Telluride the Band, and their new song, Pencil Marks – It is unbelievable, this band was right here in Jasper, just last fall -and look where they are today and where they are going. If you attended the 2nd Annual Furball (Pickens Animal Rescue) then you had the wonderful opportunity to see these guys in action, right here in little ole’ Jasper, Georgia. We are so fortunate and it is really great to be able to say “I have seen these guys”!!! I can’t wait to see where they are going to be next year! You Go Telluride!!!
TelluRide’s newest debut song for the Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana…check out the video and their song. If it doesn’t pull at your heartstrings… I interviewed TelluRide and Jeff Catton, at the last of October here in Jasper when they were here for the Pickens Animal Rescue 2008 Fur Ball. TelluRide was there to entertain us all evening long and they were wonderful. They are great and are destined to go far, wow, look how far they have gone in just a few short years! Check out their video and new song. Make a comment on their site at TelluRide Band They would love to hear from you and your thoughts on their new song ‘Hope Happens Here’. They have their CD for sale so check it out.
Courtesy of Susan and Jeff Catton
Last week, Jeff & I had the extreme pleasure of going on a luxury “road trip” with TelluRide. They were asked by Riley Hospital for Children to write a song for their 2008 Sponsorsor-Donor Appreciation Celebration. Their fundraising theme was “Hope Happens Here”. The guys met with 3 families, about a month ago, to hear their stories of challenge and loss.
I was able to be in the recording studio the day they finally got it written and were ready to record. Jeff pulled strings to get it added to their new CD, just in time for the hospital to give the CD, with the song on it, to all 1,200 of the guests at the event.
I hope you enjoy it.
Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDmOe07AMME
Courtesy of www.tellurideband.com
The five young men of TelluRide have catapulted to the top of the competitive Nashville music
scene since forming in 2006.
TelluRide has played more than 300 shows, including opening for such acts as LeAnn Rimes,
Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Big Town, and Lonestar, just to name a few. The band has also opened
for such legendary rock groups as Foreigner and REO Speedwagon.
Band members Adam Craig, Cain Hall, Ryan Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Smith came
together in Nashville in August 2006 to form a new group with the harmonies that define
country music and with an explosive energy that is causing a stir in the music industry.
The group’s infectious sound has also caught the attention of thousands of fans, which helped
launch the popularity of the band’s “Phone Song.” The video was accepted into the CMT.com
Music City Madness 2 competition last fall and was voted into the top eight out of 64 videos by
the band’s active and rapidly growing fan base.
In 2008, TelluRide has appeared in Country Weekly magazine, performed the national anthem
for NASCAR at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox,
and is considered “the group to watch” by the Country Music Association.
TelluRide’s first album is near completion and will be released soon. Producer Rex Schnelle
worked with the band to recreate the energy from its live shows and infuse that energy into the
project. The album not only showcases the band’s vocal harmonies, but also the skilled
musicianship of each member. While many bands in today’s industry rely on session
musicians, the members of TelluRide are formally trained musicians and each plays on the
The band’s name has led many to believe that they hail from the small town in Colorado, but in
fact, the name was inspired by a fan. Members Craig, Hall, and Smith had already developed a
fan base from a previous group, so when Jones and Hendrix completed the new group, they
turned to their fans for a name. Smith recalls, “A girl from Missouri said, ‘This is your name. It’s
a Tim McGraw song called ‘Telluride.’’ It’s about a poor kid moving up to the mountains working
ski lodges. The song title just feels good to us.”
Ultimately, Telluride knows that hard work and dedication to making and performing great
music brings success. They’ve earned their successes one show and one song at a time.
They love to play, they love to write songs and they love to perform for fans. Most importantly,
they love to be a part of a very new and unique brand of country music. Their infectious
harmonies, catchy lyrics and driving grooves already have country music fans singing out
And that makes quite a sound—one you don’t get to hear very often. It’s the sound of a band
ready to make history.