It has been 15 years since we lost one of the greatest American singers and songwriters, John Denver. One of the top recording artists of an era, John Denver also was an active and recognized humanitarian and environmentalist. His songs such as Take Me Home, Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Annies Song, Back Home Again and scores of other loved melodies were an introspection of love, nature, family, and home.
Chris Collins, an award-winning singer/songwriter, who leads the band of Boulder Canyon, carry on the musical legacy that John Denver gave to the world. Having played coast to coast to ever-growing audiences, including performing with some of John Denvers former band members, friends and family, they continue to keep alive the music that not only defined a generation, but still resonates today. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will put a smile on your face and have you singing along while coming home with the music of John Denver!
Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon consist of the talents of:
Chris Collins, on guitar, banjo and lead vocals, is a singer-songwriter and recording engineer who has been selected twice as a Top 10 regional finalist at Folk Festivals in Texas. Chris has also been nominated for two MTM awards for producer of the year and Album of the year.
Paul Swanton, on guitar and vocals, is known for his hot guitar picking. He's spent 30 years perfecting most of the guitar licks in the John Denver canon. He completed a John Denver songbook for acoustic guitarists.
Alex Mitchell, on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, has toured with the Missouri Repertory Theatre, appeared in the Ted Turner movie "Gettysburg" and played on the soundtrack, appeared on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, at the Lisner Auditorium and at the Birchmere. His styles traverse Appalachian music, bluegrass, Celtic, Klezmer, ballroom, hot swing and jazz. His first CD, "Chameleon," was released to critical acclaim.
Kevin Delmolino, on bass and vocals, has spent more than 35 years as a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. When he's not playing with Boulder Canyon, he can be heard playing with Special Delivery Band.
Mark Nelson, on percussion, synthesizer and vocals, recently expanded his musical pallet to include a more modern software-based percussion instrument, the Zendrum.
Bill Powell, on piano and keyboard is working on his DMA in organ performance at Shenandoah University and is an adjunct instructor of piano at Hood College. He's immersed in Christian music as music director at several churches in Maryland.
Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will put a smile on your face and have you singing along while coming home with the music of John Denver!