Latest News and Updates
1/14/21 - Happy New Year! The History of The Grift series continues with 2002. T-Shirts now MADE IN THE USA:)!
Well, we made it to 2021. We were all hoping that things would just instantly get better when the sun had set on 2020, but it looks like we still have a ways to go to get back to our "new normal". We have been itching to play (and see, we are huge fans also) live music again! We know all of you are so excited for this as well, and we have been doing what we can to stay busy since our main focus (playing live) has been postponed for almost a year now.
Here's to a bright outlook for 2021, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have supported the new website, bought something from the new online store, or even just listened and reconnected with The Grift again. The dark and dim days we have all been experiencing have been a little bit better knowing that all of you have been here to support our music and our careers as musicians, creators and performers.
We continue our history series with a blog post here about the year 2002. Stop on over and check out all the changes that took place as the Vermont power trio was formed. The video to the right is of the song You Say - written by Clint and Rich Price (The Sweet Remains) in 2002. One final note, we have been working on our online store, and we are proud to announce that all of our t-shirts are now made in the USA! We love to offer this whenever possible, and we don't mind paying a bit more for it. But we kept the price the same for you:). Grab 'em while they are hot! Until next time...
12/17/20 - History of The Grift Series continues with the last episode of 2020! (Buh-bye, dumpster fire of a year!)
It feels so good to think that we are near the end of this wretched year, on to 2021! First and foremost, all of us in The Grift organization would like to wish you and yours a happy Holiday season. We hope it is filled with love, joy, a Merry Grift-mas and a Happy Ron-icah (Jeff has a nickname of Ron - more on that later). We hope this year hasn't been too hard on you and yours, we find that losing yourself in music always helps...
We continue with another blog post here for the year 2001, with some memories and photos from Jeff, Clint and Rian. We also see the introduction of memories from Peter and Neil. 2001 was a big year with the release of Sleeping Policeman, and some more of life in Boulder. As a celebration of the history series, Sleeping Policeman is now available for "Name Your Price". You can give us a donation if you'd like, but don't feel like you have to. Just share it with a friend if you download it for free:)? See you next year!
12/3/2020 - History of The Grift Series continues with the year 2000!
Onto the second installment of The History of The Grift, the year 2000. With the dawn of the new millennium, The Grift (called Sunday Slide at the beginning of 2000) was starting to take shape. We were able to catch up with Clint, Jeff, Rian and Ben for some memories of 2000. Take a look at this video! We were able to record a Zoom between Clint, Jeff, Ben and Rian where they recounted some memories. It's about the length of a sitcom, with about twice the amount of laughs. The second featured video for the year 2000 is an AMAZING acoustic version of the song Next Train Out from (Sunday Slide at the) Hotel Gillaspie. As a celebration of the year 2000 in the series, we are offering this entire album for the price you want to pay - starting at $.01 per track. So, watch the videos, download some music, read the memories and check out the pictures (spoiler - a couple have Clint with hair...) on our "History of The Grift Series" webpage. We say it all the time, but thanks so much for your support over the years!
11/19/2020 - History of The Grift Email Series launches today!
We hope that everyone is doing well out there and staying safe. I can't believe we are now in the middle of November! I'm sure we can all agree that 2021 can't come soon enough - I know we all want to get back to the "new normal"...
We have been all-consumed at Grift HQ with the first in our series of bi-weekly email series, where we remember the history of The Grift. We have started our series with the memories we have from the very beginning... Visit this new page to read about the year 1999. This was the year that The Grift began. Originally called Sunday Slide, the band formed and moved to Colorado, playing a lot of the material off $6 Sunglasses. The band moved into a house in Boulder, and the musical adventure of The Grift began... Come take a walk down memory lane with us - most of the great memories involve all of you as well. Stay safe, healthy and positive out there - we can't wait to see you soon! Also, check out the video to the right and uploaded on our videos page. This acoustic version of Oxygen by Clint was filmed by Mr. Eric Graham at Sugarhouse Soundworks.
11/5/2020 - November is upon us already?
We hope that everyone is doing well out there and staying safe. It's been a crazy year, and it looks like November will be no exception - hopefully we can up your mood with some music...
On to the news! We have a lot going on at Grift HQ, as many of you have probably noticed. We have been a lot more active and engaged on social media. Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to see what we are talking about. It is really the best way to have a conversation with us on a daily basis. We have had so much fun chatting back and forth with you guys!
Music News - Many people have already seen the video for our single Stay Home, Drink Beer on YouTube already. If you haven't had the chance, go watch it now if you'd like. At any rate, we have now released the song as a single for download on our website. The single will also be released through all major streaming and purchase outlets on November 23rd, so mark your calendar if you want to stream for free on your favorite player.
Merchandise News - We have (re)released one of our favorite logos, the mountain logo. As of this writing, we have t-shirts (both classic and modern/slim fit) and coffee mugs available for sale on the website. We also plan to add a few hoodies, a few hats, and maybe a few more items with this logo throughout the month.
Other News - We are working on so much over here that it is definitely hard to list all that is happening. However, one of the things we are most excited about is the email campaign that we are launching later this month. We are doing a "History of The Grift" email series starting later this month (bi-weekly). In each email, we will highlight a particular year - and we will start with the beginning! We are all looking forward to reminiscing about the story of what made this band. We know the amount of laughter and happiness it brings us on a regular basis, and we hope you will join this trip down memory lane with us! Join the mailing list above if you haven't already to be included in these emails!
One Final Note(s for Notes) - We wanted to thank everyone who bought something off the website in the month of October. Although we would have liked to donate more, you helped us get the ball rolling! We were able to donate $5.35 to Notes for Notes - the non-profit we are supporting through a percentage of website and streaming income. It feels good for us to give back with all of the gifts, blessings and positive vibes we get from all of you on the regular. So thanks again.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Come visit us on social media. Wash your hands, and keep listening to music - it helps in so many ways. Thanks for your continued support of The Grift, independent music and independent musicians. Especially in these unprecedented times in the live music arena, it truly helps us more than you probably realize.
10/15/2020 - The Grift partners with Anders Entertainment for new website!
The Grift has partnered with Anders Entertainment to build a brand new website. We are very excited, because we feel like we haven't shared everything that we have made over the last 20 + years in one place. That has all changed now...
Please look around our new site, let AE know if you have any questions, and make sure to TELL YOUR FRIENDS and SHARE if you can! Please join our mailing list, buy some music or merchandise from our new online store, or just listen to our music on Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud. Also - please visit our Facebook and Instagram profiles, follow us, like us and share us to no end! We SO appreciate all of you who have kept us making music for so many years.
Also take a look at Notes for Notes. Anders Entertainment and The Grift has decided that they would like to donate 1% of all website SALES to this cool operation. They provide recording opportunities for underprivileged youth through The Boys and Girls Club in select cities.
The Grift is turning 21 years old in 2020, which is an amazing accomplishment in the music business. This new website is designed to celebrate the minutes, hours, days, months, years (and decades...) of sweat that The Grift has put in to this body of work. Please enjoy, and we hope to see all of you soon - there are some VERY exciting days ahead!
With love and hope for our collective future,
Clint, Jeff, Peter, Eric, Anders Entertainment and the rest of the Grift Family