BALANCED ROCK performance at Stargazers Theater

BALANCED ROCK PERFORMING at COLORADO SPRINGS PREMIER MUSIC SHOWCASE STARGAZERS THEATER

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BALANCED ROCK performing at Stargazers Theater for the Summer Showcase Concert Series on Friday June 23rd. The band shared the stage with local favorites STARBURN rounding the live musical entertainment lineup. BALANCED ROCK members include John Crawmer – lead guitar, Dan Santistevan – acoustic guitar, Jerry Sheffield – drums, and George Ulrich – bass guitar.

BALANCED ROCK AT MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY 2017 LAWN CONCERT SERIES

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BALANCED ROCK performing live musical entertainment at the 2017 Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concert Series on June 13th in historic downtown Manitou Springs, Photo provided courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District. Photo Credit: Margaret Morris

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BALANCED ROCK on STEAMBOAT ROCK POSTCARD

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From deep within the archives, BALANCED ROCK discovered this acute shade of nostalgia promoting the scenic Garden of the Gods in their hometown Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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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

LARRY HULST: FRONT ROW CENTER – ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

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Through iconic images, Larry Hulst brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll and beyond to the Fine Arts Center in the exhibition Front Row Center. From AC/DC to Carlos Santana and Willie Nelson to David Bowie, Hulst captures dynamic moments from a generation’s greatest musicians

There will be a special conversation in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center gallery on Saturday, April 1 at 12 noon with artist Larry Hulst; Kate Perdoni, producer with Rocky Mountain PBS, Director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, and rock musician with Bar/None Records; and Steven Hayward, associate English professor at Colorado College. They will be discussing the rock photograph exhibition Front Row Center: Larry Hulst and the catalog that accompanies the exhibit.

BALANCED ROCK RECEIVES RADIO AIRPLAY

Several 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 track Blind Trust was featured amongst KRCC’s Best 0f 2016 music releases. On that note, the band would like to thank the entire staff at KRCC for the support we have received in 2016. In particular we would like to recognize KRCC Disc Jockey Cooper Davidson, who hosts the Monday Evening Music Mix,10pm to midnight. Colorado College; NPR National Public Radio who featured Blind Trust on the Best of 2016 Part II. Cheers everyone!

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BALANCED ROCK CD READY TO ROLL AVAILABLE 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.

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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.

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BALANCED ROCK -  12-TRACK CD ALBUM READY TO ROLL AVAILABLE ON APPLE iTunes AND OTHER DIGITAL MEDIA OUTLETS: Amazon YouTube Google Play and CDbaby

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO – MOONLIGHT ON THE MOUNTAIN 2016

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Balanced Rock played a third year in a row for the sold-out Moonlight on the Mountain fundraising event for the animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.

BALANCED ROCK performed live in concert Thursday June 30, 2016 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo adults-only event Moonlight on the Mountain, at the world’s only mountain zoological park.

Additional information is available on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo website at: cmzoo.org/moonlight

2016 MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY SUMMER LAWN CONCERT

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The band would like to extend a hearty thank youto our friends, family and host of fans for spending their Summer evening listening to the concert.

Colorado-based rock group BALANCED ROCK performing at the 2016 Manitou Springs Library Summer Lawn Concert Series in the cool of the evening on Thursday June14th. (left-right) George Ulrich – Bass Guitar, Dan Santistevan – Acoustic Guitar,  Jerry Sheffield – Drums, and John Crawmer – Lead Guitar.

BalancedRock_2016ManitouSpringsLibrary2The audience enjoying a 90-minute concert 2016 Manitou Springs Library Summer Lawn Concert Series in front of the historic Carnegie Library in downtown Manitou Springs Colorado on June 14th. Mother Nature cooperated by providing perfect weather for a second straight year!

Photos: Courtesy of Pikes Peak Library District.

Special thanks is extended to sound and recording engineer Ron Stone, for his contribution. In addition, George Ulrich is commended for contributing his recording and sound mixing talents.

A hearty round of applause for Robin Curry, whose support and hospitality continues to be truly appreciated!

Tracks from the album Ready To Roll are streaming below for your listening pleasure.

READY TO ROLL

BR_R2R_CoverReady to Roll is the title track of the album with biographical undertones referencing drummer Jerry Sheffield, Chief Percussion Officer throughout the lyrical content.

Awaiting instruction from Mission Control, for all systems go. Let the countdown commencement begin and… Welcome to the show!

 

Cyber Surfin’

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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!

 

 

Question Why

BalancedRock_QuestionWhyEven Benjamin Franklin warned the general public to question authority because…

Wisemen have no answers/Though they question why/The tendency to stretch the truth spins a web of lies

 

 

Modern Model

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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

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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

BalancedRock_SchemeofThings_lgBALANCED ROCK invites the listener to dream grandiose thoughts and ideas. Every great idea began as a spark in someone’s imagination.

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

CradletoGrave1_lgCradle 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

BalancedRock_Blondie_lgBlondie 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)

BR_SanLuis_lgSan 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!

 

Blind Trust

BlindTrustHidden away under lock and key/In a blind trust I will never see. Just about sums it up!

 

 

 

Tribal Survival

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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.

 

Sad Day

SadDay_CoverThis is BALANCED ROCK’S response to address the intolerance of violence that permeates society n some of it’s darkest episodes. We advocate a cyberbully-free agenda and reject any form of prejudice.