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The Grand Dame of the Rockies

Songs of the Hotel Colorado & the Roaring Fork Valley

Western Dog Music

The Historic Hotel Colorado occupies a special place in my life. Years of family getaways made the hotel synonymous with Glenwood Springs and it was always exciting to walk into the lobby and be enveloped by the spirit and essence of the Grand Dame. Through myriad childhood visits, a honeymoon and the raising of my own children, the Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs have been instrumental in forming my musical/artistic vision, a vision that encompasses the historic and contemporary American West. I'm proud to have a relationship with the Hotel Colorado, and equally proud to have the opportunity to praise the Grand Dame of the Rockies in song."

Song List:

  • The Grand Dame of the Rockies
  • More than a Haven
  • The Old Rough Rider's In Our Town
  • On the Roaring Fork
  • Arbuckles Will Be Fine
  • Linwood
  • They Danced in the Courtyard
  • Spirit of the Water
  • The Grand Dame of the Rockies (Reprise)
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    MAYBE IT’S THE MOON —Jon Chandler & the Wichitones Live!

    Arroyo Records

    “An incredible voice, combined with the skill of a true storyteller, and backed by two of the best sidemen in the music industry, makes Jon chandler excel on this live recording.” - American Cowboy Magazine.

    Jon Chandler & the Wichitones, featuring Butch Hause and Ernie Martinez (with guests Johnny Neill and Mary Huckins) in concert at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor in Arvada, Colorado. “Thank God for Chandler and his gang of musicians. Thanks for bringing this disc to those of us pinned between a concrete wall and a polyester drapery in the city. Sitting here listening to The Spanish Peaks I am taken back to the comforts of personal travels through the mountains and the beauty of simple life that our country offers, should we seek it. Keep up the good work Chandler, we need you.” - Country Line Magazine.


    SEPIA SOUL—The Best of Jon Chandler

    Writer’s Ranch Records

    Ten of Chandler’s critical favorites plus six new recordings, My Last Stand, Distant Rain, Be On My Way, Thorns, Niobrara (Running Water) and Colorado Skies. Includes Red Tail, slated as an agriculture industrysponsored video presentation.

  • “Truly wonderful music.” - Cowboy Magazine
  • “It’s not often you get to take a ride like this one. Saddle Up” - Dirty Linen Magazine.
  • “Chandler delivers full-bodied sound with a voice as rich as the mother lode.” - True West.
  • “A rich album that will seep into your soul as Chandler sings of his own sepia soul.” - American Cowboy Magazine.
  • “These stories, told by a man who has experienced the West, take us to the Spanish Peaks, the Civil War, and to the plains and arroyos.” - The Black Rose Acoustic Society
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    Writer’s Ranch Records

    15 songs of the historic and contemporary West. Breaking the limits of traditional “cowboy music,” the selections provide a dazzling conceptual journey through the Heart of the West. A “wonderful album,” “a pleasure to isten to,” and “a new and significant interpretation of the West through music today,” a “unique, often intricate, yet always clearly western” CD that “has drawn high praise,” whose “every word is true and then some” and that “captures the Old West in sound the way Charlie Russell

    captured it on canvas.” - National Reviews

    Winner of nine major communications awards

    “These songs are tales of lonesome conductors and lovesick mothers, of the joys of impending fatherhood, a farmer’s life and death, a rancher’s worries about the future, the meaning of the American soul. As performed in Chandler’s rich, full baritone, they are riveting chronicles of a passing way of life.”

    - Swallow Hill Quarterly

    “Chandler emerges as the best western songsmith since Ian Tyson on this incredibly diverse and accomplished set of trail tales.” - Los Angeles Daily News


    Keepers of the Flame

    Western Dog Records, 1997

    Winner of nine awards, including IABC, NAMA and two Telly Awards.

    A tribute to America’s ranchers and farmers, nationally recognized as an important examination of rural America through song. The title song’s video has reached literally hundreds of thousands of rural Americans. Features many of country music’s to musicians.


    Out West of Laramie

    Western Dog Records, 1995

    A stunning appraisal of the American West and Heartland. The Spanish Peaks is slated as the theme song for the film of the same name. Through the Gap, performed by Chandler on Entertainment Tonight, revisits the legend of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid in song as well as in a video starring Bruce Boxleitner and Martin Kove