Stray Grass

Stray Grass

BandCountryBluegrass

Stray Grass specializes in a high-energy interpretation of acoustic music. Many folks have taken to simply calling it “Aqua-Grass”. But whatever you want to call it, the Stray Grass’ enthusiasm and love of great acoustic music will certainly keep you entertained

Biography

Guy Stephens
Guy Stephens plays acoustic guitar, a little mandolin and provides vocal support for the Strays. He began playing guitar at the tender age of 6 having been inspired by the ‘Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ and his parents’ collection of Chet Atkins recordings. Guy and Pete Langford (Bass) supply a solid rhythmic and harmonic foundation to Stray Grass music due to a long shared musical history going back to the early 80’s club scene in Colorado and most recently a 12-year stint as founding members of JT & the Big Dogs.
Guy’s musical tastes are varied and include not only Americana and New Acoustic music, but also Jazz, Blues, Fingerstyle and “anything with an interesting melody”.

Kerry Youngblood
Kerry is a singer-songwriter who has been performing for over 35 years. Performing during the 1970’s with the highly acclaimed Tulsa Artist Rich Gilliland. Kerry first appeared in Colorado in the early 1980’s with bluegrass/folks combinations such as the Double Decker Band, and Mirage a’ Trois and most recently Stray Grass. Kerry is known as a virtuoso whisky drinker, humorist, and emerging Guitjo player who’s writing, vocals and instrumental contributions can be heard throughout the Stray Grass sound.

Pete Langford
Pete Langford has been active in the music scene in Grand Junction since 1971 when he moved here from the Front Range to attend college. He was a founding member of two of the areas best known bands, Ralph Dinosaur & the Fabulous Volcanoes and more recently JT & the Big Dogs. He has been playing with Guy on and off for over 20 years, from 99 and Fourplay in the 80’s to JT & the Big Dogs most recently. Pete has been playing bass since he was 15, switching from guitar because even then “guitar players were a dime a dozen”. He plays the upright or “doghouse” bass with Stray Grass. His musical interest range from new grass to chamber music with lots of 1960’s R&B influence thrown in.

Garry Tullio
With a deep passion for singing, Garry Tullio got his musical start at 12 years old playing polka’s with his Grandpa. Having a newfound love for Acoustic, New Grass and Americana, Garry can trace his musical influences back to his parents love for the Grateful Dead, the Eagles and The Steve Miller Band. With a diverse musical respect for bands such as Sublime, Sam Bush, Dave Mathews and The String Cheese Incident, he continues to better himself instrumentally through his mentors and friends he plays with. Garry contributes to the distinct sound of Stray Grass with his song writing, vocals, mandolin, papoose and guitar.

Discography

Demo CD available on request

Set List

“Stray Tunes”

1. Less & Less
2. 8 Miles to Louisville
3. Love Someone Like Me
4. Let Me Be Your Man
5. In the Middle of the Night
6. Friend of the Devil
7. Travis
8. Same Ol’ River
9. Ants Marching
10. Highway Song
11. All Night Radio
12. Walk Beside Me
13. Turning Around
14. Ginseng Sullivan
15. Ripple
16. Daddy’s On the Roof Again
17. Weary Traveler
18. Me and My Uncle
19. Long Conversation
20. Brokedown Palace
21. Could Not Believe it Was True
22. Land of the Navajo
23. Midnight Moonlight
24. White Freightliner
25. It’s a Nice Day Out Today
26. Tangled up in Blue
27. Old Train
28. Blackberry Blossom
29. The Weight
30. Willin’
31. Four & Twenty
32. Great Day to be Alive
33. Church Steeple
34. And So Begins a Task
35. Long Black Veil
36. Dark Hollow
37. Rainmaker
38. Seven Rings
39. Tiny Circles
40. Cloud Dance
41. Eye of the Hurricane
42. Port Tobacco