..a couple snaps from some of our recent shows at Woodstock Station and The Foggy Goggle at Sunday River…
We had a great run of shows over President’s Day weekend into the following week, and thank you to everyone who came out to hear us! Had a ton of fun playing with special guests, Sonya Rae Taylor and Ryan Taylor! Also big thanks to Leo Pareti from Wildfire Reviews for writing this review of our shows at The Den @ Stowe Mountain! We’ll be back to The Den on March 17!
The Gravel Project is the best of Stowe so far this winter, A+
This past week at Stowe Mountain Resort’s busiest time of the year, The Gravel Project performed for two days in front of a handful of tired skiers and snowboarders at the Mansfield Lodge. The result was a great couple of sets that would be the best of this year at the Lodge.
It was an unusually warm week for President’s day up at Stowe Mountain Resort. Still, that didn’t prevent the skiers from packing in the place last week. On Tuesday & Wednesday night last week they were fortunate enough if they were at Mansfield Lodge to hear some great tunes from Boston’s own The Gravel Project. A new force in the blues rock genre, The Gravel Project performed several sets over two days that had people cheering and clapping and enjoying the music.
Driven by Andrew and Jordan Gravel, the band is a wonderful mixture of blues and classic rock. Each member of the band performed extraordinary well up at Mansfield Lodge this past week. One of the highlights of their performance was a drum solo by Dave Fox during a classic Allman Brothers Band tune. Dave was by far one of the most entertaining aspects of the group, adding his own African Cuban drum sound that spiced everything up.
The guitar skills from Andrew was pretty impressive, but yet another highlight of the two days was Sonya Rae Taylor who filled in for Jordan. She was just as good as Andrew on guitar, owning up to classic rock riffs and the band’s own songs. Both Andrew and Sonya shared vocals for the two days, and they both sounded great. Bassist Ryan Taylor also shared his musical talents. Together, the group provided great jams throughout the two days they were at Stowe.
The Gravel Project also performed a number of other covers, including their own version of “Shake Down Street” at the end.
However, what was even better to listen to was when the band performed their own songs. Lyrically, one of their better songs included a tune called ‘In the Moonlight” off their debut album, The Gravel Project. The song was almost a perfect fit for being up in the Mountains at Stowe.
Their self titled album, The Gravel Project, is available to purchase on Amazon and Itunes and is an excellent listen for fans of blues rock. The band puts on a great show and are well worth the time to see them live.
Posted by Leo Pareti at 9:31 AM
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Labels: Concerts, Music
Location: Stowe, VT 05672, USA
We had a great run of shows over President’s Day weekend and into the following week, and thank you to everyone who came out to hear us! Here’s a review of our shows at The Den @ Stowe Mountain… thanks to Leo Pareti for writing this.
Just finished up our first day tracking some new tunes at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA!
We had a productive first day, and got most of our parts done for some of the newer originals that we’ve been playing live over the last year, including Wishful Thinking, Signs, Loaded Words, Alive, and Get Away. Engineered by Matt Beaudoin, these new recordings feature a whole array of sweet vintage instruments including an old set of Gretsch drums, vintage Hammond B3’s and Wurlitzers, and a number of 50’s and 60’s Fender and Gibson guitars and amps.
We’ll be spending some more time finishing up these songs, and will be heading back to Q in early 2017 to cut some more new tunes, all of which will end up on our upcoming second LP, which we plan on releasing in late 2017.
We’re looking forward to the next few months, as we return to many ski resorts to play a busy schedule of apres ski gigs! Be sure to keep an eye on our schedule if you’re heading north this winter. We’ll be a full band on most of the dates on this poster, but a few of the gigs will be Andrew Gravel solo, so check the TOUR section of the website for details, times, etc.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be performing in the 2016 Newtonville Jazz Festival this coming Sunday, September 25th in Newton, MA. We’ll be playing from 2pm – 3pm and will be serving up some instrumental organ trio soul jazz and funk, featuring both original music and an assortment of classics. Hope to see you there!
We had a blast opening for Eve 6 at the second annual Everett Village Fest!
We’re very excited to be a part of this year’s Village Fest in Everett, MA, a citywide celebration that will take place from 3 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 17th. This spectacular event, sponsored in part by Wynn Boston Harbor and Teddie Peanut Butter, will take place in the Village Business District along Santilli Highway!
This event will include an array of popular food trucks, lawn games, a live music stage, locally crafted beer and spirits and much more! The Gravel Project will be performing from 3pm – 3:45pm, so be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17th at 3pm and join us for what’s sure to be an amazing time!
We have some fun gigs this summer coming up soon. Check out our weekly jazz brunch in Salem, MA with Mahi Cruises, departing out of Pickering Wharf every Sunday from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Catered by Henry’s in Beverly, this is a perfect way to start your Sunday!
We’ll also be in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, July 9th at John Harvard’s Ale House in Harvard Square.
Later this month we’ll be back at the Seadog Brewing Company in North Conway, NH
August 5 and 6, we’ll be back at Woodstock Station in North Woodstock, NH for shows both nights starting at 9pm.
August 20th, we’ll be back at O’Leary’s in Brookline
Then to wrap up the summer we’ll be performing outside at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, NH from 3pm – 6pm