Due to the COVID-19 “social distancing” restrictions, The Pikes Peak Library District has announced the BALANCED ROCK concert scheduled for Tuesday June 2nd at the 2020 Manitou Springs Library Summer Lawn Concert series has been CANCELLED. The band appreciates everyones understanding under these unprecedented circumstances. Graphics: beyondesign
BALANCED ROCK (l-r) Dan Santistevan, Acoustic Guitar/Songwriter, Chris Nall, Drums/Percussion, Andrea Fine, Lead Vocals/Bass, and John Crawmer, Lead Guitar/Vocals.
BALANCED ROCK is the Colorado Springs rock band named after the most famous 700-ton sandstone formation in the Garden of the Gods; an incredible natural wonder appearing to defy the laws of physics. Precariously balanced as it appears it could topple over at any moment. Geologists call Balanced Rock an erosional remnant, which is a formation that was eroded from surrounding bedrock.
Likewise, the band BALANCED ROCK has a rock foundation that defies all odds facing the music scene. The band has weathered gracefully, recording and performing original music in one of the most scenic cities in the United States.
BALANCED ROCK – BITE THE BULLET
Sleeve cover artwork for new single Bite The Bullet, featuring John Crawmer lead guitar. Photo: Santistevan
BALANCED ROCK: MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY JUNE 2, 2020 6-7:30 PM
Above, BALANCED ROCK performing at the 2019 Manitou Springs Library Summer Lawn Concert in June. Photo courtesy: Pikes Peak Library District
Lead vocalist, The Fabulous Andrea Fine, delivers a dynamic live concert performance with her vocal prowess while playing bass. John Crawmer is the lead guitarist with searing solos and passionate licks that tantalize the senses. Founding member, guitarist Dan Santistevan, leads the songwriting effort with creative direction, individualistic guitar work and is the band’s graphic design visionary. Chris Nall solidly drums his way through the musical lineup to showcase his percussive talents.
CANCELLED - BALANCED ROCK: 2020 FLYING HORSE SUMMER CONCERT
BALANCED ROCK concert performance scheduled for July 16th has been CANCELLED. The band was informed the 2020 Flying Horse Summer Concert series has been cancelled due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions.
BALANCED ROCK invites you to an adults-only evening event at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for Tails, Tunes and Tastes on Thursday August 27, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:15 pm. The Zoo is located at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road in Colorado Springs, CO 80906. This annual frequently sells out early. Don’t delay, purchase your tickets while they are available!
BALANCED ROCK (l-r) Dan Santistevan – Guitar, Chris Nall – Drums, Andrea Fine – Vocals/Bass, John Crawmer – Lead Guitar, performing on the Fourth of July at the 2019 Flying Horse Summer Concert in Colorado Springs, CO. Photo credit: Prudence Crawmer
BALANCED ROCK rocking the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo credit: Greg Panos
It was a fabulous evening to celebrate Andrea’s birthday performing for Tails, Tunes and Tastes aduls-only event in Colorado Springs, CO on August 29, 2019. The Fabulous Andrea Fine, entertained the audience with her stage presence and vocal prowess! BALANCED ROCK provided musical entertainment in front of the triple-glass paned lion’s cage at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
BALANCED ROCK were delighted to return to Hillside Gardens and Events Center to perform live in concert on July 31, 2019. The weather was absolutely splendid and the crowd was enjoying the beautiful setting and incredible view!
Quick-change artist Andrea Fine turned into a Space-Age Princess with apparel that dazzled the eyes. Judging by the reaction from the crowd, her stage presence brought down the house while demonstrating her vocal prowess!
BALANCED ROCK: 2019 MANITOU SPRINGS SUMMER LAWN CONCERT
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BALANCED ROCK at the Manitou Springs Library 2019 Summer Lawn concert featuring The Fabulous Andrea Fine fronting the band on lead vocals and high jinx antics. Dan Santistevan’s sister, Linda Santistevan Jennings is pictured center beneath the Andrea’s arm.
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Chris Nall behind his Ocean Blue metal-flake drum kit to perform with BALANCED ROCK at the Flying Horse 2019 Fourth of July Summer Concert.
BALANCED ROCK: 2019 HILLSIDE GARDENS AND EVENTS CENTER
The 2019 Summer Concert Series is conducted every Wednesday May – September 6:30-8:30 pm. Admission is $8.00 which includes a beverage at one of three full service bars. Food vendors on site. Do yourself a favor and discover Hillside Gardens, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
BALANCED ROCK is honored to be re-invited to perform in concert at the beautiful setting of Hillside Gardens and Events Center for the 2019 Summer Concert Series. The concert performance is Wednesday July 31st from 6:30 -8:30 pm at 1006 S. Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Doors open at 6:00 pm. You will not want to miss this event!
BALANCED ROCK: 2018 HILLSIDE GARDENS AND EVENTS CENTER
BALANCED ROCK, performing for the 2018 Summer Concert Series at the Hillside Gardens & Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO. BALANCED ROCK featured their new musical lineup showcasing The Fabulous Andrea Fine on lead vocals!
