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Ambiance Evolution Joins 7522 Radio

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Ambiance Evolution is a multi-genre trio formed by pianist Katie Tall and vocalist Amelia Petrie in 2012. Originally, they came together to share their passion for music. They loved working together so much that they started collaborating on creating their own music; taking elements of their favorite musical styles. Amelia and Katie love writing songs with poetic lyrics and rich and complex harmonies. They have three hours of original music ready to perform, and if a slightly different set is needed, they pepper the originals with as many crowd-pleasing cover songs as desired (such as songs by Adele, Muse, Florence + the Machine, Stevie Nicks and Dave Matthews). In July, 2014, they expanded their sound with the addition of Jon Ward, drummer extraordinaire.

Biographies

Katie Tall, Piano/Guitar/Percussion/Back-Up Vocals…is a pianist, guitarist, percussionist, singer-songwriter, classical music composer, and teacher living in Denver, CO. Since she was very young, Katie has immersed herself in writing poetry and music, and continues to explore as many different sounds and musical genres as possible. Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Mozart, Bach, and Theloneous Monk are just a few musical geniuses that have inspired Katie to write music. Katie also writes and performs for reggae/alternative rock band The Dubterraneans, and continues playing classical music as well.

Amelia Petrie, Vocals/Guitar/Percussion…is a classically trained singer and folk guitarist. She recently began songwriting for Ambiance, and continues to teach, as she has been doing for 23 years. She has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance and has been studying classical voice since 1986. Although she is a coloratura soprano and sings classical music, she has taught the bel canto technique to all genres with great success; particularly with lead singers of rock bands who find that the style is very hard on their voices. In the past few years, Amelia has expanded her vocal range and style to include pop, jazz, and folk melodies. Amelia is known for her clear, distinctive voice and performance charm.

Jon Ward, Drum, percussion and “things that go bump in the night”… lives in Denver, Colorado, not far from downtown. Jon has been playing drums since his teen years in North Carolina. Jon has played in several rock bands in both North Carolina and Colorado, as well as in high school and college. Most recently he’s played drums with Katie in the Dubterraneans, a rock/reggae band. He is a big fan of most styles of music and can often be found taking in the scene at The Fillmore, The Ogden, The Bluebird and (his favorite) Red Rocks. Some of his favorite bands are The Avett Brothers, Drive By Truckers, Govt Mule, Jason Isbell and many of the classic rock bands from the 70’s. He’s also a fan of Avicii, Pink, Fitz and The Tantrums and Deadmaus.

Ambiance Evolution is excited that their music is heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to the Ambiance Evolution Music Channel.

Mary Beth Cross Releases ”Feels Like Home” EP 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.

Listen To The Mary Beth Cross Music Album “Feels Like Home” On 7522 Beach Mountain Radio.

Chain Station Joins 7522 Radio

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Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor stringband from the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. They’ve become known for catchy and lyrically-poignant original songs which flow from the mountains, through them and right back to you! Pure Mountain Music!

Their live shows have become that of legend, with energy and stage antics that guarantee one hell of a night out. Equally comfortable rocking a packed club, playing backyard BBQ’s, or providing tasteful mountain music for your wedding, this band does it all…with style. Please see the contact info to pack a venue in your neck of the woods.

What people are saying:

Dancin’ With The Law is a big leap forward for the group, and the recording fits alongside albums by some of Colorado’s other, more established modern bluegrass bands. While the group isn’t all button-down traditional (they still know how to have fun), their tight picking, great harmonies and solid songwriting make the band, and for that matter the album, appear to be much more mature and developed than many acts twice their age.
Denver’s Marquee Magazine

Denver stringband Chain Station may only be a four piece, but their ample picking capabilities give the ensemble a much fuller sound. Their instrumental pieces, like “Gotta Have Gawd,” are intricate and deep, yet sparse enough to allow each player to be truly heard. Their lyrical numbers though, have a funny irreverence to them. Their track “Three Long Daze,” for example, sings about how it would take “three long days to clean the hippie out of this place.” The track might be the best dedication to hippie men wearing skirts since Railroad Earth’s “I’m a Mess.”
Denver’s Marquee Magazine

Chain Station is excited to join 7522 Radio.

Listen to Chain Station’s 7522 Music Channel with their music albums.