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  05/17/2005            
Lemon Drop
Very nice album, kind of a little bit of everything. Crystal is the best song by far. LD
Cooder Graw  04/24/2005            
Cooder Graw is the best! They perform for the crowd. Whatever the fans want they give.
Cooder Graw  03/01/2005            
Elizabeth In San Angelo
Oh wow, I went to see Cooder Graw this last weekend at the Library in SA. I can't believe it, they are fantastic! What a show! I am their new biggest fan. I got the Wake Up cd and have been playing it non stop for 3 days. It has some great songs and Crystal is my favorite song in the world. It is so on the money if you have ever known someone to "date" her. I recommend this cd all the way it is very good stuff. Lizzy
Cooder Graw  02/09/2005            
This album is great! It is a little different sound. But, the guys poored their heart into it and you can tell! You won't get sick of playing this one over and over again! Enjoy!!!
Cooder Graw  02/07/2005            
Wonderful cd! Highly recommended. Afraid of the Dark is the best ever song!!! Many more that really move me.
Cooder Graw  01/28/2005            
Austin not Boston
What a great CD. I recommend it to anyone. Lots of interesting stuff not only with the music but he lyrics. Matt Martindale is one talented writer and he may be the best of them all. Go see them if you can.
Cooder Graw  01/19/2005            
Brandon B
Wake Up is the best cd on the market in Texas right now! Every track is different, no cookie cutter music from these guys. I am going to see them in Beaumont later this month, the 27th I think. If they are anywhere as good live as this album, I will have a new favorite band! The song Lying Next to the Truth will be the biggest hit on the cd. It is fantastic!
Cooder Graw  01/16/2005            
Freddie L.
I a sea of sound alikes. Probably the most original sound in ALL of Texas Music
Cooder Graw  01/04/2005            
Straight Talk
Saw these guys live in Midland last week and picked up their new album, "Wake Up". All I can say is WOW! They are the hardest working, best live band in Texas right now. They have it all, rocking country, dancing country and just plain LOUD COUNTRY. There is a hidden track at the end, you have to wait several seconds before it plays. Make sure you grandma ain't in the room!! I recommend this CD and this band to everyone. ST
Cooder Graw  12/25/2004            
texas country man!
merry christmas to all and to all a great night! Im sittin here drunk off my ass listenin' to these boys and they just rock. Yall make me do the booga loo! Thanks again Cooder.
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