MEET BRAYDON ZINK
Based in Austin, Braydon Zink hails from the small town of Iliff, Colorado. While attending college to become a 3rd generation lineman, Zink set his sights on a long brewing craft; a passion for country music. At age 10, he was introduced to the organ by his grandmother and quickly learned to play traditional gospel songs. Moving to the trumpet, he expanded his skills by learning how to read music. At age 11, with allowance money saved, Zink bought his first guitar. With a good ear and some Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash records from his grandparent's house, Zink taught himself how to play. Sports took the driver's seat during Zink's high school years but he continued to play the guitar during his free time. Zink suffered from severe concussions that kept him from pursuing collegiate sports. But thanks to fate, Zink turned to his guitar; and started singing and writing his own songs. Things took off from there and soon after Zink started performing all over northeastern Colorado. With a solid loyal following in CO, Zink set his sights on Austin, the "Live Music Capital of the World". For the past 3 years, Zink has now called Texas "home". He has played across the entire state as well as the SW portions of the US, as the opening act for artists like the Turnpike Troubadours, Johnny Rodriguez and Hal Ketchum, just to name a few. Zink's music is what Texans would consider down home "real country", combining red dirt, outlaw and a touch of southern rock influences. Zink's music makes you want to two-step across a saw dust dancefloor and his authentic lyrics tug at your heart and touch your soul.
It’s easy to see why Montana’s music connects with so many people far and wide. Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know,” his musical influencers range from Merle Haggard to Guns N’ Roses. Montana’s passion for music has not gone unnoticed by his fellow musicians. “Tim is the real deal. He’s a little bit country with lots of hard rocks — or maybe he’s a rocker in touch with some serious country roots,” says ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
Tim grew up in Butte, MT in a household that did not support his musical career. He quickly learned if he wanted to make a reality of out his passion to sing and play guitar, he had to escape Big Sky Country. He packed his bags and made his way to the heart of country music, Nashville, TN.
Soon after living in Nashville, a rodeo performance caught the attention of David Letterman. David was so impressed by Tim’s music, he personally invited Tim to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Montana continued to write and record which earned him a worldwide publishing deal with the Spirit Music Group. This led to an introduction with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The two of them collaborated on multiple different tracks including, “This Beard Came Here to Party” which was the anthem for the Nashville Predator’s 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tim followed up with writing on Kid Rock’s current single, “Tennessee Mountain Top” and “Greatest Show On Earth” as well as Mac McAnally’s current hit, “Amarula Sun.”
In September 2017, Tim released his single, “Hillbilly Rich.” Rolling Stone called the song an, “an ode to fantasies about telling off your boss, making it rain, and having everything all at once.” Shortly after the song was released, Tim performed the single live on Fox & Friends.
“MCEWYN’S sound is a commanding and infectious one, modern in feel, while reminiscing back to the earlier days of country music that are embedded in their musical DNA.”
“The band MCEWYN delivers an assemblage of stuttering drum loops and gleaming guitars that should make any Country Boy or Girl daydream about miles of dirt road and river romance.”
Many bands struggle to establish their industry brand and musical identity, rotating through musical styles like clothes, hoping to find something that fits. Once in a great while there comes a band that emerges fully formed, in command of their craft while holding true to there identity and their roots. McEwyn is one of those bands.
The band McEwyn delivers memorable lyrics about true to life events. Love, Family, Freedom, Heartache and Home are just a few. The bands lyrics rotate in full color, emotions connect, harmonies meld and melodies soar. As you find your way, you begin to sing along even though you’ve never heard the song before. The band McEwyn drives us to a moment in time where the road between love and life converge. When the dust settles you’re pointed in the direction that leads from Heartache to Hope. Traveling down the melodic gravel road with McEwyn is worth the ride.
“Being on the road all the time and something that we’ve always wanted to do.” “We’re writing and playing our songs the way we feel and see them. For the first time it feels natural and right”. It has been amazing to create and see this incredible music come to life. Simply Stated… Life’s Personal Moments wrapped up in music and delivered with powerful precision.”
