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.
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.
Cody Cannon - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Cody Tate - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
John Jeffers - Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gary Brown - Bass
Jeff Hogg - Drums
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album 'Early Morning Shakes,' earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You'd be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, 'Mud.' But as it turns out, success doesn't change a Southern gentleman, and they don't come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers.
Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, 'Mud' finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks. While their approach to the music and humble, hard-working attitudes may not have altered, there have been developments in the Whiskey Myers world, most notably with the arrival of new faces. For the recording sessions, the band's five founding members—Cody Cannon on lead vocals and guitar, Cody Tate and John Jeffers on guitars, Gary Brown on bass, and Jeff Hogg on drums—fleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members. "They bring a great energy, and I think it's really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile," explains Cannon. "There's less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows."
A glance through Whiskey Myers' lyrics will show you that Cannon is a man who chooses his words carefully, so it's little surprise that he describes the band as a family. The tight-knit group's roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where Cannon, Jeffers, and Tate first began playing together before rounding out their initial lineup with the addition Hogg and Brown (who is Cannon's actual cousin). They built up a rabid local following on the strength of their 2008 debut album, 'Road Of Life,' and then notched their first #1 on the Texas Music Charts with their 2011 follow-up 'Firewater.' It was 'Early Morning Shakes,' though, that introduced the rest of the world to what Texas already knew. The album cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart, a remarkable feat for a fiercely independent band and a testament to their rigorous DIY work ethic and endless supply of passion and drive. Esquire called them "the real damn deal," while Country Weekly said they combine "greasy Southern rock riffs with countrified songwriting and Texas grit for something wholly unique," and Playboy dubbed them "the new bad boys of country music."
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) .
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.
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.”
Shawn Hoyt- Vocals/ Guitars
Joe Heinecke- Vocals/ Guitars
Luke Jorgenson- Bass
Aaron Seibert- Drums/ Percussion
Andrew Dewitt-Sound Engineer/Gear Manager
♪♫Colorado Alternative ROCK♫♪
Haven Effect stands for emotional expression, illuminating universal truths about humanity and free expression of individuality.
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.
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.
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.
In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it’s one Ned LeDoux doesn’t mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris’ band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had “no plan b” but to play music, “Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.”
When his dad passed away in 2005 from cancer, Ned continued to tour with his father’s band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. This drove him to pick up the guitar and try his hand at some of his dad’s songs. It started with “Rodeo Man,” and before long Ned had a whole catalogue of his father’s early hits ready to play. When the other band members heard Ned’s voice, he found himself front and center singing at the shows. Stepping out from behind the drums stirred something inside of Ned that he hadn’t felt before, “It’s a different kind of rush, getting up with a guitar and standing behind a microphone...shoot I’m getting butterflies thinking about it right now.”
The timing couldn’t be more right for Ned to pick up a guitar and belt out “Western Skies;” it has been over 10 years since Chris LeDoux passed and he believes people want to hear something new. Ned has boxes of song ideas his dad never finished and is digging through those for inspiration, “I will kind of stick with what dad used to do but bring my own stuff to the table.” In July of 2015, Ned traveled to Nashville with some of those unfinished songs and met up with Mac McAnally to put that inspiration to work. Mac produced Chris’ last two studio records and wrote his hit “Horsepower,” so the collaboration with Ned was a natural fit and lead to the first new Chris LeDoux co-write in nearly two decades.
His latest song “Brother Highway” is about all the time he has spent on the road touring with various bands since his days in high school. Ned says he doesn’t even need a road map anymore–that he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge. Eventually Ned plans to release an album of new material and include a few of his dad’s songs re-recorded in his own style as a tribute.
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)
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.
Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise. Carlene, Six Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While & My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye Bye (Jodee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.
Follow Phil at philvassar.com and #noPHILter.
“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!!
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.
LeverAction started in 2010 as two guys in a garage picking a guitar and pounding on a drum kit. Now LeverAction is comprised of six talented musicians including Jimmy Snowden with lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Rob Labig on drums, Dennis Ward with vocals and lead guitar, Steve Harding on rhythm guitar, Nat Waterman on the fiddle and Steven Wendall Johnson on bass guitar and rounding out the vocals. We are a group of hard working, down home Colorado boys who love to make our own special brand of southern and country rock music by “LeverActioning it” up with a little more energy and a lot more fun. Chicks dig it.
John Butler meets John Popper meets Keller Williams. Cousin Curtiss combines the picking style, soul, and energy of John Butler, the incendiary harmonica style of John Popper, and the multi-instrumentalist-live-looping talents of Keller Williams. Cousin Curtiss’s life and music has been featured by Business Insider, MSN, Fox News, USA Today, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Daily Mail UK.