BALANCED ROCK: 2018 MANITOU SPRINGS SUMMER LAWN CONCERT
BALANCED ROCK lead vocalist Andrea Fine fronting the band at the Manitou Springs Library. Band members (l-r) George Ulrich – Bass/Vocals/Harp, Dan Santistevan – Acoustic Guitar, Andrea Fine – Vocals/Keyboards/Bass, Jon Taylor – Drums, and John Crawmer – lead guitar. Photo Courtesy: Chris Melton
BALANCED ROCK showcased lead vocalist Andrea Fine for her debut performance at the Manitou Springs Library 2018 Summer Lawn Concert on the evening of Tuesday June 12th. Her vocal prowess and dynamic stage presence expands the perspective and direction of the band. In addition to her vocal mastery, she plays keyboards and bass guitar. Also new to the musical lineup was the addition of Jon Taylor on drums. BALANCED ROCK has the unique distinction of two drummers, with percussionist Jerry Sheffield. The band is thrilled the Pikes Peak Library District has requested the band to return in 2019.
Andrea Fine vocals/keyboards Manitou Springs Library Photos Courtesy: Pikes Peak Library District
BALANCED ROCK: 2017 STARGAZERS THEATER
BALANCED ROCK performing at Stargazer’s Theater 2017 Summer Showcase Concert Series in Colorado Springs, CO. Band members (l-r) John Crawmer – lead guitar, Jerry Sheffield – drums Dan Santistevan – acoustic guitar, and George Ulrich – bass guitar/vocals.
BALANCED ROCK: 2016 THE HOMEFRONT CARES CONCERT – BROADMOOR HOTEL
BALANCED ROCK performing at The Broadmoor Hotel – International Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Band members (l-r) George Ulrich – bass guitar/vocals, Dan Santistevan – guitar, Jerry Sheffield – drums, and John Crawmer – lead guitar. Photo credit: Blacktie Photos
BALANCED ROCK: 2015 COTTONWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS – DAVID LORD THEATER
BALANCED ROCK performing at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts (left – right) George Ulrich, bass guitar, Jerry Sheffield, el Cajon, Dan Santistevan, acoustic guitar and John Crawmer, lead guitar. Photo: Courtesy of Larry Hulst
BALANCED ROCK RECEIVES RADIO AIRPLAY
Tracks from BALANCED ROCK’s CD Ready to Roll, have received radio airplay on the Colorado College radio station KRCC 91.5 FM in Colorado Springs. The band would like to thank the entire staff at KRCC for the promotional support received over the years.
BALANCED ROCK CD READY TO ROLL: AVALABLE AT INDEPENDENT RECORDS
Balanced Rock CD release Ready to Roll available at all Independent Records & Video music retail outlets in Southern Colorado to include Colorado Springs, Security and Pueblo.
DIGITAL MEDIA OUTLETS- BALANCED ROCK Ready to Roll on YouTube
Listen to tracks from the CD album Ready to Roll on all digital media download websites, released in June 2016.
Tracks from the album Ready To Roll are streaming below for your listening pleasure.
READY TO ROLL
Awaiting instruction from Mission Control, for all systems go. Let the countdown commencement begin and… Welcome to the show!
Cyber Surfin’will take you on a roller coaster ride through a digital wormhole. The electronic percussion is over the top while the digital surf is up!
Wisemen have no answers/Though they question why/The tendency to stretch the truth spins a web of lies
Modern Model is an observation of the fashion industry and why does it promote the exploitation of minors in high fashion advertising? The song written in 1981, back when the modeling industry began exploiting celebrity minors to pose in a seductive manner. This practice still continues a generation later. The song reflects societies tolerances.
Edge of Tomorrow
Out here on the edge of the Universe/Life is so wonderful it couldn’t get much worse.
Edge of Tomorrow served as the working title for the album. The band is putting on the polishing touches before it unveils the freshly minted CD the virtual digital showroom.
Scheme of Things
In the grand scheme of things/No one knows what the future brings/Stretch your mind and spread your wings/And fly away… It’s indescribable, irreversible and in explicable, to dream such a thing.
Cradle to Grave
Cradle to Grave a rousing song that begins with the lyrics, I have been a blind marching fool/From the cradle to grave/Well that is what I have always been told/I have followed by all the rules/Of this home of the brave/Which only turned my heart into stone. The middle eight interlude features the virtuoso lead guitar playing of John Crawmer, worth the venture through life’s journey.
Blondie she can make you smile, she can make time melt away. The thing about Blondie is she has hair that glows in the shade. Singer/songwriter George Ulrich sets an alluring tone provocative yet refined. Relax, this number strikes an exquisite tone.
San Luis (Instrumental)
San Luis is the oldest town in Colorado, established April 5, 1851. Renown for the natural beauty of the Sangre de Christo mountain range, wild horses roam free on the Wild Horse Mesa reminiscent of the unbridled wild west. John Crawmer’s searing lead guitar sends chills up the spine!
Tribal Survival sets priorities straight paring everything down to survival instincts. Somehow somewhere, I lost my intuition/In between oblivion and Timbuktu/But if truth prevails I fear the premonition/My sense of survival will be missing too.