Category Archives: Colorado Band

Chris Thompson & Coral Creek Band Join 752.2 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 752.2 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 752.2 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.

World Famous Johnsons Join 7522 Radio

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World Famous Johnsons (WFJ) are a rock band founded by guitar player Julian Anderson (1963 – 2012) from Dogs of Pleasure.

The lineup sometimes features Matthew Johnson on guitar/vocals formerly of Great White, Shane Delray on guitar/vocals, Scooter Kennedy on guitar, Scott Parker on bass/vocals, Justin Conant on vocals, and Jimmy D on drums/vocals.

After the release of the full length CD “Hitchhiking is Overrated” at the Gothic Theatre on December 1st 2012 and numerous shows, the World Famous Johnsons are now in the studio recording the next CD.

The first recorded song “All Ready Dead” now is available for as free download and new releases are set for the future including Long Way Gone! The World Famous Johnsons as a collective have shared the stage with multiple national touring bands and artists including Jack Russell’s Great White, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Jake E Lee, Red Dragon Cartel, XYZ, Lola Black, Saigon Kick, Love/Hate, I Mother Earth, Nuclear Assault, Omen, Mind Bomb, Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, L.A. GUNS, Warner Drive, Quiet Riot, and many more.

The World Famous Johnsons Are Excited To Be On 7522 Radio.

Listen To World Famous Johnsons Music On 7522 Cape Cod Radio.

Elephant Revival Joins 7522 Radio

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“Where words fail… music speaks.”

That simple line atop Elephant Revival’s Facebook page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium can. Even when we don’t understand one another’s languages – we can be moved by a rhythm, soothed by a song. Brought together by a unified sense of purpose – the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone.

The five souls in Elephant Revival are Sage Cook (banjo, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and fiddle); Bridget Law (fiddle, octave fiddle); Bonnie Paine (washboard, djembe, musical saw, stompbox); Daniel Rodriguez (guitar, banjo, bass); and Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo). All share vocals and write songs. Paine delivers additional beats via footstomps on plywood, her stockinged feet doing near jigs as her hands, encased in antique leather gloves, rub silver nickel against corrugated metal.

This Nederland, Colorado quintet are, needless to say, quite a sound to be experienced – especially when they fall into the pocket of a groove containing elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alt-country and folk.

The Indie Acoustic Music Project simply labeled their sound “progressive edge.” At least, that’s the category in which it placed the band when it gave their Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS, a best CD of 2011 award. It’s as good a label as any to convey what Rose has described as their mission: “to close the gap of separation between us through the eternal revelry of song and dance.”

Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other nonprofits supporting humanitarian causes. Their very name was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. The band related that heart-rending story during their April 2012 debut on fellow Coloradoans Nick & Helen Forster’s internationally syndicated “eTown” radio show – like Elephant Revival, a blend of music and social consciousness.

Sitting in the audience during their performance, one music blogger was moved to write, “Elephant Revival serenaded the crowd with arabesque melodies, harmonies and rhythms that braided and coiled into a sublime aural tapestry. Their instrumental dynamics, verse, and even the harrowing story that inspired their appellation, invoked the majesty, mystery and sorrow of Mother Earth.”

They are excited about their music being heard on 7522 Radio.

Listen to Elephant Revival’s 7522 Music Channel with their music albums.