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.
John Butler meets John Popper meets Keller Williams. Cousin Curtiss combines the picking style, soul, and energy of John Butler, the incendiary harmonica style of John Popper, and the multi-instrumentalist-live-looping talents of Keller Williams. Cousin Curtiss’s life and music has been featured by Business Insider, MSN, Fox News, USA Today, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Daily Mail UK
Chris was just Voted R.M.C.M.A. New Artist Of The Year for 2017
E.P. Rodeo Kid now available on ITunes, Google Play and Spotify.
I was born and raised here in Colorado. I grew up in a western lifestyle around cowboys, rodeo hands and country musicians. My grandparents and my mom were my first influence, then as life went along, that list grew. I didn't learn to play guitar until I was about 23, but when I did, that was it. I rodeoed all through high school and still some into my adult years, but first some reason, the guitar overshadowed the riggin and I felt the need to travel a different road.
2009 C.C.M.A. Male Vocalist of the year, 2009 C.C.M.A. best band of the year, Semi Finalist for Pucketts Rising Star Songwriting competition (Nashville, TN)
I am a very proud family man. I put my heart into everything I do, and I believe that God has blessed me far more than I could ever imagine.
Ron and Ruby Kramer (The R&R Connection), Valerie Lansford, Mel Herman, Don Caldwell, Jon Morrow, Chris LeDoux, Trent Willmon, George Strait.
When Aaron Einhouse makes music, he creates with a deep reverence for the world’s greatest storytellers and admiration for the great men who came before him. Einhouse explores life, love and heartache with his fourth studio album It Ain’t Pretty, which is his most imaginative and literary music to date.
But Einhouse comes by his creative process honestly. The family man and father of three is always studying. When he is not with family, onstage or in the studio, he can be found touring the country in a passenger van (named Vaän), listening to audio books and writing songs. The long hours on overnight road trips to the next town on tour serve as Einhouse’s office time. He is also an avid reader who packs Charles Bukowski on hunting trips.
“I like using foreshadowing and twists,” Einhouse says. “When you’re singing a song, you can make people feel things through music that you can’t do when you’re just telling the story.”
Tracked at The Panhandle House in Denton, Texas with Erik Herbst, the 10-song collection opens with the roadhouse scorcher “Dancin’” about balancing family life with a life on the edge. Einhouse co-wrote the country rocker “That’s What You Get” with Johnny Chops Richardson (Randy Rogers Band) about living with bad decisions. “If we all just did what our mama said and learn from our mistakes,” Einhouse says, “we’d all have better lives. But maybe they wouldn’t be quite as interesting. People never learn.”
Einhouse sings about embracing life’s harsher truths in the slide guitar-led title track, which he co-wrote with Hal Ketchum. Einhouse sings, “I’m here to tell you it’s all wrong / I’ve been lied to by fairy tales and songs.” “A huge recurring theme in the record is the duality of life,” Einhouse says. “Love can be wonderful and terrible at the same time. But you’ve got to go through hard times to appreciate the good times. On my previous albums, I don’t think I necessarily really embraced that side of writing. I am at that stage where I want to write whatever feels real.”
Gun Hill Royals have been at it since 2013, honing their sound and writing songs that represent the many musical influences of all four members. Their sound is a melting pot of many styles, heated by their collective love of country music. It contains elements of old and new, ranging from good old country waltzes to rug cutters and barn burners. They're based out of Los Angeles and have been plugging away recording and releasing a collection of singles and videos over the past 2 years. The band is currently getting ready to release their first full length album and are putting together a tour to support the release in early 2017.
After tour managing the biggest comedy tour in the country ( Larry the Cable guy / Blue Collar Comedy Tour )
Writing songs for movie soundtracks (one of which was nominated for a grammy)
and other projects topping 6 million + in sales along with releaseing including 3 Nationally Charting singles: “ Wagon Wheel “, “ This Town Needs a bar ” & “ Cold ” .
McComb is a performer who has seen it all.
While spending time with major & major independent record deals, Now enjoys his success as a fiercely Independent entertainer.
“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 single “Easy as Breathin” Co-written by Jeremy and (Meghan Trainor Producer & Grammy Nominee) Kevin Kadish.
2016 / 2017 have marked major career milestones for McComb, Partnered with Caribbean’s Finest Rum to promote the new brand roll out nationwide, along with artist deals with:
Branded Bills Hats, TV Jones Guitars, Shure Pro Audio, and Grace Design Pro-audio.
He was also included on an exclusive album release with WALMART .
Jeremy’s 2016 album “FM” produced by Grammy Winner Jamie Tate in Nashville. It hit the streets January 1st, 2016. With early support from ITUNES it was featured on the FRONT PAGE of the Music Giant’s “New & Noteworthy” and has since racked up OVER 1.1 Million Streams!