There’s something about the country that brings a natural calm to the crazy of life. Rolling down a gravel road with the windows down, clean country air filling your lungs. The farmer cutting hay, the little hardware store that still has the bell that rings when you walk through the door. The local café with rocking chairs out front waitin’ to greet you. This is the country way of life. This is were the band MCEWYN hangs it’s hat.
So don’t worry if there’s mud on your boots, we understand. If life has done a number on you and knocked you down, it’s knocked us down too. If you need a ride down a country road to breathe that fresh air, Climb in !! Let’s go!! It’s time to Kick your feet up, take a load off, enjoy. Let’s get a little …GOOD CRAZY.
“Hard to Be an Outlaw (Who Ain’t Wanted Anymore) came from one of the wild conversations with my roughhouse, rounder, one and only, real brother. Far as I’m concerned, straight shooting, greatest entertainer, songwriter, kickass, lives life to the hilt, outlaw who ever lived – or will live - my best friend, Jackson Taylor.” - Billy Joe Shaver.
When you’re immortalized in a song written by the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, and recorded by Billy Joe and Willie Nelson, there really is not much more to say than a few facts…
Since 2001 Jackson Taylor has been one of the most prolific songwriters and recording artists of any genres of music, with over a dozen CD’s and multiple times on Billboard’s Top 100 list. All without record companies, management, booking agents, or publicists. Jackson Taylor personifies true independence.
Born the youngest son to a migrant farm worker, Jackson spent his youth living the modern equivalent of Steinbeck’s, “Grapes of Wrath.” With a background much more akin to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, than his contemporaries. Jackson’s music reflects his adolescence of hard labor and poverty. Growing up working and living in the California, Washington, and Montana fruit ranches. Jackson’s musical influence crosses many boundaries. He has recorded with red dirt legend Jason Boland, and Austin Texas legend Dale Watson. Jonny Two Bags, the lead guitarist of Southern California’s punk innovators and royalty, Social Distortion. As well as rockabilly troubadour Lucky Tubb, and south Texas rockers the Pear Rats. He has shared the stage with everyone from Lynnrd Skynnrd and The Black Crowes, to Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver. Much of Jackson’s career early on was marred by excessive drugs and alcohol, and violent outbursts. Cementing his image as a wild and out of control artist. Leading him to being blacklisted from many venues across the country and internationally.
The last five years, Texas music’s baddest boy has made good, found his center, and was offered his place in Texas music history by recording a Live at Billy Bob’s CD/DVD in 2013, which would have been unthinkable just a few years before.
Jackson now lives in Denver, CO with his wife, writing books, painting, and turning his manic energies into a constant flow of creativity. He and his band The Sinners, continue to tour and put out records. And as the wild times fade into memory, Jackson Taylor is showing to be as resilient as he is prolific.
“I have that disease where I think every song has to be a hit. If it’s mediocre, I won’t do it.”
For most independent music artists, a bold statement like this could easily be waved off as a “head in the clouds” sentiment from a young and naive dreamer, but from Houston native Josh Ward, it just so happens to be a bona fide fact. Since the release of both his second studio album “Promises” and his latest studio album “Holding Me Together,” Josh has amassed seven consecutive #1hits on the Texas Regional Radio Chart over two solid years and counting, distinguishing him as a new generation heavy weight champion of old school country music. Through tenacity and hard work Josh has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. A well versed songsmith with a hauntingly traditional voice, his honest and visceral delivery of every song compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey. Fellow songwriter Mike Ethan Messick once said of Josh, "Josh Ward sings like Mike Tyson hits hard."
