CP S16 EP33 2022

Gone fishing – Monarch Lake Colorado – pic by Claire Mannato

MONDAY – Sept 12, 2022 – I am technically on vacation until OCT 15, when I will be hosting Poudre Pour in Windsor and back on the air at 105.5 The Colorado Sound .. that doesn’t mean the show stops. I have one more post next week .. that’s already in the can .. and a great series until I return.

SEPT 17-23 2022 = CP S16 EP34 featuring new music from Lucas Wolf, Luna Shade, Trevor Hall, Gasoline Lollipops

SEPT 24-30 2022 = CO WOMEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY+ SONGS FOR AND ABOUT COLORADO

OCT 01-07 2022 = COLO MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2011-2022

OCT 08-14 2022 = BEST OF CARIBOU RANCH + COLORADO COVERS

OCT 15-21 2022 = BEST OF THE 90S

#CO MUSIC TOP 5 WK END SPT 10 2022

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. EUFORQUESTRA – Still Got Time LP
  3. STILLHOUSE JUNKIESNever Going Back Again EP
  4. IZCALLI Rebirth LP
  5. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED Long Past Time LP

MMMM (Monday Morning Music Meeting)

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 Fogelberg Hard To Say – The Innocent Age (1981)
(D) Marisa NikoleDangerous (2022)

The BurroughsBaby Get Down (2021)
John OatesArkansas – Arkansas (2018)
Brothers Keeper Lucky’s Last Stand (2022)
Paper BirdAs I Am – Rooms (2013)
The Czars Paint the Moon – Goodbye (2004)
Euforquestra Show Me The Way – While We Still Got Time (2022)
(D) David LawrenceHoneymoon’s Over – Lean In (2022)

Andy FrascoI’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul Vacate My Heart – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Tia FullerSoul Eyes – Diamond Cut (2018)

Earth, Wind & FireLet’s Groove – Raise! (1981)
(N) Musketeer GripweedWhich Way Is Up – Long Past Time (2022)

SUCH All I Want – Wide Nose Full Lips (2021)
Tennis Origins – Young & Old (2012)
Mad Radio Super Girl – Mad Radio EP (2022)
Rose Hill DriveCool Cody – Rose Hill Drive (2006)
Cassie TaylorSpare Some Love – Out of My Mind (2013)
Lettuce Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Unify (2022)
(D) Gasoline LollipopsNightmares – Nightmares (2022)
Mollie O’Brien In My Girlish Days – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
Blakk MantraDressed in Dynamite (2021)
Steve Kovalcheck Old Hat – Ghost Orchid (2022)

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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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COLORADO TOP 30 DEC 2020

JAN 03 2021 – Well, #1 is #1 – right?  And Nathaniel Rateliff AGAIN holds onto the #1 most spins for DECEMBER 2020.  Sarah Slaton and Dafna swapped the #2 position with Dafna’s debut dropping to #16 and Sarah Slaton’s latest jumping up from #17 in NOV, due largely to being a featured artist for DEC on Indie 102.3 and getting added to regular rotation on 105.5 the Colorado Sound.

New artists to watch for include Blakk Mantra, whose debut got added and made it to HOT rotation at 105.5 The Colorado Sound for December and former Chimney Choir co-founder Kris Drickey who struck out on her own with State Change (not avail on YouTube)

Spinitron  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.

TOP 30 TITLES DECEMBER 2020

      • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
      • DATE OF RELEASE = NOV 2019-JAN 2021
      • (xx) = NOVEMBER 2020 position
      • 230 titles / 13 stations tracked

(1) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(17) 2. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(D) 4. KRIS DRICKEY – State Change EP (Nov-20)
(D) 5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)
(D) 6. HUGH PHILLIPSIt’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
(3) 7. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 7. STEADY CIRCUITSOne of Many Ends EP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. despAIR Jordan – Before Your Wings Gave Out LP (Jan-21)
(18) 9. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
(5) 9. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(D) 10. BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERSBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) SINGLE (Sep-20)
(4) 11. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(16) 11. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(-) 11. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(18) 12. WOOD BELLY – Man on the Radio LP Jan-20
(-) 13. TYLER T.Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 14. BRITNEY JANEBlossom SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 14. THE BEEVESMercy Be (P.P. Moon) SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 14. THE WRECKLUNDS Moon Over Broadway LP (Oct-20)
(D) 15. BRITNEY JANEWhat If SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 15. STEVE DENNY TRIOLife In New York LP (Apr-20)
(2) 16.  DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
(D) 16. JOFOKECount SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. KAITLYN WILLIAMSStuck On An Idea SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. MAMA LENNY & THE REMEDYParty Girl SINGLE (Oct-20)
(D) 16. THE TRUJILLO COMPANYFollow the Leader SINGLE (Mar-20)
(D) 17. DANAE SIMONEWant Me SINGLE (Sep-20)
(-) 18. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(13) 19. VALDEZ – Saint Munchausen SINGLE (Sep-20)

