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Chris Thompson & Coral Creek Band Join 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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The CORAL CREEK STRING BAND is a dynamic and talented acoustic project from Colorado, USA, playing genre-bending original music and unique renditions of traditional bluegrass tunes and Americana classics.  Coral Creek performs the original music of Chris Thompson (guitar/vocals) and features some of the top acoustic players in the Colorado music scene today including  Jordan Ramsey (mandolin/vocals), Christine King (fiddle/vocals) and Andrew Bonnis (bass/vocals).  With the release of his new record, THE ROAD AHEAD (produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident), Chris Thompson has emerged on the Colorado music scene as a song-writing force appealing to the traditional bluegrass, new-grass and jam-band audiences alike.  The Coral Creek String Band released their first studio record, FORTY YEARS, in August of 2012 and will be supporting the record with tours in the US, Europe and the Caribbean.

Members of Coral Creek have performed and recorded with distinguished musicians including Sam Bush, Dave Grisman, Darol Anger, Gretchen Wilson, Sally van Meter, Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth and Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Ben Kaufman and Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band), Pete Wernick (Hot Rize), Cornmeal, Hot Buttered Rum, Greensky Bluegrass, and more. Members of the Coral Creek String Band have played many of the top regional and national bluegrass, country and rock music festivals.  Since forming in early 2012, the Coral Creek String Band has headlined several festivals including the prestigious Birkenried Bluegrass Festival outside Ulm, Germany, kicking off a three week European tour.

Originally from Rochester, MN, Chris Thompson has lived and performed in Europe, Mexico, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and throughout the US.  In 2001, Chris settled down in Colorado, planted roots and started writing and recording his unique flavor of roots music.

Chris Thompson & Coral Creek Band is excited that their music is heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to Chris Thompson & Coral Creeks’s Music Channel with their music albums.

Giddyup Kitty Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Giddyup Kitty, together since 2007, is an all-female, high-energy group that performs contemporary country-grass music with a sweet southern flavor — Bill Monroe meets Dolly Parton! With mando, guitar, dobro, fiddle and bass instrumentation, audiences are impressed with their original material and their fine feline interpretations of some of the better-known classics.

Based in Colorado, the Denver Post says they are “the finest bluegrass you’ll find anywhere.” Weaving fine melodies with rich harmony, these award-winning musicians create a show that leaves an audience joyful, and asking for more!

They call themselves Giddyup Kitty because the name captures the enthusiasm, excitement and energy they feel about their music. Quentin Young from The Longmont Times Call describes Giddyup Kitty as a “bluegrass band made up of serious pickers, accomplished harmonizers and experienced performers.” In 2009 the band placed third at the Telluride Band Competition.

Giddyup Kitty is going to perform a Front Row Ticket Concert on 7522 Radio in 2016.  Look for the upcoming date and reserve your free ticket (you must be a member of 7522 Radio).

Listen to Giddyup Kitty’s 7522 Music Channel with their albums, podcast interviews and live concerts.

Facing West Releases New Album On 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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On 12/13/14 Facing West signed with Pando Records an ADA/Warner Music label. Facing West quickly entered into Rusty Sun Audio studio and began recording their full length label debut album with producer Joshua Bertrand.


Listen To The Long Way Home Album On 7522 Beach Mountain Radio.

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.