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The CBG Band

  • County Graves
The CBGB (Colin, Bonnie, Graham, Band) is a full band collaboration of Austin singer/songwriters Colin Gilmore, Bonnie Whitmore and Graham Weber. Like the iconic NYC rock club the shares the band’s initials; this band is a musical community of like-minded artists and friends who have, toured and recorded together in various combinations. The CBGBand is a reflection of the singer/songwriter, country-rock that is the essence of this one-of-a-kind music and a good way to pay homage to their name sake of CBGBs.
Colin Gilmore is a Texas songwriter with an Americana pop rock sound. Son of Texas music icon Jimmy Dale Gilmore of the flatlanders; Colin developed his own unique song writing style that draws from a variety of influences ranging from Buddy Holly to Townes Van Zandt to The Clash. His solo albums have won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut.
Bonnie Whitmore not only provides her voice and songs to CBGBands, but will be do what she does best on bass. This Denton, TX native began playing bass at age 8 in her father’s family band with her sister Eleanor Whitmore. After spending some time playing and touring as bassist and backup vocalist for the likes of Hayes Carll, Justin Townes Earle and Mando Saenz, Bonnie took it back home to Texas to release her last two solo records Embers to Ashes and There I go Again. Both have garnered considerable critical praise. Bonnie was named as an up-and-coming artist to watch by both Austin Monthly Magazine and Paste.
Graham Weber is a singer-songwriter who hails from Texas by way of Ohio. In the 9 years since moving “sight unseen” to Austin, TX, Graham has staked his claim as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. He quickly became highly respected by peers and fans “in the know” on the strength of both his live performances and his exceptional solo albums. His 2011 solo record Women was name to several “best of” lists by Austin Chronicle music critics. Graham is released his latest solo record Faded Photos in May of 2014 to critical acclaim from Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly Magazine, Lone Star Music Magazine, & to date.
The CBGB will also feature guest instrumentalists and is anchored by drummer Matt Winegarder who has worked in both Colin’s and Bonnie’s solo projects and played with Graham in the rock band So Long, Problems. The band strives to focus on the songwriting and infusing it with the groove and energy that comes from having a full band--a creative collective of friends and colleagues.