The 14ers
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The 14ers

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States | SELF

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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Get Some EP - 2013



Life is short, do the things you love.

Ryan Kirkpatrick brews lively lyrics with catchy acoustic based rock songs to share with you, spends lots of time outdoors, and smiles often. The 14ers (named after the highest mountain peaks in Colorado) is a musical adventure led by Kirkpatrick himself. "I don't care who you are. It doesn't matter where you come from. I've got the altitude ... come and get some!" sings Kirkpatrick in 'Get Some', a song in which the mountains sing to the outdoor enthusiasts that recreate on them.

And if creating an album that feels this good is a crime -- Barry Bates (drums), Stu Cruden (bass), Andrew Berlin (co-producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist), and Chris Hatton (keys) are guilty by association. "One of the highlights of my life is making music with like-minded, talented, and good-hearted musicians... I'm very lucky to have the collaborators I do," says Kirkpatrick.

Clearly they're doing something right, drawing crowds at festivals and breweries in Colorado all the way to The Hotel Caf in Hollywood, California -- performing with groups such as Brushfire Records band ALO. Bikes (a song about drinking beer and riding bicycles) boasts purely fun and memorable lyrics with writing credit to Matt Jennings, Mason Jennings, and Ryan Kirkpatrick. "It doesn't take much to find out that I'm crazy about where I live," confides Kirkpatrick. "And no, it's not entirely because of the amazing beer."

The 14ers have taken their show on the road and with your help spreading the word -- they'll be playing in a venue near you soon.

Kirkpatrick is no stranger to the road; he splits his time between writing/performing/recording music and guiding educational hiking, skiing, bicycling, and photography programs from the mountains and deserts of the west all the way to Africa. He and his brother Wes, although both currently busy with independent projects, grew up together musically - touring the western US with their band 'The Kirkpatrick Project'.