Tenn Pound Hammer is smashing into the music scene with the sounds of dirty rock and
soul music. Their heavy, vintage sound shatters modern rock and roll, crumbling it
back to its original edge. Tenn Pound Hammer is not only taking a swing at a grungy,
bluesy style, but cracking down on a sound that they can call their own.
The duo had been friends since their early teenage years. Then in October 2010, Jonathan
Grisham asked Ian Stewart to perform with him at a birthday party, solely because
Stewart knew how to play every Beatles song ever created. That night was the start
of a unique and different musical styling for Grisham and Stewart and they quickly
realized they were not only passionate about their chemistry while performing, but
in the music they could create as a band.
Since that night, Jonathan Grisham has been grinding out lead vocals and rugged guitar
riffs while Ian Stewart pounds down the soul of rock and roll with every blow, complimenting
the melody with overtones of harmony. Their first album entitled Tenn Pound Hammer,
scheduled to be released in March 2013, features feel good rock songs such as “You’re
My Girl” and “I Got Gold,” which fuse pop with soul and rock. Southern-gothic styled
songs such as “Devil Train” and “Jezebel Blues” bring the album back to a deep-rooted
blues sound. The heartfelt ballad “Are You Home” softens the album just enough to
create a dynamic that makes their self-titled release an album that can carry the
weight of the Tenn Pound Hammer duo.
Tenn Pound Hammer’s name is derived from the desire to connect a rustic attitude with
their home state of Tennessee. The two have performed in many prestigious venues in
their very own Nashville area, including the Mercy Lounge and The Basement, and will
be venturing out on their first South Eastern tour in the Summer of 2013 to promote
their debut album.
Tenn Pound Hammer is thrilled about the opportunity to use their gift of music to
glorify God and identify with people who have experienced past lifestyles that brought
them closer to God. All of the songs on the album Devil Train are derivatives of Jonathan
Grisham’s life prior to becoming a Christian. Tenn Pound Hammer is not only hammering
out a unique sound, but telling the story of passion that goes beyond the Devil Train.
Little Moses was born in the suburban town of Marietta Georgia, 30 min north of Atlanta.
Taking to music at a young age, Moses cut his teeth on the stylings of Disney songs
and post grunge pop punk. Spending much of his childhood fighting obesity, Moses nursed
dreams of being cool. A fire brewed in him for greatness. Moses wanted to lick genius.
And genius was licked. And it was sweet and wet upon his tongue. In 2012 Moses gathered
his stuff together in the armpit of Tennessee and started writing music. Fans pushed
a reluctant Moses to put on a show but hours before the gig he suffered an anxiety
attack that left him voiceless. He gathered Nick Carpenter, Jay Miller, Alex Edwards,
Nathan Cain, and Connor Chmielewski to perform his songs that night and they've been
playing red headed step child versions of his songs ever since under his name.
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