Grady Hoss & The SideWinders is a modern day Ameripolitan country artist with classic country twang.
Singer/Songwriter Lance Davis aka Grady Hoss lost his father in 2016 to the mind crippling disease Alzheimers. Years prior, during his dad’s 8 year decline, Lance revisited the sounds of classic country music as a way of remembering the father he once knew “pre-Alzheimers”. Davis recalls “Dad was born in Glendon, North Carolina in 1931 and was a country boy through and through. Growing up as a kid, I loved rock n roll but Dad LOVED his country music and it’s all I heard around the house, on the radio in his ’72 GMC pick up truck or on the back porch shucking corn and snapping green beans or on the kitchen radio while he made his signature Sunday morning breakfast”. Davis fronted several rock bands throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s but turned to country music in 2014 when his family situation inspired him to do so. Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders (GHS) is a musical tribute to his late father.
“Dad always used to tell me that I should write country music….well… now I do”-says Grady.
RIP JEROME GRADY DAVIS
Inspiration for the band’s name:
GRADY - Dad’s middle name
HOSS - Dad’s nickname given to him by family and old friends
SIDEWINDER - Dad’s CB handle in the 70’s and 80’s
Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders is set to release a full length album in the summer (2023) entitled LOCAL MOTIVE. The album features players from the original line-up including Dave Van Allen (pedal steel guitar), Dusty Reins (bass), Bucky T Vennerson (guitars) and Earl Smokesman (drums). The album also features several guest players including Timmy Pickens from Nashville (Guitar), Gary Lebiedzinski (Drums), also featuring Nashville’s own Hannah Blaylock (Eden’s Edge) on harmony vocals on the album’s ballad “The Fall” and Outlaw country duo Rylan Brooks on the country rocker “All Niter”. The album also features Jesse Daniel’s guitarist David Knodle on the opening track “Devil’s Highway”.
GHS has been a leading performer of Country Music throughout the northeast region from 2015-2019 sharing the stage with national touring artists such as Sam Outlaw, Whiskey Myers, Zephaniah O’hora, Dallas Moore, Adam Hood, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies), Sunny Sweeney, Yarn, Shane Smith & the Saints and Jason Boland and the Strangers.
The 2020 Covid pandemic forced Grady to move to the Southwest where he currently resides in Apache Junction, Arizona.
-Over & Out (EP 2016)
-Bloodbuzz Ohio (single 2019)
-Send Your Love (feat. Joseph Arthur and Spencer Cullum Jr) (single 2022)
-Whiskey Tears (single (2022)
-Let's Talk About This (single 2023)
-All Niter (single 2023)
-Now released full length album “Local Motive” available JULY 30 2023