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‘The Grandsons’ this weekend at Jolly Roger

the grandsons band

This Friday & Saturday night, don’t miss ‘The Grandsons’, hailing from Washington DC  at The Jolly Roger on Tortola in the BVI. Shows begin at 7pm, This Friday & Saturday night.

A fan aptly described The Grandsons exuberant sound as “American music in a blender with the lid off.” The more prominent elements in this eclectic whirlpool are New Orleans rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing and country two steps. After eight years of plying their pop sound around the country as Grandsons of the Pioneers, the group’s increasing notoriety resulted in a high-noon showdown with singing cowboys Sons of the Pioneers, who balked at the idea of acknowledging paternity to a low down trumpet-toting, sax-blowing rock and roll band. Counseled by their team of cut-throat lawyers to keep on playing rather than pause to litigate, the band shortened its name to The Grandsons and has been going full throttle ever since.

The Grandsons’ popularity with so many different audiences has landed them on bills with national acts such as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Huey Lewis & the News, the Iguanas, Terrance Simien, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Mighty Blue Kings, and Royal Crown Review. The group has been in the studio recently backing R&B legend Ruth Brown and Texas’ Evan Johns for nationally distributed compilations. Based in Washington, DC, The Grandsons travel to perform in New York, Texas, and every state in between. In the Summer of 1999, the Grandsons made their first overseas performance; they were invited to play a three-week engagement in Taipei, Taiwan. The group has performed sold-out shows at the Barns of Wolf Trap, appeared at Austin’s South by Southwest music Festival, The Rocky Gap Festival, The Bethlehem PA Musikfest, The Kennedy Center, and North Carolina’s popular Black Mountain Festival and Bele Chere Festival, both in Asheville. The Washington Area Music Association has awarded The Grandsons several WAMMIEs since the band started in 1986, in categories such as Artist of the Year, Best Roots Rock Group, Best Roots Rock Recording, Best Album Design, and Best Pop Group. No wonder the Washington Post called The Grandsons “the hardest working band in DC.”

Visit the official website for ‘The Grandsons’

The Grandsons Band with ‘Hip Replacement’.