Grey Street Band is an eight-member group of experienced, talented musicians, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They cover a wide range of popular songs from classic ’60’s hits to the edgier tunes of today. Their sound encompasses a wide variety of instrumentation, allowing for a broad range of musical styles.
The crispness of the acoustic guitar or mandolin, layered in with twin electric guitars and the fatness of a vintage Hammond organ, all backed by an energetic rhythm section, give the band a full sound not found in a typical three- or four-piece group. And with three vocalists, their music is enhanced with a dynamic diversity.
The Grey Street Band got its start several years ago in John’s home studio, and included Kaelin, Gary, Greg, and Rick Tinder (on bass), as well as John. Rick moved over to keyboards, and Rick Sharum was hired on as the bass man. After going through the usual string of drummers, the band settled in with Easy Barber, aka “Dr. Beat.”
Kaelin & Greg can be seen and heard as an acoustic duo, “The Rain Kings,” in certain venues. They and Rick Tinder (as the bass player) were formerly in “Big City Moses” together. Prior to that, Greg, Rick (on Hammond organ), and Easy were part of the blues band “Slidewinder.” Easy and Rick Sharum have joined forces in a number of bands, including “The No Frills Acoustic Band” and “Nutz & Boltz.”
Kaelin Pratt – Vocals / Acoustic guitar / Harmonica / Percussion
Gary Duer – Vocals / Washitar / Mandolin / Percussion
Greg Cook – Electric guitar / Vocals
Rick Tinder – Hammond organ / Keyboards
John Martinkus – Electric guitar
Rick Sharum – Bass guitar
Easy Barber – Drums
Reiner Allosada – Sound reinforcement
A SAMPLING OF SONGS: