Avey Grouws Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, to promote the release of their new album, “Tell Tale Heart.”
The band (JENI GROUWS – vocals/songwriter, CHRIS AVEY – guitar/songwriter, BRYAN WEST – drums, RANDY LEASMAN – bass and NICK VASQUEZ – keyboards) recorded their sophomore release earlier this year in Nashville at East Iris Studios and The Purple House

Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For 'Tell Tale Heart' TONIGHT!

The Avey Grouws Band “Tell Tale Heart” is available now.

(Leiper’s Fork, TN) with Grammy-winning engineer/producer Casey Wasner at the helm.

Featuring 10 original songs, Tell Tale Heart‘s music (described by producer Wasner as “rock and roll blues soul”)  demonstrates the label-defying band’s command of a wide swath of American roots music — including blues, classic rock, country, R&B, funk, introspective balladry and unbridled rock and roll, according to a band release.

Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For 'Tell Tale Heart' TONIGHT!

Bryan West (left), with engineer Casey Wasner, Jeni Grouws and Chris Avey.

Wasner — whose previous credits include a Grammy win for engineering the Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal album, TajMo, and playing drums with Keb’ Mo’ and rhythm guitar for Robben Ford —  stated: “After spending two weeks straight in the studio with the Avey Grouws Band, I learned a couple things. The first week I learned that this band kicks ass. In the second week, I didn’t want our session to end. The hang and the music are infectious.”

 Grouws’ powerfully expressive vocals and Avey’s ace guitar playing are complemented by their on-point bandmates. “I believe in this band more than I’ve believed in any other project,” Grouws says of the collaboration she considers the best musical experience of her life.
Grouws and Avey composed the Tell Tale Heart songs during the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the album’s lyrics respond directly to the international health crisis and political and social turmoil that engulfed 2020.

You can pre-order the Avey Grouws Band’s new album, “Tell Tale Heart” (out Sept. 24), at https://aveygrouwsband.bandcamp.com/album/tell-tale-heart.

Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For 'Tell Tale Heart' TONIGHT!
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For 'Tell Tale Heart' TONIGHT!

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