Golly, Gomer! The Grascals Are Goin’ Places
Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot And Ravelin’ Hits #5 First Week Of Sales On BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart
Nashville, TN (June 17, 2011) Golly, Gomer! The Grascals are going places with their newest release, Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot And Ravelin’: A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show, landing at #5 (its first week of sales) on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart this week. The EP has legions of loyal Mayberry fans flocking to hear The Grascals’ live shows, and the band is ramping up for its busiest summer and fall touring schedule to date. They will headline festivals and fairs in the U.S. and Canada, including: Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival; Rudy Fest; Red, White & Bluegrass Fest; Western Kentucky State Fair; Stewiacke Bluegrass Festival (Nova Scotia); Craven Country Jamboree (Saskatchewan); Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Festival (Alberta); Missouri State Fair; Kentucky State Fair; Rogersville Bluegrass Festival (New Brunswick); New Richmond Bluegrass Festival (Quebec), and the Heroes Music Festival.
DANCE is drawing the attention of the media, too:
“Light-hearted lyrics and up-tempo bluegrass pickin’ are staples of the collection. The Grascals are admirably doing their part to help this classic series reach new fans.”
“The Grammy-nominated band applies its impressive chops to six toe-tapping tunes originally performed on the iconic television series. And the seventh track is a whimsical Grascals original based on one of the show’s most famous monologues.”
– American Profile Magazine
“Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin’ is the talk of the bluegrass world as of late. Any Andy Griffith fan would love to have this album. Not only will it take them back to all of those classic moments in the show, it is bluegrass at its finest.”
“This collection tips the hat to that most mythical of TV lands, Mayberry, NC and will no doubt make you want to grab your loved one and head into Mt. Pilot for dinner at Morelli’s … and that’s big … really big!”
– Music News Nashville
“Bluegrass music goes with The Andy Griffith Show like butter goes with biscuits … All of the songs sound sharp and are tightly performed, sounding technically spectacular and still retaining that loose, relaxed atmosphere that bluegrass music is known for.”
– Nashville Country Club
The Grascals are known for creating records with great themes, and DANCE (their fifth studio album and second release on their own BluGrascal Records), is proof in the pudding. Pull up a chair, set a spell, find your “inner Gomer” and let The Grascals take you home – to Mayberry! While you’re there, take a gander at the five, vintage black-and-white videos that are currently airing on television screens across the country and online (including AOL.com, YouTube, Roughstock.com, TrueCountryTV.com and TheBluegrassSpecial.com).
Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot And Ravelin’: A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show (BluGrascal/Saguaro Road Records) is available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/060711DANCE.
Fans can learn more about The Grascals and sneak a peek at the videos at www.grascals.com, and receive the latest updates on the band and all their other favorite Bluegrass artists now on their mobile devices simply by texting “bluegrass” to 90210.