GRAIN: Grain"Taking their cue from the various forms of rock that were popular in the 70's (including power pop, riff rock, New York punk, and country rock,) Grain's sound is a versatile and continually morphs into different musical forms. Getting gigs opening for acts such as the Neville Brothers and George Jones, the group put in their time in the touring circuit until 2002, when they stepped into the studio and recorded their eponymous debut." - Bradley Torreano www.allmusic.com
"Hands-down the best alt-country-cum-roots-rock band in the area. Lead singer Carla Simmons' voice is a treat, and the band's tunes are accessible and catchy, and can run the gamut from stomping rockers to mellow. Think combination Jayhawks, Cowboy Junkies, and Humble Pie."
----Pittsburgh Magazine, August 2001
Grain brings together an energetic mix of 70's rock and punk, with a roots feel. Each member having diverse influences, but with the common goal of creating well crafted songs and fun rock and roll. Grain has performed successfully in front of many different types of audiences and venues, while still maintaining their distinct sound.
When Grain began work on their debut recording, they wanted to make a record like the ones they grew up listening to; a record where tracks were distinctive, but flowed cohesively. A record that was warm--analogue, yet without dating itself. They used a singer-songwriter approach, infused with loud, live guitars and drums. The result is a rock n roll recording the way they were meant to sound: raw, spontaneous, and full of energy.
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