CP S14 EP43 2020

Monday NOV 16 2020 – This past week I worked diligently to distill the incredible crop of music that was harvested this year from our region.  I managed to distill it down to 50 song titles from over 200 LPs, EPs and single releases for you to vote on beginning next Monday, November 23.  I also managed to build a list of 40 videos for you to vote on.  Cya next Monday.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a 7 to 8 min long excerpt of an hour plus long conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons.

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

208 titles  / 13 stations tracked

1. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20) *not avail online as of 11/16*
2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
3. RODNEY RICESame Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
4. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)


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. OPEN FOR RESERVATION DINING and shows.

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


Dean ReedOnce Again (1960)
Dean ReedI Ain’t Got You (1960)
Erinn Peets-LukesSmall Town Hero (2018)
The Subdudes – Lost Religion Blues – Lickskillet (2019)
Brent Cowles – Lift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
FoxfeatherThe Rules (2020)
Yo, Flaco! – American Music – Goin’ at it (2002)
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
(D) Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)

Zach Heckendorf – Lust & Wonder – Lust & Wonder (2019)
Leftover Salmon – Places – Something Higher (2018)
Paul Mullikin – Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (2014)


Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995)
Jill Sobule – Where Do I Begin – Nostalgia Kills (2018)
(D) DragondeerManifest (2021)

Audible – Imagine Stanford – First Contact (2019)
Otis Taylor – Hands on Your Stomach – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
Augustus – Kick the Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Lola Rising – More Music – Moving Forward (2020)
Shanna In A DressA Face Like Yours (live) (2020)
(P) Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021)
Dan Fogelberg – She Don’t Look Back – Exiles (1987)
(N) Ron Miles – Binder – Rainbow Sign (2020)



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

The Colorado Sound S7 EP13 April 2013

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteSome great new music broke on this week’s show – including the first single from Rob Drabkin‘s upcoming 2nd full length due out in June … and a debut by Durango resident Thom Chacon that features Bob Dylan’s legendary rhythm section.  Also shared this week, another cut from the new Paper Bird album, “Rooms.”

In News & Notes, April is Public Radio Music Month.  Please text, msg, email, call your local public radio station and thank them for supporting Colorado Music.  Two major Colorado music events to post about … FoCoMX on April 19 and 20 … and the Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Festival and Expo, April 22-28.  I’ve been invited to speak on two panels during those events, on April 20, and April 22.

I did not come across a new video this week.  I have been, however, enamored of SHEL’s re-imagination of the Led Zepplin classic “Battle of Evermore” … and happened on a video of the girls performing it about two years ago …

The Playlist – S7 EP13 April 2013

The Monocles “The Spider & the Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (1966)
The Rainy Daze “Good Morning Mr. Smith” from That Acapulco Gold (1967)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Leslie Brown “Welcome to the Machine” from Tenderly (2012)
SHEL “Battle of Evermore” from SHEL (2012)
(D) Farmington Hill “10 Miles” from Bridge to Nowhere (2013)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
(N) Paper Bird “Blood & Bones” from Rooms (2013)Achille Lauro “Hard Pressed” from Flight or Flight (2012)
Take to the Oars “Morning Coffee” from The Bow & the Stern (2013)
Monroe Monroe “Adore” from Hello Moon (2011)
No Fair Fights “Kiss From A Rose” from The Sound of Burning Bridges (2011)
Cocktail Revolution “Mistercool” from Better Reception (2008)
John Denver “Rocky Mountain High” from Rocky Mountain High (1972)
Firefall “Strange Way” from Elan (1978)
(N) The Congress “You’ve Got A Friend” from Loft Tapes (2013)
Juno What?! “Shameless” from Shameless (2011)
(D) Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)Bonnie and The Clydes “Feel The Wheels Turn” from Wrong Side Up (2012)
Great American Taxi “New Millennium Blues” from Reckless Habits (2010)
(N) Euforquestra “Free” from Let Us In (2012)
(D) Rob Drabkin “Down to Fate”  [single] (2013)Katie Herzig “Free My Mind” from The Waking Sleep (2011)
(D) Joshua Trinidad “The Coast” from Maritime (2013)

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