Josh Ward found his voice singing old gospel hymns in church when he was knee high to a grasshopper. In high school, while riding in the rodeo circuit, he discovered Willie, Waylon, Merle, Jones and Strait, and found himself feeling like a string of chords being perfectly strummed by those legendary sounds. That feeling inspired him to pick up a guitar and start singing in the parking lots of rodeo events. The reactions and encouragements he spurred from peers and onlookers led him to form his first band and hit the local honky tonk circuit in 2003. Needing something to sell to the demands of a swelling fan base, he recorded his first EP “Hard Whiskey,” the title track being to this day one of his most requested at live shows. It was in 2012 when Ward truly found his stride with the release of his first full length album “Promises,” produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, Greg Hunt. It seemed clear that radio had discovered their new banner artist in Ward with all five singles hitting the Top 20 on the Texas Music charts, three of those scoring #1’s
-almost unheard of for a debut artist. Ward wrapped up 2013 as the Texas Regional Radio’s New Male Vocalist of the Year.
When it came time to get back in the studio for his next album, Ward knew just where he was going…back to Rosewood Studios in Tyler, TX with the return of Greg Hunt behind the sound board. Ward credits the hidden jewel studio as the place where he found
his sound, and Hunt as the wizard who pulled it out of him. Their work on Ward’s third full length album “Holding Me Together” (released October 2015) proved yet another triumphant collaboration. All four singles went to #1 on the TRRR Chart starting with “Highway,” the 12-cylinder engine that takes you steadily through the steep grade and back down to TRRR’s Song of the Year, “Whiskey & Whitley,” with its bottomless tear-jerking come-on’s. Through many more miles of winding peaks and valleys on hits like “Somewhere Between Right & Wrong,” “Broken Heart,” and the new single “Change My Mind,” what this album gives you is the white-knuckle roller coaster ride Ward intended you to have. A thrill that translates meticulously to the stage with live performances that not only mirror the studio versions, but as a whole, has only one singular motive…to hold you hostage on the dance floor.
The Josh Ward band is Josh Ward (lead vocals, rhythm, guitar), Steve Cargill (bass),
Travis Bishop (keys, organ, harmony vocals), Justin Cognito (drums), Opie Rigdon (lead guitar) and Glen Shankle (steel guitar).
Sean was awarded the 2016 Entertainer of the Year award at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards. In addition the band took home 2016 Album of the Year with their first album, Kind Of Like Wyoming. Their single, “I Take This Beer” from their debut album, hit the new artist country top 40 countdown at best country radio, and debuted at #9 and reached #8. The song "Nowhere Road" has also had extensive radio play and has become Sean Curtis' biggest hit.
Sean has searched for any and all avenues which to pursue his music career. That career really started taking off as he competed in contests for 97.9 Big Country, winning Big Country Idol in 2012 and Big Country’s version of “The Voice” that same year at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He also won Cheyenne’s got talent for 1007 Kolt FM that same year (2012). That same year, also, American Idol came through Casper, WY where on a “why not” sort of whim, showed up and made the cut! Through the American Idol process he Kept advancing finally finishing in the Hollywood rounds in the top 80 contestants. That opened the flood gates and inspired him to go all-in and search for musicians. He says “I feel blessed to have found the group of people that make up the Sean Curtis & The Divide.” We think as things turn toward the national eye, He and the band are prepared to show the country what ROCKY MOUNTAIN COUNTRY sounds like!!
The Sean Curtis has played side by side with Cowboy Troy during Cheyenne Frontier Days and have set the stage by opening for national acts such as: Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Easton Corbin, Thompson Square, Aaron Watson, Craig Campbell, Cody Johnson and more. Sean has also shared the stage with Marshall Tucker, Zac Brown Band, Randy Hauser, and Alan Jackson amongst others during music competitions.
Sean teamed up with his longtime friend Bob Benson to collaborate musically and to form his band The Divide. The Divide is made up of the following musicians.
ob Benson - Lead Guitars
Tim Hughes - Back Ground Vocals and Keyboards
Dale Bosley - Bass Guitar
Jesse Villarreal - Drums
The Man, The Myth, the Legend is coming back to the Warehouse!
