Copper Chief

Roots Country Rock'n'Roll

 

News & Updates

 

SEPTEMBER 2018


PARTNERSHIP WITH PRS GUITARS


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We are proud to announce Copper Chief’s partnership with PRS Guitars! Rio and Justin are now sponsored musicians with Paul Reed Smith Guitars and are proud to play their new instruments. Rio is sporting the new ivory Silver Sky and Justin is outfitted with black on black of their SE Kestral Bass.


Teaming Up With Pro Analog Devices For Beta Testing New Pedals


“I'm proud to be a part of the ProAnalog Devices family, and I'm looking forward to the future and what it holds. The pedal isn't out yet, but go get one when it is if you care about your tone.” - Rio  Tripiano

Our own lead guitarist Rio Tripiano is now working with Pro Analog testing new products and pedals!

“I can't say enough about how badass the Manticore Version 2 is, and how proud I am to be one of the beta testers for its production. Scotty Smith over at Pro Analog Devices sent me this thing and it definitely passes the test. It sounds badass alone in a room, and it sounds badass on stage in a band setting. It can transparent drive, it can boost, it can Dumble, it can tube screamer, it can metal, it can country, it can blues, it can ROCK! It's my new favorite pedal and it's going to be always on, AND always on my board for as long as I'm playing.”


June 15, 2018 - "Jericho" Music Video Release


 

We're happy to release the music video for our current radio single "Jericho"! 

Produced by Christina Fedderson at Matchless Exposure and shot at Rustic Tap Beer Garden, Austin, TX, we hope you enjoy it! 

We had a blast partying and playing under the Texas stars for all of our local friends and family at one of our favorite places in the heart of our capitol city. We wanted this video to represent a snapshot in time at a Copper Chief show. We filmed in February 2018 and are happy some of our local friends and family got to join us for it! Special thanks to Brett Berry and the Rustic Tap staff, Clinton Cates with Hydropros IV Hydration, Bobby Texas with Texas Homegrown Radio, and everyone who came out to be a part of it!                                                      #hailtothechief #jericho


MARCH 2018


We were thrilled to be a part of KOKE FM's Dillo Mixer during Austin's South by Southwest Festival this year. The showcase was held at Cooper's BBQ and featured an afternoon's worth of music and bbq, including sets by our friends Folk Family Revival and Prophets & Outlaws! Here's a video of us playing our track "Faster Than The Flame" during our time slot!     #sxsw


FEBRUARY 2018


 Our first single from the album, "Jericho", is now available to radio all over Texas and Oklahoma. Call your local radio station and request today! Let's take this baby to the top! We love y'all! #spreadthelove #hailtothechief

Our first single from the album, "Jericho", is now available to radio all over Texas and Oklahoma. Call your local radio station and request today! Let's take this baby to the top! We love y'all! #spreadthelove #hailtothechief


February 18, 2018

We had a great time playing the 106.9 Ranch Roadhouse Live with Carey Dean on Feb 18th at the Rockett Cafe and Club! We were joined by Jeff Grossman of Saints Eleven and Two Gun Hattie. Great time with great people and we can't wait to see our 106.9 The Ranch friends again!


DECEMBER 2017

TEXAS MUSIC PICKERS' - TEXAS MUSIC SEMINAR & AFTERPARTY

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After an awesome day full of information and great speakers, it was fun to play a little music at the Official Afterparty at the Tap in College Station, TX alongside some other great talent. We learned as much as our heads could hold and got to meet plenty of new friends! We love the folks over there at TMP and their dedication to the music and the scene!

Check em out at TEXAS MUSIC PICKERS!


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Dec. 10, 2017

BUCK FUFFALO'S FAMILY CHRISTMAS

It was our honor to be a part of the song swap at T-Bird's Garage Pub out on Melody Mountain Ranch! We got to share the stage with some new friends, James Cook and Phil Hamilton during our round. Including raffles, ticket sales, and silent auction on donated merch and other packages, the night raised over $3000 for the Stephenville Area Foster Home!


ALBUM RELEASE!

 We are happy to announce as of today, 12/1/17, "Copper Chief" is now released publicly!  Thanks so much for the continued support and believing in this dream, the music, and us. We love y'all!  DOWNLOAD or LISTEN at these links!  ITUNES:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/copper-chief/1315915668    GOOGLE PLAY:   https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Copper_Chief_Copper_Chief?id=Bnzb2qtuguzi5mcez4vxq4qrle4&hl=en    SPOTIFY:   https://open.spotify.com/album/7oc511op47QaLKVoQd7XNr

We are happy to announce as of today, 12/1/17, "Copper Chief" is now released publicly!
Thanks so much for the continued support and believing in this dream, the music, and us. We love y'all!

DOWNLOAD or LISTEN at these links!

