Latest News and Updates
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
The brand new Grift jam “Stay Home, Drink Beer,” now available for free download!
Written during quarantine as part of Lawson’s Finest Liquids new virtual music series. Donations accepted through a secure PayPal link, but only if you’d like to and are able, no pressure. A portion of the song proceeds will go to Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief
7/1/20 - Important update regarding upcoming show postponements
Dear friends and fans,
As you are likely aware, live music is in a bit of a holding pattern right now. All Grift shows in the near future (currently looking into August? September?) are postponed, with the exception of a few drive-in concerts that are in the works, and no one is sure how long that will extend. We are VERY MUCH looking forward to returning to a stage near you to share in the joy and energy of live music, but we want to do so safely and responsibly. Check back here and on the Grift fb for updates, and we will let you know as soon as we get word that we can get back up and running. Needless to say, it will be an incredibly joyful and exciting moment for all of us to return to making music for you beautiful souls.
Clint, Jeff, Peter and Eric