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  • Our First LP: Indiegogo Fundraiser

    The time has finally come.

    We're making our first full length record!

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE

    We're going big this time around. Plans are being made for full studio production, mixing, and mastering at Welcome to 1979. Having had our debut EP mastered there, we found the staff's unique, old school approach to be a breath of fresh air. We are stoked to have our record treated with the honesty and quality they have to offer.

    From there we're taking the record to be pressed to vinyl at United Record Pressing. That's right, vinyl! We want this record to be presented in the truest fidelity available to our listeners. But don't fret if you don't have access to a record player; CD and digital copies will be available as well!

    Unfortunately, greatness comes at a cost. This is where YOU come in.

    Our previous campaign was met with overwhelming success thanks to the unstoppable generosity of our loyal fans; therefore it is difficult for us to ask for help once again. However, for those of you planning to purchase the record in typical iTunes fashion, save yourself some money and trouble because we're undercutting ourselves...

    While the pre-order is a no-brainer, feel free to check out further incentives. We're offering things like shirts, vinyl, CDs; heck, you can hang out in the studio with us or take a tour around Nashville if you're feeling extra supportive!

    Any funds raised beyond our goal will be going toward nationwide publicity and marketing for the album, so if you want to help us get to the next level, be sure to let your friends and family know about this campaign! Every little bit counts!

    We can't thank everyone enough for supporting us thus far. It's been an incredible beginning for us, and we hope you can help us once again to further our journey!

     

  • Grass Root Kids and The Road to Bonnaroo Part II: The Revenge

    Grass Root Kids and The Road to Bonnaroo Part II: The Revenge

    Hi!

    So here's the deal. We played The Road to Bonnaroo last year and while we finished first in the fan vote, we didn't place in the top 3 with the judges and we lost to the very fantastic Alanna Royale.

    Needless to say, we want to win this year. We've tightened up our live show, and we shall aim to earn the hearts and votes of the judges panel. That part is on us.

    This is where you, our friends, family and fans come in. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm and we will not know the order of bands until its too late to tell anybody. This show is free and will probably sell out and meet capacity early. When that happens, no one comes in until someone comes out. So we need our people there as early as possible!

    Mercy Lounge and The High Watt will be passing out ballots at the door when you come in, but there is one more catch. They won't be accepting votes until 10:45pm to ensure that everything is fair for all the bands playing.

    So, we're asking of you all to come early, stay late, drink and be merry and enjoy the amazing lineup! Oh and vote for us! You did last year, we hope you do it again!

    So to recap...

    Mercy Lounge and or The High Watt on Monday 04/07/14
    Doors at 8pm
    Music starts at 9pm
    Voting starts at 10:45pm


    Thanks for the love and time! We can't wait to see you there!

    Grass Root Kids

    Click here to join the event!

  • March 13th $5 show at The 5 Spot

    March 13th $5 show at The 5 Spot

    HOT DOG!! We're very happy to announce that we will be returing to the stage on Thursday March 13th at The Five Spot. We'll be playing along side some of our favorite nashville based bands. With the great luck we've had with our pre production and writing, our set will be full of new material as well! It's a 21+ show and it's only $5!

  • AS OF LATE....

    AS OF LATE....

    Thank you to everyone who came out to Mercy Lounge last Monday the 9th! We had a blast playing with some old friends and really talented bands. As of late we have been very hard at work, writing new material so we can release our first full length album. We will be spreading the news in the new year about how you can have a hand in helping us finish said album. We're very excited about the direction of our writing thus far and we can not wait to share it with you!

    Until then, please check out this awsome review below! Thanks a bunch to THE VENN REVIEW.

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    GRASS ROOT KIDS.  If The Appleseed Cast and Manchester Orchestra had a baby.

    These guys (and gal) are the kind of band you want to have in your local music scene. A hardworking, original band that has that “all for one” kind of attitude with the other local bands. I was only able to find one EP online (“Loose Change”) but keep an eye out for these “kids” as I suspect they will gain more and more fans and attention with each release.
     
    ***The Grass Root Kids are hosting this months BMI 8 off 8th at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN, next week on Monday December 9th. w/ special guests The Highland Reunion, Levi Weaver, The Oak Creek Band, Lines in the Sky, This Mountain, The Rough and Tumble and The Winter Sounds
     

  • LAST SHOW, 2 NEW SONGS, TICKET GIVEAWAY... NEED WE SAY MORE?

    Yes, you read it right. Only one more show before we disappear into our writing oubliette for a very long while. We are playing a very special event hosted by Neoteric Nashville. It's this Saturday, July 13th @ Mercy Lounge. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door, doors are at 7, and the show starts at 7:30. We are playing with some of our best friends in Nashville. BE EARLY!! WE’RE PLAYING A COUPLE OF BRAND NEW SONGS!!! Just click the picture below for the event page.

