Grant Farm Liner Notes
1. I Come From the Country
2. The Times Have Changed
4. Tell Me, Tell Me
5. Green Thumb
6. Funky Boulder
7. High Country Ladies
8. The Nine Pound Hammer
9. (Ain't No) Nuthin' Gonna Stop This Train
10. Headed for the Falls
11. The Way It Ought To Be
All Songs by Tyler Grant ©Grant Central Publishing (BMI) Except:
Tell Me, Tell Me - by T. Grant/Benny Galloway ©Grant Central Publishing (BMI) / Sleepy Cowboy Music (BMI)
(Ain't No) Nuthin' Gonna Stop This Train - by Benny Galloway ©Sleepy Cowboy Music (BMI)
High Country Ladies - by Adrian Engfer ©Grant Central Publishing (BMI) Headed For the Falls - by Sean Foley/Erin Gambrell ©Grant Central Publishing (BMI)
The Nine Pound Hammer - by Merle Travis, arr. T. Grant ©Merle's Girls Music (BMI) / Grant Central Publishing (BMI)
Tyler Grant - Guitar and Vocals
Adrian Engfer - Bass and Vocals
Sean Foley - Keyboards and Vocals
Chris Misner - Drums and Percussion
Honorary Farmers: Keith Moseley - Bass (1,2,5,6) Backing Voc (5)
Eric Moon - Keyboards (1,2,5)
Bill Nershi - Acoustic Guitar (8)
Andy Thorn - Banjo (1,2,6,8) Backing Voc (1)
Recorded at The Wrecking Room, Lyons, CO
Mixed by Greg McRae at Coupe Studios, Boulder, CO
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Engineered by Brian McRae, Greg McRae and Tyler Grant
Artwork and Layout by Kevin Bell at Sugarshack Creative
Produced by Grant Farm
Special Thanks to: Devin Tower, Doug and Robin Engfer, Bob Parrott and JoAnn Christiansen, Ralph and Peggy Harris, Bill Teags, Dave Wissell, Steve and Robin Cunliffe/Legendary Headwear, Eben Grace/Grace Design, D'Addario/Planet Waves, Drew Emmitt, Bill Nershi, Keith Moseley, Andy Thorn, Eric Thorin
Grant Farm uses D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves products.
The members of Grant Farm wish to express our deepest gratitude to our Families, Friends and Fans.
"Grant Farm, performed their rock/country sounding arrangements with fury and precision. The reason I use the word 'arrangements' as opposed to 'tunes' or 'jams' is out of respect for the technical organization of the music. What was once a bluegrass/jam project has developed and blossomed into a unique rock group. The hair stood on my arms as as Tyler dug into some mind-blowing guitar work. I was very impressed with Grant Farm's set." (Music Marauders)
"Tyler Grant is one of the the most motivated, hard working men in the industry. His array of unique guitar styles and 'Look Out its Tyler Grant!' confidence is what sets The Grant Farm apart . The originals are fun and The list of covers goes on and on, making for a blazing show." -Tony Whaley / Digital Media Tvision
Grant Farm CD
1. I Come From The Country (T. Grant) - 4:24 A dance party in a song. Grant Farm's trademark "Cris-co" beat (a hybrid of country and disco in the style of some 60s and 70s country artists like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed). Simple, fun country-rock bluesy number. Tyler sings lead. Guests Keith Moseley on bass and Andy Thorn on electric banjo and tenor vocal. Bluegrass version previously recorded on Emmitt-Nershi Band CD New Country Blues.
2. The Times Have Changed (T. Grant) - 4:29 The feel-good hit of the Summer! Fun, funky rhythm riff and uplifting message in the vocal. Hot guitar jam at the end. Reminiscent of Allmans, Grateful Dead, Funky Meters, Hendrix. Tyler vocal.
3. Engineer (T. Grant) - 6:02 Fast train beat with hot lead telecaster guitar. Johnny Cash-style train song with nice three-part harmony by Tyler, Ace and Sean. The only fast song on the program. Long instrumental intro on lead guitar.
4. Tell Me, Tell Me (T. Grant, B. Galloway) - 3:59 Classic country/rock honky-tonk number with catchy chorus. Great for two-stepping and head-bopping. Tyler vocal, Ace tenor vocal.
5. Green Thumb (T. Grant) - 4:25 Sensitive, inspirational ballad with R&B rhythm supplemented with finger snaps and tambourine by Chris. Clean Hendrix-style guitar riffs a-la Little Wing. Nice organ solo. Guest Keith Moseley on bass and tenor vocal. Tyler lead voc.
6. Funky Boulder (T. Grant) - 5:27 Ski-rock (our version of surf-rock) instrumental featuring guitar and electric banjo. 60's rock style groove. Previously recorded on Tyler's acclaimed solo flatpicking CD Up the Neck.
7. High Country Ladies (A. Engfer) - 5:31 Reggae rhythm with old West flavors provided by Sean's accordion. Wistful accordion intro and outro against windy backdrop sets the scene for this Wild West tale of an infamous hard-living lady. Ace sings lead. Tyler and Sean add vocal harmonies.
8. The Nine Pound Hammer (M.Travis, arr. T.Grant) - 4:41 Another party in a song! Cris-co remake of the Merle Travis number that has become a bluegrass standard. Guests Bill Nershi on guitar and Andy Thorn on electric banjo. Everyone gets a solo on this one, including bass and drums. Call-and-response vocal between Tyler's lead and Ace and Sean's backup.
9. (Ain't No) Nuthin' Gonna Stop This Train (B.Galloway) - 4:45 Inspirational lyric, Gospel-style funky rhythm section a-la Jerry Garcia Band. Organ and electric guitar solos, call-and-response vocal tags by Tyler and Ace.
10. Headed For the Falls (S.Foley,E.Gambrell) - 4:05 Moody and flowing textures, bittersweet lonesome yet uplifting lyric. Rhythmically and stylistically different from the rest of the program. Heavy lead guitar against cascading piano lines, reminiscent of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Sean lead voc, backgrounds by Tyler and Ace. Insistent, primal drum beat by Chris.
11. The Way It Ought To Be (T.Grant) - 10:20 Epic rock saga. Complex composed intro section. Country-rock song with inspirational, introspective lyric and groovy, heavy rock rhythm. Extended band jam with heavy lead guitar at the end. The only song on the program that was not abridged from its live version.