Great Divide premieres "Ain't No Roads" + Tour Dates
Great Divide is a rock ‘n ’soul band from Chicago full of passion, spontaneity and groove and they release their self-titled, sophomore record on March 5, 2013.
The group's horn-inflected; soulful vibe has been a staple from day one: Think Motown meets Muscle Shoals, stoppin' by Stax on the way up to Levon's Ramble. Witness this characterization with album opener, "Ain't No Roads." Musical behemoth ARTISTdirect premiered a free download of the track on their site along with a first round of March tour dates - including a hometown CD RELEASE SHOW at Subterranean in Chicago on Saturday, March 23rd.
Produced by Dan McMahon and Darren Garvey (Cory Chisel) and engineered by James Auwarter (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, John Legend), who also recruited some gospel singers from the Chicago’s South Side, Great Divide is an ambitious affair, moving effortlessly from soul to pop to funk, all tied together by songwriter/vocalist Teddy Grossman’s lyrical openness and his way with a hook.
The band self-produced their debut, Reservoir, in 2010 with Performer Magazine describing the album as, “A strong set of tunes steeped in American roots music, but nonetheless entirely modern in presentation…. the band filters this cocktail of blues, soul, and traditional rock - with nods to country, funk, and even reggae - through a contemporary rock and pop lens that makes the music entirely their own.”
Stay tuned for additional tour dates to be announced later this month.
Great Divide Tour Dates:
March 1 – Berwyn, IL – Fitzgerald's
March 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
March 14 – 17: SXSW
March 23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean (Hometown CD Release Show)