Grand Island 2 2006

Grand Island

OSLO
 

Web: www.grandisland.no

Email: grandisland@grandisland.no


Phone: (+47) 90 56 94 54

Established: 2004


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Two brothers have spent the most of their lifetime plucking strings and hammering pianos and beatup drums in the ways of mountain music and deltablues. As the brothers returned from overseas they met three friends, and the 5-piece orchestra started forging that Grand Island sound. The band grew tired of the limitations in the Appalachian music legacy, and so more and more of the deliciously eccentric sides of music appeared as the band's sound grew from straight ahead amerigrass to a tight, energetic and dirty hybrid in the mesh made from hardsoul-bluegrass-disco, hardcore and rockn'roll. Sulphur vocals, heavy organs, banjo fingers from '76, desert bass and big city drums. It's a joyous, uncompromising melodic rhythm-galore, with two brothers on skins and bass and two brothers in front on strings and wails, with one fifth of keys on the side. The band has one foot in west coast glamorama and the other in Georgia, with its head pushed down in the sand of 29 Palms, one arm from Motor City, Appalachian revival-folk and gospel. Sin songs and sin-alongs.


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