Smart bets: Grassland String Band

Grassland String Band at The Foundry

When the musicians in Grassland String Band traveled to Echo Mountain Recording Studios in January, more than audio was captured. They had videographer Jake Gee film the experience, too. In the resulting minidocumentary, Grassland guitarist Kevin Fleming describes the band as an unlikely “amalgamation of several different personalities … backgrounds, ideologies and philosophies.” Viewers then learn how those various forces seep into the new EP titled The Echo Mountain Sessions. “Boom, Boom,” for example, is a thumping, Southern pep talk that guitarist and vocalist Jody Daniels wrote to encourage listeners to assertively pursue their dreams. And “Give Me a Reason,” the bandmates agree, is one of their most successful internal collaborations in terms of instrumental intricacy and cohesion. The Athens, Ga.-based band returns to play a free show in Pisgah Brewing Co.’s taproom on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. pisgahbrewing.com. Photo courtesy of the band

SHARE
About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.