Comprising Gordon Davidson (lead guitar, lead vocals), Dado Duncan (bass), Dave Duff (steel guitar, vocals), Geordie Jack (rhythm guitar, violin) and Sandy Mackay (drums), Colorado was formed in the 70s by these five musicians, who lived within 10 miles of each other around Sutherland, Scotland. They began by performing Scottish folk music but then reverted to country. They backed touring US acts (Melba Montgomery, Vernon Oxford) and, in particular, did much to help Boxcar Willie establish himself. On one hardworking tour, they backed Boxcar Willie and Jean Shepard as well undertaking their own spot. They were the first Scottish group to perform at the prestigious Wembley Festival. They were voted the Best British Band for nine consecutive years by British Country Music Association. In the late 80s they changed their name to Caledonia to perform Scottish folk again, but they are now a country band once more.
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