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Mitch Grainger’s new single entitled “Hollywood” is out on August 26th.

The digital release includes a bonus solo acoustic version and is the second single scheduled for release over the next six months in lead up to the release of Mitch Grainger’s new album entitled ‘Plug It In’.

“The song Hollywood was conceived while I was living and performing in Hollywood regularly at places like the Piano Bar and Harvard & Stone… playing those places late at night you’d see the underbelly and sometime harshness of the Hollywood streets”, Mitch Grainger said in a statement.

This release follows on from the success of Mitch Grainger’s last single “Strong Woman”, which was released in May and was subsequently added to Apple music’s roadhouse blues playlist and spun on blues radio shows across Europe, Australia and the USA.

“This is an exciting new chapter for me. The sound of the record is really coming together and I can’t wait to share and perform this new material.”

 

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Biography

“Close your eyes, and you can feel the heat and smell the dust of Mississippi”

Suzanne Cadgène, Elmore Magazine.

Mitch Grainger is the perfect paradox. A white guy from Australia, who infuses the Blues & Roots genre’s traditional styling’s with a confidence, and depth of spirit, that has seen him compared to the likes of Robert Johnson* by American music critics.

His sound, built on a talented configuration of vocals, harmonica and guitar, has quietly been maturing for over 25 years like a fine single malt whiskey while he’s been performing and recording (behind the scenes) with some of Australia and the world’s greatest artists; such as Malcolm Young (AC/DC) and Harry Vanda (The Easybeats) to name but two.

When stepping into the light with his 2015 breakout solo acoustic release ‘The Blues’, Mitch Grainger and his high-energy stage show burst onto the blues & roots scene, like a field holler echoing from the deep dark south through a dusty 50’s tube amplifier.He packed houses in the US, Australia and Scandinavia, performed at prestigious festivals, such as the American Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and earned standing ovations while opening for Tommy Emmanuel across the North East of the USA.

Then in 2017, like the Sasquatch, he disappeared, turned recluse, and spent the next few years focusing on inventing and patenting a revolutionary new harmonica microphone called Dyna-Mic, which subsequently was used by Bob Dylan.

Now, with his Dyna-mic and a growing global fan base that includes over 120,000 subscribers on various social media platforms Mitch Grainger is taking his raw emotional form of Blues & Roots music up the metaphorical Mississippi river, out of the acoustic domain, and into the voltaic with a new album entitled ‘Plug It In’, scheduled for release in early 2023.

*“Grainger plays pure acoustic blues with the heart and soul of Robert Johnson… close your eyes, and you can feel the heat and smell the dust of Mississippi”
Suzanne Cadgène, Elmore Magazine.
**“Have a listen to his music… Mitch has come of age”
Harry Vanda.

The Blues

“The blues is where I started and I knew I had to go back to find it, the music that first inspired me to pick up and play…”

Mitch Grainger

Legends of the blues genre like Skip James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lighnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed are where Mitch Grainger drew the inspiration for ‘The Blues’ – with covers making up 11 of the 13 tracks on the album.

“You can imagine tracks from this album gracing a Ken Burns documentary, and it should prove a good companion to a peaty single malt and a crackling fire”
Steve Creedy – The Australian
The Blues by Mitch Grainger

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