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Buck Ford

July 6th, 2018 7:30 p.m. 

Cedar Ridges Golf Course

TWENTY-SEVEN YEAR OLD BUCK FORD IS A SINGING  AND RECORDING COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION!!!!

Nashville recording artist Buck Ford is a young, pure country singing sensation that focuses on keeping the traditional country sound and rhythm flowing. Bucks influences consist of George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Keith Whiteley, just to name a few. Buck and his band pride themselves on the fact that their performances “bring back to life” the sound and feel of real old country music.

Buck began his story as a professional motocross racer, riding the circuit for over a decade. He received a full ride endorsement with a Honda team through the West Coast Super Cross Series in 2009. He placed his riding career on hold to pursue his love and passion for country music. Despite his dedication and talent in the professional motocross scene, his heart has always been in country music.  His performances include his own written and composed music and covers songs from greats such as the likes of George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Keith Whitley, Craig Morgan, Wade Hayes, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Young, Billy Currington, Hank Jr., Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks and many more.

Buck has been successfully playing for over 7 years, and played with other fine musicians, such as The Time Jumpers, Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Wade Hayes, James Mitchell, Mike Johnson, Brent Mason, Paul Franklin, Kevin Grant, Lonnie Wilson, Larry Franklin, and many other talented musicians throughout the West Coast, South West and Nashville regions.

Buck has performed at fairs, festivals, rodeos, clubs, many private events, weddings, and parties. He has also had the pleasure of opening for Jason Micheal Carrol, Daryle Singletary, Steve Azar, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolias, Ty Herdon, John Michael Montgomery, Aaron Tippin, Jon Pardi, Arron Watson, Clint Black, Wade Hayes, Dustin Lynch and many times with Mark Chestnut. Buck has been able to combine the creative heart of country music with his values learned from his motocross endeavors, of dedication, discipline and perseverance. He has the strong professional work ethic to back up his notable vocal talent. He exudes the charisma that audiences, both young and old, appreciate and relate well to; people seem to like Buck, a kid from today’s generation, singing and paying respect to the values of the good ole days, making him a “one of a kind anomaly.” He’s a favorite everywhere he goes and a sure bet for any venue.

Buck’s newly released album, recorded in Nashville, “Where I Wanna Be” is currently available at CDbaby. Other albums like his 4th CD “Something Bout Those Cowgirls” was released in 2014. “Country Never Goes Outta Style” was released in June of 2012. “For Now”,was released in Oct 2010. This followed his first album from 2009, “Guitar and Gasoline”, (all CDs are available on itunes, buckford.com or cdbaby.com) Buck is currently playing pure country music all over the United States with his band, The Buck Ford Country Band. For more information, you can reach him at info@buckford.com, or to book performances, contact (707) 447-5251 or TEI at (916) 294-0800

Williams Brothers Band

William’s Brothers Band

August 11th, 2018 6:30 p.m.

