Music Scene: Gunner & The Grizzly Boys and other area shows for Jan. 27–Feb. 2
Lead singer Gunnar Nyblad, the namesake of Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, began writing songs in his early teens while riding a tractor through his family’s apple orchards in Michigan.
Nyblad and his Grizzly Boys, aka guitarists Rob Mason, Shane Grehan and Chris Newberg and drummer Joe Connolly, will bring their country-rock sound to Grand Junction with a show from 9–11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way.
Nyblad was pursuing an agricultural degree at Michigan State University when he introduced his childhood friend, Mason, to college musician buddies Grehan, Newberg and Connolly.
The five Michigan natives formed the band that debuted in 2009, opening for country recording artist Justin Moore and a sold-out crowd at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to gunnartunes.com.
Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys opened for a number of Nashville acts at The Intersection until it became a headliner, the website says.
The band self-released a 12-song debut album,“Homegrown,” in 2010, featuring the song “Standard American” that brought national awareness for the band and sold more than 35,000 downloads, had 850,000 YouTube views and 700,000 Spotify streams, gunnartunes.com said.
A five-song EP, “Country My Whole Life,” was released in 2011 and, in 2013, the band released the “North Country” EP, produced by former Wilco drummer, Ken Coomer.
The band’s most recent album, “Good Rhythm,” was released in November. Go to gunnartunes.com to hear sample songs and watch the “Standard American” video.
Tickets cost $10 general admission, $15 reserved and $20 for VIP. Go to warehouse2565.com or call 628-4321 for tickets and information.