$15/10, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/grizzlee-train-44583
with special guests, The Barren Spinsters
It’s a new take on old standards. At the core of Grizzlee Train is the wailing of vintage blues, but it’s drenched with a hefty modern vigour which gives the band a sound that is all their own. The Zeppelin & Creedence-esque influence is paramount when hearing the dynamic two-piece, but it’s the injection of pure live energy which sets them apart. Brandon Dodd and Josh Dufficy have taken their unique brand of alt-roots and rock from Australia’s Central Coast to audiences all over the world. They are one of the nations’s most road-worn bands, with an arsenal of EPs and international tours behind them.
Since both leaving their university studies behind, the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Champions have shared stages and festival bills with some of the finest acts in Australia, Europe and the United States. They’ve graced some of the world’s premier festivals including Austin’s SXSW and Americanafest in Nashville. They are building a reputation for being one of the industry’s hardest-working bands as they tour the world in their own right, and conquer sold-out stadiums and theatres as part of the incomparable Kasey Chambers’ band.
“Grizzlee Train are a soulful band – two seriously fine players.” – Jimmy Barnes
Following two straight years of Australian east coast touring, the pair spent a hectic 2015 juggling tour dates with the writing and recording of their next release. In January 2016, they unveiled their second EP Burned Him Again, under the extraordinary vision and guidance of award-winning producer Nash Chambers.
“Barnstorming blues & roots” – The Daily Telegraph
The pair rounded out 2017 with the release of their third EP, All About You. The new release has the trademark Grizzlee Train rustic roots sound at its core – but it also explores a uniquely heavy and dark musical territory they have only lightly touched on in their previous records.
Dodd and Dufficy are flying the flag for independent musicians as they take their extensive musical back catalogue and adrenaline-fuelled live show to audiences across the globe, proving themselves as one of Australia’s most exciting, energetic live acts.
Also appearing, Smith’s favourite blues/rock duo, The Barren Spinsters - www.thebarrenspinsters.com