Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

FrazierBand

Thu · February 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn't ready to let the get-together fade. Five years later, the music still hasn't stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home.

While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn't lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could probably be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

Yet with their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin' McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group's third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.
FrazierBand
FrazierBand
FrazierBand is an original bluegrass/rock quintet from East Nashville, Tennessee, USA started in 2010 by John Frazier (composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist). Members include seasoned bluegrass and country musicians, rounded out by members of the rock and R&B gospel music community from Nashville. The band's first full-length recording project was released in early 2012 and FrazierBand is currently touring in support of it.

John Frazier is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and record producer. He co-fronted the award-winning contemporary bluegrass band Hit & Run in his early twenties while living in Colorado before relocating to Nashville, TN in 2007, where he established himself as one of the most sought after instrumentalists and vocalists in the bluegrass, newgrass, and jam-grass community, in addition to supporting several country and americana artists with their tours and recordings.

"John Frazier, wow. I don't think there is enough space here for me to accurately describe my fondness for John. Let's just say that of the hundreds of folks I've encountered in a life of music, he is one of the most positive, thoughtful, intelligent, and gifted men I have had the pleasure to create with. By the way, the FrazierBand record is fabulous!" -John Cowan, The Voice of Newgrass

"This is the best new music I have heard in Nashville in years." – Billy Block
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/