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http://www.shadygrady.net/ You can listen to a few tracks here.

Pretty cool sounding tracks. Just picked it up at the cd store, I'm not sure how old it is.
 

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It's been out for just a little while. I've listened to it quite a few times, but I think I like their first one better.
 

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I guess I just don't get it. There have been times in my life where an early ZZ Top song provided an appropriate diversion at work, say, for a few minutes.

I have to give Gordie credit for a lot of marketing smarts. A lot of great musicians don't even play out any more because the money isn't there, and he seems to have dialed himself in to the young crowd who do still go out and spend money.

But I read the promo on the site, and I don't see how a succession of Gibson/slide-based one-chord tuning songs constitute a unique experience.

I'm too old and too critical, I know, but to my mind R & B was much better in the 60's, and not many people remember those songs. At that time, the movement to one-chord songs was a primitive John Lee Hooker thing, kind of a sub-branch of the folk blues movement.

But musically, it was less advanced. Does this guarantee a larger market, or, in today's terms, ANY market?
 

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You have a point, but putting him up against the likes of John Lee,,,well thats a liitle harsh towards JLH. No comparison. This Grady band is a yawner fersure. Layton must have been hard up for someone to play with!!

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I think Layton is currently out doing a blues things with Tommy and KWS.

I saw Grady at a local clinic and Layton did look a little bored and indifferent that's for sure.
 

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Where are these new tracks?

I just went to the Grady site and the only songs in the "Music" section are off their first CD.

I caught them when they were touring for that first disc. At the beginning, it was awesome to hear the simple grooves and the roar of his Herzog/SVT setup.

About half way into the set, it was starting to feel like getting beat over the head with a sack of bowling balls.
 

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Just bought both CDs really like both. Had a hard time listening to the rework of "Ride Like Hell", one of my all time favorite songs.

It definately is regression from later Big Sugar, but my favorite Big Sugar stuff was "Five Hundred Pounds". I think I even wore out the CD. I lost interest in Big Sugar a few years laer.

Grady -- I love the guitar tones and very natural sounding recording. It's very real sounding, song writing might be a little primitive, but I dig it.

I also like the work Gordie did on the new Gov't Mule CD. I prefer this type of production over 99% of the more modern sounding records. I'd love to hear him produce The Black Keys.
 

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We opened for Grady last year. They put on a great show and the wall of sound they have is pretty cool. I like the raw edge to their music. It was at an outdoor venue so the sound didn't get punishing. They are great guys to have a beer with.
 
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