Old Man Grant
Blues, Bluegrass, Americana folk,
“Old Man Grant deserves to be on stage with the likes of The Devil Makes Three, Brown Bird and Pokey Lafarge. Their unique sound would find a home in any music scene in any city, anywhere. Old Man Grant is an important and valuable piece of Ottawa's burgeoning musical world, don't take them lightly.” — Steve Mitton, Murray Street Kitchen
Thunder & Spit & Harmonious Clatter. A multi-instrumental group blending blues, bluegrass, and Americana folk, Old Man Grant are a northern take on a southern sound. Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario – a humid town built on wetlands – and inspired by the dark tone and inner turmoil of the southern gothic, this Canadian group has come up with a unique style at times called the “Bytown Swamp Stomp”.
Since summer 2016, the group has completed their “Why Not” tour of the Canadian East Coast, and their “Dead of Winter” tour of Southern Ontario. Aside from their favourite living rooms and dive bars, Old Man Grant has been bringing their rhythmic, expressive playing and soaring three-part harmonies to such notable stages as Toronto’s Horseshoe and Dakota Taverns, Wakefield’s Blacksheep Inn, Ottawa’s CityFolk and Marvest festivals, and official showcases at the Folk Music Ontario and Canadian Music Week conferences. Upcoming shows include Ottawa’s Bluesfest, Pelee Island’s “Island Unplugged” festival, and an “NAC Presents” showcase this fall.
This summer, Old Man Grant is looking forward to connecting with audiences both familiar and strange as they travel coast to coast, placing the songs off their upcoming album through trial-by-fire.