Grant Farm

Grant Farm

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Roots, Rock and CRIS-CO! Great original music from one of the best bands in Colorado. Led by world-renowned guitarist Tyler Grant. Dance to the CRIS-CO (country-disco) beats laid down by drummer Chris Misner. Real deal Rock and Roll and a whole lot of fun!

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Biography

Grant Farm is a refreshing harvest of a band from the fertile Front Range of Colorado. This much-anticipated four-piece represents the fruition of the efforts of National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, one of the hottest and best-known guitar players on the scene today. Tyler was a member of The Drew Emmitt Band and The Emmitt-Nershi Band from 2005 until 2010 when he went on his own to pursue his calling as a bandleader. In Grant Farm he is partnered with dynamic drummer Chris Misner, also of the Drew Emmitt Band and Bill Nershi's Blue Planet. The quartet is completed by funky phenom Adrian "Ace" Engfer on bass and the prodigious Sean Foley on keyboards. Grant Farm has established a movement based on their connection to roots music of all kinds, devotion to their fans and family, and their brilliant performances of Rocky Mountain Rock and Roll.

Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Tyler, Chris, Ace and Sean are experienced players of renown in their own right, but as a unit they form a greater whole, and are working hard to grow into the best band that they can be. Members of Grant Farm have been featured on stage with the likes of Leftover Salmon, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, Head For The Hills, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Dumpstaphunk, Tony Rice, Larry Keel, Keller Williams, Jon Oates, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Disco Biscuits, Abigail Washburn and Peter Rowan.

The seeds of Grant Farm were planted in 2009 by Tyler Grant and Andy Thorn. Tyler was fresh off the boat from Nashville, TN and Andy from Chapel Hill, NC. The duo found themselves in Boulder, CO as members of The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and were eager to showcase some of their original music. The Grant/Thorn duo quickly grew into a bluegrass/new acoustic quartet and were well-received by the hungry Colorado music fans. 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, started a conversation with the experienced and equally driven Misner, plugged in, turned up, and watched the sprouts of the Grant Farm concept grow.

With the help of Thorn and stellar bassist Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident, the electric Grant Farm started rehearsing in early 2011. Their concerts in Denver, Boulder and the mountains beyond caused a ripple in the local music scene that led to some fine festival plays the following Summer, including Yarmonygrass, Four Corners Folk Festival, Fort Collins Bark n' Bluegrass, Riverfront, and Harvestival. With a country-disco (Cris-Co), roots-rock, booty-shakin' jam-tastic concept fully formed, Ace and Sean were brought on board to bring the band into 2012, road-ready and fully capable of annihilating crowds across the country. An eponymous debut CD will be released on Grant Central Records in January 2012; a Winter harvest of fine original music planted and nurtured by the industrious Grant Farm.

Lyrics

I Come From The Country

Written By: Tyler Grant - Grant Central Publishing (BMI)

I Come From The Country, And The Country Comes With Me
I Come From The Country, And The Country Comes With Me
I Can Plow In The Springtime, I Can Shake Your Lemon Tree

It's a Long, Lonesome Journey To The Land Where I Come From
It's a Long, Lonesome Journey To The Land Where I Come From
You Know The Good People There Make Me Feel Right At Home

You Might Think I'm Joking, Pass Me That Guitar and You Will See
You Might Think I'm Joking, Pass Me This Guitar and You Will See
I Come From The Country And The Country Comes With Me

I Come From The Country, And The Country Comes With Me
I Come From The Country, And The Country Comes With Me
I Can Plow In The Springtime, I Can Shake Your Lemon Tree

The Times Have Changed

Written By: Tyler Grant - Grant Central Publishing (BMI)

Dawn Is Breaking
O'er The Peaceful Valley
Something Tells Me That The Times Have Changed
Light Is Shining
All Around Me
I Can See It Clear Now The Times Have Changed

Dew Drops Glistening In The Morning Sun
Mother Nature's Still On The Run
Mind Your Mother
Hear Her Plea
Let Her Be, Now The Times Have Changed

The Teacher Teaches
The Robbers Steal
The Rich Men Rule, Ain't It All The Same
The Preacher Preaches
The Dealers Deal
The Game's Still Played But The Times Have Changed

Steel Rails Humming An Old-Timey Song
Rolling Thunder Is Heading On Home
Blow Your Whistle
Far And Wide
Spread The News That The Times Have Changed

Hear The Sound, Now
Can't Slow Down, Now
Can't Keep The World From Spinning 'Round

Blaze A New Trail With Your Heart and Your Soul
In With The New And Away With The Old
Heart And Soul
Peace Of Mind
May Take Some Time, Now The Times Have Changed

Green Thumb

Written By: Tyler Grant - Grant Central Publishing (BMI)

Hey Green Thumb, Why You Been Away So Long
The Time Is Now, Come On It's Your Day in the Sun
Take My Hand, I Can't Do It All Alone
There's Fields To Plow and the Work Has Already Begun

