“Tight swing with a grin you can hear, plenty of personality and the focus on entertainment!”
— Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews
“Once you're in tune with the sound of Carlos Washington's Steel Horse Swing I venture to say you'll spot'em (and love'em) everytime”
— Rick Huff Best of the West Reviews
CARLOS WASHINGTON'S STEEL HORSE SWING
MUSIC THAT IS TIMELESS
2019 Nomination for Award of Excellence- Group of the Year and for Cowboy Swing Album for Little Bit of Texas through the International Western Music Association. Awards presentation Nov 16
2018 AWA Will Rogers Award Recipient- Western Swing Song of the year - " SWING TIME BABY"
2018 AWA Top 5 finalist Western Swing Male Vocalist.
2018 top 5 finalist: International Western Music Association for Group of the Year and Western Swing Album of the year; Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association for Male Vocalist of the year and Song of the Year .
#1 played album “Swing Time Baby” has reached international notoriety and interviews with DJ’s across the globe have raved about the wonderful sound and content of the album! It has ranked in the top 10 played albums (coming in at 1) with DJ’s through the International Western Music Association.
Nationally Televised on RFDTV and Internationally Broadcast on European Radio along with American Radio programs
Opening Acts and Performances with Willie Nelson, Mark Chestnut, Aaron Tippin, John Anderson, Boy Howdy, Faith Hill, Dan Seals, Little River Band, Terry McBride, Daryle Singletary, Wheels, Confederate Railroad.
Award Winning and internationally acclaimed CARLOS WASHINGTON’S STEEL HORSE SWING- is a band originating in Colorado that mixes western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics, celebrating a musical legacy that is timeless. Reflections of Bob Wills and Hank Thompson with a dash of Chris LeDoux gives this dance music a nostalgic feel while keeping it fresh with original songs. Their exceptional lyrics mixed with catchy original beats, blends to create an infectious western dance sound that breaks cultural boundaries and has major crossover appeal. Western Swing artist Carlos Washington and his band Steel Horse Swing bring you back to a time when a song made you smile and the music made you want to dance. With a collaboration of talented western and jazz artists- all veterans of Colorado’s music scene, CARLOS WASHINGTON’S STEEL HORSE SWING have a full array of musical instruments including Fiddle, Pedal Steel, Drums, Guitars and Bass along with great vocals giving this Colorado group a fun, jazzy, and sort of vintage swing sound; and as Rick Huff recently quoted, “What terrific fun this jazzy Colorado assemblage is!” This band will have you swingin’ and a dancin’ all night long. The Band plays cover songs and original music that bring a smile to your face and dance to your step.
The band was started by a real cowboy or should we say Pro Rodeo Bull Rider, Carlos Washington. Carlos reputation as a singing cowboy grew as he was singing on stage in an effort to earn money to pay his entry fees in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and Bill Picket Rodeo association Circuits. Before long, organizers wouldn’t let him on a bull without singing the National Anthem to open the Rodeo. After hearing Carlos sing the national anthem, Terry Bradshaw, co-host of FOX’s NFL Sunday said of Carlos’ anthem performance “Very few can hold a candle to ya or light your fire, son.” Carlos was honored with the title” Denver’s Best Country Western Frontman” by Denver Westward Magazine.
Carlos Washington's Steel Horse Swing has recently played for Lone Tree Arts Center with a sold out crowd, the Denver Post’s Pedal the Plains with record attendance; the Town of Castle Rock, Co- Western Heritage with over 1000 people in attendance; The famous Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado with a sold out crowd; National Western Stock Show parade with an attendance in excess of 1000 people; Dazzles Denver with a sold out crowd; Coyote Creek Concert Series with a sold out concert; just to name a few. Look for them this fall at the Western Music Association Showcase.
"They were simply amazing and I was star struck from the time they started to when the show ended. Western Swing and Cowboy Music need to be played more often and these guys got'er done!" - Debra Newton, Fan
“I think you are the new King of Western Swing”
— Bobbi Jean Bell-Equestrian Legacy Radio's Campfire Cafe
“"Swing Time Baby” is a real treat! I’ve been playing it every day or so since getting my copy and it’ll stay in my “go to” stack for some time to come. Keep the music coming! ”
— Tom Swearingen KBOO-FM Swing ‘n Country Show Portland Oregon