The Craig Walter Band with Braithwaite, Uveges & Sokol

Sep30

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date

Sep 30 , 2017

Location

Pikes Peak Center

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The Craig Walter Band

The Craig Walter Band is comprised of veteran musicians from the Pikes Peak Region

The members of the band are:

Dwight Bement                 - Saxophone

Randy Block                      - Bass guitar

Randy Bowen                    - Drums

Paul Haller                         - Keyboards

Dave Hemersbach            - Lead guitar

Susan Rissman                 - Lead and background vocals

Chelsea Walter                 - Lead and background vocals

Craig Walter                      - Lead vocal, acoustic guitar

Craig Walter has performed throughout the United States and is a familiar presence in Colorado Springs venues He is a singer, songwriter and performer who has several records and CDs to his credit.   'First Stop', 'Still Learnin' How To Fly' and the recently released 'Driftwood Memories’ are collections of Craig's original songs.

Dwight Bement has performed with a number of bands with national recognition including Frank Zappa, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap and Flash Cadillac.  Dwight is active in the local music scene and served as co-producer of the original CD 'Still Learnin' How To Fly'.   

Randy Block is the main force behind Green Mountain Studio and is also a longtime veteran of the Colorado Springs music scene.  Craig and Randy have been involved in performing and recording for many years and have recently released several CDs of original compositions. 

Randy Bowen is a top-notch percussionist and has performed with a broad variety of local bands and in a wide range of musical venues.  His inventive style has fit right in with the demands of these original compositions. 

Paul Haller and Craig have a long time relationship in a variety of musical ensembles including the band Tight Squeeze.  Paul has actively participated in all of Craig’s recordings at Green Mountain Studio and has provided a wide variety of piano and synthesizer backing for recordings and live performances.  His tasteful playing keeps him in high demand on the local music scene.

Dave Hemersbach is a talented guitar player with a very unique style.  His melodic and tasteful playing has contributed a great deal to the original compositions performed by the band.  In the past he has performed with the Wallace Cotton Band and Tiny Barge and the Big Chill.

Chelsea Walter is Craig’s daughter and she has highlighted his performances since she was 12.  The power of her solo performances has brought audiences to their feet on a number of occasions and she has an uncanny ability to harmonize and bring added life to any song. 

Susan Rissman is a veteran singer and has performed throughout the Colorado Springs vicinity.  She is known for her solo appearances as well as with 'One Fine Day' and, Tiny Barge & the Big Chill'.  She was on the stage at Studio Bee in 2015 with The Craig Walter Band. 

Braithwaite, Uveges & Sokol

KJ Braithwaite, Joe Uveges, and Jim Sokol have the kind of vocal blend that stops a crowd in mid murmur.  They've been performing on and off for years making laughter and music as easily as breathing Rocky Mountain air.  Their covers of Crosby, Stills and Nash  are the stuff of local legend and their originals are listener friendly, thoughtful, and filled with harmony. Best of all,  these guys are  friendly, fun loving and a sure fire delight.  

KJ Braithwaite, a rock and rockabilly guitar wizard, feels guitar in the same way as Eric Clapton:  less is more, and space makes the music speak.  With numerous years of playing and 3 albums under his belt he is also one of the finest songwriters around.  

Jim Sokol has performed on 4 albums with Joe Uveges including the critically acclaimed 2008 release "Up Please" that also features Phil Volan.  His voice could be Irish Tenor, it could be Sting, it could be David Grey.  He never fails to have just the right quip for the moment often at the expense of one of his fun loving mates.  He brings just the right percussion for this acoustic sound with the occasional soulful harmonica solo.

Joe Uveges has become a fixture on the Colorado Springs music scene with 5 Gazette "Best Of's” including 2011 and 2012 "Best Solo Musician" awards.  He also has publishing credits in film with Goodnight Kiss Music out of California.  He has released 8 original albums the latest of which was recorded in Nashville with Stephanie Pauline (When the Smoke Clears).  One of  the most engaging performers in Colorado Springs with his legendary "On the spot" songwriting skills that make every performance a once in a lifetime event. 

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Performance Schedule
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM CAL