Copper Ridge

Based in Woodburn OR

"Copper Ridge: The Epitome of Outlaw Country Mastery in the Pacific Northwest"

Step into the electrifying world of Copper Ridge, a musical ensemble that defies convention and transcends expectations in the realm of outlaw country. This extraordinary band is a fusion of prodigiously gifted and seasoned musicians and vocalists, delivering a resounding testament to the enduring roots of original country music that remains as vibrant as ever.  

Copper Ridge takes you on a riveting journey through the heart of country music, seamlessly weaving together toe-tapping, two-stepping covers of legends such as Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Waylon Jennings, Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle, and many more. Their harmonious melodies, pulsating rhythms, and soon-to-be-released album of soul-stirring originals pay homage to the style and cadence that originally captivated the nation with the essence of country music.

At the core of Copper Ridge's mission lies the sacred quest to uphold the true essence of "Country Music" amid the current radio airwaves' often conflicting interpretations. Their unwavering commitment to authenticity radiates from bars to casinos, from weddings to festivals, where audiences cannot help but tap their toes and flood the dance floor whenever Copper Ridge takes the stage. With an eternal optimism and a contagious, danceable rhythm, they proudly adopt the label "outlaw country," embracing a tantalizing blend of old country, new country, and rock 'n roll-infused country that ignites their electrifying setlists.

Copper Ridge is more than just a band; they are a tight-knit "family" whose passion for their craft radiates through every note they play, connecting with every audience and forging lasting friendships at every show.

Meet the Remarkable Ensemble:

Charmin Gibson - The Lead Singer, Acoustic Guitar Maestro, Fiddle Player, and Songwriting Luminary. Charmin's upbringing in a country and bluegrass musical family spans three decades of musical mastery. Her familial roots and unbridled love for music culminated in a solo and duo act, ultimately giving birth to Copper Ridge.

Harley Wainscott - The Young Maverick, Lead Singer, Lead & Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso. Harley may be the youngest in the band, but his live performances are nothing short of a revelation. With a naturally-infused outlaw country sound and a unique flair for acoustic guitar, Harley's journey began when he first picked up a guitar at the age of 13, marking the inception of his extraordinary musical career.

Daisy Brandhorst - The Harmonious Songstress and Mandolin Maven. Daisy, sister to Charmin, embarked on her musical voyage alongside her sibling, singing and playing country and bluegrass gospel since the tender ages of 12 and 14. A central figure in the acoustic group Crossing Blue, Daisy's ethereal harmonies and mandolin prowess add depth and dimension to Copper Ridge's sonic tapestry.

David Smith - The Percussion Dynamo Behind the Drums. David has played in bands in the Pacific Northwest since the age of 14, where he recalls being too young to play in 21+ venues and having to exit the back door when the band took breaks! His roots are primarily in blues and rock, so transitioning to Copper Ridge's style of outlaw country made David a perfect fit. David's beats provide the heartbeat of Copper Ridge's captivating performances.

Lee Wanner - Lead guitarist Lee has been playing guitar for almost 28 years. He attended the Musician's Insitute in Hollywood and learned from musical greats including Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Aex Machacek, Johnny Hilland and others. His studio recording experiences have included recording albums with Marco Minnemann, Morgan Agren, Ric Fierabracci and Pat Healy, among others. 

Grady McKenzie - Bass guitar. Grady has been playing bass both locally and nationally with big name touring bands for over 35 years. Grady plays with Copper Ridge at Western Oregon shows, and also fills in with a few other bands, including Rock, Blues, and a touring Elvis band.

Fredrik Anderson - Bass guitar. Hailing from Eastern Oregon, Rik has been playing all shows on the eastern side of Oregon/Idaho for 6 years now. Known for his kitschy homemade guitar and amp cases, Rik has over 40 years' experience playing with travelling bands. 

Prepare to be spellbound by the unrivaled artistry, electrifying charisma, and undying commitment to the heart and soul of outlaw country that Copper Ridge brings to every stage they grace. Their music isn't just a performance; it's an unforgettable journey through the essence of country music, an experience that will resonate in your heart and soul long after the final note has faded into the night.

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Prices may vary depending on travel distance/location, date, special performance requirements or required expenses.
The Full 6 Piece Band
Price: $2,835.00
Number of Performers: 6
Duration: 4 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $700.00

The full 6 piece band + our sound tech. with Rhythm guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, male & female singers
The Acoustic Band
Price: $1,690.00
Number of Performers: 4
Duration: 4 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $500.00

The smaller acoustic group + our sound tech - Rhythm guitar x2, fiddle, cajon drum, male & female singers