Category Archives: Folk Music

Richard Gilbert Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To His Music On 752.2 Radio.

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Richard Gilbert’s songs are image-rich narratives built around insightful lyrics and perfectly placed melodies that reflect on a range of emotions, public and private, making statements you can relate to with messages that touch.

Born in Fort Worth, TX, Richard Gilbert has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 14 years old. Inspired by the James Taylor’s lyrics and playing style and Al Green’s voice, Gilbert worked for years to channel those eclectic influences into a unique style characterized by unconventional musicality but firmly rooted in folk traditions.

Gilbert has released two full-length albums, 2005’s Can’t Stop the Rain and 2011’s On the Run (hailed by Tom Franks of Folkwords as a collection of “soul-soothing songs that will stand the test of time”), and two EP, 2013’s Faraway Girl and 2015 “I Love The Night” which received a nomination for best music video “The Ghost of Blind Lemon” Awards.

Most recently Gilbert has released “I Love The Night” which received glowing reviews by Tom Franks of Folkwords UK and Lucinda Breeding Denton Record Chronicle. He has continued to expand his music to Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. Playing recently at the Backwoods Music Festival. In 2017 Gilbert was asked to perform at The Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, which had acts such as The B-52’s, Shooter Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Richard is now reaching out to a larger following. He will be in Colorado on a mini tour.

Richard Gilbert is very excited that his music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

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The Clearwings Release A New EP On 752.2 Radio

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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.

Listen to The Clearwings on 7522 Radio Music Channel.

Mary Beth Cross Releases ”Feels Like Home” EP On 752.2 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.

Drew Shofield Joins 752.2 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 Radio.

Listen To Drew Schofield Music On His Music Channel.

Dakota Blonde Joins 7522 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.