After tour managing the biggest comedy tour in the country ( Larry the Cable guy/Blue Collar Comedy Tour ) writing movie soundtracks (one of which was nominated for a grammy) and songs that have appeared on projects selling over 6 million units: including 3 Nationally Charting Hits “ Wagon Wheel “, “ This Town Needs a bar ” & “ Cold ” on Billboard .
McComb is a performer who has seen it all.
While spending time with major & major independent record deals, appearing on bills with: Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry & many others. His first album was released to critical acclaim; “My Side of Town” was picked by People Magazine as “Nine stars to Watch”, received countless 4+ star reviews, including “Country Weekly” who called it “one of the years most encouraging albums“ .
McCombs next release “LEAP & The net will appear” was self produced / independently released and spawned a 2012 summertime Hit single “Easy as Breathin” Co-written by Jeremy and (Meghan Trainor Producer & Grammy Nominee) Kevin Kadish.
McComb is back in 2016 in a big way, a New Multi-Year Tour Sponsor: Caribbean’s Finest Rum and endorsement deals with EPIPHONE Guitars & SHURE Pro Audio-
Along with being included last year on an exclusive deal with WALMART featuring Tim Mcgraw, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Rodney Atkins and Jeremy’s “LOVE SONG”
(which brought national airplay and garnered some of the biggest sales numbers in Jeremy’s career.)
Jeremy’s new album “FM” produced by Grammy Winner Jamie Tate in Nashville hit ITUNES as a self Release January 1st 2016 and quickly Garnered OVER 1 Million Streams
To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes; along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. After a successful career as a collegiate baseball player in 2011 Grimes was given a chance to appear on a new reality TV show called “The Voice” airing on NBC. Having nothing to lose he auditioned for the show and ended up finishing in the top 10 under Coach Ceelo Green (no, not Blake Shelton).
Following success from the show, Grimes hit the ground running releasing new music and performing shows all across Texas and other states in the region. In 2014, Grimes and his hit single “Home to Me” was picked up by national salon chain “Supercuts” and placed in the mainstream spotlight. Not only was the song featured but Grimes got the chance to put on his acting boots and star in the National Campaign. That same year Grimes started to see the hard work pay off when he was awarded “New Male Vocalist of the Year” at The Annual Texas Regional Radio Award Show.
Fast forward to 2016, Grimes now has a handful of #1 songs under his belt and has played hundreds of shows across the US. His most recent album “Undeniably Country” was released in November of 2016 and debuted at #16 on Billboard Heatseekers.
Fresh off his 5th #1 Single, 2017 is shaping out to be a great year for Curtis Grimes! Stay tuned!!
The first thing that gets you about country singer Kimberly Dunn is her friendly and spunky personality. Then, when she starts strumming her guitar and singing in a country voice both tender and powerful, you’re hooked.
That’s what happened to Scott Willson and Will Harrison of Up and Out Artists in November 2010. The managers met San Antonio native Dunn backstage at a Battle of the Bands contest at Texas A&M, where Dunn was a senior.
“We had a great talk about music,” says Dunn, who had played alto sax in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, but longed for a career singing her own songs. Harrison remembers thinking that “if her music has as much charisma as she does personally, she’ll really have something.”
The only solo acoustic contestant out of 30 acts in the Battle, Dunn walked onstage with confidence, kicked off her high heels with a laugh and started into a guitar riff, as she stomped out a rhythm on the stage’s hollow floor. It was only her fourth live performance as a singer-songwriter (the first three were the preliminary rounds) and yet Dunn had an instant hold on the audience. She ended up winning the contest.
“…KIMBERLY IS SO MUCH FUN, SUCH A FORCE OF NATURE. PEOPLE WANT TO BE AROUND HER.”
GJ get ready for some good ol Outlaw Country with Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts come to town for a FREE SHOW only at the Warehouse!
