CP S14 EP27 2020

Monday July 13 2020 – I can’t recall a time when I was told I couldn’t play something that had already been released to the public via streaming sites or YouTube.  But that’s exactly what’s happening with some good friends of mine.

Bonnie and Taylor Sims are both Bonnie & the Clydes and a side project called Everybody Loves an Outlaw.  An ELAO song called “I See Red” hit twelve million spins on Spotify. Add in the 2+ million plays on YouTube and you have a verified hit.  BUT … radio cannot play it.  So I cannot play it.  BUT – I can share it.  Here only.  Not on the show.  Not until I’m told I can by the label.  In the meantime, here’s a new video from Bonnie & Taylor doing the hit “solo.”

Another new release is also sitting in my catalog that I can’t play on the radio, but can share here.  “All the Misery Money Can Buy” is the latest from my pals in Gasoline Lollipops.  It’s available wherever you get your music.  And it’s the best thing they’ve done to date.  The new album, recorded in Louisiana, is due out September 11.

TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 11

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 104 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. DJ CAVEM Biomimicz LP (May-20)
3. JOHN STATZEarly Riser LP (May-20)
4. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannon Album LP (May-20)
4. PLASMA CANVASKillermajestic SINGLE (Jun-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet (Spt-19)

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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright) – A Night on the Town (1976) 
Rod Stewart – The First Cut Is The Deepest A Night on the Town (1976) 
(D) Lady Gang – City Night – Full Throttle (2020) 

YaSi – Past Pain – Unavailable (2019) 
King Cardinal – Metronome – Great Lakes (2017) 
Wood Belly – Can’t Get Behind – Man on the Radio (2020) 
Romero – New Mexico – The RiverRock Sessions (2020) 
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Circle – Sister Sweetly (1993) 
The Poor My Mind Goes High (1967) 
(D) Liontortoise – Photosynthesis – Photosynthesis (2020) 

Eldren – Still Want More – Miss Information Aged (2018)
Elephant Revival – Peace Tonight – Petals (2016) 
Wayne Wilkinson Trio – Jumpin‘ at the Woodside – Proceed to Route (2019) 

HOUR 2

Stephen Stills – Circlin‘ – Ilegal Stills (1976) 
Stephen Stills – Buyin‘ Time – Illegal Stills (1976) 
 (D) Daniel RodriguezAs I Am (2020)

Ryan DartDance If You Want To (2019) 
Brent Cowles – Cold Times – Cold Times (2017) 
The Still Tide – Better Than I’ve Been – Between Skies (2020) 
Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020) 
Jill Sobule – I Kissed A Girl – Jill Sobule (1995) 
The Christines – Hollow – the Christines (1994) 
YoFlaco! – Skeptamistic  Skeptamistic (2001) 
(D) ENZI – Retrograde (2020) 

Safe Boating is No Accident – Dye My Love – Bonus Features (2014) 
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019) 
David Baker Trio – Shiny Stockings – Minus Piano (2019) 

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CP S14 EP26 2020

Monday July 6 2020 – Happy 4th of July … Live music and fireworks were the activities du jour this weekend.  My social media feeds are stacked with bands and artists talking about shows at local restaurant-bars, house concerts, drive-in concerts, farmer markets and more.  Be safe.  Wear a mask.  Stop the spread.

As I think back over the past decade of posts I’ve written I cannot recall a time when I posted lyrics to a song I debuted.  “Uncertain Times” by Jim Dalton (the Railbenders) with help from long time friend and on-and-of Railbender Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) is the first.

We find ourselves in darker days
Without the light some lose their way
But we cannot be led astray
We know the course that we must stay

Some have helped those in need
And sadly some have shown their greed
This isn’t for the faint of heart
But let it not tear us apart

Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
Uncertain times need certain minds
And these are certainly uncertain times

The sun will soon be coming out
To wash away these clouds of doubt
As long as we don’t lose our way
Then up ahead are brighter days

(chorus)

Sometimes I can’t understand
The actions of my fellow man
But I am holding fast to the plan
Of killing ‘em with kindness when I can

(chorus)

In these “Uncertain Times,” please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support Swallow Hill Music during this time. Every night at 6pm Swallow Hill is streaming live shows of Colorado and national artists on their Facebook page!  Get tickets here.  This week’s schedule is:

