National Grain

National Grain


National Grain is an Americana / Alternative Country band based in Atlanta, GA. Our influences include Uncle Tupelo, The Replacements, George Jones, Old 97's, The Jayhawks and Hank Williams, just to name a few. Our sound can be described as 'honky-tonk rock and roll.'


National Grain keeps an emphasis on the traits that defined country music decades ago, paired with more modern, eclectic influences. In National Grain’s new self-titled CD, you can hear echoes of everything from George Jones to The Replacements, Uncle Tupelo to Merle Haggard. National Grain has made a name for themselves on the Atlanta Americana scene with their tight, high-energy shows, recently sharing stages with acclaimed musicians such as Alejandro Escovedo and Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. Paste Magazine says:
“These sweeping, echo-y, steel guitar-blanketed slow dance tunes and country-rock stompers come highly recommended for fans of Gram Parsons and Commander Cody.”


National Grain - self titled full length CD - released February 28, 2006
National Grain - EP - 2004

Set List

A typical set list is 90% original songs, with a few covers thrown in for good measure. While our sound is rooted firmly in the Americana and Alt-Country genres, our cover choices reflect our wider-ranging interests, including such artists as:
The Replacements
The Who
The Cars
along with plenty of country standards, such as:
Gram Parsons
George Jones
Jerry Reed
Merle Haggard