Cooder Graw











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The past two years have been quite a ride for the West Texas-based band Cooder Graw. In that short period of time, the group has grown from playing small 100 seat venues to performing as the headliner in front of thousands at musical events throughout Texas and Oklahoma. They have opened shows for some of Texas' biggest stars (Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram, Jerry Jeff Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, among others). Their first CD was recorded live in 1998 was self-produced, and cost less than $1000. Their debut studio CD of 12 original songs, released in November 1999, was produced by Grammy Award winner Ray Benson and 9-time #1 country songwriter Hayden Nicholas.The disc features several special guest performances by major recording artists the group never even dreamed of meeting just months ago. The award-winning group Asleep at the Wheel even joined the band in recording one song on the new offering. 1999 has also brought the band corporate sponsorship, media notice in several newspapers and magazines, and radio airplay on stations throughout Texas. In addition, Cooder Graw has grabbed the attention of several corporate players in the music industry such as Hastings Entertainment, AristoMedia, Bismeaux Productions, and Anderson Merchandisers. The motion picture industry has taken notice of Cooder Graw as well. In April 1999, the band headlined the premiere party for the Universal Pictures release "EdTV" in Austin, Texas. And the band's music will be featured on the soundtrack to the new Trimark Pictures release "Held Up" in theaters later this year. It is very rare for a band to experience the phenomenal increase in popularity that Cooder Graw has the past two years (especially a band coming from the sparsely populated Texas Panhandle). The reason Cooder Graw's star is rising is so quickly is simple. Those who have seen and heard this band will tell you that this band is fun to watch, their music is catchy, their performances rowdy and energetic, and last, but obviously not least, the members are accomplished musicians. Rich Brotherton of Robert Earl Keen's band called Cooder Graw's music "Loud Country." Cooder Graw is now taking their loud country all over Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest, one town and one dancehall at a time.
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Cooder Graw  10/11/2004            
Wild Bill
Have not heard it, but know it will be awsome.
Cooder Graw  10/07/2004            
Fan
WOW! I was at their concert and I fell absolutely in love with Cooder's music!!! It's unbelievably positive and nice rythms. Now they have one more fan in Russia!!
Cooder Graw  10/04/2004            
Heather T
This album "Wake Up" has to be the finest album released in the "Texas Country Music" scene in quite a while. I have been a listener of this genre for a few years now and have remained rather unimpressed by what many think is better country music than Nashville. It's usually not as cheesy as Nashville at best. Cooder Graw's version of this state's homegrown music is original, creative, and something I am proud to call Texan. You must buy this CD if you want to know how it can be done in this great state of ours. Maybe you've been asleep or drugged by the "other guys'" attempts. Take this opportunity to WAKE UP and buy your copy of Cooder Graw's latest and greatest CD. You won't regret it.
Cooder Graw  10/01/2004            
W Boys
Just heard a copy of "Wake Up." Some of the best stuff, I've heard in Years. You put this on your Car CD player and head west on a 2 lane Texas highway, you'll drive into the pacific ocean before you want to stop driving and listening. Songs that mean something, song that touch the soul of what Texas really is, and it does it in a poetic and powerful way. THere's a song called "Crystal" outwardly about a girl, but it's about using Crystal Meth. If you ever think about using, listen to this song first. "She'll hit you in the nose and knock out your teeth."
Cooder Graw  09/30/2004            
Len Bryan
What can be said about Cooder Graw that has not already been mentioned in these reviews? I have been to a ton of shows, from Gilley's in Dallas to Blaine's Pub in San Angelo and almost everywhere in between, and I can honestly say Cooder Graw gets better every time I see them. With many performers, if you've seen one concert, you've seen them all. The playlists are all the same, and even the banter between songs seems scripted. This is NOT the case with Cooder Graw. Matt' lyrics and stage presence connect the audience with the band immediately, and the outstanding musicians in the band keep everyone within earshot riveted to the Loud Country. Kelly Test is an absolute master of the drums, while Paul Baker plays the bass like it's on fire. "Buffalo" Nick Worley is a genuis with the fiddle, and any attempts to describe Kelly Turner's unbelievable guitar playing would never do him justice. If you see no other Texas music live this year, go see Cooder Graw. You WILL be hooked. Their new CD - "Wake Up" will be released October 19. This may be the album that blasts Cooder into the national spotlight. No band deserves it more; these men and their crew are the hardest-working, most genuine, friendliest people I have ever had the great pleasure of meeting. In a small way, I will be sad to see them become world famous. I am sure they will never forget their Texas roots, but I am not looking forward to the day I won't be able to drive a couple of hours and see their awesome show for 8 bucks. On the other hand, When Cooder Graw does make it big and fills the stadiums across the nation, you can bet I'll be in the crowd every chance I get, singing every word to every song. God bless you guys and your families, and keep up the terrific work!!
Cooder Graw  09/10/2004            
Billy Johnson
Just heard cuts from upcoming CD. Song - "Chiclets" maybe best thing I've ever heard
Cooder Graw  07/29/2004            
Shorty Baker
Best Live show in Texas and they don't sound like anyone else, but themselves. They have a new CD coming out in September and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Cooder Graw  07/21/2004            
redneck7321
COODER GRAW IS THE BEST!!! Get Her Done! Travis Boerne
Cooder Graw  07/08/2004            
D Lee
Love, Love, Love, them!! Real lyrics, real music, and a breath of fresh air after radio wearing out the top 40 all the time.
Cooder Graw  06/11/2004            
Pantsfiddler
BAD ASS show at Gruene Hall!!!!!
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