Horseshoes & Hand Grenades



Acclaimed bluegrass/Americana quintet HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES is set to release their new album The Ode February 16 via Tape Time Records. The Ode will be the debut offering from the new label, which was founded by their friends in the Infamous Stringdusters. The two like-minded bands return to the road together this Wednesday (2/7) in Louisville, KY (full itinerary below).  The album’s second single, “Steer True,” is out now; the album’s title track was released in September.

The Ode is quintessential HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES music from the Wisconsin quintet: David C. Lynch (harmonica, accordion, spoons, vocals), Collin Mettelka (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Russell Pedersen (banjo, fiddle, vocals), Adam Greuel (guitar, dobro, vocals) and Samual Odin (bass). Equal parts good-time bluegrass and country lament, the record—their fourth full-length–captures the band at their studio best. After seven years, three albums, innumerable sold out shows, and countless beers, bluegrass mavericks HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES appropriately consider themselves a “family” on a wild, wonderful, and often whacky roller coaster. The bond between the five gentlemen fuels their creativity and chemistry on stage and in the studio.

Produced by Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett, the album—recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Minnesota, where Nirvana recorded In Uteromarks a point of growth for HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES. The band’s Adam Gruel says, “We’ve got the bluegrass burner type tunes we’re known for on there, but we’re experimenting with other elements. Little pieces of everybody are encapsulated in this record. For the first time, we were really conscious of allowing our respective musical curiosities into the fold. Sam drops in a jazz and classical feel. Dave brings that Zydeco, Cajun, and old school blues vibe. Collin turns up with this kinda pop folk energy, and Russell gives us the old-timey banjo feel. For me, I’m trying to play out my singer-songwriter curiosities. There are five songwriters in the band, and we’ve gotten better at harnessing our individual creativity and bringing it to the collective.”

The Ode track list:


Wed 2/7 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Thur 2/8 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Fri 2/9 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Sat 2/10 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Sun 2/11 Knoxville, TN International – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Tue 2/13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Wed 2/14 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall – w/The Infamous Stringdusters
Thur 2/15 Peoria, IL Kenny’s
Fri 2/16 La Crosse, WI Leo and Leona’s (2 shows)
Sat 2/17 Stevens Point, WI Central Waters Brewery
Fri 2/23-24 Steamboat Springs, CO Winter WonderGrass
Thu 3/15 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Fri 3/16 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
Sat 3/17 Asheville, NC Asheville Music Hall
Sun 3/18 Charleston, SC Pour House
Wed 3/21 Cincinnati, OH Madison Live
Thur 3/22 Grand Rapids, MI Founders Brewing Co
Fri 3/23 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Sat 3/24 Chicago, IL Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest
Fri 4/6-8 Squaw Valley, CA Winter WonderGrass
Fri 5/25-27 Chillicothe, IL SummerCamp Music Fest
Wed 5/30-6/2 Bean Blossom, IN John Hartford Memorial Fest
Thur 6/14-16 Eau Claire, WI Blue Ox Music Fest
Wed 7/25-29 Floyd, VA FloydFest

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