Catch GravelRoad live...
DEC 18 @ Triple Door Musiquarium in Seattle
JAN 31 @ The Blue Moon in Seattle w/ Urban Pioneers and Puddle Stompers – This is the LP Release for El Scuerpo, which they will perform in its entirety, and they'll also be joined by very special guest Andrew Chapman (Princess, The Keeper) for a wicked 3 song mini-set.
GravelRoad is a Seattle band that seamlessly blends the trance of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues with the fuzz and power of heavy rock and roll. The band is hot off recent releases for local upstart label Knick Knack Records. 2012 saw the band release the widely acclaimed full length Psychedelta (one of Classic Rock Magazine’s Albums of the Year). 2013’s single Pedernales (recorded at Willie Nelson’s studio of the same name) was quickly followed by the full length album, The Bloody Scalp of Burt Merlin (“GravelRoad’s “The Bloody Scalp of Burt Merlin” is one of those rare albums from whose wholly exceptional songs it proves more than a little difficult to choose favorites.” – James Carlson, No Depression).
The new album, El Scuerpo, was released once again on Knick Knack Records in the fall of 2014, and follows in the footsteps of their signature mix of the Hill Country and the Heavy by widening the scope of their sound even further. If Black Sabbath had grown up in Holly Springs, Mississippi, they might sound like where GravelRoad is heading, with their feet firmly grounded and pedals to the floor.
GravelRoad has also proven itself worthy of attention when they were hand-picked by T-Model Ford to be his backing band. They began to work with the self-proclaimed “Bad Man” in 2008 until his death at the age of 92 in 2013. This partnership thrived through 9 U.S. & international tours and 2 critically acclaimed albums released on Alive NaturalSound Records. 2010 saw the release of the all-acoustic “The Ladies Man” (January 2010), and 2011 saw the release of “Taledragger”, a mind-bending trip through electrified and psychedelic blues. In 2010, T-Model Ford & GravelRoad were hand-picked to play the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in New York by the always amazing American Independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.
2014 proved to be a banner year for the band, as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their first album. 2015 will see the band returning to Europe in the Spring, with a focus on playing for the fine people of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and other countries. The band is already booked for Muddy Roots Labor Day weekend in Cookeville, TN.