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Artists on Trial: The Grisly Hand

Artists on Trial: The Grisly Hand

Our next featured Crossroads Music Fest artist is The Grisly Hand. This 5-piece group released its well-received EP Western Ave. earlier this year, and is currently working on a full-length album. The strong, melodious female voice behind The Grisly Hand's music, Lauren Krum, talks to us a little about the group.

The Deli: Gun to your head, 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?


The Deli: Tell us about your latest release or upcoming shows. What can we expect?

Lauren: We are playing Friday with The Good Foot and The Supernauts. We love sharing the stage with The Good Foot and are excited to be back on the Crossroads stage. The sound is great and the stage is huge.

The Deli: What does "supporting local music" mean to you?

Lauren: Going to shows and paying the cover. Being positive and responsive to fellow musicians.

The Deli: Who are your favorite "local" musicians right now?

Lauren: Radkey, Tiny Horse, Mikal Shapiro, Dead Voices and we really enjoyed Loaded Goat & The Latenight Callers at Paris of the Plains Cocktail Competition this year!

The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?

Lauren: The Dirty Projectors, Sharon Van Etten, Menahan Street Band and The Reigning Sound.

The Deli: What bands are you most excited to see at Crossroads Music Fest this year?

Lauren: We already mentioned some of the performers as our favorite local musicians. Otherwise, My Brothers and Sisters is pretty intriguing.

The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy bill to play on?

Lauren: Opening for Gary Floater at Hollywood Bowl.

The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?

Lauren: On stage. Though recording is pretty fun, especially with Joel Nanos at Element Recording.

The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?

Lauren: I'd put 5, John, Ben, Jim, Matt and Mike. And if there can really only be 4 I guess Mike and Ben kind of look similar if you cross your eyes.

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?

Lauren: http://ww.thegrislyhand.com, http://www.facebook.com/thegrislyhand

The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for The Deli audience?

Lauren: "Talkin' aint' walkin."

You can see The Grisly Hand at Crossroads KC at Grinder's this Friday at 9:30 for the pre-party with The Good Foot and The Supernauts. Don't miss em!

--Michelle Bacon

Michelle is editor-in-chief of The Deli - Kansas City. She also has a weekly column with The Kansas City Star and reviews music for Ink. She plays with Deco AutoDrew Black and Dirty Electric, and Dolls on Fire. She was voted Most Changed in her senior year of high school and she still isn't sure why.

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Published: September 04, 2012 |

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