CP S14 EP20 2020

MONDAY MAY 25 2020 – And “another one bites the dust.”  It was announced over the weekend that the fields of Planet Bluegrass will not be open for the season – eliminating the Forty-Seventh Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the 48th Annual RockyGrass Festival, and the 30th Annual Folks Festival.

New this week = Indie 102.3  spins have been added to the weekly chart action.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

TOP 5 SPINS – WEEK ENDING MAY 23 2020 

SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF … also included is INDIE 102.3 (not a Spinitron reporter)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP
3. WHITACRESeasons LP
4. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP
5. KILTROCreatures of Habit LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF And It’s Still Alright LP (2020)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (2020)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red, White and Blues LP (2018)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III LP (2019)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP (2020)

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.

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

The FogcuttersThat’s Where I’ll Be (1969)
Lothar & The Hand People – Machines – Presenting… (1968)
(D) MODA MODA MODA (2020)

The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
The Drunken Hearts – Black Snake – The Prize (2018)
(N) Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Zuba – Trippin – South Of Eden (1998)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – It’s Alright – Live Monsters (1998)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)

Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
(D) Dylan McCarthy – The Jamestown Turnaround – Lost & Found (2020)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Good Times, Rock & Roll – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (1975/2010)
The Moonrakers – I’m All Right – Anthology (1964/2006)
(D) Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)

Pint and a Half – Spinnin’ My Wheels – Not To Forget (2019)
Gasoline Lollipops – Mustangs – Soul Mine (2018)
Claire Heywood – Python – I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream (2020)
Big Gigantic – Free Your Mind (feat. Jennifer Hartswick) – Free Your Mind (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie – Louie Louie (2001)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Blues Fallin’ Down – Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Boa and the Constrictors – I Don’t Recall – Boa and the Constrictors (2003)
(N) Esmé Patterson – All Mine – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)


SUCH – Before Dark – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
RetrofetteSkeletons (2017)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Gabrielle Louise – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart is one of the most added new albums being reported by Spinitron stations as of May 23, and is currently TOP 10 in state-wide spins.


Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind 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.

CP S14 EP19 2020

Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events.  Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state.  Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.

Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events.  Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.

The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.

Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver.  On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run.  Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind 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.

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.


TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020 

SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. DRAGONDEERMirage a Trois SINGLE
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMARed, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP
5. THE LUMINEERSIII LP

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

The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)

Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Beast – I Am (1969)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) Joe Johnson – Hold On (2020)

Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son  – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba

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COLORADO’S TOP 40 – RIGHT NOW

Friday May 15, 2020 – WOW.  I can’t recall the last time I pulled a statewide radio airplay chart of Colorado titles, played at Colorado non-comm stations.  I know it’s been at least five or six years – and maybe longer.

Normally, I track Roots Music Report.  Only a couple of Colorado stations report to RMR, along with several US, European and Internet stations.  RMR also doesn’t filter for current year releases.  A look at their weekly spins chart shows titles that are a few years old. So, when we look at their spins, we’re getting a more global look at what CO releases are getting played.

There are over 20 non-commercial public/community & college radio stations in our state.  Twelve of those stations use playlist generator Spinitron.  They include KAFM (Grand Junction), KBUT (Crested Butte), KCSU (Fort Collins), KDNK (Carbondale), KDUR (Durango), KFFR (Winter Park), KMSA (Grand Junction), KOTO (Telluride), KRFC (Fort Collins), KRZA (Alamosa-Taos), KSJD (Mancos) and KVNF (Paonia).

    • Airplay charted April 13-May 14 2020.
    • All releases May 2019-April 2020.

1 NATHANIEL RATELIFF And It’s Still Alright LP
2 TYLER T. Wildflower LP *
3 GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4 DOWN TIME Hurts Being Alive LP
5 DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE
6 CASS CLAYTON Play Nice LP *
7 REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP
7 WHIPPOORWILL The Nature of Storms LP
8 KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENE City of Love LP
8 ROBERT SHREDFORD Robert Shredford LP
9 THE WOOD BROTHERS Kingdom In My Mind LP
10 MARK OBLINGER High Water Line LP *
11 THE MOVERS & SHAKERS Live at Sun Studio LP *
12 CUP-A-JO Crazy Comes Easy LP
13 LOLA RISING Moving Forward LP
13 THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP
14 ESME PATTERSON There Will Come Soft Rains LP
14 TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP
15 DAVID STARR Beauty and Ruin LP
15 THE COPPER CHILDREN Speaking In Spirits LP
16 DRESSY BESSY Fast Faster Disaster LP
17 ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. Keep On Keepin’ On LP
17 ERIC LILLEY TRIO Joie De Vivre LP
17 SHEL Rainbow SINGLE
17 THE REMINDERS Unstoppable LP
17 WILDERMISS In My Mind LP
18 CHIMNEY CHOIR An Alternative Life LP
18 WHITEWATER RAMBLE Pseudonymous LP *
18 WOOD BELLY Man on the Radio LP
19 BIG GIGANTIC Free Your Mind LP
19 CAITLIN CANNON TrashCannon LP
19 CITRA Ocean SINGLE
19 ELDREN Still Friends SINGLE
19 JOHN STATZ Early Riser LP
19 RYAN DART Drifter’s Heart LP *
19 THE CATCALLS I Get High SINGLE
19 THE THREADBARONS Songbook for the Weary LP
19 WHITACRE Seasons LP
20 FINN O’SULLIVAN When The Power Comes Back On LP
20 JOHN COMMON The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP EP

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