Grant Jones and The Pistol Grip Lassos
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Acclaim for 2003's "Close Your Eyes and Smile"
> Close Your Eyes and Smile is something you can definitely do when you hear Grant Jones’ latest work. This is good country music. Those of you who think this is an oxymoron may have heard too much pop-country radio and not enough real country to be able to appreciate what I mean. This is a good reason to check Grant out at a show or even buy his CD. The steel guitars coupled with his Texan yodel (as opposed to a hillbilly yowl) flavor these songs with a melancholy to match that of any true cowboy whose only pal is his horse. Set in more contemporary, realistic places (like Dallas), the songs themselves are superb. Country songwriting is an art that often appears deceptively easy. To do it well takes a special talent, and that is what Denton has in Grant Jones, who is also a darn good singer. While many types of music can get away with (and even benefit from) slapdash production, this is not so for country. Yet the CD isn’t nauseatingly slick like so much of what the radio
> churns out (note: there are a couple of actual good stations in the DFW area, the Range being one—located on the FM dial at 95.3). When I am in the mood to get back to my roots, this is the CD I’ll choose.
> Sheena V. Meyers Venues Music Magazine, February 04
> "the charisma Grant Jones has could make any song entertaining"
> Venues Music Magazine, March 05.
- Venues Magazine


Discography

"Close Your Eyes And Smile" 2003
" Mountains" 2007

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Beginning in 2000, Grant Jones began making a name for himself around
Denton, Texas hammering out show after show in clubs and venues not
necessarily known for their affinity for country music. Over the recent
years Grant has gained fan base that is growing larger and more faithful
every day. With heartfelt and more often than not, heartbreaking lyrics,
and influences ranging from Robert Earl Keen and Adam Carroll, to
Slobberbone, Grant has found a unique voice that has transcended the
traditional boundaries of the Country/Texas Country music genre and
captured a sound that he can truly call his own.
Over the past few years Grant has been combing North Texas and sharing
the stage with a host of regional acts including Jack Ingram, 1100 Springs,
Stoney Larue, Mike Mancy, and The Eli Young Band. The venues he has played
include Dallas’ Curtain Club and Legendary Adair's Saloon. He has played
Fort Worths Aardvark, Wichita Falls’ Neon Spur and Magic Rock, Denton’s Fry
Street Tavern, Inferno, R-Bar, Texas Jive, Garage, Muther’s, Sunset Grill,
Fat Daddys, and Billys Brewery. Grant released his first record Close Your
Eyes and Smile in October 2003 to strong positive reviews, and with an
extremely positive reception from fans. Two Songs off of which, Dimestore
and So Far Down the Road receiving airplay on DFWs 95.3 The Range.
He has recently teamed up with Musician Ace McNeely, former bass player
of the underground rock sensation Gebo, and Rob (the heart throb)
Schumaker, of Slick 57 and Riverboat Gambler fame to form The Pistol Grip
Lassos. Their approach to country music is not one traditionally taken,
especially in Texas, and that is a fact that sits perfectly well with them.
As the Dallas’ unique country music scene gains momentum, Grant Jones and
The Pistol Grip Lassos are right there charging ahead full steam ahead and
having a hell of a time doing it. Grant’s highly anticipated first "Lassos"
album entitled "Mountains" is slated to be released in early 2007.

For Booking Info Contact: Bryan Denny D.H.S Entertainment
bdenny77@msn.com