Wind Blowin' In a New Direction
It's Time to Go Just Watch and See
All I Need Is A Bit of Redemption
To Know The Sun Is Still Shining Down On Me

Hey Green Thumb, Rise and Shine
Roll Up Those Sleeves, Come On It's Plowing Time

Hey Bear Cub, It's Time to Leave Your Den
Your Mama's Gone, Come On and Find Yourself Some New Friends
Show Your Love and Let The World Back In
Sing Your Song Along With The Lonesome Wind

If You Feel You Missed Out on the Main Attraction
The Show Ain't Over There's Plenty to See
You're Not the Only One Who Needs Some Action
Be Anything That You Pretend To Be

Hey Bear Cub, Rise and Shine
Shake Off Those Blues, Come On It's Plowing Time

Hey Green Thumb, Why You Been Away So Long
The Time is Now, Come On It's Your Day in the Sun
There's Dirt In Your Nails And Sweat All Upon Your Brow
But You're Blazing Trails, Come On and Don't Fail Me Now

You're In the Same World That You Put Yourself In
Can't See Far From Down On Your Knees
Keep On Taking Those Baby Steps And
Believe In Anything That You Wanna Believe

Hey Green Thumb, Rise and Shine
Roll Up Those Sleeves, Come On It's Plowing Time

Tell Me, Tell Me

Written By: Tyler Grant/Benny Galloway -Grant Central Publishing/Sleepy Cowboy Music (BMI)

I Got A Hard-Headed Woman With A Heart Of Steel
And She Left Me Here All Alone
Now I Wake Up Every Morning With My Head On Fire
Hoping That She'll Come Back Home
She Knows What She Wants But Brother It Ain't Me
You Know She Treats Me Like A Bag Of Bones
Still I Pray To God That She Don't Go
Cause I Know When She Goes She's Gone

Chorus: Tell Me, Tell Me What Can I Do
To Prove It To You Mama That My Heart Is True
The Time Has Come, Honey I Ain't Lyin'
You're Breaking My Heart This Time
Tell Me, Tell Me What I Have To Say
To Prove It To You Baby That I Feel That Way
Is There Anything Left That I Can Try
Before You Say Goodbye

It's So Sad For Me That You Wanna Leave
Just As Bad As I Want You To Stay
Honey Can't You See I'm Down On My Knees
Just A Beggin' Like A Castaway
Now Don't Be Leavin' When I Need Your Lovin'
I Need You Every Night And Day
And I Can't Believe That You Could Be So Mean
As To Treat Your Old Man This Way

Chorus

Shame On Me, I Fell In Love With You
I Should Have Known There Was A Price To Pay
And Shame On You For Talkin' Sweet To Me
Then Leading My Heart Astray
Looking Back There Was Things I Could Have Done
That Might Have Made You Want To Stay
But Hindsight Never Did Look So Good
As Watching You Walk Away

Chorus

Engineer

Written By: Tyler Grant - Grant Central Publishing (BMI)

Engineer, Hold That Throttle
You Can't Make Up Your Time 2x
Engineer, Don't Be Foolish
There's Many More Roads to Ride

Fifty-Nine Souls on Board
Twenty-Five Minutes Behind 2x
Don't Try To Be A Hero
You Can't Make Up Your Time

Engineer, Watch Your Speed
We're Coming Up On That Curve 2x
When That Train Reach The Station
You'll Get What You Deserve

We're Riding On That Glory Train
Heading To The Promised Land 2x
Keep Your Eye On That Rail, Son
And That Throttle In Your Hand

WooHoo!

Discography

GRANT FARM debut CD and single COMING SOON...
Tyler Grant - "In the Light" FGM Records 2006
Tyler Grant - "Up the Neck" Grant Central Records 2010
Tyler Grant - "Desert Songs-Toneful Guitar Music for Relaxation and Massage" Grant Central Records 2011

Set List

SAMPLE SET LIST (In no particular order)
The Times Have Changed (T.Grant)
I Come From the Country (T.Grant)
Funky Boulder (T.Grant)
Green Thumb (T.Grant)
Tell Me, Tell Me (T. Grant/B. Galloway)
The Hippie Guitar (T. Grant)
Cache La Poudre (T. Grant)
Engineer, Hold That Throttle (T. Grant)
The Way It Ought to Be (T. Grant)
High Country Lady (A. Engfer)
Bus Top Blues (A. Engfer)
(Ain't No) Nuthin' Gonna Stop This Train (B. Galloway)
Solitary Man (T. Grant)
Nine Pound Hammer (Trad, Arr. Grant Farm)
Mr. Jelly Roll Baker (Lonnie Johnson)
Too Much Of Nothing (Bob Dylan)
Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos (Trad)
Tennessee Jed (R. Hunter/J. Garcia)
Soul Rebel (Bob Marley)
If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time (Lefty Frisell)
Sitting On Top of the World (trad)
Got My Mojo Workin' (M. Morganfield)