Tag Archives: Bluegrass Music

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.

Chain Station Joins 752.2 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.

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.

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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.

Clarke Wright Joins 752.2 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.