“This is good Americana music – for the around the winter fireplace while the snow’s falling or on the front porch in spring or fall, or around the summer campfire. Just really quality songwriting and lyrical storytelling and solid musicianship all year long.”

Americana Highways

“I was in awe at the end of One Man’s Story, like being in a theater staring at the screen after a great movie. Glad displays his tremendous talent as a storyteller on this album”

Adventures in Americana


Grant Glad


The music of Duluth-based Americana singer-songwriter Grant Glad transforms the day-to-day struggle of 
American living into foot-stomping, full-hearted anthems about chasing dreams and dancing while you do it. At times twangy, at times funky, his albums stretch the boundaries of several genres to produce something entirely new: songs that offer the loose, raw spirit of punk rock, the bold, driving rhythms of roots rock-and-roll, and the rich sense of personal history that makes classic country forever relevant. 

Inspired by down-home, storytelling artists from John Prine to Bruce Springsteen to Uncle Tupelo, Grant Glad writes with a back-to-basics mentality, focusing on guitars, bass, drums, fiddle, and lyrics written by real people for real people. His singles “Dancing at the VFW” from A Place No One Belongs and "Hope" from Soo Line Loons were featured as Song of the Day on 89.3 The Current in 2019 & 2021 respectively. The ambling, acoustic "Dancing at the VFW" highlights Glad’s buoyant warble, evoking warm nostalgia for simpler days as well as the grim inevitabilities of age and change. While the raucous "Hope" injects energy into any room it is played in, demonstrating Glad's diverse skillset of making the crowd dance right after they are done crying.


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