One big sound
GOLD CITY ASHES is a rock power trio formed in 2016. At the helm, award-winning guitar wizard and vocalist Chris Colepaugh, sided with low tone rider Lynn Daigle and skin basher Shawn Sasyniuk on drums…and often accompanied by hard rocker Sarah Westbrook on keys.
GCA distills the smoke and strife of its hometown of Moncton into a blast of seismic heavy blues-rock. Combined, the multi-award winning band members have supported acts including Gov’t Mule, North Mississippi All Stars, Big Sugar and Grady.
GOLD CITY ASHES will be paving the way for the release of their debut album in 2018.
Chris Colepaugh is sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Black Bridge Amplifiers, Benrod Electric Pedals, Jetslide Slides and Sennheiser Microphones.
“(lead guitarist) Chris Colepaugh is all about the melody.”
RELIX MAGAZINE REVIEW
“Colepaugh lays down the groove early and often throughout the record, delivering his acclaimed guitar work with a finesse typically associated with some of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”
“Stripped down rock and roll.”
BREAD & MOLASSES
“There may be a very simple reason for the influx of the Canadian music talent in the United States. Just ask fellow northern neighbor Chris Colepaugh , recently signed Gibson artist who, along with his band, are quickly establishing themselves among the ranks of successful Canadian acts to cross the border.”
GIBSON.COM USA ARTIST PROFILE