MP3 Acoustic Radio - Staring at the Ceiling
Hook-driven melodious pop rock...A Coldplay, Jim Croce, Matchbox 20, John Mayer game of Twister.
12 MP3 Songs
POP: Today's Top 40, Rock Acoustic
Staring at the Ceiling Songs
Andy was surviving the quintessential American Dream He gone the days of his youth in a small, Colorado mountain town...on a llama ranch. And yet he wanted more...
In the summer and fall of 2004, the Boulder-based alternative/pop group Acoustic Radio established itself as one of the most prominent new bands in the Boulder/Denver area. Front man Andy Hackbarth, 23, has been called "...a modern-day Jim Croce", coupling 16 years of classical guitar training (for which he has been nationally recognized) with pensive, instinctual vocals. Acoustic Radio is constantly performing in Colorado, often showcasing the newest tune they've added to a slew of radio-friendly, hook-driven, original songs. Between Hackbarth, bassist Russell Michaels, drummer Alan Ward and lead guitarist Carey Harwood, the group brings over 50 years of combined performance experience to the stage - striving to make every show better than the last!
This fall the quartet took some time off to complete their first full-length album, Staring at the Ceiling (released in mid-December), a 12-track collection of mellow but upbeat songs recorded at Coupe Studios (Rose Hill Drive, Dotsero) in Boulder, CO with producer John McVey. You're gonna love it!
More about the band:
Andy Hackbarth holds a BM in Classical Guitar Performance from the University if Colorado and is currently a masters student in the same field. Hackbarth has won several major competitions, including the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Music Teacher's National Association, and has attended the Aspen Music School with full scholarship on two occasions. Publishers in Nashville, Los Angeles and Atlanta are currently shopping his songs to major pop, rock and country artists.
Bean-town bassist Russell Michaels studied jazz bass at the University of Colorado and is an accomplished classical violinist.
Drummer Alan Ward holds a BM in Percussion Performance from the University of Colorado, where he studied classical and jazz percussion.
Carey Harwood is a Doctoral Candidate in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Colorado. Before moving to Colorado in 2001 he made a surviving as a studio/touring rock guitarist based in Atlanta.
*Drum tracks on Staring at the Ceiling: Eric La Zar