The Kickin Grass Band takes the stage, and suddenly you’re captivated by pure, strong voices telling true-to-life stories spiced with innovative bluegrass instrumentation. You fall in love with the rootsy, Americana style, and can\'t wait for more. Fortunately, their third release, simply titled The Kickin Grass Band, displays all the chops, emotion and effusive energy of the band’s live show.
The group’s fan base continues to expand and grow, as does their talent and musicianship. “I have had my eyes (and ears) tuned to this wonderfully innovative band from its very beginnings almost 7 years ago,” says Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records. “I’ve seen them rehearse, watched their live shows and critiqued their recordings. Now, with this superb third release, Kickin Grass’s artistry has taken a giant leap forward. They are in a whole different league now. \"
The Kickin Grass Band\'s songs – some mournful, some jubilant – reflect the depth and breadth of the human experience. Dave Higgs from Nashville Public Radio raves: “Lynda Dawson is a truly gifted songwriter who writes intelligently crafted lyrics, which she marries to unforgettable melodies.”
The band’s prior release, On the Short Rows, was praised by Jack Bernhardt of the News & Observer as \"a delightful display of hard-driving, lyrically nuanced bluegrass.” The album caught the attention of the Associated Press, Bluegrass and Americana publications, as well as established and new media outlets. It received international radio airplay and placement on the Roots Music Radio Chart.
The Kickin Grass Band is:
Lynda Wittig Dawson | guitar and lead vocals
Jamie Dawson | mandolin and harmony vocals
Matt Hooper | fiddle
Patrick Walsh | bass, lead & harmony vocals
Ben Walters | banjo, guitar & harmony vocals
Jim Collier | Oldtime fiddle
Shimer Gradus | Drums
Joe Newbury | Clawhammer banjo
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Jerry Brown, The Rubber Room
Cover art by Gamil Design, www.gamil.com
Photography by Gabriel Nelson, f/stop Grooves