GSB To Perform in Augusta, Georgia: StillWater Taproom

On Friday November 21 (10pm), GSB will be making its first appearance in the Augusta, Georgia area.  The StillWater Taproom is a popular venue conveniently nestled in the heart of the Savannah Riverwalk area.  Tickets for the show are $5, and patrons will joyously experience the StillWater motto:  “Drop in…..turn on……tune out.stillwater bar scene  (974 Broad St, Augusta, GA  706-826-9857)

GSB to perform at Wildwood Revival featuring Langhorne Slim (Nov 8)

GSB is pleased to announce that it will perform November 8 at Wildwood Revival in the Athens-area featuring a stellar lineup of national and regional Americana Wildwood Revival Collage - Novacts.  The Fall edition of the festival features Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Patrick Sweany, Joe Fletcher, Margo Price, The Deslondes, Joshua Black Wilkins and Grassland . Just 15 minutes from downtown Athens, this Americana-style festival will be held at an idyllic 30 acre farm venue called Cloverleaf Farm. Guests have the opportunity to see Langhorne Slim, Wildwood Revival’s headliner, amongst a few hundred fans rather than the often thousands who attend his shows and festival appearances throughout the country. Langhorne Slim has recently appeared as a musical guest on Conan O’ Brien (twice) as well as David Letterman. He’s also shared the stage this year with The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes, Shakey Graves, Jason Isbell and many more.
Wildwood Revival is a truly unique, one-day festival celebrating music and southern culture where guests can get off the grid. This event combines the camaraderie of a supper club, the soul of a juke joint, and the wild spirit of a honky tonk. It’s a cultural revival; what’s old is new again. The show will take place under an open-air, fully renovated tin roof barn; a night of amazing music in an intimate setting.
Guests will enjoy a hearty, farm-to-table style supper with local, seasonal food to be perfectly paired with the first sip of Georgia brew provided by Terrapin Beer Co. and gourmet popsicles by King of Pops. Wildwood also features a bohemian flea and boutique artist market selling vintage goods. With pasture and wooded camping by teepee, tent or vintage Airstream, guests from both Athens and beyond are encouraged to stay the evening under a canopy of stars and bring guitars etc. for post-show, late-night pickin’ around a bonfire.
Wildwood Revival is a festival for people who don’t like festivals. Attendees can come without fearing greasy food and expensive bottled water, long lines, unkempt port-o-potties, and being sandwiched between a sea of wasted youngsters. It’s a boutique festival offering delicious food, free filtered water, and clean outdoor restroom facilities. It’s an intimate environment to see a favorite band, all set against a serene, country backdrop.

Wildwood Revival will grow into a three day event. It’s focus will always be to provide guests with a unique festival experience by
•Promoting an environmentally friendly, plastic-free event – no single use bottles or plates
•Free drinking water – no $5 bottled waters typically associated with festivals
•Reasonably priced food and beverages, similar to their local restaurant and bar
•Limited number of tickets available in order to provide an ideal, intimate environment
Tickets may be purchased at for $48. Due to the high volume of ticket pre-sales, only 275 tickets remain. For more information on their headliner, Langhorne Slim, please visit and

GSB to be featured on Radio/TV

Grassland String Band will perform on WUGA’s popular music program “It’s Friday” on September 19 at 3pm.  The live show will air over FM channels 91.7 & 97.9, as well as live streaming.  The show will be taped and broadcast on television on Friday September 26 at 11pm (Channel 32).

On Friday night October 10, 9pm, GSB will be at WMRE radio (Emory University radio).  The show will be a live interview and track play, hosted by Jacob Swain.  Tune in to

GSB Announces New Show: The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega

GSB is pleased to announce that we will be performing at The Crimson Moon in beautiful and historic Dahlonega, Georgia on Friday September 26, 2014. This will be a return visit for GSB, having played before a full and enthusiastic crowd in October of 2013.  Besides being treated to great music, fans can enjoy a wide selection of foods, wines and other beverages—all very reasonably priced!  Advance tickets are only $10 and early buyers can choose from a number of great table seats.  And GSB hopes to see all those North Georgia University students again! 🙂

GSB to Headline Fried Green Tomatoes Event

imageJuliette, Georgia- GSB is pleased to announce that we have been selected to headline at the 2014 Fried Green Tomatoes Festival.    GSB will perform from 3:30 to 5 on Sunday October 26. Created in 2001 to celebrate Juliette’s fame as the film location for the iconic move Fried Green Tomatoes, this arts and crafts festival is held annually on the fourth weekend in October and boasts several thousand spectators. Celebrate fall with the Fried Green Tomato Festival October 25-26, 2014, in downtown Juliette. This quaint festival celebrates Juliette’s Hollywood fame and the Whistle Stop Café. Festival-goers can peruse a variety of booths selling everything from sterling silver and handmade-beaded jewelry to glass wind chimes and vintage art, walk through various shops on the street, and of course, grab a plate of fried green tomatoes! The festival runs from 10 AM–5 PM Saturday or Sunday for this family-fun event. For more information, call (478) 335-1665.

