Long Way from Middle Creek
Since their first time playing in front of an audience in May 2003, Grand Oversoul's evolution as a band and as musicians has exploded into a sound that is both unique and compelling. Now up to seven members Grand Oversoul continues to create music that explores the many influences of music's past and present to create there own style. Enriched in everything from 70's classic rock to jazz to funk to the sounds of today, GO continues to develop and explore the possibilities that lay ahead. Formed in Northern Kentucky the band consists of seven members: Todd Clayton (Vocals/Guitar), Mike Welch (Guitar), Mike Putman (Bass), Scott Welch (Drums), Jamie Ritchie (Percussion), Andy Lenihan (Keys) and Santtu Potticari (Sax) ...with each musician putting there own impressions on the sound. When creating music the band has a mutual focus on both the musical and the lyrical compositions of their music with each song invoking a different style, whether it's blues, soul, funk, jazz, reggae or rock. Since their inception in 2003, Grand Oversoul has already released two studio CDs, a live CD, been nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Best Jam Category in 2004 and 2005, and played countless shows. GO's last album, A Long Way From Middle Creek, was chosen as The Best of 2005 in Cincinnati's CityBeat and garnered much deserved praise. 'The title of GO's new album, A Long Way from Middle Creek, refers to the progress the band has made since their self-titled debut just two years ago. While that record showed great promise, with Middle Creek, GO does indeed now sound like a fully-realized entity...With it's organic, trippy, spacious and soulful slant on Classic Rock, 'A Long Way From Middle Creek' is one of the best 'Jam band' releases the Cincinnati area has ever produced (CityBeat, Nov. 2005).' G.O. has been fortunate enough to share the stage with national acts like Guest, Perpetual Groove, Bluestring, Ray's Music Exchange and Rusted Root only to name a few. The future is bright for this young band. Through relentless playing and a commitment to the music you can expect Grand Oversoul to continue to create and share their experience with you for years to come. We look forward to seeing you out at the shows! Peace, Grand Oversoul & crew.