OMG we've been so busy that I forgot to mention that Todd won the Rasmussen Individual artist award of $7500! The money was awarded to help buy a sound system, and to help with travel costs for the band around AK. He got a cool medallion : )
"If the legends are watching from above they're well pleased, Todd Grebe & the talented musicians that comprise Cold Country are the real deal and Citizen should be an album everyone's talking about."
~ No Depression
Summer in Alaska has been incredible so far, and some even venture to say too hot... so hot we had to breakdown and buy a fan for our house. The album reviews have also been HOT! Hearth Music is doing a great job getting the new CD "CITIZEN" out to radio and press promoters around the U.S. We even topped the FAR charts, which is based in Austin, TX, but is a national chart called the Freeform American Roots chart at #3! This puts us above awesome artists like Chris Stapleton, Darrel Scott, Dwight Yoakum, and Whitley Morgan. Some review highlights so far are:
Hope to see you at one of our shows!!
Our new CD CITIZEN is now officially released as of April 23rd. And because our Kickstarter was a success, its getting the national release that we were hoping for! Be sure to check up on our FB page Todd Grebe and Cold Country for links to cool reviews, special CD Release Previews like The Boot's preview of "Box of Wine" and new tour dates in your area. We've added tons of summer shows to our schedule, so be sure to look over that when you're planning your summer! Tour dates coming up...
Welcome to 2015! Great to see so many friends at our holiday shows at the Taproot and in Talkeetna at the Arts Hangar. We have several shows in January where you can catch us!
*The Blue Loon Jan. 3rd, Saturday. 9pm. Fairbanks, AK. Sure to be a honky tonkin northern exposure show for sure!
*House Concert. Jan. 10th, Saturday. Soldotna, AK. Private Show
*Chair 5 Restaurant and Bar Jan. 15th, Thursday. 9pm. Girdwood, AK. Deep dish pizza, wings, and BEER.
*Anchorage Folk Festival Jan. 25th, Sunday. 7:45pm Anchorage, AK. Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA.
*Mad Hatcher Pizza and Pub Jan. 31st, Saturday. Palmer, AK. New sweet place to eat pizza and watch good music.
Todd and Angela will be doing workshops at the Anchorage Folk Festival. They are FREE to attend.
*AFF Bluegrass Guitar workshop: Jan, 17th, Saturday, 2:30-3:45pm
*AFF Songwriting workshop: Jan 18th, Sunday, 4-5pm
*AFF Bluegrass Camps for Kids Workshop: Jan 17th, Saturday, 1-2:15 Rm 1
*AFF Bluegrass Fiddle workshop: Jan 17th, Saturday, 11:30a-12:45p Rm 1
*AFF Bluegrass Band workshop: Jan 24th, Saturday, 4-5:15pm Rm 2
Private Lessons-Todd and Angela will start teaching Private guitar and Fiddle lessons in January! Lessons available in Anchorage, and Girdwood. Contact us if you'd like to start taking lessons!
Americana Roots Open Mic- Todd will be hosting a weekly event at the Taproot in Anchorage every Wednesday from 7-9pm called "Americana Roots Open Mic." Anyone who has any kind of Americana or Roots ensemble and would like to showcase their material in front of a live audience is encourage to come and sign up for a slot. It works like an open mic, but this is for roots ensembles. Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Irish, Jazz, Old Time.... etc... If it's American Roots music, you should come! Kids are welcome as well!
The Holidays are quickly arriving, but before we head up to AK, we're doing a few shows down south with the Cold Country Duo. These are all FREE shows. So come and check us out!
*Iron Horse Grill. Jackson, MS. Saturday, Nov. 29th. 9pm-midnight. First time in Jackson!
*Bank Street Bar and Grill. New Orleans, LA. Thursday Dec.4, 9-midnight.
*Three Muses. New Orleans, LA. Sunday, Dec. 8th, 7-10.
And we just finished playing at the awesome Music City Roots LIVE radio show, just outside of Nashville, TN with other headliners, John Cowan, Mike Farris, and Wyatt Rice. It was amazing. We'll have a video up soon from this show!
Wow... July just flew by. And we had a blast. Coming up....
*Taproot. Thursday, July 31st. Our last July show. Full electric band, last chance to see us in Anchorage.
*Salmonstock. Aug. 1st. 6:40pm Ninilchick, AK. Don't miss our first show in August and our first time at Salmonstock! One of Alaska's most awesome festivals, with headliner, Lucinda Williams and many many more.
*Jack Sprat. Every Thursday in August. A nice outdoor beer garden. Great wine and food. Join us for some after dinner drinks and acoustic music.
*CBS Channell 11 Daybreak morning TV show! Aug. 22nd, 6:45am. Turn on the tube before work and catch our interview and live performance on your local Anchorage TV news show.
*Alaska State Fair. Aug. 23, Palmer AK. Oh yes what a great time! Oysters anyone? Salmon quesadilla? 2pm at the Bluebonnet, and 6pm at the Broken Lance Tavern.
*Ninilchick Peddler- Aug. 30th. A nice little intimate show in Ninilchick. Sure to be fun! Come out and see us!
Here's a fun picture from July in Halibut Cove!
June has come and gone. And we had a blast. Brown Bear Festival was awesome and so was the Taproot show with NC bluegrass rock stars Town Mountain. Up next in July.... Some highlights include....
*Girdwood Forrest Fair--
We play Friday, July 4th---2-3pm on the main stage
And Sunday July 6th--6-7ish in the Beer Garden to close out the festival!
*Halibut Cove LIVE---July 12th-- is a sold out show at Quiet Place Lodge in Halibut Cove with a 5 course meal, boat ride, and watching us play on a floating stage! But it's sold out people! Catch us next year---and be sure to get your tickets early.
*KBBI Concert on the Lawn--- July 13th, Homer, AK. If you missed out on getting tickets to Halibut Cove LIVE, you can still see us in Homer at the KBBI Concert on the lawn on Sunday July 13th, 1-2pm.
*Jack Sprat---Every Thursday this summer from 8-10pm in the front beer garden area. Fire pit, tables with umbrellas and yummy beer and wine.
SO be sure to catch us at one of those. And also we'll be playing Salmonstock Aug.1st!
Summer in Alaska has been great so far! We're getting into our very busy month of June. Fiddlehead festival went great down in Girdwood this last weekend. Really nice set up behind hotel Alyeska.
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