A World Premier Musical! And… new album(s)?!

photo by Benjamin D. Bloom
photo by Benjamin D. Bloom

On Saturday, March 21, The Grift played a raucously fun show to a packed house at Mad River Glen. Luckily, Eric Sigsbey from Laughing Eagle Productions was on hand with an array of microphones and recording gear to capture the magic! We’re hoping to use some of the tracks for an upcoming live album, so stay tuned for that.

We’re also excited to report that we have a concept for the new Grift studio album that is going to blow you away! We think we’ve found a way to bring together all the different styles and sounds we’ve been working on for the past few years. And there’s a very good chance that both of these albums could be released this year!

In other exciting news, The Grift is part of a World-Premier Musical!
Yes, This week is the opening of  My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret, starring Vanessa Dunleavy and The Grift. (By Dana Yeaton, Vanessa Dunleavy and Clint Bierman.)

The Grift, backing up Vanessa as Vivi Donovan, play the Fleeing Borashenko Brothers, recently banned from their homeland of Belarus for their Ska-vic rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” (The authorities could tell they meant it ironically.) The show is an amazing blend of witty, moving, and just plain funny. Oh, and booty-shaking-and-sing-along-inspiring. Yes, there’s a few of those songs in there, too. You really don’t want to miss this one!

Get tickets here

And check out some new shows added to the gigs list!

See you soon!

Winter/Spring 2015

Well, we’re still walking on the mightily frozen Lake Champlain but those days may be numbered! Huzzah! Yes, signs of spring are everywhere – bright warm 45 degree days, cardinals in the bushes, Middlebury Chili Fest??! Yes, indeed, The Grift returns for its annual ChiliFest extravaganza – we will be bringing the Grift love to the streets of Middlebury, VT on Saturday March 14. Bring your dancing boots! And your antacids!

Check the gigs calendar for more upcoming dates, and don’t forget that Clint runs an open jam every Thursday night at the LoFoSmoHo at the junction of 100 and 17 in Waitsfield, VT. It’s a Lopen, Fopen, Smopen, Hopen Jam!

And thank you for your continued patience with the website update. We’re getting a much-needed facelift on the ol’ site, which means we had to take all the old content down before putting new content up. Yup! Onwards!

from last summer's 15 year anniversary concert
G15! from last summer’s 15 year anniversary concert at Mad River Glen

photo by Benjamin D. Bloom  see more at http://benjamindbloom.com/