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Imagine Robert Johnson and Buddy Guy having a baby,his name is Grady Musick! - Indie Radio Live


Man,the first thing that came to my mind was,"That's some real Delta-sounding Blues".
Grady,your sound is Golden.
It easily stands up alongside any of the Delta greats.
I get that same emotion when I listen to Charley Patton,Son House,Kid Bailey,etc. that I get from listening to you.

Your tunes stick to my mind like glue.I heard the new song and it had the same effect that all of your songs have,10 minutes later,they're still playing in my head.That's marvelous communication.Some would call it "catchy".
You may just be better than Robert Johnson himself.
Your style is like nothing I've ever seen.Words cannot describe it,the speed and coordination took my breath away.
It's like I said before,you stand right up next to the great ones,Son House,Bukka White and the rest of the Delta greats.
I'm trying not to be effusive but,you're that good!
- John4y


Solid Groove,Nice vocals and Tasty licks!!
Good job Grady!! - Scott Jacobs


The Soul is the most important thing,all the Technical recording gear in the World can't help you if you lack the Soul.
Yours is quite good anyway,and most importantly--You got the Soul!!! - David Kampmann


5/2/2004

Grady Musick, of Glenwood, has had his song "Trouble Blues" among the top 10 on the daily blues charts at www.soundclick.com for more than three weeks now, starting out at No. 1 on April 6.

"This whole thing has flabbergasted me," Musick said. "I recorded the songs so my Internet friends could hear me play, then a friend from Australia told me I was No. 1 on April 6. He said you better look and see, so I did and I almost got sick."

Musick said Soundclick is the largest network for musicians, with or without recording contracts, in the entire world, and Internet charts are updated daily, which makes it even more difficult to stay on top.

"You don't stay on top for long," he said, "because it is the largest MP network there is and it signed up over 8,000 artists in March alone."

But, he said the exposure is invaluable. At last check, his song had received 3,758 total plays at the website and he had received 4,741 page views. And while Musick is putting off performances for a while as he deals with complications from a back injury, he has a lot of opportunities ahead of him now.

"Since I put my song on the site, a station in Long Beach, Calif., has requested to use it and I've been getting a lot of airplay in Long Beach," Musick said. "I'm also going to be on two CDs that are getting ready to be released. 'Big Road Blues' is going to be released in the United Kingdom and the other, 'The Devil's Music,' is coming out of New Mexico and will be released in the United States. I've also been invited to Sweden to record with a well-known blues artist by the name of Bottleneck John. I've been contacted by several independent recording labels, and invited to blues festivals all around the country to play. Just so much has happened in past two to three weeks, just mind boggling."


I get e-mails from Korea, Spain, Brazil and everywhere. My fan base consists of people as far away as Japan, Denmark and Sweden. Thanks to places like Soundclick.com, the musician gets more exposure, his music is accessible from anywhere in the world. The 'suits' at the big record labels no longer control what the public hears and that can only be a good thing."

Musick said he enjoys playing delta blues, country blues and bottleneck blues, all in the style of greats like Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell and others. "I take a 'bare-bones' approach to my music and to my life. I love the 'raw' sound of one person playing the blues on an acoustic guitar, with no amps, no electronic gadgets, just a powerful, soulful, bluesy sound filling the room and the soul of the listener."

For this reason, Musick said his songs are recorded live with a basic approach that doesn't sound overly processed or too smooth.

Musick said he has been playing for almost 20 years, mostly as a lead guitarist in various classic/hard rock bands, and has performed up and down the East Coast.

But now he's playing the blues.

"I started playing solo acoustic blues about four years ago and bottleneck style about two years ago," he said. "The solo acoustic blues allows me to express my true self and play the music that really touches my soul." - Kathy Kish


Discography

My debut cd "White Boy Blues" was released April 24,2004

The first single "Trouble Blues" hit #1 on the Blues Charts at www.soundclick.com on
April 6,2004

The second single "A Good Woman" hit #1
on the Country Blues charts at www.soundclick.com
on May 19,2004

You can hear my music on various Radio stations like KLBC in Long Beach,California and various IRL stations like www.indieradiolive.com

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Bio

My influences range from Robert Johnson,Son House,Mississippi Fred McDowell to Johnny Winter,Eric Sardinas.

I play original music that is written in the style of Robert Johnson,Johnny Winter,etc. that is Upbeat and not the same old Depressing Blues that so many people think of when they hear the word "Blues".

This seperates my music from most Acoustic Blues performers you hear.

I've been playing guitar for 20 years and have been playing professionally since the age of 19.

I've toured all over the East coast,playing Lead guitar in various Classic Rock/Hard Rock bands.

The need to play Acoustic Blues came about around 4-5 years ago as my taste in music evolved
and I continued to mature as a musician and a person.

At the age of 37,I feel I am just now coming into my own as a Songwriter and a Musician.