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The Grenadines

“We dare you not to like this…” raves Brooklyn’s Indie Naked Magazine to the single “Counting Backwards,” from the new self-titled EP. Touring the South can be hard for other bands but The Grenadines tell their tale in striking clarity, creating hauntingly orchestral moments and contagious melodies as they travel. They’ve forged their way onto the music scene with a striking presence which cannot be ignored, opening for Jenny Lewis and The Heartless Bastards in the summer of ’09 and continuing to move forward. Two EP’s have been released, a Lynn Bridges and Grenadines-recorded collaboration known as “Carousel” and another self-titled collection recorded by Andy LeMaster. Since their 2009 performance at SxSW, they’ve been working with Jim Eno from Spoon to release a full-length album.

Michael and Lauren Shackelford, Bama-born, from multi-generational musical families and visionary artists, immerse themselves in the chronicles of love and loss they craft. The songs simply hypnotize as a “…psychedelic rock and roll trip. Sometimes slow and droning and sometimes upbeat” – NPR. The Grenadines’ stories are hard-earned. They’ve expertly crafted their vocal interchanges while performing with Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes), Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), and Bear In Heaven. They’ve been heard from The 40-Watt in Athens, Nashville’s The Basement, and The Bottletree in their very own Birmingham. The Grenadines intend to find ever wider landscapes for their impressive musical backdrops. As one singer put it, “It’s make or break time”.

My Artists Sessions

Saturday, May 14