Steel Horse Swing
Steel Horse Swing is a band mixing western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics, celebrating a musical legacy that is timeless. Exceptional lyrics mixed with catchy original beats, blended to create an infections western dance sound mixed with a little jazziness. Steel Horse Swing will play music from their recently released album Swing Time Baby along with several other high quality music tracks that have major crossover appeal. As Rick Huff, Best of the West Reviewer says ” Tight swing with a grin you can heart, plenty of personality and the focus on entertainment!”
Carlos Washington and Steel horse Swing, a collaboration of talented western, jazz and bluegrass artists are all veterans of Colorado’s music scene include musical instruments of Fiddles, Pedal Steel , Drums, Guitars and Bass along with great vocals to give this Colorado assemblage a fun jazzy and sort of vintage swing sound. Carlos has been recently nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year and Carlos and his band Steel Horse Swing from their album have been nominated for song of the year by the PCCAA Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association.
The band was started by a real cowboy or should we say Pro Rodeo Bull Rider, Carlos Washington. Carlos reputation as a singing cowboy grew as he was singing on stage in an effort to earn money to pay his entry fees in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and Bill Picket Rodeo association Circuits. Before long, organizers wouldn’t let him on a bull without singing the National Anthem to open the Rodeo. After hearing Carlos sing the national anthem, Terry Bradshaw, co-host of FOX’s NFL Sunday said of Carlos’ anthem performance “Very few can hold a candle to ya or light your fire, son.” Carlos has shared the Stage with some of country music’s leading acts such as Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Terry McBride and Mark Chestnut and was honored with the title” Denver’s Best Country Western Frontman” by Denver Westward Magazine.