glenn Frey – Smuggler’s Blues – The Allnighter (1984)
Glenn Frey – Sexy Girl – The Allnighter (1984)
(N) Charlie Stevens – Live Free or Die – Charlie Stevens (2020)

Silver and Gold – Feel A Little Closer – Cold (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – A Little Honey – Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Whitewater Ramble – 3 Minutes 2 Spare – Pseudonymous (2020)
RL Cole – The Alchemist – We Are Home Now (2020)
The Astronauts – Diddy Wah Diddy – Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
The Samples – After The Rain [Live] – Underwater People (1992)
(D) Elektric Animals Reckless (2020)

PorloloI QUIT (2019)
Esmé Patterson – No River – We Were Wild (2016)
Gabriel Mervine Quartet – Quickie – Quickie (2019)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK