Band. A dark and raw mix of Delta Blues, Punk Rock, and good old Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hip shakin’, ass movin’, deep, heavy and groovy. Influences: Mississippi Fred McDowell, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, T-Model Ford, Black Sabbath, Nick Cave, Minor Threat, Tom Waits, Furry Lewis, Wu Tang Clan, Earthless, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC.
Stefan Z: Guitar/Vocals/Grit
Martin R: Drums/Some Vox
Jon “Kirby” N: Guitar/Vox/Bass
Joe J: Bass/Low End
GravelRoad are the worn down white dudes who can play the holy shit out of the heavy beat blues– the swung bass beat style that you hear from the acoustic Delta recordings of Clarksdale to the electric work of the Hill Country near Oxford (where the bass drum kicks like a hip bone, sometimes pausing just enough to get the groove into it).
GravelRoad has also proven itself worthy of attention when they were hand-picked by T-Model Ford to be his backing band between 2008-2013. The great T-Model Ford died at the age of 92, in 2013. GravelRoad recorded 2 albums with T-Model Ford; The Ladies Man and Taledragger.
They are a Seattle band that seamlessly blends the trance of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues with the fuzz and power of heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Their album Capitol Hill Country Blues was produced by Jack Endino, who also worked with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney.
- 2017- Release new album
- 2016 – Capitol Hill Country Blues
- 2015 – Weavin’ b/w Flesh and Bone 7 inch vinyl single
- 2014 – El Scuerpo
- 2013 – The Bloody Scalp of Burt Merlin
- 2012 – Pedernales 7 inch vinyl single
- 2012 – Psychedelta
- 2011 – Taledragger, T-Model Ford with GravelRoad
- 2009 – Ladies Man, T-Model Ford with GravelRoad
- 2008 – Shot The Devil
- 2004 – GravelRoad
Listen to GravelRoad here