Graber Gryass, an assortment of seasoned bluegrass veterans, germinates to release their debut album, Late Bloom. Led by vocalist Michael Graber, the band plays traditional Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountain Bluegrass styles with the unbridled enthusiasm of modern masters, Old Crow Medicine Show.
Graber Gryass comes out with banjos blazing on “Drifting Away.” Warning his daughter about the perils of love, Graber sings, “I’ve been there before. Everything changes when you walk through that door.” Accompanied by frenzied fiddle, he tries urgently to warn his daughter about the perils of love. Realizing his cause is lost, he finally relents and sings, “I wish you well as love drags you through Heaven and Hell.”
Exploring the ups and downs of love’s wicked whims, Graber Gryass celebrates the early bloom of romance on the courting song, “Wind That Shakes The Cotton.” They weigh the pros and cons of cheating with a temptress on “More To Lose.” They try to cope with the harsh realities of divorce in “Fool Living Wrong.” They mourn the loss of a loved one on “Forgotten What I Call Home.”