the Grift: the band
The Grift, Vermont’s funky rock ‘n’ roll band.
The Grift is a popular club, wedding, and event-band based in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Their sound defies easy categorization, blending booty-shaking grooves and improvisation with radio-friendly hooks, witty lyrics, and tight vocal harmonies. Grift shows are energetic and original, with band members swapping instruments and occasionally playing two at a time. Their deep catalog of original music blends roots-rock and pop and jam.
The Grift was formed by two Middlebury College grads Clint Bierman and Jeff Vallone in 1999, and since then has performed 2,300+ shows in 25 states and four countries.
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New CD! Live at Mad River Glen
Last March, The Grift recorded a show at General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen as a way of celebrating Leon “The Colonel” Campos’s last show as a full time Grift member. The resulting “Live at Mad River Glen” is a wonderful snapshot of a band firing on all cylinders with an audience eager to share in the energy. Have a listen to a track from the new CD, “Another Round.”
We are very proud to release this show as our newest CD and will be doing a release party upstairs at Mad River Glen on the evening of February 20th at 5 PM.
Bring your dancing shoes – it should be a banger! In addition, $2 from each CD sold will go to the Mad River Glen capital campaign as our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much support. See you there!
“The Grift are consummate entertainers, lending their musicianship to the higher service of the song while remaining adept at harnessing the energy of the crowd.”Jeff Sampson