Elks Park Softball Field

After 10 years as an essential member of the music scene in northern California, James “Papa Bear” Williams and his younger brother Phil & moved to Colorado in 2000. Since then THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND has established themselves as the musical anchor of Western Colorado. TWBB is one of the longest-running & is the most successful band in the area. They not only headline the region’s top venues & festivals, tour all over the western United States, but are the most requested direct support act to play with national touring acts playing the area as well. The hit single, “CIRCLES” was nominated for a Golden Kayak Award by the International Academy Of Independent Artists for best Rock Song. TWBB hit #1 on the mp3.com Blues charts twice with JOHNNY THE SQUIRREL, & DEEP ELEM BLUES. “LIVE AT THE MESA THEATER” was released April 2014. The first single GET ME DOWN immediately hit #5 on the Soundclick Americana Charts while the backing track CHINAMAN BLUES was the #2 song on podcasts world-wide. The album placed 3 songs simultaneously on Soundclick’s top 20 Blues Rock Charts as well. A new studio album is scheduled for release in the fall of 2018, the first single “Queen of the Honky Tonk” was released June 11th, 2018 and immediately hit #1 on the Indie Music People Country Charts. The Williams Brothers are true purveyors of american music and cross genres with ease and proficiency and have worked with artists as diverse as: THE WAILERS, THE DRIFTERS, 3 DOG NIGHT, BLIND MELON, JIMMY SMITH, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT, LITTLE FEAT, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, JERRY GARCIA BAND, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, THE SMITHEREENS, JOHNNY RIVERS, BRET MICHAELS, THOMAS RHETT, GRETCHEN WILSON, DARRYL WORELY, GEORGIA SATELITTES, STARSHIP, DEREK TRUCKS, ARCHIE LEE HOOKER, LOS LONELY BOYS, JO DEE MESSINA, THE LUMINEERS, LIVING COLOUR, JASON ISBELL, CRACKER, DOUG KERSHAW, TAYLOR HICKS, RUSTED ROOT, DREW EMMITT, VINCE HERMAN, LOTUS, JOE CRAVEN, CANNED HEAT, 2 LIVE CREW, SKID ROW, FIREFALL, POP EVIL, CHARLIE WORSHAM, JACK INGRAM, THE SAMPLES, LOGAN MIZE, JO JO HERMAN, MOTHER HIPS, CHRIS CAGLE, AMERICAN YOUNG, REV. PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND, ANDY GRIGGS, JOSHUA JAMES, JOHN BROWN’S BODY, ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, JERRY JOSEPH, STONEY LARUE, RECKLESS KELLY, LUKAS NELSON, LONDON SOULS, TONY FURTADO, OZOMATLI, C-BO, NEW MONSOON, HOT BUTTERED RUM, BROTHERS ROBERSON, HENRY BUTLER, ROYAL BLISS, ZUVUYA, GREAT AMERICAN TAXI, THAMUSEMEANT, SAM KININGER, CAROLYN WONDERLAND, THE MEDITATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS, FILIBUSTER, JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, RYAN SHUPE, CASEY DRIESSEN, KAN’NAL, ERIC MCFADDEN, ERIC LINDELL, EDDIE FROM OHIO, DAVID GANS, DELTA NOVE, THE MOTET, TRACY GRAMMER, REED FOEHL, BRUCE HAYES, (to name a few) in one way or another, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Williams Brothers have been putting together shows for other bands as well as performing heavily for the past 25+ years, a complete list of those affected would be impossible to gather but THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS have appeared at various festivals and top venues including but definitely not limited to: COUNTRY JAM 2015 – ’17 Mack, Co., CANYONLANDS MARATHON 2016 (headliner) Moab, Ut., FLIGHT DAYS 2017 Eagle, Co., BOULDER BOLDER 10K 2017 Boulder, Co., JEFFERSON PARK CONCERT SERIES 2016 (headliner) Denver, Co., PICKIN ON THE PINYON Glade Park, Co., 2015, COUNTRY ELEGANCE VIP UNPLUGGED AFTERPARTY 2015 & 2016 Grand Junction, Co., LOS ANGLES ROCK N ROLL MARATHON 2014 Los Angeles, Ca., DENVER ROCK-N-ROLL MARATHON 2012-2017 Denver, Co., TALON’S CHALLENGE 2013 & ’14 (headliner) Vail, Co., VEGAS ROCK N ROLL MARATHON Las Vegas, Nev. 2013, & 2017, UNCLE UNCANNY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Heber City, Ut. GJ OFF-ROAD 2013 – 2015 Grand Junction, Co., BEAVER CREEK RESORT 4th of JULY CELEBRATION 2013 Vail, Co., MESA COUNTY FAIR (headliner) 2012 & 2014 Grand Junction, Co., MIKE THE HEADLESS CHICKEN FESTIVAL (headliner) 2012, ’16 – ’17 Fruita, Co., FRUITA FALL FESTIVAL 2001-’06, & 2012, 2015 -’17 Fruita, Co., DESERT ROCKS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005 – 2012 (multi-year headliner) Moab, Ut., SOUTHWEST FEST (multi-year headliner) 2002-2012 Grand Junction, Co., TOUGH MUDDER 2012 Beaver Creek, Co., PORK & HOPS CHALLENGE 2007, ’09, ’10, (2011 headliner), ’14-’17 Grand Junction, Co., MARBLE FEST 2010 (headliner) Marble Co., 922 FESTIVAL (festival host)1990-2014 Sacramento, Ca., & Grand Junction, Co., GATEWAY CANYONS BLUES FESTIVAL (headliner) 2010 Gateway, Co., HOT AUGUST NIGHTS @ WESTERN COLORADO BOTANICAL GARDENS AMPITHEATER (headliner) 2004, ’05, & ’10 Grand Junction, Co., MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL 2009 (2014 headliner) Paonia, Co., MIDNIGHT SUN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 Rifle, Co., Drive 105 Listener Appreciation Party (headliner) 2009 @ Sunlight Resort, Glenwood Springs Co., EAGLE COUNTY FAIR 2009 Eagle Co., WINTERFEST ON OLD PEARL STREET (headliner) 2009 Denver, Co., 2ND ANNUAL FRESH HOPS CELEBRATION (headliner) 2008 Denver, Co. BURNING MOUNTAIN DAYS 2006 & ’09 Newcastle Co., March of Dimes WALK AMERICA CELEBRATION 2005 – 2008 (headliner) Grand Junction, Co., ROCK JAM 2006 – 2008 Mack, Co., PALISADE PEACH FESTIVAL (headliner) 2006 – 2008 Palisade, Co., RAMBLE ON THE RIVER 2007 @ MISHAWAKA AMPITHEATER Bellvue, Co., THUNDER MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL (headliner) Olathe, Co. 2007, LAS COLONIAS AMPHITHEATER, MESA THEATER, AVALON THEATER Grand Junction Co, BELLY UP, Aspen, Co., GRANDE RIVER VINEYARDS Palisade, Co., THE ELDO Crested Butte Co., PARADISE THEATER, Paonia, Co., MARILYN’S on K Sacramento, Ca., CONNECTICUT YANKEE San Francisco, Ca., BRIAN HEAD SKI RESORT, Brian Head Ut., POWDERHORN SKI RESORT Mesa Co., THE CAT CLUB W. Hollywood, Ca., GRIZZLY ROSE Golden, Co., DULCINEA’S 100TH MONKEY Denver, Co., QUIXOTE’S TRUE BLUE Denver, Co., VAIL ALE HOUSE Vail, Co., THE BUCKHORN SALOON Laramie, Wy., FIRST STREET PUB Nederland, Co., STEVE’S GUITARS Carbondale, Co., THE SUMMIT Durango, Co., DOWNSTAIRS, Park City, Ut., TRADEWINDS Lake Tahoe, Ca.

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Nebo Road

September 3rd, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Elks Park Softball Field

Nebo Road is a high-energy country band performing some of Country’s greatest hits; from Jason Aldean to Kenny Chesney, this band is guaranteed to please crowds. The members of Nebo Road are veteran musicians from across the U.S.—from L.A. to Nashville to the Carolinas—and came together right here in Utah. Lead singer Clayton Smalley delivers powerful vocals supported by Rock n’ Roll guitarists Hayden Cluff, Greg Simpson, and Kevin Cunningham, as well as drummer Cody Simpson and bassist Don Rollins. All members of the group sing, creating riveting vocal harmonies that will stun audiences, so get on your feet and prepare yourself for an incredible country experience!