My buddy Myles plays in a band, The Grandtours. They played their first gig at a house party in Georgetown this past weekend to kick off some upcoming shows and the release of their EP, The Centaur. It turned out to be a clear cool day even though rain was predicted. It was a great turn out with about 50 people there at one point. We all kept warm between two bonfires, decked out in our hooded jackets, rain boots and scarves...and of course flasks of bourbon and a keg from the Georgetown Brewing Co.
They played with Pufferfish, a Seattle band that makes use of among the traditional instruments; the banjo, accordion, washboard and cowbell to create some amazing tunes laced with a bit of country, bluegrass, and rock and roll. You can check out their tune, Wrecking Ball here.
The Grandtours played a great set. It didn't feel or sound like it was their first by any means. And the Christmas lights strung throughout the yard gave a moody and magical feel to the music as the sun set and the evening turned to darkness. Unfortunately they are so new I don't have a sample to share, but I will post one as soon as I get my hands on their EP!
If you live in the Seattle you can catch their upcoming shows:
*April 7th - The Tractor Tavern
*April 20th - The Tiger Lounge
Check out their website for more information.
P.S. You rock Myles!!