McComb in 2017 recording a Live record to capture the essence of his new unique acoustic tour. “TroubleMaker LIVE!” was recorded in March and will be released summer of 2017.
This Year Jeremy will spend 220+ days (160 + Shows) on the road to a rabid fanbase across the country. When not touring he enjoys spending time with his wife Kourtney Hansen who plays “Emily” on the Hit TV show “Nashville” and his kids Kennady & Knox.
Cyrus James music is: Back country dirt roads. Old rusted cars and worn out guitars. Punk Rock and Haggard. Salt encrusted old ships and Jakebrakes. Framing hammers and Coal Mines. Busted wrenches and Bloody knuckles. Chopped up motorcycles and Blown out Hot Rods. It's a Tequila in the mornin' kind of blue collar workin' mans blues. It's Honky Tonk flavored, American made Rock & Roll. Born in the deserts of Arizona and raised on a farm in Colorado. He picked up a guitar and started writing songs at 14, and he ain't stopped since...
Its the last breath of the true blue.
“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.
Stephen Wesley is an award winning singer/songwriter from Beechgrove, Indiana. Writing music, recording and playing shows are what Stephen says, “Life is all about.”
After 10 years of hard work and dedication to his craft, Stephen finally decided to sign with EnnEcho Records due to the fact that “I could see their intensity and dedication to helping put my music out to the world matched mine. It’s a perfect partnership.” Though he now calls California home, Stephen has spent the largest part of his life living in Texas and Colorado as well as Indiana and always tries to bring that Midwest culture and friendliness to his life and music. Stephen says his ability to blend so many musical genres into his writing is no accident and why he’s been able to work with some of the biggest names in music, such as Slash (Guns N Roses), BC Jean (Beyonce), Marc Jordan (The Cult, Velvet Revolver) and many, many more.
“I have fun stuff and I have really sexy stuff, and I have music that will just grab your heart and make you want to hold on to the person you love most or your children,” he says. “I want my songs to transcend any one genre or category of music. Most of what I do is pop music, but “pop” to me stands for popular, and that has everything in it: country, rock, pop, you name it. It’s all right there inside these songs… whether it’s sadness or happiness, love or joy or confusion or any emotions we all share, I try to put it in a way so everyone can relate to it.” Stephen’s current single, “Cowgirl” features the great Slash of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver fame and can be purchased on all digital outlets now.
Max Flinn was born and raised in Houston, TX. Other than a short year spent in East Texas pursuing his college football dreams that were cut short by injury, he has spent his entire life in the big city. He began teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 10 after he became bored playing air guitar with his mother’s broomsticks. His love for Texas country music started in Junior High and was heavily influenced by Pat Green, Robert Earl Keen, Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, and other local greats. Nonetheless, from his late teens to early twenties, music took a backseat to drugs and alcohol. He can recall at least two years of his life where his favorite guitars were living in local pawn shops so that he could finance his habit. Those years were characterized by run-ins with law enforcement, countless attempts to sober up, lost relationships, hopelessness and despair. He finally threw in the towel in December of 2012 and turned his life around. He has been sober since that day and is enjoying life in ways he could have never imagined. He fulfilled his goal of graduating from the University of Houston and took a job as a financial analyst for a leading midstream energy company. He credits God, a loving family, supportive friends and playing music to his recovery. Aside from music, one of his biggest passions is utilizing his story to help others recover from the disease of addiction.
A Michigan native who grew up listening to country and R&B music, Josh Gracin catapulted to fame after auditioning for the second season of the hit television series American Idol. Josh, who was serving in the United States Marine Corps at the time, quickly became a fan favorite and won the hearts of viewers with his strong fourth place finish on Idol.
Following his appearance on the series and the completion of his military service (he was honorably discharged in 2004), Josh released his self-titled debut album that summer. Three Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart later, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album gold. “Gracin Nation” was wanting more, and Josh delivered in the form of his sophomore album, We Weren’t Crazy, which was released in 2008. The album produced five more chart singles, including a top ten in its title track. Redemption, Josh’s third album, was released in 2011 and showcased his growth as a writer, artist and producer with the hit single “Long Way to Go” making its way up the adult contemporary charts.
Now, intermission is officially over. The Josh Gracin Drink It Gone Tour is rolling through the country playing sold out shows to fans from the East Coast to Down South. And when he’s not on stage, Josh is in studio — writing and recording the next generation of country music hits for his upcoming album. Dust off your boots. Get ready. Josh Gracin is back.
Sam Riggs was flying a single-engine plane from Austin, Texas, to San Angelo in the spring of 2017 when he heard the oddest sound: Nothing. Catastrophic engine failure. He’d lost all power, and had about 6,500 feet to figure out how to escape a potentially fatal problem.
