The Grascals Explore Dark Side Of Love With New Single, “Sleepin’ With The Reaper”

The Grascals Explore Dark Side Of Love With New Single, “Sleepin’ With The Reaper”
Nashville, TN (July 28, 2017) — The Grascals explore the dark side of love with their newest radio release, “Sleepin’ With The Reaper.”  The track, the first single from their upcoming September 1 album, BEFORE BREAKFAST (Mountain Home Music Company), premieres today on Roughstock.  Radio can access the tune via AirPlay Direct, and fans who pre-order the music here will receive “Sleepin’ With The Reaper”
as an instant “grat track.”  Nashville area concert-goers can catch the
award-winning band at the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night. 
by hitmakers Grant Williams and Becky Buller, the song is the first
collaboration for the two.  Notes Buller, “Grant had the idea to write
something around the old saying ‘We don’t believe in divorce … murder,
maybe … but never divorce’ and it just took off from there.  The
Grascals liked the creepy little tune and made it sound so fine.” 
Creepy it is – taking the listener from “I do” to “I don’t” in three
short minutes … but it is saved from pure melancholy by John Bryan’s
urgent vocal, a fast-moving track and the group’s superb picking.
With the echo of I do still ringing in my ears
She said you need to know what I believe
I’m a Christian woman, now you’re a married man
Death is the only way to leave
She said I don’t intend to let you tell a lie
You crossed your heart and hoped to die
One way or the other, who’s it gonna be tonight
Will you be sleeping with the reaper or me, tonight?
Sleeping with the reaper or me?  Buller/Williams
“Sleepin’ With The Reaper” kicks off BEFORE BREAKFAST and, while it’s a departure for the group, it’s a natural fit as the band continues to develop and meld organically.   This is
the second album for this configuration of The Grascals and their
growing closeness is obvious.  The current group features founders
Eldredge (lead vocals, guitar), Terry Smith (lead vocals, bass) and
Danny Roberts (mandolin), plus fiddler Adam Haynes, John Bryan (lead
vocals/guitar), and banjo ace Kristin Scott Benson, 2017 IBMA nominee
for Instrumental Performance of the Year and Banjo Player of the Year
About The Grascals
yet timeless, The Grascals deliver cutting-edge Bluegrass that is
entirely relevant to the here and now, yet grounded in 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 a level of national media
attention that seems to perpetually elude acts from various 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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 Credit: Kim Brantley

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