This Peoria native is making a splash in the folk-indie-Americana mold by breaking the mold and simply playing good, original music in a sensible and poetic way. Not much on hype and hyperbole, Grabb gets you where it counts (right in the artistic solar plexus) and describes his take on things as “an indie/punk interpretation of country/blues/folk/bluegrass” with influences cited from Woody Guthrie to Phil Collins, Austin Lucas to Johnny Cash, Norah Jones to Mississippi John Hurt, with plenty of indie rock icons in between. He has spent time playing with many bands, including The Forecast (Victory Records) and Scouts Honor (No Idea Records), while touring the U.S., playing in Germany, and hanging out alongside many of the prominent folks in the indie-rock punk movement over the last 20-some years. The multi-instrumentalist (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, piano, percussion, etc.) still gets good and loud with the band Angry Gods, and he is currently on an acoustic-based tour with cohort Brett Conlin on a run through the Midwest to Florida and back.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7pm