After 10 years as an essential member of the music scene in northern California, James "Papa Bear" Williams and his younger brother Phil & moved to Colorado in 2000. Since then THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND has established themselves as the musical anchor of Western Colorado. TWBB is one of the longest-running & is the most successful band in the area. They not only headline the region's top venues & festivals, tour all over the western United States, but are the most requested direct support act to play with national touring acts playing the area as well. The hit single, "CIRCLES" was nominated for a Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independent Artists for best Rock Song. TWBB hit #1 on the mp3.com Blues charts twice with JOHNNY THE SQUIRREL, & DEEP ELEM BLUES. The all original & multi-genre "LIVE AT THE MESA THEATER" was released April 2014. The first single GET ME DOWN immediately hit #5 on the Soundclick Americana Charts while the backing track CHINAMAN BLUES was the #2 song on podcasts world-wide. The album placed 3 songs simultaneously on Soundclick's top 20 Blues Rock Charts as well. The Williams Brothers are true purveyors of american music and cross genres with ease and proficiency and have worked with artists as diverse as: THE WAILERS, THE DRIFTERS, 3 DOG NIGHT, BLIND MELON, JIMMY SMITH, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT, LITTLE FEAT, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, JERRY GARCIA BAND, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, THE SMITHEREENS, JOHNNY RIVERS, BRET MICHAELS, THOMAS RHETT, GRETCHEN WILSON, DARRYL WORELY, GEORGIA SATELITTES, STARSHIP, DEREK TRUCKS, ARCHIE LEE HOOKER, LOS LONELY BOYS, JO DEE MESSINA, THE LUMINEERS, LIVING COLOUR, JASON ISBELL, CRACKER, DOUG KERSHAW, TAYLOR HICKS, RUSTED ROOT, DREW EMMITT, VINCE HERMAN, LOTUS, JOE CRAVEN, CANNED HEAT, 2 LIVE CREW, SKID ROW, FIREFALL, POP EVIL, CHARLIE WORSHAM, JACK INGRAM, THE SAMPLES, LOGAN MIZE, JO JO HERMAN, MOTHER HIPS, CHRIS CAGLE, AMERICAN YOUNG, REV. PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND, ANDY GRIGGS, JOSHUA JAMES, JOHN BROWN'S BODY, ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, JERRY JOSEPH, STONEY LARUE, RECKLESS KELLY, LUKAS NELSON, LONDON SOULS, TONY FURTADO, OZOMATLI, C-BO, NEW MONSOON, HOT BUTTERED RUM, BROTHERS ROBERSON, HENRY BUTLER, ROYAL BLISS, ZUVUYA, GREAT AMERICAN TAXI, THAMUSEMEANT, SAM KININGER, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, THE MEDITATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, FILIBUSTER, JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, RYAN SHUPE, CASEY DRIESSEN, KAN'NAL, ERIC MCFADDEN, ERIC LINDELL, EDDIE FROM OHIO, DAVID GANS, DELTA NOVE, THE MOTET, TRACY GRAMMER, REED FOEHL, BRUCE HAYES, (to name a few) in one way or another, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Williams Brothers have been putting together shows for other bands as well as performing heavily for the past 25+ years
Chris Vickers: Guitar
Duncan Rowley: Bass and Vocals
Dylan Cox: Vocals
Dane Skelton: Saxes
Nathan Wilson; Bari Saxes
Joe Talucci: Drums & Percussion
The band has evolved with different members and the efforts of many. The name was changed to relect a redirection and reimaging of wht the band will be. Our roots are tied to Ofay Soul and everybody that has helped along the way.
The band is made up of area professionals that have one thing in common - their passion for the music. Since forming in 2004, the band has played regional clubs, festivals and special events, toured So Cal, and played corporate and private parties.
County/Rock... When was the last time you heard a band sound like Merle Haggard and 2 Pac? When was the last time you saw a Wyoming cowboy sing like Chris LeDoux and then toss his hat backwards and get the house pumpin with a little Gin and Juice? Whiskey's Alibi represents your music playlist. A uniquely representation of the soul and strength of the past and the rock you to your socks sounds of today. WA is an impressive blend of country/rock with a little pop culture naughty and unexpectedness to boot,that you would be crazy to miss! Whiskey's Alibi has not only given the heartbeat back to Midwestern Country Music, where the sound is strong, rough, proud, and everlasting, just like its the people, but have set themselves apart from the most Midwestern groups because their fans, of all generations from California to Japan, fell in love with their ability and willingness to surpass the mainstream need to represent just one sound. They can bring you Mr. Chris Stampleton and Nickelback .
