Photo courtesy of Grayak
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week on the show I’m featuring the Upstate bluegrass-reggae collective known as Grayak. How exactly do you combine bluegrass and reggae, you might inquire? Give their debut album, Made of Light, a listen to find out!
I got a chance to catch-up with singer-songwriter-guitar player Phil Grajko about his experience forming the band. We talk about Appalachian folk, losing loved ones, making music with family, Zen Buddhism, and converting a school bus into a travelling cabin.
Don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Grayak!
Photo Courtesy of Phil Grajko
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