Yee Ha! Southern swamp blues-rock mayhem with paint-peeling slide
guitar like you've never heard: Grady from Austin, TX is a razor-sharp
power trio fronted by guitar master Gordie Johnson who counts
gold/platinum records on his wall from his stint with Big Sugar. With picks on all his fingers, he rips the strings,
loud as hell, through a Garnet pre amp with a whole lotta power.
Grady has a fiercer, more direct sound than his previous music--a
perfect fit for Alternative Tentacles.
Gordie decided to unplug from the commercial music industry, heading south
with longtime sidekick Big Ben Richardson and made Austin, Texas his new base.
Forming Grady in 2004 they quickly became an Austin staple, winning best new act at the Austin Chronicle awards.
Gordie also made Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios his home base for his producing work with
production credits that include Govt Mule, Reel Big Fish, Black Crowes
and Nashville Pussy among many others.
Grady has shared the stage with the likes of Rev. Horton Heat
and Alejandro Escovedo. Grady is the only band we know who fit well with both the Reverend and High on
Fire or Mastodon. Y.U. So Shady is a re-release of their self-released
debut, a demo recording that became an accidental hit in Austin as fans
began calling radio stations and record stores requesting songs and
asking for the disc. It's been remixed by Gordie and re-sequenced by
Gordie "Grady" Johnson guitars and lead vocals
"Big" Ben Richardson bass and vocals
Nina "Drumbellina" Singh drums and more vocals
"The soundtrack to your next bar-fight..."--Classic Rock Magazine
"I been listenin' to Grady every day."--Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
"I saw them in Austin at SXSW and told 'em they were a punk Junior
Brown. Now I've decided they're the missing link between early Johnny
Winter and Ministry."--Jello Biafra