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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.

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.

Clarke Wright Joins 7522 Beach Mountain Radio

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Clarke Wright has been playing music in some form or another since the early 1970s. He worked with David Ferretta and the Sunday River Boys in Denver in the mid ’70s and appears on their Biscuit City recording “You Can Dress ‘Em Up, But You Can’t Take ‘Em Out.” If you ask Clarke how long he has been playing fiddle he will tell you, “Long enough to where you would say, ‘Wow, shouldn’t you be better than that?'” He has spent over 30 years with The Hollywood Rodeo Band and later their pared down acoustic version, High, Wide and Handsome. HRB/HWH recorded 7 albums and has toured extensively, visiting over 40 nations and territories, entertaining our nation’s Armed Forces.

He picked up the fiddle ‘sometime back in the 20th Century’, and is self taught. “When I hit a wrong note or clam-out a break, I just blame my teacher,” Clarke says.

Originally from Minnesota and the son of an Episcopal Priest, Clarke has evolved into “A Heckuva Fiddle Player” (AHFP). Clarke plays mostly fiddle and guitar, but also mandolin and bass sometimes.

He plays 4 and 5-string fiddles and gets his inspiration and is influenced by Byron Berline, Bob Wills, Tommy Jackson, Leon Rausch, Tom Morrell and the Time Warp Tophands, Johnny Gimble, Vassar Clements, Chet Atkins, Randy “Snuffy” Elmore and a whole lot more!

Clarke is extremely excited about joining 7522 Radio and he looks forward to record some podcasts (and play live) very soon.

Listen To Clarke Wright’s Music Albums.