Radio stations around Wyoming and Colorado have featured the band for their single ‘Wyoming Home.' A tribute to the state, to being home, and because of the songs rain on the rooftop feel. It is comfort to your soul. Other great songs being featured are 'Neon Stage', 'Preacher's Daughter,' 'Another song,' and 'The Storm.' Check out the sound board for some samples of the songs coming on their album coming in 2018. Check out the tour dates to see when you can experience what so many others crave in today's music!
After rising through Texas' college-town and dancehall scene years ago, Green earned himself major-label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. His list of achievements includes over 2 million albums sold, three Grammy nominations and a sold out Houston Astrodome.
But after releasing six albums in eight years, sending singles like "Wave on Wave" and "Let Me" up the charts, touring with powerhouses like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and dealing with accusations of "selling out," the meat grinder of mainstream stardom proved to be too much. He was spent.
"I felt so much pressure during the years I was with the big record labels to put out a record almost every year," he explains. "There was a constant loop of having to be creative with new music, and that's just not my style. I like it to happen when it happens."
Now, after breaking the cycle for a three-year recharge, Green is back in his comfort zone and playing by his own rules again. His is new independent album Home is his first set of originals in several years, and directly speaks to the hardcore fans that have been with him since the beginning.
Featuring a mature country sound that is both modern and exposes his roots for all to see, his new tunes are full of ringing acoustic guitars, slippery steel and dobro, wailing fiddles and heartfelt, personal lyrics, making Home the return to form many fans have been waiting for.
"I'm very comfortable with this record, it came out exactly as I wanted it," Green says.
Produced by the all-star team of Jon Randall Stewart, Justin Pollard and Gary Paczosa, the album captures some of the unbridled energy of his first three self- released projects.
"It's not too over-the-top produced, and it's not bare bones," says Green. "It grooves well, you can turn it up or you can leave it down. It’s a very comfortable spot."
Of 13 new songs, Green co-wrote seven with big names like Scooter Carusoe, Liz Rose and Chris Stapleton, while six more were pulled from A-listers like Jessi Alexander, Brett and Jim Beavers, Chuck Cannon, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
“Born country?” Exactly!!! Charley Jenkins has country roots that run deep. He was raised on a farm in Eastern Utah where he learned how to rope, ride and work hard. Life on the Jenkins farm revolved around cows, horses and of course rodeo. Country music is all about a real cowboy’s life like Charley’s. “Country is who and what I am. It is only natural for me to sing the songs that I love and relate to.” Charley’s first album, Greatest Hours was written and produced by Charley with the help of his friend, Jordan Allen. With the success of this album and some personal advice from George Strait, Charley decided to push his career to a new level.
In the summer of 2001 Charley loaded up his truck with everything he owned and headed off to Nashville, Tennessee. It didn’t take him long to get his foot in the door in the country music industry. Charley was soon working on Music Row for a song writing publishing company. It was here that Charley learned the “ins and outs” of the country business. He became personal friends with a number of Nashville “greats.”
While in Nashville Charley released his second album titled, Round Here. He wanted this album to show who he is and what his music is all about. The title, Round Here was so fitting. Charley is proud of where he is from and the people who have influenced his life. It was this love that brought Charley back home in the summer of 2004 to help with the farm and to be with his family and his father who was battling cancer. “Coming home was an easy decision for me, and I will never regret it.” The Round Here album is a tribute to his father and he personally wrote the song, “Hero At Home” for him. With the overwhelming success of the Round Here album Charley recorded and released his third album in August of 2007 titled Ridin’ and his fourth in September 2009 titled Hold On. Each album reflects a true look into a country boy’s life with song titles such as “Duct Tape and Bailing Wire”, “Country Music”, “Right Where I Belong”, “Hold On” and “Rodeo Clown”. Charley is also excited to announce the release of his fourth album set to release June 2013.
In the summer of 2008 Charley was selected out of 45,000 contestants to be one of 12 finalists to compete on Nashville Star which aired on NBC. He was also invited to be interviewed and sing on the nationwide popular Today Show in New York City.
