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The Grascals team up with Gene Simmons to support troops

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – The Grascals salute our troops and join Gene Simmons, Little Texas, Five For Fighting and a surprise guest for a four-hour Aces & Angels concert that is part of the kick-off event for Super Bowl XLV week in Dallas on Feb. 2.

Simmons, star of A&E's Reality Series Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, will host 1,000 Texas servicemen and women, along with more than 3,500 partygoers at the 2011 Aces and Angels Salute to the Troops, a benefit supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and the USO. The festivities will be filmed for an upcoming episode of Simmons' hit show.

The Grascals just released a covers album, "The Grascals & Friends - Country Classics with a Bluegrass Spin," earlier this month.

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Before Breakfast CD review - Before Breakfast
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 »»»
When I Get My Way CD review - When I Get My Way
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 »»»