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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

The Grand Recording 

It's been a slow couple of months for The Grand because our band members have been so busy!
  • Alex Mandel is the understudy for the Tony Nominated Hand to God
  • Joe Tippet is in the highly anticipated Sara Bareilles musical, Waitress at American Repertory Theater
The band is currently working on getting a LP together of our live show at The Bitter End​.

Cormac & Joe tracking Guitar Parts

We're aiming to have the tracks done in the next month. Stay tuned for more information. Once the band is all back in New York we'll be posting show dates.

The Grand is back! 

We are finally all back in the same city and back to rehearsing. We're putting our set back together and working on new material. We'll be announcing some dates in the next month or so.

Congratulations to our band members - Joe Tippet who is going to Broadway with Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway and Alex Mandell who is going to Broadway with the critically acclaimed Hand to God.

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Previous events

Colt Coeur Spring Benefit

Nomad Loft, 22 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

The Grand will be playing a short set at the Colt Coeur Spring Benefit that will be hosted by Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Film and TV star Jimmi Simpson.

Colt Coeur is one of NYC's coolest and hippest theater companies. The Grand is thrilled to be a part of this evening!

$30 dollars advance / $35 at the door

The Bitter End

The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

The Grand is playing the legendary "Bitter End" on Bleecker Street. It's going to be a great show with new music that will literally knock your socks off. Join us at 9pm in the village and then have a drink with us afterwards!

10 at door