JAN 03 2021 – Well, #1 is #1 – right?  And Nathaniel Rateliff AGAIN holds onto the #1 most spins for DECEMBER 2020.  Sarah Slaton and Dafna swapped the #2 position with Dafna’s debut dropping to #16 and Sarah Slaton’s latest jumping up from #17 in NOV, due largely to being a featured artist for DEC on Indie 102.3 and getting added to regular rotation on 105.5 the Colorado Sound.

New artists to watch for include Blakk Mantra, whose debut got added and made it to HOT rotation at 105.5 The Colorado Sound for December and former Chimney Choir co-founder Kris Drickey who struck out on her own with State Change (not avail on YouTube)

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      • DATE OF RELEASE = NOV 2019-JAN 2021
      • (xx) = NOVEMBER 2020 position
      • 230 titles / 13 stations tracked

(1) 1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(17) 2. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(D) 4. KRIS DRICKEY – State Change EP (Nov-20)
(D) 5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)
(D) 6. HUGH PHILLIPSIt’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
(3) 7. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(D) 7. STEADY CIRCUITSOne of Many Ends EP (Sep-20)
(D) 8. despAIR Jordan – Before Your Wings Gave Out LP (Jan-21)
(18) 9. ALRIGHT ALRIGHTCrucible LP (Dec-20)
(5) 9. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(D) 10. BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERSBrandy (You’re A Fine Girl) SINGLE (Sep-20)
(4) 11. DEL SHAMEN – DEL SHAMEN LP (Oct-20)
(16) 11. MUSKETEER GRIPWEED – More Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
(-) 11. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
(18) 12. WOOD BELLY – Man on the Radio LP Jan-20
(-) 13. TYLER T.Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 14. BRITNEY JANEBlossom SINGLE (Aug-20)
(D) 14. THE BEEVESMercy Be (P.P. Moon) SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 14. THE WRECKLUNDS Moon Over Broadway LP (Oct-20)
(D) 15. BRITNEY JANEWhat If SINGLE (Oct-20)
(-) 15. STEVE DENNY TRIOLife In New York LP (Apr-20)
(2) 16.  DAFNA – I LOVE YOU LP (Sep-20)
(D) 16. JOFOKECount SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. KAITLYN WILLIAMSStuck On An Idea SINGLE (Nov-20)
(D) 16. MAMA LENNY & THE REMEDYParty Girl SINGLE (Oct-20)
(D) 16. THE TRUJILLO COMPANYFollow the Leader SINGLE (Mar-20)
(D) 17. DANAE SIMONEWant Me SINGLE (Sep-20)
(-) 18. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(13) 19. VALDEZ – Saint Munchausen SINGLE (Sep-20)

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CP S14 EP46 2020

Monday DEC 07, 2020 – As I sat down this morning to polish up this week’s post, news hit my social media feed that Denver’s most famous jazz club, El Chapultepec, has closed or is closing. Either way, it’s one of the most significant tragedies in this year of COVD that we just lost a place that has been open since the day after Prohibition ended in 1933.

Stay Home Silent Disco 2 presented by Tyler, the Creative has been reschedule for JANUARY 08 2021.  It’s a  way to have fun during isolation while raising money to support Colorado COVID-relief for the arts. I’m thrilled to be supporting the event in their efforts to raise money for three non-profits, including Rocky Mountain Music Relief — $1 for every view that the three streams get! Be sure to RSVP — see you JANUARY 8, 2021

COMING DEC 26 … The CP 2020 Best Of. Make sure you vote by December 20 at CP 2020 BEST OF LISTENER POLL and CP VIDEO LISTENER POLL.  Enjoy.

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 as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so, I feature a segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry persons..


