The third full-length album from Boulder’s Grant Farm— refreshing harvest of a band— is an ambitious concept album focusing on struggle and achievement in modern society. The band recorded with engineer and co-producer Andrew Lundsford at Mountain Star Studios, located at 9,200 feet in Gilpin County. All four members of the band contributed material to this album, and the collaborative spirit shows in the growth of the band as a unit.
Lead by Tyler Grant—a National Flatpicking Champion and internationally recognized guitar virtuoso, songwriter and vocalist—the talented four-piece is built on the “foundation of love, family and the joy of music.” The band includes Grant on electric guitar and vocals, Adrian Engfer on bass and vocals, Sean Macaulay on drums and Kevin McHugh on keyboards and vocals.
“Kiss the Ground” is being released independently on Grant Central Records. This is the sixth release on the band’s own independent record label. The entire process, from start to finish, was funded by the band and contributors to its kickstarter campaign. Kevin Bell designed the cover.
CD release shows are planned in Denver, April 8 with Frogs Gone Fishin’, and in Fort Collins, April 9 with a simultaneous release of New Belgium Brewing’s “Lips of Faith” Golden Ale release. In Denver, free CDs are included for the first 100 people through the door while a download version will be given to the next 100. All ticket buyers get an album in Fort Collins. The band is “psyched to get Kiss the Ground to their family and friends in Denver first. It won’t be released to the public until May.
Visit grantfarm.net to learn more and find additional upcoming Colorado tour dates.
Originally published in the April 2016 issue of the MMAC Monthly