The Grand Ole Uproar's conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the improvisation of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale.
The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Grammy Award winners Los Lonely Boys, Zach Deputy, The Hackensaw Boys, PALEFACE, The Corbitt Brothers Band, Crystal Bright and the Silverhands, A Boy Named Banjo, Empire Strikes Brass, and Cosmic Charlie.
"...a band practically born from the Rolling Stones' 'Country Honk'...”
--Ryan Snyder, Yes Weekly, Greensboro, NC
I hired the Grand Ole Uproar for two events. The first was a fundraiser and the second was my brother-in-law's rehearsal dinner. They tailored their set perfectly for the event and the guys in the band are laid back and fun to be around. At one point in the set, they segued an original song into Traveling Band and the place went nuts. I would definitely hire these guys again for an event.
- Neil McDonald
I booked Grand Ole Uproar for an engagement party. The guests' ages ranged from 21 years to 86 years. Everyone loved them. They were very engaging with the guests.
The band members were very talented. They played a great mix of classics along with their own songs. The volume was perfect too. I would definitely hire them again.
Grand Ole Uproar was exactly what I envisioned for our event. They performed at an event benefiting the NC Museum of History and they were great! They arrived on time with their own equipment and set up with plenty of extra time to practice the sound and make any adjustments. They took quick breaks and fed off of the crowd. The guests loved their energy and their sound. They made announcements for me and kept the event going!! I would highly recommend Grand Ole Uproar!
We hired Grand Ole Uproar for our outdoor wedding and they were a joy to work with from the start! They kept in contact over the months of planning and were open to song requests. They were very flexible and friendly. It rained during our reception, but the band played on and sounded great! We received so many compliments about the band from our guests and some were eager to see them again at one of their local shows. Great musicians, I would highly recommend Grand Ole Uproar for any event!
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"A good natured riot this way comes from Greensboro, N.C.....armed with Fender Telecasters, the Grand Ole Uproar hearken to the wilder days and ways of Waylon Jennings and his fellow band of renegades. Songs including “One Horse Blues” and “Clumsy Tongue” bespeak a raucous band with considerable musical chops. Splices of steel guitar coincide with Fenders and fun for a sound that rocks the country as in days of old renewed. Grand Ole Uproar … indeed." -- Tom Netherland, Herald Courier, Bristol, TN
"Greensboro’s The Grand Ole Uproar recalls The Grateful Dead at its most concise (particularly the band’s 1970 one-two peak of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty), pairing deliberately loose folk with Texas twang and electric textures. (Think: “Uncle John’s Band” in double-time." -- Patrick Wall, Free Times, Columbia, SC
Back in the mid-90’s The Black Crowes were mixing up Lowell George and Levon Helm with early 70’s rock bands and Sly Stone. The Grand Ole Uproar take it further, lending their country carnival sound a back porch feel and mellow-down-easy carefree vibe." --Brian Tucker, Star News Online, Wilmington, NC
"Greensboro, N.C.'s Grand Ole Uproar might just be the peanut-butter-cups of music. They've taken two musical styles that would seem to have little in common, country and jam, and combined them with passion, skill and humor." --Vincent Harris, Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Past Booked Events
|November 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Reception|