GSB to perform Neil Young’s Harvest

It will be scary good.  GSB is scheduled to perform Neil Young’s album “Harvest” on Halloween night, Friday October 31, 2014 at Hendershot’s Coffee, downtown Athens.

Covering iconic albums for Halloween is a long-held tradition by many bands in Athens and offers fans a chance to see their favorite musicians in different roles and often completely new genres.   Harvest is the fourth album by the Canadian musician Neil Young, released on February 14, 1972 on Reprise Records, It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by the noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, “Old Man”, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Heart of Gold”, which reached #1. It was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States.


GSB CD Album “Before the Feast” in Production

GSB is pleased to announce that the physical CD version of “Before the Feast” is in production and expected to be shipped around August 20.  The single sleeve jacket designed by Michael Lesousky features the Grassland radio tower logo on the front and the names of all Kickstarter contributors on the back, along with song titles and credits.  The CD itself is solid black with a GSB signature white radio tower.  For a preview, click Here GSB ALBUM PREVIEW

Critically Acclaimed “HUMMING HOUSE” to join GSB at Melting Point, August 30

Humming House PosterGSB is excited to announce that Humming House (Nashville) will be sharing the Melting Point stage on August 30, 2014 as part of GSB’s CD release celebration!

Humming House Bio

At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House is a musical experiment gone right. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for every generation. Unmistakable pop sensibilities mixed with a depth of lyrical narrative give their whimsical songs an irresistible quality that can only be described by the imagery of the name – Humming House.

Fresh from recording their second album with Grammy Award-winning producers Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy) and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Humming House is building a tour schedule to match their growing reputation. Their debut record brought a whirlwind of press including features on NPR’s Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville’s Lightning 100 local spotlight, reviews in American Songwriter Magazine, and a Daytrotter session. The band’s video for their second single, “Cold Chicago” was sponsored by Stetson and their newest video, “Fly On” is currently in rotation on CMT Pure and Zuus Country. Humming House has had placements on FX’s “Justified” and The CW’s “Hart of Dixie”.

Having played over 150 dates, they are currently touring nationwide with notable performances at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, the Americana Music Festival, the Cayamo Cruise, and SXSW. They have shared the festival stage with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earl, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby.

“Their debut album is a mischievous, foot stomping collection of songs that evoke Old Crow Medicine Show, early Ryan Adams and BR549 without ever imitating them. Lead by singer/songwriter Justin Wade Tam the band throws everything, including a singing saw, into their music to excellent effect. Humming House’s debut is a ruckus, jubilant good time. From any band, this would be a good album, but from a new band it is darned close to perfect.” – Roughstock

“Humming House reminds us how to have a good time with…. Classic sounds and a timeless look…. a crossroads between folk, blues, gospel and bluegrass make this band one our favorite new sounds.” – STETSON

“A new Nashville band with a throwback sound” – Blake Farmer – All Things Considered – NPR

“Humming House, (is a) mix of folk, blues, and bluegrass with pop sensibilities.” – Will Griffin – WPLN – Nashville Public Radio

“Humming House is nothing short of Irish porch stomp.” – Mitch Dane – Sputnik Sound


CD Release Party on Saturday August 30, 2014

We are excited to announce we will be holding our CD release party at The Melting Point on August 30, 2014. All ages are welcome. The show is expected to start at about 9:30 p.m., or shortly following the conclusion of the Georgia-Clemson football game.  Critically acclaimed Humming House will start off the night, followed by GSB.  GSB will be joined by local outstanding musicians John Neff (pedal steel, slide guitar) and Clay Leverett (guitar).

GSB will be performing all of the songs featured on “Before the Feast” and a number of new songs.  Included in the mix will be a few cover tunes, such as Bruno Mars’ “Natalie” and Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”.

6th Annual Classic City American Music Festival July 5, 2014

There’s almost nothing more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July. Other than that: 10+ bands, two stages, fried & grilled food, great drinks, BBQ, and American music all day comes in a close second! Join us on Saturday July 5th for our 6th annual CCAMF! An ALL AGES family friendly event – Music begins at 3pm.

Join us at the 6th annual Classic City American Music Festival with Packway Handle Band, Lera Lynn, Bloodkin, Bluebilly Grit, Dangfly! & more

Event Schedule

3:00 PM Brandon Reeves (OUTDOOR STAGE)
3:30 PM Betsy Franck (INDOOR STAGE)
4:15 PM Clay Leverett & Friends (OUTDOOR PATIO STAGE)
5:00 PM Isaac Bramblett Band (INDOOR STAGE)
6:00 PM 90 Acre Farm (OUTDOOR PATIO STAGE)
6:30 PM BlueBilly Grit (INDOOR STAGE)
7:30 PM The Grassland String Band
8:00 PM Bloodkin (INDOOR STAGE)
9:00 PM Norma Rae
9:30 PM Lera Lynn (INDOOR STAGE)
11:00 PM Packway Handle Band (INDOOR STAGE)

Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 3PM
Doors open 2:00 PM