CP S16 EP20 2022

June 13, 2022Alysia Kraft‘s new solo album “First Light” isn’t out yet, but the popular singer-songwriter has already advanced three singles from her debut solo release – Little River, Cold Mountain, and Hamilton Pool. The singer, known for the bands Whippoorwill and the Patti Fiasco, is one of this month’s featured artists at Indie 102.3; the three tracks will propel “First Light” into the TOP 5 for June.

Did you know your vote in the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) below matters when I get to the end of the year polls? Now is also a good time to review the CP Listener Poll/Top 40 for 2021. We’re only six months away from talking about the Best of 2022.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC SPINS – WK END 6/12/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ALYSIA KRAFT – First Light LP
  4. DESTINO – Starcrasher LP
  5. ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – Channels EP

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

HOUR 1

Open Road I’ve Always Been A Rambler – Open Road (2000)
Mollie O’BrienEleezah – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
(D) Euforquestra Arizona to Georgia – While We Still Got Time (2022)

The VelveteersCharmer And The Snake – Nightmare Daydream (2021)
DeVotchKa Give Me Something to Believe (2019)
Alysia KraftLittle River – First Light (2022)
New Family Dog6 Feet Under – Halo (2022)
Chris Daniels & The KingsHowlin’ At The Moon – 10 (2005)
Lannie GarrettWhat a Night, What a Moon, What a Boy – Under Paris Skies (2005)
The High HawksTalk About That – The High Hawks (2021)
(D) Adrienne OWhat What What (2022)

Big Head Todd & The MonstersHey Delila – Black Beehive (2014)
Blakk MantraChoose Your High (2021)
Steve Kovalcheck, Peter Sommer, Paul Romaine, Ken Walker – Old Hat – Ghost Orchid (2022)

Joe WalshRocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) Elektric Animals Head in the Ground – Channels EP (2022)

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsSurvivor – The Future (2021)
Wellington BullingsBecause I Want To (2020)
Jyemo ClubIssa Ting (f. the Reminders) (2022)
One Flew WestHoles In My Jeans (2022)
Five Iron FrenzyIt Was a Dark & Stormy Night – Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
12 Cents For MarvinRussian Roulette – Change (2006)
FoxfeatherEnd of My Rope – Nature of Things (2021)
(D) Ace EngferMy Kind of Crazy – Brave & Free (2022)

Dragondeer Mirage a Trois – Mirage a Trios (2019)
Kerry Pastine and The Crime SceneLet’s Do This Thing – Let’s Do This Thing (2015)
Kim Stone BandPurple – Earthschool + (1988)

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CP S16 EP18 2022

Picture = Curious Theater 25th Anniversary Subscriber Brunch, Sat May 21 2022

MAY 23, 2022 – Colorado is known for being an arts friendly state. Not only do we have one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country but we have a world class art museum to go with renowned live theater venues like Curious Theater Company in Denver, named #1 Live Theater Venue by Best Things Colorado.

Claire and I are annual subscribers. It was great to great a preview of the upcoming 2022-23 season and to be a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration. There’s a great article in 5280 about founders Chip Walton and Dee Covington, who will leave the company at the end of its 25th season.

What Music Streaming Service Do You Use? Please respond to the poll, and please make sure to leave your age group for research purposes.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC SPINS – WK END 5/22

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3, 88.9 KRFC  and ten other stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ANTHONY RUPTAK – Backrooms LP (Apr-22)
  4. THE WHITE MOMS White Moms III: Men Working LP (Mar-22)
  5. FIA NYXX – Red Umbrella LP (Apr-22)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

HOUR 1

Firefall Cinderella – Firefall (1976)
Poco Pickin’ Up The Pieces – Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969)
(D) Russ Hopkins I’m Not Ready Yet (2022)
Claire Heywood Letter Day (2020)
Slow Caves Out of State – Falling (2019)
Carolyn Hunter Hardest Part (2022)
Dango Rose Singularity – The Forgotten Years EP VOL. Two (2022)
Bad Weather CaliforniaI’ll Reach Out My Hand – Sunkissed (2012)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi BandTell Me Daddy (f. Erica Brown) – Tangled Road Again (2013)
Leftover SalmonCategory Stomp – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
(D) Andy Eppler How Can You Rebuild a Soul – Lonely Disco EP (2022)
Porlolo I Was A Fool (Wasting Time) – Porlolo (2018)
Eddie TurnerChange In Me – Change In Me (2021)
Adam BodineSurface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

HOUR 2

Elton John Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
(D) Wood BellyOld Home – Great Big Skies (2022)

