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  02/01/2007            
I love this band and hate to see them go. Saw them play good shows a few times in little bars in texas. Hopefully matt martindale will continue to write and make new music
Cooder Graw  01/13/2007            
Potee 2
If a band this good couldn't make it in Texas Music, it says a lot about Texas Music itself. I don't think much of Texas Music even exsists anymore. I'm tired and bored with there is today. Texas this, Texas that gettin drunk and f'd up. It's boring, boring, boring. Good luck Cooder, you were way too good.
Cooder Graw  01/12/2007            
Diana Murray
Matt, Gyro, Chris, all of you guys will truly be missed. I had so much fun with all of you at The Ranch in Midland, especially every Halloween. Good luck to all of you! Diana
Cooder Graw  12/27/2006            
Great all around cd. Some slow ,some fast, really good.
Cooder Graw  12/13/2006            
This band will truly be missed. Enjoyed every show that I saw. Great bunch of guys. Gave everything they had to entertain their fans.
Cooder Graw  12/01/2006            
These guys have a special place in my heart and in my cd player NO.1 True Genuine Texas Country w/a Loud Edge. I can play their music over and over and never get tired of them. It's a shame there aren't more bands out there like them. My Heart is Heavy that they are disbanding, but these boys are talented,tough, and professional and will endure and excel with any path they choose to take. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your musical talents and friendship that will be etched in my soul, the rest of my Lone Star Life!
Cooder Graw  11/28/2006            
Go see em, while you still can, best band in Texas Music, sad to see them go, espcially with all the crud that's out there now
Cooder Graw  11/17/2006            
texas boy1880
ok tring again with they r ine of the best out there it is a awful thing that they are breaking up :(
Cooder Graw  11/10/2006            
Len Bryan
Cooder graw will be playing the band's last show on New Year's Eve at the Horseman in Fort Worth. Do yourself a favor and see these guys before they hang it up for good. They are still one of the very best bands in Texas. They will be playing almost every weekend left in 2006, so go catch them whenever and wherever you can! Godspeed Matt, Paul, Kelly, and Jon!
Cooder Graw  10/29/2006            
Jerry in splendora,Tx
the best band by far. if u want to hear and see the real deal this band it! they keep it real and ain't afraid to hang with the fans, awsome show last night. kick butt in S.A. on weds.
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