CP S15 EP09 2021

March 01 2021 – Twenty days officially until spring! If things keep going as they have been there’s a good chance for expanded audiences at shows this summer.

We may not see fully packed music venues until late in the season, but I’m happy to be co-presenting some live shows with my home station, 105.5 The Colorado Sound.  Make sure to visit my FB pg for information.

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Grand Alliance hold onto the top two spots this week, with the latest from Five Iron Frenzy pushing its way into the #3 spot.  I fully expect to see Rateliff’s “Redemption” hold onto that top spot for the next few months.  The rest of the TOP FIVE will likely disappear by next week.

BIG NEWS this week = KSJD (Cortez, CO) will begin airing HR2 of the show on March 13th at 2PM.

FEATURED STATION OF THE WEEK

COMMUNITY RADIO FOR THE GRAND VALLEY

KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction, Colorado.  KAFM is a member-supported, community radio station dedicated to excellence and diversity in musical, cultural and public service programming, broadcasting on 88.1 in Grand Junction and  96.9 in the peach and wine country of Palisade,

KAFM hosts at least 12 concerts per year of varying genres keeping a mix of local Grand Valley favorites and national touring acts.  The concerts are recorded live in Studio D, their digital recording studio, and are streamed  live on the KAFM Youtube channel.

Track what KAFM djs spin on their Spinitron page, here.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will help to keep the program on the air.


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 Shawn Eckels.

TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING FEB 27 2021

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 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. THE GRAND ALLIANCE – The Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
3. FIVE IRON FRENZYUntil This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
4. DUKE JUSTICEStartup/The Turn SINGLE (Feb-21)
5. WELLINGTON BULLINGS – Because I Want To LP (Jul-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

Poco – Kind Woman (Live) – Poco Live (1974)
(P) The PhirejetsMy Superstar (2021)
Gabrielle Louise – Don’t Touch Me – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
(N) Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)

Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)
Boa and the Constrictors – No Good Woman – Snake Eyes (1998)
Mollie O’Brien – Eleezah – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)
(D) Mawule & CodakolorRed Light (2021)

The Apples In Stereo – Dance Floor – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Blakk Mantra – Perhaps We’ll Live – Welcome to El Rey Blvd (2020)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

Boulder – Travelin’ Man – Boulder (1979)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters – Cielito Lindo – The Red Album (1981)
(D) Guy Margalit4YOU (feat. Dafna) (2021)

Alright Alright – Don’t Worry – Crucible (2020)
Michael Trent – Bad Luck – The Winner (2010)
despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)
AMZY – Sorry (Not Sorry) – Worlds Of Our Own (2018)
(D) Joshua DairenWho I Am (2021)

Megan Burtt – Other Side Of Lonely – It Ain’t Love (2009)
Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

CP S15 EP08 2021

FEB 22 2021 – The TOP 5 this week flipped, with only one entry returning from the past two weeks – The Grand Alliance.  It should not be a surprise, following last Saturday’s appearance on SNL, that Nathaniel Rateliff‘s latest single, Redemption is #1 this week and is likely to stay there for the next several weeks.

This week’s featured station is KDNK, one of the first stations to air the Colorado Playlist. KDNK was founded by volunteers in 1983 and now reaches over 100,000 people around the state, along with their international Internet listenership.  Listen at:

    • 88.1 in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Rifle;
    • 88.3 in Aspen and Glenwood Springs,
    • 88.5 in Basalt and Redstone,
    • 93.5 in Leadville,
    • 94.7 in Old Snowmass,
    • 94.9 in Thomasville,
    • 99.9 in Snowmass Village
    • on your smart speaker,
    • and at kdnk.org
    • The Colorado Playlist airs every Sat and Sun mornings at 5am.

You can also track what KDNK plays via their Spinitron page, here.  Spinitron is a supporter of the Colorado Playlist.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated and will help to keep the program on the air.


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 Andy Frasco.


TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING FEB 20 2021

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 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFRedemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. THE GRAND ALLIANCEThe Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
3. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
4. A MEAZY I Can’t Breathe (Again) SINGLE (Jun-20)
4. ANDY EPPLERBroke Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

Monocle/Higher Elevation The Diamond Mine (1964)
The Rainy DazeThat Acapulco Gold (1967)
(D) Zoe BermanLilac Hour (2021)

Pink HawksElote! (2020)
Whiskey Blanket – Pound Boom – No Object (2010)
(N) David William’s Trickster Carousel – Freak – Snake Oil (2021)

J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Liz Barnez – River Road – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Amsterdam – The Weatherman (2013)
Danny Shafer – Small Town Blues – Weddings, Floods And Funerals (2015)
(D) Duke JusticeStartup (2021)

Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016)
Taylor Scott Band – Curiosity – All We Have (2019)
Dana Landry Trio – Transfusion – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy – Stand In the Fire (1980)
(D) Five Iron Frenzy – So We Sing – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)

My Body Sings Electric – Step Into The Light – Changing Color (2011)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
(D) The Grand Alliance – Chakra Khan (f. Kayla Marque) – The Grand Alliance (2021)

The String Cheese Incident – Sing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Caitlin Cannon – Toolbag – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

COLORADO TOP 30 JAN 2021

FEB 02 2021 – It was a great month for new Colorado music at non-commercial community/public and college radio around the state.  Eleven titles debuted, and nine titles stayed in the top thirty for another month.  Of course, Nathaniel Rateliff‘s It’s Still Alright stayed in there, as did Dockside Saints from Cary Morin which jumps up to #1.

Most added for January goes to BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny debuting at #2. Propelled by the single “Life Is A Highway (To Hell)” (links to Spotify) both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 gave it significant love for the month.  It’s a good old school solid rocker, with blazing guitar playing.

Caitlin Cannon‘s TrashCannonAlbum makes a rather surprising return appearance at the top of the charts after being off for several months, landing at #3.   It’s one of the “best of” Americana-country albums from 2020.


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.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


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 JANUARY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = DECEMBER  2020 position
  • 250 titles / 13 stations tracked

(7) 1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 2. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny EP (Dec-20) *links to Spotify*
(-) 3. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannonAlbum LP (May-20)
(9) 4. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT – Crucible LP (Dec-20)
(D) 5. XIUHTEZCATLRunway Tapes LP (Oct-20)
(9) 6. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(-) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(D) 7. IMMIGRANT’S CHILDImmigrant’s Child EP (Nov-20)
(D) 7. JESS PARSONSHear Me Calling EP (Jan-21)
(D) 7. KATIRIAMientes SINGLE (Dec-20)
(1) 7. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(-) 7. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(D) 8. HEINWAHEINWA: At Home with Her Greatest Hits EP (Sep-20)
(11) 9. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(D) 10. JON SNODGRASSBuddies II: Still Buddies EP (Nov-20)
(D) 11. INGRID ANDRESSLadylike LP (Mar-20)
(D) 12. WALLYShimmer / Sometimes I Do SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 13. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(-) 13. JON SNODGRASSTace LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. ANDY EPPLERBroke-Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)
(11) 14. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(18) 15. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(-) 15. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
(-) 16. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
(D) 17. SOUTH OF FRANCEHideaway SINGLE (Dec-20)
(-) 17. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(-) 18. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE (Mar-20)
(-) 18. TENNISSwimmer LP (Feb-20)
(11) 18. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(3) 19. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)

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

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.

  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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