The Granfalloons
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The Granfalloons

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"Songs To Sing Review"

"I got a copy of The Granfalloons' new one last week, Songs to Sing, and I can't listen to it without craving sunshine and margaritas."

-Michelle Gilzenrat - Flagpole Magazine

"Songs To Sing Flagpole Review"

The Granfalloons

Songs to Sing

Independent Release

Locals The Granfalloons may be capable of some serious rocking on their debut, Songs to Sing, though playing serious rock is something they don’t often do. Comprised of former and current members of Blueground Undergrass, Squat, Birds + Wire and Col. Bruce Hampton’s Fiji Mariners, the five-, sometimes six- member band solicits smiles and mischievous winks with its upbeat, sometimes self-deprecating tunes.

If you’re familiar with any of the previous groups The Granfalloons members have played with, the sunny, laid-back Americana heard on Songs to Sing can be seen as a little old mixed with a little new. The relaxed vibe is similar to that exuded by Blueground Undergrass. But, that group’s inherent psychedelia is absent as The Granfalloons’ instrumentation (which also features sporadic fiddle accompaniment by Curly Maple frontman and fellow ex-Undergrass member David Blackmon) forsakes the electric banjo in favor of jaunty steel guitar runs and a more roots rock, less jam band-infused sound.

“Real Life” rides a comfy wave of lap steel and squeeze box, while “Resume” takes the old bumper sticker catch-phrase of “I’d Rather Be Fishing” on a hooky trip highlighted by Tommy Summerville’s harmonica and Seth Hendershot’s impeccably subtle drumwork. “Nobody’s singin’ your song/ No one’s even out there anyway,” sings Williams on the harmonious, Jayhawks-esque “Nobody’s Singin’.” Good luck not singing along to any of the 10 originals included here, as The Granfalloons know how to grab hold of that hum-inducing, toe-tapping part of your brain 'til those around you are pleading with them to turn loose.

Michael Andrews - Flagpole Magazine


Songs to Sing LP
Independant Release



After years of being "hired guns" for other peoples projects the members of The Granfalloons decided it was time to put together their own band, record an album, play some shows and enjoy their own music. AJ, Seth, and Matt were touring around the country with the jamgrass band Blueground Undergrass, while Tommy was busy touring with the jazz/latin band from Atlanta, Squat and playing piano in nursing homes. After BGUG split up, again, AJ, Seth, and Matt decided it was time to focus on the music they wanted to play and who better, they thought, to join them in a full collaboration than their buddy Tommy. All it took was one get together at AJ's studio with bassist Neal Fountain for the guys to realize they had something special happening. The absence of ego and the ability to turn on a dime musically led the band to record a full length album with songwriting credits going to 4 of the 5 members. Since Neal was going out on the road with Jimmy Herring and co. the guys thought it best to find a permanent bass fixture, enter Chuck Bradburn from the band Southern Bitch. Chuck fit like a glove and was into it just as much as the others. Still joined by Fountain on guitar occassionaly The Granfalloons seem to have a real bright road ahead and look forward to getting the album out of Georgia, into the public eye, eating lots of spicy meals together, and performing together in as many venues as will have them. Coming soon...
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