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BALANCED ROCK live in concert Tuesday June 11 in Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

BALANCED ROCK 2019 MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY SUMMER LAWN CONCERT

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BALANCED ROCK is honored to be selected for a fifth consecutive year to perform for the 2019 Manitou Springs Library Summer Lawn Concert Series. The concert performance is Tuesday June 11th from 6:00 -7:30 pm at 701 Manitou Springs Avenue, in downtown historic Manitou Springs, Colorado. Mark your calendar!

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BALANCED ROCK: 2019 HILLSIDE GARDENS AND EVENT CENTER

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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 6:00 -8:30 pm at 1006 S. Institute in Colorado Springs Springs, Colorado. Mark your calendar! You do not want to miss this event!

 

BALANCED ROCK: 2018 HILLSIDE GARDENS AND EVENT CENTER

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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!

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Formed in 2011, Colorado Springs-based rock band BALANCED ROCK members (l-r) Dan Santistevan – Guitar/Vocals, George Ulrich – Bass/Vocals/Harp, Andrea Fine – Lead Vocals/Keyboards/Bass, John Crawmer  Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, and in the foreground Jerry Sheffield – Drums.  Photo Credit: Yvonne Sheffield

BALANCED ROCK: 2018 MANITOU SPRINGS LIBRARY LAWN CONCERT

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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

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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.

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Andrea Fine vocals/keyboards Manitou Springs Library  Photos Courtesy: Pikes Peak Library District

BALANCED ROCK: 2017 STARGAZERS THEATER

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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 MOONLIGHT ON THE MOUNTAIN – CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO

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Balanced Rock performing at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Moonlight on the Mountain adults-only eventat the world’s only mountain zoological park. Additional information is available on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo website at: cmzoo.org/moonlight

BALANCED ROCK: 2015 COTTONWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS – DAVID LORD THEATER

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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

BALANCED ROCK RECEIVES RADIO AIRPLAY

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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

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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.

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

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.