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THE GRAIN HOPPERS

We are

Driving Evil Spirits Crazy

Welcome to our sometimes serious, sometimes humorous pop-garage-rock world where battles are waged with anxiety, deals are made with the Devil’s son, Mountain Dew addiction warps your mind, and white guys aren’t allowed to play the Delta Blues.

Our music is an irreverent cocktail of Neil Young, REM, the Replacements in their

folk-rocking-est moments with a splash of Daniel Johnston

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Meet  THE GRAIN HOPPERS

Behind the Music

This new batch of tunes didn’t quite fit the template for any of singer songwriter & rythm guitarist Wallace Dietz's  other groups- nowhere near the post-punk somber jangle of the Silent Boys, missing the punk angst and sarcasm of the Shattered Hopes, and too smooth for the rough and tumble indie rock Steam Train Hearts.

 

Realizing that these songs needed a sturdy backbone, the first thing Wallace did was reel in the veteran, power-packed rhythm section of Blee Child (Steam Train Hearts) and Michael Click (the Silent Boys).

 

New tunes require new tones, so Wallace began searching for a lead guitarist with a background including indie rock, punk, and country ...but excluding jam bands and Dave Matthews. When told of these requirements, drummer-about-town Blee, without pause, blurted, “Grant”.

 

Grant Oliver, fit the “versatility” bill, having played in an indie rock group, a country ensemble, and an “X” cover band. Furthermore, he could spin a web of melody and deftly shift gears from chaotic to angelic. The “perfect storm” for brewing ear bending music for pop addicts was now in place.

We are the Grain Hoppers …….. because that’s the best ride when hopping freight trains!

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NOW on our Youtube channel

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Where are THE GRAIN HOPPERS ?

March 16 9-10

March 19 6-7

Touche, ATX

6th Street

March 17 8-9

March 18 11-12

Darwin's Pub, ATX

6th Street

June 10

Fri

Granite Pool & Rec

7PM - 9PM

June 16

Thur

Mainline Brewery

7PM - 10PM

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The Grain Hoppers

att: Wallace Dietz

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