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The Grand is a 5 piece band with a unique take on Folk, Rock and Blues. It has a Cajon and Electric Bass backbeat, fiddle and guitar twang and 4 part harmonies making a big sound from a lot of acoustic instruments. The upbeat contemporary folk tunes written by the rusty voiced Joe Tippet makes toes tap and drinks flow. 


Joe Tippett - Lead Vocals & Guitar 
Susan Goodwillie - Saw & Vocals
Ian Unterman - Fiddle & Vocals 
Alex Mandell - Percussion/Cajón & Vocals
Cormac Bluestone - Bass & Vocals

What We're Up To

Hiatus! Sad Face! 

Sadly friends, we are officially on hiatus. Our good pal and lead singer, Joe Tippet is on tour for the next few months. We wish him the best of luck!

Check back at the end of the summer for news and gigs!

As always,


Performance of "Crash Site" 

Here is a live video performance of our new song, "Crash Site". Here is us performing it the following night at the Greenpoint Gallery, May 31, 2014. Please pardon the wild light show, we were hoping for more laser beams.
Until we meet again,


First Day/Last Day Benefit, May 31 @ 9pm 

The Grand will be playing tonight in Greenpoint Gallery for the benefit for the feature film, "First Day/Last Day". If you're around, come on by! Here are the details:
The Grand
"First Day/Last Day" Benefit
Greenpoint Gallery
390 McGuiness Blvd., 
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Saturday, May 31 @ 8:30 PM
The Grand goes on around 9pm




Sidewalk Cafe - WOW! 

We are overwhelmed by the turnout at Sidewalk Cafe last night. We had a lot of fun playing for you all and can't believe how many people stuck around to close Sidewalk! So much fun.

Some photo's from the show are posted here. See you at the next one!

Very Truly Yours,


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Kick Off Party for feature film, "First Day/Last Day"

Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuiness Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11222

We'll be playing a benefit to kickoff the film, "First Day/Last Day," a brand-new feature film written by Carlos Ibarra and directed by Benjamin K. Martin. We'll be playing with: Wifey, Alexander Morgan and The Rungs