Sat. April 25, JAMMIN JAVA, 10:30am, Vienna VA.
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THE GRANDSONS WIN TWO WAMMIES--Thanks to the Washington Area Music Association for voting The Grandsons BEST ROOTS ROCK BAND, and the grandsons JR (the kids' band version of The Grandsons) BEST CHILDREN'S ARTIST for the 2nd year in a row.
NEW DIGITAL SINGLE: "Sock Drawer Millionaire" b/w "Baltimore" available on CD Baby, iTunes, and all major download sites.
NEW CD !! GRANDSONS ON THE RADIO "Stop That Dancin' Up There" from One Big Orooni is being featured on KIDS PLACE LIVE on XM/SIRUS. And listen to our interview and live on-air performance with TIM MASTERS from his JAZZ MASTERS January 19 radio show, on WPFW 89.3FM, archived here.
GRANDSONS at the KENNEDY CENTER: Check out a video of our performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage from January 1, 2012: here.
THE GRANDSONS Go To EL SALVADOR!--The Grandsons have received a grant from the State Department and will be going to El Salvador on February 7 for a tour organized by the US Embassy in San Salvador. During the week-long tour, The Grandsons will perform at schools, theaters, and outdoor venues in and around the capital city...and will be eating lots of pupusas!
NEW CD !! The new kids' CD "One Big Orooni" is here!! Comes with 32-page, full sized coloring book. Incredible illustrations by Matt Brown. Available now at shows, or buy the CD (or download mp3s) at CDBaby. See our promo video for "One Big Orooni" here, then come to our CD-release party at JAMMIN JAVA on Saturday January 21!
25 Years In Rock at Wolf Trap a big success!--Thanks to everyone who came to The Barns for our annual day-after-Thanksgiving shindig. It was great fun to play with longtime and original Grandsons DEREK HUSTON, JON CARROLL, JON DANFORTH, BILL HANSEN, ERIC BOWERS and JOHN YOUNG. See a video about the show.
Howdy, It's Hip To Flip, and Pan-American Shindig NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Thanks to the tireless work of our digital media guru Eric Bowers, our first 3 records are now available for digital download at CDBaby, or iTunes, or the other usual download sites. And be sure to download our first digital single--our version of the Talking Heads "This Must Be The Place", available here.
Grandsons on YouTube--We've posted a few songs from a wild house party earlier this summer. See The Grandsons in action: youtube.com/thegrandsonsband.
Grandsons iTunes video podcast--MHz networks has posted part of our appearance on MHZ Spotlight. You can download the video podcast from iTunes, click here.
GRANDSONS win WAMMIEs for ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2008 and ROOTS ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2008(for Live at the Barns...Volume 2): Even better, we share the ARTIST award with Chuck Brown!! We have arrived!!! Thanks to WAMA members and everyone who has cheered us on over the years. Thanks to Eric, Scott, Derek, Jon, Diana, and Bob Grimes for their swingin' work on the Live Volume 2 disc. Also congrats to associate Grandson Jon Carroll who won 7 Wammies, including Musician of the Year, and Album of the year.
Chris featured on WAMU. WAMU's 'Metro Connection' show has done a short feature on Chris, and his niche in the DC music scene. Listen to the interview in WAMU's archives: WAMU.
The Grandsons is now officially a Registered Trademark.
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