The Gravel Project
Described by The Boston Globe as "a night of rocking blues and funk jams," The Gravel Project is the creation of guitarist, composer, and singer Andrew Gravel and brother, Hammond B3 organist Jordan Gravel. With a blues rock sound fused with a funk edge, the band has been creating a buzz with their eclectic style and gaining momentum in Boston, New Hampshire, and all over the East Coast. The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and high energy group improvisation. The band released their second full length album, "Wishful Thinking," in November 2017, and is currently booking club dates, festival dates, and private events for 2018 and beyond.
Accolades & Accomplishments
Finalist in WMWV 93.5FM 2016 Song of the Year Contest.
Venue & Festival appearances
- The Middle East
- Johnny D's
- Thunder Road
- City Winery Boston
- Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
- Boston Arts Festival
- Everett Village Fest
- Marblehead Festival of Arts
- Newton Day Festival
- Deerfield Fair
- WZLX 100.7FM
- WXRV 92.5FM
- WERS 88.9FM
- WMFO 91.5FM
- WMWM 91.7FM
- WMWV 93.5FM
- WICN 90.5FM
- WUML 91.5FM
"The Gravel Project’s music is firmly rooted in blues rock with a strong funk edge, featuring bluesy singing, gritty guitar riffs, funky grooves, and soulful Hammond organ textures."
“The Gravel Project has a unique sound, and mixes the vintage sounds of the 1970’s with a modern flare. Everyone in the group brings different influences to the table, and as a result the music is a fusion of different styles including rock, blues, funk, jazz, world, and jam.”
— Boston Voyager
"A night of rocking blues and funk jams.."
- Stuart Munro, The Boston Globe
"The Gravel Project’s new record, Wishful Thinking, supersedes the jam-band persona by melding gritty guitar riffs and improvisational jazz methods.”
"... a vibe present in the sounds of Tedeschi Trucks Band, perfect for an outdoor festival.”
– Colin Kirkland, Sound of Boston
“The Gravel Project’s material recalls a time when many blues rockers and roots rockers were being influenced by the 1970’s funk and soul they were hearing on R&B stations.”
– Alex Henderson (veteran music reviewer)
"This is a working band with the potential to build a rabid following."
“The Gravel Project plays tight, blues-influenced rock n roll that explodes with energy.”
- Wildy's World Blog
“’Gritty and sophisticated’ would also be a fair description of The Gravel Project’s sound on their second CD.”
– Will Broaddus, Salem News
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