The Rough Cuts
Ryan Chrys: vocals/guitar
Jack Yoder: guitar/vocals
Michael Jochum: drums
Susan Phelan: bass/vocals
Lauren Michaels: vocals
Laura Quam: violin
Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts formed in January, 2013, and have since been touring steadily through the North, Mid and South West states. The core of the band is made up of Ryan Chrys on guitar and vocals, Susan Phelan on bass and vocals, and Michael Jochum on drums. In their home state of Colorado they often perform with Laura Quam on violin. Bradely Weaver helped launch the band and performed in the band up until the end of 2017, when he departed for personal reasons. During the last couple years, Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts have earned some prestigious local and national accolades including a nomination for 2018 Oultaw Group of the year by the Ameripolitan Music Awards.
A.J. Fullerton is an award-winning Progessive-Roots singer, songwriter and guitarist raised in Western Colorado. A.J. is a multifaceted entertainer, touring the Continental U.S. full time as a solo artist, a duo/trio, & in full band arrangements. At only 22 years old, A.J. has quickly gained wide acclaim in Colorado, as well as out of state, as one of the hottest rising young talents on the scene.
*Colorado Blues Society* 2016 I.B.C. [Solo/Duo] Winner*
COLORADO BLUES SOCIETY (C.B.S.) MEMBERS CHOICE AWARDS:
- Best Slide Guitar (2016)
- Best Acoustic Act (2016)
- Best Young Performer (2016)
- Best Solo/Duo Act [A.J. Fullerton ft. Nic Clark] (2016)
Nashville and Go Time Records recording artist McKenzie and the McKenzie JaLynn Band are an up and coming country act from the mid-west. Country music is the band's primary focus, pulling from all elements of country music genre. With an award winning lead vocalist and over 70 years combined musical experience in both vocals and instrumentation, we promise to put on an energetic and entertaining show!
For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.
The music began in 1999 when four friends from Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley found their collective ways to the roots music hub of Charlottesville. They didn’t waste time getting going, playing a show on the street the day of their first practice. The group let the good times roll and started adding like-minded people until their ranks reached twelve players for their first US tour. As with the folk and punk traditions which form the foundation of their sound, they’ve always operated more as a collective than a band. All said, twenty-eight members have cycled through the group—you never quite know who might sit in as a guest on any given night.
Helmed by founding member David Sickmen, the Hackensaw Boys have always had more in common with bands like The Clash, who celebrated the working class roots of their own music, than they did with an overly-polished Nashville mainstream. As evidenced in the Hackensaws’ history, their music fit as easily backing Charlie Louvin as it did in backstage jams on tour with Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips.
With their most recent release, a fresh take on Blaze Foley’s “Oval Room,” these roots music stalwarts speak directly to America's political unrest. Written and recorded by Foley in the 1980s, the song recalls his list of grievances with the Reagan presidency: "Everywhere he goes, make the people mad / Makes the poor man beg, and the rich man glad." The band was excited to resurrect this protest gem—which was recorded by their friend Thomas Olivier at Studio Americain in Amsterdam—as the words seem more timely than ever.
Keenan grew-up playing in his dad's country band in Colorado. Keenan first started out by holding an unplugged guitar and pretending to be a part of the band at the age of four. But he kept practicing and by the time he was ten he became the lead guitarist for the band. It was the perfect training ground for the future that lay ahead of him. Now Keenan Date has honed his skills into one incredible talent. His strong abilities as a writer, guitarist and vocalist are quickly becoming known all over Nashville. He is a frequent guest at one of Nashville's premier songwriter venue, The Listening Room, and With his band he has shared the stage with great artist such as Ty Herndon, Trailer Choir, Steel Magnolia, Joshua Scott Jones, Maddie & Tae, Ray Scott, Krystal Keith and most recently, he was the opening act for Waymore's Outlaws (Waylon Jennings Band), at Nashville's hottest new venue Acme Feed & Seed, on lower Broadway.
Southern Drawl Band from Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee: "is Southern Rockin' Country music with a twist of lime distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee."
Southern Drawl Band has been touring the U.S. from coast to coast since it's beginnings in 2012."Tirelessly building our grass roots fan base from the ground up is the key to our success" says Mike Nash, frontman and guitarist for the band. "We have been honored to have won several awards for Band of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year beacuse of the support of our incredible fans who will regularly drive hundreds of miles for our shows and who have spread our message like wild fire".