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

CP S14 EP48 2020

Monday DEC 21, 2020HAPPY HOLLY DAZE! Big news this week = Beginning Jan 04 2021, KRZA Alamosa will be airing the program, starting with one hour from 3-4PM and expanding as interest and time allow. Please reach out with a huge THANK YOU and let your friends in Alamosa know about it.

If you forgot to vote for your favorites of 2020 – guess what?  You’re too late.  The poll closed at midnight.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

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 Dango Rose (Elephant Revival).

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING DEC 19 2020

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  1. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
  5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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.

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

Tim ChamplinChristmas Cafe (2021)
(D) Firefall – Way Back When – Comet (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Wood Belly – Solid Ground – Solid Ground (2018)
(D) Kris Drickey – Crawl Space – State Change (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Christmas Waltz – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
Corey Harris – Basehead – Greens From The Garden (2009)
Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Jack Hadley – My People – Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Huhges Project (2020)

Opie Gone Bad – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (feat. Jim Dalton) – Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

HOUR 2

Chris Daniels & The KingsSanta’s Dog House Blues (1994)
(D) Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)

Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Plume VariaHanukkah Light (2019)
Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars – These Changing Skies (2013)
Dango RoseLife’s Too Short (2021)
(P) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers – Life Is A Highway (To Hell) – Manifest Destiny EP (2021)
My Body Sings Electric – Oceancrest – Part 1: The Night Ends (2014)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersI’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
(N) Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2020)


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CP S14 EP47 2020

Monday DEC 14, 2020 – In 12 days I’ll share the 2020 Listener Poll Playlist with you.  You have 6 days to get your votes in.  Make sure you vote by December 20 at CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

2020 has been a truly magnificent year for Colorado music and not just for the music, but for the incredible outpouring of support.

Musicians in our scene DO NOT need to worry about food insecurity on top of other issues they may be facing.  Organizations like DAZZLE and Rocky Mountain Music Relief offer help.  Dazzle Bread & Jam Pop-Up Pantry for Musicians is open every Sunday from 12pm-6pm.   Musicians and music industry personnel can apply for small grants from RMMR.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.


Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..


TOP 5 SPINS – WK ENDING DEC 12 2020

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230 titles  / 13 stations tracked

    1. HUGH PHILLIPS – It’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
    2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
    4. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
    5. DONNY BLOTThe T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Mishawakais 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.

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

(D) Johnny & the MongrelsChristmas Angels (2021) 
(N) Musketeer Gripweed – More Than Ever – More Than Ever (2021) 

Deep Pocket ThievesLocomotive (2019) 
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018) 
Eldren Still Friends (2020)
Big Gigantic – You’re The One (feat. Nevve) – Free Your Mind (2020) 
The Apples In Stereo – Nobody But You – Travellers In Space And Time (2010) 
DeVotchKa – 100 Other Lovers – 100 Lovers (2011) 
(D) Claire HeywoodI Won’t Resign My Love for That Old Dream (2021) 

Finn O’Sullivan – Lipstick Kisses – When The Power Comes Back On (2020) 
Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016) 
Kind DubChristmas Carol of the Bells (2019) 

HOUR 2

Arthur Gee – Plain Talk – The Tumbleweed Records Story 1971-1973 (2017) 
(D) Andy SydowGold Dust Woman / The Chain (2021)

Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2020) 
Shovels & Rope – I’m Comin’ Out – By Blood (2019) 
Flobots – The Circle In The Square – The Circle In The Square (2012) 
Edison – Take Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018) 
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021) 
(D) David StarrEvery Kind of People (2021)

Big Head Todd & the MonstersBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020) 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsSanta Baby (2017) 
Paul Mullikin Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (2014)

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