Sip of Sunshine - featuring Soule Monde (June, 2021)
One of The Grift's favorite collaborations is with Lawson's Finest Liquids, an amazing brewery from Waitsfield, Vermont. They have great beer, even better people, and amazing taste in music:). Lawson's Finest Liquids had this to say about collaborating with the band:
"Karen and Sean Lawson’s affinity for The Grift began over 15 years ago in the Mad River Valley when they’d dance the night away at local venues where the band was playing. The Grift’s sound was rocking, upbeat, unique and the band was tight. Karen and Sean were especially excited when The Grift would cover a Phish tune, as they certainly had a way of exploring high energy riffs that got everybody dancing. Given the approachable and good nature of the band members, Karen and Sean became fast friends with Clint, Peter and Jeff.
Lawson’s Finest has been proud to sponsor various Grift gigs over the years including the band’s 20th anniversary bash, the Mad Marathon concert, and numerous Lawson’s Finest events. In 2014, we even collaborated on a beer called Hopcelot IPA to celebrate The Grift’s 15th anniversary!
Now in 2021 we are thrilled to launch the Sip of Sunshine music video that The Grift put their heart and soul into. Karen and Sean had their moment of rock star fame when they were invited to sing the song’s chorus with the band! Lawson’s Finest looks forward to many future collaborations with The Grift inspired by a dreamy combination of music and beer!"
Ditto from The Grift. Do yourself a favor, take a Sip, visit their HQ and taste some of the finest liquids on the planet... Special thanks to Sugarhouse Soundworks, Roger Stauss on Audio, Eric Graham and Eric Sigsbey on video.
Tell Me - Acoustic (April, 2021)
For the history of The Grift series, year 2006, Peter and Clint put together a video of a deep cut called "Tell Me". It was a song we played live a ton in that year. It was a song with a lot of energy that was (and still is) a ton of fun to play live. It features a killer solo by Clint on the acoustic guitar, and some amazing lyrics and harmony by Peter, with the best ending yet. Make sure to head over to the history section of our website to check out our memories and photos as well if you are interested!
In Between Takes - Acoustic (February, 2021)
The song for 2004 in our history series is called In Between Takes from The Grift's release, Life Beyond Aluminum. This is a great acoustic rendition of the song, performed by Peter and Clint.
2004 was a big year for the band with recording and release of this 11 song album. It was the lineup of Clint, Peter, Jeff and Neil, with the help of producers Gary Mallaber, Dave Koltai and Greg Tobler (who also engineered). Recorded at Audio Magic studios in Buffalo, NY, the band rented a house next door and lived there for the entire month of June that year to be fully immersed in the recording process. Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Aluminum - Acoustic (March, 2021)
The song for 2005 in our history series is another one off Life Beyond Aluminum, in fact it's kind of the namesake of the album. Enjoy this great acoustic version of Aluminum with a little backstory by Peter, who wrote the song with some inspiration.
Read all about what we remember from the year 2005 in our HOG blog. Thanks for watching, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Welcome To Jonesville - Acoustic (January, 2021)
The song for 2003 in our history series is Welcome To Jonesville. This song was a staple at a lot of the power trio shows. It's a super fun tune that always gets the crowd going. Check out this acoustic version of a classic Grift song, featuring Clint, Jeff, Peter - and special guest Matt Schrag on Mandolin. Thanks so much for watching and listening to this video, as well as the others in the series. We would totally appreciate if you would also consider popping over to YouTube and subscribing to our page!