During their rise, Southern Drawl Band has had the honor of gracing the stages of many major artists. From legends such as Lynyrd Skynrd, Charlie Daniels Band and Jimmy Buffett to classic country artists like Aaron Tippin, Neil McMcoy, and Pure Prarie League right up to modern day stars such as Brantley Gilbert, Blackberry Smoke and Justin Moore.
One of the band's most exciting achievements came in 2012 when the University of Tennessee debuted the video for the band's rocked up, barn burning version of "Rockytop" on the jumbo-tron at Neyland Stadium to a sold out crowd of over 102,000. The song went on to smash radio charts and is one of the most popular versions in America being played on NBC's Sunday Night Football for millions of viewers in celebration of Peyton Manning's record breaking touchdown pass in October of 2014.
Quaker City Night Hawks' brand of hard rock n' roll is bred from Texas boogie, Memphis soul and heavy blues. Their music is southern rock right out of '75, played with the fervor of a sermon crackling out of the radio in a '68 Lincoln. They're the whiskey bottle you finished Saturday night and the prayer you said the next morning. Like a country gunshot on a humid night and your first illicit beer, Quaker City Night Hawks are the spirit of rock n' roll. Come shake your hips.
Beginning with an introduction to the love of country music at an early age, then adding his own desire to entertain and an infectious fun-loving attitude, Walker Williams has moved on from an early vagabond lifestyle of growing up in a military family, and through a brief acting career, to life on the road, as one of the Rocky Mountain region's most popular and entertaining musicians.
Walker's country roots date back to his very early years. His father taught him to sing and play guitar at the ripe old age of six! It wasn't long before he was singing and playing along with Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall on the radio.
Being an "Air Force Brat", Walker and his family moved quite often. From Japan, where he was born, to New York, Arizona and finally, Colorado where Walker found acceptance in the various school choirs he sang in. Arapahoe High School, in Littleton, Colorado was the first school he had attended for three years in a row. From there, he was offered a music scholarship to attend Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Walker, however, felt the need to perform on a much larger scale. He left college to pursue a singing and acting career. He found the best of both worlds in music theatre in Los Angeles, where he was featured in several national commercials, a few television episode appearances and even a film or two.
Upon returning to Denver, Walker continued to perform in musical comedy and several more local commercials and television appearances, including Perry Mason, America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. Finally, in 1991, Walker left the theatre and started performing as a single, in bars, restaurants and private parties. He performed a mixture of Top 40 country, older country and a little bit of country-rock. Eight months later, he formed The Walker Williams Band.
With his truly wonderful singing talent, along with his ability to entertain, Walker's popularity spread throughout Colorado. Within the first year, he was playing some of the better clubs in the Denver Metro area, including the award-winning Grizzly Rose, where he now holds status as "house band", and also traveling into the mountain resorts.
Bubba and The RedRock Outlaws perform Classic and Modern Country, including a growing catalog of original music that combines the wide ranging influences of this eclectic group of musicians. In addition to country, Bubba and the band play some Rock and Blues. They have been performing around Eastern Utah ad Western Colorado, headlining and opening for acts like Josh Gracin, of American Idol fame.
Bubba Bartosh, front man, lead singer and band leader, is an accomplished country music performer and song writer from San Marcos, Texas. He has played alongside such legends as Waylon Jennings, Willy Nelson, George Jones, George Strait, Ray Charles, Ray Price, and Johnny Paycheck (just to name a few), and has recorded with the great country hall of famer Whitey Shafer.
Brian Vasquez, sound engineer ( and bass player when called upon), came to Moab in 2005, from New York City to pursue his passion for mountain biking. Brian has performed, and produced, Progressive Rock, Hip Hop and Electronica music.
