CP S15 EP25 2021

Monday June 21, 2021 — Happy first day of summer, officially and happy Father’s Day (yesterday). One of the things I’ve been working on doing is learning where and when you’re listening to this show. If you haven’t answered the poll I put up last week I’d appreciated it if you did.

Speaking of polls … every week I post up the MMMM with your chance to let me know if you like the new songs or not. It’s kinda sorta important because the annual listener poll is based on on your responses. Bands that flood the polls with positive responses are known and accounted for.

This week’s MMMM includes the latest from Slow Caves who should easily pick up post-COVID, along with a new soul single from Boulder’s Dechen Hawk and the debut of Bryan Gisburne, who spent most of the past twenty years in the wilderness. (Bryan’s album was serviced to media by Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC, the parent company of the Colorado Playlist).

Two of this week’s TOP 5 #COMUSIC spins are from artists and bands with members who WERE physically living in CO but no longer do so …

John Grant, formerly of the Denver based band the Czars, now lives in Iceland and leads this week’s TOP 5.

Speaking of former Colorado resident musicians, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi) and Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) make the TOP 5 with the High Hawks debut that also includes Colorado musicians Brian Adams (Great American Taxi) and Will Trask (Jaden Carlson Band, Arthur Lee Land) along with honorary Coloradoan Tim Carbone. Vince now lives in Nashville and Chad lives in Wisconsin.

Dressy Bessy hits the TOP 5 in its first week on the airwaves. John and Tammy decided to release the single independently, telling me they didn’t have a new album ready for their label and wanted to get something out for their fans.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities. This week’s guest is Reno Divorce front-man Brent Loveday

TOP FIVE WK END JUNE 19 2021

  1. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan LP (Mar-21)
  2. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
  4. DRESSY BESSY – I’m Still Here SINGLE (Jun-21)
  5. THE HIGH HAWKS – Talk About That LP (Nov-20)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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.  SEE SHOW LINEUP

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

HOUR 1

Chicago (f. Beach Boys) – Wishing You Were Here – Chicago VII (1974)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff – Mavis – Live at Red Rocks / September 20, 2020 (2021)

Daniel Rodriguez – Colorado – Sojurn of a Burning Sun (2020)
Trout Steak Revival – I Am – Spirit to the Sea (2017)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Testify – Bridges (1999)
Freddi Henchi Band – I Love You Baby (f. Larry Wilkens) – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
(D) Bryan Gisburne – Lord I’m Gone – Midwinter (2021)

Chimney Choir – An Alternate Life – (light shadow) (2020)
Churchill – Change – Change EP (2012)
Jason Klobnak – My August Auburn – Friends and Family (2018)

HOUR 2

Mojo Nixon – I’m In Love with Your Girlfriend – Mojo & Skid (1985)
(D) Dechen Hawk Lady Devine (2021)

Fifty Dollar Friend – Not Thinking About You – In Black and White (2020)
Megan Burtt – Restless – The Bargain (2015)
The Barlow – Hard Livin’ – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Reno Divorce – Hopeless and Dopeless – Live In Berlin (2021)
Brent Loveday & the Dirty Dollars – Shut Up and Drive – Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
(D) Slow CavesBefore I Leave (2021)

The Still Tide – Give Me Time – Run Out (2017)
Achille Lauro – Lightning – Flight or Flight (2012)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

CP S15 EP19 2021

Monday May 10, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early… I’m off visiting Westcliff and Salida this week. This week’s visits include KLZR Westcliffe where you can hear the show Sundays from 2-4PM and KHEN Salida, which airs the show Saturdays from 5-7PM.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Mark Oblinger.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 08 2021

WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL lead a wholesale change in this week’s TOP FIVE spins, among the thirteen stations surveyed from May 2 through May 8. Their single “Vacate My Heart” is popular too on Spotify with over 11,000 spins. The link is to their Bandcamp page.

The new singles from Cole Scheifele (pronounced “shife-lee”) are at #2 thanks to being featured this month on Indie 102.3. I would imagine other Colorado radio DJs liking Cole, who instantly falls in alongside Gregory Alan Isakov and the introspective sensitive side of Nathaniel Rateliff. His link goes to his artist YouTube page instead of the album, which isn’t due out until July.

  1. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELEThe Hideaways LP (due out Jul-21)
  3. LEFTOVER SALMONBrand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  4. FLOBOTS Roshni SINGLE (Apr-21)
  5. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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! 

