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Grant Peeples with liz Miller

August 10 at 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Grant Peeples 

Grant 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.”

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.

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.   In June he makes his debut at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival.  
 
He has been a keen observer of the American condition for five decades, ever since a friend introduced him to the music of Bob Dylan. Through many years on the road, running a night club/music venue in Tallahassee, and after a ten-year stint on an isolated island off the coast of Nicaragua, Peeples turned to writing with a vengeance. He wrote poetry and songs that turned a critical eye on American culture and identity, the very definition of contemporary folk music.

January 2019 marked a second tour in The Netherlands, where FolkForum.nl described him “…a pure storyteller, in the best American folk tradition…” and his show “…one of those gems that you will remember for a long time…”  

Grant’s February 2023 release, A Murder of Songs. 

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His shows are a roiling mix of funny stuff and not-funny stuff. He doesn’t do a lot of lo-ooove songs, but when he does, it’s liable to break your heart.

He is credited with eleven studio albums, five of which were produced by Gurf Morlix, iconic Americana/Roots producer for Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Gauthier, Robert Earl Keen, Slaid Cleaves and many more. He has published three books of poetry, and broadcast a series of multimedia extended videos made during the pandemic called “Clay Tablets.”

He lived on a small island off the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua for eleven years. There he installed the island’s first flushing toilet, rescued sea turtles, and built an eco-resort and dive shop. When he returned to the US in 2006, he returned to a homeland whose changes bordered on futuristic. Much of what he writes about today is informed by that experience

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What They Say About Grant Peeples

He’s the musician walking most closely in Woody Guthrie’s footsteps — Greg Johnson, The Blue Door

His songs are the antithesis of hooks, ear candy, and popular music… — Rick Davidson, MusicFest News

No performer holds a crowd like Grant Peeples — Barry White, S. Florida Folk Network

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

 Comedic, acute, smart… — Marc Stern, WMBR, Cambridge MA   

He’s the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium — Larry Newman, WSCA 

 

Liz Miller is a multi -genre award winning songwriter who has been compared to artists like Brandi Carlysle, Melissa Etheridge, and Diana Krall.  She slips in and out of folk, rock, jazz, and singer-songwriter with native ease. 

She makes up one half of the bi-coastal alt rock band- The Xconditionals (formerly Unconditionals- good back story) whose first recording was up for a San Diego Music Award! You can hear one of their tunes-Lie Like You Mean It- on the show Kevin Can F Himself on AMC. 

After years of writing for other artists, Liz Miller has finally decided to perform her own songs. Liz has played the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville as well as Philadelphia area’s The Living Room, The Mermaid Inn, Cubizm Café, and the Royal Theater in Glenside

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Date:
August 10
Time:
8:00 pm-10:30 pm
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