Really, all you need is guitar and drums.
Garage-y, energetic blues rock is right up our alley, but it’s how The Grizzled Mighty does it that made us so excited to work with them. Granger makes a towering presence on stage, as do his guitar solos. And, Flores is a brilliant rock drummer with a dynamic and fierce style, especially when the duo crescendos.
The pair has all the swagger you’d expect from a band who opened their set with a song called Miles of Cocaine. They are brash and unrestrained in a way that totally works. It feels huge and as appropriate to Bunk Bar as it would would to a festival stage. The Grizzled Mighty delivers a terrific live show, and one which we’re proud to be able to present to you.
From what we’ve seen from them, bigger stages are in store for them With two excellent full-lengths, an EP, and the favor of Seattle’s Sound Select program, The Grizzled Mighty seems headed for big things. Be sure to check them out the next time they come through Portland (or your town).
The Grizzled Mighty – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on April 25th at the Bunk Bar in Portland, Oregon. The album was recorded by Tim Shrout, mixed by Matt Thomson, and mastered by Adam Harney. Dane Brist produced art for the album, which includes original photography from Banana Stand staff. Videos of The Grizzled Mighty’s performance at Banana Stand feature footage from camera operators Tyler Bertram, Nick Gattman, and Marie Sullivan, and were directed and edited by Tyler Bertram. Banana Stand thanks The Grizzled Mighty (Lupe and Ryan), all who participated in this album’s creation, and anyone that has helped us out along the way.