I met Michael Grimm on Friday afternoon September 3rd, 2004 at a place called Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. We met to set up the equipment for his solo accoustic weekend performance. He was in jeans and a tee shirt, with a very gentle, humble, friendly manner expressing his happiness to sing and play his guitar.
After setting up the equipment, I asked him to play a song or two so that I could set levels on the PA system. What I didnâ€™t realize was that in the next few minutes, after years in the music business, I was going to hear, for the first time, one of the best, most soulful, passionate singer that I had ever heard in my career. As I set the controls, I marveled at how easy he made it seem. I knew that I was in the presence of a very gifted young man who has a wonderful career ahead of him. One of kind.
What I didnâ€™t know at the time, was that in 1999, Michael had won the CCMA Star of the Year Award for country music and had received his award at the Rymen Auditorium (the old home of the Grand Ole Opry) in Nashville, Tennessee. So not only could he sing the heck out of the blues and soul, he was also a great country singer. He could do it all!
Michael played and sang his heart out and I realized one of the most enjoyable music weekends of my life. Besides being a great singer and musician, he happens to be a very nice guy. We became friends and now I have the opportunity to work with him.
Enjoy this "live performance" of Michael Grimm & Delta Bound. It was recorded at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada in June of 2007. It features some great covers and a few of Michael's original compositions.
Watch for this artist, he's going to be around for a long time!
The Las Vegas Agency