When Robert Davis made the 3,500 km. trip back from Vancouver to Ontario in 2011 to check out a female singer for a possible new bluegrass band, I don't think he knew how life was going to change.
That female singer, Haydee Grant, is now Mrs. Robert Davis, and the band is Davis & Grant with Mike Doggett on banjo, Gerry McCaie on mandolin, Alanna Jenish on fiddle and Mike Stocker on bass.
The band has been together now for 5 years and we are proud to announce that our hard work has paid off and Davis & Grant has been nominated for "Promising Group" at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards in Huntsville at Deerhurst Resort in November. It has been a rewarding year for us with performances at Tottenham, Valley and Minden Bluegrass Festivals .
In November we recorded our first CD...."Keepin' the Grass Blue" at the fabulous Chalet Studio in Claremont. It was a great experience and kudos to co-producer David Chester and engineer Justin Meli for guiding us all thru the recording maze!!! "Keepin' the Grass Blue" will be released early in the new year.
We also played at the outdoor concert at Rotary Centennial Park in Whitby to an enthusiastic bluegrass crowd of 120 as well as private functions at the Whitby Yacht Club.
We would like to welcome fiddler Alanna Jenish! This talented young lady played with us 2 years ago at the ripe old age of 18. And now, with university almost behind her, we are delighted that she is now permanently in the band! Please read Alanna's bio on the Band Page.
Another new face in our band!.....bass player Mike Stocker! Mike has played and loved bluegrass music since his first lessons at the age of 12 and has found his niche in the "bottom end" of bluegrass music with our band; we are delighted to have him with us! Please see Mike's bio on the Band page.
Many thanks to all the organizers who included us in their festivals this year. A debt of gratitude to Pineridge Bluegrass Club in Oshawa for their support and our nomination for "Promising Group" at Deerhurst, and all the family and friends who came out to see us over the summer. Your support is invaluable and when we play, we play for YOU.
See you down that bluegrass road!
when your passion is bluegrass
'Send Me Your Address from Heaven'
to the Right of the Track.
Send Me Your Address.mp3