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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.

Cowboy Brad Fitch Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Cowboy Brad Fitch specializes in original folk and western music. Brad performs in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the Red Rocks amphitheater.   People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his concert schedules in Colorado and Arizona.   For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts all across the USA.   These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have set attendance records at their venues. Brad has performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times.

Raised in Estes Park, Colorado, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He performs around 300 shows each year at venues throughout the US.  He performed during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and has opened for an impressive array of folk and western artists.   He received the Hawaii Music Award in 2009.   Brad has recorded 19 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle.

Live music creates atmosphere and is a powerful addition to any gathering. Whether providing an acoustic backdrop or the centerpiece, Brad touches the audience and surroundings with his engaging performances.

“The purpose of my music is to have fun and to share that with others”, he says.   “I intend for my songs to express the wonder of being alive on this beautiful planet, and I hope they will help listeners to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy.    If my music takes you to a pleasant place in your heart or your mind, then I have accomplished my purpose.”

Cowboy Brad Fitch is excited about joining 7522 Radio and he looks forward to performing a few Front Row Ticket Concerts on 7522 Radio.

7522 Radio broadcasted 11 Cowboy Brad  (with John Denver Tribute) live concerts this past summer.

Listen To Cowboy Brad’s Music, Podcasts, Interviews & Concerts.

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.

Katherine Dines (Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta) Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Katherine Dines is an award-winning children’s songwriter, recording and teaching artist who performs throughout the world.  Since 1993, her concerts have captivated children and family audiences, and her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC cds (11 in series) have garnered over 30 national awards – including a Grammy nomination and a Platinum record.

An advocate for literacy, the arts and education, Katherine serves on several national boards and presents keynote addresses at early childhood and library conferences. Her songs have been featured in Build-A-Bear Workshops, Disney’s 101 Dalmations Dog Songs, Hallmark greeting cards, and United Airlines and can be heard regularly on satellite radio stations.  She resides in Denver, Colorado and continues to write songs for other clients, and expand Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC into other product areas such as books, toys, movies, the world wide web and television.

The Story of Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta

Once upon a time, when I was growing up, my parents, brother, sister, three sets of aunties and uncles, 13 cousins and 6 dogs, (plus one scrawny stray cat we called “Tidbit”), gathered for Sunday lunch at my grandmother’s house.

While the biscuits baked, the potatoes boiled and the chicken fried, the grown ups chatted quietly in the living room and the children played in the yard. Rain or wind, sun or snow, we were a wild and giggly bunch who made such a ruckus that no one could get our attention, except for our Granny. And this is how she did it. She opened up the kitchen door, cupped her hands around her lips, and hollered this at the top of her lungs:

“KICK-ta-bill-icky/ALL-uh-guh-LOCK-sta/HUNK-TA-BUNK-TA Boo. Yooooo-Hooooo!” That was her special way of letting us know lunch was ready.

That’s the story of how I learned about Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta. The rest of the story is that our Granny learned it from her great grandmother. So now, it’s at least 200 years old. To this day, nobody knows (or can remember) where it came from, who said it first, or what it really means. It could be Celtic, Welsh or Scottish, because that’s where Granny’s great grandmother lived. Maybe someone made it up. It might even be an African dialect, Chinese, Farsi or Eskimo. Do you know?

Once I heard it I never forgot it, and the same thing might happen to you. Just think, if you learn it and then pass it on to your children’s children, who knows how many birthdays it might celebrate! The End (NOT!).

Katherine is excited about her music being heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to the Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta Music Channel with their albums, podcast interviews and live concerts.