TOP 30 COLORADO JULY 2020

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 110 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of July.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s detailed and advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES JULY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = JULY 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = JUNE 2020 position

FELL OUT OF THE TOP 40 in JULY

(2) BOOT GUN That What You Got EP May-20
(6) DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE Jun-19
(8) GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP May-20
(9) ADAM ANGLIN Am I Gonna Die Now? LP Jun-20
(11) ANDY FRASCO & THE U.NKeep On Keepin’ On LP Apr-20
(12) AUGUSTUS Color Tv and Tall Tales EP May-20
(13) DRAGONDEER Stay High SINGLE May-20
(14) TENNIS Swimmer LP Feb-20
(15) DRAGONDEER All Day SINGLE Mar-20
(16) TREVOR HALL My Own SINGLE Jun-20
(17) JEREMY FACKNITZ From Those Sweet Ashes LP May-20
(21) KYLE EMERSON Only Coming Down LP Nov-19
(21) KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH 2020 EP Mar-20
(21) LIPTRUCE Liptruce EP Nov-19
(21) SLOW CAVES Walk In The Park SINGLE Jul-20
(21) THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP Jul-19
(22) ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP May-20
(23) TREVOR HALL Put Down What You Are Carrying (f. Brett Dennen) SINGLE Apr-20
(24) TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP Oct-19
(25) THE CATCALLS The Catcalls EP Oct-19
(26) ALEXA WILDISH Alexa Wildish LP Feb-20
(27) DREAM FEED Touch the Flame SINGLE Apr-20
(29) CLAIRE HEYWOOD Python SINGLE Apr-20

 

CP S14 EP 23 2020

MONDAY JUNE 15 2020 – A friend asked “What do you consider “Colorado Music?”  That’s a great question. 

The Colorado Playlist is expressly and explicitly Colorado from the sixties to today: from the biggest hits by the biggest hit-makers and award winners to some of the freshest new music emerging from around the state.  

Colorado musicians can include those who were born here and moved away at some point, to those who moved here.  It may include those who play the smallest of venues around our state on a regular basis to those who rarely appear at all. Basically anything I can connect musically to our state.

And while there is no style of music that does not exist in Colorado, there are some styles of music you won’t hear on this program – but that I might include on my Spotify Playlist or my YouTube collection.

I hope you’ll explore all that is Colorado with me on the radio show, or on Spotify or Youtube.  

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.  If you want more than one do a larger donation and mention how many you want in your PayPal donation slip. 

FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) and ODell Brewing have teamed up with the Holiday Twin Drive-In Fort Collins for Drive and Jivea weekly Tuesday night series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including upcoming shows from The Beeves with  Slow Caves, and Cary Morin with Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).

TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 13

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 tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
3. BOOT GUN – That What You Got EP (May-20)
4. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
5. GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP (May-20)

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

Nothing changed among the TOP 8 spins at RMR this week.  Andy Sydow‘s new EP Wicked Dreams debuts on the charts at #20, while Audible‘s May 2019 release First Contact debuts at #13.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-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

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did The Boogie (With Your Baby) – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (1975/2010)
The Moonrakers – I’m All Right – Anthology (1964/2006)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020)

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
Francis & the Wolf – Call of the Wild – Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Otis Taylor – Working For The Pullman Company (f. Casey Taylor) – Below The Fold (2005)
Otis Taylor – Harry, Turn the Music Up – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
(D) MojomamaWe Are One (2020)
Grant Farm – Morning Train – Broke In Two (2019)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – To Wane – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Laughin Yellow – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Trevor Hall – What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)

Audible – Up, Up and Away – First Contact (2019)
The Hunger Artist – Gotta Live a Life – Uh . . . EP (2018)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Danny Shafer – Barbeque – The Good, The Bad & The Red Glory Ramblers (2005)
Mollie O’Brien – In My Girlish Days – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
The Informants – Salvation – Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(P) Slow CavesWalk in the Park (2020)
Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2019)
Boss Eagle – The Vine – The Firebird Album (2018)
Scott Martin – Love Like This – Alone at Sunset (2018)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

CP S14 EP22 2020

MONDAY JUNE 08 2020 –I received word over the weekend from KDNK (Carbondale) that the show now airs Saturday and Sunday mornings at 5AM.  See updated stations and times.

News is starting to come in about live in person music around the region.   Conditions vary, but we are beginning to see some glimmers and pictures and testimony – expressing considerable pleasure and bands on stages.

FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) and ODell Brewing have teamed up with the Holiday Twin Drive-In Fort Collins for Drive and Jive – a weekly Tuesday night series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including Bonnie & the Cyldes, Sugar Britches, The Beeves, Slow Caves, Cary Morin and Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).

Colorado Playlist sponsor, The Mishawaka, has reopened for food, music and movies – but in an extremely scaled down fashion.  Currently, the “Mish” can only sit 96 across their property at any one time.  Local duos, trios and the occasional band will appear on the outdoor stage.  Reservations only.  Please tip the musicians.

While some local restaurants are opening and offering live music in some form, bars, festivals and major events continue to either cancel or postpone.  Among the latest to cancel is the Boulder County FairChautauqua Boulder canceled the rest of their season as well.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 6

Spinitron is an online playlist management solution for non-commercial radio stations. It handles playlist data capture and online publishing, archiving and reporting among many other features. Record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
3. BOOT GUNThat What You Got EP (May-20)
4. JEREMY FACKNITZFrom Those Sweet Ashes LP (May-20)
5. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)

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

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMARed White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERSIII (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMSA 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

Dan Fogelberg – The Language Of Love – Super Hits (1984)
(N) John Statz – Rainy Days in the U.K. – Early Riser (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015)
(N) Jeremy Facknitz – Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff – What A Drag – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Five Iron Frenzy – A Flowery Song – Upbeats & Beatdowns (1997)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
(N) The Catcalls – You’re The One (ft. Adam Bodine) – The Catcalls EP (2020)

The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – Bassically Simple – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Gary StitesShine That Ring (1960)
SoothsayersI Don’t Know (1966)
(D) Boot Gun – Hey Hey – Take What You Got (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) – Beauty and The Beeves (2020)
DragondeerStay High (2020)
Dressy Bessy – There’s a Girl – Sound Go Round (2002)
Great American Taxi – Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl – Reckless Habits (2009)
Mustang Lightning – King Of The Highway – Texas Radio (2011)
(N) Post Truth Serum – The Discotheque- Modern Victims(2020)

PorloloI QUIT (2019)
Dream Feed – Push and Pull – Dream Feed (2018)
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk – Slam Dunk (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

This pretty much speaks for itself.  An anthem for our times, it can’t be played on broadcast radio due to lyrics.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind 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.

CO TOP 40 MAY 2020

It’s been several years since I tracked and posted a monthly TOP 40 chart for Colorado music, played on Colorado radio stations.  Thanks to my friends at Spinitron for allowing me access to their playlist generator database for a few months (no, it’s not permanent access – yet).

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US that simultaneously stream online and broadcast over airwaves. Record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s detailed advance search function.

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 12 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

The two stations I most frequently get asked about are 105.5 The Colorado Sound, where I’m a part of the on-air team, and Indie 102.3 (Denver/Fort Collins).  Both have searchable databases.  So I’ll lead off the TOP 40 for May 2020 with their respective TOP 5.


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind 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.

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.  RESTAURANT NOW OPEN!


TOP 5 – 105.5 The Colorado Sound
1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. ANDY FRASCOKeep On Keepin’ On LP
3. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE
4. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP
5. THE LUMINEERS III LP

TOP 5 – INDIE 102.3
1. WHITACRESeasons LP
2. KILTROCreatures of Habit LP
3. LOLITA5 Year Thing SINGLE
4. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP
5. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP

TOP 40 TITLES MAY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = MAY 2019-2020

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
3. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
4. WHITACRESeasons LP (Apr-20)
5. DRAGONDEERMirage a Trois SINGLE (Jun-19)
6. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
7. KILTROCreatures of Habit LP (Jul-19)
8. THE LUMINEERSIII LP (Sep-19)
9. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE (Mar-20)
10. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
11. LOLITA5 Year Thing SINGLE (Feb-20)
12. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
13. ROBERT SHREDFORD Robert Shredford EP (Mar-20)
14. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)
15. TYLER T.Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
16. ANDY FRASCO – Keep On Keepin’ On LP (Apr-20)
16. NEOMAReal LP (Nov-19)
17. CITRAOcean SINGLE (Feb-20)
18. CUP-A-JOCrazy Comes Easy LP (Jun-19)
18. DAVID STARRBeauty and Ruin LP (Feb-20)
19. ERIC LILLEY TRIO Joie De Vivre LP (May-19)
20. MARK OBLINGERHigh Water Line LP (Jul-19)
20. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Nov-19)
21. DRESSY BESSYFast Faster Disaster LP (Jun-19)
22. SHELWild Child EP (Mar-20)
23. WILDERMISSSupermagical SINGLE (May-20)
24. CAITLIN CANNONThe TrashCannon Album LP (May-20)
24. LOLA RISINGMoving Forward EP (Apr-20)
24. THE 14ersMountaintop Folk-Pop LP (Jul-19)
24. WOOD BELLYMan on the Radio LP (Jan-20)
25. THE REMINDERSUnstoppable LP (Aug-19)
25. VIVIANThe Warped Glimmer LP (May-20)
26. ATOMGAZenpocalypse SINGLE (May-20)
26. CASS CLAYTONPlay Nice LP (Jul-19)
27. TIERRO BANDTIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP (Oct-19)
28. KERRY PASTINE & THE CRIME SCENECity of Love LP (Sep-19)
29. ANDY SYDOWWicked Dreams EP (May-20)
29. FINN O’SULLIVANWhen The Power Comes Back On LP (Jan-20)
29. TROUT STEAK REVIVALThe Light We Bring LP (Feb-20)
30. BIG GIGANTICFree Your Mind LP (Feb-20)

