The Clearwings is an independent alt-folk duo with a focus on the intimacy of live performance. They combine tight harmonies with driving guitar, bringing a modern edge to a classic folk sensibility. The result is a dynamic sound, with influences ranging from 60s greats like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and Ian & Sylvia, to modern rock interpreters like The White Stripes and The Strokes.
The Clearwings is fronted equally by Raven Adams (vocals) and Mark Phillips (vocals & guitar). While Raven is native to Santa Cruz, California and Mark from Golden, Colorado, the pair began collaborating on music in college in Maine and moved to Colorado in 2009. They formed the Clearwings in December of 2013, performing folk standards and unexpected covers around Denver while developing original material.
In August 2015, the Clearwings released a single, ”Nothing to Say” and B-side track (”I don’t believe a thing”). The duo launched their first tour (called the “New Hip Tour” for Mark’s newly reconstructed hip joint) to support the release, playing shows from San Francisco to Cheyenne throughout the end of the year. After a short break while Mark had a second hip surgery, the Clearwings released the “Rocks in My Shoes” EP in May 2016.
The Clearwings are very excited that their music is being played on 7522 Radio.
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”Feels Like Home” begins by welcoming you in from the rain the warmth of the hearth with the Paul Simon classic ”Kathy’s Song”. Before you know it, the rugs are rolled up and a dance floor is cleared. Mary Beth takes listeners to her grandparent’s dairy farm back in the 1940’s with ”Threshing Time”, a tune she co-wrote with her 85 year old father. Airing fears, worry and concern is still a part of family gatherings. The burdens are shared and then released with Gary White’s ”Long, Long Time”. Mary Beth takes the Linda Rondstadt cover and places it in a bluegrass arrangement, giving it new breath. She then leads you slowly into the wee hours of the evening (to the bedroom) with ”The Medley” and concludes with an original ditty welcoming the morning and the gift of a new day with ”Cottonwood Creek”.
Mary Beth Cross is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. Her music is a soulful, intimate acoustic mix of original and classic tunes. Her new EP titled ”Feels Like Home” incorporates traditional Bluegrass instruments into her arrangements. Mary Beth’s originals are inspired by the stories of her family, the forests and farms of her Wisconsin upbringing, and Colorado, where she makes her home.
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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 Radio.
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