Vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant founded the free-spirited, growing force that is Grant Farm in 2009. Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keys and vocals) join Grant “The Champ” in the band’s rolling roots rock sound. In 2014, Colorado Public Radio deemed the Grant Farm players as “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.”
Grant Farm is celebrating its latest LP release, Kiss The Ground, which they describe as an “ode to the working people” and the archetype famously described by John Lennon. The band’s latest work follows a 2012 self-titled debut and 2014’s Plowin’ Time, which made it to #2 on the JamBand Radio Charts. Album highlights include “Get In Line,” which discusses the high price we pay for the life we want and “Fill Your Cup,” a call to make the most of life. Maybe you’ve caught Grant Farm’s new video for that track:
This Americana jam band has a lot going for them filmwise as well. The group released Meeting on the Mountain (2014), a collaborative EP with Fruition, a string-centric blues rock quintet from Portland. From there, the concept grew into a collaborative live broadcast experience, Meeting on the Mountain LIVE. The webcast streams live from The Downtown Artery in Fort Collins, CO and is filmed and broadcast by Fort Collins-based tech outfit Hyphytek. The webcast concert series features Grant Farm as the houseband, and includes performances and interviews with musical guests, hosted by Tyler Grant. Keep up with their ongoing broadcast schedule here.
The California-based Dead Winter Carpenters will join Grant Farm on Thursday night’s ticket, along with Nederland bluegrass quartet Caribou Mountain Collective. The whole shebang is presented by my other favorite publication, Boulder Weekly.
Get your tickets here, and I’ll see you there!
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