Recovery Day

In honor of Recovery Day 2020, Chris Colepaugh is releasing the single “For Now”. All proceeds from the sale of the single over the next year will go to the Salvus Clinic in Moncton, New Brunswick.

“I wrote the song “For Now” in early 2020 as part of the Songs Of The City music series. The song came about as a result of one person’s story and their journey to recovery. I am very honored to be a part of this year’s Recovery Day event and wanted to give something back to the community.”


A massive thank you to Music New Brunswick for including me in the nominations for SOCAN Song of the Year and Innovator of the Year. I love bringing you music at home, so thank you guys.
Please head over to MNB and vote.
Voting is open until October 15th:

What an amazing night!  Working with such a fabulous group of musicians and playing in the beautiful Capital Theatre.  Thank you so much!

Love the livestream? You can grab all the most requested songs from “Live At Sunburst” and “On The Go,” and we hope you enjoy them!


With southern-inspired soul and a heaping dose of the blues, multiple award-winning Canadian Chris Colepaugh delivers a powerhouse of driving rhythms, crunchy guitar licks, and badass vocals. As the multiple award-winning frontman of the group Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew and Gold City Ashes, he has performed at prestigious festivals such as SXSW, CMW, NXNE, NEMO, Evolve, Canadian Music Cafe and has spent more than two decades actively touring Canada and the United States. Part of his itineraries has included dates with Government Mule, North Mississippi Allstars, and Big Sugar as well as CCCC performances at the House of Blues, the Hard Rock Café, tours of New England and southern US, the U.S. West Coast, Southern California and multiple cross Canada tours.

In addition to his band and solo work, from 2010 to present Chris has lent his multi-instrument talents to platinum artists Roch Voisine and Big Sugar, fiddle champion Samantha Robichaud and NB blues icon Matt Andersen. And all this while releasing music, putting on live stream interactive concerts and planning for his upcoming releases.

In 2011, Chris took home two East Coast Music Awards including Fan Choice of the Year as well as the 2011 Music NB Songwriter of the Year. Chris was announced as a finalist for the 2008 International Acoustic Music Awards and won both the 2007 Contact East Touring Excellence Award and four 2007 Toronto Music Magazine Awards.  Chris Colepaugh is proudly endorsed by Gibson GuitarsBlack Bridge AmplifiersBenrod Pedals,JetslideLos Cabos sticks and Sennheiser Microphones.

Chris Colepaugh’s song “Caught Up To You” was featured on the international hit television show Degrassi: The Next Generation ( Episode 808-2008 ). He was also a semifinalist in the Starbucks Music Maker Series in Vermont and was featured alongside Moe., Bob Weir and Umphrey’s McGee on the 10,000 Lakes Festival CD.

Find out more at Wikipedia.

  • Winner- Winner 2011 MNB SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award
  • Winner 2011 (ECMA) Rock Album of the Year
  • Winner 2011 (ECMA) Fan Choice of the Year
  • Winner 2010 MNB Musician of the Year
  • Winner 2010 MNB Rock Album of the Year
  • Winner 2010 Toronto Music Magazine Award
  • Winner 2007 Contact East Touring Excellence Award
  • Winner of four 2007 Toronto Music Magazine Awards
  • Semi-Finalist in Starbucks Music Maker Competition: Finals in Vermont
  • Chosen by Canadian Musician Magazine as one of Canada’s Best Unsigned Band’s
  • Grand Prize Winner in NB Songwriting Competition
  • Finalist in the CBC Great Canadian National Televised Music Dream Performance
  • East Coast Talent Search Winner with Producer Kevin Scott MacMichael


  • Nominated 2020 MNB Innovator of the Year
  • Nominated 2020 MNB SOCAN Song of the Year “Could Have Been”
  • Nominated 2016 Music New Brunswick (MNB) Album of the Year
  • 2016 MNB Group of the Year
  • Nominated 2016 MNB Socan Song of the Year
  • Nominated 2016 MNB Rock Artist of the Year
  • Nominated 2016 MNB Music Producer of the Year
  • Nominated 2012 East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) Group of the Year
  • Nominated 2012 ECMA Producer of the Year
  • Nominated 2009 ECMA Entertainer of the Year
  • Nominated 2008 ECMA Single of the Year “Caught Up To You”
  • Nominated 2007 ECMA ”ROCK ALBUM of the Year”
  • Nominated 2004 ECMA “ROCK ALBUM of the Year”
  • Nominated 2002 ECMA “ROCK ALBUM of the Year”
  • Nominated 2001 ECMA ” ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR ” 2001

Louder is namelijk een liedje om op vol vermogen af te spelen. Zeker als je houdt van dingen als Joe Bonamassa, Delta Saints en Chris Stapleton. Wil je meer? Dan moet je steeds een maand wachten. Wat Chris zal vanaf heden elke maand een nieuwe single releasen. Prima plan, wij kijken er naar uit!

