The Grascals’ BEFORE BREAKFAST A Fresh Brew Of Bluegrass Perfection

The Grascals’ BEFORE BREAKFAST A Fresh Brew Of Bluegrass Perfection
Band Chases Demons, Finds Salvation With New Music September 1
Nashville, TN (July 7, 2017) – The Grascals’ newest album, BEFORE BREAKFAST,
offers fans a hot shot of diversity with a freshly brewed mix of
Bluegrass perfection.  The 12-song collection will be available
September 1.  Fans who pre-order
HERE now will receive “Sleepin’ With The Reaper” as a “grat track.”    
finds the award-winning group at a career high point vocally and
musically, and the record’s energy is palpable.  A more relaxed
pre-production approach led to “easy” song choices.  The band chases
demons, finds salvation and dances their way through what will surely
become essential listening for lovers of the Bluegrass art form. 

This is the second album for this configuration of The Grascals.  The current group features founders Terry
Eldredge (lead vocals, guitar), Terry Smith (lead vocals, bass) and
Danny Roberts (mandolin), plus longtime banjo ace Kristin Scott Benson,
fiddler Adam Haynes and John Bryan (lead vocals/guitar).  As Smith
notes, the group continues to evolve organically.  “We’re even breathing
together vocally,” he explains.   “The Osborne Brothers always said
that when you get to that point, it was right – and they were on to
something.”  This cohesiveness allows the band to navigate the diverse
material, which ranges from traditional to contemporary Bluegrass, and
includes Inspirational tunes as well.    
The album kicks off with Sleepin’ With The Reaper,”
which Benson calls “a departure for the group but a good fit
nonetheless.”  John Bryan’s haunting vocal brings a sense of menace and
urgency to the song, which sets the stage for the next dynamic track. 
Vocalist Terry Eldredge believes the best songs are about life and
truth, and that lyrically, there is nothing but the truth in “Demons.”  El’s vocal versatility is obvious on “Clear Corn Liquor,” a steamin’ hot, fiddle-filled ode that he delivers with sass.  “Delia
features John on a band first,” says Danny Roberts.  “His clawhammer
banjo is unique for us and gives a great old-timey sound to the song.” 
Terry Smith is in fine form on the melancholy, universally-themed ballad
“Lonesome,” which he co-wrote with his brother Billy.  John brings glorious gratitude to the Gospel jewel, “I’ve Been Redeemed.” 


Sleepin’ With The Reaper (B. Buller/G. Williams)

Demons (B. Anderson/J. Randall)
Delia (J. Weisberger/C. Chamberlain/C. Humphrey III)
I’ve Been Redeemed (M. Dylan/R. Edwards)
Lonesome (B. Smith/T. Smith)
Beer Tree (H. Allen/R. E. Orrall)
Pathway Of Teardrops (W. P. Walker/W. Pierce/J. Hazlewood)
Lynchburg Chicken Run (D. Roberts/A. Haynes)
He Took Your Place (L. Flatt/E. Scruggs)                 
Lost And Lonesome (P. Overstreet/ B. Smith)                     
There Is You (K. Harrigill)
Clear Corn Liquor (T. Stafford/B.Starnes)

About The Grascals
yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the
here and now, while acknowledging the traditional values that birthed
the genre.  Their cutting-edge modern Bluegrass is delivered with a deep
knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding
fathers.  It’s a unique sound that has earned the group three Grammy®
nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the
International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media
attention that seems to perpetually elude other acts entrenched in niche
genres.  High-profile appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk
The bastions of Country and Bluegrass continue to welcome them, as
evidenced by 150-plus performances on the Grand Ole Opry.  Additional
honors include President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball at the
Smithsonian and two performances for President George W. Bush.  
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