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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Cooder Graw  09/25/2001            
Dallas D. Fillingim
Be checking out Cooder Graw's upcoming CD release "Shifting Gears", which will be in stores on Oct. 2nd. You will want to add this CD to your collection, as well as their Cooder Graw cd and the "Segundo" cd. Their style and charisma are without a doubt one of Texas' finest, and the genuine character of these guys are far and beyond the best. Do check this band out, you will be happy you did!
Cooder Graw  08/16/2001            
Tony Varnado
See, I told you I was sick ... check Cory Morrow for my Cooder Graw review ... duhhhh
Cooder Graw  05/08/2001            
Jon T.
I don't know if I've ever heard a better sound, and the LIVE shows are exactly the way it sounds on their Segundo cd. I can't get enough of Cooder Graw, and I urge everyone to take a moment to get their cd, and if you can, make it out to see them. Their good, in all the sense of the word!
Cooder Graw  04/19/2001            
Ryan Kirkland
Cooder Graw was by far the best Texas Honkey Tonk group that I have seen. They all were all very down to earth, and you can bet that we will see them again.
Cooder Graw  03/29/2001            
Nothing beats a Cooder Graw concert! They are full of energy, fun, and excitement. I have followed them all over Texas and will continue to do so! Not to even mention their friendlyness!! I haven't been to a show where they didn't stick around forever after the show to talk. Now they even recognize us and always flash those smiles! A definite must see!
Cooder Graw  03/24/2001            
Justin Austin
Just have to say it, Cooder Graw is the sh@!!!! These guys are the perfect Texas band, full of energy in their LIVE shows and the cds allow you to feel as if your at the shows all the time. These guys stay around after their shows, they take the time to visit and make you feel as if your part of their music family. Thanks to the guys of Cooder Graw for providing all of us with "real" Texas music.
Cooder Graw  03/20/2001            
Ty Thurman
I have had the pleasure of seeing Cooder Graw in concert many times. They are so full of energy its unreal. If you ever get a chance to see them TAKE IT!!! You will be glad you did.
Cooder Graw  03/18/2001            
Hillary Chambers
I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Martindale (of the band Cooder Graw) the other day at a private party at Babe's. First off, he is stunning to look at. Then, I saw him perform. Check out these guys CDs. They are going to hop right into the hearts of anyone that listens to them.
Cooder Graw  03/14/2001            
John Luke
After seeing Cooder Graw live, I had to get my hands on their cd and by golly was I in for a treat. Every time I listen to it, I feel as if I'm at the concert all over. I am grateful that a band of this caliber blesses us w/ their talent all over the great state of Texas. God bless Cooder Graw!!!
Cooder Graw  03/08/2001            
Luke C.
I must put a good word out about this Texas has all the lyrics and passion all wrapped up in it!! This band speaks to you, and let's you reminsce back to a time that you would love to be back at! Cooder Graw has it all, and I will continue to keep buying their cds!!! Thanks Cooder Graw for telling it how it really is! Hope everyone takes my advice, and buys the 'Segundo' cd!
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