The Grizzled Mighty
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The Grizzled Mighty

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Seattle, WA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Rock Rock

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Sep
01
The Grizzled Mighty @ Bumbershoot

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

Aug
16
The Grizzled Mighty @ Mural Ampitheater - Seattle Center

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

Jul
27
The Grizzled Mighty @ Capitol Hill Block Party

None, Washington, USA

None, Washington, USA

Music

Press


"Their energy is infectious" - SSG


"The Grizzled Mighty, I am listening, this makes the Black Keys sound like the Everly Brothers" - A Pocket Full of Seeds- UK


"Ryan’s a radical guitarist who’s tough, has a beard, smokes cigarettes, and he recently had a fuzz pedal custom designed just for him. Whitney bashes drums like it’s a “Whack-a-Mole” arcade game, spits beer at the crowd, dawns lots of brightly colored spandex and leopard print, and probably doesn’t give any less a fuck than Ryan." - Dead Horse March


"Ryan’s a radical guitarist who’s tough, has a beard, smokes cigarettes, and he recently had a fuzz pedal custom designed just for him. Whitney bashes drums like it’s a “Whack-a-Mole” arcade game, spits beer at the crowd, dawns lots of brightly colored spandex and leopard print, and probably doesn’t give any less a fuck than Ryan." - Dead Horse March


"The new EP from the local blues-rock duo—drummer Whitney Petty and guitarist/vocalist Ryan Granger—is aggressive, sludgy, and distorted; it's also the sexiest music to come out of this city in a good while. Petty's splashy percussion and Granger's thick, muddy guitar riffs coupled with his rustily crooned vocals make the songs sweat with heat and libido—it's the music that should be playing through the blown-out living-room speakers of every legendary house-party-gone-wild." - Seattle Weekly


“Stuck in My Head” is an uptempo fuzzed-out blazer that quite frankly should make members of The Black Keys hang their heads in shame. This is how people see The Black Keys even though the band hasn’t done anything this gritty in at least two albums." - Incognito Magazine


Ryan Granger and Whitney Petty are this fiery dynamic duo that can’t (and won’t) be stopped..For you fans of The Black Keys and ZZ Top this band is for you. If you aren’t already on The Grizzled Mighty bandwagon you better be as tomorrow rolls around..Their first album self-titled “The Grizzled Mighty,” rocked. Listen beginning to end and we swear you’ll be a hot mess. In the best way, of course. This unsigned group is going places fast, and we are so proud to witness it. - Seattle Show Gal (SSG)


Mystique isn't necessary here; guitarist/vocalist Ryan Granger and drummer Whitney Petty's songs sound massive, raw, and as ornery as the Old Testament. They may not have the hook-mongering skills of the White Stripes, but they're closer to approaching Led Zeppelin's gravid Delta stomp and raunchy crunch than Jack White's ever come. - The Stranger


Loud fuzzy guitar, and a thunderous drum set; these mf’ers slay! - Greedmont Park Magazine


Seattle duo, singer and guitarist Ryan Granger and drummer Whitney Petty, testing the temperature threashold from a hot year in 2012. - Best New Bands


Seattle duo, singer and guitarist Ryan Granger and drummer Whitney Petty, testing the temperature threashold from a hot year in 2012. - Best New Bands


The Grizzled Mighty’s performance at Capitol Hill Block Party was a full- out sonic assault on the senses. Their brand of stripped down, nasty, gritty Americana rock peeled the paint off the walls and left ears ringing long after the set was done. - Seattle Music Insider


There is an unrefined quality about Ryan Granger (guitar, vocals) and Whitney Petty’s (drums) sound that will knock you in the teeth and have you reaching out of their sludge for more. - The Daily Krapht


"top 2 bands I saw at CMJ" - Unknown and unheard


"The Grizzled Mighty took over The Crocodile last night, flooding the audience with the sort of rock and roll that formerly belonged to a different era."..."The Grizzled Mighty aren’t going to concern themselves with comparisons, they’re too busy making the earth they walk on shiver with anticipation. Watching Petty play drums is sort of like waiting for a storm to hit. She teases – an outburst of pounding, followed by delicate stroking of her cymbals. Then she rattles your heart when she drops her inhibitions and wails away while making it seem like the ceiling might cave."..."If you like classic rock and roll guitar playing, it’s quite possible you will start to idolize Granger. This band, as a duo, bring so much to a performance on an individual level that when placed together, they are a sight to behold." - Seattle Show Gal (SSG)