 

CP S14 EP19 2020

Monday May 18, 2020 – WHEW … I can’t get my head around a summer with no live music events.  Every day brings more announcements of cancellations and venue closures from around the state.  Summer is a time when most bands get to play to new audiences, and new audiences get to experience new bands and old favorites.

Typically, recorded music is instrumental in getting people excited to see their favorite acts perform live at summer municipal events.  Performance revenue along with merch sales provides most of the money a band uses to record new music. Which leads me to wonder how much new music will be recorded this year.

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of Jazz Festival, Solshine, Winter Park Uncorked, High Note Thursdays, Fitness in the Park, the Run for Independence, the 4th of July celebration, the Switchback concert and Tequila and Tacos.

The City of Dacono announced the cancellation of the 13th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival for 2020.

Last week I reported on the closing of Live at Jacks in downtown Denver.  On Friday May 15, 3 Kings Tavern on South Broadway in Denver announced it was closing permanently, unable to pay the rent after a solid 14 year run.  Announcing the closure on Instagram, the owners posted “The spirit of Kings will never die.”


At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind 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.

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.


TOP 5 spins – Week ending May 16 2020 

SPINITRON: (Titles released May 2019-May 2020) KAFM, KBUT, KCSU, KDNK, KDUR, KFFR, KMSA, KOTO, KRFC, KRZA, KSJD, KVNF

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. DRAGONDEERMirage a Trois SINGLE
3. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP *
4. DRAGONDEERAll Day SINGLE
5. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (All CO titles – regardless of year of release)
In-state + national, international and Internet stations playing Colorado titles

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP
2. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP
3. MOJOMAMARed, White and Blues LP
4. LEE SIMS – A Few More Miles to Go LP
5. THE LUMINEERSIII LP

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

The Higher Elevation – Country Club Affair – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (2008/1968)
The Moonrakers – Time And Place – Anthology (2006/1964)
(D) Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)

Ryan Chrys & the Roughcuts – I Got Stripes – Sun Studio Cuts (2019)
Kyle Hollingsworth – Stuff – 50 (2018)
Esmé Patterson – Light In Your Window – There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)
Ren Elizabeth – Things We Don’t Say – A Stranded Player (2020)
Soul Merchants – Crowns of Glory – Soul Merchants (2007/1986)
16 Horsepower – Single Girl – Folklore (2002)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
(P) David Lamb – Steal My Mind – The Grapeline Conspiracy (2020)
iZCalli – Silverspoon – Casa De Papel (2019)
Rose Hill Drive – Broken by the Storm – Mania (2017)
The Motet – Belly – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Beast – I Am (1969)
The Astronauts – Movin’ – Surf Series: With the Astronauts (1965)
(D) Joe Johnson – Hold On (2020)

Gingerbomb – Company – Wildfire (2019)
The Railsplitters – Everyone She Meets – Jump In (2017)
Kyle Emerson – Better – Only Coming Down (2020)
the Shamen – Spellbound – Singles 1 to 3 (2020)
Andy Palmer – Good Son  – Hazard of the Die (2013)
Big Head Blues Club – Crossroads Blues (w. B.B. King) – 100 Years of Robert Johnson (2011)
(D) Luna Shade – Brotherhood (2020)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Bill Frisell – Bryant’s Boogie – Guitar in the Space Age (2014)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

String Cheese Incident keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Kyle Hollingsworth enjoying some fun with Liza Oxnard (piKziL, Zuba) and his family on a song he wrote for Yo Gabba Gabba

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