The Grascals - Up All Night
  • Sleepy Little Town
  • Up All Night, Sleep All Day
  • Thankful
  • Where My Darlin' Waits for Me
  • Low Down Blues
  • It's a String Thing
  • You Put Me First
  • Remember Where You're Going
  • This Ol' Train
  • Maybelle
  • Flowers and Lace
  • Traveling the Highway Home
  • Sleepy Little Town
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:32) [8.09 MB]
  • Up All Night, Sleep All Day
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:04) [7 MB]
  • Thankful
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:58) [6.77 MB]
  • Where My Darlin' Waits for Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:34) [5.86 MB]
  • Low Down Blues
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:31) [5.75 MB]
  • It's a String Thing
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:53) [8.89 MB]
  • You Put Me First
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:28) [7.94 MB]
  • Remember Where You're Going
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (03:34) [8.17 MB]
  • This Ol' Train
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:12) [5.04 MB]
  • Maybelle
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:19) [5.31 MB]
  • Flowers and Lace
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (03:46) [8.63 MB]
  • Traveling the Highway Home
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:44) [6.24 MB]
Biography
As their touring schedule picks up steam, Three-time GRAMMY®-nominated bluegrass powerhouses, The Grascals, put an exclamation mark on their reemergence with their latest offering of polished yet hard-edged modern bluegrass, Up All Night.

Though the collection is new, the sextet’s followers will find familiar touchstones in four previously-released hit singles that bookend the set: the nostalgic recollection of “Sleepy Little Town,” sentimental favorites “Flowers And Lace” and “Thankful,” and the bluegrass gospel classic, “Traveling The Highway Home.” In between, listeners will find another eight songs that fill in the portrait of a group at the height of their powers, blending soulful ballads, energetic traditional bluegrass, gospel songs and an outlook that centers on family, faith and the old home place.

For The Grascals, that approach has been the key to enduring success for more than 15 years — success that’s encompassed recognition with two IBMA Entertainer of the Year awards, appearances on prime-time and late-night TV shows and command performances for two presidents, not to mention those GRAMMY® nominations. Yet even as they offer a coherent attitude toward life, the group incorporates a wide range of sounds and styles, balancing a powerhouse vocal trio comprised of guitarists Chris Davis and John Bryan — that’s the former out front on “Traveling The Highway Home,” “Sleepy Little Town” and the title track, among others, while the latter takes the lead on songs like “Thankful,” “Flowers And Lace” and the mountain-flavored “Maybelle” — alongside bassist Terry Smith with virtuosic yet always supportive picking from master mandolinist Danny Roberts, fiddler Adam Haynes and five-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson.

On Up All Night, that musical one-two punch delivers a group of songs supplied by some of the music’s most successful writers, including Milan Miller (“Maybelle”), Rick Lang (“Thankful” and “Low Down Blues”), Ray Edwards (“Where My Darlin’ Waits For Me,” “This Ol’ Train”) and Jon Weisberger (“Up All Night” and “You Put Me First,” the latter co-written with Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane). There’s even room for a signature instrumental, Roberts’ “It’s A String Thing,” that gives the pickers a turn out front — one that, not surprisingly, they take full advantage of.

As they leave the 15th anniversary of their founding behind and look toward the 20th, The Grascals can truthfully say they have the best of both worlds — the steadiness of a veteran group that knows who they are and where they’re going, and the excitement and energy of an ensemble that knows it has something to prove, and the confidence to know they’ll more than meet the challenge. With Up All Night, they’re serving notice that they’re ready to go.

About The Grascals
Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years.

Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres. Such appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. All the while, stages that represent the strongest bastions of tradition continually welcome them, as evidenced by the over 150 performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Honors also include performing twice for President George W. Bush and at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.

As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard. Take for instance, fan favorite, “Last Train to Clarksville.” Non-bluegrass listeners enjoy a new take on a familiar song, while diehard bluegrass audiences who may have never heard the Monkees classic, respond in-kind, not even realizing that the song has been Grascalized.
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  • Members:
    Danny Roberts, Terry Smith, Kristin Scott Benson, John Bryan, Adam Haynes, Chris Davis
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