Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) August 1, 2008
In 1995 Grant Peeples hit the pause button on his music career, divested himself of what he owned in America and moved to a remote Caribbean island off the coast of Nicaragua. After ten years of official ex-patriot status there, he sold the small hotel he had built and returned to his native North Florida. Ever since he's been writing about what he found and faced upon his return.
"It was like I left the house for a while," explains this seasoned Americana artist, "and when I came back some of the furniture had been stolen and the rest had been moved all around."
Grant's new release, 'It's Later Than You Think,' his second record since his U.S. homecoming, speaks in a clean, brooding Americana sound, and captures the friction of his re-entry into American culture and society.
He's a finger-in-your-eye songwriter - biting, edgy and irreverent. His themes are patently in-your-face. There's a grim assessment of the ubiquitous demise of the American small town in "Pitiful Little Town." Biting environmental satire in his ode to Florida, titled "Sunshine State." Grinding social and political axes in both "Patriot Act" and "Grant's Talking Blues."
"I like to think I write thinking-man's songs," Peeples says. They are sung in an articulate twang, swinging and crashing from the wry and witty to the dark and angry.
Bobby Braddock, Nashville songwriting legend, compares Peeples to one of his own favorite co-writers: "I told my daughter: 'this guy sounds just like Prine, but with a Southern bent.'"
Texas maestro Gurf Morlix, says: "I was knocked out by this album. Grant is on a roll here, painting evocative picture of the New American landscape. Writers like this are hard to come by."
Ron Johnson of The Florida Times Union wrote: "This is one of the best produced records I've heard in years. Grant is a master songwriter, using words like a Kerouac-style novelist."
Grant Peeples is currently on tour in the U.S. in support of his new release. The following radio stations now have the record in rotation:
WFIT Melbourne, Florida KPFT Houston, Texas WSLR Sarasota, Florida KTRU
Houston, Texas WWOZ New Orleans, Louisiana WUFT Gainsville, Florida KEOS
College Station, Texas WOYS Apalachicola, Florida WYEP Pittsburg WNCW
Spindale, North Carolina WZNZ Jacksonville, Florida KTHX Reno, Nevada
WMNF Tampa, Florida WLRN Miami, Florida Roots and Rhythm Denmark Radio
Golden Flash Holland Azilia Web Radio Rootstime Belgium
There are regularly posted updates on http://www.grantpeeples.com, as well as his Myspace site. His records can be purchased from Amazon.com and CD Baby, as well as i-Tunes.
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