Upcoming In-Store Happenings
In-Stores are all free and all ages, always. Come rock with us!
BUTCH WALKER - Monday, February 2nd @ 6PM
This has been on our list of in-stores to get for a long time! Butch Walker will grace us with a performance the day before his excellent new album is released! "Afraid Of Ghosts" is out Feb 3rd but we'll have the CD available the day before, at the performance. Vinyl is due out Feb. 24. With a remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to Grammy and CMA-nominated producer, Butch Walker's new album shows the skill and tenderness that have earned him a dedicated legion of fans across his seven-album career as a solo artist. "Afraid Of Ghosts" was produced by Ryan Adams at Pax Am Studios in LA with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. Walker also toured with Adams as the opening act on 23 dates in the US and Canada in the fall of 2014. "The album is a deeply personal exploration for Walker filled with bright, acoustic-driven tunes." -- Esquire.
BROS LANDRETH - Tuesday, February 3rd @ 6PM
Anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might call it Americana. Dig deeper, though, and you'll hear the nuances that separate The Bros. Landreth - whose members didn't grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba - from their folksy friends in the Lower 48. Brothers David and Joey Landreth grew up attending their father's bar gigs. Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder and Little Feat all received plenty of airtime on the family stereo, along with John Hiatt & Lyle Lovett. The Bros Landreth release their full-length debut - "Let It Lie" - on January 27 and they'll grace us with an in-store performance on February 3rd, kicking off a week in Nashville that also sees them playing Music City Roots and the Mercy Lounge.
MIKKY EKKO - Thursday, February 12th @ 6PM
Nashville artist Mikky Ekko emerged on the national stage on Feb. 10, 2013 as pop star Rihanna performed her stripped-down hit "Stay." A minute and a half into the song, a relatively little-known singer stepped up to deliver the song's 2nd verse with "pristing vocal precision" (Nashville Scene). I was watching and I remember thinking "Hey, that's Mikky Ekko!!" Rihanna won her 7th Grammy that night and "Stay", which Ekko co-wrote, went quadruple platinum. He had wanted to keep the song for himself but it put him on a lot of people's radar and now it's time for Mikky Ekko to deliver his vision to the world. He just released his full-length debut album "Time" and will celebrate with his homies with a stripped-down acoustic in-store performance at Grimey's!
REV PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND - Saturday, February 21st @ 5PM
Man do we love Rev Peyton and his Big Damn Band! They know they're welcome anytime they want to play at Grimey's because it's always such a big damn good time! Their bluesy down home sound just makes you wanna yell "hell yeah" and stomp the floor. They're about to release their 5th album, aptly titled "So Delicious", and will make their 3rd appearance at Grimey's to celebrate! The new album by the group - which includes Breezy Peyton on washboard and supporting vocals and Ben Bussell on drums and supporting vocals - is their debut for Yazoo Records, a label known for the historic reissues of blues and other old time American music that are the bedrock inspiration for the Rev.'s sound and approach. Don't miss, folks.
ANDREW COMBS - Tuesday, March 3rd @ 6PM
Andrew Combs' sophomore album, All These Dreams, marks a huge step forward for the Nashville singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption, in a style that brings together classic country and contemporary pop. On this album, Combs continues to carve out his own singular path as an artist, reaching the heights of his Texas songwriting heroes. Combs, a Texas native who relocated to Nashville nearly 10 years ago, enlisted the duo Steelism, who have backed him live for a couple of years, to play on the record and the critics are already raving: "This might be the Americana album of 2015" - Ann Powers, NPR Music. "The album reminds me of those early Harry Nilsson albums. It has great lyrics, beautiful melodies, softly swooping strings, and a voice that sounds like its been rolled in tobacco and honey" - No Depression. Andrew will celebrate his new album with an in-store performance at Grimey's on the day it's released! He'll also play at The Basement the next evening, on March 4.