Weylin Clang, drummer and singer, came to Moab in 2005 from Nebraska. He has a broad range of musical knowledge, from Classic Country to Hard Rock. Weylin has played in Country jam bands in Nebraska and brings his driving style and attitude to The RedRock Outlaws.
Joey Ganino, keyboards, rhythm guitar and singer, is a talented, creative and energetic multi-instrumentalist. He sings, plays keyboard, guitar, drums, and most anything else that can make music. Joey has fronted Alternative Rock and Punk bands in, and around, his hometown of Price , Utah.
James Grantham, lead guitarist and singer, came to Moab in 2009, bringing his swampy blues and rock style from his former homes of New Orleans, La and Macon, Ga. He has played in Rock, Blues and Metal bands in Ontario, Georgia and Louisiana.
Tamera Freida, fiddle player, runs the Moab strings teaching program, has a Masters degree in violin and plays for both the San Juan Symphony and the Arizona Opera. Her extensive skill and talent add another layer of sound to the RedRock Outlaws.
Ken Colyar, bass player and singer, has been in Moab (where he raised his family) for 25 years. Ken is a talented musician, playing with several bands over the years, including a ten year run with The Bar-M Wranglers - a Moab institution.
To listen to Drake White’s music is to fully experience the soul and rhythm of his upbringing in the Appalachian foothills of Northeastern Alabama. The undeniable sound of his soulful voice has whipped concert audiences across the country into a frenzy as Drake and his band, The Big Fire, raise the roof and summon spirits to life onstage. It’s equal parts Baptist tent revival and amped-up southern rock festival. As you watch Drake crank the energy level up higher and higher throughout the night, you feel as if you’d walked in on a live gospel album backed up by all-stars from The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Of course those acts hit musical pay dirt recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, a little over two hours west of Drake’s tiny hometown of Hokes Bluff. The same fire that drives Drake to pour his entire being in to those performances also demands that he continue exploring and refining that country soul sound, which the world first heard on his debut album, 2016’s SPARK (Big Machine Label Group). In the spirit of propelling his music forward, Drake teamed up with a crew of Nashville’s most creative musicians in an effort to, as he says, “Bridge that gap between Nashville and Muscle Shoals.” It’s in the crossroads of those two musical worlds that you’ll find Drake White’s new five-song EP, PIECES (BMLG Records) .
The Palo Duro Canyon runs through the Texas Panhandle for more than 100 miles. It's an explosion of color in an otherwise lonely place, interrupting the area's wide, windswept flatlands with steep canyon walls and vibrant rock formations.
Nearby, in a small house filled with musical instruments, the duo now known as Shotgun Rider began to craft a sonic landscape of their own. Bandmates Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez had grown up nearby, in the farming communities of Castro County. They'd both been raised on the sounds of the south — the country hits that came across the FM radio; the gospel songs that Logan sang in the church choir; the George Strait albums that every Texan seemed to own — but loved the sweeping, hard-hitting anthems of bands like Kings of Leon, too. Drawing on those influences, they carved out their own sound: a mix of country twang and guitar-fueled rock & roll stomp, as epic and darkly cinematic as the Texas landscape that inspired it.
Palo Duro, the band's full-length debut, is a nod to Shotgun Rider's roots. A lot has changed since those early days in Canyon, Texas, back when Samford and Enriquez would cut their teeth with long, nightly sets at local bars and restaurants. On the weekends, they'd play shows as a full band, watching their audiences grow every week. It was a true grassroots approach to building a fanbase, with Shotgun Rider expanding their shows to nearby towns like Lubbock and Amarillo before eventually touring across the entire state of Texas and venturing into surrounding states. A series of EPs — each one shining a light on Samford's elastic voice and Enriquez's melodic, muscular guitar playing — proved to be popular not only in the Bible Belt, but across an entire nation's worth of country-rock fans. By the time Shotgun Rider began recording Palo Duro in Nashville, they'd already racked up over 6 million streams of Spotify, cracking the Top 20 on the iTunes Country chart three times along the way.