"The Grizzled Mighty took over The Crocodile last night, flooding the audience with the sort of rock and roll that formerly belonged to a different era."..."The Grizzled Mighty aren’t going to concern themselves with comparisons, they’re too busy making the earth they walk on shiver with anticipation. Watching Petty play drums is sort of like waiting for a storm to hit. She teases – an outburst of pounding, followed by delicate stroking of her cymbals. Then she rattles your heart when she drops her inhibitions and wails away while making it seem like the ceiling might cave."..."If you like classic rock and roll guitar playing, it’s quite possible you will start to idolize Granger. This band, as a duo, bring so much to a performance on an individual level that when placed together, they are a sight to behold." - Seattle Show Gal (SSG)


there’s something spicier about the pair than was present with Meg and Jack. It’s probably because I’m a little terrified of drummer Whitney Petty and front man Ryan Granger, as they’re two motorcycles away from being part of Hell’s Angels. Their music is the sort that your dad will be impressed and your mom will worry. Pretty ideal, if you ask me. - Culture Mob


bluesy brand of garage rock complemented Reignwolf's sound, and with their hair flying in their faces, Ryan Granger andy Whitney Petty looked like they had been bitten by werewolves themselves. These young performers aren't exactly grizzled, but my, are they mighty. Granger made two epic jumps off the bass drum, while Petty held down the beat even when she jumped out of her seat. Plus, one of their crash cymbals was kinked completely out of shape. If that isn't hardcore, I don't know what is. - The Stranger


bluesy brand of garage rock complemented Reignwolf's sound, and with their hair flying in their faces, Ryan Granger andy Whitney Petty looked like they had been bitten by werewolves themselves. These young performers aren't exactly grizzled, but my, are they mighty. Granger made two epic jumps off the bass drum, while Petty held down the beat even when she jumped out of her seat. Plus, one of their crash cymbals was kinked completely out of shape. If that isn't hardcore, I don't know what is. - The Stranger


When they took the stage they were nothing short of awesome - Dinosaurs, Science, and Design


When they took the stage they were nothing short of awesome - Dinosaurs, Science, and Design


They pretty much blew me away immediately after Ryan Granger hit the first note on his guitar. I even went so far as to call them “one of my new favorite local bands” which is a statement I stand by some six months later. - Guerrilla Candy


They pretty much blew me away immediately after Ryan Granger hit the first note on his guitar. I even went so far as to call them “one of my new favorite local bands” which is a statement I stand by some six months later. - Guerrilla Candy


They wanted an outlet to play the down and dirty, super fuzzed out, classic blues rock that was screaming to be released from within each of them. Mission accomplished. - KEXP


They wanted an outlet to play the down and dirty, super fuzzed out, classic blues rock that was screaming to be released from within each of them. Mission accomplished. - KEXP


"The Grizzled Mighty spent 2012 building up a reputation as one of Seattle's most rackety, high-octane rock bands"..."In short, the Grizzled Mighty play gritty, garage-leaning rock music—a sound with plenty of referents besides Jack White—and play it well." - Seattle Weekly


"The Grizzled Mighty spent 2012 building up a reputation as one of Seattle's most rackety, high-octane rock bands"..."In short, the Grizzled Mighty play gritty, garage-leaning rock music—a sound with plenty of referents besides Jack White—and play it well." - Seattle Weekly


The Grizzled Mighty are incredible in concert. This Seattle rock duo –composed of Ryan Granger (also of Fox and the Law) and Whitney Petty (formerly of Deerhunter) — are a splendid sight to see. Straying from the obvious two-piece band similarities, The Grizzled Mighty bring an intensity and insatiable appetite to the stage; creating a castle-wall fortitude of sound waves that splinter and crash along rocky-worn coastlines. - Dead Horse March


"The Grizzled Mighty rules. Don’t ever doubt that for one pounding rock-filled moment. Seattle’s Rendezvous had them for New Year’s last month, for a show that blew my mind. They always blow my mind." - Back Beat Seattle


"The Grizzled Mighty rules. Don’t ever doubt that for one pounding rock-filled moment. Seattle’s Rendezvous had them for New Year’s last month, for a show that blew my mind. They always blow my mind." - Back Beat Seattle


"The album itself takes on a life of it’s own as if it were a dormant beast who has risen out of the earth to fend off the terrible overproduction of the musical landscape." - Nanobot Reviews


"Their songs channel Kurt Cobain and B. B. King at the same time, they are not one to miss." - Northwest Music Scene


Discography

The Grizzled Mighty- release date December 2011
Thick Hand Grip EP- release February 2013

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Bio

The Grizzled Mighty was formed in the fiery belly of an active volcano. From the center of the Earth they erupted, spewed forth like a flaming phoenix. Ryan rose from the ashes of destruction, guitar in hand, bringing the erotic riffs of Hades to the trembling surface. Faustine, agent of evil and harbinger of chaos, descended swiftly as a rain of fire, striking the roiling bedrock like the Hammer of Thor. Together they create a force that rips the very fabric of space and time. There is no escaping The Grizzled Mighty..

Band Members