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire – Blue Sky–Night Thunder (1975)
(D) Reverend Freakchild – Keep On Praying (w Reverend Shawn Amos) – Supramundane Blues (2021)

New Family Dog – 6 Feet Under – Halo (2020)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
despAIR Jordan – Train Wrecks of the Great Lakes – Before Your Wings Gave Out (2021)
Five Iron Frenzy – Renegades – Until This Shakes Apart (2021)
Dan Fogelberg – She Don’t Look Back – Exiles (1987)
Firefall – No Way Out – Firefall (1976)
(D) Sydney ClappTelling (2021)

Zoe BermanEdit Delete and Save (2020)
Jeff Finlin – Is This Love – Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Euforquestra Some Things Are Not Known (2020)

Tim GoodmanNew Romeo (1981)
(D) The BurroughsZero Sum Game (2021)

Dragondeer Stay High (2020)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Stuck In Motion – Heavy Diamond Ring (2019)
The Barlow – Longest Days – Horseshoe Lounge (2021)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Look It Here – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2015)
Mark Oblinger – Little Bird – High Water Line (2019)
(D) Finn O’Sullivan – Big Shot (f. Declan Kennedy) – These Days EP (2021)

Neoma – Young – Real (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Beautiful – Rocksteady (2010)
Brian Claxton – The Yard – The Yard (2020)

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CP S15 EP18 2021

Monday May 03, 2021 – Once again, I’m writing early, because I attended the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Next up is the Tico Time RV Resort Reggae Festival May 13-15.

No TOP FIVE this morning. As soon as I walk in tonight I’ll sit down and build the APRIL TOP 30. Should have it up in a day or two. Of course, since I’m actually writing on Thursday, “today/tonight” is actually four days away. Anyway …

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Hazel Miller.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

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! 

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – SUPPORT COLORADO MUSIC

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

Dave Matthews Band – Satellite (Live At Red Rocks) – Live at Red Rocks 1995 (1997)
(N) Derek Dames Ohl – Pour It Till My Glass Is Full – Derek Dames Ohl & Friends (2021)

Leftover Salmon – Better Day – High Country (2014)
Andy Frasco – Love is a Gun – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
J-CalvinYour Soul Knows (2021)
Niceness – What A Day – Realize (2021)
16 Horsepower – Coal Black Horses – 16 Horsepower (1995)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
(D) Eolian – Division – Division (2021)

Dressy Bessy – Fearless – Fast Faster Disaster (2019)
Down Time – Take Me to a Place – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Jon Wirtz – Country – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Red Rocks) – Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
(D) The Crooked Rugs – Let Me Down – IT! (2021)

DeVotchKa – Exhaustible – 100 Lovers (2011)
Augustus – Lights Out – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
JoFoKe Count (2021)
Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Hazel MillerBetter Off With The Blues (1996)
(D) Jay Silence – Rock n Roll – Grandma’s 45s (2021)

The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Emily Takahashi – Jubilee – Not Spoken (2017)

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CP S15 EP16 2021

Monday April 19, 2021 – A Colorado music legend passed away last week. Poco founding member and sole remaining original member of the band, Rusty Young passed away last week at the age of 75. Rusty’s Colorado origins go back to the mid-sixties when he and future Poco drummer and vocalist George Grantham were in the psychedelic rock band Boenzee Cryque. I’ll pay tribute to Rusty in the next episode of the show, airing April 24-30.

TOP FIVE April 17 2021

Album of the week status at 105.5 The Colorado Sound and featured artist of the month at Indie 102.3 pushed the new album from Valdez (Nate Valdez from in the Whale) to #1 on this week’s TOP 5.

Del Shamen and West Side Joe & the Men of Soul share a key member in common in Steve Amadee (Subdudes) on drums and vocals. West Side Joe debuts in the TOP 5 while Del Shamen pulled strong spins around the state to land at #2.

*John Grant stays hot with both 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3 featuring his latest single about breaking up with his boyfriend.

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  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.

  1. VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
  2. DEL SHAMENDel Shamen LP (Oct-20)
  3. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOULKeep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
  4. JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
  5. A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)

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

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

HOUR 1

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
(P) West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Keep On Climbin’ – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Del ShamenCome Back Mountain Jill (2020)
Megan Burtt – Real Thing – The Bargain (2015)
Pandas and PeopleBad Honey (2021)
Lawn Chair Kings – New Clothes – Before It All (2021)
Zephyr – I Must Be Dreaming – Heartbeat (1981)
The Samples – My Town – The Samples (1989)
Thom Sumbler And The Exceptions – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – There’s One In Every Crowd (2019)
(D) Old Fuss & FeathersRise & Shine (2021)

Drag The River – Not That Kind – Drag The River (2013)
Luna ShadeBrotherhood (2020)
Bill Frisell – I Can’t Be Satisfied – Have a Little Faith (2007)

HOUR 2

Super BandAcid Indigestion (1969)
Higher Elevation– The Diamond Mine – The Spider, The Fly & The Boogie Man (1964)
(P) 21st Ancient – Thousand Miles – 21st Ancient (2021)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Such You (Icytat Vocal Mix) (2016)
Many Mountains – What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)
South of France Hideaway (2021)
The String Cheese Incident – Sirens – Untying the Not (2003)
Dream Feed – Hearts – Dream Feed (2018)
(D) Dafna Sweeter (2021)

Brent Cowles – Lift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
David Starr – Rise Up Again – Beauty and Ruin (2020)
Paul Mullikin Quintet – Just a Tuesday – Time Is Now (2014)

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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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