ITUNES:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/copper-chief/1315915668

GOOGLE PLAY:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Copper_Chief_Copper_Chief?id=Bnzb2qtuguzi5mcez4vxq4qrle4&hl=en

SPOTIFY:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7oc511op47QaLKVoQd7XNr


NOVEMBER 2017 - It's been a wild month!

 

DEBUT ALBUM "COPPER CHIEF" RELEASES 12/1/2017!

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We are so excited to announce the release of our debut album, "COPPER CHIEF". It will be available for purchase in our website store along with most digital distributors online for downloads on 12/1/2017! We have been working fervently to bring this project to life so that we could share it with you. "COPPER CHIEF" is 14 full length tracks and 1 instrumental of everything that makes up this band. A little rock'n'roll, a little country, a little swamp, a little psychedelic, a little roots, a little blues, and a whole lot of chutzpah. 


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We are one of 18 artists chosen to play at the December 12th, Texas Music Pickers Texas Music Seminar After Party at The Tap in College Station! Show starts at 7pm and we're looking forward to it!
There's still a few seminar tickets left at:
http://www.texasmusicpickers.com/texas-music-seminar-sched…/

After Party Lineup also includes: 
Jon Stork, Jeff Grossman, Holly Tucker, Gary Kyle, Drake Hayes, Gio Yanez, Jack Barksdale, Stewart Ray, Chris Colston, Zac Clifton, Matt Castillo, Rod Melancon, Morgan Dyer, Debbie Glenn, Will Carter, Donice Morace, and Jake Bush.


"DOWN TO THE RIVER" - MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

We teamed up with our friend Scott Morgan of River Man Productions to create this music video for our song "Down to the River", off of our debut, self-titled album. We had a blast filming at some of our favorite places along River Road outside of New Braunfels, Tx. Thanks to River Road IceHouse, Lonestar Float House, Gypsy River Resort in New Braunfels and The Chuggin' Monkey in Austin. 

We hope you enjoy the ride! This video is about as fun as it gets! Make sure to click that like button and share with your friends if you enjoy it!                              #hailtothechief


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NOVEMBER 17, 2017

We had a great time playing our debut at historic Gruene Hall with our buddies in William Clark Green! Thanks to all that joined us for this special night, and hopefully the first of more to come! We love ya!


JULY 2017

DON'T STIFLE ME PODCAST

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We joined our good buddy Jacob Stiefel on his podcast, "Don't Stifle Me" before our show at Floore's Country Store this month. It's quite the lively conversation as we cover our history as a band along with other topics. It is entertaining  to say the least for both fans of Copper Chief as well as those who are not quite acquainted with us yet. Stay tuned until the very end for some late night jamming that Jacob captured once we returned after the show! 

Subscribe/Listen on iTunes Podcast app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-stifle- me-
podcast-with- jacob-stiefel/id1220319315
Subscribe/Listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCct5KbZpf1jgaQI8hwljvtw
Listen & more info at: www.dontstifleme.com/020


MAY 2017

LULING WATERMELON THUMP

We are proud to announce that we were selected from the Watermelon Jam line-up to share the stage with Ronnie Milsap and Diamond Rio at this year's 64th Annual Luling Watermelon ThumpWe will be opening the Saturday night show on June 24th and can't wait for what is sure to be an aweomse day and night of festivities and great music. The Thump is a festival in downtown Luling revolving around all things watermelon complete with food and drink, craft vendors, midway carnival, and much more! Take a little getaway and come join us for a truly Texan experience at the Watermelon Thump! 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!: 2017 Watermelon Thump - Saturday Tickets

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HEADED TO FINALS: LJT SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 

Copper Chief has placed 1st on our pre-lim night and advanced to the FINAL ROUND of the 5th Annual LJT Songwriter Showcase competition! 

If we succeed in winning the finals, we will perform an acoustic set on the Allsup's stage during LJT's Texas Music Festival 2017 AND will receive a free trip on our 2018 Coastin’ & Cruisin’ Songwriter’s Cruise as a member of the line up!

If you'd like to come cheer us on, the finals will be held Mon. April 17:
T-Bird's Garage Pub, Melody Mountain Ranch, Stephenville, TX
1290 Private Road 707
Stephenville, TX 76401


FINALIST IN 2017's WATERMELON JAM

Copper Chief has made the cut to be one out of ten finalists in this years Watermelon Jam Battle of the Bands for the opportunity to play Saturday night at this year's Luling Watermelon Thump alongside Diamond Rio and another unanounced special guest artist. 

We'd love for you to be a part of it and help us out with the "crowd response" portion of the judging! Saturday April 22, 3:30pm-12:30am. 
Our set is at 4:15pm! Tickets available at www.outhousetickets.com

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DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON

We're very close to starting the online pre-order for our as-yet untitled debut effort. Shooting for a summer release so we can share this full length album with all of you! Keep spreading the good word and keep an eye out for the pre-order! We're going to need all the help we can get and we're humbled you believe in us! #workhardbenice #hailtothechief