The Grizzly Band
Chad (Vox/Rhythm Guitar)
Michael Helfenstein (steel guitar)
The band, formed in 2008 in the music center of the Bay Area, is primarily inspired by such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Lucero, Johnny Cash, Social Distortion, and Jawbreaker, Their sound has been associated with the many genres of Rock, Country, Punk, and Americana.
In 2010, their first album, “How Fast They Fade” (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon) was released. 2011 brought Grizzly their first live recorded album, “Drunk and Loud: Live at Rudyard’s” (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon) which captured the high octane energy of bar music that they have become known for, “Victory” was released in January 2013 on iTunes and Amazon Demand.
2014 Austin, TX – Altercation Records, Inc., a long-running punk label based jointly in Austin, Texas and New York, has announced the signing of Houston’s outlaw country-rock 5-piece The Grizzly Band.
“My good friend and amazing Houston musician Jason Bancroft turned me on to Grizzly last summer,” explained Altercation co-owner JT Habersaat. “They played our annual Mid-Summer Night Scream festival and I was instantly interested. They have great energy and are true Texas.”
The band, who combine searing riffs, steel pedal guitar harmonies and the gruff, working-class vocals of leader Chad Grizzly, have long been a fixture of the Houston scene. Often drawing comparisons to the likes of Lucero, Johnny Cash and Chuck Ragan, the band has recently shared the stage with such contemporaries as Zeke, Old Man Markley and Riverboat Gamblers.
“We couldn’t be more excited and proud to join the Altercation Records family,” said guitarist / vocalist Chad Grizzly. “JT and Travis, as well as the other bands on the label, have been really supportive and made us feel right at home with our decision.”
The band’s album 'Lost & Found' will see release worldwide later this year.
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