CP S14 EP40 2020

Monday OCT 26 2020 – If only this were really the end of 2020.  In roughly eight weeks I will post up “Some of the Best of 2020.”  The 2021 new release year begins mid-November, in order to allow time for end of year polls.

Next week I’ll be posting up the TOP 30 most played titles for October at over a dozen CO radio stations.  As way of review see what made the TOP 30 in September. 

This is also the season for fall membership drives at non-commercial public radio around the region.  Please contribute as you’re able.  Approximately 90% of the operating revenue at public radio comes from listener members.

TOP 10 SPINS – WK ENDING OCT 24 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.

195 titles  / 13 stations tracked

CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
GHOST TAPESFIG EP (Sep-20)
THE MAZLOWSCommunity Locker LP (Aug-20)
JAMES LEE BAKER100 Summers LP (Aug-20)
NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-20)
PARKER Care Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-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. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

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

Cory Harris – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – Between Midnight and Day (1995)
Cory Harris – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1997)
(D) Jammy Man – Tumbly Tumbler – Tumbly Tumbler (2019)

FoxfeatherNot Coming Back (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(D) Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)

Cary Morin – Valley of the Chiefs – Dockside Saints (2020)
Freddi Henchi Band – Get Up Off the Funk – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
Alpha Centauri – Love Only You – Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Tyler StanfieldWhiskey Heart (2020)

Jenny ShawhanTrouble Finds Me (2018)
The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
Tia Fuller – Soul Eyes – Diamond Cut (2018)

HOUR 2

Laura Veirs – Bedroom Eyes – Troubled By Fire (2003)
Laura Veirs – Another Space and Time – My Echo (2020)
(D) Selina Albright – Holding On (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
(D) Barbershop Uncut – I Can’t Breathe (Again) (2020)

The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) (2020)
The Rainy Daze – That Acapulco Gold (1967)
The Soul Survivors – Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You (1965)
The Livin’ Ends – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (1969)
(D) Brianna Straut – Steady As She Goes (2020)

Railbenders – Bourbon County – The Medicine Show (2018)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)

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CP S14 EP35 2020

Monday SEPT 7 2020Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.

Colorado legend Jello Biafra has the VIDEO PICK of the WEEK!

Dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the Colorado Playlist on Spotify or check out a playlist of tracks from 2020 at CP2020CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection.  PLS be sure to follow.

CP2020 UPDATES REGULARLY.  New music from Don Chicharron, Inaiah Lujan, 2mx2 feat Aja Black (the Reminders), Big Head Todd & the Monsters, VALDEZ.

You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012.  PLS be sure to subscribe.

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 5 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 use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 150 titles tracked)

    1. CARY MORIN– Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
    3. JON SNODGRASS – Don’t Break Her Heart Single (Aug-20)
    4. ESME PATTERSON – There Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
    5. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF– And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    3. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
    4. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet LP (May-18)
    5. THE LUMINEERS   III (Sept-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)

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

Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
(D) Rodney Rice – Ain’t Got a Dollar – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)


The Movers & Shakers – She Treats Me Right – Live at Sun Studios (2019)
Reno Divorce – She’s In Love With the Avenue – Ship of Fools EP (2016)
Lady Gang – City Night – Full Throttle (2020)
Pink HawksElote! (2020)
Rare Silk – Red Clay – New Weave (1983)
Dusty Drapes & the Dusters – Cielito Lindo – The Red Album (1981)
(D) James Lee Baker – 100 Summers – 100 Summers (2020)

Clandestine AmigoUnsatisfied (2019)
AJ Fullerton – She’s So Cold – Kalamath (2017)
Jason Klobnak – Through Her Eyes – Friends and Family (2018)

HOUR 2

Freddi Henchi Band – Celebration (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Logan Farmer – River Black – Still No Mother (2020)

The Subdudes – Lost Religion Blues – Lickskillet (2019)
Tennis – My Emotions Are Blinding – Yours Conditionally (2017)
(D) Envy AloTell Me (2020)

CITRAOcean (2020)
Joe Walsh – Mother Says – Barnstorm (1972)
Beast – I Am – Higher and Higher (1969)
(D) Ryan Dart – Colorado Girl – Grow Toward the Light (2020)

The Patti Fiasco – Saved By Rock And Roll – Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Grant Farm – Morning Train – Broke In Two (2019)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

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As if often the case, there may be some titles that are not on YouTube …

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S14 EP31 2020

Monday AUG 10 2020  DOWN TIME may have the most resilient release out this year – maintaining its TOP 5 weekly status, even as Nathaniel Rateliff’s latest falls from the TOP 5.  THREE of this week’s TOP 5 were recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana.

Established in 1989, Dockside is known internationally for its illustrious string of albums by B.B. King, Sixteen Horsepower, and Sunny Landreth to name just a few.  Add Cary Morin, the Gasoline Lollipops and Johnny & the Mongrels to the list — all three of which make this week’s TOP 5.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 08

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 / 132 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. POST TRUTH SERUMModern Victims LP (Mar-20)
3. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy SINGLE (Aug-20)
4. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
5. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)

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

Not a lot of movement this week with the TOP 5 essentially remaining the same and recent releases from Kayla Marque and Andy Sydow still maintaining TOP 40 positions. Fifty Dollar Friend jumps back into the TOP 40 at #18 with their debut album In Black & White.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. LEE SIMS  A Few More Miles to Go LP (May-20)
5. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)

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)

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

Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal – Bad (1987) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(N) Johnny & The Mongrels – Louisiana Girl – Creole Skies (2020)

Coal Town Reunion – 1984 – Stories We Tell (2019)
Angie Stevens & The Beautiful Wreck – Heaven Knows (Revisited) – Beautiful & True (2016)
Vivian – The Warped Glimmer – The Warped Glimmer (2020)
Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Zephyr – Don’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
Dan Fogelberg – Phoenix – Phoenix (1980)
(P) Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics – See You Again – From the Sea (2019)
Whiskey Blanket – Rule The Roost (Featuring Macklemore) – No Object (2010)
Keith Oxman – Breeze (Blow My Baby Back) – East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

Return To Forever – Sorceress – Romantic Warrior (1976) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Barry OllmanLockdown Times (2020)


Jill Sobule – Where Do I Begin – Nostalgia Kills (2018)
Trash Cat – Robot Girlfriend – Welcome to Trash City (2019)
Big Gigantic – Friends (feat. Ashe) – Free Your Mind (2020)
The String Cheese Incident – Vertigo – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
The Apples In Stereo – Can You Feel It? – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
OneRepublic – Won’t Stop – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
(N) Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius – Moon Down – Easy Graces EP (2020)

Audible – Delicate – First Contact (2019)
Dubskin – That Day Will Come – Light The Dark (2017)
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk – Slam Dunk (2014)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

The latest from Eldren was filmed in Denver and Japan.  Eldren once again shows off their considerable skills and are recent adds on the Colorado Playlist and at 105.5 The Colorado Sound.

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.

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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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK