Monday April 26, 2021 – I usually put most of this blog post together on Sunday nights and write final thoughts here on Monday morning. BUT – “today” is Saturday April 24. I’ll be on the road the next two days. I’ll also be on the road next weekend, when I travel to Durango for the Tico Time RV Resort Bluegrass Festival.
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 Chris Zacher, founder and executive director for the non-profit music venue, Levitt Pavilion and chairperson for the Colorado Independent Venue Association.
TOP 5 APRIL 24, 2021
The Colorado super-group Del Shamen, featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes, Nick Forster from E-Town and Hot Rize and Jock Bartley of Firefall fame, take top position thanks mostly to spins in Fort Collins and Paonia. Otherwise, other than shifting a notch or two, the TOP 5 looks the same as last week.
Valdez stays near the top thanks to the top two regional independent music stations, 105.5 The Colorado Sound and Indie 102.3, both of which have been featuring cuts from Wishbones the past two weeks. Same goes for *John Grant (honorary Coloradoan via the Czars and local family). Grant has a new single out that I’m sure both stations will give some love to.
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- DEL SHAMEN – Del Shamen LP (Oct-20)
- VALDEZ – Wishbones LP (Apr-20)
- * JOHN GRANT – Boy From Michigan SINGLE (Mar-21)
- A.J. FULLERTON – The Forgiver and the Runaway LP (Mar-21)
- WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
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(D) = debut LP/EP or single
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Boenzee Cryque – Still In Love With You Baby (1967)
Poco – Crazy Love – Legend (1978)
(D) Darryl Purpose – Gentle Arms of Eden (2021)
Gregory Alan Isakov – Chemicals – Evening Machines (2018)
The Apples In Stereo – Dream About the Future – Travellers In Space And Time (2010)
Jenny Shawhan – Like A Charm (2021)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Fortune Teller (2021)
The Films – Strange Hands – Don’t Dance Rattlesnake (2006)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
(D) Kid Reverie – Wild West (2021)
Mojomama – The Big Easy – Red White and Blues (2018)
Keith Oxman – For Darcy and Lenny – Doing All Right (2009)
Boenzee Cryque – Sky Gone Gray (1967)
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
(D) Andy Sydow – Just One More Time – Time, Love, Everywhere (2021)
Sarah Slaton – Dance In the Sun (2019)
Duke Justice – The Turn (2021)
Tennis – Needle and a Knife – Ritual in Repeat (2014)
(D) Flobots – Roshni (2021)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Sweet Memphis – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)
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