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The Grascals gain sponsorship

Monday, September 28, 2009 – Mobil Delvac, which manufactures heavy-duty diesel engine oil, will sponsor bluegrass band The Grascals That will include a new tour bus the band will call home for the next 12 months.

The bus will transport the band, which combines bluegrass and country, to more than 100 shows around the country over the next year and will be filled with the company's popular Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w-40, a high performance brand of heavy-duty diesel engine oil. The Grascals will also make several appearances at industry events and retail locations.

"Throughout the more than 80 year history of our flagship Mobil Delvac brand of heavy duty diesel engine oils, we have always strived to find exciting ways to show our appreciation for our customers, who include hardworking truckers, agriculture professionals, construction contractors and landscapers," said Marci Crigger, commercial vehicle lubricants marketing advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company, a division of Exxon Mobil. "Today, we are proud to announce the launch of our partnership with the award winning, critically acclaimed band, The Grascals, and look forward to extending the Mobil Delvac brand's legacy for recognizing and showing appreciation to its customers."

The Grascals began their career in 2004, when they recorded their debut, self-titled album and were invited by Dolly Parton to open her fall tour. "Long List of Heartaches" came out last year.

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The Grascals woke up early, well "Before Breakfast" to serve up a generous 12-course meal of hearty bluegrass with a little bit of gospel mixed in for spice. The result is tasty, another recipe that shows why the band has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards. New radio single "Sleeping With the Reaper" opens the release with a strong vocal performance from John Bryan. He handles nearly half of the lead vocal responsibilities including, "Delia" and gospel tune »»»
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One of bluegrass music's strongest and most engaging performing groups, Nashville's The Grascals have consistently freshened traditional sounds with modern, progressive elements. Their Rounder albums were impressive with each an excellent introduction to the group. More recently, the band has occasionally faltered by producing music lacking distinction. Albums have been uneven in both song selection and execution. The Grascals have attempted to broaden their appeal in ways detrimental to »»»
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The Grascals 2005 debut was surprisingly powerful, and Me and John and Paul continues to be their most singularly heartfelt recording. Which isn't to suggest that the sextet has failed to meet commercial and artistic standards with subsequent recordings. The Grascals have delivered high-quality songs and albums, at times appealingly frivolous, as on the joyously lighthearted e.p., "Dance Til Your Stocking are Hot and Ravelin'." As ably as few other bluegrass bands, The »»»