Donald Gritt

Donald Gritt: Snootful of Gritt

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Artist: Donald Gritt

Artist: Donald Gritt
Title: Snootful of Gritt
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

On a deserted West Texas road, at a "no facilities" rest stop, sits an aging, grizzled figure of a man next to a rusted pickup truck. With his guitar he plucks out the parts to a new song inspired by a swarm of flies and some roadkill that is past it's prime. In a dimly-lit bar in the humid bayous of East Texas a man and his band of Unusual Suspects perform before an enthusiastic but confused audience - the man has forgotten the lyrics to his own song. Taken aside into a glass-walled anteroom, a man stands stoically as a corporate executive with bad breath verbally abuses him for spilling a tamale pie into the studio mixer. The man described above is Donald Greyeagle Gritt. Whether tunneling out of a Mexican jail or scraping the barnacles off of the hull of a shrimp boat, music is always foremost in his mind. Although he is reluctant to talk about himself, he does say of his backup band, "They are a bunch of wild animals with this unexplainable sexual magnetism. A woman knows she's spent the weekend with someone in the band if the motel bed sheets wind up looking like a car windshield after a long road trip." This album and a half, A Snootful of Gritt, is stuffed up to it's neck warmer with songs. Perhaps no one is more qualified to describe the album than Donald Greyeagle Gritt himself: "It's not so much an album anymore, seein' as they are gonna chop it up and sell it piecemeal like a stolen SUV. This album represents days of hard work over many years . . . oh, and a half-hearted desire to pay back the $83,000 advance from the record company. They say we blew all that money on wine, women, and song - but actually we were pretty light on the song." As the sun sets in the west, a phantom horseman heads east following the wind left behind by his ancestors. Riding a spotted horse, the man is wearing only his hat and a pair of (mostly) white boxer shorts. That's no man. That's a musician and a poet. That's Donald Greyeagle Gritt.

Tracks:
1.1 Mississippi Mindset
1.2 Feelin' Scrotal
1.3 Fire in the Hole
1.4 A Snootful of Grit
1.5 Exposed to Texas
1.6 The Ferris Wheel Girl
1.7 Rot
1.8 Skunkville
1.9 Legend of the Chipotle Eels
1.10 The Suckfish Song
1.11 Ramblin' Man
1.12 The Green Eagle of Death
1.13 Man Those Pants Were Tight
1.14 Night Train to Hell
1.15 Sodbuster
1.16 Long Distance Call to My Ass
1.17 A Snootful of Grit
1.18 Slip Out

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