Granger Smith Feat: Earl Dibbles Jr

Granger Smith Feat: Earl Dibbles Jr (9:30 PM)

Granger Smith

Earl Dibbles Jr

Sam Shupak (8:30 PM)

Wed, February 11, 2015

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Granger Smith Feat: Earl Dibbles Jr - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Granger Smith Feat: Earl Dibbles Jr
Granger Smith
Granger Smith
Granger Smith has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country music one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended hits that are well outside the realm of "typical", Granger's music provides a refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music scene.

Though he's been in the music business since he was a teenager, Granger doesn't always play by the rules, which he finds gratifying. "When I knew I wanted to be a singer-songwriter for a living, I never set out to be totally grassroots," he explains. "Probably no one does. At that time, there was a system and most people followed that system. Write a song, book a studio and musicians, play a showcase, get a record deal, get famous, request all green M&Ms."

For Granger, a mixed bag has proven more his style. "I've taken a unique path, which has been partly unplanned, but very rewarding," he adds.

Over a decade into his career, the former Texas A&M alumn has already checked several items off his bucket list. Played by invitation at the White House? Check. Paid his respects to American soldiers? Absolutely, both through multiple tours in Iraq and Kuwait and through his annual 100-mile soldier walk. This year, he was asked to partner with The Boot Campaign to further raise awareness of our troops' needs as they return home from combat.

The 'We Do It In A Field' hitmaker means what he sings, because he works on his own time and in his own way. He has created his own in-home studio and with every album uses his own players -- his band members -- who have essentially become his brothers when on the road. "Every album, every song, every drum beat that you've heard from me over the last 7 years has come from my home studio out of these little speakers and was edited by me until I've felt it was right to release," Granger says, ensuring that his music is authentic and from the heart.

Juggling a relentless tour schedule, he essentially never sleeps. His blood is always pumping, his mind plotting the next calculated move.

And that next move never seems to be very far away. In 2013, Granger released his 9th studio album since he hit the scene at age 19. The album "Dirt Road Driveway" debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart and has proven to be his most successful release to date expanding his audience from a regional artist to a national touring act. Dirt Road Driveway went on to become the number one selling independent country music album in total digital sales for 2013.

His game plan has been good to him so far. Granger has had 10 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Charts including 4 Top 5's and the most recent singles "Miles and Mud Tires" and "Silverado Bench Seat" both landed at the #1 spot, the latter of which debuted on ESPN's Sports Center. He's even successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, "country boy" Earl Dibbles Jr. The idea was born when Granger and his brother were having some fun with a camera on their childhood ranch. "Earl represents at least half of my family, so it was easy to jump in my old truck, grab my shotgun and slip right into character," Granger admits. They could never have imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own singles "The Country Boy Song" and "Country Boy Love" with music videos, TV shows on CMT and CBS Sports Network, "YEE YEE" clothing lines and legions of fans all over the globe.

It's clear that Granger is both serious and playful when it comes to his craft; he's humble enough not to take himself too seriously, but dedicated enough not to let his name slip out of mind. "Whether it was good or bad, that reality means the world to me," says of following his own path. "My team and I, we rise and fall together, but that rise feels so inspiring when we know we've created this momentum from the ground up. Everyday I'm thankful, everyday I'm excited. The world will always need new music and luckily, I can never get new music out of my head!"
Earl Dibbles Jr
Earl Dibbles Jr
I wake up. Put a good dip in. Crack a cold one. Get dressed. And start the day. I do explorin' in the woods. Sit on logs. Checkin' out the wells. Climb the windmill. Rattle for bucks. Shoot the gun. Take a nap. Wake up. Put a good dip in. Crack a cold one. Fish for bass...AND cats. Walk around. Drive the truck. Fix the tree. Rope stuff. Check the trotlines. Whittle a good stick.
Sam Shupak - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Sam Shupak
Hey guys, I’m Sam! I grew up in a small town nestled in the “Piney Woods” of East Texas. I loved to play soccer when I was a youngster, and it soon became my favorite hobby. The first day of highschool soccer practice I suffered a major injury to my left knee. I went through a year of rehab and several surgeries but my knee never fully healed to a level where I could play soccer at a competitive level. God always has a bigger plan though, while I was rehabbing I decided to pick up my old guitar that I used to take lessons on when I was younger. I learned a few chords and finally got down a song or two. One day I decided to drag my guitar up to school and in my last period english class I sang a song. The teachers and students loved it and convinced me to play at an open mic across town the next week. I was nervous but I played the open mic anyways. The owner of the bar heard me playing and asked me to return the next night and play my own show! When I’m not playing music, you can find me hunting or fishing. My rural Texas upbringing has strongly influenced my musical taste, from Randy Rogers, George Strait, Casey Donahew, to Eric Church and Thomas Rhett.

Since then, I have performed in Nashville, Georgia, Florida, and numerous venues across Texas. I have been honored to shared the stage with artists including John Michael Montgomery, Earl Thomas Conley, Jerrod Niemann, Casey James, Shooter Jennings, Craig Campbell, Casey Donahew, Granger Smith, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, JB & The Moonshine, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Kyle Park, and others.

I cannot thank you guys enough for supporting me! I hope to see you at a show soon!
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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