Colorado Goat Ropers Guild
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Colorado Goat Ropers Guild

Englewood, Colorado, United States | SELF

Englewood, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Americana Country


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"Colorado Goat Ropers Guild- "Fly""

"It is notable that the Colorado Goat Ropers Guild did this CD at Notably Fine Audio in Denver, because this is the finest stripped-down Classic Country I've heard in a while, and it stands alone very well precisely because of the clean production. Good vocals and standout instrumentation round out Country lyrics that are fresher than the usual fare: "How many times must I call you back … I'm just a fool for you / Then again, I'm not. I'm a laughing martyr alone on a cross." The 10 tracks on this CD showcase a brand of austere Americana that will appeal to almost everyone who digs a little Johnny Cash more often than not. Band members: Wayne Russell (guitar, vocals), Charlie Russell (bass, vocals), Glenn Taylor (pedal steel, vocals), Todd Moore (drums, percussion). Recorded and engineered by Mario Casilio and Colin Bricker at Notably Fine Audio, Denver "
— Jeanie Straub, Colorado Music Buzz Magazine
- Colorado Music Buzz Magazine


The Colorado Goat Ropers Guild are currently promoting their first record, "Fly," which is getting some airplay around Colorado and can be downloaded at cdbaby and most other digital distribution sites.



Brothers Wayne and Charlie Russell, both musicians and songwriters, had been performing around Denver as a duo since 2005 and by 2009 were playing as the Hicksy Dix, a trio-sometimes-4-pack. They were an odd country project still in need of some color.

Enter craigslist and the posting "pedal steel player available" and subsequently, Glenn Taylor. Well-known in the Denver music scene, The Russell brothers knew nothing about the quiet genius that was about to enter their lives.

Their first rehearsal, back-dropped by the Colorado mountains, was a rare, magical moment and the three solidified a bond in those first few hours. Within weeks Glenn had asked local, hard-working drummer Todd Moore to come to a rehearsal and the foundation for CGRG was set. Talk of a record ensued almost immediately.

Built around Wayne and Charlie's songs, the Goat Ropers combine country, rock, folk and roots music with pop sensibilities to weave the fabric they nostalgically refer to as "cosmic country." With lyrics echoing hope and loss, the music has the wood-stove comfort of an old mountain cabin; reminding the listener to "kick it back" and "kick 'em up."

Todd's succinct chops and rhythmic skills serve as a solid platform for Charlie's simple, song-driving bass lines. Wayne's raw, engaging guitar work and Glenn's inspirational steel virtuosity round out the melodic structure of the song. The brother's vocals lead you up the well-worn path and the band's unique chemistry make the house a home. Or a nice pasture for some aging goat ropers.

With their first record, Fly, the Goat Ropers are ready to "chip off some cement," spread their wings and do just that. With rehearsals already underway for the next record, CGRG is looking to promote Fly, while working out fresh material, to audiences throughout the Midwest. To book the Goat Ropers, head to the website or call Wayne at 720-231-9289. The Guild looks forward to hearing from you and making you a member.