had heard Grant's music trough his recordings over a period of years and then
had the opportunity to see him in person at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in
2013 and his live performance offered more than his recordings. He ended up
here in Davis three years ago and it was a treat. Grant says "I’m a
self-described LeftNeck, whose muse is the scrubland of the Florida Panhandle.
That land; those people. I wrote a song one time called Liberal With A
Gun." He is a self-described “vegetarian that watches NASCAR,
and tree-hugger with a gun below the seat,” Grant Peeples is known
for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging
ballads. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for
Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his
songs,” as well as their "unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.”
Third Coast Magazine’s John Conquest said “Peeples is unusually literate,
unusually honest. And the only songwriter I have ever called ‘ruthless.’” Grant
has made several studio records and has written poetry. The man is a treat.
the Carter Family, Robbie Robertson and Alfred Hitchcock had written
songs together, they might sound like this.” That is singer-songwriter
Ernest Troost’s self-introduction when he takes the stage, whether he’s
playing for festival-goers at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in
Texas, where he was named New Folk Winner in 2009, or performing at
select clubs and coffeehouses around greater Los Angeles. It’s a clever
statement that hints at the spirit of his folk-blues tunes — and Troost
himself. When audiences hear his beautiful melodies and deftly detailed
lyrics, they’re curious to learn more about him.
Check out both of their websites for examples of their music and more information.
donation is requested for each concert with
going to the musicians.
For information and
reservations call (530)
753-3472 or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you here.