Monday, March 25, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Grady

Song:Hammer In My Head
Album:Y.U. So Shady?

One of the truths of the Canadian music business is Canada isn't a big enough market for bands to make a decent living. That's why the goal of most Canadian bands is to break the US market. Canadian blues rockers Big Sugar had a lot of success at home. But they were never able to break into the US market. So when they split up in 2004, Big Sugar leader Gordie Johnson decided to move to Austin, TX to form a new band Grady. He brought bassist Ben Richardson of The Phantoms with him and hired drummer Chris Layton formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble. Y.U. So Shady? was their 2005 debut CD and was released on Universal in Canada. Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles picked it up in the US. Big Sugar fans should enjoy Grady's blues rock sound. Layton was replaced by Billy Maddox in 2006. He left due to health problems and was replaced by Nina Singh. She left in 2011 and was replaced by Trinidad Leal. Grady has recorded four CDs. The latest is the live CD Calling All My Demons in 2010. Meanwhile Big Sugar reformed and released a new CD in 2011. And Johnson joined Wide Mouth Mason and produced their 2011 CD No Bad Days. Gordie Johnson sure is a busy guy. Here's the video for Hammer In My Head by Grady.

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