Coming across a new band is really exciting to me. Not always, sometimes they’re a little “eh” but when you come across one that immediately grabs your attention and you’re like “heck yea!” – it’s pretty rad. That’s how I feel about Grady Spencer and The Work!
The first time I heard him, he opened for John Fullbright. Attention grabbed! Then I did what I naturally do, find his schedule. I had to wait about two months but worth the wait. If anyone out there enjoys some live music.. this is your man. Whether it be live or just buying his album (both of which you should do regardless), it’s highly recommended! There’s a little country, mixed in with some rock and some bluesy funk. Let’s face it – I’m horrible at describing music. To me, it’s either great or it’s not and quite frankly, I have some good taste so just take my word for it! These guys are phenomenal!
First show (yes, there’s more than one). Magnolia Motor Lounge. Love this venue. Great evening. A twosome was first up, with an accordion. That won my heart. Then Mr. Spencer & The Work followed by a little Adam Hood. Take note, he met his bass player on Craigslist and just met the keyboardist that night. You’d never know!
Second show – benefit show at Shipping and Receiving. Outdoors, pretty good weather. It’s the start of a good spring show list!