Gavin DeGraw @ Gothic Theatre

Gavin DeGraw ended his summer tour with us in Denver, CO on August 25, 2023 at Gothic Theatre! Final shows on tour are always a blast, wrapping up a season of life with a bang. To being the night was Brandon Ratcliff, up there strumming the guitar.

Brandon Ratcliff

Music has always been at the center of Brandon Ratcliff’s life. From the day he was born, and even before, he was on stages, on tour buses, and in writing rooms across America, watching his family sing the music they love as the celebrated Bluegrass band, The Cox Family. 

Born in Cotton Valley, LA (population 962), Brandon saw first-hand how universal the stories born in small towns are. The son of Suzanne Cox, one third of the family band, Brandon watched as his mother and her siblings won Grammy Awards telling those stories to the world. 

After deciding to leave Cotton Valley for Nashville, Brandon’s talents quickly attracted the music business machine in town. He was offered a publishing deal at the age of 20 but decided to turn it down to develop his sound. While paying his dues on Music Row, he found trusted co-writing partners and began to hone his craft. Some of his early collaborators include the late busbee, Josh Jenkins, Pete Good and AJ Babcock.

In 2018 Brandon was signed to Monument Records, and in 2019 burst onto the scene with his debut single, “Rules Of Breaking Up,” accumulating more than 50 million streams. He has hit the road with Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, and opening dates for Keith Urban. Following this, Ratcliff appeared on the Spotify Viral Chart, was selected as a Pandora Ones to Watch artist, and topped Rolling Stone’s all-genre Breakthrough Artists chart. 

pulled from Brandon’s website

Photos by Tessa Brancato. All images © 2023 Copyright Tessa Brancato.

Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw is a GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum singer and songwriter from South Fallsburg, NY. Gavin’s inimitable voice and soulful style boldly bloomed on his 2003 platinum-certified full-length debut, Chariot. It included the gold single “Follow Through,” as well as both platinum hits, “Chariot,” and “I Don’t Want To Be.”

In 2008, his self-titled second album bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 powered by the platinum-selling single “In Love With a Girl.” 2011’s gold-certified Sweeter saw him return to the Top 10 as the single “Not Over You” went four times platinum. Meanwhile, his 2013 duet with Collie Caillat, “We Both Know,” garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination. He’s the rare talent who could seamlessly share the stage with Billy Joel and The Allman Brothers Band or Maroon 5 and Shania Twain.

In 2016, Something Worth Saving incited widespread critical applause from USA Today, Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, and Huffington Post. With a front row seat to this wonderfully wild life led by his late parents Lynne and John Wayne, Gavin DeGraw recounts his most meaningful memories and valuable lessons on his seventh full-length offering, Face The River [RCA Records]. Now, he stitches together a timeless tale of his own, soundtracked by a fusion of pop, soul, country, folk & funk.

pulled from Gavin’s Spotify page

Photos by Tessa Brancato. All images © 2023 Copyright Tessa Brancato.

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