Category Archives: Folk Music

Drew Shofield Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Drew Schofield of Denver, CO is a singer/songwriter in the Alt Folk vein and his sound has been compared to greats John Ondrasik and Kenny Loggins.

Shortly after releasing his debut album “Away We Go” in late 2012, Drew was hand selected by Grammy Award winning producer John Shanks as a top 10 finalist in Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter 2 nation-wide competition. The competition brought national attention to Drew’s music, and he has begun to explore performances across the US. Drew shared the stage with John Mayer in May of 2013 during a special appearance at Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA.

He also was the winner of Southwest Airlines’ Take the Stage in Music City” competition, and the future looks ever brighter for the young artist as doors continue to open for his music career.

Drew is excited to have his music heard on 7522 Beach Mountain Radio.

Listen To Drew Schofield Music On His Music Channel.

Dakota Blonde Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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“Soulful, delicate, powerful, insightful, all that and more,” are the words Michael Johnson (International recording artist/song-writer) uses to describe Dakota Blonde. “Highly addictive & absolutely contagious” is how their loyal & captivated audiences describe them! Any way you put it, Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella & Tony Raddell have certainly played and sung their way into countless hearts &  souls around the globe!  They met through their careers in Music Therapy, working with children and  adolescents who are emotionally troubled.  Therapy,  yes, they have a special knack for including  audiences in their music and finding the heart strings that music plays in all of us.

This special capacity for empathy could explain the titanium bond the band quickly forms with their audiences.  “Wonderful souls on and off the stage!”  Performing originals and covers with their unique blend of heart, humor, authenticity and spirit, Dakota Blonde has had overwhelming success with all of their CD releases! …and they just keep  ’em coming!  The group has received top honors for their song-writing, CD projects and performances across  the country, and even internationally.  You certainly won’t want to miss the opportunity to become a  Blonde-Head!

Dakota Blonde is one of the most unique acoustic sounds around!  Their combination of original tunes and carefully selected covers, along with their endearing stage presence and humor is out of this world!

Their musical sound is hard to classify, but best put, they are acoustic folk, part bluegrass, part acoustic rock, part singer/songwriter, and sometimes even Celtic!  They are a unique blend of heart, authenticity and contagious spirit!  Their acoustic sound is like no other, with such tightly blended harmonies that you would swear they were born to sing together!

You just have to experience a Dakota Blonde show to know what you’ve been missing!

They are excited about their music being heard on 7522 Radio and their previous live concert is available for listening on 7522 Radio.

Listen To Dakota Blonde Music On 7522 Radio.

Elephant Revival Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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“Where words fail… music speaks.”

That simple line atop Elephant Revival’s Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don’t understand one another’s languages – we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose – the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone.

The five souls in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sound to be experienced – especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.

The Indie Acoustic Music Project simply labeled their sound “progressive edge.” At least, that’s the category in which it placed the band when it gave their Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS, a best CD of 2011 award. It’s as good a label as any to convey what Rose has described as their mission: “to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance.”

Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofits supporting humanitarian causes. Their very name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. The band related that heart-rending story during their April 2012 debut on fellow Coloradoans Nick & Helen Forster’s internationally syndicated “eTown” radio show – like Elephant Revival, a blend of music and social consciousness.

Sitting in the audience during their performance, one music blogger was moved to write, “Elephant Revival serenaded the crowd with arabesque melodies, harmonies and rhythms that braided and coiled into a sublime aural tapestry. Their instrumental dynamics, verse, and even the harrowing story that inspired their appellation, invoked the majesty, mystery and sorrow of Mother Earth.”

They are excited about their music being heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to Elephant Revival’s 7522 Music Channel with their music albums.

Jeffrey Dallet Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Jeffrey Dallet is kind of a curator, wandering around logging events and stories to formulate his music known as Folk n’ Roll. Located in Denver, Colorado this singer songwriter plays regularly locally as well as in foreign territory. Lyrically driven, this folk n’ roll music looks to permeate the musical realms of today.

A folk n’ roll stroll along the avenues of commentary, chaos, and story telling. Proses and poems set to music to embark on a journey through the labyrinth of the human mind. Influences: Steve Young, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, Mr. Zimmerman, Jewel, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen.

Jeffrey is excited for his music to be heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to The Jeffrey Dallet 7522 Radio Music Channel.