GRAM PARSONS INTERNATIONAL VII NASHVILLE 2014 IS A GO! Current info at: http://gram2014.us - I know a lot of you are looking to make travel plans (as I am!), so just to let you know that we are inked in for Douglas Corner Cafe, Friday and Saturday, Nov 7/8. Here's some video from other GINs (keeping in mind that I like to mix things up a bit year to year!).
Sixth annual Gram InterNational will be at Douglas Corner Cafe again to honor Gram 40 years after his death and celebrate 40 years since GP. Two nights this year Nov 8/9; Friday is bands, Saturday acoustic. Fri $10 door; Sat $5 w/ Fri tkt stub, else $10. http://grambash.us. More details to come.
The legendary Douglas Corner once again hosted Nashville's fifth consecutive annual festival commemorating Gram Parsons and the Petition to Induct him into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Bands included: James Scott Bullard & the Late Night Sweethearts w/ guest vocalist Rebecca Morning, Harmondale, The Burritos w/ Walter Egan, Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels, Donna Frost, The Devious Angels, Chris James & The Gram Band, Rich Mahan & the Cocktail Heroes, and special musical guest, Bob Buchanan, member of Gram's seminal International Submarine Band and co-author of "Hickory Wind." Journalist Bob Kealing was also be on hand to sign copies of "Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons & the Roots of Country Rock."
BANDS AND VENUES: PLEASE SEE MY WANTS AND NEEDS AT HTTP://GRAMINTERNATIONAL.WORDPRESS.COM.
In 2011, it's Gram InterNational IV in six cities AND three countries. Nashville: The Burritos w/ Walter Egan; Chris James & the Gram Band; Donna Frost; Rebecca Jed & the Bucksnort Beuties; Sunday Valley; Devious Angels; and Don Pedigo (Grand Persons). Boston: Gilded Splinters; The Brooklyns; The Weisstronauts; The Molenes; Twang 'em High; Whiskey Kill. Toronto: Big Tobacco; The Key Frames; Drunk Woman; Whitney Rose; Sunbear; Unseen Strangers; Jacques & the Shakey Boys; Michael Cananaugh .
To celebrate 45 years since Gram Parsons began it all in Cambridge, Gram National 2010 hit Boston like a nor'easter for two days (and for a third straight year in Nashville)! GN Boston bands killed: Highway Ghosts, Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch, Twang 'em High, 25 Pearl, Maynard & the Musties, The Cosmic American Derelicts, Lynda Lucas from Ireland, Brian Molnar & the Naked Hearts, Rocking Horse Rodeo, The Molenes, Lydia Loveless,Jenee Halstead and Loose Salute.