The Grascals Add Bluegrass Twist to Classic “Happy Together” Tune

The award-winning Grascals are well-known for their fun-loving approach to music-making as well as a tendency to record and perform out-of-the-box songs for their fans.

The Grascals Happy Together
To follow up the band’s highly successful Before Breakfast, they are releasing their new single, “Happy Together,” a classic song by The Turtles that’s so well-known as a happily-ever-after love anthem.

Unison melodies played by the award-winning instrumentalists, Danny Roberts, Kristen Scott Benson and Adam Haynes bring a clever grassy new life to this rock track.

Pulsing bass from Terry Smith and the harmonies and guitar of Terry Eldridge all backing the lead vocal of John Bryan make for a well-done cover that captures both the power of The Grascals and the joy of “Happy Together.”

The Grascals have done other tunes like this in the past from ‘Viva Las Vegas’ to‘Last Train to Clarksville’ and had good success so we figured we would try some more,” says Danny Roberts. “‘Happy Together’ has such a great message and an awesome melody that we felt like we had to do it, we hope everybody likes it like we do.”

Listen to “Happy Together” HERE.

About The Grascals
Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years.

Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres. Such appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. All the while, stages that represent the strongest bastions of tradition continually welcome them, as evidenced by the over 150 performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Honors also include performing twice for President George W. Bush and at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.

As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard. Take for instance, fan favorite, “Last Train to Clarksville.” Non-bluegrass listeners enjoy a new take on a familiar song, while diehard bluegrass audiences who may have never heard the Monkees classic, respond in-kind, not even realizing that the song has been Grascalized.

About Mountain Home Music Company:
Mountain Home Music Company, a division of Crossroads Label Group is a premiere Bluegrass label with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers,NewTown, Donna Ulisse, Gina Clowes, Kristin Scott Benson, The Cleverlys, Adam Steffey, Danny Roberts, Lawson and Williams, Sideline, The Snyder Family Band, John Bowman and Unspoken Tradition. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Americana, and Christian Music fields.

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About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Pure Rock News. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

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