COLORADO TOP 30 MARCH 2021

We’re now five months into the new release year that begins in November.

The #1 SINGLE = NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption
The #1 ALBUM = A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway

I expect it to stay that way through at least the spring, and likely longer.

It’s also worth noting that a handful of releases have sustained their TOP 30 status, including:
6. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
7. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
9. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)

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TOP 30 TITLES MARCH 2021

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = FEBRUARY 2021 position
  • 210 titles / 13 stations tracked

(1) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – Redemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(D) 2. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
(D) 3. LADY GANG  Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
(D) 4. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
(D) 5. BEVIN LUNA – Buchanan EP (Jan-21)
(10) 6. FIVE IRON FRENZY – Until This Shakes Apart LP (Jan-21)
(17) 7. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can BuyLP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. POVI Who Better SINGLE (Nov-21)
(10) 9. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(-) 10. RODNEY RICE Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 10. YASI Guilty SINGLE (Feb-21)
(D) 11. STOP MOTIONMandy SINGLE (Mar-21)
(6) 12. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Keep On Keepin’ OnLP (Apr-20)
(D) 12. VALDEZ Orbit SINGLE (Mar-21)
(-) 13. SARAH SLATONGet Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(14) 14. ANTONIO LOPEZ – Roots and Wings LP (Jan-21)
(18) 14. BISON BONE – Find Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(19) 14. LAWN CHAIR KINGS – Before It All LP (Jan-21)
(D) 14. THE BARLOWHorseshoe Lounge LP (Jan-21)
(-) 15. ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP (May-20)
(20) 15.BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(D) 15. NICENESS Realize LP (Feb-21)
(-) 15. REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(-) 16. CLAIRE HEYWOODPython SINGLE (Apr-20)
(-) 16. JAYME STONE Awake LP (Jul-20)
(D) 16. SPECIFIC OCEANUnity Effect SINGLE (Mar-21)
(21) 17. ADAM BODINE – Scenes of Changery LP (Nov-20)
(D) 17. CARY MORIN & GHOST DOGS/T LP (Mar-21)
(D) 17. DEREK DAMES OHL If Love Stinks SINGLE (Jan-21)
(D) 17. KING CARDINALDamn This Old Machine SINGLE (Jan-21)

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CP S15 EP12 2021

MONDAY MARCH 22, 2021 – In Colorado music history — that’s something you hear at the top of each hour of the show. This week it was Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom that was highlighted in HR1.

Elton was a regular at Caribou Ranch Recording Studio in the early 70s. His 4th #1 hit was written during an eight day recording session for Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy, but did not appear on that album.

Instead, it appears on his 1977 Greatest Hits album. He wrote the song for Billie Jean King while she and her team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, were in Denver for a tennis league playoff series. More at Colorado Music Experience.

You ever try to learn something new on the fly? WordPress decided to get rid of the classic editor I’ve been using for 12 years. LMAO. This hurts a little, since I’ve resisted using the newer format in favor of what I’ve known. Oh well.

Let’s try something new this week. Instead of a poll asking if you like a song or not, beginning this week the question will be, “What’s Your Favorite This Week?” See following the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM).

New music this week from Pie Lombardi, Wheelchair Sportscamp, Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5, and Kind Dub f. Sarah Joelle.

STATION OF THE WEEK

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TOP FIVE MARCH 20 2021

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. LADY GANG – Full Throttle LP (Feb-21)
  3. ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth LP (Jan-21)
  4. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
  5. ANDY SYDOW – Wicked Dreams EP (May-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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Elton JohnPhiladelphia Freedom (1974)
(D) Pie LombardiSome People (2021)

Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
King Cardinal Damn This Old Machine (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Braddigan – Customs – The Captive (2007)
Leftover Salmon – Sing Up to the Moon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
(D) Wheelchair Sports Camp YESS I’m a MESS (2021)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Glow – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Bison Bone – Pack It Up – Find Your Way Out (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
(D) Aaron Bibelhauser & FY5Time In And Out (2021)

Rodney Rice – Don’t Look Back – Same Shirt, Different Day (2020)
The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Sarah SlatonGet Up (2021)
Wildermiss – Hell or High Water – In My Mind (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – All For The Love Of Lill – Louie Louie (2001)
(D) Kind Dub Stay Kind (feat. Sarah Joelle) (2021)

Fierce Bad Rabbit – Matter of Time – The Maestro and the Elephant (2012)
DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Art Lande – A Decimeister Winds Up – Resist the Eel Panda (2020)

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THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

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CP S15 EP10 2021

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

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TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING MARCH 06 2021

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)

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.  THERE ARE SHOWS BOOKED! 

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

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)

HOUR 2

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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COLORADO TOP 30 FEBRUARY 2021

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.


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TOP 30 TITLES FEBRUARY 2021

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = JANUARY 2021 position
  • 250 titles / 13 stations tracked

(D) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFRedemption SINGLE (Dec-20)
(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)
(9) 14. DEL SHAMENDEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-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)
(D) 16. DAVID WILLIAM’S TRICKSTER CAROUSELSnake Oil LP (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)

COLORADO TOP 30 JAN 2021

FEB 02 2021 – It was a great month for new Colorado music at non-commercial community/public and college radio around the state.  Eleven titles debuted, and nine titles stayed in the top thirty for another month.  Of course, Nathaniel Rateliff‘s It’s Still Alright stayed in there, as did Dockside Saints from Cary Morin which jumps up to #1.

Most added for January goes to BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny debuting at #2. Propelled by the single “Life Is A Highway (To Hell)” (links to Spotify) both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 gave it significant love for the month.  It’s a good old school solid rocker, with blazing guitar playing.

Caitlin Cannon‘s TrashCannonAlbum makes a rather surprising return appearance at the top of the charts after being off for several months, landing at #3.   It’s one of the “best of” Americana-country albums from 2020.


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TOP 30 TITLES JANUARY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • (xx) = DECEMBER  2020 position
  • 250 titles / 13 stations tracked

(7) 1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 2. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERSManifest Destiny EP (Dec-20) *links to Spotify*
(-) 3. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannonAlbum LP (May-20)
(9) 4. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT – Crucible LP (Dec-20)
(D) 5. XIUHTEZCATLRunway Tapes LP (Oct-20)
(9) 6. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(-) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(D) 7. IMMIGRANT’S CHILDImmigrant’s Child EP (Nov-20)
(D) 7. JESS PARSONSHear Me Calling EP (Jan-21)
(D) 7. KATIRIAMientes SINGLE (Dec-20)
(1) 7. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(-) 7. RON MILESRainbow Sign LP (Oct-20)
(D) 8. HEINWAHEINWA: At Home with Her Greatest Hits EP (Sep-20)
(11) 9. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(D) 10. JON SNODGRASSBuddies II: Still Buddies EP (Nov-20)
(D) 11. INGRID ANDRESSLadylike LP (Mar-20)
(D) 12. WALLYShimmer / Sometimes I Do SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 13. BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
(-) 13. JON SNODGRASSTace LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. ANDY EPPLERBroke-Down Deluxe LP (Nov-20)
(11) 14. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(18) 15. GABRIELLE LOUISE – The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(-) 15. JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSCreole Skies LP (Jul-20)
(-) 16. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
(D) 17. SOUTH OF FRANCEHideaway SINGLE (Dec-20)
(-) 17. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(-) 18. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE (Mar-20)
(-) 18. TENNISSwimmer LP (Feb-20)
(11) 18. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(3) 19. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)