  • July 6: Jen Hitt
  • July 7: David Dinsmore
  • July 8: Mary Flower
  • July 9: Aaron McCloskey (Wood Belly)
  • July 10:  Alex Rhodes
  • July 11: Catie Curtis
  • July 12: Ellis Paul
TOP 5 WK ENDING JULY 4

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 97 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
2. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
3. KYLE EMERSONOnly Coming Down LP (Nov-19)
4. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. THE SUBDUDESLickskillet (Spt-19)

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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

Supertramp – Give A Little Bit – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
Supertramp – Downstream – Even In The Quietest Moments (1977)
(P) Cary Morin – Prisoner – Dockside Saints (2020)
Abby Brown – Heart On Fire – Heart On Fire (2019)
Slow CavesWalk In the Park (2020)
EldrenStill Friends (2020)
The Subdudes – Light In Your Eyes – The Subdudes (1989)
Poco – Call It Love – Legacy (1989)
(D) Pink Hawks Elote! (2020)

Mark Oblinger – Living Imitation – High Water Line (2019)
Tennis – I’m Calling – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
Brad Goode Quintet – Who Parked the Car? – That’s Right! (2018)

HOUR 2

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Trouble in Paradise – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Mexico – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
(D) Jim DaltonUncertain Times (2020)

Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – TrashCannon (2020)
The Wood Brothers – Little Bit Sweet – Kingdom in My Mind (2020)
The Samples – Did You Ever Look So Nice – No Room (1992)
Acoustic Junction – How Am I Gonna Get Down – Fool’s Progress (1997)
(D) The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)

Clandestine AmigoUnsatisfied (2019)
Rajdulari – Dance with Me – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Peter Sommer – The Fruit – Crossroads (2008)

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CP S14 EP25 2020

Monday June 29 2020 -there truly is nothing like the experience we get from attending a live music event.  It doesn’t matter how small or how large.

This past week we visited Dazzle Denver for some fantastic food and to see Cass Clayton Limited to 50 patrons, everyone including the band was required to wear facemasks except when seated at our table.Not only was Cass standing behind a Plexiglas panel, she also had to wear a mask to sing.  That was a bit overkill IMO.  There was easily twenty-five feet between the stage and the closest booths. That said, big ups to the staff at Dazzle for making it a special evening for the small crowd in attendance.

Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.

I am happy to support  FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association)  Drive and Jive – a weekly series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts.

I am also happy to support Swallow Hill Music during this time. Every night at 6pm Swallow Hill is streaming live shows of Colorado and national artists on their Facebook page!  Get tickets here.  This week’s schedule is:

    • June 29: Matt Hoffman (New Mexican)
    • June 30: Mark Oblinger
    • July 1: Maya Bennett
    • July 2: Mary Gauthier
    • July 3: Zach Heckendorf
    • July 4: Christine Lavin
    • July 5: Dylan McCarthy Band
TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 27

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 91 titles tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
3. BOOT GUNThat What You Got EP (May-20)
4. ALEXA WILDISHAlexa Wildish LP (Feb-20)
5. GHOST GNOTESGhost Gnotes LP (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

The “Rev” and Rateliff swap places again this week, with the rest of the top five remaining where they’ve been for a month.  Denver’s Last Call Romance breaks into the TOP 20 this week, debuting at #13.

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
Chicago – Darlin’ Dear – Chicago VI (1973)
(D) Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius – Easy Graces – Easy Graces EP (2020)

OneRepublicConnection (2018)
Slow Caves – Glares – Desert Minded EP (2017)
(N) Boot Gun – Still Life – Take What You Got (2020)


Post Truth Serum – The Picnic – Modern Victims (2020)
Electric Swingset – Middle Ground – Inebriated Witch Doctor (1996)
The String Cheese Incident – Got What He Wanted – ‘Round the Wheel (1998)
(D) Charlie Stevens – Success – Charlie Stevens (2020)

Slopeside – Prove Me Wrong – Shoot the Moon (2018)
Braddigan – Pura Vida – Watchfires (2005)
Steve Denny Trio – August in June – Life in New York (2020)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Story – Open Our Eyes (1974)
Earth Wind & Fire – Mighty Mighty – Open Our Eyes (1974)
(D) Cary Morin – Nobody Gotta Know – Dockside Saints (2020)
Jurassic Mark – Older Guys – Jurassic Mark (2019)
SHEL – Enter Sandman – Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
AugustusBe Your Man (2020)
Zuba – Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(D) Wellington BullingsBecause I Want To (2020)

Goodnight Freeman – Devil In this Bar – Yugen (2019)
The Subdudes – Papa Dukie & The Mud People – Behind The Levee (2006)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

 

CP S14 EP14 2020

Monday April 13, 2020 If Easter in the traditional sense is about resurrection, I can only hope that our outdoor live music season is resurrected from all this isolation we’ve been experiencing.  That said, it was announced this past week that the long running Telluride Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled for this June as has the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival, and the Dark Sky Festival scheduled for late June in Westcliffe.

