Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Class

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Class: The Flatirons Sessions honoring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Rize and the Fox Theatre  

DENVER, CO (October 21, 2021)— Colorado Music Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2021 induction class: The Flatirons Sessions honoring The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Rize and the Fox Theatre.

In an abundance of caution for the bands, crews and concertgoers regarding Covid-19, the Hall is postponing the induction concert and ceremony, originally scheduled for December 6 at the Mission Ballroom, until Spring 2022. The rescheduled date will be announced after the new year.

The members of our 2021 class join almost fifty musicians, bands, music industry professionals, venues and organizations that have been inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame since its inception ten years ago.

The Inductees

The String Cheese Incident: Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. Born in 1993 in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, The String Cheese Incident has since released ten albums, six DVDs and countless live recordings from its relentless tour schedule. The act’s twenty-year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. Its members have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, their community spirit, their philanthropic endeavors and their innovative approach to the business of music.

Leftover Salmon: For three decades, Leftover Salmon has built an audience through exhilarating live shows, musicianship and an eclectic blend of musical genres. Providing a template for a new generation of string bands, such as fellow inductee Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon has been one of Colorado’s most beloved musical exports with its own potent brew of bluegrass, rock and roll, folk, Cajun, soul, zydeco and jazz and blues. Leftover Salmon’s acclaimed new album, Brand New Good Old Days, marks its return to Nashville label Compass Records.

Yonder Mountain String Band: Looking at the scene now, it’s hard to imagine a time when it was unheard-of for bands armed only with acoustic instruments to play sold-out shows at iconic rock clubs and esteemed festivals. Yonder Mountain String Band cultivated a rock-and-roll-inspired bluegrass that would prove to be both inspirational and durable, with 22 appearances in 23 years at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, 18 New Year’s runs, 16 Red Rocks performances and too many shows to count across the state. Credited with inspiring the likes of Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain is still as Colorado as it gets.

Hot Rize: Bursting onto the scene in 1978, Hot Rize quickly became the “godfathers” of Colorado’s modern progressive bluegrass movement, inspiring younger bands – including fellow inductees – along the way. The band played at most of the major festivals, produced eight studio albums and three live albums, did countless tours across four continents, and appeared many times on television and radio. Accolades include the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year award, a Grammy nomination and a four-star album review in Rolling Stone. Hot Rize was also known for incorporating its Western swing alter-ego band, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, into performances.   

Fox Theatre: The Fox Theatre, an iconic music venue located on The Hill in Boulder, opened in March 1992 and quickly became a “must-play” venue for some of the best artists of our time. The Fox regularly showcased its fellow inductees early in their careers and still does today. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the top live music clubs in the nation. The Fox has hosted a broad spectrum of world-class artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Chance The Rapper, Tyler, The Creator plus Radiohead, Ween, Billy Strings, Phil Lesh Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic and Griz.

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MONDAY JULY 19 – I needed to wait until this morning for the official announcement for Bohemian Light Music Festival (formerly Bohemian Nights at New West Fest), the first of the three major Colorado-centric music events held over the summer.

This year’s event will be a smaller version of previous festivals, held over two days – Aug 14/15 – instead of three. Of course, it also means fewer acts than in past years: I count 45, down from what is normally about 70-75. Bohemian put together their own ’21 Bohemian Light Music Festival playlist.

Last week, the UMS announced its own scaled down lineup for Aug 27-29. I lost count of Colorado acts when I got over 95, a pretty hefty representation. Check out seventy-five of my favorites for the UMS on Spotify.

Adiel Mitchell, Heavy Diamond Ring, Kiltro, Los Mocochetes, The Milk Blossoms, The Still Tide, The Velveteers and Wildermiss are among the acts performing at both Bohemian Light and the UMS.

The annual Westword Music Showcase has moved to two days, Sept 17-18. Westword has not yet announced its Colorado lineup.

I’ll be featuring acts appearing at these events over the next several weeks.

TOP FIVE WK END JULY 17 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – Supramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)
  3. THE CRUSH – Essential EP (Mar-21)
  4. DARKARTS – Story of Sirens EP (May-21)
  5. AMBAR LUCID – Get Lost In the Music EP (Jun-21)

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.

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Serendipity Singers Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) (1964)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) LVDY – Lean In – Gold (2021)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Reverend Freakchild – Hippie Bluesman Blues – Dial It In (2018)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Born In The Flood – If this thing should spill – If this thing should spill (2007)
Jinx Jones – Bopalena – License To Twang (2001)
The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
(D) Thomas Harpole – Headlights (The 1916 Funk) – In Finite (2021)

Wildermiss – Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
The Still Tide – Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (2016)

HOUR 2

Bob Lind – Colorado Line – Since There Were Circles (1971)
Zephyr – The Radio Song – Going Back To Colorado (1971)
(D) The Velveteers – Charmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)

Kayla Marque – Mercy – Brain Chemistry (Right Brain) (2020)
Love Stallion – Big Rock Radio – Unforgettable Ride (2018)
Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Philip Bailey – Love Is Real – Love Is Real EP (2010)
Zuba – Planet Of Love – South Of Eden (1998)
(D) Erik Lunde – Long Time Overdue – Water From A Stone (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Love On The Rocks – If The Static Clears (2016)
Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)
Emily Takahashi – Chicken Feather Blues – Not Spoken (2017)

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Monday June 7, 2021 — WOW … what a weekend! Lightning, not COVID, was the reason for some outdoor shows being delayed or postponed. FLOBOTS show at Levitt Pavilion was one that had to pushed back to July 2 because of severe lighting in Denver, while the Greeley Blues Jam kicked off the summer season with Friday Fest featuring some of the best of Colorado’s blues artists and bands. Kudos to everyone for a great weekend to kick off the summer season.

