Jan 04 2021 – HAPPY 2021! Welcome to Season #15! WOW. I hope we can celebrate together this April, which is the official birthdate of the show in 2006. Of course, COVID will have a say in whether that event takes place or not.
A big welcome to new fans of the show listening in at KRZA Alamosa and KFFR Winter Park. That brings the Colorado Playlist to 27 FM frequencies a week and 60 total hours of programming.
Due to the 27 frequency reach the CP has, it factors heavily into the weekly and monthly charts I publisher here, as well as the Colorado singles and album charts at RootsMusicReport.com.
I am very surprised to see the wonderful new album from Ron Miles hitting TOP 5 again this month, without any spins at all from two of our leading stations. This is the 2nd time Rainbow Sign has pushed its way onto the weekly chart.
NEW POLL FORMAT – Instead of voting 1-5 for new tracks for the show, you can simply say you like it, don’t like it or say MEH-It’s OK. Let’s see how that works.
As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now. The Stay Home Silent Disco will put a nice chunk of change in our account.
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 Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)
TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 02 2021
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- NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
- GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
- CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
- RON MILES – Rainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
- BISON BONE – Find Your Way Out LP (Jul-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
The Electric Prunes – Finders Keepers, Loser Weepers – Good Old Rock and Roll (1969)
Big Bird & The Steam Shovel – What’s Happening (At The Psychiatrist Club) (1968)
(D) Pandas and People – Bad Honey (2021)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Del Shamen – Right Now – Del Shamen (2021)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
piKziL – Can’t Get Started – Songs From My 3rd Life (2016)
The Samples – Warm & Sunny – Black & White (2004)
(D) Cass Clayton – Make Believing (2021) – Cass Clayton is a very good personal friend of mine. She serves on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Music Relief, a Colorado non-profit we started in 2017 to help artists struggling financially due to natural catastrophes. She’s also been directly involved with helping serve food-insecure members of our music community via Bread & Jam at Dazzle @ Bau’rs (Denver). AND she’s maintained a busy studio schedule along with all the other things she can think of to keep the music going.
Scott Martin – Pam – Alone at Sunset (2018)
Eighth Penny Matter – Rain (1968)
(D) Ramakhandra – Kujira – Ramakhandra (2020) – Ramakhandra snuck up on me this past month when 303 Magazine named their S/T debut as Album of the Year for 2020. Up to that point, I’m sorry to say, I hadn’t heard of them. Recently, 303 music editor Kori Hazel and I noted between us that they are (unofficially) a band to watch for in 2021 and beyond.
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Hey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
Mojomama – Point Of View Blues (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Pine Box – Always Say Please And Thank You (2000)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)
THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE
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