John Denver – Chris Collins and The Boulder Canyon Band

Chris CollinsDuring the 1970s, John Denver was the most popular entertainer in the world. He sold more albums for RCA than any other artist in their history. But to say he was an icon would be to sell him short. John was also a voice for the environment and a leader in global problem solving. There was something in Johns music that transcended great melodies and poetic lyrics into an underlying sense of the human condition, and the longing we all feel for love and home.

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon bring a breath of fresh air to the beloved melodies of John Denver, while seeking to honor his music and legacy through their authenticity and talents. An accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, Chris Collins exhibits some of the same dynamic qualities that made John Denver so popular. With his natural delivery and vocal tone close to Denvers, Chris Collins connects to the audience in song and story while touching their heart with his personality, genuineness, and outstanding performance of the music. Having played in cities and towns across the United States, Boulder Canyon bring their exquisite talents as musicians and vocals to complete the memorable experience of the show.


The original band members of Boulder Canyon met in 2004 at Aspen in October, the largest celebration of John Denver’s life and music. Collins has been a featured performer there since 2002. Boulder Canyon has shared the stage with former John Denver band members and family members. Since meeting, the band has been perfecting the music of John Denver and delighting sell out crowds. In 2011 Boulder Canyon made a committment to take the show on the road. The band has seen increasing audience sizes every year. At one amphitheater, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon broke a theater record for the largest audience attendance for an event.

boulder 2Song List

Rocky Mountain High
Thank God I’m A Country Boy
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Looking For Space
Sweet Misery
Fly Away
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Saturday Night in Toledo Ohio
Back Home Again
and many more