TRANSLATION: Which can! Louder is a song to play at full power. Especially if you like things like Joe Bonamassa, Delta Saints and Chris Stapleton. Do you want more? Then you have to wait a month. What Chris will from now on release a new single every month. Great plan, we are looking forward to it!


“The instant Chris Colepaugh saw Steve Stills play Sweet Judy Blue Eyes in the film Woodstock, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.  He wanted to be a guitarist like Steven Stills, who was still with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the time.  In the era of guitar gods and showy axemen such as Jimmy Page and Hendrix, this admittedly, was an unusual aspiration but for Colepaugh, playing guitar isn’t about how fast you can play, but how beautiful the melody.
Denis Armstrong, The Ottawa Sun

“There may be a very simple reason for the influx of the Canadian music talent in the Untied States. Just ask fellow northern neighbor Chris Colepaugh , recently signed Gibson artist who, along with his band, Cosmic Crew are quickly establishing themselves among the ranks of successful Canadian acts to cross the border. USA Artist profile

“Vocalist/guitarist and his Cosmic Crew deliver old-fashioned rock crossed with alt-country. Sounds like Gov’t Mule meets the Jayhawks”
Explore Music

Colepaugh is the full tilt package. His versality as a multi-instrumentalist gives him an ear for righteous melodies and inventive lyrics. Colepaugh commands a huge guitar sound on “Louder.” The songwriting is spot on, with band hits, varying sections feels and a track that builds over time. He is a powerhouse of driving rhythms and his single note choices in his guitar playing are dripping with blues sensibilities. As a vocalist he’s got that gritty whiskey dipped resonance that fits perfectly on “Louder.” A solid listen throughout with just the right amount of bluesy grit to stick to your bones. That’s the short of it!


” I was blown away by the Canucks Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew as the gravelly soul in Colepaugh’s voice was a the helm of this band, which can lay down a wicked southern-fried boogie with a kick in the ass.  The dude has a cool beard too. / SXSW Showcase review

“Colepaugh and his crew have been a part of the east coast scene since the early 90’s and are considered one of the hardest working outfits on the Canadian scene.”
Centertainment Review

(Live Review) “Adding to the overall package was the undeniable fact that the trio genuinely enjoyed sharing the stage with each other, all of which served to remind just how skilled Colepaugh is at writing timeless songs and just how seriously this group needs to be taken.”

Canadian Beats

“RnR hits hard. Heavy riff rock. Soaring guitar harmonies that would make any southern rock act envious.” – Grid City Magazine

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. –

“ Moncton’s Chris Colepaugh and Lynn Daigle are the Cosmic Crew, and they transform this Eastern community into a rolling and rocking landscape where one swears they can actually see the Golden Gate Bridge off in the horizon. “
EXCLAIM: Toronto, ON

” Chris Colepaugh is all about the melody.  That’s not to say this son of Southern blues doesn’t rock, Just listen to what happens when he unleashes his doubleneck Gibson on such tunes as “Some Things Never Change” on his latest album “Missed A Page”.  Guitar riffs don’t get much thicker than this.”
Relix Magazine, Album Review

(Review of RnR) “Tight, high efficiency rock & roll”

Jeff Liberty “Take Liberty” CBC

Nicely-paced and stripped-back in its approach, ‘My World’ (single) develops into an instant, old school rocker, with fans of My Morning Jacket sure to lap this up. – When The Horn Blows

“Stripped down rock and roll.” – Bread & Molasses

” Fans of soulful southern rock should check out the new album from Chris Colepaugh and The Cosmic Crew, Missed a Page, which was released this past Tuesday. This is the eighth album for the band and they continue to produce masterful tracks that only seem to improve. Missed A Page is a smooth blend of classic rock and meaningful lyrics with a twist of southern twang that is only intensified by the use of the pedal steel guitar”
The Argosy, Album Review CCCC Missed A Page

“Colepaugh first caught my ear at SXSW a few years back with an impressive blast of blues-influenced rock. If you like muscular guitars and melodic rock riffs, , you’d be hard pressed to find a better song (Some Things Never Change ) , or heck, a better release, this year, , John Mayer’s review/playlist


Management: Malkin Music / 506-381-3820 / Label Heavy Gauge Records 

Past and present projects are sometimes funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Thank you to Music New Brunswick and the Province of New Brunswick’s Music Industry Development program for their investment in some of our past and present projects. We acknowledge the past and present support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.We acknowledge the past and present support by the New Brunswick Arts Board. We greatly appreciated their contribution.