NEW MUSIC COMING from Chris Daniels with Hazel Miller, Dressy Bessy and Nathaniel Rateliff so be listening to the show in the coming week or two for those and others.

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. A new episode is coming.

TOP FIVE WK END JUNE 5 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21) **
  3. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  4. COLE SCHEIFELE – The Hideaways LP (Jul-21) **
  5. ANTONIO LOPEZ – Roots and Wings LP (Jan-21) **

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.  SEE SHOW LINEUP

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) The Crush – Ghost – Essential (2021)

Finn O’SullivanWhen The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)
AJ Fullerton – The Forgiver and the Runaway – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
Hillbilly Hellcats – Hillbilly Love – Our Brand (1998)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Cass Clayton City Noise (2021)

Andy Palmer – Good Son – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff – Time Stands – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg – Part Of The Plan –Souvenirs (1974)
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Good Times, Rock & Roll Best of (1975)
(D) Lauren Frihauf and Ben Suyat – June – The Latona EP (2021)

Jackson Emmer – Turn Up the Jukebox – Alpine Coda (2020)
The Yawpers – Beale Street – American Man (2015)
SUCH All I Want (2021)
Dragondeer Stay High (2020)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Dreaming of Things to Be – Living Asleep (2014)
Born In The Flood – Another night, another place – If this thing should spill (2007)
(D) Billy Shaddox – The Rescuer – Heartbeat Retreat (2021)

Post Truth Serum – The Picnic – Modern Victims (2020)
The Motet – Highly Compatible – Death Or Devotion (2019)
Dana Landry Quartet – Almost Like Being In Love – Standard Elevation (2015)

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Monday May 24, 2021 – In a recent interview, Erin Roberts aka Porlolo, stated “I write and record songs I know aren’t good for the radio.” There’s only one problem with that statement: she’s rockin’ Colorado independent public and college radio right now, with significant spins from Indie 102.3 and 105.5 The Colorado Sound + The Colorado Playlist’s statewide network. Check out the rest of the weekly TOP 5 below.

There’s a new Colorado focused hip-hop show about to hit Salida’s KHEN. Salida-based artists Mark and Amber Cano are not only expecting a baby in September, they will be hosting a new show there that Mark says will focus on “…Colorado rap, hip hop and RnB artists.”

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 Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  2. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  3. AMZY – Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  5. COLE SCHEIFELE The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)

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! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Jimmy Buffett Come Monday (1974)
Stephen Stills – It Doesn’t Matter – Manassas (1970)
(D) David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)

Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
The Subdudes – The Perfect Time – Lickskillet (2019)
Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersFortune Teller (2021)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Electric Swingset – Inebriated Witch Doctor – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
(D) The Motet (f. Nigel Hall) And the Beat Goes On (2021)

Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Churchill – The War Within – The War Within (2013)
(D) Gabriel Mervine – Say Somethin’ – Say Somethin’ (2021)

HOUR 2

Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band (1975)
Firefall – You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(D) Blakk Mantra Choose Your High (2021)

Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
The Wood Brothers – River Takes the Town – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Friday Night – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Leftover Salmon – Brand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless (2021)

The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene – Let’s Do This Thing – Let’s Do This Thing (2015)
Ben Haugland – Second Sight – A Million Dreams (2015)

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Monday May 17, 2021 – You know how you take a few days off, but it takes twice as many days to actually catch up? Yep … Last week’s visits included KLZR Westcliffe and KHEN Salida. The week prior included a run out to Durango and a visit with KRZA Alamosa.

As I’ve made my way around the state the past month, the conversations I had mostly were about Colorado music and how to build audience. Locally produced non-comms are committed to presenting music from our state. If you’re a Colorado based band or musician reach out to them and find the venues and events in our smaller cities and towns that crave live music. There is plenty of opportunity in our state.

To find out how you can get your music into the hands of independent programmers around the state, email rockymountainmusicnetwork@gmail.com.

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 John Macy.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 15 2021

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  3. AMZY Beast In the Bottle SINGLE (Apr-21)
  4. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDSupramundane Blues LP (Apr-21)

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! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Carole King – Hard Rock Cafe – Simple Things (1977)
(NT) Leftover Salmon – Category Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)

Kyle Emerson – Are You Lonely – Only Coming Down (2020)
DeVotchKa – Let Me Sleep – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Mollie O’Brien – Train Time – Things I Gave Away (2000)
Great American Taxi – Streets of Gold – Streets of Gold (2007)
(NT) YaSi – World Is Burning – Coexist With Chaos EP (2021)

iZCALLi – A New Lie – IV (2018)
Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
Adam Bodine – Swamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

The Nails88 Lines About 44 Women (1984)
(D) AMZY Beast in the Bottle (2021)

CITRAOcean (2020)
Hello Dollface – Warrior Of Light – Warrior Of Light (2015)
Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Porlolo – Ain’t No Use – No Praise, No Blame (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Leslie Tom – Born Too Late – Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (2018)
Keith Oxman – I Was Doing All Right – Doing All Right (2009)

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