“The Grand Ole Uproar is to the North Carolina Piedmont what the Gourds are to Texas: musicians that evoke a place, a time, and a feel.”


Steve Wildsmith – The Daily Times

“Back in the mid-90’s The Black Crowes were mixing up Lowell George and Levon Helm with early 70’s rock bands and Sly Stone. The Grand Ole Uproar take it further, lending to its country carnival sound a back porch feel and a mellow-down-easy carefree vibe.”


“… heavy on the Dylan, and country, but the kind the Rolling Stones used to do.”

The Grand Ole Uproar’s musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other(and older) songs and artists in the American tradition.

The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, and has shared the stage with artists like Grammy Award winning Texas trio Los Lonely Boys, The Hackensaw Boys, PALEFACE, The Southern Gothic, David Childers + the Serpents, Drunken Prayer, The Deadstring Brothers, The Corbitt Brothers, A Boy Named Banjo, Empire Strikes Brass, Cosmic Charlie, and the Straight 8s.


Photo by RJ Hooker
Photo by RJ Hooker

The Grand Ole Uproar performs “Down in the Town of the Swamp Fox on the Gray Room Sessions.

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