CP S15:EP44 2021

Photograph taken by Claire Mannato at Pawnee Grasslands in 2020. Used with permission

Monday NOV 01, 2021 – Sad news broke over the weekend, when Madison House announced veteran booking agent, manager and founding partner Jesse Aratow died on October 29th. A cause of death for Aratow was not disclosed but Madison House said that his passing was unexpected. Some unofficial reports suggest Jesse may have died following a workout at a gym.

Due to unfortunate technical issues related to changing out software, 105.5 The Colorado Sound was unable to air this week’s episode of the show.

Time to hunker down. November is the traditional start of the new-release year, so, 2022. It’s also the month when many of us in the media start to flesh out our annual “Best Of” lists. This year’s “Best of the Colorado Playlist” will air Jan 01-06 2022. In the meantime keep an eye out here for the annual Listener Poll. For a refresher, visit CP2021 on Spotify.

10 releases DEBUT in the OCT TOP 30 #coloradomusic spin chart … Big Dopes, The Burroughs, Jaguar Stevens, Kiltro, Little Trips, The Lumineers, Moors & McCumber, Nat Tate, NEEFF, Waiting Room … COMING TUESDAY NOV 02 2021



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The Colorado Playlist & 105.5 The Colorado Sound Present

NOV 13 – King Cardinal at Lost Lake Lounge
NOV 26 – The Velveteers at Gothic Theatre
NOV 26 – Gasoline Lollipops at The Aggie Theater
DEC 11 – Inthewhale – Washington’s FoCo
DEC 31 – Head for the Hills at The Aggie Theater

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.


TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  4. LITTLE TRIPS – Downhill to Paradise LP (Oct-21)
  5. THE BURROUGHSI Refuse SINGLE (Oct-21)

Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations; featuring advanced search functions for artists and agents.

**serviced to Colorado media by Rocky Mountain Music Network, LLC


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Cabaret Diosa – Tonight You Will Be Mine – Voodoo Pinata (1999)
(D) The Honey Empire
Jealous (2021)

Kyle EmersonBetter – Only Coming Down (2020)
iZCALLi I Don’t – “IV” (2018)
Five Iron FrenzyRenegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dafna Sweeter – Sour EP (2021)
The Winebottles Boston Song – Our Life Story (1997)
The SamplesThe Birds Of Paradise – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(D) Drunken HeartsNew Reseda – Wildflower Sessions (2022)

Selasee & The Fafa FamilyFly Away – Time for Peace (2014)
Wildermiss Supermagical (2020)
SunsquabiFisher Cat – Instinct (2019)


The String Cheese IncidentResume Man – Born On The Wrong Planet (1996)
Hot Rize Western Skies – When I’m Free (2014)
(D) Shovels & RopeDomino – Manticore (2021)

Neoma Young – Real (2020)
Paper BirdSunday – Paper Bird (2016)
Erik Lunde Steel Militia – Water from a Stone (2021)
The VelveteersBrightest Light – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
Yonder Mountain String BandHalf Moon Rising – Elevation (1999)
Leftover Salmon Baby Hold On – Euphoria (1997)
(D) People Like Me Don’t Hold Your Breath (2021)

The Blue RiderRattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
Eldren Fell In (2020)
Adam BodineSwamp Stomp – Scenes of Changery (2021)


CP S14 EP41 2020

Monday NOV 02 2020 – Dear Friends,

Rocky Mountain Music Relief was founded in 2017 to help musicians and music industry personnel in times of environmental and financial crisis; exactly where we find ourselves today.

As a self-employed member of our music community in Colorado I know the trepidation we’re dealing with personally. Of course, none of us ever figured we’d be here, in this place. No one could have ever imagined this scenario.

If you’re a fan, and you can help, please do.  Every $15 donation receives a #COmusic mask.

If you are a professional musician or music industry person in Colorado and you’ve lost your income due to COVID or any of the fires in Colorado, Rocky Mountain Music Relief would like to help.

We are a small non-profit. Our board of directors is made up of Colorado musicians, music industry personnel and music patrons who care. We have limited funds, but we’d like to help as best we can.

Aid qualification: you must have been gainfully employed in the music industry in Colorado in some capacity either as a musician or in production and lost your job and income as a result of COVID or the fires.

You can find applications for aid at https://rockymountainmusicrelief.org/

Deadline for applications is Nov 7.

I know it’s not much, but on behalf of the board of directors I hope it helps in some small way.
Chris “K” Kresge
Rocky Mountain Music Network
Rocky Mountain Music Relief


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.

200 titles  / 13 stations tracked

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
3.  RODNEY RICE – Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
4. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
5. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-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


Braddigan – Walk On (feat. Josh Garrels) – The Captive (2007)
Dispatch – May We All – Phase 1 (2020)
(N) Jon Snodgrass – Bad New Lands – Tace (2020)

Acoustic Junction – Oh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
The Wood Brothers – Laughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
(D) Schama Noel – Sunrise – Eternal Feels, Vol. 2 (2020)

Chadzilla – No More – In My Skin (2020)
Finnders & Youngberg – Nebraska – FY5 (2011)
Yonder Mountain String Band – Just The Same – Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
(D) Illenium – Nightlight – Nightlight (2020)

Lucy Daydream – Red – Awake & Dreaming (2019)
The Motet – Rich In People – The Motet (2014)
Tony Exum JrMy Name is Tony (2019)


Tinkers Punishment – kill daisy – Tinkers Punishment (2000)
Shovels & Rope – C’Mon Utah! – By Blood (2019)
(D) Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine – Lady Like (2020)

Rob Drabkin – It’s A Beautiful Day – Beautiful Day (2018)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Wesley Schultz – My City of Ruins – Vignettes (2021)

Bison Bone – Drinking To Do – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Beast – Floating (Down By The River) – Beast (1969)
Zephyr – Sun’s a Risin’ – Zephyr (1969)
(D) Zach Heckendorf – Stronger Than I Once Was – HAWK TALK (2020)

The Reminders – Unstoppable – Unstoppable (2019)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Wipeout Turn – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow – African Lady – Cookpot (2017)



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