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Ahead Artist Michael Grando

MICHAEL GRANDO
United States

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BIO
Born and raised in Western New York, Michael now makes his home in Nashville, TN. A firm believer in the “less is more” approach to drumming, his “meat and potatoes” style combined with a great natural instinct, give him the ability to always play what is right for the music; offering up a deep pocket and making it feel good. These ingredients, along with a strong work ethic, have led to a successful career as a sought after player; both live and in the studio.

For several years, Michael held the drum chair for national recording artist Chris Knight. He appeared on both his “Heart of Stone” album, produced by Dan Baird formerly of the Georgia Satellites (2008) and on Chris’ 2012 release titled “Little Victories” which was produced by Grammy award-winner Ray Kennedy and featured performances by Buddy Miller and John Prine. After seven years, two critically acclaimed records and countless live performances, Michael left Chris Knight in order to pursue new projects. In the spring of 2013, Michael joined multi-platinum recording artist Joe Diffie as the drum chair. He is currently touring in support of Joe’s new single, “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun” on Bigger Picture Records. Although the demands of touring keep him busy, Michael is still doing as many sessions and live dates as his schedule permits. He is looking forward with great enthusiasm to what lies ahead in the coming years.

Michael has performed and/or recorded with a very diverse group of artists including such names as, Charlie Daniels, Jason Aldean, Dan Baird, Todd Snider, Warner E Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers), Bomshel, Cowboy Troy, Mike Aiken, Austin Cunningham, Shawn Mullins, Kristen Hall, Francine Reed, Col. Bruce Hampton,"Big Bill" Morganfield, Blueground Undergrass, and many many more.


 
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