    Want to win tickets? Find out how and view the official line up here:

    NOCOUNTRYFORNEWNASHVILLE.COM

    Stay tuned weekly to find out how you can gain exclusive access to our writing progress and maybe even some video snippets of new material. We are looking forward to bringing you new reverberations, shouts, clatters, and resonances to your ears.

    See you Saturday,

    GRK

  • We have officially begun writing our Debut full length!

    We had our first official writing session for our as of yet Untitled full length debut yesterday.

    We also checked in on how our streams were for "Loose Change". We feel as though you all should give it another spin on Spotify. Wed like to break 5000 streams in one month THIS MONTH, and if everyone who has liked us listens, we will do that. So, do it :)

    http://open.spotify.com/album/08xVf2TYs0dw6JB8wdm1ZW

    Also, WERE RUNNING OUT OF MERCH! And once these Loose Change designs go away, theyprobably wont come back. So check out our store now, and get a little something before the new stuff comes around!

    http://grassrootkids.storenvy.com/

    New music is coming soon, and we couldnt be more excited to share it with you.


    GRK

  • ROAD TRIP

                                                             

    Just a quick reminder: Tonight's show at The High Watt with Dead Confederate and the amazing Roadkill Ghost Choir starts at 9pm! Details here: Dead Confederate & Roadkill Ghost ChoirWe are very excited to announce that this will be one of our last shows in Nashville before we start writing our full length album. We also want to take a second to thank all of the great people in Decatur, Illinois! We had a great time playing there and they treated us so well. Sticking to the weekend road trips, We'll be heading to Kyle's home town of Buffalo, New York next weekend. The show is at a brand new venue, Waiting Room on June 8th. We'll be direct support for Inlite as they return to the stage for the first time in over 6 months. We look forward to playing for and meeting everyone in Buffalo. Back to Nashville: Hope to see everyone tonight at The High Watt!

    -GRK

  • In like a lion, out like a lion

    We had a busy March! Contests, a feature on ArtistSignal.com, shows with great friends like The Mailboxes, The Constables, Schools and RavenHill, and even a road trip to Bowling Green to finish out the month.

    Here are some photos from our last show in Nashville courtesty of Ivor Karabatkovic Photography


    Click the picture for more photos

    We’ve also been hard at work writing new material; some of which you may hear at an upcoming show.
    Speaking of shows, we are very excited to be playing The Exit/In alongside Road Kill Ghost Choir and Sol Cat this Wednesday, April 3rd at 8pm. 

  • The End of the Road to Bonnaroo, Music City Mayhem, Bowling Green and more!

    So Monday night, we felt the sting of defeat when Alanna Royale led the pack and won the overall competition at The Mercy Lounge. We did however win the popular vote. In a sold out show, 650 people,  and a line 50 or so people long outside, more people voted for us than any of the other acts. Thats a big win in our book!


    And speaking of wins, we've been nominated for Lightning 100's Music City Mayhem! A lot of crazy good prizes are up for grabs including a spot at Live on the green!

    Our first battle will be on March 8th! We will be posting details all over Facebook but the overall gist is on March 8th, Lightning 100 will be playing our song Boxes at noon and 6pm. Listeners are then to vote on whichever artist they prefer, us or them, and the winner moves on to the next bracket. If you want to follow the link, bookmark it and vote for us on the 8th, that would be awesome! Either way, we will be talking more about it!

    We're playing a show for the good people at Cause a Scene music alongside Songs of Water on 03/09/13 in Nashville, and we've added a show in Bowling Green with our friends in Schools on 03/23/13 @ Tidballs! That's whats new in our world. See you soon!

  • The Road to Bonnaroo...The Fine Details!

    So here's the deal. We played our first show at The Limelight Feb. 21st. It will almost be a year to the day that we're playing a show that gives us a 1 in 8 shot to play the best festival in the world! Bonnaroo!

    Check it out here on Facebook! Join the Event and share it with your friends please!!!


    This is where you, our friends, family and fans come in. The doors of The Mercy Lounge open at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm and we will not know the order of bands until its too late to tell anybody. This show is free and will sell out and meet capacity early. When that happens, no one comes in until someone comes out. So we need our people there as early as possible!

    Mercy Lounge will be passing out ballots at the door when you come in, but there is one more catch. They won't be accepting votes until 10:45pm to ensure that everything is fair for all the bands playing.

    So, we're asking of you all to come early, stay late, drink and be merry and enjoy the amazing lineup! Oh and vote for us!

    Wait, one more thing!
    There is a special incentive for those choosing us over the others. Come by our merch table on 02/25 and show us your ballot with Grass Root Kids' name checked off and we'll send you a download of our very exclusive acoustic EP. It has 3 songs on it that no one but a very select few have heard.

    So to recap...

    Mercy Lounge 02/25/13
    Doors at 8pm
    Music starts at 9pm
    Voting starts at 10:45pm
    A vote for us means 3 exclusive songs sent straight to you!


    If we win, we will know who voted for us and we will love you for all time! Favors like this don't go away!

    Thanks for the love and time! We can't wait to see you there!