Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Lead by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The group, which plays at NedFest on Aug. 22, released it latest album Plowin’ Time in early May.
The group, which says they put their “hearts, souls, blood, sweat and tears” into the project funded their second album by raising over $20,000 on an online Kickstarter campaign. They funded their first effort the same way.
“We have played clubs, festivals and private events all across the country and now we are ready to present our fans with 12 new studio tracks, recorded and produced in the highest possible quality,” Grant said. The music fits into the band’s “country-disco, roots-rock, booty-shakin’ jam-tastic concept.”
The album was recorded and mixed at Immersive Studios in Boulder in Direct-Stream Digital. Mastering was done in DSD with the legendary David Glasser at Airshow Mastering.
The seeds of Grant Farm were planted in 2009 by Grant and Andy Thorn. Grant was fresh from Nashville and Thorn from Chapel Hill, NC. The duo found themselves in Boulder, as members of The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and were eager to showcase some of their original music. When Tyler gave his notice to ENB at the end of 2010 he was driven to make a bigger statement with his music so he dusted off his Telecaster, rounded up a core band, plugged in, turned up, and watched the sprouts of the Grant Farm concept grow.
In addition to its NedFest appearance, The Grant Farm performs Aug. 31 at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., in Golden. Watch for other local shows to be announced as well. Visit http://www.grantfarm.net for the most recent tour dates and information.