The songs on Palo Duro take a look at that steady, upward climb. It's an album about the lessons you learn — as well as the people you leave behind — when you spend your life on the road. The album's kinetic opener, "Me and a Memory," finds the duo rolling down I-35 to the next show, excited for what lies ahead but still nostalgic for life in the rearview mirror. "Steady as She Goes" and "I'm Not Alright," with their pedal steel guitar riffs and breezy bounce, put a modern spin on the Texas country tradition, while "Lucky Him" and "Bottom of this Crown" are honky-tonk heartbreak songs, delivered with conviction by musicians who've done their own share of leaving and losing. Like the Pandhandle itself, Palo Duro is lonely one minute and lush the next — the soundtrack, in other words, for the album's own homeland.
"We wanted to represent and honor the place where we grew up," says Enriquez, who handles the bulk of album's songwriting duties. "A bunch of songs lean into that flat West Texas landscape, where it's so lonely for miles, and you don't see anything but the earth. I don't know what it is about that place, but it feels both peaceful and lonely, and it's the same feeling that carries through in our music."
Two Faces West is a crankin' electric funk n’ blues band that was founded in the small, beautiful mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado. After establishing a tight power trio over their years at Western State Colorado University and with a goal of sharing their unique rockin’ mountain sound with the world, the trio relocated to the mile high city in the fall of 2015 where they have burst into the Denver music scene as one of its premier live acts! Their music is described as a fiery blend of rock & blues, which focuses on the roots of blues while expressing its core in pure rock’n’roll, and topping it off with a touch of funk to create a versatile and distinctive Colorado sound.
After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scott Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. The Scooter Brown Band was formed in 2005 and played mainly in and around Houston, Texas. It wasn't until 2009 with the release of their first studio album, "Between Hell & Texas," that they gained a notable presence in the Texas music scene. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single "Apology." Other radio releases were soon to follow and include "Whiskey Talkin", "Soldiers Christmas Eve", "Feels Like Home,", and "Summer Song". In 2010, Scooter Brown Band put out the album "LIVE at BIG TEXAS". In 2013, they followed up with their next studio album, "VALOR."
The newest self-titled album "Scooter Brown Band" released on September 18, 2015.
SBB has toured Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Wisconsin, New York, Washington D.C., and Tennessee, headlining shows and opening for some of the biggest names in the business. In 2016, Scooter Brown Band was fortunate enough to join forces with well established Nashville booking agents at APA.
With 2 of the 4 members being prior military, the band spends a lot of time doing work for Veteran Support Organizations likeBase Camp 40 - Warriors in the Wild, Lone Survivor Foundation, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
2011 "Texas Kind of Way" Penned by Scott Brown and Cody Johnson was nominated for song of the year.
2012 Scooter Brown Band was nominated for New Band of the Year by the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards.
2013 "Sent Me You" Penned by Scott Brown #1 by Josh Ward, nominated for Song of the Year.
Colorado native FC Westcott belts out straight forward heartfelt Americana. His honest songs and clever hooks will make you smile and break your heart!
rom poignant dark stories like "I'll Never Come Back" to light hearted ditties like "That'll Get Me Home", FC showcases his diverse writing chops. This is no nonsense Americana Country: never pretentious, not too eclectic, and always heartfelt!
When describing his writing approach FC shrugs, "Really, I just try hard to stay genuine". His debut album "Unfeigned" is a testament to that very philosophy and his sincere nature is evident throughout the project. "My whole goal is to raise the hair on the back of your neck, while conveying an honest sentiment”
"Unfeigned" has 11 solid original cuts and with every spin another layer peels away, leaving the listener with a new favorite. Each track stands on it’s own and the country rocker shows depth and intelligence, while wrapping every song in an approachable package.
His live shows don't disappoint. His guitar work is subtle but solid and leaves you wanting more. His voice is strong and true, and he gives up the stories behind his work. Westcott is a consummate Singer/Songwriter and attending a performance let's you witness, first hand, his passion to explore the stark realities of love, life and loss.