Top Nashville writer, Tony Martin who has written 12 number one songs such as “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Just To See You Smile”, “Living and Living Well”, and “Time Is Love” said this about Charley’s album. “I love Charley’s album, but it upset me that the song I love the most, ‘As Long As I’m With You’, is one I didn’t write; Charley did.”
Charley’s career has been gaining tremendous momentum as he has opened for many top 20 country headliners including LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner and many others. Charley has sung country music for tens of thousands. He has an unusual ability to customize his show to fit the personality of any crowd. Dan Truman of Diamond Rio says this, “Charley Jenkins’. He’s great! He’s real, and he’s full of energy and passion.” That’s what Charley is all about.
Line ‘em up, shoot ‘em down. There’s a party going on in Jägertown” - are the opening lyrics of “Jägertown,” self-titled first album and the title track released over thirteen years ago. This lyric has become synonymous with the band as their popularity grew. Described as a mix of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alabama, Jägertown energizes crowds with their fresh, rockn' country sound at festivals across the country.
2019 marks the bands thirteenth year and will see the release of two albums, "Lucky 13" a collection of hits from their first thirteen years and "Blacktop" a studio album created with Grammy award winning producer Matt McClure in Nashville.
A Band Called Alexis is a group comprised of professional musicians from the Roaring Fork Valley. The band specializes in performing Country and Blues with a little bit of Rock and Roll.
A Band Called Alexis Is available for hire to perform at various events and functions. If you are looking for an energetic, talented, and fun band to help liven up your next event, contact us today!
ALEXIS STATES (Lead Vocals)
Alexis has been singing her entire life with strong roots in country, gospel and blues. With a bachelors degree in music, she began her professional career in theatre singing show tunes and acting. Alexis recently completed a successful run at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue in Glenwood Springs to rave reviews. All of her stage experience translates into a powerful vocal style which lends itself to the bands authentic country sound.
We make roots rock'n'roll country soul music.
Based out of South Austin, Texas.
With rock ’n' roll attitude and a grassroots country approach, Copper Chief is comprised of Mike Valliere (vocals, guitar), Rio Tripiano (vocals, lead guitar), Justin Lusk (vocals, bass), and John Jammall II (drums). This Austin/New Braunfels, TX based outfit has been tearing down highways from coast to coast over the last year and were recently featured as finalists on USA's "Real Country" with Travis Tritt along with being voted the Texas Regional Radio Report’s “New Band of the Year 2019”. A bucket of personality, tight three-part harmonies, undeniable Texas swagger, and intricate musicianship blend seamlessly together as the foundations of this group. They have produced a truly unique blend, drawing from the musical canons of several Southern styles including roots, rock 'n' roll, country, soul, swamp, psychedelic, and blues. This unapologetic sound paired with their high energy and free flowing live show has been hailed as a refreshing experience among today's musical climate. The debut, self-titled album released December 2017 has spawned 2 singles and was met with acclaim from both fans and radio personalities alike. Their passion is evident with every “leave it all on the stage” performance in front of steadily growing crowds, so don’t be late, come see what all the fuss is about! #hailtothechief
Southern California native, Chase Miller, started his country music career in 2015 when he released a self-recorded EP. With intentions of cautiously dipping his toe into the country music scene, he found himself diving head first into something that soon became his biggest passion. Shortly after taking the plunge, Chase received his first publishing deal, from a Nashville based company, and began packing venues as he started performing live. Since then, his pop rock roots blended with a traditional country sound have led him to gain a dedicated fan base that is growing rapidly on a daily basis.
He has had the opportunity to play events and/or share the stage with national touring acts such as Chase Rice, Justin Moore, John Anderson and many more. In addition, some of the biggest companies in the music business are now backing his music career. Chase has come a long way and has only just begun to make his footprint in country music.
Kyndra Lee brings a voice of refined passion to music across multiple genres. With grace and fury draped in velvet and leather, her singing style has the discipline of the classroom, the entertainment of the stage, and the soul of a church.
It was at her grandmother’s piano where she first learned music, and at the church where her grandmother played when Kyndra began to sing. At 17, her voice took her to the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she performed on stage at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in front of an audience of thousands.
