Cooder Graw

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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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 172

Cooder Graw  01/15/2003            
miller man
Walker, you really are a MORON!!! Quit leaving asshole reviews and go F@%$ yourself!!
Cooder Graw  11/20/2002            
miller man
I've seen CG twice, and from the first time i'd ever heard them, they were my favorite group. They just keep getting better and I can't wait to see them again.
Cooder Graw  11/06/2002            
Three things... one, Walker, you're an idiot, you rag on everybody for no reason, why don't you go listen to some Kenny Chesney or other gay crap... two...just to clear it up, the band's name is Cooder Graw, and the guy who plays the Washboard is Matt Martindale, one talented dude... Three...Go see these guys, they kick ass
Cooder Graw  11/03/2002            
These guys are awesome! Cooder plays an old washer board with these crazy gloves! Its great! Check 'em out at too so you can see him live! He really puts on a show and has some great music! I'm sure you've heard "Llano Estacado!" on that truck commercial before...crazy! This guy's music is greaqt so check him out!!!! I hope he comes to play in Dallas soon because I saw him in Houston at the Firehouse and I can't wait to see him again! What a show and what a great performer! The whole band has great personality & ROCKS!!!
Cooder Graw  09/25/2002            
Who the hell is Walker????
Cooder Graw  09/24/2002            
Hey Walker, I guess you're just another dumbass frustrated guitar player who thinks anyone that DOES have talent (unlike yourself) should try to make a living sitting in some dive bar playing their hearts out (for tips)for idiots like you (who usually bitch about paying a cover charge)
Cooder Graw  09/20/2002            
I hate you walker!
Cooder Graw  09/18/2002            
Unoriginal sellouts. How many real musicians dream of being on a Dodge commercial? Not me.
Cooder Graw  09/02/2002            
The Coors Man
Damn good music! Exciting and energetic.
Cooder Graw  07/26/2002            
Tracie Angelly
Simply the best band in a while. The best I've ever seen live. Such energy, you can't help but dance and try to sing along. Believe me, the first time I saw them live, I'd never heard any of their songs. I was ready to "Shuffle on the salt" all night long after that!
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