Record Release Party!
The Les Gruff and the Billy Goat Release Show
With special guests: Elliott Pearson and the Passing Lane
At OFF BROADWAY MUSIC VENUE December 8th 2018. Doors 7pm Show 8pm $10 tickets
Les Gruff and the Billy Goat St. Louis-based wily country rockers Les Gruff are a Midwestern Mississippi river-city band through and through. Their music, steeped in blues and bluegrass, evokes the rural rock n’ roll of Missouri’s storied past, while pushing the genre forward with their authentically modern spin. These are no-fuss songs that hold up under the stars at night, but remain sharp in the morning.
Earlier this year they decamped to Native Sound Recording Studios in St. Louis, to track their third album, "Les Gruff and the Billy Goat".
“This one really captures the feeling of friends sharing fun times, telling stories, happy, sad, or funny” reflects guitarist and songwriter Tony Compton. “It evokes that kinship you start to feel when you’ve been sitting around the fire for a while, and the conversations run deeper and deeper because there’s no more trivial topics to burn.”
Elliott Pearson & the Passing Lane "Made their recorded debut with a three-song EP, "Devil's Paradise," in early October. This group leans into explicitly country territory, with a heavy influence of still-ascendant voices like Isbell and Sturgill and Stapleton — "all the big guys in Nashville doing it themselves, not the pop garbage," as Pearson says." -Christian Schaeffer from River Front Times
"Music is everything. It’s the religion I’ve gravitated to for as long as i can remember. The music I love the most, is the kind where I feel a personal connection. An honest one. I write because it’s cathartic but also to hopefully have that effect on someone else. To spread the good word around.
"Music is my life. Everything else is just background noise " says Pearson.