July 28 Botanical Garden Sunflower Concert to feature GSB, Claire Campbell

The-State-Botanical-Garden-of-Georgia-HomeGSB will perform an outdoor show on July 28 at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia.  Claire Campbell, also of Athens, will open.  The popular Sunflower Concert Series features two-hour concerts during the months of June through September. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. on the stage of the State Botanical Garden’s terraced Flower Garden. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners. Lawn chairs are only allowed for those with physical limitations. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center and Conservatory.

Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Tickets are available at the Garden Shop, online, and at Wuxtry Records. The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse, and Flagpole.

 Sunflower Concert Series

June 2 – September 29, 2015 | 7 – 9 PM

Flower Garden Lawn

2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605

Cost: $15 per concert, Childrens tickets available

GSB to Perform at 7th Classic City American Music Festival: Dom Flemons to Headline!

Foundry FourthGrassland String Band will celebrate the 2015 4th of July Holiday with a performance at the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival in Athens, Georgia.  Tapped to close out the all-day music festival, GSB will follow headliner Dom Flemons and an impressive who’s-who of local and regional Americana bands.   Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

Other notable performers are:

Little Country Giants
Norma Rae
North Georgia Bluegrass Band
Adam Klein & The Wild Fires
The Skillet Lickers
Scott Low & the Southern Bouillon
Art Rosenbaum
Cortez Garza



GSB to Perform at Sounds of Summer Concert Series 2015

sounds of summer fbThe Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department has announced its selection of headline entertainment for the inaugural “Sounds of Summer” concert series at Lake Chapman beach at Sandy Creek Park. The event is part of “July is National Park and Recreation Month” and will be held on Thursday evenings. Grassland String Band will perform on July 16. The Common People Band will perform on July 9th and Sons of Sailors on July 23rd.
The admission fee is $5 per vehicle and includes park admission starting at 5:00 p.m. Opening acts begin at 6:00 p.m.; headliners at 7:00 p.m. Food vendors will be on site.
Sponsors for the event include: Flagole Magazine, Zaxby’s, Magic 102.1FM, and OnlineAthens.

GSB Named Finalist in 2015 Flagpole Music Awards

awards-logo2015GSB has been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Flagpole Music Awards, an annual selection and performance event hosted by Flagpole Magazine , Athens, Georgia.  The annual Flagpole Music Awards Show is designed to honor and celebrate those who make Athens, GA a center of musical creativity, enjoyment & accomplishment.  A panel of local music judges selected this year’s finalists, but fans determine the top award winners by majority vote (vote here).

GSB is honored to be recognized among some of the best music acts in Athens.  That in itself is a culmination of hard work fueled by the support of our fans, and for that we are very appreciative.

The award show kicks off AthFest, Athens’ annual music and arts festival, and will be held on Thursday, June 25 in the Morton Theater, in Athens.  GSB will be performing at Athfest on Friday June 26, at Hendershot’s, along with Sye Spence and Cicada Rhythm.

GSB, Cicada Rhythm, Sye Spence at Hendershot’s for Athfest 2015

GSB is thrilled to announce: GSB,  Cicada Rhythm  and Sye Spence will perform together on Friday June 26 as part of Athfest 2015!  The show will take place at Hendershot’sCicada Rhythm in Athens as part of the music festival’s Club Crawl.  Cicada Rhythm recently signed with New West Records and is one of Athens fastest rising bands.  “Born and raised in Georgia, this talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to a rejuvenating degree. The sound of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis exhibits skilled and articulate guitar picking honed in the dive bars of Atlanta over rolling Julliard-trained bass lines. Expect chilling harmonies, unbridled enthusiasm, some wholesome tunes and a sincere performance.”   Sye Elaine Spence is a singer/songwriter from New York City, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. As a songwriter, she has collaborated with various artists in the New York City indie music scene since 2008. She also records and performs as a solo artist. Her latest release is a warm, folk-inflected EP entitled Bloom.  Spence is a storyteller, with every pluck of the acoustic accompaniment, a truthful narrative of love and pain exposed.

GSB Tours iconic Echo Mountain Studio, Asheville

Echo MoountainGSB was thrilled to take a private tour of arguably the South’s most aesthetic and functionally impressive studio.  Located in downtown Asheville, Echo Mountain Studio is housed in a former Methodist Church and much of that architectural “spirit” remains.  The main studio boasts a large stained glass window and the woods and layout still possess the atmosphere of being in Church.  The list of clients is a litany of who’s who;  Steve Martin, Peter Asher and the Steep Canyon Rangers were there the day before we arrived.  Will Manning, who produced GSB’s first album, was an intern there as well.  GSB hopes to add a recording experience there to our list of bucket list accomplishments!


GSB to Perform in Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival, May 16

biscuit-toplogo2We are very pleased to announce that GSB has been selected to perform at Knoxville’s 2015 International Biscuit Festival on May 16, 2015. The International Biscuit Festival was begun in 2009 by a group of local Biscuit lovers who wanted to share Knoxville’s Biscuit heritage with the world. What started as a fun gathering for friends and family has grown into a nationally recognized food festival celebrating Southern cooking! We’re hungry already!

GSB Selected for Due South Festival, Thomasville Georgia: April 25


GSB is very pleased to announce that we have been selected to perform at the 4th annual Due South Festival in Thomasville, Georgia on April 25.
The Due South band line up was hand-selected by committee members, and the group tapped Grassland String Band to be the opening act for this year’s headliner, The Band of Heathens. The Austin, Texas group is known for being one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources, with accolades including “New Emerging Artists” and “Best Duo/Group of the Year” nominations by the Americana Music Honors & Awards and the Americana Music Association. BoH is known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious song-craft. Recently, the group has been working closely with Kid Rock on his latest album, “First Kiss”, which was released in February.
The Due South Festival celebrates the authentic southern connection between land, family and tradition. Due South “weaves together the richness of sights, sounds and tastes of the new South to create an engaging tapestry of artistic expression that enriches, inspires and connects us to our shared heritage.”
The 2015 lineup:
Evan Barber and the Dead Gamblers
The Gatorbone Band
Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republic
The Fried Turkeys
Royce Lovett
Grassland String Band
Band of Heathens

The press release and ticket information: http://www.thomasvillearts.org/annual-events/due-south/