FUNDING and SUPPORT

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com


Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while an album comes along that simply says “best of the year.”  Yes, it’s April.  But Nathaniel Rateliff’s new solo album is destined to be the most popular album of the year by a Colorado artist for 2020.  Here’s his latest video.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write A Song For You – All ‘N All (1977)
(P) Cate Downey – Boulder (2020)
Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(D) The Dendrites – No Money No Sunshine – Lunchin’ with the Dendrites (2020)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
DeVotchKa – Curse Your Little Heart – Curse Your Little Heart (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Do You Know Thee Enemy? – Unentitled (2011)
(D) Sarah Christine – Aspen (2020)

Kyle Donovan – If This Is Love – Then and Now (2019)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
Tia Fuller – Joe’n Around – Diamond Cut (2018)

HOUR 2

Rick Roberts – Deliver Me – Windmills / She is a Song (1972)
(D) Zoe Berman – Edit Delete and Save (2020)

Reverend Freakchild – Personal Jesus (on the Mainline) – Dial It In (2018)
(D) RL Cole – The Alchemist – We Are Home Now (2020)
Whitacre – Southbound Train – Seasons (2019)
The Wendy Woo Trio – Out of My Head Over You – Luxury (2007)
Honkytonk Homeslice – Texas Town – Just Passin’ Thru (2012)
(D) Blue Mesa – Straight Thru Me (2020)

I, Alone – Good Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
The Fred Hess Band – Norman’s Gold – Single Moment (2008)

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CP S14 EP13 2020

Monday April 6, 2020 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Colorado Playlist.  I could not be happier or more proud to have presented some of Colorado’s best over the past 14 years.  Here’s to another 10 – and then I think I’ll be done.  Gotta retire at some point 😉

Thank you Kyle Harris at Westword for the write-up … much love you guys.

The Colorado Playlist is fully dependent on financial support from its sponsors as well as donations from listeners.  Thank you for your contribution.

While we’re all experiencing a major loss of income and revenue, small businesses need a platform to inform listeners that you’re still open for business. In light of current economic concerns, I’d be very happy to discuss your messaging needs and how the Colorado Playlist can help.  Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com


Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc – a Colorado 501C3 non-profit with a mission to provide financial and in-kind resources and support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Sometimes no description is necessary.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

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

Let me know if there’s something you think I should play. Email coloradoplaylist@gmail.com

HOUR 1

Dusty Drapes & The Dusters – Talkin’ Boogie – The Red Album (1981)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie – Louie Louie (2001)
(P) Romero – New Mexico – The RiverRock Sessions (2020)
The River Arkansas – Lady Luck – Any Kind of Weather (2019)
Plum – Love Is In the Air – Light Years Dark Years EP (2016)
(N) Post Truth Serum – Wasted Youth – Modern Victims (2020)

Tyto Alba – Til You Make It – Sucker (2019)
My Body Sings Electric – Step Into The Light – Changing Color (2011)
OneRepublic – A.I. [feat. Peter Gabriel] – Oh My My (2016)
(D) The Seers – Shiny People PT2 – Shiny People EP (2020)
John Grant – He’s Got His Mother’s Hips – Love Is Magic (2018)
The Motet – Damn! – Totem (2016)
The Chip Stephens Trio – Passion Dance – Holding on What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

Zephyr – We Got the Love – Heartbeat (1982)
(P) Christopher Ryan – A Little Bigger (2020)
Oxeye Daisy – Girls Are the New Boys – They Say You’re A Demon (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Damaged One – New World Arisin’ (2017)
(D) Augustus – Lights Out (2020)

Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Todd Adelman & The Love Handles – Hand Over Your Heart – Todd Adelman & The Love Handles (2009)
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – West Virginia, My Home – Love Runner (2014)
(D) Evanoff – Allium (2020)
The SIR Band – Monster – So Cold (2018)
Petals of Spain – Daydream – Daydream (2016)
Lynn Baker Quartet – Home of the Whopper – Lectrocoustic (2013)

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