Originally conceived as a side project, Granny Tweed formed in 2008. In the beginning the band sporadically performed their brand of twang-infested punk rock to regional audiences. They released two recordings, “Granny Tweed” (2011), and “Look Mom No Brains” (2014). Their third release, the “Browntown” EP, will be released in early 2017 via Gordophonic Records. The band is currently operating as part of Denver, Colorado’s fertile music scene and is also active as a touring entity. The current lineup consists of songsmith Jason “Gordo” Gordon on vocals/guitar, Joshua Finley on drums and Terry Tuesday on bass.
Granny Tweed plays a loud set with nods to the genres of surf, punk, country and garage rock. Their music has been described as “relentlessly pummeling”, “off-kilter” and “happening”. Rocking riffs with confessional poetry? Yes! Instrumental bursts of sonic energy that take odd left turns? Got ’em. Catchy tunes about taking the road less traveled? Check. Country ditties outlining “alternative” family dynamics? Yup. In summation: there’s a little bit of everything coming at you loudly.
Granny Tweed’s sound is informed by a vast array of musical genres. If you’ve seen the band live you have most likely heard their Tweedish renditions of songs by Mudhoney, Lou Reed, Split Lip Rayfield, Jucifer, Man Or Astroman, The Dead Milkmen and CCR. The songwriting is equally influenced by garage rock (Thee Headcoats/Ty Segall), old school punk rock (The Wipers/Bad Brains), and alt-country (Geraldine Fibbers). You may even hear a little sludge in there a la The Melvins. The band’s goal is to keep things interesting by shifting gears while keeping their core strengths of intensity, honesty and brevity intact.