CP S15 EP05 2021

FEB 01 2021 – Well, that month went by fast.  WOW.  The biggest news as I enter February is that the Colorado Playlist will no longer be aired on the station that it launched from in April 2006, 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins.  It’s been a great run there, and I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career to have my show be on two or more competing stations in the market simultaneously.

KRFC is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise their signal strength from 3kw to 50,000 watts.  I wish the station and all of my decades long friends there good luck.

On Jan 30, I FINALLY got the license plates I ordered last year! If you see these plates on the highways of Colorado, you’ll know it’s the “goat-mobile.”

If you’re missing going out to see live music, you’re not alone.  There is live music taking place, however.  It’s just not at any of the major venues like the Levitt Pavilion, Red Rocks or the Mission Ballroom.  It’s at small places with 20 to 50 people spaced out 6 to 10 feet apart.  When will see elbow to elbow audiences?  Probably not this year according to several sources I’ve spoken with in the industry.

In the meantime, please visit and support the CIVA (Colorado Independent Venue Association) website.  CIVA has partnered with the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts to present monthly panels on issues the local independent venue industry is facing during this pandemic.


The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air.


Are you a working musician in Colorado, or a soundperson, stage hand, etc employed pre-COVID but seriously struggling to pay for rent, utilities or food?

Rocky Mountain Music Relief can’t meet all your needs, but we can offer some help. There’s an application at the bottom of the page.


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 Brody Danger.


TOP FIVE WEEK ENDING JAN 30 2021

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.

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

1. BUD BRONSON & THE GOOD TIMERS – Manifest Destiny EP (Dec-20)
2. KATIRIAMientes SINGLE (Dec-20)
3. (tie) CAITLIN CANNONThe Trash Cannon Album LP (May-20)
4. (tie) DANIEL RODRIGUEZ Sojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
5. XIUHTEZCATL – Runway Tapes 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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

John Denver – My Sweet Lady – Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971)
(D) The RegularDon’t Let Me Go (2020)

The Patti Fiasco – Saved By Rock And Roll – Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Dispatch – May We All – Phase 1 (2020)
(P) Lady Gang – Trying To Get By – Full Throttle (2021)
CITRAOcean (2020)
Stephen Stills – Circlin’ – Illegal Stills (1975)
Tommy Bolin – Teaser – Teaser (1975)
(D) David LadonSo Inert (2021)

Philip Bailey – Won’t Waste Time – Love Is Real (2010)
Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)
The Chip Stephens Trio – Up a Lazy / Sweet Georgia Brown & Dig – Holding on What Counts (2007)

HOUR 2

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Trouble in Paradise – Trouble In Paradise (1975)
(D) Many Mountains – What Used to Be – Endless Time (2021)

Robert Shredford – Queen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Josephina – Black Beehive (2014)
Chella & The CharmGood Gal (2019)
WildermissSupermagical (2020)
Andy Frasco – Keep On Keeping On – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
(D) Plume VariaHold On To Me (2021)

DeVotchKa – The Common Good – 100 Lovers (2011)
The Reminders – Dust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
Keith Oxman – Memphis Gene – Doing All Right (2009)

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*Not all titles played on the show are available on YouTube*

 

CP S15 EP03 2021

Jan 18 2021 – Today’s is my birthday.  I went away for the weekend, so I didn’t do any work – including on this blog.  So no TOP 5 this week.  Here’s what I’d like for my birthday.  Please support Rocky Mountain Music Relief, and if you work in the music industry, please apply for aid if you need it.

As you may know, I founded Rocky Mountain Music Relief to help out in times just like now. I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

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 Caitlin Cannon.

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.  CURRENTLY OPEN FOR DINING.

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

Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago VI (1973)
(D) Lawn Chair Kings – New Clothes – Before It All (2021)

Trevor Hall – Put Down What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)
Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All For Money (2019)
Hugh Phillips – Steel Drivers Lament – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)
The 89s – Apple Of My Eye – Wash Away (2020)
Dianne Reeves – Old Souls – Art & Survival (1994)
Drew Emmitt – Take The Long Way Home – Long Road (2008)
(D) Laykes – Shipwreck Fairytale – Globeville (2021)

Whiskey Blanket – Rule The Roost (Featuring Macklemore) – No Object (2010)
The Wood Brothers – Happiness Jones – One Drop of Truth (2018)
The Motet – Nachez – Breathe (1999)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) Duke JusticeThe Turn (2021)

Andy Eppler – We Build the Gods – Broke Down Deluxe (2021)
Whitacre – Sailor’s Son – Seasons (2019)
Gasoline Lollipops – Lady Liberty – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Barbers and Bartenders – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
(N) Alright Alright – Don’t Worry – Crucible (2020)

OneRepublic – Tyrant – Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
IlleniumNightlight (2020)
Lynn Baker Quartet – Home of the Whopper – Lectrocoustic (2013)

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