Chris Colepaugh
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Chris Colepaugh


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"UK Review of "In Your Backyard""

Chris Colepaugh - In Your Backyard (Malkin Music)

Sources inside the Ministry of Taste today confirmed that the thirty year embargo on 70’s Rock has officially been lifted. Which is very good news for Canadians Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, whose latest release pointedly invokes the spirit of the Allman Brothers, Stephen Stills and the Band. There’s no grave robbing going on though. Solid riffs and soaring solos, propelled by a disciplined but soulful rhythm section, nod respectfully at the likes of Tom Petty, John Fogerty and the Black Crowes without being any the worse for it. These songs burn with a personal frustration and small town claustrophobia that is several worlds away from Californian beaches, while a crisp, uncluttered production lets loose a pop sensibility that is genuinely uplifting and makes them at least as contemporary as anything by My Morning Jacket or Kings of Leon. No slack at all here, just 14 gems and a little treasure of an album.
- Leicesterbangs

"SXSW Austin, Texas"

I was blown away by the Canucks in Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew as the gravelly soul in Colepaugh's voice was at the helm of this band ... The dude has a cool beard too.
- SXSW Review


As I write this, the first snow of this winter is falling outside, which is kind of funny, because In Your Backyard, the latest disc from Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, is a perfect summer album: think Dave Matthews Band’s groovy jams with an ample shot of classic rock and blues. It also happens to be one of the best East Coast albums of the year. - ARGOSY – Mount Allison University, New Brunswick


2006 - In Your Backyard
2003 - In Time
2001 - Trip
1999 - 16 Second Solace



Chris Colepaugh is from the lost age of alt-country players. Guitar picking, soulful lyrics and music on his own terms. Reminiscent of influences such as Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Willie Nelson, The Zombies, The Jayhawks and Wilco, Chris Colepaugh’s music is an expression of the sounds that reinvented today’s music.

Chris recently signed an endorsement deal with Sennheiser Microphones, Traynor Amplifiers and Gibson Guitars, and signed a deal with his Management Company and Fontana North Distribution. In addition, after his album “In Your Backyard” was completed, Chris spent two weeks in Austin, Texas working under the mentorship of platinum selling artist/producer Gordie Johnson ( Government Mule Producer ) on his new Grady CD project at Willie Nelson’s Studios. “ Working with Gordie was an incredible experience. “ says Colepaugh who works in the industry as a music producer himself. “ It was inspiring to see Willie’s platinum records on the wall everyday and to think of the caliber of musicians that have recorded at Pedernales.”

Chris Colepaugh has performed at SXSW , CMW, NXNE, NEMO, Evolve and have toured extensively with over fifteen national coast-to-coast tours. Part of his US itineraries have included dates with the North Mississippi Allstars, a performance at the House Of Blues in Boston, MA , several tours of New England and southern US, the U.S. West and two tours of Southern California .

- Performance at Contact East in Liverpool, NS
- Performance with Government Mule at HJBFest 2007
- NXNE Performance 2007
- SXSW Performance 2006 & 2007
- MNB Week 2007 Performance
- CMW 2007 Performance in Toronto, ON
- ECMA 2007 Performance
- Performed as special guest at the Atlantic Film Festival 2006
- Performed the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton, NB as special guest to Grady
- Performed Festival with headliners CCR in Antigonish, NS
- Performed “Rock the Docks” Festival in Sydney, Cape Breton
- Perform industry showcase at MNB Week 2006 in Edmundston, NB
- Sign endorsement deal with Sennheiser Canada
- Play Jambase sponsored showcase at SXSW South By Southwest in Austin, Texas
- Perform at ECMA 2006 in Prince Edward Island
- Release Single " Things That Could" to Music 4 ipods
- Release single for download / purchase with Meewsic Records at
- MUCH MUSIC / ECMA Show at 2005 ECMA's - Sydney, Nova Scotia
- Atlantic Folk Alliance at MNB Suite in Halifax, NS
- Sennheiser / Garrison Guitars Festival of Song Performance - Halifax, NS
- Midpoint Music Festival Blues Rock Show in Cincinnati, OH
- CO-ED Jamboree Ultimate Frisbee Championship Festival in Ottawa, ON
- Northern Lights Music Festival Headliner in Sudbury, ON
- EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS Songwriter's Circle in Halifax, NS
- Performance at the Legendary HOUSE OF BLUES in Boston, MA USA
- MINGLEFEST headlining artist in Cape Breton, NS with Matt Minglewood
- FLAPS OFF THE SIDE OF THE MOON Headlining Artist in Ottawa, ON
- Great Canadian Music Dream Nationally Televised Performer
- Headliner at 2003 CANADA GAMES
- EVOLVE Music Festival Performer in Antigonish, NS
- Canadian Music Week, NXNE and New Music West Festival Performers
- Extensive National Tours of Canada plus tours in the United States of the Pacific
Coast, New England, the East Coast and Central US States

- Finalist in the 2008 IAMA ( International Acoustic Music Awards )
- Winner of Four Toronto Music Magazine Awards
- Winner of 2007 Contact East Touring Award
- Semi- Finalist in Starbucks Music Maker Competition : Finals in Vermont 2007
- Selected as a featured artist on the Atlantic Film Festival CD 2007
- Selected as a featured artist on the 10,000 Lakes Festival CD 2007
- Sponsored by Gibson Guitars
- Sponsored by Traynor Amplifiers
- Nominated East Coast Music Award's " NEWCAP ALBUM of the Year" 2007
- Sponsored by Sennheiser Microphones
- Nominated East Coast Music Award's " ALBUM of the Year" 2004 & 2002
- Chosen by Canadian Musician Magazine as one of Canada's Best Unsigned Band's 2003/2004
- CHRIS COLEPAUGH Grand Prize Winner in NB 2002 Songwriting Competition
- Finalist in the CBC Great Canadian National Televised Music Dream Performance
- East Coast Talent Search Winner with Producer Kevin Scott MacMichael ( Robert Plant )
- Nominated East Coast Music Awards " ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR " 2001
- Featured in CBC Television Documentary
- Featured Televised Performance on Much Music (National), Global Noon (Atlantic
Canada), Rogers Daytime (Toronto, ON), Breakfast Television (Toronto, ON and
Halifax, NS) , The Bi