Three Wise GRASCALS Share A Smile

Three Wise GRASCALS Share A Smile With GAC-TV Show Host Suzanne Alexander
Fun-filled On The Streets Segment Premieres Tuesday, August 2

Nashville, TN (August 1, 2011) — The images of the “three wise monkeys” are known the world over – just like the super-hot pickin’, six-member Bluegrass band, The Grascals.  On a rare break in touring, The Grascals made a quick trip home to Tennessee, and three of the group’s members stopped by the GAC-TV studios to visit with On The Streets host, Suzanne Alexander.
Grascals, Suzanne Alexander GAC ( Credit: Martha Moore)
Grascals’ Jamie Johnson, Terry Eldredge and Terry Smith join GAC’s Suzanne Alexander
 (Photo Credit: Martha Moore)
“It was a blast,” says The Grascals’ Jamie Johnson.  “She’s good people,” adds Terry Smith.  Terry Eldredge … well, he didn’t have much to say. 
The fun-filled visit touched on the joys and rigors of touring, and the band’s two current CDs:  THE GRASCALS & FRIENDS Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin and DANCE TIL YOUR STOCKINGS ARE HOT AND RAVELIN’ – A Tribute To The Music Of The Andy Griffith Show. 
On The Streets premieres Tuesday, August 2 at 10 a.m. ET and re-broadcasts later that day at 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET.  Additional airings include:
·         Wednesday, August 3 at 2:30 a.m. ET
·         Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. ET
·         Saturday , August 6 at 1 p.m. ET
The Grascals have been on-the-go all year, and things really heat up in August with performances across the U.S. and in Canada.  Upcoming shows include:
8/2 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
8/4 – Pleasanton, CA – Firehouse Arts Center
8/6 – Willits, CA – Dead On The Creek
8/11 – Pittsfield, PA – Warren Co. Fair
8/12 – Henderson, KY – Bluegrass In The Park
8/13 –  Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival
8/14-16 – Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fair
8/18 – Lincoln, CA – Orchard Creek Lodge Amphitheater
8/19 -20 – Vista, CA – Summergrass Festival
8/21 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair w/The Oak Ridge Boys
8/24 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood
8/25 – Lodi, NY – Pickin’ in the Park
8/26 – Litchfield, ME- Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival
8/27-28 – Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada – Rogersville Bluegrass Festival  

The month of September is always a busy one on the road, but The Grascals will return home to entertain fans during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Week, September 30 – October 2.  The group remains prominently-featured in the 2nd round of balloting for the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, appearing in 13 categories, including: 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR (“I Am Strong”)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (The Grascals & Friends: Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin and Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot & Ravelin’) 
The much-lauded group has won numerous awards, including:  2011 SPBGMA Instrumental Group of the Year, 2010 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year and IBMA Entertainers of the Year 2006 & 2007.
Catch up on all The Grascals’ news, touring schedule and lots more at www.grascals.com. 

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