WOOL&GRANT no longer perform as a duo. You can reach Ina May Wool at www.inamaywool.com
WOOL&GRANT, the debut CD from the new duo, is alternative folk Americana with heart, brains and beauty. “Though Ina May Wool and Bev Grant are both contemporary folk veterans,” says John Platt, host of Sunday Breakfast on New York WFUV, “they come from pretty different places musically – Ina May as a character-driven singer/songwriter and Bev as a topical songwriter – which makes their collaboration as a duo all the more intriguing and satisfying.”
Since the very first gig in Brooklyn, audiences knew they were onto something special. Ina May and Bev love singing together, and it shows.
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WOOL&GRANT captures the fun and feeling of the live performances with fresh, vibrant originals and a couple of cherished covers graced by engaging harmonies and tight instrumental interplay. From the old time cover of Hazel Dickens' “A Few Old Memories,” the CD moves to the bittersweet burn of Ina May's “Janis” to the irresistible Afro pop of Bev's “Vakhegula Vakhegula”. WOOL&GRANT has added firepower thanks to backing musicians including bassist Tony Levin, Drummer Jerry Marotta, guitarist Ann Klein, and multi-instrumentalist and co-producer Daniel A. Weiss.
"My favorite duo since Thelma & Louise. They got chops, heart, and soul-stirring harmonies." David Massengill
New York based, Ina May had been making music since her Massachusetts childhood singing “so close to the emotional waterfall that she compels undivided attention” (Dirty Linen). She's electrified audiences in Europe and all over the US from Lincoln Center to Off Broadway theaters, from house concerts and folk clubs to blues bars and music festivals.
Bev began her performing career as a child in a band with her two sisters in Portland, Oregon. After moving to New York City, she's been an unstoppable force in powerful, passionate music for social change, notably in her band The Human Condition and as founder and director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus.
“Woody Guthrie meets Laura Nyro.” -Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director at Sirius XM Radio
“Extremely well produced, played, written and sung, this gorgeous record proves you can get not only older and better, but also brilliant.” -David Malachowski, Daily Freeman
“Ina May Wool and Bev Grant have struck a rare vein with the blend of their voices and their songwriting.” -Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live
Listen to WOOL&GRANT live on John Platt's Sunday Breakfast Show on WFUV 90.7 FM