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March 08 2021 – Colorado legends top the spins this week as Nathaniel Rateliff stays at #1 and Five Iron Frenzy continues their hold on the #3 position. Award winner A.J. Fullerton, named as one of the “Top 75 Blues Artists You Must Hear in 2021” by Rock and Blues Muse, DEBUTs at #2 this week.  Check it out below.

More and more news is coming out about this summer’s concert season. Breaking within minutes of posting up this morning, Gavin Dahl at KVNF (Paonia) is reporting that Telluride Bluegrass Festival will go ahead but with restrictions on attendance (2500 vs normal 12,000) and spread out over multiple weekends with no night shows and no vendors.  Talks are progressing with the town and there is no word on camping.

Hudson Gardens has announced that their summer series will be canceled for another year “…because of the strong likelihood of ongoing capacity restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”   Their post goes on to say, “We will soon announce a partnership with another local cultural organization, so the Concert Amphitheater won’t be quiet for long.”

I got word over the weekend from reliable sources that AEG exec Don Strasburg has suggested we’ll be back to normal by late July or early August.  No one knows for SURE what the summer will actually look like, but when I posed the Strasburg rumor to Levitt Pavilion executive Chris Zacher, he said “we all will be” (back to business this summer).  #eternaloptimist #fingerscrossed

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.


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 Taylor Scott.

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.


TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are culled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
2. AJ FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
3. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
4. BEVIN LUNABuchanan EP (Jan-21)
4. LADY GANGFull Throttle LP (Feb-21)


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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


Zephyr – Moving Too Fast – Sunset Ride (1974)
(D) Derek Dames OhlIf Love Stinks (2021)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons (2020)
Eros and the Eschaton – Rxx – Weight of Matter (2016)
John March – Fly Me to the Moon – For Once In My Life, a Tribute to Ted Green (2020)
Andy Eppler – Nothin’ but the Rain – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Angie Stevens – Give It on Back – Queen of this Mess (2009)
Elephant Revival – Rhythm Of The Road – Break In The Clouds (2010)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Trying So Hard Not To Know – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
(D) OHNOKHANTIDES (feat. Sarah Slaton and Sarah Joelle) (2021)

Flobots – HandlebarsFight With Tools (2008)
Mama Lenny and the Remedy – Party Girl Party Girl (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (2016)


Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) Cary Morin & Ghost DogTrust (2021)

Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Fever – I Make My Own Luck (2018)
JoFoKeCount (2021)
Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020)
Taylor Scott Band – Salted Watermelon – All We Have (2019)
(D) AJ Fullerton – Say You’ll Stay – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)

The Patti Fiasco – Elvis – Small Town Lights (2013)
Silver and Smoke – Sting Like A Bee – 30P (2018)
Annie Booth – Tiger Dance – Wanderlust (2014)

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March 02 2021 – There are certain things that should never come as a surprise; Nathaniel Rateliff once again leading the weekly TOP 5 or monthly TOP 30 is one of those. The other is Indie 102.3 leading the state in the amount of Colorado music they feature monthly; hence most of the (D) entries for the month.

Obviously, not every (D) is because of Indie 102.3. Other stations along with the Colorado Playlist were responsible for the (D) status of titles from Five Iron Frenzy (#10), Antonio Lopez (#14), David William’s Trickster Carousel (#16) and Southwestern Colorado alternative and alt-country-rock stalwarts the Lawn Chair Kings (#19).

A new station has hit the Denver airwaves at 104.7FM – it’s called the Drop. I’ll be looking forward to adding whatever Colorado artist titles they spin over the next months.

Aside from the titles tracked here weekly and monthly, Roots Music Report also charts airplay for Colorado releases weekly. However, the titles charted there include many that were released years ago, making their charts slightly irrelevant when it comes to what NEW music djs in Colorado and around the world (terrestrial and Internet) are spinning.

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 on the front 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.


  • (xx) = JANUARY 2021 position
  • 250 titles / 13 stations tracked

(D) 2. THE GRAND ALLIANCEThe Grand Alliance LP (Jan-21)
(D) 3. WELLINGTON BULLINGSBecause I Want To LP (Jul-20)
(D) 4. A MEAZY I Can’t Breathe (Again) SINGLE (Jun-20)
(D) 5. ZANIBCatch Me If You Can SINGLE (Jan-21)
(-) 6. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
(D) 6. ATOMGAWhich One Are You SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 7. STONEY BERTZInside SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 8. MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR SUPERGROUPMessage to the Mayor SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 9. DUKE JUSTICEThe Turn SINGLE (Feb-21)
(1) 10. CARY MORIN Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 10. FIVE IRON FRENZYUntil This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(4) 11. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
(D) 12. DUKE JUSTICEStartup SINGLE (Feb-21)
(D) 13. LSBody SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 14. ANTONIO LOPEZRoots and Wings LP (Jan-21)
(D) 14. CERVALBodies In Motion SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 14. JOSHUA DAIRENRetro Love SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 15. JOSHUA DAIRENSpace for Two SINGLE (Mar-20)
(D) 15. MAWULERed Light (feat. Codakolor) SINGLE (Jan-21)
(6) 17. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(13) 18. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(D) 19. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(7) 19. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(14) 20. ANDY EPPLERBroke-Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)
(19) 20. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(-) 21. ADAM BODINEScenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
(15) 21. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)


When I posted yesterday (Jan 25) I didn’t include a Video Pick of the Week.  Truthfully, there hasn’t been much put out yet this year.  Today, however, I came across a video thanks to Westword that’s a message to Denver mayor Hancock about homelessness and the sweeps that have been taking place in Denver.

I cannot relate to what’s going on.  I can only watch – feeling somewhat helpless and guilty in my senior age white lower middle class homeowner lifestyle.

While I’m not a close personal friend, I’ve known Jeff Campbell for many years through his music, theater and advocacy.  I’ve know Jon Shockness aka Kid Astronaut since his days in Air Dubai.

Please share this video.  It’s an important message, not only to Mayor Hancock, but to city leaders all around Colorado who are struggling with folks forced to live in squalor on our streets.  I pray fervently we can ALL work together for a real solution to this tragedy.

If you’re a working member of our music community and you need help, please reach out.  Rocky Mountain Music Relief was established to help in times such as these.  We can’t solve your financial problems but we can offer a little bit of help.  Here’s the link to the aid application.


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