2014 SRS Band Bio: Cole Risner
Written by KHYI 95.3 on September 2, 2014
Competing Week 5, September 4th
Band: Cole Risner
Cole Risner – Lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Chris Norwood – Lead electric guitar
Mark Oswalt – Bass guitar
Cory Phifer – Drums
Cole Risner has been writing songs since he was 13 years old and hasn’t been able stop. He currently resides in Rockwall, TX. Cole and his band have been playing all across Texas since 2012 and in this short time on the Texas Country scene he as already left his mark. Sharing the stage with Reckless Kelly, Micky and The Motorcars, The Damn Quails, and Radney Foster just to name a few. He has also been a top 20 finalist in the Wildflower Songwriting contest, a semi-finalist in the Rusty Wier competition, and placed second in the Texas Star Competition. Some of Cole’s inspirations include Hayes Carll, Robert Earl Keen, Max Stalling, Slaid Cleaves, and Zane Williams. With solid songwriting that is driven by catchy hooks and melodies, Cole Risner has what it takes to remain on the scene for many years to come.
Come check out Cole Risner this Thursday, September 4th, in Round 1, Week 5 of the 2014 Shiner Rising Star Competition! This week is at Tolbert’s (Grapevine), 8-10pm.