“There was,” he admits, “a moment of panic, a moment that felt very surreal.”
But Riggs pulled it together. With the help of air traffic control, he found an abandoned airstrip on a Lone Star cattle ranch and touched down without a scratch. One of his most perilous moments ended up becoming one of his smoothest landings as a pilot.
It’s something of a metaphor for Riggs’ life. He’s a wild live performer, an inveterate risk-taker and an enthusiastic adventurer. As a self-sustaining, independent singer/songwriter, he’s taken a leap of faith on more than one occasion, always willing to back up his plunges with a voracious amount of work. So he shrugs it off a bit when he thinks about how close he came to the edge in his aviation exercise.
“That’s just how my life has always gone,” Riggs says with a laugh. “I’ve sort of become used to it.”
The sense of daring is a key element in Riggs’ brand of country, a rock-infused sound with a chip on its sonic shoulder from a guy who counts Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, George Jones and Blink-182 among his influences. Between the swampy, thumping hard-rock crunch of “Angola’s Lament,” the mysterious darkness of “Long Shot” and the feverish snarl of “High On A Country Song,” all of those raucous, rebellious elements find their place inside the boundary-pushing attitude on the two albums and two EPs Riggs has created on his own dime since 2010.
The music has become an essential piece of the red-dirt scene in Texas, though it’s earning a distinct spot in the national consciousness as well. Riggs’ last album – the 2016 release Breathless, distributed by indie Thirty Tigers – debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Others would view it as a major accomplishment to land in the same turf occupied by established acts backed by classically-branded companies, such as RCA Records, MCA, Warner Bros. or Columbia. But for Riggs, it’s just another plateau on the way to something bigger, even if he’s not sure what that something is.
“Life is full of mountains,” Riggs maintains, embracing the challenge. “I have to have something to climb. As soon as I climb one mountain peak, I’m looking for the next one, and that’s sort of what music has been for me all along.”
Jay Statham Band set to hit the Jim Beam Stage again Feb. 23rd!
Big Texas boys with big Texas hearts will be in CO to rock the Warehouse for a fun night of Red Dirt Country Music!
Jay Statham: Rhythm Guitar-Lead Vocals
Searching for: Lead Guitar
Cameron Taylor: Bass Guitar-Harmony Vocals
Trevor Leepor: Drums
Trevor Leeper & Lee Watts: Sound Techs
Great American Taxi are a rock & roll classic, a timeless mixture of gutsy pop, calloused hand country, blue-eyed R&B, and bare-knuckle barroom chooglin’ with songs for the everyman and woman grinding out the working week and anxious to shuffle the day’s cares away. The inheritors of the good times-bad times mojo of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, and Lowell George-era Little Feat, GAT are boogie rock champs with big beating hearts backed up by thousands of gigs and highway miles – real music for real people living each day as best they can, dreaming about Friday nights and scoring a few breaks in this wicked world...
DR. FEELGOOD'S TRAVELING MEDICINE SHOW
"The latest from Great American Taxi, Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine Show, cartwheels wonderfully through a range of moods, all while sounding of a piece. From the carnivalesque title track to the expansive Motherlode, to the easy flowing, handmade feel of Home, this is an album that takes you on a journey that you're glad to be on. It was an honor to produce this record, my second for the band, and a total blast working with them again!" - Tim Carbone
"I've heard the new Taxi record once and I already know I'm going to memorize it. There is a new scene happening right now that mixes jam and Americana. This band started it with songs where you're diggin' the words so much you're hoping maybe they won't interrupt them with a hippie jam, until they do...and then you're like...see? This is why I love these guys...it's medicinal Americana...I just coined that...you can have it." -- Todd Snider
“Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show,” the new album from Great American Taxi, with Arthur Lee Land now fronting, captures a slice of early 70s Clapton/Cale soft-boogie and country-rock and lets us recall the best of that past, without pandering to nostalgia just for the sake of it. On first needle drop, "We Can Run" is the hit on the new album. The cut instantly recalls early 70s era JJ Cale and Eric "Slowhand" Clapton soft boogie of cuts like "Lay Down Sally." The title track, "Dr Feelgood's Traveling Medicine Show" is a delectable bit of Americana carnival rock. "Home," my other favorite, is a wonderful mid-paced walking tune steeped in a classic country-rock groove ... and "All the Angels" plays to a darker, swampier, sweatier geography - one that feels thick and dank .. less Colorado, more Louisiana. Keeping on the Colorado Americana rock tradition of bands like Leftover Salmon, from whence the band was spawned, GAT produces a fun ride leading into 2017. – Chris K. / Colorado Playlist