GRACE AND TONY
"I had seen Grace play years ago and, not only was I impressed, I developed a serious secret crush," Tony reminisced. "When I found out that she was learning mandolin and banjo, I took a shot and asked her to jam with me. The rest is history."
Exposed to music early on in their lives by family (Grace's liked the Southern styles from gospel all the way to rock, while Tony learned from his brother, John Paul White of The Civil Wars fame), Grace & Tony experimented with an unlikely blend of genres by mixing punk, folk,
bluegrass, and Texas swing, to create something new. What resulted was a blend of music for
those searching for what's beyond the norm: "Punkgrass" was born.
"Punkgrass is simply a natural fusion of my punk rock background, and Grace's southern
gospel and bluegrass upbringing," stated Tony. "It isn't forced, it's very organic and it stands
out because it's a real fusion of what's new and old. We play whatever pops into our heads;
from classic rock to southern gospel, we scratch every itch. It's dark, yet happy; silly, yet
serious. Plus, it's a whole lot of fun to
"We made ourselves available," said Grace. "We appreciated every single one of our fans, and
set out to answer every single question they had. We are making music that isn't for everyone
so we had to pick them off one at a time to build our audience. It worked and they began asking for more music!"
In anticipation of a full-length release, the young couple launched a successful Kickstarter
campaign and the resulting November will be released on November 11, 2013. Accompanied by a full band to fill out their unique sound, this album answers the most common question the couple is asked, "What do you call this music?" You see, for Grace & Tony, November defines the sound "Grassphemy," a progression of the style "Punkgrass."
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