She challenged and honed her voice on an educational journey, taking her from small-town Texas to Boston Massachusetts. Out of her country and gospel roots, she grew into rock, blues, and R&B earning performance degrees at South Plains College in Texas before attending Berklee College of Music, where she would go on to study jazz, classical, and Broadway.
After returning from school, and while healing from heartbreak, Kyndra returned to the fundamentals of music, where she found purpose. And in the mountains of Colorado, she found solace, where she has returned to the stage, sharing her music and leaving crowds shouting for more.
Opposite south sides converge in this unlikely crew created by South GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 singing and playing in a LA church and bonded over a shared a love of country music. They began writing with intentions to shop songs to other artists, but after a couple years putting together a catalog, they decided to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band.
Tori is a classically trained singer and misplaced old fashioned country girl. She grew up playing her family’s piano and quickly picked up the guitar. Her love of singing led her to complete a Masters of Music degree, but after graduating she realized her heart wasn’t in opera. Resigning to teach piano and voice, she sidelined her dream of performing, until she met Blake who encouraged her to write. As an avid reader, songwriting came instinctively and she now pens the majority of FMS’ lyrics while budding catchy melodies with Blake.
Blake comes from a family of guitar players and songwriters and was raised on rock, country and rhythm & blues. As a multi-instrumentalist with a keen ear he moved to LA in 2000 and signed his first publishing deal. He has since worked in his studio as a writer, producer and engineer all over the genre board. Some of his credits include Toni Braxton, George Benson and a Grammy nominated album by Brandy. Burnt out by the publishing rat race and looking for a change, he was eager to return home to his country roots and play live music.
Few Miles South does it all in house, writing, record and producing songs, which offer both old school nostalgia and a refreshing detour from today’s predictable pop country. Their first single and music video “On Down the Road,” stayed on the Independent UK HOTDISC charts for over 10 weeks and was awarded the “Best International Music Video in 2017.”
Ready to give it a real shot, Blake and Tori quit their day jobs, packed up their dog, Jojo (RIP), and moved south to be nearer the country music scene. In February 2018, they released a 5 track debut EP, Might Could, featuring their friend and renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). A year later, they released their first full-length album, Californ I Aint. Blues and southern rock influences can be heard throughout their songs as well as nods to icons like Hank Williams and The Band.
Though new to the country scene, Tori, “meant to sing Country music,” and Blake, with his “stunning guitar work,” (Sleeping Bag Studios) have been warmly received by fans and critics. So, “if you’re ready to saddle up and enjoy the Golden Age of Country again, then grab the reins and ride along with Few Miles South.” (Skope Magazine). You can find FMS performing throughout the U.S., or in a van camping out with their dogs.
Christie Huff is a country singer songwriter who brings a pop touch to her soulful sound. She’s an LA girl now, but she attributes her country background to growing up in Arizona. Trips to Nashville several times a year to cowrite with other country songwriters keep her ties to country strong. She recorded 2 CDs in Nashville, and is now working on a new EP in LA that’s being produced by Avi Kaplan, formerly of Pentatonix. Starting out as a solo acoustic performer, Christie is well-known in LA and Orange County, and she now performs her original songs both acoustically and with her band at venues including Hotel Café and The Viper Room in LA. She recently opened for Chris Bandi at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Toby Keith at Coastal Country Jam in Huntington Beach California, Bebe Rexha at Phoenix Pride, Ashley Monroe at The Hotel Cafe, just got off a month long tour of 17 shows on her way to play at CountryFest in Wisconsin to open up for Jason Aldean, and opened up for yet another country superstar, Billy Currington, at the Boots In The Park Festival in Norco and Fresno California. Christie recently released her single “The Way You Move”, which has been described as a “combination of the current pulse of Nashville with elements of hip hop, pop, and a sultry melody.” It was also a Top 10 finisher in Popstar Magazine’s Rising Stars Top 40. She released her second single, “Dream Catcher”, from her upcoming EP, produced by Avi Kaplan, last February. You can also find her on youTube, where she has several music videos including the award-winning “Soldier Song”, as well as an increasingly popular series called Christie’s Couch Sessions. Each week, she collaborates with another artist from the LA or Nashville scene on an original song, cover, or mashup. Christie is excited for 2019, she plans she plans to release a new single every 2 months. Her first single of 2019, “Urban Love” was released January 25th and made the New Music Nashville Spotify Playlist for 4 weeks in a row and is currently on the Wild Country Spotify Playlist. “Urban Love” received over 50,000 streams on Spotify after just being released for one month. Look out for more music by Christie released this year!