Bison BoneTell All Our Friends – The Lost Weekend EP (2021)
Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
A.J. FullertonOh Frustration (2022)
Ambar LucidGet Lost In the Music – Get Lost In the Music (2021)
Wildermiss Carry Your Heart – Lost With You EP (2017)
The Mercury ProjectRefuge – Soapbox Jive (2004)
(D) The MotetBreathe Deeper (2022)

The Still TideGive Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Giant ZeroGood Ol’ Days – Shakes Me (2021)
(D) Sean McGowanCumbres & Toltec – Union Station (2022)

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CP S16 EP17 2022

MAY 16, 2022 – I designed the Monday Morning Music Meeting (MMMM) as a way for you to let me know what you think of new music emerging from around the state. Results enter into which cuts stay in rotation, and which cuts make the final “best of” list.

TOP 5 #COMUSIC SPINS

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. FIA NYXX – Red Umbrella LP (Apr-22)
  4. ANTHONY RUPTAK – Backrooms LP (Apr-22)
  5. ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – Channels EP (May-22)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Freddi Henchi Band Celebration (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
ZephyrDon’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
(D) Sarah ChristineThe Year: Hang On Mom (2022)

OneRepublicRescue Me – Human (2021)
The LumineersLife In The City – Gloria Sparks EP (2019)
Wellington BullingsFlame (2022)
Yonder Mountain String BandInto the Fire – Get Yourself
Dan TreanorFrom African Soul – Mercy (2005)
The SubdudesWork Clothes – Street Symphony (2007)
(D) Thom LaFondNew Wildfire – The Moon Leans In (2022)

SUCH You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
The Still Tide Keep It – Between Skies (2020)
Keith Oxman The Splashers – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)

HOUR 2

Mollie O’Brien Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Birmingham) – I Never Move Too Soon (1987)
Mary FlowerJane Jane (f. John Magnie and Steve Amadee) – Blues Jubilee (1994)
(D) Leslie TomTequila After Midnight (2022)

Kind Hearted Strangers The Egoist – East-West (2021)
DeVotchKa Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Kick and the HugGirl You’ve Changed – Ladies & Gentlemen (2022)
Mike Clark & the Sugar SoundsWarm Me Up – Moon Rock (2022)
Flobots The Rose And The Thistle – The Circle In The Square (2012)
Tierro Band w Bridget LawCharity – Allurement (2019)
(D) MaryLynn Gillaspie Skippy’s Dream (Hypnagogia) – Secret Language (2022)

Mark OblingerLittle Bird – High Water Line (2019)
Leftover SalmonBrand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
Garrett Sayers TrioDiatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

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CP S16 EP16 2022

MAY 09, 2022 – Somewhere along the time line over the past two weeks I lost a day. I did manage to see a show Friday night (May 06) and even write about it. The next day (Saturday) while listening to the new LIVE album from Kaitlyn Williams, I wrote about that. That’s more writing than I normally get around to on a weekend.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and the Lumineers swapped places this week (big surprise – LOL). Nic Clark enters this week’s TOP 5. Nic’s debut hits the charts about a year after he moved out of Colorado, but the locally homegrown blues harp player and producer got plenty of spins from 88.9 KRFC Fort Collins the past couple of weeks to earn the slot.

Earth, Wind & Fire sax player Andrew Woolfolk passed away April 24. Lead singer and fellow Denver East HS grad Philip Bailey celebrated a birthday May 07. I paid tribute in this week’s show.

TOP 5 WEEKLY #COMUSIC SPINS

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

  1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  2. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  3. ANTHONY RUPTAKBackrooms LP (Apr-22)
  4. NIC CLARK Love Your Life: Songs for the Whole Family LP (Jun-21)
  5. FIA NYXX Red Umbrella LP (Apr-22)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Earth Wind & Fire Africano – That’s The Way of the World (1975)
(D) Dafna The Man In My Dreams – When I Was With You! (2022)

Andy FrascoLove is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto ClubMy Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
King CardinalRunaway (2022)
N3ptune, Rusty SteveBlack Horse – Renaissance (2022)
Zuba Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Sherri JacksonTime & Time – Sherri Jackson (1997)
(D) Trevor Hall f. Marieme2 Oceans (2022)

Cassie Taylor No Ring Blues – Out of My Mind (2013)
Hugh PhillipsSteel Drivers Lament – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)
Kim Stone BandBob Goes to the Store – Earthschool + (1988)

HOUR 2

Earth Wind & FireDevotion – Open Our Eyes (1974)
Earth Wind & FireShining Star – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(D) Elektric AnimalsCome Clean (2022)

