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Cory P. McDaniel

Cory McDaniel

Cory McDaniel is a creative singer, song writer, guitarist and veteran entertainer. Still performing with long time friend and bassist Dale Bohren, The Tremors continue to explore new musical realms, incorporating unusual instrumentation into their solid foundation of blues-like, jazz-like hard to categorize repertoire. A great example is the 2010 live recordings with five French horns or the performances with the NCHS Guitar Ensemble featuring over thirty acoustic guitarists. His solo career was launched by a request from German promoter Wolfgang Pieker to play as a single performer at the 2005 Mettmann Blues Week in Germany. A music festival the Tremors regularly attend. The Gone Johnson Revue was created when a trip to the Northwest turned into the reuniting of old band mates from his Seattle days. They have since completed several Northwest tours and even made an appearance in Wyoming to support the 12-24 Club's 2009 Recovery Rally. While in Casper Wyoming they recorded their first CD. An invite from guitarist Jody Taylor to assemble a working Wyoming band produced, The Crew. Bass player and instigator Amy Gieske prompted The Crew to be back-up band for world class entertainers Sax Gordon Beadle and Jeff Finlin with other guest artists in the works. Performing, creating and travel are the goals with the motto: "If you ain't having fun you ain't having nuthin' at all!"




Chad Lore

Chad Lore

Chad Lore

Margaret Matray - Casper Star Tribune

Since an early age Chad was involved with as many music programs in school and church as he could, and everybody around him could see not only that he was talented and unique, but also that his connection with the audience was out of the ordinary.

When he got to high school he went to Germany as an exchange student and ended up staying there for a while, busking his way around Europe. He met a great number of talented musicians and learned a lot of the techniques that he would later use when he returned to the US and made entertainment his sole career. He also lived some great experiences (good and not so good) that you can hear about in some of his lyrics.

When he returned home in Wyoming, he knew that music and entertainment were his true vocation so he set up a home studio and focused on building up an audience around the state. While he started only with a weekly show, the list of shows grew to where playing music became his full time job. He performs every type of show from bars to weddings, and for every type of audience, from a small family gathering to large conventions or festivals.

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Gary Small & the Coyote' Bros.

Gary Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, raised in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming. Small is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation resides in remote Southeast Montana to the east of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Small takes great pride in his heritage and talks of his roots proudly and with confidence.

Small won national acclaim as a solo artist with the release of his third cd release entitled "Wild Indians". Released in July of 2001, "Wild Indians" won the prestigious Nammy "Songwriter of the Year" award and was nominated for : "Best Male Performer", and "Best Blues/Jazz Recording" by the 2002 Native American Music Association.

Gary has appeared on the concert stage with other Native American performers such as, Rita Coolidge (Walela), Indigenous, Chrystal Gale, Native Roots, and Keith Secola. Small has previously garnered a nomination from the Native American Music Awards Show "Best Blues/Jazz Recording" for his 2000 blues release "Cheyenne Blue Revisited".

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