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
DMM released their debut album, Stronger than Death, in 2012, and their follow up record, Changing Lanes, is a testament to the evolution of the group from a sideways folk outfit to a fully-recognized band pushing the borders of Americana. Boasting strong dynamics, bold songwriting and a rowdy live-energy feel, Changing Lanes is the work of a band who has heard the calling of the road and responded with song. Dodgy Mountain Men has toured from coast to coast, bringing their energetic sets to festivals including the John Hartford Memorial Festival (IN), Chinook Festival (WA), Oyster Ridge Music Festival (WY), Silver Cloud Campout(MT), Treefort Festival (ID), Red Ants Pants Festival and River City Roots (MT), to name a few. They have also had the pleasure of sharing more intimate stages with acts such as The Devil Makes Three, Greensky Bluegrass, The White Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, Scott H. Biram, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Pert Near Sandstone, Toubab Krewe, Fruition, Brothers Comatose and countless others.
After nearly a decade of entertaining crowds all over the West with their award winning original songs, rock group The Scones – Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe – have evolved into a very tight and professional unit. Incorporating big vocals, guitar gymnastics, banjo, bass, percussion, and drums, the band produces the infectious grooves and lush, tight harmonies that the Scones are known for.
The Scones have shared the stage individually or collectively with such names as Joe Cocker, Lyle Lovett, John Cowen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Robert Earl Keen, The Country Gazette, John Lee Hooker Jr., Otis Taylor, 3 Twins, Chuck Pyle, Brewer and Shipley, and many more, – and they have just recruited renowned keyboardist, singer and songwriter Tim Veazey (http://timveazey.com). Tim has performed for everyone from the late Princess Margaret to Ted Turner and with everyone from Pete Fountain to Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers. He has toured internationally, playing piano & keyboards and singing backup vocals for such stars as Crystal Gayle, Rita Coolidge, Doug Stone, Earl Thomas Conley, Billy Joe Royal and Sonny Turner (of The Platters). The Scones are seasoned pros who provide a high energy, entertaining experience that you will not want to miss!
Outside of performing, recording, and songwriting The Scones have written the music for a successful musical play that has been presented to sold out venues, and are founders of the Mountain Harvest Festival, which received the Governor’s Award for Best Small Town Festival in Colorado.
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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. 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 sound.
Throughout the 20 years of the bands existence Hackensaw Boys have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many amazing and diverse artists, such as the Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Rambling Jack Elliot, Cake, Cheap Trick, De La Soul, and many more. Once, they even served as legendary country singer Charlie Louvin’s backing band for a tour. The band’s most recent recording, Charismo (2016), was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, B.B King) in upstate New York. Thankfully, there’s no sign of the band slowing down anytime soon. Currently, the band has brand new studio material in the works and many shows lined up in Europe and the U.S.
The coming year, 2019, is shaping up to be a fine year indeed and whether listening to one of their studio recordings or witnessing a live performance, one thing is guaranteed: a first-rate time will be had by all
Hailing from the Western Slope of Colorado, Union of None brings high-energy covers of well known songs from the 80’s to the 2000’s to audiences all over Colorado. Wide-ranging vocals and harmonies paired with searing guitar leads and a solid rhythm section have made Union Of None one of the top bands in their home market. From nightclubs and bars to local events and regional festivals, Union Of None is always a crowd-pleaser and leaves them wanting more.
The band that ultimately became Union Of None was started about five years ago by drummer Jeff Steele and several friends. Originally called Bicycle Annie, the band slowly gained a following playing local clubs and events and eventually began branching out, playing higher profile shows in outlying areas like Snowmass, Ouray and Carbondale. Though there were changes in band membership, their success continued offering more and better shows. The band has become a staple of local festivals and events.
In late 2017 the band was forced to make some fundamental lineup changes. As a result, it was agreed that this was the time to change the name of the band and Union Of None was born. While sticking to the fundamentals that made the band so popular to begin with, Union Of None will continue to deliver the same great, high-energy covers fans have come to expect but also begin pursuing original music that will allow the expression of the immense creativity and spirit each member of this band embodies.