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Grant Peeples

Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik Coming to Fogartyville in Sarasota

| Arlene Sweeting |

Grant Peeples is a compelling and gritty performer; his fresh, honest, incisive, and eloquent songs command your attention.   A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads.  For the show at Fogartyville on Friday, November 4, 8pm Grant will be joined by TC Carr on harmonica and Rob Pastore on bass.  Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Advance tickets can be purchased at Fogartyville or by calling 941-894-6469.

Peeples is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” Grant tours coast to coast, and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida, Folk Festival.  For this gig, his band, the Peeples Republik, will consist of T.C. Carr who has earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Rob Pastore on bass.

Gurf Morlix, who has produced Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, and Slaid Cleaves—has produced five of Grant’s records, including his release of original songs,  “Settling Scores Vol II”  (2018), and a special release, ‘Bad Wife,’ (Feb 2020) a collection of songs written by women songwriters, a tribute to women in the year of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the US.   Grant will release a new record, “A Murder of Songs” early in 2023

What They Say About Grant Peeples

  • He’s the musician most closely walking in Woody Guthrie’s footsteps.—Greg Johnson, The Blue Door, OKC
  • The only songwriter I have ever called ‘ruthless’— John Conquest-3rd Magazine
  • A man of deeply held conviction….and cajones —  D.C. Bloom    Lonestar Magazine
  • No performer holds a crowd like Grant Peeples —  Barry White- S. Florida Folk Network
  • Comedic, acute, smart, intensely political —  Marc Stern   WMBR   Cambridge MA
  • He’s the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium — Larry Newman-WSCA

Photo from Fogartyville

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