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230 titles  / 13 stations tracked

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. HUGH PHILLIPSIt’s Been A Long Time LP (Nov-20)
    3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
    4. SARAH SLATONGet Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
    5. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)


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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 LumineersBlue Christmas (2016)
The Apples In StereoHoliday Mood – Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc (2007)
(N) The Beeves – Mercy Be – Beauty and the Beeves (2021)

Tyler T. – Feather In the Wind – Wildflower (2020)
Monocle Band – Medicine – The Clearing (2017)
The Dendrites – No Money No Sunshine – Lunchin’ with the Dendrites (2020)
Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)
Psychodelic Zombiez – The Healing – S.A.C. (1996)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Limon – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (1995)
(D) Hugh Phillips – Hi-Ways – It’s Been A Long Time (2021)

Wood Belly – Man on the Radio – Man on the Radio (2020)
Wendy Woo Band – Walk Along the Water – Austerity (2011)
Annie Booth – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Festive! (2016)


Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Ride Santa Ride – It’s a Crime Scene Christmas! (2015)
Shaley Scott – Christmas Time Without You – Shaley Scott Christmas (2019)
(D) The Wrecklunds – Moon Over Broadway – Moon Over Broadway (2020)

Kyle Emerson – May You Find Peace – Only Coming Down (2020)
Yarrow – Bad Memories – Sit Tight (2018)
Dafna – Let U Go – I Love You (2020)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) (2020)
Whitewater Ramble – Hollow (With Chris Pandolfi Of Infamous Stringdusters) – Pseudonymous (2020)
(D) JoFoKeCount (2021)

The BurroughsLove and Unity (2020)
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown – Wang Dang Doodle – Tangled Road Again (2013)
Steve Denny Trio – August in June – Life in New York (2020)



CP S12 EP47 2018

Monday Dec 10, 2018 – The MMMM is back on this week.  Check out new tunes from The Haunted Windchimes, The Drunken Hearts, Shelly Rollison and Brianna Straut… along with a new Video Pick of the Week from Whitewater Ramble.

As is usual, neither Spotify nor YouTube had every single song in this week’s playlist.  HOWEVER – YouTube still wins for having the most.

Don’t forget to vote in the Annual Listener/Fan Poll .  Things are heating up entering the week, with CITRA leading the way for Fan Favorite Video and the Burroughs leading the Fan Favorite Album/EP of the year.  There’s still lots of time to go. Poll closes at end of the day on DEC 23.

105.5 The Colorado Sound & the Colorado Playlist Present:

Brent Cowles w/ special guests Strange Americans at the Bluebird Theater (Denver) Fri, Dec 14

Gasoline Lollipops with The Grant Farm at The Fox Theatre (Boulder) New Years Eve, Monday, Dec 31

Gasoline Lollipops at The Gothic Theater (Denver) Fri, Feb 22

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – 3 nights! – Dec 28, 29, 31 – Globe Hall

The Railbenders at The Bluebird Theater (Denver), Friday, Dec 21


Join me for 1 more show with my band in 2018
Fri, Dec 14 TRIO at City Star Brewing (Berthoud)

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.



What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something I should be playing on the show.  I scour Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp to find you the freshest new music from around the state – hope you’ll help out by voting to KEEP or DELETE the new music shares in the MMMM each week.


Super Band “Acid Indigestion” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
(D) The Haunted Windchimes “I Don’t Mind” from Sleepy Baby (2019)

Head for The Hills “Afraid of the Dark” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock and Roll (2016)
(N) Drunken Hearts “Black Snake” from The Prize (2018)


Dragondeer “If You Got the Blues” from If You Got the Blues (2018)
Judge Roughneck “Rude One” from Westword Music Awards ’97 (1997)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “Model A” from Slingshot (2004)
Jenny Shawhan “Trouble Finds Me” from Trouble Finds Me (2018)
(D) Shelly Rollison “Cardiac Flashback” from Cardiac Flashback EP (2018)  

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Roger James Group “Urban Interlude” from Urban Interlude (2018)


Zuba “Planet of Love” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Brianna Straut “The Wedge” from La Mano EP (2019)  

Grant Sabin “Sit Quietly Son” from Bourbon & Milk (2017)
OneRepublic “kids” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) The Symbols “Let’s Be Love” from Catching Fire (2019)
Dream Feed “Push and Pull” from Dream Feed (2018)
Andy Monley “Kites” from Triplight (2006)
Soul Merchants “Crowns of Glory” from Soul Merchants (2007)
(D) Nelsen “Half Living Proof” from The Wind (2019)
MLIMA “sunshine” from MLIMA (2017)
Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You to Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run To The Sea (2015)
Lynn Baker Quartet “Home of the Whopper” from LectroCoustic (2013)