Mitch Grainger is a perfect paradox. A white guy from Australia, that infuses the blues genre's traditional styling’s with a confidence, and depth of spirit, that has him being compared to the likes of Robert Johnson* by American music critics.
His sound, built on a talented configuration of vocals, harmonica and guitar, that has seen him perform and record behind the scenes for over 25 years with some of Australia’s greats, such as Malcolm Young (AC/DC) and Harry Vanda (to name but two) speaks to those that listen, like a field holler echoing from the deep dark south through a dusty 50’s tube amplifier.
Since his breakout 2015 acoustic release ‘The Blues’, Mitch Grainger and his high-energy stage show have repeatedly packed houses in the US, Australia and Scandinavia; seen standing ovations while opening for Tommy Emmanuel across the North East of the USA, and garnered invitations to perform at prestigious festivals, such as the American Folk Alliance in Kansas City.
All this while his YouTube audience continues to flourish. With now over 100,000 subscribers, and a view count in the millions, that ticks up by over 3,000 views every day.
Looking to the future, Mitch Grainger has invented and patented a harmonica microphone (Dyna-Mic**) that enables him to take his raw emotional form of blues up the metaphorical Mississippi river, out of the acoustic domain, and into the voltaic.
Currently based in Nashville, Mitch Grainger is recording a new batch of tunes, under the working title of PLUG IT IN.
*“Grainger plays pure acoustic blues with the heart and soul of Robert Johnson. His light-fingered guitar and mournful harp perfectly play up Grainger’s modern lyrics and traditional-sounding melodies; close your eyes, and you can feel the heat and smell the dust of Mississippi” Suzanne Cadgène, Elmore Magazine.
“I’ve watched him search within himself for his true identity as an artist...have a listen to his music...Mitch has come of age” Harry Vanda.
** Mitch Grainger’s Dyna-Mic was patented in 2017, successfully Kickstarted in late 2018, and used by Bob Dylan on his New Zealand stadium tour in late 2018.