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GRADY is

Gordie “Grady” Johnson

on Vocals/Guitar


Big Ben

on Bass/Vocals


Trinidad Leal

on Drums/ Vocals

Cowboy-Metal trio GRADY is fronted by Gordie Johnson, whose unique and powerful guitar stylings blow the cobwebs off that bottle of tequila sitting on the bar shelf while Big Ben grinds out the bottom end with the lowest frequencies seen this side of The Rio Grande. Trinidad Leal, Austin Stoner-Metal mainstay, hammers out the beat like a 500 pound jackhammer.

“Grady is a thundering Texas locomotive flying down the tracks with a sound that will convince you Motörhead has joined forces with John Lee Hooker.”

“Soaking wet with Texas bluesy twang on a foundation of earthquaking distorted bass rumble, the sheer power on this CD leaves little doubt about the size of these boys’ cajones.”

“Gordie “Grady” Johnson unleashes his guitar like a starving hellhound with a fresh whiff of raw meat.”

“The overall sound is lean and nasty. The sinuous guitar work punctuated by a monstrous sprawling bass and gunshot drumming.”

In 2004, with Austin, Texas as their home base, Gordie and Big Ben started GRADY with drummer Chris “Whipper” Layton (Double Trouble). GRADY quickly became an Austin staple, winning Best New Band at the 2005 Austin Music Awards and playing the world famous Austin City Limits Music Festival. After releasing their debut CD “Y.U. So Shady?” independently, they were “discovered” by Jello Biafra after a SXSW show and given a new home on his legendary label Alternative Tentacles. “Y.U. So Shady?” was also released in Europe on alternative metal label Voices Of Wonder. GRADY’s sophomore CD “A Cup Of Cold Poison” caught the ear of Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) who called to say, “I been listenin’ to Grady every day.” Their following release “Good As Dead” lead to extensive touring, including a North American tour with Nashville Pussy. The culmination was a release of the DVD/CD package “Calling All My Demons” that chronicles a complete GRADY show.

GRADY’s live show is a spontaneous subsonic combustion that swerves between punk rock agro and field holler hypnosis.

 

As Jello Biafra once enthused “These guys are the missing link between Junior Brown and Black Flag”.

Y.U. So Shady?

Released

2004: Independently in Austin


2005: Warner Music (Canada)


2007: Voices Of Wonder (Norway)


2007: Textone Records (Europe)


2008 Alternative Tentacles (US)

Track Listing:

Ride Like Hell
Woman Got My Devil
Joe Louis
Three Minute Song
Black Or White
Reach Out your Hand
Tired All The Time
Tommy Johnson
Western Cowboy
Hammer In My Hand
Just About Sunrise

A Cup of Cold Poison

Released

2006: Independently In Austin, Texas


2007: Fontana North (Canada)

Track Listing:

Chili Cold Blood
Come And Take Me
One Of These Days
Rolling Thunder
A Cup of Cold Poison
Three Legged Race
You’re What’s Happening
Spadina-Who Is Loving You
Bad Old Days
I Know I Can Make It
West Coast Hobo In A Boxcar Blues
On The Wagon

Good As Dead

Released

2009: C12 Records (Canada)

Track Listing:

Whatchewdid
Whiskey River
Truckstop In La Grange
Alberta Bones
Annie Lee
Good As Dead
Blackass Woman
If I Was King
Boots or Hearts
When The Boots Come Off
I’m A Sinner Too

Calling All My Demons (Live At Winnipeg)

Released

 

2010: C12 Records (Canada)

Track Listing:

Ride Like Hell
Whatchewdid
Blackass Woman
Black Or White
Good As Dead
A Cup Of Cold Poison
Westcoast
Hobo
If I Was King
I’m A Sinner Too
Groundhog Day
One of These
Days
Woman Got My Devil
Come and Take Me
Hammer In My Hand
Joe Louis
One Night of Sin
Chili Cold Blood

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