Traditional Country with an edge: RAILBENDERS

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Traditional Country with an edge: RAILBENDERS

Post by BIGEASY » Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:38 pm

If you like your country music the way you like your whiskey… straight-no-chaser… look no further than the Railbenders. Here you'll find tales of lovin’, leavin’, boozin’, and hell-raisin'. The Railbenders’ original sound and style combines distinctly traditional country western, influenced by legends like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, with the more contemporary tone of today’s country rock, from artists such as Montgomery Gentry and Big & Rich. By blending the two styles, the Railbenders have innovated their own unique brand of high-powered, hard rockin’ country —— traditional country with an edge.

Originating in Denver in 2000, the Railbenders have become one of the most successful bands in Colorado with the largest draw in the Denver market of any local band. Westword (Denver’s Alternative Weekly) deemed the band Denver’s Top Country/Roots act in 2002 and 2003. The Railbenders were also honored by being named The Denver Post’s Best of the Underground 2004.

In 2004, The Coors Brewing Company branded the Railbenders with the coveted distinction of The Coors Original 2004 New Sound Throwdown Champions. The Coors sponsorship was a major achievement for the Band, making it one of only a handful of artists that Coors is currently backing. Other Coors sponsored artists include Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and Kid Rock.

The combination of big clean guitars, classic storytelling and strong vocals with the Railbenders’ edge and attitude made their 2001 debut recording, Southbound, an instant underground success. Southbound was recognized by the Denver Post as a Top 10 Local CD and includes standout tracks such as “Texas Sun”, “There Was a Time” and the drinking anthem “Whiskey Saturday Night”.

In 2004, the Band released its second record, Segundo, which out of the box received critical acclaim from several respectable publications. Two of Segundo’s most popular tracks, the bittersweet love song “Whiskey Rain” and the open-road tale “Country Song”, received almost instant airplay on several Denver area and rocky mountain region country stations, including KCUV, KSKE and KTUN. Segundo also includes the fan favorite, honky-tonk rendition of Neil Diamond’s timeless hit “Sweet Caroline”.

The Railbenders’ popularity has allowed the Band to open for a range of national acts including, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, John Michael Montgomery, Charlie Daniels, BR-549, Nickel Creek, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Supersuckers, ZZ Top and 38 Special.

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