Grant Wallace Band is a trio of composer-performers weaving a diaphanous sound from threads of new music, modern jazz, and old-time folk styles. Composing through a uniquely collaborative process, Chris Fisher-Lochhead (viola), Ben Hjertmann (voice/mandolin), and Luke Gullickson (piano/guitar) also draw inspiration from outsider artists including the band’s namesake.
GWB's recent projects include Fo'c's'le, a maritime mini-musical created with members of Ensemble Dal Niente. In 2015 the band released an EP, Four Songs, and their long-gestating debut LP, Axle of the World (with Rabbit). They are currently working on a song cycle in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera.
"spidery original bluegrass songs" -- New York Times
"If Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had gone on a triple-date with John Fahey, Dock Boggs and Bill Monroe to an Anton Webern concert, you'd be somewhere in the neighborhood of Grant Wallace Band. We love the weird, rhythmically complex landscape of proto-bluegrass composers Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Ben Hjertmann and Luke Gullickson have created." -- Time Out Chicago
"Grant Wallace Band weaves poetic, melancholy folk…masterful compositions." -- Local Loop Chicago
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