Liptruce You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2020)
Dragondeer When I See You – If You Got The Blues (2018)
Wendy WooGood Old Days (2022)
Maddy and KevTrain Wreck – Take A Ride (2022)
The Apples In StereoAbout Your Fame – Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
Acoustic JunctionOh Me Oh My – Strange Days (2000)
Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)
(D) Kaitlyn Williams Don’t Blink – Under These Lights (2022)

OneRepublicWanted – Wanted (2019)
Kind Hearted Strangers Red & Blue – East-West (2021)
Brian Claxton The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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CP S16 EP14 2022

The Colorado Playlist – Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60s to Today – From the biggest hits by the biggest hitmakers and award winners in Colorado music history to some some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial State.

Monday APRIL 18, 2022 – April. April is a big month in my life it seems. I was conceived in April. I was discharged from the USAF in April. It was April when I landed in Roswell, New Mexico, where I lasted four months before the heat got to me and I re-landed in Northern Colorado with a blown engine; but that’s another story. In April 2006 I started the Colorado Playlist.

Thank you for listening all these years.

Not much new in the TOP 5 this week, with only JYEMO CLUB feat the Reminders moving up to #5. The rest stays the same with the Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats holding steady at 1 and 2.

New music in the MMMM this week from Bolonium, who say “the world is full of Bolonium,” a play on the old saying that the world is full of bologna – and if you have to ask what that is… well. I will say it’s one of the more “original” (unique / outside-of-the-box) songs I’ve played lately – let me know what you think = I like it, MEH it’s ok, or I don’t like it – below.

Byron Parker is mostly well known in Denver for his work in the noise-rock trio Accordion Crimes – check out his latest called Holy Smokes – part of a three song EP he just put out. Thanks to Kramies for turning me onto Byron’s new music.

Jessica Sonner shows up this week with a new single. She does that about once a year it seems.

Thanks to Starr’s Guitars, LiveMusicColorado.com and Spinitron for their promotional and financial support of the show. The Colorado Playlist is provided free of charge to the stations that broadcast it. It relies on donations. Please donate. It does help to defray the costs in maintaining the show.

TOP 5 WEEKLY COLORADO SPINS

Spin data pulled from the Colorado Playlist105.5 The Colorado SoundIndie 102.3 and eleven stations that use playlist generator Spinitron, designed to benefit non-commercial community/public and college radio stations and offering advanced search functions for artists and agents.

Each title came out between April 2021 and April 2022. Links go to their respective YouTube page if available.

  1. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside LP
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS – The Future LP
  3. GEORGE CESSNA – Lucky Rider LP
  4. THE ORIGINAL iLLs – Juanita LP
  5. JYEMO CLUBIssa Ting (feat. the Reminders) SINGLE

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

HOUR 1

Dean ReedOur Summer Romance (1960)
The Astronauts Baja (1963)
(D) Julian Fulco PerronNot So Fast – In My Garden (2022)
Last Call RomanceIf It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Greensky Bluegrass – Past My Prime – Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (2016)
Scott Kinsey and Mer SalHeart of Glass – Adjustments (2021)
The Copper ChildrenPity Party – Strange Illusion (2022)
Chris Daniels & The KingsRoadhouse Music – When You’re Cool (1987)
Freddi Henchi BandGet Up Off the Funk – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Bolonium Level Up – Leftovers (2022)

Andy Monley All Hail – Triplight (2006)
David William’s Trickster CarouselCradle to the Grave – Snake Oil (2021)
Jason Klobnak QuintetIt Won’t Return Void – New Chapter (2015)

HOUR 2

The Monocles/The Higher ElevationThe Diamond Mine – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
The MoonrakersI’m All Right – Anthology (1964)
(D) Byron ParkerHoly Smokes – 3 Consecutive Championships EP (2022)

The Crooked Rugs Let Me Down – IT! (2021)
The Still Tide High Wire – Run Out (2017)
One Flew WestHoles In My Jeans (2022)
Big Gigantic x GRIZOpen Your Mind (2022)
The Apples In Stereo Ruby – Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999)
Velveteen Monster88 Constellations – The Original Soundtrack Recording Of (1999)
Alexa WildishMagic Hours – Alexa Wildish EP (2020)
(D) Jessica SonnerKeep On Dreaming (2022)

DeVotchKa Contrabanda – 100 Lovers (2011)
Jeremy Facknitz Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Steve Kovalcheck, Peter Sommer, Paul Romaine, Ken WalkerHomecoming – Ghost Orchid (2022)

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