CP S16 EP27 2022 – GRAND JUNCTION

View from Colorado National Monument looking north towards Grand Junction and Fruita

AUG 01 2022 – WOW! You all blew the monthly view count out of the park! Thank you for visiting. I’ll get the JULY monthly spins up in a day or two. In the meantime, check out the new music and videos in this week’s MMMM from Twenty Hands High, Dayton Stone & the Undertones, Violet Pilot and Dzirae Gold.

We finally got to visit Colorado Playlist sponsor Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge! If you’re looking for some nice wood, this is the place. Yeah, they send, but they’d rather you stop by the store. I sat and picked on a few beautiful Larrivee guitars – my favorite since I own two. It was great to meet store manager Candace. Sadly, David Starr wasn’t home this trip. Next time my friend!

Speaking of visiting Cedaredge – we spent a few days in Grand Junction this past week. We went to a show at the Avalon Theater. This is one of the nicest sit-down venues in our state. At just under 1100 seats, the recently renovated state-of-the art theater features comfortable seating, exquisite line of sight, sound and lighting, all experienced while sitting near the back of the orchestra section.

Local blues legend Bobby Walker has opened there for several national stars many times over the years. David Starr will be supporting the classic yacht rock band America coming up on Aug 20.

Another Grand Junction venue worth visiting is the Mesa Theater, about a two minute walk down the block from the Avalon on Main Street. There was a poster up featuring the Tejon Street Corner Thieves from Colorado Springs who recently appeared there. InTheWhale is there on AUG 27.

If you’re partying on Main Street in Grand Junction, there are several very nice restaurants to enjoy. We ate at the Winery, a long standing fine dining restaurant in a “…90 year old building that used to house a horse drawn carriage fire station.” Buyer beware, this is not a budget friendly restaurant.

There’s also the French inspired LeRouge! We enjoyed one of the nicest charcuteries we’ve had anyplace, before the concert. They and the Winery have wonderful wine lists, as you’d expect of the region. And then there’s the British Isles themed Goat and Clover Tavern. You KNOW we ate there! Every picture in the place has a goat in it. Hmmmmm.

The British / Irish Pub inspired menu features bangers and mash as well as corned beef and cabbage …and somehow or other the owners are connected to Elijah Craig bourbon distillers.

I will be returning to Grand Junction to emcee KAFM‘s Annual Radio Daze Music Fest and Fundraiser on Sept 10.

Don’t overlook Grand Junction! Also, the wineries in the area are big supporters of Colorado based acoustic music.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC WKEND 7/31/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.388.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – Hard Times SINGLE
  3. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Stress Dreams LP
  4. MIKE CLARK & THE SUGAR SOUNDS – Moon Rock LP
  5. FAST EDDY – Take A Look LP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

Dan FogelbergAs The Raven Flies – Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Twenty Hands HighBack to Wichita (2022)

LVDY Gold (2021)
Wellington Bullings Because I Want To (2020)
Elektric AnimalsHead in the Ground – Channels EP (2022)
Erik LundeSteel Militia – Water From The Stone (2022)
Acoustic JunctionEvery Heart – Strange Days (2000)
Conjunto ColoresPlaneta – Lo Mejor Del Conjunto Colores (2002)
(D) Dayton Stone & the UndertonesCake (2022)

The Still TideHigh Wire – Run Out (2017)
Musketeer Gripweed Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
The Chip Stephens TrioBeans & Weenies – Holding on What Counts (2007)

Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady – Best Of Sugarloaf (1975)
(D) Violet Pilot Lazy Lions (2022)

Kind Hearted Strangers Red & Blue – East/West (2021)
A.J. FullertonShe’s So Cold – Kalamath (2017)
Bluebook Shake Shake – Shake Shake (2022)
Richie FuraySomebody Like You (2022)
The Wendy Woo Trio Crisis – Luxury (2007)
Gregory Alan IsakovSalt and the Sea – That Sea,The Gambler (2007)
(D) Dzirae Gold Snooze for an Hour (2022)

piKziL Here’s The News – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
David Starr Every Kind of People – Touchstones (2021)
H2 Big Band BMG – You’re It! (2015)

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CP S16 EP13 2022

The Colorado Playlist celebrates its 16th Anniversary

Monday APRIL 11, 2022 – It’s springtime in the Rockies! It’s also the 16th anniversary of the Colorado Playlist – first aired Wednesday April 5 (or 12th, I can’t clearly recall) 2006. Hour 2 of this week’s show was dedicated to things I MIGHT have played on the first show; sorry, but no archives that far back.

The Colorado Playlist is provided free of charge to the stations that broadcast it. It relies on donations. Please donate. It does help.

TOP 5 WEEKLY COLORADO SPINS

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

Each title came out between April 2021 and April 2022. Links go to their respective YouTube page if available.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  3. GEORGE CESSNA – Lucky Rider LP
  4. THE ORIGINAL iLLs Juanita LP
  5. MIKE CLARK & THE SUGAR SOUNDSMoon Rock LP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Big Bird & The Steam ShovelWhat’s Happening At The Psychiatrist Club (1970)
Boulder Heartbeat – Boulder (1979)
(D) Jaguar Stevens Captain von Trapp (2022)

Hugh PhillipsSteel Drivers Lament – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsTrying So Hard Not To Know – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Everybody Loves an OutlawStill Waiting (2022)
West Side Joe & The Men of SoulWhen You Get The Chance – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
The FedsThis Side Of Sunday – This Side Of Sunday (1993)
Dressy Bessy Just Like Henry – Pink Hearts – Yellow Moons (1999)
Reno DivorceHopeless and Dopeless (2021)
(D) Lost PennyDolly Do (What Would Dolly Do) (2022)

Brent CowlesHow To Be Okay Alone – How To Be Okay Alone (2018)
Cary Morin Jamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Dana Landry QuartetPure Imagination – Standard Elevation (2015)

The FilmsGood Day – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Andy Monleykites – Triplight (2006)
(D) Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene Red Right Hand (2022)

YaSi World Is Burning – Coexist With Chaos EP (2021)
Joe JohnsonInterstate Lovesick Song – Morgantown (2018)
Adiel MitchellFocus On Me (Unplugged) (2022)
Jyemo Club Issa Ting (f. the Reminders) (2022)
Dianne ReevesPretend – Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*BeamsBlues Fallin’ Down – Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Dafna Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
(D) Mad RadioJust for the Thrill – Mad Radio EP (2022)

Rose Hill DriveCool Cody – Rose Hill Drive (2006)
Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
Keith OxmanA Little Taste – A Little Taste (1995)

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Colorado TOP 20 Titles Jan, Feb, March 2014

About this time of year I begin pulling together all the spins data, so I don’t get too far behind by year’s end.  I also publish a mid-year report every July.  Here are the TOP 20 from Jan-March / Q1 2014

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
6. Eurforquestra – Fire
7. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
8. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
9. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. The Motet – The Motet
11. Tennis – Small Sound
12. Mosey West – Bermuda
13. Paper Bird – Rooms
14. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
14. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
15. 3 Twins – De Nada
16. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
17. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
18. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
19. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together

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